Mac V. Edds Endowed Lectureship in Developmental Biology
The Edds Lecture was established to commemorate the contributions of Mac V. Edds Jr. to the field of developmental biology and to Brown University. Mac Edds' research involved the study of vertebrate nerve growth. He was active in the Society for Developmental Biology and instrumental in the start of the journal Developmental Biology, serving as the first editor-in-chief for 10+ years. He also served as chair of the Biology Department at Brown University in the early 1960s and helped to establish the Medical School.
Brown University Colloquium on the Biology of Human Aging
The Brown University Colloquium on the Biology of Human Aging is an inter-departmental and University-wide special seminar series. Each year since 1998, it has brought to Brown and the Providence area four scientists of the highest caliber and international reputation, to speak about current research in the area of the biology of aging and its relationship to human aging. The Colloquium encompasses the fields of genetics, evolutionary biology, molecular biology, biochemistry, demographics, and gerontology, and their relevance to the study of human aging. The Colloquium is an annual event at Brown, held on the Monday before Commencement and Reunion Weekend. (Sponsored by The Biology of Aging Initiative: Division of Biology and Medicine and the Warren Alpert Medical School).
♦ May 23rd, 2016 Schedule and List of Past Colloquium Speakers
Brown University Rothman Commencement Forum
Brown's President Vartan Gregorian established the Frank and Joan Rothman Commencement Forum in 1995 to honor Frank Rothman when he retired as Provost of Brown University. The topics alternate between molecular biology (Frank Rothman forum speakers) and how individuals contribute to managing their health (Joan Rothman forum speakers).