Princeton Weekly Bulletin Calendar of events

November 18-24, 2002

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Monday, Nov. 18

   

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Arts

12:30 p.m. Canadian studies/English reading and discussion. "21st Century Poetry." 28 McCosh.

F 8 p.m. McCarter Theatre performance. Georgian State Dance Company. McCarter Theatre.

Lectures

11 a.m. Chemistry seminar. "Superoxide Dismutase: An S-nitrosotransferase?" Ann English, Concordia University. DuPont Seminar Room, 324 Frick.

3:30 p.m. Canadian studies lecture. "Canada-United States Relations Post 9/11." Pamela Wallin, Canadian consul general to New York. West Room, Murray-Dodge.

4 p.m. Electrical engineering seminar on electronic materials and devices. "Embedded Passive Technology for Printed Wiring Board Applications: From Research to Product Intro-duction." Marc Chason, Motorola Labs. C207 Engineering Quadrangle.

4 p.m. Geosciences lecture. "Seismological Constraints on the Evolution of the Continental Lithosphere." Karen Fischer, Brown University. 220 Guyot.

4 p.m. Mathematics analysis seminar. "Non-linear Fourier Analysis and Scattering Transform in $L^2(\R)$." Christoph Thiele, University of California-Los Angeles. 314 Fine.

4 p.m. Mathematics PACM colloquium. "An Eulerian Method for Multiphase Computations of the Schrodinger Equation." Xiantao Li. 214 Fine.

4 p.m. Princeton Materials Institute/Center for Complex Materials lecture. "Material Properties Through Bio-molecular Design and Self-Assembly." Darrin Pochan, University of Delaware. Auditorium, Bowen.

4:30 p.m. Center for the Study of Religion/religion/Bobst Center for Peace and Justice/East Asian studies lecture. "A Thai Buddhist Critique of American Buddhism." Sulak Sivaraksha, Swarthmore College. 1 Robertson.

4:30 p.m. Center for Jewish Life lecture. "Why Do We Hate Us? Democratic Culture and Its Discontents." Edward Rothstein, New York Times. Center for Jewish Life.

4:30 p.m. Geosciences/Day lecture, first of three. "Is Fossil Fuel CO2 Warming the Planet?" Wallace Broecker, Columbia University. A01 McDonnell.

4:30 p.m. Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions/Test seminar, first of three. "God and the First Amendment: The Devilish Truth About Strict Separation Doctrine." John DiIulio, University of Pennsylvania. 104 Computer Science.

4:30 p.m. Women and gender studies lecture. "Reflections on Feminism and Economics." Francine Blau, Cornell University. 2 Robertson.

4:30 p.m. Woodrow Wilson School/history/Center for International Studies lecture. "So We Win the War: What's Involved in Occupying Iraq?" James Fallows, Atlantic Monthly. Dodds Auditorium. Robertson.

G 7:30 p.m. Teacher preparation panel. "Teachers Who Have Made a Difference." Arnold Hyndman, Rutgers University; Peter Horn, Westfield High School; Claire Shef-Kohn, Princeton Regional Schools; John Fleming; and Nancy Malkiel. Multipurpose Room B, Frist. Social gathering follows.

Tuesday, Nov. 19

   

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Arts

F 8 p.m. McCarter Theatre performance. Nickel Creek. McCarter Theatre.

Lectures

G Noon. McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning workshop. "AI Conversa-tions on Teaching: Learning Styles." Linda Hodges. 328 Frist.

Noon. Population research/demography seminar. "Children's Educational Engagement in Rural China." Emily Hannum, University of Pennsylvania. 300 Wallace.

12:15 p.m. Latin American studies lecture. "Why the Tax Man Comes Up Short in Brazil: The Politics of Race and Political Community in Historical and Comparative Perspective." Evan Lieberman. 107, 58 Prospect.

4:30 p.m. African studies lecture. "State Power, Ancestral Authority and Efforts to Regulate Traditional Healing in Post-Apartheid South Africa." Adam Ashforth, City University of New York and Institute for Advanced Study. 62 McCosh.

4:30 p.m. Ancient world lecture. "The Greek Economic Miracle." Ian Morris, Stanford University. 104 Computer Science.

4:30 p.m. English/Graduate Americanist colloquium. "Cartographies of Protest." Rachel Adams, Columbia University. 40 McCosh.

