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December 30, 2019 at 3:44 pm

OHIO Today: Grasselli Brown Shares Love for Science, Knowledge

Jeanette Grasselli Brown, portrait

Though Grasselli Brown retired from Standard Oil Company in 1989, her scientific ambitions and philanthropic support for multiple organizations remains. Photo by Dustin Franz, BSVC ’10Jeanette Grasselli Brown

OHIO Today writes about Ohio University alumna Jeanette Grasselli Brown in a story headlined “OHIO gifts share knowledge, wisdom, and love.”

Grasselli Brown earned a B.S. in Chemistry from the College of Arts & Sciences at OHIO and was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Science by the university.

The Frontiers in Science Lecture Series was born from the generosity of Jeanette Grasselli Brown, BS ’50, HON ’78, and her husband, Glenn Brown, in 1991. It hosts speakers who are adept at sharing their research with a general audience.

Both seek to give the greater OHIO community access—at no cost—to “people who have important things to say,” says Judith Rhue, chair of both series’ speaker selection committee.

“Because we are scientists, as world or local issues were arising, we were very dismayed by the lack of understanding—often even in the media—of scientific issues,” says Grasselli Brown, a former University trustee who retired as director of corporate research and analytical science for BP America.

Read the rest of the story at OHIO Today.

Read about her career in industrial research and spectroscopy at Standard Oil in Wikipedia.

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