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Archive – March, 2009

Princeton makes offers to 9.79 percent of applicants; expands class and aid

In keeping with the culmination of a five-year plan to expand the size of its student body, Princeton University has offered admission to 2,150, or 9.79 percent of the record 21,964 applicants for the class of 2013. The University plans to enroll its highest number of freshmen in history -- 1,300 students -- as the final stage of the expansion.

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Video: Ballet Folklorico performs 'Raices'

Ballet Folklórico de Princeton's annual show will highlight the vibrant dress and unique folk dancing traditions of México, April 3 and 4 at Frist Campus Center theater.

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Potechin chosen for Churchill Scholarship

Princeton senior Aaron Potechin has been selected as one of 14 students nationwide to receive a Churchill Scholarship, which funds a year of postgraduate study at the University of Cambridge.

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Princeton coaches and athletes to speak

Wednesday, April 8, 2009, noon · Whig Hall Senate Chamber

Princeton varsity coaches and student-athletes will discuss their programs at a luncheon set for noon Wednesday, April 8, in the Whig Hall Senate Chamber.

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Volunteer firefighter pilot program to roll out

The University is rolling out a pilot program in which staff members will serve as volunteers with the Princeton Fire Department during their work shifts.

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White wins Academy Award in Music

Barbara White, associate professor of music, has received an Academy Award in Music from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. The award, given to White and three others, "honors outstanding artistic achievement and acknowledges the composer who has arrived at his or her own voice," according to the academy. 

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'Go-to man' in electric shop celebrates 50 years at University

For half a century, Renato (Ronnie) Carazzai has been the "high man" in Princeton's electric shop — climbing heights to change lightbulbs, hang signs and wire tents — and he has no plans to give up the role anytime soon.

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Tribute to folk legend Odetta planned

Thursday, April 9, 2009, 4:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. · McCosh 10 and Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall

A tribute to the late folk singer Odetta will take place Thursday, April 9, featuring a panel discussion at 4:30 p.m. in McCosh 10 and a concert at 8:30 p.m. in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall.

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Appiah named president of PEN American Center

Kwame Anthony Appiah, the Laurance S. Rockefeller University Professor of Philosophy and the University Center for Human Values, has been elected president of the PEN American Center, the 3,400-member association of literary writers, editors and translators.

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Eboo Patel to speak on interfaith leadership

Thursday, April 2, 2009, 7 p.m. · McCosh 10

Eboo Patel, executive director of the Interfaith Youth Core and a member of President Barack Obama's Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships, will present a lecture, "Acts of Faith: Interfaith Leadership in a Time of Religious Crisis," at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 2, in McCosh 10.

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Vazquez tunes in to musical performance to sound out new ideas

As a child growing up in Miami, Alexandra Vazquez tuned in to radio stations that flooded her with a versatile range of music. Early on, she discovered that music, and each unique performance, could lead her to a new world of experiences and ideas. Since then, Vazquez has shaped her fascination for musical performance into an intellectual pursuit that dovetails with her other main academic interests, particularly Latina/o studies. She now is cultivating her passions into new educational opportunities at Princeton -- developing courses and collaborations to explore the cultural and historical essence of various musical forms.  

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Internationally renowned Reggie Wilson/Fist & Heel Performance Group at Berlind

Saturday, April 4, 2009, 8 p.m. · Berlind Theatre, McCarter Theatre Center

The Lewis Center for the Arts Performance Central program will present the internationally renowned experimental dance company Reggie Wilson/Fist & Heel Performance Group at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 4, in the Berlind Theatre at the McCarter Theatre Center.

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Future of trading system is talk topic

Tuesday, March 31, 2009, 4:30 p.m. · 16 Robertson Hall

"The Future of the Multilateral Trading System" is the subject of a talk set for 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 31, in 16 Robertson Hall.

