Jan. 8, 1998
Vol. 17, No. 7

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    National Academy of Sciences symposium dedicated to Schramm

    A public symposium at the University, sponsored by the National Academy of Sciences, will be dedicated to the memory of David Schramm, Vice President for Research and Louis Block Distinguished Service Professor in Physical Sciences, who died Dec. 19. The symposium, which is free and open to the public, will be held at 2:15 p.m. Friday, Jan. 16, in Kent 107.

    Schramm and Jack Halpern, Louis Block Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus and vice president of the National Academy of Sciences, had been planning the symposium, which was scheduled to be held in conjunction with the Academy's regional conference. The symposium will now include remarks by NAS president Bruce Alberts and by President Sonnenschein.

    "David's death is a terrible loss," Halpern said. "We should do everything we can to recognize his contributions and honor his memory."

    The scientific program will include discussions from three branches of science -- physical, biological and economic. Halpern will moderate the discussions. The speakers will be:

    _ James Cronin, University Professor in Physics and Astronomy & Astrophysics and winner of the 1980 Nobel Prize in physics, who will present "The Pierre Auger Project to Study the Highest Energy Cosmic Rays."

    _ Elaine Fuchs, Amgen Professor in Molecular Genetics & Cell Biology, who will give the lecture "Of Mice and Men: A Cell Biologist's Approach to Human Genetic Disease."

    _ Robert Lucas Jr., the John Dewey Distinguished Service Professor in Economics and winner of the 1995 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences, who will speak on "The Industrial Revolution -- Past and Future."