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Writer Deborah Eisenberg will read

Writer Deborah Eisenberg will read from her work at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20, in the Stewart Film Theater, 185 Nassau St.
     Eisenberg is the author of three short story collections, "Transactions in a Foreign Currency" (1986), "Under the 82nd Airborne" (1992) and "All Around Atlantis" (1997). The recipient of a Whiting Writers' Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship and four O. Henry Awards, she is consistently acclaimed for her strong portrayal of characters dealing with the confusion of modern life.
     Eisenberg will be introduced by Edmund White, professor in the Council of the Humanities and director of the Program in Creative Writing. The event is part of the program's Althea Ward Clark Reading Series.

Workshop, concerts explore American folk and field recordings

A one-day workshop on pre-war American folk and field recordings will take place on campus Saturday, Nov. 23.
     Titled "Tangled Roots," the event will explore blues, ballads, work songs, fiddle tunes, spirituals, Cajun, zydeco, field hollers, cowboy songs, gospel and bluegrass. The workshop will run from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. in 211 Dickinson Hall. It will be preceded by a concert by Spider John Koerner, Dave Ray and Tony Glover at 8 p.m. Friday, and followed by a concert by the Handsome Family at 8 p.m. Saturday. Both concerts will be in Taplin Auditorium, Fine Hall.
     The workshops will feature a diverse group of speakers, including: Marybeth Hamilton, historian of the Delta blues; discographer and writer Dick Spottswood; Robert Cantwell, historian of the 1960s folk revival; Dean Blackwood, co-founder of the Revenant label; and critic Greil Marcus. Each lecture will focus on the artistic and historical questions raised by the folk and field recordings of the 1920s and 1930s and will be followed by open discussion.
     The events are free and are being sponsored by the Program in American Studies and the Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts. Those interested in attending the workshop should register by contacting Judith Ferszt at mailto:jferszt@princeton.edu. For more information, visit http://web.princeton.edu/ sites/amstudies/tangled_roots.htm.

Colloquium looks at place of Spanish, Latin American studies in curriculum

The Department of Spanish and Portuguese Languages and Cultures will hold a colloquium, "Instituting 'Hispanismo,'" Thursday through Saturday, Nov. 21-23.
     The sessions will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday and from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday in Betts Auditorium, School of Architecture; from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Friday in the Multipurpose Room, Frist Campus Center.
     Nineteen distinguished scholars will examine the institutional condition and challenges faced by the study of Latin American and Spanish literatures and cultures in American universities. Issues to be addressed include the academic relationships and conflict between Spanish and other foreign languages; the institutional placement of Latino studies; and the challenges of graduate and undergraduate studies in Spanish. The colloquium will conclude with a discussion on the institutional future of Latin American and Spanish studies in the North American academy.
     For more information, visit http://www.princeton.edu/ ~spo/news/hispanismo.html, e-mail mailto:aloureir@princeton.edu or call 258-7180.

Author recounts work on Levi bio

Noted British freelance writer and journalist Ian Thomson will present a talk, "A Masterpiece Completed: The Writing of 'If This Is a Man'" at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19, in 16 Joseph Henry House.
     Thomson is the author of "Primo Levi" (2002), a biography of the brilliant Jewish-Italian author who was trained as a chemist, and whose experiences in Auschwitz and later travels through Eastern Europe were the subjects of his powerful memoirs, fiction and poetry. Levi's account of Auschwitz, "If This Is a Man," made him one of the foremost writers of the 20th century. Thomson was one of the last to interview Levi before his death in 1987.
     The event is sponsored by the Program in Italian Studies and is a Council of the Humanities' Eberhard Faber, Class of 1915, Memorial Lecture.

DiIulio to present three seminars

John DiIulio, the Frederick Fox Leadership Professor of Politics, Religion and Urban Society at the University of Pennsylvania, will present three Charles Test, M.D., Distinguished Visiting Scholar Seminars this month.
     All will begin at 4:30 p.m. in 104 Computer Science Building. The titles and dates are:
     • "God and the First Amendment: The Devilish Truth About Strict Separation Doctrine" on Monday, Nov. 18;
     • "God and the 14th Amendment: Why Grassroots Religious Minority Groups Need Equal Protection" on Wednesday, Nov. 20; and
     • "God and Man at Yale Revisited: The Coming Religious Revival at Elite Universities" on Monday, Nov. 25.
     DiIulio is the founder of the University of Pennsylvania's Center for Research on Religion and Urban Civil Society and is director of the Robert Fox Leadership Program. During 2000-01, he served as assistant to the president of the United States and first director of the White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives.
     A senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute and the Brookings Institution, he is author, co-author or editor of a dozen books, including "American Government Institutions and Policies," "What's God Got To Do With the American Experience?" and "Medicaid and Devolution."
     The lecture series is sponsored by the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions in the Department of Politics. For more information, call Judi Rivkin at 258-5107 or visit http://web.princeton.edu/sites/jmadison.

