Volume 92, Issue 89
Wednesday, March 17, 1999
The importance of science within society will be the topic of discussion at University College tonight.
Normal Levitt, a professor of mathematics at Rutgers University in New Jersey, will be speaking at Western's second annual Nerenberg Lecture. This year's lecture is entitled "The Ambiguous Situation of Science in Contemporary Society."
"He will be expressing certain kinds of thoughts about how science affects society," said Chris Essex, a professor in the department of applied mathematics at Western, the department which organized this event.
The event is a discussion where scientists and mathematicians reach out to explain what society thinks of science, Essex said.
Levitt will be speaking at 7:30 p.m. in Conron Hall, Room 224 in University College. Admission is free and open to all.
Some of North America's funniest men and women will be the cause of laughter at Western this week.
Just for Laughs, a four night comedy festival, will be at the Wave tomorrow and through Sunday. Every show will bring three or four different top name comedians as well as a different theme each night.
Mark Wellington, manager of the Wave, suggested people should start coming at 7 p.m. in order to secure the better seats even though the shows will begin at 8 p.m.. "I think Western has always been the focus of advertising," Wellington said. "Western also has superior facilities."
Tickets are $15 for each show, a price which has been subsidized by corporate sponsors, Wellington said. Tickets can be purchased at Ticketmaster, InfoSource and at the door.
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