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September 13: Provost’s Lecture with Bruce Alberts

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Bruce Alberts, a prominent biochemist with a strong commitment to the improvement of science education, is editor-in-chief of Science and professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics at the University of California, San Francisco, a position he returned to in 2005 after serving two six-year terms as president of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) in Washington, D.C. During his tenure at the NAS, Alberts was instrumental in developing the landmark National Science Education standards that have been implemented in school systems nationwide.

Alberts is also noted as one of the original authors of The Molecular Biology of the Cell, a pre-eminent textbook in the field now in its fifth edition. Committed in his international work to the promotion of the “creativity, openness, and tolerance that are inherent to science,” Alberts believes that “scientists all around the world must now band together to help create more rational, scientifically based societies that find dogmatism intolerable.”

This Provost’s Lecture, co-sponsored by the Center for Science and Mathematics Education, will be held on Monday, September 13, at 4:00 pm in the Charles B. Wang Center Theatre.

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