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Archive – September, 2009

Butler College open house planned for employees

Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2009, 4 to 6 p.m. · Butler College

University employees are invited to an open house and tours of the newly renovated Butler College from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 6.

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Daggett, independent gubernatorial candidate, to speak

Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2009, 7 p.m. · Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall

Chris Daggett, the independent candidate for governor of New Jersey, will present a talk titled "New Jersey's Challenges: What the Future Holds" at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 7, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.

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Tilghman provides update on University's budget outlook

While the University's fiscal outlook has benefited from better than expected returns on its endowment and the implementation of cost-savings measures, Princeton will need to continue with its two-year plan of budget reductions to protect its core programs, according to President Shirley M. Tilghman.

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18 to serve on task force reviewing University-eating club relationships

Eighteen members have been appointed to the task force that recently was established to review relationships between Princeton University and the eating clubs. The members include eight undergraduates, three faculty members, five staff members (four of whom are alumni), and two alumni who chair the governing boards of their clubs.   

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Tilghman letter updating the University community on the impact of the economic climate

The text of President Shirley M. Tilghman's Sept. 29, 2009, letter updating the University community on the impact of the economic climate.

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Japanese puppet masters to perform

Saturday, Oct. 10, 2009, 2 and 8 p.m. · Frist Campus Center theater

Master puppeteers and musicians from Japan's Imada Puppet Troupe will present "The Magic of Japanese Puppet Theater" at 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 10, in the Frist Campus Center theater.

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'Latina Moves' performance set

Thursday, Oct. 8, 2009, 7 p.m. · Matthews Acting Studio, 185 Nassau St.

"Latina Moves: New Adventures in Performance," featuring comedian Marga Gomez and performance artists Nicolas Estevez and Carmelita Tropicana, will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 8, in the Matthews Acting Studio, 185 Nassau St.

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University community invited to CPUC meeting

Monday, Oct. 5, 2009, 4:30 p.m. · 101 McCormick Hall

The Council of the Princeton University Community (CPUC) will hold its first meeting of the academic year from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 5, in 101 McCormick Hall. All members of the University community are invited to attend.

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Pieces in place for final phase of four-year college system

With the opening of the new Butler College facilities this fall, the final pieces in the reshaping of Princeton's residential college program are now in place.

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Student independent artwork on view

Wednesday, Sept., 30, through Friday, Oct. 16, 2009, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. · Lucas Gallery, 185 Nassau St.

An exhibition of junior independent work in the Program in Visual Arts will be on view from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept., 30, through Friday, Oct. 16, in the Lucas Gallery, 185 Nassau St.

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Student video screenings set

Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2009, 4:30 p.m. · Stewart Film Theater, 185 Nassau St.

Screenings of videos by senior Lalithra Fernando and students from the spring 2009 video classes in the Program in Visual Arts will be held at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 29, in the Stewart Film Theater, 185 Nassau St.

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Reading of Stoppard's 'Arcadia' planned

Monday, Oct. 12, 2009, 7 p.m. · Taplin Auditorium, Fine Hall

A reading of Tom Stoppard's play "Arcadia," directed by alumna Marlo Hunter, will be presented at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 12, in Taplin Auditorium, Fine Hall.

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Lecture, exhibition highlight children's literature

Sunday, Oct. 11, 2009, 3 p.m. · 101 McCormick Hall

Art historian Patricia Mainardi of the City University of New York will speak on "Popular Prints for Children ... and Everyone Else" at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 11, in 101 McCormick Hall, followed by a viewing of the exhibition "Imagerie Populaire: French Pictorial Broadsides for Children in the Cotsen Children's Library" in the Milberg Gallery of Firestone Library.

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Lecture explores nuclear nonproliferation efforts

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

"Why the Present Nuclear Nonproliferation Order Will Not Survive" is the title of a lecture to be presented by Bharat Karnad, a research professor in national security studies at the Centre for Policy Research in New Delhi, at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 7, in 16 Robertson Hall.

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Integra CEO to discuss career in health care field

Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2009, 4:30 p.m. · Friend Center Convocation Room

Princeton alumnus Stuart Essig, the chief executive officer of Integra LifeSciences Holdings Corp., will deliver a talk titled "Operating With Confidence: 20 Years at Integra Life Sciences" at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 7, in the Friend Center Convocation Room.

