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The Art Museum

"Untitled (fashion study)," a 1935 photograph by French artist Dora Maar, is among the works in the "Camera Women" exhibition at the Art Museum. The survey of photography by women, ranging from 19th-century "lady amateurs," to snap-shooting chroniclers of family, to today's social observers, is on display through Jan. 6.

Judge discusses 2000 election

U.S. District Judget Martin Feldman of Louisiana will give a lecture titled "The Election of 2000: Has the Rule of Law Been Degraded?" at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 3, in 104 Computer Science Building.
    Feldman is past chair of the Law Reform Committee of the Louisiana State Bar Association and a life member of the American Law Institute. He also has served as a member of the board of directors of the Federal Judicial Center from 1991 to 1995, and was chair of the National Conference of Federal Trial Judges from 1996 to 1997.
    His address is part of this year's Alpheus Mason Lectures on Constitutional Law and Political Thought, sponsored by the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions. A reception will follow Feldman's speech.

McCarter Theatre

McCarter Theatre will present Charles Dickens' classic tale, "A Christmas Carol," Dec. 6-30. For performance times and ticket information, call 258-2787 or visit <http://www.mccarter.org>.

Third World city model is topic of talk

Enrique Penalosa, former mayor of Bogota, Columbia, will present a public lecture titled "A New Model for the Third World City" at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 3, in Betts Auditorium, School of Architecture.
    Penalosa served as mayor of Bogota from 1998 to 2001, during which time he led a massive effort to improve Bogota's marginal neighborhoods' infrastructures, promoting high citizen involvement. His administration spearheaded large improvements to the city center by instituting a successful bus system, creating parks and bicycle paths, planting trees, promoting public spaces and restricting the use of private automobiles in the city.
    During his tenure, enrollment in public schools increased by 34 percent, more than 100 nursery schools were built for children under age 5, improvements were made to more than 150 existing school buildings and 50 new schools were built. All public schools were linked to the Internet via a network of 14,000 computers, and several new libraries were constructed.
    The lecture is sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs' Office of External Affairs, the Program in Latin American Studies and the School of Architecture.

Noted poets will read Dec. 5

Award-winning poets Linda Gregg and Philip Levine will read from their work at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5, in the Stewart Film Theater, 185 Nassau St.
    Gregg, a lecturer in the Council of the Humanities and the Creative Writing Program, has won the Jerome Shestack Poetry Prize, a National Endowment for the Arts grant, the Pushcart Prize, a Whiting Writer's Award and a Guggenheim Fellowship. Her works include "Things and Flesh," "Chosen by the Lion" and "The Sacraments of Desire."
    Levine received the Pulitzer Prize for poetry in 1995 for "The Simple Truth" and the National Book Award for poetry in 1991 for "What Work Is." He also has been awarded the Lenore Marshall Award, the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize.
    The poets will be introduced by Professor Yusef Komunyakaa. The event is part of the Creative Writing Program's Althea Ward Clark Reading Series.

Art Museum shop plans holiday sale

The Art Museum Gift Shop has scheduled a holiday sale for Princeton students, faculty and staff from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5.
    A discount of 25 percent will apply to all merchandise. The gift shop sells art books, mugs, silk scarves, art projects, T-shirts, calendars, cards and other gift items.
    Free gift-wrapping by members of the museum staff will be included, and refreshments will be served.
    For more information, call 258-3788.

Lerner offers account of war on cancer

Fighting the War on Breast Cancer, 1900-2000: Medicine, Culture and Politics" is the title of a talk to be presented at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6, in 300 Wallace Hall.
    Dr. Barron Lerner, the Angelica Berrie Gold Foundation Associate Professor of Medicine and Public Health at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, will speak.
    Lerner is the author of "The Breast Cancer Wars: Hope, Fear and the Pursuit of a Cure in 20th Century America," published by Oxford University Press in May 2001. He provides a medical and cultural history of the century-long battle with breast cancer, including: the insistent efforts of physicians to vanquish the "enemy"; the fights waged by feminists and maverick doctors to combat a paternalistic legacy that discouraged decision-making by patients; and the struggles of statisticians and researchers to generate definitive data in the face of the great risks and uncertainties raised by the disease.
    His lecture is being sponsored by Princeton's Center for Health and Wellbeing.

