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Archive – October, 2009

Open house welcomes employees to 701 Carnegie Center

During an open house Friday, Oct. 30, members of the University community toured the new facility at 701 Carnegie Center, which will be the home of Princeton's finance and treasury operations and most information technology departments, during an open house on Friday, Oct. 30. 

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Veterans Day observance set

Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2009, 8:30 to 9 a.m. · University Chapel

A Veterans Day observance is planned for 8:30 to 9 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 11, in the University Chapel.

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University plans to offer the H1N1 vaccine on campus--Updated

The University has informed faculty, students and staff of plans to offer limited quantities of the H1N1 flu vaccine to selected groups on campus starting next week, with further shipments of the vaccine expected to be received from the state in limited quantities throughout the fall and winter.

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Staff reductions completed to reach cost-savings goal

Princeton University has completed efforts to achieve the staff reductions necessary to help meet an overall goal of decreasing the operating budget by $170 million over two years. The staff reduction target of $15 million has been achieved through a combination of vacancy and overtime savings, voluntary retirements, voluntary and involuntary reductions in duty time, and layoffs. A total of 43 positions have been eliminated and an additional 18 positions have been involuntarily reduced in hours.

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Perspective on: Latino studies and the immigration debate

Marta Tienda, the Maurice P. During Professor in Demographic Studies, professor of sociology and public affairs, and director of the Program in Latino Studies, discusses the University's new Program in Latino Studies and her two new research projects on immigration and migration as well as the immigration debate.

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Map shows campus polling stations

Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2009, 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. · Various locations

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

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ACC continues efforts to address high-risk drinking

The University's Alcohol Coalition Committee (ACC) is continuing its work to address high-risk drinking among undergraduates. 

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TigerTransit adds environmentally friendly buses, new routes

TigerTransit, Princeton University's shuttle system, this fall has launched 10 new buses that run on B20 diesel fuel. The shuttles also are traveling on new routes that include 701 Carnegie Center as well as shopping and dining venues.

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Video: Michael Eric Dyson keynote speech excerpt

Michael Eric Dyson, a prominent sociologist at Georgetown University, gave one of three keynote speeches at Princeton's "Coming Back and Moving Forward" black alumni conference, which took place Oct. 22-24. Dyson read from his forthcoming book "Presidential Race: Barack Obama and Blackness in America," which analyzes the decisions President Barack Obama made handling race during the campaign.

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Video: Eddie Glaude keynote speech excerpt

Center for African American Studies chair Eddie Glaude gave one of three keynote speeches at Princeton's "Coming Back and Moving Forward" black alumni conference, which took place Oct. 22-24. Glaude's lecture, "America Looks Back: How Will We Move Forward?" called on the audience to re-examine how the past affects the present.

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Video: Cornel West keynote speech excerpt

Cornel West, the Class of 1943 University Professor in the Center for African American Studies, gave one of three keynote speeches at Princeton's "Coming Back and Moving Forward" black alumni conference, which took place Oct. 22-24. West spoke about his newly released memoir, "Brother West: Living and Loving Out Loud."

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650 attend largest gathering of black alumni in University history

At the largest gathering of black alumni in the University's history last weekend, emotions overflowed as people talked about change -- Princeton's transformation from their time as students and the transformation they can bring about through continued engagement. "It's very obvious to me that the Princeton of 2009 is very different from the Princeton of 1983, and even the Princeton of 2006," said Ken Bruce, a member of the class of 1983 and a past president of the Association of Black Princeton Alumni. "For many of us, our Princeton experience is complex," he added. "We love it. We have less love for it in other respects. It has helped us in our careers. We enjoy the people, and, in some instances, we've enjoyed the experiences. In others, we have enjoyed the experiences a little less. So the thought process was that we might need a new type of engagement to bring us back as we all move forward."

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NCI awards $15.2 million to create Princeton Physical Sciences-Oncology Center

Princeton University physical scientists will partner with researchers at four other institutions to explore the driving forces behind the evolution of cancer under a five-year, $15.2 million award from the National Cancer Institute.

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Video: Prostate cancer cells

A time-lapse video shows prostate cancer cells moving over several days through an array of funnel-like structures on a silicon chip.

