Dr. Joseph S. Francisco lecture

Feb 05, 2013 No Comments by

SAN RAFAEL, Calif. — Former president of the American Chemical Society, Dr. Joseph S. Francisco, will deliver the lecture “From Earth’s Atmosphere to Planetary Engineering of Mars: An Adventure in Chemistry,” on Thursday, February 7 at 7 p.m. in the Guzman Lecture Hall at Dominican University of California. The lecture will focus on the destruction of Earth’s ozone layer, science’s efforts to find alternatives to the harmful chlorofluorocarbons, as well as the possibility of earlier life on Mars.

The lecture will be the first in the Lillian L.Y. Wang Yin, Ph.D. Endowed Lecture in Chemistry series. In addition to his work with the American Chemical Society, Francisco was appointed by President Barack Obama to serve on the Committee on the National Medal of Science from 2010-2012. Contact Dr. Randall Hall at 415-482-1911, or Randall.Hall@Dominican.edu.

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Alan Schooling grew up in Southern California before fleeing north to escape the heat. He has been obsessed with music for the last 24 years and had seen more concerts than he can remember. He is currently a communications major at Dominican University of California who is pursuing a career in journalism.
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