2. BEATRIZ SARLO LECTURE AND COSMOLOGIES SYMPOSIUM IN FEBRUARY
The Presidential Lectures and Symposia in the Humanities and Arts program is hosting two events in February. The second lecturer in this quarter's series is Beatriz Sarlo, one of Latin America's most important cultural critics. Sarlo is currently a professor at the Universidad de Buenos Aires. She is a frequent contributor to Latin American newspapers and publishes Punto de Vista, one of Argentina's most important cultural publications. Sarlo will be on campus February 22-23, 1999. She will give a lecture entitled "No Future? Literature and Cultural Politics" in Pigott Hall (Bldg. 260), Room 113 on February 22 at 7:00 p.m. More information about Sarlo's life and work can be found on the Web at http://prelectur.stanford.edu/lecturers/sarlo/. Adán Griego, Curator for Latin American, Mexican American and Iberian Collections, compiled the Sarlo Web site.
In addition, the first of four Presidential Symposia will be held on February 19-20. Complementing the mission of the Presidential Lecture Series, these symposia will "explore the present and future relations between the Humanities/Arts and other sectors on the academic map of knowledge." The topic for February's symposium is "Cosmologies and World Views." Scholars from Stanford and prestigious universities around the world will participate in three half-day discussion sessions focusing on the relationship between the humanities and sciences. Distinguished representatives from the fields of physics, religious studies, literature, chemistry, and the history of science will discuss the nature of fact, the permanence of knowledge, and the impact that the humanities and sciences have had on each other over the last century. Brief talks will be given by the panelists, followed by a moderated debate and open discussion with the audience. All are invited to attend the symposia sessions; tickets are not required. More information about the symposium, including brief participant biographies, full topic descriptions, presentation abstracts, and session schedules, is available on the Presidential Lectures Web site at http://prelectur.stanford.edu/symposia/cosmologies.html.
A team composed of staff from Humanities and Area Studies, RITS, and Systems develops and maintains the Presidential Lectures Web site.
3. VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR PARENTS' WEEKEND, FEBRUARY 26-27, 1999
Parents' Weekend -- and 2,700 parents -- arrive in only 2 1/2 weeks, and we remain critically short of volunteers. So, we are now urgently asking for help.
Our most pressing needs are described below. If you can help us with any of these, or if you would like to volunteer in some other way, please send an email to Beverly Momoi, Parents' Weekend Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org; include the following information:
Volunteer job preference(s)
Time(s) you are available
Director of University Communications
and Assistant to the President
Staff help table, information table, and registration table. Assist parents with registration materials, answer their questions about registration and weekend events.
Thursday, 4:30 pm to 8 pm
Friday, noon to 4:00 pm
Saturday, noon to 3:30 pm
Tour helpers. Assist with tours. Make sure tour guide has what is needed (if anything). Help put up signs before tour begins. If tour fills, direct parents to other tours or to other things to do on campus (lists will be provided).
Friday, 8:00 am to 10 am
Saturday, 1 pm to 3 pm
Golf cart drivers. Be available at information tables to provide transportation to parents with limited mobility, to answer questions, and to assist parents in finding locations. Be available to University Communications staff to run errands for last minute needs
Friday, 11 am to 2 pm
Saturday, 8:30 am to 11:30 am
Saturday, 11:30 am to 3 pm
Assist with set up. Assist in setting up for Saturday morning: registration tables, information tables, panels, and other materials.
Friday, 4 pm to 5:30 pm
Assist with breakdown. Assist in packing up: registration tables, information tables, and other materials.
Saturday, 1 pm to 3 pm