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I’m excited to attend the symposium on robotics.
  a gathering to discuss a specific subject — generally with shared and breakout sessions in which individual or panels of experts address audiences
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  • I’m excited to attend the symposium on robotics.
  • I saw her on one of the panels at the symposium.
  • She took them with her one night to a select symposium, held in honor of several celebrities.
    Louisa May Alcott  --  Little Women
  • At the statewide Gifted Symposium each summer, the gifted kids from seventh to ninth grade would get together for a four-week retreat to, as I always thought of it, hang out in the trees and pick one another’s brains.
    Alice Sebold  --  The Lovely Bones

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  • Sunday was Alexandra’s day: in the moments before and after Sunday School she and fifteen other Methodist ladies sat together in the church auditorium and conducted a symposium Jean Louise called "The News of the Week in Review."
    Harper Lee  --  Go Set a Watchman
  • Jane’s friend Pearl had introduced her to Eleanor Kensington three months ago, and it had become common for Eleanor to invite Jane along for lectures and symposiums, academic talks and social commentaries.
    Margaret Peterson Haddix  --  Uprising
  • Anyway, Dad and I were in town for a symposium or something.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Red Pyramid
  • The symposium had been organized in Henrietta’s honor by Roland Pattillo, a professor of gynecology at Morehouse who’d been one of George Gey’s only African-American students.
    Rebecca Skloot  --  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • She took them with her one night to a select symposium, held in honor of several celebrities.
    Louisa May Alcott  --  Little Women
  • The Getty was getting worried, so they convened a special symposium on the kouros in Greece.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Blink

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  • —A symposium all his own, Mr Dedalus said.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • And the Left Club is holding a meeting too, on "A Long-term Policy for Native Crime," and has invited both European and non-European speakers to present a symposium.
    Alan Paton  --  Cry, the Beloved Country
  • All night they talked, secretly comforting their hearts that longed always for Spain and telling themselves that such a symposium was after the manner of the high Spanish soul.
    Thornton Wilder  --  The Bridge of San Luis Rey
  • In the summer of 1962, J. J. Merrick, the English biophysicist, presented a paper to the Tenth Biological Symposium at Cold Spring Harbor, Long Island.
    Michael Crichton  --  The Andromeda Strain
  • But Archer and the tutor continued to sit over their wine, and suddenly Archer found himself talking as he had not done since his last symposium with Ned Winsett.
    Edith Wharton  --  The Age of Innocence
  • ’And if I told you I attended a symposium on the Sung and Yuan dynasties down in Boston — which was very much in line with my duties-’
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Supremacy
  • His second and third books came out and the second one-Moral Turning Points-caused such a stir that he was in constant demand at offworld conferences and symposia.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • But because they were not enough to satisfy his new-found wanderlust, he took to inventing congresses and symposia as a means of justifying the new absences to his wife.
    Milan Kundera  --  The Unbearable Lightness of Being
  • I believe we even met once, at the Hong Kong drug symposium two years ago.
    Ted Dekker  --  Black: The Birth of Evil
  • It’s a monthlong series of lectures, workshops, and symposiums, with incoming freshmen from schools all around the country.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Along for the Ride
  • So little is known about the Marburg agent that only one book has been published about it, a collection of papers presented at a symposium on the virus, held at the University of Marburg in 1970.
    Richard Preston  --  The Hot Zone
  • In the dialogue Symposium, he gives a woman, the legendary priestess Diotima, the honor of having given Socrates his philosophic insight.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • A similar conception appears in Plato’s Symposium.
    Joseph Campbell  --  The Hero With a Thousand Faces
  • Plato, in his Symposium, describes Socrates and Aristophanes engaged in friendly conversation.
    Doug Linder  --  The Trial of Socrates
  • The collegians, assembled in Symposium in the Snuggery that night, marvelled what had happened to their Father; he walked so late in the shadows of the yard, and seemed so downcast.
    Charles Dickens  --  Little Dorrit
  • She was gifted, one of the twenty students from his school who had been selected for the statewide Gifted Symposium.
    Alice Sebold  --  The Lovely Bones
  • That symposium was light years away from his lectures, but he had been officially asked to attend.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Supremacy
  • Dontas was followed in the symposium by Angelos Delivorrias, director of the Benaki Museum in Athens.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Blink
  • By the time the symposium was over, the consensus among many of the attendees appeared to be that the kouros was not at all what it was supposed to be.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Blink
  • At the age of thirty-six, Stone was perhaps the most famous person attending the symposium that year.
