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Archive – October, 2002

Former trustee, alumnus Chang-Lin Tien dies at age 67

Chang-Lin Tien, a former Princeton University trustee and former chancellor of the University of California-Berkeley, died Oct. 29 at age 67.

Tien, who received a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from Princeton in 1959, served as a Universi...

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Symposium addresses technology against terrorism, and its limits

Science can contribute greatly to preventing terrorism, but many of the most effective measures will continue to be those that focus on people rather than technology, Princeton physicist Will Happer told scientists at a symposium on bioterrorism T...

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Oates earns Sandburg Award for lifetime achievement

Joyce Carol Oates , the Roger Berlind '52 Professor in the Humanities, is the recipient of the 2002 Carl Sandburg Literary Award for lifetime achievement. The award is administered by the Chicago Public Library Foundation.

A prolific author,...

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Tenner's approach opens the realm of research

Few academics have written papers on such diverse topics as the history of the German shepherd dog, the proliferation of paper in the computer age and the way in which the chair has come to dominate the way we sit. But then again, not many have ...

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Thorme wins 'Rising Leader Award'

Trisha Thorme, assistant director for community-based learning and training at the Pace Center for Community Service, has won the Experiential Education Rising Leader Award presented by the National Society for Experiential Education. The award re...

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NASA to focus on nuclear-powered craft to reach new destinations, O'Keefe says

Before we can achieve visionary goals such as sending manned missions to Mars or to other solar systems, we must first overcome some practical limitations, according to Sean O'Keefe, administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administra...

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Philosophy of scientific evolution resides in "mathematical magic," Grafton says

Facing a society that was suspicious of innovations in math and science, scholars in early modern Europe resorted to illusion and magic to introduce legitimate new technologies, according to Anthony Grafton, renowned scholar of the Renaissance p...

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Alumni Council features events for Princeton-Harvard football game, Oct. 26

The Alumni Council is providing another pre-game classroom for Tiger fans and is also offering information for alumni returning to campus for this weekend's Princeton-Harvard football game Saturday, Oct. 26.

Alumni information about the game ...

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Hit the classroom before the stadium, Nov. 23

The Alumni Council is once again offering Tiger football fans a chance to hit the classroom before they hit the stadium.

The council has organized a series of lectures this fall that precede each home football game. The lectures are free an...

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Workshop on bioterrorism and biotechnology research to be held Oct. 29-30

The Princeton Center for Photonics and Optoelectronic Materials (POEM) will host a symposium on bioterrorism and biotechnology research Tuesday and Wednesday, Oct. 29-30.

Speakers will address a wide range of topics, from advances in molecula...

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Multimedia performance pays tribute to Sept. 11 survivors, Oct. 25

Exploring the aftermath of human tragedy, Connections Dance Theater will perform a multimedia tribute to the survivors and victims' survivors of Sept. 11 and other disasters. Titled "September 12th," the performance will take place at 8 p.m. Fri...

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Rogers to speak about using Legos as a tool for teaching engineering, Oct. 23

Visiting professor of engineering Christopher Rogers will speak Wednesday, Oct. 23, about his efforts to improve the teaching of engineering, from kindergarten through college, through the use of Lego robots.

His talk is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. ...

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Scaturro named University information technology security officer

Anthony Scaturro has been named University information technology security officer in Princeton's Office of Information Technology . His appointment is effective Nov. 1.

Scaturro will be responsible for overall technical policy direction...

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'African-American Scientists in Profile' is topic for Oct. 25

Mitchell Brown, head of Princeton's math/physics library, will speak on "African-American Scientists in Profile" at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 25, in Betts Auditorium, School of Architecture.

Brown will discuss profiles from " The Faces of Science: A...

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Flu and meningitis shots available to students, faculty and staff, Nov. 6-7

University Health Services will be sponsoring a flu and meningitis immunization program from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, Nov. 6-7, in the Frist Campus Center Multipurpose Room.

The University will be subsidizing most of the expen...

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NASA administrator focuses on the future of the agency, Oct. 25

Aeronautics and Space Administration Administrator Sean O'Keefe will speak on "The Future of NASA" at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25, in 104 Computer Science Building. His talk is sponsored by the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering ...

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Tokamak Fusion Test Reactor removal successfully completed

One of the world's largest and most successful experimental fusion machines has been safely disassembled and cleared away.

In September, staff at the U.S. Department of Energy's Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory completed the dismantling a...

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Bork to speak on Constitution, Oct. 24

Robert Bork, former U.S. Court of Appeals circuit judge, will speak on "The Constitution: Past, Present and Future" at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, in 101 Friend Center.

