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Frist to speak on impact of Sept. 11

U.S. Sen. William Frist will speak on "The Impact of Sept. 11 on the U.S. Economy and Beyond" at 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.
    Frist, who graduated from Princeton in 1974, is the ranking member of the Senate Subcommittee on Public Health. In addition to discussing the impact of the terrorist attacks on the economy, he is expected to comment on recent events at the U.S. Capitol and on efforts to strengthen the nation's preparedness for a bioterrorist attack.
    Last year, Frist introduced the Public Health Threats and Emergencies Act. He has been working this year to secure additional funding for his bill to provide nearly $1.6 billion for bioterrorism preparedness efforts.
    Frist, who specialized in health care policy in the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, was a heart and lung transplant surgeon before being elected to represent Tennessee in the Senate in 1994.
    His lecture is being sponsored by the Center for Economic Policy Studies.

Algebra Project founder here

Civil rights activist and education pioneer Robert Moses will present a lecture at 8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 5, in McCosh 10.
    Moses, who is founder of the Algebra Project, will speak on "The Presumption of Innocence, Sharecropper Education and America's Ideals."
    The Algebra Project is an interactive curriculum designed to help inner-city and rural students better understand mathematical concepts. Moses, a former civil rights organizer in the South, believes that the current crisis in math literacy in poor communities is as crucial as the crisis of political access in Mississippi in the '60s. He writes in his book, "Radical Equations: Math Literacy and Civil Rights" (Beacon Press, 2001), that just as the sharecroppers were "living in serfdom on plantations, we are growing similar serf-like communities within our cities today."
    The ticket to better economic opportunity, he believes, is for every child to master algebra by the eighth grade, because algebra is an important link to a college-prep curriculum.
    Moses started the Algebra Project in 1982, when his daughter was in eighth grade and her school did not offer algebra. He began tutoring her and three of her classmates. Under a "genius grant" from the MacArthur Foundation, he expanded the project across the country. It now reaches more than 40,000 low-income students in 25 cities and rural areas.
    The approach features practical methods, such as using subway maps to teach students to calculate distances, as well as techniques such as African drums, role playing and games to make learning enjoyable.
    Moses' talk is designated as the Spencer Trask Lecture and is part of the 2001-02 Public Lectures Series. It will be Webcast; for viewing information, visit <http://www.princeton.edu/WebMedia/>.

Former Louvre director lectures

 

Pierre Rosenberg, director of the Louvre museum in Paris from 1994 until this past April, will present the James Haley '50 Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 6, in McCormick 101.
    The title of his address is "Georges de La Tour: An Exemplary Case of a Painter Whose Reputation Was Revived Thanks to Art Historians." La Tour was a French painter who lived from 1593 to 1652. For three centuries, his work was attributed to other artists until art historians properly identified it in the early 1900s.
    A distinguished art historian, Rosenberg is a member of the Académie Francaise. He has published extensively on painting and drawing of the 17th and 18th centuries and has organized numerous exhibitions throughout the world.
    His lecture is being organized by the Department of Art and Archaeology.

Mideast conflicts provide lessons

The Israeli-Palestinian Conflicts: Lessons of the Past Year" is the title of a talk to be presented Tuesday, Nov. 6, by a former adviser to President Clinton on the Middle East peace process.
    Robert Malley, who served as special assistant to the president for Arab-Israeli affairs and director for Near East and South Asian affairs at the National Security Council, will speak at 4:30 p.m. in Frist 302.
    Malley currently is a senior policy fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations and senior policy adviser at the Center for Middle East Peace and Economic Development. His lecture is being sponsored by the Program in Near Eastern Studies.

OIT offers free hands-on sessions

A series of free hands-on workshops and brown-bag lunches on topics ranging from creating Web pages to working with Photoshop will be presented over the next several months by Academic Technology Services in the Office of Information Technology.
    The brown-bag lunches begin Friday, Nov. 9, and will take place weekly in McCosh 64. They are open to the University and Princeton communities.
    The workshops begin Tuesday, Nov. 6, and are offered at various times in the New Media Lab (formerly the PLACE) at 87 Prospect Ave. Because of space limitations, these are open only to Princeton students, faculty and staff.
    For the complete schedule and registration, visit <www.princeton.edu/ats/educationF2001.html> or call 258-2952.

