Archive – November, 2010
Punk rock legend Patti Smith to appear
Posted November 30, 2010; 06:19 p.m.
Legendary punk rock musician and writer Patti Smith will present "Picturing Robert" -- featuring her songs, poems and excerpts from her memoir about her friendship and artistic relationship with the late photographer Robert Mapplethorpe -- at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 7, in McCosh Hall, Room 50. No tickets are required. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m., and seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. The event also will be simulcast in McCosh Hall, Room 46.
Obama's envoy to Muslim world to present lecture
Posted November 30, 2010; 06:11 p.m.
Rashad Hussain, President Barack Obama's special envoy to the Organization of the Islamic Conference, will present a lecture titled "Engaging Muslim Americans and the Muslim World in the Age of Obama" at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 1, in Dodds Auditorium of Robertson Hall.
Video: Student work: 'Dial "M" for Marriage'
Posted November 30, 2010; 04:34 p.m.
Princeton South Asian Theatrics will present a new original play Dec. 3 and 4 in Frist Campus Center theater. Read more.
Solzhenitsyn to appear with Princeton University Orchestra
Posted November 30, 2010; 04:30 p.m.
Ignat Solzhenitsyn will appear as pianist and conductor with the Princeton University Orchestra at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Dec. 10-11, at Richardson Auditorium at Alexander Hall.
Screening of film on contemporary Cantonese art set
Posted November 30, 2010; 04:10 p.m.
Scholar Jane Debevoise will introduce a screening of the film "Jean-Paul Sartre to Teresa Tang: Contemporary Cantonese Art of the 1980s" at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 9, at McCormick Hall, Room 101.
Series on African and African American Studies set
Posted November 30, 2010; 03:41 p.m.
Professor Sandra Greene will give the first lecture in a series called "The Divide That Binds?: African and African American Studies in Conversation" at noon Thursday, Dec. 9, in Stanhope Hall, Room 201.
Wilkerson discusses America's 'great migration'
Posted November 30, 2010; 03:08 p.m.
Author Isabel Wilkerson will discuss her new book, "The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration" at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 7, in McCormick Hall, Room 101.
International bazaar will feature crafts and performances
Posted November 30, 2010; 11:25 a.m.
"Emerge! A Global Bazaar," which celebrates international development initiatives, traditional crafts, cultural performances and the culinary arts, will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 11, in the Chancellor Green Rotunda. The event is organized by the student group Emerge, and co-sponsored by the University's Davis International Center and the Princeton African Development Initiative.
Nelson wins Marshall Scholarship
Posted November 30, 2010; 10:30 a.m.
Princeton alumnus John Nelson is one of 31 American college students awarded 2011 Marshall Scholarships. The Marshall Scholarship covers the cost of living and studying at a British university of the recipient's choice for two or three years.
Mint.com founder Patzer to speak
Posted November 29, 2010; 06:07 p.m.
Aaron Patzer, a 2004 Princeton graduate alumnus, will discuss his experiences in founding the money management website Mint.com in a lecture titled "The $170M Idea: From Idea to Exit in Three Years" at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 30, at the Fields Center, Room 104.
UN weapons expert to discuss biosecurity
Posted November 29, 2010; 04:13 p.m.
Gabriele Kraatz-Wadsack, chief of the weapons of mass destruction branch of the United Nations Office of Disarmament Affairs, will give a talk on "UN Activities in Support of Global Actions Related to Biosecurity" at 12:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 10, in Icahn Laboratory, Room 280, as part of the Program on Science and Global Security's Biosecurity Seminar Series.
Campus social and residential life working group launches website
Posted November 29, 2010; 10:01 a.m.
The working group that was established this fall to review the University's undergraduate on-campus social and residential life has launched a website seeking observations and suggestions from students, alumni and others. The group was asked to consider several questions that were raised by a separate task force that last year reviewed the relationships between the University and the 10 independent eating clubs.
Jazz ensemble presents 'You and the Night and the Music'
Posted November 23, 2010; 01:52 p.m.
