Hunting dinosaurs and other fossils in the Canadian High Arctic: What ancient climate change may tell us
Hans Larsson, Redpath Museum and Biology Dept, McGill. Fossil collecting in the High Arctic has many challenges, but expeditions to this region in search of dinosaurs and dinosaur-aged fossils have yielded new insight into the kinds of animals and plants that existed there during the Mesozoic Era (250-65 million years ago). Come meet this dinosaur hunter and find out how his research may shed light on long-term trends in ecosystems related to climate change.
Trevor Pinch, Cornell University. The development of the electronic music synthesizer from the period 1964-75 is examined.
Joint Seminar: Lisa Gitelman, Catholic University of America.
Saint-Simonian cosmopolitics: The theory and practice of flows, mediation, and work in inter-revolutionary France
John Tresch, University of Pennsylvania. This paper examines the concepts which allowed Saint-Simonian Engineers to move smoothly between extremely diverse domains during the French Restoration and July Monarchy (1815-1848).
Richard Drayton, Cambridge University
Geometric Group Theory Seminar: D. Serbin, McGill
Various sessions offered. No sign-up required.
Hosted by Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong, at UA Times Square. This award-winning documentary about former U.S. Vice-President Al Gore's campaign to make the issue of global warming a recognized problem worldwide was directed by Davis Guggenheim, and has won much critical and popular acclaim in North America.
Dr. Andrew Rutenberg, Dept of Physics and Atmospheric Science, Dalhousie
Macnamara Lecture Series: Dr. Alison Gopnik, University of California at Berkeley