Spring 2014

Spring 2014

January 22 Ron Hoy, Merksamer Professor of Biology, Neurobiology & Behavior and Bethe House House Fellow Lecture, homework, exam – is there a better way?What cognitive neuroscience can tell us about how we learn.
January 29 Louis Hyman, Professor of History in ILR and Bethe House House Fellow Pwned: Grant Theft Auto V, the Debt Economy, and Inequality
February 5 Ariana Kim, Professor of Music and Bethe House House Fellow Then and Now: Musical Expectation and the Emancipation of Dissonance
February 12 Spencer Wells, Frank H.T. Rhodes Professor, Geneticist and National Geographic Explorer Adventures in Genetics: Exploring the Human Journey
February 19 Andrew Chignell, Philosophy & Derk Pereboom, Philosophy To be or not to be…an atheist: highlights of some recent debates about God’s existence
February 26 David Winkler, Professor &
Stephen H. Weiss Presidential Fellow, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
Where birds and electronics meet: new devices and discoveries about bird movements
March 5 Matthew P. Miller, Professor, Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering & Associate Director Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Source What scientists, engineers (and students) are doing at CHESS (the Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Source)
March 12 M. Elizabeth Karns, MPH, JD, Epidemiologist, Lecturer in Statistics and Bethe House House Fellow Research Ethics — Competing Goals (or why academic integrity is a mini-version of research integrity)
March 19 Katherine Howe, Novelist, Lecturer in American Studies, expert in the occult, and Bethe House House Fellow From Archive to Page: Mining history for fun and profit (and art, too)
March 26 Jesse Goldberg, Assistant Professor, Neurobiology & Behavior and Bethe House House Fellow What the brains of babbling songbirds tell us about learning, creativity and Parkinson’s disease
April 2 SPRING BREAK!
April 9 Yervant Terzian, Tisch Distinguished University Professor, Department of Astronomy, and Bethe House House Fellow History of the Universe from Hubble Space Telescope Images
April 16 Scott MacDonald, Professor of Philosophy, Norma K. Regan Professor in Christian Studies, and Dale R. Corson House Professor and Dean at Hans Bethe House Knowing, believing, and everything in between
April 23 Lindsay Ruth, Assistant Vice President for Major Gifts, Alumni Affairs and Development You’re calling me at dinner time to badger me for money?! Misconceptions and reflections on fundraising and philanthropy
April 29 – Special Tuesday Edition Leonard Susskind, Felix Bloch Professor of Theoretical Physics at Stanford University, Director of the Stanford Institute for Theoretical Physics 50 years of being confused
May 7 Susan McCouchProfessor of Plant Breeding and Genetics