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Archive – April, 2008

Service for Wheeler planned for May 12

Monday, May 12, 2008, 10 a.m. · University Chapel

A memorial service for John Wheeler, the Joseph Henry Professor of Physics Emeritus, is set for 10 a.m. Monday, May 12, at the University Chapel.  

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University approves new certificates in global health, energy

The University has approved two new undergraduate certificate programs for the 2008-09 academic year, one focusing on sustainable energy and another on global health and health policy.  

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Film screening, discussion planned for May 7--UPDATED

Wednesday, May 7, 2008, 7 p.m. · 101 McCormick Hall

The Women's Center of Princeton University will host a screening of the documentary "The Business of Being Born" at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 7, in 101 McCormick Hall.

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Eight students receive 2008 Spirit of Princeton Award

Eight students have been named winners of the 2008 Spirit of Princeton Award, which honors Princeton undergraduates for their positive contributions to campus life. The award recognizes students who have demonstrated a strong commitment to the undergraduate experience through contributions to student organizations, athletics, community service, religious life, residential life and the arts.

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Drafting the future of avant-garde architecture

Jeff Mansfield studies evolution and adaptability, but not in scientific terms. For the last year, the architecture major has been charting the path of modern architecture in the 20th century, as well as its future. 

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Grad School sees continued diversity in applications

Princeton's Graduate School admitted 1,203 of the 9,237 applicants who applied for the 2008-09 academic year, with American students of color and international students making up 49 percent of the applicant pool. The 13 percent overall admission rate is up only slightly from the 12.9 percent of applicants who were admitted last year.

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Remarks from Goheen service available

The remarks given by President Emeritus William G. Bowen at the service of remembrance and celebration for President Emeritus Robert F. Goheen on Sunday, April 27, in the University Chapel are now available online. 

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Robert Francis Goheen '40 *48

Remarks given by President Emeritus William G. Bowen at the service of remembrance and celebration for President Emeritus Robert F. Goheen on Sunday, April 27, in the University Chapel. 

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'Art of the Times' panel discussion to feature op-ed artists

Thursday, May 1, 2008, 4:30 p.m. · 16 Robertson Hall

"Art of the Times (Times Four)" will be the topic of a panel discussion at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, May 1, in 16 Robertson Hall. 

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Student work: Theatre Intime

Theatre Intime will present "The Arabian Nights," directed by sophomore Katie Benedict, Thursday through Saturday, April 24-26. (Video by junior Jackie Bello)

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Haldane to speak on 'Recognizing Humanity'

Wednesday, April 30, 2008, 4:30 p.m. · 219 Burr Hall

"The Need and Implications of Recognizing Humanity" is the title of a lecture to be presented at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 30, in 219 Burr Hall.

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Graham named associate ombuds officer

Diedrick (D.A.) Graham, formerly the student ombudsman at San Diego State University, has been named Princeton's associate ombuds officer.

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Orchestra rises to the challenge of performing Mahler Ninth for final concerts

The 17 seniors in the Princeton University Orchestra will conclude their tenure with the group by tackling one of the most difficult pieces they've ever played in concerts at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 25-26, in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall.

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Symposium focuses on race relations

Saturday, May 3, 2008, 9:30 a.m. · Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall

Projects recognized by the Princeton Prize in Race Relations -- which honors high school students' efforts to improve race relations in their schools or communities -- will be presented at a symposium set for 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, May 3, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall, on the Princeton University campus. The event is free and open to the public.

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Princeton scientists discover exotic quantum state of matter

A team of scientists from Princeton University has found that one of the most intriguing  phenomena in condensed-matter physics -- known as the quantum Hall effect -- can occur in nature in a way that no one has ever before seen. 

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Presentation at "Representing & Managing Tax-Exempt Organizations" conference, sponsored by Georgetown Law CLE

"Endowments and Donor Restrictions"

This presentation was given at the Representing and Managing Tax-Exempt Organizations conference, sponsored by Georgetown Law Continuing Legal Education (CLE) in Washington, D.C., on Thursday, April 24.

