Distinguished Lecture Series

Knight Campus Distinguished Lecture Series

An annual event designed to bring nationally and internationally recognized science, technology and engineering leaders to the University of Oregon community to give their perspective on the future of their fields.

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Previous Speakers

Susan Margulies

Assistant Director for Engineering, National Science Foundation (NSF)

"Transforming our World for a Better Tomorrow"

Susan Margulies discusses priorities and opportunities for engineering research and education.

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Karen Wooley

W.T. Doherty-Welch Chair in Chemistry and Distinguished Professor, Texas A&M University

"Synthetic Strategies to Afford Natural Product-Based Polymer Materials: Impacts on Sustainability, Life, Health and the Environment"

Karen Wooley discusses how natural polymer materials can impact sustainability, human health, and the environment.

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Brian Druker

Director, Knight Cancer Institute

"Imatinib as a Paradigm of Targeted Cancer Therapies"

Brian Druker discussed how he spearheaded the highly successful clinical trials of imatinib for chronic myeloid leukemia, which led to FDA approval of the drug in record time.

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Stephen Gillett

CEO and Co-Founder, Chronicle

"Innovation, Leadership, and Change"

Stephen Gillett discussed leadership, transformation, and change and how these elements shaped him into a leader that skirts the norm, strives for innovation, and views change as an opportunity, not a roadblock.