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Former Costa Rican VP to speak

Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2009, 4:30 p.m. · 16 Roberston Hall

Former Costa Rican Vice President Kevin Casas-Zamora will discuss "The Travails of Democratic Governance in Central America" at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 6, in 16 Roberston Hall.

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Talk focuses on present, future of oil

Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2009, 4:30 p.m. · 100 Jones Hall

A lecture on "Understanding the Present and Future of Oil" by Leonardo Maugeri, an executive with the Italian energy company ENI, will take place at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 6, in 100 Jones Hall.

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David Hykes and the Harmonic Choir to perform

Monday, Oct. 5, 2009, 7:30 p.m. · University Chapel

Award-winning composer and singer David Hykes will perform with his group, the Harmonic Choir, at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 5, in the University Chapel.

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Talk focuses on nuclear weapons elimination

Monday, Oct. 5, 2009, 4:30 p.m. · 16 Robertson Hall

"The Strategy of the Global Zero Campaign for Eliminating Nuclear Weapons" is the title of a lecture to be given by Bruce Blair, president of the World Security Institute and an expert on U.S. and Russian security policies, at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 5, in 16 Robertson Hall.

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NPR correspondent discusses science and spirituality

Monday, Oct. 5, 2009, 4:30 p.m. · 120 Lewis Library

Barbara Bradley Hagerty, a religion correspondent for National Public Radio, will present a talk titled "Fingerprints of God: The Search for the Science of Spirituality" at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 5, in 120 Lewis Library.

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University Players present 'Songs for a New World'

Thursday through Saturday, Oct. 1-3, various times · Matthews Acting Studio, 185 Nassau St.

The Princeton University Players will perform Jason Robert Brown's "Songs for a New World" Thursday through Saturday, Oct. 1-3, at the Matthews Acting Studio, 185 Nassau St. Show times are 8 p.m. each night, with a 2 p.m. matinee performance on Oct. 3.

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Lecture examines China's rise

Thursday, Oct. 1, 4:30 p.m. · 2 McCosh Hall

Edward Steinfeld, a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and director of the MIT-China Program, will deliver a lecture titled "Playing Our Game: China's Rise and the West" at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 1, in 2 McCosh Hall.

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OIT hosts technology lecture series

Wednesdays and Thursdays through Dec. 17, 2009, noon · Multipurpose Rooms, Frist Campus Center

The Office of Information Technology will host weekly "Lunch 'n Learn" and "Productive Scholar" lectures on a broad range of technology topics in the Frist Campus Center. Fall semester "Lunch 'n Learn" lectures will be held at noon Wednesdays in Multipurpose Room A through Dec. 16; "Productive Scholar" presentations are set for noon Thursdays in Multipurpse Room B through Dec. 17.

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Conference explores 'Shades of Futurism'

Friday and Saturday, Oct. 9-10, 2009, various times · Chancellor Green Rotunda and 219 Burr Hall

A conference marking the 100th anniversary of the publication of the Futurist Manifesto, which spawned the cultural Futurist movement in Italy, is planned for Friday and Saturday, Oct. 9-10.

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Talk examines 'Forgetting in the Digital Age'

Thursday, Oct. 8, 2009, 4:30 p.m. · 101 Sherrerd Hall

"Delete: The Virtue of Forgetting in the Digital Age" is the title of a lecture to be delivered by information technology scholar Viktor Mayer-Schönberger at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 8, in 101 Sherrerd Hall.

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Carroll to speak on search for the origins of species

Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2009, 8 p.m. · 101 Friend Center

Molecular biologist and author Sean Carroll will discuss his new book, "Remarkable Creatures: Epic Adventures in the Search for the Origins of Species," at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 7, in 101 Friend Center.

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Faculty, staff blood drive set

Wednesday and Thursday, Oct. 7-8, 2009, various times · Multipurpose Rooms B and C, Frist Campus Center

The fall faculty and staff blood drive is set for 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 7, and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 8, in Multipurpose Rooms B and C of the Frist Campus Center.

