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Bulletin OF THE ACADEMY of SCIENCE AND ART of PITTSBURGH, PENNA OCTOBER 1925 THIRTY-SIXTH YEAR GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENT for 1925–1926 LECTURES BEFORE THE ACADEMY · 1925–1926 The Season's Program WE'RE not going to say very much here about the lectures presented to the members of the Academy this season, because we believe the program speaks for itself. It has been our effort in inviting men and women to address us, to keep in mind the purpose of the institution; and yet at the same time, to secure those whose message can be entertainingly presented. Neither effort, nor expense have been spared to make this one of the best years in the memorable history of the Academy. As in previous years, the meetings will be held at the Lecture Hall of Carnegie Museum. They will start at 8:15 P. M. Figure October 15 DR. RAYMOND L. DITMARS The Depths of the Sea IN this lecture, the motion pictures which took seven years to acquire, Dr. Ditmars explains and shows clearly the little understood life in the Ocean at differing depths. He is Curator of Mammals and Reptiles at New York Zoological Park, and speaks with the voice of authority. Dr. Ditmars has spoken before the Academy many times and always very acceptably. His lecture is illustrated with motion pictures. Figure October 29 HON. DAVID A. REED Immigration PROBABLY no one is better qualified to speak on this important subject, than our own Senator Reed. He brings to the Academy the result of an exhaustive study, as a member of the Committee on Immigration of the United States Senate, and has first-hand facts to prove his statements. Senator Reed makes few speeches outside his official duties, and we know every member will want to hear him. Figure November 11 NELLIE VERNE WALKER A Sculptor's Studio IN presenting a graphic picture of the sculptor at work, Miss Walker brings with her, an assistant and equipment transforming the platform into a miniature studio. Fashioning the plastic clay before your eyes, she lectures at the same time, in an interesting and attractive manner. A graduate of the Art Institute of Chicago, with notable work to her credit, she speaks with authority in her chosen field. Figure December 10, 1925 FRANK C. JORDON, PH. D. Curiosities of the Skies IN this lecture, Dr. Jordon will tell about the prominences and corona of the sun, the winged planets, some unusual planets, dark holes in the Milky Way, new stars, irregular and spiral nebulae, star clusters, and many other little known phenonoma of the heavens. Dr. Jordon is Professor of Astronomy at the University of Pittsburgh, and Assistant Director of the Allegheny Observatory. The lecture is fully illustrated with lantern slides. Figure January 14 SIDNEY LANDON Character Studies of Great Literary Men BY reviewing the greatest literary men of the century, Sidney Landon has contributed new dignity to the art of impersonation. With wigs, grease paint, and a vivid imagination, he gives faithful reproductions of Mark Twain, Victor Hugo, Longfellow, Tennyson, Kipling, Holmes, and many others. He completely loses his own identity; assumes a new role and quotes from the works of the genius he impersonates. One of his most popular presentations is Mark Twain making his birthday speech. Figure January 28 LEON DABO American Art and Artists MR. DABO is that rather unusual combination—a very talented painter, who has achieved national success as an artist and who has in addition, the faculty of expressing the results of his study in a clear and concise manner. He has the power to explain in understandable language the meaning of Art. Mr. Dabo has paintings on exhibition in more than twenty museums, including the Luxemburg of Paris. Figure February 11 EDWIN MARKHAM Lincoln, The Man of the People EVER since he wrote his poem The Man with the Hoe, Edwin Markham has been regarded by many as one of America's greatest poets; but he has been equally successful on the lecture platform, and has rare ability to make things clear. One of his most pleasing addresses is that on Lincoln, which he delivers for us on the eve of Lincoln's Birthday—a happy coincidence. He will read from his own verse if requested. Figure February 25 RICHARD HALLIBURTON The Royal Road to Romance WHILE the background of this lecture is travel, it is much more than merely a travelogue. Crossing the Atlantic as a sailor, he climbs the Matterhorn, and then crosses the Pyrenees in the dead of winter to little known Andorra—Gibralter, Spain, Monte Carlo, follow in rapid succession before he visits Egypt and India. He penetrates the Vale of Kashmir and travels on foot 1000 miles over the Himalayas to Western Tibet. Then to Hong Kong, through the Malay Jungles and from Pekin, in the dead of winter, to Vladivostok. Thence to Japan and the conquest of Fujiyama. This story of these adventures is strikingly illustrated by slides. Figure March 11 WILLIAM L. FINLEY Animal Life Studies ONE of America's foremost Naturalists, Mr. Finley, is also an expert scientific photographer, with a keen sense of artistic settings. As a representative of the American Nature Association, and the National Association of Audubon Societies, he has explored nearly all the wilder sections of the West, from Brittish Columbia to the Gulf of Mexico. His lecture is the result of these expeditions. It is profusely illustrated with motion pictures. Figure March 25 HERBERT W. GLEASON Rocky Mountain National Park MR. GLEASON needs no introduction to the members of the Academy. He has lectured here for many years, and always satisfactorily. The present address is a new one delivered for the first time this season, and one of surpassing interest because of the natural beauty of the park. It is illustrated by many slides in natural colors. ANNUAL DUES $5.00 ACADEMY of SCIENCE and ART of PITTSBURGH, PENNA LIFE MEMBERSHIP $100.00 SAMUEL HAYFORD, Secretary P. O. BOX 395, East Liberty Station Pittsburgh, Pa. Dear Sir: Please present my name for membership in the Academy of Science and Art. I enclose my check for $ to the order of O. C. Reiter, Treasurer. I understand that my membership entitles me to bring one friend with me to all lectures given under the auspices of the Academy, without additional cost. NAME ADDRESS SAMUEL HAYFORD, Secretary P. O. BOX 395, East Liberty Station, Pittsburgh, Pa. Dear Sir: Below I am furnishing a list of persons whom I wish to nominate for membership in the Academy of Science and Art. Please mail a copy of the Bulletin of the Academy. Signed Address General Information MEMBERSHIP Membership in the Academy of Science and Art is perpetual. It is expected that members will continue from year to year, and actual membership ceases only with resignation. Tickets to lectures however are only sent upon payment of dues. LECTURES All lectures of the Academy are held at the Lecture Hall of the Carnegie Museum, on Forbes Street. Lectures begin at 8:15 o'clock in the evening. Please be prompt. OTHER ACTIVITIES Lectures on science and art are one of the features of the activities of the Academy. One of the most conspicuous endeavors is the Annual Photographic Solon which is conducted by the Photographic Section of the Academy in March of each year—the thirteenth will be held during the present season. Further information may be secured from P. F. Squier, Secretary, 237 Avenue B., Westinghouse Plan, East Pittsburgh, Pa. Officers and Council ALEXANDER DUNBAR, President C. B. HORTON, First Vice President J. W. CUNNINGHAM, Second Vice President O. C. REITER, Treasurer SAMUEL HAYFORD, Secretary Councillors J. M. BERKEY THOMAS S. BROWN JOHN W. CUNNINGHAM ALBERT E. DUCKHAM ALEXANDER DUNBAR DR. THEODORE DILLER C. B. HORTON DR. O. E. JENNINGS J. H. LUCAS A. E. MCKEE JOHN H. MACALPINE L. I. MACQUEEN GEORGE H. RANKIN O. C. REITER GEO. W. WAKEFIELD Mail should be addressed to P. O. BOX 395, EAST LIBERTY STATION, PITTSBURGH, PA.
|Title||Sidney Landon: "Character Studies of Great Literary Men"|
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|Personal Name Subject||Landon, Sidney Wellington|
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