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"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
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
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
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
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
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
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