Archive – March, 2003
Blind survivor of World Trade Center to speak, April 2
Posted March 31, 2003; 06:06 p.m.
Mike Hingson, a blind survivor of the World Trade Center attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, will discuss his experience in a lecture at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 2, in McCosh 50. The lecture is part of a series of events for Disability Awareness Week.
Discussion to focus on gender expectations, April 2
Posted March 31, 2003; 06:04 p.m.
A panel discussion, "Expectations and Limitations of Gender," is scheduled for 7:15 p.m. Wednesday, April 2, at Wilcox Commons in Wilson College .
Speakers will include Elizabeth Bogan, senior lecturer in economics; Thema Bryant-Davis, coo...
Pat Robertson to speak on role of religion in politics, April 1
Posted March 31, 2003; 05:59 p.m.
Pat Robertson will deliver a lecture, "The Role of Religion in Modern American Politics," at 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 1, in McCosh 10.
Robertson is the founder of the Christian Coalition and the Christian Broadcasting Network. He ran for the Rep...
Princeton scientists have high hopes for hydrogen
Posted March 31, 2003; 10:41 a.m.
In the lab of Professor of Chemistry Andy Bocarsly, the automobile of the future takes the form of a thin plastic film bolted between graphite and copper plates.
The device, about the size of a portable CD player, is a working fuel cell. Sear...
German ambassador discusses U.N. Security Council, March 31
Posted March 31, 2003; 12:25 a.m.
Gunter Pleuger, Germany's permanent representative to the United Nations, will present a lecture on the credibility and relevance of the U.N. Security Council amid the U.S.-Iraq war at 8 p.m. Monday, March 31, in the Senate Chamber, Whig Hall.
International Fest fetes diversity, March 31-April 5
Posted March 28, 2003; 04:49 p.m.
The University's International Festival -- intended to bring together the numerous ethnic, cultural, regional and performing arts organizations on campus to celebrate world cultures -- is planned for Monday through Saturday, March 31-April 5.
Symposium planned on property tax reform, April 11
Posted March 28, 2003; 04:09 p.m.
"Property Tax Reform: Where Have We Been? Where Are We Going? How Will We Get There?" is the subject of Princeton University's annual Symposium on New Jersey Issues scheduled for Friday, April 11. The event will run from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in ...
Kroll-Zaidi receives Sachs scholarship for study in England and India
Posted March 28, 2003; 04:05 p.m.
Princeton senior Rafil Kroll-Zaidi has been named the recipient of the 2003 Daniel Sachs Class of 1960 Graduating Scholarship.
The award, one of the highest honors given to Princeton undergraduates, was established in 1970 to provide a senior wi...
International colloquium on early German media planned, April 3-4
Posted March 28, 2003; 03:07 p.m.
An international group of scholars will gather in the Rocky-Mathey Theater at Rockefeller College on Thursday and Friday, April 3-4, for a colloquium exploring "Issues in Early German Media."
The event will look at aesthetic-political questions...
Pasternack to discuss 'No Child Left Behind' legislation, April 3
Posted March 28, 2003; 03:05 p.m.
Department of Education official Robert Pasternack will present a lecture titled "No Child Left Behind and Special Education: A View From Washington" at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 3, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.
Pasternack is assistant secr...
Composer Mark Applebaum to discuss his work, April 3
Posted March 28, 2003; 03:03 p.m.
performer, improviser, electro-acoustic instrument builder and jazz pianist Mark Applebaum will discuss his work at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, April 3, in 106 Woolworth as part of the Department of Music's Composers Colloquium series.
Environmental Defense head to speak on global warming, April 1
Posted March 28, 2003; 02:56 p.m.
Fred Krupp, executive director of Environmental Defense, will discuss "Global Warming and the USA: Sparking Re-engagement" at 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 1, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.
Environmental Defense , a nonprofit organization based...
Greenstein: Bush a 'less sure-footed' leader, despite post-Sept. 11 growth
Posted March 28, 2003; 12:29 a.m.
From one of the closest elections in history to the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks and now the war in Iraq, the presidency of George W. Bush has been defined by extraordinary, tumultuous challenges.
Presidential scholar Fred Greenstein, wh...
Robert Hargraves, professor of geosciences emeritus, dies
Posted March 27, 2003; 04:19 p.m.
