Oral history interview with Bruce M. Alberts 2012

Oral history interview with Bruce M. Alberts 2012

 

 

Name:
Alberts, Bruce (Interviewee), Farber, Myron (Interviewer)
Title:
Oral history interview with Bruce M. Alberts 2012
Abstract:
(b. 1938); Trustee at Carnegie Corporation of New York from 2001-2009; currently emeritus professor of biochemistry and biophysics at University of California San Francisco; childhood: born in Illinois, attended New Trier High School, influential assignment to discover how a television works; formal education: Harvard University, BA 1960, PhD 1965; edited science textbook; influences: James Watson, Governor Richard W. Riley, Governor Jim Hunt, Michele Cahill, Deborah Meier, David A. Hamburg, Vartan Gregorian, Sam Nunn; development of Science Education Partnership in San Francisco; elected president of National Academy of Sciences in 1993; chaired Genome Committee in 1987; development of national education standards; involvement with Carnegie Corporation in 1990s on "Years of Promise" report; invited to become a trustee at Carnegie Corporation; interplay between board members and staff; development and efficacy of programs: Small Schools movement, Teachers for a New Era, Taking Science to School, Next Generations Science Education Conceptual Framework, Opportunity Equation, Strategic Education Researcher Program; role and dynamics of the board of trustees on grant-making; involvement with Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation; perspective on importance and failures of science education; comparison between No Child Left Behind and Race to the Top; travels: with Carnegie to Egypt and South Africa for libraries programs, Pakistan as science envoy for Barack Obama, India and China for Science Magazine; ethics and joys of foundation giving.
Collection Name:
Carnegie Corporation project. Part 3
Subjects:
Education, Higher, Libraries--Africa, Science and education, Biochemists, Charitable uses, trusts, and foundations--Political activity, Endowments, Alberts, Bruce, Gregorian, Vartan, and Carnegie Corporation of New York
Format:
oral histories
Genre:
Interviews
Date:
2012
Physical Description:
100 pages. + index; 1 digital audio file (94 min.); 1 digital audio file (87 min.)
Note (Biographical):
Biochemist.
Note:
Interviewed by Myron Farber on April 26, 2012.
Note (Provenance):
Gift of Bruce Alberts
Language:
English
Library Location:
Columbia Center for Oral History, Columbia University
Browse Location’s Digital Content
Catalog Record:
10489035
Digital Project:
Carnegie Digital Past and Future
Persistent URL:
https://dx.doi.org/10.7916/D8R79Z7D