Vol. 19, No. 16
Jan. 13, 2000
Foreign policy lectures continue through January
Four free, public lectures on "American Foreign Policy After 2000" continue through the end of January. The presentations are scheduled at 7:30 p.m. in Room 125 Clayton Hall.
On Tuesday, Jan. 18, Joshua Muravchik, resident scholar of the American Enterprise Institute, will discuss "American Leadership After 2000." His research areas include human rights and democracy, socialism and Iran. An adjunct professor for the Institute of World Politics and the executive director of the Coalition for a Democratic Majority, Muravchik is the author of The Imperative of American Leadership: A Challenge to Exporting Democracy, Fullfilling America's Destiny, News Coverage of the Sandinista Revolution and The Uncertain Crusade: Jimmy Carter and the Dilemma. He also has written articles in numerous newspapers, including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times and The Washington Post. He has appeared on NBC, FOX, NPR, PBS and CNN.
On Monday, Jan. 24, Robert Herman, a foreign service officer in the Office of Policy Planning of the U.S. Department of State, will talk about "Democracy and Foreign Policy in the New Millennium." A specialist in democracy and human rights, Herman spent four years as a senior social scientist with the Agency for International Development, Bureau for Europe and the New Independent States, working on assistance strategies in economic, political and social spheres.
He also was a fellow at the Brookings Institution where he completed a doctoral thesis on the political and intellectual origins of the Gorbachev Revolution. He also holds a doctorate in political science from Cornell University, a master's degree in international affairs from the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University and a bachelor's degree from Swathmore College.
On Thursday, Jan. 27, Teresita Schaffer, director of the South Asia Program of the Center for Strategic and International Studies, will speak on "South Asia and U.S. Foreign Policy." Schaffer served in the U.S. Foreign Service for 30 years and was deputy assistant secretary of state for South Asia from 1989-1992, ambassador to Sri Lanka from 1992-1995 and director of the Foreign Service Institute from 1995-1997.
Earlier posts included Tel Aviv, Islamabad, New Delhi and Dhaka, and she also served as director of the Office of International Trade in the U.S. State Department. Her fields of expertise include political, economic and security developments in South Asia, U.S. trade policy and U.S. relations with the Middle East.
On Monday, Jan. 31, Chantel de Jonge Oudraat, an associate of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, will discuss "Internal Conflicts and Coercive Measures: What Role for the U.S. and the U.N.?" De Jonge Oudraat works on the Managing Globe Issues Project, which seeks to uncover mechanisms and processes that can make international governance regimes more effective. She is finalizing a book on the United Nations and the use of force and economic sanctions. Before joining Carnegie, de Jonge Oudraat was a research affiliate at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard University and senior research associate at the United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR) in Geneva, where she was founding editor of the UNIDIR Newsletter. De Jonge Oudraat currently serves on the board of Women in International Security. She received her bachelor's degree from the University of Amsterdam, her master's degree from the University of Paris I and her doctorate in political science from the University of Paris II.
The annual Winter Session lecture seminar series is cosponsored by the Department of Political Science and International Relations, the Office of International Programs and Special Sessions at UD and the World Affairs Council of Wilmington.
For more information, call 831-2355.
Orchestra members perform Jan. 31 in Loudis Recital Hall
A guest artist recital featuring Philadelphia Orchestra members Richard Amoroso, violin, and Adam Unsworth, horn, with pianist Sheri Segal-Melcher, will be presented at 8 p.m., Monday, Jan. 31, in Loudis Recital Hall of the Amy E. du Pont Music. The free program includes the Brahms Horn Trio, Harbison's Twilight Music, Sonata for Violin and Piano by Debussy and le monde minuscule by Daniel Schnyder. The ensemble will play the same program in February in its New York City debut at Weill Recital Hall/Carnegie Hall.
Hornist Adam Unsworth joined the Philadelphia Orchestra in 1998. Previously he was a member of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, the New World Symphony and the Madison Symphony. He has also played extensively with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. In addition to his orchestral performing, Unsworth is a jazz composer and performer.
