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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

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 presentations.
    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 public.

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, Robertson Hall.
    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 terrorism.
    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 Europe.
    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 International Affairs.

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. 27-28.
    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. 25.
    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 years old.
    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 <prospect@princeton.edu>.

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September 23, 2002
Vol. 92, No. 3
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Contents

Page one
University community reflects on year of responding to Sept. 11 tragedy
New faculty member gets novel welcome to Princeton

Special section
Town & Gown

Inside
Tilghman urges students to become thoughtful leaders
Online alcohol course informs students

People
Spotlight
Appointment

Sections
Nassau Notes
Calendar of events
By the numbers


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