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Science and Faith: Complementary or Contradictory?

Science and Faith: Complementary or Contradictory?

The Bible’s Buried Secrets – NOVA’s landmark new film—is an archeological detective story that explores the origins of the Hebrew Bible, or Old Testament, and the birth of monotheism. This archeological detective story tackles some of the biggest questions in biblical studies. Where did the ancient Israelites come from? Who wrote the Bible, when and [...]

Posted: Nov 13th, 2008 | Comments: 1
Alluring Androids and Robots in Film, Photography and Art

Alluring Androids and Robots in Film, Photography and Art

Filmmakers, photographers, and artists have long been fascinated by the idea of artificial women that seem alive. The Stepford Wives, Lara Croft, the latest in Japanese female robots look so real they can easily fool the eye. Professor Julie Wosk of State University of New York, Maritime College, showcases colorful images of female robots, androids, [...]

Posted: Oct 30th, 2008 | Comments: 0
Zero Net Energy Building: Reality or Fiction

Zero Net Energy Building: Reality or Fiction

A zero net building would generate enough renewable energy to meet its own energy needs.Clark Brockman, the director of SERA Architect’s Sustainability Resource Team, moderates the first meeting of a four-part series at the New York Academy of Sciences on how to achieve zero net energy in buildings. The speakers will discuss definitions of zero [...]

Posted: Oct 15th, 2008 | Comments: 1
Trafficking the Traffickers: Undercover Ethnography in the Organs Trafficking Underworld

Trafficking the Traffickers: Undercover Ethnography in the Organs Trafficking Underworld

Nancy Scheper-Hughes studies the covert activities surrounding organ transplants by renegade surgeons, international organized crime networks, local kidney hunters and so called transplant tourists engaged in ‘back-door’ and illicit transplants. Her Organs Watch project blends genres and transgresses long-standing distinctions between anthropology, documentation, journalism, scientific reporting, political engagements, and human rights. Nancy Scheper-Hughes is The [...]

Posted: Oct 6th, 2008 | Comments: 2
M.F.K. Fisher: Poet of the Appetites

M.F.K. Fisher: Poet of the Appetites

Mary Frances Kennedy Fisher, master food writer, worked with many American food celebrities, including Julia Child, James Beard, and Alice Waters. In the year of the centennial of her birth, a panel of distinguished guests celebrate her life. Panelists include Amanda Hesser, editor, New York Times and author of the foreword to M.F.K. Fisher Among [...]

Posted: Sep 22nd, 2008 | Comments: 0
Understanding the Universe: An Evening with Frank Wilzcek

Understanding the Universe: An Evening with Frank Wilzcek

The 2004 Nobel Prize in Physics winner, Frank Wilczek, explains the universe, synthesis the Grand Unification of Forces, and shares his vision of a new Golden Age in physics– all for the layperson, in an event celebrating the publication of his new book, The Lightness of Being: Mass, Ether and the Unification of Forces. This [...]

Posted: Sep 15th, 2008 | Comments: 0
Food Writing Forum: Gastronomica

Food Writing Forum: Gastronomica

Gastronomica, the Journal of Food and Culture seeks to encourage thoughtful reflection on the history, literature, and cultural impact of food. The New School Writing Program and the Food Studies Department host a reading and discussion featuring Darra Goldstein, founding editor of Gastronomica, cookbook author, and the Francis Christopher Oakley Third Century Professor of Russian [...]

Posted: Sep 9th, 2008 | Comments: 0
The Universe in a Mirror: The Saga of the Hubble Space Telescope and the Visionaries Who Built It

The Universe in a Mirror: The Saga of the Hubble Space Telescope and the Visionaries Who Built It

The Hubble Space Telescope has produced the most stunning images of the cosmos humanity has ever seen. It has transformed our understanding of the universe, about its age and evolution, the life cycle of stars, and the very existence of black holes. The Hubble was designed after World War II, when astronomer Lyman Spitzer and [...]

Posted: Jun 30th, 2008 | Comments: 0
Janet Browne on Charles Darwin

Janet Browne on Charles Darwin

Janet Browne, Aramont Professor of the History of Science at Harvard University, speaks about Charles Darwin in the context of his place and time. She focuses particularly on his personal finances and what they tell us about his habits and inclinations. She is the author of a two-part biography of Darwin, Charles Darwin: Voyaging and [...]

Posted: May 21st, 2008 | Comments: 1
Taking Stock of New York City’s Water

Taking Stock of New York City’s Water

How well is the New York City Memorandum of Agreement of 1997 working? The Agreement is intended to protect the quality, affordability and availability of the drinking water of almost 10 million residents of New York City and surrounding counties. The Agreement has also offered economic programs to upstate communities, in return for their cooperation [...]

Posted: May 15th, 2008 | Comments: 0
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