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Archive – April, 2010

Global glaciation snowballed into giant change in carbon cycle

For insight into what can happen when the Earth's carbon cycle is altered -- a cause and consequence of climate change -- scientists can look to an event that occurred some 720 million years ago. 

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Bicycle donation drive planned

Monday through Wednesday, May 17-19, 2010, 8 to 9:30 a.m. · 130 University Place

The University's U-Bikes program is accepting donations of child- and adult-sized bicycles from 8 to 9:30 a.m. Monday through Wednesday, May 17-19, at the Cyclab bicycle maintenance shop, located in the parking lot at 130 University Place between the "Dinky" train station and the Wawa convenience store.

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Faculty, staff blood drive set

Thursday, May 13, 2010, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Friday, May 14, 2010, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. · Frist Campus Center, Multipurpose Rooms B and C

The spring faculty and staff blood drive is set for 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, May 13, and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, May 14, in the Frist Campus Center, Multipurpose Rooms B and C.

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Concert Jazz Ensemble to perform

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

The Princeton University Concert Jazz Ensemble, directed by Anthony D.J. Branker, will present a concert titled "Soul on Soul: Celebrating the Music and Legacy of Mary Lou Williams" at 8 p.m. Saturday, May 8, in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall.

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Lavender Graduation ceremony set

Saturday, May 8, 2010, 2 to 4 p.m. · Prospect House Garden Room

The ninth annual Lavender Graduation, sponsored by the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) Center, is scheduled from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 8, in the Prospect House Garden Room.

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Dancer, choreographer Schiff presents thesis performance

Thursday through Saturday, May 6-8, 2010, various times · Hagan Dance Studio, 185 Nassau St.

Princeton senior Sydney Schiff, a dancer and choreographer, will present a performance titled "Context Preconstructed" at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, May 6-8, and at 2 p.m. May 8, in the Hagan Dance Studio, 185 Nassau St. The show is free and open to the public.

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Playwright, director Lapine to speak

Tuesday, May 4, 2010, 3 p.m. · Friend Center, Room 004

Noted playwright and director James Lapine will discuss his work at 3 p.m. Tuesday, May 4, in the Friend Center, Room 004.

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CEO panel to discuss entrepreneurship

Friday, May 7, 2010, 2 p.m. · Computer Science Building, Room 105

A discussion titled "Innovation and Entrepreneurship: Panel of Entrepreneurial CEOs Answers Your Questions" is scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday, May 7, in the Computer Science Building, Room 105.

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Philosopher Smith honored with Humboldt award

Michael Smith, a Princeton professor of philosophy, has been selected to receive a Humboldt Research Award, which will support research in collaboration with colleagues in Germany.

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Connecting art and engineering in Streicker Bridge critique

For his senior thesis project, Kenneth Liew found a bridge that connects his interests in art and engineering. Combining concepts from architecture, sociology and engineering, Liew assessed whether Streicker Bridge, the new pedestrian walkway arching across Washington Road that will open in the fall, succeeds both as a work of art and as a functional structure.

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Finding women's voices in supernatural fiction

Senior Emily Silk's thesis sprung from a 19th-century short story that is a staple of high school and college English courses. Her project ended up taking an out-of-this-world turn.

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Art to empower: Dale winner to create murals in shelters and hospitals

Princeton senior Julie Dickerson will spend the next year using her artistic skills to brighten the surroundings at several hospitals and shelters in New Jersey and New York as the 2010 winner of the Martin Dale Fellowship.

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Cohen, Fiske honored by American Psychological Association

The American Psychological Association (APA) has chosen Princeton professors Jonathan Cohen and Susan Fiske to receive the annual Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award, its highest scientific honor.

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Eight students receive 2010 Spirit of Princeton Award

Eight students have been named winners of the 2010 Spirit of Princeton Award, which honors undergraduates at Princeton University for their positive contributions to campus life. The award recognizes eight seniors who have demonstrated a strong commitment to the undergraduate experience through dedicated efforts with student organizations, athletics, community service, religious life, residential life and the arts.

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Princeton-led center focuses on the future of computer system design

Princeton engineers are leading a research center that brings together scientists and engineers from multiple universities to determine how to improve the speed, reliability and energy-efficiency of tomorrow's computer systems while reducing their cost.

