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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
International Festival expands
The University's annual International Festival is
expanding this year from its traditional half-day
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,
This is the 27th year for the festival,
which highlights the University's rich cultural
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
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
For more information, call the
International Center at 258-5006.
Soaries discusses church and state
photo: Richard Krauss
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
His lecture is co-sponsored by the
Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs
and the Center for the Study of Religion.
Poet laureate set for lectures
photo: Sigrid Estrada
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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celebrates Goheen Fellowship
uses fellowship to give back
Project 55 gets new home
connects with University community
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