GENEVA, N.Y.-Hobart and William Smith Colleges proudly announce that Stephen Jay Gould, acclaimed author and professor of geology and zoology at Harvard University, will present “The Relationship Between Art and Science” at 7 p.m. on Saturday, November 3, in Albright Auditorium. A dessert reception and book signing will follow the talk in the Common Room of the Scandling Center. The event is free and open to the public.
Gould is known for his interpretations of science and its complex social consequences. His challenging presentations cover a broad range of subjects, from the scientific arguments for racial equality to theories on the nature of excellence, from mankind's origins to Darwin's theories to an iconoclastic perspective on the meaning of the millennium.
Gould is also the curator for invertebrate paleontology at Harvard University's Museum for Comparative Zoology. He is the current president of the American Academy for the Advancement of Science and won The American Book Award for The Panda's Thumb and the National Book Critic's Circle Award for The Mismeasure of Man. Gould's other acclaimed books include Full House, Ever Since Darwin, The Flamingo's Smile, Wonderful Life, Bully for Brontosaurus, Dinosaur in a Haystack, Questioning the Millennium, and Rock of Ages: Science and Religion in the Fullness of Life. Gould also was an essayist for Natural History Magazine.
The event is being coordinated and funded through the Colleges' Writing and Rhetoric Program with assistance from a grant from the Fund for the Improvement of Post-Secondary Education and the Colleges' Office of the Provost.
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