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IRC's Rupp to discuss forced migration

Friday, April 25, 2008, 4:30 p.m. · 302 Frist Campus Center

George Rupp, president of the International Rescue Committee, will deliver a lecture titled "Forced Migration: Local Conflicts as a Global Challenge" at 4:30 p.m. Friday, April 25, in 302 Frist Campus Center. 

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Run for the Tiger 5k to raise funds for wildlife

Saturday, April 26, 2008, 10 a.m. · Forbes College garden

The Run for the Tiger 5k walk and run to raise donations for the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation's Save the Tiger Fund will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 26, at the Forbes College garden.  

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Event celebrates Mideast poetry, culture

Tuesday, April 29, 2008, 6 p.m. · 202 Jones Hall.

Faculty and students will celebrate Hebrew, Arabic, Turkish and Persian poetry and culture in an event titled "From Jerusalem With Love" at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 29, in 202 Jones Hall.

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Fristfest celebration set for May 1-3 - UPDATED, May 2

Thursday through Saturday, May 1-3, 2008, various times · Frist Campus Center and 1879 Green

Princeton students, faculty, staff and their families are invited to the Frist Campus Center to celebrate spring and the conclusion of the academic year at the annual Fristfest Weekend Thursday through Saturday, May 1-3.

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Singer, George among speakers at 'Human Life' conference

Thursday, May 1, 2008, 2:30 to 6 p.m. · 101 Friend Center

Scholars including Princeton's Peter Singer and Robert George, two noted figures in the public debate on abortion, will discuss the question "Is It Wrong to End Early Human Life?" at a conference planned for 2:30 to 6 p.m. Thursday, May 1, in 101 Friend Center.

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Harris-Lacewell discusses imagery in black politics

Wednesday, April 30, 2008, 4:30 p.m. · 16 Robertson Hall

Melissa Harris-Lacewell, an associate professor of politics and African American studies at Princeton, will present a talk titled "From Liberation to Mutual Fund: Images of Christ in Black Politics" at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 30, in 16 Robertson Hall.

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Debate examines U.S., Canadian health care

Monday, April 28, 2008, 4:30 p.m. · 16 Robertson Hall

"The Health Care Debate: Lessons From Canada, Implications for the United States" is the subject of a discussion at 4:30 p.m. Monday, April 28, in 16 Robertson Hall.

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Lectures explore 'New World Order'

Monday through Wednesday, April 28-30, 2008, 4:30 p.m. · 10 East Pyne

"New World Order: Internationalism and the End of Empire" is the focus of a three-lecture series to be delivered by historian Mark Mazower at 4:30 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, April 28-30, in 10 East Pyne.

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Sept. 11 trial jurist to speak on terrorism cases

Monday, April 28, 2008, 4:30 p.m. · Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall

U.S. District Judge Leonie Brinkema, who presided over the trial of al-Qaeda conspirator Zacarias Moussaoui, will speak at 4:30 p.m. Monday, April 28, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall. The title of her talk is "Terrorism Cases in Civilian Courts: Balancing the Powers of Government."

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Theatre Intime presents 'The Arabian Nights'

Thursday through Saturday, April 24-26, 2008, various times · Hamilton-Murray Theater

Theatre Intime will present "The Arabian Nights," directed by sophomore Katie Benedict, at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, April 24-26, in the Hamilton-Murray Theater. There also will be a matinee performance at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 26. 

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diSiac Dance Company performs spring show

Thursday through Saturday, April 24-26, 2008, various times · Frist Campus Center Theater

The diSiac Dance Company will perform its spring dance show "Trip!" Thursday through Saturday, April 24-26, in the Frist Campus Center theater. Shows are at 8 p.m. Thursday, April 24, and at 6:30 and 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 25-26. 

