ISSUED: 12 January 2022
MEDIA CONTACT: Dana Costa
SHEPHERDSTOWN, WV — Shepherd University’s President’s Lecture Series will present its annual deep dive into the Nobel Prize on Monday, January 24, at 6:30 p.m. in the Robert C. Byrd Center for Congressional History and Education auditorium. A panel of six Shepherd professors will discuss the importance of the 2021 Nobel Laureates’ works and the nature of the prize in that discipline.
Participants will include:
- Sytil Murphy, associate professor of physics, discussing the Nobel Prize for Physics awarded to Syukuro Manabe and Klaus Hasselmann “for the physical modelling of Earth’s climate, quantifying variability and reliably predicting global warming.”
- Haley Albright, assistant professor of chemistry, will talk about the Nobel Prize in Chemistry awarded to Benjamin List and David MacMillan “for the development of asymmetric organocatalysis.”
- Conor Sipe, assistant professor of biology, will discuss the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine given to David Julius and Ardem Patapoutian “for their discoveries of receptors for temperature and touch.”
- James Pate, associate professor of English, will talk about the Nobel Prize in Literature that was awarded to Abdulrazak Gurnah “for his uncompromising and compassionate penetration of the effects of colonialism and the fate of the refugee in the gulf between cultures and continents.”
- Samuel Greene, assistant professor of political science, will give insight into the Nobel Peace Prize awarded to Maria Ressa and Dmitry Muratov “for their efforts to safeguard freedom of expression, which is a precondition for democracy and lasting peace. ”
- Kathleen Reid, College of Business interim dean, will talk about the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel that went to Joshua D. Angrist and Guido W. Imbens “for their methodological contributions to the analysis of causal relationships.”
To access the Zoom link, visit the President’s Lecture webpage.
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