The Duty to Act: Science and Social Responsibility

5:00 PM  - 6:30 PM
Thursday Feb 8, 2018
Board Room, Weyerhaeuser Hall


The Duty to Act: Science and Social Responsibility with Tyrone Hayes, a professor of integrative biology at the University of CA, Berkley.

While hired to research a herbicide used by the company Sygenta, Dr. Hayes discovered that it demasculinized and feminized male frogs. Although the company and other hired experts were resistant to his findings and would not fund it further, Dr. Hayes found ways to fund this research and publicize his findings. Through it all he has become a leading advocate for the regulation of pesticides that cause adverse health effects.

Come hear Dr. Hayes' story as he reflects on his unexpected calling to take on agribusiness.

This program is a part of the Ethics in the Professions Series of the CEC. This series features stories of individuals and how they negotiate the ethical standards of their profession.

This event is for: Students

Sponsored By: Civic Engagement Center

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