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Why Science Matters An Evening with Dr. Harold Varmus

Thursday, March 7, 2013 at 7:30pm to 8:30pm

Finney Chapel 90 North Professor Street, Oberlin, OH 44074

Why Science Matters An Evening with Dr. Harold Varmus

Nobel Prize-winning scientist Harold Varmus will discuss the significance of science research and its impact on our lives as part of the Convocation Series. 

Corecipient of the Nobel Prize for studies of the genetic basis of cancer, Harold Varmus has been the Director of the National Cancer Institute, President of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, and Director of the National Institutes of Health. Former co-chair of President Obamas Council of Advisors on Science and Technology, Mr. Varmus has authored over 350 scientific papers and five books, including his memoir titled The Art and Politics of Science. The convocation is free and open to the public. No tickets are required.

Sponsored by the Office of the President and the Finney Lecture Committee. Photo credit: Matthew Septimus

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Marcelo Vinces

Marcelo Vinces left a positive review 3/8/2013

Excellent talk. And even more excellent were the student questions!

Enimielen Aligbe

Enimielen Aligbe left a positive review 3/7/2013

Really enjoyed it. Was not bored!

People Going16

Ben Jones Andrew Follmann Amy Immel Travis Wilson Sonya Kaufman
Enimielen Aligbe William Guerin Larisa Colon Rodriguez Annika Nelson Farah Leclercq

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