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Spring 2015 Series 

More events will be added as confirmed. 

May 6, 2015
New Horizons Mission to Pluto

After decades of planning and a 9-year journey, the New Horizons spacecraft will reach Pluto on July 14, 2015, providing our first close-up view of the Kuiper Belt Object and its five moons.

Fran Bagenal, Professor of Astrophysical and Planetary Sciences
Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics, University of Colorado

May 20, 2015 
Personalizing Cancer Immunotherapy

Cancer Immunoediting is the process by which the immune system controls and shapes cancer. In its most complex form, cancer immunoediting occurs in three phases: Elimination (the host protective phase of the process), Equilibrium (where tumor cells that survive immune elimination are maintained in a state of functional tumor dormancy) and Escape (where clinically apparent tumors emerge because immune sculpting of the tumor cells has produced variants that display either reduced immunogenicity or enhanced immunosuppressive activity).

Robert Schreiber (NAS), Washington University School of Medicine

June 2, 2015
Stereotype Threat

This lecture examines how people from different groups, being threatened by different stereotypes, can have quite different experiences in the same situation.

Claude M. Steele, (NAS) Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost at the University of California, Berkeley


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