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Thursday, Dec. 08, 2016
 

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University kicks off holiday outreach service initiatives

Through Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2016, various times · various locations

Members of the University community have the opportunity to share the holiday spirit through a series of community service initiatives and special events planned for November, December and January. 

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Singer-songwriter Garfunkel to appear

Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2015, 4:30 p.m. · Alexander Hall, Richardson Auditorium

Singer-songwriter Art Garfunkel will perform as part of the student-produced television show "Princeton Tonight" at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 13, in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall. Tickets are free and will be released as follows: • Princeton University students. Ticket distribution will begin at 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 5, at the University Ticketing Office in the Frist Campus Center. The distribution will continue, while supplies last, during normal business hours (Monday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.). Princeton University students may pick up one ticket per TigerCard (University ID) and can bring up to two TigerCards. Please note that students must be at the venue by 4:20 p.m. for the tickets to be considered valid. There will be a standby process for this event (see below). • Princeton University faculty and staff. Ticket distribution for faculty and staff will begin at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 7 at the University Ticketing Office in the Frist Campus Center. The distribution will continue, while supplies last, during normal business hours (Monday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.). Princeton University cardholders may pick up one ticket per TigerCard (University ID) and can bring up to two TigerCards. Please note that faculty and staff must be at the venue by 4:20 p.m. for the tickets to be considered valid. There will be a standby process for this event (see below). • General public: Should tickets remain, tickets will become available to the general public beginning at 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 12, online only on the University Ticketing website while supplies last. Members of the general public may obtain two tickets per person. There will be a standby process for this event (see below). • Standby line. Should this event sell out, a standby line will be formed outside of Richardson Auditorium. Seating for the event is general admission. Doors to Richardson will open at 4 p.m. Attendees must be seated no later than 4:20 p.m.; tickets and seats not claimed by that time will be released to audience members in the standby line. This event is cosponsored by "Princeton Tonight" and the Office of the Dean of Undergraduate Students. "Princeton Tonight" airs on Princeton Community TV at 8 p.m. on Thursday evenings and on YouTube.

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Service for Bowen set for Dec. 11

Sunday, Dec. 11, 2016, 1:30 p.m. · University Chapel

A service of remembrance and celebration for President Emeritus William G. Bowen is set for 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11, in the University Chapel.

Bowen, who served as Princeton's 17th president from 1972 to 1988, died Oct. 20 at age 83. A full obituary is available online.

In lieu of flowers, the family has suggested contributions to the Sir W. Arthur Lewis Fund at Princeton University, which provides support for graduate students.

Parking for the service will be available in University lots along William Street and in the West Parking Garage (.pdf) with shuttle service. The service will be Webcast live.

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Smith to discuss legacy of the 'Princeton Effect'

Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016, 4 p.m. · Jadwin Hall, Room A10

A.J. Stewart Smith, Princeton University's Class of 1909 Professor of Physics, will present, "The Path to CP Violation: Remembering Val Fitch and Jim Cronin in Princeton,” at 4 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 8, in Jadwin Hall, Room A10. Smith will discuss the legacy of the "Princeton Effect" — which showed that the laws of physics are different for particles and antiparticles — discovered by the late Fitch and Cronin in 1964 and for which they received the 1980 Nobel Prize in Physics. The public event is part of the Department of Physics' Hamilton Colloquium Series.

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Alston to accept Adlai Stevenson Award

Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016, 4:30 p.m. · Robertson Hall, Room 016

United Nations Rapporteur for Extreme Poverty and Human Rights Philip G. Alston, the John Norton Pomeroy Professor of Law at New York University School of Law and co-founder of its Center for Human Rights and Global Justice, will give an address accepting the UNA-USA's 2016 Adlai Stevenson Award for his human rights career of service to the global community. Alston will speak and take questions regarding his work on freedom from extreme poverty, on ending extrajudicial executions, and children's human rights.

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Princeton University Orchestra to perform world premiere of Seo's Piano Concerto

Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016, 7:30 p.m. · Alexander Hall, Richardson Auditorium

The Princeton University Orchestra will perform the world premiere of Juri Seo's Piano Concerto, with the composer at the piano, at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 8, in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall. Seo is assistant professor of music. Also on the program are works by Beethoven, Gershwin and Stravinsky.

