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Paul Goldberger to present Steinman/Bloustein Memorial Lecture on September 12, 4pm

Paul GoldbergerPaul Goldberger, Pulitzer Prize-winning architecture critic and writer for The New Yorker magazine, will present the Ruth Ellen Steinman and Edward J. Bloustein Memorial Lecture “Ground Zero Ten Years Later: What Have We Wrought?” on Monday, September 12, 2011. Angus K. Gillespie, Professor of American Studies at Rutgers University and author of Twin Towers: The Life of New York City’s Trade Center, will provide an introduction of Mr. Goldberger.
As the architecture critic for The New Yorker, Mr. Goldberger has written the magazine’s celebrated “Sky Line” column since 1997. He also holds the Joseph Urban Chair in Design and Architecture at The New School in New York City. He began his career at The New York Times, where in 1984 his architecture criticism was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Distinguished Criticism, the highest award in journalism. 
Mr. Goldberger is the author of several books, including the recent Why Architecture Matters, published by the Yale University Press; Building Up and Tearing Down, a collection of his articles from The New Yorker, and UP FROM ZERO: Politics, Architecture, and the Rebuilding of New York; and Christo and Jeanne-Claude, published by Taschen. He lectures widely around the country on the subject of architecture, design, historic preservation and cities, and appears frequently on film and television to discuss architecture and design. He has also served as a special consultant and advisor on architecture and planning to several major cultural and educational institutions, including the New York Public Library, the Morgan Library, the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., and Cornell and Harvard Universities.  He is a graduate of Yale University, and is a trustee of Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio, and the National Trust for Historic Preservation in Washington, D.C. He is married to Susan Solomon, President of The New York Stem Cell Foundation, and they are the parents of three sons.
The Ruth Ellen Steinman and Edward J. Bloustein Memorial Lecture was established to honor the memory of these two extraordinary individuals.  For nearly 19 years, the Blousteins dedicated their enormous energies to Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.  The fund was created in 1988 after Ruth Ellen died following a long and heroic battle with illness. Sadly, there was cause to broaden the purpose of the fund a year later when Edward Bloustein, Rutgers’ beloved president, died suddenly in December 1989. The endowment supports an annual lecture series that is intended to celebrate the values and interests Ruth Ellen and Ed cherished and cultivated throughout their lives.

The lecture is free and open to the public. Reservations are requested to Amy Cobb by phone, 732.932.5475, ext. 638; or e-mail, For directions please visit


This event has been submitted for American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) Certification Maintenance credit.



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