Weekly Bulletin
October 4, 1999
Vol. 89, No. 4

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Geowulf: Is this the future?
Exhibit celebrates Hemingway's art
Water crisis countdown
Snakes to fungus: tips for daily life
International experience
Nassau Notes


Nassau Notes


Walesa speaks for Millennium

Lech Walesa, former president of Poland, will deliver the inaugural lecture of the Millennium Lecture Series at 3:30 pm on October 8 in McCosh 50, Helm Auditorium.
    Winner of the 1983 Nobel peace Prize, Walesa spearheaded the Solidarity movement that brought Communist rule to an end in Poland in the 1980s, and in 1990 he became his country's first democratically elected president. Retired from politics, he now heads the Lech Walesa Institute, whose aim is "to advance the ideals of democracy and free market reform throughout Eastern Europe and the rest of the world."
    Walesa's lecture is the first in a series to be presented as part of the Princeton Millennium Project of the Class of 2000. In addition to talks by Doris Kearns Goodwin and Toni Morrrison, the project will include essay contests for Princeton undergraduates and area high school students, offering cash prizes; an archival project, "A Week in the Life of Princeton, 2000"; and a Millennium Day.

Grimes discusses macroeconomic policy of Japan

William Grimes, assistant professor in international relations at Boston University, will speak on "Power, Pathology, and the Making of Failed Policies: Macroeconomic Policy in Japan, 1985-1999" at 4:30 pm on October 6 in 1 Robertson.
    Author of the forthcoming book "From the Plaza to the Bubble: Japan's Response to International Economic Policy Coordination, 1985-97," Grimes has been an advanced research fellow at the Program on US-Japan Relations at Harvard.
    A former Fulbright scholar at the University of Tokyo's Institute of Fiscal and Monetary Policy, he was assistant to the director of the US-Japan Relations Program at Princeton, where he earned an 1990 MPA at the Woodrow Wilson School and a 1995 PhD in politics.


Poetry reading

Poets Sophie Cabot Black (above) and Mark Strand will give an Althea Ward Clark W'21 Creative Writing Program poetry reading at 4:30 pm on October 6 in the Stewart Theater, 185 Nassau St.


Dance at McCarter

Franklin Gamero (l) and Iliana Lopez will dance George Balanchine's "Rubies" when the Miami City Ballet appears at 8:00 pm on October 6 and 7 in McCarter Theatre. (Photo by Steven Caras)

Black female MP talks of women, leadership

Diane Abbott, first black woman in the British Parliament, will speak on "Women and Leadership" at 7:00 pm on October 7 in the Third World Center.
    First elected to the House of Commons in 1987, Abbott represents a working class, multiethnic district in London. As a member of Parliament, she has had a role in deliberating NATO and UN action in the Balkans and Africa and criticizing the Maastricht Treaty, and she has served as a member of the Treasury Committee of the International Monetary Fund.
    Daughter of Jamaican immigrants, Abbott is an honors graduate of Cambridge University. A former journalist, she was a founding member of the Black Media Workers Organisation in the UK.
    Her talk is sponsored by the Women's Center, Third World Center and African American Studies Program.


Irish folk

Flutist James Galway, with pianist Philip Moll, will appear at 8:00 pm on October 8 at McCarter Theatre. (Photo by Dorothy Low)

Chamber Players recreate Schubertiade

The Richardson Chamber Players present a program entitled "An Evening at Schubert's" at 8:00 pm on October 8 in Richardson Auditorium. It includes lieder and chamber music largely composed between 1814 and 1817, which were performed by Schubert's personal friends at private evenings known as Schubertiade.
    Performers include tenor David Kellett, pianist Jennifer Tao, violinist Anna Lim, flutist Judith Pearce, cellist Chris Finckel, guitarist Laura Oltman, and horn player Daniel Gravois. All the performers except Finckel teach their respective instruments at the University, in addition to performing professionally.

Bhawmik sings Hindustani classical music

Mitali Bhawmik, Hindustani classical vocalist, will perform at 8:00 pm on October 8 in Taplin Auditorium, Fine Hall, accompanied by Samir Chaterjee on tabla and Ramesh Mishra on sarengi. She specializes in khayals, thumris and bhajans.
    Born in Nogaon, Assam, Bhawmik regularly appears at the Hindu Milan Mandir Annual Music Conference. Her concert is sponsored by the South Asian Students Association and the International Center.

Friends present mezzo-soprano

The Friends of Music present a recital by mezzo-soprano Elizabeth Shammash, with pianist Israel Gursky, at 3:00 pm on October 10 in Taplin Auditorium. Her program includes selections from Haydn's Arianna a Naxos, songs by Richard Hundley, and song cycles by Ravel and Manuel de Falla.
    Winner of the 1999 Joy-in-Singing Competition in New York City, Shammash recently appeared at the Wolf Trap Opera and at the Manhattan School. Her professional credits include seasons with the Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, Boston Lyric Opera, Sarasota Opera and others. A BA graduate of Brown University with a degree in Italian studies, she began her musical career with 14 years as a violinist and violist.


University Concerts

Music from Zimbabwe performed by five musicians touring as "Soul of Mbira" will be featured at 10:30 am and 8:00 pm on October 9 in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall. Both events are presented by University Concerts in conjunction with the World Music Institute of New York.


Music of Pakistan

"Qawwali: Sufi Music of Pakistan" with Mehr Ali/Sher Ali and Ensemble will be presented at 3:00 pm on October 10 in McCarter Theatre. (Photo by Jack Vartoogian)

Policy prohibits use of roofs

University policy prohibits the use of roofs on campus for personal or social purposes because of the hazards of falls as well as the possibility of damage to roofs. With prior approval some roofs may be used for research and teaching; for permission call either Maintenance at 258-6607 or Environmental Health and Safety at 258-5294 (e-mail