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Physicists to present view of work at Large Hadron Collider

Wednesday, Arpil 28, 2010, 7:30 p.m. · Jadwin Hall, Room A10

Princeton physics professors Pierre Piroue and Christopher Tully will offer a view of work being conducted at the Large Hadron Collider, the world's largest scientific instrument, at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 28, in Jadwin Hall, Room A10.

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Rodriguez-Iturbe elected to the National Academy of Sciences

Ignacio Rodriguez-Iturbe, an environmental engineer and pioneer in the field of ecohydrology, has been elected to membership in the National Academy of Sciences, one of the highest honors in all areas of science.

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University named 'Smart Workplace' for emission-reduction efforts

Princeton's Transportation and Parking Services has been selected as a recipient of the N.J. Smart Workplaces award from the New Jersey Department of Transportation for the second year in a row.

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The Princeton experience

Six students describe the Princeton experiences that they found most meaningful, including opportunities for learning, growth, leadership and service. Read more.

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Professor Cornel West to receive social justice award

Wednesday, May 5, 2010, 4 p.m. · 58 Prospect Ave., Room 104

Princeton Professor Cornel West will receive the inaugural Fields Memorial Award for Social Justice at a reception at 4 p.m. Wednesday, May 5, at 58 Prospect Ave., Room 104, on the Princeton University campus. The event is open to the public, but requires an RSVP.

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Valedictorian, salutatorian selected

David Karp, a mechanical and aerospace engineering major from Berwyn, Pa., will be the valedictorian for Princeton's class of 2010, and Marguerite Colson, a history major from New York City, will be the Latin salutatorian.

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Acclaimed novelist Lee shares meticulous writing approach in classroom

Princeton Professor Chang-rae Lee -- regarded as one of the most talented novelists of his generation -- painstakingly composes every sentence of his works, revising each one 10 or 20 times, not moving on until he is satisfied.

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Video: Creative writing professor Chang-rae Lee

Novelist Chang-rae Lee, director of Princeton's Program in Creative Writing, brings the meticulous nature of his writing style into the classroom. Read more.

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Kevrekidis named fellow of industrial and applied math society

Princeton chemical engineer Yannis Kevrekidis has been named a fellow of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics in recognition of his "research contributions in chemical engineering, applied mathematics and the computational sciences."

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Outdoor Action to host open house at new location

Thursday, May 6, 2010, 4:30 to 6 p.m. · Dillon Court West

Outdoor Action will host an open house at its new location, Dillon Court West, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Thursday, May 6. All members of the campus community are welcome.

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Alumni entrepreneurs to speak

Wednesday, April 28, 2010, 4:30 p.m. · Friend Center, Room 6

The Princeton Entrepreneurship Club will host a discussion titled "From The Princeton Review to 2tor: A Talk by Princeton Entrepreneurs" at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 28, in the Friend Center, Room 6.

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Sinfonia to present concert

Friday, May 7, 2010, 8 p.m. · Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall

The Princeton University Sinfonia, a student-conducted symphony orchestra, will perform at 8 p.m. Friday, May 7, in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall.

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'Beyond Obama' panel to discuss black political leadership in America

Thursday, April 29, 2010, 4:30 p.m. · 58 Prospect Ave., Room 105

A panel discussion titled "Beyond Obama: Rethinking Black Political Leadership in America" is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. Thursday, April 29, at 58 Prospect Ave., Room 105, on the Princeton University campus. The event is free and open to the public.

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Leading constitutional scholar Walter Murphy dies at age 80

Walter F. Murphy, a groundbreaking constitutional scholar at Princeton University, died April 20 in Charleston, S.C., of cancer. He was 80.

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Testing ways to encourage energy savings

With dorm rooms mostly empty and a snowstorm blanketing the Princeton campus, senior Julia Yang and a hardy group of student environmentalists spent three hours on the first morning of winter break combing residential halls for signs of energy savings. This effort was the centerpiece of Yang's senior thesis, in which she tested the effectiveness of behavioral messaging aimed at encouraging students to conserve resources.

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Senior Karp wins $250,000 Hertz Fellowship for graduate study

Princeton senior David Karp has parlayed a passion for the aerodynamics of supersonic jets and race cars into $250,000 in no-strings-attached research funding. The mechanical and aerospace engineering major is one of 15 students nationwide to receive a prestigious fellowship from the Fannie and John Hertz Foundation that provides funding for five years of doctoral study, during which he can tackle whatever scientific challenges he chooses.

