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Archive – February, 2010

University closed for non-essential staff; classes held as scheduled

Due to the snow storm, Princeton University is closed for non-essential staff. Critical and essential employees should report to work at their normal duty times. Academic classes will proceed as scheduled.

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Production offers new take on 'Alice in Wonderland'

Friday and Saturday, March 5-6, 2010, and Tuesday through Thursday, March 9-11, 2010, 8 p.m. · Berlind Theatre

The Lewis Center for the Arts' Program in Theater will present "ALICE: A New Play" by senior Veronica Siverd at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, March 5-6, and Tuesday through Thursday, March 9-11, at the Berlind Theatre.

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Lecture addresses impact of climate change

Wednesday, March 3, 2010, 4:30 p.m. · 2 Robertson Hall

University of Oxford philosopher John Broome will present a lecture tited "Climate Change: How Bad is the Chance of Catastrophe?" at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 3, in 2 Robertson Hall.

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National security, foreign policy expert Kagan to speak

Thursday, March 11, 2010, 4:30 p.m. · Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall

Robert Kagan, a senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, will present a talk titled "The Return of History" at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, March 11, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.

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Lecture explores Bresson's films

Wednesday, March 10, 2010, 4:30 p.m. · Stewart Theater, 185 Nassau St.

"The Question of Style in Bresson's Films," a lecture by Tony Pipolo, author of "Robert Bresson: A Passion for Film," is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 10, in the Stewart Theater, 185 Nassau St.

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Panel to discuss Supreme Court campaign finance ruling

Wednesday, March 10, 2010, 4:30 p.m. · Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall

This event was rescheduled from its original date of Feb. 10.

"Democratic Elections in America After Citizens United," a panel discussion on the recent Supreme Court ruling to roll back campaign finance restrictions, is set for 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 10, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.

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Talk addresses U.S.-India ties

Tuesday, March 9, 2010, 4:30 p.m. · 16 Robertson Hall

"U.S.-India Ties and the Shifting Power Balance in Asia" is the title of a lecture by Lisa Curtis, a senior research fellow at the Heritage Foundation, set for 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 9, in 16 Robertson Hall.

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Health care economics expert Reinhardt to speak

Monday, March 8, 2010, 4:30 p.m. · Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall

Uwe Reinhardt, Princeton's James Madison Professor of Political Economy, will speak on "Social Values and Health Reform: Canada and the United States" at 4:30 p.m. Monday, March 8, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.

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Former U.S. diplomat to discuss Middle East

Sunday, March 7, 2010, 4 p.m. · 2 Robertson Hall

Jack Matlock, the U.S. ambassador to the Soviet Union from 1987 to 1991, will present a talk titled "A Cold War Veteran's Look at the Middle East," at 4 p.m. Sunday, March 7, in 2 Robertson Hall.

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Orchestra to feature winners of student competition

Friday and Saturday, March 5-6, 2010, 8 p.m. · Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall

The Princeton University Orchestra, directed by Michael Pratt, will perform at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, March 5-6, in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall. In addition to performing Beethoven's Symphony No. 8 In F Major, Op. 93, the orchestra will feature three student competition winners.

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Cloud to speak on evolution of the mind

Friday, March 5, 2010, 4 p.m. · 2 Robertson Hall

Daniel Cloud, a lecturer in Princeton's Council of the Humanities and the Department of Philosophy, will present a talk titled "The Map of Borges, Knightian Uncertainty and the Sciences of Complexity, Or Why You Have a Brain" at 4 p.m. Friday, March 5, in 2 Robertson Hall.

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Conference explores Spanish transition to democracy

Friday, March 5, 2010, 1:30 to 7 p.m., and Saturday, March 6, 2010, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. · 10 East Pyne

A conference titled "Lost in Transitions: Representation and Political Cultures in the Spanish Transition(s) to Democracy" is scheduled for 1:30 to 7 p.m. Friday, March 5, and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 6, in 10 East Pyne.

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Corrections reform is focus of conference

Friday, March 5, 2010, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. · Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall

A conference titled "Reforming the Corrections Environment: We Can’t Keep Paying These Costs -- Can We?" is scheduled for 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, March 5, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.

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'Fires in the Mirror' to be performed

Thursday through Sunday, March 4-7, 2010, 8 p.m., and Saturday, March 6, 2010, 2 p.m. · Matthews Acting Studio, 185 Nassau St.

