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April 2009

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Speakers
Janet Browne, Laurel Thatcher Ulrich, Sydney Verba, Thomas E. Starzl, Jean-Michel Dubernard, Laurent A. Lantieri, Angela Sirigu, Patricia S. Churchland, Thomas A. Wadden, Ellen Futter, Richard A. Meserve, William Drayton

Thursday, April 23

Richard A.F. Penrose Lecture
Two Hundred Years of Darwin: The Role of Anniversaries in the History of Science
Janet Browne
Aramount Professor of the History of Science
Harvard University Center for Science

In the Garrets and Rat Holes of Old Houses: How Objects Make History
Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
300th Anniversary Professor, Harvard University

Political Equality in America: The Impact of the Internet
Sydney Verba
Carl H. Pforzheimer University Professor Emeritus
Director Emeritus, Harvard University Library
Research Professor of Government
Harvard University

Memorial Service for Whitfield J. Bell, Jr.

 


Friday Morning, April 24, 2009

Symposium: The Relation of Organ, Limb, and Face Transplantation

The Unlikely Birth of Organ Transplantation
Thomas E. Starzl
Professor of Surgery, University of Pittsburgh

Hand and Face Transplantation: Myth, Dream, and Reality
Jean-Michel Dubernard
Hospital Edouard Herriot, Lyon, France

Accepting Transplantation for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery: A Real Philosophical Debate for the Medical Community and the Society
Laurent A. Lantieri
Professor of Plastic Surgery
Henri Mondor Hospital Assistance Publique Hôpitaux de Paris
Paris XII University

How the Brain Represents our Movements and Our Intentions
Angela Sirigu
Research Director, Center for Cognitive Neuroscience
Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, France

Self-Representation in the Brain
Patricia S. Churchland
University of California President's Professor of Philosophy
University of California at San Diego
Adjunct Professor, Salk Institute

Losing Weight: It Is Not Over When the Thin Lady Sings
Thomas A. Wadden
Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Director, Center for Weight and Eating Disorders, University of Pennsylvania

 


Saturday Morning, April 25, 2009

Symposium: Tribute to William T. Golden: Citizen Patriot

A Man for All Seasons: A Museum for All People and All Time
Ellen Futter
President, American Museum of Natural History

Presidential Science Advising: A Golden Legacy
Richard A. Meserve
President, Carnegie Institution
Beyond the Millennia of Elites

A Tribute to Bill Golden
Frank H. T. Rhodes
President Emeritus, Cornell University