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The A. Dixon Johnson and Betty F. Johnson Memorial Lectures in Scientific Communication are organized by the Eberly College of Science and are designed for the enjoyment and education of the residents of the Central Pennsylvania area. The biennial lectures feature distinguished science communicators who excel at communicating scientific issues and discoveries to the general public. The lectures were established with a gift from Betty F. Johnson in honor of her husband A. Dixon Johnson, who had been a science writer and the head of the Department of Public Information at Penn State from 1962 to 1974. The series is supported by the A. Dixon and Betty F. Johnson Foundation.
USA Today Reporter to Give Free Public Lecture "Science News in the Digital Age: A Brave New World" 06 April 2013 11:00 AM 100 Thomas Building,
Date: 06 April 2013
Giant squids, arsenic-loving microbes, and politicians badgering scientists over climate studies will be featured in a free public lecture by Dan Vergano, an award-winning science reporter and columnist for USA TODAY, at 11:00 a.m. on 6 April 2013 in 100 Thomas Building on the Penn State University Park campus. The event is the 2013 A. Dixon and Betty F. Johnson Lecture in Scientific Communication.
Scientist-Turned-Filmmaker to Show New Comedy Movies and Give Lecture on Scientific Communication from 11 to 13 September 2008
22 August 2008  
New York Times Science Reporter to Give Lecture on Scientific Communication on 9 December 2006
27 November 2006  
National Public Radio Correspondent to Give Lecture on Scientific Communication on 4 December
29 November 2004  
Pulitzer Prize Winner to Give Lecture on Scientific Communication on 7 December
13 November 2002  
Anthropologist to Speak on Communicating Human-Evolution Discoveries to a General Audience
01 October 2000  
Explorer of Ocean Volcanoes on Earth to Speak About Life on Other Planets
14 October 1998  

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