4:30 p.m. Geosciences/Day lecture, second of three. "What Does the Record in Ice and Sediment Say About Climate Sensitivity?" Wallace Broecker, Columbia University. A02 McDonnell.

4:30 p.m. Italian studies/humanities council lecture. "A Masterpiece Completed: The Writing of 'If This Is a Man.'" Ian Thomson, author. 16 Henry House.

4:30 p.m. Mathematics algebraic geometry seminar. "One-Dimensional Families of Calabi-Yau Threefolds." Charles Doran, Columbia University. 322 Fine.

4:30 p.m. Operations research and financial engineering seminar. "Markovian Models in the Stochastic Implied Volatility Framework." Alan Brace, BNP Paribas, New York. 219 Engineering Quadrangle.

4:30 p.m. Science and technology/civil and environmental engineering lecture. "The Collapse of the World Trade Center Towers: A Report." John Fisher, Lehigh University. Auditorium, Bowen.

4:30 p.m. Visual arts illustrated lecture. Juan Usle, painter, talking about his work. Stewart Film Theater, 185 Nassau St.

4:30 p.m. Woodrow Wilson School/United Nations Association lecture. "Selling the Security Council on U.S. Security Goals: Challenges for American Leadership at the United Nations." Richard Williamson, U.S. alternate representative to the United Nations. 016 Robertson.

7:30 p.m. Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination/international studies/Woodrow Wilson School lecture. "Europe and the USA: A Partnership in Crisis?" Albert Rohan, Austrian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Vienna. Dodds Auditorium, Robertson.

Notices

7 p.m. University Store book reading and signing. George Dyson, author of "Project Orion: The True Story of the Atomic Spaceship." University Store.

Wednesday, Nov. 20

   

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Arts

12:30 p.m. Chapel music concert. Scott Dettra, St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Philadelphia. Chapel.

4:30 p.m. Creative writing/Althea Ward Clark reading. Deborah Eisenberg, reading her work. Introduction by Edmund White. Stewart Film Theater, 185 Nassau St.

7:30 p.m. Spanish and Portuguese languages and cultures film. Alfonso Cuaron: "Y tu mama tambien." Wood Auditorium, McCosh 10.

F 8 p.m. McCarter Theatre performance. Tokyo String Quartet; with Alicia de Larrocha, piano. McCarter Theatre.

Lectures

G 12:15 p.m. Information technology/McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning workshop. "Demand (Department Managers Desktop)." Multipurpose Room C, Frist.

1:30 p.m. Women and gender studies lecture. "The Enigma of 'Seven Beauties.'" Marcia Landy, University of Pittsburgh. 005 Robertson.

2 p.m. Mathematics statistical mechanics seminar. "Semiclassical Statistical Physics." Carlos Aragao, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro. 343 Jadwin.

3 p.m. Library/Educational Tech-nologies Center lecture. "Malaria Transmission in the Brazilian Amazon: Improving Public Health Studies Through the Use of GIS, Spatial Analysis and Remote Sensing." Marcia Caldas de Castro. Digital Display Wall, Frist.

4 p.m. Chemical engineering seminar. "Electrostatic Spinning of Polymer Nanofibers." Gregory Rutledge, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. A224 Engineering Quadrangle. Social gathering at 3:30 p.m.

4:15 p.m. Industrial relations seminar on labor economics. "Labor Unrest, Fairness and the Quality of Production: Evidence From the Construction Equipment Resale Market." Alexandre Mas. 200 Fisher.

4:30 p.m. East Asian studies lecture. "Hitchhiking to Indonesia on the Meiji Ship of State: Yano Ryukei's Floating Fortress, 1890." John Mertz, North Carolina State University. 202 Jones. Social gathering at 4 p.m.

4:30 p.m. Ecology and evolutionary biology colloquium on the biology of populations. "Adaptive Animal Awareness." Donald Griffin, Harvard University. 10 Guyot.

4:30 p.m. French and Italian lecture. "Libertinage et art d'écrire." Jean-Charles Darmon, University of Versailles-Saint Quentin. 1915 Lounge, Butler College.

4:30 p.m. Geosciences/Day lecture, last of three. "What Should We Do About CO2?" Wallace Broecker, Columbia University. A01 McDonnell.

4:30 p.m. Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions/Test seminar, second of three. "God and the 14th Amendment: Why Grassroots Religious Minority Groups Need Equal Protection." John DiIulio, University of Pennsylvania. 104 Computer Science.

