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Archive – October, 2010

FACULTY AWARD: Jones wins Packard Award

William Jones, an assistant professor of physics, has been named a 2010 recipient of a Packard Fellowship for Science and Engineering. Jones was recognized for his research in astronomy, astrophysics and cosmology and for his work testing models of the genesis and evolution of the early universe. Each fellow will receive an unrestricted research grant of $875,000 over five years. The program supports "unusually creative professors early in their careers," according to the Packard Foundation.

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Font focus: Making ideas harder to read may make them easier to retain

Publishing ideas in a hard-to-read typeface may make concepts harder to learn but easier to retain, according to a new study by researchers from Princeton University and Indiana University.

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Wild Scottish sheep could help explain differences in immunity

Strong immunity may play a key role in determining long life, but may do so at the expense of reduced fertility, a Princeton University study has concluded.

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Creatures abound on Princeton's campus

As the Halloween season conjures visions of ghouls and goblins, those in the holiday spirit may enjoy a striking collection of creatures adorning buildings all across the Princeton campus.

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Veterans Day observance planned

Thursday, Nov. 11, 2010, 8:30 a.m. · University Chapel

A Veterans Day observance is planned for 8:30 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 11, in the University Chapel, featuring remarks by U.S. Rep. James Marshall, a 1972 Princeton alumnus.

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Colorado String Quartet to perform

Thursday, Nov. 11, 2010, 8 p.m. · Alexander Hall, Richardson Auditorium

The Colorado String Quartet will perform a concert at 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 11, at Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall.

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Composers Ensemble to perform

Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2010, 8 p.m. · Fine Hall, Taplin Auditorium

The Composers Ensemble will perform a concert titled "Dudes and Divas" at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 9, at Taplin Auditorium in Fine Hall.

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Richardson Chamber Players to perform tribute concert

Sunday, Nov. 7, 2010, 3 p.m. · Alexander Hall, Richardson Auditorium

The Richardson Chamber Players will perform a concert paying tribute to Princeton music teacher Judith Pearce at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 7, at Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall.

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FACULTY AWARD: Hal Foster wins arts writing award

Hal Foster, Princeton's Townsend Martin Class of 1917 Professor of Art and Archaeology, has been selected to receive the 2010 Clark Prize for Excellence in Arts Writing. Foster will receive the award, which honors individuals whose critical or art historical writing has had a significant impact on public understanding and appreciation of the visual arts and is accompanied by a $25,000 prize, at a ceremony on Nov. 19. 

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Postdoctoral scholars join interdisciplinary community

Three new postdoctoral scholars have joined the Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts this year.

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Lecture explores security problems in India's electronic voting system

Thursday, Oct. 28, 2010, 4:30 p.m. · Sherrerd Hall, Room 101

"Security Problems in India's Electronic Voting System," a lecture by security researcher Hari Krishna Prasad Vemuru, is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 28, in Sherrerd Hall, Room 101.

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L’Avant-Scène to present 'Incendies'

Thursday and Friday, Oct. 28-29, 2010, 8 p.m. · 185 Nassau St., Matthews Acting Studio

L'Avant-Scène, Princeton's French theater workshop, will perform Wajdi Mouawad’s "Incendies" at 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Oct. 28-29, in the Matthews Acting Studio, 185 Nassau St.

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Davis International Center to hold open house

Thursday, Nov. 18, 2010, 2:30 to 5 p.m. · 120 Alexander St., first floor

The Davis International Center will hold an open house to showcase its new services and location from 2:30 to 5 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 18, at 120 Alexander St., first floor.

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Students' obstacles to academic success is focus of talk

Thursday, Nov. 18, 2010, 5:30 p.m. · Frist Campus Center, Room 302

Rebecca Cox, a 1989 alumna and an assistant professor of education at Seton Hall University, will discuss her recent book about obstacles to success in traditional college culture and strategies for explaining academic expectations in a talk at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 18, in the Frist Campus Center, Room 302.