Robert B. Hargraves, a member of the Princeton University geosciences faculty from 1961 to his retirement in 1994, died March 21 at age 74 from viral pneumonia brought on by complications from radiation and chemotherapy.
His family will ho...
Janet Lavin Rapelye named dean of admission at Princeton
Posted March 27, 2003; 03:02 p.m.
Janet Lavin Rapelye, dean of admission at Wellesley College for the past 12 years and a highly respected national leader in the field of college admission, has been named dean of admission at Princeton University, effective July 1. She will s...
Johnson-Laird wins Fyssen Foundation International Prize
Posted March 27, 2003; 11:28 a.m.
Philip Johnson-Laird , the Stuart Professor of Psychology, has been selected as the recipient of this year's Fyssen Foundation International Prize.
The prize is awarded annually by the Paris-based foundation to a scientist who has conducted d...
White awarded Charles Ives Fellowship
Posted March 27, 2003; 11:26 a.m.
Barbara White, assistant professor of music , is one of two recipients of the Charles Ives Fellowship, which is offered annually to established composers by the American Academy of Arts and Letters. The $15,000 award will be presented at a cere...
Tigressions perform 'Almost Famous,' April 5
Posted March 27, 2003; 10:04 a.m.
Tigressions , an all-female a capella group, will perform "Almost Famous: Tigressions Jam 2003" at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 5, in Richardson Auditorium.
The concert will feature a wide selection of music and guest performances from Sympoh ...
Expressions dance company performs April 3-5
Posted March 27, 2003; 10:03 a.m.
Expressions Dance Company , Princeton's oldest dance troupe, will perform "eXposed" at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, April 3-5, in the Frist Campus Center theater.
The show will feature a mix of dance styles -- including hip-hop, ja...
Exhibition highlights artistry of Swiss engineering through June 15
Posted March 27, 2003; 10:01 a.m.
An exhibition celebrating the contributions of Swiss engineering, "The Art of Structural Design: A Swiss Legacy," will be on display at the Princeton University Art Museum through Sunday, June 15.
From New York's George Washington Bridge ...
Exhibition explores interfaith attitudes, March 31-April 6
Posted March 27, 2003; 10:00 a.m.
The Rumi Club for Interfaith Dialogue and the Religious Life Council will host an exhibition on interfaith attitudes at Princeton from Monday, March 31, through Sunday, April 6, on the 100 level of the Frist Campus Center . An open dialogu...
Bildner Fund grant applications due April 2
Posted March 27, 2003; 09:58 a.m.
Applications for grants under the new Bildner Fund for the Advancement of Diversity on Campus are being accepted by the Office of the Vice President for Campus Life through April 2. Guidelines for submissions are available online .
Theatre Intime presents 'Bums and Monkeys,' March 27-29, April 3-5
Posted March 27, 2003; 09:57 a.m.
Theatre Intime will present the comedy "Bums and Monkeys," written by junior David Brundige, at 8 p.m. March 27-29 and April 3-5, with a matinee performance at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 5.
Tickets are $12 for general admission, $10 for senior...
Conference focuses on women and the media, March 28-29
Posted March 27, 2003; 09:55 a.m.
The Organization of Women Leaders will host its third annual conference, "Women and the Media," Friday and Saturday, March 28-29. Speakers will include women from film, television and print media.
The conference will begin with a screening...
Routine evacuation drills planned through April 21
Posted March 26, 2003; 06:05 p.m.
The University will conduct its regular spring evacuation drills at the residential colleges through Monday, April 21.
Prior to the drills, students are encouraged to review the emergency action plans for their residential colleges . Any que...
Preparedness FAQs added to site
Posted March 26, 2003; 04:56 p.m.
A new page of frequently asked questions and answers has been added to the Emergency Preparedness site .
The page includes information about what to do if a "severe" threat condition (red) is announced, how information will be distribut...
President Tilghman testifies before Congress on student visa delays
Posted March 26, 2003; 04:46 p.m.
Recent anti-terrorism measures have made it "almost certain" that foreign students with interests in science and engineering will face delays in obtaining visas to enter the United States, Princeton President Shirley M. Tilghman told a Congressi...
John Bahcall wins Dan David Prize
Posted March 26, 2003; 09:35 a.m.