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Nassau Street entrance closed at 6 p.m. weekdays

The gate on the Nassau Street entrance to campus for vehicles now will be closed and the guard booth will not be staffed starting at 6 instead of 8 each weekday evening as a cost-savings measure.

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Open house set for new offices at 701 Carnegie Center

Members of the University community are invited to an open house at 701 Carnegie Center, the new home of the University's finance and treasury operations and most information technology departments, from 3 to 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 30.

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Ethics professor to speak on Augustine and pleasure

Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2009, 4:30 p.m. · 2 Robertson Hall

Valparaiso University ethics professor Gilbert Meilaender, a Princeton graduate alumnus, will speak on "'This Necessity is Sweet to Me': Augustine on the Pleasures of Food and Sex" at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 27, in 2 Robertson Hall.

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Panel explores issues in 'Intended Consequences' exhibit

Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2009, 4:30 p.m. · 16 Robertson Hall

A panel discussion on Jonathan Torgovnik's portrait series, "Intended Consequences: Rwandan Children Born of Rape," is set for 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 28, in 16 Robertson Hall.

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Talk examines 'Ethics in the Executive Suite'

Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2009, 7 p.m. · 101 McCormick Hall

A talk titled "A Conversation With Margaret Benefiel, Ph.D.: A Quaker Perspective on Ethics in the Executive Suite" will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 28, in 101 McCormick Hall.

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Talk explores international development, religion

Monday, Oct. 26, 2009, 4:30 p.m. · 16 Robertson Hall

Katherine Marshall, a longtime World Bank official and Princeton graduate alumna, will discuss the interplay between international development efforts and religion in a lecture set for 4:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 26, in 16 Robertson Hall.

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Study: Accounting error undermines climate change laws

An important but fixable error in legal accounting rules used to measure compliance with carbon limits for bioenergy could undermine efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by encouraging deforestation, according to a new study by 13 prominent scientists and land use experts published in the Oct. 23 issue of the journal Science.

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Four Princeton professors honored by American Physical Society

Four Princeton professors have been recognized with awards from the American Physical Society.

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700 expected for second black alumni conference

More than 700 black Princeton alumni plan to return to campus for the "Coming Back and Moving Forward" conference Thursday through Saturday, Oct. 22-24.

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Video: Looking Forward (excerpt)

Attendees at the "Coming Back and Moving Forward" black alumni conference Oct. 22-24 will have a chance to view the full documentary, "Looking Forward," by Melvin McCray '74.

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Emergency notification system test scheduled for Oct. 23

The University will conduct a campus-wide test of its emergency notification system beginning at 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 23, to ensure that members of the University community can be contacted during a campus crisis or emergency.

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Humanities fellows bring range of perspectives

From philosopher Judith Jarvis Thomson to Israeli novelist and essayist David Grossman to Academy Award-winning cinematographer Vittorio Storaro, the distinguished fellows brought to campus this year by the Council of the Humanities will represent a wide range of fields and interests.

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First trio of Global Scholars visiting campus this year

International leaders in the fields of organic electronics, astrophysics and Chinese culture will visit Princeton this year as the first participants in the University's Global Scholars Program.

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Professor calculates a cooler planet

Some people fight global warming by driving fuel-efficient cars. Others weatherproof their houses or plant trees. Princeton's René Carmona does math.

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Readings celebrate 70 years of creative writing at Princeton

Wednesdays through April 28, 2010, 4:30 p.m. · Stewart Film Theater, 185 Nassau St.

Distinguished writers affiliated with Princeton's internationally renowned Program in Creative Writing will be featured in a reading series celebrating the 70th anniversary of creative writing at the University this year. Maxine Kumin and Joyce Carol Oates will lead off the readings by current and former faculty, alumni, fellows and students in the program at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 21, in the Stewart Film Theater at the Lewis Center for the Arts, 185 Nassau St.

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Nobel laureate Krugman to speak on global economic crisis

Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2009, 4:30 p.m. · McCosh 50

Princeton economist and Nobel laureate Paul Krugman will present a lecture titled "The Return of Depression Economics?" at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 21, in McCosh 50.

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Program strengthens links between work inside and outside the classroom

When the more than 100 students who completed internships this summer through the Princeton Environmental Institute and the Grand Challenges Program returned to campus, they had at least one more commitment.

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Princeton students and staff to ride 20 new UBikes from Queens to Princeton -- UPDATED

UPDATE: Because of weather, this event has been re-scheduled from Sunday, Oct. 18, to Sunday, Oct. 25. As part of a move to expand Princeton University's student bicycle rental program and to extend sustainability efforts, a group of approximately 20 cyclists -- including University students and staff, as well as members of the community -- will ride on Sunday, Oct. 25, from the Worksman Cycles factory in the Ozone Park neighborhood of Queens, N.Y., to Princeton, N.J.

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Memorial service set for Peter Curtin '08

A memorial service for Peter Curtin, a 2008 Princeton graduate who died Oct. 10 while running the Baltimore Marathon, is planned for 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 25, in the Princeton University Chapel. A reception will follow.

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Poor elected a fellow of the UK's Royal Academy of Engineering

H. Vincent Poor, the dean of Princeton's School of Engineering and Applied Science, has been elected an international fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering of the United Kingdom, a professional organization composed of Britain's most eminent and distinguished engineers.

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Alumni photo show pays tribute to Gowin

Saturday, Oct. 24, through Friday, Dec. 18, 2009, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. · Rockefeller College Common Room

An exhibition of photographs by Princeton alumni who studied under acclaimed photographer Emmet Gowin, a professor of visual arts in the Lewis Center for the Arts, will open Saturday, Oct. 24, in the Rockefeller College Common Room.

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Jazz Ensemble to perform music of Duke Ellington

Saturday, Oct. 17, 2009, 8 p.m. · Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall

The Princeton University Concert Jazz Ensemble, directed by Anthony D.J. Branker, will open the University jazz program's 35th anniversary season with "The Voice of the Jazz Composer: The Music of Duke Ellington" at 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17, in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall.

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Orchestra opens season with alumni soloists

Saturday, Oct. 24, 2009, 8 p.m., and Sunday, Oct. 25, 2009, 3 p.m. · Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall

The Princeton University Orchestra, under the direction of Michael Pratt, will open its 2009-10 season at 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24, and 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 25, in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall. The concerts will feature solos by two acclaimed Princeton alumni.

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Lecture marks Latino Heritage Month

Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2009, 5:30 p.m. · 101 McCormick Hall

Marcelo Suárez-Orozco, a New York University scholar whose work focuses on immigration and globalization, will deliver a lecture in honor of Latino Heritage Month at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 14, in 101 McCormick Hall.

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Readings celebrate 70 years of creative writing at Princeton

Wednesdays through April 28, 2010, 4:30 p.m. · Stewart Film Theater, 185 Nassau St.

Distinguished writers affiliated with Princeton's internationally renowned Program in Creative Writing will be featured in a reading series celebrating the 70th anniversary of creative writing at the University this year. Maxine Kumin and Joyce Carol Oates will lead off the readings by current and former faculty, alumni, fellows and students in the program at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 21, in the Stewart Film Theater at the Lewis Center for the Arts, 185 Nassau St.

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Like humans, monkeys fall into the 'uncanny valley'

Princeton University researchers have come up with a new twist on the mysterious visual phenomenon experienced by humans known as the "uncanny valley." The scientists have found that monkeys sense it too.

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Schmidt Fund to advance science through support for transformative technology

Google CEO Eric Schmidt and his wife, Wendy, have created a $25 million endowment fund at Princeton University for the invention, development and utilization of cutting-edge technology that has the capacity to transform research in the natural sciences and engineering.

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Perspective on: Exploring race in America

A Q&A with Eddie Glaude, the William S. Tod Professor of Religion and African American Studies and the chair of the Center for African American Studies, on race in America.

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Center for African American Studies poised to lead at critical time

Princeton's Center for African American Studies is launching an aggressive effort to become the leading resource for the public's understanding of race in America, coming at a time when the center's scholars say they are seeing an upward trend in racial issues igniting the country in a series of "brush fires."

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Legendary photographer Gowin celebrated in new exhibition

Saturday, Oct. 24, to Sunday, Feb. 21, 2010, various times · Princeton University Art Museum

The Princeton University Art Museum will celebrate photographer and faculty member Emmet Gowin's legacy as an artist and educator with an exhibition titled "Emmet Gowin: A Collective Portrait," which will be on view from Saturday, Oct. 24, through Sunday, Feb. 21.

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Princeton awarded more than $21 million in Recovery Act funding

As part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), Princeton University has received more than $21 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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Talk examines impact of migration in China

Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2009, 4:30 p.m. · 1 Robertson Hall

"International Return Migration and its Political Impact in China: Contexts, Dynamics and Comparisons" is the title of a lecture by Donglin Han, a fellow of the Princeton-Harvard China and the World Program, at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 21, in 1 Robertson Hall.

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Lecture to focus on China, France and Mexico

Thursday, Oct. 15, 2009, 4:30 p.m. · 127 Corwin Hall

Political scientist Dorothy Solinger will present a lecture titled "States' Gains, Labor's Losses: China, France and Mexico Choose Global Liaisons, 1980-2000" at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 15, in 127 Corwin Hall.

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Founder of Immigrant Rights Clinic to speak

Monday, Oct. 19, 2009, 4:30 p.m. · 16 Robertson Hall

Nancy Morawetz, a Princeton graduate and founding director of the Immigrant Rights Clinic at New York University’s School of Law, will present a lecture titled "The Expanding Web of Immigration Detention and Deportation Policy: Challenges for the Executive, Congress and the Courts" at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 19, in 16 Robertson Hall.

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Lecture to explore Wilson, Obama and Irish connection

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

Historian and political scientist Brian Mercer Walker will speak on “Woodrow Wilson, Barack Obama and the Irish Connection” at 4:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 23, in the Stewart Film Theater, 185 Nassau St.

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Thesis production of Beckett's 'Happy Days' set

Friday and Saturday, Oct. 23-24, and Wednesday through Friday, Oct. 28-30, 2009, 8 p.m. · Matthews Acting Studio, 185 Nassau St.

Princeton senior Becca Foresman will star in a senior thesis production of Samuel Beckett’s classic "Happy Days" at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Oct. 23-24, and Wednesday through Friday, Oct. 28-30, in the Matthews Acting Studio, 185 Nassau St.

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Philosopher Rancière to speak on modernity

Monday, Oct. 19, Wednesday, Oct. 21, and Monday, Oct. 26, 2009, 4:30 p.m. · 101 McCormick Hall

Philosopher Jacques Rancière will deliver three lectures on "'Modernity' Revisited: Scenes From the Aesthetic Regime of Art" at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 19, Wednesday, Oct. 21, and Monday, Oct. 26, in 101 McCormick Hall.

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Former judge to discuss electronic information issues

Thursday, Oct. 15, 2009, 4:30 p.m. · 2 Robertson Hall

"An Overview of Discovery of Electronically Stored Information" is the title of a talk by former U.S. Magistrate Judge Ron Hedges set for 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 15, in 2 Robertson Hall.

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Symposium honors art and archaeology faculty

Friday and Saturday, Oct. 16-17, 2009, various times · 101 McCormick Hall

"The Eye and the Trowel," a symposium honoring professors Leslie Shear Jr., William Childs and Hugo Meyer of the Department of Art and Archaeology, will be held Friday and Saturday, Oct. 16-17, in 101 McCormick Hall.

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Judge to discuss role of federal judiciary

Thursday, Oct. 22, 2009, 4:30 p.m. · 120 Lewis Library

Judge Diarmuid F. O’Scannlain will deliver a lecture titled "The Role of the Federal Judiciary Under the Constitution: Some Perspectives From a Ninth Circuit Judge" at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 22, in 120 Lewis Library.

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Author to discuss legacy of Cold War arms race

Monday, Oct. 12, 2009, 4:30 p.m. · 16 Robertson Hall

Journalist and author David Hoffman will present a lecture titled "New Evidence on the End of the Cold War and its Legacy: Missile Defense, Bioweapons and Fissile Material " at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 12, in 16 Robertson Hall.

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Students to present reading of 'Laramie Project'

Monday, Oct. 12, 2009, 8 p.m. · Stewart Film Theater, 185 Nassau St.

A cast of Princeton students will present a reading of "The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later, An Epilogue" will be held at 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 12, in the Stewart Film Theater, 185 Nassau St.