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Canaday wins U.S. historical society book award

A book by Margot Canaday, an assistant professor of history at Princeton, has been awarded the Organization of American Historians' 2010 Ellis W. Hawley Prize, which is given each year for the best historical study of the economy, politics or institutions of the United States from the Civil War to the present.

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Campus community invited to CPUC meeting

Monday, May 3, 2010, 4:30 p.m. · East Pyne, Room 010

The Council of the Princeton University Community (CPUC) will meet at 4:30 p.m. Monday, May 3, in East Pyne, Room 010. All members of the campus community are invited to attend.

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Author Goodman to speak on 'Practicing Fiction'

Tuesday, April 20, 2010, 4:30 p.m. · McCormick Hall, Room 101

Author Allegra Goodman will present the annual Carolyn L. Drucker '80 Memorial Lecture with a talk titled "Practicing Fiction" at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 20, in McCormick Hall, Room 101.

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Nine named fellows of American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Nine Princeton faculty members have been named fellows of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. They are among the 229 leaders in the sciences, the humanities and the arts, business, public affairs and the nonprofit sector elected this year in recognition of contributions to their respective fields.

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Colloquium explores 'better new normal' in U.S. economic policy

In the wake of the "Great Recession" and the changes it brought, a "better new normal" must be reached by economic policymakers, said Christina Romer, chair of President Barack Obama's Council of Economic Advisers, at Princeton University on April 17.

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Video: Student work: diSiac's 'Rituals'

Sophomore Jeffrey Kuperman highlights excerpts from "Rituals," diSiac Dance Company's next performance, which takes place April 22-24 in the Frist Campus Center theater. Read more.

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Princeton Prize in Race Relations winners to present projects

Saturday, May 1, 2010, 9 a.m. · Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall

Winners of the Princeton Prize in Race Relations will present their projects at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 1, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.

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Offe to discuss inequality and the labor market

Thursday, April 29, 2010, 4:30 p.m. · Robertson Hall, Room 16

Claus Offe, a professor of political sociology at the Hertie School of Governance in Germany, will speak on "Inequality and the Labor Market" at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, April 29, in Robertson Hall, Room 16.

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Fristfest celebrates spring

Thursday, April 29, through Saturday, May 1, 2010, various times · Frist Campus Center

Princeton students, faculty, staff and their families are invited to the Frist Campus Center to celebrate spring and the conclusion of the academic year at the annual Fristfest on Thursday, April 29, through Saturday, May 1.

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Revealing the benefits of Colombian drug legalization

The senior thesis often involves a moment of surprise for Princeton students -- a late-night revelation, an insightful conversation with an adviser or an eye-opening encounter abroad. For Gustavo Silva Cano, it came when he realized his research supported drug legalization in Colombia, a conclusion opposing his personal beliefs.

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Noted constitutional scholar, blogger Jack Balkin to speak

Jack Balkin, creator of the well-known blog Balkinization (http://balkin.blogspot.com/), will speak on “Fidelity and Flux: How We Build Our Constitution” at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 28, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall, on the Princeton University campus.

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Journalists to discuss state of the economy

Wednesday, April 28, 2010, 8 p.m. · McCosh Hall, Room 10

Journalists Matthew Taibbi of Rolling Stone magazine and Gillian Tett of the Financial Times newspaper will discuss "The Current State of the Economy" at 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 28, in McCosh Hall, Room 10.

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Talk focuses on state-society relations in China

Wednesday, April 28, 2010, 4:30 p.m. · Jones Hall, Room 202

"Emerging Critical Masses and Shifting State-Society Relations in China" is the title of a talk by Ying Zhu, a professor of media culture at the City University of New York, planned for 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 28, in Jones Hall, Room 202.

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Constitutional scholar, blogger Balkin to speak

Wednesday, Apri 28, 2010, 4:30 p.m. · Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall

Yale Law School scholar Jack Balkin , creator of the well known blog Balkinization, will deliver a lecture titled " Fidelity and Flux: How We Build Our Constitution" at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Apri 28, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.

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Sandweiss to discuss 'Passing Strange' book

Wednesday, April 28, 2010, 4:30 p.m. · Lewis Library, Room 138

Princeton historian Martha Sandweiss will discuss her book "Passing Strange: A Gilded Age Tale of Love and Deception Across the Color Line" at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 28, in the Lewis Library, Room 138.

