Archive – March, 2010
Symposium explores race and the Obama presidency
Posted March 31, 2010; 09:39 p.m.
Princeton scholars in the fields of African American Studies, politics, religion, sociology and history will come together Tuesday, April 13, at the University for the symposium “Race, American Politics, and the Presidency of Barack Obama.”
Symposium focuses on Latinos in America
Posted March 31, 2010; 06:11 p.m.
Elected officials, scholars, community leaders and students will gather for "Voz Latina-Paso Adelante: A Symposium on Latinos in America," which is scheduled for 9 a.m. Saturday, April 10, in the Friend Center.
Innovation Forum showcases Princeton research
Posted March 31, 2010; 05:40 p.m.
The fifth annual Innovation Forum, which showcases Princeton research that offers the potential to be commercialized, will be held at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 8, in the Friend Center.
Video: Student work: 'Rosaleen'
Posted March 31, 2010; 12:08 p.m.
Casey Ford Alexander profiles "Rosaleen," an original opera created by seniors Maxwell Mamon and Alexis Rodda, which premiers April 2-3 in Richardson Auditorium. More details.
Plastic electronics could slash the cost of solar panels
Posted March 30, 2010; 10:00 a.m.
A new technique developed by Princeton University engineers for producing electricity-conducting plastics could dramatically lower the cost of manufacturing solar panels.
Chow to retire after 35 years serving international community
Posted March 30, 2010; 10:00 a.m.
Paula Chow, who has led the Davis International Center since its founding in 1974, plans to retire at the end of this academic year on June 30.
Changes intended to enhance international student and scholar services
Posted March 30, 2010; 10:00 a.m.
University offices that interact with Princeton's international students and scholars are undergoing a major restructuring this year that is intended to provide improved and more comprehensive services.
'Great Immensity' play tackles the environment
Posted March 29, 2010; 06:45 p.m.
"The Great Immensity," a new play-in-progress with music that tackles the topic of the environment and the future of the planet, will be performed at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 17, at the Berlind Theatre.
Romer, Corzine are keynote speakers at colloquium
Posted March 29, 2010; 06:43 p.m.
Christina Romer, chair of President Barack Obama's Council of Economic Advisers, and former New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine will be the keynote speakers for the 2010 Princeton Colloquium on Public and International Affairs, titled "The New Normal? American Policy Making After the Great Recession," on Saturday, April 17, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.
Symposium explores 'Egyptian Image in Context'
Posted March 29, 2010; 06:40 p.m.
A symposium titled "The Egyptian Image in Context" is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, April 17-18, in 101 McCormick Hall.
Intellectual property and Internet law expert to speak
Posted March 29, 2010; 06:38 p.m.
Intellectual property and Internet law scholar Brett Frischmann of the Loyola University Chicago School of Law will present a lecture titled "Towards a Theory of Infrastructure Commons" at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, April 15, in 101 Sherrerd Hall.
Former ambassador Roy to address China's foreign relations
Posted March 29, 2010; 06:36 p.m.
Former U.S. ambassador Stapleton Roy will speak on "China's Foreign Relations: Current Trends and Historical Legacies" at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday April 14, in 16 Robertson Hall.
Symposium features talk by legal scholar Pildes
Posted March 29, 2010; 06:34 p.m.
New York University School of Law scholar Richard Pildes will deliver a lecture titled "Ungovernable America? The Causes and Consequences of Polarized Politics" at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 14, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall, as part of the Brennan Center Thomas M. Jorde Symposium.
Actress, playwright Anna Deavere Smith to speak
Posted March 29, 2010; 06:32 p.m.
This event was rescheduled from Feb. 25.
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. Tuesday, April 13, in McCosh Hall, Room 50.
Mittleman, West to discuss "Hope in a Democratic Age"
Posted March 29, 2010; 06:29 p.m.
Jewish Theological Seminary scholar Alan Mittleman will present a talk titled "Hope in a Democratic Age," with a response from Princeton scholar Cornel West, at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 13, in 2 Robertson Hall.
Howard Dean to speak on Obama presidency
Posted March 29, 2010; 06:27 p.m.
