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Center embraces discovery across the natural sciences
Students gain scientific savvy in popular biology course for humanities majors

Programs range from beginnings of universe to future of computing
Kang works to pinpoint cause of cancer spread
Fuss explores influence of environment on writers
Nine presidents issue statement reaffirming gender equity commitment

Snowden to retire after serving four decades and four presidents
Gruschow named assistant to the president
Recommendations of Task Force on Health and Well-Being lead to appointments
People, spotlight

Nassau Notes
Calendar of events
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Calendar of events

December 12, 2005–January 8, 2006

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[F] Admission charged, [G] Not open to general public.
All other events are open to members of the University community and the general public free of charge. Any speaker not otherwise identified is a member of the faculty, staff or student body of Princeton University. • Contact Calendar editor • Submissions for future calendars may be made online by completing the calendar submission form. • For copy deadlines, please refer to the PWB deadline schedule.

Nassau Street entrance closed

The Nassau Street entrance to campus for vehicles will be closed during University’s winter recess, from 11 p.m. Friday, Dec. 16, until 7 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 3. The Faculty Road entrance will be open 24 hours a day during this period.

December 12-18

Monday, December 12

4 p.m. Chemistry seminar. “Metal-Ligand Interactions in Solution Probed With Ultrafast Spectroscopies.” Munira Khalil, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. DuPont Seminar Room, 324 Frick.

4 p.m. Geosciences lecture. “The Role of Polar Ocean in Paleo-Climates.” Daniel Sigman. 220 Guyot.

4:15 p.m. Industrial relations/Center for Health and Well-Being lecture. “Information Technology and Medical Errors: Evidence From a Randomized Trial.” James Rebitzer, Case Western Reserve University. 200 Fisher.

4:30 p.m. Council of the Princeton University Community meeting. 101 Friend.

4:30 p.m. South Asian studies reading. “Maximum City.” Suketu Mehta, writer and journalist. 2 Robertson.

4:30 p.m. Woodrow Wilson School lecture. “U.N. Engagement With the Israel and Palestinian Civil Societies: Participatory Strategies and the Co-Partial Approach.” Gilad Ben-Nun, U.N. Development Program and Peace Now. 16 Robertson.

[F] 7:30 p.m. Chapel music Messiah sing. Chapel.

[F] 7:30 p.m. Vienna Boys’ Choir concert. Richardson Auditorium, Alexander.

8 p.m. University Sinfonia concert, Ruth Ochs, conductor. Music by Mendelssohn, Elgar, Dvorak and Mozart. Taplin Auditorium, Fine.

Tuesday, December 13

Noon. Population research/Center for Health and Well-Being/demography seminar. “The Effects of Male Incarceration Dynamics on AIDS Infection Rates Among African American Women and Men.” Rucker Johnson, University of California-Berkeley. 300 Wallace.

12:15 p.m. Latin American studies lecture. “Globalizations and Their Paradoxes: Forest Trends in Latin America.” Susanna Hecht, University of California-Los Angeles. 107, 58 Prospect Ave.

2:30 p.m. Memorial service for University Registrar Joseph Greenberg. Chapel. Reception follows, Prospect House.

4:30 p.m. Woodrow Wilson School lecture. “Africa Unchained.” George Ayittey, American University. 16 Robertson.

[F] 7:30 p.m. A Cappella Holiday Jam. Richardson Auditorium, Alexander.

Wednesday, December 14

Noon. History lecture. “Rethinking Brown: The Unfinished Struggle for Equal Education in the 20th-Century North.” Thomas Sugrue, University of Pennsylvania. 211 Dickinson.

Noon. Information technology seminar. “Better Than Google, Part II: The Library’s PUL QuickSearch.” Nancy Pressman. Multipurpose Room B, Frist.

Noon. Institute for the Science and Technology of Materials seminar. “Nanophonotonics With Metamaterials.” Vladimir Shalaev, Purdue University. 222 Bowen.

12:30 p.m. Mathematics graduate student seminar. “Tell Me Your Values and I Will Tell You What You Are!” Boris Bukh. 224 Fine.

2:15 p.m. Mathematics discrete mathematics seminar. “Spectral Profile and Markov Chain Mixing.” Prasad Tetali, Georgia Institute of Technology. 224 Fine.

