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Archive – April, 2004

Health and well-being task force issues progress report

The University's Task Force on Health and Well-Being has issued a second report that presents additional findings and recommendations and identifies its agenda for the summer.

The task force, charged last fall by President Shirley M. Tilghma...

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Taylor named to Hubble committee

The National Academy of Sciences has named Princeton physicist Joseph Taylor to a committee charged with re-evaluating the fate of the Hubble Space Telescope.

The committee was formed as a result of a decision in January by NASA to cance...

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Graduate alumnus delivers psychology lectures, May 6-7

Graduate alumnus Roy Baumeister, a professor of psychology at Florida State University, will present two talks for the annual Edward E. Jones lecture series Thursday and Friday, May 6-7.

He will speak at 8 p.m. Thursday in 104 Computer Scien...

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New book to be subject of symposium, May 6

Professor of Sociology Paul Starr will participate in a symposium on his new book, "The Creation of the Media: Political Origins of Modern Communications," at 4 p.m. Thursday, May 6, in 1 Robertson Hall.

Other speakers will include: Nicholas ...

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Panelists to look at civil liberties and national security, May 5

A panel discussion on "Freedom in a Time of Fear: Civil Liberties, National Security and the Prosecution of Suspected Terrorists" is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 5, in A01 McDonnell Hall.

Speakers will include: Christopher Eisgru...

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Senior thesis project staged, May 5

"The Double Life of Zefirino," an original theater piece that is part opera and part dance performance, will be performed at 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 5, in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall.

The star and co-author of "Zefirino" is Anthony ...

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Exhibition highlights Syrian architecture, May 3-Oct. 22

A selection of original photographs and drawings by Howard Crosby Butler will be on display May 3 through Oct. 22 on the first floor of McCormick Hall.

Titled "The House in Late Antique Syria," the exhibition highlights Syrian residential...

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BodyHype dancers present spring show, May 6-8

The BodyHype Dance Company will present its spring show at 8 p.m. Thursday, May 6, and at 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, May 7-8, in the Murray-Dodge Theater.

Founded in 1991, the troupe embraces all forms of dance, including ethn...

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Bible exhibition marks 400th anniversary, May 1-Aug. 8

The Princeton University Library has opened a new exhibition marking the 400th anniversary of an important event in the history of the English Bible. "The Bible in English: Before and After the Hampton Court Conference, 1604," on view May 1 t...

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Gospel Ensemble to present spring concert, May 2

The Princeton University Gospel Ensemble will present its annual spring concert, "Still Praise in the House," at 7 p.m. Sunday, May 2, at the Nassau Christian Center on the corner of Nassau and Chambers streets.

The Gospel Ensemble is a ...

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Jazz Ensembles perform 'A Brazilian Affair,' May 8

The Princeton University Jazz Ensembles will perform "A Brazilian Affair: The Relationship Between Brazilian Music and Jazz" at 8 p.m. Saturday, May 8, in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall.

The program will feature performances by the Pri...

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Quipfire! improv troupe to perform, April 29-May 1

The Quipfire! student improvisational comedy troupe will perform at 9:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, April 29-May 1, at Murray-Dodge Theater. Audience members are encouraged to bring props.

Tickets are $5. They can be reserved by calli...

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Sinfonia to perform spring show, May 3

The Princeton University Sinfonia, a student-conducted chamber orchestra, will perform its annual spring concert at 8 p.m. Monday, May 3, in Taplin Auditorium, Fine Hall.

The program will include Mozart's 26th and 31st "Paris" Symphonies, as ...

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Study shows how migrating birds navigate

Princeton biologist Martin Wikelski is helping to settle a long-standing debate over how migratory birds manage to navigate for thousands of miles in darkness and bad weather.

With two colleagues in Illinois and Germany, Wikelski has found...

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Role of trustees discussed, April 28

A discussion on the role of the Board of Trustees at the University is set for 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 28, in McCosh 10.

Robert Durkee '69, vice president and secretary of the board, and Trustee Raj Vinnakota '93, co-founder and managing ...

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Graduate composers present work, April 30

Graduate composers in the Department of Music will present a concert of their work at 8 p.m. Friday, April 30, in Taplin Auditorium, Fine Hall.

The concert will feature new works composed by Nathan Michel, Alan Tormey, Betsey Biggs and G...

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Faculty approves proposals to establish grading standard

A set of proposals to establish a common grading standard across the University was approved at the April 26 faculty meeting.