Fallows to talk on ramifications of war with Iraq

James Fallows, national correspondent for The Atlantic Monthly, will present a lecture titled "So We Win the War: What's Involved in Occupying Iraq?" at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 18, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.
     Fallows has been with The Atlantic Monthly for more than 20 years and has written pieces for several other publications. He also has served as editor of U.S. News and World Report, Washington Monthly and Texas Monthly. His recent books include "Free Flight: Inventing the Future of Travel," "Free Flight: From Airline Hell To a New Age of Travel" and "Breaking the News."
     The lecture is sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, the Department of History and the Center of International Studies.

Cole to lecture on civil liberties and the war on terrorism

David Cole, author of "Terrorism and the Constitution: Sacrificing Civil Liberties in the Name of National Security" (2002), will speak on campus Wednesday, Nov. 20.
     He will discuss "Enemy Aliens and American Freedoms: Civil Liberties and the War on Terrorism" at 4:30 p.m. in 16 Robertson Hall.
     Cole is a professor of law at Georgetown University, a volunteer staff attorney for the Center for Constitutional Rights, the legal affairs correspondent for The Nation, a leading civil liberties attorney and a periodic commentator on National Public Radio's "All Things Considered."
     He also is the author of "No Equal Justice: Race and Class in the American Criminal Justice System," which was named the best nonfiction book of 1999 by the Boston Book Review and the best book on an issue of national policy in 1999 by the American Political Science Association.
     The lecture is sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, the Program in Law and Public Affairs and the Fields Center for Equality and Cultural Understanding.

Study of Women and Gender exhibition

"Liberty One," a painting by Joan Hierholzer, is one of the works on display in the Program in the Study of Women and Gender lounge, 113 Dickinson Hall, through Jan. 6. Titled "Energy," the exhibition includes paintings of the energy industry and related technology. "Technology under freedom can accomplish wonders for the entire world, as expressed by the images brought together here," Hierholzer said of "Liberty One." The exhibition is open from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Oren to discuss recent book on 'Six Days of War'

Princeton graduate alumnus Michael Oren will present a lecture on his recent book, "Six Days of War: June 1967 and the Making of the Modern Middle East," at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.
     Oren, who earned his Ph.D. in Near Eastern Studies in 1986, is director of the Middle East history project at the Shalem Center in Israel. His book is one of the first works to explore both the military and diplomatic dimensions of the intense Arab-Israeli fighting in June 1967.
     The lecture is sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.

Diplomat to give views on U.S.-Europe relationship

Albert Rohan, former permanent undersecretary of state for the Austrian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, will speak on "Europe and the U.S.A.: A Partnership in Crisis?" at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.
     Rohan held a variety of distinguished posts in his 40-year career in the Austrian diplomatic service. He has been a leading member of diplomatic delegations in Belgrade, Kosovo, Iran and other areas of conflict.
     Now working as a political commentator and author, Rohan recently published "Diplomat on the Fringes of World Politics." His lecture is sponsored by the Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination, the Center of International Studies and the Wood-row Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.

Williamson to focus on challenges facing the U.S. in selling security goals

A lecture titled "Selling the Security Council on U.S. Security Goals: Chal-lenges for American Leadership at the U.N." is set for 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19, in 016 Robertson Hall.
     Richard Williamson, a 1971 Princeton graduate and alternate representative of the United States to the United Nations for special political affairs, will speak.
     Previously, Williamson served as a member of President Reagan's senior White House staff as the assistant to the president for intergovernmental affairs, U.S. ambassador to the United Nations in Vienna, Austria, assistant secretary of state for international organizations and member of the president's general advisory committee on arms control.
     The lecture is sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and the United Nations Association.

 


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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