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Rachel Carson Annual Lecture

The Rachel Carson Science, Technology & Society Annual Lecture

TUESDAY | MARCH 6, 2018 | 7:30PM | ANDERSON UNIVERSITY CENTER - CK @ PLU

Supported by a generous endowment from George L. and Helen B. Long, the Rachel Carson Science, Technology & Society Annual Lecture was designed to bring leading experts in the fields of science and technology to campus to address the PLU community. Visiting scholars interact with PLU students and faculty in the classroom, and lecture on a scholarly topic of general interest in the evening.

This year’s distinguished speaker is Dr. Pamela Arnold, a Distinguished Professor in the Department of Plant Pathology and the Genome Center at the University of California, Davis. Dr. Arnold also serves as founding director of the UC Davis Institute for Food and Agricultural Literacy and will be speaking on genetically modified organisms during her time at PLU – her talk is titled: “Tomorrow’s Table: Plant genetics and the Future of Food.”

Dr. Pamela Ronald
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