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Center values exchange of ideas on ethical issues
Macedo’s interests mesh well with center’s emphasis

Annan, global university leaders examine higher education’s benefits to society
Professorship established in honor of Williams
Plans progress for reconstruction of Butler College dormitories
History of Reunions wear on display through July 28

Benchmarking a notable career
Board approves appointments of four new faculty members
Spotlight, briefs

Nassau notes
Calendar of events
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Calendar of events

February 27-March 5, 2006

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Monday, February 27


7:30 p.m. Center for Human Values film series on “Screening Dreams.” Federico Fellini: “8-1/2.” Theater, Rockefeller and Mathey College.


4 p.m. Applied and computational mathematics lecture. “Layering As Optimization Decomposition.” Mung Chiang. 214 Fine.

4 p.m. Geosciences lecture. “The Role of Water in Connecting Past and Future Episodes of Subduction.” Suzan van der Lee, Northwestern University. 220 Guyot.

4:30 p.m. Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions/politics/Mason lecture series on “The Quest for Freedom.” “John Marshall and the Myth of Marbury.” Robert Clinton, Southern Illinois University-Carbondale. 104 Computer Science.

4:30 p.m. Woodrow Wilson School lecture. “Who’s at Guantanamo?” Sabin Willett, pro bono advocate for Guantanamo detainees. 16 Robertson.

Tuesday, February 28,


Noon. Population research/demography seminar. “Excess Weight and Health: A Longitudinal Analysis by Sex and Race.” Anna Zajacova. 300 Wallace.

12:15 p.m. Latin American studies lecture. “Rise and Decline of Statism in Brazil: Reform Processes in Perspective.” Mauricio Font, City University of New York. 216 Burr.

12:30 p.m. Princeton Environmental Institute seminar. “Oil, the Middle East and the Shape of Things to Come.” Shivaji Sondhi. 10 Guyot.

4 p.m. Chemistry seminar. “Monkey Saddles, Pseudopericyclic Reactions and Other Peculiarities.” David Birney, Texas Tech University. DuPont Seminar Room, 324 Frick.

4:15 p.m. Astrophysical sciences astronomy colloquium. “Near-UV Observations of Low Metallicity Stars: New Insights Into Neutron-Capture Nucleosynthesis Processes.” Inese Ivans, Carnegie Institution of Washington. Auditorium, Peyton. Social gathering at 5:15 p.m., main hallway.

4:30 p.m. Mathematics algebraic geometry seminar. Aise de Johan de Jong, Columbia University. 322 Fine.

4:30 p.m. Operations research and financial engineering seminar. “On Irreversible Investment.” Frank Riedel, Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität, Bonn. E219 Engineering Quadrangle.

4:30 p.m. Woodrow Wilson School/science, technology and environmental policy lecture. “Conservation in a Code-Orange World: Why the Environment Matters to Security.” Carter Roberts, World Wildlife Fund. 16 Robertson.

7 p.m. University Store lecture. “We Who Are Dark.” Tommie Shelby, Harvard University, and Anthony Appiah. University Store.

Wednesday, March 1


4:30 p.m. Visual arts/film studies/Young lecture. Christine Vachon, Killer Films, talking about her work. Stewart Film Theater, 185 Nassau St.


Noon. Institute for the Science and Technology of Materials seminar. “Optofluidics.” Dimitri Psaltis, California Institute of Technology. 222 Bowen.

Noon. International Center/Women’s Center lecture. “Chinese Women and Their Images on Screen.” Qing Dai, Communication University of China. 243 Frist.

Noon. Molecular biology lecture. “How Viruses Enter Animal Cells.” Ari Helenius, Institut für Biochemie, Zurich. 3 Thomas Lab.

12:15 p.m. Mathematics discrete mathematics seminar. “Mass Distribution in High Dimensional Convex Sets.” Boaz Klartag, Institute for Advanced Study. 224 Fine.

2 p.m. Mathematics number theory seminar. Chris Hall, University of Texas-Austin. 314 Fine.

[G] 2:50 p.m. Bendheim Center for Finance/Civitas Foundation lecture. “Concentrated Ownership and Labor Relations.” Holger Mueller, New York University. 103 Bendheim Center. Registration required, call 258-0538.

