Scientist to deliver Mohler Prize lecture Oct. 21
David Spergel, a Princeton University professor named by Time magazine as one of America’s Top Scientists,” will receive U-M’s Orren C. Mohler Prize Oct. 21 and will deliver a lecture on “The Size, Shape and Fate of the Universe.”
Spergel will discuss new data that interpret the echoes of the Big Bang, in his lecture at 7:30 p.m. in Room 1800 of the Chemistry Building. The lecture is free and open to the public.
“David Spergel is one of the nation’s most distinguished scientists, who has led the recent, revolutionary new understanding of our Universe’s first moments,” says Sally Oey, U-M assistant professor of astronomy.
The lecture is sponsored by LSA, Department of Astronomy, Student Astronomical Society and the Exhibit Museum of Natural History.
Raising awareness about violence against women
Steven McAllister, who started an all-male peer education group as a Central Michigan University undergraduate student to educate men about sexual assault, will deliver the sixth annual Tamara Williams Memorial Lecture from 7-8:30 p.m. Oct. 26 in the East Hall Auditorium.
The lecture series is a memorial to Tamara Williams, who was killed by her boyfriend on campus Sept. 23, 1997.
In summer 2001, McAllister and three classmates walked from San Francisco to Washington, D.C., to raise awareness about violence against women. By educating men about sexual violence, McAllister says he hopes to inspire good men to take a stand against violence towards women, and to play an active role in preventing these incidents.
He serves as sexual violence prevention coordinator at the Lehigh University Women’s Center in Bethleham, Pa.
King’s singers return with a cappella gems
The critically acclaimed King’s Singers will perform at 8 p.m. Oct. 29 in Hill Auditorium with the most diverse repertoire of any international a capella singing group.
King’s Singers last performed in Ann Arbor in 1999. The group has received several Grammy nominations and released more than 70 recordings showcasing their blend, intonation, rhythm and texture.
Since its inception at King’s College, Cambridge, in 1968, the group has performed works commissioned from contemporary composers and compiled a library of music from around the world from the 1500s through the 1990s.
For tickets or more information, contact the University Musical Society at