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Sanger Series: Science and the World's Future

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Where

McGlothlin Medical Education Building, 3rd Floor Learning Theater
1201 E. Marshall Street, Richmond, VA 23298

Description

The world badly needs the innovation that comes from continual scientific and technical advances. And both the knowledge and the problem-solving skills of scientists are critical for every nation, no matter how rich or poor. Every society also needs a "scientific temper," the type of rationality and tolerance that stems from the central values of science: honesty, generosity, an insistence on logic and evidence and a respect for all ideas and opinions, regardless of their source of origin. Learn more as leader and advocate Bruce Alberts discusses the important role of science and science education to our future.

Doors open at 11:30 a.m. The event is free and open to the public, but please register to join us for a light lunch from 11:15 to 11:50 a.m. in conference room 3-101 adjoining the Learning Theater. Parking is available for a fee in the 8th Street parking deck. If special accommodations are needed, please call Gregory Kimbrell, membership and events coordinator, at (804) 828-0593 prior to Oct. 17, 2014.

Food is not permitted in the Learning Theater, although drinks in closed containers are allowed.

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Sponsors

VCU Libraries and the VCU Office of Research and innovation present this Sanger Series lecture.

About the Speaker

Bruce Alberts is best known as one of the original authors of the landmark text Molecular Biology of the Cell and as former editor-in-chief of Science. He served as president of the National Academy of Sciences from 1993 to 2005 and was also a trustee of the Carnegie Corporation of New York. His work in science public policy resulted in his appointment as one of the first United States Science Envoys in 2009.

Image: Sanger Series logo, by Jeff Bland

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901 Park Ave., Box 842033
Richmond, VA 23284-2033
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