4 p.m. Chemical engineering seminar. “The Science and Technology of Oxyanion-Based Superprotonic Conductors.” Sossina Haile, California Institute of Technology. A224 Engineering Quadrangle. Social gathering at 3:30 p.m., A214 Engineering Quadrangle.

4:15 p.m. Industrial relations/labor economics seminar. “Training, Wages and Sample Selection: Estimating Sharp Bounds on Treatment Effects.” David Lee, University of California-Berkeley. 200 Fisher.

4:15 p.m. International economics lecture. “Trade, Labor Market Integration and the Invisible Handshake.” John McLaren, University of Virginia. 103, 26 Prospect Ave.

4:15 p.m. Princeton plasma physics colloquium. “The Evolution of Code Validation Experiments.” Kathy Prestridge, Los Alamos National Lab. Gottlieb Auditorium, PPPL, Forrestal.

4:30 p.m. Center for Human Values panel discussion. “Incentives for Pharmaceutical Research: Must They Exclude the Global Poor From Advanced Medicines?” Thomas Pogge, Columbia University; Michael Specter, The New Yorker; and Stephen Friend, Merck. 101 McCormick.

4:30 p.m. Latin American studies lecture. “El Silencio de Neto.” Luis Argueta. 219 Burr.

4:30 p.m. Mathematics colloquium. Benjamin Weiss, Hebrew University-Jerusalem. 314 Fine.

4:30 p.m. Medieval studies lecture. “Medieval Manuscripts in the Princeton University Library.” Don Skemer. Taylor Room, Firestone Library.

4:30 p.m. Woodrow Wilson School lecture. “Cyprus in the European Union: Prospects for Reunification, Peace with Turkey and Regional Stability.” Euripides Evriviades, ambassador of the Republic of Cyprus to the United States. 16 Robertson.

5:30 p.m. Alumni Association lecture on “Turning Points in History,” first of four. “1930: Did It Shake Things Up?” Jeremy Adelman. 10 East Pyne.

7 p.m. University Store lecture. “A Celebration of Women’s History Month.” Mary Hawkesworth, Rutgers University and Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society. University Store.

8 p.m. University Public Lecture Series/Vanuxem lecture. “In Search of a National Water Policy: Learning From Katrina, Dry Canals and Pallid Sturgeon.” Gerald Galloway, University of Maryland. Helm Auditorium, McCosh 50.


8 a.m. Chapel Ecumenical Ash Wednesday service. Chapel.

Thursday, March 2


Noon. Chapel music/Graduate College organ concert. Kerry Heimann, American Boychoir School. Procter (charge for lunch).

7 p.m. Near Eastern studies film. al-’Usfur: “The Sparrow.” 100 Jones.

[F ]8 p.m. Theatre Intime play. August Wilson: “Fences.” Theater, Murray-Dodge.

[F] 8 p.m. University concerts. Colorado String Quartet. Music by Haydn, Shostakovich and Beethoven. Richardson Auditorium, Alexander.


[G] 9 a.m., noon and 3 p.m. Information technology/library/Academic Productivity 501 Learning Series. “Gentle Introduction to Stata.” Multipurpose Room A, Frist.

2:30 p.m. Mechanical and aerospace engineering/Crocco colloquium, first of two. “A Way to Search for New Materials With Unlikely Combinations of Physical Properties.” Richard James, University of Minnesota. 101 Friend. Social gathering follows, J223 Engineering Quadrangle.

4 p.m. Chemistry seminar. “The Triple Bond as Two Functional Groups in One Package, or Adventures in Chemistry and Photochemistry of Alkynes.” Igor Alabugin, Florida State University. DuPont Seminar Room, 324 Frick.

4 p.m. Mathematics analysis seminar. “Commutative Algebras of Toeplitz Operators and Berezin Quantization.” Nikolai Vasilevski, Cinvestav del IPN, Mexico. 322 Fine.

4:30 p.m. Center for the Study of Religion lecture. “Why People Perform Rituals.” Pascal Boyer, Washington University-St. Louis. 101 Friend.

4:30 p.m. Classics lecture. “The End of the Greek Novel.” Tim Whitmarsh, University of Exeter. 161 East Pyne.

