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HHMI Holiday Lectures on Science: Live Dec. 8-9

Patty Daino-Phillips lcdaino at visi.net
Thu Nov 27 23:36:35 EST 1997

HHMI Holiday Lectures on Science: Live Dec. 8-9

Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Holiday Lectures on Science
"Senses and Sensitivity: Neuronal Alliances for Sight and Sound"
Presented Live December 8-9, 1997

High school teachers and students are invited to participate in a 
stimulating multimedia event, the 1997 Howard Hughes Medical Institute 
Holiday Lectures on Science, presented on December 8 and 9. This 
year's lecture series focuses on neurobiology and is entitled "Senses 
and Sensitivity: Neuronal Alliances for Sight and Sound." Presented 
by Dr. A. James Hudspeth of The Rockefeller University and 
Dr. Jeremy H. Nathans of The Johns Hopkins University, the four 
lectures can be viewed free of charge live via satellite anywhere 
in the United States or Canada, or from anywhere in the world via 
Webcast on the HHMI Holiday Lectures on Science Web site at

The Holiday Lectures on Science Web site helps high school teachers 
and students prepare for this annual science lecture series by 
providing free curricular materials and virtual laboratory experiments. 
The site also features a place where lecture-related questions can be 
submitted to a panel of scientists and be answered via e-mail within 
two weeks. In addition, an exhibit exploring themes in neuroscience 
and emphasizing seeing and hearing has been developed in conjunction 
with the lectures and for presentation on the Holiday Lectures on 
Science Web site. The exhibit will include a variety of displays, 
such as real brain sections, images produced from the latest 
electronic imaging technology, a history of our understanding of 
these two senses, and devices used over the years to diagnose and 
address problems in seeing and hearing.

It's All Free!

The lectures and all related materials are offered FREE as a public 
service by the Institute, which has awarded over $600 million in 
grants since 1988 to enhance science education at all levels-the 
largest private initiative of its kind in U.S. history.

For more information on the 1997 Holiday Lectures on Science broadcast 
and Web site, educators should visit http://www.hhmi.org/lectures, 
call 800-219-7874, or send an e-mail to granthl at hhmi.org.

Reporters should contact David Jarmul of HHMI at jarmuld at hhmi.org or 
call 301-215-8857.

We have also created colorful icons and text snippets to be used 
for Web links, complete with instructions at
http://drwebby.com/hhmi/how2link.html. For help with the links, 
contact Steffanie Lynch at hhmi at drwebby.com or call 804-739-0165.

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