Ava Helen Pauling Chair
In the following years, Williams contributed a few hundred dollars annually to the institute. No one knew he had the desire or means to make such a large donation.
Institute leaders decided to use this generous unexpected gift to create its second endowed faculty position. Over the next three years, thousands of other donations came in from friends and supporters around the country, and in January 2001, the first Ava Helen Pauling Chair was appointed.
The institute decided to name the chair after Linus Pauling's wife "because she was of great importance to Linus Pauling, his scientific career, and his work opposing nuclear testing and promoting world peace," said director Balz Frei. "Pauling always felt she should have shared the Nobel Peace Prize with him. We are pleased to honor her memory with this endowment."
Current Faculty Holder
|Maret G. Traber|