The Program in Theater will present a production of Anna Deavere Smith's "Fires in the Mirror: Crown Heights, Brooklyn, and Other Identities" at 8 p.m. Thursday through Sunday, March 4-7, at the Matthews Acting Studio, 185 Nassau St. A 2 p.m. matinee performance also will be held Saturday, March 6.

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Art historian Bishop to speak

Wednesday, March 3, 2010, 7:30 p.m. · Room 219, 185 Nassau St.

Art historian Claire Bishop will speak as part of the Program in Visual Arts lecture series at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 3, in Room 219, 185 Nassau St.

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Lecture focuses on Cervantes and discourse of politics

Tuesday, March 2, 2010, 4:30 p.m. · 10 East Pyne

University of California-Berkeley scholar Anthony Cascardi will speak on "Free Speech: Cervantes and the Discourse of Politics" at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 2, in 10 East Pyne.

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Global financial crisis is subject of talk

Tuesday, March 2, 2010, 4:30 p.m. · 16 Robertson Hall

Princeton alumnus Bruce Malashevich, the president and CEO of Economic Consulting Services, will deliver a lecture on "The WTO and the Doha Round: Their Relevance to the Global Financial Crisis" at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 2, in 16 Robertson Hall.

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Columnist Samuelson to speak on 'downward mobility'

Monday, March 1, 2010, 4:30 p.m. · 120 Lewis Library

Robert Samuelson, a columnist for Newsweek and The Washington Post, will speak on "The Politics and Economics of Downward Mobility" at 4:30 p.m. Monday, March 1, in 120 Lewis Library.

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Talk focuses on child homelessness, poverty

Monday, March 1, 2010, 4:30 p.m. · 16 Robertson Hall

Joy Moses, a policy analyst at the Center for American Progress, will present a talk titled "Addressing Child Homelessness and Poverty: An Overview of Significant Federal Policies" at 4:30 p.m. Monday, March 1, in 16 Robertson Hall.

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Video: Artistry in Motion

Capping off Black History Month this February are highlights from a showcase by students, faculty and alumni as part of the Coming Back & Moving Forward conference. Read more.

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Symposium examines legacy of blacks in higher education

Saturday, March 6, 2010, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. · Friend Center

A symposium exploring the legacy of African Americans in higher education is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 6, at the Friend Center.

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Talk focuses on 'search for randomness'

Thursday, March 4, 2010, 8 p.m. · McCosh 10

Persi Diaconis, a former professional magician who is now a professor of statistics and mathematics at Stanford University, will speak on "The Search for Randomness" at 8 p.m. Thursday, March 4, in McCosh 10.

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Oppenheimer presents final President's Lecture

Thursday, March 4, 2010, 4:30 p.m. · 101 Friend Center

Princeton geoscientist Michael Oppenheimer, a leading figure in climate change studies, will present the final talk in this year's President's Lecture Series at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, March 4, in 101 Friend Center.

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Talk addresses religious freedom and foreign policy

Thursday, March 4, 2010, 4:30 p.m. · 16 Robertson Hall

Thomas Farr, a former U.S. Foreign Service official, will present a talk titled "The Widow's Torment: International Religious Freedom and American Foreign Policy" at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, March 4, in 16 Robertson Hall.

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'Too Cute' conference explores Asian American style

Wednesday and Thursday, March 3-4, 2010, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. · Prospect House and 101 McCormick Hall

A conference titled "Too Cute: American Style and the New Asian Cool" is planned for Wednesday and Thursday, March 3-4. Conference sessions will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in Prospect House, followed by keynote events at 4:30 p.m. in 101 McCormick Hall.

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Obama's pay czar to discuss ethics and faith

Tuesday, March 2, 2010, 6 p.m. · 101 McCormick Hall

Kenneth Feinberg, who was appointed last year by President Barack Obama as the U.S. Treasury Department's "pay czar," will speak at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 2, in 101 McCormick Hall.

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Pioneering judge to discuss women's roles in law, politics

Tuesday, March 2, 2010, 4:30 p.m. · Betts Auditorium, School of Architecture

Judith Kaye, the first woman to serve as New York State's chief judge, will discuss the transformation of women's roles in law and politics at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 2, in Betts Auditorium, School of Architecture.

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Symposium at Princeton focuses on higher education among black Americans

Saturday, March 6, 2010, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. · Friend Center

A symposium designed to highlight important developments and achievements of black people in America will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 6, at the Friend Center on the Princeton University campus. The event is free and open to the public, but advance registration is required.

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Scientists find an equation for materials innovation

Princeton engineers have made a breakthrough in an 80-year-old quandary in quantum physics, paving the way for the development of new materials that could make electronic devices smaller and cars more energy efficient.

