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Archive – April, 2009

Student work: BodyHype Spring Performance

Student dancers and choreographers will present BodyHype Dance Company's spring show May 7-9 in Murray Theater.

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Gould honored by Royal Society for brain research

Elizabeth Gould, a Princeton professor of psychology, has been awarded the 2009 Benjamin Franklin Medal by the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce for her groundbreaking brain research.

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Tracking political impact of racial disparity in schools

As a high school student, Amira Karriem was keenly aware that she was the only African American student in her advanced classes. Now, as a Princeton senior, she is investigating the effects of the racial disparity at her own school and around the country.

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Panel to address swine flu outbreak

Wednesday, May 6, 2009, 4:30 p.m. · Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.

A panel discussion titled "The Swine Flu Outbreak: Can a Pandemic Be Prevented?" is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 6, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.

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Hoffman Scholars to present work

Tuesday, May 12, 2009, 4:30 p.m. · 10 East Pyne

Three graduate students who have been named 2009 Hoffman Scholars will deliver presentations about their work at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 12, in 10 East Pyne.

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Post-communist era is conference focus

Monday and Tuesday, May 11-12, various times · 219 Burr Hall

Marking the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, scholars from around the country will convene for a conference titled "The Post-Communist Era: Challenges and Opportunities" on Monday and Tuesday, May 11-12, in 219 Burr Hall.

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Alumni musicians to celebrate jazz program history

Saturday, May 9, 2009, 8 p.m. · Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall

Alumni of the Princeton University Concert Jazz Ensemble and the University jazz program will celebrate the program's history in a concert at 8 p.m. Saturday, May 9, in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall.

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Lavender Graduation ceremony set

Saturday, May 9, 2009, 2 to 4 p.m. · Chancellor Green Rotunda

The eighth annual Lavender Graduation, sponsored by the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) Center, is scheduled from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 9, in the Chancellor Green Rotunda.

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Simmons to speak at conference on role, influence of women of color

Saturday, May 9, 2009, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. · Friend Center Convocation Room

Brown University President Ruth Simmons will deliver the keynote address at a symposium on "The Changing Role and Influence of Women of Color in Society" scheduled for 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 9, in the Friend Center Convocation Room.

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Symposium will examine Southern rock music and culture

Friday and Saturday, May 8-9, 2009, various times · McCosh 50 and Taplin Auditorium, Fine Hall

Musicians, artists, scholars and critics will celebrate the sounds and culture of the New South at a symposium Friday and Saturday, May 8-9, in McCosh 50 and Taplin Auditorium, Fine Hall.

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Two elected to National Academy of Sciences

Two Princeton faculty members have been elected to the National Academy of Sciences this year. They are among 72 new members and 18 foreign associates chosen in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research.

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Chyba, two alumni named to Obama's science and technology council

President Barack Obama has named Christopher Chyba, professor of astrophysical sciences and international affairs at Princeton, to the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST).

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Sustainability projects funded through High Meadows gift

The second round of initiatives seeking to improve sustainability on Princeton's campus have been funded under the auspices of the University's Sustainability Plan.

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Japanese filmmaker Hara Kazuo will discuss his career at screening

Friday, May 8, 2009, 4:30 p.m. · Stewart Film Theater

A screening of the documentary "The Emperor's Naked Army Marches On" and a discussion with Japanese filmmaker Hara Kazuo will take place at 4:30 p.m. Friday, May 8, at the Stewart Film Theater, 185 Nassau St.

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Sinfonia to present world premiere of composition

Thursday, May 7, 2009, 8 p.m. · Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall

The Princeton University Sinfonia will conclude its season with the world premiere of a jazz-influenced work by Princeton-area composer Laurie Altman as well as several orchestra favorites at 8 p.m. Thursday, May 7, in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall. 

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Colloquium focuses on microfinance, economic development and health

Friday, May 1, 2009, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. · 120 Lewis Library

The Princeton Microfinance Organization, a new student group, will present a colloquium titled "Microfinance, Economic Development and Global Health" from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, May 1, in 120 Lewis Library.

