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[TE] HHMI's Holiday Lectures on Science: Broadcast Dec. 9-10

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Mon Dec 2 20:25:01 EST 1996

HHMI's Holiday Lectures on Science: Broadcast Dec. 9-10

I am writing to alert you about a Web site where tomorrow's 
scientists can learn how nasty viruses such as HIV or Ebola 
infect our bodies, and how our bodies fight off these deadly 

Prepared by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the site is 
filled with cool "science stuff" for teenagers and teachers. 
Three high school student "Webheads" from the Washington, D.C. 
area designed the site-- http://www.hhmi.org/lectures/start.htm 
--for the Institute, the nation's largest philanthropy.

The site helps high school teachers and students prepare for 
HHMI's annual "Holiday Lectures on Science," a series of four 
one-hour lectures that will be broadcast across the United 
States and Canada on December 9 and 10. Two of the Institute's 
scientists, Dr. John Kappler and Dr. Philippa Marrack (who 
happen to be married to each other), will speak on "The Immune 
System--Friend and Foe," using high school students to demonstrate 
scientific concepts and bring the life sciences to life.

The accompanying Web site is packed with animation and other 
resources to help students visualize the life-and-death struggle 
between antigens and antibodies. Teachers will find hands-on 
lessons for their classrooms, and a place to send questions to 
the two scientists. A news release about the holiday lectures is 
at http://www.hhmi.org/whatsnew/releases/110896.htm

Surfers can also visit the rest of the Institute's Web site-- 
http://www.hhmi.org.  Among its most popular new features is a 
full-length "Web book" on the remarkable transformation under way 
in undergraduate science education across the United States. 
"Beyond Bio 101"-- http://www.hhmi.org/BeyondBio101 --is filled 
with original reporting, lively graphics, and useful resources for 
biology educators at all levels.  It shows how the revolution in 
molecular biology is changing society, from the use of DNA evidence 
in murder trials to new ideas for fighting cancer. A news release 
is at http://www.hhmi.org/whatsnew/releases/100996a.htm.

All of the material is offered free as a public service by the 
Institute, which has awarded nearly $600 million in grants since 
1988 to enhance science education at all levels -- the largest 
private initiative of its kind in U.S. history.

For more information on the Holiday Lectures broadcast and Web site, 
educators should call (800) 219-7874, 
send an e-mail to granthl at hq.hhmi.org, or 
visit http://www.hhmi.org/lectures/start.htm

Reporters only should contact HHMI's David Jarmul at 
jarmuld at hq.hhmi.org
(301) 215-8857

For more information on "Beyond Bio 101," 
visit http://www.hhmi.org/BeyondBio101 or 
contact David Jarmul (above).

We have also created colorful icons and text snippets for Web links, 
complete with instructions at http://drwebby.com/hhmi/how2link.html 
For help with the links, contact Steffanie Lynch at 
link2hhmi at drwebby.com
(804) 739-0165

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