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Archive – March, 2005

Princeton offers admission to 10.9 percent of applicants

Princeton University has offered admission to 1,807 students, or 10.9 percent of the record 16,516 applicants for the class of 2009. Acceptance letters were mailed March 31 to 1,214 students who applied through the regular decision process. Applicants who have not received a letter in the mail by Tuesday, April 5, may call the Office of Undergraduate Admission at (609) 258-3060 for their decision. Decisions will be given to applicants only.

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Princeton offers admission to 10.9 percent of applicants

Princeton University has offered admission to 1,807 students, or 10.9 percent of the record 16,516 applicants for the class of 2009.

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Toni Morrison selected as Baccalaureate speaker

Award-winning author and Princeton professor Toni Morrison has been chosen as the speaker for this year's Baccalaureate, the interfaith worship service that is one of Princeton's oldest traditions. The ceremony is scheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday, May 29. 

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Darnton: Books reveal volumes about times past

When Robert Darnton plucks a 200-year-old book off the shelf in his office, he is not reverential. He does not put on gloves. He does not hold the book gingerly. He picks it up and flips through the frayed pages as though the tome, published in 1776, is last year’s bestseller.

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Groups collaborate on cultural night, April 1

A cultural night of dancing, singing and acting performances will be presented in a first-time collaboration between the Black Student Union and the Asian American Students Association at 8 p.m. Friday, April 1, in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall. 

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South Asian cultural show presented, March 31

The South Asian Students Association will present its annual cultural show, "SANGAM," at 8 p.m. Thursday, March 31, in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall.

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Native American artists at Wilson College, April 4-8

Artist Douglas Miles will be in residence at Princeton's Wilson College from Monday through Friday, April 4-8.  Miles, the founder of Apache Skateboards, will be joined by a group of young Native American artists and performers known as the Native Agent Arts Collective. They will collaborate on an installation and performance piece, "POP LIFE 2," that will premiere at 8 p.m. Friday, April 8, in Wilcox Hall.

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Conference bridges disciplines, April 8-9

The Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies will host a conference on "Bridging Disciplines, Spanning the World: Approaches to Identities, Institutions and Inequalities" Friday and Saturday, April 8-9, on the third floor of the Frist Campus Center.

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Conference to focus on medieval arts of the Near East, April 8-9

The Index of Christian Art has organized a major conference devoted to the medieval arts of the Near East for Friday and Saturday, April 8-9.

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Conference looks at Islamic theologian, April 8-10

The life, thought and historical legacy of theologian Ibn Taymiyyah will be explored in a conference Friday through Sunday, April 8-10, in the Friend Center Convocation Room.

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'Rethinking the War on Terror' is topic, April 8-9

"Rethinking the War on Terror" will be the topic for this year's Princeton Colloquium on Public and International Affairs Friday and Saturday, April 8-9.

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U.S. official discusses prospects for peace in Sudan, April 7

A State Department official will speak on "The Sudan Comprehensive Peace Agreement: A Framework for Eventual Peace and Reconciliation for All Sudanese" at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, April 7, in 16 Robertson Hall.

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Turkish ambassador to speak on EU, April 6

Osman Faruk Logoglu, ambassador of Turkey to the United States, will speak at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 6, in 16 Robertson Hall. Logoglu, who earned his Ph.D. from Princeton in 1970, will discuss "Turkey and the E.U."

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Lecture considers constitutional amendments, April 6

Scholar and author Gary Jeffrey Jacobsohn will deliver the fifth annual Walter F. Murphy Lecture in American Constitutionalism, titled "By Way of Variation, Addition or Repeal: Revisiting the Unconstitutional Amendment Puzzle," at 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 6, in 104 Computer Science Building.

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Novelist, poet to read from their work, April 6

Novelist Richard Bausch and poet Alan Shapiro will read from their work at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 6, in the Stewart Film Theater, 185 Nassau St. They will be introduced by C.K. Williams, lecturer with the rank of professor in the Council of the Humanities and Creative Writing Program.

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Panel addresses anti-Americanism in Europe, April 5

A panel discussion on "Combating Anti-Americanism in Europe" is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 5, in 16 Robertson Hall.

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Future of Kurdistan is topic, April 4

A lecture titled "The Future of Kurdistan in Iraq" is set for 4:30 p.m. Monday, April 4, in 16 Robertson Hall.

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Williams awarded Truman Scholarship for public service

James R. Williams, a Princeton junior majoring in the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, has been named a 2005 Truman Scholar by the Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation. The award, which provides $30,000 for graduate study, recognizes leadership potential, intellectual ability and commitment to public service.