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Han to discuss Chinese ethnic politics

Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2010, 4:30 p.m. · Robertson Hall, Room 1

Enze Han, a scholar of ethnic politics and a fellow of the Princeton-Harvard China and the World Program, will give a talk titled "External Kin, Ethnic Identity and the Politics of Ethnic Mobilization in the People's Republic of China" at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 17, in Robertson Hall, Room 1.

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Transgender Day of Remembrance to be marked in Chapel

Thursday, Nov. 18, 2010, 7:30 p.m. · Princeton University Chapel

The campus gathering for Transgender Day of Remembrance, to honor those killed as a result of anti-transgender violence, will take place at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 18, at the Princeton University Chapel.

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Panel to discuss state of LGBTQ movement

Monday, Nov. 15, 2010, 7:30 p.m. · McCormick Hall, Room 106

A panel discussion titled "State of the LGBTQ Movement," featuring four national leaders, will take place at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 15, in McCormick Hall, Room 106.

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Conference examines fiscal policy and reform

Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2010, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. · Fields Center, Large Multipurpose Room

The first day of a two-part conference, "Human Flourishing, the Economy and Monetary Reform," will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 3, at the Fields Center, Large Multipurpose Room. The second part of the conference will be held Wednesday, Dec. 15.

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Perspective on: Nature vs. culture in environmental change

Emmanuel Kreike, an associate professor of history and associated faculty member of the Princeton Environmental Institute, discusses his research on how the perception of environmental change has evolved in the 20th century.

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Map shows campus polling stations

Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2010, 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. · Various locations

Residents of the Princeton University campus can find the location of their polling stations for Election Day through an online chart and map. Polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 2.

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University to showcase green initiatives at Sustainability Open House

Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2010, 3 to 7 p.m. · Chancellor Green

The latest campus and local community green initiatives will be showcased at Princeton University's Sustainability Open House from 3 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 16, in Chancellor Green.

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Genetics work could lead to advances in fertility for women

Princeton scientists have identified genes responsible for controlling reproductive life span in worms and found they may control genes regulating similar functions in humans.  

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FACULTY AWARD: Nine faculty inducted into American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Nine faculty members have been inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences: Carles Boix, professor of politics and public affairs in the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs; Adam Burrows, professor of astrophysical sciences; Lynn Enquist, the Henry L. Hillman Professor in Molecular Biology and a professor in molecular biology and the Princeton Neuroscience Institute; Hal Foster, the Townsend Martin, Class of 1917, Professor of Art and Archaeology; David Huse, professor of physics; Chung Law, the Robert H. Goddard Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering; James Marrow, professor of art and archaeology emeritus; Nolan McCarty, the Susan Dod Brown Professor of Politics and Public Affairs; and Wolfgang Pesendorfer, the Theodore A. Wells '29 Professor of Economics. The induction ceremony took place Saturday, Oct. 9, in Cambridge, Mass.

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Grammy Award winner Moya Brennan, the voice of Clannad, to perform

Thursday, Nov. 11, 2010, 2:30 p.m. · McCormick Hall, Room 106

Moya Brennan, internationally acclaimed singer and voice of the Irish group Clannad, will present a speech and performance with Cormac de Barra, Clannad's harpist, and scholar Edel Bhreathnach from the University College Dublin at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 11, in McCormick Hall, Room 106. 

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Grammy Award Winner Moya Brennan, the voice of Clannad, to perform Nov. 11

Moya Brennan, internationally acclaimed singer and voice of the Irish group Clannad, will present a speech and performance with Cormac de Barra, Clannad's harpist, and scholar Edel Bhreathnach, from the University College Dublin, at Princeton University at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 11, in McCormick Hall, Room 106.

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Admission Dean Rapelye has 'Conversation With…' students on Facebook

More than 100 students posed questions to Dean of Admission Janet Rapelye, the first featured host for Princeton's interactive "Conversation With…" video series on Facebook. Visitors to the Facebook page post questions to the comment thread after watching an introductory video, and then return to Facebook to view responses in a follow-up video.

