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News Release

February 27, 2006

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Barbara Palmer, News Service: (650) 724-6184, barbara.palmer@stanford.edu

New Yorker architecture critic to deliver Christensen Lecture March 2

Paul Goldberger, dean of the Parsons School of Design and architecture critic for The New Yorker, will deliver the 15th annual Christensen Fund Distinguished Lecture in Art History at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 2, in Annenberg Auditorium. His lecture, titled "After the World Trade Center and Katrina: Rethinking the City for Our Time," is free and open to the public.

Before joining the staff of The New Yorker in 1997, Goldberger worked for 25 years at the New York Times, where he won a Pulitzer Prize in 1984 for architecture criticism. Goldberger became dean of Parsons School of Design, part of the New School University in New York City, in July 2004.

He is the author of several books, including his recent chronicle of the creation of a redevelopment plan for the World Trade Center site, Up From Zero: Architecture, Politics and the Rebuilding of New York (2004).

The lecture series is supported by the Christensen Fund of Palo Alto and the Department of Art and Art History.

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