Howard Dean, former presidential candidate, governor of Vermont and head of the Democratic National Committee, will discuss the presidency of Barack Obama at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 13, in 101 Friend Center.
Roundtable focuses on China and media
Posted March 29, 2010; 06:25 p.m.
"Foreign Media and China: A Media Roundtable Discussion," featuring Western journalists and U.S. government officials who have lived and worked in China, is set for noon Tuesday, April 13, in 16 Robertson Hall.
Microsoft official to discuss cloud computing
Posted March 29, 2010; 06:23 p.m.
Brad Smith, general counsel and senior vice president of legal and corporate affairs for Microsoft Corp., will present a lecture titled "Moving Technology to the Cloud: Who's on Point?" at 4:30 p.m. Monday, April 12, in 101 Sherrerd Hall.
Art of Science deadline is April 12
Posted March 29, 2010; 06:16 p.m.
Members of the University community are invited to submit digital images for the "Art of Science" competition, which this year focuses on the theme of "energy, broadly defined."
'Making Urban Change' is topic of HUD official's talk
Posted March 29, 2010; 06:05 p.m.
Raphael Bostic, assistant secretary for policy development and research at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, will present a talk titled "Making Urban Change: Opportunities for Action" at 1:30 p.m. Friday, April 9, in 16 Robertson Hall.
'Evening of Enchantment' presents three world premieres
Posted March 29, 2010; 06:04 p.m.
"An Evening of Enchantment" will feature world premieres of three dance pieces -- Claude Debussy's "The Toy Box," John Alden Carpenter's "Krazy Kat: A Jazz Pantomime" and Paul Lansky's "Table's Clear" -- at 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday, April 8-9, and 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday, April 10, at the Berlind Theatre.
Pendry to speak on 'cloak of invisibility'
Posted March 29, 2010; 06:01 p.m.
Renowned physicist John Pendry will speak on "A Cloak of Invisibility: Harry Potter Does Electromagnetism" at 8 p.m. Thursday, April 8, in A02 McDonnell Hall.
Symposium examines 'Graveyards of Empires'
Posted March 29, 2010; 05:58 p.m.
"In the Graveyards of Empires," a book by Seth Jones, political scientist and Afghanistan expert at the RAND Corp., will be the focus of an author-meets-critic symposium at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, April 8, in 16 Robertson Hall.
Author Haeg, urban farmer Allen to discuss work
Posted March 29, 2010; 05:56 p.m.
Fritz Haeg, author of "Edible Estates," and Will Allen, founder of the nonprofit organization Growing Power, will speak on their work at 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 7, in the Matthews Acting Studio, 185 Nassau St.
Discussion focuses on global public sociology
Posted March 29, 2010; 05:54 p.m.
A discussion titled "Getting Global Attention: University Reform, Public Sociology and Social Science Publishing in a Multilingual World" is scheduled for noon Tuesday, April 6, in 165 Wallace Hall.
Census Bureau director to speak
Posted March 29, 2010; 05:52 p.m.
Robert Groves, director of the U.S. Census Bureau, will discuss the implications of the 2010 U.S. census in a talk set for 4:30 p.m. Monday, April 5, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall. The lecture is titled "A Society Measuring Itself: 2010 Census."
Kerry Washington reflects on being an artist and advocate
Posted March 29, 2010; 05:50 p.m.
Actress Kerry Washington will discuss her views on being an artist and an arts advocate at 4:30 p.m. Monday, April 5, in the Stewart Theater, 185 Nassau St.
Princeton Shakespeare Company presents 'Troilus and Cressida'
Posted March 29, 2010; 05:48 p.m.
The Princeton Shakespeare Company will perform "Troilus and Cressida" at 5 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, April 1-3 and 8-10, in the Butler College Memorial Court.
'International Eye' features photos from around the world
Posted March 29, 2010; 05:44 p.m.
"International Eye,” an exhibition of photographs taken by Princeton undergraduates around the globe, will be on view April 1-30 in the Butler College gallery and May 1-31 in the Guggenheim Gallery in Whitman College.
Artist Woolford to discuss work
Posted March 29, 2010; 05:40 p.m.