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CPUC meeting scheduled for May 4

Monday, May 4, 2009, 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, May 4, in Betts Auditorium, School of Architecture. All members of the University community are invited to attend.

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Valedictorian, salutatorian selected

Holger Staude, an economics major from Frankfurt, Germany, will be the valedictorian for Princeton's class of 2009, and Stephen Hammer, a classics major from Carrollton, Texas, will be the Latin salutatorian.

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Peering into the cosmic web for answers to the riddle of dark energy

Since she was a child, senior Ragnhild Lunnan has been interested in astronomy -- scouring the crystalline heavens over her hometown in Norway to study stars that shine like diamonds in the clear alpine nights. Now, through her senior thesis, Lunnan is delving into one of the biggest mysteries of the universe. 

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Eight students receive 2009 Spirit of Princeton Award

Eight students have been named winners of the 2009 Spirit of Princeton Award, which honors Princeton University 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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EPA Administrator Jackson to discuss economy's impact on environmental priorities

Friday, May 8, 2009, 4:30 p.m. · Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson will speak on "Environmental Justice in the 21st Century, A Bipartisan Approach" in a lecture at 4:30 p.m. Friday, May 8, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall, on the Princeton University campus. Jackson, a 1986 alumna of Princeton's Graduate School, will explore the impact of the economic downturn on environmental priorities, the future of sustainability for urban youth and environmental justice.

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Student work: Wilson College BlackBox

Lalithra Fernando, class of 2010, produced a video discussing student parties in the Wilson College BlackBox.

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Bogle to discuss building a better financial world

Thursday, April 30, 2009, 7:30 p.m. · McCosh 10

Jack Bogle, a 1951 Princeton graduate who is founder and retired CEO of the Vanguard Group, will speak on "Aspiring to Build a Better Financial World" at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 30, in McCosh 10.

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Center for African American Studies to screen documentaries

Wednesday, April 29, through Wednesday, May 13, 2009, 6 p.m. · New Jersey State Museum in Trenton

Princeton's Center for African American Studies is sponsoring a documentary film series titled, "Race.Space.Place." in the auditorium of the New Jersey State Museum in Trenton beginning Wednesday, April 29. 

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Student ballet troupe presents 'Debut' concert

Thursday through Saturday, May 7-9, 2009, 8 p.m. · Frist Film and Performance Theater

Princeton University Ballet, a student dance group, will present its first spring concert at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, May 7-9, in the Frist Film and Performance Theater.

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New technique that scrambles light may lead to sharper images, wider views

When photographers zoom in on an object to see it better, they lose the wide-angle perspective -- they are forced to trade off "big picture" context for detail. But now an imaging method developed by Princeton researchers could lead to lenses that show all parts of the scene at once in the same high detail. The new method could help build more powerful microscopes and other optical devices.

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John Marks, 39-year member of the faculty, dies at 85

John Marks, professor emeritus of Near Eastern studies at the University, died at his home in Princeton on Wednesday, April 15, at age 85. He had been suffering from Alzheimer's disease.

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'Oil Scarcity Assumptions in U.S. National Security Policy' subject of talk

Tuesday, April 28, 2009, 4:30 p.m. · 16 Robertson Hall

A talk titled "Imperialism Without Empire in the Middle East: History and Consequences of Oil Scarcity Assumptions in U.S. National Security Policy" is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 28, in 16 Robertson Hall.

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Wright to address future of the Middle East

Monday, April 27, 2009, 4:30 p.m. · 16 Robertson Hall

Author and reporter Robin Wright will speak on "Dreams and Shadows: The Future of the Middle East" at 4:30 p.m. Monday, April 27, in 16 Robertson Hall.

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Following his muse to create an unconventional clown

Senior Sam Zetumer likes to work in opposing realms. He is a math major who is earning a certificate in theater and dance. He scribbles math equations on the chalkboard while waiting for rehearsals to begin. He currently is completing two senior theses: one on set theory, and one on clowning.