John Bahcall, a longtime faculty member of the Institute for Advanced Study and a visiting lecturer with rank of professor at Princeton University, has been selected to receive a Dan David Prize , which carries an award of $1 million. ...
Horner: Tyrannosaurus rex may have been more like a vulture than a hawk
Posted March 25, 2003; 05:32 p.m.
Dinosaurs have gripped the popular imagination since the first fossilized skeleton was unearthed in New Jersey in the 19th century. However, the public has resisted accepting some theories put forth in recent decades, including evidence pointing...
Faculty debate war in Iraq and its consequences
Posted March 24, 2003; 06:50 p.m.
While their opinions differed about the justification for the U.S.-led war with Iraq, panelists in a March 24 discussion at Princeton University agreed that it is crucial to look ahead and focus on the consequences.
Several Princeton faculty...
Dr. Ruth to present "Sexually Speaking," March 27
Posted March 24, 2003; 05:40 p.m.
Sex educator Dr. Ruth Westheimer will give the Biderman Lecture titled "Sexually Speaking: Recent Trends in Knowledge, Attitude and Practice" at 4:30 p.m., Thursday, March 27, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall. Twice named "College Lecturer of...
Jewish mysticism and Dead Sea Scrolls to be discussed, March 26
Posted March 24, 2003; 05:37 p.m.
Rachel Elior, the John and Golda Cohen Professor of Jewish Thought at Hebrew University, will discuss "The Dead Sea Scrolls and Early Jewish Mysticism" at 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 26, in Friend 008. Elior is a visiting faculty member in the ...
Patrick to discuss challenges faced by New York City police department, March 27
Posted March 24, 2003; 11:41 a.m.
Fredrick Patrick, deputy commissioner for community affairs of the New York City police department, will present a lecture titled "A New Leadership Paradigm: Programs, Partnerships and Accountability?" at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, March 27, in 16 Robert...
Ikenberry to speak on American multilateralism, March 28
Posted March 24, 2003; 11:39 a.m.
American Multilateralism in Decline?" is the question that will be explored in a talk sponsored by the University's Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination at 4:30 p.m. Friday, March 28, in 1 Robertson Hall.
John Ikenberry, the Peter Krog...
Former treasury secretary to present views on international economic policy, March 28
Posted March 24, 2003; 11:37 a.m.
Former U.S. Treasury Secretary Robert Rubin will discuss "International Economic Policy: 2003" at 5 p.m. Friday, March 28, in McCosh 50.
Rubin served in the Clinton administration as assistant to the president for economic policy from 1993 to 1...
Gilley trades career in China for study at Princeton
Posted March 21, 2003; 02:34 p.m.
Prior to enrolling as a doctoral student in politics this past fall, Bruce Gilley spent 10 years as a journalist in China -- years he jokingly refers to as "an extended period of field work financed by Dow Jones."
Until last year, Gilley was ...
Gutmann examines 'the good, the bad and the ugly' of identity politics
Posted March 21, 2003; 01:51 p.m.
At a time when issues of identity and politics are in sharp focus, Amy Gutmann stresses that "there may be no more important goal for the 21st century than that we break down the barriers that lead people to fight one another on the basis of hos...
Economist to present heterodox perspective on globalization, March 27
Posted March 21, 2003; 01:49 p.m.
for Whom? A Heterodox Perspective" is the topic for a lecture to be presented at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, March 27, in 15 Robertson Hall. Jomo K.S. (Kwame Sundaram), professor of applied economics at the University of Malaya, will present the talk, whi...
Estrich to discuss 'The State of Women in America,' March 27
Posted March 21, 2003; 01:32 p.m.
commentator and author Susan Estrich will speak at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, March 27, in McCosh 10. Her address is titled "Sex and Power: The State of Women in America."
Estrich is the Robert Kingsley Professor of Law and Political Science at the Un...
Bush's faith-based initiatives to be discussed, March 26
Posted March 21, 2003; 01:27 p.m.
Towey, deputy assistant to the president and director of the White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives, will speak on "Compassion, the U.S. Constitution and President Bush's Faith-Based Initiatives" on Wednesday, March 26. His le...
Prize-winning poets to read, March 26
Posted March 21, 2003; 01:25 p.m.
Pulitzer Prize-winning poets Stephen Dunn and Charles Wright will read from their work at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 26, in the Stewart Film Theater, 185 Nassau St.
