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Archive – November, 2007

Jazz groups to present 'Music of Hard Bop,' Dec. 8

The Princeton University Concert Jazz Ensemble and University Jazz Messengers Ensemble, directed by Anthony D.J. Branker, will present "Fire in the Soul: The Music of Hard Bop" at 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall. 

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Sports symposium planned, Dec. 7

Sports industry professionals and college athletic leaders will come together for the 2007 Princeton Sports Symposium at 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7, in Robertson Hall. The event follows the success of last year's symposium, which was the first sports symposium held at the University in 10 years.  

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Healy among top 25 in security industry

Steven Healy, Princeton's director of public safety, has been named one of the top 25 people in the security industry by Security magazine.

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Theatre Intime brings Wilder classic to the stage

Theatre Intime tackles the whole of human existence in its production of Thornton Wilder's classic play "The Skin of Our Teeth" Thursdays through Saturdays, Nov. 29-Dec. 1 and Dec. 6-8. Show times are at 8 each evening at the Hamilton-Murray Theater; there also will be a 2 p.m. matinee on Dec. 8.

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Rather to host panel on church and state, Dec. 8

Former CBS News anchor Dan Rather will host a panel discussion on "Church and State: Separation Anxiety" at 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, in the Rockefeller College Common Room.

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Abu Ghraib interrogator to read, Dec. 8

Playwright Joshua Casteel will read from his work "Returns," based on his service as a U.S. Army interrogator at the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq, at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, in the Matthews Acting Studio, 185 Nassau St. A panel discussion will follow.

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Students perform Dorfman play, Dec. 7-15

A student production of "Death and the Maiden," a play by Ariel Dorfman about Chile's transition to democracy, will be presented at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Dec. 7-8, and Thursday through Saturday, Dec. 13-15, in the Matthews Acting Studio, 185 Nassau St.

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Rise of left in Latin America is topic, Dec. 6-8

Scholars, politicians and policymakers from the United States and Latin America will convene for a conference on "Globalization and the Rise of the Left in Latin America" Thursday through Saturday, Dec. 6-8, in 16 Robertson Hall.

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Ex-CIA officer explores morality of spying, Dec. 6

"The Morality of Spying: How Dirty Are We Willing to Get Our Hands?" is the title of a lecture by former CIA official James Olson set for 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.

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Young, Zenith present readings, Dec. 5

Poet and translator David Young and translator Richard Zenith will read from their work at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5, in the Stewart Film Theater, 185 Nassau St.

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Post reporter to discuss Iraq war, Dec. 5

Thomas Ricks, a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter for The Washington Post, will speak on "The Iraq War as a Failure of the American System" at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.

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Robert Gutman, sociologist devoted to the study of architecture, dies at age 81

Robert Gutman, an influential professor and critic who was part of the University's architecture community for more than 40 years, died Nov. 23 in Princeton of a heart attack. He was 81. 

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Page to deliver first President's Lecture, Dec. 4

Lyman Page, the Henry De Wolf Smyth Professor of Physics, will deliver the first talk in the 2007-08 President's Lecture Series at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4, in 101 Friend Center. 

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Global health is subject of talk by Frist, Dec. 3

Former U.S. Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, currently a visiting lecturer at Princeton, will present a lecture on "Global Health as a Currency for Peace" at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 3, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall. 

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Holiday outreach initiatives planned

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

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Coalition to propose strategic plan addressing high-risk alcohol use

A University-wide coalition is being formed to address high-risk alcohol use among undergraduates as a health, well-being and educational issue. The coalition, made up mostly of students but also including faculty and staff, will gather information from a variety of sources over the next few months and produce a draft comprehensive strategic plan by May 2008.  

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Time, Newsweek editors discuss future of print, Nov. 28

Jim Kelly, managing editor of Time Inc., and Evan Thomas, Newsweek editor-at-large, will discuss the future of print journalism in an event titled "How Dead Is Print?" at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28, in 101 McCormick Hall. 

