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Two distinguished professors share their impacts in science

The College of Science is proud to announce that two science faculty have been named Distinguished University Professors, OSU’s highest honor for faculty. We invite everyone in our community to support Mas Subramanian, the Milton Harris Chair Professor of Chemistry, and Virginia Weis, Professor of Integrative Biology, and attend their distinguished lectures on May 13, 2019. Each will share their contributions and impacts that they have made to science in their respective fields as well as share their own unique journeys.

Clare Reimers, a professor in the College of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences, was also named a 2019 Distinguished Profesor.

This high honor has been awarded annually since 1988 to recognize outstanding faculty who have achieved national and/or international stature as a result of their contributions to scholarship, creative activity, research, education and service, and whose work has been notably influential in their fields of specialization. The title of Distinguished Professor is the highest designation and academic honor that OSU bestows on its faculty.

Please join us in supporting Dr. Subramanian and Dr. Weis by attending their upcoming distinguished lectures and reception. If you can’t make it to campus, we invite you to watch the talks online via live stream at live.oregonstate.edu.

Monday, May 13 | Memorial Union Horizon Room

A reception will be held following between Subramanian and Weis’ lectures. All events are free and open to the public.

1 p.m.
Mas Subramanian, Distinguished Professor of Chemistry
The Surprising Science of Discovery: Stumbling Onto a New Colorful Materials World

Mas Subramanian is a world-class, experimental solid-state materials chemist who is internationally renowned for the many new compositions of matter that he has discovered and for the wide range of important physical and chemical properties that they reveal. He was widely celebrated for his discovery of a new intense blue pigment, the YlnMn, the first inorganic blue pigment in 200 years. Earlier this year, Subramanian became a new Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

3 p.m.
Virginia Weis, Distinguished Professor of Integrative Biology
In Sickness and In Health: Studying Coral Symbiosis in the Age of Climate Crisis

Virginia Weis has built a world-class, award-winning research program at OSU studying reef-building corals. She is the world leader in coral symbiosis cell biology. Current efforts to develop many of the solutions to coral reef decline are based on the foundational information that Weis and her colleagues have discovered.

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