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Archive – October, 2008

Nelson, Petta awarded prestigious Packard Fellowships

Celeste Nelson, an assistant professor of chemical engineering, and Jason Petta, an assistant professor of physics, have been chosen to receive the highly selective David and Lucile Packard Foundation's Fellowships for Science and Engineering.  

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ACC begins implementing strategic plan on high-risk drinking

The Alcohol Coalition Committee (ACC), a group of students, faculty and staff appointed last year to address high-risk drinking among undergraduates, is continuing its work this year.

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CPUC meeting scheduled for Nov. 10

Monday, Nov. 10, 2008, 4:30 p.m. · 101 Friend Center

The Council of the Princeton University Community (CPUC) will meet from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 10, in 101 Friend Center. All members of the University community are invited to attend.

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Black Arts Company: Dance presents fall show

Thursday through Saturday, Nov. 13-15, 2008, various times · Frist Campus Center Theater

The Black Arts Company: Dance will present its fall show titled "The 2008 BAC Awards" Thursday through Saturday, Nov. 13-15, in the Frist Campus Center Theater.

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Video: Groundbreaking for OIT's new home

Representatives from the University, West Windsor Township and other groups took part in the groundbreaking ceremony for 701 Carnegie, OIT's future home.

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Archbishop of Lublin on campus Nov. 4-5

Tuesday and Wednesday, Nov. 4-5, 2008, various times · Robertson Hall

The Princeton Institute for International and Regional Study's Program in Contemporary European Politics and Society will host Józef Życiński, the archbishop of Lublin and a noted Polish Catholic intellectual, for two days of lectures and dialogues Tuesday and Wednesday, Nov. 4-5. The events will launch the "Europe and Its Identity" fall lecture series.

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Crossing the Lines: Kashmir, Pakistan, India

Zia Mian and Pervez Hoodbhoy explore the disputed territory of Kashmir. A full-length version is available on the Princeton YouTube channel.  

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Princeton hosts World Cultural Council awards

Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2008, 4:30 p.m. · Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall

Two leading scholars in the fields of education and science will be recognized Tuesday, Nov. 11, at the 25th annual award ceremony of the World Cultural Council. The ceremony will be hosted by Princeton University and is free and open to the public.

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As a citizen scientist, Mian informs South Asian nuclear debate

Zia Mian has embraced the role of citizen scientist since he began pondering nuclear disarmament issues more than two decades ago. A research scientist with the Program on Science and Global Security in the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Mian uses his training as a physicist to inform international policymakers, government officials and the general public about the dangers of nuclear weapons.

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Krauss to trace history of 'law and economics' movement

Thursday, Nov. 6, 2008, 4:30 p.m. · 10 East Pyne

Michael Krauss, a faculty member at the George Mason University Law School, will speak on "Law and Economics: Enemy or Friend of Classical Liberalism?" at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 6, in 10 East Pyne.

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German artists to speak on 'Places of Remembrance'

Thursday, Nov. 6, 2008, 4:30 p.m. · Princeton University Art Museum

Berlin-based conceptual artists Renata Stih and Frieder Schnock will deliver a lecture, "Places of Remembrance," at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 6, at the Princeton University Art Museum. The event will celebrate the installation of their Bavarian Quarter Lightboxes at the entrance to the Department of German near East Pyne.

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Barnett to speak on communication between China and Dalai Lama

Thursday, Nov. 6, 2008, 4:30 p.m. · 16 Robertson Hall

Robert Barnett, director of the Modern Tibetan Studies Program at Columbia University, will address the question of "Why Can't China Talk With the Dalai Lama?" at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 6, in 16 Robertson Hall.

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Anthropologist to deliver Geertz Commemorative Lecture

Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2008, 4:30 p.m. · McCosh 10

Philippe Descola, internationally renowned for his anthropological research among indigenous communities of the upper Amazon region, will deliver the Clifford Geertz Commemorative Lecture at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 5, in McCosh 10.

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Abbott v. Burke is subject of panel discussion

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

A panel discussion titled "The Promise of Abbott v. Burke" on the landmark New Jersey Supreme Court case regarding state funding equity is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 4, in 16 Robertson Hall. The discussion is being held in conjunction with the art exhibit "The Achievement Gap - A Look at the Abbott Districts" by photographer Randall Hagadorn on display in the Bernstein Gallery. A reception will immediately follow the discussion.