Painter and performance artist Donelle Woolford will discuss her work at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 31, in the third floor dance studio at 185 Nassau St.
Video: Ballet Folklorico performs 'Por Un Beso'
Posted March 29, 2010; 12:22 p.m.
Princeton's traditional Mexican dance group will perform "Por un Beso (For a Kiss)" at 8 p.m. April 2-3 in the Frist Campus Center theater. Read more.
Cherrey selected as Princeton's vice president for campus life
Posted March 29, 2010; 10:00 a.m.
Cynthia Cherrey, the vice president for student affairs at Tulane University who helped lead the New Orleans school through one of the most challenging periods in its history, has been named the vice president for campus life at Princeton University. Her appointment is effective Aug. 1.
Finding new meanings in familiar tales
Posted March 29, 2010; 09:00 a.m.
The question from Professor Volker Schröder amused the 15 students who had been participating in an animated classroom discussion: Would the story "Little Red Riding Hood" work if the main character was a boy? The students in Schröder's freshman seminar, "Into the Woods! What Disney Didn't Tell You About Fairy Tales," had read three versions of the fairy tale as well as literary criticism of the piece during the previous week. After an hour of discussion on these competing narratives, the question with a once-obvious answer of "yes" was now up for further discussion.
Rubenstein to discuss global economic leadership, March 31
Posted March 26, 2010; 02:05 p.m.
David M. Rubenstein, co-founder and managing director of the Carlyle Group, will explore the topic "Is America's Global Economic Leadership a Relic of the 20th Century?" in this year's G.S. Beckwith Gilbert '63 Lecture on Wednesday, March 31, on the Princeton University campus.
Festival features international films
Posted March 25, 2010; 04:28 p.m.
The Princeton International Film Festival, hosted by the student group Subtitles: The Princeton Film Society, will run from Tuesday, March 30, to Tuesday, April 27, at the Princeton Garden Theatre, 160 Nassau St. The screenings will be held at 8 p.m. and are free and open to the public.
Irreverent director Waters to speak
Posted March 25, 2010; 10:32 a.m.
"This Filthy World," a presentation by film director John Waters that will be part lecture and part vaudeville performance, is set for 8 p.m. Thursday, March 25, in McCosh 50.
Chamber ensemble joins students with professional musicians
Posted March 25, 2010; 08:59 a.m.
Bringing Princeton students and leading professional musicians together on stage, the University's Richardson Chamber Players will perform at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 28, in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall.
Princeton, Rutgers cohost symposium examining 'Race, Rights and Public Policy in the Age of Obama'
Posted March 24, 2010; 01:31 p.m.
Scholars from Princeton, Rutgers and other universities will discuss President Barack Obama's largely race-neutral approach to civil rights policy and its impact on disparities in economic status, political and education access, and crime and punishment at a symposium Friday and Saturday, March 26-27.
Ballet Folklórico to perform
Posted March 24, 2010; 11:25 a.m.
Ballet Folklórico de Princeton, the University's traditional Mexican dance group, will perform "Por un Beso (For a Kiss)" at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 2-3, in the Frist Campus Center theater.
Ceremony kicks off International Festival
Posted March 24, 2010; 11:19 a.m.
The International Festival, one of the largest student-organized events at Princeton, will kick off with an opening ceremony at 8 p.m. Saturday, March 27, at Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall. The ceremony is free and open to the public.
Former Gov. Jon Corzine appointed Princeton visiting professor
Posted March 23, 2010; 04:30 p.m.
Jon Corzine, former governor of New Jersey and U.S. senator, has been appointed the John L. Weinberg/Goldman Sachs & Co. Visiting Professor in Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.
Thomas Lab re-opened after small fire
Posted March 23, 2010; 12:02 p.m.
Occupants were allowed back inside Thomas Laboratory on Princeton's campus shortly before 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 23, after a small oven fire prompted the evacuation of the building.
L'Avant-Scene to perform 'L'Illusion Comique'
Posted March 22, 2010; 04:01 p.m.
L'Avant-Scène, Princeton's French theater workshop, will perform Pierre Corneille's "L'Illusion Comique" at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, March 26-27, in the Matthews Acting Studio, 185 Nassau St.
