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Nov. 1, 1996

Chemist selected as third Carver visiting scholar

by Anne Dolan
Lynda Jordan, Iowa State's third George Washington Carver Visiting Scholar, will come to campus Nov. 5-7 for a variety of meetings with science students, student groups, faculty and administrators. She also will present a public lecture and a research seminar.

Jordan is an associate professor of chemistry at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, Greensboro, where she was named the outstanding faculty member in the College of Arts and Sciences in 1992. She is one of six female scientists featured in the PBS series, Discovering Women, which aired in March 1995. She also was among the women in science, technology and engineering honored at the White House by Hillary Rodham Clinton that same month.

Jordan will deliver a public lecture at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6, in the Memorial Union South Ballroom titled, "Minorities and Women in Science: Are We Prepared for the 21st Century?" She also will join President Martin Jischke at 10 a.m. on the Wednesday, Nov. 6, edition of Talk of Iowa on WOI-AM Radio.

Jordan's scholarly lecture, "Human Placental Phospholipase A2 Isoforms," will begin at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 5, in the Molecular Biology auditorium.

For a complete schedule of Jordan's campus activities, see the Events calendar on ISU's World Wide Web homepage.

A native of Dorchester, Mass., Jordan received the bachelor's degree in professional chemistry from North Carolina A&T (1978) and master's degree in chemistry from Atlanta University, Georgia (1980). She earned a Ph.D. in biological chemistry from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge (1985), and completed a two-year post-doctoral program in the department of pharmacology and thrombosis, Institut Pasteur, Paris.

Iowa State created the Carver visiting scholar program in 1993 to bring professors from under-represented groups to campus. The intent of the program is to broaden students' educational experience and enrich the university environment. The program is funded through a $300,000 endowment.

James Mitchell, head of the analytical chemistry research department of Bell Laboratories, Murray Hill, N.J., visited campus in April 1994. Donald Andrew Grinde Jr., a professor of history at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, visited campus in March 1995.

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