NSF Director to Speak on Campus this Week

Posted: January 28, 2002 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Rita Colwell, director of the National Science Foundation (NSF), will speak on “Cholera, Climate, and Complexity” Wednesday, Jan. 30, at 7:30 p.m. in the Johnson Center’s Sid and Reva Dewberry Hall (Multipurpose Room). Her appearance is sponsored by the Biology Department’s Distinguished Lecture Series.

Colwell became director of the NSF in 1998, after serving on its governing board from 1984 to 1990. She previously was president of the University of Maryland Biotechnology Institute and remains a professor of microbiology and biotechnology (on leave) at the University of Maryland. Her other accomplishments include being the author or coauthor of 16 books, producing the award-winning film Invisible Seas, and serving on the editorial board of numerous scientific journals. A member of the National Academy of Sciences, Colwell has also served in leadership positions in the American Academy of Microbiology, the American Society for the Advancement of Science, and other professional and scientific organizations.

For more information, contact Paulette Royt at proyt@gmu.edu.

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