Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
From: Profs. Edyta Greer and David Gruber, Department of Natural Sciences
Dear Faculty Members,
On Monday, November 14, Baruch College will host a science/art event entitled "Marie Curie Nobel Centennial Symposium: An Intersection of Science, Art, and Thought" that will include a keynote lecture by Nobel Prize Laureate and Cornell University Professor Roald Hoffmann. The lecture will be followed by an hour-long Natural Sciences poster session, highlighting achievements of undergraduate and graduate students from local colleges and universities. In the evening there will be a theatrical production of Carl Djerassi's and Roald Hoffmann’s highly-acclaimed play, Oxygen, performed by Break A Leg Productions. The events will take place from 4:15-9:00 PM in Baruch College’s Engelman Recital Hall.
The inspiration for this science/art event came from the recent United Nations resolution declaring 2011 the International Year of Chemistry, due to achievements contributing to the well-being of humankind and toward solving global problems. In addition, 2011 marks 100th anniversary of Marie Curie’s Nobel Prize in Chemistry for her discovery and study of radium and polonium.
Information about registration with complete symposium details is provided at the symposium website at:
The event is FREE and open to the public.
Please, forward this message to your colleagues and students who might be interested in participating.
We look forward to seeing you at the symposium!
Edyta Greer and David Gruber
Baruch College, CUNY
Department of Natural Sciences