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Panel examines 2009 elections and impact on Obama

Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2009, 5:30 p.m. · 16 Robertson Hall

A reception and panel discussion on "The 2009 Elections: What's at Stake for Obama?" will begin at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 14, in 16 Robertson Hall.

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Conference examines impact of global events in 1989

Thursday through Saturday, Oct. 22-24, 2009, various times · Multipurpose Room B, Frist Campus Center, and 219 Burr Hall

"The Global 1989: A New Generation," a conference marking major events that took place in China, Eastern Europe, Latin America and South Africa in 1989, will be held Thursday through Saturday, Oct. 22-24, in Multipurpose Room B of the Frist Campus Center and 219 Burr Hall.

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Religious historian to discuss 'Book of Experience'

Friday, Oct. 16, 2009, 4:30 p.m. · 120 Lewis Library

Harvard Divinity School historian Amy Hollywood will deliver a talk titled "Reading the 'Book of Experience': Toward an Alternative History of Religious Experience" at 4:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 16, in 120 Lewis Library.

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National Chemistry Week activities set

Friday, Oct. 23, 2009, 7 p.m. · Frick Laboratory

National Chemistry Week 2009 Activities Night, featuring demonstrations for all ages, will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 23, in Frick Laboratory.

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Talk focuses on separation of church and state

Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2009, 4:30 p.m. · 4 Friend Center

A lecture titled "Separation of Church and State in American History and Today: Facts, Fictions and Future Challenges" by Emory University scholar John Witte Jr. is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 20, in 4 Friend Center.

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Buddhist chant group will perform ritual song and dance

Monday, Oct. 12, 2009, 8 p.m. · University Chapel

Buddhist monks and nuns from Korea will perform an evening of ritual song and dance, "The Sound of Ecstasy and the Nectar of Enlightenment: Buddhist Ritual Song & Dance from Korea," at 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 12, in the University Chapel.

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Symposium focuses on Chinese documentary photography

Saturday, Oct. 24, 2009, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. · McCosh 50

International experts will examine cross-cultural, historical and theoretical issues surrounding Chinese documentary photography at a symposium set for 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24, in McCosh 50.

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Leonard to give first talk in President's Lecture Series

Thursday, Oct. 22, 2009, 4:30 p.m. · 101 Friend Center

The graceful movements of bird flocks and fish schools inspire the research of engineer and mathematician Naomi Leonard, who will deliver the first talk in this year's President's Lecture Series at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 22, in 101 Friend Center.

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Alan Bennett to read and discuss work

Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2009, 5 p.m. · McCosh 50

Acclaimed British playwright, screenwriter, actor and essayist Alan Bennett will read from and talk about his work at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 20, in McCosh 50.

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Conference looks at New Jersey's growth plans

Friday, Oct. 16, 2009, 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. · Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall

"Where Are We Growing? Planning for New Jersey's Next 20 Years" is the title of a conference scheduled for 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 16, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.

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Uniqueness of the brain is topic of neuroscientist's talk

Thursday, Oct. 15, 2009, 8 p.m. · McCosh 50

"What Neurology Can Tell Us About Human Nature" is the focus of a lecture by noted neuroscientist Vilayanur Ramachandran at 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 15, in McCosh 50.

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Kahn to speak on leadership during public health crises

Thursday, Oct. 15, 2009, 7:30 p.m. · 120 Lewis Library

Laura H. Kahn, a health policy researcher at Princeton, will discuss her new book, “Who's In Charge: Leadership During Epidemics, Bioterror Attacks and Other Public Health Crises,” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 15, in 120 Lewis Library.

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Ullman Lectures explore international relations

Tuesday through Thursday, Oct. 13-15, 2009, 4:30 p.m. · Robertson Hall

Renowned international relations scholar Stanley Hoffmann will deliver three talks in a new lecture series in honor of retired Princeton scholar Richard Ullman at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, Oct. 13-15, in Robertson Hall.

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Panel to address future of conservative movement

Monday, Oct. 12, 2009, 4:30 p.m. · McCosh 50

"The Future of Conservatism" is the subject of a panel discussion featuring commentators Ross Douthat, David Frum, Daniel Larison and Virginia Postrel at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 12, in McCosh 50.