Deaton to present second talk in lecture series

Angus Deaton, the Dwight Eisenhower Professor of International Affairs, will speak on "Inequality, Health and Wealth" at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5, in McCosh 50.
    His talk is the second in the President's Lecture Series initiated by President Tilghman this year to bring together faculty members from different disciplines.
    Deaton will demonstrate how research shows that rich people live longer and are sick less often than poor people, and that people who live in areas where there is more income inequality die sooner than those who live where incomes are more equally distributed. He will discuss these findings, and what, if anything, should be done about them. He also will address whether economic policy is more effective than health care in improving public health.
    The third and final lecture in this year's series will be presented at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, March 7, by Stewart Smith, the Class of 1909 Professor of Physics. He will discuss "The Disappearance of Anti-Matter Following the Big Bang."
    The lectures are open to anyone with a University ID card. Following each lecture, Tilghman invites a small group of faculty members to Lowrie House for dinner and further discussion.
    The lectures will be simulcast on Tiger Video Channel 7 and on Princeton community cable Channel A11. They also will be Webcast; for viewing information, visit <http://www.princeton.edu/WebMedia/>.

Symposium focuses on work of Claudia Tate

A symposium on the work of Claudia Tate, Princeton professor of English and African-American studies, is scheduled for Friday, Dec. 7.
    Titled "Black Intellectuals and the Academy: The Work of Claudia Tate," the event will run from 1 to 5 p.m. in McCosh 28. Scholars will reflect on the broad intellectual debates to which Tate has contributed so significantly.
    Tate's body of work spans the fields of English, women's studies, history, African-American studies and psychoanalysis. She is credited with opening up new avenues of inquiry and awareness for black intellectuals in the academy and beyond.
    In addition to more than 50 articles, book chapters and reviews, Tate has edited two volumes: "The Works of Katherine Tillman" (1991); and "Selected Works of Georgia Douglas Johnson" (1997). She is the author of three books: "Black Women Writers at Work" (1983); "Domestic Allegories of Political Desire: The Black Heroine's Text at the Turn of the Century" (1991); and "Psychoanalysis and Black Novels: Desire and the Protocols of Race" (1998).
    The symposium will consist of two panels: "Gender, Culture and Psychoanalysis"; and "Narratives of Gender, Race and Nation." Participants will include: Mary Helen Washington, University of Maryland; Maurice Wallace, Duke University; Barbara Johnson, Harvard University; Hazel Carby, Yale University; and Ann duCille, Wesleyan University. Moderators will be Princeton faculty members Nell Painter and Valerie Smith.
    For more information, contact Noliwe Rooks at <mailto:nrooks@princeton.edu> or 258-4718.

 

The Richardson Chamber Players

The Richardson Chamber Players will offer a program titled "Of Foreign Lands and Peoples" at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9, in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall. The program takes its name from the first of Robert Schumann's "Kinderszenen" (Scenes of Childhood) and collects a variety of rarely heard chamber works for unusual combinations of instruments. Tickets are available at the Richardson Auditorium box office at 258-5000.
 

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December 3, 2001
Vol. 91, No. 11
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Contents

In the news
Memorial service set for Sept. 11 victims
Friend Center intended as a tribute and a crossroad
Faculty
Princeton tool tops dictionary
Lewis: Strong sense of history compels Muslims
Linguist's goldmine
Inside
Biotech pioneer, New Yorker editor honored
Clark finds volunteer work for local Red Cross rewarding
Campus UW drive continues
People
Miller named to head Alumni Council; Taylor to remain on staff part-time
Seniors chosen for Marshall awards
Spotlight, Brief
Sections
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Campus building
Nassau Notes
Calendar of events


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