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Campus planning will enhance 'neighborhood' feel

The University's campus planning over the next several years will emphasize the development of academic "neighborhoods," with projects including the construction of a new chemistry building closer to the homes of other science departments, according to President Shirley M. Tilghman. Speaking at a meeting of the Council of the Princeton University Community on Monday, March 28, Tilghman discussed a campus planning process that has been examining needs over the next five to 10 years.

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Tilghman presents rationale for more women in science and engineering

In a recent address on the under-representation of women in science and engineering, Princeton University President Shirley M. Tilghman offered "a rationale for why universities in particular and Americans in general should care about this issue."

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Symposium focuses on children's health insurance, April 15

Health care experts and state legislators will discuss the "The Unhealthy State of Health Insurance for Children" at Princeton University's 2005 Symposium on New Jersey Issues from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Friday, April 15, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.

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Symposium focuses on children's health insurance coverage in New Jersey, April 15

Health care experts and state legislators will discuss the "The Unhealthy State of Health Insurance for Children" at Princeton University's 2005 Symposium on New Jersey Issues from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Friday, April 15, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.

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Forums showcase faculty work, involve students in debate

On a recent Monday afternoon, nearly all of the professors in the sociology department, a good number of its seniors and graduate students, and three faculty members from other institutions assembled in a classroom in Robertson Hall.

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Spirit of Princeton nominations due April 8

Nominations for the 10th annual Spirit of Princeton Awards, which honor undergraduates for their positive contributions to campus life, are due by noon Friday, April 8.

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Festival features Latin American films, March 31-April 2

"deFRAMED," a festival of new Latin American short films, will take place Thursday through Saturday, March 31-April 2, in 10 East Pyne.

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Collaboration reveals the complex origins of pain

In a close collaboration between laboratory scientists and practicing doctors, a Princeton neuroscientist is helping to reveal brain mechanisms that cause chronic pain and related disorders such as chronic fatigue syndrome and depression.

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Baseball CFO to speak, March 30

Jonathan Mariner, executive vice president and chief financial officer of Major League Baseball, will discuss "Baseball as a Business" at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 30, in 10 East Pyne.

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'Lost ballet' exhibition opens at library, April 1

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Didion to give keynote address, April 1

Author Joan Didion will deliver the keynote address at a conference on "Women, Art and Politics in the 20th Century" Friday and Saturday, April 1-2, in the Stewart Film Theater, 185 Nassau St.

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Conference re-examines Locke's work, April 1

Noted scholars of John Locke's political and religious philosophy will gather for a public conference, "Reason, Faith and Politics: John Locke Re-examined," on Friday, April 1, in 16 Robertson Hall.

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Panel to address medically uninsured, March 31

The Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs will host a panel discussion titled "Uninsured Americans: The Medically Uninsured" at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, March 31, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.

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Painting, installation artist to discuss her work, March 30

Painter and installation artist Denyse Thomasos will talk about her work during a slide lecture at noon Wednesday, March 30, in Room 219, 185 Nassau St.

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Talk examines 'Jerusalem 1938 and After,' March 30

Historian Walter Laqueur will deliver the 27th Carolyn L. Drucker Memorial Lecture on "Jerusalem 1938 and After" at 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 30, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.

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Bush and environment is topic, March 29

Frances Beinecke, executive director of the Natural Resources Defense Council, will present a lecture titled "Opposing the Bush Onslaught: The Next Four Years of Environmental Advocacy" at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 29, in 16 Robertson Hall.

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Doran explains al-Qaeda strategy, March 28

Princeton Middle East scholar Michael Doran will discuss "Al-Qaeda's Grand Strategy (and Ours Too)" at 4:30 p.m. Monday, March 28, in 16 Robertson Hall.

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Newly discovered magazines reveal vital information on early black women’s issues

Noliwe Rooks has unearthed a trove of forgotten publications that reveal significant historical information on African-American women’s issues long before the civil rights and feminist movements.

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Dougherty selected as director of Princeton University Press

Peter J. Dougherty, a 13-year employee of Princeton University Press and a 33-year veteran of the publishing industry, has been named the new director of the Press. His appointment, effective July 1, was approved March 23 at a meeting of the Press' board of trustees. He will succeed Walter Lippincott, director of the Press since 1986, who plans to retire.

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Holy Week, Easter services set, March 22-27

The Office of Religious Life and campus ministries are offering a number of services for students, faculty and staff members to observe Holy Week and Easter on Wednesday through Sunday, March 22-27.

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Kalaa presents spring show, April 1

The classical Indian dance troupe Kalaa will perform its spring show, "Anjali: An Offering," at 8 p.m. Friday, April 1, in the Frist Campus Center theater.

