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Nassau notes

West to deliver inaugural Toni Morrison Lectures

Princeton scholar Cornel West will deliver the inaugural Toni Morrison Lectures, established in honor of the Nobel laureate and Princeton professor emerita, at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Oct. 20-21, in McCosh 50.
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Talk looks at impact of Wilson adviser

The biographer of Woodrow Wilson’s chief political adviser will discuss the influence of the Wilson administration on 20th-century foreign policy in a lecture set for 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 17, in 16 Robertson Hall.

The lecture is titled “Colonel Edward M. House: Wilson’s Karl Rove?” It will be delivered by Godfrey Hodgson, whose latest book, “Woodrow Wilson’s Right Hand: The Life of Colonel Edward M. House,” focuses on the man who served as Wilson’s chief political adviser, national security adviser and senior diplomat.

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


“Negreeyg,” a work of acrylic, ink, colored pencil and varnish on canvas by Dannielle Tegeder.

Artist Dannielle Tegeder will discuss her work

New York artist Dannielle Tegeder will discuss her work at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 17, in Room 219 of 185 Nassau St. She has had several solo exhibitions in the United States and abroad, and has participated in numerous group exhibitions in major institutions, such as PS1/MoMA, the New Museum, the Brooklyn Museum of Art and Artist’s Space.

Tegeder has been the recipient of many residencies and awards, including a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant, a Fulbright Scholar Grant, a Marie Walsh Sharpe Studio Fellowship and a Smack Mellon Fellowship. Several of her works have been purchased as part of the contemporary drawing collection at the Museum of Modern Art. The lecture is sponsored by the Program in Visual Arts.

Lecture series to explore religion and politics

A series of three lectures on “Race, Religion and American Politics From Nat Turner to George W. Bush” is slated for 8 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, Oct. 17-19, in McCosh 50.

Mark Noll, the Francis A. McAnaney Professor of History at the University of Notre Dame, will deliver the Stafford Little Lectures. Tracing American political and racial transformations from pre-Civil War times through the rise of the Republican-evangelical alliance, Noll’s lectures will call for a theological interpretation of U.S. history.

Noll is interested in the relationship between religion, specifically Christianity, and the political and intellectual history of the United States. His recent books include “The Civil War as a Theological Crisis,” “The Rise of Evangelicalism: The Age of Edwards, Whitefield and the Wesleys” and “America’s God, From Jonathan Edwards to Abraham Lincoln.”

The series is sponsored by Princeton University Public Lectures and Princeton University Press.

Investigative reporting is Remnick topic

David Remnick, editor-in-chief of The New Yorker and a 1981 Princeton alumnus, will speak at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 18, in 101 McCormick.

The event, “Investigative Reporting: A Conversation With New Yorker Editor-in-Chief David Remnick,” is sponsored by the University Press Club.

Remnick was a member of the University Press Club as an undergraduate and a founder of the Nassau Weekly. He joined The New Yorker as a staff writer in 1992 after 10 years at the Washington Post. He has been editor-in-chief of the magazine since 1998.

Remnick won a Pulitzer Prize in 1994 for his book “Lenin’s Tomb: The Last Days of the Soviet Empire.” In 2002, he was selected to receive the University’s Woodrow Wilson Award. His most recent book, “Reporting: Writings From The New Yorker,” was published earlier this year.


“Apple Series I,” a mixed media monotype by Lucy Graves McVicker

Work by artist Lucy Graves McVicker on display

“Apple Series I,” a mixed media monotype, is among the works by New Jersey artist Lucy Graves McVicker on display in the Women and Gender Studies Lounge, 113 Dickinson Hall, through Oct. 31. Hours for the Princeton exhibition are 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Poets to read from their work

Poets Chris Abani and Linton Kwesi Johnson will read from their work at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 18, in the Stewart Film Theater, 185 Nassau St.

Abani has published several poetry collections, including this year’s “Hands Washing Water.” He also is the author of several novels; “The Virgin of Flames” is due out in December.

A native of Nigeria, Abani was imprisoned there for his writing. Now an associate professor at the University of California-Riverside, he has received the PEN USA Freedom-to-Write Award and a Lannan Literary Fellowship.

Johnson was born in Jamaica and grew up in London. He is widely regarded as the father of “dub poetry,” a term he coined to describe the way a number of reggae DJs blended music and verse. He has published several books of poetry and has recorded albums of his poems set to music.

Johnson is known for his political commentary and social criticism. When “Mi Revalueshanary Fren,” a collection of his works over three decades, was published by Penguin in 2002, Johnson became one of only two living poets to be published in the Penguin Modern Classics series.

The event is part of the Althea Ward Clark Reading Series sponsored by the Program in Creative Writing.

Augustine to focus on leadership

Norman Augustine, former chairman and chief executive officer of the Lockheed Martin Corp., will deliver the inaugural talk in a series titled “Leadership in a Technological World.” His lecture, “The Elements of Leadership,” is set for 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19, in the Friend Center Auditorium.

Augustine, who earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Princeton in 1957 and 1959, has had a distinguished career in the aerospace industry and government. Most recently, he chaired a National Academies of Science panel on U.S. competitiveness, which produced a highly influential report, “Rising Above the Gathering Storm: Energizing and Employing America for a Brighter Economic Future.”

The series is sponsored by the University’s Center for Innovation in Engineering Education.

Yü to deliver Mote lecture

Ying-shih Yü, the Gordon Wu ’58 Professor Emeritus of Chinese Studies, will deliver the inaugural address of the Frederick W. Mote Memorial Lecture Series at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 18, in 202 Jones Hall. He will speak on “Zhu Xi (1130-1200) and Song Political Culture.”

Yü has had a distinguished career as a researcher, historian and teacher at Harvard, Yale, the University of Michigan, the Chinese University of Hong Kong and Academia Sinica. He came to Princeton in 1987 and retired in 2001. In 2005, he was named senior distinguished scholar in the John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress to pursue his interest in Chinese history, culture and philosophy.

The lecture series was established to honor Mote, a Princeton professor of East Asian studies from 1956 to 1987 who died in 2005. Each year an eminent scholar of Chinese studies will be invited to Princeton to lecture as part of the series, made possible by the Mote Memorial Lecture Fund and the Program in East Asian Studies.

U-NOW plans open house

University-NOW Day Nursery will hold an open house from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 21.

Located at 171 Broadmead, U-NOW is accredited by the National Academy of Early Childhood Programs and has been offering full-time childcare for children ages 3 months through pre-kindergarten since 1970. School hours are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday.

For more information, visit the school’s Web site at To speak with someone about the school and to arrange a tour, call 258-9600.


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