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Archive – September, 2010

South African author Mathabane to speak

Friday, Oct. 8, 2010, 2 p.m. · 58 Prospect Ave., Fields Center

South African writer Mark Mathabane, author of the best-selling autobiography "Kaffir Boy," will discuss his new novel, "The Proud Liberal," at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 8, at the Carl A. Fields Center for Equality and Cultural Understanding, 58 Prospect Ave.

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Authors of 'Second Sex' translation to speak Oct. 6

Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2010, 4:30 p.m. · Burr Hall, Room 219

Constance Borde and Sheila Malovany-Chevallier, translators of the new and unabridged version of Simone de Beauvoir's "The Second Sex," will speak at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 6, in Burr Hall, Room 219, on the Princeton University campus. The event is free and open to the public.

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FACULTY AWARD: Garcia receives NIH award

Benjamin Garcia, an assistant professor of molecular biology at Princeton, is a recipient of the Director's New Innovator Award from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), which supports innovative research and promising new investigators. 

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Brinker to discuss Japanese Buddhist practice

Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2010, 5 p.m. · McCormick Hall, Room 106

Helmut Brinker, professor emeritus at the University of Zurich, will present a lecture titled "The Iconic Body as Insight Into Japanese Buddhist Practice" at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 12, in McCormick Hall, Room 106.

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Architectural historian Friedman to discuss new book

Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2010, 4:45 p.m. · 185 Nassau St., Stewart Theater

Architectural historian Alice Friedman will discuss her new book, "American Glamour and the Evolution of Modern Architecture," at 4:45 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 12, at the Stewart Theater at the Lewis Center for the Arts at 185 Nassau St.

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Presentation set on the 'House of the Drinking Contest' at Antioch

Monday, Oct. 11, 2010, 5 p.m. · McCormick Hall, Room 101

A presentation titled "The (Roman) Art of (Computer) Science: 3D Computer Technology and a Re-Creation of the 'House of the Drinking Contest' at Antioch" will take place at 5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 11, in McCormick Hall, Room 101. 

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Publisher Rosset to speak on 'Publishing Beckett'

Friday, Oct. 8, 2010, 4:30 p.m. · 185 Nassau St., Stewart Theater

Legendary publisher Barney Rosset of the Evergreen Review will present a lecture on "Publishing Beckett" at 4:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 8 at the Stewart Theater at the Lewis Center for the Arts at 185 Nassau St. 

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Memorial service for Tucker set for Oct. 1

Friday, Oct. 1, 2010, 2 p.m. · Princeton University Chapel

A memorial service for Robert Tucker, the IBM Professor of International Studies Emeritus, is set for 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 1, at the Princeton University Chapel. A reception will follow in the Chancellor Green Rotunda.

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Best-selling author Mark Mathabane to speak Oct. 8

South African writer Mark Mathabane, author of the best-selling autobiography "Kaffir Boy," will discuss his new novel, "The Proud Liberal," at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 8, at the Carl A. Fields Center for Equality and Cultural Understanding, 58 Prospect Ave, on the Princeton University campus. The event is free and open to the public.

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Photo contest: 'How I spent my summer vacation'

As Princeton students returned to campus for the fall, the University sponsored a photo contest on Facebook asking for inspiring, deep, artistic, illustrative or just plain funny images to commemorate the summer.

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Psychologist to speak on intelligence

Friday, Oct. 1, 2010, 12:30 p.m. · Green Hall, Room 0-S-6

Richard Nisbett, the Theodore M. Newcomb Distinguished University Professor at the University of Michigan, will give a talk titled "Intelligence and How to Get It: Nature, Nurture and Neurons" at 12:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 1, in Green Hall, Room 0-S-6.  

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Princeton Ph.D. programs get high marks in national assessment

The majority of Princeton University's Ph.D. programs evaluated in a national assessment of research colleges and universities released Sept. 28 ranked among the best in the country. Princeton was one of 212 research institutions that contributed data to the National Research Council (NRC) for its report, "An Assessment of Doctoral Programs in the United States," which was developed as a new national resource on graduate education.

