This year, the Center is sponsoring several activities—First Friday Lunches where you can hear from your colleagues about the work they are engaged with, supplementary colloquia funds for departments to bring to campus speakers relevant to issues of science in society, several faculty Working Groups, a Brown Bag Series on Choices and Constraints, as well as a Visiting Fellows program. See below.
We have been spending the past few days in "Hotel Paris," in a barrio in Santiago known as "Paris Londres." It is a lovely area, filled with winding cobble-stoned streets and cafes. After our jaunt into rural areas far to the south, it is wonderful to start each morning with fresh squeezed raspberry juice, real coffee, and a newspaper. I am very much
"You can understand why a system would seek information -- but why in hell does it offer information? Why do we strive to be understood? Why is a refusal to accept communication so painful?" (James Tiptree, Jr.)
"Cien veces la miraste, ninguna vez la viste."
this very different Christmas, spent this year in Chile, has been