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'Town hall meeting' planned on financial outlook

Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2009, 9 to 11 a.m. · Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall

The third in a series of "town hall meetings," scheduled to provide an update on how present economic conditions are affecting the University's budget and review cost-savings initiatives, is set for 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 6, in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall.

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Hit the classroom before the stadium

Saturdays, Oct. 3 and 31, and Nov. 14, 2009, 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.

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Prager to offer overview of fusion research

Friday, Oct. 2, 2009, 3:30 p.m. · 222 Bowen Hall

Stewart Prager, director of the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, will provide an overview of its fusion energy research program at 3:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 2, in 222 Bowen Hall.

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EU ambassador, former Irish prime minister Bruton to speak

Thursday, Oct. 1, 2009, 4:30 p.m. · Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall

John Bruton, the European Union's ambassador to the United States, will speak on "The Trans-Atlantic Relationship: A Thing of the Past or of the Future?" at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 1, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.

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Challenges in research funding is talk topic

Thursday, Oct. 1, 2009, 10:30 a.m. · Multipurpose Room B, Frist Campus Center

One of the country's leaders in research funding will give a lecture titled "Challenges and Opportunities for NIH Peer Review: Efforts to Maintain Its Strategic National Value" at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 1, in Multipurpose Room B of the Frist Campus Center.

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Former U.S. ambassador to Iraq discusses war's lessons

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

Former U.S. Ambassador to Iraq Ryan Crocker will present "Lessons From a Long War: Engagement in the Broader Middle East" at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 30, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.

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Forum focuses on Latinos, U.S. Census

Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2009, 3 to 6 p.m. · 219 Burr Hall

Scholars, community activists and public officials will participate in a forum titled "To Count and Be Counted: Latinos and the 2010 U.S. Census" from 3 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 30, in 219 Burr Hall.

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Portable and precise gas sensor could monitor pollution and detect disease

A team of Princeton and Rice University researchers has demonstrated a new method of identifying the nitric oxide using lasers and sensors that are inexpensive, compact and highly sensitive. Such a portable device, suitable for large-scale deployment, could be of great value to atmospheric science, pollution control, biology and medicine.

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McLean named director of Counseling and Psychological Services

Anita McLean has been named director of Counseling and Psychological Services in University Health Services after serving as interim director since February. Her appointment was effective Sept. 1.

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Turkish leader urges new global order based on peace, trust

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan pushed his counterparts around the world to pursue a "new global order" based on peace and trust rather than conflict in an address Wednesday, Sept. 23, at Princeton University.

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Princeton student Eliot Kalmbach dies

Princeton undergraduate Eliot Kalmbach died in a mountaineering accident in Wyoming Sept. 22. He was 24.

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Pilot of Amazon's Kindle e-reader launched with fall semester

Readings on civil society, diplomacy in the Middle East and ancient Rome have made their way from traditional paper pages to the digital screen for an estimated 50 students who have enrolled in classes selected for Princeton University's pilot of the Amazon KindleDX electronic reader.

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Sigman, Zoli win MacArthur 'genius grants'

Daniel Sigman, a Princeton University biogeochemist who has conducted pioneering work exploring the large-scale systems that have supported life on the planet throughout the millennia, has been selected as a 2009 MacArthur Fellow. Also chosen was Theodore Zoli, a 1988 alumnus and a visiting lecturer in Princeton's Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering since 2003. The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation announced that they are among 24 trailblazing artists, writers, scientists and others who each will receive a $500,000 no-strings-attached grant over a five-year period.

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Butler College celebration set

Thursday, Sept. 24, 2009, 4:30 p.m. · Butler Green, adjacent to Elm Drive

The opening of the renovated Butler College will be celebrated at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 24, on Butler Green, adjacent to Elm Drive.

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George Segal Papers shed light on life of artist

Sixty-eight linear feet of business files, correspondence, preliminary sketches, drawing books, photographs and other materials from the late artist George Segal have been donated to the Princeton University Library.

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Class of 2013 includes record level of financial aid recipients

Princeton's class of 2013 is its largest ever and includes a record percentage of financial aid recipients, with 60 percent of the 1,300 incoming freshmen receiving assistance under the University's groundbreaking aid program.

