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Doyle's "The Fairy Tree," ca. 1868.

Scholars present on literary fair tales

The enduring popularity of the literary fairy tale will be explored during a conference Friday and Saturday, March 30-31, in McCormick 101.
    The event, "Considering the Kunstmärchen: The History and Development of Literary Fairy Tales," will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.
    Scholars will present papers focusing on the genre's origins in the 17th century to its contemporary forms. In addition, three original films from Davenport Films will be screened. The conference is being sponsored by the Cotsen Children's Library.
    There is a $25 registration fee ($10 for students). For more information, contact Eric Johnson at ejohnson@princeton.edu or 258-1148; or visit the conference Web site at www.princeton.edu/ ~cotsen/index.shtml.

Race, politics and census exlored

Who's Afraid of the Undercount? Race, Politics and the Census," is the title of a lecture to be presented at 4:30 p.m. Monday, March 26, in Bowl 2, Robertson Hall.
     Peter Skerry, associate professor of government at Claremont McKenna College and nonresident senior fellow in governmental studies at the Brookings Institution, will give the address. His research at the Brookings Institution focuses on immigration policy and the politics of the U.S. Census.
     Skerry's writings on politics, racial and ethnic issues, immigration and social policy have appeared in a variety of scholarly and general interest publications. His most recent book is "Counting on the Census? Race, Group Identity and the Evasion of Politics," published last year by the Brookings Institution Press.
     The lecture is sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and the Survey Research Center.

Librarian of Congress to speak

Librarian of Congress James Billington, a 1950 Princeton graduate, will speak at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 27, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall. His address is titled "A Christian View of History."
    Billington was sworn in as the Librarian of Congress in 1987. He has championed the library's extension of its outreach efforts to the nation by digitizing and putting online, free of charge, 5 million of its most important primary documents of American history. He created the library's first national private sector support group, the James Madison Council.
    The author of several books about Russia, Billington created and became chair of the Open World Russia Leadership Progam in 1999. The Congressional initiative brought 3,650 emerging young Russian political leaders from all parts of the Russian Federation to the United States for intensive exposure to free market democracy at the local level.
    He is a recipient of Princeton's Woodrow Wilson Award. His lecture is sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and the Center for the Study of Religion.

Lecture set on Israeli public opinion

Tamar Hermann, director of the Tami Steinmetz Center for Peace Research at Tel Aviv University, will present a lecture titled "Is There a Future for Peace? Israeli Public Opinion on the Negotiations with the Palestinians" at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 28, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.
    Hermann also is chairperson of the Department of Sociology and Political Science at the Open University of Israel. Her research and publications focus on the making of foreign policy, public opinion and national security, and Israeli politics and extra-parliamentary activity, especially that of peace movements and the theoretical and practical aspects of the conflict resolution process.
    She is the author of many articles, books and edited volumes, including "Crack in the Israeli Identity," due out this year.
    Hermann also co-writes "The Peace Index," a monthly column in the Israeli daily Ha'Aretz. She has been a research fellow at Princeton's Center of International Studies. Her lecture is sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.

Forrester looks at fate of Freud

John Forrester, a noted Freud scholar, will lecture at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 28, in McCormick 101. Following his lecture, entitled "Talk.com: The Fate of Freud in the 21st Century?," Elaine Showalter will comment.
    Forrester, a professor of history and philosophy of the sciences at the University of Cambridge and the Whitney Oates Short-term Fellow in the Humanities Council, writes widely in the history and philosophy of the human sciences and psychoanalysis. He is the author of a number of books on Freud, including "The Seductions of Psychoanalysis, Freud's Women" (co-written with Lisa Appignanesi) and the prize-winning "Dispatches from the Freud Wars."
    Forrester will address the fate of psychoanalysis, one of the most influential of the new talk technologies of the 20th century, in our own era.
    Showalter, a professor of English and the Avalon Foundation Professor of the Humanities at Princeton, is a well-known feminist critic.
    Forrester's lecture is sponsored by the Department of History and the Humanities Council.