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Halevi biographer to speak

Tuesday, April 27, 2010, 8 p.m. · Robertson Hall, Room 1

Hillel Halkin, an independent scholar and biographer of poet Yehuda Halevi, will speak at 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 27, in Robertson Hall, Room 1.

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Triathlete Smyers to speak on overcoming challenges

Tuesday, April 27, 2010, 7:30 p.m. · Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall

This event was rescheduled from Feb. 10.

Princeton alumna and decorated triathlete Karen Smyers will speak on "Pursuing One's Passion Through Setbacks and Challenges" at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 27, in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall.

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Workshop focuses on Internet security and freedom

Tuesday, April 27, 2010, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. · Friend Center Convocation Room

Technology experts, policymakers and academics will participate in a workshop titled   "Internet Security, Internet Freedom" scheduled for 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 27, in the Friend Center Convocation Room.

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'Performing the Sacred' event planned

Monday, April 26, 2010, 8 p.m. · University Chapel

A showcase of dance, drama, music, song, spoken-word and other performances focusing on the theme of sacredness is set for 8 p.m. Monday, April 26, in the University Chapel.

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Music scholar to discuss early 21st-century rock

Monday, April 26, 2010, 4:30 p.m. · Woolworth Center, Room 102

University of Michigan musical theorist Walter Everett will present a lecture titled "Of Harry Partch and Other Challenges to Tonal Centricity in Early 21st-Century Rock" at 4:30 p.m. Monday, April 26, in the Woolworth Center, Room 102.

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Discussion planned with 'How You See Me' exhibition

Monday, April 26, 2010, 4:30 p.m. · Robertson Hall, Room 16

A panel discussion titled "How You See Me" -- held in conjunction with an exhibition of art and poetry by artists from HomeFront, a nonprofit agency providing services for the poor and homeless -- will be held at 4:30 p.m. Monday, April 26, in Robertson Hall, Room 16.

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Nine receive Guggenheim Fellowships

Nine Princeton faculty members are among the 180 artists, scientists and scholars selected from a group of some 3,000 candidates for the 2010 Guggenheim Fellowships.

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Library digitizes collection of historic New Jersey maps

The Princeton University Library has completed a multiyear project of digitizing a collection of 19th- and 20th-century maps that illustrate the history and development of communities around New Jersey.

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Kyoto Prize winners present at biology symposium

Tuesday, April 27, 2010, 4 p.m. · McCosh Hall, Room 50

Winners of the Kyoto Prize will present an overview of their work on Tuesday, April 27, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. in McCosh Hall, Room 50.   

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White receives Italian literary prize

Edmund White, author and professor of creative writing in the Lewis Center for the Arts, has been awarded the Premio Letterario Internazionale Mondello, one of Italy's most prestigious international literary prizes. White won the award for Best Foreign Author for his biography, "Rimbaud: The Double Life of a Rebel." The award will be presented to White in a ceremony in Palermo in May.

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diSiac Dance Company performs 'Rituals'

Thursday through Saturday, April 22-24, various times · Frist Campus Center theater

The diSiac Dance Company will perform "Rituals" at 8 p.m. Thursday, April 22, and 6:30 and 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 23-24, in the Frist Campus Center theater.

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Spring farmers market runs through May 18

Tuesdays, April 13 through May 18, 2010, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. · Firestone Plaza

The Greening Princeton Farmers Market at Firestone Plaza will return this spring for six weeks, open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays from April 13 through May 18.

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Communiversity set for April 24

Saturday, April 24, 2010, noon to 5 p.m. · Nassau and Witherspoon streets and the campus

The Communiversity celebration, which annually brings the town and University together for a day of performances, food, games and more, is planned for noon to 5 p.m., Saturday, April 24.

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'Architecture and Icon' symposium honors Ćurčić

Saturday, April 24, 2010, 1 p.m. · McCormick Hall, Room 101

"Architecture and Icon: A Symposium in Honor of Slobodan Ćurčić" is planned for 1 p.m. Saturday, April 24, in McCormick Hall, Room 101.

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Princeton South Asian Theatrics to perform

Friday and Saturday, April 23-24, 2010, 8 p.m. · Wilson College BlackBox Theater

Princeton South Asian Theatrics will present an original production titled "Shakespeare's Ramesh and Juhi" at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 23-24, in the Wilson College BlackBox Theater.

