May 6, 2013
A monthly astronomy lecture at Baltimore's Space Telescope Science Institute on Tuesday will delve into Saturn's active outermost ring, known as its F Ring. The institute's Bonnie Meinke will deliver a lecture titled, "Saturn's Intricate F Ring and the Small Moons that Perturb It. " Data from NASA's Cassini mission, which has been exploring Saturn since 2004, has shown the ring to be constantly changing. Scientists believe that may be because of what are known as "shepherd" moons that orbit within or around rings like Saturn's.
March 15, 2012
As a recent graduate of the Johns Hopkins University, I was dismayed by recent news reports detailing the efforts of several major universities, including Johns Hopkins and the University System of Maryland, to revise or even eradicate the lecture model of teaching in certain disciplines. I am heartened to know that - as one would expect of such a high-caliber university - Hopkins is constantly seeking to improve the effectiveness of the excellent education it offers. However, I believe it is a fallacy to consider the lecture an ineffectual and obsolete teaching method.
May 16, 2012
On Sunday, in conjunction with its ongoing exhbition Chosen Food: Cuisine, Culture, and American Jewish Identity , the Jewish Museum will present " Knish History 101: Life and Times of the Knish" a lecture by Laura Siilver titled Silver will tell everyone all about the knish, that lovable, humble stuffed hunk of dough. Guests are invited to show up with their knish memories, recipes and recollections and listen to knish tales from the Midwest, the Lower East SIde and the Polish town of Knyszyn, where Silver traces her roots.
September 14, 2012
In your editorial on the responses to the attack on the U.S. embassy in Libya, you say that the Obama administration's message should have focused on our belief in free speech for everyone ("Romney has a point," Sept. 13). I agree that it would be fine to say that one on one or at a meeting when everyone was calm. In the situation as it was, they just wanted to calm the atmosphere and calm down the people. If you were there, would you have said, "You have right to free speech, and here we are right over this wall.
November 17, 1992
Dr. Joaneath Spicer, a curator at the Walters Art Gallery in Baltimore, will discuss the implications of terms used to describe the European Renaissance in a slide lecture at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 30 at Western Maryland College in Westminster.The lecture will take place in McDaniel Lounge.Dr. Spicer, a graduate of Yale University, is the James A. Murnaghan Curator of Renaissance and Baroque Art at the Walters.She taught for many years at the University of Toronto and has contributed several articles and reviews to the Burlington Magazine, Master Drawings and the Journal of Jewish Art.Dr.
January 12, 1992
The place of sport in American life and society will be the theme of"Ethics and Athletics," the sixth lecture in the Great Issues Series, at 9 a.m. Jan. 25 at the Francis Scott Key Auditorium lobby, St. John's College, Annapolis.Two figures from the sports world will keynote the forum: prize-winning newspaper writer and editor Creed C. Black, president of the Knight Foundation, which sponsored the Knight Commission study of sports in higher education; and Wimbledon and U.S. Open champion Arthur Ashe, who has used his continuing career to promote tennis at every level as well as for various philanthropies.