N A S S A U N O T E S
The Art Museum
"Untitled (fashion study)," a 1935 photograph by French
artist Dora Maar, is among the works in the "Camera Women"
exhibition at the Art Museum. The survey of photography by
women, ranging from 19th-century "lady amateurs," to
snap-shooting chroniclers of family, to today's social
observers, is on display through Jan. 6.
Judge discusses 2000 election
U.S. District Judget Martin Feldman of Louisiana will
give a lecture titled "The Election of 2000: Has the Rule of
Law Been Degraded?" at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 3, in
104 Computer Science Building.
Feldman is past chair of the Law Reform
Committee of the Louisiana State Bar Association and a life
member of the American Law Institute. He also has served as
a member of the board of directors of the Federal Judicial
Center from 1991 to 1995, and was chair of the National
Conference of Federal Trial Judges from 1996 to 1997.
His address is part of this year's
Alpheus Mason Lectures on Constitutional Law and Political
Thought, sponsored by the James Madison Program in American
Ideals and Institutions. A reception will follow Feldman's
McCarter Theatre will present Charles Dickens' classic
tale, "A Christmas Carol," Dec. 6-30. For performance
times and ticket information, call 258-2787 or visit
Third World city model is topic of talk
Enrique Penalosa, former mayor of Bogota, Columbia, will
present a public lecture titled "A New Model for the Third
World City" at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 3, in Betts
Auditorium, School of Architecture.
Penalosa served as mayor of Bogota from
1998 to 2001, during which time he led a massive effort to
improve Bogota's marginal neighborhoods' infrastructures,
promoting high citizen involvement. His administration
spearheaded large improvements to the city center by
instituting a successful bus system, creating parks and
bicycle paths, planting trees, promoting public spaces and
restricting the use of private automobiles in the city.
During his tenure, enrollment in public
schools increased by 34 percent, more than 100 nursery
schools were built for children under age 5, improvements
were made to more than 150 existing school buildings and 50
new schools were built. All public schools were linked to
the Internet via a network of 14,000 computers, and several
new libraries were constructed.
The lecture is sponsored by the Woodrow
Wilson School of Public and International Affairs' Office of
External Affairs, the Program in Latin American Studies and
the School of Architecture.
Noted poets will read Dec. 5
Award-winning poets Linda Gregg and Philip Levine will
read from their work at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5,
in the Stewart Film Theater, 185 Nassau St.
Gregg, a lecturer in the Council of the
Humanities and the Creative Writing Program, has won the
Jerome Shestack Poetry Prize, a National Endowment for the
Arts grant, the Pushcart Prize, a Whiting Writer's Award and
a Guggenheim Fellowship. Her works include "Things and
Flesh," "Chosen by the Lion" and "The Sacraments of
Levine received the Pulitzer Prize for
poetry in 1995 for "The Simple Truth" and the National Book
Award for poetry in 1991 for "What Work Is." He also has
been awarded the Lenore Marshall Award, the National Book
Critics Circle Award and the Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize.
The poets will be introduced by Professor
Yusef Komunyakaa. The event is part of the Creative Writing
Program's Althea Ward Clark Reading Series.
Art Museum shop plans holiday sale
The Art Museum Gift Shop has scheduled a holiday sale for
Princeton students, faculty and staff from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Wednesday, Dec. 5.
A discount of 25 percent will apply to
all merchandise. The gift shop sells art books, mugs, silk
scarves, art projects, T-shirts, calendars, cards and other
Free gift-wrapping by members of the
museum staff will be included, and refreshments will be
For more information, call 258-3788.
Lerner offers account of war on cancer
Fighting the War on Breast Cancer, 1900-2000: Medicine,
Culture and Politics" is the title of a talk to be presented
at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6, in 300 Wallace
Dr. Barron Lerner, the Angelica Berrie
Gold Foundation Associate Professor of Medicine and Public
Health at the Columbia University College of Physicians and
Surgeons, will speak.
Lerner is the author of "The Breast
Cancer Wars: Hope, Fear and the Pursuit of a Cure in 20th
Century America," published by Oxford University Press in
May 2001. He provides a medical and cultural history of the
century-long battle with breast cancer, including: the
insistent efforts of physicians to vanquish the "enemy"; the
fights waged by feminists and maverick doctors to combat a
paternalistic legacy that discouraged decision-making by
patients; and the struggles of statisticians and researchers
to generate definitive data in the face of the great risks
and uncertainties raised by the disease.
His lecture is being sponsored by
Princeton's Center for Health and Wellbeing.
Deaton to present second talk in lecture
Angus Deaton, the Dwight Eisenhower Professor of
International Affairs, will speak on "Inequality, Health and
Wealth" at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5, in McCosh
His talk is the second in the President's
Lecture Series initiated by President Tilghman this year to
bring together faculty members from different
Deaton will demonstrate how research
shows that rich people live longer and are sick less often
than poor people, and that people who live in areas where
there is more income inequality die sooner than those who
live where incomes are more equally distributed. He will
discuss these findings, and what, if anything, should be
done about them. He also will address whether economic
policy is more effective than health care in improving
The third and final lecture in this
year's series will be presented at 4:30 p.m. Thursday,
March 7, by Stewart Smith, the Class of 1909
Professor of Physics. He will discuss "The Disappearance of
Anti-Matter Following the Big Bang."
The lectures are open to anyone with a
University ID card. Following each lecture, Tilghman invites
a small group of faculty members to Lowrie House for dinner
and further discussion.
The lectures will be simulcast on Tiger
Video Channel 7 and on Princeton community cable Channel
A11. They also will be Webcast; for viewing information,
Symposium focuses on work of Claudia Tate
A symposium on the work of Claudia Tate, Princeton
professor of English and African-American studies, is
scheduled for Friday, Dec. 7.
Titled "Black Intellectuals and the
Academy: The Work of Claudia Tate," the event will run from
1 to 5 p.m. in McCosh 28. Scholars will reflect on the broad
intellectual debates to which Tate has contributed so
Tate's body of work spans the fields of
English, women's studies, history, African-American studies
and psychoanalysis. She is credited with opening up new
avenues of inquiry and awareness for black intellectuals in
the academy and beyond.
In addition to more than 50 articles,
book chapters and reviews, Tate has edited two volumes: "The
Works of Katherine Tillman" (1991); and "Selected Works of
Georgia Douglas Johnson" (1997). She is the author of three
books: "Black Women Writers at Work" (1983); "Domestic
Allegories of Political Desire: The Black Heroine's Text at
the Turn of the Century" (1991); and "Psychoanalysis and
Black Novels: Desire and the Protocols of Race" (1998).
The symposium will consist of two panels:
"Gender, Culture and Psychoanalysis"; and "Narratives of
Gender, Race and Nation." Participants will include: Mary
Helen Washington, University of Maryland; Maurice Wallace,
Duke University; Barbara Johnson, Harvard University; Hazel
Carby, Yale University; and Ann duCille, Wesleyan
University. Moderators will be Princeton faculty members
Nell Painter and Valerie Smith.
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The Richardson Chamber Players
The Richardson Chamber Players will offer a program
titled "Of Foreign Lands and Peoples" at 3 p.m. Sunday,
Dec. 9, in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall. The
program takes its name from the first of Robert Schumann's
"Kinderszenen" (Scenes of Childhood) and collects a variety
of rarely heard chamber works for unusual combinations of
instruments. Tickets are available at the Richardson
Auditorium box office at 258-5000.
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