The Princeton University Concert Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Vocal Collective present "You and the Night and the Music" at 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4, at Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall.
Ethnomusicologist to discuss hip hop composition
Posted November 23, 2010; 01:21 p.m.
Ethnomusicologist Joe Schloss will discuss "Break on the Break: Movement, Ethnicity and the Aesthetic of Hip Hop Composition" at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 2, in Woolworth Music Center, Room 102.
Volunteers participate in live human flocking events
Posted November 22, 2010; 04:27 p.m.
Flock Logic, a new movement-based, site-specific performance organization, will host two live human flocking events on the Princeton campus. The first event at 8 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 5 -- open only to the campus community and requiring a University ID -- will take place in the Icahn Laboratory atrium. The second event, which is open to the public, is 8 p.m. Monday, Dec. 6, in the Rockefeller College Common Room.
Video feature: 'New Perspectives: A Journey to Nicaragua and Honduras'
Posted November 22, 2010; 12:01 p.m.
A group of 16 Princeton undergraduates traveled to Nicaragua and Honduras this August and September to learn about the religious, social and political situations in both countries with the Office of Religious Life and Witness for Peace, a nonprofit group.
Balancing constitutional rights with national security
Posted November 22, 2010; 12:00 p.m.
Diane Snyder, a lecturer in politics and freshman seminars at Princeton University and a former senior CIA officer, shares her past experiences to lend a real-world perspective to the freshman seminar "The Rest of the Story: The Six O’Clock News, Intelligence, National Security and You." The course explores American national security issues and constitutional rights such as privacy, due process and free speech, which date to the founding of the country and have remained at the center of public debate since the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.
Theatre Intime presents 'Garden District'
Posted November 22, 2010; 11:49 a.m.
The Theatre Intime student performance group will present Tennessee Williams' "Garden District" at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, Dec. 2-4 and 9-11, with a 2 p.m. matinee Dec. 11, in the Hamilton Murray Theatre in Murray-Dodge Hall.
Princeton named cybersecurity hub by national security agencies
Posted November 22, 2010; 10:00 a.m.
The federal government granted Princeton University special status as a hub for cybersecurity research. Universities with this status are designated a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Research. The program is administered by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security.
FACULTY AWARD: Goldberg and Levin are Einstein Visiting Fellows
Posted November 22, 2010; 09:43 a.m.
Adele Goldberg, a professor of linguistics in the Council of the Humanities, and Thomas Levin, an associate professor of German, have been named Einstein Visiting Fellows at the Freie Universität Berlin. The two-year fellowships, which seek to promote the integration of top scholars from abroad in Berlin’s research and scientific fields, are accompanied by 150,000 Euros (about $200,000) a year.
Two Rhodes Scholars, one Mitchell Scholar selected
Posted November 21, 2010; 04:45 p.m.
Princeton senior Nicholas DiBerardino and alumnus Mark Jia have been awarded Rhodes Scholarships for two or three years of graduate study at the University of Oxford. DiBerardino and Jia are among the 32 American college students who won the fellows...
Journalist Kaplan to discuss Indian Ocean rim geopolitics
Posted November 19, 2010; 02:54 p.m.
Robert Kaplan, an author on international affairs and travel and a national correspondent for The Atlantic magazine, will deliver a lecture titled "Monsoon: The Indian Ocean and the Future of American Power" on Thursday, Dec. 2, at 4:30 p.m. in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.
Event celebrates Wilson College's 50th anniversary
Posted November 19, 2010; 11:26 a.m.
A panel discussion celebrating the 50th anniversary of Wilson College, titled "The Origins of Wilson Society/Wilson College," will be held at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 20, in the college's Wilcox Dining Hall. An RSVP is required for the panel discussion and a reception that follows.
University programs participate in launch of Trenton Mural Arts Project
Posted November 19, 2010; 11:00 a.m.
The University's Center for African American Studies, Lewis Center for the Arts and Pace Center for Civic Engagement have been collaborating with the city of Trenton and several community groups to help launch the Trenton Mural Arts Project, a volunteer-based organization that hopes to establish a vibrant mural arts program in the city.
