Princeton Weekly Bulletin Calendar of events

October 21-November 3, 2002

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Monday, October 21

     

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F 8 p.m. McCarter Theatre performance. Academy of Ancient Music, Andrew Manze, conductor and violin. McCarter Theatre.

Lectures

4 p.m. Electrical engineering seminar on electronic materials and devices. "Conductance of Gated Metal-Molecule-Metal Nanojunctions." Nikolai Zhitenev, Lucent Technologies. C207 Engineering Quadrangle.

4 p.m. Geosciences lecture. "Time-Variable Gravity From GRACE: First Results and Future Applications." Isabella Velicogna, University of Colorado. 220 Guyot.

4 p.m. Mathematics analysis seminar. "The Solution of the Square Root Problem of Kato." Steven Hofmann, University of Missouri-Columbia. 314 Fine.

4 p.m. Mathematics PACM colloquium. "Theory and Computation of Resonances of Photonic Micro-structures." Michael Weinstein, Bell Labs. 214 Fine.

4 p.m. Philosophy/humanities seminar, first of three. "Is It Possible to Disprove the Existence of God?" Peter van Inwagen, University of Notre Dame. 66 McCosh.

4 p.m. Princeton Materials Institute/National Science Foundation Materials Research Science and Engineering Center lecture. "Guided Self Assembly: Hydrodynamic Slip in Rigid Soap Films Containing Hydrosoluble Polymer." Eric Adelizzi. Auditorium, Bowen.

4:30 p.m. History/humanities/Jewish studies lecture. "Israel's New Historians." Tom Segev, Hebrew University. 2 Robertson.

4:30 p.m. Population research/demography/health and wellbeing seminar. "Living at Risk: Breast Cancer in Early 20th-Century United States." Robert Aronowitz, University of Pennsylvania. 300 Wallace.

4:30 p.m. Spanish and Portuguese languages and cultures lecture. "Juan Carlos Onetti: El Sonador discreto." Juan Jose Saer. Henry House.

4:30 p.m. Woodrow Wilson School lecture. "The Triumph of Just War Theory: Is Iraq a Just War?" Michael Walzer, Institute for Advanced Study. Dodds Auditorium, Robertson.

Tuesday, October 22

     

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7:30 p.m. Spanish and Portuguese languages and cultures poetry reading. Juan Jose Saer. Maclean House.

F 8 p.m. Art Museum opera. Daniel Rothman: "Cézanne's Doubt." Taplin Auditorium, Fine.

8 p.m. Episcopal Church at Princeton/music concert. "Jazz Vespers for the Soul." Norm Freeman. Chapel.

F 8 p.m. McCarter Theatre performance. Dave Brubeck Quartet. McCarter Theatre.

Lectures

12:20 p.m. Princeton Environmental Institute seminar. "Snowball Earth: Why It Took More than 60 Years to Turn a Cold Theory Into a Hot Topic." Gabrielle Walker. 10 Guyot.

1 p.m. Mathematics Arnold's diffusion seminar. "The Asymptotic Behavior of Entropy Solutions of Forced Burgers Equations on the Circle." Patrick Bernard, Institut Fourier, France;
and Ecole Polytechnique Federal de Lausanne, Switzerland. 214 Fine.

4 p.m. Philosophy/humanities seminar, second of three. "Is It Possible to Disprove the Existence of God?"
Peter van Inwagen, University of Notre Dame. 66 McCosh.

4:30 p.m. Music/musicology colloquium. "Bearding Ritter von Köchel in His Den." Neal Zaslaw, Cornell University. 102 Woolworth.

4:30 p.m. Operations research and financial engineering seminar. "Robust Optimization and Stability." Adrian Lewis, Simon Fraser University. E219 Engineering Quadrangle.

Wednesday, October 23

     

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12:30 p.m. Chapel music concert. Steven Laplante. Chapel.

4:30 p.m. Creative writing/Althea Ward Clark poetry reading. John Edgar Wideman, novelist reading from his work. Introduction by Joyce Carol Oates. Stewart Film Theater, 185 Nassau St.

