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April 2015

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Speakers
Ron Fairman, Carl H. June, Margaret Bent, Danielle S. Allen, Michael Silverstein, Yve-Alain Bois, Adrian Johns, Christopher P. Jones, Nick Wilding, George M. Whitesides, Patricia C. Wright, Judith Resnik, Douglas S. Massey

Thursday Afternoon, April 23, 2015

1:15 p.m.

Clyde F. Barker
President, in the Chair

If Albert Einstein Were Alive Today: The Endovascular Revolution in the Treatment of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms
Ron Fairman
Clyde F. Barker – William Maul Measey Professor of Surgery
Chief, Division of Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Cancer Immunotherapy: Advances and Challenges
Carl H. June
Director, Translational Research Program
Richard W. Vague Professor of Immunotherapy
Abramson Family Cancer Research Institute
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

The Lost Sounds of Early Music and Its Written Texts
Margaret Bent
Emeritus Fellow
All Souls College

Punctuating Happiness: The Diverse Textual Tradition of the Declaration of Independence and Why It Matters
Danielle S. Allen
UPS Foundation Professor, School of Social Science
Institute for Advanced Study


Friday Morning, April 24, 2015

9:15 a.m.

John W. O’Malley
Vice President, in the Chair

Symposium: Fabrication, Verification, Authentication

Michael Silverstein, Moderator
Charles F. Gray Distinguished Service Professor of Anthropology, Linguistics, and Psychology
Director, Center for the Study of Communication and Society
University of Chicago

Can a Genuine Picasso Be a Fake?
Yve-Alain Bois
Art History Professor, School of Historical Studies
Institute for Advanced Study

Lay Assaying and the Scientific Citizen
Adrian Johns
Allan Grant Maclear Professor of History
University of Chicago

Constantinos Simonidis and the Syntax of Forgery
Christopher P. Jones
George Martin Lane Professor of Classics and History, Emeritus
Harvard University

Forging the Moon
Nick Wilding
Associate Professor, Department of History
Georgia State University

Friday Afternoon, April 24, 2015

1:15 p.m.

Barbara J. Grosz
Vice President, in the Chair

Presentation of Society Awards and Prizes

Walter L. Robb Lecture on “Useful Knowledge”

Soft Robots
George M. Whitesides
Woodford L. and Ann A. Flowers University Professor
Harvard University


Saturday Morning, April 25, 2015

9:15 a.m.

Linda Greenhouse
Vice President, in the Chair

Henry LaBarre Jayne Lecture

Madagascar: On the Edge of Survival
Patricia C. Wright
Distinguished Professor of Anthropology
Stony Brook University

Bordering by Law
Judith Resnik
Arthur Liman Professor of Law
Yale Law School

The Mexico-U.S. Border in the American Imagination
Douglas S. Massey
Henry G. Bryant Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs
Office of Population Research
Princeton University