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PBK Lecture - Adventures of a Public Scientist
Start Date: 2/20/2015Start Time: 12:30 PM
End Date: 2/20/2015End Time: 2:00 PM

Event Description:
Dr. Gregory Petsko, the Mahon Professor of Neurology and Neuroscience at Weill Cornell Medical College, will present a public lecture on Friday, February 20 at 12:30pm in SC101.

In his talk, "Adventures of a Public Scientist" he will recount his experiences during the past 20 years, as he has stepped outside the ivory tower of academia and engaged directly with government and the public on matters of science policy and the impact of science on society. These efforts have involved writing a regular column on science and society, giving many public lectures, appearing on television and radio, and being a science advisor to various government agencies and to industry. From these activities he has learned a lot about the way the world works, how science is used and misused, and what scientists need to do to become effective agents of change. Some of his adventures have been comic, some have been tragic, and others have been just plain strange. He looks forward to sharing some of these experiences and along the way try to make some serious points while discussing both serious and frivolous matters.

Dr. Petsko is sponsored by Phi Beta Kappa. His faculty host for his Friday lecture is Amy Vollmer, Department of Biology. Faculty and students interested in meeting Dr. Petsko on Friday morning should contact Amy Vollmer at avollme1@swarthmore.edu
Location Information:
*Swarthmore College - Science Center
Room: Science Center 101 - Chang Hou Hall
Contact Information:
Name: Rose Maio
Phone: 610-328-8106
Email: rmaio1@swarthmore.edu
Gregory Petsko, PBK Visiting Scholar
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The Public

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