APS offices and Library are closed Wednesday, February 20 due to inclement weather. 

November 2016

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Speakers
Edward Mendelson, Andrea Wulf, Michael Marletta, Patricia A. King, Krysta Svore, Robert Pippin, Elena Kagan, Martha Minow, August Read Thomas, Lisa Ellman, Nancy Weiss Malkiel, Claudia Goldin, Marina Rustow

Thursday, November 10, 2016
1:15pm

Clyde F. Barker
President, in the Chair

Induction of New Members

Why Odysseus was Right About Persons
Edward Mendelson
Lionel Trilling Professor in the Humanities
Columbia University

The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt's New World
Andrea Wulf
Independent Writer and Historian
United Kingdom

Serendipity in Discovery: From Nitric Oxide to Viagra
Michael A. Marletta
Ch and Annie Li Chair in the Molecular Biology of Disease
University of California at Berkeley

Gene Editing: The Ethical Dilemnas
Patricia A. King
Carmack Waterhouse Professor of Law, Ethics, and Public Policy
Georgetown Law School

 


Friday, November 11, 2016
9:15am

Linda Greenhouse
Vice President, in the Chair

Toward a Quantum Revolution for Computing
Krysta Svore
Principal Researcher
Microsoft Research

The Philosophical Hitchcock
Robert Pippin
Evelyn Stefansson Nef Distinguished Service Professor
The University of Chicago

A Conversation
Elena Kagan
Associate Justice
Supreme Court of the United States

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Martha Minow
Morgan and Helen Chu Dean and Professor
Harvard Law School

 

Friday, November 11, 2016
1:15pm

Elizabeth Cropper
Vice President, in the Chair

Presentations of Society Awards and Prizes

Inside the Composer's Studio 
Of Being is a Bird (Emily Dickinson)

Augusta Read Thomas
Freelance Composer and University Professor
The University of Chicago
Ms. Thomas' presentation will be accompanied by students from the Curtis Institute of Music.

Concert
Students from the Curtis Institute of Music

 


Saturday, November 12, 2016
9:15am

Barbara J. Grosz
Vice President, in the Chair

Policy in the Age of Drone Fever
Lisa Ellman
Co-Chair, Hogan Lovells Global UAS Practice
Co-Executive Director, Commercial Drone Alliance 

"Keep the Damned Women Out": The Struggle for Coeducation in the Ivy League, The Seven Sisters, Oxford, and Cambridge
Nancy Weiss Malkiel
Professor of History Emeritus
Princeton University

How to Achieve Gender Equality in Pay
Claudia Goldin
Henry Lee Professor of Economics
Harvard University

Finding the Lost Archive of a Medieval Islamic Empire in an Egyptian Synagogue
Marina Rustow
Khedouri A. Zilkha Professor of Jewish Civilization in the Near East 
Professor of History
Director, Geniza Laboratory
Princeton University