May 26, 1994
Vol. 13, No. 19

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    Symposium marks dedication of biosciences complex

    An address, a symposium and a hands-on computer class will mark the dedication of the Biological Sciences Learning Center and Jules F. Knapp Medical Research Center Complex -- a "one-room schoolhouse" for the 21st century -- Thursday, June 2, through Saturday, June 4.

    Dedication activities will begin at 4 p.m. Thursday, June 2, with an address by Daniel Koshland Jr. (Ph.D.'49), editor of Science magazine and professor emeritus of biochemistry and molecular biology at Berkeley. Scholars from around the country will participate on Friday, June 3, in an all-day symposium exploring teaching and research in the biological sciences. A half-day session on Saturday, June 4, will examine how advanced technologies and software can help students learn science. Also offered will be tours of the new complex, which features state-of-the-art instructional facilities and cutting-edge laboratories in molecular medicine and plant science.

    A complete schedule of events follows. All events are free, but registration is required for the symposium; to register, call 702-2978. All events will take place in the Biological Sciences Learning Center and Jules F. Knapp Medical Research Center Complex, 924 E. 57th Street.


    4 p.m. Dedication Address: "The Biological Sciences and the Edifice Complex." Daniel Koshland Jr., editor of Science magazine.

    5 p.m. Dedication Reception. Remarks by President Sonnenschein.

    5:30 p.m. Tours of Building.

    FRIDAY, JUNE 3 Symposium: "Biological Research & Education in a Changing World"

    8:45 am. Opening remarks. Samuel Hellman, the A.N. Pritzker Distinguished Service Professor in Radiation & Cellular Oncology.

    9:15 a.m. "A New Era: Educating Physicians for Careers as Generalists." Jordan Cohen, president, Association of American Medical Colleges; Daniel Tosteson, dean of the faculty of medicine, Harvard Medical School; Arthur Rubenstein, the Lowell T. Coggeshall Professor and Chairman of Medicine.

    10:45 a.m. Research (Vascular Biology): "Cellular and Molecular Studies of Atherosclerosis: An Inflammatory-fibroproliferative Disease." Russell Ross, professor of pathology, University of Washington School of Medicine

    10:45 a.m. Teaching: "The Scientific Underpinnings of a Medical Education." Jose Quintans, Professor in Pathology and Director of the Medical Scientist Training Program; William McDade, Assistant Professor in Anesthesia & Critical Care.

    11:30 a.m. Research (Human Genetics): "The Human Genome Project and Molecular Biology: The Sum Is Far Greater Than the Parts." Robert Nussbaum, chief of the Laboratory of Genetic Disease Research, National Center for Human Genome Research, NIH.

    1:30 p.m. Research (Plant Biology): "Signals for Gene Expression and Morphogenesis in the Rhizobium-Legume Symbiosis." Sharon Long, professor of biological sciences, Stanford.

    1:30 p.m. Teaching: "The Common Core: The Place of Biology in a Liberal Education." Lorna Straus, Professor in Organismal Biology & Anatomy; Lynn Margulis, professor of biology at University of Massachusetts; Michael LaBarbera, Professor in Organismal Biology & Anatomy; Janet Rowley, the Blum-Riese Distinguished Service Professor in Medicine.

    2:15 p.m. Research (Oncology): "The Future of Clinical Oncology." Samuel Hellman.

    2:45 p.m. Teaching: "The Concentration: Helping Students Prepare for Careers in Biology." Philip Hoffmann, Professor in Pharmacological & Physiological Sciences; Martin Feder, Professor in Organismal Biology & Anatomy; Jeffrey Leiden, Professor in Medicine; Robert Perlman, Professor in Pediatrics.

    3:15 p.m. Research (Neurobiology): "Molecular Neurobiology: New Insights Into the Mechanisms of Memory and Neurological Disease." Stephen Heinemann, professor, Laboratory of Molecular Neurobiology, Salk Institute.

    4 p.m. First Annual Gwen Knapp Lecture in Lupus and Immunology Research: "Beyond the Specificity Problem: How the Immune System Regulates Its Responses." William Paul, chief of the Laboratory of Immunology, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, NIH.


    9 a.m. "The Impact of Imaging Science and Technology on Education and Culture." Robert Beck, Professor in Radiology and Director of the Center for Imaging Science.

    9 a.m. "Constructivism, Computer Exploratoriums and Collaborative Learning: Constructing Scientific Knowledge." John Jungck, chairman of biology, Beloit College; principal investigator, BioQUEST Curriculum Consortium.

    10:30 a.m. "The Phoenix Project: A Unified Computing Environment to Support Teaching, Research and Patient Care." John Kruper, Director of Academic Computing for the Biological Sciences Division. "The CoVis Project: Collaborative Visualization as a Strategy for Science Learning." Roy Pea, dean of the school of education, Northwestern, and principal investigator, Learning Through Visualization Project.

    noon Hands-On Computer Session.