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      POSTPONED Nordin Lecture: Science Policy in the Obama White House in Amherst


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      April 30, 2020

       

      University of Massachusetts
      Amherst, Massachusetts 01003

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      POSTPONED Nordin Lecture: Science Policy in the Obama White House

      This event has been postponed.

      Dr. Jo Handelsman is the Director of the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, a Vilas Research Professor, and Howard Hughes Medical Institute Professor. She previously served as a science advisor to President Barack Obama as the Associate Director for Science at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) where she served for three years until January 2017, and was on the faculty at the University of Wisconsin and Yale University before that.

      She received her Ph.D. at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in Molecular Biology and is responsible for groundbreaking studies in microbial communication and work in the field of metagenomics. She is also widely recognized for her contributions to science education and diversity in science. Notably, she received the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Mentoring from President Obama in 2011, and in 2012, Nature named her one of “ten people who mattered this year” for her research on gender bias in science. In 2019, Dr. Handelsman was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

      Cost: Free admission

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