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Naacho dance troupe to perform, April 7-9

Naacho, an Indian student dance troupe, will perform its third annual show, "Rangeela," at 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday, April 7-8, and at 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. Saturday, April 9, at the Frist Campus Center theater.

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Morrison to speak at Friends of Library event, April 3

Nobel Laureate Toni Morrison will deliver a lecture titled "Overdue: A Writer's Debt; A Reader's Interest" at 4 p.m. Sunday, April 3, in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall. The lecture is the inaugural event of the yearlong 75th anniversary celebration of the Friends of the Princeton University Library.

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Lansky discusses music and technology, March 24

Music professor Paul Lansky will discuss the evolving relation between music and computer technology in his work at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, March 24, in 102 Woolworth Hall.

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Barnett examines 'Lost Constitution.' March 24

Boston University professor Randy Barnett will give a lecture based on his latest book, "Restoring the Lost Constitution: The Presumption of Liberty," at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, March 24, in 104 Computer Science Building.

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Philanthropist Whittle to speak, March 24

Dennis Whittle, chair of the first Internet-based platform for international philanthropy, will address the question "Time to Abolish Central Planning in International Aid?" at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, March 24, in 16 Robertson Hall.

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Hodder Fellows to read from works, March 23

This year's Hodder Fellows in the Humanities Council will read from their work at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 23, in the Stewart Film Theater, 185 Nassau St.

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Filmmaker screens five works, March 22 and 24

Filmmaker Nathaniel Dorsky will screen five of his works during a series of presentations on "Devotional Cinema" Tuesday and Thursday, March 22 and 24.

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Talk focuses on Iraq reconstruction, March 23

The man who managed $18.4 billion in U.S. funds to support reconstruction efforts in Iraq will discuss "Building Under Fire" on campus Wednesday, March 23.

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All-day expo enlivens science for hundreds of middle school children

A high-energy mix of fun and science characterized the University's Science and Engineering Expo on Thursday, March 17. More than 900 children from 11 local middle schools streamed through Icahn Lab, McDonnell Hall, Frick Lab and the Friend Center to participate in scores of demonstrations and hands-on activities designed to engage them in subjects from biology to astrophysics.

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Princeton alumnus, Cold War diplomat George Kennan dies

George Kennan, a member of Princeton's class of 1925 and an architect of American foreign policy during the Cold War, died Thursday, March 17, at his Princeton home. He was 101.

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Lecture set on military decisions, March 22

Military Force, Planning and Decision-Making" is the title of a lecture to be presented at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 22, in 16 Robertson Hall.

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Post writers share views on Putin, March 21

Two former Moscow bureau chiefs for the Washington Post will discuss "Kremlin Rising: Vladimir Putin and the Russian Counter-Revolution" at 4:30 p.m. Monday, March 21, in 16 Robertson Hall.

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Contest showcases beauty in science

In an effort to spur greater dialogue between the arts and sciences, a group of Princeton researchers has organized a contest for aesthetically appealing images that have emerged from scientific research or technical innovation.

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University to begin enrollment expansion with slight increase in fall 2005

The expansion of the University's undergraduate student body will start sooner and will be phased in more gradually than originally planned, beginning with a slight increase in the size of the freshman class this fall.

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Connecting engineering and everyday life

When she joined a South Philadelphia bowling league 14 years ago, Princeton chemical engineer Kyle Vanderlick was just looking for a way to unwind. Now, having held the highest league average (185) for a woman for the last eight years, Vanderlick is at the top of her game in her pastime as well as her work. What she did not expect was that she would begin to find deep connections between the two.

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Teaching as a learning process

Princeton graduate students play a key role in meeting the University’s historic commitment to undergraduate teaching. Keeping alive Woodrow Wilson’s ideal of student-centered instruction, graduate students can be seen across campus encouraging discussions about readings and running lab experiments or problem sessions, all while pursuing their own studies.

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Three receive Sloan Research Fellowships

The Alfred Sloan Foundation has selected three Princeton faculty members to receive Sloan Research Fellowships, highly competitive, unrestricted grants for outstanding scholars and scientists early in their careers.

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Frederick Mote, key figure in advancing the study of China, dies at age 82

Professor Emeritus of East Asian Studies Frederick Mote, a leading scholar of Chinese history and culture, died Feb. 10 in Aurora, Colo., after a long illness. He was 82. Mote, a Princeton faculty member from 1956 to 1987, was one of a small number...

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Studies relate life experiences to brain structure

Recent studies from the lab of neuroscientist Elizabeth Gould are helping to show how major experiences -- such as early-life traumas -- can have a long-term effect on the structure of the brain.

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Hutchings awarded medal of achievement

Robert Hutchings, recently chair of the U.S. National Intelligence Council and presently a diplomat-in-residence at the Woodrow Wilson School, has been awarded the National Intelligence Medal of Achievement.

