Princeton Weekly Bulletin Calendar of events

April 21-27, 2003

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Monday, April 21   prev   next   exhibits   top

Lectures

4 p.m. Center for Complex Materials seminar. "Guided Self-Assembly." Stephen Chou. Auditorium, Bowen. Social gathering at 3:30 p.m.

4 p.m. Geosciences lecture. "Seismological Constraints on the Evolution of the Continental Lithosphere." Karen Fischer, Brown University. 220 Guyot.

4 p.m. Mathematics analysis seminar. "From Hilbert's Variational Principle to Einstein's Equations as a Well-Posed Initial Value Problem." James York, Cornell University. 314 Fine.

4:30 p.m. Woodrow Wilson School/Latin American studies lecture. "The Future of the U.S.-Mexico Relationship." Jorge Castañeda, former foreign minister of Mexico. Dodds Auditorium, Robertson.

Notices

G 7 to 9 p.m. SHARE/OWL/Sexual Health Adviser Peer Educators/Bildner Fund dinner, film and discussion. "A Cross-Cultural Sisterhood United Against Sexual Violence." Fields Center. For reservations, contact mailto:share@princeton.edu or mailto:owl@princeton.edu

7 p.m. University Store book reading and signing. Elizabeth Cohen, author of "The House on Beartown Road: A Memoir of Learning and Forgetting." University Store.

Tuesday, April 22   prev   next   exhibits   top

Arts

7:30 p.m. Humanities/Germanic languages and literatures poetry reading. Durs Grünbein, poet. 106 McCormick.

Lectures

11 a.m. Chemistry seminar. "Catalytic C-H Oxidation in Synthesis: Enabling Methodology for the Preparation of Nitrogen-Containing Compounds." Justin Du Bois, Stanford University. DuPont Seminar Room, 324 Frick.

Noon. Population research/demography seminar. "After Welfare Reform: Barriers to Employment and the Economic Well-Being of Single Mothers." Sandra and Sheldon Danziger, University of Michigan. 300 Wallace.

12:15 p.m. Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions lecture. "Presidents, Presidential Appointments and Jews." David Dalin. Center for Jewish Life.

12:20 p.m. Princeton Environmental Institute seminar. "Improving on Kyoto: Greenhouse Gas Control as a Global Public Good." David Bradford. 10 Guyot.

4:15 p.m. Astrophysical sciences astronomy colloquium. "The Crab Nebula: The Gift That Keeps on Giving." Jeff Hester, Arizona State University. Auditorium, Peyton. Social gathering at 5:15 p.m., main hallway.

4:30 p.m. African studies lecture. "The South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission in Retrospect: A Critical Assessment." André DuToit, Yale University and University of Cape Town. 64 McCosh.

4:30 p.m. Center for the Study of Religion lecture. "Lincoln's God." Mark Noll, Wheaton College. Dodds Auditorium, Robertson.

4:30 p.m. Mathematics algebraic geometry seminar. "Spaces of Rational Curves on Fano Hypersurfaces." Jason Starr, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. 322 Fine.

4:30 p.m. Medieval studies lecture. "Valois Georgics and English Riposters: Reading History Through Literature." Lynn Staley, Colgate University. Theater, Rockefeller-Mathey College.

4:30 p.m. Woodrow Wilson School lecture. "Women in Politics." Regena Thomas, New Jersey secretary of state. 16 Robertson.

8 p.m. Physics/Hamilton lecture. "Einstein's Biggest Blunder: A Cosmic Mystery Story ." Lawrence Krauss, Case Western Reserve University. A02 McDonnell.

Sports

F 3 p.m. Baseball vs. Monmouth University. Clarke Field.

Wednesday, April 23   prev   next   exhibits   top

Arts

12:30 p.m. Chapel music concert. Chapel.

4:30 p.m. Creative writing/Althea Ward Clark reading. Alumni Jennifer Clarvoe, David Czuchlewski, Rachel Kadish and Akhil Sharma reading their work. Stewart Film Theater, 185 Nassau St.

4:30 p.m. Humanities/Germanic languages and literatures dialogue. Durs Grünbein, poet, and Aris Fioretos, Rutgers University. 105 Bobst.

Lectures

Noon. Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions lecture. "The Polarization of American Politics." Keith Poole, University of Houston. Madison Room, Whig.

G 12:15 p.m. Information technology lecture. "The Latest From the Library." Marvin Bielawski. Multipurpose Room, Frist.

4 p.m. Chemical engineering seminar. "Solvation Effects in Clathrate-Hydrates and Biological Systems." Bernhardt Trout, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. A224 Engineering Quadrangle. Social gathering at 3:30 p.m.