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Princeton Prize winners share efforts to improve race relations

Saturday, May 2, 2009, 9:30 a.m. to noon · Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall

Winners of the Princeton Prize in Race Relations from across the country will discuss their efforts to improve race relations from 9:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 2, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.

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Former head of Catholic Charities to speak

Friday, May 1, 2009, 4:30 p.m. · 120 Lewis Library

The Rev. Bryan Hehir, a Harvard University scholar and former head of Catholic Charities USA, will speak on "Catholic Conceptions of Charity, Justice and Philanthropy" at 4:30 p.m. Friday, May 1, in 120 Lewis Library.

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Conference examines newspaper crisis

Friday, May 1, 2009, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. · Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall

Journalists and scholars will examine "The Newspaper Crisis" in a conference scheduled for 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, May 1, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.

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Conference to launch new Center for International Security Studies

Thursday and Friday, April 30-May 1, 2009, various times · Robertson Hall

The launch of the Center for International Security Studies (CISS), a new research center in the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, will be marked with a conference Thursday and Friday, April 30-May 1, in Robertson Hall.

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Fristfest celebration set for April 30-May 2

Thursday through Saturday, April 30-May 2, 2009, various times · Frist Campus Center

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, set for Thursday through Saturday, April 30-May 2.

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Theater and new media are focus of discussion

Wednesday, April 29, 2009, 4:30 p.m. · McCosh 28

The use of new media technologies in theater is the focus of a discussion between performance studies scholar Shannon Jackson and theater director Marianne Weems at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 29, in McCosh 28.

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China's U.S. ambassador to speak

Wednesday, April 29, 2009, 4:30 p.m. · Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall

China's ambassador to the United States, Zhou Wenzhong, will speak on "China-U.S. Relations in the New Era" at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 29, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.

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New Yorker critic Ross to discuss music history

Tuesday, April 28, 2009, 8 p.m. · McCosh 10

Alex Ross, music critic of The New Yorker and author of a critically acclaimed history of 20th-century music, will deliver a lecture titled "Chacona, Lamento, Walking Blues: Bass Lines of Music History" at 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 28, in McCosh 10.

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Lecture explores effect of climate change on wine industry

Tuesday, April 28, 2009, 5:30 p.m. · McCosh 10

Earth scientist and certified sommelier Antonio Busalacchi will present a lecture on "The Impact of Climate Change on Global Viticulture" at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 28, in McCosh 10.

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Two juniors named Goldwater Scholars

Two Princeton juniors have been selected to receive Goldwater Scholarships, which are awarded to outstanding students interested in careers in mathematics, the natural sciences and engineering. The scholarship honoring Sen. Barry Goldwater is the premier undergraduate award of its type in these fields.

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Student work: diSiac performs 'Possession'

Sophomore Isaiah Miller documented diSiac's next dance performance, "Possession," which will take place April 23-25 in the Frist Campus Center theater.

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Mission of crossing disciplines resonates at Keller Center dedication

Dennis Keller, who graduated from Princeton in 1963 with a degree in economics, and his wife, Constance Templeton Keller, were honored during a dedication ceremony Thursday, April 16, for endowing a center in Princeton's School of Engineering and Applied Science. The Keller Center for Innovation in Engineering Education is a cross-disciplinary initiative focused on preparing Princeton students to be leaders in an increasingly complex and technology-driven society. Members of the University community gathered to celebrate the naming of the center for the Kellers, who made a $20 million gift last year to support it.

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Five named to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Five Princeton faculty members have been named fellows of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. They are among 210 leaders in the sciences, the humanities and the arts, business, public affairs and the nonprofit sector elected this year in recognition of contributions to their respective fields.

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Internationally renowned poets to read in inaugural Princeton Poetry Festival

Monday and Tuesday, April 27-28, 2009, 2 to 10 p.m. · Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall

Poets from around the world will read and share their work during the inaugural Princeton Poetry Festival Monday and Tuesday, April 27-28, in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall.