F 8 p.m. Art Museum opera. Daniel Rothman: "Cézanne's Doubt." Taplin Auditorium, Fine.

F 8 p.m. McCarter Theatre drama series. Regina Taylor: "Crowns." McCarter Theatre.

Lectures

Noon. Development studies seminar. "After the Big Bang: Obstacles to the Emergence of the Rule of Law in Post-Communist Societies." Karla Hoff. 300 Wallace.

12:15 to 1:45 p.m. Information technology/McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning workshop. "Building PDF Forms." Multipurpose Room C, Frist.

2 p.m. Mathematics statistical mechanics seminar. "Magnets, Microchips, Memories and Markets: Statistical Physics of Complex Systems." David Sherrington, Oxford University and Institute for Advanced Study. 343 Jadwin.

4 p.m. Chemical engineering seminar. "Coherent Flow Structures in Complex Fluids: From Diwhirls to Drag Reduction." Michael Graham, University of Wisconsin-Madison. A224 Engineering Quadrangle. Social gathering at 3:30 p.m.

4 p.m. University concerts lecture. "Haunted Beethoven." Scott Burnham. Taplin Auditorium, Fine.

4:15 p.m. Industrial relations seminar. "What Can We Learn About U.S. Union Membership and Strike Activity From International Relations Research?" Solomon Polachek, State University of New York-Binghamton. 415 Fisher.

4:15 p.m. Princeton plasma physics colloquium. "The Quest for Inertial Fusion and the National Ignition Facility." Chris Keane, U.S. Department of Energy. Gottlieb Auditorium, PPPL, Forrestal.

4:30 p.m. Art and archaeology lecture. "Emperor Huizong's Paintings: Works of Art as Works of State." Maggie Bickford, Brown University. 106 McCormick.

4:30 p.m. Ecology and evolutionary biology colloquium on the biology of populations. "Quantitative Approaches to the Conservation of Sea Turtles: Success and Daunting Challenges." Larry Crowder, Duke University. 10 Guyot.

4:30 p.m. Library lecture. "Woodrow Wilson and the Honor Code." Edward Tenner. 104 Computer Science Building. Reception follows, Mudd Library.

4:30 p.m. Mathematics colloquium. "Algebraic Geometry of Nash Equilibria." Bernd Sturmfels, University of California-Berkeley. 314 Fine.

4:30 p.m. Philosophy/classical philosophy lecture. "The Senses of Substance: Aristotle's Ontology in Metaphysics Delta." Aryeh Kosman, Haverford College. 62 McCosh.

4:30 p.m. President's Lecture Series. "Technica Curiosa: Technology and Magic in Early Modern Europe." Anthony Grafton. 101 Friend.

4:30 p.m. Woodrow Wilson School/religion lecture. "Catholic Women and Social Justice: A Transcontinental View." Jane Redmont, University of California-Berkeley. 016 Robertson.

7:30 p.m. History/humanities/Jewish studies lecture. "Palestine Under the British Mandate: From Balfour to Sharon." Tom Segev, Hebrew University. 2 Robertson.

7:30 p.m. Mechanical and aerospace engineering lecture. "LEGO Engineering: Engineering From Kindergarten to College." Chris Rogers. 104 Computer Science Building.

Thursday, October 24

     

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Noon. Chapel music Graduate College organ concert. Procter. (charge for lunch.)

4:30 p.m. Near Eastern studies/Jewish studies film. Udi Aloni: "Local Angel." 301 Frist.

F 8 p.m. McCarter Theatre drama series. Regina Taylor: "Crowns." McCarter Theatre.

F 8 p.m. University concerts series. Triple Helix Piano Trio. Music by Beethoven. Richardson Auditorium, Alexander. Reception follows.

Midnight. FireHazards performance. "Rocky Horror Picture Show." Theater, Murray-Dodge.