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'Social Justice in an Economic Recession' subject of talk

Monday, March 30, 2009, 4:30 p.m. · 1 Robertson Hall

Graduate alumna Joanne Hilferty, president and CEO of Morgan Memorial Goodwill Industries Inc., will present a lecture on "Social Justice in an Economic Recession" at 4:30 p.m. Monday, March 30, in 1 Robertson Hall.

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Former White House official to discuss nuclear weapons

Monday, March 30, 2009, 4:30 p.m. · 16 Robertson Hall

Jan Lodal, past president of the Atlantic Council of the United States and former senior Defense Department and White House official in the Nixon, Ford and Clinton administrations, will speak on "Nuclear Weapons: Getting Past Russia and the NPT and on to Zero" at 4:30 p.m. Monday, March 30, in 16 Robertson Hall.

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International Festival kicks off April 4

Saturday, April 4, 2009, 8:30 p.m. · Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall

The Princeton International Festival, one of the largest student-organized events on campus, will kick off with an opening ceremony at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 4, in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall.

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Conference to focus on emergency preparedness in the region

Friday, April 3, 2009, 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. · Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall

A conference titled "Emergency Preparedness in the Region: What Have We Done and What Is Still Needed?" is set for 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday, April 3, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.

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Program promotes health benefits of walking

Thursday, April 2, 2009, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. · Dillon Gymnasium

The spring event for the Princeton Start! Walking Program, an initiative to promote the health benefits of walking, is set for 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, April 2, in front of Dillon Gymnasium.

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'Angels in America' descends on Lewis Center

Thursdays through Saturdays, April 2-11, 2009, various times · Matthews Acting Studio, 185 Nassau St.

Beginning Thursday, April 2, the Program in Theater and Dance in the Lewis Center for the Arts will present a senior thesis production of both parts of Tony Kushner's celebrated theatrical epic, "Angels in America," in the Matthews Acting Studio, 185 Nassau St.

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Conference explores religion and civil rights movement

Thursday through Saturday, April 2-4, 2009, various times · 101 McCormick Hall

Scholars and activists will gather for a conference on "Religion in the Civil Rights Movement" Thursday through Saturday, April 2-4, in 101 McCormick Hall.

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Princeton researchers to vie for $40,000 in funding at fast-paced event

Thursday, April 2, 2009, 6 p.m. · 104 Computer Science Building

The fourth annual Innovation Forum, an event showcasing new discoveries and technologies developed by Princeton scientists and engineers, will take place beginning at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 2, in 104 Computer Science Building.

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Howe to speak on religion's role in transforming early America

Wednesday, April 1, 2009, 4:30 p.m. · 120 Lewis Library

Historian Daniel Walker Howe, author of the 2008 Pulitzer Prize-winning book "What Hath God Wrought: The Transformation of America, 1815-1848," will speak at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 1, in 120 Lewis Library.

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Former U.S. Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky to read

Wednesday, April 1, 2009, 4:30 p.m. · Stewart Film Theater, 185 Nassau St.

Acclaimed essayist and former U.S. Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky will read from his work as part of the Althea Ward Clark Reading Series at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 1, in the Stewart Film Theater, 185 Nassau St.

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MIT biologist to speak on women's progress in science

Tuesday, March 31, 2009, 5:30 p.m. · McCosh 10

Nancy Hopkins, a developmental biologist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and co-author of a gender bias study that brought national attention to the issue of equity for female scientists, will speak at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 31, in McCosh 10.

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Grafton to present the Baldwin Lecture on 'Race in the Renaissance?'

Monday, March 30, 2009, 5:30 p.m. · 101 McCormick Hall

Anthony Grafton, the Henry Putnam University Professor of History, will deliver the annual James Baldwin Lecture at 5:30 p.m. Monday, March 30, in 101 McCormick Hall.

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Transformational nature of AIDS response is talk topic

Monday, March 30, 2009, 4:30 p.m. · Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall

Peter Piot, a senior fellow in the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Global Health Program, former undersecretary-general of the United Nations and former executive director of UNAIDS, will speak at 4:30 p.m. Monday, March 30, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.

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Technology entrepreneur to discuss opportunities

Monday, March 30, 2009, 4:30 p.m. · 10 Guyot Hall

Thomas Siebel, leading technology entrepreneur, philanthropist and founder of Siebel Systems, will deliver the G.S. Beckwith Gilbert '63 Lecture titled "From Information Technology to Energy Technology: Entrepreneurial Opportunities for the Next Decade" at 4:30 p.m. Monday, March 30, in 10 Guyot Hall.

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Two win ReachOut 56-81 grants for public service

Princeton seniors Mark Buettner and Vanessa Rodriguez have been awarded 2009 ReachOut 56-81 Fellowships, which provide the winners with a $30,000 grant to undertake a yearlong public service project after graduation.

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Week of events focuses on Hinduism in 21st century America

Saturday to Sunday, March 28-April 5, 2009, various times · various locations

A weeklong celebration of Hindu culture and religion featuring lectures, performances and yoga demonstrations will be held Saturday to Sunday, March 28-April 5, at various campus locations. The celebration is free and open to the public, but advance registration is required to attend some of the events.

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Ballet Folklórico de Princeton to perform 'Raices'

Friday and Saturday, April 3-4, 2009, 7:30 p.m. · Frist Campus Center theater

Ballet Folklórico de Princeton, a student organization dedicated to performing the traditional folk dances of México, will present its seventh annual show, "Raices," (Roots) at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 3-4, in the Frist Campus Center theater.

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Four awarded Sloan Research Fellowships

Four Princeton scientists have been selected to receive 2009 Sloan Research Fellowships, highly competitive grants given to outstanding scholars who are conducting research at the frontiers of their fields.

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Video: This is Princeton 2009

The benefit event highlighted the rich arts culture on campus, with performances by University musicians, singers and dancers at Richardson Auditorium.

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High-powered mathematicians take on free will

Mondays, March 23 through April 27, 2009, 8 p.m. · A02 McDonnell Hall

Ten years ago, Princeton mathematician John Conway wowed standing-room-only crowds with a series of public math lectures. Among many things, he spoke about ancient Greek geometers and his modern discovery of surreal numbers. He threw in some math tricks, too. Audiences flocked to hear the joys of math recounted by one of its masters and left enthralled by Conway's intellectual wizardry. On Monday, March 23, Conway -- who has fought his way back to health from a 2006 stroke -- will launch another lecture series that will once again place his mind and legendary personality squarely in the spotlight.

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Healy to leave post at end of academic year

Steven J. Healy, director of public safety at Princeton University since 2003, will leave his position at the end of the academic year on June 30. The University plans to immediately launch a national search for his successor.

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CPUC meeting scheduled for March 30

Monday, March 30, 2009, 4:30 to 6 p.m. · 101 Friend Center

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

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On campus, science comes alive for young students

With a turn of her wrist, Mandy Kauffman wafted a test tube containing some clear goop with a pungent odor before the faces of three students and watched to see what they would do next. For the seventh-graders from Gregory Elementary School in Trenton, this close encounter with the substance, benzaldehyde, was their first brush with the concept of chemotaxis. They were touring hands-on science exhibits like this one in the Icahn Laboratory as part of the campus-wide 2009 Science and Engineering Expo.

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Theatre troupes present 'King Lear'

Thursdays through Saturdays, April 2-4 and 9-11, 2009, various times · Hamilton-Murray Theater

The Princeton Shakespeare Company and Theatre Intime will join forces to present "King Lear," Thursdays through Saturdays, April 2-4 and 9-11, in the Hamilton-Murray Theater. 

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Seven South Asian dance teams to demonstrate their talents

Saturday, March 28, 2009, 8 p.m. · Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall

The second annual South Asian Dance Dimensions competition will take place at 8 p.m. Saturday, March 28, at Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall. Seven South Asian fusion dance teams from across the nation will showcase their talents at the event hosted by Princeton's South Asian Students Association.