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Symposium showcases research talent

Saturday, Nov. 8, 2008, 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. · Friend Center

Research on topics ranging from immigration to the poetry of Horace will be presented at this year's Princeton Research Symposium from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 8, at the Friend Center.

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Traub to discuss U.S. and U.N.

Monday, Nov. 3, 2008, 4:30 p.m. · 16 Robertson Hall

James Traub, author of "The Best Intentions: Kofi Annan and the U.N. in the Era of American World Power," will speak on the past and the future of the United States and the United Nations at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 3, in 16 Robertson Hall.

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Conference examines democracy in global south

Friday, Nov. 7, 2008, 8:45 a.m. to 6 p.m. · 219 Burr Hall

"Urban Democracy and Governance in the Global South" is the focus of a conference set for 8:45 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 7, in 219 Burr Hall.

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Financial crises are topic of forum

Friday, Nov. 7, 2008, 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. · Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall

"Regional and National Financial Crises: Roots, Results and Responses" is the title of a forum sponsored by the Policy Research Institute for the Region from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 7, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.

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Turok to speak about universe's beginning

Thursday, Nov. 6, 2008, 8 p.m. · Reynolds Auditorium, A02 McDonnell Hall

Former Princeton faculty member Neil Turok, a pioneer of theoretical cosmology, will speak on "What Banged?" at 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 6, in Reynolds Auditorium, A02 McDonnell Hall.

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NAACP official discusses political threat to black Americans

Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2008, 4:30 p.m. · 16 Robertson Hall

NAACP official and writer Lee Daniels will discuss his new book, "Last Chance: The Political Threat to Black America," at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 5, in 16 Robertson Hall.

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Roundtable will examine election's aftermath

Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2008, 4:30 p.m. · 101 Friend Center

Prominent Princeton scholars of politics and public affairs will examine the results of the 2008 presidential election in a roundtable discussion titled "Election '08: The Aftermath" at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 5, in 101 Friend Center.

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Free vaccines offered at FluFest

Wednesday and Thursday, Nov. 5-6, 2008, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Monday, Nov. 10, 2008, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. · Frist Campus Center Multipurpose Rooms

University community members can obtain free flu vaccines at University Health Services' annual FluFest event Nov. 5, 6 and 10, and enjoy the Cirque de Santé health and wellness fair. Flu shots and nasal-spray flu vaccines will be available from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, Nov. 5-6, and from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, Nov. 10, in the Frist Campus Center Multipurpose Rooms.

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Actor, composer present 'Penelope'

Tuesday and Wednesday, Nov. 4-5, 2008, 8 p.m. · Taplin Auditorium, Fine Hall

"Penelope," a music and theater performance written and presented by award-winning actor and playwright Ellen McLaughlin and composed for a string quartet by Sarah Kirkland Snider, will be staged at 8 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, Nov. 4-5, in Taplin Auditorium, Fine Hall.

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Dorsky to screen three films

Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2008, 4:30 p.m. · Stewart Film Theater, 185 Nassau St.

Experimental filmmaker Nathaniel Dorsky, a lecturer in visual arts in the Lewis Center for the Arts at Princeton, will present a screening of three new films and discuss his work at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 4, in the Stewart Film Theater, 185 Nassau St.

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Yazdani named one of 'Brilliant 10' by Popular Science magazine

Popular Science magazine has named Princeton's Ali Yazdani, a professor of physics, one of its "Brilliant 10" in its seventh annual listing of top young scientists.

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Holmes to receive 2009 Lyapunov Award

Philip Holmes, the Eugene Higgins Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, has won the 2009 Lyapunov Award from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.

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Map shows campus polling stations

Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2008, 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. • Various locations

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

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Buruma to deliver three lectures on democracy and religion

Mondays, Nov. 3, 10 and 17, 2008, 8 p.m. · McCosh 10

"No Divine Right: Religion and Democracy on Three Continents" is the title of a series of lectures to be presented at 8 p.m. Mondays, Nov. 3, 10 and 17, in McCosh 10.

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Princeton scientists create a 'cauldron of brainstorming'

The Princeton Center for Theoretical Science, which formally opened its new quarters on the fourth floor of Jadwin Hall in September, serves as a meeting place for scientists of disparate backgrounds. Mathematics and the principles of physics are the common language spoken here. And the willingness to cross the boundaries of various scientific disciplines -- either to find answers that relate to one's own area or to seek out new questions elsewhere -- is the price of admission.

