Dr. Richard Miller
Department of Psychology chair and professor, 308.865.8239
Dr. L. Dennis Smith, president of the University of Nebraska, will speak on The Science, the Promise, and the Politics of Biomedical Research Thursday, April 1, at the University of Nebraska at Kearney.
His presentation, a Phi Kappa Phi/Sigma Xi Distinguished Lecture, is set for 3:30 p.m. in Copeland Hall, Room 142, and is free and open to the public.
Before being named president of the University of Nebraska in 1994, Dr. Smith was executive vice chancellor of the University of California, Irvine (1990-1994). From 1964-1969, he headed the Department of Biological Sciences at Purdue University. He was employed as a staff scientist at Argonne National Laboratory (1964-1969) and at Indiana University (1963-1964). In all, he has published nearly 100 research papers as well as numerous abstracts in cell biology, developmental biology, biochemistry and molecular biology. His work earned him a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1987.
He has served on numerous boards, including the Board of Scientific Counselors for the National Institute for Child Health and Human Development (1990-1995). He served on the Space Science Board of the National Research Council (1984-1991) and was chair of the Committee on Space Biology and Medicine (1986-1991). From 1980-1985, he was a member of the AIBS-NASA Space Biology Peer Review Panel. He was a member of the Cell Biology Study Section for the National Institute of Health from 1971-1975, and from 1977-1979, he was chair. In addition, he has served on several editorial boards.
His professional memberships include the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, the International Society of Developmental Biology, the American Society of Cell Biology and the American Society for Microbiology.