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'Alice in Wonderland' is theme of 'Princyclopedia'

Saturday, March 28, 2009, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. · Dillon Gymnasium

Visitors of all ages are invited to explore the whimsical world of "Alice in Wonderland" and learn more about Victorian England in "Princyclopedia 2009," sponsored by the Cotsen Children's Library. The interactive book convention is set for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 28, in Dillon Gymnasium.

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Dance students to present 'Pleiades'

Friday and Saturday, March 27-28, 2009, 8 p.m. · Berlind Theatre

"Pleiades," a senior thesis concert featuring choreography and performance by certificate students in the Program in Theater and Dance in the Lewis Center for the Arts, will be held at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, March 27-28, in the Berlind Theatre.

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Memorial service for Kauzmann planned for March 27

Friday, March 27, 2009, 1:30 p.m. · University Chapel

A memorial service for Walter Kauzmann, the David B. Jones Professor Emeritus of Chemistry, is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Friday, March 27, in the University Chapel.

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Conference tackles U.S. financial crisis

Friday, March 27, 2009, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. · Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall

Economic and policy experts will explore "The U.S.A. Financial Crisis: Problems and Solutions" in a conference set for 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, March 27, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.

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Film features 'Queen of Latin Soul'

Thursday, March 26, 2009, 4:30 p.m. · 101 Friend Center

Cuban-born director Ela Troyano will screen her film "La Lupe: Queen of Latin Soul" at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, March 26, in 101 Friend Center.

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Former Pakistan adviser to discuss country's crisis

Thursday, March 26, 2009, 4:30 p.m. · Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall

Maleeha Lodhi, former Pakistan adviser to the United States and the United Kingdom, will present a talk titled "Pakistan's Current Crisis" at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, March 26, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.

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Political secularism is talk topic

Wednesday, March 25, 2009, 4:30 p.m. · 16 Robertson Hall

"March of the Jacobins: The Advance and Retreat of Political Secularism in the 20th Century" is the title of a talk to be presented at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 25, in 16 Robertson Hall.

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Appiah to explore 'Life of Honor' in lecture series

Tuesday through Thursday, March 24-26, 2009, 4:30 p.m. · McCosh 10

Princeton philosophy professor Kwame Anthony Appiah will deliver a series of lectures on "The Life of Honor?" at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, March 24-26, in McCosh 10.

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Talk focuses on Eleanor Roosevelt, human rights

Tuesday, March 24, 2009, 4:30 p.m. · Betts Auditorium, School of Architecture

"Eleanor Roosevelt: The Challenge and Future of Human Rights" is the title of a lecture by historian Blanche Wiesen Cook scheduled for 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 24, in Betts Auditorium, School of Architecture.

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Reinhardt to speak on Obama and health care

Tuesday, March 24, 2009, 4:30 p.m. · Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall

Princeton scholar Uwe Reinhardt, a leading figure in health care economics, will present a lecture titled "Health Care Sails Into a Perfect Storm: Can Obama Come to the Rescue?" at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 24, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.

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Burns addresses foreign policy challenges

Monday, March 23, 2009, 4:30 p.m. · Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall

Veteran diplomat William Burns, undersecretary of political affairs at the U.S. State Department, will examine "Foreign Policy Challenges Facing the New Administration" at 4:30 p.m. Monday, March 23, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.

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Museum exhibition honors East Asian art scholar Shimizu

Saturday, March 28, through Sunday, Aug. 2, 2009 · Princeton University Art Museum

The Princeton University Art Museum will present a new exhibition of Chinese and Japanese art in recognition of the career of Princeton art historian Yoshiaki Shimizu from Saturday, March 28, through Sunday, Aug. 2.