Violinist Richard Amoroso has been a member of the Philadelphia Orchestra since 1998. Previously, he was a member of Concerto Soloists, the Philly Pops and the Opera Company of Philadelphia and served as concertmaster for Pro Musica. He has studied with current and former Philadelphia Orchestra members Norman Carol, William de Pasquale, Rafael Druian and David Arben.
Sheri Segal-Melcher has performed extensively throughout the United States as a solo pianist, chamber musician and accompanist. A faculty member at Immaculata College and Chestnut Hill Academy, she also is organist and choir director at Conshohocken United Methodist Church. She has performed with violinist Eugene Fodor, cellists Zvi Plesser and Yvonne Caruthers and bass-baritone Eric J. Owens.
For more informatin, call 831-2577.
American Family Theatre to perform 'Aladdin' Jan. 23
The magic and adventure of the Arabian Nights come alive with the American Family Theatre production of Aladdin and the Magic Lamp at 2 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 23, in Mitchell Hall.
Tickets for the show, which is part of UD's Family Performing Arts Series, are $6 for UD students and children, $8 for senior citizens and UD faculty, staff and alumni and $10 for the general public.
In the live on-stage adaptation of the story, Aladdin leaves his home to seek his fortune. Reaching the marketplace, he discovers exciting characters weaving plots of intrigue and mystery. Aladdin finds a rusty old lamp that turns out to be the home of a remarkable mischievous genie. With the help of this fun-loving genie, Aladdin does indeed find his fortune and, of course, a princess to share his travels and dreams.
American Family Theatre specializes in full-scale Broadway-style shows for families and recently performed at the UD Summer Arts Festival.
Now in its 22nd season, the UD Performing Arts Series presents a variety of musicals, dance and theatrical performances for students, faculty and the community. The series is made possible, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts.
For information on the performance, call UD1-HENS.
Jazz vocalist, pianist will headline alumni concert
The husband and wife team of jazz vocalist Ellen Lebowitz and pianist Tom Palmer will bring a fresh approach to jazz to UD at 8 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 22, in Mitchell Hall, as part of the Alumni Artist Concert.
Tickets for the Performing Arts Series concert are $6 for UD students and children, $8 for senior citizens and UD faculty, staff and alumni and $10 for the general public.
With a contemporary sound and a funky, swinging style, the duo will perform arrangements ranging from Jerome Kern and Duke Ellington to the Beatles and Carole King.
Both alumni of UD, Lebowitz graduated in 1979 and Palmer in 1981. Since graduation, Lebowitz has sung with and led various groups including Lavendar-a popular dance band that provides dancing and listening music for all occasions. In 1998, Lebowitz released her debut CD, entitled Invitation to Yesterdays.
For ticket information, call 831-8741.
Exhibition highlights Pre-Columbian cultures
The University Gallery will present an exhibition of ceramic vessels representing several Peruvian Pre-Columbian cultures from Jan. 25 through March 24, in the Main Gallery in Old College.
Ranging in date from 1200 B.C.E. to 1000 A.D., the vessels are depictions of warriors, priests and ceremonial icons unique to each society from the western coastal regions and highlands of South America.
The ceramics were often utilitarian but also conveyed ideas in the forms of naturalistic images, geometric symbols and compound creatures.
The University Gallery has been the recipient of many generous donations of Pre-Columbian art and artifacts since 1954.
Over the years, many significant ceramic vessels have come into the collection, which is used for instruction and exhibition purposes. The form of the ceramics selected for the exhibition celebrates the sacredness of nature and the cultures' reverence toward it.
The vessels in some cases document a slow evolution from hunter-gatherer societies into agricultural communities. In other cases, the motifs and forms become identification of a time, place or specific cultural group.
Most vessels were coil built or formed in molds, as wheel-throwing technology had not been introduced. Cultures represented in this exhibition include Chavín and Recuay from the northern Peruvian highlands; Chimú, Moche, and Vicus from north central and coastal Peru; and Nazca from the southern Peruvian coast.