At its regular meeting in Nassau Hall, the faculty approved the proposals by the Faculty Committee on Examinations ...

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Newly discovered diary chronicles Einstein's last years

Librarians at Princeton University have discovered a diary written by one of Albert Einstein's closest friends, a woman who recorded the scientist's day-to-day thoughts and activities during the last year and a half of his life.

The diary, wr...

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Slaughter to speak on 'A New World Order,' April 28

Anne-Marie Slaughter, dean of the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs , will discuss her book, "A New World Order," at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 28, in 101 McCormick Hall.

Slaughter, an authority on international la...

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Levin wins Heineken Prize

The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences has awarded its A.H. Heineken Prize for Environmental Sciences to Simon Levin , professor of ecology and evolutionary biology.

The award, which includes a cash prize of $150,000, recog...

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Women's football clinic benefits cancer research, May 16

The University's third annual women's football clinic, which benefits breast cancer research, will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, May 16, at Princeton Stadium.

Princeton football coaches will lead the program, which includes drills, strategy sessi...

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Princeton students honored at model UN conference

Princeton students were honored for their performance at the World Model United Nations Conference, which was held March 27 through April 1 in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt.

Six members of Princeton's International Relations Council , a subsidiar...

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Fristfest celebration set for April 29-May 1

The annual Fristfest spring celebration will be held Thursday through Saturday, April 29 through May 1, featuring a series of events at the Frist Campus Center.

Fristfest will feature a variety of food, carnival games and live entertainment, ...

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CBLI celebrates learning through service

Projects ranging from an artistic collaboration with prisoners to research on clean water were among the educational partnerships between Princeton students and local nonprofit groups highlighted at an April 23 celebration hosted by the Commun...

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Aftergood to speak on science and national security, April 29

A lecture titled "A Debate With the CIA" is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. Thursday, April 29, in 16 Robertson Hall. Steven Aftergood, director of the Project on Government Secrecy for the Federation of American Scientists, will speak.

Aftergood wor...

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Moffett lecture focuses on democratic constitutionalism, April 29

"Democratic Constitutionalism: Practice and Theory" is the title of the James A. Moffett '29 Lecture in Ethics scheduled for 4:30 p.m. Thursday, April 29, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.

John Ferejohn, the Carolyn S.G. Munro Professor of...

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Scott introduced as new basketball coach

Joe Scott, a former player and assistant coach at Princeton who coached the Air Force basketball team to unprecedented success, was introduced as Princeton's new head basketball coach at a news conference this morning (April 23). Scott, 39, ...

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Head of Sept. 11 fund to speak, April 27

A lecture on "The 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund: Private Grief and Public Compensation" will be presented by Kenneth Feinberg at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 27, in 16 Robertson Hall.

Feinberg was appointed special master of the fund by the U.S. ...

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Constitutional adviser to groups in Iraq speaks, April 26-28

Three lectures on the theme "The Ethics of Nation Building: What We Owe Iraq" will be presented at 8 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, April 26-28, in McCosh 50.

The speaker will be Noah Feldman, assistant professor of law at New York Universit...

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Artists to reflect on role of faith in practice, April 26

Three artists will reflect on the role of faith in their practice during a discussion, "The Love Supreme: Spirit in Music, Dance, Theater," at 7 p.m. Monday, April 26, in the Hagan Dance Studio, 185 Nassau St.

Participating will be: Anthony...

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Graduate student in chemistry honored

The New York section of the Society for Applied Spectroscopy has chosen Princeton graduate student Peter Tarsa for its 2004 Graduate Student Award.

Tarsa received the award for his work on the development of an ultrasensitive method for dete...

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Nine students earn Spirit of Princeton Awards

Nine students have been selected to receive Spirit of Princeton awards for their sustained commitment to the enhancement of the undergraduate experience at the University. They are:

Jordan Amadio, a junior physics major from Cazenovia, N.Y. ...

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Former Japanese trade official to speak, April 26

A Princeton graduate alumnus and former Japanese trade official will present a lecture titled "Embracing Globalism Through East Asian Integration: Change in Japan's Viewpoint About Regional Free Trade Agreements" at 4:30 p.m. Monday, April 26, ...

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Conference set on election problems, April 26

"Will Everyone's Vote Get Counted? Voting Rights and Election Reform in New Jersey and the Nation" is the subject of a symposium at 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 26, in 16 Robertson Hall.