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Tilghman engages in wide-ranging discussion on PBS

Princeton President Shirley M. Tilghman explored topics ranging from the University's groundbreaking financial aid program to science and public policy in an interview with PBS's "Charlie Rose" on Monday, March 16.

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French philosophy scholar to deliver Gauss Seminars

Monday, March 23; Wednesday, March 25; and Monday, March 30, 2009; 6:30 p.m. · 127 East Pyne

Eleanor Kaufman, a scholar of 20th-century French philosophy at the University of California-Los Angeles, will deliver three lectures on "The Incorporeal in French Phenomenology" at 6:30 p.m. in 127 East Pyne on the following dates: Monday, March 23; Wednesday, March 25; and Monday, March 30.

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Princeton innovations named top emerging technologies for 2009

Technology Review magazine has named two innovations by Princeton researchers -- a method for dramatically improving Web access in developing nations and a technique for sequencing DNA more cheaply and quickly -- to its 2009 list of "10 technologies that can change the way we live."

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U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to keynote WWS colloquium

Friday, April 17, 2009, 9:30 a.m. · Matthews Theatre, McCarter Theatre Center

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will deliver the opening keynote address for the 2009 Princeton Colloquium on Public and International Affairs at 9:30 a.m. Friday, April 17, in the McCarter Theatre Center's Matthews Theatre on the Princeton University campus. The title of Ban's speech is "The Imperative for a New Multilateralism." The colloquium is hosted by the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs April 17-18.

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Financial security, more than money alone, may be key to happiness, Princeton study says

Points to government policies supporting safety nets

A study of the mental state of the modern American woman by a Princeton University psychologist has found a powerful link between concerns over financial security and satisfaction with one's life.

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Passport Day planned

Tuesday, March 31, 2009, 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. · 100 level, Frist Campus Center

Faculty, staff and students can get their passport photos taken, apply for first-time or renewal passports, or expedite their applications during a Passport Day from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 31, on the 100 level of the Frist Campus Center.

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Poets McGrath and Mörling to read

Wednesday, March 25, 2009, 4:30 p.m. · Stewart Film Theater, 185 Nassau St.

Poets Campbell McGrath and Malena Mörling will read from their work as part of the Althea Ward Clark Reading Series at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 25, in the Stewart Film Theater, 185 Nassau St.

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Science and engineering expo to draw middle schoolers to campus

Thursday, March 19, 2009, 9 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. · McCosh Hall, Dillon Gym, McDonnell Hall and the Icahn Lab

The 2009 Science and Engineering Expo, an event that promotes science and engineering to middle school students, is expected to bring more than 1,200 local students to the University from 9 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. Thursday, March 19.

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Alexander Road closed due to accident--UPDATED 4 P.M.

UPDATE 4 P.M.: Normal traffic patterns have resumed on Alexander Street. All lanes on Alexander were reopened at 3:46 p.m. after the necessary utility work was completed. Alexander Street between Faculty Road and Canal Pointe Blvd. is closed today (March 16) due to an automobile accident that occurred early this morning. Employees were alerted of the closure at 7:45 a.m. through an automated message sent to their primary telephone numbers via the Princeton Telephone and E-mail Notification System.

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New digital library of Islamic manuscripts online

Princeton University has placed a new digital library of 200 Islamic manuscripts online for scholars to consult and study.

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Olympic air-quality study tests lasers and scientists' political savvy

Most people traveled to the 2008 Beijing Olympics for the sporting events and pageantry. Anna Michel went for the smog. Michel traveled to China as part of an interdisciplinary team of researchers from Princeton and Rice universities to study changes in Beijing's air quality during the Olympics, when the Chinese government dramatically cut vehicle and factory emissions.

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Raks Odalisque to perform Middle East dance

Thursday through Saturday, March 26-28, 2009, various times · Frist Campus Center theater

Raks Odalisque, a student Middle East dance troupe, will perform its ninth annual show, "A Thousand and One Nights," Thursday through Saturday, March 26-28, at the Frist Campus Center theater.

