Lawrence honors Thomas Steitz

Ian Wallace

Lawrence has announced the renaming of Science Hall. After the naming ceremony the building
will be called “Thomas Steitz Science Hall” to honor the 1962 Lawrence graduate who won the
Nobel Prize for Chemistry Oct. 7. Wednesday, President Beck also announced that Steitz will
give the speech at the 2010 Commencement Ceremony in June. Regarding Commencement,
Steitz said, “I have decided that it is very important for me to accept your invitation for next
spring’s commencement. My years at Lawrence were of such great importance to me and my
life and I feel I must pay tribute to Lawrence.