Rep. Rush Holt and other speakers will discuss the denial o...

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Murphy lecture to examine war and Supreme Court, April 26

"The Effects of War on the Supreme Court of the United States" will be the topic for the fourth annual Walter F. Murphy Lecture in American Constitutionalism at 8 p.m. Monday, April 26, in 104 Computer Science Building.

Lee Epstein, the Edwa...

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Ryan to discuss debate over death penalty, April 26

George Ryan, former governor of Illinois, will speak on "The Debate Over the Death Penalty: Would You Flip the Switch?" at 4:30 p.m. Monday, April 26, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.

He was elected governor of Illinois in 1999 and, in Ja...

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Herman Wouk to discuss latest novel on supercollider, April 26

Herman Wouk, the acclaimed author of "The Caine Mutiny" and "The Winds of War," will deliver the physics department's 29th Donald Ross Hamilton Lecture at 8 p.m. Monday, April 26, in A02 McDonnell Hall.

Wouk will talk about his new novel...

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Rare pre-Columbian musical instruments on view, April 17-Sept. 5

"Music from the Land of the Jaguar," an exhibition of rare and unusual musical instruments from the major cultures of the ancient Americas that flourished from 1000 B.C. to the beginning of the Spanish conquest in A.D. 1519, are on view at the U...

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Lecture explores values of U.S. foreign policy, April 26

A lecture on "Uzbekistan, Terrorism and the Values of U.S. Foreign Policy" is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. Monday, April 26, in 62 McCosh Hall.

Azizulla Gaziev, a visiting senior staff member at the Princeton Institute for International and Reg...

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International students plan Brazilian Carnival, April 24

A Brazilian Carnival will be held at 10 p.m. Saturday, April 24, at Terrace Club.

The festival will feature a live performance by The Ogans, a Brazilian Bahia band, as well as traditional Brazilian food, a capoeira performance, and Brazilian...

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Hindu scholar to speak philosophy of Shankara, April 24

Swami Tadatmananda Saraswati, a well-known scholar of Hinduism, will speak on "The Philosophy of Adi Shankara" at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 24, in 101 McCormick.

Tadatmananda, one of few Westerners initiated into a traditional Hindu monastic or...

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Orchestra to perform memorial concerts, April 23-24

The Princeton University Orchestra will perform the Stuart B. Mindlin Memorial Concert at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 23-24, at Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall.

The program will include Ravel's "Daphnis and Chloe" as well as...

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Scott named men's basketball coach

Joe Scott, a former player and assistant coach at Princeton who coached the Air Force basketball team to unprecedented heights, has been named Princeton's new head basketball coach.

Scott, 39, a 1987 Princeton graduate who has spent the last ...

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Tyehimba to speak on reparations legislation, April 22

Kibibi Tyehimba, co-chair of the National Coalition of Blacks for Reparations in America, will speak on "HR-40 and the Reparations Movement: Current Legal Strategies" at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 22, in 302 Frist.

Tyehimba, who also co-chair...

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Kiser to speak on 'causes of bureaucratization,' April 22

Edgar Kiser, professor of sociology at the University of Washington, will deliver a lecture titled "The Structure of States: Causes of Bureaucratization in Premodern Political Systems" at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, April 22, in 1 Robertson Hall.

Kis...

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'Eat This!' to show how food is produced, April 22

Sandy Guzikowski will present "Eat This!," a presentation about how food is produced, at noon Thursday, April 22, in 210 Frist.

Gusikowski is an organic farmer and graduate student at the University of Pennsylvania. The presentation will focu...

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Gender Policy Journal seeks papers by April 26

The Gender Policy Journal, a new publication from the Woodrow Wilson School's Gender and Policy Network , is seeking articles from students across the University by Monday, April 26.

The journal will publish work on U.S. and international ...

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Sympoh presents break dancing show, April 22-24

The Sympoh break dancing troupe will present its third annual show, "Pop, Lock and a Crew of Smokin' Breakers," at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, April 22-24, in the Frist Campus Center theater.

The show will feature break dancing, acro...

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Interfaith day of service set for April 23

Several religious and service organizations at the University will sponsor an interfaith day of service to benefit the Princeton Young Achievers program beginning at 2 p.m. Friday, April 23.

Princeton Young Achievers is an after-school educat...