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UN secretary-general urges support of global action to preserve world order

The secretary-general of the United Nations issued an urgent plea Friday (April 17) to a Princeton University audience for support of his policy of a "new multilateralism," a program with an ambitious agenda to unite nations in tackling a host of destabilizing threats that endanger world order.

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Obama's new strategy in Afghanistan is topic

Tuesday, April 21, 2009, 4:30 p.m. · Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall

Ambassador Zahir Tanin, the permanent representative of Afghanistan to the United Nations, will present a lecture titled "President Obama's New Strategy: What's New, Will It Work?" at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 21, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.

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Princeton athletics program certified by NCAA

Princeton University's athletics program has been certified by the National Collegiate Athletic Association. The Division I Committee on Athletics Certification announced April 16 that Princeton is among 35 schools in the country that have been fully certified in this cycle of the association's second round of decisions.

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Norman Sollenberger, former civil engineering chair, dies at 96

Norman Sollenberger, a professor emeritus who served as the chair of Princeton's Department of Civil Engineering from 1961 to 1971, died of heart failure Wednesday, April 8, at the University Medical Center at Princeton. He was 96.

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Army ROTC race to benefit wounded veterans

Saturday, April 25, 2009, 9 a.m. · FitzRandolph Field

A 5K run-walk in honor of veterans wounded in Afghanistan and Iraq will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday, April 25, at FitzRandolph Field at the corner of FitzRandolph and Faculty roads. The "Run for the Warriors" is sponsored by the University's Army ROTC Tiger Battalion. 

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Student work: Princeton South Asian Theatrics

Princeton South Asian Theatrics will present 'Junior Slums-Dog Millionaire' April 16-18 in the Forbes Black Box Theater.

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TAKE Dance Company to perform

Saturday, April 25, 2009, 8 p.m. · Hagan Dance Studio, 185 Nassau St.

The TAKE Dance Company of New York City will present a free performance at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 25, in the Hagan Dance Studio, 185 Nassau St.

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Physics department hosts recital

Saturday, April 25, 2009, 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 annual music recital at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 25, in Taplin Auditorium, Fine Hall.

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Minner traces path from dropout to governor

Thursday, April 23, 2009, 4:30 p.m. · 1 Robertson Hall

Former Delaware Gov. Ruth Ann Minner will discuss her unusual political career path in a lecture titled "From High School Dropout to the Governor's Office" at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, April 23, in 1 Robertson Hall.

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Talk addresses 'peak oil' debate

Wednesday, April 22, 2009, 4:30 p.m. · 100 Jones Hall

"Is 'Peak Oil' a Geological or a Politico-Economic Phenomenon?" will be the question addressed in a lecture by Robert Mabro, a leading expert on energy in the Middle East, at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 22, in 100 Jones Hall.

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Price to speak on urban school reform

Wednesday, April 22, 2009, 4:30 p.m. · 16 Robertson Hall

Hugh Price, a visiting scholar at Princeton and the former president of the National Urban League, will present a talk titled "Urban School Reform: Thinking and Looking Outside the Box" at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 22, in 16 Robertson Hall.

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Painter Quaytman to discuss work

Tuesday, April 21, 2009, 4:30 p.m. · Room 219, 185 Nassau St.

Painter Rebecca Quaytman will discuss her work in a lecture set for 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 21, in Room 219 of 185 Nassau St.

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Financial meltdown is subject of talk

Monday, April 20, 2009, 4:30 p.m. · 16 Robertson Hall

"The Financial Meltdown of 2008 and the Regulatory Responses" is the title of a lecture by Princeton alumnus Benjamin Haskin, a lawyer who specializes in financial issues, scheduled for 4:30 p.m. Monday, April 20, in 16 Robertson Hall.

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Panel offers tribute to Franklin

Monday, April 20, 2009, 4:30 p.m. · 101 Friend Center

A panel of Princeton scholars will pay tribute to John Hope Franklin, the groundbreaking historian and African American studies pioneer, at 4:30 p.m. Monday, April 20, in 101 Friend Center.

