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Sustainabiility STEM Movie: The Secret of Photo 51

Sustainabiility STEM Movie: The Secret of Photo 51 In-Person

Join us for our sustainability themed movie series Thursday, April 19 at 6pm in 305 Capen (inside Silverman Library). We are privileged to present The Secret of Photo 51 (2003, 56 min, documentary) directed by Gary Glassman. Open to everyone including students, faculty and staff.

Thursday, April 19, 2018
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
305 Silverman Library
North Campus

STEM is not new. April 25th is the 65th anniversary of the landmark paper in the journal, Nature, authored by James Watson and Francis Crick that provide a chemical model of the DNA Molecule.

Rosalind Franklin pioneered and photographed the helix structure of DNA using X-ray crystallography more than 65 years ago. James Watson, Maurice Wilkins, and Francis Crick received the 1962 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (Franklin died in 1958 and Nobel Prizes are not awarded posthumously). What was Franklin’s contribution to the structure of the DNA molecule. Let's set the record straight.


A brief introduction precedes the movie and a discussion after the movie will be led by Fred Stoss, Librarian: Biological, Ecology and Geosciences, & Mathematics. With degrees in biology, zoology and information studies, and nearly a decade of research work in toxicology and environmental health, Stoss has dedicated his professional and personal life to climate change, sustainability research and environmental advocacy.


This film is presented by University Libraries with co-sponsorship from UB’s Professional Staff Sustainable Living Committee and UB’s Sustainability office.


Coming soon

Mon Apr 30 – Taken for a Ride


Parking is free in UB Student, Faculty, and Staff parking lots after 3:00pm
NFTA ride sharing routes #35 and #44 use Flint Circle stop

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