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  • What will be the impact of the decision to no longer name birds after people?

    Headshot of David Sepkoski

    The American Ornithological Society’s decision to rename birds that were named after people will allow us to consider how we remember historical figures and acknowledge the oppression in our nation’s history, says University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign history professor David Sepkoski, who studies how biological and environmental sciences interact with culture.

    Photo by Teri Chettiar


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