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Past Speakers

Past Speakers

Catherine H. Bone Lecture Series | Gardner Educational Forum Series | Kimball Lecture Series

Catherine H. Bone Lecture Series

Speaker: Dr. Paul Wender, Wilkes Class of 1969, Department of Chemistry, Department of Chemical and Systems Biology at Stanford University
Topic: Molecular Frontiers and Future Transformative Therapies for AIDS, Alzheimer’s and Resistant Cancer” (Reflections in and on the light house at Finisterre)
Date: October 27, 2011

About the speaker: Dr. Wender has pioneered new methodologies for design and construction of complex organic molecules, both naturally occurring and synthetic. His contributions cover a broad range of chemistry, including synthetic organic, organ metallic, medicinal, and agricultural and photo-chemistry, cancer biology and computer application in synthesis and drug design.

Speaker: Dr. Roald Hoffman - Nobel Laureate, Professor Emeritus at Cornell University, Writer and Poet
Date: October 18, 2012

About the Speaker: A member of the faculty at Cornell University since 1965, Roald Hoffman is now the Frank H. T. Rhodes Professor of Humane Letters Emeritus. His many honors include the 1981 Nobel Prize awarded jointly with Kenichi Fukui of Japan’s Kyoto University for their theories concerning the course of chemical reactions. Hoffmann, who describes his work as “applied theoretical chemistry,” is the only person ever to have received the American Chemical Society's awards in three different subfields of chemistry — the A. C. Cope Award in Organic Chemistry, the Award in Inorganic Chemistry, and the Pimentel Award in Chemical Education.


Gardner Educational Forum Series

Speaker: Caroline Maurer, associate dean of the School of Education, Wilkes University and Helen Semanski, professional development school liaison and elementary teacher
Topic: The Wilkes University/Heights-Murray Elementary School Professional Development Partnership
Date: February 23, 2012

Speaker: Steven Harmanos, retired member of the Pennsylvania State Educators Association
Topic: Pennsylvania State Educators Association
Date: March 13, 2012
Speaker: Kathleen Loftus-Mussari and Anthony Mussari, filmmakers and authors
Topic: Filmmaking – Teaching The Greatness Of America As An Experience
Date: April 3, 2012

Speaker: Darren Stromack, district-wide assistant principal of Propel Schools in Pittsburgh
Topic: Middle Schools
Date: April 12, 2012

Speaker: Hal Kwalwasser, J.D., Former Max Rosenn Law Clerk and General Counsel of the Los Angeles Unified School District, Author and Educational Expert
Topic: Renewal, Remaking America’s Schools for the 21st Century
Date: September 18, 2012

Speaker: Frank Evina, senior information specialist, retired, in the copyright department of the Library of Congress
Topic: Using Library of Congress Resources in K-12 Classrooms with An Overview of the Junior Fellows Intern Program
Date:  October 3, 2012

Gina Morrison, associate professor in the School of Education, Wilkes University
Topic: Teaching and Learning in Asia: The Malaysia Opportunity
Date: October 8, 2012

Kimball Lecture Series

Speaker: Richard H. Baltz, Chief Scientific Officer, CognoGen Biotechnology Consulting
Date: May 1, 2012

Speaker: Dr. Peter Hudson, Professor of Biology at Penn State University
Date: April 28, 2011


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