Dr. Bill Costerton, director, Center for Biofilms, School of Dentistry, University of Southern California. Everyone is welcome to attend.
A glance at the night sky from a dark location on Earth suggests a peaceful and seemingly predictable panorama of stars and galaxies. In reality, the universe is anything but peaceful. As X-ray and gamma-ray telescopes show, violent and unpredictable explosions abound. Dr. Victoria Kaspi will present the realities of the high-energy universe, and the astrophysical objects that make it so exciting.
Special evening reception with Prof. Heather Munroe-Blum, Principal and Vice-Chancellor, McGill, and Marc LePage, Consul General of Canada, Consulate General of Canada, San Francisco/Silicon Valley.
Is humor translatable? Three capital K's of 19th-century Russian poetry: Ivan Krylov, Aleksei Kol'tsov and Kozma Prutkov
Gerald Mikkelson, University of Kansas, and an expert on Alexander Pushkin. He and his wife, Margaret Winchell, are the English language translators of the works of Russia's greatest living prose writer, Valentin Rasputin. In 1991, they received the Wheatland Foundation Award and the Columbia University Translation Center award for their translation of Rasputin's stories and essays called "Siberia on Fire."
The three Montreal chapters of Engineers Without Borders will distribute fliers at bus/metro stops in the morning. A concert will be held at 7 p.m. at La Tulipe.
Guest speaker: Dr. Tefko Saracevic, School of Communication, Information & Library Studies, Rutgers University. Dr. Saracevic, a world-renowned information scientist, will share his perspectives on the evolution of information science, its future development and its ramifications with other disciplines.
Here's how to get to the Bistro: Metro to Dupont Circle - exit on Q Street, walk up Connecticut Avenue, go right on Columbia Road at fork. Napoleon will be on the left hand side. We'll be in the private downstairs lounge called Metropolitan.
Whether you're already a chamber music fan or would just like to try something different, you're sure to enjoy the relaxed humour and good fun these world-class performers share as they introduce each piece informally with amusing and interesting anecdotes that make the music more accessible to beginner and afficionado alike.
The unprecedented role of the 'word' in the art of the Soviet film. Gennady Shpalikov – poet and scriptwriter in the Soviet 1960s
The department welcomes Boris Kletinich, who will speak on this little-known but remarkable Soviet writer and director.
Norman Breslow, Visiting Professor and former chair, Dept of Biostatistics, University of Washington. See website (below) for an abstract of the talk.