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New Chemistry Building reflects its environment

While the sheer size of Princeton's new Chemistry Building is striking, the structure at the same time has a way of fusing with its surroundings -- its glass façade reflecting the nearby woodlands and stream valley leading to Lake Carnegie.

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University operating on normal business hours, Feb. 25--UPDATED 12:30 p.m.

The University is operating on normal business hours and academic schedule Thursday, Feb. 25. With a winter storm warning still in effect, students, faculty and staff are advised to check the Princeton home page for weather-related updates.

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N.J. Supreme Court Chief Justice to speak

Wednesday, March 3, 2010, 4:30 p.m. · Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall

Stuart Rabner, chief justice of the New Jersey Supreme Court, will engage in a public conversation with Princeton Provost Christopher Eisgruber, a noted legal scholar, at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 3, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall, on the Princeton University campus. The event is free and open to the public.

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Three seniors win ReachOut grants for public service

Princeton seniors James Bryant, Katie Hsih and Fatu Conteh have been awarded 2010 fellowships from ReachOut 56-81 to support yearlong public service projects after graduation.

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'Too Cute' conference on Asian style at Princeton University, March 3-4

Wednesday and Thursday, March 3-4, 2010, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. · Prospect House and 101 McCormick Hall

Scholars and artists from around the world will come together for a conference titled "Too Cute: American Style and the New Asian Cool," on Wednesday and Thursday, March 3-4, on the Princeton University campus. The conference is free and open to the public.

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Former White House adviser Van Jones appointed visiting fellow

Van Jones, former adviser at the White House Council on Environmental Quality, has been appointed distinguished visiting fellow in the Center for African American Studies and in the Program in Science, Technology and Environmental Policy at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University.

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Seven awarded Sloan Research Fellowships

Seven Princeton scientists have been selected to receive 2010 Sloan Research Fellowships, highly competitive grants given to outstanding scholars who are conducting research at the frontiers of their fields.

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Former U.S. ambassador to the Soviet Union will speak at Princeton, March 7

Sunday, March 7, 2010, 4 p.m. · 2 Robertson Hall

Jack Matlock, the U.S. ambassador to the Soviet Union from 1987 to 1991, will present a talk titled "A Cold War Veteran's Look at the Middle East," at 4 p.m. Sunday, March 7, in Robertson Hall, Bowl 2 on the Princeton University campus. The event is free and open to the public.

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Scholars from developing nations build network in Princeton-Oxford program

A network of promising scholars from developing countries is taking shape through a program at Princeton and the University of Oxford inspired by two leading political scientists' desire to give developing nations a stronger voice in world affairs.

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Wood named to succeed McDonald as vice president for development

Elizabeth Boluch Wood, assistant vice president of development for capital giving and a major architect of the University's $1.75 billion Aspire Campaign, has been named Princeton University's vice president for development, effective March 1. She succeeds Brian J. McDonald, who has led the University's fundraising efforts since 2002.  

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Video: Student work: Triple 8 peforms 'Phases'

Triple 8 will perform "Phases," with pieces ranging from East Asian dance and martial arts to lyrical and hiphop, Feb. 26-27, in Frist Campus Center theater. Read more.

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Kindle pilot results highlight possibilities for paper reduction

Managers of Princeton University's semester-long pilot of the Amazon KindleDX electronic reader are calling the project a success, with results showing that student participants reduced the amount of paper they used to print course readings by almost 50 percent. However, e-readers must be significantly improved to have the same value in a teaching environment as traditional paper texts, participants said.

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Alumni Day honorees emphasize leadership, civility

U.S. Army Gen. David Petraeus and National Endowment for the Humanities Chair Jim Leach stressed the values of strategic leadership and civility in addressing major issues confronting the United States as they received Princeton's top awards for alumni Saturday, Feb. 20, on campus.

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Princeton honors top students at Alumni Day

Princeton University recognized the winners of the highest honors it awards to students at Alumni Day ceremonies Saturday, Feb. 20.

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Tilghman to present annual James Baldwin Lecture

Tuesday, March 9, 2010, 5:30 p.m. · Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall

Princeton University President Shirley M. Tilghman will deliver the annual James Baldwin Lecture in an address titled "The Meaning of Race in the Post-Genome Era" at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 9, in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall, on the University campus. The event is free and open to the public, but tickets are needed for entry.

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Princeton professors elected to the National Academy of Engineering

Two professors and the entrepreneur in residence in Princeton's engineering school have been elected members of the National Academy of Engineering, a professional society whose members are among the world's most accomplished engineers.

