The James P. Holland Memorial Lecture Series was initiated in fall 2000 by the Office of the Vice President for Student Development and Diversity, the Office of Multicultural Affairs, and the Department of Biology. It honors one of the most beloved faculty members on the Bloomington campus, James P. Holland, who died of cancer in 1998.
This lecture is now organized by the Department of Biology and the Hudson and Holland Scholars Programs. The lecture series honors Holland's legacy as a gifted teacher and a skilled scientist at IU. It is intended to bring awareness and support of diversity in the life sciences.