3 to 6 p.m. and 8 to 10 p.m. Frist Winter Holiday Festival. Frist.

4 p.m. Chemical engineering seminar. “Neutron Scattering and Monte Carlo Determination of the Variation of the Critical Nucleus Size With Quench Depth.” Nitash Balsara, University of California-Berkeley. A224 Engineering Quadrangle. Social gathering at 3:30 p.m., A214 Engineering Quadrangle.

4:30 p.m. East Asian studies lecture. “Temple-Visit Poems of the Late Southern Dynasties.” Cynthia Chennault, University of Florida. 202 Jones.

7 p.m. Art and archaeology lecture. “Counting Numbers Words, Literally: Transformations of Aphorism in the Work of Hanne Darboven.” Brigid Doherty. 106 McCormick. Reception at 6:30 p.m.

7 p.m. German film series on “Fritz Lang — The Weimar Films.” “Das Testament Des Dr. Mabuse.” 10 East Pyne.

7:30 p.m. Chapel candlelight service of lessons and carols. Chapel.

[F] 7:30 p.m. McCarter Theatre performance. “A Christmas Carol.” Matthews Theatre.

[F] 7:30 p.m. Men’s basketball vs. Monmouth University. Jadwin Gym.

8 p.m. Theater and dance performance workshop. “Dance 319 and Dance 419.” Hagan Dance Studio, 185 Nassau St.

Thursday, December 15

[G] 9 a.m., noon and 3 p.m. Information technology/Firestone Library/Academic Productivity 501 Learning Series. “Reference Management With EndNote and RefWorks.” Multipurpose Room, Frist.

[FG] 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Prospect holiday buffet. Prospect House.

4:30 p.m. Davis Center lecture. “Wish Landscapes and Garden Cities: The Landscape Iconology of English Urban Reform, 1880-1920.” Margaret Deming, Syracuse University. 211 Dickinson.

4:30 p.m. Judaic studies lecture. “The Contemporary Marranos of Northeastern Brazil.” Nathan Wachtel, College of France. 203 Scheide Caldwell House.

4:30 p.m. Physics colloquium. “Jammed Ellipsoids Beat Jammed Spheres: Experiments With Candies, Colloids and Kwazy-Crystals.” Paul Chaikin, New York University. A10 Jadwin.

7 p.m. University Store book reading and signing. Michael Barry, author of “Figurative Art in Medieval Islam.” University Store.

[F] 7:30 p.m. McCarter Theatre performance. “A Christmas Carol.” Matthews Theatre.

[F] 8 p.m. Westminster Community Orchestra concert. Richardson Auditorium, Alexander.

Friday, December 16

[F] 7:30 p.m. McCarter Theatre performance. “A Christmas Carol.” Matthews Theatre.

[F] 8 p.m. Princeton Pro Musica concert. Richardson Auditorium, Alexander.

Saturday, December 17

[F] 1 and 5:30 p.m. McCarter Theatre performance. “A Christmas Carol.” Matthews Theatre.

[F] 4 p.m. Princeton Symphony Orchestra concert. Richardson Auditorium, Alexander.

[F] 7:30 p.m. McCarter Theatre performance. Stacey Kent. Berlind Theatre.

Sunday, December 18

11 a.m. Chapel service. Deborah Blanks. Chapel.

[F] 1 and 5:30 p.m. McCarter Theatre performance. “A Christmas Carol.” Matthews Theatre.

1:30 and 3 p.m. Art Museum concert. “A Splendid Time: Music of 15th- Century Europe.” Engelchor Consort. Art Museum.

[F] 4 p.m. American Boychoir concert. Richardson Auditorium, Alexander.

December 19–25

Monday, December 19

[F] 7:30 p.m. Bach’s Brandenburgs performance. Richardson Auditorium, Alexander.

[F] 8 p.m. McCarter Theatre performance. Dianne Reeves; with Freddy Cole. Matthews Theatre.

Tuesday, December 20

[F] 7:30 p.m. McCarter Theatre performance. “A Christmas Carol.” Matthews Theatre.

