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Chemical Engineering Celebrates 100 th Anniversary

Columbia's Chemical Engineering department is celebrating its 100 th anniversary on Oct. 7-8. One of the highlights of the celebration is a 100-foot timeline adorning the perimeter of the Low Library Rotunda capturing key events, faculty and alumni from 1905 through today.

Among the scheduled lecturers are: Alan C. West, professor and chair of chemical engineering, on "Columbia Chemical Engineering as its Second Century Begins"; Pierre-Gilles de Gennes, Nobel Laureate in Physics (1991), on "The Nature of Memory Objects in the Vertebrate Brain"; and Hamilton O. Smith,  Nobel Laureate in Physiology or Medicine (1978 ), on "The Design and Synthesis of a Minimal Bacterial Chromosome."

Events are open to Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Sciences students and alumni. Complete event details and registration information are available at http://www.cheme.columbia.edu/ALUMNIEVENT/Default.aspx

Published: Oct 07, 2005
Last modified: Oct 07, 2005

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