Currently a senior fellow of the American Enterprise Institute, Bork has b...

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Group stages 'Rocky Horror,' Oct. 24

The FireHazards Performance Group will bring the "Rocky Horror Picture Show" to the Murray-Dodge Theater stage at 11:59 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24.

This cult classic has been performed annually at midnight around Halloween, a tradition revive...

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Prize-winning novelist to read from his work, Oct. 23

Novelist John Edgar Wideman will read from his work at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23, in the Stewart Film Theater, 185 Nassau St. He will be introduced by Joyce Carol Oates, the Roger Berlind '52 Professor in the Humanities.

A prolific author, W...

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Theologian to discuss Catholic women and social justice, Oct. 23

Theologian to discuss Catholic women and social justice, Oct. 23 A lecture on "Catholic Women and Social Justice: A Transcontinental View" will be presented at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23, in 016 Robertson Hall.

Jane Redmont, former assistant ...

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Second year of President's Lecture Series begins Oct. 23

year of President's Lecture Series begins Oct. 23 The lecture series started by President Shirley M. Tilghman last year to bring together faculty members from different disciplines will continue this year with three more lectures, the first of whi...

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Political philosopher to discuss Iraq and just war theory, Oct. 21

Political philosopher Michael Walzer will present a lecture titled "The Triumph of Just War Theory: Is Iraq a Just War?" on Monday, Oct. 21. The address will begin at 4:30 p.m. in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.

Walzer has been a faculty memb...

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Memorial service planned for Palmer, Nov. 1

A memorial service for Robert R. Palmer, a faculty member in the history department from 1936 to 1963, is planned for 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1, in the University Chapel.

Palmer died June 11 at his home in Newtown, Pa. He was 93.

Contact: La...

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University suspends service of Wampler meat products

As a precautionary measure, University Dining Services announced today that it has suspended service of Wampler Foods meat products, some of which have been recalled out of a concern about food illness related to listeria.

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'Jacques Maritain and America' to be discussed, Oct. 17-19

"Jacques Maritain and America" is the program theme for the 26th annual meeting of the American Maritain Association to be held at Princeton Thursday through Saturday, Oct. 17-19.

Maritain (1882-1973) was a French Thomixt philosopher who wr...

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Sociologist studies mixing money and relationships

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Kahneman wins Nobel Prize; news conference available on WebMedia

Princeton Professor Daniel Kahneman, a winner of the 2002 Nobel Prize in economic sciences, spoke at a news conference Wednesday, Oct. 9 held on campus in Dodds Auditorium at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.


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Search committee appointed for new admission dean

President Shirley M. Tilghman has appointed a 14-member committee to search for a new dean of admission.

Fred Hargadon, dean of admission since 1988, announced this summer that he intends to retire in June.

The Dean of Admission Search Commi...

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Concert Jazz Ensemble to perform music of Ellington, Oct. 19

The Princeton University Concert Jazz Ensemble will perform works of Duke Ellington at 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19 at 8 p.m. in Richardson Auditorium.

The ensemble will perform "Sweet Ellington: Music From the Suites of Edward Kennedy Ellington." ...

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Norm Freeman to take part in "Jazz Vespers for the Soul," Oct. 22

The Department of Music will present "Jazz Vespers for the Soul," at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22, in the University Chapel.

Grammy award-winning musician and priest Norm Freeman will join a trio of musicians during this service that unites prayer ...

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University Jazz Ensemble to perform, Oct. 17

The University Jazz Ensemble will perform an open-air concert from 8 to 10 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17, at Scudder Plaza, adjacent to Robertson Hall. The concert is free and sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Aff...

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Disease expert to discuss history of breast cancer in U. S., Oct. 21.

"Living at Risk: Breast Cancer in Early 20th-Century United States" is the title of a lecture by Dr. Robert Aronowitz to be presented at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 21, in 300 Wallace Hall. Aronowitz is completing a book on the history of breast canc...

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Three win American Physical Society awards

American Physical Society, the professional society of physicists, announced in September that it will award honors to three Princeton faculty members, Boris Altshuler, Robert Socolow and John Wheeler.

Altshuler , a professor of physics, wil...

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Wilkinson memorial service set for Oct. 25

A memorial service for David Wilkinson, the Cyrus Fogg Bracket Professor of Physics Emeritus who died Sept. 5, is scheduled for 3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25, in the University Chapel.

A reception will follow in Jadwin Hall. Those planning to attend t...