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Ashenfelter honored by economics association

Orley Ashenfelter, Princeton's Joseph Douglas Green 1895 Professor of Economics, has been named a distinguished fellow by the American Economic Association, an honor bestowed each year upon no more than three economists in the United States and Canada.

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Arts professionals, students collaborate in new work

Friday and Saturday, April 25-26, 2008, various times · Matthews Acting Studio, 185 Nassau St.

Two professional directors from Philadelphia, a scenographer from New York, an ensemble of seasoned performers and a group of Princeton students are joining forces to bring a new work to the stage Friday and Saturday, April 25-26, at the Lewis Center for the Arts.

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Conference caps yearlong environmental justice initiative

Monday and Tuesday, April 28-29, 2008, various times · Frist Campus Center Multipurpose Rooms

A conference on environmental justice scheduled for Monday and Tuesday, April 28-29, will cap a yearlong collaboration between the Princeton Environmental Institute and the Center for African American Studies that has enabled Princeton students and scholars to thoroughly explore the topic. The conference, "A Different Shade of Green: Race, Place and Environmental Justice," is scheduled for 4:30 to 6 p.m. April 28 in McCosh 50 and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 29 in the Frist Campus Center Multipurpose Rooms.  

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Letter to the editor of the Washington Times

A slightly altered version of this letter to the editor was published in the April 18, 2008, Washington Times:

The April 15 Washington Times editorial ("The old college try – in court") incorrectly identifies the donor of the Robertson gift to Princeton and erroneously claims that the Robertson v. Princeton litigation represents "donor activism in cases where colleges fail their donors' standards." This case was not brought by any donor. It was brought by the descendants of a donor who are trying to seize control of funds that the donor entrusted to Princeton, not to them.

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Six receive Guggenheim Fellowships

Six Princeton faculty and staff members are among the 190 artists, scholars and scientists selected from more than 2,600 applicants for the 2008 Guggenheim Fellowships.  

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Communiversity set for April 26

Saturday, April 26, 2008, noon to 5 p.m. · Nassau and Witherspoon streets and campus

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 26.

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Physics department hosts recital, art exhibit

Saturday, April 26, 2008, 8 p.m. · Taplin Auditorium, Fine Hall

Faculty, staff and students from the Department of Physics will showcase their creative talents in the department's 20th annual music recital at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 26, in Taplin Auditorium, Fine Hall.

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Event promotes health benefits of walking

Friday, April 25, 2008, 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. · Frist Campus Center south lawn

The kickoff of the Princeton Start! Walking Program, an initiative to promote the health benefits of walking, is set for 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, April 25, on the Frist Campus Center south lawn.

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Novelist Vargas Llosa to deliver lecture

Tuesday, April 22, 2008, 8 p.m. · McCosh 50

Mario Vargas Llosa, one of the most influential Latin American writers and a onetime candidate for the Peruvian presidency, will deliver a lecture titled "Onetti and the Shadows of Faulkner and Borges" at 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 22, in McCosh 50.

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Bassler looks at diversity and science

Tuesday, April 22, 2008, 5:30 p.m. · 101 McCormick Hall

Bonnie Bassler, Princeton's Squibb Professor in Molecular Biology, will present a lecture titled "So You Want to Be a Doctor: Diversity and Scientific Research" at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 22, in 101 McCormick Hall.

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Jamal discusses Muslim Americans and democracy

Tuesday, April 22, 2008, 4:30 p.m. · 16 Robertson Hall

"Muslim Americans: Enriching or Threatening American Democracy?" is the title of a talk by Amaney Jamal, an assistant professor of politics at Princeton, scheduled for 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 22, in 16 Robertson Hall.

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Talk focuses on plight of Iraqi refugees

Monday, April 21, 2008, 4:30 p.m. · 16 Robertson Hall

"Five Years Later, A Hidden Crisis: The Plight of Iraqi Refugees" is the title of a talk by George Biddle, senior vice president of the International Rescue Committee (IRC), scheduled for 4:30 p.m. Monday, April 21, in 16 Robertson Hall.