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FACULTY AWARD: Couzin named to "Brilliant 10"

Popular Science magazine has named Iain Couzin, an assistant professor of ecology and evolutionary biology, one of its "Brilliant 10" in its ninth annual listing of top young scientists. Couzin, who studies collective motion and decision-making in animal groups, was cited in the cover story of the magazine's November issue for revealing "the rules of groups and patterns in the natural world." The group of scientists younger than 40 was lauded for "dreaming up solutions to some of the world's most vexing problems."  

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Glee clubs of Princeton and Harvard perform football concert

Friday, Oct. 22, 2010, 8 p.m. · Alexander Hall, Richardson Auditorium

The glee clubs of Princeton and Harvard will perform the annual football concert at 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 22, at Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall.

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'SOARS: Story of a Rape Survivor' to be performed

Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2010, 7 p.m. · Frist Campus Center theater

"SOARS: Story of a Rape Survivor," a performance about a woman's journey to reclaim herself after being sexually assaulted in college, will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 27, at the Frist Campus Center theater.

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New search method tracks down influential ideas

Princeton computer scientists have developed a new way of tracing the origins and spread of ideas, a technique that could make it easier to gauge the influence of notable scholarly papers, buzz-generating news stories and other information sources.

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Wake-up call: Researchers find sleepy fibroblasts are surprisingly lively

After years of research, a team of Princeton University scientists has discovered that cells known as fibroblasts when in "sleep" mode are working much harder than previously thought to fend off destructive chemicals. The findings of a new study suggest that other cells may be similarly misunderstood and more important to the human body's longevity than scientists have realized.

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New sensor derived from frogs may help fight bacteria and save wildlife

Princeton engineers have developed a sensor that may revolutionize how drugs and medical devices are tested for contamination, and in the process also help ensure the survival of two species of threatened animals.

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Scientist to speak on South American earthquakes

Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2010, 12:30 p.m. · Guyot Hall, Room 10

Mark Simons of the California Institute of Technology will speak on "News from South America: Great earthquakes and associated processes" at 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 19, in Guyot Hall, Room 10. 

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Emergency notification system test scheduled for Oct. 22

The University will conduct a campuswide test of its emergency notification system beginning at 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 22, to ensure that members of the University community can be contacted during a campus crisis or emergency.

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FACULTY AWARD: American Physical Society honors four faculty

Four Princeton faculty members have been honored by the American Physical Society with national awards for 2011. 

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Biologists find that a gene's location affects evolutionary change

A gene's location on a chromosome plays a significant role in shaping how an organism's traits vary and evolve, according to findings by scientists at Princeton University and New York University. 

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Video feature: 'Discover Princeton Environmental Institute'

Stephen Pacala, director of the Princeton Environmental Institute, provides a visual tour of the University's interdisciplinary center for environmental research, education and outreach. In this video Pacala discusses the institute's mission, world-class faculty, interdisciplinary research and unique educational opportunities, including internships.

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Video: Discover Princeton Environmental Institute

Stephen Pacala gives a tour of the University’s interdisciplinary center for environmental research, education and outreach.

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Brautigam to discuss Chinese engagement in Africa

Thursday, Nov. 11, 2010, 4:30 p.m. · Robertson Hall, Room 1

Development policy expert Deborah Brautigam, of American University, will give a talk titled "The Dragon's Gift: Myth and Realities of Chinese Engagement in Africa" at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 11, in Robertson Hall, Room 1.

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Chinese economic statecraft is subject of talk

Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2010, 12:15 p.m. · Robertson Hall, Room 2

William Norris, a scholar of economics and security and a fellow in the Princeton-Harvard China and the World Program, will give a lecture titled "Chinese Economic Statecraft" at 12:15 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 10, in Robertson Hall, Room 2. 

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Wilson to speak on political polarization

Monday, Oct. 18, 2010, 4:30 p.m. · Lewis Library, Room 120

James Wilson, the Ronald Reagan Professor of Public Policy at Pepperdine University, will present a lecture titled "Why Is American Politics So Polarized?" at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 18, in the Lewis Library, Room 120.