Alumna discusses experiences

Helen Zia, who graduated in Princeton's first co-educational class in 1973, will speak at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 28, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.
    Her address is titled "The Asian American Emergence: A Third World Center Alumna's Journey from Olden Street to Main Street."
    Zia is an award-winning journalist and a contributing editor to Ms. Magazine, where she was formerly executive editor. A long-time activist for social justice on issues ranging from civil rights and peace to women's rights and countering hate violence, she was named one of the most influential Asian Americans of the decade by A. Magazine in 1999.
    Zia is the author of the critically acclaimed book, "Asian American Dreams: The Emergence of an American People," published last year.
    The event is sponsored by the Third World Center 30th Anniversary Committee, Women's Center, Program in American Studies and USG Projects Board and also funded by the Program in the Study of Women and Gender and the Department of Sociology.


Astronaut launches lecture series

NASA astronaut Story Musgrave will inaugurate the 2001 Evnin Lecture Series with a talk titled "An Artist's View of the Universe" Thursday, March 29.
    Musgrave, a veteran of six space flights, will speak at 7:30 p.m. in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.
    The holder of six academic degrees in fields ranging from mathematics and statistics to chemistry and literature to medicine, Musgrave was selected as a NASA scientist-astronaut in 1967. His first space flight was on the maiden voyage of the Space Shuttle Challenger in 1983. He also flew on the 1993 mission to repair the Hubble Space Telescope.
    Musgrave currently works in the research and development division at Walt Disney Imagineering. His lecture is the first in a series on "Space Exploration" sponsored by Princeton's Council on Science and Technology.

Conference explores connection between religion and cinema

Avant-garde filmmaker Nathaniel Dorsky will open a three-day conference on religious expression in film at 7 p.m. Friday, March 30, with the screening of several of his short films and a talk on "Devotional Cinema."
    The conference, "Religion and Cinema," will bring together visual artists, film critics and historians as well as scholars of religion. It will take place at the Stewart Film Theater, 185 Nassau St.
    Saturday's sessions will focus on the French cinema of the late 1960s and American films of the 1940s and 1950s. Highlights include a showing of Godard's video, "Script for the Film 'Passion,'" and a rare screening with simultaneous translation of Philippe Garrel's "Le Lit de la vierge (The Virgin's Bed)."
    On Sunday, a discussion of Japanese cinema will examine the degree to which scholarly assumptions about "religion and film" have been distorted by almost exclusive attention to Christian examples.
    The conference is free and open to the public, but registration is requested. For more information and a complete schedule, visit www.princeton.edu/~csrelig/cinema. The conference is presented by the Center for the Study of Religion and the Program in Visual Arts.


Art Museum

"The Brazen Serpent," a painting by Maarten van Heemskerck shown here in detail, will be discussed by docent Frances Preston in a gallery talk at 12:30 p.m. Friday, March 30, and 3 p.m. Sunday, April 1, at the Art Museum.

Women leaders gather for conference

One World, One Fight," a conference intended to raise awareness about the oppression and violence that negatively impact women around the globe, is scheduled for Friday and Saturday, March 30-31, on campus.
    The conference, headquartered in the Frist Campus Center, is being presented by the Organization of Women Leaders.
    Speakers will include: Patricia Ireland, president of the National Organization of Women; Zohreh Tabatabai, the former United Nations Focal Point for Women; Sheila Dauer, director of Amnesty International; Princeton faculty members Elizabeth Bogan and Patricia Fernandez-Kelly; and refugees from Uganda and Algeria.
    For more information and registration, contact the Organization of Women Leaders at owl@princeton.edu.

Help needed for volunteer day

The staff of the Office of Community and State Affairs and the students of Community House are seeking participants in Campus Volunteer Day on Saturday, April 7.
    The one-day outreach project offers the University community (faculty, staff and students) the opportunity to reach out to the local community. Volunteers will convene at the Frist Campus Center for a bagel breakfast at 9 a.m., then will move to work sites from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Volunteers can commit as much time as they have.
    To register and for more information, contact Danielle Nunez in the Office of Community and State Affairs at dknunez@princeton.edu or visit this Web site webware.princeton.edu/ CSA/cvday/sld001.htm.



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