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New program takes sweeping approach to translation

A new certificate program launched by Princeton this fall is the largest, most extensive effort in the country to educate students about the important role that translation plays across academic fields and in cultural understanding.

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Memorial service for Taylor planned, Dec. 1

A memorial service for Austin Taylor, a member of Princeton's class of 2008, is being planned for 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, in Murray-Dodge Hall. A reception will follow the service. 

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Artist/filmmaker Jaar to speak, Nov. 29

Artist and filmmaker Alfredo Jaar will speak and show his 2005 film "Muxima" at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29, in 10 East Pyne. 

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Media and political accountability is topic, Nov. 30-Dec. 1

A conference examining how new media affect political accountability will be held Friday and Saturday, Nov. 30-Dec. 1, in 1 Robertson Hall. 

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Fruit fly embryo's first hours

This video shows a fruit fly embryo's first hours, during which time a single cellular nucleus divides into thousands. Thomas Gregor's efforts to label one of the embryo's proteins with a fluorescent material allowed the nuclei's behavior not only to stand out on film, but also to become open to mathematical analysis, as represented by the scientist in the background. The film, which Gregor produced with the assistance of Jean-Baptiste Boule and Matthieu Coppey, won the video prize in Princeton's 2006 Art of Science competition.

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Together to fly: Age-old question pushes four scientists to step beyond their fields -- into each other's

In the equipment-filled rooms of Princeton's Icahn Laboratory, nearly everything in sight is advancing through some stage of development. Newly hatched fruit flies crowd each other in their glass tube nurseries; a freshly modified microscope for examining the insects exposes its wire-forested innards. A recent biology paper lies open to its last page, where the list of new questions the work has inspired beckons a future research team to probe the mysteries of life even further. For the past five years, a quartet of Princeton researchers has undergone a development of its own, trying to resolve a tricky and timeworn issue about the first moments of life by examining the fruit fly.

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Three seniors named Rhodes Scholars

Three Princeton seniors, Sherif Girgis, Brett Masters and Landis Stankievech, have been awarded Rhodes Scholarships for two or three years of graduate study at the University of Oxford.  

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Book reveals media choice hurts political participation

As the presidential election season approaches, many people are steeling themselves for the onslaught of political coverage on television, on the Internet and in the print media. But for some Americans, the next 12 months will be like any other period, because they largely ignore political news. In his new book, "Post-Broadcast Democracy: How Media Choice Increases Inequality in Political Involvement and Polarizes Elections," Markus Prior, an assistant professor of politics and public affairs, takes on this phenomenon. 

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Grassroots economic development is topic, Nov. 29

"Strengthening Grassroots Business: Innovative Approaches to Empowering the Poor and Disadvantaged" is the title of a lecture scheduled for 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29, in 16 Robertson Hall.

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International bazaar set for Dec. 2

"Emerge! A Global Bazaar," which celebrates international development initiatives, cultures and the arts, will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2, in the Chancellor Green Rotunda.

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Conference focuses on James Brown, Nov. 29-30

The life, career and cultural impact of one of America's most influential musicians, James Brown, will be discussed in a conference Thursday and Friday, Nov. 29-30, in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall.

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Grassroots economic development is topic, Nov. 29

"Strengthening Grassroots Business: Innovative Approaches to Empowering the Poor and Disadvantaged" is the title of a lecture scheduled for 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29, in 16 Robertson Hall.

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Workshop will explore Pettit's work, Nov. 29

The influential work of Princeton philosopher Philip Pettit is the focus of a workshop scheduled for 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29, in 101 McCormick Hall.

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Panel examines high court appointments, Nov. 29

Princeton Provost Christopher Eisgruber will join scholars and legal experts in a discussion of his new book, "The Next Justice: Repairing the Supreme Court Appointments Process," at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.