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Senior to screen thesis on whaling industry

Tuesday, April 22, 2008, 4:30 p.m. · 302 Frist Campus Center

Senior Danny Samit will screen his senior thesis, a 93-minute documentary film on Japanese whaling, at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 22, in 302 Frist Campus Center.  

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'Indo-U.S. Relations' series to begin April 21

April 21, May 7 and May 16, 2008, 4 p.m. · 1 Robertson Hall

A new series titled "Indo-U.S. Relations: An Emerging Strategic Partnership" will begin Monday, April 21, with an address by Kanwal Sibal, India's former ambassador to Russia and France, and former foreign secretary of the government of India.

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Researchers map the math in music

The connection between music and mathematics has fascinated scholars for centuries. Now, three music professors – Clifton Callender at Florida State University, Ian Quinn at Yale University and Dmitri Tymoczko at Princeton University -- have devised a new way of analyzing and categorizing music that takes advantage of the deep, complex mathematics they see enmeshed in its very fabric.  

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Student work: Glee Club

The Glee Club's annual oratorio, featuring Mendelssohn's "Elijah" Op. 70, included a professional orchestra and soloists. (Video by freshman Bradley Baron)

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The science of architecture: Gehry building to provide distinctive home for Lewis library

Those who have watched its bold, curved stainless steel roofline emerge on the corner of Washington Road and Ivy Lane no doubt believe the Lewis Science Library designed by Frank Gehry will have a distinctive exterior look. A recent tour of the building's yet unfinished rooms and halls shows an interior to match.

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CPUC meeting scheduled for April 21

Monday, April 21, 2008, 4:30 p.m. · Betts Auditorium, School of Architecture

The Council of the Princeton University Community (CPUC) will meet from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Monday, April 21, in Betts Auditorium, School of Architecture. All members of the University community are invited to attend. 

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Service for Goheen set for April 27

Sunday, April 27, 2008, 1:30 p.m. · University Chapel

A service of remembrance and celebration for President Emeritus Robert F. Goheen is set for 1:30 p.m. Sunday, April 27, in the University Chapel.

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Students work and learn in Navajo Nation

Several days into their spring break, 14 Princeton students found themselves in the middle of the Arizona desert, with nighttime temperatures in the 30s and no running water or electricity. Some lay under the stars, and others awoke every few hours to light the fire within their hogans, traditional Navajo homes.  

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Faculty and staff asked to complete online program on sexual harassment

An online program to help faculty and staff learn more about the complex topic of sexual harassment, the University's anti-harassment policy and resources to address these issues is now available.

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Workshop to focus on China's environmental issues

Friday and Saturday, April 18-19, 2008, various times · 219 Burr Hall

Economists, engineers, environmentalists and policymakers from Princeton University and China will meet on campus Friday and Saturday, April 18-19, to discuss environmental challenges facing China. 

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Seniors perform thesis production of 'Dance Quanta'

Friday and Saturday, April 18-19, 2008, 8 p.m. · Berlind Theatre

Seniors Jessica Baylan, Jillian Olsen, Hans Rinderknecht and Francine Saunders will present "Dance Quanta," an evening of dance they are choreographing, performing and producing, at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 18-19, in the Berlind Theatre. The performance by the students who are earning certificates in the Program in Theater and Dance is presented by the Lewis Center for the Arts.  

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Student work: 'Clue: The Musical'

The Princeton University Players brought the popular board game mystery to life as an interactive show with 216 possible endings. (Video by sophomore Anastasia Erbe.) 

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John Prendergast to accept 2007-08 Crystal Tiger Award

Monday, April 21, 2008, 7:30 p.m. · McCosh 50

Students at Princeton University have selected John Prendergast, co-founder and co-chair of the ENOUGH Project to end genocide, as the winner of the 2007-08 Crystal Tiger Award. Prendergast will accept the award, deliver an address and respond to questions during an event at 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 21, in McCosh 50.