'Ladies First' symposium focuses on women in hip-hop
Posted March 22, 2010; 03:50 p.m.
Media executives, journalists, artists and students will participate in a symposium titled "Ladies First: A Glance at Women in Hip-Hop" from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, March 27, in various locations on campus. The event is open to the public, but paid registration is required for non-University attendees.
A sweet problem: Princeton researchers find that high-fructose corn syrup prompts considerably more weight gain
Posted March 22, 2010; 10:00 a.m.
A Princeton University research team has demonstrated that all sweeteners are not equal when it comes to weight gain: Rats with access to high-fructose corn syrup gained significantly more weight than those with access to table sugar, even when their overall caloric intake was the same.
Class snapshot: 'Philosophy of Risk'
Posted March 22, 2010; 09:00 a.m.
Adam Elga, an associate professor of philosophy, Daniel Cloud, a Perkins-Cotsen Fellow and lecturer in philosophy and in the Council of Humanities, and their students discuss "Philosophy of Randomness and Extreme Risk," a class that provides the philosophical foundations of methods designed to manage and "tame" extreme risks.
Video: Student work: Paavana Kumar's senior recital
Posted March 19, 2010; 05:08 p.m.
Brenda Jin '10 profiles Paavana Kumar, who will perform Ravel's "Ondine" as part of her senior recital, 8 p.m., March 26 in Taplin Auditorium, Fine Hall.
Library collections featured in 'book adoption party'
Posted March 18, 2010; 06:25 p.m.
A "book adoption party" that allows attendees to view items in need of conservation from the Princeton University Library's special collections will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, March 28, in the Chancellor Green Rotunda.
'Treasure Island' is theme of Princyclopedia
Posted March 18, 2010; 06:23 p.m.
The classic tale of treasure and treachery, "Treasure Island" by Robert Louis Stevenson, is the focus of this year's Princyclopedia, an interactive book convention hosted by the Cotsen Children's Library from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 27, in Dillon Gymnasium.
Argentine photography is focus of talk
Posted March 18, 2010; 05:41 p.m.
Artist, photographer and human rights activist Marcelo Brodsky will present a talk titled "Argentine Photography: 10 Cases" at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 30, in 10 East Pyne.
Conference focuses on Obama and civil rights policy
Posted March 18, 2010; 05:39 p.m.
"The Challenge of Racial Inequality in a Post-Racial World: Race, Rights and Public Policy in the Age of Obama" is the title of a two-day conference to be held on the campuses of Princeton and Rutgers universities Friday and Saturday, March 26-27. The Princeton session will take place from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. March 27 in Robertson Hall.
Jackson, West to reflect on 'Problem of Black Suffering'
Posted March 18, 2010; 01:47 p.m.
Two leading figures in religious and cultural studies, the University of Michigan's Sherman Jackson and Princeton's Cornel West, will present a public dialogue at 4:30 p.m. Monday, March 29, in Room 104 of the Fields Center for Equality and Cultural Understanding, 58 Prospect Ave.
'Princeton Modern' offers walking tour of post-'50s architecture
Posted March 18, 2010; 01:36 p.m.
The first book-length look at modern architecture on the Princeton University campus has been produced by a local author.
New Public Events Calendar launches
Posted March 18, 2010; 12:50 p.m.
A redesigned Public Events Calendar, which offers a broad range of listings for events across the Princeton campus, is now available online.The new calendar is designed to give campus community members and visitors a more user-friendly central resource to find notices about academic, arts, athletics and other events, while providing organizers with a more streamlined process for publicizing their events.
Entomologist to speak on evolution of infectious disease
Posted March 18, 2010; 12:11 p.m.
Andrew Read, an entomologist and biologist at Pennsylvania State University, will give a talk on "The Selfish Germ: The Future of Infectious Disease in a Pharmaceutical Age" at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 23, in 101 Friend Center.
Construction to begin on state-of-the-art facilities for neuroscience and psychology
Posted March 17, 2010; 10:00 a.m.
Construction will start in late March on Princeton University's new Neuroscience and Psychology Buildings to be located south of Icahn Laboratory and west of Washington Road.
