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Biology Rocks

The University of North Carolina biology department treats its guest speakers like rock stars. And they've got the sweet posters to prove it.

Elie Dolgin
Most research institutes host some type of distinguished lecture series, where they invite luminary scientists to give guest seminars. But at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill linkurl:biology department,;http://www.bio.unc.edu/ invited speakers are truly distinguished by being immortalized on slick linkurl:concert posters.;http://www.flickr.com/photos/biologyposters/ Each biology "gig" poster is hand screen-printed by Chapel Hill's linkurl:The Merch,;http://www.themerch.net/index.html a design duo that usually creates band posters and t-shirts, rather than biology bulletins. linkurl:Bob Goldstein,;http://www.bio.unc.edu/faculty/goldstein/lab/ a UNC evolutionary and developmental biologist, spoke with __The Scientist__ about how the school's linkurl:biology posters;http://www.flickr.com/photos/biologyposters/ end up looking like collector's items, and not just lackluster placards that get tacked up at most academic conferences.
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[19th August 2002]

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