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Biehl awarded Wellcome Medal for medical anthropology

João Biehl, professor of anthropology and co-director of the Program on Global Health and Health Policy, was awarded the Wellcome Medal for Anthropology as Applied to Medical Problems for his book "Will to Live: AIDS Therapies and the Politics of Survival."

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Video: Materials camp for teachers recap

Some 30 teachers came to the Princeton Center for Complex Materials to conduct hands-on material science labs and learn more to take back to classrooms.

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Three faculty members transfer to emeritus status

Three faculty members were transferred to emeritus status in recent action by the Board of Trustees. They are: David P. Billington, the Gordon Y.S. Wu Professor of Engineering and professor of civil and environmental engineering, effective Feb. 1, 2010; Charles Dismukes, professor of chemistry, effective Aug. 1, 2009; and James Wei, professor of chemical engineering, effective Feb. 1, 2010.

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Smoke condition cleared in Fine Hall, Feb. 16

Operations at Fine Hall have resumed, and there were no injuries related to a report of smoke in the building at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 16. Fire personnel responded to Fine Hall shortly after 5 p.m. after a fire alarm went off because of a smoke condition inside a pump room on the building's seventh floor.

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Panel features entrepreneurial CEOs--POSTPONED

Friday, Feb. 26, 2010, 2 p.m. · 105 Computer Science Building

This event has been postponed due to weather and will be rescheduled at a later date.

An event titled "Innovation and Entrepreneurship: Panel of Entrepreneurial CEOs Answers Your Questions" is planned for 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 26, in 105 Computer Science Building.

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'Civic media' is focus of talk

Thursday, Feb. 18, 2010, 4:30 p.m. · 101 Sherrerd Hall

Chris Csikszentmihályi, director of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Center for Future Civic Media, will present a talk titled "Acting Locally: Civic Media and the Information Needs of Communities" at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 18, in 101 Sherrerd Hall.

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Philosopher presents reflections on morality

Thursday, Feb. 18, 2010, 4:30 p.m. · 101 McCormick Hall

"Reflections on the Evolution of Morality," a lecture by Harvard University philosopher Christine Korsgaard, is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 18, in 101 McCormick Hall.

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Students perform in Spring Dance Festival

Friday through Sunday, Feb. 19-21, 2010, various times · Berlind Theatre

More than 50 students from a range of academic departments will perform in Princeton's annual Spring Dance Festival Friday through Sunday, Feb. 19-21, at the Berlind Theatre. Performances are slated for 8 p.m. Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, and 1 p.m. Sunday. The event is sponsored by the Program in Dance in the Lewis Center for the Arts.

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Concert Jazz Ensemble to perform

Saturday, Feb. 27, 2010, 8 p.m. · Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall

The University Concert Jazz Ensemble, conducted by Anthony D.J. Branker, will perform "Stolen Moments: The Music of Oliver Nelson" at 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 27, in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall.

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Triple 8 to perform 'Phases'

Friday and Saturday, Feb. 26-27, 2010, various times · Frist Campus Center theater

The Triple 8 Dance Company will perform its annual show, "Phases," at 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 26, and 5 and 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 27, in the Frist Campus Center theater.

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Groden to discuss Joyce's 'Ulysses'--CANCELED

Friday, Feb. 26, 2010, 4:30 p.m. · Stewart Theater, 185 Nassau St.

This lecture has been canceled due to the weather. Michael Groden, a Princeton graduate alumnus and a Distinguished University Professor in the Department of English at the University of Western Ontario, will speak on "The Dance of Composition: Genetic Criticism and the Manuscripts for Joyce's 'Ulysses'" at 4:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 26, in the Stewart Theater, 185 Nassau St.

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Former Army Ranger, author Mullaney to discuss ethical leadership--CANCELED

Friday, Feb. 26, 2010, 1:30 p.m. · Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall

This event has been canceled due to weather. Former U.S. Army Ranger Craig Mullaney, a policy official at the Department of Defense and author of "The Unforgiving Minute: A Soldier's Education," will deliver a lecture titled "The Unforgiving Minute: Ethical Leadership in the 21st Century" at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 26, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.

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Actress, playwright Anna Deavere Smith to speak-POSTPONED

Thursday, Feb. 25, 2010, 7:30 p.m. · McCosh 50

This event has been postponed due to weather and will be rescheduled at a later date.