Dunn, a faculty member at Richard Stockton College, won the 2001 Pulitzer Prize...
Former Zambian president to discuss HIV/AIDS challenges, March 26
Posted March 21, 2003; 01:01 p.m.
Kaunda, former president of Zambia, will present a lecture titled "HIV/AIDS and Africa: Challenges Ahead" at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 26, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.
Kaunda currently is the Balfour African President in Residence at B...
Guinier to speak on racial injustice in America, March 25
Posted March 21, 2003; 12:58 a.m.
Lani Guinier, the Bennet Boskey Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, will present a lecture titled "The Miner's Canary" at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 25, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.
Guinier is the author with Gerald Torres of "The Min...
National missile defense to be topic of talk, March 24
Posted March 21, 2003; 12:56 a.m.
Lewis, principal research scientist and associate director at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Security Studies Program, will speak on "Why National Missile Defense Is Still a Bad Idea" at 4:30 p.m. Monday, March 24, in Dodds Auditorium, ...
Hoffman to discuss 'Snowball Earth,' March 26
Posted March 20, 2003; 07:31 p.m.
lecture on "Snowball Earth: Surprise in Deep Time" will be delivered at 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 26, in Reynolds Auditorium, McDonnell Hall.
Paul Hoffman, the Sturgis Hooper Professor of Geology at Harvard University, will present the talk, whic...
Information Village Fair to showcase technology, March 25-26
Posted March 20, 2003; 07:20 p.m.
The multipurpose rooms on the B level of the Frist Campus Center will be transformed into a high-tech town Tuesday and Wednesday, March 25-26, for an Information Village Fair.
Sponsored by the Office of Information Technology and its partner...
Talk planned on dinosaur research, March 24
Posted March 20, 2003; 07:16 p.m.
A lecture on "Dinosaur Research in the 21st Century" is set for 8 p.m. Monday, March 24, in McCosh 50. Jack Horner, curator of paleontology at Montana State University's Museum of the Rockies, will discuss progress in dinosaur paleontology over th...
Music critic Nike Wagner to speak, March 24-26
Posted March 20, 2003; 07:15 p.m.
Music critic and cultural commentator Nike Wagner will present two lectures and participate in a roundtable discussion Monday through Wednesday, March 24-26. Wagner is the great-granddaughter of German composer Richard Wagner and the author of the...
Community House to present service awards, April 6
Posted March 20, 2003; 05:42 p.m.
Community House will honor three local residents for their contributions and service to the Princeton community at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 6, at the Carl Fields Center for Equality and Cultural Understanding .
James Floyd Sr., the first Afr...
Mathey College hosts 'Cross Cadence,' March 31-April 4
Posted March 20, 2003; 05:41 p.m.
Mathey College will host "Cross Cadence," a five-day event featuring a panel discussion on affirmative action and a diverse series of performances, from Monday, March 31, through Friday, April 4.
"Cross Cadence" will begin with the affirmat...
Asgedom to discuss journey from war-torn homelands, March 26
Posted March 20, 2003; 05:39 p.m.
Author and motivational speaker Mawi Asgedom will discuss his family's journey from war-torn Eritrea and Ethiopia at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 26, at the Carl Fields Center for Equality and Cultural Understanding .
Asgedom was born to an Eri...
Panel discussion planned on war in Iraq, March 24
Posted March 20, 2003; 03:29 p.m.
"War in Iraq -- A Panel Discussion" will be presented at noon Monday, March 24, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall. The event is sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs .
Panelists will include several Pri...
LeMenager appointed director of planning and administration for campus life
Posted March 20, 2003; 01:13 p.m.
Steve LeMenager, a member of the Princeton administration since 1983, has been appointed to a new position, director of planning and administration for campus life, in the office of the Vice President for Campus Life Janet Dickerson. The app...
Interfaith service to be held, March 24
Posted March 20, 2003; 11:55 a.m.
An "Interfaith Service of Prayer in Time of War" will be held in the University Chapel at 12:30 p.m. Monday, March 24. This service, which will include the Chapel Choir and other students, will offer prayers for the nation, its leaders, the a...
Emergency preparedness link now live
Posted March 20, 2003; 12:45 a.m.