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Interfaith day of service set for April 23

Several religious and service organizations at the University will sponsor an interfaith day of service to benefit the Princeton Young Achievers program beginning at 2 p.m. Friday, April 23.

Princeton Young Achievers is an after-school educat...

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Earl Miner, specialist in English and Japanese literature, dies

Earl Miner, an emeritus professor at Princeton and a leading scholar of English and Japanese literature, died April 17 after a long illness. He was 77.

Miner joined the Princeton faculty in 1972 and retired as the Townsend Martin, Class of 1...

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Earl Miner, specialist in English and Japanese literature, dies

Earl Miner, an emeritus professor at Princeton and a leading scholar of English and Japanese literature, died April 17 after a long illness. He was 77.

Miner joined the Princeton faculty in 1972 and retired as the Townsend Martin, Class of 1...

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Scholar explores Jewish American literature, April 22

Hana Wirth-Nesher, a scholar of Jewish literature from Tel Aviv University, will discuss "The Accented Imagination: Speaking and Writing Jewish America" at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, April 22, in 10 East Pyne.

Wirth-Nesher is the Haber Professor for...

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Gross to discuss 'Presence of Shylock,' April 21

Kenneth Gross, an English Renaissance scholar and current visiting fellow at Princeton, will deliver a lecture titled "The Presence of Shylock" at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 21, in 1 Robertson Hall.

The discussion of Shakespeare's famed "Merc...

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Three high school students win Princeton Prize in Race Relations

The first winners of the Princeton Prize in Race Relations, a pilot program launched in the metropolitan areas of Washington, D.C., and Boston, have been selected.

Jacqueline Akyea, a senior at Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School, and Zainep Mah...

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Brown sisters: Supreme Court's ruling 'unfulfilled'

Although systematic segregation in public schools was outlawed by the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in Brown v. Board of Education, inequities still exist in the American education system today, according to speakers and panelists at a conferenc...

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Service in Style hosts charity fashion show, April 22

Service in Style will present its third annual charity fashion show, with proceeds benefiting Operation Smile, at 8 p.m. Thursday, April 22, on the south lawn of the Frist Campus Center.

Operation Smile is a nonprofit international organizat...

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Theatre Intime presents 'Cabaret,' April 22-24

Theatre Intime and the Princeton University Players will present "Cabaret" at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, April 22-24, in Murray-Dodge Hall. A matinee performance will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 24.

The play is directed by...

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L'Atelier presents 'Le Dindon,' April 22-23

L'Atelier, the French Theater Workshop will present its first full-length play, "Le Dindon," at 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday, April 22-23, in the Matthews Acting Studio, 185 Nassau St.

The play by Georges Feydeau will be performed by L'Ateli...

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Chimera to perform spring show, April 22-24

The Chimera Project, a student-run modern dance company, will present its second annual show at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, April 22-24, in the Hagan Dance Studio, 185 Nassau St.

The group devotes itself to exploring modern dance and it...

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Spring Kenduri Banquet scheduled, April 21

The South East Asian Society will host its annual Spring Kenduri Banquet at 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 21, in the Fields Center for Equality and Cultural Understanding.

The event features a five-course dinner served by the society's board me...

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Death penalty is focus of debate, April 23

Members of the American Whig-Cliosophic Society will debate the merits of the death penalty in the criminal justice system at 8:30 p.m. Friday, April 23, in the Whig Hall Senate Chamber.

Debaters will include junior Katherine Reilly and s...

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Housny, Gurtas to perform 'Sounds of Islam,' April 23

Sheikh Ismet Housny and Yusuf Gurtas will present a performance of Qur'an recitation and Sufi music titled "Sounds of Islam" at 8 p.m. Friday, April 23, in the University Chapel.

Housny is imam of the Islamic Center of New York in Manhattan...

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Films to be screened, April 22-24

The Undergraduate Film Organization will present two films in the coming week.

On Thursday through Saturday, April 22-24, "Cold Mountain" will be shown at 11:15 p.m. in the Frist Film/Performance Theatre. The 2003 film, directed by Anthon...

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Fernandez-Kelly, Stoolmacher to speak at hunger banquet, April 20

Patricia Fernandez-Kelly, senior lecturer in sociology at Princeton, and Phyllis Stoolmacher, director of the Mercer Street Friends Food Cooperative, will speak at the Oxfam Hunger Banquet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 20, in the Whig Hall Senate ...

