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McCarter Theatre presents

McCarter Theatre will present pianist Alfred Brendel at 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 3, playing the music of Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven.

National security is topic of talk

New Issues of National Security" is the title of a lecture to be presented Tuesday, April 3, by Timothy Wirth, president of the United Nations Foundation and former U.S. undersecretary of state. It will begin at 4:30 p.m. in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.
    The United Nations Foundation is the global philanthropy organization established by Ted Turner. Its mission includes finding new resources to support U.N. causes and institutions, with special focus on developing new partnerships with the private sector.
    Wirth was undersecretary of state for global affairs from 1993 to 1997. His lecture is sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.

International Festival expands

The University's annual International Festival is expanding this year from its traditional half-day celebration.
    Part one of the event will run from Tuesday through Saturday, April 3-7, and part two will take place in conjunction with Communiversity Saturday, April 28.
    This is the 27th year for the festival, which highlights the University's rich cultural diversity.
    Festival I will take place on the 100 level of the Frist Campus Center and will include exhibits, displays and talent shows. Each day has a regional focus: April 3, Africa; April 4, Europe, the Middle East and the Near East; April 5, South, Southeast and East Asia; and April 6, the Americas and Australia. Events will run from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. There will be martial arts demonstrations and a cappella singing in the afternoons. International foods will be served in the Frist Food Gallery.
    Starting at 9:30 p.m. Thursday, "Global Voices: The IF Café Night" will feature literary and lyrical styles from around the world in the Frist Café. The event will be opened by Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and creative writing professor Yusef Komunyakaa and will be followed by faculty and student performances.
    From 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 7, "Global Rhythms: The IF Cultural Show" will bring together Princeton's culturally diverse musical, drama and dance talents in the Frist Performing Arts Theater. This event is free for Princeton University ID holders and $2 for others. Tickets can be purchased at the Frist Box Office on the day of the event.
    International Festival II will take place from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 28, on Nassau Street and Nassau Green. It will feature an international flag procession, the presentation of the fifth annual International Service Award, international performances and food.
    For more information, call the International Center at 258-5006.


photo: Richard Krauss

Soaries discusses church and state

The Rev. DeForest Soaries Jr., New Jersey secretary of state and senior pastor of the First Baptist Church of Lincoln Gardens, will present a public lecture on "Church and State: Perfect Together?" at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 4, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.
    Soaries has been secretary of state since January 1999. Previously, he worked for the Urban League in Newark and Operation PUSH in Chicago.
    Since assuming the leadership of First Baptist in 1990, his progressive ministry has added 3,500 new members to the church. Internationally renowned as a speaker and author, Soaries is also an advocate for at-risk youth.
    His lecture is co-sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and the Center for the Study of Religion.


photo: Sigrid Estrada

Poet laureate set for lectures

Robert Pinsky, poet laureate of the United States, will deliver the Tanner Lectures on Human Values Wednesday and Thursday, April 4-5, in Helm Auditorium, McCosh 50. The theme of his lectures will be "American Culture and the Voice of Poetry."
    The program will begin at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday with a film showing of "The Favorite Poem Project," followed by Pinsky's first lecture at 4:30 p.m. His second lecture will begin at 4:30 p.m. Thursday. Four invited scholars will deliver commentary following each lecture.
    Pinsky also is poetry editor of the online journal Slate and a contributor to "The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer." He teaches writing at Boston University. His work, "The Figured Wheel: New and Collected Poems 1965-1995," was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize in poetry and received the Lenore Marshall Award and the Ambassador Book Award of the English Speaking Union. He also has won the Saxifrage Prize and the William Carlos Williams Prize of the Poetry Society of America, and his collection of essays, "Poetry and the World," was nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award in criticism. "The Inferno of Dante," a new verse translation, was awarded the Los Angeles Times Book Award in poetry and the Howard Morton Landon Prize for translation. His latest collection of poems is "Jersey Rain."
    The commentators will be: A.S. Byatt, one of England's foremost writers and the author of "Angels and Insects" and "Possession"; Jonathan Galassi, publisher, editor-in-chief and executive vice president of Farrar, Straus and Giroux and a prize-winning poet; John Hollander, professor of English at Yale University and the author of 15 books of verse; and Marianna Torgovnick, professor of English at Duke University, who writes on the novel and novel theory, postcolonialism, modernism and contemporary American issues.
    The lectures are sponsored by the University Center for Human Values. Princeton is one of nine institutions that regularly play host to the annual Tanner Lectures, which advance scholarly and scientific learning related to human values.
    Each of the lectures will be followed by a reception at Prospect House; the public is invited to attend. For more information, call 258-4798 or e-mail mailto:values@princeton.edu.


The Nash Ensemble

The Nash Ensemble of London will return to Princeton for a week-long residency this month. The group, which has come to the University every other year since 1993, is considered one of the world's foremost chamber music ensembles. The performers will present three concerts in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall: at 8 p.m. Thursday, April 5; at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 7 (for children); and at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 8. See the calendar [on pages 4 and 5] for more information.

Gathering fetes Italian poet

A conference marking the 100th anniversary of the birth of Italian poet Salvatore Quasimodo is scheduled for Friday and Saturday, April 6-7.
    The conference, "Salvatore Quasimodo: Nel Vento del Mediterraneo" (in the Mediterranean wind), will begin at 2:15 p.m. Friday with presentations in 121 East Pyne by several experts on the work of the Sicilian poet, who received the 1959 Nobel Prize in literature.
    Quasimodo's son, Alessandro, will give an illuminating look into the life and works of his father during a poetry reading at 6 p.m. Friday in Maclean House.
    The conference will re-convene at 10 a.m. Saturday in 121 East Pyne with a panel discussion on the enduring legacy of Quasimodo's work.
    The event is sponsored by the Council of the Humanities, the Dorothea Van Dyke McLean Association, and the Hellenic studies and Italian studies programs. For more information, call 258-4500.


April 2, 2001
Vol. 90, No. 22
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