4:30 p.m. Davis Center lecture. “Bulletproof: Afterlives of Anti-Colonial Millenarian Movements.” Jennifer Wenzel, University of Michigan. 211 Dickinson. Reception follows, Faculty Lounge, Dickinson.

4:30 p.m. Physics colloquium. “The Quasi-Symmetric National Compact Stellarator Experiment (NCSX).” Michael Zarnstorff. A10 Jadwin.

4:30 p.m. Slavic languages and literatures/Art Museum/Institute for International and Regional Studies lecture. “Tradition and Invention: Russian Culture and the ‘World of Art.’” John Malmstad, Harvard University. 28 McCosh. 101 Clio.


8 p.m. Center for French Studies/French and Italian/L’Atelier lecture. “Simul et Singulis: Etre Ensemble, Etre Soi-Meme.” Guillaume Gallience, French actor. Wood Auditorium, McCosh 10.

Friday, March 3


12:30 p.m. Art Museum gallery talk. “Max Beckman, German Expressionist, in New York.” Klaus Florey, docent. Art Museum.

[F] 8 p.m. University Players musical. Jason Brown and Alfred Uhry: "Parade," Matthews Acting Studio, 185 Nassau St. For reservations call 258-1742; or visit

[F] 8 p.m. Theatre Intime play. August Wilson: “Fences.” Theater, Murray-Dodge.


Noon. Psychology colloquium. Mahzarin Banaji, Harvard University. 0-S-6 Green.

2:30 p.m. Mechanical and aerospace engineering/Crocco colloquium, last of two. “Lessons on Structure From the Structure of Viruses.” Richard James, University of Minnesota. 101 Friend. Social gathering follows, J223 Engineering Quadrangle.

3 p.m. Mathematics geometric analysis seminar. “Isoperimetric Inequalities and the Large-Scale Geometry of Hadamard Spaces.” Stefan Wenger, New York University. 314 Fine.

3 p.m. Pace Center/Career Services lecture. "Making a Living and Still Making a Difference: Young Alumni Offer Advice and Strategies."West Room, Murray-Dodge.

4 p.m. Philosophy seminar. “Logicism Without Logic.” Thomas Hofweber, University of Carolina-Chapel Hill. 1 Robertson.


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

Saturday, March 4


10 a.m. Art Museum talk for children. “Russian Folk Tale.” Katherine Sartarelli, docent. Art Museum.

[F] 2 and 8 p.m. Theatre Intime play. August Wilson: “Fences.” Theater, Murray-Dodge.

[F] 2 and 8 p.m. University Players musical. Jason Brown and Alfred Uhry: "Parade," Matthews Acting Studio, 185 Nassau St. For reservations call 258-1742; or visit


1 p.m. Men’s tennis vs. State University of New York-Stony Brook. Jadwin Gym.

2:30 p.m. Women’s water polo vs. George Washington University. DeNunzio Pool.

6:30 p.m. Women’s water polo vs. Bucknell University. DeNunzio Pool.

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

Sunday, March 5


3 p.m. Art Museum gallery talk. “Max Beckman, German Expressionist, in New York.” Klaus Florey, docent. Art Museum.

[F] 3 p.m. Westminster Community Orchestra concert. Richardson Auditorium, Alexander.


4:30 p.m. Buddhist studies workshop. “Religion and Science in Early Modern Tibet: Reading Medical Painting.” Janet Gyatso, Harvard University. 137, 1879.


11 a.m. Chapel Service of Holy Communion. Thomas Breidenthal. 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.

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

“Mir Iskusstva: Russia’s Age of Elegance.” Through June 11.

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. April 2.

School of Engineering

Café, Engineering Quadrangle. Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

“The Astrophotography of Robert Vanderbei.” Through March 11.

Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library

Wiess Lounge, Olden Street. Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., Wednesday until 7:45 p.m. Closed weekends.

“Going Back in Orange and Black.” Through July 28.

Women and Gender Studies

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

“The Sensitive Observer.” Art by Frances Heinrich. Through March 3.

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: 258-8562.

Theatre Intime

Reservations: 258-4950.

Tiger Sportsline

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