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Interview with Vasantha Narasimhan

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Title

Interview with Vasantha Narasimhan

Date

June 16, 2015

Is Part Of

Skidmore Saratoga Memory Project

Description

Vasantha Narasimhan joined the Skidmore faculty in 1980 to offer courses in organic and biochemical chemistry.  She introduced the importance of hands-on undergraduate research and began Skidmore students’ participation in the regional American Chemical Society undergraduate research presentations.  She chaired the Pre-Medical Committee from 1980 - 2006.  In this interview she discusses how, during the presidency of David Porter, there was encouragement of science and the interdisciplinary nature of the sciences.  The tenure of President Phil Glotzbach brought increased support for start-up funds to help bring talented new research faculty to Skidmore and add more advanced courses in the sciences like the polymer chemistry course.  She chaired the Chemistry/Physics Department from 2002-until her retirement in 2006. 

Language

English (en)

Subject

Retiree Oral History Project

Type

Oral History

Oral History Item Type Metadata

Interviewer

Eileen McAdam, Sound and Story Project of the Hudson Valley

Interviewee

Vasantha Narasimhan

Location

Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY, 12866

Original Format

Audio recording

Duration

1:01:05

Citation

“Interview with Vasantha Narasimhan ,” Skidmore Saratoga Memory Project, accessed March 1, 2021, http://ssmp.skidmore.edu/document/251.

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