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Campus Faculty on NPR March 12
Radio Show, Symposium Highlight Biotechnology at 25

Posted March 10, 1999

The March 12 National Public Radio program "Talk of the Nation: Science Friday" will feature three Berkeley professors: Daniel Koshland, professor of molecular and cell biology; Edward Penhoet, dean of the School of Public Health; and Paul Rabinow, professor of anthropology.

They will discuss the history and future of biotechnology from 12 noon to 1 p.m. with guest host Richard Harris.

The NPR interview coincides with Berkeley's March 12-13 symposium "25 Years of Biotechnology," organized by The Bancroft Library and UC Berkeley Extension. The symposium inaugurates Bancroft's Program in the History of the Biological Sciences and Biotechnology.

Scientists who played key roles in the development of biotechnology are scheduled to speak &emdash; including James Watson, co-discoverer of the structure of DNA, Nobel laureates Paul Berg and J. Michael Bishop, and other distinguished scholars and corporate leaders.

The symposium will be held from 1 to 5 p.m., Saturday, March 13, in Wheeler Auditorium; seats are still available for the telecast in Dwinelle Hall.

To register, call 642-4111 and provide the event registration or course code, EDP056614. For information, contact David Farrell of The Bancroft Library at 643-9498.

The NPR listener call-in number, active only on Fridays, is (800) 989-8255. Next week, the March 12 program will be posted and archived on the Science Friday web site at



March 10 - 16, 1999 (Volume 27, Number 26)
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