4:30 p.m. Mathematics colloquium. "Dimers and Amoebas." Andrei Okounkov. 314 Fine.

4:30 p.m. Woodrow Wilson School/Fields Center lecture. "Enemy Aliens and American Freedoms: Civil Liberties and the War on Terrorism." David Cole, Georgetown University. 16 Robertson.

Sports

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

Thursday, Nov. 21

   

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Arts

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

7:30 p.m. Politics film. Robert Gardner: "Islam: Empire of Faith." 2 Robertson.

8 p.m. Theater and dance play. Sarah Ruhl: "Melancholy Play." Matthews Acting Studio, 185 Nassau St.

9 p.m. Near Eastern studies film. Masud Kimiai: "E'teraz" (Protest). 113 Jones Hall.

10 p.m. Frist entertainment. Ear Candy. Café Vivian, Frist.

Lectures

11 a.m. Chemistry seminar. "Discover-ing and Understanding the New Transition Metal-Catalyzed Reactions." John Hartwig, Yale University. DuPont Seminar Room, 324 Frick.

4:30 p.m. Art and archaeology lecture. "Migrant Mother, Migrant Gender: Rethinking the Work and Life of Dorothea Lange." Sally Stein, University of California-Irvine. 106 McCormick.

4:30 p.m. East Asian studies lecture. "Japan in the China Sea Sphere: Considering Trajectories of a Wa-Kan Dialectic." Joan Piggott, Cornell University. 243 Frist.

4:30 p.m. Jewish studies/ancient world/religion/classics lecture. "The House of Dionysos in Sepphoris and the Question of Its Patronage." Zeev Weiss, Hebrew University-Jerusalem and Institute for Advanced Study. 107, 58 Prospect.

4:30 p.m. Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination lecture. "Targeting Iraq: Complications and Implications." Amin Saikal, Australian National University. 2 Robertson.

4:30 p.m. Mathematics topology seminar. "Link Homology." Mikhail Khovanov, University of California-Davis. 314 Fine.

4:30 p.m. Mathematics/Institute for Advanced Study number theory seminar. Gautam Chinta, Brown University. 322 Fine.

G 4:30 p.m. McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning lecture. "Grantsmanship in the Humanities and Social Sciences: Tips From the Pros." Mary Baum, Michelle Christy, Barbara Oberg and Robert Wuthnow. 307 Frist.

4:30 p.m. Music/composers colloquium. Maryanne Amacher, composer, performer and multimedia artist. 106 Woolworth.

4:30 p.m. Physics colloquium. "High Tc Superconductors 16 Years Later: A Status Report." Patrick Lee, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. A10 Jadwin.

4:30 p.m. Woodrow Wilson School lecture. "Six Days of War: June 1967 and the Making of the Modern Middle East." Michael Oren, Shalem Center, Israel. Dodds Auditorium, Robertson.

5 p.m. Spanish and Portuguese languages and cultures lecture. "Instituting 'Hispanismo.'" Sylvia Molloy, New York University. Betts Auditorium, School of Architecture.

Friday, Nov. 22

   

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Arts

12:30 p.m. Art Museum gallery talk. "Beyond the Visible: Material and Techniques of Old Master Paintings." Norman Muller. Art Museum.

6 p.m. Hellenic studies poetry reading. Nikos Fokas and Don Schofield. 107, 58 Prospect.

8 p.m. American studies/Society of Fellows performance. Spider John Koerner, Dave Ray and Tony Glover. Taplin Auditorium, Fine.

8 p.m. Theater and dance play. Sarah Ruhl: "Melancholy Play." Matthews Acting Studio, 185 Nassau St.

F 8 p.m. University Wind Ensemble concert. Richardson Auditorium, Alexander.

Lectures

9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Spanish and Portuguese languages and cultures colloquium. "Instituting 'Hispanismo.'" Multipurpose Room, Frist. For inform-ation, visit <www.princeton.edu/~spo> or call 258-7180.

2:30 p.m. Hellenic studies lecture. "Byzantine Legal Documents as a Source on Medieval Byzantine Material Culture." Maria Parani. 107, 58 Prospect.

3 p.m. Mathematics geometric analysis seminar. Spyridon Alexakis. 314 Fine.