4:15 p.m. Industrial relations seminar on labor economics. "Abortion Legalization and Adolescent Substance Use." Kerwin Charles, University of Michigan. 200 Fisher.

4:30 p.m. East Asian studies film and discussion. "Encounters: Sugamo Prison, 1945-52: The American Occupation of Japan and Memories of the Asia-Pacific War." Bill Barrette and Lindsey Powell. Lounge, Jones. Social gathering at 4 p.m.

4:30 p.m. Ecology and evolutionary biology/history/history of science lecture. "How Has Evolutionary Biology Changed Since Mayr's Animal Species and Evolution, 1963." William Provine, Cornell University. 10 Guyot.

4:30 p.m. Mathematics colloquium. "Stationary Determinantal Processes (Fermionic Lattice Gases)." Russell Lyons, Indiana University. 314 Fine.

4:30 p.m. Woodrow Wilson School/Canadian studies lecture. "Silence is Consent: Lessons From the Women in Afghanistan." Sally Armstrong, human rights activist and author. Dodds Auditorium, Robertson.

6 p.m. School of Architecture lecture. "The Catalytic City: Between Strategy and Intervention." Kenneth Frampton, Columbia University. Betts Auditorium, School of Architecture.

Thursday, April 24   prev   next   exhibits   top

Arts

Noon. Chapel music Graduate College organ concert. Procter (charge for lunch).

F 8 p.m. Theater and dance senior thesis production directed by Natasha Badillo. LaChiusa: "The Wild Party." Matthews Acting Studio, 185 Nassau St.

F 8 p.m. Theatre Intime play. John Dempsey and Dana Rowe: "The Fix." Theater, Murray-Dodge.

11:15 p.m. Frist/University Film Organization film. Spike Jonze: "Adaptation." 301 Frist.

Lectures

11 a.m. Chemistry seminar. "Dynamics in Liquid Water as Probed By Ultrafast Infrared Spectroscopy." James Skinner, University of Wisconsin-Madison. DuPont Seminar Room, 324 Frick.

11 a.m. Geophysical fluid dynamics seminar. "Combined Influence of the Northern Annular Mode and the PNA-Pattern and the Dynamics of Zonally Symmetric Variability in the Tropics." John Wallace, University of Washington. 209 GFDL, Forrestal.

2 p.m. Geophysical fluid dynamics seminar. "Tilted Rotating Convection." Vitalli Sheremet, Woods Hole Ocean-ographic Institute. 209 GFDL, Forrestal.

2 p.m. Mathematics ergodic theory and statistical analysis seminar. "Diffusive and Coalescing Flows." Yves Le-jan, Université Paris-Sud. 214 Fine.

4 p.m. Mathematics/Institute for Advanced Study/Rutgers University non-linear analysis seminar. "On the Time Evolution and Steady States for Inelastic Boltzmann Equations." Irene Gamba, University of Texas-Austin. 214 Fine.

4:15 p.m. Mathematics/Institute for Advanced Study/Rutgers University number theory seminar. "Are Motivic L-Functions Rational?" Michael Larsen, Indiana University. 322 Fine.

4:30 p.m. Humanities/Germanic languages and literature lecture. "The Practice of Poetry." Durs Grünbein, poet. Theater, Rockefeller-Mathey College.

4:30 p.m. Odyssey Seminar Series. "From the Depths of the Mudd: Secret Documents and Surprises From Princeton's Manuscript Library." Daniel Linke. Betts Auditorium, School of Architecture.

4:30 p.m. Physics colloquium. "The Hottest Stuff on Earth: What We Are Seeing at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider." Barbara Jacak, State University of New York-Stony Brook. A10 Jadwin.

4:30 p.m. Transregional study of the contemporary Middle East, North Africa and Central Asia/anthropology lecture. "Comparison and Hierarchy: Western Universalism and the Suburbs of Humanity." Mondher Kilani, University of Lausanne. 1 Robertson.

Notices

4:30 to 10 p.m. Spanish and Portuguese languages and cultures conference, first of two days. "Radio, Literature and the Sound of Modernity." See Nassau Notes.

4:30 p.m. International economics/economics/Graham lecture. "Crisis, Bankruptcy and Social Justice." Joseph Stiglitz, Columbia University. Dodds Auditorium, Robertson.

F 8 p.m. Frist/Service in Style fashion show. South Lawn, Frist.

Friday, April 25   prev   next   exhibits   top

Arts

12:30 p.m. Art Museum gallery talk. "Collections' Recollections: Provenance Research." Victoria Reed. Art Museum.

