Princeton University

Princeton Weekly Bulletin   September 19, 2005, Vol. 95, No. 2   prev   next

PWB logo


Page One
University community gathers to celebrate and reflect
Princeton, Brown partner with Dillard to aid rebuilding

Appiah issues ‘cosmopolitan challenge’ to freshmen
New book highlights expressions of diversity
Faculty to give President’s Lectures
EQuad Café opening to feature food, prizes

Linke uses skills as historian and teacher to curate holdings at Mudd
People, spotlight, appointments

Nassau Notes
Calendar of events
By the numbers



PU shield

Calendar of events

September 19-25, 2005

Previous calendar   Next calendar

[F] Admission charged, [G] Not open to general public.
All other events are open to members of the University community and the general public free of charge. Any speaker not otherwise identified is a member of the faculty, staff or student body of Princeton University. • Contact Calendar editor • Submissions for future calendars may be made online by completing the calendar submission form. • For copy deadlines, please refer to the PWB deadline schedule.

Monday, September 19


12:30 p.m. Integrative information, computer and application sciences seminar. “Computational Analysis and Design of DNA Devices.” Niles Pierce, California Institute of Technology. 105 Computer Science.

4:30 p.m. Woodrow Wilson School/Center for Migration/Policy Research Institute for the Region panel. “Migrant Workers: Global Citizens in a Local Economy.” 16 Robertson.


[F] 4:30 p.m. Faculty meeting. Nassau.

7 p.m. University Store book reading and signing. Jeff Shaara, author of “To the Last Man.” University Store.

Tuesday, September 20


4:30 p.m. Visual arts illustrated lecture. Peter Kubelka, filmmaker, talking about his work. “Metric Films.” Stewart Film Theater, 185 Nassau St.

[F] 7:30 p.m. McCarter Theatre performance. Christopher Durang: “Miss Witherspoon.” Berlind Theatre.


Noon. Population research/demography seminar. “The Competitive Effects of Prescription Drug Withdrawals, 1997-2001.” John Cawley, Cornell University. 300 Wallace.

12:15 p.m. Latin American studies lecture. “Why Women, But Not Blacks or Indians, Got Quotas in Politics in America.” Mala Htun, New School University. 107, 58 Prospect Ave.

4 p.m. Chemistry seminar. “Development of a Light-Activated Glutamate Receptor and Other Studies in Total Synthesis.” Dirk Trauner, University of California-Berkeley. DuPont Seminar Room, 324 Frick.

4:30 p.m. Dean of the College Constitution Day panel. “An Old Constitution in a Changing World.” Christopher Chyba; Robert George; Stephen Macedo; Kim Scheppele; and Christopher Eisgruber, moderator. 101 McCormick.

4:30 p.m. Operations research and financial engineering seminar. “Semiparametric Methods for Gene-Environment Case-Control Studies.” Raymond Carroll, Texas A&M University. E219 Engineering Quadrangle.

Wednesday, September 21


12:30 p.m. Chapel music organ concert. Eric Plutz. Chapel.

4:30 p.m. Creative writing/Althea Ward Clark reading series. Galway Kinnell, poet, reading his work. Introduction by Paul Muldoon. Wood Auditorium, McCosh 10.

4:30 p.m. Visual arts illustrated lecture. Peter Kubelka, filmmaker, talking about his work. “Metaphoric Films.” Stewart Film Theater, 185 Nassau St.

7 p.m. German film series on “Fritz Lang—The Weimar Films.” “Die Spinnen.” 10 East Pyne.

[F] 7:30 p.m. McCarter Theatre performance. Christopher Durang: “Miss Witherspoon.” Berlind Theatre.


 Noon. Information technology lecture. “Blackboard 2005: What’s New for Instructors?” Dennis Hood. Multipurpose Room B, Frist.

Noon. Institute for the Science and Technology of Materials seminar. “Optimizing Exciton and Charge Transport in Organic Semiconductors for Photovoltaic and Transistor Applications.” Michael McGehee, Stanford University. Auditorium, Bowen.

Noon. Molecular biology lecture. “Bistability in Bacteria.” Richard Losick, Harvard University. 3 Thomas Lab.

12:30 p.m. Integrative information, computer and application sciences seminar. “A Probabilistic Model for Genome-wide Prediction of Nucleosome Position and Stability.” Eran Segal, Rockefeller University. 105 Computer Science.

2:50 p.m. Bendheim Center for Finance/Civitas Foundation lecture. “Portfolio Theory: Past, Present and Future.” Harry Markowitz, University of California-San Diego. 103 Bendheim Center.

4 p.m. Chemical engineering seminar. “Advances in Polymer Therapeutics.” Alexander Kabanov, University of Nebraska. A224 Engineering Quadrangle. Social gathering at 3:30 p.m.

4:15 p.m. Industrial relations seminar on labor economics. “Layoffs as Part of an Optimal Incentive Mix: Theory and Evidence.” Elod Takats. 200 Fisher.