Lectures

11 a.m. Chemistry seminar. "Open Problems in Genomics, Bioinformatics and Medicine." Richard Judson, Genaissance Pharmaceuticals. DuPont Seminar Room, 324 Frick.

Noon. History/humanities/Jewish studies lecture. "Israel and the Holocaust." Tom Segev, Hebrew University. 210 Dickinson.

2 p.m. Geophysical fluid dynamics seminar. "Uncertainty and the Climate Change: Implications for Decision-Making." Geoffrey Heal, Columbia University. 209 GFDL, Forrestal.

2:15 p.m. Mathematics discrete mathematics seminar. "Set Systems With Restricted Intersections." Jacques Verstraete, Microsoft Research. 224 Fine.

4 p.m. Mathematics topology seminar. Igor Rivin, Temple University. 314 Fine.

4 p.m. Philosophy/humanities seminar, last of three. "Is It Possible to Disprove the Existence of God?" Peter van Inwagen, University of Notre Dame. 66 McCosh.

4:30 p.m. Madison program/politics lecture. "The Constitution: Past, Present and Future." Robert Bork, American Enterprise Institute. 101 Friend. Tickets required; for more information, call 258-6333 or visit <web.princeton.edu/sites/jmadison>.

4:30 p.m. Physics colloquium. "Manipulating Quantum Information With Semiconductor Spintronics." David Awschalom. A10 Jadwin.

Notices

7 p.m. University Store book reading and signing. Victor Brombert, author of "Trains of Thought: Memories of a Stateless Youth." University Store.

Friday, October 25

     

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12:30 p.m. Art Museum gallery talk. "Cézanne Watercolors From the Henry and Rose Pearlman Collection." Laura Giles. Art Museum.

F 8 p.m. McCarter Theatre drama series. Regina Taylor: "Crowns." McCarter Theatre.

Lectures

10 a.m. Library Education and Training Committee lecture. "African American Scientists in Profile." Mitchell Brown. Betts Auditorium, School of Architecture.

1:30 p.m. Mechanical and aerospace engineering seminar. "The Future of NASA." Sean O'Keefe, NASA. 104 Computer Science Building.

3 p.m. Mathematics geometric analysis seminar. Simon Brendle. 314 Fine.

Notices

3 p.m. Memorial service for David Wilkinson, the Cyrus Fogg Bracket Professor of Physics Emeritus. Chapel. Reception follows, Jadwin. RSVP to Angela Glenn, 258-0720 or <angelaq@princeton.edu>.

Sports

7 p.m. Sprint football vs. U.S. Naval Academy. Weaver Track.

7 p.m. Women's volleyball vs. Dartmouth College. Dillon Gym.

Saturday, October 26

     

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11 a.m. Art Museum talk for children. "Painting the Weather." Patty Soffronoff, docent. Art Museum.

F 4 and 8:30 p.m. McCarter Theatre drama series. Regina Taylor: "Crowns." McCarter Theatre.

Lectures

10 a.m. Alumni Council lecture. "Being Yourself: Race and Individuality." Anthony Appiah. 10 Guyot.

Sports

1 p.m. Field hockey vs. Harvard University. 1952 Stadium.

F 1 p.m. Football vs. Harvard University. Princeton Stadium.

4 p.m. Men's soccer vs. Harvard University. Lourie-Love Field.

4 p.m. Women's volleyball vs. Harvard University. Dillon Gym.

7:30 p.m. Women's soccer vs. Harvard University. Lourie-Love Field.

Sunday, October 27

     

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F 2 p.m. McCarter Theatre drama series. Regina Taylor: "Crowns." McCarter Theatre.

3 p.m. Art Museum gallery talk. "Cézanne Watercolors From the Henry and Rose Pearlman Collection." Laura Giles. Art Museum.

Notices

11 a.m. University Chapel service. Chapel.

3 p.m. University Store book reading and signing. David Sibley, author of "Sibley's Birding Basics." University Store.

Monday, October 28

     

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F 8 p.m. McCarter Theatre performance. Shawn Colvin. McCarter Theatre.

