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Stanford president emeritus to give Ewing Halsell Lecture (1-20-00)

A former Stanford University president who is a noted researcher in environmental science will deliver the 2000 Ewing Halsell Lecture at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.

Donald Kennedy, Ph.D., professor and president emeritus at Stanford University, will present "Listening to the Experts" at 4 p.m. Friday, Feb. 11, in lecture hall 3.102B near the Health Science Centerís Dolph Briscoe, Jr., Library. The public is invited.

A reception will follow the lecture at 5 p.m. in the lecture hall foyer.

Dr. Kennedy, editor-in-chief-elect of Science magazine and Bing Professor of Environmental Science, is the co-director of an interdisciplinary center at Stanford devoted to exploring how the social and natural sciences can contribute to improving environmental practices. The center works on issues such as economically driven changes in agricultural customs, global climate change, the development of regulatory policies and the appraisal of natural resources.

Dr. Kennedy is a graduate of Harvard University, where he received his undergraduate and graduate degrees and Ph.D. in biology.

During his tenure at Stanford, he served as chairman of the Department of Biological Sciences and co-founded the interdisciplinary undergraduate Program in Human Biology.

Dr. Kennedy also played an active role on several National Research Council committees, chairing a major study on chemical pest control alternatives in agriculture and later serving on the Executive Committee of the World Food and Nutrition Study.

He is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the California Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Dr. Kennedy holds honorary doctoral degrees from Columbia University, Williams College, the University of Michigan, the University of Rochester and the University of Arizona.

Dr. Kennedy was elected to the prestigious National Academy of Sciences in 1972. He has served on the editorial board for Science magazine, the Journal of Neurophysiology, the Journal of Comparative Physiology and the Journal of Experimental Zoology.

The Ewing Halsell Lecture Series was established in 1974 with a generous donation from the Ewing Halsell Foundation. The first lecture was held in 1975. During the past quarter century, the lectureship has attracted Nobel Prize and National Medal of Science winners.

Contact: Will Sansom or Heather Feldman