Program - April 2010

AMERICAN PHILOSOPHICAL SOCIETY
April 22-24, 2010
Benjamin Franklin Hall, 427 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia   

ANNUAL MEETING PROGRAM 

THURSDAY AFTERNOON, APRIL 22 , 2010

1:15 P.M.

CONRAD K. HARPER
Vice President, in the Chair

SYMPOSIUM ON NEWLY ACQUIRED JEFFERSON LETTERS
FOR THE APS LIBRARY

“AN IRREPARABLE MISFORTUNE HAS DEPRIVED ME OF THEM”: THOMAS JEFFERSON’S INDIAN VOCABULARIES
Barbara B. Oberg
General Editor, Papers of Thomas Jefferson
Princeton University

THE “GREAT CLAW” AND THE SCIENCE OF THOMAS JEFFERSON
Keith Thomson
Senior Research Associate, American Philosophical Society
Professor Emeritus, Oxford University

MEETING SESSION CONTINUES FOLLOWING INTERMISSION

HUMAN SKIN PIGMENTATION AS AN EXAMPLE OF ADAPTIVE EVOLUTION
Nina G. Jablonski
Head and Professor of Anthropology
The Pennsylvania State University

CONCERT
Pianist Ran Jia from the Curtis Institute of Music
Benjamin Franklin Hall


 

DINNER ON ONE’ S OWN
(Restaurant List Available at Registration Desk)


 

FRIDAY MORNING, APRIL 23 , 2010

9:15 a.m.
CLYDE F. BARKER
Vice President, in the Chair

MEETING THE ENERGY AND CLIMATE CHALLENGE
Steven Chu
United States Secretary of Energy
Department of Energy

INTERMISSION

SYMPOSIUM ON ALTERNATIVE ENERGY
Walter L. Robb, Moderator
President, Vantage Management, Inc.
Retired Chief Technology Officer, General Electric

OUTLOOK FOR FUSION ENERGY
Edward Moses
Principal Associate Director, National Ignition Facility and Photon Science
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

PRESENT STATUS OF AND FUTURE PROGNOSIS FOR SOLAR PHOTON CONVERS ION TO CLEAN ELECTRICITY AND RENEWABLE FUELS
Arthur J. Nozik
Senior Research Fellow, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Professor Adjoint, Department of Chemistry, University of Colorado at Boulder

MEETING SESSION CONTINUES FOLLOWING INTERMISSION

COUNT ROBERT’S “PET” WOLF
William Chester Jordan
Dayton-Stockton Professor of History
Chair, Department of History
Princeton University


 

LUNCHEON


 

FRIDAY AFTERNOON, APRIL 23 , 2010

1:15 p.m.
HARRIET ZUCKERMAN
Vice President, in the Chair

PRESENTATION OF SOCIETY AWARDS AND PRIZES AMERICA AND ITS IMMIGRANTS : A GAME OF MIRRORS
Alejandro Portes
Howard Harrison and Gabrielle Snyder Beck Professor of Sociology
Director, Center for Migration and Development
Princeton University

CHEMICAL COMMUNICATION AMONG PLANTS AND INSECTS
Consuelo M. De Moraes
Associate Professor, Department of Entomology
The Pennsylvania State University

INTERMISSION

PANEL ON THE AMERICAN RESEARCH UNIVERSITY IN CRISIS?

Judith R. Shapiro, Moderator
President Emeritus,
Barnard College

Jonathan R. Cole
John Mitchell Mason Professor of the University
Provost and Dean of Faculties, Emeritus

Columbia University

Hanna H. Gray
President Emeritus
The University of Chicago

Neil J. Smelser
University Professor of Sociology, Emeritus
University of California at Berkeley

MEMBERS ’ BUSINESS MEETING
Philosophical Hall
(104 South Fifth Street)


6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
COCKTAILS AND “LITE” SUPPER
Benjamin Franklin Hall


SATURDAY MORNING, APRIL 24 , 2010

9:15 a.m.
BARUCH S. BLUMBERG
President, in the Chair and Symposium Moderator

SYMPOSIUM ON SPACE SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING: PRESENT AND FUTURE

THE PRESENT AND FUTURE OF SPACE SCIENCE AND NASA
Paul Hertz
Chief Scientist
NASA Science Mission Directorate

ASTROBIOLOGY AND SPACE EXPLORATION
Carl B. Pilcher
Director
NASA Astrobiology Institute

INTERMISSION

“KEPLER” MISSION: DISCOVERIES AND FUTURE PLANS
William J. Borucki
“Kepler” Mission Principal Investigator
NASA Ames Research Center

THE SEARCH FOR EXTRATERRESTRIAL INTELLIGENCE: PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE
Jill Tarter
Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence Institute


LUNCHEON