Lectures

11 a.m. Mathematics colloquium. "Primes Is in P." Manindra Agrawal, Kanpur, India. A01 McDonnell.

Tuesday, October 29

     

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F 8 p.m. McCarter Theatre performance. Richard Thompson. McCarter Theatre.

Lectures

1 p.m. Mathematics Arnold's diffusion seminar. Albert Fathi, Ecole Normale Superieure de Lyon, France. 214 Fine.

Notices

G 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Purchasing Vendor Fair. Dillon Gym.

Wednesday, October 30

     

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F 8 p.m. McCarter Theatre drama series. Regina Taylor: "Crowns." McCarter Theatre.

8 p.m. Music/Friends of Music/Composers Ensemble at Princeton concert. Helen O'Connor, flute; Daniel Phillips, violin; Todd Phillips, viola; and Fred Sherry, cello. Taplin Auditorium, Fine.

Lectures

4:15 p.m. Princeton plasma physics colloquium. "First Light From the Ramaty High Energy Solar Spectroscopic Imager." Robert Lin, University of California-Berkeley. Gottlieb Auditorium, PPPL, Forrestal.

Sports

7 p.m. Men's soccer vs. Rutgers University. Lourie-Love Field.

Thursday, October 31

     

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F 8 p.m. McCarter Theatre drama series. Regina Taylor: "Crowns." McCarter Theatre.

Lectures

11 a.m. Chemistry seminar. "Cryo-Electron Microscopy of Individual Macromolecular Complexes: Toward Atomic Resolution." Marin van Heel, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, London. DuPont Seminar Room, 324 Frick.

2 p.m. Geophysical fluid dynamics seminar. "Intrusions Into the Tropical Upper Troposphere: Impact on Tracer Constituents and Convection" Darryn Waugh. 209 GFDL, Forrestal.

Friday, November 1

     

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12:30 p.m. Art Museum gallery talk. "The Infant Shotoku Taishi in the Arts of Japan." Kevin Carr. Art Museum.

7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Art Museum event. "Wright Meets Yang: An Evening of Jazz Grooves." Art Museum.

F 8 p.m. McCarter Theatre drama series. Regina Taylor: "Crowns." McCarter Theatre.

Sports

6 p.m. Men's water polo/Southern Championships. DeNunzio Pool.

7 p.m. Women's volleyball vs. Columbia University. Dillon Gym.

Saturday, November 2

     

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11 a.m. Art Museum talk for children. "From Red Grooms to Ancient Tombs." David Mackey, docent. Art Museum.

F 4 and 8:30 p.m. McCarter Theatre drama series. Regina Taylor: "Crowns." McCarter Theatre.

Sports

10 a.m. Men's water polo/Southern Championships. DeNunzio Pool.

4 p.m. Women's volleyball vs. Cornell University. Dillon Gym.

Sunday, November 3

     

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F 2 p.m. McCarter Theatre drama series. Regina Taylor: "Crowns." McCarter Theatre.

3 p.m. Art Museum gallery talk. "The Infant Shotoku Taishi in the Arts of Japan." Kevin Carr. Art Museum.

Notices

11 a.m. University Chapel All Saints Sunday service. Thomas Briedenthal. Chapel.

Sports

10 a.m. Men's water polo/Southern Championships. DeNunzio Pool.

Weekly

     

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Alcoholics Anonymous

12:15 p.m. Mondays, West Room, Murray-Dodge; and 9:30 a.m. Sundays, G2 Dickinson. Membership not required to attend.

Chapel Music for Meditation

10 to 11 p.m. Thursdays, Sept. 12 to Dec. 5 and Jan. 9 to May 22. Chapel.

Exhibits

     

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Art Museum

Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m. Closed Mondays and major holidays. Public tours, Saturdays, 2 p.m.

•"Beyond the Visible: A Conservator's Perspective." Through Jan. 5.

•"Cézanne in Focus: Watercolors From the Henry and Rose Pearlman Collection." Through Jan. 12.

