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March 6, 2017

Dr. Marsha I. Lester, Edmund J. Kahn Distinguished Professor in Chemistry at the University of Pennsylvania, will deliver the 2017 Ellis L. and Jennie Mae Krause Lecture in Science at Marietta College at 7:00 p.m., Monday, March 6th in the Alma McDonough Auditorium. Lester, who is also joining the College as a Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Lecturer, will discuss "Climate Change: Chemistry, Assessment and International Policy."

Lester is editor-in-chief of "The Journal of Chemical Physics" and founding member of the Penn Forum for Women Faculty. Her research group has developed innovative methods for stabilizing ‘entrance channel complexes’ and reaction intermediates of environmental significance.

The Krause Lecture is free and open to the public. The lecture series, which began in 2002, is supported by gifts from the late Dr. Richard M. Krause ’47, the son of E.L. and Jennie Mae Krause. Dr. Krause served on the College’s Board of Trustees for 22 years.