Series for minority science students to begin
In an effort to encourage minority students to pursue graduate degrees in the biological sciences, the Graduate Minority Council of the Biological Sciences Division is sponsoring a series of lectures by prominent minority scientists. The first speaker will be John Haynes, the David Packard Professor and chairman of the department of biology at Morehouse College and adjunct professor of physiology at Brown University.
Haynes will present "The Excitement of a Career in Scientific Research" at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 30, in the Biological Sciences Learning Center, Room 205. The event is free and open to the public.
"These lectures will be beneficial for students as well as for the University," said Kathryn Stell, Chair of the Coordinating Council for Minority Issues. "Dr. Haynes' visit, for example, will not only provide an opportunity for minority students here to meet a prominent minority scientist, but when Dr. Haynes returns to Atlanta, he will be able to encourage Morehouse students to consider pursuing a graduate degree in the biological sciences at Chicago."
Haynes received his B.S. in biology from Morehouse in 1964 and his Ph.D. in developmental biology from Brown in 1970. He was a postdoctoral fellow at Brown and MIT, and then assistant professor at Meharry Medical College before joining the Morehouse faculty in 1979. He is a specialist in the cell physiology of sickle-cell anemia.
For more information, call 702-0161.