Women's, men's basketball teams in postseason tournaments-UPDATED
Posted March 16, 2010; 04:23 p.m.
The Princeton women's basketball team has been chosen as a No. 11 seed in the 2010 NCAA Tournament and will face No. 6 seed St. John's in Tallahassee, Fla., in the first round. The teams will tip off at 12:21 p.m. Saturday, March 20, on ESPN 2. The men's team defeated Duquesne on Wednesday, March 17, in the College Basketball Invitational tournament and will play at Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis on Monday, March 22.
Historian Davis wins Holberg Prize
Posted March 16, 2010; 12:10 p.m.
Historian Natalie Zemon Davis, a Princeton professor emeritus, has been awarded the Holberg Prize, a major international honor established by the Norwegian parliament to recognize outstanding scholarly work in the arts and humanities, social sciences, law or theology.
Scientists urge treaty panel to reject ivory sale by Tanzania, Zambia
Posted March 16, 2010; 10:59 a.m.
The fate of many African elephants, according to a group of scientists, hinges on a decision to be made this week in Qatar by a host of countries operating under an international agreement.
Alumnus McNealy to discuss careers in advertising
Posted March 15, 2010; 05:54 p.m.
Roderick McNealy, a 1972 Princeton graduate, will discuss career opportunities in the advertising industry at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 24, at the Office of Career Services in Suite 200 of 36 University Place.
University plans early release March 15 due to road closures
Posted March 15, 2010; 01:00 p.m.
Because of area road closures that are impeding traffic flow in the region, the University has set an early release time of 3 p.m. Monday, March 15, for non-essential personnel. Managers will provide direction for their staff members to leave between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. to ease traffic congestion during rush hour. All academic schedules continue.
Perspective on: Lessons from financial crises
Posted March 15, 2010; 10:12 a.m.
José Scheinkman, the Theodore A. Wells '29 Professor of Economics, discusses financial crises in the United States and internationally during the past century.
University advises on shelter facilities, road closures from storm
Posted March 14, 2010; 07:22 p.m.
The University is making temporary shelter services available at Dillon Gym to members of the Princeton campus community who are experiencing power outages or loss of hot water as a result of the thunderstorms of Saturday and Sunday, March 13-14. Public Safety also is encouraging community members to plan their routes to account for road closures in the immediate future.
Campus community invited to CPUC meeting
Posted March 12, 2010; 05:29 p.m.
The Council of the Princeton University Community (CPUC) will meet from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Monday, March 22, in Betts Auditorium, School of Architecture. All members of the campus community are invited to attend.
All clear issued for unsubstantiated threat--UPDATED 5 P.M.
Posted March 12, 2010; 05:15 p.m.
No threatening materials were found in a sweep of the construction site of the New Chemistry Building on Princeton's campus after an unsubstantiated bomb threat was received there the morning of Friday, March 12.
Unsubstantiated threat being investigated--UPDATED 1:28 P.M.
Posted March 12, 2010; 01:28 p.m.
Occupants of Jadwin Hall and Icahn Laboratory have been released to go home as the assessment continues on Princeton's campus following a report of an unsubstantiated bomb threat received at the nearby New Chemistry Building construction site.
Unsubstantiated threat being investigated--UPDATED NOON
Posted March 12, 2010; 11:56 a.m.
As a precautionary measure the University is evacuating Jadwin Hall and Icahn Laboratory because of a report of an unsubstantiated bomb threat received at the New Chemistry Building construction site on Princeton's campus.
Unsubstantiated threat being investigated
Posted March 12, 2010; 11:20 a.m.
There is a report of an unsubstantiated bomb threat received at the New Chemistry Building construction site on Princeton's campus.
Book critics honor Oates for lifetime achievement
Posted March 12, 2010; 11:16 a.m.
Author and Princeton professor Joyce Carol Oates has been awarded the Ivan Sandrof Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Book Critics Circle.
Dance program to honor Cohen
Posted March 12, 2010; 11:04 a.m.
The choreography of Professor of Dance Ze'eva Cohen will be performed by Utah's Repertory Dance Theater and Princeton alumni during "40 Years of Dance at Princeton -- A Tribute to Ze'eva Cohen" at 6 p.m. Saturday, April 3, at the Berlind Theatre.