A new Emergency Preparedness link has been added to the University home page to facilitate access to the most up-to-date emergency preparedness information and important news alerts.
This section includes pertinent resources and guideli...
Lecture details preservation of English battle site, March 25
Posted March 19, 2003; 03:11 p.m.
Scholar, collector and preservationist Mary, Viscountess Eccles, will discuss the conservation of one of England's most historic battle sites in a lecture at 5 p.m. Tuesday, March 25, in the main gallery of Firestone Library .
Eccles, who ...
Health, security alerts issued, March 18
Posted March 19, 2003; 02:03 p.m.
Princeton University on March 18 issued the following updates:
In light of medical travel advisories related to Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization, a ...
Asia travel advisory issued, updated April 2
Posted March 18, 2003; 07:13 p.m.
response to reports of increasing numbers of cases of an atypical pneumonia that the World Health Organization (WHO) has called Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued alerts that may i...
University responds to lowered Homeland Security level, updated April 16
Posted March 18, 2003; 07:08 p.m.
The federal Department of Homeland Security on April 16 lowered the national security threat level to "yellow" (middle) from "orange" (high).
The yellow level signifies an "elevated" threat of a terrorist attack on the United States, down fro...
University issues response to elevated Homeland Security threat level, March 18
Posted March 18, 2003; 07:06 p.m.
In response to the federal Department of Homeland Security elevatingthe threat level to "condition orange" (high) based on the situation inIraq, Princeton University today alerted the campus community thatheightened security measures are in place ...
Health, security alerts issued, March 18
Posted March 18, 2003; 07:01 p.m.
Princeton University on March 18 issued the following updates:
In light of medical travel advisories related to Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization, a ...
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Posted March 18, 2003; 02:35 p.m.
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Symposium examines the politics of biomedical research, March 28
Posted March 17, 2003; 02:51 p.m.
Leading scholars in science, public policy and law will convene for a symposium, "The Politics of Biomedical Research: Issues, Information Flows and Policymaking," from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, March 28, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.
OIT to provide high-performance computing cluster
Posted March 17, 2003; 11:52 a.m.
The Office of Information Technology has announced plans to build a high-performance computer system that will be available this spring to members of all departments for teaching and research.
The computer system, a type known as a Beowulf...
Asia travel advisory issued, March 15
Posted March 15, 2003; 07:02 p.m.
response to reports of increasing numbers of cases of an atypical pneumonia that the World Health Organization (WHO) has called Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today issued alerts that...
Dark comedy explores Palestine-Israel conflict, March 28
Posted March 14, 2003; 10:39 a.m.
"Divine Intervention," an award-winning dark comedy that explores the Palestine-Israel conflict, will be shown at 8 p.m. Friday, March 28, in McCosh 10.
Palestinian filmmaker Elia Suleiman wrote, directed and stars in "Divine Intervention," w...
William & Mary choir to perform at Chapel, Mar. 13
Posted March 13, 2003; 06:03 p.m.
The Choir of the College of William and Mary , from Williamsburg, Va., will perform a concert at the University Chapel at 8 p.m. Thursday, March 13. The event is free and open to the public.
The concert will be conducted by Constance DeFo...
Five earn Sloan Foundation fellowships
Posted March 13, 2003; 03:01 p.m.
The Alfred Sloan Foundation has selected five Princeton researchers to receive fellowships to support research in computer science, mathematics, physics and economics.
The recipients are: Moses Charikar , assistant professor of computer scie...
Williams elected to American Academy of Arts and Letters
Posted March 13, 2003; 02:58 p.m.
Poet C.K. Williams is one of eight new members elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters, an honorary academy of 250 American artists, writers and composers. A formal induction ceremony will take place in May.
A lecturer with the r...
Theatre Intime hosts art exhibition, March 13
Posted March 12, 2003; 10:07 a.m.
Theatre Intime will hold its first Art Gala at 10:30 p.m. Thursday, March 13, co-sponsored by the Princeton University Trustee Initiative on alcohol.
The event will feature student paintings, photography, sculpture, videos and musical ...
Astrophysicist Neta Bahcall reaches for the stars
Posted March 11, 2003; 06:06 p.m.
When astrophysicist Neta Bahcall looks at the night sky, she sees not only the stars but also, in her imagination, all the deep space that exists behind them. She sees the detailed structure and ancient remnants of light that reach to the beg...