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Glee Club to perform Mendelssohn's 'Elijah'

Friday, April 18, 2008, 8 p.m. · Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall

The Princeton Glee Club and guest soloists will perform Mendelssohn's grand oratorio "Elijah" Op. 70 at 8 p.m. Friday, April 18, in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall. 

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Players to present 'Clue: The Musical'

Thursday through Saturday, April 17-19, 2008, 8 p.m. · Frist Campus Center theater.

Princeton University Players will present "Clue: The Musical" at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, April 17-19, in the Frist Campus Center theater.  

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13 South Asian dance teams to compete

Saturday, April 19, 2008, 8 p.m. · Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall

The inaugural South Asian Dance Dimensions Competition will take place at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 19, in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall.  

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Leading physicist John Wheeler dies at age 96

John Archibald Wheeler, a legend in physics who coined the term "black hole" and whose myriad scientific contributions figured in many of the research advances of the 20th century, has died. Wheeler, the Joseph Henry Professor of Physics Emeritus, at Princeton University, was 96. He succumbed to pneumonia on Sunday, April 13, at his home in Hightstown, N.J.

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Measuring the success of microfinance

Just six months after being introduced to the idea of microfinance -- providing the poor with extremely small loans to start businesses -- senior Molly Jamieson traveled around the world to assess it in action, visiting lending organizations in seven countries on three continents.

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Talk focuses on assistance to Palestinians after Oslo

Thursday, April 17, 2008, 4:30 p.m. · 16 Robertson Hall

"International Assistance to the Palestinians After Oslo: Political Guilt, Wasted Money" is the subject of a talk to be presented by Anne Le More, special assistant and political affairs officer for the Office of the Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for Darfur at the United Nations at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, April 17, in 16 Robertson Hall.

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Arab human security and development subject of talk

Tuesday, April 15, 2008, 4:30 p.m. · 16 Robertson Hall

Amat Alsoswa, assistant secretary-general, assistant administrator and director of the Regional Bureau for Arab States at the United Nations Development Programme, will present "Human Security and Human Development in the Arab Region: The Next Arab Human Development Reports Series" at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 15, in 16 Robertson Hall.

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Panel looks at race, gender and religion in campaign

Friday, April 18, 2008, 4:30 p.m. · 101 Friend Center

"Campaign '08: Race, Gender and Religion" is the title of a panel discussion set for 4:30 p.m. Friday, April 18, in 101 Friend Center.

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Conference examines campus security

Friday, April 18, 2008, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. · Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.

Marking the one-year anniversary of the fatal shootings at Virginia Tech, public safety professionals will explore progress and continuing questions related to campus security in a conference set for 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, April 18, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.

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Former USA Track CEO to speak on value of sports

Thursday, April 17, 2008, 7:30 p.m. · Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall

Princeton alumnus Craig Masback, a former champion long-distance runner who headed USA Track & Field for a decade, will speak on "The Enduring Values of Sports: Facing Up to the Challenges of the 21st Century" at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 17, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.

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Levitin to speak on music and the brain

Thursday, April 17, 2008, 4:30 p.m. · Stewart Film Theater, 185 Nassau St.

Daniel Levitin, author of the international bestseller "This Is Your Brain on Music: The Science of a Human Obsession," will provide an overview of recent research on music and the brain at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, April 17, in the Stewart Film Theater, 185 Nassau St.

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Editor of Le Monde to speak on Middle East

Wednesday, April 16, 2008, 4:30 p.m. · 16 Robertson Hall

Sylvain Cypel, editor in chief of Le Monde, France's most influential newspaper, will present a lecture titled "Israel-Palestine: Why Today's Crisis Is Rooted in the Denials of Yesterday" at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 16, in 16 Robertson Hall.