12:30 p.m. University Orchestra/music/Frist lunchtime classical music series. 100-level, Frist.

F 8 p.m. Theater and dance senior thesis production directed by Natasha Badillo. LaChiusa: "The Wild Party." Matthews Acting Studio, 185 Nassau St.

F 8 p.m. Theatre Intime play. John Dempsey and Dana Rowe: "The Fix." Theater, Murray-Dodge.

F 8 p.m. University Orchestra, Michael Pratt, conductor. Music by Mahler. Richardson Auditorium, Alexander.

11:15 p.m. Frist/University Film Organization film. Spike Jonze: "Adaptation." 301 Frist.

Lectures

Noon. Psychology colloquium. "Digital Video Analyses of Firing Patterns in Posterior Parietal Cortex During Prehension." Esther Gardner, New York University. 0-S-6 Green.

2 p.m. Atmospheric and oceanic sciences/Franklin Institute conference. "Numerical Weather Prediction." 10 Guyot. Reception, 5:30 p.m., Great Hall, Guyot.

3 p.m. Mathematics geometric analysis seminar. Xiaodong Wang, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. 314 Fine.

3:30 p.m. Mechanical and aerospace engineering seminar in applied physics, fluid mechanics, combustion, and dynamics and control. "Optical Properties of Flame-Generated Particulates." Mun Young Choi, Drexel University. 101 Friend. Social gathering at 4:30 p.m., J223 Engineering Quadrangle.

Notices

9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Woodrow Wilson School conference, first of two days. "A World of Good and Evil? The Return to Morality in Public and International Affairs." See Nassau Notes.

9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Leadership studies/study of Democratic politics/inter-national studies/Woodrow Wilson School conference, first of two days. "The George W. Bush Presidency: an Early Assessment." See Nassau Notes.

9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Spanish and Portuguese languages and cultures conference, last of two days. "Radio, Literature and the Sound of Modernity." See Nassau Notes.

G 11:30 p.m. University League membership meeting and music. Chiu-Tze Lin, pianist. 171 Broadmead.

Sports

2 p.m. Women's tennis vs. Cornell University. Lenz Tennis Center.

Saturday, April 26   prev   next   exhibits   top

Arts

11 a.m. Art Museum talk for children. "Art About Ability for Kids." Caroline Cassells. Art Museum.

F 2 and 8 p.m. Theatre Intime play. John Dempsey and Dana Rowe: "The Fix." Theater, Murray-Dodge.

F 8 p.m. Theater and dance senior thesis production directed by Natasha Badillo. LaChiusa: "The Wild Party." Matthews Acting Studio, 185 Nassau St.

F 8 p.m. University Orchestra, Michael Pratt, conductor. Music by Mahler. Richardson Auditorium, Alexander.

10 p.m. Frist open mic night. Reggie Cabico. Café Vivian, Frist.

Midnight. Frist/University Film Organization film. Spike Jonze: "Adaptation." 301 Frist.

Notices

9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Woodrow Wilson School conference, last of two days. "A World of Good and Evil? The Return to Morality in Public and International Affairs." See Nassau Notes.

9 a.m. to noon. Leadership studies/study of Democratic politics/inter-national studies/Woodrow Wilson School conference, last of two days. "The George W. Bush Presidency: an Early Assessment." See Nassau Notes.

10 a.m. Italian studies/Dorothea House conference. "L'altro '900 siciliano." Lounge, Butler College.

Noon to 4 p.m. Communiversity celebration. See Nassau Notes.

Sports

9 a.m. Men's heavyweight crew vs. Yale and Cornell universities. Carnegie Lake.

10 a.m. Softball vs. Dartmouth College. 1895 Field.

F Noon. Baseball vs. Columbia University. Clarke Field.

F 1 p.m. Men's lacrosse vs. Dartmouth College. 1952 Stadium.

Sunday, April 27   prev   next   exhibits   top

Arts

3 p.m. Art Museum gallery talk. "Collections' Recollections: Provenance Research." Victoria Reed. Art Museum.

F 4 p.m. Princeton Symphony Orchestra concert. Music by Smetana, Lutoslawski, Ravel, Enescu and Rimsky-Korsakov. Richardson Auditorium, Alexander.

7:30 p.m. Humanities/French and Italian/film studies/Gruppo Esponenti Italiani film retrospective. Giuseppe Tornatore: "The Star Maker." Stewart Film Theater, 185 Nassau St.

Notices

11 a.m. Chapel service. Thomas Breidenthal. Chapel.

