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Breakthroughs in Science

Linus Pauling Science Center Launch Event

September 15th, 2011

The Grand Opening of the Linus Pauling Science Center will be held on October 14th.


Planned Activities

1:00 – 6:00 p.m. Open House
Self-guided tours; be sure to stop by Ava’s Café located inside the building and sample healthy food selections.

3:00 p.m. Dedication Ceremony
The ceremony will include keynote speaker Linus Pauling Jr. and brief remarks by Edward J. Ray, President, Oregon State University; Sherman Bloomer, Dean of the College of Science; Balz Frei, Director of the Linus Pauling Institute; and Patricia J. Reser ’60, OSU Foundation Trustee and Co-Chair of The Campaign for OSU.



Health and Science Research at OSU and Beyond
Learn about the cutting-edge research taking place in this state-of-the-art facility. Guests can take part in faculty lectures, research presentations and interactive sessions on current research initiatives underway in the center.

4:00 p.m. Maret Traber, LPI Endowed Professor for Micronutrient Research; Director, Oxidative/Nitrative Stress Core Laboratory
Dr. Traber is one of the world’s leading experts on Vitamin E and its value in helping to prevent serious chronic diseases.

4:40 p.m. Roderick Dashwood, LPI Endowed Professor for Cancer Chemoprotection Research; Director, Cancer Chemoprotection Program.
Dr. Dashwood’s work on genetic and epigenetic aspects of cancer development and the protective role of dietary factors is recognized internationally.

5:20 p.m. Doug Keszler, Director, Center for Green Materials Chemistry
Distinguished Professor Doug Keszler leads a lab that has developed new materials with novel electrical and optical properties that have created breakthroughs in transparent electrical circuits, thin panel displays, and high efficiency lighting.

6:00 p.m. Artist Reception
Join artists William Shumway, Chris Dean and Stephen Knapp, whose work is displayed throughout the building.


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