Kennedy Lecture Series

Dava Sobel

Dava Sobel
Monday, September 26, 2016
7:30 PM in Memorial Auditorium
Admission is free, doors open at 6:30 PM

Dava Sobel, a former New York Times science reporter, is the author of Longitude (Walker 1995 and 2005, Penguin 1996), Galileo’s Daughter (Walker 1999 and 2011, Penguin 2000), The Planets(Viking 2005, Penguin 2006), and A More Perfect Heaven (Walker / Bloomsbury, 2011 and 2012). She has also co-authored six books, including Is Anyone Out There? with astronomer Frank Drake.

Dava will speak about her book The Planetsand how our ideas about planets have changed over time. A vibrant and timely topic as popular media and scholars continue discussions about the definition of a planet in our solar system, rapid changes in our knowledge about planets around other stars, and NASA missions to solar system bodies.

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Helen E. Fisher
Anatomy of Love
Tuesday, October 11, 2016
7:30 PM in Memorial Auditorium
Admission is free, doors open at 6:30 PM

Helen E. Fisher, PhD biological anthropologist, is a Senior Research Fellow, at The Kinsey Institute, Indiana University, and a Member of the Center For Human Evolutionary Studies in the Department of Anthropology at Rutgers University. She has written six books on the evolution, biology, and psychology of human sexuality, monogamy, adultery and divorce, gender differences in the brain, the neural chemistry of romantic love and attachment, human biologically-based personality styles, why we fall in love with one person rather than another, hooking up, friends with benefits, living together and other current trends, and the future of relationships-- what she calls: slow love.

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