Video: Student Work: A Journey to Nicaragua and Honduras
Posted November 18, 2010; 05:18 p.m.
A group of 16 undergraduates traveled overseas this summer to learn about the religious, social and political situations in both countries.
Video: Sustainable sculpture contest winner
Posted November 18, 2010; 12:00 p.m.
This time-lapse video shows the University League Nursery School team assembling its recycled toy sculpture, which was the winning entry in a Trash Sculpture Contest sponsored by Princeton's Office of Sustainability.
Video: Sustainability at Princeton
Posted November 18, 2010; 12:00 p.m.
Student environmental clubs and organizations are essential partners in the University's ongoing Sustainability Plan.
Acclaimed art director Chip Kidd to discuss design
Posted November 18, 2010; 10:15 a.m.
Chip Kidd, associate art director at Knopf and the designer of highly original book jackets for many widely read writers of the last two decades, will deliver a lecture on the principles of good design at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 30, in McCosh Hall, Room 50.
Carbon Mitigation Initiative receives $11 million through extended partnership with BP
Posted November 18, 2010; 09:00 a.m.
In a continuing research partnership to identify ways to tackle the world's climate problem, Princeton’s Carbon Mitigation Initiative (CMI) has received a commitment of $11 million from BP as part of an extension of their partnership first announced in October 2008.
State Department official to discuss U.S.-China relations
Posted November 17, 2010; 05:10 p.m.
David Shear, deputy assistant secretary for East Asian and Pacific affairs at the U.S. Department of State, will give a talk on "U.S. Foreign Policy Towards China" at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 1, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.
Video: Student work: 'BAC.Dance: Power'
Posted November 16, 2010; 06:07 p.m.
Chaand Raat celebration planned
Posted November 16, 2010; 05:10 p.m.
The Princeton student group Pehchaan will host a celebration of Chaand Raat ("Night of the New Moon"), with suggested donations to benefit Pakistani flood victims, at 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 20, in the Rockfeller College Common Room.
Outdoor Action hosts Banff Mountain Film Festival 'Radical Reels Tour'
Posted November 16, 2010; 03:48 p.m.
Outdoor Action will present the Banff Mountain Film Festival's "Radical Reels Tour," featuring extreme outdoor sports films, at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 3, in McCosh Hall, Room 10.
Princeton Research Symposium to highlight work across disciplines
Posted November 16, 2010; 03:46 p.m.
The annual Princeton Research Symposium, which will feature presentations from graduate students and research staff on topics ranging from the seasonality of birth in Africa to form and freedom in classical music to the quantum effect in a glass of water, is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 20, in the Friend Center.
Linking geometric problems to physics could open door to new solutions
Posted November 16, 2010; 03:13 p.m.
A Princeton scientist with an interdisciplinary bent has taken two well-known problems in mathematics and reformulated them as a physics question, offering new tools to solve challenges relevant to a host of subjects ranging from improving data compression to detecting gravitational waves.
Preparations continue for renovation of Firestone Library; Fisher named design partner
Posted November 15, 2010; 06:13 p.m.
Work that began this summer in preparation for a comprehensive renovation of Firestone Library is continuing, and major construction should get under way in a year. University Librarian Karin Trainer and University Architect Ron McCoy made a presentation on the project at the Monday, Nov. 15, Council of the Princeton University Community meeting. They announced that Frederick Fisher and Partners has been selected as the design partner to collaborate with Shepley Bulfinch Richardson & Abbott, which has been working on the project since 1997.
International study serves up recipe contest
Posted November 15, 2010; 12:00 p.m.
Princeton students explore a world of new experiences when studying and participating in internships abroad, including learning about the cuisines of other cultures. To bring some of these edible discoveries back to campus, Dining Services and the Office of International Programs held an International Palate Recipe contest and prepared the winning meals for students in the residential colleges.
'Photography, Sculpture and Ceramics Graphic Design Show' to open
Posted November 15, 2010; 11:17 a.m.
