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The cast of Anna in the Tropics  

The cast of Anna in the Tropics


McCarter Theatre

The inaugural production of the Berlind Theatre, Nilo Cruz's Pulitzer Prize-winning play "Anna in the Tropics," runs through Oct. 19. The cast is pictured here with master cigar-maker Roberto Rodriguez (wearing Panama hat): top row, from left -- Victor Argo, Jimmy Smits, John Ortiz; middle row -- David Zayas, Emily Mann, Roberto Rodriguez, Daphne Rubin-Vega; bottom row -- Vanessa Aspillaga, Priscilla Lopez, Nilo Cruz. For ticket information, call the McCarter Theatre box office at 258-2787 or visit <www.mccarter.org>.

'Secrecy, Security and Self-Government' is topic for Sept. 16

Washington Post writer Barton Gellman will present a lecture on "Secrecy, Security and Self-Government: An Argument for Unauthorized Disclosures" at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 16, in 016 Robertson Hall.
     Gellman, who shared the Pulitzer Prize for national reporting in 2002 for coverage of the conflict with al Qaeda, is a 1982 graduate of the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, which is sponsoring the lecture as part of an ongoing series along with the Program in Law and Public Affairs.
     He has served as special projects reporter for the Washington Post, Jerusalem bureau chief, Pentagon correspondent and local courthouse reporter. He has received numerous other professional awards and was a finalist for the Pulitzer in 1998 for beat reporting and again in 2000 for public service.
     A member of the Council on Foreign Relations, Gellman is the author of "Contending with Kennan: Toward a Philosophy of American Power" (Praeger 1984). He earned a master's degree in politics at Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar.

Wu to discuss Hong Kong after the 'handover'

A lecture titled "Hong Kong: Six Years After the Handover" will be presented at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 18, in 016 Robertson Hall.
     Sarah Wu, director of the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in New York, will give the address, which is sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.
     Wu, a senior representative of the government of the Hong Kong special administrative region, is responsible for leading the development and expansion of Hong Kong's economic and business partnership throughout the Eastern United States.


Edna O'Brien to read from her work

Irish writer Edna O'Brien will read from her work at 4:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 19, in the Stewart Film Theater, 185 Nassau St.
     O'Brien is the author of 18 works of fiction, including "Down by the River," "House of Splendid Isolation," "Time and Tide" and "Lantern Slides," which won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for fiction.
     Her reading is sponsored by the Fund for Irish Studies.

Sept. 21 Indian dance recital part of 'Festival of Faiths'

A Sept. 21 Indian classical dance recital is among a series of three events this year designed to explore the confluence of the performing arts, spirituality and faith.
     Bala Devi Chandrashekar will perform at 7:30 p.m. in the Frist Campus Center Theater. Bala, a dancer, choreographer and teacher of Bharata Nrithyam, will present "Sacred Dance and Sacred Thought."
     The recital is part of the "Festival of Faiths" series and is sponsored by the University's Religious Life Council, Office of Religious Life, Frist Campus Center, Office of the Vice President for Campus Life, Center for Jewish Life and International Center.
     The concert will be free for Princeton ID holders. Tickets are available for community members at $15 for adults and $6 for children under 12 at the Frist Center Box Office. For information, call the International Center at 258-5006.
     The first offering in the series will be "Princeton's Sound and Spirit," a free celebration of sacred music and dance from diverse traditions, at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 18, in McCosh Courtyard. Music from many different spiritual traditions will be featured, including the University Chapel Choir, the Klezmerkrats and the University Gospel Ensemble.
     On Thursday, Feb. 19, Paul Winter and Soul on Fire will present a concert at 8 p.m. in the University Chapel.

Jonathan Edwards

Exhibition marks 300th anniversary of birth of theologian and philosopher

A new exhibition at Princeton's Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library commemorates the 300th anniversary of the birth of American theologian and philosopher Jonathan Edwards, the University's third president.
     "Jonathan Edwards: The Life of a Master Preacher" features a large portrait, 14 books and 15 documents from the University Library's Department of Rare Books and Special Collections. Many of these items, which range from the sermon "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God" to a letter to Princeton's treasurer, also can be viewed online at <Web page>.
     On view through Feb. 1, the exhibition chronicles Edwards' life as a preacher and his enduring legacy as a leader of the religious revival known as the Great Awakening. The exhibition also documents Edwards' concern for the College of New Jersey, as Princeton was known in his day. Edwards headed the institution for just 34 days, from Feb. 16 to March 22, 1758, before succumbing to a smallpox inoculation.
     Born on Oct. 5, 1703, in East Windsor, Conn., and educated at home and at Yale, Edwards spent most of his career as a pastor in Northampton, Mass. He wrote many powerful sermons there, including "A Faithful Narrative of the Surprising Work of God" (1736) and "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God" (1741).
     In 1750, after more than two decades in Northampton, a theological controversy involving the terms of Christian Communion resulted in Edwards' dismissal. Visitors who tour the exhibition or its online counterpart can see his reply to the charges brought against him. From Northampton he moved to Stockbridge, Mass., where he ministered to the Housatonic Indians. His pen did not slow, however, as he produced many works during his time in Stockbridge, including "Misrepresentations Corrected, and Truth Vindicated" and "Two Dissertations."
     "Jonathan Edwards: The Life of a Master Preacher" captures the religious fervor of the 18th century and Edwards' influential role in shaping it. The exhibition is open to the public without charge Mondays through Fridays from 9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., and until 8 p.m. on Wednesdays. For more information, call 258-6345 or e-mail <mudd@princeton.edu>.
     Also of interest is the Web site of "The Works of Jonathan Edwards" at <Web page>. This scholarly project, designed to publish all of Edwards' writings, is sponsoring a national symposium Oct. 3-4 at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., in honor of his tercentennial.

Information technology usage guidelines posted

The 2003-04 edition of the guidelines for appropriate use of University information technology resources and Internet access has been posted online at <Web page>.
     Since these guidelines appear only on the Web, the site also offers a printer-friendly version in Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format. This companion document to "Rights, Rules, Responsibilities" applies to all members of the University community. It is revised each year by a cross-campus panel.


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