In the fall of 1992, the
University of California San Francisco with the
San Francisco Exploratorium
presented a program for the public on the recombinant DNA revolution
in Biology, Winding Your Way Through DNA. Under the leadership of
Dr. Harold Varmus, this highly successful symposium was attended by
1,200 people and sold out within five days. Because more than 5,000
additional people wanted to attend, the event was televised and an
estimated 4,000 were able to view the program via satellite at 27 or
more sites throughout the country.
The symposium has received recognition in the form of three national
awards that attest to its
quality and popular appeal. These include awards from the Council for
the Advancement and Support for Education (CASE) for a special event
and a special event publications package, and an Award of Excellence
from the Association of American Medical Colleges/Group on
Institutional Advancement (AAMC/GIA) for a special project.
The symposium is available on videotape through
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press. To date more than 650 of the six-volume sets
have sold in the U.S. and 11 foreign countries. The royalites of
these sales are being used to support, in part,
a related project of the same name.
Access Excellence is pleased to present these exceptional talks in collaboration with the University of California San Francisco: