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"Calla," a gelatin silver print by American artist Imogen Cunningham, is among the works on display at the University Art Museum through March 23. The work is part of an exhibition, "Seeing the Unseen: Abstract Photography, 1900–1940," organized by Anne McCauley, the David Hunter McAlpin Professor of the History of Photography and Modern Art, in conjunction with her course, "Masters and Movements of 20th-Century Photography." Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday.

Einhorn to discuss 'The Axis of Evil and the Bomb' in Feb. 10 lecture

Robert Einhorn, senior adviser in the International Security Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, will discuss "The Axis of Evil and the Bomb" at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 10, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.
    Einhorn earned his master's degree in public affairs in 1971 from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, which is sponsoring the lecture.
    The Center for Strategic and International Studies, based in Washington, D.C., is dedicated to providing world leaders with strategic insights on -- and policy solutions to -- current and emerging global issues. Einhorn works on a broad range of nonproliferation, arms control and other national security issues.
    Prior to joining the center, Einhorn served the U.S. government for 29 years. He was assistant secretary for nonproliferation in the State Department, overseeing U.S. participation in the multilateral nonproliferation export control regimes and representing the United States in nonproliferation discussions and negotiations with various countries in East Asia, South Asia, the Middle East and Europe.
    In August 2001, he was presented the Secretary of State's Distinguished Service Award by Secretary Colin Powell.

Miss America to discuss anti-harassment work

Miss America 2003, Erika Harold, will discuss her work on anti-harassment policies in schools at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12, in McCosh 50.
    The event, sponsored by the Sexual Harassment/Assault Advising, Resources and Education (SHARE) office, is open to those with a valid University ID or to invited guests whose names will be held at the door.
    Harold, who is from Illinois, has adopted a platform titled "Empowering Youth Against Violence: Respect Yourself, Protect Yourself." In ninth grade, she was the victim of racial and sexual harassment which eventually resulted in her transferring to a different high school.
    "I was fortunate to have had a strong support system, comprised of family, friends and a faith community, which enabled me to resolve these issues and reclaim my dignity," she says in her platform statement. "However, far too many young people lack this support and are forced to suffer in silence."
    As Miss America, Harold has issued a national call to action, "challenging every segment of American society to take a proactive, comprehensive approach to eradicating this culture of degradation and indifference."
    Harold has been accepted at Harvard Law School and plans to pursue a career in public interest law and public policy.

Scholar to focus on question of Lincoln as racist

A lecture titled "Was Lincoln a Racist?" is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12, in 8 Friend Center.
    James Madison Program Fellow Allen Guelzo will discuss the topic, which is much debated among scholars of Abraham Lincoln and American historians. A reception will follow the lecture.
    Guelzo is dean of the Templeton Honors College and the Grace Ferguson Kea Professor of American History at Eastern University. His field of interest is American intellectual and cultural history in the period between 1750 and 1865. He has earned a reputation as an expert on Lincoln and has published several books on these subjects. His articles and essays have appeared in professional journals as well as in the popular press, including The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Los Angeles Times and First Things.
    This is the third lecture of the year in the Alpheus Mason Lectures in Constitutional Law and Political Thought sponsored by the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions in the Department of Politics. For more information, call 258-5107 or visit http://web.princeton.edu/sites/jmadison

Glover to deliver Tanner Lectures

Toward Humanism in Psychiatry" will be the theme of the two Tanner Lectures on Human Values to be delivered at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, Feb. 12-13, in McCosh 10.
    Jonathan Glover, professor of ethics and director of the Centre for Medical Law and Ethics at King's College London, will present the talks, which are sponsored by the University Center for Human Values.
    In his first lecture, titled "Interpretation," he plans to discuss different interpretations of delusions. In his second lecture, titled "Identity," he will examine attempts to distinguish a person from his or her illness. He will explore these issues in the context of dementia, mood disorders and schizophrenia.
    Four specially invited scholars will deliver commentaries following each lecture. The commentators for Wednesday's lecture will be Antonio Damasio, the Van Allen Professor and Head of Neurology at the University of Iowa, and Jonathan Lear, the John Nef Distinguished Service Professor at the University of Chicago. The commentators following the second lecture will be Peter Brooks, the Sterling Professor of Comparative Literature and French at Yale University, and Jennifer Radden, professor of philosophy at the University of Massachusetts-Boston.
    Glover's most recent book is titled "Humanity: A Moral History of the 20th Century." He has also edited "Women, Culture and Development: A Study of Human Capabilities" (with Martha Nussbaum) and "Utilitarianism and Its Critics."
    Princeton is one of nine institutions that regularly play host to the annual Tanner Lectures, which advance scholarly and scientific learning related to human values. Each lecture will be followed by a reception at Prospect House. For more information, call 258-4798 or mailto:values@princeton.edu

U-Store sponsors author events

The University Store is sponsoring a number of events in the early spring 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, Feb. 12, Lawrence Rosen, Princeton professor of anthropology and author of "The Culture of Islam."