The Program in Visual Arts Fall 2010 "Photography, Sculpture and Ceramics Graphic Design Show" will run from 10 a.m to 4:30 p.m. from Wednesday, Dec. 1, to Thursday, Dec. 9, at the Lucas Gallery at the Lewis Center for the Arts at 185 Nassau St.
Echols to speak on 1970s disco
Posted November 15, 2010; 11:04 a.m.
Scholar Alice Echols will speak about "The Incredible Slightness of Being: 1970s Disco" at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 22, at Woolworth Music Center, Room 102.
Vargas Llosa and Muldoon discuss Nobel winner's latest novel
Posted November 15, 2010; 10:56 a.m.
Visiting professor Mario Vargas Llosa, the winner of this year's Nobel Prize in literature, will talk with professor Paul Muldoon about "Roger Casement, the Congo, Ireland and Latin America," the subject of Vargas Llosa's latest novel, at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 22, at McCosh Hall, Room 50.
Policy expert Nasr to discuss Muslim ideological shift
Posted November 15, 2010; 10:30 a.m.
Vali Nasr, a U.S. State Department adviser and Professor of International Politics at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy of Tufts University, will present a talk titled, "Economics Versus Extremism: The New Muslim Middle Class and Ideological Shift in the Muslim World," at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 8, in Robertson Hall, Room 16. The event is part of the "Crossroads of Religion and Politics" lecture series of the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.
Princeton continues significant progress toward sustainability goals
Posted November 15, 2010; 10:00 a.m.
For the second consecutive year since adopting a Sustainability Plan, Princeton University's on-campus greenhouse gas emissions have decreased. Last year, emissions declined for the first time since the University's energy-efficient cogeneration plant was installed in 1996 by a modest amount at nearly 1 percent. Emissions are now down by 2.5 percent since 2008, despite the addition of more than 360,000 square feet of building space.
Kicking off a study of Latin America through soccer
Posted November 11, 2010; 12:00 p.m.
In the freshman seminar "Soccer in Latin America: Politics, History and Popular Culture " 15 students are exploring why so many people are addicted to the sport. The class is being taught by Bruno Carvalho, an assistant professor of Spanish and Portuguese languages and cultures who grew up with a passion for soccer in Brazil.
Sociologist Ecklund will speak on 'Science vs. Religion'
Posted November 11, 2010; 11:36 a.m.
Sociologist Elaine Howard Ecklund will speak on "Science vs. Religion: What Scientists Really Think" at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 18, at the Lewis Library, Room 120.
New works by filmmaker Isaac Julien to be screened
Posted November 11, 2010; 11:26 a.m.
A screening of new works by British filmmaker Isaac Julien will take place at 4:30 p.m Wednesday, Nov. 17 at McCormick Hall, Room 101.
International Education Week events planned
Posted November 11, 2010; 10:40 a.m.
A variety of internationally focused events are taking place across campus Nov. 15-20 in recognition of International Education Week. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education, International Education Week annually showcases and promotes international education and exchange endeavors.
diSiac Dance Company performs 'Flux'
Posted November 10, 2010; 06:22 p.m.
The diSiac Dance Company will perform "Flux" at 7 and 10 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Dec. 9-10, at the Berlind Theatre.
McCarty to deliver President's Lecture on political polarization
Posted November 10, 2010; 06:20 p.m.
Princeton political scholar Nolan McCarty will speak on "The Polarization of American Politics" in the next installment of the President's Lecture Series at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 2, in McCosh Hall, Room 10.
Author Howard to speak on resolving conflict
Posted November 10, 2010; 06:16 p.m.
Charles Howard, a Princeton alumnus and author of "The Organizational Ombudsman: Origins, Roles and Operations -- A Legal Guide," will present a talk titled "Bridging the Gap ... Creating a Fair and Impartial Culture" at noon Tuesday, Nov. 23, at the Fields Center, Room 205.
World War II images featured in exhibition
Posted November 10, 2010; 06:14 p.m.