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State DEP commissioner to speak, April 19

New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Brad Campbell will speak at 8 p.m. Monday, April 19, in 145 Peyton Hall as part of Earth Week activities at the University.

He is expected to focus on the integral role of commun...

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Poets to present reading at Frist, April 17

Poets Michelle Myers and Catzie Vilayphonh, known as "Yellow Rage," will present a poetry reading at 10 p.m. Saturday, April 17, in the Frist Campus Center's Cafe Vivian.

The Philadelphia-based Asian American female spoken word poets made th...

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'Music of Byzantium' to be performed, April 19

Cappella Romana, a professional vocal ensemble, will perform "Music of Byzantium: The Fall of Constantinople" at 8 p.m. Monday, April 19, in the University Chapel.

The program of Latin and Greek works reflects the medieval twilight of the...

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Hitz explores realities and myths of espionage

A lifelong fan of spy novels, Woodrow Wilson School lecturer Fred Hitz is well versed in the characters and cases created by authors John le Carri and Graham Greene. As a long-time employee of the Central Intelligence Agency, he also knows plent...

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Tickets on sale for Margaret Cho event, April 22

Tickets are on sale for "A Night of Laughs" with comedienne Margaret Cho on Thursday, April 22. The event in Dillon Gym is open to Princeton students, faculty and staff.

Doors open at 10:30 p.m. and the opening act, Bruce Daniels, will st...

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Discussion planned on Rwandan genocide, April 18

A student-led discussion on the 10-year anniversary of the Rwandan genocide is planned for 8 p.m. Sunday, April 18, in the Whig Senate Chamber.

Speakers will attempt to address some of the most sensitive questions raised by the tragedy: Shou...

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Hosts sought for admitted students, April 22-24

The Office of Undergraduate Admission is looking for current students to serve as hosts for the Class of 2008 April Hosting Program from Thursday afternoon through Saturday morning, April 22-24.

High school seniors who were admitted regular ...

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Barkan earns Zabel award for writing

Leonard Barkan, the Arthur W. Marks '19 Professor of Comparative Literature, has won the Morton Dawen Zabel Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

The award, intended to recognize a "progressive, original and experimental writer...

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Cava named fellow of American Ceramic Society

Robert Cava , professor in the Department of Chemistry and the Princeton Institute for the Science and Technology of Materials, has been named a fellow of the American Ceramic Society.

Fellows are elected based on their outstanding contribu...

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Communiversity set for April 24

The Communiversity celebration, which annually brings the town and University together for a day of performances, food, games and more, is planned for noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 24.

Scheduled to take place rain or shine on Nassau and With...

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WWS colloquium explores role of NGOs, April 23-24

The second annual Princeton Colloquium on Public and International Affairs, organized by the Woodrow Wilson School , is planned for Friday and Saturday, April 23-24.

The colloquium, titled "In the Service of All Nations? The Role of NGOs i...

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Conference examines women and religion in African Diaspora, April 22-24

Scholars from around the country will examine issues related to women and religion in the African Diaspora in a conference scheduled for Thursday through Saturday, April 22-24, in the Whig Hall Senate Chamber.

The conference is the culminatio...

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Times editor discusses secrecy and security, April 21

Jill Abramson, managing editor of The New York Times, will present the seventh lecture in a series on "Secrecy, Security and Self-Government" at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 21, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.

She will give "A View From Ne...

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Sanger to speak on reproductive freedom, April 21

Alexander Sanger, chair of the International Planned Parenthood Council, will discuss "Beyond Choice: Reproductive Freedom in the 21st Century" at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 21, in 2 Robertson Hall.

Sanger, a 1969 Princeton graduate, is the g...

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Lecture goes 'Beyond Black and White,' April 20

A lecture on "Yellow: Race in America Beyond Black and White" is set for 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 20, in 302 Frist Campus Center.

Frank Wu, author of a 2002 book by the same title and professor of law at Howard University, will discuss race r...

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Activist takes feminist view of human rights, April 20

Charlotte Bunch, founder and executive director of the Center for Women's Global Leadership, will speak at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 20, in 16 Robertson Hall. Her address is titled "A Feminist Lens on Human Rights and Security."

Bunch has been...

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Debt crises addressed in lecture, April 19

"From Mexico to Argentina: What Have We Learned From Two Decades of Debt Crises?" is the question that will be addressed in a lecture at 4:30 p.m. Monday, April 19, in 16 Robertson Hall.

Jacques de Larosiere, former president of the European ...