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Senior thesis production 'Liminal' to be staged

Friday and Saturday, April 23-24, and Tuesday and Wednesday, April 27-28, 2010, various times · Matthews Acting Studio, 185 Nassau St.

"Liminal," a senior thesis theater production, will be staged at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 23-24, and Tuesday and Wednesday, April 27-28, in the Matthews Acting Studio, 185 Nassau St. Additional show times are 10:30 p.m. April 24 and 2 p.m. Sunday, April 25.

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Orchestra closes season with Haiti benefit

Friday and Saturday, April 23-24, 2010, 8 p.m. · Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall

The Princeton University Orchestra will close its season with concerts at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 23-24, in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall. A portion of the proceeds will benefit earthquake relief efforts in Haiti.

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Banff Mountain Film Festival set

Friday, April 23, 2010, 7 to 10:30 p.m. · McCosh Hall, Room 10

The Banff Mountain Film Festival will be held from 7 to 10:30 p.m. Friday, April 23, in McCosh Hall, Room 10.

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Science and engineering communication is focus of workshop

Friday, April 23, 2010, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. · Frist Campus Center, Room 330

A workshop designed to help faculty, staff and students better explain their research to nonscientists and the media will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, April 23, in the Frist Campus Center, Room 330.

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Former State Department official to speak on China

Wednesday, April 21, 2010, 4:30 p.m. · Robertson Hall, Room 1

Susan Thornton, former deputy director of the U.S. State Department's Office of Chinese and Mongolian Affairs, will offer "Perspectives on China's Transition" at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 21, in Robertson Hall, Room 1.

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Oil price stabilization is lecture topic

Tuesday, April 20, 2010, 4:30 p.m. · Jones Hall, Room 100

"The Elusive Quest for Oil Price Stabilization," a talk by Dario Speranza, an executive with the Italian energy company ENI, is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 20, in Jones Hall, Room 100.

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Conversation with former Sen. Paul Sarbanes planned

Tuesday, April 20, 2010, 4:30 p.m. · Robertson Hall, Room 16

A public conversation with former U.S. Sen. Paul Sarbanes, a member of Princeton's class of 1954, is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 20, in Robertson Hall, Room 16.

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Human genome project leader Lander to speak

Monday, April 19, 2010, 8 p.m. · McCosh Hall, Room 50

Eric Lander, one of the principal leaders of the effort to discover the blueprint for the human genome, will speak on "Secrets of the Human Genome" at 8 p.m. Monday, April 19, in McCosh Hall, Room 50.

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Talk focuses on martial arts heroes and music

Monday, April 19, 2010, 4:30 p.m. · Woolworth Center, Room 102

Rider University music scholar Eric Hung will discuss "Martial Arts Heroes and Their Ever-Changing Music" at 4:30 p.m. Monday, April 19, in the Woolworth Center, Room 102.

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U.S. Rep. John Sarbanes to discuss access to higher education

Monday, April 19, 2010, 4:30 p.m. · Robertson Hall, Room 16

U.S. Rep. John Sarbanes of Maryland, a 1984 Princeton graduate, will present a talk titled "Education Without Limits: Ensuring Everyone Access to Higher Education" at 4:30 p.m. Monday, April 19, in Robertson Hall, Room 16.

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Founder of Slow Food movement Carlo Petrini to speak - CANCELED

Wednesday, April 21, 2010, 7:30 p.m. · McCosh Hall, Room 50

This lecture has been canceled because of the current air travel restrictions over Europe. The founder and president of the Slow Food movement, Carlo Petrini, will give a lecture on his new book "Terra Madre - Forging a New Global Network of Sustainable Food Communities," at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 21, in McCosh Hall, Room 50, on the Princeton University campus.

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Forum drives University innovations toward marketplace

The fifth annual Innovation Forum showcased Princeton research that has the potential to be commercialized. Scientists and engineers extolled their innovations to an audience of investors, members of the University community and a panel of judges that, after hearing the quick presentations, allotted more than $40,000 to the top three entries.

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Video: Aha! Princeton!

In the "Aha! Princeton!" video, undergraduates discuss their favorite and most surprising academic experiences since arriving on campus, from taking advantage of international opportunities to engaging in a wide range of courses in various academic disciplines.

