Sigma Xi Distinguished Scholar to Speak

Kirksville Sigma Xi is having an Initiation and Awards Ceremony in conjunction with a buffet dinner April 12 in the Student Union Building Lounge.

Refreshments will be provided beginning at 5:30 p.m. and dinner will be served promptly at 6 p.m. New members and the Researcher of the Year award winner will be recognized near the end of the meal.

This year’s distinguished scholar, Vito Quaranta, professor of cancer biology and the co-director for the Center for Matrix Biology at Vanderbilt University, will give a lecture at 7:30 p.m. following the banquet. The title of his presentation is “Biology Becomes an Exact Science.”

Dinner costs $12 and any number of guests are welcome to attend, provided their meal is paid for. Inductees eat for free.

Sigma Xi is a scientific research society. The Kirksville chapter is a joint venture of Truman State University and the Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Contact Laura Fielden at or at 785.4624 for more information.
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