Carl Djerassi, a man made famous for developing the first oral contraceptive pill in the 1950s, will be present at Oregon State University at 1930 Hours on Thursday, February 2, 2012, for 'a speech and performance', reports the Corvallis Gazette-Times.
The venue for the event is the Construction and Engineering Hall of the university's LaSells Stewart Center and all are welcome to be a part of the evening, the daily informs. The event is a part of the 2012 Critical Questions lecture series which is patronised jointly by the Oregon State University School of Writing, Literature and Film and the Horning Endowment in the Humanities.
Renowned novelist, chemist, cultural critic, and widely known literary figure Mr Djerassi, currently a professor emeritus of chemistry at Stanford University, is known for his contribution in formulating the first oral contraceptive pill (OCP) in the 1950s, says the US broadsheet.
The Corvallis Gazette-Times also mentions that the dignitary is equally renowned for his role in the development of environmental and organic chemistry and has already bagged some of the top awards such as the Priestley Medal, the National Medal of Science, and the National Medal of Technology.
This Thursday, Mr Djerassi is expected to read out a passage from his latest play 'Phallacy', the source learns. The public speech he is to deliver is titled "Science-in-Theatre on the Page and on the Stage", adds the daily.Add Comment
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