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Breakthroughs in Science: New York

Posted by The College of Science at OSU on July 23, 2008

The College is sincerely grateful to Dr. Jim Paul (PhD ’71) and Dr. Kala Paul (M ’72 Microbiology) for hosting our second Breakthroughs in Science: Solutions for a Changing World dinner event in New York on June 18.

Our New York event was held at Triomphe Restaurant (named by the New York Times as one of the best restaurants in the city) in Midtown Manhattan. New York Beavers made the night a well-attended success. Dean Sherm Bloomer welcomed everyone via a pre-recorded DVD and handed the evening over to the most cited author on coral reef ecology in the Western Hemisphere, Dr. Mark Hixon. Mark’s presentation, “Coral Reefs: New Frontiers, New Threats” sparked a conversation that lasted throughout the evening.

Guests enjoyed great food, great wine (an Oregon Pinot made an appearance), lively conversation, and were sent off with a thank you from Jim and Kala. Jim and Kala explained how important Oregon State has been in their lives. It is where they met, fell in love, and has always kept a special place in their hearts. So much so that Kala named her company, The Corvallis Group, in honor of their time at Oregon State. Jim and Kala took the opportunity to explain why they support the University and encouraged guests to do the same. It should also be noted that even as they were helping plan and prepare for their son’s wedding, Jim and Kala found time to host the event and we are so grateful for it.

Jim and Kala, we are honored by your dedication and financial support. Thank you!

Dr. Jim Paul and Dr. Patrick Kennelly

Dr. Amy Chadburn and Assistant Director of Development, Ryan Robinson

Dr. Jim and Dr. Kala Paul and Director of Development, Anne Ruggiero

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