By Bro. Wesley Jarmon
The National Science Foundation will sponsor its first ever symposium on the life and legacy of Ernest Everett Just. This one-day symposium will be held on the campus of Howard University, November 21, 2008, in the Carnegie Building. This symposium will be free and open to the public; however, pre-registration will be required to attend. Please see http://www.eejsymposium.com/ for more information about this purely academic
and educational learning experience.
This symposium seeks to draw attention to Dr. Just’s contributions to medicine, biology, and to other scientific research by bringing together a group of distinguished scientists from areas of research in cell and developmental biology and ecology that all relate in some way to Just and his work. The timing and location of this symposium are significant: the year 2008 is the 125th anniversary of Just’s birth, and Ernest Just was a faculty member at Howard University throughout his scientific career.
Dr. Kenneth R. Manning, the author of the “Black Apollo of Science” (the life of Ernest Everett Just) will be the key note speaker at the luncheon for this symposium. Lunch will also be provided to those that register in time for this symposium. Please visit the site listed above for more information or you can call Wesley Jarmon at (301) 938-7883 to address some of your questions. Also visit http://www.ernestjustfoundation.org/ , the website of the Ernest Everett Just Foundation, Inc. (Photo at top: Gamma Pi members with Bro. Just's daughter).