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Genetic patterns rise from huge yeast samples

Princeton University scientists have developed a new way to identify the hidden genetic material responsible for complex traits, a breakthrough they believe ultimately could lead to a deeper understanding of how multiple genes interact to produce everything from blue eyes to blood pressure problems.

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Students, families to arrive for Princeton Preview

More than 2,000 people are expected to visit campus this month for Princeton Preview, as newly admitted students arrive to sample the University's academic, residential and social offerings. The annual hosting program will be held Thursday through Saturday, April 15-17 and 22-24.

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University of Pennsylvania President Gutmann to speak about leadership - UPDATED

Thursday, April 29, 2010, 4:30 p.m. · Thomas Laboratory, Room 3

The location of this event has changed from McCosh Hall, Room 50.

Amy Gutmann, president of the University of Pennsylvania and former Princeton provost, will present a lecture titled "Leading Universities in the 21st Century: Chances and Challenges" at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, April 29, in Thomas Laboratory, Room 3, on the Princeton University campus. The event is free and open to the public.

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Video: Aha! Princeton!

Undergraduates discuss their favorite and most surprising academic experiences since being on campus, from international opportunities to blending disciplines. Read more.

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Greening Princeton hosts 5K run

Saturday, April 17, 2010, 10 a.m. · Forbes College

Greening Princeton will host a 5K run and walk to benefit the Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 17, beginning at Forbes College.

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'Obama, War President?' is lecture topic

Wednesday, April 14, 2010, 4:30 p.m. · Lewis Library, Room 120

Stephen Hayes, a senior writer for The Weekly Standard, will present a lecture titled "Barack Obama, War President?" at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 14, in Lewis Library, Room 120.

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Birds of a feather don't always respond together to infection

A Princeton University-led research team is the first to have documented that different populations of the same animal species respond differently with fever when fighting infection in the wild. 

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Founder of Slow Food movement Carlo Petrini will give lecture--CANCELED

The founder and president of the Slow Food movement, Carlo Petrini, will give a lecture on his new book "Terra Madre - Forging a New Global Network of Sustainable Food Communities," at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 21, in McCosh Hall, Room 50, on the Princeton University campus. The talk is free and open to the public.  

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Princeton University Library acquires rare Ottoman atlas

Princeton University Library's Department of Rare Books and Special Collections has acquired a rare Ottoman atlas, Cedid Atlas Tercümesi (New Atlas Translation), as part of its Historic Maps Collection.

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Art and science collaboration produces work-in-progress on climate change

Saturday, April 17, 2010, 2 and 7:30 p.m. · Berlind Theatre

In a collaboration melding art with science, climate researchers and other members of the Princeton University community have joined forces with The Civilians, an acclaimed investigative theater company, to help create a work-in-progress about global climate change that will be unveiled on campus Saturday, April 17.

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Moloney named director of fellowship advising

Deirdre Moloney, who created and leads the fellowship advising program at George Mason University, has been appointed the director of fellowship advising at Princeton. Her appointment is effective Thursday, July 1.

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Noted mathematician to discuss breaking driver's license codes

Tuesday, April 13, 2010, 8 p.m. · McCosh Hall, Room 10

Noted mathematician Joseph Gallian will speak on his research into breaking driver's license codes in the 2010 Evnin Lecture at 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 13, in McCosh Hall, Room 10.

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Symposium focuses on Latinos in the United States

A symposium to initiate discussion about the state of the Latino community in America will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 10, 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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Examining and debating the struggles of urban education reform

Passionate debate is common in the freshman seminar "Our Struggling Schools: Race, Culture and Urban Education." The course examines how the problems confronting urban schools are linked to the social, economic and political conditions of cities.

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Ambassador stresses need to build 'new Haiti'

Haiti's ambassador to the United States, Raymond Joseph, stressed to a group gathered at Princeton University the need to construct a "new Haiti" following January's devastating earthquake -- with a focus on decentralization and foreign investment.

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Video: This is Princeton 2010

This year's benefit event highlighted the rich arts culture on campus, with performances by University musicians, singers and dancers at Richardson Auditorium. Read more.

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Cartoonist Henry Martin donates art, books

The cartoonist Henry Martin, a 1948 graduate of Princeton University, has donated nearly 700 original drawings along with some of his humor books to the Princeton University Library. Martin worked as a cartoonist and illustrator for more than 50 years, publishing in The New Yorker, Punch, Ladies' Home Journal, The Saturday Evening Post, the Princeton Alumni Weekly and many other magazines.

