RSU To Present Review of Fruit Fly Book

Emily Dial-Driver, English professor at Rogers State University, will review the book, “Fly: The Unsung Hero of Twentieth-Century Science,” on Tuesday, Jan. 23, at the RSU Stratton Taylor Library.

The review, which is free and open to the public, will begin at 3 p.m. in room 207 of the library. The event is part of the RSU Literary Review Series.

“Fly: The Unsung Hero of Twentieth-Century Science” was written by Martin Brookes, an evolutionary geneticist and science journalist. Brookes explores the not-quite-microscopic world of fruit flies in his book. Instantly familiar to any student of high school biology, the fruit fly is one of the most thoroughly studied organisms in the world; far more is known about its genetics and behavior than about those of our own species. Brookes tackles his tiny subjects with an enthusiastic wit, sharing tales of his own and others’ lab work dating back to the 19th century.

Dial-Driver teaches composition, technical writing and literature courses at RSU. She received a doctoral degree in higher education curriculum, a master’s degree in English and a bachelor’s degree in nutrition from Oklahoma State University. She has authored textbooks and articles, and has had poetry published in local and national publications.

For more information, call the Stratton Taylor Library at 343-7716.