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Princeton endowment earns 14.7 percent return

Princeton University's endowment earned a 14.7 percent annual return on its investments in the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2010, and Princeton's endowment was valued at $14.4 billion. The strong performance of the endowment contributes significantly to the financial health of the University, Provost Christopher Eisgruber said.

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Lecture focuses on Latino leadership

Saturday, Oct. 16, 2010, noon · Whig Hall Senate Chamber

"Building Capacity for Latino Leadership in the 21st Century," a lecture by Rutgers University scholar Gloria Bonilla-Santiago in honor of Latino Heritage Month, is scheduled for noon Saturday, Oct. 16, in the Whig Hall Senate Chamber.

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Lecture explores self-censorship in Qing Dynasty texts

Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2010, 4:30 p.m. · Jones Hall, Room 202

Fan-sen Wang, vice president of the Academia Sinica in Taiwan, will speak on "Self-Censorship Shown in Qing Dynasty Texts, 1644-1911" at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 20, in Jones Hall, Room 202.

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Nigerian Novelist Chimamanda Adichie to present lecture

Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2010, 8 p.m. · McCosh Hall, Room 50

Award-winning Nigerian novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie will present a lecture titled "The Writer as Two Selves: Reflections on the Private Act of Writing and the Public Act of Citizenship" at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 20, in McCosh Hall, Room 50.

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Feeney to give first talk in President's Lecture Series

Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2010, 4:30 p.m. · Friend Center, Room 101

Denis Feeney, a Princeton professor of classics, will deliver the first talk in this year's President's Lecture Series at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 26, in the Friend Center, Room 101.

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Video feature: 'Plastic Electronics'

New developments in plastic electronics potentially could change the quality of human life in a wide range of ways, according to Princeton engineering professor Yueh-Lin (Lynn) Loo.

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Princeton University Orchestra opens season

Saturday, Oct. 23, 2010, 8 p.m. · Alexander Hall, Richardson Auditorium

The Princeton University Orchestra will open its season with works by Britten, Barber and Copland at 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 23, and 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 24, in Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall.

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William Powers '79 to speak on capital markets

Investor and philanthropist William C. Powers, a 1979 Princeton University alumnus, will share his insights in "A Tiger's Journey Through the Capital Markets 1983-2010," this year's G. S. Beckwith Gilbert '63 Lecture, at 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 21, on the University campus.

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Alumnus Powers to speak on capital markets

Thursday, Oct. 21, 2010, 8 p.m. · Computer Science Building, Room 104

Investor and philanthropist William C. Powers, a 1979 Princeton University alumnus, will share his insights in "A Tiger's Journey Through the Capital Markets 1983-2010," this year's G. S. Beckwith Gilbert '63 Lecture, at 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 21, in the Computer Science Building, Room 104. A reception will follow.  

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FACULTY AWARD: Three faculty honored by American Chemical Society

Three Princeton University faculty members have been honored by the American Chemical Society with national awards for 2011. Robert Cava, the Russell Wellman Moore Professor of Chemistry, will receive the society's award in inorganic chemistry sponsored by Aldrich Chemical Co., Inc. Francois Morel, the Albert G. Blanke, Jr., Professor of Geosciences, will receive the award for creative advances in environmental science and technology sponsored by the society's division of environmental chemistry. David MacMillan, chair of the Department of Chemistry and the A. Barton Hepburn Professor of Organic Chemistry, will receive the award for creative work in synthetic organic chemistry. That award also is sponsored by Aldrich. The three faculty members will be honored at an awards ceremony in March in Anaheim, Calif.  

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'Holocaust in Poland' conference planned

Friday, Oct. 29, 2010, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday, Oct. 30, 2010, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. · Burr Hall, Room 219

A two-day conference, "The Holocaust in Poland: New Findings and New Interpretations," will be held Friday and Saturday, Oct. 29-30, in Burr Hall, Room 219.

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'Holocaust in Poland' conference at Princeton, Oct. 29-30

A two-day conference, "The Holocaust in Poland: New Findings and New Interpretations," will be held Friday and Saturday Oct. 29-30 at Princeton University's Burr Hall, Room 219.

