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Alumna and Princeton President featured on CBC Radio program

Queen's alumna Shirley Tilghman will be featured on tonight's CBC Radio One program Ideas.

An interview with Queen’s alumna Shirley Tilghman (BScH’68, DSc’02), president of Princeton University, will be broadcast on the CBC Radio One program Ideas tonight at 9 pm EST. She will talk with host Paul Kennedy about women in science.

The talk was recorded at Queen’s last October when Dr. Tilghman visited campus shortly after receiving the Henry G. Friesen International Prize in Health Research. She delivered a public lecture at Queen’s on the need to increase women’s participation in science and technology.

During postdoctoral studies at the National Institutes of Health, Dr. Tilghman made a number of groundbreaking discoveries while cloning the first mammalian gene. An exceptional teacher and a world-renowned scholar and leader in the field of molecular biology, she was elected Princeton’s 19th president in 2001. In 2002 she was one of five winners of the prestigious L’Oreal-UNESCO Award for Women in Science.

More details about the radio program can be found on the Ideas website.

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