The National Perspectives in Science Annual Lecture hosted by the Office of Biomedical Graduate Diversity will be held on Tuesday, May 17th at 4PM in the Trent Semans Center Great Hall. This year’s keynote address, “The Problems and Challenges in Biomedical Sciences: Keeping Science Healthy”, will be delivered by Dr. Bruce Alberts, the UCSF Chancellor’s Leadership Chair in Biochemistry and Biophysics for Science and Education. Dr. Alberts was also the recipient of the National Medal of Science in 2014, past president of the National Academy of Sciences (1993-2005), former Editor-in-Chief of Science (2008-2013), and one of the original authors of The Molecular Biology of the Cell. All Duke faculty, students, staff, and non-Duke affiliates are welcome to attend. Immediately following the seminar, light refreshments will be served at a reception from 5-6pm in the Atrium directly outside of the Great Hall.
An insightful and motivational piece by Prof. Carolyn Bertozzi (Duke honorary degree, 2014), focuses on women pursuing the chemistry professoriate. The message is appropriate for anyone pursuing her chemical education as a means to “make an impact in this world.”