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'The price of motherhood' is topic for lecture by author of book on March 4

Award-winning journalist Ann Crittenden will speak on "The Price of Motherhood: Why the Most Important Job in the World is Still the Least Valued" at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 4, in 16 Robertson Hall.
     She is the author of the 2001 book by the same title. Drawing on hundreds of interviews around the country and research in economics, history, child development and law, she makes the case that mothers are systematically disadvantaged and undervalued by society.
     From 1975 to 1983, Crittenden was a reporter for The New York Times, where she wrote on a broad range of economic issues, initiated numerous investigative reports and produced a series on world hunger that was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize. She also has been a financial writer and a foreign correspondent for Newsweek, a reporter for Fortune, a visiting lecturer at MIT and Yale, an economics commentator for CBS News and the executive director of the Fund for Investigative Journalism in Washington, D.C.
     The lecture is sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and the Gender and Development Policy Network.

Kopp to propose solutions to inequity in education

Wendy Kopp, founder and president of Teach for America, will present a lecture titled "Eliminating Educational Inequity: What It Will Really Take" at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 5, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.
     Kopp is a 1989 graduate of the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, which is sponsoring the lecture.
     Teach for America, the national corps of recent college graduates who commit two years to teach in underresourced public schools, grew out of Kopp's senior thesis. Since its inception in 1990, the effort has fielded more than 9,000 corps members in 18 locations from Los Angeles to the Mississippi Delta to New York.
     In her 2001 book "One Day, All Children: The Unlikely Triumph of Teach for America and What I Learned Along the Way," Kopp recounts her story of how she started Teach for America and developed it into the successful organization it is today. She discusses how the nation can reach Teach for America's vision that all children will have the opportunity to attain an excellent education.
     Kopp is the chair of the board of the New Teacher Project, a nonprofit consulting group spun off from Teach for America. The project helps school districts and states recruit and develop new teachers more effectively. In 2003, Kopp was appointed to the President's Council on Service and Civic Participation.
     Kopp has received numerous honors for her work, including being the youngest person and the first woman to receive Princeton's Woodrow Wilson Award in 1993.

Novelist to read from her work

Novelist Sigrid Nunez will read from her work at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 5, in the Stewart Film Theater, 185 Nassau St.
     Nunez is the author of the 2001 book, "For Rouenna," which tells the story of an unusual friendship between a writer and a retired army nurse who seeks her out decades after their childhood in the same housing project.
     She also has written "A Feather on the Breath of God," "Naked Sleeper" and "Mitz: The Marmoset of Bloomsbury." She has been the recipient of a Whiting Writer's Award and two awards from the American Academy of Arts and Letters: the Rosenthal Foundation Award and the Rome Prize in Literature.
     The event is part of the Creative Writing Program's Althea Ward Clark Reading Series.

Vincent Poor to present third talk in President's Lecture Series

Vincent Poor, professor of electrical engineering, will present the third and final lecture in this year's President's Lecture Series at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 5, in 104 Computer Science Building.
     His lecture is titled "Anytime, Anywhere: The Wireless Revolution." He will focus on the recent revolution in wireless communication that has led to a host of applications involving "anytime, anywhere" connectivity for the communication of voice, text and other media. He will explore the social, political and economic issues that are emerging with the new technology as they did with broadcast radio and the Internet in the 20th century.
     The series was initiated by President Tilghman in 2001 to bring together faculty members from different disciplines. Poor's lecture will be Webcast; for viewing information, visit http://www.princeton.edu/webmedia

Lecturer focuses on Islamic law and feminism

Islamic Law and Feminism: Opening a Dialogue" is the title of a lecture to be presented at 8 p.m. Thursday, March 6, in McCosh 50.
     The speaker will be Ziba Mir-Hosseini, a research associate in the Department of Social Anthropology at the University of Cambridge and at the Centre for Near and Middle Eastern Studies at the University of London. She will explore the recent rethinking of women's rights under Islamic law.
     A specialist in gender, family relations, Islam, law and development, Mir-Hosseini is the author of "Islam and Gender: The Religious Debate in Contemporary Iran" and "Feminism and the Islamic Republic: Dialogues with the Ulema," both published by Princeton University Press.
     Mir-Hosseini'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

Health care activist profiled

Darlene Clark Hine, the John A. Hannah Professor of History at Michigan State University, will deliver a lecture titled "To Heal the Body, Mind and Soul: Dr. Matilda A. Evans of South Carolina, 1870-1935," at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, March 6, in McCosh 28.
     Hine will explore the relationship of black women in the medical profession to the black church and the rise of health care activism in the decades prior to the civil rights movement. Evans practiced medicine for three decades in Columbia, S.C.
     The lecture is sponsored by the Center for the Study of Religion and is a component of the center's Women and Religion in the African Diaspora project.

Hagan Dance Studio

Actress, writer, dancer and humorist Claire Porter will present "Portables: Comedic Movement Monologues" at 8 p.m. Saturday, March 8, in the Hagan Dance Studio, 185 Nassau St. The free performance is sponsored by the Program in Theater and Dance.

McCarter Theatre

The all-professional New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players will return to McCarter Theatre Sunday, March 9, for a matinee performance of "The Mikado" at 3 p.m. The players also will present "The Pirates of Penzance" at 8 p.m. Saturday, March 8. Both performances will be fully staged with orchestra. For more information, call 258-2787 or visit http://www.mccarter.org

 
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March 3, 2003
Vol. 92, No. 18
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Contents

Page one
Top seniors, graduate students earn University's highest honors
Bell and Frist focus on ways to better citizens' lives
Long-term collaboration yields cancer-fighting compound

Inside
Lilly establishes fellowship in honor of Princeton researcher
Update: Sky-mapping survey charts new data about universe
Two elected to engineering academy

People
Briefs
Spotlight

Sections
Nassau Notes
•By the numbers: Snow emergency
Calendar of events


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