Hauser to speak on his books at M.I.T.
Professor of Psychology Marc D. Hauser will give a talk about his two books, The Design of Animal Communications (M.I.T. Press, 2000) and Wild Minds (Holt, 2000) on Thursday, April 6, at 6 p.m. at M.I.T.s Bartos Theater, Wiesner Building, 20 Ames St., Cambridge. An expert in the field of animal cognition, Hauser draws from evolutionary biology and cognitive science to examine animal thought and communication systems. The event is free, open to the public, and wheelchair accessible. Call (617) 253-5249 for more information.
Nasr to Give Tillich Lecture April 13
Seyyed Hossein Nasr, University Professor of Islamic Studies at George Washington University, will deliver the Paul Tillich Lecture, titled “Religious and Theological Consequences of Crossing Religious Frontiers,” on Thursday, April 13, at 5 p.m. in the Sackler Museum Lecture Hall.
Nasr is an expert on Islam who earned both a masters degree and a Ph.D. from Harvard. He has taught and lectured extensively throughout the Islamic world, Western Europe, the United States, and Asia. He has been a professor of philosophy and religion, and Islamic studies at several universities around the world, including Harvard.
The lecture is free and open to the public.
New research fund established at HMS
The Medical School (HMS) has established the William Randolph Hearst Fund in honor of Isabelle and Leonard Goldenson and Ethel and Jack Hausman, on behalf of handicapped children.
Income from the fund will provide a $25,000 annual award to be used by HMS faculty to support research in pre- and perinatal medicine with a focus on the prevention of neuromotor disabilities. Preferences for the award will be given to junior and/or new investigators.
The award period runs from July 1, 2000, through June 30, 2001. Applications are due May 1, 2000. For more information, contact Kemith LeBlanc in Sponsored Programs Administration, at (617) 432-2663.