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"Educated Guesses" symposium, May 27

A forecast for the 21st century -- in society, science, technology, the arts and other areas -- will be the focus of a Princeton University symposium Saturday, May 27 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in Richardson Auditorium. "Educated Guesses: Cross-Disciplinary Predictions for the Next Century" will be moderated by Princeton University President Dr. Harold T. Shapiro *64 and will feature five graduate alumni speakers.

The speakers are: Dr. Margaret J. Geller *75, a Harvard University astrophysicist who maps the large-scale structures of the universe; Dr. Rebecca Goldstein *77, an analytic philosopher and novelist; Dr. Robert E. Kahn *64, who helped found the U.S. government's original Internet program and who continues to lead research and development on the National Information Infrastructure; Dr. Andrei N. Lupas *91, a widely-published molecular biologist who is investigating genomic approaches to creating new types of antibiotics; and Dr. Harrison C. White *60, a Columbia University sociologist and authority on topics ranging from organizational mobility to the interlinking of careers and creativity.

The symposium, which is open to the public, is sponsored by the Association of Princeton Graduate Alumni in celebration of the Centennial of the Graduate School.

Contact: Justin Harmon (609) 258-3601

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