Lyceum Society October 2015 Meeting
Monday, October 5, 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: 12:45-1:15 PM
Lecture & Discussion: 1:15–3:00 PM
Speaker: Dr. Hugh Evans
What is Epigenetics?
Speaker: Daniel J. Kevles
The Biological Enlightenment: 1650 to 1800
Dr. Hugh Evans
Dr. Evans is a Research Professor at the NYU School of Medicine. He received his BA in Psychology from Rutgers College, his PhD in Psychobiology from the U. of Pittsburgh and was a Postdoctoral Fellow in Toxicology at the U of Rochester School of Medicine where he was Assistant Professor in the Environmental Health Sciences Center. From 1978-2009 he was Associate Professor, then full Professor, Dept. of Environmental Medicine, NYU School of Medicine. He did lab research on environmental influences of nervous system disorders; was President of the Medical Faculty Council, Director of a Lab Animal Facility; taught in the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences at NYU. On March 2013, Dr. Evans spoke on "How is a Fly like a Human?" (Conservation of Genes).
Daniel J. Kevles
Daniel J. Kevles writes about science, technology, medicine, and society past and present. His works include The Baltimore Case, In the Name of Eugenics, The Physicists, and articles, essays, and reviews in scholarly and popular journals, among them The New York Times, the New York Review of Books, The New Yorker, and the Times Literary Supplement. Recently retired from a professorship of history at Yale, he is spending this academic year as a visitor at NYU Law School and Columbia Law School and will teach a seminar in the Engineering and Ownership of Life in the Columbia History Department in the spring. He is currently completing a book on the history of innovation and intellectual property protection in living organisms since the 17th century.
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