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  March 31, 2003

Week Of Events To Mark Downtown
Stamford Campus's Fifth Anniversary

The fifth anniversary of the University's Downtown Stamford Campus will be celebrated April 7 through April 12 with a week of public lectures and performances.

For further information, including the location of some events, please call 203.251.8400.

Monday, April 7
2:30 p.m. Teatime Lecture: "The Poetic Mystery of a Famous Renaissance Portrait: Why is This Woman Smiling?" Pam Brown, assistant professor of English
7:30 p.m. "An American in Peru"
Stamford premiere of the inaugural Raymond and Beverly Sackler Music Composition Prize Concert featuring the award-winning piece, "An American in Peru," composed by Gabriela Frank and performed by members of the School of Fine Arts Music Department. Opening remarks by the composer and Dean David Woods. The performance will be held in the Ferguson Library.

Tuesday, April 8
2:30 p.m. Teatime Lecture: The Current Crisis in American Morality
Susan Anderson, associate professor of philosophy

5:45-6:30 p.m. Evening Mini-Lectures: Managing in Turbulent Times
Kathleen Dechant, associate professor of management
Richard Hurley, associate professor of accounting
Kathryn Yeaton, assistant professor of accounting
Walter Dolde Jr., associate professor of management
Katherine Pancak, associate professor of real estate & urban economics
Wynd Harris, associate professor of marketing
Eugene Salorio, associate professor of management
Norman Moore, associate professor of finance

7:30 p.m. Opera Scenes and Arias
Opera scenes and arias presented by the UConn Opera Theater, with scenes and arias from The Magic Flute, Porgy and Bess, Die Fledermaus, and other great operas. Student soloists include Matt Cimino and Jennifer Darius, winners of the Francesco and Hilda Riggio Scholarship of the Metropolitan Opera National Council.

Wednesday, April 9
2:30 p.m. Teatime Lecture: "A Fulbright Scholar's Perspective on Egypt"
Karen Arms, associate professor of family studies

5:45-7:15 p.m. Evening Mini-Lectures: Perspectives on Contemporary Issues
Historical Analogies and Current American Foreign Policy, with Joel Blatt, associate professor of history
Space Exploration: Past, Present, and Future, with Mark Swanson, professor of physics
The Bush Economic Plan and the Challenges of the New Economy, with John Stiver, assistant professor of economics

Thursday, April 10
2:30 p.m. Teatime Lecture: "Reflections on Women, Men and the Holocaust"
Nehama Tec, associate professor of sociology
Book signing immediately following, in the UConn Co-Op

5:45-7:15 p.m. Evening Mini-Lectures: "Movie, Story & Context"
"Gangs of New York" and the Draft Riots of 1863, with Mary Cygan, associate professor of history
The Life and Politics of Virginia Wolfe: A Response to "The Hours", with Pat Cramer, associate professor of English
"A Beautiful Mind" Models our World: Can Nash Predict Hussein's next move? with Richard Watnick, associate professor of mathematics
7 p.m. Art Gallery Lecture
Explore the works of photographers Sean Kernan, "Without Mercy, Pardon or Parole, Nothing Less, Nothing More" and Margaret Morton, "The Tunnel," with Ben Ortiz, guest curator

Saturday, April 12
10 a.m.-noon "Family Day"
Folk Dancing: Around the World in 80 Minutes (ages 13 and up), with Felice Lesser, artistic director, Felice Lesser Dance Theater, New York City
"Future Classroom for Present Day Students" in the edgelab (ages 10 and up)
"Kids Behind the Lens" How to Take Great Photos, with Henry Jones (ages 10 and up)
"Wireless Web Searching," in the Thomson Wireless Classroom
"Boot Camp" - exercise instruction in the Fitness Center

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