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Play on sexual violence to be performed, April 20

"Got Consent?," a play about sexual violence on college campuses, will be performed at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 20, in the Forbes Black Box Theater.

The play, written by SHARE Program Coordinator Thema Bryant Davis and directed by senior Charif ...

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University Glee Club to perform, April 17

The Princeton University Glee Club will perform "The Seasons," an oratorio by Joseph Haydn, at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 17, in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall.

The performance will feature professional soloists and an orchestra and wil...

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Film documents South African freedom music, April 16

"Amandla! A Revolution in Four-Part Harmony" will be shown at 4 p.m. Friday, April 16, in the Rockefeller-Mathey Theater. A discussion with the director, Lee Hirsch, will follow the screening.

The film tells the story of black South African ...

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'Take Back the Night' march and rally set, April 16

"Take Back the Night," a march and rally to raise awareness of sexual violence, is set for at 8 p.m. Friday, April 16.

The program, part of an international observance during Sexual Assault Awareness Month in April, will begin at the Murray-...

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Lecture covers spirituality and 'The Simpsons,' April 19

Journalist Mark Pinsky will deliver a lecture titled "The Simpsons: The Spiritual Life of the World's Most Animated Family" at 4:30 p.m. Monday, April 19, in McCosh 28.

Pinsky is a senior reporter for The Orlando Sentinel, specializing in rel...

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Political philosopher Philpott to speak, April 17

Daniel Philpott, a scholar of international relations and political philosophy, will deliver a lecture titled "Political Reconciliation: Putting Faith in Justice" at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 17, in the Whig Hall Senate Chamber.

Philpott is a...

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Dance club presents Clover Ball, April 17

The Princeton Ballroom Dance Club will host its annual Clover Ball at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 17, in Dillon Gymnasium.

Tickets are $12 for general admission and $5 for students. They are available at the door. For more information, contact...

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Increase in student body deferred until fall 2007

The admission of an 11 percent larger undergraduate class, the introduction of a four-year residential college system and the opening of Whitman College -- all originally planned for the fall of 2006 -- will be deferred one year, to the fall of ...

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Student recital set for April 16

A student recital featuring past, present and future Princeton musicians will be presented at 8 p.m. Friday, April 16, in Taplin Auditorium, Fine Hall.

The performers include three sibling violinists: Lauren Sarah Carpenter of the class of 20...

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Panel to discuss grade inflation proposals, April 15

A panel discussion on the recently announced proposals to curb grade inflation at Princeton will be held at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, April 15, in the Whig Hall Senate Chamber.

The panel will include Nancy Malkiel, dean of the college; Matt Margoli...

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Crozier to deliver poetry reading, April 15

Award-winning poet Lorna Crozier will read from her work at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, April 15, in 209 Humanities Building.

Crozier, who won Canada's prestigious Governor General's Award for literature in 1992, has written seven books and published...

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Survey releases latest catalog of astronomical data

The Sloan Digital Sky Survey, a consortium of astronomers with leadership at Princeton, has released to the public one of the largest catalogs of astronomical data ever produced.

The data, published in the form of a searchable electronic data...

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Slaughter explores 'New World Order' in book

Imagine a world where global problems are tackled collectively by government networks, rather than confronted individually by nation-states. According to Anne-Marie Slaughter, an authority on international law and foreign affairs, that new world...

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African cultural celebration scheduled, April 15

Akwaaba African Students Society will present an African cultural celebration on Thursday, April 15, in Frist Campus Center.

A collection of African jewelry, art, books and artifacts will be on display from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. on the 100-...

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Viroli to speak on rhetoric, April 15

Maurizio Viroli will deliver a lecture titled "The Art of Eloquence and the Duties of the Citizen" at 8 p.m. Thursday, April 15, in the Senate Chamber of Whig Hall.

Viroli, a professor in the Department of Politics , is widely considered a...

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Fernandes to speak on urban social movements, April 15

Sujatha Fernandes will deliver a lecture titled "Urban Social Movements and the State in Venezuela: A View from the Barrios" at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, April 15, in Room 107 at 58 Prospect Ave.

Fernandes, a Cotsen Fellow in the Society of Fell...

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Conference focuses on women in public service, April 17

A group of distinguished women active in public service will speak at the Organization of Women Leaders' fourth annual conference Saturday, April 17.

Titled "Women in the Nation's Service: A Conference on Women in Public Roles," the...

