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Archive – November, 2004

Jazz concert features sax legend Heath, Dec. 5

Legendary saxophonist Jimmy Heath will join members of the University Jazz Program in concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 5, in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall.

Heath will be a guest soloist as Princeton's Concert Jazz Ensemble and Jazz ...

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North Korean defector to speak, Dec. 3

Yong Kim, who defected from North Korea after being held in a political concentration camp for five years, will discuss his experiences at 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 3, in 302 Frist Campus Center.

His talk is sponsored by the Korean American Stude...

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Composers' Ensemble presents concert, Dec. 2

So Percussion will perform the works of Princeton composers in a Composers' Ensemble concert scheduled for 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 2, in Taplin Auditorium, Fine Hall.

The So Percussion ensemble -- Douglas Perkins, Adam Sliwinski, Jason Treu...

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Kopp to speak in forum on educational inequities, Dec. 2

Teach for America president Wendy Kopp will be among the participants in a panel discussion on "Educational Inequities: Strategies to Close the Achievement Gap" at 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 2, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.

Kopp, a member o...

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diSiac Dance Company to perform, Dec. 2-3

The diSiac Dance Company will present its fall show, "Momentum," at 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 2, and at 7 and 10 p.m. Friday, Dec. 3, at the Berlind Theatre.

The student dance troupe's performances feature a blend of jazz, ballet, hip-hop, tap...

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Yale scholar discusses 'economic espionage,' Dec. 2

Minh Luong, assistant director of the International Security Studies center at Yale University, will speak on "Economic Espionage: The New Cold War of the 21st Century" at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 2, in the Whig Hall Senate Chamber.

Luong's l...

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Lecture focuses on Russia's future, Dec. 2

Fiona Hill, a senior fellow in the Foreign Policy Studies Program at the Brookings Institution, will deliver a talk titled "Whither Putin's Russia" at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 2, in 2 Robertson Hall.

Hill has researched and published extensiv...

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'The Ethicist' columnist to speak, Dec. 1

Randy Cohen, who writes "The Ethicist" column for The New York Times Magazine, will lead a discussion on ethics at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 1, in the Wu Dining Hall.

The forum is part of a series of ethics discussions called "Do the Right Thing...

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Human Resources VP Nash announces intention to leave

Vice President for Human Resources Maureen Nash, who has initiated and overseen significant changes in the University's human resources policies and practices over the past two years, has announced her intention to leave the University at th...

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Frist showing women's soccer Final Four game, Dec. 3

The Princeton women's soccer team's NCAA Final Four game against UCLA will be televised in the Frist Campus Center's 100-level lounge at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 3. Refreshments will be provided.

Princeton is the first Ivy League team ever to adva...

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Psychologists explore influences in Abu Ghraib scandal

When news broke about the abuse of prisoners at Abu Ghraib in Iraq, many people questioned: Who could do such a thing? According to Princeton psychologists who reviewed decades worth of studies, the answer is: Anyone.

Writing in the Nov. 26 i...

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American Physical Society honors Princeton scientists

Three scientists from the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory and a faculty member in chemistry have been honored by the American Physical Society.

Chio Cheng and King-Lap Wong were among five recipients of the society's 2004 Award fo...

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Memorial service for Alan Ebersole set for Dec. 6

A memorial service for Princeton sophomore Alan Ebersole will be held at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 6, in the University Chapel. A reception and buffet dinner will follow in Butler College's Wu Dining Hall.

Residents and staff members of Butler C...

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Princeton hosts women's soccer quarterfinals, Nov. 26

The Princeton women's soccer team will host the University of Washington in an NCAA tournament quarterfinal contest at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 26, at Lourie-Love Field.

Princeton (18-2) is the seventh seed in the tournament, while Washington (17-...

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Quipfire to perform, Dec. 2-4

The Quipfire improvisational comedy troupe will perform its annual winter show at 9 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, Dec. 2-4 in the Murray-Dodge Hall theater.

Tickets are $5. They can be reserved by calling (609) 25-UCALL and entering IMPR...

