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Friends of the Libraries Annual Meeting
Lee Hartwell, Ph.D.
“Science and the Arts”

Jan. 30, 7 p.m.; Suzzallo Library 101

Lee Hartwell
Lee Hartwell

Lee Hartwell is president and director of Seattle's Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. He concurrently serves as Research Professor of Genetics with the American Cancer Society and Professor of Genome Sciences at the University of Washington.

For most of his career, he has studied genes that control cell division in yeast. Many of these same genes have been found to control cell division in humans.

Dr. Hartwell has received many national and international scientific awards, including the 2001 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. Other honors include the Albert Lasker Basic Medical Research Award, the Gairdner Foundation International Award, and the Alfred P. Sloan Award in Cancer Research. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences.

To pre-register for this event, send e-mail to Libraries Development (uwlibs@u.washington.edu) or phone 206-616-8397.  

Jack Hamann
Jack Hamann

Blom Endowed Lecture
Jack Hamann

"On American Soil: How Justice Became a Casualty of WWII"

March 6, 7 p.m., Suzzallo 101

Journalist Jack Hamann is the author of On American Soil: How Justice Became a Casualty of WWII, an investigative account of one of the largest and most controversial events in American civil rights history. The book was directly responsible for the decision on Oct. 26, 2007 by the U.S. Army Board for Correction of Military Records to overturn the verdicts in the infamous1944 Fort Lawton court-martial that convicted 28 black soldiers of rioting on a night that led to the death of an Italian POW.

Hamann’s career spans 28 years, including a decade as a network correspondent and documentary producer for CNN and PBS. His work has earned dozens of journalism honors, including 10 regional Emmy awards.

This event is presented in partnership with the UW Alumni Association. Get more information and register online.

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