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