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Two seniors win Marshall Scholarships

Princeton seniors Patrick Cunningham and Joshua Geltzer have been awarded 2005 Marshall Scholarships, which cover the cost of living and studying at a British university of the recipient's choice for two or three years.

Cunningham, an Englis...

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Chamber Choir to perform, Nov. 20

The University Chamber Choir will perform "Hours of the Virgin: Plainchant and Motets of Dufay, Busnoys and Josquin" at 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 20, in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall.

The choir, conducted by Richard Tang Yuk, will be s...

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Pagels, Sigmund to discuss 'Da Vinci Code,' Dec. 1

Two Princeton faculty members will lead a discussion on "'The Da Vinci Code' and the Politics of Early Christianity" at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 1, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.

Elaine Pagels , the Harrington Spear Paine Professor ...

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Orchestra to perform student, faculty works, Dec. 3-4

For the first time in its history, the Princeton University Orchestra will perform a work composed by an undergraduate during concerts at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Dec. 3-4, in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall.

"Reflection for Orche...

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Conference planned on political polarization, Dec. 3-4

Has the American political system become increasingly polarized, or is the claim that the United States has become a 50-50 nation of blue states and red states overstated? "The Polarization of American Politics: Myth or Reality?" will be the to...

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Early decision applications increase by 10 percent

The Admission Office received 2,000 early decision applications, an increase of 10 percent over last year. Half of the prospective students applied to the University using new Web-based forms introduced for the first time this year.

The Univer...

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Documentary filmmaker to show work, Dec. 2

Filmmaker and journalist Alexandre Trudeau will screen his latest documentary and lead a discussion at 4 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 2, in 10 East Pyne.

Trudeau spent a season working and living with families in Israel and the Palestinian Territory....

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'Great Transformation' is topic for panel, Dec. 1

Princeton faculty members Miguel Centeno and Jeremy Adelman , along with the University of Pennsylvania's Ian Lustick, will participate in a panel discussion titled "An Examination of Karl Polanyi's 'The Great Transformation'" at 4:30 p...

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Richardson to read from new book, Nov. 30

James Richardson , poet, literary critic and professor of English and creative writing, will read from his new book, "Interglacial: New and Selected Poems and Aphorisms," at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 30, in the Stewart Film Theatre, 185 Nassau ...

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Cold War is topic for Matlock and panel, Nov. 23

Prominent American diplomat Jack Matlock Jr. will present "Reagan, Gorbachev and the End of the Cold War: An Eyewitness Perspective" at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 23, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall. His account will be followed by a panel dis...

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Nye to present excerpts from 'The Power Game,' Nov. 22

Harvard University's Joseph Nye will present "Moral Choices and Foreign Policy Crises: Readings from 'The Power Game: A Washington Novel'" at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 22, in 16 Robertson Hall.

Currently a Distinguished Service Professor at Harvar...

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Sociologist to speak on black denominations, Dec. 13

Omar McRoberts, assistant professor of sociology at the University of Chicago, will speak on "State 'Regulation' of Religion and the Art of Bonsai: Black Denominations in the New Deal Era" at noon Monday, Dec. 13, in 307 Frist Campus Center on t...

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Yale Divinity scholar to speak on memory, Dec. 9

Professor Miroslav Volf of Yale Divinity School will deliver a lecture on "Memory, Salvation and Perdition: The Importance and Ambiguity of Memory" at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 9, in McCosh 10.

The lecture is the third event in a three-year se...

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Kean, Myhrvold chosen for top alumni awards

Two Princeton graduates -- Sept. 11 commission chair Thomas Kean and technical and business strategist Nathan Myhrvold -- have been selected as the 2005 recipients of the University's top honors for alumni. Kean, who also is president of Drew...

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Chapel Choir to perform, Dec. 5

The Chapel Choir will perform "Amahl and the Night Visitors" at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 5, in the University Chapel.

The one-act opera, directed by Penna Rose, will feature senior Meg Meyer and Jameson Creager. "Amahl," written by Gian-Car...