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'Avoiding Disaster in Afghanistan' is topic, Oct. 17

A lecture titled "Avoiding Disaster in Afghanistan" will be presented at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17, in 016, Robertson Hall.

William Durch, senior associate at the Henry Stimson Center in Washington, D.C., will give the talk, which is sponsore...

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DeLillo to read, discuss his work, Oct. 16

Novelist, playwright and essayist Don DeLillo will read and talk about his work at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16, in McCosh 50.

The author of a dozen books, including "Libra," "Mao II," "Underworld," "White Noise" and "Body Artist," DeLillo is the...

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Former U.N. weapons inspector in Iraq to speak on 'How Did We Get Here?' Oct. 16

Scott Ritter, former chief U.N. weapons inspector in Iraq, will speak on campus Wednesday, Oct. 16. He will discuss "The Coming War with Iraq: How Did We Get Here?" at 4:30 p.m. in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.

Ritter joined the United Nati...

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Colloquium explores ways Jews, Christians and Muslims imagine each other, Oct. 17-18

Exploring how Jews, Christians and Muslims have imagined each other throughout history and the implications of images of monotheism will be the topic of a colloquium, Oct. 17-18. The event begins with a talk at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17, in B...

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'Human prejudice' explored in talk, Oct. 15

Eminent philosopher Bernard Williams will speak on "The Human Prejudice" at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15, in McCosh 50.

Williams, who divides his time between professorships at Oxford University and the University of California-Berkeley, is consider...

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Civil liberties during wartime to be debated, Oct. 16

The American Whig-Cliosophic Society will hold a debate on the topic "Resolved: the United States Government Has Gone Too Far in Restricting Civil Liberties Since September 11." The discussion will take place at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16, in ...

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Investment in bioterrorism research to yield worldwide benefits, Killen says

Dramatically improved public health for millions of the world's poorest people is a likely side benefit of skyrocketing federal research spending on bioterrorism, according to Jack Killen, assistant director for biodefense research at the Nation...

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Kinsman and Reid to present Gilbert Lecture, Oct. 14

Princeton alumni Jeremy Kinsman, Canadian ambassador to the European Union, and T.R. Reid, London bureau chief for The Washington Post, will give this year's G.S. Beckwith Gilbert '63 Lecture on Monday, Oct. 14.

The two will present their views...

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Community/Staff Day will go on for Oct. 12

Staff members at Princeton and residents of the local community are invited to an annual celebration of arts, entertainment, sports and community service Saturday, Oct. 12, at Princeton Stadium. The event will go on as planned, with the exceptio...

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Symposium on evolutionary genomics presented Oct. 11

A symposium on evolutionary genomics is being presented by the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11, in McCosh 10.

Princeton President Shirley M. Tilghman will deliver the opening remarks. The...

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Lecturer to discuss functioning of brain, Oct. 15

Dr. Cori Bargmann of the University of California-San Francisco will speak on "Signaling, Specificity and the Development of Neuronal Connections" at 4 p.m. Oct. 15 in the Friend Center, Room 101.

The talk is part of the distinguished lectur...

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Students to discuss global AIDS epidemic, Oct. 27, 28, 31

The Student Global AIDS Campaign of Princeton will hold a series of dinner talks with underclassmen to raise awareness about the worldwide AIDS epidemic. Titled "Moving the Mountain," the talks will take place at 6 p.m., Sunday, Monday and Tuesd...

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Orchestra opens season with concerts, Oct. 11-12

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Kahneman wins Nobel Prize; news conference available on WebMedia

Professor Daniel Kahneman, a winner of the 2002 Nobel Prize in economic sciences, spoke at a news conference Wednesday, Oct. 9 held on campus in Dodds Auditorium at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.

Coverage of the...

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Nobel winner at news conference today

Princeton Professor Daniel Kahneman, a winner of the 2002 Nobel Prize in economic sciences, will speak at a news conference at 12:45 p.m. today (Oct. 9) in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.

More details about Kahneman and the prize are avail...

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Grant proposals addressing alcohol-related issues due, Oct. 11

The deadline for faculty, students and staff to submit proposals for projects that address alcohol-related issues on campus is set for Friday, Oct. 11.

Grants from funds set aside by the Board of Trustees and President Tilghman through the 20...

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Documentary "Jihad in America" to be shown, Oct. 8

The documentary "Jihad in America," which was first aired on PBS in 1994 following the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center towers, will be shown at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8, in McCosh 10.

Produced by investigative reporter Steven Emerson, t...