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High-powered mathematicians take on free will

Mondays, March 23 through April 27, 2009, 8 p.m. · A02 McDonnell Hall

Ten years ago, Princeton mathematician John Conway wowed standing-room-only crowds with a series of public math lectures. Among many things, he spoke about ancient Greek geometers and his modern discovery of surreal numbers. He threw in some math tricks, too. Audiences flocked to hear the joys of math recounted by one of its masters and left enthralled by Conway's intellectual wizardry. On Monday, March 23, Conway -- who has fought his way back to health from a 2006 stroke -- will launch another lecture series that will once again place his mind and legendary personality squarely in the spotlight.

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Video: Recap: Intelligent Ground Vehicle Competition

The Princeton Autonomous Vehicle Engineering team designed and created unmanned vehicles for the Intelligent Ground Vehicle Competition.

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Spirit of Princeton nominations due April 13

Nominations for the 14th annual Spirit of Princeton Awards, which honor undergraduates for their positive contributions to campus life, are due by noon Monday, April 13.

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Petraeus selected as Baccalaureate speaker

U.S. Army Gen. David Petraeus, a Princeton alumnus and commander of the U.S. Central Command, has been selected as the speaker for this year's Baccalaureate ceremony, the interfaith worship service that is one of Princeton's oldest traditions. The service is scheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday, May 31, in the University Chapel.

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Exhibition looks at world through students' 'international eye'

Weekdays through May 2009, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. · Rockefeller, Wilson and Whitman colleges

An exhibition of photographs from around the globe taken by Princeton undergraduates will be on view in three residential colleges this spring. "International Eye" showcases students' participation in international study, internships, service and research.

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Obama chooses Princeton's Rouse for Council of Economic Advisers

President Barack Obama has selected Princeton's Cecilia Rouse, a well-known scholar of the economics of education, for his Council of Economic Advisers.

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Krueger nominated as assistant treasury secretary

NOTE: Krueger's appointment was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on May 6. Princeton Professor Alan Krueger has been nominated to serve as assistant U.S. treasury secretary for economic policy, the White House announced March 8.

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Moore, a graceful novelist, pushes students to be daring

When creative writing professor Susanna Moore begins a writing class, she usually starts with this assignment: Write about yourself. "Young writers reasonably say, 'I don't know what to write about,' so writing about yourself is a very literal way to begin," said Moore, who spent 20 years teaching at various institutions before coming to Princeton in 2007. "The point always is to be writing something — it leads to more writing."

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Normal activities resume at Princeton after early-morning incident; posted Sat., March 7, 3:38 a.m.

Princeton University's Department of Public Safety has confirmed that there is no threat to the campus following an investigation that ended with the location of a male student found with a non-functional firearm in the early morning hours of Saturday, March 7. Public Safety at 1:20 a.m. issued an "all clear" message to the campus community after first notifying students earlier in the morning of an unconfirmed report of a weapon on campus.

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ALL CLEAR: SITUATION RESOLVED AND NORMAL ACTIVITIES MAY RESUME, POSTED 1:20 A.M.

Public Safety at 1:20 a.m. has confirmed that there is no threat. Public Safety has issued an all clear, and members of the campus community can resume their normal activities. An individual has been identified in relation to the previous unconfirmed report of a student-age male with a weapon.

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PUBLIC SAFETY ALERT: ALL PERSONS ON CAMPUS SHOULD REMAIN INSIDE, posted 12:42 a.m.

At 12:40 a.m. Saturday, March 7, Public Safety has recommended that all persons remain inside until further notice. Do not go outside to travel to another building. Close and lock the doors and windows.

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Princeton's Mirzakhani honored by American Mathematical Society

Maryam Mirzakhani, a professor of mathematics at Princeton, has been awarded the 2009 Leonard M. and Eleanor B. Blumenthal Award for the Advancement of Research in Pure Mathematics by the American Mathematical Society. 

