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Wednesday, March 24, 2010
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Engineering and civilization: bridges, infrastructure, and the sources of success and failure

engineering + civilizationStarted in 2005, the Distinguished Lecture Series at Case Western Reserve University engages the Greater Cleveland community in discourse on important topics of our time. Previous speakers include Pulitzer Prize winner Jared Diamond, renowned theoretical physicist Lisa Randall and legendary biologist E.O. Wilson. Read about the series.

The 2010 Distinguished Lecture Series at Case Western Reserve University presents Henry Petroski, who will discuss "Engineering and Civilization: Bridges, Infrastructure, and the Sources of Success and Failure" on Wednesday, March 24, 2010, at 5:30 p.m. at Severance Hall.

From success and failure to the evolution of useful things, Henry Petroski has explored innumerable topics in his 15 books, regular columns in science magazines and essays for newspapers like the New York Times and Wall Street Journal.

This event is free and open to the public. Reserve your free ticket by contacting the Severance Hall box office at 216-231-1111.  Get event details

Case Western Reserve University President Barbara R. Snyder will open this fifth annual lecture series with a welcome and introduction

engineering + civilizationStarted in 2005, the Distinguished Lecture Series at Case Western Reserve University engages the Greater Cleveland community in discourse on important topics of our time. Previous speakers include Pulitzer Prize winner Jared Diamond, renowned theoretical physicist Lisa Randall and legendary biologist E.O. Wilson. Read about the series. The 2010 Distinguished Lecture Series at Case Western Reserve University presents Henry Petroski, who will discuss "Engineering and Civilization: Bridges, Infrastructure, and the Sources of Success and Failure" on Wednesday, March 24, 2010, at 5:30 p.m. at Severance Hall. From success and failure to the evolution of useful things, Henry Petroski has explored innumerable topics in his 15 books, regular columns in science magazines and essays for newspapers like the New York Times and Wall Street Journal. This event is free and open to the public. Reserve your free ticket by contacting the Severance Hall box office at 216-231-1111.  Get event details Case Western Reserve University President Barbara R. Snyder will open this fifth annual lecture series with a welcome and introduction

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