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Activist and scholar Ibrahim to discuss Arab dissidents Oct. 12

Saad Eddin Ibrahim, an internationally renowned political activist and scholar, will speak at Princeton University at 4:30 p.m. Oct. 12, 2010, in Robertson Hall, Room 1. The lecture, "The Angst of Arab Dissidents," is the inaugural event of the University's Workshop in Arab Political Development, directed by Amaney Jamal.

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'Law@Princeton' conference recognizes LAPA'S 10th anniversary, Oct. 21-23

The Program in Law and Public Affairs at Princeton University will celebrate its 10th anniversary with a major public conference titled "Law@Princeton." Beginning with a keynote address by Provost Christopher Eisgruber on at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 21 in McCormick Hall, Room 101, the conference will continue all day Friday and much of Saturday, Oct. 22 and 23, in Robertson Hall. It will include 12 panel discussions featuring more than 50 distinguished scholars from around the world who have been fellows at LAPA since its founding.

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WMAP project completes satellite operations

After nine years of scanning the sky, the Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe (WMAP) space mission has concluded its observations of the cosmic microwave background, the oldest light in the universe. The spacecraft not only has given scientists their best look at this remnant glow, but also firmly established the scientific model that describes the history and structure of the universe.  

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Education reform is subject of student-organized event

Friday, Oct. 15, 2010, 2 p.m. · McCosh Hall, Room 10

A student-organized panel discussion titled "Education as the Civil Rights Issue of Our Time" will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct.15, in McCosh Hall, Room 10.

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Talk focuses on sexual violence and civil rights movement

Thursday, Oct. 21, 2010, 4:30 p.m. · Lewis Library, Room 120
Danielle McGuire, an assistant professor at Wayne State University, will give a lecture titled "At the Dark End of the Street: Sexual Violence and the Civil Rights Movement" at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 21, in the Lewis Library, Room 120.

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'Miles Davis at the Crossroads' is lecture topic

Thursday, Oct. 21, 2010, 4:30 p.m. · Woolworth Music Center, Room 102

Michael Veal, associate professor of music at Yale University, will give a lecture titled "Technotopia 1969: Miles Davis at the Crossroads" at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 21, in the Woolworth Music Center, Room 102.

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Authors Richard Price and C.D. Wright read from work

Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2010, 4:30 p.m. · 185 Nassau St., Stewart Theater

Fiction writer Richard Price and poet C.D. Wright will read selections from their work at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 20, in the Stewart Theater at the Lewis Center for the Arts at 185 Nassau St. 

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Address focuses on 'Paul Strand and the Cold War'

Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2010, 4:30 p.m. · McCormick Hall, Room 106

Mike Weaver, professorial fellow emeritus at Linacre College at the University of Oxford, will speak about "Paul Strand and the Cold War" at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 20, in McCormick Hall, Room 106. 

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Student drawings to be exhibited

Wednesday, Oct. 20, through Friday, Oct. 29, 2010, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. · 185 Nassau St., Lucas Gallery

An exhibition of work by students taking drawing classes will be on view from Wednesday, Oct. 20, until Friday, Oct. 29, at the Lucas Gallery at the Lewis Center for the Arts at 185 Nassau St.

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FACULTY AWARD: Charles Gentile wins Christopher Columbus Award

Charles Gentile, a researcher at the U.S. Department of Energy's Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, is a recipient of the 2010 Homeland Security Award sponsored by the Christopher Columbus Fellowship Foundation and AgustaWestland North America. Gentile was among four honored during an Oct. 5 ceremony in Washington, D.C., for "cutting edge technology in the diverse arena of homeland security." Gentile received the $25,000 award in the field of Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Chemical and Explosive Attacks for his work in the development of the Miniature Integrated Nuclear Detection System which can rapidly identify radioactive materials.   

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Founders of design collaborative Dexter Sinister to speak

Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2010, 4:45 p.m. · 185 Nassau St., Room 219

David Reinfurt and Stuart Bailey, founders of the design and publishing collaborative Dexter Sinister, will speak at 4:45 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 19, at the Lewis Center for the Arts at 185 Nassau St. in Room 219.