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Exhibition highlights Chinese contemporary art

Saturday, March 7, through Sunday, June 7, 2009 · Princeton University Art Museum

"Outside In: Chinese x American x Contemporary Art," a new exhibition at the Princeton University Art Museum, will open Saturday, March 7, and run through Sunday, June 7.

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Panel discusses whether to prosecute Bush administration officials

Tuesday, March 10, 2009, 4:30 p.m. · 104 Computer Science

A panel of legal experts will explore the question of "Justice After Bush: Should Former Administration Officials Be Prosecuted?" at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 10, in 104 Computer Science.

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Exhibition showcases students' international photos

Weekdays, March through May, 2009, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. · Rockefeller, Wilson and Whitman colleges

"International Eye," an exhibition of photographs from across the globe taken by Princeton undergraduates, will be on view in three residential colleges this spring. The display showcases students' participation in international study, internships, service and research.

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Alumna to discuss women's leadership

Friday, March 13, 2009, 8 to 11:30 a.m. · Multipurpose Room B, Frist Campus Center

Cedar Crest College President Carmen Twillie Ambar, a Princeton graduate alumna, will deliver the keynote address at an American Council of Education Network event on women's leadership scheduled for 8 to 11:30 a.m. Friday, March 13, in the Multipurpose Room B of the Frist Campus Center.

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North Korean refugees are focus of talk

Thursday, March 12, 2009, 4:30 p.m. · 16 Robertson Hall

"North Korea's Refugees: A Window Into North Korea and a Source of Humanitarian Concern" is the subject of a talk by international economist Marcus Noland scheduled for 4:30 p.m. Thursday, March 12, in 16 Robertson Hall.

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Thelonious Monk biographer Kelley to speak

Wednesday, March 11, 2009, 5:30 p.m. · 101 McCormick Hall

Historian Robin D.G. Kelley will discuss his forthcoming biography of jazz legend Thelonious Monk at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 11, in 101 McCormick Hall.

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Kohler, Ping to read from work

Wednesday, March 11, 2009, 4:30 p.m. · Stewart Film Theater, 185 Nassau St.

Fiction writers Sheila Kohler and Wang Ping will read from their work at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 11, in the Stewart Film Theater, 185 Nassau St.

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Mayhew inaugurates political lecture series

Monday through Wednesday, March 9-11, 2009, 4:30 p.m. · Robertson Hall

David Mayhew, the Sterling Professor of Political Science at Yale University, will inaugurate the Princeton Lecture Series in Politics and Public Affairs with three talks at 4:30 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, March 9-11, in Robertson Hall.

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Frank Shoemaker, leading high-energy physicist, dies

Frank Shoemaker, a leader in the development of high-energy particle accelerators during a highly revelatory era for physics and a founding member of the experimental particle physics group at Princeton, has died at age 86.

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Brain science matters: Wang engages public through book, lectures, op-eds, website

It's a busy afternoon in the Tap Room at Prospect House, with the buzz of a dozen lunch conversations rising above the filled tables. At a center spot, though, all is quiet. Sam Wang, Princeton neuroscientist, author, Internet geek, politics junkie, op-ed writer and public speaker, is sitting sideways. He is hunched over and looking down, as if he has dropped something. For once, the loquacious associate professor of molecular biology and neuroscience is at a loss for words.

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Snow delays opening until 10:30 a.m. for non-critical staff, March 2

Due to snowfall, Princeton University has delayed its opening until 10:30 a.m. Monday, March 2, for non-critical support personnel. Critical employees are expected to report at their normal hours. Classes will be held as scheduled.

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Nordenson honored by American Institute of Architects

Professor of Architecture Guy Nordenson has been selected as one of six recipients of the American Institute of Architects' 2009 Institute Honors for Collaborative Achievement. The award recognizes and encourages the distinguished achievements of architects and others who have had a beneficial influence on or advanced the architectural profession.

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