•"Earth's Beauty Revealed: The 19th-Century European Landscape." Through Jan. 12.

•"Photographs by Lewis Baltz." Through Jan. 19.

•"Photographs From the Peter C. Bunnell Collection." Through Oct. 27.

Firestone Library

Exhibition Gallery and Milberg Gallery for the Graphic Arts (second floor): Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.

Exhibition Gallery:

•"Woodrow Wilson at Princeton: The Path to the Presidency." Through Oct. 27.

Milberg Gallery:

•"Unseen Hands: Four Centuries of Women Printers, Binders and Book Designers." Tour of exhibit, 3 p.m., Nov. 3 and Jan. 5.

Lobby: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 11:45 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 11:45 p.m.

•"A Collector's Choices: The Vermeule Gift of Medals." Through Oct. 31.

•"Qur'anic Leaves From the William J. Trezise Collection of Arabic Calligraphy." Through Oct. 31.

Frist Campus Center

100 Level. Monday-Friday, 7 a.m. to 2 a.m.; Saturday, 7:30 a.m. to 3 a.m.; and Sunday, 8 a.m. to 2 a.m.

•Photographs by Emery Guzelsu.

Mudd Manuscript Library

Wiess Lounge, Olden Street. Monday-Friday, 8:45 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday until 8 p.m.

•"Paix et Liberté: Posters that Go BANG!" Through Feb. 1.

Visual Arts Program

Lucas Gallery, 185 Nassau St. Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed weekends.

•"Drawing Show of Work from VIS 201 Drawing Classes." Oct. 22.

Women and Gender Studies

Lounge, 113 Dickinson Hall. Monday-Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Closed weekends.

•"War and Prophecy." Pat Feeney Murrell, duCret School of Art. Through Oct. 30.

Woodrow Wilson School

Bernstein Gallery. Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

•"After Sept. 11." Through Dec. 1.

Et cetera

     

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Art Museum

Hours: 258-3788; http://www.princetonartmuseum.org.

Athletic Ticket Office

Tickets and information: 258-3538.

Dillon Gymnasium

Hours: 258-4466.

Employee Assistance Program

120 McCosh Health Center. Information and appointments:
258-1875, Monday, Tuesday and Friday.

Employee Health

G6B McCosh Health Center. Appointments: 258-5035, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. After-hours emergencies: 258-3134.

Employment Opportunities

Employment Hotline: 258-6130; http://jobs.princeton.edu/openjobs.

Frist Campus Center

Welcome Desk: 258-1766. mailto:fristqna@princeton.edu.

Library

Hours: 258-3181; http://libweb.princeton.edu.

McCarter Theatre Box Office

Reservations: 258-2787, Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. http://www.mccarter.org.

Orange Key Guide Service

Frist Campus Center Welcome Desk. Tours Monday-Saturday at 10 and 11 a.m., 1:30 and 3:30 p.m.; Sunday at 1:30 and 3:30 p.m. Information and tours: 258-1766.

Prospect Association

Reservations: 258-3686.

Richardson Auditorium

Reservations: 258-5000, Monday-Friday, noon to 6 p.m.; and two hours before events requiring tickets. http://www.princeton.edu/richaud

Theater and Dance

Reservations: 258-3676; http://www.princeton. edu/~visarts/the.html.

Theatre Intime

Reservations: 258-4950; http://www.theatre-intime.org.

Tiger Sportsline

Current sports highlights and upcoming athletic events: 258-3545.

 


October 21, 2002
Vol. 92, No. 7
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Contents

Page one
Kahneman reaches across boundaries to win Nobel
A mug in the hand is worth . . . Experiment shows how consumers make 'myopic' choices
A study in contrasts: Initial plans revealed for Whitman College, science library

Research
Unique approach opens up realm of research
Discovery of chromosome-capping acivator could aid cancer research

Sections
People, spotlight, Search committee appointed for new admission dean
Nassau Notes
Calendar of events
By the numbers


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