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Lecture focuses on service, Nov. 28

Robert Gordon III, a Princeton graduate alumnus and an executive of the City Year community service organization, will speak on "National Service in the 21st Century: Exploring New Opportunities for Positive Change" at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28, in 16 Robertson Hall.

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Reporter speaks on 'Curveball,' Nov. 26

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Bob Drogin of The Los Angeles Times will discuss his book "Curveball: Spies, Lies and the Con Man Who Caused a War" at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 26, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.

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New Yorker editor Remnick to speak, Nov. 20

David Remnick, editor-in-chief of The New Yorker and a 1981 Princeton alumnus, will speak at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 20, in McCosh 50.

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'Performing the Sacred' set for Nov. 19

A showcase of dance, drama, music, song, spoken-word and other performances focusing on theme of sacredness is set for 9 p.m. Monday, Nov. 19, in the University Chapel.

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Mead to discuss foreign policy, Nov. 19

Foreign policy expert Walter Russell Mead will present a talk titled "The Protocols of the Elders of Greenwich: The Secret American Plot to Rule the World" at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 19, in 16 Robertson Hall.

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Stretching the boundaries of tragedy and comedy

Princeton's Program in Theater and Dance will present "The Winter's Tale," William Shakespeare's story about jealousy and redemption, at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, Nov. 15-17, in the McCarter Theatre Center's Berlind Theatre. 

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Tilghman selected as one of 'America's Best Leaders'

Princeton President Shirley M. Tilghman is one of 18 people highlighted in U.S. News & World Report as "America's Best Leaders."  

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Princeton scientists break cholera's lines of communication

A team of Princeton scientists has discovered a key mechanism in how bacteria communicate with each other, a pivotal breakthrough that could lead to treatments for cholera and other bacterial diseases. The mechanism is a chemical that cholera bacteria use for transmitting messages to each other, known as CAI-1, and has been isolated in the lab of molecular biologist Bonnie Bassler. Her team has shown that the chemical also can be used to disrupt the communication that exists among the bacteria, potentially halting the disease's progress. The discovery could lead to an entirely new class of antibiotics.  

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Steering committee to plan for Firestone renovation

A faculty steering committee has been formed to take the next step in the process of planning for a comprehensive renovation of Firestone Library, which is expected to begin in fall 2009. 

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McCrudden to become senior adviser on financial planning

Vice President for Finance and Treasurer Christopher McCrudden, a member of the Princeton University administration since 1973 and a national leader on issues related to university finance, will take on a new role as senior adviser to Princeton President Shirley M. Tilghman on a range of strategic matters related to Princeton's financial planning. His appointment will be effective upon the designation of a successor for his current position.  

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Letter to the editor of the Sacramento Bee

An abbreviated version of this letter to the editor was published in the Nov. 10, 2007, Sacramento Bee:

In his Nov. 6 commentary "No will power," Cal Thomas expresses concern for donors who "increasingly see their gifts used for purposes other than what they intended" and then Mr. Thomas mistakenly claims that Princeton University has "ignored donor intent" in carrying out the purposes of the gift that it received from Marie Robertson 46 years ago.

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Blairstown adds sustainable energy to list of offerings

After nearly a century of caring for the planet's young people, the Princeton-Blairstown Center is stepping up its efforts to care for the planet as well. The center, a nonprofit organization affiliated with the University that operates adventure-based and experiential education programs for urban youth and their families, has just installed both a new hydrogenerator and a state-of-the-art solar panel system that together will generate more than 40 percent of the facility's electricity. A dedication ceremony for the new sustainable energy projects is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 17.  

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President Tilghman on campaign video transcript

Princeton President Shirley M. Tilghman comments on the comprehensive fundraising campaign University leaders officially launched on Friday, Nov. 9, to raise $1.75 billion over the next five years.

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Alumni and friends gather to kick off $1.75 billion campaign

More than 700 alumni, parents, faculty, staff and friends gathered under banners bearing striking images and inspiring words in Jadwin Gymnasium Friday evening, Nov. 9, to kick off the University's comprehensive fundraising campaign to raise $1.75 billion over the next five years.

