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KU Today: Biology and law collide in award winner’s work

Source: 
Lawrence Journal-World
Author: 
McKenna Harford
Date: 
Sunday, August 23, 2015

"Kansas University Earl B. Shurtz Research Professor Andrew Torrance has degrees in biology, genetics and law. He has taught at Harvard and MIT, and even advised President Barack Obama during his candidacy. He is truly a modern-day renaissance man.

'I really like dealing with cutting-edge science and the legal issues it raises,' Torrance said.

This spring, Torrance was recognized by Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little for his talents, as one of four professors to receive the University Scholarly Achievement Award last year.

The awards are presented to mid-career professors for their research in one of four areas: arts and humanities; clinical sciences; science, technology and mathematics; and social science and professional programs, the category in which Torrance was a winner."