Weekly Bulletin
March 20, 2000
Vol. 89, No. 20
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Page one news and features
African-American Studies: An intellectual undertaking with "a gigantic literature"
Fellowship winners cross disciplines
Random Acts require some organization

Art Museum appoints new director

Nassau Notes

Grants available


Nassau Notes


Pianist Arcadi Volodos

McCarter concerts
Pianist Arcadi Volodos will perform music by Schubert, Scriabin and Liszt at 8:00 pm on March 20 in McCarter Theatre. (Photo by Peter Zander)

Chapel celebrates Bach
    The birthday of Johann Sebastian Bach will be celebrated at 8:00 pm on March 21 in the University Chapel.
    The program begins with the Concerto in A Minor for violin and orchestra in an unusual arrangement: instead of a violin, the concerto will be played by Michael Hinton on xylophone, accompanied by piano and percussion.
    The concert continues with Cantata 51, Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen; the Double Concerto in D Minor; and Cantata 29, Wir danken dir, Gott wir danken dir, with Joan Lippincott on organ and the University Chapel Choir.
    For more information call 2583654.



University Concerts
Soprano Susan Narucki and pianist Alan Feinberg will present an evening of American songs entitled "Extraordinary Vistas: American Song From the MacDowell Colony" at 8:00 pm on March 23 in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall. (Photos by Carol Rosegg and Josef Astor)

Art Museum exhibit
"Untitled 5" by Roy Lichtenstein is part of "Transfer," an exhibition of large format prints of the 1960s and '70s at the Art Museum through April 2. The exhibit was organized by Acting Museum Director Peter Bunnell, David Hunter McAlpin Professor of the History of Photography and Modern Art, and Hal Foster, professor of art and archaeology.


Murray speaks on insuring NJ families
    Margaret Murray will speak on "Insuring New Jersey's Families: Choices and Trends" at 4:30 pm on March 20 in 1 Robertson Hall.
    Director of the NJ Division of Medical Assistance and Health Services, Murray was formerly senior program analyst for the Office of Management and Budget in Washington, DC., where she specialized in health financing. Her responsibilities included managing the federal approval process to allow states to implement Medicaid managed care programs.
    Murray earned a MPA at the Woodrow Wilson School in 1992. Her talk is sponsored by the Wilson School and by the Center for Health Care Strategies. with funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

Rees delivers Scribner lecture series
    Martin Reese will deliver the Scribner Lecture Series on "Our Cosmic Habitat," sponsored by the University and Princeton University Press.
    His topics are "From Big Bang to Biospheres" on March 21, "Cosmos and Microworld: Exploration, Explanation, Prospects and Limits" on March 28, "Understanding the Beginning and the End" on April 4, and "Recipes for an Interesting Universe: Intimations of a Multiverse?" on April 11. All begin at 8:00 pm in Helm Auditorium, McCosh 50.
    Reese has been Royal Society Research Professor and Astronomer Royal at Cambridge University since 1992. Author of several books, including Just Six Numbers: The Deep Forces That Shape the Universe, he has held visiting professorships in the United States and has been a frequent visitor to Princeton.


Julian Bond


Civil rights activist Julian Bond will speak on "2000: A Race Odyssey" at 8:00 pm on March 22 in Helm Auditorium, McCosh 50. As a student at Morehouse College in Atlanta, Bond was one of the founders of the SNCC (Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee) in 1960. Now chair of the NAACP, he is a veteran of more than 20 years in the Georgia General Assembly, holder of 19 honorary degrees, and a professor at both American University and the University of Virginia.

Hayashi looks at NY economic development
    Kei Hayashi will speak on "Economic Development: New York City Style" at 4:30 pm on March 23 in 5 Robertson.
    As vice president for financing initiatives for the New York City Economic Development Corp., Hayashi assists businesses and not-for-profit organizations in obtaining financing through industrial development bonds. Before joining EDC, she spent several years at New York Consulting Partners, a management consulting firm that specializes in helping corporations streamline operations and cut costs. She also served as a special assistant to NJ Senator Frank Lautenberg.
    Hayashi earned a 1992 MPA at the Woodrow Wilson School, which is sponsoring her talk.

Phi Beta Kappa professor gives talks
    Professor of Philosophy Harry Frankfurt will give three public talks as the newly selected Romanell-Phi Beta Kappa Professor for 1999-2000. Taking as his theme "Some Thoughts about Norms, Love and the Goals of Life," he will discuss "How Should We Live?" on March 23, "Some Mysteries of Love" on March 28 and "The Dear Self" on March 30. All talks will begin at 4:30 pm in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.
    At Princeton since 1990, Frankfurt was previously on the faculty at Yale, where he chaired the philosophy department from 1978 to 1987 and lectured in the School of Law. He has also taught at Rockefeller University, the State University of New York and Ohio State University, and held several visiting professorships.
    A Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, he is the author of Demons, Dreamers and Madmen: The Defense of Reason in Descartes' Meditations (1970); The Importance of What We Care About (1988); and Necessity, Volition and Love (1999).
    His current work, he says, centers on exploring the relevance of love and non-moral goals and standards to issues concerning practical reason, and on the distinction between being active and being passive.

Dean seeks senior fellows for colleges
The Dean of the College is seeking faculty members interested in becoming senior fellows in the residential colleges.
    The duties of a senior fellow are agreed upon by the master of the residential college and the fellow. In general, they include carrying out specific projects or responsibilities designed to enhance the intellectual life of the college, attending college staff meetings, dining at the college, and being available for informal counseling and interaction with students.
    Compensation includes an administrative stipend and a meal contract at the residential college dining facility.
    Interested faculty members should send a curriculum vitae and letter of interest to Dean of the College Nancy Malkiel, 403 West College, no later than April 3.

In Print

Ottomam Greeks in the Age of Nationalism: Politics, Economy and Society in the 19th Century, edited by Dimitri Gondicas, lecturer in classics and Hellenic studies, and Charles Issawi, Bayard Dodge Professor of Near Eastern Studies, Emeritus (Darwin Press, 1999)
    "The authors explore several themes: the multifacted achievements of Ottoman Greeks as they gained prominence in the political, economic and social life of the Ottoman Empire during its last phase; the tenuous relationship of Ottoman Greeks to the newly established Kingdom of Greece; and the development of a Hellenic national identity in the context of national revolutions in the Balkans. Drawing parallels with other ethnic groups in the empire, such as the Jews and the Armenians, this volume contributes to our understanding of modern Greek and Ottoman history and will appeal to scholars of eastern Mediterranean peoples and cultures in the 19th century. " (from the book cover)