Robert K. Merton at 100: Reflections and Recollections
NEW YORK, November 10, 2010 –

The Friends of the Columbia Libraries are pleased to sponsor a panel discussion, “Robert K. Merton at 100: Reflections & Recollections,” on Thursday, November 18, 2010 at 6:00 pm at the Kellogg Center, 1501 International Affairs Building (SIPA, 420 West 118th Street). The event is free and open to the public.


A distinguished group of panelists reflect on the many varieties of Robert Merton: Bernard Bailyn, Harvard University; Jonathan Cole, Columbia University; Richard Sennett, New York University; Stephen Stigler, University of Chicago; and Harriet Zuckerman, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and Columbia University.

Reception to follow at the Rare Book & Manuscript Library (Butler Library, 6th Floor, East). Manuscripts, photographs and other materials of interest from the Robert Merton Collection will be on display in the Octagon. For more information regarding this event or to attend, please respond to

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