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Senior thesis

"Kinetogenesis," a senior thesis in religion and dance by Michael Chokr, will be presented at 8 p.m. Friday, May 18, and at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. Saturday, May 19, in the Matthews Acting Studio, 185 Nassau St. The cast for the program, which explores the religious dimensions of dance, includes (from left) Taryn Wayne '01, Suzanne Bermann '04 and Hana Ginsberg '04.


Talks set on reasoning differences

Richard Nisbett, director of the Culture and Cognition Program at the University of Michigan, will deliver two lectures on campus.
    He will discuss "Culture and Systems of Thought: Eastern Holism and Western Analysis" at 4 p.m. Thursday, May 10, in 104 Computer Science Building.
    At 4 p.m. Friday, May 11, he will address "Normative Implications of Cultural Differences in Reasoning" in the Langfeld Lounge of Green Hall.
    An authority on human inference and reasoning, Nisbett recently has turned his attention to reasoning differences between East Asians and Westerners. His extensive program of empirical research examines cultural differences in a variety of forms of reasoning.
    His addresses are the inaugural Edward Jones Lectures in Social Psychology sponsored by the Department of Psychology.


Blood drive set

An American Red Cross Spring Faculty and Staff Blood Drive is set for 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 15, and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 16, in Multipurpose Rooms A and B of the Frist Campus Center.
    The drive is by appointment only, and times are available every 15 minutes. The blood donation takes only eight to ten minutes, but the appointment lasts about 45 minutes.
    To schedule a time, call Peggy Henke in the Department of Employee Health at 258-5035.


Leakey speaks on conservation

Paleoanthropologist Richard Leakey will present a lecture on "Conservation Realities in Eastern Africa" at 8 p.m. Friday, May 18, in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall.
    Leakey has made international headlines for his work in Kenya for more than 30 years. He is credited with some of the most significant fossil discoveries of the century, continuing a scientific dynasty established by his parents, Louis and Mary Leakey.
    A lifelong critic of the mismanagement of Kenya's wildlife, Leakey was appointed director of Kenya Wildlife Services in 1989. He drew international support for a ban on the trade of ivory and raised $150 million for wildlife conservation. However, a plane crash in 1993 (which claimed both his legs) interrupted his tenure. The following year, Leakey resigned his post, claiming government corruption had undermined the wildlife services.
    In 1995, Leakey founded Safina, a political party created to unify the opposition in Kenya. Three years later, Leakey was asked to return to the Kenya Wildlife Services to salvage it from bankruptcy. In 1999, he was named head of the civil service and secretary of the cabinet in Kenya.
    Leakey's address at Princeton will focus on evidence that Kenya may offer for a new strategy to prevent further losses of biodiversity in Africa. It is this year's Lewis Clark Vanuxem Lecture and is the final event in the 2000-01 Public Lectures Series.


Wristbands needed for Reunions

Reunions this year will fall on May 31, June 1 and June 2. All alumni and University representatives once again will be required to have some sort of identification.
    For faculty and staff, that identification takes the form of a wristband. The wristbands will allow you to enter Reunion sites and to obtain refreshments at the 5th through the 30th Reunions.
    Faculty and staff members may get a wristband for themselves and one additional wristband for a guest. Applicants and guests must be 21 years of age or older. The wristbands will be good for all three evenings. The single fee to cover all three evenings is $20 per person, payable by check (no cash) to the Alumni Council.
    Faculty and staff members and their guests must pick up their wristbands in person between 7 and 11 p.m. May 31, June 1 and June 2 in the Hearth Room of Maclean House (entrance at the back of the house). Identification in the form of a University ID card and valid driver's license with photo will be required for pickup.
    If you would like to attend, you must complete an application and submit it by Friday, May 18, to Lydia Osborne, Alumni Council, Maclean House. Applications are available on the first floor of Maclean House.


Shapiro presidency showcased

An exhibition chronicling the leadership of President Shapiro at Princeton is on display through Sept. 30 in the Firestone Library lobby.
    "The Presidency of Harold T. Shapiro, 1988-2001" includes publications, photographs and other memorabilia that tell the story of Princeton's 18th president.
    The exhibition fills 10 cases. A timeline describing highlights of the Shapiro years runs through nine of the cases. Items that illustrate the timeline include: a photograph of Shapiro and his grandson at his inauguration; invitations, photographs and other materials surrounding the visit to campus by President George Bush in 1991; correspondence from President Bill Clinton and actor James Stewart; photographs and other items from the classes Shapiro has taught; copies of two books he has edited; and memorabilia from the University's 250th anniversary celebration and Anniversary Campaign.
    A 10th case contains a map of the campus noting architectural changes that have occurred during Shapiro's presidency.
 


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May 7, 2001
Vol. 90, No. 27
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Contents

Senior thesis
Independent work caps Princeton experience
Delving into bioethics
Researching the court
Combining two interests
Analyzing theses topics

Minicourses provide 'continuing education'
Dale touched students lives
Faculty team serves up a slice of the universe

Communiversity 2001
PWB readers surveyed soon

People
Spotlight
Briefs

Sections
By the numbers: Endowed professorships
Nassau Notes
Calendar of events


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