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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,
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.
"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
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
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
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
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.
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
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:email@example.com
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
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
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:firstname.lastname@example.org
April 9, 2001
Vol. 90, No. 23
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urges support for stem cell research
advances memory theory
explores war crimes tribunals
to lead writing program
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