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Authors of 'Second Sex' translation to speak Oct. 6

Constance Borde and Sheila Malovany-Chevallier, translators of the new and unabridged version of Simone de Beauvoir's "The Second Sex," will speak at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 6, in Burr Hall, Room 219, on the Princeton University campus. The event is free and open to the public.

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U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu visits PPPL

U.S. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu discussed with staff at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) Sept. 27 how scientists must come to the country's aid in times of need, and how nuclear energy -- both fission and fusion -- could be solutions to the world's energy challenges. The Nobel-Prize winning scientist described the lab as being at the center of the intellectual "birth" and "coming of age" of plasma and fusion science.

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Goldman Sachs executive to speak on glitch that shocked Wall Street

Thursday, Oct. 7, 2010, 4:30 p.m. · Friend Center, Convocation Room 113

Goldman Sachs' managing director of technology, Joseph Squeri, will present a lecture titled "The Technology Behind High Frequency Trading: Can a Technical Glitch Make a $40 Stock Drop to a Penny?" at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 7, in the Friend Center Convocation Room.

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Video: Student work: 'Open Spaces'

Members of the Student Environmental Communication Network explore the significance of open spaces and profile a group working to preserve natural areas around Princeton.

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Bernanke: Reforms, research will help mitigate future crises

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke defended the importance of economic research in confronting the recent financial crisis and presented a vision for further study and reforms needed to avert future downturns during a speech Friday, Sept. 24, at Princeton University.

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Theatre Intime presents 'Red Herring'

Thursday through Saturday, Sept. 30-Oct. 2 and Oct. 7-9, 2010, 8 p.m. · Murray-Dodge Hall, Hamilton Murray Theater

Theatre Intime will present the noir comedy "Red Herring" at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, Sept. 30-Oct. 2 and Oct. 7-9, in the Hamilton Murray Theater in Murray-Dodge Hall.

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Contest seeks sustainable sculpture

Members of the campus and area communities are invited to take artistic license with their recyclables by entering a Trash Sculpture Contest sponsored by Princeton University's Office of Sustainability.

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Campus community invited to CPUC meeting

Monday, Oct. 4, 2010, 4:30 p.m. · School of Architecture, Betts Auditorium

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

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'Desire Lines' concert set

Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2010, 8 p.m. · Fine Hall, Taplin Auditorium

A concert called "Desire Lines: An Evening of Music, Words and Moving Image," with music composed by music professor Barbara White, will be performed by the Composers Ensemble at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 5, in Fine Hall, Taplin Auditorium. 

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Conference to feature dialogue on abortion

An unprecedented meeting for 450 people involved on all sides of the abortion debate will take place Friday and Saturday, Oct. 15-16, where ideas will be exchanged with 45 top scholars, lawyers and abortion policy experts and vigorous but civil discussion and debate will be engaged on the current controversies in abortion.

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Video simulations of real earthquakes made available to worldwide network

A Princeton University-led research team has developed the capability to produce realistic movies of earthquakes based on complex computer simulations that can be made available worldwide within hours of a disastrous upheaval. 

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West to offer critique on 'Age of Obama'

Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2010, 5 p.m. · McCosh Hall, Room 10

Cornel West, Princeton's Class of 1943 University Professor in the Center for African American Studies, will present a lecture titled "Cultivating Critique in the Age of Obama" at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 28, in McCosh Hall, Room 10.

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Conference to feature dialogue on abortion

Friday, Oct. 15, 2010, 1 to 7 p.m., and Saturday, Oct. 16, 2010, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. · McCosh Hall, Room 50

"Open Hearts, Open Minds and Fair-Minded Words," a conference focused on civil debates on controversial abortion issues, will be held from 1 to 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 15, and 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16, in McCosh Hall, Room 50. Information on registration fees, the conference program and media access is available on the conference website.

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Freshman class reflects commitment to access and affordability

The Princeton class of 2014, selected from a record number of applicants, reflects continued success in the University's efforts to attract a diverse student body and to make a Princeton education affordable to all students who enroll. 

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Tilghman appoints working group on campus social and residential life

President Shirley M. Tilghman has asked a 13-member working group composed of undergraduates, faculty and staff to review Princeton University's goals regarding undergraduate on-campus social and residential life, and to consider several questions that were raised but not fully addressed last year by a task force that focused on relationships between the University and the eating clubs.  