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Self-defense program for women offered

Mondays, Nov. 3, 10, 17, 24, 2008, 6:30 p.m. · Zanfrini Room, Jadwin Gymnasium

The University's Department of Public Safety is offering a free program of self-defense tactics and techniques for women on four evenings in November. 

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University's online video presence expands

The University has expanded its online video presence with the creation of the Princeton YouTube channel.

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Her husband bakes, Scalia sings: Ginsburg describes the lighter side of the Supreme Court

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg provided a rare inside look at the human side of the venerable institution in an appearance Thursday at Princeton University, giving the audience a peek at the personal interactions of the justices and how they maintain friendships despite disagreeing on issues.

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Student work: Camera stabilization senior thesis

Zennen Clifton, class of 2008, profiles a camera stabilization platform developed by Engineering School classmates Taofik Kolade and Mike Wood for their senior thesis.

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Transportation and Parking Services works to meet sustainability goal

One goal of the Sustainability Plan adopted by the University in February is to decrease by 10 percent the number of cars commuting to campus on a daily basis by the year 2020 in order to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and decrease impervious ground cover on campus. Ten percent may not sound like much. But when there are 4,877 faculty and staff with 7,878 parking decals, Kim Jackson comes up with the nice round number of 500 fewer cars.

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Proposals sought for sustainability funding

Faculty, staff and students are invited to apply for support for sustainability projects on campus through the University's High Meadows Foundation Sustainability Fund. The deadline for proposals is Friday, Nov. 21.

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Sustainability consortium to meet at Princeton

Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 27-28, 2008, all day · Various locations on campus

Members of the growing college and university sustainability practitioner community will be on Princeton's campus Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 27-28, for their annual conference.

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Tilghman named chair of association of research institutions

Princeton University President Shirley M. Tilghman has been named chair of the Association of American Universities (AAU), a nonprofit organization representing 60 of the nation's leading public and private research universities, as well as two major universities in Canada.

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Choueiri elected president of the Lebanese Academy of Sciences

Edgar Choueiri, a professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, has been elected president of the Lebanese Academy of Sciences.

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Promoting community involvement to help schoolchildren succeed

Hugh Price, the former head of the National Urban League, has been a lifelong advocate for civil rights and equal opportunity. Now he's passing along lessons from his 40-year career in education and urban policy to Princeton students.

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Princeton, Harvard glee clubs to perform

Friday, Oct. 24, 2008, 8 p.m. · Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall

The Princeton and Harvard glee clubs will perform their traditional pre-football game concert at 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24, in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall.

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Symposium reflects on religious liberty

Thursday, Oct. 30, 2008, 10:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. · 219 Burr Hall

Scholars of law, religion and public affairs will convene at Princeton for a symposium titled "Reflections on Religious Liberty" from 10:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30, in 219 Burr Hall.

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Panel compares liberals and libertarians

Thursday, Oct. 23, 2008, 4:30 p.m. · Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall

"Liberals and Libertarians: Common Ground or Separate Agendas?" is the title of a panel discussion set for 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.

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Lecture examines King's 'crossover' appeal

Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2008, 4:30 p.m. · 120 Lewis Library

Barnard College sociologist Jonathan Rieder will discuss his research on the notion of Martin Luther King Jr. as a "crossover" artist appealing to both black and white audiences in a lecture at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 22, in 120 Lewis Library.

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'Human evidence' of Iraq war is topic

Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2008, 4:30 p.m. · Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall

A lawyer for former Abu Ghraib prisoners will join an artist and photographer who have documented the war in Iraq and a former National Security Council counterterrorism chief for a panel discussion titled "Human Evidence: The War in Iraq" at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 21, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.

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Lecture focuses on Korean financial industry

Monday, Oct. 20, 2008, 4:30 p.m. · 219 Burr Hall

Sung-In Jun, a professor of economics at Hongik University in Seoul, South Korea, will present "An Introduction to the Financial Industry of Korea: Achievements and Challenges" at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 20, in 219 Burr Hall.

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Princeton Prize in Race Relations expands to 23 regions

The Princeton Prize in Race Relations, an awards program for high school students who do outstanding work to advance the cause of race relations, will expand to 23 regions for the 2008-09 school year.

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French theater workshop performs

Thursday and Friday, Oct. 23-24, 2008, 8 p.m. · Matthews Acting Studio, 185 Nassau St.

L'Atelier, Princeton's French theater workshop, will perform Jean-Luc Lagarce's "Juste la fin du monde" at 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Oct. 23-24, in the Matthews Acting Studio, 185 Nassau St.