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Panel to address 'Unequal Democracy'

Monday, April 14, 2008, 4:30 p.m. · Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall

Newsweek journalist Jonathan Alter will join prominent political scholars Larry Bartels, Paul Krugman and James Stimson for a panel discussion on issues of inequality in the United States at 4:30 p.m. Monday, April 14, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.

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April 19 service planned for Trustee Emeritus Jay Sherrerd

A memorial service for John J.F. Sherrerd, who devoted many years of service to the University after he graduated in 1952, is set for Saturday, April 19. The service will begin at 10 a.m. at the Bryn Mawr (Pa.) Presbyterian Church. 

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Where's the glue? Scientists find a surprise when they look for what binds in superconductivity

Provocative results yielded by two years of experiments carried out at Princeton University have a group of scientists saying that high-temperature superconductivity does not hinge on a magical glue binding electrons together. The secret to superconductivity, they say, may rest instead on the ability of electrons to take advantage of their natural repulsion in a complex situation.

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'Iron Tigers' chef showdown

The University's culinary artists put their skills and creativity to the test in Dining Services' "Iron Tigers" competition. The two top teams will compete during Fristfest at 1 p.m. Friday, May 2.

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Letter to the editor of the Philadelphia Inquirer

This letter to the editor was submitted on April 9, 2008, to the Philadelphia Inquirer:

As their six-year-old lawsuit against Princeton University finally moves toward trial, the Robertson children and their public relations team are heating up their rhetoric, but the facts don’t support their baseless allegations. In his April 9 column about the litigation ("Use of charitable funds is at heart of Princeton case"), Frederic Fransen rehashes several erroneous claims and fails to point out that it is the descendants of the donor, not Princeton University, who are trying to overturn the intent of the donor.

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Celebrating the heritage of Mexican dance

Ballet Folklórico de Princeton, a student organization dedicated to performing the traditional folk dances of México, will present its sixth annual show, "De Colores," at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 12, in the Frist Campus Center theater.

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Program looks at social capital and high-risk drinking

Friday, April 11, 2008, 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. · 6 Friend Center

A program to explore the question "Would Increasing Social Capital Decrease High-Risk Drinking?" is scheduled for 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Friday, April 11, in 6 Friend Center.  

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Seeking the magic of poetry

Like many of her students, Tracy K. Smith started writing poetry in earnest as an undergraduate. Now a fast-rising star in American poetry, she is leading intensive workshops at Princeton — knowing from her own experience how important it is to inspire students as they develop as writers.

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Letter to the editor of the Investor’s Business Daily

This letter to the editor was submitted to the Investor's Business Daily:

In writing its March 12 editorial about the six-year-old Robertson v. Princeton litigation without talking with anyone at Princeton, Investor’s Business Daily simply rehashed the unsubstantiated allegations that some members of the Robertson family have made in their attempt to gain control of funds that their parents explicitly chose to entrust not to them, but to Princeton. The family members are also trying to dismantle the governance structure that their parents put in place to ensure that Princeton would continue to control the use of these funds.

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Keller gift of $25 million to support innovation in engineering education

Recognizing an international need for leaders who can harness technology to solve societal problems, alumnus and innovator in education Dennis J. Keller and his wife, Constance Templeton Keller, have given Princeton University $25 million to strengthen links between engineering and the liberal arts.  

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Spring farmers' market set for April 15-May 20

Tuesdays, April 15 through May 20, 2008. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. · Firestone Plaza

Following a successful debut in the fall, the campus farmers' market at Firestone Plaza will return this spring for six weeks, open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays from April 15 through May 20.

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Colloquium to address 'Grand Challenges'

Friday and Saturday, April 11-12, 2008, various times · Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall

"The Grand Challenges: Energy, Development and Global Health" is the theme of the sixth annual Princeton Colloquium on Public and International Affairs, scheduled for Friday and Saturday, April 11-12, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.

