March 31, 1975 - Dr. Estelle Ramey, a professor of physiology and biophysics at Georgetown University Medical School, speaking on the superiority of women. Dr. Ramey, who opened the Area Spring Women's Conference at Saint Cloud State College's Atwood Ballroom in Saint Cloud, told a large audience that women are intellectually equal to men and physically superior in some ways. Ramey has a Doctorate in Endocrinology and has spent several years researching the relationship between glands and the nervous system and stress responses.
October 10, 1975 - Professor Fremling talked with reporter Dan Olson and described how he became interested in the Mississippi. Fremling, a biology professor at Winona State College in Southeastern Minnesota, has explored and researched the Mississippi, and his firsthand knowledge of the waterway has made him a respected commentator on the life and health of the river.
October 13, 1975 - Professor Glenn Seaborg, awarded the Nobel Prize for chemistry in 1951 and chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission from 1961 to 1971, speaking at Nobel Conference XI: The Future of Science held at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter. Seaborg’s topic was about the "new signposts for science."
October 15, 1975 - John Eccles, distinguished professor of physiology and biophysics at the State University of New York at Buffalo, speaking at Nobel Conference XI: The Future of Science held at Gustavus Adolphus College. Eccle’s speech was titled “The Brain-Mind Problem as a Frontier of Science.”
October 17, 1975 - Langdon Gilkey, professor of theology at the Divinity School at the University of Chicago, speaking at the Nobel Conference XI, held in St. Peter, MN. Gilkey’s address was titled “The Future of Science.” Gilkey is author of numerous books, including "Maker of Heaven and Earth", "How the World Can Minister to the World Without Losing Itself", and "Religion and the Scientific Future."
October 20, 1975 - Thor Heyerdahl, Norwegian explorer and anthropologist who sailed across the Pacific on the balsa wood raft Kon-Tiki, speaking at Concordia College.
December 14, 1976 - Victor Weisskopf, Director of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, speaking at Nobel Conference XII - The Nature of the Physical Universe held at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter. Weisskopf’s topic was the elementary particle. Victor Weisskopf helped develop the atomic bomb.
December 14, 1976 - Professor Sir Fred Hoyle, astronomer and a mathematician at Cambridge University in England, speaking at Nobel Conference XII - The Nature of the Physical Universe held at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter. This is a short dinner speech made during conference, where Hoyle shares personal anecdotes of fellow scientists.
January 24, 1977 - Professor Sir Fred Hoyle, astronomer and a mathematician at Cambridge University in England, speaking at Nobel Conference XII - The Nature of the Physical Universe held at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter. Hoyle's speech was titled "An Astronomer's View of the Evolution of Man." Hoyle is also known for his books which popularize astronomy and for his science fiction stories. The speech broke for questions, which were introduced by the moderator.
March 24, 1977 - At recent conference on Intermediate Technology, sponsored by the Future Department of the Science Museum of Minnesota and the Minnesota Humanities Commission, British economist Dr. E.F. Schumacher gave a speech titled “Economics for a Changing World.” Schumacher is author of the book "Small is Beautiful: Economics As If People Mattered."