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Films to be screened, April 15-17

The Undergraduate Film Organization will present three films, including one directed by a Princeton alumnus, in the coming week.

On Thursday and Saturday, April 15 and 17, "In This World" will be shown at 11:15 p.m. in the Frist Film/Perf...

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Strathern, Singer to discuss 'genetics knowledge park,' April 12

Marilyn Strathern, professor of social anthropology at the University of Cambridge, will deliver a lecture titled "Genetic Knowledge Park: An Interdisciplinary Experiment" at 4:30 p.m. Monday, April 12, in Betts Auditorium, Architecture Building...

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University Chapel presents Nevsky film and cantata, April 17

The 1938 film "Alexander Nevsky" will be shown and the cantata of the same name will be performed beginning at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 17, in the University Chapel.

"Alexander Nevsky" was the first sound film directed by Russian filmmaker ...

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Two seniors awarded ReachOut 56 Fellowships

Two Princeton seniors, Robin Williams and Katie Grim, have been awarded 2004 ReachOut 56 Fellowships, which provide each winner with a $25,000 grant to undertake a yearlong public service project after graduation. Williams, a Woodrow Wilson S...

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Brown sisters to mark 50th anniversary of court decision, April 17

Linda Brown Thompson and Cheryl Brown Henderson, daughters of the lead plaintiff in the 1954 Brown v. Board of Education U.S. Supreme Court case, will deliver a keynote address at a conference Saturday, April 17, commemorating the 50th annivers...

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American evangelicals, pop culture, Iraq War discussed, April 15

A lecture titled "Making It Right: American Evangelicals, Popular Culture and the Iraq War" will be presented at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, April 15, in 16 Robertson Hall.

Melani McAlister, assistant professor of American studies at George Washingt...

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Poetry scholar to speak on 'lyric intimacy,' April 14-16

Three lectures on the theme "Lyric Intimacy: Speaking to Invisible Listeners" will be presented Wednesday through Friday, April 14-16, in McCosh 50.

The speaker will be Helen Vendler, the A. Kinglsey Porter University Professor at Harvard Uni...

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Lecture focuses on Russia's impending AIDS crisis, April 14

"The Impending AIDS Crisis in Russia: The Shape of the Problem and Possible Solutions" is the title of a talk to be presented at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 14, in 1 Robertson Hall.

Celeste Wallander, director of the Russia and Eurasia program...

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Contemporary slavery is subject of talk, April 14

Kevin Bales, president of Free the Slaves Inc., will speak on "Disposable People: New Slavery in the Global Economy" at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 14, in 16 Robertson Hall.

Bales, an expert on contemporary slavery, leads the Washington, D.C.-...

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Hodder Fellows to read from their work, April 14

This year's Hodder Fellows will read from their work at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 14, in the Stewart Film Theater, 185 Nassau St.

Writers Anthony Doerr and Sarah Manguso were chosen as "humanists of exceptional promise" to spend the year at...

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Carnegie Endowment VP to speak on nonproliferation, April 13

A lecture on "The Future of Nonproliferation" is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 13, in 16 Robertson Hall.

Speaking will be George Perkovich, vice president for studies at the Carnegie Endowment for Peace. He is the author of the rece...

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Former EPA official to discuss Middle East, April 12

A former Environmental Protection Agency official working with the Middle East will present a lecture on "Middle East Environmental Cooperation: Quiet Opportunities" at 4:30 p.m. Monday, April 12, in 16 Robertson Hall.

Lee Pasarew was direct...

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Paintings to be exhibited in Robertson Hall, April 12-29

"Various Gods of Wrath" is one of the paintings by Catherine Yi-yu Cho Woo on view in the Bernstein Gallery of Robertson Hall April 12-29.

Woo is an accomplished painter, poet, composer, teacher and writer and the first Asian American woman ...

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Proposals presented to curb grade inflation

A set of proposals to bring grade inflation under control at Princeton will be presented to the faculty at its April 26 meeting.

The proposals, sent by Dean of the College Nancy Malkiel to faculty members on April 6, are intended to establis...

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Four juniors selected as Goldwater Scholars

Four Princeton students have been named Goldwater Scholars by the Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation. The scholarship program, part of the federally endowed Goldwater Foundation, was established in honor of Sen. B...

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Campus construction pace picks up

As the temperatures outside increase, the pace of work on campus also heats up. There is an extensive list of projects slated for construction and renovation beginning this spring, according to Michael McKay, vice president for facilities.

