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Marcia Angell, Harvard Medical School: "Reforming Our Health System: Why Neither Candidate Has the A
Marcia Angell, M.D. is the author of The Truth About the Drug Companies: How They Deceive Us and What to Do About It. Former editor of the New England Journal of Medicine and trained in internal medicine and pathology, she has been a frequent critic of the U.S. healthcare system and the pharmaceutical industry. Her lecture will examine the American health system, which she believes is rapidly self-destructing. Costs per capita are more than double what they are in other advanced nations and risi
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Marcia Angell, Harvard Medical School: "Reforming Our Health System: Why Neither Candidate Has the A
Marcia Angell, M.D. is the author of The Truth About the Drug Companies: How They Deceive Us and What to Do About It. Former editor of the New England Journal of Medicine and trained in internal medicine and pathology, she has been a frequent critic of the U.S. healthcare system and the pharmaceutical industry. Her lecture will examine the American health system, which she believes is rapidly self-destructing. Costs per capita are more than double what they are in other advanced nations and risi
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Adriana Popescu, Priscilla Treadwell: E-books - Princeton and Beyond
Lunch 'n Learn presentation: When e-books began to appear in the early 2000’s, there was speculation about the demise of the printed book. While that clearly did not come to pass, e-books did become a staple of the reference holdings of many libraries. Since then, both the library and consumer markets have matured, and despite all predictions and speculations, at Princeton University Library, print books and e-books have continued to co-exist quite nicely. Princeton University Press feels that
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Adriana Popescu, Priscilla Treadwell: E-books - Princeton and Beyond PDF
Lunch 'n Learn presentation: When e-books began to appear in the early 2000’s, there was speculation about the demise of the printed book. While that clearly did not come to pass, e-books did become a staple of the reference holdings of many libraries. Since then, both the library and consumer markets have matured, and despite all predictions and speculations, at Princeton University Library, print books and e-books have continued to co-exist quite nicely. Princeton University Press feels that
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Andrea LaPaugh: Foundations and Future of Information Search - March 4, 2009
Lunch 'n Learn presentation: Everyone googles - in the U.S, about 12 billion times a month (including search engines that aren’t Google). We are mostly pleased with the results we get. How can it be that we give an automated system a couple of words and it finds reasonably relevant documents among one hundred billion or so possibilities? Will our satisfaction with these tools increase or decrease as the Web and our expectations grow? Dr. LaPaugh gives a peek “under the hood” and discuss
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Andrea LaPaugh: Foundations and Future of Information Search PDF - March 4, 2009
Lunch 'n Learn presentation: Everyone googles - in the U.S, about 12 billion times a month (including search engines that aren’t Google). We are mostly pleased with the results we get. How can it be that we give an automated system a couple of words and it finds reasonably relevant documents among one hundred billion or so possibilities? Will our satisfaction with these tools increase or decrease as the Web and our expectations grow? Dr. LaPaugh gives a peek “under the hood” and discuss
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Steven Johnson, Author, The Ghost Map: "The Myth of the Echo Chamber: Politics in the Age of the Par
Steven Berlin Johnson is the author of The Ghost Map (2006), a chronicle of the 1854 cholera epidemic in London, and The Invention of Air (2008), the story of British scientist Joseph Priestly and his influence on the America's Founding Fathers. In this lecture Johnson will argue against those who maintain that the internet has fragmented society by enabling us to filter out voices with viewpoints different from our own. On the contrary, he claims that the internet promotes a diversity far more
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Steven Johnson, Author, The Ghost Map: "The Myth of the Echo Chamber: Politics in the Age of the Par
Steven Berlin Johnson is the author of The Ghost Map (2006), a chronicle of the 1854 cholera epidemic in London, and The Invention of Air (2008), the story of British scientist Joseph Priestly and his influence on the America's Founding Fathers. In this lecture Johnson will argue against those who maintain that the internet has fragmented society by enabling us to filter out voices with viewpoints different from our own. On the contrary, he claims that the internet promotes a diversity far more
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Women in Theatre conference: "Issues for the 21st Century" – September 26, 2009
Women artists continue to be excluded from positions of power and visibility in the American theatre industry. Recent research, including a provocative study by Princeton alumni Emily Sands, indicates that plays by women are less frequently produced now than they were at the turn of the 20th century. More women have won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in recent years, including Suzan-Lori Parks (Top Dog/Underdog) Paula Vogel (How I Learned to Drive) and this year, Lynn Nottage (Ruined), but very fe
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Women in Theatre conference: "Issues for the 21st Century" – September 26, 2009
Women artists continue to be excluded from positions of power and visibility in the American theatre industry. Recent research, including a provocative study by Princeton alumni Emily Sands, indicates that plays by women are less frequently produced now than they were at the turn of the 20th century. More women have won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in recent years, including Suzan-Lori Parks (Top Dog/Underdog) Paula Vogel (How I Learned to Drive) and this year, Lynn Nottage (Ruined), but very fe
