History of Science Discussion Schedule

Spring 2011

Date Book Author Presenter
January 26 THE FOURTH PART OF THE WORLD
(the story of how American got its name)
Toby Lester M. Mendillo
February 2 The Archimedes Codex Rivel Netz
& William Noel
Y. Dimant
February 9 No Meeting
February 16 No Meeting
February 23 The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks Rebecca Skloot J. Wroten
March 2 Reluctant Genius:
The Passionate Life of Alexander Graham Bell
Charlotte Gray R. Kotiuga
March 9 No Meeting
March 16 No Meeting
March 23 Special: Art & Astronomy,
The Inspiration of Astronomical Phenomena
Govinda Sah Govinda Sah
March 30 * SCIENTISTS IN AMERICAN SOCIETY Walter Hirsch Carol Carveth
April 6 * THE POISONER’S HANDBOOK —- MURDER & BIRTH OF FORENSIC MEDICINE IN JAZZ AGE NEW YORK Deborah Blum Brian Walsh
April 13 The Zodiac of Paris Jed Z. Buchwald &
Diane Greco Josefowicz
M. Mendillo
April 20 The Invention of Air Steven Johnson J. Baumgardner
April 27 The Sun Kings Stuart Clark A. Aylward (University College London)

* — 3:15 pm start