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The Daniel Gwirtzman Dance Company

The Daniel Gwirtzman Dance Company will present a performance and discussion at 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, in the Hagan Dance Studio, 185 Nassau St. The New York-based company is known for its diverse repertory, sophisticated musicality and captivating dancers. For more information on the free event, contact the Program in Theatre and Dance at 258-3676.

Activist to discuss his experiences fighting for Palestinian independence

Adam Shapiro, an activist with the International Solidarity Movement, will lecture as an "Eyewitness from Palestine" at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12, in 016 Robertson Hall.
    The International Solidarity Movement is a Palestinian-led initiative working toward Palestinian independence from Israel. Shapiro was one of nine activists arrested in Israel in August 2002 when he and nearly 200 demonstrators marched to protest against Israel's occupation of Palestinian towns.
    Earlier in the year, Shapiro, a Jewish American born in Brooklyn, N.Y., gained media notoriety when he was trapped overnight in Palestine leader Yasser Arafat's Ramallah compound. A medical aid worker, Shapiro gained entrance to the compound in an ambulance following an Israeli tank attack. He helped build a makeshift clinic in one of Arafat's presidential offices and shared a much-publicized breakfast with him in the compound.
    Following his arrest and release in August, Shapiro returned to the United States with his wife, Palestinian-American Huwaida Arraf. He is enrolled in the graduate program in international studies at American University in Washington, D.C.
    The lecture is sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.

Town meeting to focus on harassment

A "Town Hall Meeting on Harassment" on Wednesday, Nov. 13, will provide an open forum for students and staff to express concerns and hopes regarding harassment based on race, ethnicity, sex, sexual orientation, disability and religion.
    The meeting will begin at noon in the Frist Campus Center Multipurpose Room. Lunch will be served.
    Members of the University will have an opportunity to learn more about support offered by the event's sponsors: the Sexual Harassment/Assault Advising, Resources and Education (SHARE) Office, the Ombuds Office, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Student Services, the Office of the Dean of Undergraduate Students, the Office of Religious Life and the Center for Jewish Life.

Language is topic for Nunberg talks

Geoffrey Nunberg, a visiting fellow in linguistics and in the Council of the Humanities, will present three lectures on campus.
    Monday, Nov. 11, he will discuss "What Makes Proper Names Proper?" in McCosh 62; Wednesday, Nov. 13, he will speak on "Language Questions" in McCosh 10; and Thursday, Nov. 14, he will address "The Question of Common Language" in McCosh 10. All talks begin at 4:30 p.m.
    Nunberg studies the impact of information technology on language, culture and society, and the effects of language policy on education, politics and the economy. He is a senior researcher at the Center for the Study of Language and Information and a consulting professor in the linguistics department at Stanford University.
    He is the author of "The Way We Talk Now" (2001) and has written numerous articles for publications including The Atlantic, The American Prospect, California Lawyer and major newspapers. Nunberg does a regular feature on language on National Public Radio's "Fresh Air," and he is usage editor and chair of the usage panel of the American Heritage Dictionary.
    The talks are sponsored by the Program in Linguistics and the Council of the Humanities.

Think-tank scholar inaugurates series

Christopher DeMuth, president of the American Enterprise Institute, will deliver the inaugural lecture on Wednesday, Nov. 13, of a new series that explores fundamental principles underlying American democracy and their application to current social, political, legal and cultural issues.
    His address, entitled "Good Government and the Competition Principle," will begin at 4:30 p.m. in 008 Friend Center. A reception will follow.
    The American Enterprise Institute is an influential think tank based in Washington, D.C. DeMuth has dedicated his life to the study of regulation and its effects on political and economic freedoms.
    The America's Founding and Future Lecture Series is sponsored by the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions. For more information, call Reggie Feiner Cohen at 258-6333 or visit http://web.princeton. edu/sites/jmadison.

'Fast Food Nation' author to speak

Eric Schlosser, author of "Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal," will present a lecture on his national bestseller at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14, in McCosh 50.
    A 1981 Princeton graduate, Schlosser details the rise of the fast-food industry and its impact on children, schools, ranchers, meatpacking workers and small-business owners. A reception and book signing will follow the lecture.
    Sponsors include the Graduate Student Government, the Pace Center for Community Service and Students for Progressive Education and Action.

Triangle Club

"This Side of Parody," the 112th annual Triangle Club production, will be performed in McCarter Theatre at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 15-16, and at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17. The musical revue will have its usual mixture of fun and frolic, along with the signature all-male kickline. For ticket information, call 258-2787 or visit http://www.mccarter.org.

Warhol film premieres at conference

A film by Andy Warhol that has never been screened for the public will have its world premiere at 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15, at the Stewart Film Theater, 185 Nassau St.
    The 66-minute excerpt of the movie, titled "Since," is a farcical re-enactment of the Kennedy assassination. It was filmed in 1966 on a couch at Warhol's legendary studio, The Factory. The film is part of a project at New York's Museum of Modern Art to restore hundreds of hours of films made by Warhol. The project's curator, Callie Angell, will introduce the movie.
    "It's a very chaotic film," Angell said. "The camera work is very wild." She described the dialogue as "witty and irreverent."
    The premiere is part of a conference titled "Art, Architecture and Film in the First Pop Age" that will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, at Betts Auditorium in the School of Architecture. The goal of the conference is to look at pop in a broad way by jointly examining artists, filmmakers and architects that are associated with the pop movement.
    "There is a lot of renewed interest among different types of scholars in that period, and we're trying to get those different components to talk to each other," said Branden Joseph, a lecturer in the Council of the Humanities and a Cotsen Fellow in the Society of Fellows.
    Speakers will discuss artists Jasper Johns, James Rosenquist, Richard Hamilton and Gerhard Richter, as well as architect John McHale, architectural critic Reyner Banham and writer J.G. Ballard. Princeton faculty members who will participate include Harold Foster in art and archaeology and Beatriz Colomina in architecture. For a complete list of speakers and a conference schedule, visit http://www.princeton.edu/ ~artarch/conference.
    The conference is sponsored by the Department of Art and Archaeology, the Program in Media and Modernity and the School of Architecture.

U-Store sponsors events with writers

The University Store is sponsoring a number of events in the late fall featuring authors with Princeton connections or those of interest to the University community.
    The authors usually present a short talk at the store, answer questions from the audience and sign copies of their book.
    Here is the schedule for the coming weeks:

· 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13, Kathleen Hall Jamieson, professor of communication at the University of Pennsylvania, and Paul Waldman, authors of "The Press Effect: Politicians, Journalists and the Stories that Shape the Political World."

· 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14, Peter Dougherty, economics editor at Princeton University Press and author of "Who's Afraid of Adam Smith?: How the Market Got Its Soul."

· 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19, George Dyson, historian, futurist and author of "Project Orion: The True Story of the Atomic Spaceship."

· 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4, the McPhee sisters: Jenny McPhee, author of "The Center of Things"; Martha McPhee, author of "Gorgeous Lies"; and Joan Sullivan, author of "An American Voter."

· 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10, Esther Schor, Princeton associate professor of English and author of "The Hills of Holland."

 
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November 11, 2002
Vol. 92, No. 9
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Contents

Page one
Engineers and biologists design wireless devices to unlock secrets of animal kingdom
McPherson: civil War battle provides lessons for today

Inside
Jezierny selected to lead new WWS institute focusing on regional issues
Packing his trunk for Africa: Ende's new job sustains Princeton ties

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Nassau Notes
Calendar of events
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