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Racial justice and policing in America is topic of policy forum

Friday, Dec. 9, 2016, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. · Robertson Hall, Dodds Auditorium

The policy forum "From Ferguson to Dallas to Charlotte: Racial Justice and Policing in America" will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9, in Robertson Hall, Dodds Auditorium. The event will convene a diverse and distinguished group of scholars, law enforcement officials, activists, policymakers, students and community members to examine issues critical to ensuring that law enforcement and communities work together to guarantee the safety and well-being of all. Advance registration online is required for attendance. If registration is full and you cannot attend in person, the forum will be livestreamed on the YouTube channel of the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. The event is organized by the Wilson School and co-sponsored by Princeton's Women*s Center, Fields Center for Equality and Cultural Understanding, Office of the Vice President for Campus Life, Department of Public Safety and the LGBT Center.

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Multimedia performance/talk to feature talk by philosopher Kearney and images by projection artist Gallagher

Friday, Dec. 9, 2016, 4:30 p.m. · 185 Nassau St., Stewart Theater

Philosopher Richard Kearney and projection artist Sheila Gallagher will present a multimedia performed talk "Recovering 1916 in Images and Stories" at 4:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9, in the Stewart Theater, 185 Nassau St. The performance re-imagines a series of micro-narratives surrounding 1916 Dublin and the World War I battlefields of Belgium. This event is part of a series presented by the Fund for Irish Studies.

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Stravinsky's 'Les Noces' to be performed in honor of 50th anniversary of composer's residence at Princeton

Sunday, Dec. 11, 2016, 3 p.m. · Alexander Hall, Richardson Auditorium

The Princeton University Glee Club, Chamber Choir and So Percussion, the Edward T. Cone Performers-in Residence, will give a concert that include works that were performed during Stravinsky's residency half a century ago, alongside one of Stravinsky's great choral masterworks "Les Noces" (1923), for chorus, soloists, percussion ensemble and four pianos, at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11, in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall. The piano ensemble consists of current and former Princeton students: Dasha Koltunyuk, a 2015 alumna; Paul von Autenried and Min Joo Yi, both 2016 alumni; and sophomore Seho Young. For tickets, call University Ticketing at 609-258-9220.

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Panel to discuss 'Children in the Crossfire'

Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016, 4:30 p.m. · Roberston Hall, Room 016

A panel discussion sponsored by the Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination will focus on "Children in the Crossfire: Stopping Attacks on Schools and Hospitals," at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 13, Robertson Hall, Room 016. Panel participants will include Amy Kapit, executive director of the Global Coalition to Protect Education from Attack; Susannah Sirkin, executive director of Physicians for Human Rights; and Susanne Fries-Gaier, deputy head of division, German Federal Office for Foreign Affairs. Eva Smets, executive director of Watchlist on Children and Armed Conflict, will moderate the discussion.

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Broadway legend Rivera to discuss her career

Monday, Dec. 12, 2016, 2 p.m. · 185 Nassau St., Stewart Theater

Tony Award-winning Broadway legend Chita Rivera will discuss her career and her work with Bob Fosse, Jerome Robbins, Kander and Ebb, and other musical theater luminaries in a conversation with Broadway director John Doyle, visiting lecturer with the rank of professor in theater and the Lewis Center for the Arts, at 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 12, in the Stewart Theater, 185 Nassau Street. The event is part of Doyle's fall course, "Luminaries of the American Musical Theatre." Free and open to the public but online RSVP required.

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CPUC will hold December meeting

Monday, Dec. 12, 2016, 4:30 p.m. · Friend Center, Room 101

The Council of the Princeton University Community (CPUC) will meet at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 12, in Friend Center, Room 101. Agenda topics include the work of the Priorities Committee; a presentation and discussion about the General Education task force report; and a presentation and discussion about online learning from the McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning.

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Colombian ambassador to speak on peace accord

Monday, Dec. 12, 2016, 4:30 p.m. · Robertson Hall, Dodds Auditorium

After voters rejected a historic peace agreement between the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) in a referendum in October, President Juan Manuel Santos signed a revised accord, which lawmakers approved in November. Juan Carlos Pinzón, ambassador of Colombia to the United States, will deliver an Up to the Minute Lecture about the ongoing Colombian peace process at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 12, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.

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Community invited to open sing of Handel's "Messiah"

Monday, Dec. 12, 2016, 7:30 p.m. · Princeton University Chapel

The annual community sing of Handel's "Messiah" will take place at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 12, at the Princeton University Chapel. Accompaniment will include organ, strings and trumpet. Admission is $5; students free.

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French film series to screen Sfar's 'Gainsbourg, vie héroïque'

Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016, 7 p.m. · Rocky/Mathey Theater

Ciné-club, the French film series, will hold a screening of Joann Sfar's "Gainsbourg, vie héroïque" (2010) —about the musician Serge Gainsbourg's upbringing in Nazi-occupied France through his rise to fame and later experimentation with reggae in Jamaica — at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 13, in Rocky/Mathey Theater.