Former CIA officer to speak Nov. 7

An operations officer in the CIA for almost four decades will speak on "Sept. 11: The Challenge of Hard-Target Operations" at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7, in McCosh 46.
    Burton Gerber, former director of the European and the Soviet&endash;East European divisions of the Directorate of Operations at the CIA, will present the lecture, which is sponsored by the Research Program in International Security of the Center of International Studies.
    Gerber worked primarily in operations related to the former Soviet Union and the former Warsaw Pact countries. He served overseas as the CIA chief of station in three separate assignments. In Washington, he directed the agency's operational programs in the former Soviet Union and Europe for eight years.
    In 1992, he established the National HUMINT Requirements Tasking Center, an interagency organization that works with policymakers and the military to determine and write intelligence requirements and then assigns those requirements for intelligence collection to U.S. government agencies.

 

Bayanihan Philippine National Dance Company

The Bayanihan Philippine National Dance Company will bring the exotic rhythms and brilliant colors of traditional Filipino dance and dress to McCarter Theatre at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7. For ticket information, visit <http://www.mccarter.org> or call 258-2787.

Peacekeeping is topic for U.N. official

Jean-Marie Guéhenno, undersecretary general for the United Nations Department of Peacekeeping Operations, will present a lecture titled "Peacekeeping: Lessons Learned and Current Challenges" at 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.
    A French national with vast experience in the field of diplomacy, defense and international relations, Guéhenno was appointed by U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan. He assumed his duties in October 2000, setting as his first tasks the improvement of the U.N.'s capacity to maintain and build peace as well as bringing together the operational and political sides of maintaining peace.
    Guéhenno has spent almost two decades of his career in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of France, most recently as ambassador to the Western European Union. He was a member of the U.N. commission responsible for the "White Paper on Defense" (1994) and has been the chair of the Institut des Hautes Etudes de Defense Nationale since 1998. Guéhenno also has been a member of the U.N. secretary-general's advisory board on disarmament matters since 1999.
    Guéhenno's lecture is sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs' Office of External Affairs.

Conference focuses on effect of women's movement on art world

"Untitled," a work by artist Louise Bourgeois, whose approach will be discussed at the Nov. 9-10 conference.

 

 

Thirty years ago, art historian Linda Nochlin wrote an essay that posed the question, "Why Have There Been No Great Women Artists?" On Nov. 9-10, Nochlin will participate in a conference at Princeton that will revisit this question and look at the ways in which both the question and the answers to it may have changed since 1971.
    The conference, "Women Artists at the Millennium," will explore how art institutions, art history and art criticism have or have not changed in the last 30 years as a result of the women's movement and decades of feminist interrogation in the arts.
    Those scheduled to participate include: Ann Hamilton, an installation artist; Yvonne Rainer, a choreographer and a dance, film and video artist; installation artist Mary Kelly, a professor of art at the University of California-Los Angeles who is best known for her piece titled "Post-Partum Document"; Griselda Pollock, professor of social and critical histories of art at the University of Leeds in England; and Nochlin, the Lila Acheson Wallace Professor of Modern Art at the Institute of Fine Arts at New York University.
    The conference is sponsored by the Program in the Study of Women and Gender and the Department of Art and Archaeology. It coincides with an exhibition on 19th- and 20th-century women photographers called "Camera Women" at the University's Art Museum.
    All events are free and open to the public and will run from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday in McCormick 101. For the complete conference schedule, check this Web site: <www.princeton.edu/~prowom/artconf.html>.

 

Harpist who recently joined the Princeton faculty to perform

Harpist Elaine Christy will present a recital of works for harp composed or transcribed by harpists at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11, in Taplin Auditorium, Fine Hall. Christy, who recently joined the Princeton faculty, has won the American Harp Society National Harp Competition. The Friends of Music recital is open to the public free of charge.
 

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November 5, 2001
Vol. 91, No. 8
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Contents

 Page one
University responds to safety concerns
Spergel wins 'genius grant'
From Paisley to Princeton

People
Wei to resign as engineering dean
Top postdoctoral scholars bring expertise to campus
Rich pickin's: Bluegrass legend provides ample fodder for biography
Spotlight

Research
Physicists reveal findings that help explain why matter exists
Scholars to explore religion and bioethics

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Princeton University Alumni Association
Nassau Notes
Calendar of events


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