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Discussion focuses on quality education as a constitutional right

Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2010, 4:30 p.m. · McCormick Hall, Room 101

A panel discussion on quality education as a constitutional right, with civil rights activist Bob Moses and Princeton professor Imani Perry, will be held at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 19, in McCormick Hall, Room 101.

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Art historian to speak on Shomei's photography

Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2010, 4:30 p.m. · McCormick Hall, Room 106

Jonathan Reynolds, associate professor at Barnard College's Department of Art History and Archaeology, will speak on "Paradise Lost-Paradise Regained: Tomatsu Shomei's Photographic Engagement With Okinawa" at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 19, at McCormick Hall, Room 106.

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Princeton Distinguished Visitor Vargas Llosa celebrates Nobel in literature

Acclaimed Peruvian novelist Mario Vargas Llosa, who is spending this semester as the 2010 Distinguished Visitor in Princeton University's Program in Latin American Studies, has been awarded the 2010 Nobel Prize in literature. He also is a visiting lecturer in Princeton's Program in Creative Writing and the Lewis Center for the Arts.

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Plastic electronics

Engineering professor Yueh-Lin (Lynn) Loo describes some of the potentially life-changing uses for these malleable materials.

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Committee to assess University's disability services

A committee of faculty and staff members has been formed to assess Princeton's disability services and to help strengthen the University's efforts to provide an inclusive, accessible campus environment.

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USAID's Arellano to discuss development aid

Thursday, Oct. 21, 2010, 4:30 p.m. · Robertson Hall, Room 16

Hilda Arellano, counselor to the U.S. Agency for International Development, will present a public lecture titled "U.S. Development Assistance: Re-Thinking and Re-Building the Third Pillar of National Security" at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 21, in Robertson Hall, Room 16.

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Dadush lecture to focus on G-20's future

Monday, October 18, 2010, 4:30 p.m. · Robertson Hall, Room 16

Uri Dadush, a senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and director of the International Economics Program, will present a public lecture titled "The G-20 in 2050" at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 18, in Robertson Hall, Room 16.

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NYU professor to speak on 'Technological Tricksters'

Thursday, Oct. 21, 2010, 4:30 p.m. · Sherrerd Hall, Room 101

Gabriella Coleman, an assistant professor of media, culture and communication at New York University, will present a lecture titled "Technological Tricksters: Phreakers, Hackers, Trolls and the Politics of Spectacle" at 4:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 21, in Sherrerd Hall, Room 101.

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Artist Brian O'Doherty to discuss his work

Friday, Oct. 15, 2010, 4:30 p.m. · 185 Nassau St., Stewart Theater

Visual artist Brian O'Doherty discusses his work at 4:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 15, at the Stewart Theater at the Lewis Center for the Arts at 185 Nassau St. 

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Artists explore concept of 'free time' in lecture series

What is "free time"? To examine the simple question of free time invites many answers, making it a fertile topic for examination through the arts. The Lewis Center for the Arts is undertaking this examination this fall as it presents a lecture series that will illuminate how people acknowledge and value free time. 

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Law@Princeton conference recognizes LAPA's 10th anniversary

Thursday, Oct. 21, 4:30 to 6 p.m.; Friday, Oct. 22, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; and Saturday, Oct. 23, 9:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. · McCormick Hall and Robertson Hall

The Program in Law and Public Affairs will celebrate its 10th anniversary with a major public conference titled "Law@Princeton." Beginning with a keynote address by Provost Christopher Eisgruber at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 21 in McCormick Hall, Room 101, the conference will continue all day Friday and much of Saturday, Oct. 22 and 23, in Robertson Hall.

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Princeton Distinguished Visitor Vargas Llosa wins Nobel in literature -- UPDATED 3:35 P.M.

Acclaimed Peruvian novelist Mario Vargas Llosa, who is spending this semester as the 2010 Distinguished Visitor in Princeton University's Program in Latin American Studies, has been awarded the 2010 Nobel Prize in literature. He also is a visiting lecturer in Princeton's Program in Creative Writing and the Lewis Center for the Arts.