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Lessons and Carols Candlelight Service to be held

Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2016, 7:30 p.m. · Princeton University Chapel

The annual Lessons and Carols Candlelight Service will take place at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 14, in the Princeton University Chapel, featuring the Chapel Choir, the Princeton University Glee Club and a cappella groups.

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Panel on racial literacy to include Benjamin and Gonzales

Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2016, 6 p.m. · Labyrinth Books, 122 Nassau St.

"Racial Literacy: A Panel Discussion" — focusing on how schools introduce children to thinking about race and how they equip children to take part in dismantling racism — will feature five panelists, including Ruha Benjamin, assistant professor of African American studies, and Khristina Gonzalez, associate dean of the college and director of programs for access and inclusion. The event will take place at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 14, at Labyrinth Books, 122 Nassau St. Other panelists include John Anagbo, retired history and English supervisor at Princeton High School, and Stephen Cochrane, superintendent of Princeton Public Schools.

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Exhibition to focus on photography of 'Women Resisting Jihad in Mali'

Dec. 16., 2016-Jan. 26, 2017 · Bernstein Gallery, Robertson Hall

"Women Resisting Jihad in Mali," an exhibition of photographic works by Katie Orlinsky depicting women in central Mali and highlighting the vibrant culture that resisted the al- Qaida jihadist effort to impose sharia, will be on view Dec. 16, 2016-Jan. 26, 2017, in the Bernstein Gallery, Robertson Hall. An artist's reception will take place at 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 16, in the gallery.

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Exhibition to feature Indian art

Nov. 19, 2016-Feb. 5, 2017 · Princeton University Art Museum

"Epic Tales from India: Paintings from the San Diego Museum of Art," featuring 90 paintings that represent the most significant gathering of South Asian art shown at Princeton, will be on view at the Princeton University Art Museum, Nov. 19, 2016-Feb. 5, 2017.

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Woodrow Wilson exhibit begins campus tour at Frist

Various times · Various locations

An exhibit that examines the contested legacy of Woodrow Wilson is now open on the second floor of Frist Campus Center. The show, "In the Nation's Service? Woodrow Wilson Revisited," documents not only the positive but also the negative aspects of Wilson's tenure as 13th president of Princeton University and 28th president of the United States. The exhibit, which had been on display at Robertson Hall, will be on the 200 level of Frist through Nov. 30. Over the 2016-17 academic year, it will also be installed temporarily in Chancellor Green (Dec. 5-30) and at 701 Carnegie Center (Jan. 9-Feb. 3). Other stops across campus are being planned.

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Bimonthly tours of the Princeton Plasma Physics Lab

First and third Friday of the month, 10 a.m. · PPPL

Get a behind-the-scenes look at the only national laboratory where scientists are trying to create "a star on Earth." The Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory offers free public tours of its research facilities at 10 a.m. on the first and third Friday of the month at 100 Stellarator Rd., Princeton, New Jersey. Participants must pre-register on the tour website.

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Exhibition to focus on public policy issue of clean water

Nov. 1-Dec. 9, 2016 · Bernstein Gallery, Robertson Hall

The multimedia exhibition "Politics of Water" — featuring works by the artists of the Princeton Artist Alliance — will be on view Nov. 1-Dec. 9 in the Bernstein Gallery, Robertson Hall. The artists have approached the topic from various vantage points — from the devastation created by climate change to the degradation of oceans and waterways by human pollution. A panel and reception will take place at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 9, in the gallery.

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Exhibition to feature art of South Asia

Oct. 22, 2016-Jan. 22, 2017 · Princeton University Art Museum

"Contemporary Stories: Revisiting South Asian Narratives," a new exhibition featuring major works by five internationally renowned artists, explores the continuing power and role of narrative in the art of South Asia and is on view Oct. 22, 2016-Jan. 22, 2017, at the Princeton University Art Museum.

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Behavioral economics is topic of educational video series

Fridays, Sept. 16-Dec. 16, 2016, noon · Lewis Library, Room 225

The Lewis Science Library will show the DVD series "Behavioral Economics: When Psychology and Economics Collide" from noon to 1 p.m. every Friday Sept. 16 through Dec. 16, in Lewis Library, Room 225. Scott Huettel, the Jerry G. and Patricia Crawford Hubbard Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience at Duke University, will host the series on a range of topics. For a full schedule and list of weekly topics, visit the Lewis Library website.

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