"The Future of the Liberal Arts and Sciences"
Stephen Jay Gould
Alexander Agassiz Professor of Zoology
Professor of Geology, Harvard University
President, American Academy for the Advancement of Science
10:00 am, Saturday, Oct. 31, 1998
After the talk, two new buildings on the
Augustana campus were dedicated - the Science Building and the
Olin Educational Technology Building. At 11:45 am, Sigma Xi
members gathered in the lobby of the Science Building and
proceeded on a tour of both buildings. The tour guides were Sigma
Xi members Cecilia Vogel, Dave Renneke, Lori Scott, Dave DeWit
and Stacey Rodman.
Xi Annual Meeting
Bonnie and Jim Smith attended
and represented the John Deere Chapter. There was also a two-day
forum on November 12-13 to explore academic,
industry, and policy perspectives on international
cooperation in science and technology. The forum
chronicled cooperative experiences in areas such as
high-energy physics, space, global environment, health
sciences, standards development, and international
security, and addressed the practical issues that
complicate collaboration, such as intellectual property,
patents, funding mechanisms, and geopolitical influences.
boating and aquatic ecosystems - Are they compatible?"
Aquatic Biologist, University of
Mar. 29, 1999
Sigma Xi Annual Banquet
Excursion to the Land of Polyhedra" or
"What Do Mathematicians Do Anyway?"
Dr. Margaret Bayer
Sigma Xi Distinguished
Professor of Mathematics, University of Kansas
Induction of new members at the
If you will be attending the banquet, the cost is
$12 per person. Please send a check payable to
Chapter of Sigma Xi" to Stacey Rodman, Mathematics
Department, Augustana College, Rock Island, IL 61201.
are due by April 20.