Sunday, November 8, 2009

Figures of Speech: Welcome back!

"Is Israeli-Palestine Peace Possible?"
Tuesday, Nov 10, 4:30 PM – 1 hour – Lectures
East Pyne 010

Dr. Gershon Baskin, the Israeli CEO and founder of the Israel/Palestine Center for Research and Information (IPCRI), will discuss the challenges our world faces regarding the on-going conflict between Israelis and Palestinians.

Full Court Press: the Supreme Court, the Media, and Public Understanding
Wednesday, Nov 11, 4:30 PM – 1 hour, 30 minutes – Lectures
Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall

This event will be a panel discussion with the following panelists:

- Jeffrey Toobin, staff writer for The New Yorker; CNN senior legal analyst; author of "The Nine: Inside the Secret World of the Supreme Court"
- Dahlia Lithwick, senior editor and legal correspondent
- Adam Liptak, Supreme Court correspondent, The New York Times
- Emily Bazelon, Yale Law School senior research scholar affiliated with Center for Law and Media; senior writer and editor
- Moderator: Paul Starr, Stuart Professor of Communications and Public Affairs in the Woodrow Wilson School; Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs, Princeton University

Productive Scholar: Introduction to Matlab
Thursday, Nov 12, 12:00 PM – 1 hour – Lectures
Frist Multipurpose Room A

May Jean Cheah, a graduate student in Chemical Engineering, will teach you some nifty tricks in MATLAB to show you what a an amazing tool it can be. Get over your fear of "programming" and go to this useful workshop!