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Recent show by the Princeton Juggling Club
Princeton students juggle more than just academic and extracurricular activities. Senior Jacob Weiss (front) and freshman Ed Davisson handle everything from rings to Chinese yo-yos as members of the Princeton Juggling Club. The group's recent show in the Frist Campus Center featured a musical improvisation on the "bounce juggling rhythm recognition controller," a juggling-controlled drum machine that Weiss created for his senior thesis in computer science.
Lecture planned on dinosaur research
A lecture on "Dinosaur Research in the 21st Century" is set for 8 p.m. Monday, March 24, in McCosh 50.
Jack Horner, curator of paleontology at Montana State University's Museum of the Rockies, will discuss progress in dinosaur paleontology over the past two centuries, illustrating how ideas have changed with new discoveries and where research is heading.
Horner discovered the first dinosaur eggs in the Western Hemisphere, the first evidence of dinosaur colonial nesting, the first evidence of parental care among dinosaurs and the first dinosaur embryos.
His talk is designated as the Louis Clark Vanuxem Lecture and is part of the University's Public Lectures Series. It will be Webcast; for viewing information, visit http://www.princeton.edu/WebMedia.
Nike Wagner to lecture and participate in roundtable discussion
Music critic and cultural commentator Nike Wagner will present two lectures and participate in a roundtable discussion Monday through Wednesday, March 24-26.
Wagner is the great-granddaughter of German composer Richard Wagner and the author of the book, "The Wagners: The Dramas of a Musical Dynasty" (Princeton University Press, 2001).
On Monday, in a lecture titled "Richard Wagner's Posterity," she will discuss how Wagner's influence marked artistic production since his death in 1883. Her second lecture on Tuesday, "The Political Dreams of Theodor Herzl," will explore the Viennese roots of the founder of Zionism. Both lectures will begin at 4:30 p.m. in 105 Bobst, 83 Prospect Ave.
At 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, she will participate in a roundtable discussion on Wagner in 102 Woolworth with Carolyn Abbate, professor of music at Princeton, and David Levin, associate professor of Germanic studies at the University of Chicago.
Wagner's visit is sponsored by the Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures with support from the Department of Music and the Program in Jewish Studies.
Pulitzer Prize-winning poets to read from work
Pulitzer Prize-winning poets Stephen Dunn and Charles Wright will read from their work at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 26, in the Stewart Film Theater, 185 Nassau St. Dunn, a faculty member at Richard Stockton College, won the 2001 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry for his collection of poems, "Different Hours." Wright, who teaches at the University of Virginia, won the Pulitzer in 1998 for "Black Zodiac." The event is part of the Creative Writing Program's Althea Ward Clark Reading Series.
Towey offers view on Bush's faith-based initiatives
Jim Towey, deputy assistant to the president and director of the White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives, will speak on "Compassion, the U.S. Constitution and President Bush's Faith-Based Initiatives" on Wednesday, March 26. His lecture will begin at 4:30 p.m. in 104 Computer Science Building.
Towey is expected to discuss the moral, legal and political bases for President Bush's commitment to allow governmental funds to be used to assist faith-based and other community initiatives in their efforts to provide essential social services. He will talk about the effectiveness of faith-based initiatives as providers of social services, as well as First Amendment issues surrounding the provision of governmental funds to them.
This event is part of the America's Founding and Future lecture series sponsored by the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions. For more information, call Seana Sugrue at 258-6333.
'Sex and Power' is topic for talk by Susan Estrich
Political commentator and author Susan Estrich will speak at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, March 27, in McCosh 10. Her address is titled "Sex and Power: The State of Women in America."
Estrich is the Robert Kingsley Professor of Law and Political Science at the University of Southern California and the author of "Real Rape," "Getting Away With Murder: How Politics Is Destroying the Criminal Justice System" and "Sex and Power." She has appeared on television as a political commentator and writes on law and politics for a variety of publications. In 1988 she became the first woman to head a national presidential campaign when she managed Michael Dukakis' bid for the White House.
Estrich is expected to discuss why, despite gains in income, education and power, women account for only 3 percent of the nation's top executives. She will address questions such as: Why have so many women opted out of the race for power? And why is it that women fail to call into action the power they already have as consumers, voters, shareholders and agents of change? She will present her view that until women reach the seats of power -- where the rules are made -- the deck will continue to be stacked against them.
Estrich's talk is designated as the Meredith Miller-Spencer Trask Lecture and is sponsored by the Program in the Study of Women and Gender, the Public Lectures Committee and the Women's Center.
Symposium examines the politics of biomedical research
Leading scholars in science, public policy and law will convene for a symposium, "The Politics of Biomedical Research: Issues, Information Flows and Policymaking," from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, March 28, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.
Panelists will examine significant changes in biomedical research since the advent of the Human Genome Project in 1989. President Tilghman, one of the architects of the national effort to map the human genome, will speak on "The Role of Universities in Biomedical Research."
Other participants from Princeton will include President Emeritus Harold T. Shapiro; faculty members Lee Silver, Larry Bartels, Elizabeth Armstrong, Michael Rothschild and Leon Rosenberg; and Valerie Hunt, a visiting professor.
Additional speakers will include Francis Collins, director of the National Human Genome Research Institute, and scholars from Cornell University, Stanford University, New York University, the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Washington.
The symposium will be divided into three main topics: "Biomedical Research and the Politics of Inequality," "Values and the Battle Over Issues in Genomics Research" and "The Future and Prospects of Biomedical Research."
The event is sponsored by the Center for the Study of Democratic Politics and the Program in Science, Technology and Environmental Policy Program, both research units in the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.
The symposium is free and open to the public, but registration is required. To register, visit the symposium's Web site at http://www.wws.princeton.edu/biomed or e-mail mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org.
Former treasury secretary speaks
Former U.S. Treasury Secretary Robert Rubin will discuss "Inter-national Economic Policy: 2003" at 5 p.m. Friday, March 28, in McCosh 50.
Rubin served in the Clinton administration as assistant to the president for economic policy from 1993 to 1995 and as treasury secretary from 1995 until 1999. He currently is director and chair of the executive committee at Citigroup.
The lecture is sponsored by Princeton's Center for Economic Policy Studies.
University Art Museum
"Illinois River at Peru, Illinois," a gelatin silver print by Edward Ranney, is among the works on display at the University Art Museum through June 7. The exhibition, "Photographs by Edward Ranney: The John B. Elliott Collection," presents an overview of the internationally renowned artist's career between 1970 and 1999. Toby Jurovics, associate curator of photography, will present gallery talks on Friday, March 28, and Sunday, March 30. Ranney will give a lecture on "Space and Place" at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 9, in 106 McCormick. For more information on the exhibition and related events, call the Art Museum at 258-3788 or visit http://www.princetonartmuseum.org.
March 24, 2003
Vol. 92, No. 20
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