Nov. 5: Nobel Symposium to focus on literature, peace, economics


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9:10 a.m., Nov. 4, 2010----The College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Delaware will hold the second of its two-part symposium on the work done by 2010 Nobel Prize-winners on Friday, Nov. 5, in the Roselle Center for the Arts.

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This session will focus on the Nobel Prizes for literature, peace and economics.

Angel Esteban, a visiting professor in the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, will discuss author Vargas Llosa, who won the Nobel for the “trenchant images of the individual's resistance, revolt and defeat” in his writings; Jianguo Chen, associate professor of foreign languages and literatures, will speak about the work of Nobel Peace Prize-winner Liu Xiaobo, a nonviolent activist for human rights in China; and Saul Hoffman, professor and chairperson of the Department of Economics, will discuss work by Peter A. Diamond, Dale T. Mortensen and Christopher A. Pissarides, who jointly won the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel, for the “analysis of markets with search frictions,” which explains why job vacancies can be difficult to fill even at times of high unemployment.

The symposium will begin with lunch at noon in the lobby of the Roselle Center and then move into Gore Recital Hall at 12:30 p.m. for a series of 20-minute talks, concluding around 3 p.m.

The events, including lunch, are free and open to the public, with no registration required.