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James P. Holland Lecture Series

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About the Lecture Series (top)

The James P. Holland Memorial Lecture Series was initiated in fall 2000 by the Office of the Vice President for Student Development and Diversity, the Office of Multicultural Affairs, and the Department of Biology. It honors one of the most beloved faculty members on the Bloomington campus, James P. Holland, who died of cancer in 1998. This lecture is now organized by the Department of Biology and the Hudson and Holland Scholars Programs.

The lecture series honors Holland’s legacy as a gifted teacher and a skilled scientist at IU. It is intended to bring awareness and support of diversity in the life sciences.

Upcoming Lecture (top)

Vanessa Ezenwa
Associate Professor, Odum School of Ecology and the Department of Infectious Diseases, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Georgia

Title TBA

Monday, October 23, 2016
4:00 p.m., Myers Hall 130

The Holland Lecture is sponsored by the Office of the Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Multicultural Affairs; the Office of the Provost; the Office of the Vice Provost for Research; the College of Arts and Sciences; the Department of Biology; and the Medical Sciences Program.

Past Holland Lectures (top)

October 24, 2016
Eva Nogales, Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of California, Berkeley. "Cryo-EM for the visualization of structure, interaction, and dynamics." Download flyer | IU news release

October 5, 2015
Graciela Unguez, Professor, Department of Biology at New Mexico State University, Las Cruces. "Extreme muscle plasticity in electric fish: cellular and molecular insights." Download flyer | IU news release

October 20, 2014
Joaquín M. Espinosa, Associate Professor of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology at University of Colorado Boulder and Howard Hughes Medical Institute Early Career Scientist. "Taming the p53 network for effective cancer therapies." Download flyer | IU news release

October 21, 2013
Paul Barber, Associate Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of California Los Angeles. "Advancing Marine Conservation in the Most Amazing Place You've Probably Never Heard Of." Download Flyer

October 8, 2012
Cassandra G. Extavour, Associate Professor of Organismic & Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University. “Evolving Immortality: The Origins and Changing Functions of Genes that Control the Germ Line.” Download Flyer

October 10, 2011
Adriana D. Briscoe, Associate Professor, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of California-Irvine. "The Genetic Basis of Adaptation in the Color Vision Systems of Mimetic Butterflies." Download Flyer

October 4, 2010
Dr. Carlos Bustamante, Professor of Molecular & Cell Biology, Physics, and Chemistry at University of California, Berkeley; and Director of the Advanced Microscopies Department at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. "Grabbing the Cat by the Tail: Discrete Steps by a DNA Packaging Motor and the Inter-Subunit Coordination in a Ring-ATPase." Download Flyer

October 19, 2009
Dr. Harmit Malik Singh, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. "The High-Stakes Evolutionary Game of 'Rock, Paper, Scissors' Between Primates and Viruses." Download Flyer

October 20, 2008
Dr. Rick Kittles, Assistant Professor, Department of Medical Genetics, University of Chicago. "Personalized Genetic History: Science and Cynicism." Download Flyer

October 15, 2007
Dr. Paul Turner, Associate Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Yale University. “Virus Evolution.” Download Flyer

October 9, 2006
Dr. Erich D. Jarvis, Associate Professor, Department of Neurobiology, Duke University. "The Evolution of Brain Pathways for Vocal Learning." Download Flyer

October 10, 2005
Dr. Ivette Perfecto, Associate Professor of Natural Resources at the University of Michigan. "Brewing Biodiversity: Birds, Ants, & Beetles in Coffee Farms." Download Flyer

October 11, 2004
Dr. Maydianne Andrade, Assistant Professor in the Divison of Life Sciences at the University of Toronto at Scarborough and Research Associate at the Royal Ontario Museum's Centre for Biodiversity and Conservation Biology. "Between a Rock and a Hard Place: Evolution of Self-Sacrificial Male Mating Strategies." Download Flyer

October 13, 2003
Dr. Scott V. Edwards, Professor of Biology, Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, and Curator of Ornithology at the Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University. "From Archaeopteryx to Modern Birds: A DNA Trail." Download Flyer

October 7, 2002
Dr. Tyrone B. Hayes, Associate Professor, Department of Integrative Biology, University of California, Berkeley. "From Silent Spring to Silent Night: The Impact of Modern Day Pesticides on Amphibians." Download Flyer

Nov. 12, 2001
Dr. S. Allen Counter, Director of the Harvard Foundation, Neurophysiologist at the Harvard Medical School and the Massachusetts General Hospital School, and a Scientific Explorer. "Matthew Henson and the North Pole Secret." 

October 16, 2000
Homer A. Neal, the Samuel A. Goudsmit Professor of Physics and Director of the ATLAS Project, University of Michigan. "Science in the New Millennium."  Hear a broadcast of Professor Neal's talk.Download Flyer

The Holland Graduate Fellowship  (top)

Holland always sought funding opportunities for Biology’s students, and it seemed fitting that the Department of Biology created the James P. Holland Graduate Fellowship in Biology. This fellowship exists to support the training of a first-year Ph.D. student from groups under-represented in the life sciences.  More »

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