4:30 p.m. Gauss seminars in criticism on “Race, Biology, Judicial Fundamentalism,” first of three. “The Ghost of Christmas Past.” Patricia Williams, Columbia University. 106 McCormick.

4:30 p.m. Woodrow Wilson School lecture. “Running the World: The Inside Story of the National Security Council.” David Rothkopf, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. 16 Robertson.

8 p.m. Public Lecture Series lecture. “An Evening With Elie Wiesel.” Elie Wiesel, Boston University. Helm Auditorium, McCosh 50.


8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Grand opening. EQuad Café. Engineering Quadrangle lobby.

Thursday, September 22


[F] 7:30 p.m. McCarter Theatre performance. Christopher Durang: “Miss Witherspoon.” Berlind Theatre.

[F] 8 p.m. University concerts. Guarneri String Quartet. Music by Mozart, Bridge and Ravel. Richardson Auditorium, Alexander.


[G] 4:15 p.m. International economics/international trade seminar. "The Costs of Remoteness: Evidence from German Division and Reunification." Stephen Redding, London School of Economics, and Peter B. Kenen. 200 Fisher.

4:30 p.m. East Asian studies lecture. “The Results of the Japanese General Election and Its Effect on Mr. Koizumi's Reform Plan and the Japanese Economy.” Junichi Naito. 202 Jones.

4:30 p.m. German lecture. “Luther, Lessing, Christ, Laokoon.” Christopher Wild, University of California-Los Angeles. 205 East Pyne.

4:30 p.m. Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions/politics/Mason lecture. “Constitutional Constraints on Constitutional Interpretation: How the Supreme Court Violates the Constitution As Well As Vindicates It.” Jack Nowlin, University of Mississippi. 104 Computer Science.

4:30 p.m. Physics colloquium. “Inside (Classical) Black Holes.” Andrew Hamilton, University of Colorado-Boulder. A10 Jadwin.

4:30 p.m. Woodrow Wilson School lecture. “Liberalism and Its Discontents.” Douglas Massey. 16 Robertson.


[FG] 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Hispanic Heritage buffet. Prospect House.

Friday, September 23


[F] 8 p.m. McCarter Theatre performance. Christopher Durang: “Miss Witherspoon.” Berlind Theatre.


Noon. Psychology lecture. “Spatial Deficits After Brain Injury in Humans: Effects on Visual Perception.” Lynn Robertson, University of California-Berkeley. 0-S-6 Green.

2:30 p.m. Mechanical and aerospace engineering seminar. “Holistic Engineering: How Physical Gauge Theory Improves Numerical Integration and Tadpoles Arrive in Space.” Pini Gurfil, Israel Institute of Technology. 222 Bowen. Social gathering follows, J223 Engineering Quadrangle.

4 p.m. Philosophy seminar. “The Conditionals of Deliberation.” Keith DeRose, Yale University. 4 McCosh.


8:50 a.m. to 5 p.m. Policy Research Institute of the Region/science and global security/University Medical Center at Princeton conference. “Breaking Barriers: Integrating Human and Animal Public Health Against 21st-Century Threats.” Multipurpose Room, Frist.

9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies/English conference. “The Ends of Post-colonial Theory.” Chancellor Green rotunda and 10 East Pyne. For more information, visit

Saturday, September 24


[F] 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. McCarter Theatre performance. Christopher Durang: “Miss Witherspoon.” Berlind Theatre.

[F] 9 p.m. Center for Jewish Life/Women’s Center performance. “Fried Chicken and Latkes.” Rain Pryor, actress/comedian. Richardson Auditorium, Alexander.

Sunday, September 25


[F] 2 and 7:30 p.m. McCarter Theatre performance. Christopher Durang: “Miss Witherspoon.” Berlind Theatre.


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


Alcoholics Anonymous

12:15 p.m. Mondays. East Room, Murray-Dodge.

9:30 a.m. Sundays, basement, Murray-Dodge. Membership not required to attend.


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.

• “Picturesque Imaginings: Defining the Photographic Within 19th-Century European Visual Culture.” Through Oct. 30.

Firestone Library

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.

Milberg Gallery:

• “‘Le Pas d’Acier’ (‘The Steel Step’): Re-Creating a Lost Ballet.” Through Sept. 25.

Main Gallery:

• “Poets and Mythmakers in Modern Greece.” Through Oct. 23.

Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library

Olden St. Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

• “1945: A World United and Divided.” Through Jan. 31.

Women and Gender Studies

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

• “Womenswear” by Marie Sturken. Through Nov. 1.

Et cetera

Art Museum

Hours: 258-3788.

Athletic Ticket Office

Tickets and information: 258-3538.

Dillon Gymnasium

Hours: 258-4466.

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

Frist Campus Center

Welcome Desk: 258-1766. University Ticketing:


Hours: 258-3181.

McCarter Theatre Box Office

Reservations: 258-2787, Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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.

Theater and Dance

Reservations: 258-3676.

Theatre Intime

Reservations: 258-4950.

Tiger Sportsline

Current sports highlights and upcom-ing athletic events: 258-3545.