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An Open Conversation with Mike Eisen


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Join us for “An Open Conversation with Mike Eisen”, a lunch event organized by the Leadership in Education Cluster (UCIS) on April 24, 12-1 pm at the Douglass Commons - Community Room (407).

Michael Eisen is a renowned Biology Professor at UC Berkeley and an Investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. He works primarily on flies, and his research encompasses evolution, development, genetics, genomics, chemical ecology and behavior. He is a strong proponent of open access publishing and open science, and a co-founder of the Public Library of Science (PLOS), a San Francisco based non-profit advocacy organization and publisher dedicated to making the world’s scientific and medical literature freely available. He is competing for the California seat at the US Senate in 2018 as an Independent candidate.

This event, sponsored by the Graduate Student Association and the Graduate Student Society, will give graduate students at the University of Rochester the opportunity to engage Prof. Eisen in informal conversation about his scientific career, his involvement in open access publishing and advocacy, his political platform as a scientist, and ideas for the future.

Availability for this event is limited to graduate students and capped at 16 to allow for an in-depth and meaningful conversation between participants. Registrations will open at Monday, April 16 at 12:00 pm (EST) and close whenever the cap is reached. Interested people will still be able to add their names to a waiting list. Light lunch options will be available at the meeting.

Add it to your calendar! Registrations open Monday, April 16 at 12:00 pm (EST). Cap: 16 students.

Learn more about Michael Eisen:

Contact Moriana Garcia mgarcia@library.rochester.edu for questions, dietary restrictions and accommodations.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Registration has closed.

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Moriana Garcia

Science & Engineering Outreach Librarian



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