Hueyfest: a Symposium in Honor of Ray Huey’s contributions to Physiological Ecology and Herpetology
When: October 4, 2013
Where: The Burke Museum, University of Washington, 17 Ave Northeast and Northeast 45th Street, Seattle, WA 98105
We invite you to join in a celebration of Ray’s unique contributions on October 4, 2013 at the Burke Museum, on the UW campus. Whether chasing lizards in Puerto Rico, assessing high altitude mortality from the peak of his K2 screensaver, or devising devious means of assessing fruit fly performance, Ray brings an infectious curiosity and enthusiasm to the task. After his youth in California, Ray studied ranching and philosophy at Deep Springs College before turning to Zoology at UC Berkeley. Then it was off to Texas for a master’s with Frank Blair and Eric Pianka, followed by his Ph.D. at Harvard with E. E. Williams. Ray has always been intellectually adventurous, initially focusing on the physiological ecology of lizards before curiosity about the evolution of behavior and thermal sensitivity drew him into the life of the fly and synthetic studies on the biological consequences of climate change.
Ray is also a passionate cook, whose specialities include grilled salmon, classic omelets, and fermented banana puree. Ray has a reputation for great titles, including classics such as “Homage to Santa Anita”, “Hot Rocks and Not-So Hot Rocks”, and “The Fly That Came in from the Cold”. Many students, especially undergrads and graduates at the University of Washington, have benefited from working side by side with Ray in the field and laboratory. We hope you can join us to raise a glass to toast Ray’s career and camaraderie.