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Film, discussion examine India disaster, Nov. 18

"Bhopal: The Search for Justice," a film that explores the aftermath of the deadly gas leak at a Union Carbide pesticide plant 20 years ago in India, will be shown at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 18, in 106 McCormick Hall.

The screening will be f...

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Delays in reducing greenhouse gasses could harm environment

Successful efforts to stabilize the level of greenhouse gasses in the atmosphere could still result in serious ecological damage if the cutbacks do not begin soon enough, according to a new analysis.

Scientists Michael Oppenheimer of Princeto...

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Sociologist studies lasting confines of imprisonment

For the last several years, Bruce Western has been studying the rising number of Americans who are serving time in prison. The professor of sociology has examined how higher incarceration rates have impacted families and how the effects rever...

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Eight selected as AAAS fellows

The American Academy for the Advancement of Science has selected eight Princeton scientists to be fellows of the academy in honor of their contributions toward advancing science or its applications.

The Princeton fellows are among 308 newly s...

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Journal honors Kuhn with best paper award

The scientific journal Naval Research Logistics has established an annual "best paper" award in honor of Princeton mathematician Harold Kuhn and has given the first of the awards to Kuhn for a paper published in 1955.

The award was announced...

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Events honor French director Mesguich, Nov. 16 and 18

Events scheduled for Tuesday and Thursday, Nov. 16 and 18, will honor the work of Daniel Mesguich, one of France's leading theater directors and a teacher at the Conservatoire National Superieur d'Art Dramatique in Paris.

Students from the ...

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NASA scientist discusses space program's future, Nov. 16

Dennis Bushnell, chief scientist at NASA's Langley Research Center in Hampton, Va., will discuss the U.S. space program's future missions and research projects at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 16, in J223 Engineering Quadrangle.

The lecture is ope...

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Billington awarded fellowship to expand course

The National Academy of Engineering has selected David Billington as its Walter Robb Engineering Education Senior Fellow for 2005.

The two-year fellowship will allow Billington, who is Princeton's Gordon Wu Professor of Civil Engineerin...

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Biophysicist wins Burroughs Wellcome award

Emre Aksay, a visiting research fellow in molecular biology, has received a $500,000 grant from the Burroughs Wellcome Fund to support his research on "neural mechanisms for control of eye position."

Aksay was among 11 early-career scientist...

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Former Swedish prime minister to speak, Nov. 18

Carl Bildt, the former Swedish prime minister and United Nations envoy to the Balkans, will deliver a lecture on self-determination and international politics at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 18, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.

Bildt was Swed...

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Talk set on post-civil rights activism, Nov. 18

"Black Churches and Post-Civil Rights Movement Activism: Shifting Ground, Unsure Footing" is the topic of a lecture to be presented at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 18, in 16 Robertson Hall.

R. Drew Smith, director of the Faith Communities and Urb...

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Acclaimed novelist to read from his work, Nov. 17

Short-story writer and novelist Jonathan Safran Foer will read from his work at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 17, in the Stewart Film Theater, 185 Nassau St.

The 1999 Princeton alumnus is the author of the debut novel, "Everything Is Illuminated"...

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Ambassador to speak on human trafficking, Nov. 17

Ambassador John Miller, senior adviser to Secretary of State Colin Powell and director of the State Department's Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons, will speak at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 17, in 16 Robertson Hall.

His addre...

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Panelists to focus on Brazilian slave chants, Nov. 17

"Chattering Songs," a panel discussion on the collection of slave chants ("jongos") recorded by professor emeritus Stanley Stein in Brazil 60 years ago, is planned for 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 17, in 10 East Pyne.

During the late 1940s, Ste...

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Black Arts Company presents fall show, Nov. 11-13

The Black Arts Company will present its fall show, "BAC on the Map," at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, Nov. 11-13, at the Frist Campus Center theater.

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One-man play on James Baldwin to be performed, Nov. 16

"James Baldwin: Down From the Mountaintop" will be presented at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 16, in Taplin Auditorium, Fine Hall.

The one-man play was written and will be performed by Calvin Levels. The award-winning actor is a member of The Actors Stu...

