Major Speakers: Science and Medicine

Jane Goodall speaks in Kamine Gym.

April 12, 2013

Jane Goodall Inspires with a Message of Hope

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On Thursday night Jane Goodall ended the Q&A portion of her lecture at Lafayette by asking permission to tell one last tale about the emotional bond between humans and chimpanzees, an essential link she’s made famous over half a century. Sounding like an enchanted bedtime storyteller, Goodall recalled a man who climbed over a zoo [...]

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November 6, 2012

Jane Goodall to Speak at Lafayette April 11

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World-renowned primatologist and conservationist Jane Goodall, founder of the Jane Goodall Institute and UN Messenger of Peace, will deliver an address entitled “Making a Difference” 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 11, 2013, in Kamine Gymnasium, Kirby Sports Center. A book signing will follow the lecture. Her address is the College’s Thomas Roy and Lura Forrest Jones [...]

Martin Chalfie

February 4, 2011

Nobel Prize-Winning Biochemist Martin Chalfie Will Speak and Meet with the Campus Community Feb. 8

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Martin Chalfie, who received the 2008 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, will present the talk, “GFP:  Lighting Up Life,” 7:30 p.m. Feb. 8, in Oechsle Hall room 224. A public reception will follow. His visit is part of the College’s Interdisciplinary Seminar Series in the Life Sciences. Chalfie, the William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Biological [...]

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October 6, 2010

Nobel Laureate John Nash Jr., Subject of Film A Beautiful Mind, Will Give Talk Oct. 18

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John Forbes Nash Jr., a Nobel Prize-winning mathematician and the subject of the 2001 film A Beautiful Mind, will deliver a lecture 5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 18, in the Williams Center for the Arts. His talk, “Ideal Money and Asymptotically Ideal Money,” is sponsored by the policy studies program and hosted by the First-Year Seminar [...]

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May 23, 2009

Dr. Benjamin S. Carson Sr. Speaks at 174th Commencement

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College awards 573 degrees to 555 graduating seniors and honorary doctorates to four distinguished leaders Lafayette granted 573 degrees to 555 graduating seniors and honorary doctorates to four distinguished leaders, including pediatric neurosurgeon Dr. Benjamin S. Carson Sr., today at the College’s 174th Commencement. President Daniel H. Weiss awarded Carson the honorary degree of Doctor [...]