April-University Lecture Series - Carnegie Mellon University

April 2010 ULS

Welcome to the University Lecture Series Web site for April.

Lectures this month include:

April 1 - Victor M. Bearg Science and Humanities Scholars Speaker Series / Dean Keith Simonton, University of California, Davis / Creativity in the Arts and Sciences: Contrasts in Disposition, Development, and Achievement

April 5 - Roberto Lenton, The World Bank / Development with a human face: bottom-up accountability in global financial institutions

April 6 - Anne Applebaum, columnist and Pulitzer-prize winning author / A Conversation with Anne Applebaum

April 7 & 8 - Two Lectures by Edward R. Tufte, Emeritus, Yale University / Beautiful Evidence: Edward Tufte's Science and Art and An Academic and Otherwise Life. An N = 1.

April 8 - Humanities Center Lecture / Solomon R. Benatar, Emeritus Professor of Medicine, Director of Bioethics Centre, University of Cape Town, and Professor, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto / Global Health and the Global Economic Crisis

April 9 - Ambassador Steven E. Steiner, Department of State’s Office of Global Women’s Issues / Human Rights and Global Women's Issues: A conversation with Ambassador Steven Steiner

April 12 - Innovation and Invention in Science & Technology Lecture Series / Gail Naughton, San Diego State University / Bringing Regenerative Medicine Therapies from Lab Bench to Clinical Practice

April 13 - Robert Atkinson, Information Technology and Innovation Foundation / SETChange/EPP Seminar Speaker / Restoring U.S. Innovation Leadership with Innovation Economics and Innovation Policy

April 13 - Wahu Kaara, Kenyan parliamentary candidate, Nobel Peace Prize nominee, Leading advocate for social justice in Kenya and around the world / Roots of Global Poverty: Exploring the Economic & Political Systems that Impoverish Africa & Latin America & What We Can Do about It

April 19 - Humanities Center Lectures / The Causes of Poverty and Global Obligations to the Poor: What is the Link?

April 22 - Allan Meltzer, Carnegie Mellon / Lessons about Economic Policy from History (with introduction by Professor Kiron Skinner)

April 22 - 7:00pm lecture / Michael Kammen, Cornell University / What Happens When Art Provokes American Society- and Why

April 28 - 2010 Buhl Lecture / William M. Gelbart, University of California, Los Angeles / Viruses "From Scratch"