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Series examines 'America's Retreat From Greatness,' Nov. 9-11

A scholar of U.S. politics, religion and culture will present three talks on the topic "America's Retreat From Greatness" Tuesday through Thursday, Nov. 9-11, in McCosh 50.

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Authority on Hobbes to discuss world order, Nov. 16

Noel Malcolm, the world's foremost authority on philosopher Thomas Hobbes, will deliver the inaugural Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies Distinguished Lecture at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 16, in 1 Robertson Hall.

Ma...

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University donates land for open space in South Brunswick

In an effort that eventually could preserve 214 acres of land from development, Princeton University has turned over the deed for the first 10 acres of property it owned in South Brunswick Township.

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Library photo exhibition focuses on 'lost generation,' through April 17

A new exhibition that provides a snapshot of American literati life in Paris between the two world wars will be on view in Firestone Library from Nov. 8 through April 17.

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Lectures explore intersection of arts and technology, Nov. 16

Faculty and staff members from across the University have organized a series of lectures on the interaction of technology and the arts. The series, called /@rts ("slash arts"), begins with a talk by video and installation artists Jennifer and Ke...

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Health and well-being task force issues final report

In a final report issued Nov. 9, the University's Task Force on Health and Well-Being recommended several significant changes in University policies and programs to address the health care needs and promote the health and well-being of students, faculty and staff.

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Future of Internet access is topic for talk, Nov. 16

A lecture on "The Future of Broadband Internet Access -- What, Why and How" is scheduled for 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 16, in McCosh 50.

Robert Lucky, an engineer known worldwide for his writing and speaking about technology and society, will pre...

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Public diplomacy and Islamic world is talk topic, Nov. 15

A lecture titled "America in the World: U.S. Public Diplomacy and the Islamic World" is set for 4:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 15, in 16 Robertson Hall.

Speaking will be Mary Catherine Andrews, special assistant to the president and director of the W...

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Wind Ensemble fall concert set for Nov. 19

The University Wind Ensemble will present its fall concert, "Winds of Change," at 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 19, in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall.

The concert will mark the debut of Andrew Stachow as the ensemble's conductor. The ensembl...

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Wildcats a cappella group performs, Nov. 12

The Princeton University Wildcats , an all-female a cappella group, will perform at 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 12, in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall.

The concert will feature songs ranging from jazz standards such as "Cry Me a River" to mu...

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Health and well-being task force issues final report

In a final report issued Nov. 9, the University's Task Force on Health and Well-Being recommended several significant changes in University policies and programs to address the health care needs and promote the health and well-being of studen...

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Lecture examines democracy and Christianity, Nov. 13

James Skillen, president of the Center for Public Justice, a Christian policy research group, will deliver a lecture titled "What Distinguishes a Christian Democratic Point of View?" at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 13, in the Whig Hall Senate Chambe...

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Black Arts Company presents fall show, Nov. 11-13

The Black Arts Company will present its fall show, "BAC on the Map," at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, Nov. 11-13, at the Frist Campus Center theater.

The concert will feature a range of dance forms, including hip-hop, modern dance, reg...

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Community House event runs through Nov. 14

University Trustee Elizabeth Duffy, a member of the class of 1988 and head master at the Lawrenceville School, will speak about the importance of community service at 5:45 p.m. Friday, Nov. 12, at the Fields Center for Equality and Cultural Un...

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Panel examines Princeton's civic values, Nov. 9

A student panel discussion on the University's civic values is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 9, in 1 Robertson Hall.

Seven undergraduates formed the Student Task Force on Civic Values last year to examine the ways in which Princeto...

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Dr. Ruth discusses sexual literacy, Nov. 9

Ruth Westheimer will deliver a lecture titled "Sexually Speaking: The Need for Sexual Literacy" at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 9, in McCosh 50.

"Dr. Ruth" has been a visiting professor at Princeton and has written numerous books on sex education....