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Students, families to arrive for Princeton Preview

More than 2,000 people are expected to visit campus this month for Princeton Preview, as newly admitted students arrive to sample the University's academic, residential and social offerings. The annual hosting program will be held Thursdays through ...

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Forum will discuss peace in the Middle East

Friday, April 17, 2009, 8 p.m. · 302 Frist Campus Center

Palestinian peace activist Aziz Abu Sarah will lead a discussion titled "Peace in the Middle East Begins in Palestine/Israel" at 8 p.m. Friday, April 17, in 302 Frist Campus Center.

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'New York Film Festival at Princeton' debuts

Wednesday, April 15-Saturday, May 9, 2009, 8 p.m. · various locations

The first "New York Film Festival at Princeton" will bring award-winning movies from last year's New York Film Festival to the University from Wednesday, April 15, through Saturday, May 9. All movies will start at 8 p.m. and are free and open to the public.

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Communiversity set for April 25

Saturday, April 25, 2009, noon to 5 p.m. · Nassau and Witherspoon streets and the 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 25.

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Rabb named Carnegie Scholar

Intisar Rabb, a graduate student in Princeton's Department of Near Eastern Studies, has been selected as one of 24 recipients of a 2009 Carnegie Scholarship.

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Violin instructor Sunghae Anna Lim to perform

Monday, April 20, 2009, 8 p.m. · Taplin Auditorium, Fine Hall

Violinist Sunghae Anna Lim, collaborating with pianist Bernard Rose, will give a free faculty recital at 8 p.m. Monday, April 20, in Taplin Auditorium, Fine Hall.

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Czech pianist returns for orchestra's 20th anniversary Mindlin Concerts

Friday and Saturday, April 24-25, 2009, 8 p.m. · Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall

Czech pianist Ivan Moravec will return to perform with the Princeton University Orchestra in the 20th anniversary Stuart B. Mindlin Memorial Concerts at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 24-25, in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall.

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Glee Club to perform Bach's Mass in B Minor

Saturday, April 18, 2009, 8 p.m. · Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall

Richard Tang Yuk will conduct the Princeton University Glee Club in a performance of Johann Sebastian Bach's Mass in B Minor BWV 232 at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 18, in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall.

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Undergraduate composers to showcase work

Friday, April 17, 2009, 8:30 p.m. · Rockefeller College Common Room

The Princeton Undergraduate Composers Collective will present its first spring concert at 8:30 p.m. Friday, April 17, in the Rockefeller College Common Room.

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Princeton South Asian Theatrics to perform

Thursday and Friday, April 16-17, 2009, 7 p.m., and Saturday, April 18, 2009, 9 p.m. · Forbes Black Box Theater

Princeton South Asian Theatrics will perform its spring production, "Junior Slums-Dog Millionaire," at 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday, April 16-17, and at 9 p.m. Saturday, April 18, in the Forbes Black Box Theater.

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Student work: Glee Club

The Princeton University Glee Club will be performing Johann Sebastian Bach's 'Mass in B Minor' on Saturday, April 18, at 8 pm.

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Princeton: Discovery, inspiration, evolution

Undergraduates discuss what they have brought to the University community, and how they have changed since being on campus.

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Take Back the Night features former Miss World Linor Abargil

Thursday, April 23, 2009, 7:30 p.m. · Frist Campus Center South Lawn

Former Miss World Linor Abargil will be the keynote speaker at the annual Take Back the Night rally at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 23, on the Frist Campus Center South Lawn. The event is open to members of the campus community and the surrounding Princeton community.

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Students are transformed by -- and transform -- Princeton

Discovery, inspiration, evolution

Thinking back over their time at Princeton, eight undergraduates recently interviewed said they had some idea of what they wanted to do when they got their letters of acceptance. But once they set foot on campus, that idea evolved through a process of discovery. At the same time, these students have transformed the University through their presence by enriching academic discourse, mentoring other students and organizing new activities.