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John Jameson, Shani Hilton: "Blogs, Lulz and Tweets - Social Media Comes to Princeton" - October 14,
Lunch 'n Learn presentation: More traffic comes to Princeton.edu from Facebook, Wikipedia, College Confidential, FARK, and StumbleUpon than any mainstream media news site. Controlling Princeton's image on these social media sites is not always possible, but joining the conversation often is. Using examples from our institutional presence as well as faculty presence on the social Web, we will explore the role social media can take in a strategic communications plan. For departments and individua
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John Jameson, Shani Hilton: "Blogs, Lulz and Tweets - Social Media Comes to Princeton" - PDF - Octob
Lunch 'n Learn presentation: More traffic comes to Princeton.edu from Facebook, Wikipedia, College Confidential, FARK, and StumbleUpon than any mainstream media news site. Controlling Princeton's image on these social media sites is not always possible, but joining the conversation often is. Using examples from our institutional presence as well as faculty presence on the social Web, we will explore the role social media can take in a strategic communications plan. For departments and individua
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Green Fluorescent Protein: Lighting Up Life - January 28, 2010
Martin Chalfie, chair and professor of biological sciences at Columbia University, shared the 2008 Nobel Prize in Chemistry with Osamu Shimomura and Roger Y. Tsien for the discovery and development of the green fluorescent protein (GFP). GFP has become a fundamental tool in cell biology, developmental biology, genetics, neurobiology and the medical sciences. It has permitted scientists to study damaged cells in Alzheimer’s disease, cancer, and genetic disorders. It also has many applications i
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Green Fluorescent Protein: Lighting Up Life - January 28, 2010
Martin Chalfie, chair and professor of biological sciences at Columbia University, shared the 2008 Nobel Prize in Chemistry with Osamu Shimomura and Roger Y. Tsien for the discovery and development of the green fluorescent protein (GFP). GFP has become a fundamental tool in cell biology, developmental biology, genetics, neurobiology and the medical sciences. It has permitted scientists to study damaged cells in Alzheimer’s disease, cancer, and genetic disorders. It also has many applications i
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Reflections\Problems of Black Suffering
A conversation was held on March 29, 2010 between Dr. Sherman Jackson and Dr. Cornel West in which they offered perspectives on the historical and contemporary problem of suffering from a Christina and Muslim lens. Dr. Jackson is a professor of Islamic Studies at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and the author of "Islam and the Problem of Black Suffering." Dr. West is the celebrated professor of religion and race at Princeton University.
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Reflections\Problems of Black Suffering
A conversation was held on March 29, 2010 between Dr. Sherman Jackson and Dr. Cornel West in which they offered perspectives on the historical and contemporary problem of suffering from a Christina and Muslim lens. Dr. Jackson is a professor of Islamic Studies at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and the author of "Islam and the Problem of Black Suffering." Dr. West is the celebrated professor of religion and race at Princeton University.
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Ruth Reichl, Gourmet Magazine: "Watch What You Eat" - March 6, 2007
Why look at food? Because its constantly changing appearance tells us a great deal about ourselves and our society. The lecture will examine the subject of food from many directions, exploring the way it has looked at different times in history and in different places in the contemporary world. The talk will consider markets, the table, and media of all sorts. Reichl, former restaurant critic for the New York Times, is currently editor in chief of Gourmet magazine. She has written several "culin
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"What is Prayer?" - A symposium featuring Sister Mary Margaret Funk, David D. Hall, Carol Zaleski an
Prayer has been practiced in all religious traditions and is today a topic of much interest. Yet prayer is poorly understood. Conceived as a private act, its social and cultural dimensions are particularly neglected. Regarded as a tool for health and happiness, prayer is also shaped increasingly by popular writers, the media, and even by scholars claiming to study it scientifically. This symposium brings together a panel of scholars and practitioners to discuss the historical, cultural, social,
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05 - Insurance: The Archetypal Risk Management Institution
Insurance provides significant risk management to a broad public, and is an essential tool for promoting human welfare. By pooling large numbers of independent or low-correlated risks, insurance providers can minimize overall risk. The risk management is tailored to individual circumstances and reflects centuries of insurance industry experience with real risks and with moral hazard and selection bias issues. Probability theory and statistical tools help to explain how insurance companies use ri
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Niki de Saint Phalle - "Heart Project with Mosaic"
Students create a mixed-media work of art using drawing materials and mosaics inspired by artist Niki de Saint Phalle. The content of the work will focus on self-expression. Concepts will include positive/negative space, contrast, and self-expression.
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