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Celebrating a Life of Science: In Memory of Lynn Margulis

PROGRAM

FRIDAY, MARCH 23, 2012

5:00–7:00 p.m. Cocktail Reception
Student Union Ballroom

SATURDAY, MARCH 24, 2012

8:00–9:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast
Campus Center Auditorium

9:00–9:30 a.m. Introduction and Keynote
Keynote speaker: Peter Westbroek, Leiden University

9:30–10:15 a.m.  Session 1: Early years to Gaia
James Walker, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Emily Case, Hatfield Public Schools
Letter from Jim Lovelock, read by Dorion Sagan

10:1510:30 a.m. Break

10:3011:45 a.m.  Session 2: Scientific Revolution
Antonio Lazcano, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico 
Jim Lake, University of California, Los Angeles
Doug Zook, Boston University
James Strick, Franklin and Marshall College

12:00-1:00 p.m. Lunch
Student Union Ballroom

Jelle Atema, Boston University
Wild Music Performance

1:002:15 p.m. Session 3: Microcosmos to the Cosmos
Martin Brasier, Oxford University 
Michael Chapman, Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole
John Rummel, East Carolina University
Penny Boston, New Mexico Tech
Lynn Rothschild, Stanford University and NASA Ames Research Center

2:152:30 p.m.  Break

2:303:45 p.m.  Session 4: Cultural Influences
Mary Catherine Bateson, George Mason University 
Bruno Clarke, Texas Tech University
Jennifer Margulis, Brandeis University 
Marie-Odile Gobillard-Soyer, National Center for Scientific Research in Ocean Observatory, France

4:005:00 p.m.   Reflections 

6:30 p.m. Cocktail Reception and Dinner
Student Union Ballroom

Remarks: William Irwain Thompson, Lindisfarne Association

Keynote speaker: Ricardo Guerrero, Institut d'Estudis Catalans