N A S S A U N O T E S
Stewart Film Theater
Novelist Junot Diaz will read from his work at 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Sept. 25, in the Stewart Film Theater, 185
Nassau St. His best-selling short story collection "Drown"
was named a "notable book" by The New York Times in 1996 and
one of the top 25 best books of the year by The Village
Voice. Also the author of pieces for The New Yorker and The
Paris Review, he will be introduced by Chang-rae Lee,
professor in the Council of the Humanities and the Program
in Creative Writing. The event is part of the program's
Althea Ward Clark Reading Series.
Acclaimed choreographer Ralph Lemon will be on campus
this month for a week-long residency as a short-term
visiting fellow under the auspices of the Humanities Council
and the Program in Theatre and Dance. He will teach master
classes, hold workshops and conduct two public
At 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, he
will present an informal solo performance followed by a
discussion. At 4:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 30, he will
conduct a lecture, video presentation and discussion
relating to his latest project, the "Geography Trilogy."
Both events will take place in the Hagan
Dance Studio, 185 Nassau St., and are free and open to the
Economist to discuss 'rockonomics'
Rockonomics: Economics and Public Policy in the Rock and
Roll Industry" is the topic of a lecture set for Monday,
Sept. 23. Economist Alan Krueger will speak at 4:30
p.m. in 016 Robertson Hall.
Krueger is the Bendheim Professor of
Economics and Public Policy, director of the Princeton
Survey Research Center and professor of economics and public
affairs at the Woodrow Wilson School. "Rocko-nomics" is the
term he uses to describe his study of the economic effects
of the rising cost of concert ticket prices.
Krueger presented his findings in
February 2002 to the Concert Industry Consortium. In
conducting his study, he was granted almost unlimited access
to the historical database of box office information
maintained by POLLSTAR, an organization that provides
concert tour schedules, box office results, industry
directories, news and other industry-related data services
to professionals in the music concert industry.
Krueger's primary research and teaching
interests are labor economics, education, industrial
relations and social insurance. He writes a monthly column
on economics for The New York Times.
The lecture is sponsored by the Woodrow
Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.
New admission video released
The Office of Admission has released a new 17-minute
video, "Beginnings," that focuses on students as they embark
on the Princeton experience.
Drawing on conversations with students,
faculty members and President Tilghman as she began her
first year in office, the video attempts to describe to
potential applicants the nature and uniqueness of Princeton,
and the kinds of experiences students have as they begin
their college careers.
The video was produced by Andy Greenspan,
who also produced the University's previous admission video
in 1992 and a video on "defining moments" in Princeton's
history in connection with the University's 250th
anniversary. The production was coordinated by Vice
President for Public Affairs Robert Durkee and Dean of
Admission Fred Hargadon.
The video was shot on campus last fall.
It exists in VHS and DVD format, and will be used by
admission staff and alumni schools committee volunteers as
they meet with potential applicants. It also will be made
available to regional alumni associations, and viewings will
be scheduled on campus.
The video can be viewed in various
formats on the admission office Web site: <www.princeton.edu/pr/admissions/u>.
Second 'Legacies of Sept. 11' panel to look at
effects on domestic front
The Woodrow Wilson School will offer the second of a
two-part public discourse on the effects of Sept. 11 at 5
p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24, in Dodds Auditorium,
Titled "Legacies of Sept. 11: Domestic
Policy and Politics," the event will feature a panel of
faculty members looking at how America has changed on the
domestic front over the last year as a result of the
Part one of the series, "Legacies of
Sept. 11: Priorities and Challenges," took place on the
first anniversary of the attacks and analyzed the ways in
which Sept. 11 has affected civil liberties, foreign policy
and the relationship between the United States and
The Sept. 24 panel will be moderated by
Christopher Eisgruber, the Laurance Rockefeller Professor of
Public Affairs and the University Center for Human Values
and director of the Program in Law and Public Affairs.
Participants will include: Provost Amy Gutmann, the Laurance
Rockefeller University Professor of Politics and the
University Center for Human Values; Paul Krugman, professor
of economics and international affairs; Nolan McCarty,
associate professor of politics and public affairs and
faculty chair of the Ph.D. program at the Woodrow Wilson
School; Sara McLanahan, professor of sociology and public
affairs and director of the Bendheim-Thoman Center for
Research on Child Wellbeing at the Woodrow Wilson School;
and Frank von Hippel, professor of public and international
affairs and co-director of the Program in Science and Global
Security at the Woodrow Wilson School.
Admission to Dodds Auditorium will be on
a first-come, first-served basis. The lecture also will be
simulcast live to 001, 002 and 016 Robertson Hall. The panel
is sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and
Issues confronting Islam explored
Scholars and journalists -- most of them from the Islamic
world -- will gather at Princeton for a major conference on
issues confronting Islam Friday and Saturday, Sept.
The conference, titled "Understanding and
Responding to the Islamic World After Sept. 11," will run
from 9:15 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Saturday in 50 McCosh.
Conference organizer Jeffrey Herbst,
chair of Princeton's politics department, said the event
will illustrate the "diversity of views in the Islamic
world." Panelists will discuss issues relating to Islam both
in the United States and abroad, including responses to
terrorism, governance, democracy and the relationship
between Islam and the non-Islamic world.
The conference is being sponsored by the
Council on Regional Studies, Center of International Studies
and Bobst Center for Peace and Justice. A complete agenda is
available at <www.princeton.edu/pr/news/02/q3/0903-islampanel.htm>.
Nursery school holds open house
The University League Nursery School at 171 Broadmead
will hold an open house from 4 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Sept.
The school operates from 8:30 a.m. to
5:30 p.m., offering a variety of programs on a cooperative
basis. They include two-, three- and five-day options as
well as extended day care for children from 2-1/2 through 4
Applications for the fall of 2003 are
being taken through Jan. 15 (oversubscription to programs is
resolved by lottery). For more information, call Pam
Betterton at 924-3137.
Prospect plans Hispanic buffet
Prospect House will kick off its year-long series of
special events with a Hispanic Heritage Month Buffet on
Wednesday, Sept. 25.
Seatings are available from 11:45 a.m. to
1:30 p.m. at $16.95 per person. Prospect's culinary staff
has created a special menu that will include paella,
tamales, white corn crusted chili relleno and picadilla.
Next month, Prospect will offer a Jersey
Harvest Grill from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4, on the
front lawn. The buffet, with beverages included, is priced
at $34.95 per person.
For reservations for either event, call
258-3686 or e-mail <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
September 23, 2002
Vol. 92, No. 3
reflects on year of responding to Sept. 11
New faculty member
gets novel welcome to Princeton
students to become thoughtful leaders
Online alcohol course
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