Pastor receives Dale fellowship for additional study in Chile
Posted March 11, 2003; 02:09 p.m.
Exploring an interest sparked by studying abroad in Chile, senior Daniel Pastor will spend next year in that country examining the legacies of the Pinochet dictatorship and the role historical memory plays in Chilean politics. Pastor is the w...
Erickcek wins Churchill Scholarship for study at Cambridge
Posted March 11, 2003; 02:08 p.m.
Senior Adrienne Erickcek has been awarded a Churchill Scholarship for graduate work at Churchill College, Cambridge University, next year. She is one of 11 students who received the scholarship, which pays for a year of tuition, fees and living...
Four seniors, one alumnus receive Gates Cambridge Scholarships
Posted March 11, 2003; 02:06 p.m.
Four Princeton seniors and one recent graduate have been awarded Gates Cambridge Scholarships to study at the University of Cambridge in England next year. They are: Nathan Arrington of Westport, Conn.; Louis Ballezzi of Havertown, Pa.; Nicole B...
Showalter inspires conversation about teaching literature
Posted March 11, 2003; 01:50 p.m.
After 40 years of teaching literature, Elaine Showalter has written a book that inspires the conversation about teaching literary studies.
"Teaching Literature," published last December by Blackwell Publishing, distills Showalter's insights ...
South Korea-China relations is focus of lecture, March 13
Posted March 10, 2003; 03:44 p.m.
"South Korea and China: 10 Years Since the Normalization" is the topic of a talk to be presented at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, March 13, in 2 Robertson Hall.
Chung Jae Ho, associate professor of international relations at Seoul National University, wi...
Barkan named Phi Beta Kappa visiting scholar
Posted March 10, 2003; 03:35 p.m.
Leonard Barkan, the Arthur Marks '19 Professor of Comparative Literature, has been selected as one of 14 visiting scholars for 2003-04 by the Phi Beta Kappa Society. Barkan also is director of Princeton's Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts ...
Kaufmann elected to Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences
Posted March 10, 2003; 03:29 p.m.
The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has elected Princeton art historian Thomas DaCosta Kaufmann as a foreign member.
Kaufmann, a professor of art and archeology , is an authority on Central European art of the 16th to 18th centuries who al...
Composer Meredith Monk to discuss her work, March 13
Posted March 10, 2003; 03:26 p.m.
singer, director and choreographer Meredith Monk will discuss her work at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, March 13, in 106 Woolworth as part of the Department of Music's Composers Colloquium series.
Monk, the creator of new opera, musical theater works, fi...
New Yorker critic to discuss future of films, March 13
Posted March 10, 2003; 03:23 p.m.
David Denby, film critic for The New Yorker, will discuss "Do Movies Have a Future?" at 8 p.m. Thursday, March 13, in McCosh 50.
He will address the nature of the American movie business and the role of the critic. He is expected to focus on ho...
Artist to give illustrated talk on recent visit to Iraq, March 12
Posted March 10, 2003; 03:17 p.m.
New York artist Paul Chan will present an illustrated lecture on "Baghdad: Portrait of a City" at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 12, in the Stewart Film Theater, 185 Nassau St.
Chan was in Baghdad this past December and January as a member of Voice...
Pianist mixes jazz with Afro-Brazilian rhythms in concert, March 10
Posted March 10, 2003; 02:18 p.m.
Pianist Tom McDermott will perform "Infusion: American Jazz with an Afro-Brazilian Sauce" at 8 p.m. Monday, March 10, in the Frist Campus Center Multipurpose Room B.
McDermott's performance will include critical commentary on Brazil's mus...
New Jersey growth plan is topic of panel discussion, March 18
Posted March 7, 2003; 03:35 p.m.
A panel discussion on "Smart Growth in Central New Jersey: Understanding and Planning for Change" will be held at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 18, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.
Planning experts from the region's business community and stat...
Gender and millennium development goals to be discussed, March 12
Posted March 6, 2003; 03:36 p.m.
"Gender and the Millennium Development Goals" will be addressed in a lecture at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 12, in 16 Robertson Hall. The speaker will be Caren Grown, director of the Poverty Reduction and Economic Growth team at the International C...
Cunningham speaks on European Union enlargement, March 11
Posted March 6, 2003; 03:35 p.m.