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Charge: Working Group on Campus Social and Residential Life

President Shirley M. Tilghman's charge to the working group on campus social and residential life.

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Naturalist Cabot to speak on Ireland's national heritage

Friday, Oct. 1, 2010, 4:30 p.m. · 185 Nassau St., Stewart Theater

Irish naturalist and writer David Cabot will give a lecture titled "The National Heritage of Ireland" at 4:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 1, in the Stewart Theater at the Lewis Center for the Arts at 185 Nassau St. 

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Video: Student work: U-Bikes and Cyclab

Three students profile Princeton’s U-Bikes program and the Cyclab, which support sustainable transportation on campus.

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Video feature: 'Student work: U-Bikes and Cyclab'

This video profiles Princeton’s U-Bikes program and the Cyclab, which support sustainable transportation on campus. U-Bikes is a student-run organization that rents refurbished bicycles to students, faculty and staff for $15 per semester. The Cyclab, a cooperative repair shop, maintains the bicycles used by the U-Bikes group.

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Princeton professor to speak on extrasolar planets

Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2010, 12:30 p.m. · Guyot Hall, Room 10

Adam Burrows, a Princeton professor of astrophysical sciences, will speak on "Remote Sensing and Characterization of Extrasolar Planets" at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 21, in Guyot Hall, Room 10.

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China expert to discuss nation's cybersecurity

Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2010, 4:30 p.m. · Robertson Hall, Room 1

"Cybersecurity and China" is the subject of a public lecture by Adam Segal, a senior fellow for counterterrorism and national security studes at the Council on Foreign Relations, at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 6, in Robertson Hall, Room 1.

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Chinese aerospace development subject of talk

Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2010, 4:30 p.m. · Robertson Hall, Room 2

Andrew Erickson of the Naval War College -- also a fellow of the Princeton-Harvard China and the World Program and a Princeton alumnus -- will speak about "Aerospace Development: An Indicator of China's Future Trajectory" at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 29, in Robertson Hall, Room 2.

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Panel to discuss Islamic cultural center at ground zero

Monday, Sept. 27, 2010, 4:30 p.m. · McCosh Hall, Room 10

Princeton Provost Christopher Eisgruber, Near Eastern studies faculty member Mark Cohen and politics faculty member Amaney Jamal will participate in a panel discussion on "Perspectives on the Islamic Cultural Center at Ground Zero" at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 27, in McCosh Hall, Room 10. 

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Scholar Moloney to speak about Irish American music in vaudeville

Friday, Sept. 24, 2010, 4:30 p.m. · 185 Nassau St., Stewart Theater

New York University professor Mick Moloney will give a lecture titled "If It Wasn't for the Irish and the Jews: Irish American Music in Vaudeville and Early Tin Pan Alley" at 4:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 24 in the Stewart Theater at the Lewis Center for the Arts at 185 Nassau St.

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Author Bernasek to discuss economics and integrity

Thursday, Oct. 14, 2010, 4:30 p.m. · Robertson Hall, Room 16

Anna Bernasek, a financial journalist and Princeton graduate alumna, will give a talk on "The Economics of Integrity," also the title of her recently published book, at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 14, in Robertson Hall, Room 16.

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Business journalists to discuss derivatives

Monday, Oct. 11, 2010, 4:30 p.m. · Robertson Hall, Room 16

Financial journalist Roger Lowenstein and Financial Times editor Gillian Tett will participate in a discussion on "Derivatives: 'Weapons of Mass Destruction' or Generators of Wealth and Stability?" at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 11, in Robertson Hall, Room 16. The event, moderated by former New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine, is part of the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs' financial market regulation lecture series.

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Foreign relations expert Coleman to discuss women and Mideast reform

Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2010, 4:30 p.m. · Robertson Hall, Room 16

Isobel Coleman -- a senior fellow for U.S. foreign policy at the Council on Foreign Relations, an author and a Princeton alumna -- will give a talk titled "Women, Islam and Reform in the Middle East" at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 6, in Robertson Hall, Room 16.

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Founder of Slow Food movement Carlo Petrini to speak

Sunday, Oct. 10, 2010, 5 p.m. · McCosh Hall, Room 50

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 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 10, in McCosh Hall, Room 50. The talk is free and open to the public. 