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Celebrating 400 years of 'Don Quixote'

Several events celebrating the 400th anniversary of the great literary work "Don Quixote" have been taking place this week on campus.

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International Service Award nominations due March 31

The International Center is seeking nominations for the 10th annual International Service Award.

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Polish ambassador to speak, March 10

The ambassador of Poland to the United States will speak on "The Future of the Transatlantic Partnership" at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, March 10, in 1 Robertson Hall.

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Economic challenges in Iraq is topic, March 9

A State Department official and Princeton alumnus will speak on economic issues facing Iraq at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 9, in 16 Robertson Hall.

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Events celebrate 'Don Quixote,' March 8-10

A series of events celebrating the 400th anniversary of the great literary work "Don Quixote" is set for Tuesday through Thursday, March 8-10.

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FitFest promotes a healthier Princeton

Members of the University community unwound at massage tables, watched martial arts demonstrations and learned how to improve their golf game all under one roof as part of Princeton's FitFest 2005 health expo.

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Q&A: Resources, reception key to realizing ‘American dream’

Princeton University sociologist Alejandro Portes and colleagues spent more than a decade observing the successes and failures of second-generation immigrants in adapting to American life. The wide-ranging study has illuminated the challenges faced by children of immigrants across academic, social and familial settings.

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Musical troupe presents 'Swimming Upstream,' March 4-12

The Princeton University Players will perform "Swimming Upstream" at the Wilcox Black Box Theater in Wilson College on the following dates: at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, March 4-5, and Thursday through Saturday, March 10-12; and at 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, March 5-6, and Saturday, March 12.

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Event set on achievement gaps, March 11

A conference on “School Readiness: Closing Racial and Ethnic Gaps” will be held Friday, March 11 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. in Robertson Hall.

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'Seagull' performed March 4-5, 10-12

The Program in Theater and Dance will present a senior thesis production of Anton Chekhov's "The Seagull" at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, March 4-5, and Thursday through Sunday, March 10-12, at the Berlind Theatre.

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Raks Odalisque to perform, March 3-5

The Middle Eastern student dance troupe Raks Odalisque will perform its annual spring semester show, "Belly Dance & Beyond," at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, March 3-5, in the Frist Campus Center theater. A matinee performance also is scheduled for 2 p.m. March 5.

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Parking administration, TigerCard office merge

In an effort to streamline service to the campus community, the administration of the University's parking system has been merged with the responsibilities of the TigerCard office.

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Lecture focuses on democratization, March 8

"The United States and Democracy Promotion: Learning From Postcommunist Eurasia" is the title of a lecture to be presented at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 8, in 16 Robertson Hall.

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Concert to feature work by Princeton composer, March 8

A Tuesday, March 8, concert of contemporary vocal music by the world-renowned Gregg Smith Singers will feature a piece by Princeton composer Dmitri Tymoczko.

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Hans Blix to discuss WMD, March 8

Former U.N. Weapons Inspector Hans Blix will discuss "Weapons of Mass Destruction, Terrorism and Security" at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 8, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.

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Toyota CEO to speak, March 7

Hideaki Otaka, president and chief executive officer of Toyota Motor North America, will speak at 3 p.m. Monday, March 7, in 307 Frist Campus Center.

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Former State Dept. official gives view of Iraq, March 7

A lecture titled "Iraq: A View from the Inside -- What Does the Future Hold?" is planned for 4:30 p.m. Monday, March 7, in 16 Robertson Hall.

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Re-examining an ancient Chinese burial site

"Recarving China's Past: Art, Archaeology and Architecture of the 'Wu Family Shrines,'" an exhibition that re-examines one of ancient China's great archaeological sites, is on display through Sunday, June 26, at the University Art Museum.

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Series focuses on justice system, through April 27

The Princeton Justice Project is sponsoring a series of lectures in March and April called "An Unjust Sentence?" focusing on the U.S. criminal justice system.

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Tilghman elected to Carnegie board

Princeton President Shirley M. Tilghman has been elected to the board of trustees of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

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Brother speaks on Terri Schiavo case, March 2

The brother of Terri Schiavo, the severely brain-damaged women at the center of a legal struggle in Florida over whether she should live or die, will discuss the controversial case at 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 2, in McCosh 10.

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Race, ethnicity in classroom is topic, March 7

The  McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning will host a lunch program on "Race and Ethnicity in the Classroom" at 12:15 p.m. Monday, March 7, in 328 Frist.

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University to open at normal business hours, March 1

The University will open at normal business hours today (Tuesday, March 1), following the snowfall yesterday and overnight.

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