A photo exhibition titled "A.S. Pennoyer and the Monuments Men" -- featuring images from the Monuments, Fine Arts and Archives program, which assisted in the protection and restitution of cultural monuments in areas affected by World War II -- is on view through Friday, Dec. 31, in the McCormick Hall first floor lobby.
DREAM Act symposium planned
Posted November 10, 2010; 06:11 p.m.
A symposium on the Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act is planned for 3 to 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 12, in East Pyne Hall, Room 010.
Routes to campus affected by activity in Princeton Borough--UPDATED 1:35 p.m.
Posted November 10, 2010; 11:47 a.m.
**UPDATE: The Princeton Borough Police have re-opened all roads to vehicle and pedestrian traffic as of 1:35 p.m.**
Because of street closures in Princeton Borough, individuals entering the Princeton University campus should use Washington Road and avoid entering campus via the intersection at Nassau Street/Route 27 and Route 206 during the morning and early afternoon of Wednesday, Nov. 10.
Screenwriter David Kelley to speak about career
Posted November 10, 2010; 11:08 a.m.
Emmy award-winning screenwriter David Kelley, a Princeton alumnus, will talk about his life and work at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 17, at the Stewart Theater at the Lewis Center for the Arts at 185 Nassau St.
Routes to campus affected by activity in Princeton Borough
Posted November 10, 2010; 10:53 a.m.
Because of street closures in Princeton Borough, individuals entering the Princeton University campus should use Washington Road and avoid entering campus via the intersection at Nassau Street/Route 27 and Route 206 throughout the morning of Wednesday, Nov. 10.
FACULTY AWARD: Daubechies wins Franklin Award
Posted November 9, 2010; 03:52 p.m.
Ingrid Daubechies, Princeton's William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of Mathematics and Applied and Computational Mathematics, has been named a recipient of the Benjamin Franklin Medal in Electrical Engineering. Daubechies was recognized for her "fundamental discoveries in the field of compact representations of data, leading to efficient image compression as used in digital photography," according to the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia, which bestows the award. She will be honored along with other medal recipients at the institute's awards ceremony in April.
Video: Student work: 'This Is Our Youth'
Posted November 9, 2010; 03:08 p.m.
Chris Ghaffari '12 directs Theatre Intime's production of Kenneth Lonergan's play, which is being presented Nov. 11-13 and 18-20 in Murray-Dodge Hall. Read more.
Internet scholar to present on fair protocol standards
Posted November 9, 2010; 01:19 p.m.
Laura DeNardis, executive director of the Yale Information Society Project, will speak on "Protocol Politics: The Globalization of Internet Governance" at 4:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 18, in Sherrerd Hall, Room 101.
Gott and Vanderbei to discuss cosmos
Posted November 9, 2010; 01:01 p.m.
Princeton professors J. Richard Gott and Robert Vanderbei will discuss their book "Sizing Up the Universe: The Cosmos in Perspective" at 4:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 16, at the Lewis Library Visualization Laboratory, Room 346.
Social entrepreneur to speak on design
Posted November 9, 2010; 12:46 p.m.
Social entrepreneur Paul Polak, founder of the Colorado-based nonprofit International Development Enterprises, will offer "Making a Difference: Design for the Other 90 Percent" at 3:30 p.m., Friday, Nov. 12, in the Friend Center Convocation Room.
Houck, Shaevitz receive presidential awards
Posted November 8, 2010; 02:32 p.m.
U.S. President Barack Obama has named Princeton's Andrew Houck and Joshua Shaevitz as recipients of the Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers, the highest honor bestowed by the federal government on young professionals in the early stages of their independent research careers.
Exploring genetics leads to big ideas about the natural world
Posted November 8, 2010; 12:00 p.m.
In her freshman seminar titled "How the Tabby Cat Got Her Stripes or The Silence of the Genes," Princeton University president and molecular biology professor Shirley M. Tilghman, one of the world's foremost authorities on genetics, is introducing 15 students to a newer aspect of her subject known as epigenetics. Together, they are grappling with one of the deepest questions in the natural world: What is at the root of the intricate process that makes us all so different?