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Dickerson to retire from vice presidency after nearly 40 years mentoring students

Janet Smith Dickerson, Princeton's first vice president for campus life, has announced plans to retire at the end of the academic year on June 30.

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Odita mural a vibrant addition to new Butler College

An explosion of color greets students at the main entrance to Butler College's new dormitories, where a mural of bright fractal shapes spans two floors and seven walls.

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Gunn, Fuchs receive National Medals of Science in White House ceremony

James Gunn, the Eugene Higgins Professor of Astronomy at Princeton, received the National Medal of Science in a ceremony Wednesday, Oct. 3, at the White House. 

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Video: Ge Wang: Engineering after Princeton

Engineering graduate alumnus Ge Wang talks about music, computer science and an application he co-invented that turns an iPhone into a flute.

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Electric-powered wheels drive sustainability point home

Several new sets of wheels — powered by electricity — are hitting Princeton's streets. The University has purchased six electric vehicles to replace gas-powered trucks and vans as part of its sustainability efforts. 

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Cornel West will discuss his new memoir

Monday, Oct. 19, 2009, 4:30 p.m. · McCosh 10

Cornel West, Princeton's Class of 1943 University Professor in the Center for African American Studies, will discuss his new memoir, "Brother West: Living and Loving Out Loud," at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 19, in McCosh 10. The event also will be simulcast in McCosh 50.

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Classes remembered at Butler court dedication

Members of the University community gathered Saturday, Oct. 3, to dedicate Butler Memorial Court, an amphitheater that honors the spirit of the classes of 1922, 1940, 1941 and 1942. 

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Taking a wide-angle approach to architecture

Architectural historian Beatriz Colomina pushes her students to explore every possible avenue as they conduct research on modern architecture. They have gone to small villages in the French countryside to interview magazine editors, searched personal collections of publications in Vienna and Maastricht, visited archives in Montreal and Tokyo   — and even studied the photos in Playboy magazine.  

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Princeton paleomagnetists put controversy to rest

Princeton University scientists have shown that, in ancient times, the Earth's magnetic field was structured like the two-pole model of today, suggesting that the methods geoscientists use to reconstruct the geography of early land masses on the globe are accurate. The findings may lead to a better understanding of historical continental movement, which relates to changes in climate.

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Princeton Shakespeare Company presents 'As You Like It'

Thursday through Saturday, Oct. 15-17 and 22-24, 2009, various times · Whitman College theater

The Princeton Shakespeare Company will perform "As You Like It" at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, Oct. 15-17 and 22-24, and 2 p.m. Oct. 24, in the Whitman College theater. Tickets are $8 and free for Tiger Tickets holders.

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Alumna Turett reflects on career journey

Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2009, 7:30 p.m. · 36 University Place, Suite 200

Nancy Turett, a 1981 Princeton graduate who serves as global president for health at Edelman Public Relations Worldwide, will speak on her career journey at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 7, at the Office of Career Services, 36 University Place, Suite 200.

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Editors, writers to discuss future of book reviewing

Friday, Oct. 9, 2009, 1:30 p.m. · 219 Burr Hall

Prominent editors and reviewers will participate in a roundtable discussion on the role and future of book reviewing at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 9, in 219 Burr Hall.

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Lecture series examines landscape architecture

Through Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2009, various times · Betts Auditorium, School of Architecture

A lecture series titled "Down the Garden Path," which examines the field of landscape architecture and design, will run through Wednesday, Dec. 2, in Betts Auditorium, School of Architecture.

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Vigil planned for Southeast Asia, Samoa after disasters

Friday, Oct. 2, 2009, 5:45 p.m. · 243 Frist Campus Center

A candlelight vigil for people affected by deadly natural disasters that have swept through parts of Southeast Asia and Samoa is scheduled for 5:45 p.m. Friday, Oct. 2, at the Davis International Center, 243 Frist Campus Center.

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Exhibition explores art of the Arctic's ancient hunters

Saturday, Oct. 3, 2009, through Sunday, Jan. 10, 2010 · Princeton University Art Museum

"Gifts From the Ancestors: Ancient Ivories of Bering Strait," a major exhibition that brings to light the artistry and life practices of the hunters who worked across two millennia in what are now the American and Russian sides of the Bering Strait, opens Saturday, Oct. 3, at the Princeton University Art Museum.  

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