The Bernard K. Rothenberg Fund was established by Miriam Korn Rothenberg '45 in memory of her husband in 1994. The Bernard Rothenberg lectureship brings distinguished individuals whose work has impacted the area of biology and public policy to the Bryn Mawr campus for a day. Previous lecturers include Donald Kennedy, Joshua Lederberg, Arthur Caplan, Maxine Singer, Gina Kolata, and Shirley Tilghman.
"Biology and the Concept of Death as UnAmerican"
President-elect, Mount Holyoke College
Lynn Pasquerella, Ph.D., will assume the presidency of Mount Holyoke College on July 1, 2010. An accomplished scholar, medical ethicist, and global advocate for women’s education and empowerment both locally and globally, she is a board director with the Africa Center for Engineering Social Solutions, which focuses on empowering women in an AIDS-ravaged section of Kenya. She was also the principal investigator on a $3.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation promoting careers for women in science, technology, engineering, and math.
Thursday, April 8, 4 p.m.
Ely Room, Wyndham
Reception to follow.
Communicating Science to the Public
Paul A. Offit, M.D.
Paul A. Offit, M.D. is the Chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases and the Director of the Vaccine Education Center at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. He is the author of five books, including Vaccinated: One Man’s Quest to Defeat the World’s Deadliest Diseases and, most recently, Autism’s False Prophets: Bad Science, Risky Medicine, and the Search for a Cure.
The Science of Saving Life on Earth
Taylor Ricketts, Ph.D.
Director of Conversation Science, World Wildlife Fund
Dr. Ricketts leads a broad range of scientific activities at the World Wildlife Fund, from conducting research on the scientific principles underlying conservation to providing technical assistance to conservation programs on the ground. His current research focuses on the economic benefits of conservation to people: the “ecosyste services” provided by forests, wetlands, and other natural areas.
In the Public Eye: Communicating “Controversial” Science
Steven L. Snyder, Ph.D.
Vice President of Exhibit and Program Development at the Franklin Institute