Dava Sobel and Diane Ackerman: A Conversation April 27, 2012 (NOTE: 7:00 p.m.) Cosponsored by the Spencer Trask Lecture Fund and Princeton University Diane Ackerman was conferring with Carl Sagan, creating poems about the planets for her doctoral dissertation at Cornell when she met Dava Sobel, then science writer in the University’s news bureau. Since […]
A Screening and Discussion of The Carrier February 13, 2012 (Note: 4:30 p.m. in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall) Cosponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, the Center for Health and Wellbeing, and the Walter E. Edge Lecture Fund Maggie Betts ’99, longtime advocate for the rights of HIV positive women and […]
The New Era of Human 2.0: New Minds, New Bodies, New Identities Tuesday, November 11, 2014 McCosh 50, 6:00 pm Society is at the threshold of a new age when machines will no longer be separate, lifeless mechanisms, but will instead be intimate extensions of the human body. Such a merging of body and machine will […]
Dinosaurs of the Past, the Present, and the Future Tuesday, November 17, 2015 6:00 pm; McCosh 50 Paleontologist Jack Horner will discuss how our views of dinosaurs change with new evidence. Dinosaurs were originally envisioned as reptilian monsters, but a series of discoveries in the field and the lab over the past forty years has altered […]
GLOBAL TRENDS AND HOTSPOTS: THE NEXT SECURITY CRISIS Monday, February 22, 2016 McCosh 50; 6:00 pm Fareed Zakaria will discuss Global Trends and Hotspots: The Next Security Crisis. Described by Esquire magazine as “the most influential foreign policy adviser of his generation” Fareed Zakaria is respected for his thoughtful analysis and up-to-the-minute assessments of international developments. […]
The Science and Bioethics of Editing Our Genes Wednesday, February 24, 2016 McCosh 50, 6:00 pm Molecular Biologist Jennifer Doudna will discuss The Science and Bioethics of Editing Our Genes. Doudna co-invented a groundbreaking new technology for editing genes known as CRISPR-Cas9. This tool allows scientists to make precise edits to DNA strands, which could […]
From Synthetic Life To Human Longevity Wednesday, March 8, 2017 McCosh Hall, Room 50; 6:00 pm J. Craig Venter, Ph.D., is regarded as one of the leading scientists of the 21st century. In 2001, Venter led the private effort to sequence successfully the human genome. In more recent years, he has led an ambitious project to sample, catalogue and decode […]
We are sorry to report that the public lecture by Michelle Alexander has been cancelled.