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Founder of Slow Food movement Carlo Petrini will speak at Princeton, Oct. 10

Sunday, Oct. 10, 5 p.m. · McCosh Hall, Room 50

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 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 10 in McCosh Hall, Room 50, on the Princeton University campus.

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New tennis center among campus construction projects

Following the completion of the Frick Chemistry Laboratory and Streicker Bridge, campus construction activity during this academic year will focus on a replacement of the Lenz Tennis Center and work on several ongoing projects.

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Video: Envisioning supernovae explosions

Adam Burrows, a professor of astrophysical sciences at Princeton, has led a team of researchers to find a way to make computer simulations of supernovae exploding in three dimensions.

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3-D computer simulations help envision supernovae explosions

A Princeton-led team has found a way to make computer simulations of supernovae exploding in three dimensions, which may lead to new scientific insights.

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Four new Global Scholars set to visit campus

International leaders in the fields of public health, Middle Eastern studies, Latin American history and U.S.-China relations will visit Princeton for terms starting in the academic years 2010-11 and 2011-2012 as the second round of participants in the University's Global Scholars Program.

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Search committee for dean of the college formed

Princeton Provost Christopher Eisgruber has formed a committee to search for a successor to Nancy Malkiel, who has announced that she will step down as dean of the college at the end of this academic year.

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Sinn Féin president Adams to discuss Irish conflict

Friday, Sept. 24, 2010, 2:30 p.m. · Robertson Hall, Dodds Auditorium

Gerry Adams, president of the Irish political party Sinn Féin and a member of parliament, will give a public lecture titled "Resolving the Irish Conflict: No Conflict Is Intractable" at 2:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 24, in Robertson Hall's Dodds Auditorium. Information on ticketing and media access is available through the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.

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Honor system meeting set

A meeting for new faculty members -- including part-time and visiting faculty, as well as new assistants in instruction -- regarding the University's honor system will be held at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 21, in Nassau Hall's Faculty Room.

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Women in peace-building focus of lecture, panel

Saturday, Sept. 25, 2010, 3:30 p.m. · Robertson Hall, Room 16

The Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination at Princeton University will host a public event on "Women in Peace-Building: On the Ground and at the Table" at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 25, in Robertson Hall, Room 16. The event includes a keynote address by Aurelia Frick, Liechtenstein's minister of foreign affairs, justice and cultural affairs, and a panel discussion by University and external experts.

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Reading series begins at Lewis Center for the Arts

Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2010, 4:30 p.m. · 185 Nassau St., Stewart Theater

Authors Cynthia Cruz, EM Lewis and ZZ Packer will read from their work at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 6, in the Stewart Theater at the Lewis Center for the Arts at 185 Nassau St.

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Scholar Hoodbhoy to speak about Pakistan floods

Monday, Sept. 27, 2010, 4:30 p.m. · Burr Hall, Room 219

Pakistani culture and policy scholar Pervez Hoodbhoy will give a public talk titled "Pakistan After the Floods: Relief, Reconstruction and the Role of the United States" at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 27, in Burr Hall, Room 219.

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Committee on undergraduate women's leadership launches website

A committee established to develop a better understanding of women's leadership in academic and extracurricular activities at Princeton has launched a website seeking observations about leadership roles at the University and suggestions from students, alumni, faculty and staff.

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Former White House adviser Van Jones to speak

Monday, Sept. 27, 2010, 4:30 p.m. · McCosh Hall, Room 50

Former White House adviser Van Jones will give a lecture titled "Beyond Green Jobs: The Next American Economy and The Politics of Hope" at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 27, in McCosh Hall, Room 50.

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Former White House advisor Van Jones will speak at Princeton, Sept. 27

Former White House advisor Van Jones will give a lecture titled "Beyond Green Jobs: The Next American Economy and The Politics of Hope" at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 27, in McCosh Hall, Room 50, on the Princeton University campus. The talk is free and open to the public.

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Preparations begin for construction of graduate student housing at Hibben-Magie

Princeton University has selected American Campus Communities (ACC) to assist with preparations associated with the redevelopment of the Hibben-Magie site for graduate student housing.

