Weekly Bulletin
October 25, 1999
Vol. 89, No. 7
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News and features
National service informs teaching
Icahns give $20 million for new genomics lab
HR redesigns biweekly classification system
Benefits update
Nassau Notes
Arts & Exhibits
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In the news

Nassau Notes


In scale
     This model of the FitzRandolph Gateway once graced the mantle of the Gateway Eating Club, which was formed after World War I and became a victim of the Depression, finally closing its doors in 1940. The model, executed by A. Duna and Co. of Hoboken, was a gift of club president C.G. "Tubby" Meeks Jr. '31. Designed by McKim, Mead and White, FitzRandolph Gateway was erected in 1905, a bequest from a descendent of Nathaniel FitzRandolph, who gave the land on which Nassau Hall was built.
     The model, with working gates, replicates all the structure's details but one: it lacks the engraving "Together for Community," placed on the interior right column by the Class of 1970. The model was recently recovered and restored by John Scott of the New York Conservation Center, under the aegis of Hugh "Bud" Wynne '39.
     It is now on display in Seeley Mudd Library. (Photo by Denise Applewhite)

String wizards
     Sam Bush on mandolin (l), Mike Marshall on violin, mandolin and guitar, Josh Bell on violin, and Edgar Meyer on bass will appear in "A Short Trip Home" at 8:00 pm on October 25 in McCarter Theatre. (Photo by Merri Cyr)

Dance at McCarter
     The Lyons Opera Ballet will present "Carmen" and "Solo for Two" by Swedish choreographer Mats Ek in the 8:00 pm program on October 26 at McCarter Theatre. (photo by G. Amsellem)

Mad Cows Sing in Taplin
     Mad Cows Sing will perform at 8:00 pm on October 26 in Taplin Auditorium, Fine Hall.
     The group consists of seven young musicians from Denmark, each in the midst of a solo career in widely different musical surroundings. The Princeton program will include works by Anders Koppel, Allen Botchinsky, George Gershwin, Igor Stravinsky, Benjamin Koppel and Karl Aage Rasmussen.
     The concert is sponsored by the Department of Music and the Friends of Music.

Costume ball
Graduate students Urmila Malvadkar (l) and Steven Phelps welcome guests to the Graduate College Halloween Ball. This year's event will be held from 10:00 pm to 2:00 am on October 28 in Procter Hall. It will feature a costume and drag queen contest. First prize is dinner for two at Mediterra or $100; second prize, dinner for two at Teresa's or $50; third prize, dinner for two at Orchid Pavilion or $25; and fourth prize, dinner for two at Hoagie Haven or $10. The ball is free to Graduate College residents; for others the cost is $2. To register for the drag contest, e-mail

Celtic to Cajun
     Singer and songwriter Richard Thompson appears at 8:00 pm on November 2 in McCarter Theatre. (Photo by Peter Sanders)


Cassani talks about low-cost airline
     Barbara Cassani will speak on "The Gap Inc. Meets Southwest Airlines -- Starting Up a Low-Cost Airline for British Airways" at 4:30 pm on October 25 in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.
     Cassani is chief executive officer of Go Fly, the low-cost airline owned by British airways. She worked for British Airways in the United Kingdom and the United States for 11 years before launching Go in May 1998. Go Fly, which adheres to the same safety and security standards as its parent company, has as its objective is "to bring low fares to European travel while offering high quality service." Since its beginning, its business has increased 300 percent, and its staff has increased from two to 500.
     Cassani earned her master of public affairs degree from the Woodrow Wilson School in 1984. Her lecture is part of the G. S. Beckwith Gilbert '63 Lecture Series, which brings entrepreneurs to campus to share their insights with students and the community.

Shelley discusses organized crime
     Louise Shelley will speak on "The Bank of New York: A Window onto Larger Problems" at 4:30 pm on October 26 in 1 Robertson Hall.
     Director of American University's Transnational Center for the Study of Crime and Corruption, Shelley is a professor in the Department of Justice, Law and Society and in the School of International Service at American University.
     She is the author of Policing Soviet Society and co-editor of Demokratizatsiya, the journal of post-Soviet democratization, and of Trends in Organized Crime.
     Her lecture is sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School.

Austrian speaks on international diplomacy
     Ambassador Albert Rohan will speak on "International Diplomacy at Work: The European Union, the Balkans and Iran" at 4:30 pm on October 27 in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.
     Rohan, who joined the Austrian diplomatic service in 1963, is permanent undersecretary of state for the Austrian ministry for foreign affairs. His previous posts include first secretary, counselor and consul general of the Austrian embassy in London; director of the executive office of the UN Secretary General in New York; ambassador in Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay; and national coordinator for the Central European Initiative.
     His lecture is cosponsored by the University's Liechtenstein Research Program on Self-Determination.


McCosh offers $10 flu shots
     All faculty and staff are eligible for flu shots at $10 each, payable at the time of the visit. Shots will be given by appointment between 8:30 am and 3:30 pm on November 1 and 2 in 101 McCosh Health Center. To make an appointment, call Occupational Medicine at 258-5035.

HR program helps new managers
     The Office of Human Resources will offer an orientation program for newly hired managers and administrators on the mornings of November 9 and 10. Participants, who are invited by HR, receive a broad overview of the University's history, culture, structure, goals, systems and performance management processes.
     The program was developed using feedback from University managers and supervisors regarding what a new manager should know, according to Lynn Manka, director of the organizational development, employment and services group for Human Resources.
     "In response to the current pace of change throughout the University," she says, "it is important to help new managers understand the University's expectations of them and to learn about current University initiatives."
     Those who attend the programs will hear presentations by Associate Provost Georgia Nugent and vice presidents Joan Doig (Human Resources) and Richard Spies (Finance and Administration), as well as presentations on the P2K initiative and CIT services, University finance and budgeting, managers' legal responsibilities, performance enhancement and mediation, among others.
     HR has also developed two new Web sites to support new employee orientation efforts: The Manager's Resource Guide at and A Guide for Departments at