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April 2011

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Speakers
May R. Berenbaum, Philip D. Gingerich, Thomas R. Pickering, Sue Ann Prince, Frank F. Furstenberg, Charles M. Rice, Penelope J. Boston, Julia Haig Gaisser, James Hankins, Richard Janko, Patrick Suppes, Allan Gibbard, Susan Wolf, Daniel Kahneman, Kenneth J. Arrow

Thursday, April 28, 2011
1:15 p.m.

Clyde F. Barker
Acting President, in the Chair

Gavel Presentation

Induction of New Members 

Bees in Crisis: Colony Collapse, Honey Laundering and Other Problems Bee-Setting American Apiculture
May R. Berenbaum
Professor and Head, Department of Entomology
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Evolution of Whales from Land to Sea
Philip D. Gingerich
E.C. Case Professor of Paleontology
University of Michigan at Ann Arbor

Challenges Facing the United States in the Middle East
Thomas R. Pickering
Vice-Chairman, Hills & Company International Consultants
Career Ambassador, U.S. Foreign Service

“Of Elephants and Roses” . . . and Empress Josephine’s Black Swan
Sue Ann Prince
Founding Director and Curator, APS Museum
American Philosophical Society

 


Friday, April 29, 2011
5:00 – 9:00 a.m.

Widescreen Viewing of The Royal Wedding
Benjamin Franklin Hall

Friday, April 29, 2011
|9:15 a.m.

Harriet Zuckerman
Vice President, in the Chair

Induction of New Members

Will Marriage Disappear?
Frank F. Furstenberg
Zellerbach Family Professor of Sociology
University of Pennsylvania

Introductory Remarks by President Emeritus Frank H.T. Rhodes

Hepatitis C: Towards a Cure and Eradication
Charles M. Rice
Head, Laboratory of Virology and Infectious Disease
Scientific and Executive Director, Center for the Study of Hepatitis C
The Rockefeller University

Richard A.F. Penrose Lecture
The Planet Within: Life in the Subsurface of Earth, Mars, and Beyond
Penelope J. Boston
Director, Cave and Karst Studies, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology
Associate Director for Academics, National Cave and Karst Research Institute

Friday, April 29, 2011
1:15 p.m.

John O’Malley
Vice President, in the Chair

Presentation of Society Awards and Prizes

Symposium
Reading the Classical Past from Antiquity to the Enlightenment: Three Case Histories

Julia Haig Gaisser, Moderator

Against the Odds:  The Survival of Apuleius’ “Golden Ass”
Julia Haig Gaisser
Eugenia Chase Guild Professor Emeritus in the Humanities
Professor Emeritus of Latin
Bryn Mawr College

The Roman Republic in the Italian Renaissance
James Hankins
Professor of History
Harvard University

The Reception of the Lost Greek and Roman Literature from Herculaneum
Richard Janko
Professor and Chair, Department of Classical Studies
University of Michigan at Ann Arbor

Concert in Recognition of Baruch S. Blumberg (July 28, 1925 – April 5, 2011) as President of the APS (2005-2011)
Curtis Institute of Music

 


Saturday, April 30, 2011
9:15 a.m.

Barbara Grosz
Councilor, in the Chair

Induction of New Members

Symposium: Norms and Their Conflicts
Patrick Suppes, Moderator
Lucie Stern Professor of Philosophy, Emeritus
Stanford University

Normative Consistency
Allan Gibbard
Richard B. Brandt Distinguished University Professor of Philosophy
University of Michigan at Ann Arbor

Happiness and Meaning: A Plurality of Values Rather Than A Conflict of Norms
Susan Wolf
Edna J. Koury Distinguished Professor of Philosophy
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Well-Being in Experience and in Memory
Daniel Kahneman
Eugene Higgins Professor of Psychology Emeritus
Professor of Public Affairs Emeritus
Senior Scholar
Princeton University

Conflict of Values: A Decision Viewpoint
Kenneth J. Arrow
Joan Kenney Professor of Economics and Professor of Operations Research, Emeritus
Stanford University