April 7-13, 2000
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Guest speakers on Grounds

Guest speakers on Grounds

Physicist David Wineland

"Quantum Computing and Other Applications of Spooky Quantum Physics" will be the topic of the 30th annual Llewellyn G. Hoxton Lecture April 10 by David Wineland, a physicist with the National Institute of Standards and Technology in Boulder. The free public event will be held at 7:30 p.m. in the Physics Building. A reception will follow.

Wineland, a member of the National Academy of Sciences, has won many awards for his work in quantum optics, including the Department of Commerce Gold Medal and the 1990 Davisson-Germer Prize of the American Physical Society.

Poet James Tate

Winner of both the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award for poetry, James Tate will be the Rea Visiting Writer in Poetry in April.

The author of more than two dozen books, and widely praised for his ingenuity, verbal energy and unique style, Tate will make two public presentations at U.Va. He will give an informal talk on the craft of poetry on April 11 and will read from his work on April 13. Both events will be at 8 p.m. in the University Bookstore.

He won the Pulitzer Prize in 1992 for his Selected Poems and the National Book Award for poetry in 1994 for Worshipful Company of Fletchers.

During his visit he will work with students in the U.Va. English Department's Creative Writing Program. The Rea Visiting Writer Program is sponsored by the Dungannon Foundation and the Henry Hoyns Fund.

Hidden structures of social reality

The social realities of human life will be probed by distinguished sociologists during an April 18 symposium at the University. The event, "Hidden Structures of Social Reality and Five Innovative Theories to Illuminate Them," will be held in the Newcomb Hall South Meeting Room from 2 to 5 p.m.

2 p.m. / Joan Huber, professor and former provost, Ohio State. "Hidden Structures of Sex Stratification: Feeding Babies and Fighting Wars"

Rae Lesser Blumberg, U.Va. William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of Sociology. "The Surprising Story of Gender Equality in Human Societies"

3 p.m. / Randall Collins, sociology professor, University of Pennsylvania. "Networks, Emotions and Attention Spaces: Implications of the ŒSociology of Philosophies' for Sociology"

Murray Milner, U.Va. sociology professor. "Elites in India and the United States"

Donald Black, University Professor of Social Sciences at U.Va. "Violent Structures of Humanity"


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