Sports

8 a.m. Women's lightweight crew vs. Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Carnegie Lake.

F Noon. Baseball vs. Columbia University. Clarke Field.

Noon. Softball vs. Harvard University. 1895 Field.

Weekly   prev   next   exhibits   top

Alcoholics Anonymous

12:15 p.m. Mondays, West Room, Murray-Dodge; and 9:30 a.m. Sundays, G2 Dickinson. Membership not required to attend.

Chapel Music for Meditation

10 to 11 p.m. Thursdays, through May 22. Chapel.

Exhibits   prev   next   exhibits   top

Art Museum

Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m. Closed Mondays and major holidays. Public tours, Saturdays, 2 p.m.

•"The Arts of Asia: Works in the Permanent Collection." Through June.

•"The Art of Structural Design: A Swiss Legacy." Through June 15.

•"The Arts of Asia: Works in the Permanent Collection." Through June.

•"Books From the Sky: A Work by Xu Bing." Through May 18.

•"Edward Ranney Photographs: The John Elliott Collection." Through June 7.

•"In Pursuit of the Past: Provenance Research at the Princeton University Art Museum." April 25 through Aug. 25.

•"The New Vulgarians: New York Pop." Through July 13.

•"Shuffling the Deck: The Collection Reconsidered." Through June 29.

Firestone Library

Exhibition Gallery and Milberg Gallery for the Graphic Arts (second floor): Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.

Lobby:

•"On Top of the World: An Everest Anniversary Conference." Through April 30.

•"The Senior Thesis in Print." Through April 30.

Gest Oriental Library

Jones Hall. Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, 2 to 11 p.m.

•"Encounters: Sugamo Prison, 1945-52: The American Occupation of Japan and Memories of the Asia-Pacific War." Through June 4.

Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library

Wiess Lounge, Olden Street. Monday-Friday, 8:45 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday until 8 p.m. Closed weekends.

•"Celebrating the Classes of 1943, 1953, 1963, 1978 and 1983."

Visual Arts Program

Lucas Gallery, 185 Nassau St. Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed weekends.

•Exhibition of student thesis shows: Rachel Linton, sculpture; and Joe Farrell, photography. April 22 through April 25. Opening reception, April 22, 6 to 8 p.m.

Women and Gender Studies

Lounge, 113 Dickinson Hall. Monday-Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Closed weekends.

•"Facades: Photographs of Venice." Maria Pisano. Through April 30.

Woodrow Wilson School

Bernstein Gallery, lower level, Robertson Hall. Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

•"Ricanstructions: A Selection of Works by Juan Sanchez." Through June 7.

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Art Museum

Hours: 258-3788; http://www.princetonartmuseum.org

Athletic Ticket Office

Tickets and information: 258-3538.

Dillon Gymnasium

Hours: 258-4466.

Employee Assistance Program

G07 McCosh Health Center. Information and appointments: 258-1875, Monday, Tuesday and Friday.

Employee Health

G6B McCosh Health Center. Appointments: 258-5035, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. After-hours emergencies: 258-3134.

Employment Opportunities

Employment Hotline: 258-6130; http://jobs.princeton.edu/openjobs

Frist Campus Center

Welcome Desk: 258-1766. mailto:fristqna@princeton.edu

Library

Hours: 258-3181; http://libweb.princeton.edu

McCarter Theatre Box Office

Reservations: 258-2787, Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. http://www.mccarter.org

Orange Key Guide Service

Frist Campus Center Welcome Desk. Tours Monday-Saturday at 10 and 11 a.m., 1:30 and 3:30 p.m.; Sunday at 1:30 and 3:30 p.m. Information and tours: 258-1766.

Prospect Association

Reservations: 258-3686.

Richardson Auditorium

Reservations: 258-5000, Monday-Friday, noon to 6 p.m.; and two hours before events requiring tickets. http://www.princeton.edu/richaud

Theater and Dance

Reservations: 258-3676; http://www.princeton.edu/~visarts/the.html

Theatre Intime

Reservations: 258-4950; http://www.theatre-intime.org

Tiger Sportsline

Current sports highlights and upcoming athletic events: 258-3545.

 
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April 21, 2003
Vol. 92, No. 24
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Contents

Page one
Dobkin named dean of the faculty
Orchestra reaches high notes under Pratt's baton

Inside
University offers admission to 9.9 percent of applicants
The Senior thesis
Expanding her horizons in research at Princeton
Learning about history through relationships
Balancing security and privacy on the Internet

People
Spotlight,
appointment,
brief

Sections
Calendar of events
Nassau Notes
By the numbers:


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