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"Ekstasis," a gelatin silver print by American artist Barbara Morgan, 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.

Impact of Israeli elections is subject of talk

Tel Aviv University political science professor Gideon Doron will analyze the results of the recent Israeli elections in a talk at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 17, in 1 Robertson Hall. The title of his address is "Post 2003 Elections: The Future of the Israeli Parliamentary Democracy."
    During the 1992 Israeli elections, Doron was Yitzhak Rabin's campaign strategist and, in 1993, he was a member of the Israeli National Security Team. He is the author of numerous articles and 12 books, including "Public Policy and Electoral Reform" (2000) and "Presidential Regime for Israel" (forthcoming).
    The lecture is sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Center for Jewish Life and Program in Near Eastern Studies.

Foreign relations experts analyze security challenges in Asia

Security Challenges in Asia: Views From Washington" will be the focus of a discussion by two Woodrow Wilson School alumni at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 18, in 16 Robertson Hall.
    Robert Orr, M.P.A. '91, vice president of the Council on Foreign Relations and director of the council's program in Washington, D.C., and Takehiro Funakoshi, M.P.A. '92, first secretary at the Embassy of Japan in Washington, D.C., will speak.
    Orr co-chairs the council's Congress and Foreign Policy Program and co-directs a high-level bi-partisan commission on post-conflict reconstruction. He previously served on the National Security Council's Deputies Committee while he was deputy to U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Richard Holbrooke.
    Orr also was director in the Office of Global and Multilateral Affairs of the National Security Council in the White House, where he was responsible for peacekeeping, humanitarian emergencies and multilateral negotiations.
    Funakoshi has been working at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan since 1988. In his present role, he is in charge of managing the Japan-U.S. security alliance, including Japan's participation in the war on terrorism. He directs issues related to the U.S. military presence in Japan and analyzes U.S. security policy.
    Previously, Funakoshi served as deputy director of the National Security Policy Division of Japan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, where he was in charge of overall coordination of Japanese security policy.
    The event is sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.

Eisenman to give 'Reflections on Ground Zero'

Architect Peter Eisenman will give a lecture titled "Reflections on Ground Zero" at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19, in McCosh 10. The School of Architecture is sponsoring the event.
    Eisenman is on one of the seven architectural teams that unveiled redevelopment plans for the World Trade Center site in December. His team, which included architects Richard Meier, Charles Gwathmey and Steven Holl, proposed building five towers arranged at a 90-degree angle and joined by three aerial bridges.
    Well-known as an architectural theorist, Eisenman came to Princeton as a visiting professor in 1994. His public projects include the Wexner Center for the Visual Arts in Columbus, Ohio, and the Holocaust Memorial in Berlin.
    This semester Eisenman is teaching an architecture design studio and the seminar "Selected Architects of the 20th Century." He has taught at several universities in the United States and Europe and has a professional practice in New York City.

Technologies and copyright law focus of Feb. 20 lecture by Lessig

Stanford Law School professor Lawrence Lessig will speak on "The Creative Commons" at 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20, in McCosh 50.
    Lessig is founder of the law school's Center for Internet and Society, a public interest technology law and policy program that brings together scholars, academics, legislators, students, hackers and scientists. They study the interaction of new technologies and the law and examine how the synergy between the two can either promote or harm public goods like free speech, privacy, public commons, diversity and scientific inquiry.
    He also chairs the Creative Commons project, which is devoted to increasing the amount of raw source material available online and to making access to that material cheaper and easier.
    In his address, Lessig is expected to discuss how societies depend upon a space for independent, well-regulated social criticism, and how the public domain is crucial to supporting that space. He will map a threat to the public domain that is increasingly weakening this opportunity for social criticism: As an unintended consequence of the reach of copyright law, he says, the opportunity for social and political criticism has been weakened.
    Lessig's talk is designated as the Walter Edge Lecture and is part of the University's Public Lectures Series. It will be Webcast; for viewing information, visit http://www.princeton.edu/webmedia

Panel discussion planned on 'Sex and the City'

Sex and the City: A Panel Discussion of TV, Romantic Comedy, and Women and Men" is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20, in the Stewart Film Theater, 185 Nassau St.
    Panelists will include: Lee Siegel, television critic for The New Republic and a writer for Harper's and The Los Angeles Times; Alessandra Stanley, TV critic for The New York Times, and Tamsen Wolff, assistant professor of English.
    Christine Stansell, professor of history, will moderate the discussion, which is sponsored by the Program in the Study of Women and Gender.

Library exhibit features 'Expatriate Presses' through end of month

Some of the 20th century's greatest writers and the presses that recognized their talents are featured in a new exhibit, "Expatriate Presses in Interbellum France," in the lobby of Firestone Library through Feb. 28.
    James Joyce, Ernest Hemingway and Samuel Beckett are among the writers whose works appear in this exhibit, which documents the crucial role of expatriate presses in nurturing and publishing such authors.
    Joyce, Hemingway and Beckett each found support in Paris, where enterprises such as Three Mountains Press, Contact Editions Press, Hours Press and Shakespeare and Company (a bookshop owned by Princeton native Sylvia Beach) allowed them to place their words before the public.
    The exhibit includes a presentation copy of Joyce's monumental novel "Ulysses," whose publication in America was halted over charges of obscenity. Beach assumed the daunting task of publishing this volume, which is now regarded as a literary masterpiece.
    Also featured is Beckett's first solo publication, which owes its appearance to a contest sponsored by Hours Press for the best poem on the theme of time. Beckett, 24, submitted "Whoroscope," which was published in 1930 in a run of 100 signed and 200 unsigned copies.
    Even Hemingway owes a debt to Paris, where two Americans published his "Three Stories & Ten Poems" (1923) and "In Our Time" (1924). The exhibit includes one of three original copies of "In Our Time," which was illustrated by Kentucky-born artist Henry Strater.

  
Exhibit at Study of Women and Gender

"Mosaics," an oil painting by Winona Meltzer, is among the works on display through March 4 in the Program in the Study of Women and Gender Lounge, 113 Dickinson Hall. Meltzer has shown her work in both Vermont and New York, taught ceramics in Anancho, Japan, and participated in the Vermont Studio Center's artist-in-residency program. She currently is working on a digital archiving project at Firestone Library. Hours for the exhibition are 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.

 
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February 17, 2003
Vol. 92, No. 16
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Contents

Page one
Partnership produces sharp 'baby pictures' of the universe
Showalter inspires conversation about teaching literature

Inside
Scientists shoot for more detail from land-based devices
University launches skill-building program for biweekly staff members
Alumni Day event to include lectures by Peter Bell and William Frist

People
Employees honored for dedication and service
Showalter to retire; pursue trans-Atlantic journalism
People, spotlight, briefs

Sections
Nassau Notes
By the numbers: Service Recognition program
Calendar of events


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