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Historical flag to be rededicated on Veterans Day, Nov. 11

An observance of Veterans Day will take place at 8:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 11, in the University Chapel and will include the rededication of a flag that flew on the USS Princeton until it went down during a World War II battle 60 years ago.

Th...

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Choueiri knighted in Lebanon

Edgar Choueiri , associate professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, has been awarded the Medal of the Order of the Cedars, Rank of Knight in his native country of Lebanon.

The president of Lebanon, Emile Lahoud, bestowed the honor...

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ACLU president, Penn law dean to speak, Nov. 4-5

Nadine Strossen, president of the American Civil Liberties Union and a law professor at New York University, will deliver the opening address of a two-day pre-law conference at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 4, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.

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'Career Week' events set for Nov. 8-12

The Office of Career Services will present a series of "Career Week" events Monday through Friday, Nov. 8-12.

Alumni will lead presentations on variety of careers, including: pharmaceuticals, retail, architecture, manufacturing, photography a...

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'Super Size Me' director discusses film, Nov. 4

Morgan Spurlock, director of the film "Super Size Me," will speak at 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 4, in McCosh 10. Spurlock will discuss his experiences making the film, which chronicles the effects on his body of eating only fast food for 30 days.

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WWS students, alumni of color to gather, Nov. 13-14

The Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs will host its annual Students and Alumni of Color Symposium Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 13-14. The theme of this year's event will be "Rising Through Education: Forging Paths to Leader...

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McNamara to discuss nuclear policy, Nov. 11

Robert McNamara, secretary of defense during the Kennedy and Johnson administrations, will speak at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 11, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall. His topic will be "The Follies of Current U.S. and NATO Nuclear Policy."

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Former counterterrorism czar to speak, Nov. 10

Former U.S. counterterrorism czar Richard Clarke will deliver a lecture titled "Against All Enemies: Inside America's War on Terror" at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 10, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.

Clarke has served in the White House, t...

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Mexican human rights advocate to speak, Nov. 9

A lecture on "Human Rights in the Mexican Transition to Democracy: Unfinished Business" is set for 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 9, in 1 Robertson Hall.

Speaking will be Mariclaire Acosta, whose involvement with human rights issues in Mexico spans...

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Series examines 'America's Retreat From Greatness,' Nov. 9-11

A scholar of U.S. politics, religion and culture will present three talks on the topic "America's Retreat From Greatness" Tuesday through Thursday, Nov. 9-11, in McCosh 50.

Alan Wolfe, professor of political science and director of the Boisi ...

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Glaude to discuss democracy and education, Nov. 9

Princeton faculty member Eddie Glaude Jr. , will give his views "On Democracy and Education" as the keynote speaker for the fifth annual convocation of the Program in Teacher Preparation at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 9, in Dodds Auditorium, Rob...

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Whig-Clio to honor Shultz for public service, Nov. 9

Princeton alumnus and former U.S. Secretary of State George Shultz will be presented with the 2004 James Madison Award for Distinguished Public Service by the American Whig-Cliosophic Society during a ceremony at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 9, ...

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Reuters reporter to discuss America's prisons, Nov. 8

A lecture on "The Crisis in America's Prisons" is set for 4:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 8, in 16 Robertson Hall.

Speaking will be Alan Elsner, national correspondent for Reuters News Service and author of "Gates of Injustice: The Crisis in America...

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Theater students to perform 'Fair Ladies,' Nov. 12-13, 18-20

The Program in Theater and Dance will present "Fair Ladies at a Game of Poem Cards," an adaptation of an 18th-century Japanese puppet play, at the Berlind Theatre. Show times are 8 p.m. on the following dates: Friday and Saturday, Nov. 12-13,...

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Campus residents directed to polling stations, Nov. 2

Residents of the Princeton University campus can find the location of their polling stations through an online chart and map.

Made available by the Office of Community and State Affairs and the Office of the Dean of Undergraduate Studen...

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University donates land for open space in South Brunswick

In an effort that eventually could preserve 214 acres of land from development, Princeton University has turned over the deed for the first 10 acres of property it owned in South Brunswick Township.

The University has pledged to convey a tota...

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