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A Conversation with Harold Scheraga


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The Oral History Project of the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at Cornell University, led by Charles Wilcox and Kelly Strickland, presents this DVD of an extended interview with a senior member of the faculty in which they share their life?s journey, their professional interests and their reflections about the distinctive character of their department and its nurturing environment. Their comments reveal some of the aspects that make this an exemplary academic unit. Short biographies of interviewee and interviewer are included, in addition to a photo gallery and list of publications of the interviewee.

Harold A. Scheraga remains an active researcher at age 85, with authorship (or co-authorship) of 1,173 research publications, he has established a legendary record at Cornell University. His honors include: Guggenheim Fellow and Fulbright Research Scholar a) Carlsberg Lab., Copenhagen, Denmark, 1956-57 b) Weizmann Institute, Rehovoth, Israel, 1963 National Institutes of Health Special Fellow, Weizmann Institute Rehovoth, Israel, 1970 Fogarty Scholar, National Institutes of Health, 1984, 1986, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991 ACS Eli Lilly Award in Biochemistry, 1957 Sc.D. (Hon.), Duke University, 1961; University of Rochester, 1988 Elected Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science, 1966 Elected Member, National Academy of Sciences, U.S., 1966 Elected Member, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 1967 Townsend Harris Medal, C.C.N.Y., 1970 Nichols Medal, New York Section, American Chemical Society, 1974 City College Chemistry Alumni Scientific Achievement Award Medal, 1977 ACS Kendall Award in Colloid or Surface Chemistry, 1978 Linderstrom-Lang Medal, Carlsberg Laboratory, 1983

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