New study finds common brain organization among disparate mammals
Posted November 8, 2010; 11:36 a.m.
Matthias Kaschube, a lecturer in physics and the Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics at Princeton University, has published in the Nov. 4 online edition of Science Express results of research into the factors determining development of the brain's neural circuits.
Moravian College president to speak on 'Education for a Balanced Life'
Posted November 5, 2010; 05:35 p.m.
Moravian College President Christopher Thomforde, a 1969 Princeton graduate and three-time varsity basketball letter winner, will speak on "Education for a Balanced Life" at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 9, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall, as part of the Princeton Varsity Club's Jake McCandless '51 Speaker Series.
Video: Student work: 'eXpressions performs "Journeys"'
Posted November 5, 2010; 05:07 p.m.
Nutrition Festival features chef Roberts
Posted November 5, 2010; 03:15 p.m.
The Undergraduate Student Government's Nutrition Festival, featuring a cooking demonstration by host of TLC's "BBQ Pitmasters" and chef Kevin Roberts, food giveaways and information from nutrition-related groups, will take place at noon Friday, Nov. 12, in the Frist Campus Center, West TV Lounge on the 100 level.
Liechtenstein Institute celebrates 10th anniversary with colloquium
Posted November 4, 2010; 06:15 p.m.
The Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination will hold a colloquium to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the institute's founding from Thursday to Saturday, Nov. 11 to 13, at various locations on campus. Registration is highly recommended. The event is open to the public, though one session is an "off-the-record" speech.
Oscar-winning director Errol Morris to speak
Posted November 4, 2010; 06:04 p.m.
Errol Morris, whose film about former Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara, "The Fog of War," won the 2003 Academy Award for best documentary feature, will deliver a lecture at 8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 15, in McCosh Hall, Room 50. "The Ashtray," the story of an event that took place while Morris was briefly a graduate student at Princeton and its subsequent effect on his career, will be the topic of his talk.
Conference explores sustainable development
Posted November 4, 2010; 06:00 p.m.
"Collective Motion: A Conference on Mainstreaming Sustainability in Development" is scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 12, at the Fields Center, hosted by the University chapter of Engineers Without Borders, Students United for a Responsible Global Environment and the International Student Association at Princeton.
Theatre Intime presents 'This Is Our Youth'
Posted November 4, 2010; 05:58 p.m.
The Theatre Intime student performance group will present Kenneth Lonergan's "This Is Our Youth" at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, Nov. 11-13 and 18-20, in the Hamilton Murray Theatre in Murray-Dodge Hall.
Nobel Laureate Wilczek to lecture on 'Fundamentals'
Posted November 4, 2010; 05:55 p.m.
Ten fundamental theses of modern science will be the subject of a two-part lecture series by Frank Wilczek, a Massachusetts Institute of Technology physicist and Nobel laureate. The first part of Wilczek's lecture on "Fundamentals" takes place at 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 11, with the second part set for 4:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 12, both in McCosh Hall, Room 50.
Talk focuses on Internet architecture, innovation
Posted November 4, 2010; 05:52 p.m.
"Internet Architecture and Innovation" is the title of a lecture by Stanford University legal scholar Barbara van Schewick scheduled for 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 11, in Sherrerd Hall, Room 101.
Ruth Reichl to moderate food and health panel
Posted November 4, 2010; 05:50 p.m.
Author and former Gourmet magazine editor-in-chief Ruth Reichl will moderate a panel discussion on "The Politics of Food and Health Care," featuring former Food and Drug Administration Commissioner David Kessler and public health expert Marion Nestle, at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 10, in McCosh Hall, Room 50.
U.S. political landscape is subject of Barone talk
Posted November 4, 2010; 05:49 p.m.
Political analyst Michael Barone, a resident fellow of the American Enterprise Institute and contributor to the Fox News Channel, will give a talk titled "Open Field Politics: 2010 and Beyond" at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 10, in Lewis Library, Room 120.
Exhibition shows 'Fauntleroy' manuscript, complete again after nearly 100 years
Posted November 4, 2010; 05:49 p.m.
