Science Forum Covers Genetics, Autism and the End of the World

Top researchers from the University of Washington will share exciting new developments in science and technology in "Exploring Our World: Large and Small," the topic of the 2002 UW Science Forum lecture series.

The lectures are part of the UW Alumni Association's goal to offer alumni lifelong learning opportunities at the University of Washington. The free, public lectures will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesdays in April and May in 130 Kane Hall on the UW's Seattle campus. The program is:

April 2: "The Ends of the World: Astrobiology and Armageddon," by Peter Ward, professor of geological sciences and adjunct professor of zoology, and Astronomy Professor Don Brownlee.

April 16: "Nanotechnology: Engineering the Fabric for Our Future," by Viola Vogel, director of the UW Center for Nanotechnology and associate professor of bioengineering.

May 7: "Beyond the Genome: Deciphering What All the Proteins Do To Make a Living," by Stanley Fields, professor of genetics and medicine.

May 21: "Autism: New Advances in Understanding and Treatment," by Geraldine Dawson, professor of psychology at the UW Center on Human Development and Disability.

The series is presented by the UW Alumni Association, the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Engineering and the School of Medicine as part of the Washington Research Foundation Capital's Celebration Series. Corporate sponsors are Millstone Coffee, University Book Store, Dilettante Chocolates and University Inn.

Space is limited and you must register in advance to attend. Register online at or by calling the UWAA registration line, (206) 543-3839.

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