2014April

A Five Minute Perspective on Ukraine
A Five Minute Perspective on Ukraine
After President Putin annexed parts of Crimea in March, Embassador Matlock gives a very quick talk about the increasing tensions in the region.
Admission of New Members
Admission of New Members
Dr. Robin J. H. Clark, Dr. Robbert Dijkgraaf, Professor Jane C. Ginsburg, Dr. Eric J. Heller, and Dr. Sarah E. Thomas are admitted to the society and sign the members' book
Admission of New Members
Admission of New Members
Dr. Peter Galison and Dr. William Nordhaus are admitted to the society and sign the members' book
Amphibians: Harbingers of a Biodiversity Crisis
Amphibians: Harbingers of a Biodiversity Crisis
Dr. Wake talks about the state of planet from the viewpoint of Amphibians. What can they tell us about the importance of biodiversity?, Further reading: Scientific American, vol.272, no.4 (1995) pp. 52-57
Carbon Pricing for Climate Change Policy
Carbon Pricing for Climate Change Policy
To design a strategy to slow greehouse gas growth, Dr. Nordhaus examines how carbon pricing could have a desired effect.
Collaborating in Time
Collaborating in Time
Peter Galison talks about his collaboration with artist William Kentridge to produce the art show " Refusal of Time", Further reading: https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/499717
Collaboration
Collaboration
Linda Greenhouse reads Howard Gardner's written opening remarks for the symosium on collaboration., Further reading: The Journal of Aesthetic Education Vol. 22, No. 1, Special Issue: Art, Mind, and Education (Spring, 1988), pp. 157-167
Concert
Concert
Students from the Curtis Institute of Music perform
Ducks, Dolls and Robots: Toward a Cartography of Fear and Wonder
Ducks, Dolls and Robots: Toward a Cartography of Fear and Wonder
The 2014 Herman Heine Goldstine Lecture is given by Genevieve Bell. She presents the challenges with which she was presented when she started working at Intel. What do people care about and how can we use that to shape new technology?
Experiencing World War I
Experiencing World War I
Jennifer Keene examines how people experienced World War 1. She examines the intimate pain of families who lost loved ones fighting abroad, as well as the experience of the soldiers who fought and died.
John Singer Sargent: Gas Paintings
John Singer Sargent: Gas Paintings
Joseph Rishel talks about John Singer Sargent's gas paintings of World War 1. He examines the early 20th century painting world, then discusses Sargent's particular style.
Looking Backwards: A Half-Century Collaboration with Thomas Eisner
Looking Backwards: A Half-Century Collaboration with Thomas Eisner
Jerrold Meinwald talks about his career of collaboration iwth Thomas Eisner. He talks about his 50 years of chemistry research with his friend.