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Marvin Scott, Ramone Diggs and Kenneth Gayle

McCartre Theatre

From left, Marvin Scott, Ramone Diggs and Kenneth Gayle, also known as Three Mo’ Tenors, will perform at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 28, at McCarter Theatre.

The trio pays tribute to the incredible versatility of African-American tenors, performing music that spans opera, Broadway, jazz, blues, gospel, soul and spiritual. For tickets and more information, call 258-2787 or visit <www.mccarter.org>.

Lecture set on politics and hunger

The Rev. David Beckmann will present a lecture on “Changing the Politics of Hunger” at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 27, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.

Beckmann is president of Bread for the World, a nationwide, nonpartisan, ecumenical Christian citizens’ movement seeking justice for the world’s hungry people by lobbying for and supporting policies addressing hunger and poverty’s root causes.

A former World Bank economist, Beckmann is the author of many books and articles on Christian faith and economics. He co-wrote “Grace at the Table: Ending Hunger in God’s World” with the Rev. Arthur Simon, founder of Bread for the World.

The lecture is sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.

Biographer to discuss life stories

Biographer Hermione Lee of Oxford University will make three presentations Sept. 27-29 as part of the University’s Public Lectures Series.

Lee, a fellow of New College, Oxford, and the first woman Goldsmiths’ Professor of English Literature at Oxford, will discuss writing and reading life stories. Her lectures will be:

• “Shelley’s Heart and Pepys’ Lobsters” at 8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 27, in McCosh 50;

• “Jane Austen Faints” at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 28, in McCosh 10; and

• “Virginia Woolf’s Nose” at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 29, in McCosh 50.

Lee will focus on the relation of biography to fiction and history, the exploration of writers’ lives in connection with their works; and the new and changing ways in which biographies, memoirs and autobiographies can be discussed.

Lee’s own critical and biographical studies include Elizabeth Bowen, Philip Roth, Willa Cather and Virginia Woolf. During this academic year, she is a visiting fellow at the Cullman Center for Writers and Scholars at the New York Public Library, where she is working on a new biography of Edith Wharton.

Lee’s talk is designated as the J. Edward Farnum Lecture and will be Webcast; for viewing information, visit <www.princeton.edu/webmedia>.

Mike Wallace to inaugurate Goodman Lectures on Media and Global Affairs

Princeton NJ -- Broadcast journalist Mike Wallace will deliver a talk titled “World Leaders on ‘60 Minutes’” at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 28, in McCosh 50. The speech will be the inaugural event in the Goodman Lectures on Media and Global Affairs, a series sponsored by the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies.

The series is named for George J.W. (Jerry) Goodman, who has used the pseudonym Adam Smith for 35 years in his role as a business journalist. He has written several books about investing and was the host of “Adam Smith’s Money World” on PBS from 1984 to 1996. Goodman has presented lectures on the media at Princeton for several years.

Wallace, who has been co-editor of the CBS News show “60 Minutes” for 36 years, will discuss China and the way its government restricts the flow of information to the public. His presentation will include a showing of his “60 Minutes” interview with Chinese President Jiang Xemin in 2000 and a question-and-answer period. Wallace will talk about his career as well as the media’s role in shaping world events.

Thomas Christensen, a professor of politics and public and international affairs at Princeton, will join Wallace and Goodman on the panel. Christensen is an expert on the international relations of East Asia and China’s foreign relations.

The series will bring prominent journalists and scholars to Princeton to discuss the intersection between journalism and international affairs. “We will examine how a country is displayed in the media and how we perceive it through the media,” Goodman said.

Christie to speak on political corruption

U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey Christopher Christie will speak on “The Problems and Challenges of Political Corruption” at
4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 29, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.

As the chief federal law enforcement officer in New Jersey since 2002, Christie is responsible for a 130-lawyer operation with offices throughout the state. He also serves on Attorney General John Ashcroft’s Advisory Subcommittees on Terrorism, White Collar Crime and Child Exploitation and Obscenity. His office has won 55 corruption convictions or guilty pleas in the past two and a half years.

His lecture is sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.

International broadcasting is topic

U.S. International Broadcasting: Meeting Tomorrow’s Public Diplomacy Challenges” is the title of a talk to be presented at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 30, in 16 Robertson Hall.

Speaking will be Kenneth Tomlinson, a veteran journalist who chairs the Broadcasting Board of Governors, an independent federal agency that supervises all U.S. government-supported nonmilitary international broadcasting.

These services include the Voice of America, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, the Middle Television Network (Alhurra and Radio Sawa), Radio Free Asia and the Office of Cuban Broadcasting (Radio and TV Martí). They broadcast in 55 languages to more than 100 million people around the world. Nine members sit on the Broadcasting Board of Governors, a presidentially appointed body.

The lecture is sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.

Richardson Auditorium

La Cumbiamba eNeYé will present an evening of Colombian folk music and dance styles at 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 1, in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall. The New York-based ensemble performs music emanating from the mix of African, Native Indian and European cultural contributions in the Americas.

The event is sponsored by the Program in Latin American Studies, University Concerts and the Department of Spanish and Portuguese Languages and Cultures. Tickets are $10 for general admission, $5 for seniors and free for students with a valid ID. For ticket information, call 258-5000 or visit <www.princeton.edu/utickets>.


Terrain Dance Company

Terrain will perform at Hagan Dance Studio

Artistic Director Rebecca Lazier and her dance company Terrain will perform and participate in a discussion at 8 pm. Saturday, Oct. 2, in the Hagan Dance Studio, 185 Nassau St. Lazier, who also is a lecturer in the Council of the Humanities and theater and dance, founded the troupe in 2001. The five dancers just finished their New York season at Danspace Project in a performance of “Terra Incognita,” which includes five new works that they also will perform at Princeton. The free event is sponsored by the Program in Theater and Dance.

Faculty, staff blood drive set for Oct. 6-7

An American Red Cross Fall Faculty and Staff Blood Drive is set for 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 6, and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 7, in Multipurpose Rooms A and B of the Frist Campus Center.

The drive is by appointment only, and times are available every 15 minutes. The blood donation takes only eight to 10 minutes, but the appointment lasts about 45 minutes.

To schedule a time, call the Office of Employee Health at 258-5035 or sign up online at <www.pleasegiveblood.org>.

Rescue Mission box moved

The Rescue Mission drop box has been moved from parking lot 16 near the Lenz Tennis Center to lot 23, the large parking lot off Elm Drive at the south end of campus. The box is located near the Dinky tracks. For more information, contact the Office of Community and State Affairs at 258-3204.