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Race and policy series starts with psychiatrist Fullilove

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

Research psychiatrist Mindy Fullilove will kick off the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs' "Race and Public Policy" lecture series with the talk "The Cascade of Redlining from 1937 to the Present" at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 4, in Robertson Hall, Room 16.

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Starr to launch health care reform series

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

Princeton sociologist Paul Starr will give a public lecture titled "Health Care Reform, Phase Two: The Politics of Implementation" at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 30, in Robertson Hall, Room 16. The talk is the first of the "Implementing Health Care Reform" series co-sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and the Center for Health and Wellbeing.

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Religion and politics lecture series begins with consultant Sapp

Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2010, 4:30 p.m. · Robertson Hall, Room 16

Eric Sapp, founding partner of the Eleison Group consulting firm, is the first speaker in the "Crossroads of Religion and Politics" lecture series, co-sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School for Public and International Affairs and the Center for the Study of Religion. Sapp's talk, "Embracing the Gray: The Line Between Redeeming Politics and Corrupting Faith," will take place at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 29, in Robertson Hall, Room 16.

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Former Gov. Corzine to kick off financial regulation lecture series

Monday, Sept. 27, 2010, 4:30 p.m. · Robertson Hall, Dodds Auditorium

Jon Corzine, the former governor of New Jersey and the John L. Weinberg/Goldman Sachs & Co. Visiting Professor at Princeton's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, will lead off a public lecture series on financial market regulation with a public talk titled "After the Crash: Regulating the New American Economy" at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 27, in Dodds Auditorium in Robertson Hall.

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Franklyn Van Houten, expert on sedimentary rocks, dies at 96

Franklyn Van Houten, a Princeton University geologist whose interest in simple sediments propelled him for dozens of summers on a scientific odyssey through the American West, Canada, Venezuela, Colombia, Morocco, Tunisia and Egypt, has died at age 96.  

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Emily Carter, prominent scientist and engineer, selected to lead Andlinger Center

Emily Carter, a Princeton professor of engineering and applied mathematics, and eminent physical chemist, has been appointed the founding director of the University's Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment.

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Tilghman to freshmen: Embrace 'contradiction' to be experts and generalists

Challenging the freshman class to embrace two ideas that might seem to be in contradiction, Princeton President Shirley M. Tilghman told incoming students at Opening Exercises Sunday (Sept. 12) to spend their Princeton career building deep expertise in a specialty while also developing broad understanding.

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Students honored at Opening Exercises

Princeton celebrated the accomplishments of its students with the awarding of four undergraduate prizes at Opening Exercises Sept. 12.

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Frist to host 10th anniversary open house

Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2010, noon to 3 p.m. · Frist Campus Center, 100 level

Princeton students, faculty and staff are invited to attend the annual Frist Campus Center open house from noon to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 15, on the center's 100 level.

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Polyakov to receive Harvey Prize for science and technology

Alexander Polyakov, the Joseph Henry Professor of Physics at Princeton University, will receive the 2010 Harvey Prize in the field of science and technology from the Israel Institute of Technology (Technion).

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Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke to give lecture Sept. 24--UPDATED

Friday, Sept. 24, 2010, 4:30 p.m. · Alexander Hall, Richardson Auditorium

Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke will give a public lecture at 4:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 24, in Alexander Hall's Richardson Auditorium on the Princeton University campus. The event is free, but tickets are required for entry. UPDATE: Advance tickets are no longer available following the first two days of ticket distribution. There will be open admission for any unfilled seats shortly before the event begins on Sept. 24. Individuals without tickets who wish to attend the lecture are encouraged to wait in line outside Richardson Auditorium beginning at 3:30 p.m. for open admission.

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Freshmen tackle challenges and new adventures

Nearly 800 members of Princeton's newest undergraduate class are preparing for the start of their freshman year by confronting physical challenges and forging bonds with their classmates through the Outdoor Action pre-orientation program.

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Princeton researchers join nationwide project to boost energy efficiency of buildings

Princeton University researchers will participate in a $122 million research project sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to develop technologies and educational programs to make buildings more energy efficient. 

