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Columbia P&S Announces 2004 Dean’s Lecture Series Schedule

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The Dean’s Lecture Series 2003-2004

Message from The Dean

Date Lecture Series Speaker Topic
TBA Rudin Distinguished Visiting Professorship Lecture TBA TBA
Tuesday, April 20, 2004 Dean’s Distinguished Lecture in the Humanities (reception to follow) Dr. Jonathan Cole “American Research Universities Under Attack”
Tuesday, March 30, 2004 Dean’s Distinguished Lecture in the Clinical Sciences (reception to follow) Dr. Rudolph Leibel “How Body Weight is Regulated: Lessons from Mice and Humans”
Wednesday, March 10, 2004 Cartwright Lecture Sir Paul Nurse TBA
Wednesday, March 3, 2004 Dean’s Distinguished Lecture in the Basic Sciences (reception to follow) Dr. Andrew Marks “Ion Channel Macromolecular Complexes: The Sound and the Fury”
Thursday, February 12, 2004 SPECIAL LECTURE:The Louisa Gross Horwitz Prize Lecture Dr. Roderick Mackinnon “The Atomic Basis of Selective Ion Conduction in Potassium Channels”
Wednesday, February 11, 2004 Alexander Ming Fisher Lecture Dr. James Q. Wilson “The Morality of Nascent Human Life”
Thursday, January 29, 2004 David Seegal Alpha Omega Alpha Visiting Professorship Lecture Dr. James Lock “Fetal Cardiac Intervention”

The lifeblood of the academic endeavor is the free-flowing exchange of ideas, and within the
academic community are unique opportunities for faculty and students to establish ties with
scholars in many academic specialties. The College of Physicians & Surgeons established
the Dean’s Lecture Series as a formal way to facilitate fruitful intellectual exchange. The
lectures emphasize the collaborative nature of scientific inquiry and enrich the traditional
scholarly exchange among health sciences faculties, other faculties of Columbia University, and the
greater scientific community.

Over the years, we have been fortunate to have as lecturers some of the world’s leading
scientists, physicians, and scholars—and to honor them for their significant contributions
to their fields. Though expert at communicating in the unique languages of their own disciplines,
they also have been able to translate their life’s work to an audience made up of experts in other
disciplines and students just beginning to immerse themselves in academic pursuits.

We are proud of the impact of the Dean’s Lecture Series because we are committed to efforts that
inspire intellectual curiosity and academic cooperation. Such collaboration reaps benefits that
extend far beyond the venue of the lectures themselves.

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For more information contact:

Tina Hansen (212) 304-7215

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Gerald D. Fischbach, M.D.

Executive Vice President

Health and Biomedical Sciences Dean of the Faculty of Medicine

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