Actress and playwright Anna Deavere Smith will present a talk titled "The Song Inside of What They Said to Me: On Performing America" at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 25, in McCosh 50.

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Museum to host A.R.T. exhibition

Thursday through Sunday, Feb. 25-28, 2010, various times · Princeton University Art Museum

The Princeton University Art Museum is hosting an exhibition produced by Artistic Realization Technologies (A.R.T.), showcasing paintings by artists with physical disabilities, Thursday through Sunday, Feb. 25-28. A.R.T. utilizes innovative techniques to help individuals express their creativity despite physical restrictions.

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Iraq war artist Heyman to discuss work

Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2010, 4:30 p.m. · Princeton University Art Museum

Artist Daniel Heyman, who for the past four years has concentrated his art on making images about the war in Iraq, will discuss his work at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 24, at the Princeton University Art Museum.

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Lecture series focuses on water and climate

Wednesday, Feb. 24, through Wednesday, April 14, 2010, 4:30 p.m. · Robertson Hall

A lecture series titled "Water and Climate: Science, Policy and Security in the Face of Change and Uncertainty" -- sponsored by the Princeton Environmental Institute, the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory -- will run from Wednesday, Feb. 24, through Wednesday, April 14, in Robertson Hall.

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American Jewish Committee executive director to speak

Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2010, 4:30 p.m. · 16 Robertson Hall

"Leadership in a Changing Global Environment" is the title of a lecture by David Harris, executive director of the American Jewish Committee, planned for 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 23, in 16 Robertson Hall.

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'This Is Princeton' performing arts showcase set

Friday, Feb. 19, 2010, 8 p.m. · Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall

Princeton faculty, staff and students will showcase their talents at the seventh annual "This Is Princeton" performing arts showcase at 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 19, at Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall.

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Talk explores irony in modern Irish writing

Friday, Feb. 19, 2010, 4:30 p.m. · Stewart Theater, 185 Nassau St.

Kevin Dettmar, the W.M. Keck Professor and chair of the Department of English at Pomona College, will present a lecture titled "Wilde to Dedalus to Hewson: 'The Double Play' of Irony in the Modern Irish Tradition" at 4:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 19, in the Stewart Theater, 185 Nassau St.

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Student theater companies present 'The Tempest'

Thursday through Saturday, Feb. 18-20 and 25-27, 2010, 8 p.m. (and 2 p.m. Feb. 27) · Murray-Dodge Theater

The Princeton Shakespeare Company and Theatre Intime will present William Shakespeare's "The Tempest" at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, Feb. 18-20 and 25-27, in the Murray-Dodge Theater. A 2 p.m. matinee also will be performed on Feb. 27.

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Artist Bronson to discuss work

Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2010, 4:30 p.m. · Room 219, 185 Nassau St.

Artist AA Bronson will discuss his work in a lecture set for 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 17, in Room 219, 185 Nassau St.

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Thompson will examine history of the Cold War

Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2010, 4:30 p.m. · 16 Robertson Hall

Nicholas Thompson, a senior research fellow of the American Strategy Program at the New America Foundation, will deliver a lecture titled "The Hawk and the Dove: How Nitze and Kennan Shaped the Cold War and the Relevancy of Their Ideas Today" at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 17, in 16 Robertson Hall.

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Former 9/11 Commission official to speak

Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2010, 4:30 p.m. · 16 Robertson Hall

Philip Zelikow, former executive director of the 9/11 Commission and the White Burkett Miller Professor of History at the University of Virginia, will present a talk titled "Forward Defense?" at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 16, in 16 Robertson Hall.

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Cornel West to hold conversation about faith

Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2010, 4:30 p.m. · McCosh 10

Cornel West, Princeton's Class of 1943 University Professor in the Center for African American Studies, will hold a discussion with the Rev. Luke Powery, the Perry and Georgia Engle Assistant Professor of Homiletics at the Princeton Theological Seminary, in an event titled "Beyond the Books: A Conversation With Professor Cornel West About His Faith" at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 16, in McCosh 10.

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Princeton awarded $24.9 million in Recovery Act funding

As part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), Princeton University has received $24.9 million in research funding from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research, the U.S. Department of Energy, the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation.

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Spring Dance Festival opens at Berlind Theatre

Friday through Sunday, Feb. 19-21, 2010, various times · Berlind Theatre

The Lewis Center for the Arts will present the 2010 Spring Dance Festival on Friday through Sunday, Feb. 19-21, at the Berlind Theatre. Show times are: 8 p.m. Feb. 19; 2 and 8 p.m. Feb. 20; and 1 p.m. Feb. 21.

