Inauguration highlights to be broadcast on WFMT
Highlights of Hugo F. Sonnenschein's inauguration as 11th president of the University of Chicago will be broadcast on WFMT (98.7 FM) at 7 p.m. on four consecutive Sundays, beginning May 8. The radio programs will feature the inaugural convocation, including President Sonnenschein's inaugural address, and three of the symposia that were held in celebration of the event. The schedule of broadcasts follows.
May 8 The Inaugural Convocation
This broadcast will feature the inaugural address by President Sonnenschein and music by Rockefeller Memorial Chapel organist Wolfgang Ruebsam, the Rockefeller Chapel Choir and the Symphony of the Shores.
May 15 "Liberal Education and the Advancement of Knowledge"
The establishment of a liberal-arts college within the framework of a major research university is the focus of this symposium, which features a discussion of Chicago's system and its role in the history of American research institutions. Panelists: John Boyer, Dean of the College; Donald Levine, the Peter B. Ritzma Professor in Sociology and former Dean of the College; Richard Storr, professor emeritus of history at York University and author of "Harper's University"; and Roger Geiger, professor of education at Penn State.
May 22 "Altruism and Egotism"
The panelists of this symposium explore to what extent the assumption of rational self-interest best explains the social behavior of human beings. Panelists: Richard Epstein, the James Parker Hall Distinguished Service Professor in the Law School (panel moderator); Gary Becker, University Professor in Economics and Sociology; Jon Elster, the Edward L. Ryerson Distinguished Service Professor in Political Science; and Marshall Sahlins, the Charles F. Grey Distinguished Service Professor in Anthropology.
May 29 "Music: Theory and Practice"
The interaction between the performance and the scholarly study of music is explored by four scholars and composers. The session includes performances by the panelists or of the panelists' work and a demonstration by two musicians from the Association for the Advancement of Creative Music. Panelists: Philip Gossett, Dean of the Humanities Division and the Robert W. Reneker Distinguished Service Professor in Music (panel moderator); Ellen Harris, associate provost for the arts at MIT and former chair of the Music Department at Chicago; Ingrid Monson, Assistant Professor in Music; Shulamit Ran, the William H. Colvin Professor in Music; Charles Rosen, Professor in the Committee on Social Thought.