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1968 was tumultuous by any standard.  The My Lai massacre in Vietnam took place on March 16.  A few weeks later, on April 04, Martin Luther King was assassinated.  Then, on June 05, Robert Kennedy was shot and died a day later.  Colleges and universities have traditionally been refuges from the world’s turbulence.  But, in those years, the turbulence rolled onto their campuses.  Questions of what Americans valued and how Americans should adjust to a world in tumult could not be left to court chambers, legislative bodies, or quiet seminar rooms.  They were being battled out in the streets. 

In October, Buckminster Fuller created his own turmoil on the Auburn campus when he delivered the first Franklin Lecture (to become the Littleton-Franklin Lectures decades later) and gave the Auburn community one of its earliest introductions to the unsettled relationship of human beings to their environment. More

 

 

THE LITTLETON-FRANKLIN LECTURES IN SCIENCE AND HUMANITIES

with support from the Provost’s Office and the John and Mary Franklin Foundation

present:

CRISPR genome-editing as a modern breeding technology - How do we do it?


DR. KAN WANG
SPRING 2019
FEB. 5, 2019
4 P.M.
ROOM 2510
MELL CENTER CLASSROOM BUILDING

The College of Agriculture’s E.T. York Distinguished Lecturer Series and Auburn University’s Littleton Franklin Lectures proudly present
Kan Wang is a plant biotechnologist at Iowa State University whose expertise lies in developing novel plant-genetic-transformation and genome-editing technologies using CRISPR/Cas9 techniques. She also serves as co-director of the university’s Crop Bioengineering Center. She holds a doctorate from Ghent University in Ghent, Belgium. More about Dr. Wang.

This event is free and open to the public.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Make a Contribution to the Littleton-Franklin Lecture Series

For more information, contact:
Gerard Elfstrom
Littleton-Franklin Lectures Program
6080 Haley Center Auburn, AL 36849-5312

Last Updated: January 22, 2019