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Race, immigration and the workplace are conference topics--UPDATED 2/26

Friday and Saturday, Feb. 26-27, 2010, various times · 16 Robertson Hall

Friday sessions are canceled due to weather; Saturday sessions will be held, weather permitting. Noted legal scholars and social scientists will participate in a two-day conference titled "Race, Immigration and the Law of the Workplace: 21st-Century Challenges" Friday and Saturday, Feb. 26-27, in 16 Robertson Hall.

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Bell to discuss role of NGOs in global relief

Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2010, 4:30 p.m. · 16 Robertson Hall

Peter Bell, former president of the international relief organization CARE USA, will discuss the importance of nongovernmental organizations in global relief and development efforts at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 24, in 16 Robertson Hall.

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Alumni Day features lectures, awards and family events

Saturday, Feb. 20, 2010, 9:15 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. · Various locations

Alumni and parents of current undergraduates will converge on campus for a day of lectures, award ceremonies and other events Saturday, Feb. 20.

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Exhibition shows history of student publications at Princeton

Feb. 19 through July 30, 2010, 9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. · Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library

"Princetonians in Print: 175 Years of Student Publications at Princeton," a new exhibition at the Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library, chronicles the history and rich variety of student publications at Princeton from the earliest known student papers to the broad range of present-day online publications. The exhibition opens Friday, Feb. 19, and runs through Friday, July 30.

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Atlantic blogger, author Sullivan to speak

Thursday, Feb. 18, 2010, 8 p.m. · McCosh 50

Andrew Sullivan, the "Daily Dish" blogger and a senior editor at The Atlantic, will present a lecture on "The Politics of Homosexuality" at 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 18, in McCosh 50.

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Noted historian to examine 'grand strategy'

Thursday, Feb. 18, 2010, 4:30 p.m. · 16 Robertson Hall

"The Nuts and Bolts of Grand Strategy" is the title of a lecture by Yale University historian Paul Kennedy set for 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 18, in 16 Robertson Hall.

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Panel to focus on commercializing university inventions

Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2010, 5:30 p.m. · Friend Center Auditorium

Scientists, investors and legal experts will discuss their experiences bringing university scientific and engineering inventions to the commercial marketplace at a panel discussion at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 16, in the Friend Center Auditorium.  

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Goldsmith to speak on 'uncreative writing'

Monday, Feb. 15, 2010, 5 p.m. · Stewart Theater, 185 Nassau St.

"Uncreative Writing: Unoriginal Genius in the Age of the Internet" is the title of a talk by poet Kenneth Goldsmith scheduled for 5 p.m. Monday, Feb. 15, in the Stewart Theater, 185 Nassau St.

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Students win Churchill Scholarships

Two Princeton University seniors have won prestigious scholarships to the University of Cambridge for showing great promise in research. George Boxer and David Karp will be Churchill Scholars, an annual honor bestowed upon 14 students nationally by the Winston Churchill Foundation of the United States.

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Sociologist Portes wins Du Bois career award

Alejandro Portes, Princeton's Howard Harrison and Gabrielle Snyder Beck Professor of Sociology, is the 2010 recipient of the W.E.B. Du Bois Career of Distinguished Scholarship Award from the American Sociological Association. A major honor in the field, the Du Bois award recognizes "outstanding commitment to the profession of sociology" and cumulative work that has "contributed in important ways to the advancement of the discipline."

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Memorial service for Kelley planned for Feb. 26--POSTPONED

Friday, Feb. 26, 2010, 5 p.m. · University Chapel

This service has been postponed due to weather and will be rescheduled at a later date. A memorial service for Stanley Kelley Jr., Princeton professor emeritus of politics, is set for 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 26, in the University Chapel. A reception will follow in the Chancellor Green Rotunda.

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Video: Year of the Tiger

The Year of the Tiger on the Chinese Zodiac began Feb. 14, 2010. It seems Princeton and the tiger were destined to be connected -- the year  the University was founded also was the Year of the Tiger.

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Research team targets self-cannibalizing cancer cells

A team of scientists from Princeton University and The Cancer Institute of New Jersey has embarked on a major new project to unravel the secret lives of cancer cells that go dormant and self-cannibalize to survive periods of stress. The work may help produce new cancer therapies to stem changes that render cancer cells dangerous and resistant to treatment.

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'Paws'ing to celebrate the Year of the Tiger

This Sunday, Feb. 14, marks the start of the Year of the Tiger, according to the Chinese Zodiac. It is the first day of the lunar new year. It seems that Princeton and the tiger were destined to be connected -- 1746, the year Princeton was founded, was also the Year of the Tiger.

