FORA.tv Speaker - Greg Farrington

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Biography

Greg Farrington is executive director and William R. and Gretchen B. Kimball Chair of the California Academy of Sciences. Since beginning his post in 2007, Farrington has focused efforts on addressing what CAS considers to be two of the most important scientific questions of our time: How did life happen? And how can we sustain it? CAS is the only institution in the world to combine a museum, aquarium, and planetarium, as well as vigorous programs of research and education. Farrington came to CAS after eight years as president of Lehigh University. Prior to that, he spent 19 years at the University of Pennsylvania. A widely published chemist, Farrington holds more than two dozen patents and has written more than 100 articles in the fields of solid-state chemistry, electrochemistry, and education.

7 Programs

The Big C: The Fight Against Cancer

11.01.11 | 01:35:13 min | 1 comment

The Past & Future of Ocean Fisheries

09.20.11 | 00:55:00 min | 2 comments

How Do We Design The Learning Environments of the Future?

06.29.11 | 01:11:02 min | 0 comments

Ecosystem Impact of the Deepwater Horizon Disaster

11.09.10 | 01:01:27 min | 0 comments

Todd Disotell: A New Tale of the Primate Split

01.12.10 | 01:20:27 min | 7 comments

Maya Lin's 'What Is Missing'

09.17.09 | 00:31:42 min | 0 comments

The Evolution of the New California Academy of Sciences

06.08.09 | 01:00:45 min | 2 comments