Community Component: 

Smithsonian Exhibit at The Light Factory, February 11 – March 25, 2005

Through a collaboration between The Echo Foundation, The Smithsonian Institution and The Light Factory, and to compliment the Laureates’ visit to Charlotte, the photographic exhibit, Nobel Portraits: Celebrating Innovation and Creativity will be on display at The Light Factory center for photography and film. The Peter Badge photographs highlight the individuals who have led the scientific world to cutting edge discoveries and received a Nobel Prize. Nobel Portraits: Celebrating Innovation and Creativity is drawn from the exhibition Nobel Voices – Celebrating 100 years of the Nobel Prize and was jointly produced, organized and developed by the Smithsonian Institution’s Lemelson Center and the Deutsches Museum Bonn, with funding from The Lemelson Foundation. The exhibit is free and open to the public. Group tours can be arranged by contacting The Light Factory, 704-333-9755.



Signed copies available for purchase,          please call 704-347-3844

Panel Discussion, Monday February 28, 2005, 4:00-5:30pm, The Westin Hotel:

The Charlotte community and surrounding region will be introduced to the latest developments and discoveries in the sciences through a panel discussion with Laureates for the general public. A Community Panel Discussion with the Laureates and approximately 350 community citizens from diverse backgrounds will take place. Anders Bárány, Senior Curator of the Nobel Museum, will moderate the panel discussion. In addition, community leaders and interested citizens will become more aware of the need for improving student involvement and performance in science education in our high schools and colleges.  Through the Laureates’ visit, we anticipate the community will gain a greater understanding of the cutting-edge discoveries being made by the brilliant minds in the sciences and their impact on our lives in the near and long-term future. Additionally, the community will appreciate the importance of a scientifically literate student population as we face the 21st Century.

Sixth Annual Award Dinner:

Monday, February 28, 2005, 7pm, The Westin Hotel

Presenting the Echo Award Against Indifference to Mr. Hugh L. McColl, Jr.

Each year the Echo Foundation honors a member of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Community with our Award Against Indifference. This year we honor Hugh L. McColl, Jr. who exemplifies our organization’s dedication to promoting human dignity, justice and moral courage through positive, effective action for humankind.

Past recipients of the Charlotte Echo Award Against Indifference, Joe Martin, 2000; Bishop George Battle, Jr., 2001; Sister Mary Thomas Burke, 2002; Harvey Gantt, 2003; and Dr. Dean Colvard, 2004.

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