"T...

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Wind Ensemble to perform spring concert, April 8

The Princeton University Wind Ensemble , under the direction of Bruce Yurko, will perform its spring concert at 8 p.m. Thursday, April 8, in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall.

The performance will include works by Gustav Holst, Vincent...

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Aquinas Institute plans Holy Week events, April 6-11

The Aquinas Institute has scheduled several events in observance of Holy Week. They begin on Tuesday, April 6, and run through Easter Sunday, April 11.

For a complete schedule, visit the institute's Web site .

Contact: Ruth Steven...

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Expressions to perform, April 8-10

The Expressions Dance Company will perform "Behind the Movement: E-Unit" at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, April 8-10, in the Frist Campus Center theater.

Expressions, founded in 1970, is Princeton's oldest student-run dance company and...

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'Tigertones Live' set for April 10

The Tigertones a cappella group will present "Tigertones Live" at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 10, in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall.

The show will feature a guest performance by the BodyHype dance group.

Tickets are $6 for studen...

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AIDS documentary to be screened, April 7

The Student Global AIDS Campaign will show "Pandemic: Facing AIDS" at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 7, in 10 East Pyne.

The film, directed by Rory Kennedy and narrated by Elton John, documents the personal stories of AIDS victims around the wor...

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Meister to oversee core Web site

Reed Meister has been named director of Web communications and strategic projects in the Office of Communications.

Meister, who has more than 17 years of experience as an information systems professional, will be responsible for managing the ...

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Historian Painter celebrated at conference

Courageous, controversial, intellectually formidable, groundbreaking and beloved were among the many words used to describe Nell Irvin Painter , Princeton's Edwards Professor of History, during a two-day conference held in her honor.

A m...

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New ID cards part of effort to improve security

A major overhaul of the University's identification card system is scheduled for this spring and summer. The goal is to create a more secure environment on campus and to take advantage of new technology.

Staff members from several departments...

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Films to be screened, April 8-10

The Undergraduate Film Organization will present two films in the coming week.

On Thursday through Saturday, April 8-10, "Big Fish" will be shown at 11:15 p.m. in the Frist Film/Performance Theatre. The 2003 film, directed by Tim Burton, ...

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Symposium focuses on China's future, April 9

A symposium titled "Keeping the Dragon Aloft: Can a Rising China Overcome Internal and External Challenges in the 21st Century?" is scheduled for Friday, April 9.

It will feature a panel discussion by Princeton faculty members at 2 p.m. in D...

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'Public interest lawyering' is topic of talk, April 8

Ken Zimmerman, founding executive director of the Newark-based New Jersey Institute for Social Justice, will speak at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, April 8, in 16 Robertson Hall. He will discuss "The Law and Progressive Social Change: Rethinking Public In...

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Hijuelos to read from his work, April 7

Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Oscar Hijuelos will read from his work at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 7, in the Stewart Film Theater, 185 Nassau St.

Hijuelos was the first Hispanic American novelist to receive a Pulitzer when he won in 1990 fo...

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Co-founder of urban public charter school to speak, April 7

Rajiv Vinnakota, co-founder and managing director of the SEED Foundation , will present a lecture titled "From Equal to Equitable: Leveling the Playing Field for Education for the Poor" at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 7, in 16 Robertson Hall.

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Education expert to discuss school reform, April 6

A lecture on "Common Sense School Reform" is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 6, in 16 Robertson Hall.

Speaking will be Frederick Hess, resident scholar and director of education policy studies at the American Enterprise Institute and e...

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Seven to be honored for teaching excellence, April 7

Four faculty members and three teaching assistants will be honored for their outstanding teaching in fall semester 2003 classes during a ceremony at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 7, in 113 Friend Center.

The Undergraduate Engineering Council ...

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Panel discussion planned on pornography, April 6

A panel of undergraduate and graduate students will share their perspectives in a discussion on "Pornography: Innocent Entertainment or Sexual Violence?" at noon Tuesday, April 6, at the Women's Center, 243 Frist Campus Center.

The event is ...

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Admission offered to 11.9 percent of all applicants

Princeton University has offered admission to 1,631 students, 11.9 percent of the 13,690 applicants for the class of 2008, Dean of Admission Janet L. Rapelye announced Thursday, April 1.

Acceptance letters were mailed to 1,050 students who ap...

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