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
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