Lyceum Society February 2015 Meeting
Monday, February 2, 2015
The Lyceum Society comprises the Academy's retired and semi-retired members.
Talks cover various scientific fields. All Academy members are welcome.
All Lyceum meetings (except December) are Brown Bag lunches.
Brown Bag: 11:30 AM
Brief-Brief: 12:50 PM–1:15 PM
Lecture & Discussion: 1:15–3:00 PM
Speaker: Hugh Evans
What is Epigenetics?
Speaker: Stuart Kurtz
Senses of Time
Hugh L. Evans, PhD, is a Research Professor of Environmental Medicine at NYU School of Medicine. He completed the PhD in Psychobiology at the Univ. of Pittsburgh. After a fellowship in Toxicology at the Univ. of Rochester School of Medicine, he joined the faculty of NYU School of Medicine in 1977. His research examined effects of environmental chemicals on disorders of the nervous system. He also taught in the programs in Environmental Health Sciences and in Bioethics at NYU's Graduate School of Arts & Sciences. He is a long time member of the NY Academy of Sciences.
Stuart Kurtz graduated from MIT with an SB in Chemical Engineering and from Princeton with an MS degree in Polymer Engineering and an MA and Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering. He taught at RPI and in Brazil as Professor Titular in Materials Engineering. This was followed by a research career in industry accumulating around 30 patents and publishing at least a few good papers. He now focuses on Philosophy of Science and Physics and climbing mountains because they are there. In January 2014 he was the main speaker who covered the topic: Is Engineering a Scientific Endeavor?
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