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Collection of outdoor sculpture

"Public Table," a sculpture by the late Scott Burton, lived up to its name on a recent warm afternoon when this class was in session on its top. The piece, part of the University's collection of outdoor sculpture, is designed to be used. It was installed near East Pyne in 1998.

Barber inaugurates Murphy lecture

Sotirios Barber, professor of government at the University of Notre Dame, will present the inaugural Walter Murphy Lecture in American Constitutionalism on Wednesday, April 11.
     He will speak on "Walter Murphy and the Challenges of 'Constitutional Politics'" at 8 p.m. in 104 Computer Science Building. A reception will follow.
     A specialist in constitutional law and theory, Barber served on Princeton's faculty from 1983 to 1986. He is the author of numerous scholarly works, including "The Constitution of Judicial Power" (Johns Hopkins, 1993), "On What the Constitution Means" (Johns Hopkins, 1984) and "The Constitution and the Delegation of Congressional Power" (Chicago, 1975).
     He is co-editor with Walter Murphy and James Fleming of "American Constitutional Interpretation" (second edition, Foundation Press, 1993). He currently is working with Murphy, Fleming and Stephen Macedo in preparing the third edition of this unique and valuable casebook. In addition, he is co-editor with Robert George of "Constitutional Politics: Essays on Constitution Making, Maintenance and Change," forthcoming this year from Princeton University Press.
     Murphy is the McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence Emeritus at Princeton and one of the most distinguished constitutional scholars of the 20th century. The lecture, which he will attend, celebrates his dedication to the pursuit of excellence in the study of American and comparative constitutional law and theory.


Photography exhibit

"NYC - In My Backyard" is part of a photography exhibit by Jennifer Scotese '01 on display in the Lucas Gallery, 185 Nassau St., Tuesday through Saturday, April 10-14. An opening reception is set for 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday.

Asian arts shown

An exhibit of 19th century and contemporary stoneware, porcelain, micro-engraved stone, and miniature carved and incised pieces will be on display during the month of April in the East Asian Library, 310 Frist Campus Center.
     Works by micro-engraver ZhongSen Chen of China and potter Akiko Collcutt of Hopewell, N.J., and from the Korean collection of Samuel Moffett will be shown.
     The exhibit is being co-sponsored by the International Center, the East Asian Library and the East Asian Studies Program.

Public Lectures Series

Bill T. Jones will speak on "The Body: A Gateway and Two Doors" at 8 p.m. Thursday, April 12, in Helm Auditorium, McCosh 50. The free event is the J. Edward Farnum Lecture and is part of the Public Lectures Series.

Prospects for disease control posed

Jeffrey Sachs, director of the Center for International Development and the Galen Stone Professor of International Trade at Harvard University, will present a lecture titled "Disease Control and Economic Development: Lessons from History and Future Prospects" on Thursday, April 12. It will begin at 4:15 p.m. in 300 Wallace Hall.
     Sachs is currently chair of the Commission on Macroeconomics and Health of the World Health Organization and is the former director of the Harvard Institute for International Development. A research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research, he recently served as a member of the International Financial Institutions Advisory Commission established by Congress.
     Sachs is an economic adviser to governments in Latin America, Eastern Europe, the former Soviet Union, Asia and Africa. He also serves as co-chair of the advisory board of The Global Competitiveness Report, and has been a consultant to the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, and the United Nations Development Program.
     His syndicated newspaper column appears in more than 50 countries around the world. He also has published more than 100 scholarly articles and has written or edited many books.
     Sachs' lecture is co-sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and the Center for Health and Wellbeing.


McCarter Theatre

Gene Farber plays a computer hacker in Arthur Kopit's "BecauseHeCan" being performed at McCarter Theatre through April 15. The cast also features David Birney and Barbara Sukowa as the high-powered New York City couple that discovers their private lives are no longer private -- thanks to the teenaged hacker's warped sense of fun. For tickets and information, call 258-2787 or visit http://www.mccarter.org

Analysts look at Bush record

How has President Bush fared during his first 12 weeks in office? Four noted political analysts will evaluate his record in a roundtable discussion at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, April 12, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.
     Despite the troubled 2000 election, Bush "hit the ground with astonishing professionalism," said Fred Greenstein, chair of Princeton's Program in Leadership Studies and professor of politics in the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. "But more recently, questions have arisen about how effective the new president has been in advancing his ambitious agenda."
     The discussion, "The Presidency of George W. Bush: An Early Appraisal," brings together well-known presidential analysts: David Gergen, co-director of the Center for Public Leadership at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government and former aide to Presidents Nixon, Ford, Reagan and Clinton; Ronald Heifetz, co-director of the Center for Public Leadership; Barbara Kellerman, executive director of the Center for Public Leadership; and Norman Ornstein, resident fellow at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington. Greenstein will moderate the discussion.
     The roundtable is co-sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School Program in Leadership Studies at Princeton and the Center for Public Leadership at Harvard.

Breakfast with the Easter Bunny

Prospect House will sponsor "Breakfast with the Easter Bunny" and an Easter egg hunt from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, April 14. In addition, an Easter brunch is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sunday, April 15. Reservations are required for both events. For more information, call 258-3686 or mailto:prospect@princeton.edu

Former Census Bureau chief speaks


Kenneth Prewitt, former director of the U.S. Census Bureau, will present a lecture on "What I Learned About America from Census 2000" at 4:30 p.m. Monday, April 16, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.
     Prewitt joined the Census Bureau in 1998 and focused his attention on the operations of Census 2000, described by some as the largest peacetime mobilization in history. He had overall responsibility for ensuring that 275 million U.S. residents were correctly counted, and he made serious efforts to increase the level of census participation over previous years. He also fought for the use of statistical sampling to correct historical undercounts. This placed him at odds with most Republicans, who opposed the use of sampling.
     Prewitt recently became dean of the graduate faculty at the New School University in New York. From 1979 to 1985 and from 1995 to 1998, he was president of the Social Science Research Council. He also served for 10 years as senior vice president of the Rockefeller Foundation, where he directed the international Science-Based Development Program involving activities in Asia, Africa and Latin America.
     This lecture, rescheduled from March 5, is sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and the Survey Research Center.

Session offered on managing career

A session on "Managing Your Career at Princeton" is set for noon to 2 p.m. Thursday, April 19, in Multipurpose Room B of the Frist Campus Center.
     Sponsored by the Office of Human Resources and the Work/Life Task Force of the President's Standing Committee on the Status of Women, the event will feature a discussion over lunch with a group of women who successfully have been managing their careers at the University.
     Participants will have a chance to talk with the speakers and discuss tips for "moving up."
     To reserve a place, contact Joyce Offery at mailto:joffery@princeton.edu or 258-1430.


April 9, 2001
Vol. 90, No. 23
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