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Committee issues statement on grading results for 2008-09

The Faculty Committee on Grading today announced that the Princeton faculty last year reached a major milestone in the implementation of the University's new grading policy, with 39.7 percent A grades in undergraduate courses, down from a high of 47.9 percent before the grading policy was adopted. While Princeton grades have been coming down steadily since the policy was approved by a vote of the faculty in April 2004, 2008-09 is the first year that the percentage of A grades fell below 40.  

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Princeton achieves marked progress in curbing grade inflation

Five years after its inception, Princeton's new grading policy has shown significant progress in bringing grades in undergraduate courses under better control.

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New home for Fields Center, Community House a beacon for multicultural education and social opportunities

When establishing their new home at 58 Prospect Ave., Princeton University's Fields Center and Community House staff decided to make it a beacon for multicultural education and social opportunities within the University campus and local community.

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Princeton awarded more than $17 million in Recovery Act funding

As part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), Princeton University has received more than $17 million in research funding from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research, the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation.

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New home for Fields Center, Community House a beacon for multicultural education and social opportunities

When establishing their new home at 58 Prospect Ave., Princeton University's Fields Center and Community House staff decided to make it a beacon for multicultural education and social opportunities within the University campus and local community.

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Gunn wins National Medal of Science

James Gunn, the Eugene Higgins Professor of Astronomy at Princeton University, has been chosen to receive a National Medal of Science, the nation's highest scientific honor, for his sweeping contributions to modern stargazing, from theory to observation to gadget-building.

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Negative public opinion an early warning signal for terrorism, Princeton professor says

An analysis of public opinion polls and terrorist activity in 143 pairs of countries has shown for the first time that when people in one country hold negative views toward the leadership and policies of another, terrorist acts are more likely to be carried out.

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Task force to review relationships between the University and the eating clubs

Princeton University President Shirley M. Tilghman and Undergraduate Student Government President Connor Diemand-Yauman are establishing a task force composed of students, faculty, staff and alumni to review the relationships between the University and the eating clubs. The charge to the task force also asks it to "examine whether there are steps that can and should be taken to strengthen those relationships for the mutual benefit of the clubs and the University, and for the benefit of Princeton students and the undergraduate experience."   

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Charge: Task Force on the Relationships Between the University and the Eating Clubs

For more than a century, private eating clubs have played an integral role in undergraduate student life at Princeton University.

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University takes range of steps to prevent spread of flu on campus

In preparation for the new academic year, University officials have taken a full range of steps to prevent the spread of flu on campus and to ensure that students, faculty and staff are aware of the guidelines for handling influenza, including the H1N1 (swine) flu virus that has sickened people worldwide.

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Campus Club opens as a gathering place for students

Campus Club re-opens this week — after 18 months of renovations — as a gathering place for undergraduate and graduate students.

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Updated information technology usage guidelines posted

The 2009-10 edition of the guidelines governing appropriate use of University information technology resources and Internet access has been posted online. Since these policies appear only on the Web, the site also offers a printer-friendly version in Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format.

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Yearlong concert series showcases Mander organ

Thursdays beginning Sept. 17, 2009, 12:30 p.m. · University Chapel

A yearlong series of organ concerts highlighting the renowned Mander organ in the University Chapel will begin on Thursday, Sept. 17.

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Frist open house planned for Sept. 16

Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2009, noon to 3 p.m. · Frist Campus Center

Students, faculty and staff are invited to celebrate the start of the new academic year at the Frist Campus Center's open house from noon to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 16, on the center's 100 level.

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Freshmen begin journey with advice from 'Tilghman's Top Ten'

Inspired by comedian and television host David Letterman, Princeton President Shirley M. Tilghman offered freshmen at Opening Exercises Sunday (Sept. 13) her Top Ten list of "things I hope you do before you march proudly out the FitzRandolph Gates" at Commencement.

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Students honored at Opening Exercises

The accomplishments of Princeton's students were celebrated with the awarding of four undergraduate prizes at Opening Exercises Sept. 13.