3:30 p.m. Mechanical and aerospace engineering seminar in applied physics, fluid mechanics, combustion, and dynamics and control. "MHD Generators With Nonequilibrium Plasmas: Recent Advances and Potential Applications." Hiroyuki Yamasaki, Tokyo Institute of Technology. 101 Friend. Social gathering at 4:30 p.m., J223 Engineering Quadrangle.

4 p.m. Philosophy seminar. "Looks as Powers." Philip Pettit. 4 McCosh.

4:30 p.m. Irish studies lecture. "Contemporary Irish Theatre." Tom Kilroy, dramatist. Stewart Film Theater, 185 Nassau St.

Notices

FG 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Prospect Thanksgiving buffet. Prospect House.

Saturday, Nov. 23

   

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Arts

11 a.m. Art Museum talk for children. "The Way to Happiness." Martha Stinchcoomb, docent. Art Museum.

8 p.m. American studies/Society of Fellows performance. The Handsome Family. Taplin Auditorium, Fine.

F 8 p.m. Chapel organ concert. Joan Lippincott. Music by Messiaen, J.S. Bach, Alain, Howells, Bolcom and Liszt. Chapel.

8 p.m. Frist entertainment. "Sex, Words and Rhythm." Sonia Sanchez. Café Vivian, Frist.

8 p.m. Theater and dance play. Sarah Ruhl: "Melancholy Play." Matthews Acting Studio, 185 Nassau St.

8 p.m. University Chamber Choir, Richard Yuk, director. "Taverner to Tavener: Five Centuries of Sacred Choral Music." Richardson Auditorium, Alexander.

Lectures

9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Spanish and Portuguese languages and cultures colloquium. "Instituting 'Hispanismo.'" Betts Auditorium, School of Architecture. For information, visit <www.princeton.edu/~spo> or call 258-7180.

9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. American studies/Society of Fellows workshop. "Tangled Roots: A Workshop on American Folk and Field Recordings." 211 Dickinson. For information, visit <web.princeton.edu/sites/amstudies/tangled_roots.htm>.

10 a.m. Alumni Council pre-football lecture. "Earth Islands: Darwin and Melville in the Galapagos." William Howarth. 10 Guyot.

Sports

10 a.m. Men's and women's fencing vs. Pennsylvania State and New York universities; and University of North Carolina. Jadwin Gym.

Noon. Women's swimming vs. University of Pennsylvania and Cornell University. DeNunzio Pool.

F 1 p.m. Football vs. Dartmouth College. Princeton Stadium.

Sunday, Nov. 24

   

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Arts

F 1 and 4:30 p.m. McCarter Theatre performance. Tchaikovsky: "The Nutcracker." American Repertory Ballet. McCarter Theatre.

3 p.m. Art Museum gallery talk. "Beyond the Visible: Material and Techniques of Old Master Paintings." Norman Muller. Art Museum.

Notices

11 a.m. Chapel service. Sue Anne Steffey Morrow. Chapel.

Sports

Noon. Men's and Women's swimming vs. Brown University. DeNunzio Pool.

12:30 p.m. Men's squash vs. Central New Jersey and Cornell University. Jadwin Gym.

2:30 p.m. Women's squash vs. Cornell University. Jadwin Gym.

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.

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:

• "Hand Book-bindings: Plain and Simple to Grand and Glorious." Through April 20.

Milberg Gallery:

• "Unseen Hands: Four Centuries of Women Printers, Binders and Book Designers." Through March 30.

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 Dec. 1.

• "Football Programs, 1893-1940." Through Dec. 31.

• "Qur'anic Leaves From the William J. Trezise Collection of Arabic Calligraphy." Through Dec. 1.

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.

• Exhibit of student paintings. Nov. 19 through Dec. 4. Opening reception, Nov. 19, 6 to 8 p.m.

Women and Gender Studies

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

• "Energy." Paintings by Joan Hierholzer. Through Jan. 6

Woodrow Wilson School

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

• "After Sept. 11." Through Dec. 1.

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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

G07 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.

 


November 18, 2002
Vol. 92, No. 10
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Contents

Page one
Experiment yields good chemistry for teaching and learning
Psychologists and mathematicians put heads together on brain research

Inside
Early decision is back in the news
Initiatives implemented for post-enrolled graduate students

People
Five new full professors named to the faculty
Obituaries
People, briefs, spotlight

Sections
By the numbers
People
Nassau Notes
Calendar of events


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