• 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13, Ann Waldron, Princeton writer and author of the fictional work, "The Princeton Murders: Big Crime on Campus."

• 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 16, seven women poets (some from New Jersey) who are authors of "Cool Women Volume Two."

• 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25, Jean Hollander, poet, and Robert Hollander, Princeton professor of European literature and French and Italian, who are verse translators for Dante's "Purgatorio."

• 11 a.m. Saturday, March 1, Lynne Cherry, visiting fellow at the Princeton Environmental Institute and author of "How Groundhog's Garden Grew."

• 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 5, Ira Black, chair of neuroscience and cell biology at the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and author of "The Changing Brain: Alzheimer's Disease and Advances in Neuroscience."

• 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 12, Keith Blanchard, Princeton alumnus, editor-in-chief of Maxim magazine and author of "The Deed."

For more information, call 921-8500, ext. 255, or visit the U-Store Web site at http://www.pustore.com

Ellsberg to speak on "Lying the country into war"

Anti-war activist Daniel Ellsberg will discuss his new book in a lecture titled "Secrets: Lying the Country Into War in Vietnam and Iraq" at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.
    Ellsberg's 2002 book, "Secrets: A Memoir of Vietnam and the Pentagon Papers," traces his career from cold warrior to anti-war crusader.
    A former Marine company commander and Pentagon analyst, Ellsberg made headlines in 1971 when he released the Pentagon Papers to The New York Times and The Washington Post. The 7,000-page, top-secret study exposed the motives behind U.S. involvement in Vietnam.
    In his lecture, Ellsberg is expected to compare American foreign policy during the Vietnam War and today, as the United States prepares for war with Iraq. The talk is sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.

Science on Saturday lectures offered

Princeton NJ -- The Princeton Plasma Physics Lab's annual Science on Saturday lecture series, with topics ranging from cryptography to climate change, runs February 15 through March 15. more...

Tang Center for East Asian Art plans dedication events for Feb. 15-16

The P.Y. and Kinmay W. Tang Center for East Asian Art will sponsor a conference and film Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 15-16, to mark the official dedication of the center, which supports research and activities to promote understanding of East Asian art and culture.
    The Feb. 15 conference, "Persistence/Transformation: Text as Image in the Art of Xu Bing," begins at 2 p.m. in McCosh 10. Xu, a Chinese-American artist who won a prestigious MacArthur Fellowship in 1999, will be a featured speaker.
    Conference presentations will view Xu's avant-garde work from a variety of comparative perspectives. In addition, the University Art Museum will have on special exhibition its recently acquired "Book From the Sky" by Xu.
    Other speakers will include Jerome Silbergeld, the P.Y. and Kinmay W. Tang Professor of Chinese Art History at Princeton and director of the Tang Center; Robert Harrist Jr., professor of Chinese art at Columbia University; Perry Link, professor of East Asian studies at Princeton; Gennifer Weisenfeld, assistant professor of art and art history at Duke University; and Hal Foster, the Townsend Martin '17 Professor of Art and Archaeology at Princeton. A reception will follow the conference.
    On Feb. 16, the film "A Confucian Confusion (Duli Shidai)" will be shown at 2 p.m. at the Stewart Film Theater, 185 Nassau St.
    The conference, reception and film are free and open to the public, but space is limited. To register, contact Dora C.Y. Ching, associate director of the Tang Center, at 258-3795 or register online at web.princeton. edu/sites/TangCenter/newnote. htm. Tang Center reading and seminar rooms will be located in the Marquand Library of Art and Archaeology in McCormick Hall, which currently is being renovated.

 


February 10, 2003
Vol. 92, No. 15
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Contents

Page one
Abraham: U.S. participation in international fusion effort builds on success at PPPL
Astrophysicist reaches for the stars and more
Computer program reveals optimum structure for new composites

Inside
Figuring out how the universe works
New P-Rides bus service launched
Science on Saturday lectures offered

People
Nugent named president of Kenyon
Hargadon chosen to deliver baccalaureate address
New faculty members appointed

Sections
Nassau Notes
By the numbers: Campus buildings: additions and subtractions
Calendar of events


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