The 4th Annual Dana and Betty Fisher Retreat of the Picower Institute June 15 & 16, 2011
The 4th Annual Dana and Betty Fisher Retreat
Each June, after the close of the academic year, the Picower Institute has traditionally hosted a retreat for community members where faculty, post-docs, graduate students, and staff present their research findings from the past year and build connections across the Institute’s labs. The Dana and Betty Fisher Retreat of the Picower Institute was recently endowed by a $1.2 million dollars gift by their children, in accordance with their parents’ wish to further the understanding of memory and learning. Dana Fisher was a lifelong aviator who helped build TWA into an international airline. Betty Fisher was a correspondent for Time-Life in the 1940s when she met her future husband in Cairo. They raised their children on a farm in the Palo Verde Valley, where Dana Fisher worked to support water and land-use rights for the region’s growers and Betty Fisher served the community through the local hospital and schools.
Picower Institute for Learning and Memory