Funding of public higher education is conference topic
Posted March 12, 2010; 11:02 a.m.
"How to Fix a Broken System: Funding Public Higher Education and Making It More Productive" is the topic of a conference scheduled for 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, April 2, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.
Performance celebrates 'Century of Dance"
Posted March 12, 2010; 10:58 a.m.
Utah's Repertory Dance Theater will present "Time Capsule: A Century of Dance" at 8 p.m. Thursday, April 1, at the Berlind Theatre.
Lecture examines China's rise to power
Posted March 12, 2010; 10:56 a.m.
University of Toronto political scientist Todd Hall will present a lecture titled "Unfinished Stories: Power Transitions, National Narratives and China" at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, April 1, in 1 Robertson Hall.
Online course, lecture series focus on art
Posted March 12, 2010; 10:54 a.m.
Members of the campus and local communities can spend time this spring "Speaking of Art" through a home study course offered by the Office of the Alumni Association.
Will Power and DJ Reborn to perform
Posted March 12, 2010; 10:50 a.m.
Award-winning playwright, rapper, actor and educator Will Power and DJ Reborn will perform an evening of hip-hop theater at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 31, in the Matthews Acting Studio, 185 Nassau St.
Ibish to discuss plan to build Palestine
Posted March 12, 2010; 10:17 a.m.
Hussein Ibish, a senior fellow at the American Task Force on Palestine and executive director of the Hala Salaam Maksoud Foundation for Arab-American Leadership, will discuss "A Real Plan to Build Palestine" at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 31, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.
Talk to address role of property rights in economic growth
Posted March 12, 2010; 10:15 a.m.
"From Demsetz to Deng: Lessons From East Asia -- and Elsewhere -- on the Role of Property Rights in Economic Growth" is the title of a lecture by New York University School of Law professor Frank Upham set for 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 31, in 202 Jones Hall.
Afghanistan is focus of panel discussion
Posted March 12, 2010; 10:13 a.m.
"Afghanistan: Beginning of the Endgame?" will be the topic of a panel discussion at 4:30 p.m. Monday, March 29, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.
Talk explores collective behavior of microorganisms
Posted March 12, 2010; 10:11 a.m.
Tim Pedley, the G.I. Taylor Professor of Fluid Mechanics at the University of Cambridge, will deliver a talk on "Individual and Collective Behavior in Suspensions of Swimming Microorganisms" at 3:30 p.m. Friday, March 26, in 222 Bowen Hall.
Princeton scientists say Einstein's theory applies beyond the solar system
Posted March 12, 2010; 10:10 a.m.
A team led by Princeton University scientists has tested Albert Einstein's theory of general relativity to see if it holds true at cosmic scales. And, after two years of analyzing astronomical data, the scientists have concluded that Einstein's theory, which describes the interplay between gravity, space and time, works as well in vast distances as in more local regions of space.
Architecture series presents 'Envelope Conversations'
Posted March 12, 2010; 10:07 a.m.
A lecture series titled "Envelope Conversations" exploring the building envelope -- possibly the oldest and most primitive architectural element -- runs through Wednesday, April 21, at Betts Auditorium, School of Architecture.
Chinese Embassy official to discuss U.S. relations
Posted March 12, 2010; 09:55 a.m.
Xie Feng, deputy chief of mission of the Chinese Embassy in Washington, D.C., will discuss "U.S.-China Relations" at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 24, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.
Israel's U.N. ambassador to speak
Posted March 12, 2010; 09:52 a.m.
Gabriela Shalev, Israel's ambassador to the United Nations, will present a talk titled "Israel at the United Nations" at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 23, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.
Technology leadership lecture series features NetApp chairman
Posted March 12, 2010; 09:50 a.m.
Princeton alumnus Dan Warmenhoven, chairman of the board of directors and executive chairman of NetApp, will speak as part of the Keller Center for Innovation in Engineering Education's "Leadership in a Technological World" lecture series at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 23, in the Friend Center Convocation Room.
Lecture focuses on military force planning
Posted March 12, 2010; 09:47 a.m.