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Kurtzer to discuss diplomacy in the Middle East

Thursday, April 10, 2008, 4:30 p.m. · 16 Robertson Hall

Daniel Kurtzer, former U.S. ambassador to Israel and Egypt and a visiting professor at Princeton, will speak on "Negotiating Arab-Israeli Peace: U.S. Diplomacy in the Middle East" at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, April 10, in 16 Robertson Hall.

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Author Díaz to discuss his work

Wednesday, April 9, 2008, 7 p.m. · 101 McCormick Hall

Award-winning novelist Junot Díaz will speak about his work at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 9, in 101 McCormick Hall.

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Innovation Forum to feature early business ventures

Wednesday, April 9, 2008, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. · 101 Friend Center

About a dozen Princeton scientists and engineers will talk about their early-stage entrepreneurial ventures at an Innovation Forum from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 9, in 101 Friend Center.

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Panel examines conservative movement

Wednesday, April 9, 2008, 4:30 p.m. · 16 Robertson Hall

"Rightward Bound: Making America Conservative in the 1970s and What That Means in 2008" is the topic of a panel discussion to be held at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 9, in 16 Robertson Hall.

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Lectures focus on the Bible and American fiction

Tuesday through Thursday, April 8-10, 2008, 8 p.m. · McCosh 50

"The Bible and American Fiction: Melville, Faulkner and Bellow" is the subject of a series of three lectures by biblical and comparative literature scholar Robert Alter set for 8 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, April 8-10, in McCosh 50.

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Bahcall explores universe's 'dark side'

Tuesday, April 8, 2008, 8 p.m. · A02 McDonnell Hall

Neta Bahcall, Princeton's Eugene Higgins Professor of Astrophysics, will deliver a lecture on "The Dark Side of the Universe" at 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 8, in A02 McDonnell Hall.

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Liberia's finance minister to speak

Tuesday, April 8, 2008, 4:30 p.m. · 16 Robertson Hall

Liberia's finance minister, Antoinette Sayeh, will deliver a lecture titled "From Foreign Student to Technocrat to Minister: Changing Perspectives on Development" at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 8, in 16 Robertson Hall.

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Bringing history and imagination to the stage

Two years ago, in a class called "Beginning Studies in Acting," Roger Q. Mason found himself intrigued by lecturer Tim Vasen's description of "the orange women" who gathered at performances of William Shakespeare's plays. The image stuck with Mason when he thought about writing a play for his senior thesis. His work, "Orange Woman, A Ballad for a Moor," runs at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 4-5, and Thursday through Saturday, April 10-12, in the Berlind Theatre.

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Princeton, Juilliard jazz musicians to perform

Saturday, April 12, 2008, 7:30 p.m. · Matthews Theatre, McCarter Theatre Center

The Princeton University Concert Jazz Ensemble and Juilliard Jazz Orchestra will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 12, in the Matthews Theatre of the McCarter Theatre Center. 

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Conference explores 'American Religious Liberalism'

Thursday and Friday, April 10-11, 2008, various times · 105 Bobst Hall and 103 Chancellor Green

A conference on "American Religious Liberalism: Retrospect and Prospect" is planned for Thursday and Friday, April 10-11.  

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Bellour to lead seminars on body of cinema

April 7, 9 and 14, 2008, 6:30 p.m. · 10 East Pyne

Raymond Bellour, director of research emeritus at the Centre National de Recherches Scientifiques in Paris, will present three seminars on "The Body of Cinema: Hypnoses, Emotions, Animalities" starting Monday, April 7. Each will begin at 6:30 p.m. in 10 East Pyne. 

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Princeton makes offers to 9.25 percent of applicants in 'most selective' admission process

Princeton University has offered admission to 1,976 students, or 9.25 percent of the record 21,369 applicants for the class of 2012.  This marked the fourth consecutive year that the University set a record for the number of undergraduate applications received, even as the students were the first to apply using a single application deadline.

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Robert F. Goheen, Princeton president emeritus, dies

Goheen, president from 1957 to 1972 during a period of transformative growth and change, died March 31.

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