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50 additional years of material on Kennan now available to researchers

A new set of material concerning diplomat and historian George Kennan is now available to researchers through the Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library at Princeton University.

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Talk to explore community and school gardens

Wednesday, April 15, 2009, 4:30 p.m. · Forbes Garden, 79 Alexander St.

The importance of community and school gardens in fostering health, nutrition and self reliance will be the topic of a lecture at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 15, at Forbes Garden, 79 Alexander St.

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Event to raise awareness about mental health

Thursday, April 16, 2009, 7:30 p.m. · Frist Campus Center

A mental health awareness event featuring student readings, presentations about mental wellness and musical performances will be held at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 16, in Café Vivian in the Frist Campus Center.

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Conference set on 'Seeing Art Through Eyes of Faith'

Saturday, April 18, 2009, 1 to 5 p.m. · Various locations

A conference titled "Seeing Art Through Eyes of Faith" is planned for 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 18, on campus. Sponsored by Manna Christian Fellowship and the Princeton University Art Museum, it will include a lecture on Richard Serra's "The Hedgehog and the Fox" and a tour of the sculpture.

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Conference planned on law and religion

Friday and Saturday, April 17-18, 2009, various times · 138 Lewis Library

A conference on "Law and Religion: Philosophical and Historical Perspectives" (.pdf) is planned for Friday and Saturday, April 17-18, in 138 Lewis Library. It will bring together leading scholars in the fields of constitutional law, history and political philosophy to examine church-state legal doctrines in American constitutional thought and discuss how the advance of secularism has changed the social and political dynamic between of law and religion in public life.

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Morgan to discuss 'The Look of the Sacred'

Tuesday, April 14, 2009, 4:30 p.m. · 1 Robertson Hall

David Morgan, professor of religion at Duke University, will discuss "Embodied Vision: The Look of the Sacred" at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 14, in 1 Robertson Hall. He is well 

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Geography, U.S. poverty policy subject of talk

Tuesday, April 14, 2009, 4:30 p.m. · 16 Robertson Hall

Amy Glasmeier, head of the Department of Urban Studies and Planning at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, will present a talk titled "Geography and the Construction of U.S. Poverty Policy" at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 14, in 16 Robertson Hall.

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Reinhardt, Schaeffer to address health care reform

Monday, April 13, 2009, 4:30 p.m. · 300 Wallace Hall

Princeton professor Uwe Reinhardt and former health insurance executive Leonard Schaeffer will present a lecture on "Health Care Reform: Go Bold, Tread Carefully or Make It Worse?" at 4:30 p.m. Monday, April 13, in 300 Wallace Hall.

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Award-winning film director Ira Sachs to deliver the John Sacret Young Lecture

Saturday and Sunday, April 11-12, 2009, 7 p.m., and Thursday, April 16, 2009, 4:30 p.m. · Stewart Film Theater, 185 Nassau St.

Award-winning film director Ira Sachs will discuss his work at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, April 16, in the Stewart Film Theater, 185 Nassau St. In preparation for his visit, there will be screenings of his films in the same location at 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, April 11-12.  

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Student-athletes use 'weapons of mass construction' to help nonprofit

More than 120 Princeton student-athletes spent Sunday, April 5, working in conjunction with the Princeton Varsity Club and Isles Inc. on a rebuilding and beautification project titled "Weapons of Mass Construction."

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Conference explores agriculture, climate change issues

Wednesday through Friday, April 29-May 1, 2009, various times · Various locations

The Princeton Environmental Institute will host a symposium and conference Wednesday through Friday, April 29-May 1, to address challenges related to agriculture and climate change as the global population expands.

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President of Israeli Supreme Court to discuss human rights

Thursday, April 16, 2009, 8:30 p.m. · Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall

Dorit Beinisch, president of the Supreme Court of Israel, will deliver a lecture on "Defending Human Rights in Times of Terror" at 8:30 p.m. Thursday, April 16, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.