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Video: Jeroen Tromp's earthquake simulations

The researchers have created videos of earthquakes that incorporate both real data and computer simulations known as synthetic seismograms. These simulations fill the gaps between the actual ground motion recorded at specific locations in the region, providing a more complete view of the earthquake. This video illustrates the January 2010 earthquake that devastated Haiti.

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Students take 'action' to kick off freshman year

Members of Princeton's incoming class of 2014 are spending this week tackling challenges and getting to know their new classmates in the Outdoor Action and Community Action pre-orientation programs.

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Malkiel to step down as dean of the college

Nancy Weiss Malkiel, the longest-serving dean of the college and the second longest-serving dean in Princeton's history, will step down from that position at the end of this academic year.

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Princeton NCAA violation arises from alumnus' aid to family friend

Princeton University officials had mixed reactions to a National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) ruling on Sept. 8 of a "major violation" in the case of an alumnus who helped pay the educational expenses of a family friend on the women's tennis team. The officials expressed appreciation for the NCAA's recognition of the limited nature of the case and the University's efforts to uncover and report the violation, which resulted in only minimal penalties. But the University believes that because of the isolated and inadvertent nature of the infraction, it should have been considered a secondary rather than a major violation.

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Student-organized 5K race is planned

Saturday, Sept. 18, 2010, 10 a.m. · Bloomberg Hall start

The student-organized Butler/Wilson 5K race will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 18, on the University campus. The first 5K run was held in September 2009 to mark the opening of new facilities associated with the University's Butler and Wilson colleges. The race is open to the public and registration is a $5 minimum donation or a non-perishable food item for the Trenton Area Soup Kitchen.  

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CASE honors Princeton's development office

The Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) has recognized Princeton's Office of Development with three national awards in 2010 for its implementation of technology and new media.

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Updated core policy document posted online

The 2010 edition of Rights, Rules, Responsibilities, the University's core policy document, has been posted online. Rights, Rules, Responsibilities is intended to provide a concise reference and guide for all members of the Princeton University community.

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Memorial service for Bressler planned for Oct. 10

Sunday, Oct. 10, 2010, 3 p.m. · Robertson Hall, Dodds Auditorium

A memorial service for Marvin Bressler, the Roger Williams Straus Professor of Social Sciences Emeritus, is set for 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 10, at Robertson Hall's Dodds Auditorium. A reception will follow from 5 to 7 p.m. at Prospect House.

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'Reflections on Service' to feature journalist Will

Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2010, 2 p.m. · McCosh Hall, Room 50

George Will, a Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist and a 1968 Princeton graduate alumnus, will be the keynote speaker at the "Reflections on Service" at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 15, in McCosh Hall, Room 50, on the Princeton University campus. The event, which also is open to the public, is a forum on civic engagement held during the University's freshman orientation week.

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Higher income improves life rating but not emotional well-being

People's life evaluations rise steadily with income, but their reported quality of emotional daily experience levels off at a certain income level, according to a new study by two Princeton University professors.

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Princeton engineering professors named top young innovators

Two Princeton engineering faculty have been named to Technology Review Magazine's list of the top 35 young innovators for 2010. Celeste Nelson, an assistant professor of chemical and biological engineering, and Michael McAlpine, an assistant professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, were include in the magazine's annual TR35 list of innovative researchers under the age of 35.

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Piano and percussion performance set

Thursday, Sept. 23, 2010, 4:30 p.m. · Fine Hall, Taplin Auditorium

Musician Danny Holt will perform works played simultaneously on the piano and percussion instruments, and discuss this instrumentation, at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 23, in Taplin Auditorium in Fine Hall.

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Frick Chemistry Laboratory Fact Sheet

A fact sheet about the Frick Chemistry Laboratory.

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Streicker Bridge Fact Sheet

A fact sheet about Streicker Bridge.

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Sculpture in chemistry lab bonds science and art

Kendall Buster has delved into art and science over the course of her career. The work she created for Princeton University's new Frick Chemistry Laboratory has emerged from both of her worlds.

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Elements of new Frick lab join to create 'best infrastructure' for chemistry

Gazing skyward from the first floor of the four-story atrium, visitors to Princeton University's newly completed Frick Chemistry Laboratory observe reflections of light playing with shadow. 

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