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Snow delays opening for non-critical staff; classes held as scheduled

Due to the snow storm, Princeton University has delayed its opening until 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 11, for non-critical staff. All critical and essential employees should report to work at their normal duty times. Academic classes will be held as scheduled.

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University remains closed for non-critical staff; classes canceled--UPDATE 2:45 p.m.

Due to the snow storm, the Princeton University campus will remain closed for non-critical staff after 5 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 10. Critical and essential services employees must still report to work at their normal duty times. Academic classes remain canceled for the entire day.

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University closed for non-critical staff; classes canceled

Due to the snow storm, the Princeton University campus is closed for non-critical staff from 5 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 10. Critical services employees should report to work at their normal duty times and should notify their supervisors as early as possible if they expect to be delayed arriving at work. Academic classes are canceled for the entire day.

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Video: Student work: To Haiti, With Love

BAC: Dance and other groups will present a benefit performance for Haiti earthquake relief at Campus Club Feb. 12, 8 p.m. More details at Princeton's Haiti Earthquake Response site at http://www.princeton.edu/international/community/haiti/ .

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Diemand-Yauman selected to receive Pyne Prize

Princeton senior Connor Diemand-Yauman has been named the winner of the University's 2010 Moses Taylor Pyne Honor Prize, the highest general distinction conferred on an undergraduate.

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Video 2: Self-cannibalizing cancer cells

When dormant tumor cells are returned to normal conditions, they grow back to their normal size and resume cell division within 24 hours. The videos, taken together, illustrate why it can be difficult to eliminate cancers that have the capacity to tolerate extended periods of stress and then grow back rapidly. <i>(Video: Courtesy of Eileen White)</i>

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Video 1: Self-cannibalizing cancer cells

In this video, cancer cells with a genetic defect that prevents programmed cell death -- a biological tumor suppression mechanism -- are subjected to stressful conditions. Over the course of a week, the cells stop dividing and consume themselves through autophagy to survive the stress, ultimately becoming dormant.<i>(Video: Courtesy of Eileen White)</i>

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RNC Chair Michael Steele to speak at Princeton University

Princeton University's Center for African American Studies will host Michael Steele, the chair of the Republican National Committee, in a conversation with the center's leadership at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 22, in McCosh Hall, Room 50, on the University campus. The event is free and open to the public.

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RNC Chair Steele to hold dialogue with Glaude

Monday, Feb. 22, 2010, 4:30 p.m. · McCosh 50

Michael Steele, chair of the Republican National Committee (RNC), will participate in a conversation with Eddie Glaude, chair of Princeton's Center for African American Studies, at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 22, in McCosh 50.

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Princeton scientists win grants under new program tied to recovery funding

Three Princeton scientists working at the frontiers of physics have been notified they will receive awards under a new program sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy that is designed to boost the American economy.

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Exhibition marks anniversary of new South Africa

Tuesday, Feb. 9, through Sunday, Feb. 28, 2010, 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Feb. 9, then 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. · Fields Center

An exhibition commemorating the 20th anniversary of the end of apartheid in South Africa and Nelson Mandela's release from prison will open at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 9, in the Fields Center for Equality and Cultural Understanding, 58 Prospect Ave.

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University operating on normal business hours, Feb. 6--UPDATED 2:30 p.m.

The University is open and operating on normal business hours Saturday, Feb. 6. Critical and essential employees should report to work at their regularly scheduled times, and academic functions will go on as scheduled.

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Princeton scientist makes a leap in quantum computing

A major hurdle in the ambitious quest to design and construct a radically new kind of quantum computer has been finding a way to manipulate the single electrons that very likely will constitute the new machines' processing components or "qubits."

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Lecture examines future of rural world

Thursday, Feb. 11, 2010, 4 p.m. · Friend Center Convocation Room

A lecture titled "Tomorrow's Rural World: Depopulated and Disadvantaged, or Crucial Suppliers of the Essentials of Life?" is set for 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 11, in the Friend Center Convocation Room.

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Panel to discuss Supreme Court campaign finance ruling--POSTPONED

Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2010, 4:30 p.m. · Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall

This event has been postponed due to weather. "Democratic Elections in America After Citizens United," a panel discussion on the recent Supreme Court ruling to roll back campaign finance restrictions, is set for 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 10, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.

