The Opening of an exhibition on Calvin Bridges (1889-1938) will be held at the Library on Wednesday, May 30th, from 3:00 to 5:00pm. Bridges, a renowned geneticist, was part of the famous fly room of Thomas Hunt Morgan at Columbia University along with Alfred Sturtevant and H.J. Muller. In 1934, Bridges was a founder of the Drosophila Information Service (DIS) with Milislav Demerec, Director of the Carnegie Institution’s Department of Genetics and Cold Spring Harbor at that time. The exhibit contains photographs of Bridges with his family and colleagues and scientific artifacts including a microscope lamp from the Columbia fly room, and more. The exhibit was curated by Judith Cuddihy, recipient of the CSHL Sydney Brenner Scholarship.
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To celebrate Jim Watson’s 84th birthday and his 44 years at CSHL, he was presented with the book, James D. Watson, Reflecting Life. The book was created under the direction of Mila Pollock and includes photographs from 84 years of Dr. Watson’s personal life and career in science from the Watson Special Collection Archive. The presentation was held at everyone’s favorite watering hole, the Blackford Bar, on April 6, 2012.