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President Tilghman on campaign video

Princeton President Shirley M. Tilghman comments on the comprehensive fundraising campaign University leaders officially launched on Friday, Nov. 9, to raise $1.75 billion over the next five years.

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Princeton names Center for the Arts after donor Lewis

Princeton University on Thursday, Nov. 8, named its new arts center the Peter B. Lewis Center for the Arts in recognition of the $101 million gift Lewis pledged last year to support the University's major arts initiative. 

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Arts initiative video

Princeton President Shirley M. Tilghman comments on the University's goal of enabling all students to participate in the arts. A $101 million gift from Peter B. Lewis that established the Peter B. Lewis Center for the Arts already has allowed Princeton to begin increasing the impact of the arts on campus.

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Arts initiative video transcript

Princeton President Shirley M. Tilghman comments on the University's goal of enabling all students to participate in the arts. A $101 million gift from Peter B. Lewis that established the Peter B. Lewis Center for the Arts already has allowed Princeton to begin increasing the impact of the arts on campus.

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Letter to the editor of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

This letter to the editor was published in the Nov. 9, 2007, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review:

The editorial "Battling Princeton" (Nov. 4 and PghTrib.com) misinforms your readers about the outcome of the pretrial rulings in the lawsuit filed by the Robertson family against Princeton University. These rulings were on summary judgment motions, not on the facts in the case. The only motions fully granted by the judge favored Princeton. In his rulings on the other motions, including the one cited in your editorial, the judge decided to defer the issues until trial.

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Princeton officially launches comprehensive campaign to raise $1.75 billion

Aspiring to sustain and expand its excellence in teaching and research, and to increase the University's impact on a changing world, Princeton leaders will officially launch a comprehensive fundraising campaign on Friday, Nov. 9, to raise $1.75 billion over the next five years. 

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President Tilghman on campaign video

Princeton President Shirley M. Tilghman comments on the comprehensive fundraising campaign University leaders officially launched on Friday, Nov. 9, to raise $1.75 billion over the next five years.

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President Tilghman on campaign video transcript

Princeton President Shirley M. Tilghman comments on the comprehensive fundraising campaign University leaders officially launched on Friday, Nov. 9, to raise $1.75 billion over the next five years.

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Players to perform 'Camelot,' Nov. 14-17

The Princeton University Players will present Lerner and Loewe's "Camelot" at 8 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, Nov. 14-17, in the Matthews Acting Studio, 185 Nassau St. A matinee performance is set for 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17. 

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Will Power to present work and give talk, Nov. 14-15

Playwright, actor and rapper Will Power, an artist-in-residence at Princeton, will present excerpts from his newest work and deliver a talk in events scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday, Nov. 14-15. 

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Research symposium set for Nov. 17

Graduate students and research staff members representing a broad array of disciplines will present their work in the Princeton Research Symposium from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, in the Friend Center.

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Research symposium set for Nov. 17

Graduate students and research staff members representing a broad array of disciplines will present their work in the Princeton Research Symposium from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, in the Friend Center.

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Irish novelists to read from work, Nov. 16

Irish novelists Colum McCann and Joseph O'Connor will read from their work at 4:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16, in the Stewart Film Theater, 185 Nassau St.

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Xerox executive to speak on innovation, Nov. 15

Renowned engineer and innovator Sophie Vandebroek, chief technology officer for the Xerox Corp., will discuss "Xerox Innovation" at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, in the Friend Center Convocation Room.

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Experimental musician to speak, Nov. 14

Experimental musician David Bithell will speak about his work and perform some of his compositions at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, in Taplin Auditorium, Fine Hall.

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International security expert to speak, Nov. 14

"The U.S. and Pakistan: Building Trust When It Matters" is the subject of a lecture by international security analyst Frederick Barton at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, in 16 Robertson Hall.

