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NCSU Chancellor Will Speak At Davidson About Science Education


Mary Anne Fox
Marye Ann Fox

September 24, 2000
Contact: Bill Giduz 704/894-2244 or bigiduz@davidson.edu

by Matt Garfield '04

Marye Anne Fox, a physical organic chemistry professor now serving as chancellor of N.C. State University, will speak about "Transforming Undergraduate Science Education" at Davidson College on Thursday, September 28.

Her address, presented as the college's annual Henry Louis Smith Lecture, is free and open to the public, beginning at 7:30 p.m. in the Gallery Room of Chambers Building.

Fox served as the Regents Chair in chemistry and vice president for research at the University of Texas before her appointment at N.C. State in August 1998. She is an executive committee member of the National Academy of Sciences and serves on the Committee on Science and Education Public Policy. She also chairs the National Research Council Committee on Undergraduate Science Education. She holds degrees in chemistry from Notre Dame College and Dartmouth College, and has published more than 300 refereed papers, five books and 20 book chapters in organic photochemistry and electrochemistry.

As the twelfth chancellor at N.C. State, Fox accepts the challenge of maintaining the delicate balance between teaching, research and outreach within the university, complicated by the demands of an increasingly technologically driven economy and diversified industrial sector.

As someone widely recognized both nationally and internationally in her field, she fulfills the wish of the Smith family to bring to Davidson lecturers who reflect an abiding interest in the expansion of knowledge in every scientific field, and whose insights have implications for current and future living.

For more information on her talk, call 892-2140.

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