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Electrons on the brink: Fractal patterns may be key to semiconductor magnetism

Just as the heartbeats of today's electronic devices depend on the ability to switch the flow of electricity in semiconductors on and off with lightning speed, the viability of the "spintronic" devices of the future -- technologies that manipulate both the flow and magnetic "spin" of electrons -- will require similarly precise control over semiconductor magnetism.

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Electron wave functions in semiconductor

This video depicts electron wave functions, measured in a manganese-doped gallium arsenide semiconductor, based on their energy, illustrating an example of extended and localized electron states and the transition between them.

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Evergreen beauty of campus gardens thrives year round

The winter season brings a subdued beauty to Princeton's campus. As the fall foliage fades, Princeton's evergreens take on a more prominent role in coloring the landscape and adding vitality to the grounds. According to Jim Consolloy, who retired Feb. 1 after nearly 21 years as grounds manager, some of the University's most well-traveled spaces are spectacular in winter as well as summer.

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'Lunch 'n Learn' spring schedule set

Wednesdays, Feb. 3 through May 5, 2010, noon · Multipurpose Room B, Frist Campus Center

The Office of Information Technology will begin its spring schedule of "Lunch 'n Learn" information technology seminars Wednesday, Feb. 3. All talks in the series are held at noon Wednesdays in Multipurpose Room B of the Frist Campus Center.

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Performance features Japanese taiko drums and flute

Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2010, 4:30 p.m. · Class of 1970 Theater, Whitman College

"Katachi: The Shape of Sounds in Silence," a performance of Japanese taiko drums and flute, will be presented at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 9, in the Class of 1970 Theater at Whitman College.

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University community responding to crisis in Haiti; website collecting information

With the start of the spring term on Feb. 1, the University community is organizing a range of events to support the relief efforts in Haiti after the devastating earthquake there last month. Current information about these Haiti-related campus events as well as other initiatives is available on the International Princeton website.

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Author Winchester to speak on new book

Thursday, Feb. 11, 2010, 8 p.m. · McCosh 10

Author Simon Winchester will discuss "The Man Who Loved China," his book about British scientist and sinologist Joseph Needham, at 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 11, in McCosh 10.

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Finn to discuss points of power in Afghanistan--CANCELED

Thursday, Feb. 11, 2010, 4:30 p.m. · 16 Robertson Hall

This event has been canceled due to the weather. Robert Finn, the former U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan and a senior research associate in Princeton's Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination, will present a talk titled "Afghanistan: Points of Power" at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 11, in 16 Robertson Hall.

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Polo Factory Stores president to discuss career

Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2010, 7:30 p.m. · Suite 200, 36 University Place

Susie McCabe, president of Polo Factory Stores and a 1991 Princeton graduate, will discuss her career in the retail/fashion industry as part of the Office of Career Services' IMAGINE Speaker Series at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 9, in Suite 200, 36 University Place.

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Talk focuses on 'Post-Obama Black America'

Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2010, 4:30 p.m. · 120 Lewis Library

The Rev. Eugene Rivers, pastor of the Azusa Christian Community, will deliver a lecture titled "On Post-Obama Black America: A Post-Secular Perspective" at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 9, in 120 Lewis Library.

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Conversation with Cornel West, Ben Vereen set

Monday, Feb. 8, 2010, 6 p.m. · Berlind Theatre

A conversation between Princeton scholar Cornel West and actor Ben Vereen, who is currently starring in the McCarter Theatre Center's production of "Fetch Clay, Make Man," will be held at 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 8, in the Berlind Theatre.

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Film examines border issues

Monday, Feb. 8, 2010, 4:30 p.m. · Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall

"The Wall," a documentary film that explores the impact of constructing a fence along the border between the United States and Mexico, will be screened at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 8, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.

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Yeats is focus of lecture

Friday, Feb. 5, 2010, 4:30 p.m. · Stewart Theater, 185 Nassau St.

James Pethica, who teaches Irish studies and modern drama at Williams College, will speak on "The Death of Folklore and the Rebirth of the Poet: Yeats' Imagined Irish Audiences, 1907-1909" at 4:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 5, in the Stewart Theater, 185 Nassau St.

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Brentano String Quartet to perform

Thursday, Feb. 4, 2010, 8 p.m. · Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall

The Brentano String Quartet will perform works of Beethoven and Hartke at 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 4, in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall.

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A broader palette: Steward pictures an art museum that 'sets the standard'

On a warm Thursday night in September, crowds of students, staff and community members filled the Princeton University Art Museum. In all 2,400 people visited the museum that evening to celebrate the new extended hours on Thursdays, delighting James Steward, the new director of the museum.

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