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Quotes on Nobel Prize winner Mario Vargas Llosa

Here are quotes on Nobel Prize winner Mario Vargas Llosa from his Princeton colleagues and students.

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Princeton Distinguished Visitor Vargas Llosa wins Nobel in literature -- UPDATED 11:06 A.M.

Acclaimed Peruvian novelist Mario Vargas Llosa, who is spending this semester as the 2010 Distinguished Visitor in Princeton University's Program in Latin American Studies, has been awarded the 2010 Nobel Prize in literature. He also is a visiting lecturer in Princeton's Program in Creative Writing and the Lewis Center for the Arts.

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Concert Jazz Ensemble to perform with songwriter Gilberto Gil

Saturday, Oct, 16, 2010, 8 p.m. · Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall

The program "Celebrating Jazz and the World With Brazilian Singer Songwriter Gilberto Gil," featuring music by the Princeton University Concert Jazz Ensemble, will be performed at 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16, in Richardson Auditorium at Alexander Hall.

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Free vaccines offered at FluFest clinic

Wednesday and Thursday, Oct. 6-7, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Tuesday, Oct. 12, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. · Frist Campus Center, Level B

Princeton students, faculty and staff can obtain free seasonal flu vaccines at University Health Services' annual FluFest event. FluFest will be held from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, Oct. 6 -7, and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 12, on Level B of the Frist Campus Center.

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Social entrepreneur Strickland to speak

Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2010, 4:30 p.m. · Friend Center, Room 101

Bill Strickland, social entrepreneur and a 1996 winner of the MacArthur Fellowship, will give a lecture titled "Make the Impossible Possible" at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 12, in Friend Center, Room 101. 

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Activist and scholar Ibrahim to discuss Arab dissidents Oct. 12

Saad Eddin Ibrahim, an internationally renowned political activist and scholar, will speak at Princeton University at 4:30 p.m. Oct. 12, 2010, in Robertson Hall, Room 1. The lecture, "The Angst of Arab Dissidents," is the inaugural event of the University's Workshop in Arab Political Development, directed by Amaney Jamal.

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Social entrepreneur Strickland to speak at Princeton Oct. 12

Bill Strickland, social entrepreneur and a 1996 winner of the MacArthur Fellowship, will give a lecture titled "Make the Impossible Possible" at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 12, in Friend Center, Room 101. 

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Alice Waters to speak at Princeton Oct. 14

Alice Waters, champion of sustainability and locally-grown fresh ingredients, will speak at Princeton University as the Belknap Visitor in the Humanities at 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 14, 2010, in McCosh Hall, Room 50. This event is free and open to the public. 

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Alice Waters, champion of fresh ingredients, to speak

Thursday, Oct. 14, 2010, 5 p.m. · McCosh Hall, Room 50

Alice Waters, champion of sustainability and locally-grown fresh ingredients, will speak at Princeton University as the Belknap Visitor in the Humanities at 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 14, in McCosh Hall, Room 50. 

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Activist and scholar Ibrahim to discuss Arab dissidents

Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2010, 4:30 p.m. · Robertson Hall, Room 1

Saad Eddin Ibrahim, an internationally renowned political activist and scholar, will speak at Princeton University at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 12, in Robertson Hall, Room 1. The lecture, "The Angst of Arab Dissidents," is the inaugural event of the University's Workshop in Arab Political Development, directed by Amaney Jamal.

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FACULTY AWARD: Oppenheimer receives Heinz Award for climate change work

Michael Oppenheimer, the Albert G. Milbank Professor of Geosciences and International Affairs and director of the Program in Science, Technology and Environmental Policy at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, has been awarded the Heinz Award from Teresa Heinz and the Heinz Family Foundation.

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Mahmoud to discuss vaccine industry

Friday, Oct. 22, 2010, 12:30 p.m. · Icahn Laboratory, Room 280

Adel Mahmoud, a Princeton University molecular biology lecturer and senior policy analyst and a former president of Merck Vaccines, will give a talk titled "The Global Vaccine Industry: Risks and Opportunities" at 12:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 22, in Icahn Laboratory, Room 280.