    Michael Crichton  --  The Andromeda Strain
  • He found himself thinking back over the last five years, back to the rather odd symposium on Long Island, and the rather odd little speaker from England who had, in his own way, begun it all.
    Michael Crichton  --  The Andromeda Strain
  • Merrick was a rebellious, unorthodox scientist whose reputation for clear thinking was not enhanced by his recent divorce or the presence of the handsome blond secretary he had brought with him to the symposium.
    Michael Crichton  --  The Andromeda Strain
  • Mr. Jarvis, will you speak in a symposium at the University?
    Alan Paton  --  Cry, the Beloved Country
  • So on October 11, 1996, at Morehouse School of Medicine, he organized the first annual HeLa Cancer Control Symposium.
    Rebecca Skloot  --  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • Ruth had to be driven to the symposium because that morning, when the bus was leaving, she was still at home with an acute attack of gastritis.
    Alice Sebold  --  The Lovely Bones
  • She had made a big stink about no meat at home and she had to hold to it, but no one at the symposium knew of the oath she’d sworn.
    Alice Sebold  --  The Lovely Bones
  • It became common knowledge at the symposium who my sister was and how I had died.
    Alice Sebold  --  The Lovely Bones
  • My brother, the only child, what with my sister attending the symposium, was like a rock with a sheet pulled up over him.
    Alice Sebold  --  The Lovely Bones
  • "Beside Her Now," and her favorite—the one she was most proud of and carried with her to the symposium folded and refolded so often that the creases were close to cuts—"The Lip of the Grave."
    Alice Sebold  --  The Lovely Bones
  • Her father drove her first to the hospital at three A.M. and then to the symposium, stopping home on the way to pick up the bag her mother had packed and left at the end of their driveway.
    Alice Sebold  --  The Lovely Bones
  • "Lady’s on the Phone" Eleven years after learning about Henrietta in Defler’s classroom—on my twenty-seventh birthday—I stumbled on a collection of scientific papers from something called "The HeLa Cancer Control Symposium" at Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta, one of the oldest historically black colleges in the country.
    Rebecca Skloot  --  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • He thought he heard a voice telling him to seize Hercules’ broom and sweep all of Marie-Claude’s previews, all of Marie-Anne’s singers, all lectures and symposia, all useless speeches and vain wordssweep them out of his life.
    Milan Kundera  --  The Unbearable Lightness of Being
  • The last week of the symposium was always spent developing a final project, which the various schools would present in competition on the night before the parents returned to pick the students up.
    Alice Sebold  --  The Lovely Bones
  • Chapter 28: After London For HeLa symposium information, see notes for chapter 6.
    Rebecca Skloot  --  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • Ruth knew her status as a freak at school and knew that their one night at the gifted symposium had been exactly what it felt like—a dream, where elements let loose came together unbidden outside the damning rules of school.
    Alice Sebold  --  The Lovely Bones
  • 12 (January-March 1998); Marjorie Sun, "Scientists Settle Cell Line Dispute," Science, April 22, 1983; and Ivor Royston, "Cell Lines from Human Patients: Who Owns Them?" presented at the AFCR Public Policy Symposium, 42nd Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C., May 6, 1985; and Miles Inc v.
    Rebecca Skloot  --  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • The prohibition of the use of fleshmeat and milk at one meal: the hebdomadary symposium of incoordinately abstract, perfervidly concrete mercantile coexreligionist excompatriots: the circumcision of male infants: the supernatural character of Judaic scripture: the ineffability of the tetragrammaton: the sanctity of the sabbath.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • Chapter 6: "Lady’s on the Phone" Papers from the first HeLa symposium were published in "The HeLa Cancer Control Symposium: Presented at the First Annual Women’s Health Conference, Morehouse School of Medicine, October 11, 1996," edited by Roland Pattillo, American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology suppl.
    Rebecca Skloot  --  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • Chapter 6: "Lady’s on the Phone" Papers from the first HeLa symposium were published in "The HeLa Cancer Control Symposium: Presented at the First Annual Women’s Health Conference, Morehouse School of Medicine, October 11, 1996," edited by Roland Pattillo, American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology suppl.
    Rebecca Skloot  --  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • For the history of the ATCC, see R. Stevenson, "Collection, Preservation, Characterization and Distribution of Cell Cultures," Proceedings, Symposium on the Characterization and Uses of Human Diploid Cell Strains: Opatija (1963); and W. Clark and D. Geary, "The Story of the American Type Culture Collection: Its History and Development (18991973)," Advances in Applied Microbiology 17 (1974).
    Rebecca Skloot  --  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
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