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Faculty selected to give President's Lectures

Three distinguished Princeton faculty members have been chosen to make presentations as part of this year's President's Lecture Series.

The series was started by President Shirley M. Tilghman in 2001 to bring together faculty members from different disciplines to learn about the work others are doing in a variety of fields.

Here is the schedule for the 2005-06 academic year:

  • On Monday, Oct. 17, Bonnie Bassler, professor of molecular biology, will speak. A 2002 recipient of a MacArthur Foundation "genius grant," she investigates bacterial signaling and has discovered finely tuned systems by which bacteria communicate with other members of their species and with other species. The research may be useful in developing new antibiotics.
  • On Thursday, Dec. 8, Paul Muldoon, the Howard G.B. Clark '21 University Professor in the Humanities, will read from his new poems. He won the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for poetry for "Moy Sand and Gravel," his 25th volume of poetry and the ninth collection of his poems. He also has published in the fields of drama, literary criticism, translation and children's literature.
  • On Monday, April 10, Katherine Newman, the Malcolm Stevenson Forbes, Class of 1941, Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs, will speak. Her interests lie in the qualitative study of social stratification, with a special emphasis on the cultural meaning of mobility, work, poverty and violence. She recently finished a book, "Chutes and Ladders: Navigating the Low Wage Labor Market," which completes her eight-year study of African-American and Latino service sector workers.

All lectures will begin at 4:30 p.m. in 101 Friend Center. They will be Webcast.

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