Naturalist Weber to be honored for lifetime achievements

By Staff

William A. Weber, who began his work as a biologist and naturalist 68 years ago and published authoritative works on Colorado flora, will be honored in a special event and exhibition at Norlin Library at the University of Colorado Boulder.

The event honoring Weber’s life and work is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 12, on the Norlin Library fifth floor.

His colleagues say Weber holds the unofficial title of CU-Boulder’s “oldest active professor with the longest tenure.”

Weber, 96, is a retired CU-Boulder professor of botany and curator emeritus of the CU Museum of Natural History. He began his career at the university in 1946 as a biology instructor. In 1962, he became a professor of natural history.

Read more in the College of Arts and Sciences Magazine.