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Free vaccines offered at FluFest clinic

Sept. 23-24 and Oct. 12, 2009, various times · Frist Campus Center Multipurpose Rooms

University community members can obtain free seasonal flu vaccines at University Health Services' annual FluFest event Sept. 23-24 and Oct. 12. These are not vaccines for the novel H1N1 (swine) flu virus, which are not yet available.  The vaccine that will be available is appropriate for traditional seasonal flu.

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'Life Objects' exhibition features African art

Saturday, Sept. 12, 2009, through Sunday, Jan. 24, 2010 · Princeton University Art Museum

"Life Objects: Rites of Passage in African Art," an exhibition devoted to the traditional arts of Africa, will run from Saturday, Sept. 12, through Sunday, Jan. 24, at the Princeton University Art Museum. A related lecture titled "Ritual Networks: Art, Gods, Spirits and the Meaningful Life in Africa" will be delivered by Chika Okeke-Agulu, assistant professor of art and archaeology and African American studies and guest curator of the exhibition, at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 24, in McCosh 10.

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'Saving God' is focus of book symposium

Monday, Sept. 21, 2009, 5:30 p.m. · 10 East Pyne

Faculty members Cornel West and Jeffrey Stout will speak at a symposium in honor of "Saving God: Religion After Idolatry," written by Mark Johnston, the Walter Cerf *41 Professor of Philosophy, at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 21, in 10 East Pyne.

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Lecture series examines the Caucasus

Tuesdays, Sept. 22 through Dec. 1, 2009, 4:30 p.m. · 219 Burr Hall

A lecture series on "The Caucasus: Zones of Contestation" will be held at 4:30 p.m. on four Tuesdays from Sept. 22 through Dec. 1 in 219 Burr Hall.

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Hungary's foreign minister to speak-CANCELED

Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2009, 4:30 p.m. · 16 Robertson Hall

This event has been canceled.

Péter Balázs, Hungary's minister of foreign affairs, will deliver a lecture titled "The European Union: From Local Player to Global Actor" at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 22, in 16 Robertson Hall.

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Community and Staff Day includes activities for all ages

Saturday, Oct. 3, 2009, 12:30 p.m. · Princeton Stadium

Faculty, staff and local residents are invited to Community and Staff Day, the annual celebration of sports and entertainment, beginning at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 3, at Princeton Stadium.

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Fall farmers market set for Sept. 22-Oct. 27

Tuesdays, Sept. 22 through Oct. 27, 2009, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. · Firestone Plaza

The Greening Princeton Farmers Market at Firestone Plaza will return this fall for six weeks, open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays from Sept. 22 through Oct. 27.

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Museum open for 'Late Thursdays'

Thursday, Sept. 17, 2009, 5 to 10 p.m. · Princeton University Art Museum

Beginning Sept. 17, the Princeton University Art Museum will extend its Thursday hours until 10 p.m. each week to give visitors greater access to its collections and special programming.

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Turkey's prime minister to deliver major policy address

Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2009, 4 p.m. · Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall

Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, the prime minister of Turkey, will deliver a major policy address titled "Building Global Peace: Turkish Regional Foreign Policy Priorities," at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 23, in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall.

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Conference explores issue of women in theater

Saturday, Sept. 26, 2009, 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. · Stewart Film Theater, 185 Nassau St.

Leading female scholars, artists and theater professionals will examine questions about the exclusion of women from positions of power and visibility in the American theater industry in a conference set for 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26, in the Stewart Film Theater, 185 Nassau St.

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Chinese business leader discusses sustainable building

Thursday, Sept. 24, 2009, 4:30 p.m. · Friend Center Convocation Room

Zhang Yue, one of China's best-known business leaders and an advocate of sustainable building practices, will deliver a lecture titled "A Sustainable Building Revolution: Chinese-Style" at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 24, in the Friend Center Convocation Room.

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Poets Armitage, Hoagland to read from work

Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2009, 4:30 p.m. · Stewart Film Theater, 185 Nassau St.

Poets Simon Armitage and Tony Hoagland will kick off this fall's Althea Ward Clark Reading Series at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 23, in the Stewart Film Theater, 185 Nassau St.