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Charity walk/run to benefit pediatric cardiac care

Sunday, Oct. 17, 2010, 10 a.m. · Frist Campus Center South Lawn

The Center for Jewish Life is sponsoring a 5K run/walk to benefit pediatric cardiac care beginning at 10 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 17, on the Frist Campus Center South Lawn.

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Faculty to present lectures before football games

Saturday, Oct. 16 and 23, and Nov. 20, 10 a.m. · Lewis Library, Room 120

Princeton's Office of the Alumni Association will host three lectures prior to home football games at 10 a.m. on three Saturdays -- Oct. 16, Oct. 23 and Nov. 20 -- in Lewis Library, Room 120.

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Economist Shiller to address financial reform

Thursday, Oct. 14, 2010, 2010, 8 p.m. · McCosh Hall, Room 50

Yale University economist Robert Shiller will speak on "Finance and the Good Society" at 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 14, in McCosh Hall, Room 50.

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Princeton coaches and athletes to speak

Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2010, noon · Princeton Stadium, Class of 1956 Lounge

Princeton varsity coaches and student-athletes will discuss their programs at a luncheon set for noon Wednesday, Oct. 13, in the Class of 1956 Lounge at Princeton Stadium.

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Zizek to address atheism and Christianity

Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2010, 5 p.m. · McCosh Hall, Room 50

Philosopher and cultural critic Slavoj Zizek will present a talk titled "Why Only an Atheist Can Be a True Christian" at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 12, in McCosh Hall, Room 50.

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Princeton Shakespeare Company to perform 'Henry IV'

Thursday through Saturday, Oct. 7-9, various times · Frist Campus Center theater

The Princeton Shakespeare Company will perform "Henry IV, Part 1" at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, Oct. 7-9, with a matinee performance at 2 p.m. Oct. 9, in the Frist Campus Center theater.

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NBC's Thompson to discuss media career

Thursday, Oct. 7, 2010, 4:30 p.m. · Robertson Hall, Room 2

Jennie Thompson, a 1990 Princeton graduate who has worked as a producer for NBC's Olympic coverage and the "Today" show, will discuss her career as part of the Office of Career Services' Imagine Speaker Series at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 7, in Robertson Hall, Room 2.

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Eating Club Task Force issues progress report

The University's Eating Club Task Force has issued a progress report summarizing steps that have been taken to address the group's recommendations since the issuance of its report earlier this year.

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Novelist Vargas Llosa imparts writing insights to students

**SEE RELATED STORY: Vargas Llosa wins Nobel Prize in literature** Acclaimed Peruvian novelist Mario Vargas Llosa will spend this semester introducing Princeton students to his philosophy of writing, offering an intimate opportunity to gain insights into the thinking of an internationally celebrated author.

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Building institutions in fragile states is focus of lectures

Friday, Oct. 8, 2010, 8:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. · Robertson Hall, Room 16

The Bobst Center for Peace and Justice is holding a series of talks on "Building Institutions in Fragile States" from 8:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 8, in Robertson Hall, Room 16.

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PBS journalist to discuss international reporting

Thursday, Oct. 7, 2010, 12:30 p.m. · Robertson Hall, Room 16

Fred de Sam Lazaro, a PBS journalist and director of the Under-Told Stories Project at St. John's University in Minnesota, will give a talk titled "Addressing the 'So What' Questions in International Journalism" at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 7, in Robertson Hall, Room 16.

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Princeton study finds racial dimensions to foreclosure crisis

The predatory targeting of minorities in segregated urban areas was a key factor in the recent U.S. mortgage foreclosure crisis, two Princeton University scholars have concluded in a new study.

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University-alumni partnerships increase student service opportunities

With the aim of expanding internship opportunities for Princeton students, while at the same time broadening outreach to alumni with a commitment to civic engagement, the Pace Center for Civic Engagement and the Princeton University Class of 1969 Community Service Fund launched a partnership over the summer to support Princeton Internships in Civic Service (PICS).

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