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Diamond dialogue: Baseball coach teams with professor to examine sport's evolution

For Princeton students interested in the evolution of the game of baseball, a new course this semester not only offers academic views on America's pastime but the perspective of a career on the field. "The Making of Modern Baseball," a seminar in the Program in American Studies, is led by William Gleason, an associate professor of English and lifelong Los Angeles Dodgers fan, and Scott Bradley, a former major league catcher now in his 12th year as Princeton's varsity baseball coach. 

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PRIOR to co-host children's health summit

Friday, Oct. 17, 2008, 8:15 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. · Robertson Hall

The Woodrow Wilson School's Policy Research Institute for the Region will co-host the third and final event in its series "The Health Enterprise in New Jersey: Education, Access, Quality and Research" from 8:15 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. Friday, Oct. 17, in Robertson Hall. The event, titled "Summit for Children's Health in New Jersey," will convene  scholars, practitioners and leaders in the field.

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BP and Princeton renew partnership to tackle climate problem

Energy company BP has committed to a five-year renewal of a joint research partnership with Princeton University that identifies ways of tackling the world's climate problem. It will support Princeton to at least its current level of funding for the years 2011 to 2015.

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Opening orchestra concert features favorites

Friday and Saturday, Oct. 17-18, 2008, 8 p.m. · Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall

The Princeton University Orchestra will open its 31st season under conductor Michael Pratt with concerts at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Oct. 17-18, in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall.

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Kesler to focus on American democracy

Thursday, Oct. 16, 2008, 8 p.m. · 219 Burr Hall

Charles Kesler, professor of government at Claremont McKenna College, will speak on "The Declaration of Independence and American Democracy" at 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16, in 219 Burr Hall.

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Renowned Festival Strings Lucerne to perform in PUPP benefit

Thursday, Oct. 16, 2008, 8 p.m. · University Chapel

The Princeton University Art Museum will present a concert by the Festival Strings Lucerne at 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16, in the University Chapel.

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'Science: Facts and Frictions' is topic

Thursday, Oct. 16, 2008, noon · 1010 East Pyne

"Science: Facts and Frictions" will be discussed during a dialogue at noon Thursday, Oct. 16, in 1010 East Pyne. 

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Tilghman, Malveaux urge more women to become higher ed leaders

Princeton President Shirley M. Tilghman and Bennett College for Women President Julianne Malveaux took very different paths to their current positions. However, they had similar words of advice for women interested in following in their footsteps: Envision yourselves as leaders and be aggressive in pursuing career goals.

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Princeton's Paul Krugman wins Nobel in economics

The full press conference footage is available on the Princeton YouTube Channel.

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Princeton's Paul Krugman wins Nobel in economics

Princeton economist Paul Krugman, acclaimed in his field for insights into international trade patterns that overturned longheld theories about the global economy before he rose to popular distinction as a media columnist and commentator, has been awarded the 2008 Nobel Prize in economics.

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Online media kit: Krugman Nobel

Paul Krugman, a professor in the Department of Economics and in the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton since 2000, has won the 2008 Nobel Prize in economics. Krugman, who was recognized "for his analysis of trade...

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Princeton materials science center wins $20 million NSF award

The National Science Foundation has awarded nearly $20 million to the Princeton Center for Complex Materials, an interdisciplinary research program dedicated to improving and developing materials for uses ranging from alternative energy production to quantum computing.

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Princeton's Paul Krugman wins Nobel in economics--UPDATED 1:42 PM

Princeton economist Paul Krugman, acclaimed in his field for insights into international trade patterns that overturned longheld theories about the global economy before he rose to popular distinction as a media columnist and commentator, has been awarded the 2008 Nobel Prize in economics.

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Sullivan to speak on religion and politics

Monday, Oct. 13, 2008, 4:30 p.m. · 10 Guyot Hall

"The Party Faithful? Why Obama Started Hanging Out With Rick Warren and Republicans Stopped Going to Church" is the title of a lecture to be presented at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 13, in 10 Guyot Hall.

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Drawings of architect Frank Gehry on view at art museum

Through Sunday, Jan. 4, 2009 · Princeton University Art Museum

In celebration of the opening on campus this fall of the Peter B. Lewis Library, designed by Gehry Partners, the Princeton University Art Museum is presenting "Frank Gehry: On Line," an exhibition of 31 original drawings by the world-renowned architect and a selection of models for his buildings.