Barry Pavel, a Princeton graduate alumnus and principal director for strategy at the Office of the Undersecretary of Defense for Policy, will speak on "Military Force Planning and Decision-Making" at 4:30 p.m. Monday, March 22, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.
Video: Odita discusses his mural, 'Up and Away'
Posted March 10, 2010; 05:32 p.m.
Artist Odili Donald Odita discusses the many-hued mural commissioned for Butler College as part of Princeton’s public art initiative. Read more.
Botstein wins Albany Prize
Posted March 10, 2010; 01:00 p.m.
David Botstein, director of the Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics at Princeton University, has been named a recipient of the Albany Medical Center Prize in Medicine for his leading role in mapping the human genome.
Tilghman offers scientific views on 'vexing' issue of race
Posted March 10, 2010; 12:44 p.m.
Princeton University President Shirley M. Tilghman broached the charged subject of race Tuesday, March 9, employing her powers of analysis as one of the world's leading molecular biologists to inquire whether the modern science of genetics has provided any answers yet to what she called "one of the most vexing issues facing this country, and indeed the rest of the world."
Chemical competition: Research identifies new mechanism regulating embryonic development
Posted March 9, 2010; 10:00 a.m.
A Princeton University-led research team has discovered that protein competition over an important enzyme provides a mechanism to integrate different signals that direct early embryonic development. The work suggests that these signals are combined long before they interact with the organism's DNA, as was previously believed, and also may inform new therapeutic strategies to fight cancer.
Irish poet to read from work
Posted March 5, 2010; 06:23 p.m.
Irish poet Nuala Ni Dhomhnaill will read from her work at 4:30 p.m. Friday, March 12, in the Stewart Theater, 185 Nassau St.
Artist Bruguera to discuss work
Posted March 5, 2010; 06:09 p.m.
Interdisciplinary artist Tania Bruguera will discuss her work at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 10, in Room 219, 185 Nassau St.
Memorial service for Kelley planned for March 27
Posted March 4, 2010; 12:38 p.m.
A memorial service for Stanley Kelley Jr., Princeton professor emeritus of politics, is set for 1 p.m. Saturday, March 27, in the University Chapel. A reception will follow in the Chancellor Green Rotunda.
Arcenas awarded Gates Cambridge Scholarship
Posted March 4, 2010; 09:51 a.m.
Scott Arcenas, a member of Princeton's class of 2009, has been awarded a 2010 Gates Cambridge Scholarship, which gives outstanding students from outside the United Kingdom an opportunity to pursue postgraduate study at the University of Cambridge.
Video: Bridge Year Program
Posted March 3, 2010; 04:39 p.m.
The 20 students selected for Princeton's inaugural Bridge Year Program have been transformed by daily life overseas in Ghana, India, Peru and Serbia. Read more.
Noam Chomsky to speak on 'culture of imperialism'
Posted March 3, 2010; 12:40 p.m.
Famed linguist and political activist Noam Chomsky will deliver a lecture titled "'I Am Kinda': Reflections on the Culture of Imperialism" at 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 8, in McCosh 50. The talk also will be simulcast in McCosh 46.
Students finding their place in the world through Bridge Year Program
Posted March 3, 2010; 12:12 p.m.
"Transformation" was the desire of the 20 students selected for Princeton's inaugural Bridge Year Program. Now, six months into the program, they have experienced just that.
Talk focuses on Japanese economic history
Posted March 2, 2010; 12:22 p.m.
Historian Tetsuo Najita will present a lecture titled "Ordinary Economies in Japan" at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 10, in 202 Jones Hall.
Gates to discuss genealogy, African American history
Posted March 2, 2010; 12:16 p.m.
Harvard University scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr. will speak on "Genealogy, Genetics and African American History" at 2 p.m. Friday, March 5, in Room 104 of Princeton's Fields Center for Equality and Cultural Understanding, 58 Prospect Ave.
Literary alchemy: Kohler mines truth to inspire fiction
Posted March 1, 2010; 10:12 a.m.
A new novel by Sheila Kohler, a lecturer in creative writing and the Lewis Center for the Arts, brings to life the composition of "Jane Eyre" and the struggle of the three Brontë sisters to introduce their literary talents to the world.