The University Record, September 26, 1994

Greenwood will lecture Oct. 3 on Clinton’s science policy report

M.R.C. Greenwood, associate director for science in the President’s Office of Science and Technology Policy, will present a public lecture and participate in a symposium titled, “The New Context of Science,” which will focus on the Clinton Administration’s new science policy report, “Science in the National Interest.” The lecture is scheduled 1:30–2:30 p.m. Oct. 3 in Rackham Amphitheater.

Sponsored by the Office of the Vice President for Research, Greenwood’s visit is part of the University’s Distinguished Lecture Series on National Research Policy. Her lecture is free and open to the public.

One of the major architects of the Clinton Administration’s new national science policy, Greenwood has served in the Office of Science and Technology Policy since 1993. She previously was dean of graduate studies at the Univer-sity of California, Davis, in 1989–93 and the John Guy Vassar Professor of Natural Sciences at Vassar College. Her research, focusing on the genetic causes of obesity, is recognized worldwide.

Following the lecture, a series of workshop sessions will be held 3–4:30 p.m. at the Alumni Center. Workshop topics will be “Partnerships: University, Government, Industry,” “Science and Education,” and “Science and Social Interest.” Workshop sessions also are free and open to the public.

Workshop speakers include: Toby Citrin, director of community and government relations in the School of Public Health; Rebecca S. Eisenberg, professor of law; Howard Gobstein, vice president, Association of American Universities; David Goldston, project director, Council on Competitiveness; David Shirley, vice president for research, Penn State University; Elliot Soloway, associate professor of electrical engineering and computer science; Patricia F. Waller, director of the Transportation Research Institute; and Robert Watson, director, Undergraduate Education Division of the National Science Foundation.

For information, contact the Office of the Vice-President for Research, 763-6048.