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Lecturer to discuss U.S. two-party political system, Oct. 10

The two-party political system in the United States is the subject of a lecture by Omar Ali that will take place at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, at the Whig Hall Senate Chamber

Ali is a professor at Fordham University and the director of rese...

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New Webmail system is launched, to replace old system at year's end

A new, improved Webmail program has been launched and is ready for use. The new program has additional features and is much faster than the current system.

Webmail allows anyone with a University email account to read and respond to emails th...

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Meeting focuses on cultural conflict, Oct. 11-12

The University's Center for Arts and Cultural Policy Studies is holding a meeting Friday and Saturday, Oct. 11-12, to explore the past and present of cultural conflict in the United States.

The event is intended to highlight a three-year pro...

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Princeton holds symposium on bioterrorism, Oct. 11

An academic symposium titled "Bioterrorism: Science, Security and Preparedness" will run from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11, in 003 Lewis Thomas Laboratory.

The purpose of the symposium is to bring together recognized experts working in ...

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Electoral process is topic for Oct. 10

A lecture titled "Election Time: The Political Metaphysics of the Electoral Process" is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 10. Harvard University's Dennis Thompson will speak at 4:30 p.m. in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.

Thompson is the Alfred No...

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Gender justice and the Qur'an is topic for Oct. 9

Wadud, Islamic studies professor in the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies at Virginia Commonwealth University, will present a lecture titled "Gender Justice: Through Qur'anic Hermeneutics and Beyond," at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9, i...

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Diamond discusses lessons of ancient societies for today, Oct. 9

Diamond, winner of a 1999 National Medal of Science and a 1985 MacArthur Fellowship, will present a lecture at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9, in McCosh 50.

Diamond, a professor of physiology in the School of Medicine at the University of California-...

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Import-Export Bank official to discuss bank's role in U.S. history, Oct. 8

Dan Renberg, a member of the board of directors of the Export-Import Bank of the United States, will present a lecture at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8, in 016 Robertson Hall. Renberg, a 1986 Princeton graduate in politics, will speak on "Financing Ex...

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Dorfman to speak on Latin America, Oct. 8

Writer and playwright Ariel Dorfman will speak at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8, in McCosh 50. Dorfman, the Walter Hines Page Research Professor of Literature and Latin American Studies at Duke University, will discuss "Who Are the Real Barbarians? A Lat...

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Talk on the meaning of cerebral palsy to be given, Oct. 7

"The Meaning of Cerebral Palsy: Science, Law, and Social Responsibility" will be the topic of a talk given by J. Rosser Matthews on Monday, Oct. 7. The lecture, which is sponsored by the Center for Health and Wellbeing at the Woodrow Wilson Sc...

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Doran selected as Sherman Scholar

Michael Doran, assistant professor of Near Eastern Studies at Princeton, has been selected as the first Sherman Scholar by the University of North Carolina-Wilmington. Doran will present a lecture on Oct. 24 in Wilmington on "Israel Between the...

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Increased effectiveness goal of development reorganization

Princeton's Office of Development has been reorganized to maximize its ability to provide financial support for the University.

Brian McDonald, vice president for development since February, is restructuring the office and organizing teams ar...

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New director, scholars join Society of Fellows

A new director and three new postdoctoral scholars have joined the Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts this year.

The program, begun in 2000-01, is intended to attract some of the best recent Ph.D. recipients in the humanities, social ...

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Council celebrates golden anniversary with sterling faculty

The Council of the Humanities is celebrating its 50th anniversary by playing host to more than 25 distinguished guests for the 2002-03 academic year.

The guests include 16 visiting fellows, seven professors of writing and journalism, two Hodd...

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Online alcohol course informs students

Expanding its efforts to educate students about alcohol abuse, the University is providing freshmen and sophomores with access to an online, interactive and confidential alcohol education course called AlcoholEdu.

Janet Dickerson, vice presid...

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'The Third World Novelist' is topic of scholar's talk, Oct. 3

A talk entitled "You Who Read Me, Friend or Enemy: The Choices of the Third World Novelist" will open the 2002-03 Southeast Asia Lecture Series on Thursday, Oct. 3.

Benedict Anderson, the Aaron Binenkorb Professor of International Studies Emeri...

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Lawyer to discuss protection of human rights in Colombia, Oct. 3

Rafael Barrios-Mendivil, Colombian lawyer and human rights defender with the Lawyers' Collective "Jose Alvear Restrepo," will present a lecture, "Protecting Human Rights in Colombia: Local Action and International Collaboration," on Thursday, Oct....

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