Weekly Bulletin
December 13, 1999
Vol. 89, No. 12
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Page one news and features
Two miles underground ... studying subsurface microbes
Social dance and social life
In the news

Director's Alert profiles Shapiro

Nassau Notes

Grants available


Nassau Notes



George Winston

Pianist George Winston will play original and traditional folk melodies and contemporary and classic pop songs when he appears at McCarter Theatre at 8:00 pm on December 13. (Photo by Jay Blakesberg)

The diSiac Dance Company will present its fall show, "4D," at 8:00 pm on December 14 through 16 in Theatre Intime, Murray-Dodge. Reservations may be made by calling the box office at 258-4950. For further information, visit

Jean Lee '00


Student dance
Jean Lee '00 is featured in the dance performance workshop at 8:00 pm on December 15 in the Hagan Dance Studio, 185 Nassau St. The program includes advanced student choreography, guided by Diann Sichel, and student performances in works by the late James Waring reconstruced by Ze'eva Cohen and choreographed by guest artists Kraig Patterson and Pat Catterson.

Christmas at McCarter
David Pittenger as the Cavalier and Molly Daly as the Sugarplum Fairy will appear with the American Repertory Ballet when they perform The Nutcracker at McCarter Theatre on December 29 to 31 and January 2. (Photo by Peter Cook)

Dream world
    "The Face of Wisdom" will be on display in "Dreamscapes," an exhibit of paintings by Woodrow Wilson School alumna Alexandra Isaievych, in the Bernstein Gallery, Robertson Hall, through January 14.


Adam Smith previews China special
George Goodman, also known as Adam Smith of "Adam Smith's Money World," will present a program called "Crossroads China 2001" at 4:30 pm on January 6 in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall. It will feature previews of a one-hour "Adam Smith" special that will air the following evening on WNET, Channel 13, plus discussion with Robert Hormats, vice chair of Goldman, Sachs International, and Minxin Pei, senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
    In the special, Goodman discusses the impending conflict between the top-down control of the communist apparatus in China and the rapid modernization of the country via the Internet. To keep its economy growing, he says, China needs world trade, technology, and the rule of law for investorsall of which challenge traditional communist authority. He talks with Henry Kissinger, Yale professor Jonathan Spence, former ambassadors Winston Lord and James Sasser, and Yahoo founder Jerry Yang, as well as Chinese artists, chefs, economists and bureaucrats.
    Goodman helped found New York magazine and was a founding editor of the trade magazine Institutional Investor. His books include The Money Game, Supermoney, and Powers of Mind.
    Hormats has served as assistant secretary of state for economic and business affairs, ambassador and deputy US trade representative, and senior economic adviser to Kissinger, Brent Scowcroft and Zbigniew Brzezinski. His publications include American Albatross: The Foreign Debt Dilemma and Reforming the International Monetary System.
    Pei's work has covered a wide range of subjects, including US relations with East Asian countries and democratization in developing countries. A former faculty member in the Politics Department, he is the author of From Reform to Revolution: The Demise of Communism in China and the Soviet Union and a forthcoming book on "The Political Economy of Legal Reform in China."


Celebrate Y2K
Curtain Calls, the town-gown New Year's Eve celebration, will take place on December 31 between 7:00 pm and 12:30 am. For ticket information call the Arts Council of Princeton at 924-8777.

Plans cover breast reconstruction
The Women's Health and Cancer Rights Act of 1998 was enacted by the US Congress on October 21, 1998. It requires the Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) Plan, Point of Service (POS) Plan, J-1 Visa Health Plan and Catastrophic Plan to cover the following medical services in connection with coverage for a mastectomy:
• reconstruction of the breast on which the mastectomy has been performed;
• surgery and reconstruction of the other breast to produce symmetrical appearance; and
• prostheses and treatment of physical complications in all stages of the mastectomy including lymphedemas (swelling associated with the removal of lymph nodes).
    These services shall be provided in a manner determined in consultation with the attending physician and the patient. Coverage for these services is subject to applicable deductibles, coinsurance or copayments.
    Contact Andrea Baxter in the Office of Human Resources (258-2606) with any questions about this benefit.