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MIT Professor Evelyn Fox Keller , Author Of Books On Science And Society, To Give Presentation At University Of Virginia

February 11, 2000 -- Author Evelyn Fox Keller, professor of history and philosophy of science in the Program in Science, Technology and Society at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, will present a discussion Thursday, Feb. 17, at 3:30 p.m. in the Rotunda Dome Room at the University of Virginia.

Her subject will be "Linking Organisms and Computers: Theory and Practice in Contemporary Molecular Biology."

A panel discussion, "Reflections on Keller and Science," with U.Va. assistant professor of medicine Borjana Mikic and others will be held Friday, Feb. 18 at 1 p.m. in Minor Hall, Room 225.

Keller received her Ph.D. in theoretical physics at Harvard University and worked for a number years at the interface of physics and biology before taking her present position at MIT.

She is the author of "A Feeling for the Organism: The Life and Work of Barbara McClintock," "Reflections on Gender and Science," "Secrets of Life, Secrets of Death: Essays on Language, Gender and Science," and "Refiguring Life: Metaphors of Twentieth Century Biology."

The presentation is sponsored by the Forum for Contemporary Thought at U.Va.

For more information, contact Joshua Dienstag at (804) 924-3664 or jfdienstag@virginia.edu.

Contact: Fariss Samarrai, (804) 924-3778

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: please contact the Office of University Relations at (804) 924-7116. Television reporters should contact the TV News Office at (804) 924-7550.
SOURCE: U.Va. News Services

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