OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

OPB film on Linus Pauling to preview at OSU

05/11/2011

CORVALLIS, Ore. – An Oregon Public Broadcasting film on the life of Linus Pauling, an Oregon State University alumnus and the only two-time recipient of an unshared Nobel Prize, will be previewed on Saturday, May 21, at OSU.

The screening of the film, titled “Oregon Experience: Linus Pauling,” will be in the LaSells Stewart Center on the OSU campus at 4 p.m., with a question-and-answer period to follow. It is free and open to the public, but people who wish to attend are requested to R.S.V.P by contacting Rachel Taleff at rtaleff@opb.org, or (503) 293-1981.

The film will later be premiered on OPB on May 30 at 9 p.m.

“The program looks at Pauling’s childhood and adolescence in Condon and Portland, and how his experiences helped shape his life and brilliant career,” said Nadine Jelsing, producer of the documentary. “We hope that viewers will appreciate Pauling’s genius, his revolutionary contributions to chemistry, molecular biology and medicine, and his great courage and humanity.”

Pauling was born in Portland, Ore., in 1901, and graduated from what was then Oregon Agricultural College with a degree in chemical engineering. He made pioneering advances in chemistry, physics, medicine and molecular biology, and later led efforts to control nuclear weapons testing. For this work he received the Nobel Prize in both chemistry and peace.