Wednesday, December 21

[F] 7:30 p.m. McCarter Theatre performance. “A Christmas Carol.” Matthews Theatre.

Thursday, December 22

[F] 7:30 p.m. McCarter Theatre performance. “A Christmas Carol.” Matthews Theatre.

Friday, December 23

[F] 3 and 7:30 p.m. McCarter Theatre performance. “A Christmas Carol.” Matthews Theatre.

Saturday, December 24

[F] Noon and 4 p.m. McCarter Theatre performance. “A Christmas Carol.” Matthews Theatre.

8 p.m. Chapel Christmas Eve service. Thomas Breidenthal. Chapel.

Sunday, December 25

11 a.m. Chapel Christmas Eucharist service. Paul Raushenbush. Chapel.

December 26–January 1

Wednesday, December 28

[F] 7:30 p.m. Men’s basketball vs. Carnegie Mellon University. Jadwin Gym.

Friday, December 30

7 p.m. Women’s basketball vs. Fairleigh Dickinson University. Jadwin Gym.

Sunday, January 1

11 a.m. Chapel Service of Lessons and Carols. Trinity Episcopal Church Choirs, Tom Whittemore, conductor. Chapel.

January 2–8

Wednesday, January 4

Noon. Information technology seminar. “20 Years of Academic Computing: What Have We Learned?” Michael Mahoney. Multipurpose Room B, Frist.

Friday, January 6

[F] 8 p.m. New Jersey Symphony Orchestra concert. Richardson Auditorium, Alexander.

Sunday, January 8

11 a.m. Chapel service. Paul Raushenbush. Chapel.


Alcoholics Anonymous

12:15 p.m. Mondays. East Room, Murray-Dodge.

9:30 a.m. Sundays, basement, Murray-Dodge. Membership not required to attend.


Art Museum

Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m. Closed Mondays and major holidays. Public tours, Saturdays, 2 p.m.

“Between Image and Concept: Recent Acquisitions in African American Art.” Through Feb. 26.

“Chantal Akerman: ‘25ème ècran (25th Screen)’” Through Feb. 26.

“The Legacy of Homer: Four Centuries of Art From the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris.” Through Jan. 15.

Engineering Quadrangle

E-Quad Cafe. Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Digital photography by Fanny Chouinard. Through Dec. 31.

Firestone Library

Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.

Milberg Gallery:

“Wonderful Stories for Pictures: Hans Christian Andersen and His Illustrators.” Through March 26.

Main Gallery:

“The Lure of the Library: The Friends at 75.” Through April 16. Tours of exhibit at 4 p.m. on Feb. 12 and April 2.

Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library

Olden St. Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

“1945: A World United and Divided.” Through Jan. 31.

Visual Arts Program

Lucas Gallery, 185 Nassau St. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed weekends.

Exhibit of student sculpture and ceramics. Dec. 13 through Jan. 10. Opening reception, Dec. 13, 6 to 8 p.m.

Women and Gender Studies

Lounge, 113 Dickinson. Monday-Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

“Clouds and Spirits.” Art by Ruane Miller. Through Dec. 22.

Et cetera

Art Museum

Hours: 258-3788.

Athletic Ticket Office

Tickets and information: 258-3538.

Dillon Gymnasium

Hours: 258-4466.

Employee Health

G6B McCosh Health Center.

Appointments: 258-5035, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. After-hours emergencies: 258-3134.

Employment Opportunities

Frist Campus Center

Welcome Desk: 258-1766.

University Ticketing:


Hours: 258-3181.

McCarter Theatre Box Office

Reservations: 258-2787 (for Matthews and Berlind Theatre events), Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Orange Key Guide Service

Frist Campus Center Welcome Desk. Tours Monday-Saturday at 10 and 11 a.m., 1:30 and 3:30 p.m.; Sunday at 1:30 and 3:30 p.m.

Information and tours: 258-1766.

Prospect Association

Reservations: 258-3686.

Richardson Auditorium

Reservations: 258-5000, Monday-Friday, noon to 6 p.m.; and two hours before events requiring tickets.

Theater and Dance

Reservations: 258-3676.

Theatre Intime

Reservations: 258-4950.

Tiger Sportsline

Current sports highlights and upcoming athletic events: 258-3545.