Dr. Jane Lubchenco, the 2016 winner of the Linus Pauling Legacy Award sponsored by Oregon State University Libraries and Press, will deliver a free public lecture in Portland on Tuesday, April 26 at 7:30 p.m. at the Oregon Historical Society, 1200 SW Park Avenue. Her talk is titled “Scientists Making Waves and Bringing Hope.” 

The Linus Pauling Award recognizes outstanding achievement in a subject of interest to the famous scientist and two-time Nobel laureate, and several of the previous recipients were Nobel Prize winners. Lubchenco is the ninth winner of the prestigious award. Lubchenco holds the title of university distinguished professor and advisor in Marine Studies at Oregon State University and was formerly the administrator of the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and under secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere. 

In addition to her work at Oregon State, Lubchenco is currently serving as the first U.S. Science Envoy for the Ocean and is an international expert on marine ecology, environmental science and climate change. With a Ph.D. in ecology from Harvard University, Lubchenco is one of the most highly cited ecologists in the world, and she has received numerous awards including a MacArthur “genius” award and 20 honorary doctorates.

Lubchenco’s lecture in Portland is wheelchair accessible. Individuals requiring other accommodations should contact Don Frier at 541-737-4633 or don.frier@oregonstate.edu by April 20 so that appropriate arrangements can be made.

Posted - April 14, 2016