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New media director for Obama campaign to speak

Thursday, April 16, 2009, 4:30 p.m. · 104 Computer Science Building

"Making Change Happen: Lessons From the Obama Campaign" is the subject of a lecture by Joe Rospars, the new media director for Barack Obama's presidential campaign, to held at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, April 16, in 104 Computer Science Building.

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Sculptor Seawright to discuss work

Tuesday, April 14, 2009, 4:30 p.m. · Stewart Film Theater, 185 Nassau St.

Renowned sculptor James Seawright, a professor of visual arts in Princeton's Lewis Center for the Arts, will discuss his work at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 14, in the Stewart Film Theater, 185 Nassau St.

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Barkan offers final talk in President's Lecture Series

Tuesday, April 14, 2009, 4:30 p.m. · 101 Friend Center

Leonard Barkan, the Arthur W. Marks '19 Professor of Comparative Literature, will present the final talk in the 2008-09 President's Lecture Series. His lecture, titled "Did Eating Have a Renaissance? Mapping a Scholarly Itinerary From Past to Repast," will be held at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 14, in 101 Friend Center.

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Spring farmers market set for April 14-May 12

Tuesday, April 14-May 12, 2009, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. (April 14-May 5) and 3 to 6 p.m. (May 12) · Firestone Plaza

The weekly campus farmers market at Firestone Plaza will return this spring for five weeks. The market will be open Tuesdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 14 through May 5. The final market will be open from 3 to 6 p.m. May 12 to coincide with other campus events celebrating the Dean's Date deadline for written coursework.

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Iraq war is focus of talk by journalist Ricks

Monday, April 13, 2009, 8 p.m. · McCosh 10

"Obama's War: Why We Are Stuck in Iraq" is the title of a talk by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author Thomas Ricks set for 8 p.m. Monday, April 13, in McCosh 10.

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Russian writers to visit Princeton

Monday, April 13, and Thursday, April 16, 2009, 4:30 p.m. · East Pyne

Four young, prominent Russian playwrights visiting Princeton this month will share their latest work and their thoughts on contemporary Russian theater in public events on Monday, April 13, and Thursday, April 16.

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Six receive Guggenheim Fellowships

Six Princeton faculty members are among the 180 artists, scholars and scientists selected from nearly 3,000 applicants for the 2009 Guggenheim Fellowships.

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Crossing engineering and policy by examining clean energy options

Knowing he will spend the next two years working in the U.S. State Department, mechanical and aerospace engineering major Michael Konialian wanted to prepare himself by working on a senior thesis project at the intersection of engineering and policy. He focused on one of today's most demanding problems: climate change.

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Mexican health care program successful at reducing crippling health care costs

In results from the largest health policy study of its kind, a Mexican health care program created in 2003 has been found effective in reducing crippling health care costs among poorer households. The results reflect the success of the Seguro Popular program, and arise from an evaluation conducted by researchers, including a Princeton University faculty member, in collaboration with researchers in Mexico.

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Community dedicates Sherrerd Hall for 'quintessential Tiger'

The new home of the Department of Operations Research and Financial Engineering (ORFE) and the Center for Information Technology Policy (CITP) was dedicated on April 4 in honor of the late John J.F. (Jay) Sherrerd '52, one of Princeton's most active, devoted and beloved alumni.

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Seminar on high-risk drinking draws 17 schools to campus

Students, faculty and staff from 17 other colleges and universities gathered at Princeton Thursday and Friday, April 2-3, to exchange information and share best practices on addressing high-risk drinking.

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Latino studies, separate theater and dance certificates approved

The University has approved a new Program in Latino Studies and the separation of the Program in Theater and Dance into two distinct certificate programs beginning in the 2009-10 academic year.

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Student work: eXpressions Dance Company's 'Mind Body Soul'

eXpressions Dance Company's 'Mind Body Soul' will be performed April 16-18 at the Frist Campus Center theater.

