2011April

Admission of New Members
Admission of New Members
Dr. Kenneth J. Arrow, Sir Patrick Bateson, Dr. Allan Gibbard, Dr. Daniel Kahneman, Dr. Anne M. Treisman, Dr. Susan R. Wolf are inducted into the society and sign the members' book
Admission of New Members
Admission of New Members
Dr. Stanislas Dehaene, Dr. Jean-Michel Dubernard, Dr. Zachary Fisk, Dr. Elissa L. Newport, Dr. Richard E. Quandt, and Dr. Menahem E. Yaari are inducted into the society and sign the members' book
Admission of New Members
Admission of New Members
Dr. Janet Browne, Ms. Rosalind Chast, Dr. Jack E. Dixon, Dr. Robert E. Tarjan are inducted into the society and sign the members' book.
Bees in Crisis: Colony Collapse, Honey Laundering and Other Problems Bee-Setting American Apiculture
Bees in Crisis: Colony Collapse, Honey Laundering and Other Problems Bee-Setting American Apiculture
Dr. Berenbaum gives us a whirlwind tour of the life of bees. She goes through a little of the history of beekeeping in the United States, ending with the 21st century mass honey making industry., Berenbaum is the founder of the Insect Fear Film Festival: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Insect_Fear_Film_Festival
Challenges Facing the United States in the Middle East
Challenges Facing the United States in the Middle East
Embassador Pickering talks to the society about the Gulf War and the problems facing the Middle East.
Evolution of Whales from Land to Sea
Evolution of Whales from Land to Sea
Dr. Gingerich talks about the evolution of whales and our own evolution of our understanding of the history of whales.
Gavel presentation
Gavel presentation
Pat McPherson and Judge Adams present Clyde Barker with the presidential gavel.
Hepatitis C: Towards a Cure and Eradication
Hepatitis C: Towards a Cure and Eradication
Dr. Rice presents a history of the discovery of Hepatitis C and the research to find a vaccine.
Presentation of Society Awards and Prizes
Presentation of Society Awards and Prizes
Patrick Suppes presents the innaugural Suppes Prize for Distinction in Philosophy to Nancy J. Nersessian.
Reading the Classical Past from Antiquity to the Enlightenment: Three Case Histories. Part I: Against the Odds:  The Survival of Apuleius’ “Golden Ass”
Reading the Classical Past from Antiquity to the Enlightenment: Three Case Histories. Part I: Against the Odds: The Survival of Apuleius’ “Golden Ass”
Dr. Gaisser retells the story of the Golden Ass, or Metamorphosis. She describes how unlikely it is that this work of fiction in Latin survived to be told in our day.
Reading the Classical Past from Antiquity to the Enlightenment: Three Case Histories. Part II: The Roman Republic in the Italian Renaissance.
Reading the Classical Past from Antiquity to the Enlightenment: Three Case Histories. Part II: The Roman Republic in the Italian Renaissance.
Dr. Hankins re-evaluates the political thought of the Italian humanists between the time of Petrarch in the mid-14th century and Machiavelli in the early 16th.