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Art and science collaboration produces work-in-progress on climate change

Saturday, April 17, 2010, 2 and 7:30 p.m. · Berlind Theatre

In a collaboration melding art with science, climate researchers and other members of the Princeton University community have joined forces with The Civilians, an acclaimed investigative theater company, to help create a work-in-progress about global climate change that will be unveiled on campus Saturday, April 17.

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Q&A: The making of 'The Great Immensity'

A Q&A with Steve Cosson, artistic director of The Civilians, on the making of "The Great Immensity," a work in progress that will be performed at the Berlind Theatre on Saturday, April 17.

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Student dance troupe presents 'eXposure'

Thursday, April 8, 2010, 9 p.m., and Friday and Saturday, April 9-10, 2010, 8 p.m. · Frist Campus Center theater

The student dance troupe eXpressions will perform 'eXposure' at 9 p.m. Thursday, April 8, and 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 9-10, in the Frist Campus Center theater.

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Wilentz to speak on Aaron Copland, Bob Dylan

Monday, April 12, 2010, 4:30 p.m. · 102 Woolworth Center

Princeton historian Sean Wilentz will speak on "Aaron Copland and Bob Dylan" and share a chapter from his forthcoming book on Dylan at 4:30 p.m. Monday, April 12, in 102 Woolworth Center.

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Talk focuses on East Indian music

Thursday, April 8, 2010, 4:30 p.m. · 102 Woolworth Center

City University of New York music scholar Peter Manuel will speak on "East Indian Music in the West Indies: The Dynamics of a Music Diaspora" at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, April 8, in 102 Woolworth Center.

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Panel examines same-sex marriage debate

Monday, April 12, 2010, 7:30 p.m. · 101 McCormick Hall

"Why Marriage?" is the title of a panel discussion on the same-sex marriage debate set for 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 12, in 101 McCormick Hall.

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Panel features transgender academics, activists

Tuesday, April 6, 2010, 7:30 p.m. · 106 McCormick Hall

"TransActions: Activism in Academia," a panel discussion featuring transgender academics and activists, is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 6, in 106 McCormick Hall.

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Frassica and Marrone-Puglia knighted by Italian consul

Princeton professors Pietro Frassica and Gaetana Marrone-Puglia have been awarded the title of "Cavaliere dell’Ordine al Merito della Repubblica Italiana" ("Knight of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic") by the Italian government.

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'Enchanting' triple world premiere set for April 8-10

Thursday and Friday, April 8-9, 2010, 8 p.m.; Saturday, April 10, 2010, and 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. · Berlind Theatre

"An Evening of Enchantment," featuring world premieres of three dance pieces made possible by the collaboration of students and faculty members from Princeton University's Department of Music and Lewis Center for the Arts, will be presented Thursday through Saturday, April 8-10, in the Berlind Theatre at the McCarter Theatre Center.

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Employees honored for dedication and service

Five University staff members were recognized for their exceptional performance during the annual Service Recognition Luncheon on March 24 in Jadwin Gymnasium. In addition, two staff members were honored for their leadership potential.

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Princeton makes offers to 8.18 percent of applicants, strengthens aid

In the most selective admission process in the University's history, Princeton has offered admission to 2,148, or 8.18 percent, of the record 26,247 applicants for the class of 2014. This compares to an admission rate of 9.79 percent at this time last year, and 9.25 percent the previous year.

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Ambassador will speak about 'Haiti After the Earthquake'--UPDATED

Tuesday, April 6, 2010, 4:30 p.m. · Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall

UPDATED: Venue change and no tickets are required Raymond Alcide Joseph, Haiti's ambassador to the United States, will speak on "Haiti After the Earthquake" at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 6, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall, on the Princeton University campus. The talk is free and open to the public, and no tickets are required.

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Engineers turn noise into vision

A new technique for revealing images of hidden objects may one day allow pilots to peer through fog and doctors to see more precisely into the human body without surgery.

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Noise into vision

This video shows an image hidden in noise being recovered using technology developed by Princeton engineers Jason Fleischer and Dmitry Dylov.

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Taking a close look at the Everglades restoration

Freshman Sarah Bluher spent part of her spring break in the Florida Everglades collecting field samples from an airboat in a water conservation area. 

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