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Art museum premieres Jasper Johns exhibition

Through Sunday, Jan. 4, 2009 · Princeton University Art Museum

This fall the Princeton University Art Museum is the first venue for the traveling exhibition, "Jasper Johns: Light Bulb," organized by the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego. On view at the Princeton museum through Jan. 4, the exhibition examines the role that a simple object, the incandescent light bulb, has played in the work of American artist Jasper Johns.

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Justice Ginsburg to discuss court's 'lighter side' with provost Oct. 23--UPDATED

Thursday, Oct. 23, 2008, 4:30 p.m. · Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Princeton University's provost will discuss issues related to constitutional law in an event titled "A Conversation with U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Princeton Provost Chris Eisgruber" at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23, in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall.

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Harvard, Princeton, U.Va. admissions teams take accessibility message on the road

Next week, Harvard, Princeton and U.Va. will reprise and extend last year's successful joint admissions recruiting tour, again spotlighting the measures that make their institutions accessible for all academically qualified students, especially those from families with modest incomes. The admissions teams will recruit at 27 sites, up from 19 last year, extending their efforts to areas of the southwestern United States in addition to the regions visited last year — the Southeast, Midwest, West Coast and Northeast.

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Kenyan play has its American debut in Princeton

"Amezidi," a new translation of the work by Kenyan novelist, poet and playwright Said Ahmed Mohamed, will open this weekend at the Lewis Center for the Arts.

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Kazmaier, Bradley to be honored

Friday, Oct. 24, 2008, 7 p.m. · Jadwin Gymnasium

Legendary Princeton athletes Dick Kazmaier and Bill Bradley will be honored by the Department of Athletics by having the uniform number 42 that they shared retired at a ceremony at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24, in Jadwin Gymnasium.

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Hit the classroom before the stadium

Saturdays, Oct. 18 and 25 and Nov. 22, 2008, various times · Various locations

The Alumni Association is once again offering Tiger football fans a chance to hit the classroom before they hit the stadium. The Alumni Education Program has organized a series of lectures this fall preceding selected home football games.

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Event promotes health benefits of walking

Friday, Oct. 17, 2008, 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. · Frist Campus Center south lawn

The fall event 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, Oct. 17, on the Frist Campus Center south lawn.

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Conference explores challenges facing Vietnam

Friday and Saturday, Oct. 17-18, 2008, various times · 219 Burr Hall

Scholars and diplomats from Vietnam will join Princeton scholars for a conference exploring the economic and social challenges facing that country on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 17-18, in 219 Burr Hall.

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'Wire' creator, Philly mayor address urban crisis

Thursday, Oct. 16, 2008, 4:30 p.m. · Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall

The creator of the hit television show "The Wire," David Simon, will join Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter in a discussion about America's urban issues at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.

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Book symposium focuses on war on terror

Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2008, 4:30 p.m. · Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall

Constitutional scholar Philip Bobbitt's book "Terror and Consent: The Wars for the 21st Century" is the focus of an author-meets-critic symposium scheduled for 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 15, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.

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Bin Laden family is subject of author's talk

Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2008, 4:30 p.m. · Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall

"The Bin Ladens: An Arabian Family in the American Century" is the title of a talk by journalist and author Steve Coll set for 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 14, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.

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Former ambassador Bolton to discuss U.N.

Monday, Oct. 13, 2008, 4:30 p.m. · Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall

John Bolton, the former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, will deliver a lecture on "The U.N. and American Interests" at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 13, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.

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Luria to direct new Bridge Year Program

John Luria, an experienced student services administrator of international study programs, has been selected as the first director of Princeton's new Bridge Year Program.

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Nobel goes to former Princeton researcher for discovery made here

Osamu Shimomura, who today was named a winner of the 2008 Nobel Prize in chemistry, will receive the award for a discovery he made while working at Princeton.

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Emergency notification system test set for Oct. 17

Friday, Oct. 17, 2008 · Campus-wide

The University will conduct a campus-wide test of its emergency notification system Friday, Oct. 17, to ensure that members of the University community can be contacted during a campus crisis or emergency.

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Nobel goes to former Princeton researcher for discovery made here

Osamu Shimomura, who today was named a winner of the 2008 Nobel Prize in chemistry, will receive the award for a discovery he made while working at Princeton.

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World Bank official to present update on equality for women

Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2008, 4:30 p.m. · 16 Robertson Hall

Mayra Buvinic, the World Bank's senior spokesperson on gender and development issues, will present a lecture on "Equality for Women: Where Do We Stand" at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 15, in 16 Robertson Hall.