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Politics in Internet age is talk topic

Monday, Sept. 21, 2009, 8 p.m. · McCosh 50

"Politics in the Age of the Participatory Web" is the title of a lecture by author Steven Johnson set for 8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 21, in McCosh 50.

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Scheppele to deliver Constitution Day lecture

Monday, Sept. 21, 2009, 4:30 p.m. · 101 Friend Center

Kim Lane Scheppele, director of the University's Program in Law and Public Affairs, will deliver the annual Constitution Day lecture at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 21, in 101 Friend Center.

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Race marks new residential college facilities

Saturday, Sept. 19, 2009, 10 a.m. · Bloomberg Hall

A student-organized 5K run will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 19, to mark the opening of new facilities associated with the University's Butler and Wilson colleges.

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Conference examines sustainability, stimulus agenda

Friday, Sept. 18, 2009, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. · Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall

Former New Jersey Gov. James Florio will deliver the keynote address at a conference titled "Sustainability and the Obama Stimulus Agenda: Engaging and Connecting With Government" from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 18, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.

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Honor system meeting set

Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2009, 4:30 p.m. · Faculty Room, Nassau Hall

A meeting for new faculty members, including part-time and visiting faculty as well as new assistants in instruction, regarding the University's honor system will be held at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 23, in the Faculty Room, Nassau Hall.

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Community House launches new academy as it marks 40th anniversary

In the fall of 1969, two young children walked into a converted storefront on Witherspoon Street looking for a place to hang out after school and took the first steps into what would become a fruitful collaboration between Princeton University students and the local community. Four decades after Community House began as an off-campus center where University students worked with area children, it has expanded to connect undergraduate volunteers with disadvantaged minority youth through several partnerships with local schools and organizations.

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Service to note Sept. 11 anniversary

Friday, Sept. 11, 2009, 9 a.m. · Memorial Garden, Chancellor Green

The University will mark the anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks with a service of remembrance at 9 a.m. Friday in the memorial garden between Chancellor Green and Nassau Hall.

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Events to celebrate new home of Fields Center, Community House

Thursday through Sunday, Sept. 17-20, 2009, various times · 58 Prospect Ave.

Following more than a year of construction and renovations, the opening this month of the new home of the Fields Center and Community House will establish a new landmark for multicultural education at 58 Prospect Ave. The public is invited to celebrate the facility's opening with a day of activities on Thursday, Sept. 17.

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Construction work focuses on Chemistry Building, Streicker Bridge

With the newly renovated Butler College opening this fall, a pair of major projects -- the Chemistry Building and Streicker Bridge -- will be the focus of construction activity on campus this academic year. 

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Princeton engineering professor named top young innovator

Andrew Houck, an assistant professor of electrical engineering and a past Princeton valedictorian, was named to Technology Review magazine's list of the top 35 young innovators for 2009.

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Bartels honored by American Political Science Association

Princeton scholar Larry Bartels has received the American Political Science Association's 2009 Gladys M. Kammerer Award for his book "Unequal Democracy: The Political Economy of the New Gilded Age." The award is given each year for the best political science publication in the field of U.S. national policy.

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Video: Student work: Integrated Science

Christina Chang '12 documented her freshman year in Princeton's <a href="http://www.princeton.edu/integratedscience/">Integrated Science Curriculum,</a> which breaks down traditional disciplinary barriers.

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First Bridge Year students prepare for service abroad

The 20 students selected for Princeton's inaugural Bridge Year Program have departed for their extended period of international service, propelled by the inspirational words of University President Shirley M. Tilghman.

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Denitrification, its importance once diluted, may be back on top, Princeton-led team says

After more than a decade of inquiry, a Princeton-led team of scientists has turned the tables on a long-standing controversy to re-establish an old truth about nitrogen mixing in the oceans.

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Ceremony marks start of the year

Sunday, Sept. 13, 2009, 3 p.m. · University Chapel

The University will mark the beginning of the academic year with Opening Exercises at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 13, in the University Chapel.

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Voluntary Incentivized Retirement Program ends

Nearly one-third of eligible Princeton employees elected to take the retirement incentive announced in June to help meet University cost savings goals. Of the 460 eligible employees, some 145 accepted the program with many retiring by Oct. 16, 2009, and all by June 30, 2010. 

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