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Prof. David S. Page to Give Inaugural Lecture

Story posted February 15, 1999


Feb. 3, 1999, BRUNSWICK, Maine -- Prof. David S. Page, who last year was named the Charles Weston Pickard Professor of Chemistry, will give his inaugural lecture at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 4, in Cleaveland Room 151.

Page has gained an international reputation as an expert in the field of oil spills and their environmental impact on marine ecosystems. He will speak about "How a Chemist Studies Oil Spills: A Study of Lessons Learned."

Page joined the Bowdoin faculty in 1974, was promoted to associate professor in 1975 and professor in 1982. He has conducted field research on the Amoco Cadiz and Exxon Valdez oil spills, and on many smaller spills throughout the world. Page received a bachelor's degree in chemistry from Brown University and a doctorate in physical chemistry from Purdue University in 1970. Page, a member of the American Chemical Society and the Society of American Toxicologists and Chemistry, has authored more than 80 professional publications, two biochemistry texts and nearly a dozen articles on chemical education.

The Charles Weston Pickard Professorship of Chemistry was established in 1952 with a bequest from Frederick W. Pickard, Class of 1894, in honor of his father, who also was a Bowdoin graduate and a prominent Portland businessman and publisher.

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