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Past Meetings and Events - 2003

December 2003

December 3, 2003
1877th Stated Meeting and Annual Holiday Concert
Location: Cambridge, MA
The Academy's 1877th Stated Meeting and Annual Holiday Concert was held at the House of the Academy on December 3, 2003 at 7:00 p.m. Lewis Lockwood of Harvard University gave a talk entitled Beethoven and His Royal Disciple and The Boston Trio will perform Beethoven's Archduke Trio, Op. 97.

November 2003

November 12, 2003
1876th Stated Meeting
Location: Cambridge, MA
There was a tribute to Robert K. Merton at the Academy's 1876th Stated Meeting, held at the House of the Academy on November 12, 2003 at 5:30 p.m. Robert M. Solow of MIT and Robert C. Merton of Harvard University spoke. The Talcott Parsons Prize was awarded at this event to William Julius Wilson of Harvard University.
November 3, 2003
1875th Stated Meeting
Location: New York
The 1875th Stated Meeting was held at The Century Association in New York on November 3, 2003 at 5:00 p.m. Robert E. Rubin of Citigroup, Inc., and Former U.S. Secretary of the Treasury, gave a talk entitled The Economic Outlook and Current Policy Issues.
November 1, 2003
1874th Stated Meeting
Location: Mid-West Center
The 1874th Stated Meeting, Mid-West Center, was held at the Adler Planetarium in Chicago on November 1, 2003 at 5:30 p.m. Michael Turner of the University of Chicago gave a talk entitled The Absurd Universe.

October 2003

October 29, 2003
1873rd Stated Meeting
Location: Research Triangle Park, NC
The 1873rd Stated Meeting was held at The National Humanities Center in North Carolina at 5:00 p.m. Walter E. Dellinger III of Duke University gave a talk entitled The Supreme Court and American Democracy 2004. Professor Dellinger was introduced by John Hope Franklin.
October 11, 2003
Annual Induction of New Members
Location: Cambridge, MA
The Academy held its Induction Ceremony for the Fellows and Foreign Honorary Members from the class of 2003 in Cambridge, MA. Lawyer and philanthropist William H. Gates, Sr., MIT professor and Akamai founder Frank Thomson Leighton, chemist Carolyn R. Bertozzi, and chair of Princeton University's Department of English Michael Wood spoke at the ceremony, which also featured a performance by prominent operatic baritone Sherrill Milnes. Read the Press Release

September 2004

September 13, 2003
1871st Stated Meeting
Location: Western Center
The 1871st Stated Meeting, Western Center, was held at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art on September 13, 2003. Stephanie Barron, Vice President of Education and Public Programs & Senior Curator, Modern Art and Contemporary Art, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, gave a lecture entitled Old Masters, Impressionists and Moderns: French Masterworks from the State Pushkin Museum, Moscow: A Story of Collecting. In addition, Thomas Crow, Director, Getty Research Institute, gave a talk entitiled Collecting and Display as Subjects for History.
Spring Reception for Fellows and Visiting Scholars - June 3 , 2003 The Spring Reception for Fellows and Visiting Scholars was held on Tuesday, June 3 from 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. at the House of the Academy, Cambridge, MA.

May 2003

May 15, 2003
1870th Stated Meeting at the Library of Congress
Location: Washington, DC
Judith Resnick (Yale University School of Law), Danny J. Boggs (Judge, U. S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit), F. James Sensenbrenner (US House of Representatives Committee on the Judiciary), and Abner J. Mikva (University of Chicago School of Law) discussed Congress and the Courts: Independence of the Federal Judiciary. A panel discussion followed. The event took place at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C.
>May 14, 2003
1869th Stated Meeting and 223rd Annual Meeting
The Inaugural S. T. Lee Lecture in the Humanities
Denis Donoghue of New York University delivered a presentation on Joyce, Leavis, and the Revolution of the Word.

April 2003

April 10, 2003
Joint Meeting with the Boston Athenaeum
Academy President Patricia Meyer Spacks spoke at a joint meeting with the Boston Athenaeum on April 10. The title of her communication was How to Read a Diary. The meeting was held at the Boston Athenaeum.

March 2003

March 12, 2003
1868th Stated Meeting
In Memory of Herman Feshbach and Victor Weisskopf. Steven Weinberg of the University of Texas at Austin delivered a communication entitled Nuclear Terror: Ambling Toward Apocalypse. The event took place at the House of the Academy in Cambridge.

February 2003

February 12, 2003
Art, Race, and the Cold War
At the Academy's 1867th Stated Meeting Washington University's Gerald Early presented a communication entitled Art, Race, and the Coldest War: The Image of the African American Soldier in Three Hollywood Korean War Films. The speaker was introduced by physicist, author and essayist Alan Lightman. The event took place at the House of the Academy in Cambridge on February 12, 2003.

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