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Lecture focuses on medical care improvements, Nov. 13

Noted surgeon and author Atul Gawande will examine the causes of medical error and discuss ways to improve medical care in a lecture scheduled for 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13, in McCosh 10. His talk is titled "Mediocrity and Its Causes: A Surgeon's Notes on Medical Performance."

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Environmental justice advocate speaks, Nov. 13

Environmental justice advocate Majora Carter will speak about the work of her community organization, Sustainable South Bronx, at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13, in 302 Frist Campus Center. The talk is part of a new collaboration between the Princeton Environmental Institute (PEI) and the Center for African American Studies focusing on environmental justice issues.

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Panel on violence in Chechnya set for Nov. 13

A panel discussion titled "Forgotten, Not Frozen: A Roundtable on Violent Conflict in Chechnya and the North Caucasus" will be held at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13, in 16 Robertson Hall.

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Middle East expert to discuss Iraq, Nov. 12

Joost Hiltermann, a Middle East policy expert with the International Crisis Group, will present a talk titled "After the Surge: Whither Iraq … and the U.S.?" at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 12, in 16 Robertson Hall.

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'Celebration of the Arts' planned, Nov. 9

"A Celebration of the Arts at Princeton," a showcase of free performances featuring faculty and students from the University Center for the Creative and Performing Arts, is planned for Friday, Nov. 9, in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall. 

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Labyrinth and U-Store open on Nassau St., plan celebrations

Labyrinth Books will open its doors this month on Nassau Street, where it will serve the University's bookstore needs, while the Princeton University Store will complete its transition to expanded insignia and apparel operations by opening its own new location on Nassau Street.

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Early music ensemble to perform, Nov. 12

Musica Alta, the early music ensemble of Princeton University sponsored by the music department, will perform at 8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 12, in Taplin Auditorium, Fine Hall.

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Nassoons, Whiffenpoofs to perform, Nov. 10

The Princeton Nassoons and the Yale Whiffenpoofs will perform at 9 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall. 

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Princeton, Yale glee clubs to perform, Nov. 9

The Princeton and Yale glee clubs will perform their traditional pre-football game concert at 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9, in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall.  

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University adopts revised anti-harassment policy

E-learning module available to provide additional information online Princeton University has adopted a revised anti-harassment policy and related grievance procedures that apply to all members of the University community. The new policy, availab...

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Weisenfeld examines religious motivation in activist, artistic fields

Religious images are recurring subjects of inquiry for Judith Weisenfeld, a new professor of religion and an affiliated faculty member in the Center for African American Studies. Along with an interest in African American religious history, Weisenfeld is drawn to religious influences in activities that are not primarily religious, such as political and social activism, musical performance and film.

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CPUC meeting scheduled, Nov. 12

The Council of the Princeton University Community (CPUC) will meet from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 12, in Betts Auditorium, School of Architecture. All members of the University community are invited to attend. 

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Princeton to study athletics program

Princeton has begun a year-long, campus-wide effort to study its athletics program as part of the NCAA Division I athletics certification program. The specific areas the self-study will cover are academic integrity, governance and commitment to rules compliance, and equity and student-athlete well-being.

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Map shows campus polling stations, Nov. 6

Residents of the Princeton University campus can find the location of their polling stations through an online chart and map. Polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 6.

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Student debate will air to millions of viewers in China

Students from Princeton and Tsinghua University in Beijing recently competed on campus in a Chinese language debate that will be featured in a China Central Television (CCTV) program to be seen by millions of viewers in China.

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Rogers, Goldman to receive top alumni awards

Princeton University will present its top honors for alumni to John Rogers Jr., founder of the nation's largest minority-run mutual fund firm and a leading civic activist, and Lawrence Goldman, president and chief executive officer of the New Jersey Performing Arts Center.

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Friedland named director of research office

Jeffrey Friedland has been named director of Princeton's Office of Research and Project Administration, effective Oct. 22. 

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