Steven Chu, professor of physics at Stanford University, will speak on
“Holding on to Atoms and Molecules with Light: From Atomic Clocks to DNA
Molecules” on Tuesday, Oct. 24, at 8 p.m. in the Reamer Campus Center
auditorium. He will also deliver a physics colloquium at 1:30 p.m. in N114 S &E. Chu's
work was the first to demonstrate how atoms can be trapped by lasers, how an “atomic
fountain” can improve atomic clocks, and how DNA molecules can be manipulated using
Richard Moe, president of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, will
speak on “How We Can All Be Partners in Preservation” on Friday, Oct. 27,
at 11 a.m. in the Nott Memorial. Since joining the National Trust in 1993, Moe has sought
to diversify its holdings so that “Americans can form connections with their
past.” He also has been an outspoken advocate for preserving whole American downtown
communities, which he says are threatened by “sprawl-marts.”
Sweet Honey in the Rock, a Grammy Award-winning African American a capella
singing group with deep roots in spirituals, hymns, gospel, jazz and blues, will be
performing on Friday, Oct. 27, at 8 p.m. in Memorial Chapel. The group has a large
following, and the College anticipates a large response from the local community. Free
tickets were distributed to members of the Union community this week before they were made
available to the public.
Yaron Svoray, Israeli investigative journalist whose infiltration of the
Neo-Nazi movement led to the arrest of a number of its leaders, will speak on Monday, Oct.
30, at 7:30 p.m. in the Reamer Campus Center auditorium. His topic is “In
Hitler's Shadow: Neo-Nazis in the 1990s.”
The Shenandoah Shakespeare Express, an 11-member Shakespeare troupe, will
perform Twelfth Night on Friday, Nov. 3, at 8 p.m. in the Yulman Theater.
The Harrisonburg, Va.-based company performs Shakespeare's works as they were originally
designed — on a bare stage surrounded by an audience on three sides sharing the light
with the actors, each of whom plays several parts.