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  Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Workshop on the Art and Craft of Science Writing

Carl Zimmer
Reem-Kayden Center  7:00 pm
Summary: Carl Zimmer speaks to students about the art and craft of science writing, explaining how he writes about new research in a wide range of formats from articles for the country’s leading newspaper to books, podcasts, and blogs.Biography: Carl Zimmer is a lecturer at Yale, and writes frequently for The New York Times, National Geographic, Scientific American, and Discover, where he is a contributing editor and writes the blog, The Loom. His journalism has earned him awards from the National Academies of Science and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He is also the author of nine books including Parasite Rex, Soul Made Flesh, and Evolution: The Triumph of an Idea.

Sponsored by: Citizen Science Program
  Sunday, January 16, 2011
The Fruits of the Genome Sequences for Society
A lecture by David Botstein
Fisher Center, Sosnoff Theater  2:00 pm
David Botstein has been the director of the Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics at Princeton since 2003.  He has made fundamental contributions to the field of modern genetics, including the discovery of many yeast and bacterial genes.  In 1980, he and three colleagues proposed a method for mapping genes that laid the groundwork for the Human Genome Project.  He has been awarded many prestigious awards in the Genetics and Microbiology fields including the 2010 Albany Medical Center Prize in Medicine and Biomedical research.
**All first-year students are required to attend this lecture**

Sponsored by: Citizen Science Program
Brooke Jude  845-752-2337
  Thursday, January 13, 2011
Find TB to Stop TB: How Science Can Improve Global Policy to Curtail the TB/HIV Syndemic
A lecture by Chad Heilig
Campus Center, Multipurpose Room  7:00 pm
Chad Heilig earned his BA in mathematics from the University of Florida and his Ph.D. in statistics from the University of California, Berkeley.  He began working at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in 1997, where he has worked in the areas of reproductive health, science administration and tuberculosis (TB).  He currently serves as the lead methodologst for the CDC-supported, international Tuberculosis Trials Consortium.

Sponsored by: Citizen Science Program; Citizen Science Program
  Monday, January 10, 2011
How Bacteria Talk to Each Other
A lecture by Bonnie Bassler
Fisher Center, Sosnoff Theater  3:30 pm
Bonnie Bassler is a professor of Molecular Biology at Princeton University and the President of the American Society for Microbiology.  She is also a Howard Hughes Medical Investigator.  Her research focuses on the molecular mechanisms for bacteria use for intercellular communication, a process called quorum sensing.  Her research opens up the possibility for new strategies for combating important world health problems.
**All first-year students are required to attend this lecture**

Sponsored by: Citizen Science Program
  Saturday, January 8, 2011
Journalism and Science
A lecture by Chris Mooney
Fisher Center, Sosnoff Theater  7:00 pm
Chris Mooney is a science and political journalist and the author of three books: The Republican War on Science, Storm World: Hurricanes, Politics and the Battle Over Global Warming, and most recently, Unscientific America. He is the senior correspondent for The American Prospect and a contributing editor for Science Progess.  He is also the co-writer of "The Intersection" blog for Discover which was the recipient of Scientific American's 2005 Science and Technology web award.  He is one of the new hosts of the Point of Inquiry podcast
**All first-year students are required to attend this lecture**

Sponsored by: Citizen Science Program