The Camel Gets its Plaque


Steve Vogel speaks at the dedication.

On Monday the 22nd of September the Biology Department dedicated a plaque in honor of Knut Schmidt-Nielsen at the statue of Knut and the Camel. The statue, by Jonathan Kingdon, celebrates Schmidt-Nielsen's path-breaking research on the camel's physiology. The statue has languished for years with no explanation, but now the plaque identifies Schmidt-Nielsen, the importance of his work at Duke, and the artist.