Responding to Nature conference scheduled
John Elder, a leading ecocritic, will deliver a keynote address at 9 a.m. April 7 in Room 3222 of Angell Hall to open a two-day conference that will honor the work of English professor John Knott, and to celebrate his dynamic engagement with ecology, ecocriticism and nature writing.
During the course of the conference, David Baker will read from his poetry, and Janisse Ray and Joy Williams from their non-fiction. Eminent photographer Emmet Gowin will present and discuss his work at the Museum of Art. Two panels of literary scholars also will address recent and promising directions in the field. Robert Grese will lead a tour of the Arboretum, including the restored prairie in Dow Field.
For a complete listing of conference events, places and times, visit www.lsa.umich.edu/english/rttnw/schedule.html.
International Supernova Cosmology project leader
Saul Perlmutter, professor of physics, University of California,
Berkeley, and astrophysicist, Supernova Cosmology project leader, Lawrence
Berkeley National Laboratory, will give the sixth annual Ford Motor
Company Distinguished Lecture in Physics, “Supernovae, Dark Energy, and
the Accelerating Universe—What Next?” at 4:15 p.m. March
29 in the auditorium of 1324 East Hall.
Perlmutter’s observations lead to an unexpected
discovery of extraordinary importance—the determination,
through the careful study of distant supernovae, that the expansion
of the universe is speeding up rather than slowing down. The
announcement of the “accelerating universe” in 1998
was named scientific breakthrough of the year by the journal
Science. Perlmutter is a member of the National Academy of Sciences.
The lecture is presented by the Physics Department. For more information call
expoSItion highlights Information projects
School of Information graduate students will present their annual expoSItion, a showcase of projects completed in courses or while they were working in the field, in an exhibition from noon-2 p.m. today (March 27) in the Vandenberg Room of the Michigan League.
The event is for prospective students and campus units looking for interns or employees. For more information, call (734) 763-2285.