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The recent warm weather brought out the magnolia blossoms as
well as the "portable study carrels" on campus. Juniors
Peter Kelly, Ashley Muldoon and Katie Collins moved their
laptops, chairs and snacks to the lawn near Henry Hall.
Peruvian official presents
Ricardo Luna '62, who recently completed a six-year term
as Peru's ambassador to the United States, will present a
lecture titled "The Resurrection of the Western Hemisphere
Idea: An Exercise in Convergence or Political Correctness?"
at 4:30 p.m. Monday, April 30, in 1 Robertson
The John Weinberg/Goldman Sachs & Co.
Visiting Professor at the Woodrow Wilson School, Luna
currently is the principal adviser to the foreign minister
Luna has worked to achieve greater
convergence in U.S.-Latin American relations, including
bringing Peru back into the international financial system
and completing an operation to reduce a significant
proportion of Peru's debt to the United States. He was
involved in efforts advocating strategies to control drug
trafficking by promoting a greater understanding of the
situation of the Peruvian coca farmers and actively
supporting alternative crop development programs.
Luna's diplomatic career spans nearly
four decades. Before being named ambassador, he served as
undersecretary for multilateral affairs.
The lecture is sponsored by the Woodrow
Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.
Noted astrophysicist speaks May 2
Richard Gott, professor of astrophysical sciences at
Princeton, will speak on "The Geometry of Space" at 7:30
p.m. Wednesday, May 2, in McDonnell Auditorium.
Gott's professional interests address
problems related to general relativity and to the topology
of large-scale structure in the universe. He has published
numerous articles in professional journals as well as some
in general-interest magazines, such as "Will We Travel Back
or Forward in Time?" published last April in Time
The presentation, intended for a lay
audience, is the last in the 2001 Evnin Lecture Series on
"Space Exploration." It is sponsored by the Council on
Science and Technology.
Princeton University Concerts
Renowned Czech pianist Ivan Moravic will present an
all-Chopin recital at 8 p.m. Thursday, May 3, in
Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall. The program,
postponed from March 22, is sponsored by Princeton
Graduate College Coffee House gallery
"Petals Swept by the Current: The Spring Poems of
Ryôkan" is on display in the Graduate College Coffee
House gallery through the end of May. The exhibition
centers on the work of the Japanese Zen poet as interpreted
by Chikako Thomsen, a local calligraphy artist.
Grabar explores city of Jerusalem
Oleg Grabar, a leading expert in Islamic art and the
architecture of Jerusalem, will present the Florovsky
Memorial Lecture at 8 p.m. Thursday, May 3, in
Grabar, professor emeritus in the School
of Historical Studies at the Institute for Advanced Study,
will speak on "Shine, Shine O New Jerusalem! The Many Faces
of the Holy City Over the Past 2,000 Years." The address
will encompass the Christian, Islamic and Jewish
architectural history of the city.
Grabar, who also has taught at Harvard
and the University of Michigan, recently was appointed
UNESCO representative for the monuments of Jerusalem.
His lecture is sponsored by the Orthodox
Fellowship of Princeton University and the Orthodox Chapel
of the Transfiguration.
Quilts by Carol Schepps
An exhibit of art quilts by Carol Schepps is on display
through June 7 in the Women and Gender Studies
Lounge, 113 Dickinson Hall.
Story hour set
Spanish-speaking children and families are invited to the
Cotsen Children's Library Thursday, May 3, to hear
stories read in Spanish by Princeton students who speak and
study the language. The special story hour will run from 7
to 8 p.m.
It is the third in a series of "Stories
in Many Languages" that has earlier featured students
reading in Chinese and German. The library's collection of
illustrated children's literature -- encompassing more than
four centuries and 40 languages -- serves as an inspiration
and resource for the series. The stories are appropriate for
children ages 4 to 8.
Families are requested to register their
children for the program by calling 258-1148.
World Bank president lectures on poverty
James Wolfensohn, president of the World Bank, will
present two lectures on campus Thursday and Friday, May
On Thursday, he will discuss "Poverty in
an Age of Plenty" at 7:30 p.m. in McCosh 10. The seventh
annual William Bowen Lecture is sponsored by the Center for
On Friday, he will lecture on "Tackling
World Poverty" at 10 a.m. Friday, May 4, in Dodds
Auditorium, Robertson Hall. The event is the 10th lecture in
the Priscilla Glickman '92/Ivy Club Speaker Series.
Since becoming president of the World
Bank Group in 1995, Wolfensohn has traveled to more than 100
countries to gain firsthand experience of the challenges
facing the bank and its 182 member countries.
In 1996, together with the International
Monetary Fund, he initiated the Heavily Indebted Poor
Countries Initiative. It was the first comprehensive debt
reduction program to address the needs of the world's
poorest, most heavily indebted countries.
In 1999, Wolfensohn introduced the
Comprehensive Development Framework, a holistic, long-term
and country-owned approach that focuses on building stronger
participation and partnerships to reduce poverty.
Prior to joining the World Bank,
Wolfensohn was an international investment banker. He is
chair of the board of trustees of the Institute for Advanced
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