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New Ways to Reproduce

Annually the Tau Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa joins the Athenaeum in hosting a noted academic speaker. This year we are pleased to present Clifford Grobstein, professor emeritus of biological science and public policy at the University of California, San Diego.

Dr. Grobstein was appointed professor and chairman of the UCSD biology department in 1966. Two years later he became dean of the developing UCSD Medical School, serving in that capacity until 1973 when he was appointed vice-chancellor for university relations. He returned to teaching and research in 1976 as professor of biological science and public policy, focusing on analysis of public policy issues arising in connection with rapidly advancing biomedical science.

Prior to teaching. Dr. Grobstein was an experimental embryologist at the National Cancer Institute and at Stanford University. He has served as president of the American Association of Zoologists and the Society for Developmental Biology. In addition, he was elected to the National Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the Institute of Medicine. He is the author of The Strategy of Life (1965), The Double Image of the Double Helix: The Recombinant-DNA Debate (1979), From Chance to Purpose: An Appraisal of External Human Fertilization (1981), and, most recently, Science and the Unborn: Choosing Human Futres (1990). He is currently completing a book to be entitled The Cosmic Cradle.

Please join us for Dr. Grobstein's speech, "New Ways to Reproduce," discussing how technological advances in reproductive biology and medicine will affect our future. Return the enclosed reservation form to join us for dinner at 6:00. His presentation will follow at 7:00.