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Bowman Society Lecture

The lecture will be presented by Raynard Kington, MD, MBA, PhD, President of Grinnell College, former chair of the NIH Section on Administration of Health Services, Education, and Research. A reception will follow the presentation. Please click here for more information and to register for the event. 
Knapp Center for Biomedical Discovery, Auditorium
900 East 57th Street
Chicago, IL  606037


GradUCon is the University’s campus-wide career conference: a day of panel discussions, networking, and resources for graduate students and post-docs across programs and divisions. There are opportunities for BSD alumni to participate in one-on-one conversations with students and postdocs as well as in general networking sessions. To sign up as an alumni volunteer please click here. 
Haper Court, Hyatt Hotel, and CIE
53rd St Corridor
Chicago, IL 60615

Chicago Spring Harper Lecture with Dana Suskind

What difference do 30 million words make? Dana Suskind will discuss the University of Chicago’s Thirty Million Words Initiative, which she founded and directs. This behavioral research program translates emerging brain science into practical lessons—and behavioral nudges—that allow parents to harness the power of their words and nurture their children’s intellectual and educational capacity. Dana Suskind is professor of surgery and pediatrics and also directs the Pediatric Cochlear Implantation Program at the University of Chicago Medicine. Click here for more information and to register.
University Club of Chicago
76 East Monroe Street
Chicago, IL 60603 

Bay Area Harper Lecture with Jack Gilbert

Jack Gilbert is the group leader for microbial ecology at Argonne National Laboratory, associate professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolution, associate director of the Institute for Genomic and Systems Biology, and adjunct senior scientist at the Marine Biological Laboratory. In this lecture, microbiologist Jack Gilbert will explain how microorganisms in these environments shape our health and development. His research explores the interface between the microbial world and our lives, blurring the boundaries between our planet’s ecosystems. Click here for more information and to register.
The Palace Hotel
2 New Montgomery Street
San Francisco, CA 94105 


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The Division hosts a robust schedule of lectures, seminars, and other programs. Stay current with this calendar of events.