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SFA Gardens' Reeves Lecture Series to feature Texas A&M horticulturist

February 4, 2013 - SFA Public Affairs
Dr. Mengmeng Gu
NACOGDOCHES, Texas - Dr. Mengmeng Gu, assistant professor and extension ornamental horticulturist at Texas A&M University, will present "Urban Landscape Philosophy and Strategies in China" at the upcoming Theresa and Les Reeves Lecture Series hosted by SFA Gardens.

The lecture will begin at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14, in Room 110 of the Agriculture Building located on Wilson Drive on the Stephen F. Austin State University campus.

Gu earned a bachelor's degree in landscape horticulture and a master's degree in ornamental horticulture from Beijing Forestry University. She received her doctorate in plant science/horticulture from the University of Arkansas. From 2006 to 2011, Gu served as assistant professor and extension specialist at Mississippi State University, and in January 2012, she was named assistant professor and extension specialist at Texas A&M. She also is a member of the graduate faculty at the university. Her specializations include ornamental horticulture, landscaping, plant stress physiology and sustainable agriculture.

The Theresa and Les Reeves Lecture Series is normally held the third Thursday of each month at the Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture's SFA Mast Arboretum. A rare plant raffle will be held after the program. The lecture is free and open to the public, but donations to the Theresa and Les Reeves Lecture Series endowed fund always are appreciated. For more information, call (936) 468-1832 or email grantdamon@sfasu.edu.