Last Updated 25 March 2003

Recognizing that both the activities and the aspirations of present and future generations of Rensselaer faculty and students can and must be expanded by inspiration and insight derived from contact with distinguished engineers, scientists, architects, and managers, Mr. Vollmer W. Fries established a fund in 1973, the income from which will be used to bring such scholars to the campus.

Lectures During the 2002-2003 Academic Year

All Vollmer Fries Lectures are Open to the General Public. See Below for Directions to Campus and Information on Visitor Parking. In the announcements below, information on the speaker can be obtained by clicking on his or her name. Details on the talk can be obtained by clicking on the title. Refreshments are served before each lecture.

Paul Ginsparg

Paul Ginsparg Image

Professor of Physics

Cornell University

Scholarly Information Architecture


Wednesday, April 23, 2003

4 pm, Sage 3303

Refreshments 3:45 pm

Abstract and Biographical Information

You can read about Past Vollmer Fries Lectures by checking our websites for 1995-1996 Lectures , 1996-1997 Lectures , 1997-1998 Lectures , 1998-1999 Lectures , 1999-2000 Lectures , 2000-2001 Lectures .

Information for Campus Visitors:
Please go to Welcome to Rensselaer where you will find Travel Directions to Rensselaer and Visitor's Parking information. Note that, usually, the CDTA bus that runs from the Fieldhouse parking area to the main campus is only for people with Rensselaer ID cards. However, if you decide to park in the Fieldhouse lot for a Vollmer Fries Lecture, you can ride the shuttle bus.

Contact for Information or Corrections:
Professor Kenneth A. Connor ( )