Cunningham, director of the press and public affairs office at the European Commission Delegation in New York, will present a lecture titled "EU Enlargement: The Challenges Ahead" at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 11, in 16 Robertson Hall.
He is expe...
Religion and America's culture war to be topic of Kristol lecture, March 11
Posted March 6, 2003; 03:33 p.m.
Political analyst and commentator William Kristol will deliver a lecture titled "Under God? Is Religion at the Heart of America's Culture War?" on Tuesday, March 11. The lecture will begin at 4:30 p.m. in 104 Computer Science Building.
Blodgett to speak on 'Wellstone's winning politics,' March 10
Posted March 6, 2003; 03:31 p.m.
Blodgett, former campaign chair for U.S. Sen. Paul Wellstone, will present a lecture on "Organizing, Populism and Conviction: Paul Wellstone's Winning Politics" at 4:30 p.m. Monday, March 10, in 16 Robertson Hall.
Blodgett spent 13 years as sen...
Advances bring cell phones to the world and raise privacy questions, Poor says
Posted March 6, 2003; 11:25 a.m.
The cellular telephone has evolved rapidly from a novelty item to the harbinger of a new age of global wireless communications, renewing the debate about convenience versus privacy issues, said electrical engineering professor Vincent Poor d...
Princeton scientist urges Congress to help develop 'hydrogen economy'
Posted March 6, 2003; 10:36 a.m.
Hydrogen fuels have tremendous long-term potential to reduce U.S. dependence on foreign oil and improve the global environment -- providing the proper economic, political and technological forces come together, a Princeton University scientist tol...
Middle-Eastern dance troupe performs March 27-29
Posted March 6, 2003; 10:09 a.m.
Raks Odalisque , a Middle-Eastern dance troupe, will perform its third annual spring show at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, March 27-29, at the Frist Campus Center theater.
The performance will feature group and solo dances choreogra...
Mountain-themed films to be shown at Frist, March 12
Posted March 6, 2003; 10:07 a.m.
Winning entries from the Banff Mountain Film Festival, an international competition of films and videos on mountain subjects, will be shown at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 12, in the Frist Campus Center Multipurpose Room.
The festival, which i...
Orchestra features concerto competition winners, March 7-8
Posted March 5, 2003; 05:26 p.m.
The Princeton University Orchestra will present performances by winners of its 2003 concerto competition at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, March 7-8, in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall.
Senior Lisa Ramani Jager will perform a clarinet c...
Black Arts Company to perform 'The Colored Museum,' March 7-8
Posted March 5, 2003; 05:26 p.m.
The Black Arts Company will perform the dramatic play "The Colored Museum" at 8 p.m. Friday, March 7, and at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday, March 8, in the Wilcox Black Box Theater in Wilson College .
"The Colored Museum," written by Georg...
Two elected to engineering academy
Posted March 5, 2003; 09:26 a.m.
Professors Stephen Forrest and Dudley Saville have been elected to membership in the National Academy of Engineering, one of the highest distinctions in the field of engineering.
Primary elections for young alumni trustee run through March 6
Posted March 4, 2003; 09:46 a.m.
The online poll for this year's young alumni trustee primary election is open through March 6 at 5 p.m. The top three finishers will run in the general election later this spring to determine the class of 2003 representative to the University...
Ballet-Folklórico de Princeton to perform March 8
Posted March 4, 2003; 09:44 a.m.
Ballet-Folklórico de Princeton , a Mexican folk dancing group, will perform at 8 p.m. Saturday, March 8, at the Frist Campus Center theater.
The show, called "De Punta y Tacón," will combine tap dancing, mariachi music, vibrant costumes...
Student group to discuss Palestine-Israel conflict, March 4
Posted March 4, 2003; 09:42 a.m.
Princeton Peace Process, a student group formed to create a dialogue about the Palestine-Israel conflict, will meet at 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 4, in 234 Frist Campus Center .
Any students interested in the Middle East are invited to particip...
Rosen sees changes in Muslim culture up close
Posted March 3, 2003; 01:07 p.m.
Since his initial journey to Morocco in 1966, Princeton anthropologist Lawrence Rosen has cultivated relationships and collected memories that provide insight into the tenets of Islamic life. His experiences and observations are chronicled in hi...