Objects in the exhibition take various forms from simple bottles to multi-chambered figural vessels.
Many use sophisticated firing and coloration techniques and are fine examples of the cultures represented. The ceramics have a range from items for household use to portraiture. Others commemorate warriors, priests, plants and animals and incorporate other ritual functions.
Admission to the University Gallery is free. Hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesdays through Fridays, and 1 to 5 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. The Gallery is closed on Mondays and University holidays.
The University Gallery is wheelchair accessible. To request other disability accommodations or to arrange guided tours, individuals should contact the gallery office at 831-8242 at least 10 days in advance of a visit.
Second session added for 'Taking Control'
T he Faculty and Staff Assistance Program will offer a second workshop on "Taking Control of Your Life and Setting Limits" from noon-1:30 p.m., Monday, Jan. 31, in Room 130, General Services Building. This session is designed for faculty and staff who feel they are very busy, drowning in responsibilities, unable to say "no," unclear about priorities and feel stressed, unfulfilled and out of control.
To register for this workshop, call Jean Pasapane at 831-2414 or send e-mail to <jpasapan@ udel.edu> by Friday, Jan. 28. Beverages will be provided.
Box offices closed
The box offices in the Trabant University Center and the Bob Carpenter Center will be closed on Martin Luther King Day, Monday, Jan. 17.
Three speakers to examine integrity, civility and ethics
Additional lectures have been added to the film and speaker series entitled "Integrity, Civility and Ethics," scheduled through Jan. 27 on the Newark campus.
The series combines thought-provoking classic films with speakers on legal and moral dilemmas, college student values, computer ethics, character and civic responsibility and more.
All speakers will lecture in the Rodney Room of the Perkins Student Center, and all of the movies will be shown in the movie theatre of the Trabant University Center. All events are free and open to the public.
The movies are scheduled at 7:30 p.m. They will be followed by an optional coffee and discussion time. Scheduled films include:
The remaining speakers in the free, public lecture series, which will be presented at 7:30 p.m. in the Rodney Room of the Perkins Student Center, include
The series is cosponsored by the Leadership Education at Delaware (LEAD) program, the Department of Consumer Studies, the journalism program, student media and the Office of the Dean of Students.
For more information on the series, the speakers or the films, call 831-2428.
Archbishop Desmond Tutu's Jan. 17 address on UDTV, web
Archbishop Desmond Tutu will appear in Wilmington's Playhouse Theatre at 6 p.m., Monday, Jan. 17, as the first speaker in the Primo Lecture Series, established to honor the late Rev. Quintin E. Primo Jr., the first African-American bishop in Chicago and an interim bishop for the Episcopal Diocese of Delaware.
The Religious and Spiritual Life Concerns Caucus (RSLCC) at the University will host a television viewing of Tutu's remarks in 037 Memorial Hall, beginning at 6 p.m. All members of the campus community are invited. Discussion will follow the lecture with the Rev. Laura Lee C. Wilson, chairperson of the RSLCC, as the facilitator for the evening on campus.
Information Technologies/University Media Services (UMS) also will broadcast the program over the campus cable system on Channel 48 and will be video scanning it on the World Wide Web at the following url <www.udel.edu/UMS/primo>. Local radio and television station WHYY will cover this event live and feed it both on Channel 12 TV and to the PBS network nationwide.
Tutu, an internationally recognized champion of human rights, will present the inaugural lecture in the Primo series. He also will lead the dialog on "Global Challenges: Perspectives on Race Relations" with a panel that includes George Curry, editor-in-chief, Essence Magazine; Charles O. Holliday Jr., chairman and CEO, DuPont Co.; the Rev. Canon Lloyd Casson, rector, Episcopal Church of Saints Andrew and Matthew; and Margaret Fung, executive director, Asian-American Legal Defense and Education Fund. Cheryl Martin, a news anchorperson at Black Entertainment Television, will serve as moderator.
For more information, call the Playhouse Theatre at 656-4401 or Wilson at 368-8802.