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Torquato honored as outstanding contributor to materials physics

Salvatore Torquato, a professor of chemistry at Princeton, has been selected to receive the 2009 David Adler Lectureship Award by the American Physical Society (APS).

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Symposium focuses on Latino issues in America

Saturday, Oct. 11, 2008, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. · McDonnell and Jadwin Halls

A symposium designed to highlight important developments and achievements of Latinos in America and to address challenges facing that community is scheduled for 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11, in McDonnell and Jadwin halls.

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Candela exhibition to explore intersection of art and engineering

Through Sunday, Feb. 22, 2009 · Princeton University Art Museum

At first glance, engineer Félix Candela's creations seem more like sculptures than buildings. Composed of thin sheets of pale concrete, the vaulted ceilings and scalloped roof lines evoke the delicate curves of sun-bleached seashells -- not the sturdiness of steel-and-concrete slabs.

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Additional information on international Bridge Year Program available

Prospective freshmen and their parents interested in learning more about Princeton's new international Bridge Year Program now can view a document containing additional details on the University's admission website.

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Tilghman to serve as a founding trustee of new university

Princeton President Shirley M. Tilghman has agreed to serve as one of the founding trustees for King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, a new international, coeducational, graduate-level research university that is being created near Saudi Arabia's second largest city, Jeddah. The university, referred to commonly as KAUST, is set to open in September of 2009.

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Memorial service for Mahoney planned for Oct. 18

Saturday, Oct. 18, 2008, 10 a.m. · University Chapel

A memorial service for Michael S. Mahoney, Princeton professor of history, is set for 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 18, in the University Chapel.

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Toni Morrison to read from her new novel

Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2008, 5:30 p.m. · Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall

Award-winning novelist and Princeton Professor Toni Morrison will read from her newest novel, "A Mercy," at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 14, in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall. The event is free and open to the public, but tickets are required, with ticketing beginning Oct. 6.

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Discussions focus on entrepreneurship in India

Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2008, 5 to 9 p.m. · Multipurpose Room B, Frist Campus Center

U.S. Rep. Rush Holt of New Jersey and government officials from India will be among the participants in a series of discussions on "Entrepreneurship in the U.S.-India Corridor" from 5 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 8, in Multipurpose Room B of the Frist Campus Center.

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Human intelligence expert Flynn to speak

Tuesday through Thursday, Oct. 7-9, 2008, various times · McCosh 10 and 101 McCormick Hall

James Flynn, a social scientist well known for his work on human intelligence, will discuss the factors behind rising IQ scores as well as research on race and intelligence in events scheduled for Tuesday through Thursday, Oct. 7-9.

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'The New Diplomacy' is lecture topic

Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2008, 4:30 p.m. · 16 Robertson Hall

"What Is New About the New Diplomacy?" is the subject of a lecture by William Maley, a scholar of diplomacy who has written extensively about Afghanistan, set for 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 7, in 16 Robertson Hall.

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Panel to consider if state polls can be trusted

Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2008, 4:30 p.m. · Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall

"The 2008 Presidential Election: Can the State Polls Be Trusted?" is the subject of a panel discussion featuring scholars and public opinion experts at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 7, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.

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Former Clinton adviser speaks on culture wars

Monday, Oct. 6, 2008, 4:30 p.m. · 16 Robertson Hall

Burns Strider, a former adviser to U.S. Sen. Hillary Clinton on faith issues, will present a lecture titled "Left Behind ... in the Culture Wars of 2008: Evangelicals, Culture and the Politics of Moose Hunters, Community Organizers and Family Values" at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 6, in 16 Robertson Hall.

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Be intelligently skeptical about technology, says computing innovator

Comparative literature major Christina Lara enrolled in “Computers in Our World” during her senior year at Princeton after deciding that she needed to become an informed citizen of the 21st century. Currently a Princeton in Latin America fellow working with teachers of rural schools in Mexico, Lara, who graduated in 2007, credits computer science professor Brian Kernighan's approach with opening her eyes to the world around her and making technology accessible, rather than formidable.

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Letter to the editor of the Washington Times

This letter to the editor was published in the Oct. 1, 2008, Washington Times: In his Sunday Commentary column, "Donor intent revisited," about a recent lawsuit filed against a New York hospital, William Robertson revives his misrepresentations about the donor-intent issues raised by his own six-year-old lawsuit against Princeton University.

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