Pre-game lectures kick off Oct. 14

Come to see a forward pass and learn about Russian politics. Or, hear about the human genome and watch the Tigers prowl.

The Princeton Alumni Council and the Association of Princeton Graduate Alumni have organized a series of lectures this fall that precede each home football game.

"From personal experience, I know that a great many alumni very much appreciate the chance to interact with today's generation of teachers and scholars," said Jotham Johnson, a 1964 graduate who is director of leadership gifts in the development office and a member of the Alumni Council's Committee on Academic Programs. "We decided it would be great to offer a series of lectures on fascinating topics in conjunction with this year's football games.

"We thought they would be mutually reinforcing," he continued. "Some alumni who were already planning to come back for the football games might enjoy the chance to catch up with what's going on in the academic arena. There might be some people who would enjoy coming back for the lectures and might stay on for the football games."

The lectures are free, and are open to all alumni, parents, family members, faculty and staff.

Kathy Doyle, an assistant director at the Alumni Council, said the committee is hoping the lectures will appeal to a wide cross-section of the alumni and University communities who might jump at the chance to see a prominent member of the Princeton faculty in action.

Here is the schedule:

• Saturday, Oct. 14 (Brown game): Elaine Showalter, the Avalon Foundation Professor of the Humanities, "Dark Futures: Dystopian Visions in Contemporary Fiction," Frist Campus Center Multipurpose Room, 10:30 a.m.

• Saturday, Oct. 21 (Harvard game): Panel of university Presidents, "Challenges to Higher Education in the New Century, " sponsored by the Association of Princeton Graduate Alumni in celebration of the Graduate School centennial, Richardson Auditorium, 9:30 a.m.

• Saturday, Nov. 4 (Penn game): Kathryn Stoner-Weiss, assistant professor of politics and international affairs, "Russia at the Crossroads: Vladmir Putin and the Politics of Instability," Frist Campus Center Multipurpose Room, 10 a.m.

• Saturday, Nov. 18 (Dartmouth game): Shirley Tilghman, the Howard A. Prior Professor in the Life Sciences, "Knowing the Sequence of the Human Genome and Its Consequences for Medicine and Policy," Frist Campus Center Multipurpose Room, 10 a.m.

Space is limited. For more information, contact Christine Hollendonner at the Alumni Council at 258-5854 or <mailto:chollen@princeton.edu>.



October 9, 2000
Vol. 90, No. 5
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Wave of the future
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Search moves ahead
New trustees named to board
Alliance with Yale, Stanford, Oxford paves the way for life-long learning
Research heats up in Princeton Materials Institute
Alumnus strings together ideas to explain physics
QRL archives a treasure
Pre-game lectures kick off Oct. 14
Gridders honored as scholar-athletes

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