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Tilghman letter updating the University community on Princeton's response to the economic downturn

The text of President Shirley M. Tilghman's April 6, 2009, letter updating the University community on Princeton's response to the economic downturn.

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Tilghman describes additional steps to deal with economic downturn

In an April 6 letter updating the University community on the impact of the economic downturn, President Shirley M. Tilghman outlined additional budgetary measures to be taken because of continued decline in the value of the financial markets.

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L'Avant-Scène to perform 'Lorenzaccio'

Friday and Saturday, April 10-11, 2009, 8 p.m. · Chancellor Green Rotunda

L'Avant-Scène, Princeton's French theater workshop, will perform Alfred de Musset's "Lorenzaccio" at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 10-11, in the Chancellor Green Rotunda.

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Navigating educational 'Journeys'

Princeton professors often make minor adjustments to courses' reading lists or lectures mid-semester, but those who bring their lessons on the road through the Princeton Journeys alumni education program learn to make contingencies for bigger hurdles -- from severe weather to government roadblocks.

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Princeton and Munich university launch collaboration on cosmological computational science

Scientists at Princeton University have formalized a collaboration with researchers at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich that will employ supercomputers to aid them in arriving at a better understanding of galaxy formation.

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Student work: Sightings & Sounds of Angels in America

Angels in America will be performed April 2-11 in the Matthews Acting Studio at 185 Nassau St.

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Internationally renowned poets to read in inaugural Princeton Poetry Festival

Monday and Tuesday, April 27-28, 2009, 2 to 10 p.m. · Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall

Poets from around the world will read and share their work during the inaugural Princeton Poetry Festival Monday and Tuesday, April 27-28, in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall.  

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Talk, performance focus on black arts issues

Tuesday, April 7, 2009, 7:30 p.m. · Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall

An evening of discussion and performance exploring African American artistic issues will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 7, in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall.

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Reagan's role in Cold War is lecture topic

Thursday, April 9, 2009, 4:30 p.m. · 16 Robertson Hall

"The Rebellion of Ronald Reagan: Revisiting Reagan's Role in the End of the Cold War" is the title of a talk by author James Mann scheduled for 4:30 p.m. Thursday, April 9, in 16 Robertson Hall.

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'Guns in America' is focus of panel

Tuesday, April 7, 2009, 4:30 p.m. · Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall

A panel discussion on "Guns in America," held in conjunction with a new photo exhibition that features gun owners from around the country, is set for 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 7, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.

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Lecture examines how oil prices are set

Tuesday, April 7, 2009, 4:30 p.m. · 100 Jones Hall

Energy industry consultant Roger Diwan will present a lecture titled "Who Determines Oil Prices: OPEC, Saudi Arabia or Speculators?" at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 7, in 100 Jones Hall.

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Biologist to speak on lessons from locusts

Tuesday, April 7, 2009, 4:30 p.m. · 101 Friend Center

Steve Simpson, a biologist at the University of Sydney in Australia, will give a talk on "Lessons From Locusts: From Social Behavior to Human Obesity" at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 7, in 101 Friend Center.

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Kurtzer to discuss Iran-Israel-U.S. relationship

Monday, April 6, 2009, 4:30 p.m. · Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall

Daniel Kurtzer, former U.S. ambassador to Israel and Egypt and a visiting professor at Princeton, will speak on "Iran, Israel and the U.S.: Dissecting the Triangular Relationship" at 4:30 p.m. Monday, April 6, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.

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Entries sought for 'Art of Science' competition

Members of the University community are invited to offer submissions for the "Art of Science" competition, which this year focuses on the theme of "found art." The deadline for submissions is Tuesday, April 21.

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Working with words -- teaching poetry takes different approaches

In recognition of National Poetry Month, the University home page features stories from the April 6 Princeton Weekly Bulletin on two faculty members who represent some of the many creative approaches to the study of poetry at Princeton: Brenda Shaughnessy, an award-winning poet who asks young writers to tap into their strongest convictions; and Susan Wolfson, a scholar of British literature who urges students to closely read every word when studying poetry.

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