Author Frances Hodgson Burnett's full manuscript of "Little Lord Fauntleroy" -- reunited for the first time in nearly a century -- will be part of an exhibition opening Monday, Nov. 15, in the Main Gallery at Princeton University's Firestone Library. To launch the exhibition, Professor of English Emeritus Ulrich Knoepflmacher will give a public lecture titled "What Happened to Frances Hodgson Burnett's Harry Potter? The Rise and Fall of a 19th-Century Children's Classic" at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 17, in the gallery.
Rubik's Cube competition to be held
Posted November 4, 2010; 05:48 p.m.
The student-run Princeton Cube Club will host a World Cube Association Rubik's Cube competition from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 6, in Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall.
'Fauntleroy' manuscript complete again after nearly 100 years
Posted November 4, 2010; 02:24 p.m.
The pages of author Frances Hodgson Burnett's manuscript of "Little Lord Fauntleroy" -- separated for nearly a century -- have been reunited in Princeton University's Firestone Library.
Making sustainable energy technologies come alive
Posted November 4, 2010; 12:00 p.m.
In the freshman seminar "Science and Technology for a Sustainable Future," Princeton engineering professor Craig Arnold conveys his fascination with energy and aims to "get students to think, 'I can make a difference.'"
Discussion, performance of Japanese Taiko drumming to be held
Posted November 4, 2010; 11:48 a.m.
Kenny Endo and Kaoru Watanabe will present a discussion and performance of Japanese Taiko drumming at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 15, at Taplin Auditorium, Fine Hall.
Former diplomat Herbst to speak on conflict
Posted November 4, 2010; 10:44 a.m.
John Herbst, a former U.S. diplomat and director of the Center for Complex Operations at the National Defense University, will present a talk titled, "Building and Maintaining a Capacity to Deal With Conflict Prevention and Conflict Response" at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 1, in Robertson Hall, Room 16.
FTC appoints Princeton computer scientist Felten as chief technologist
Posted November 4, 2010; 10:35 a.m.
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has named Edward Felten, a Princeton professor of computer science and public affairs, as the agency's first chief technologist to help guide government policy in an era when technology has a growing influence on businesses and consumers.
Sorkin, Gensler to discuss banking regulations
Posted November 4, 2010; 10:26 a.m.
Andrew Ross Sorkin, chief mergers and acquisitions reporter and columnist for The New York Times, and Gary Gensler, chairman of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission, will discuss "Banks, Shadow Banks and the New Face of Wall Street" at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 22, in Robertson Hall, Room 16. They will be joined by former New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine, the John L. Weinberg/Goldman Sachs & Co. Visiting Professor at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, who is leading the school's Financial Market Regulation lecture series. Members of the news media interested in attending this event must consult the Woodrow Wilson School Office of Public and External Affairs about restrictions.
Hindu festival of Diwali will be celebrated
Posted November 3, 2010; 05:26 p.m.
The Hindu festival of Diwali will be marked with a celebration and worship service at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 13, in the Princeton University Chapel. The Diwali celebration is hosted by the University's Office of Religious Life and organized by the University's Hindu Life Program.
Political analyst Nawaz to discuss Pakistan
Posted November 3, 2010; 04:09 p.m.
Shuja Nawaz, director of the South Asia Center at the Atlantic Council of the United States, will present a talk titled, "Pakistan: In the Eye of The Storm,"at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 17, in Robertson Hall, Room 16, as part of the "Intractable Conflicts" lecture series at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.
Panel to provide perspective on 2010 midterms
Posted November 3, 2010; 03:53 p.m.
A post-midterm elections panel discussion titled "A Midcourse Correction? The 2010 Elections in Perspective" will be held at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 15, in Robertson Hall, Room 16, with a reception to follow in the Bernstein Gallery.
Gauss Seminars on 'Justice and Language' to be presented
Posted November 3, 2010; 03:45 p.m.
Werner Hamacher, a professor of comparative literature at Goethe-Universitat, will present the Gauss Seminars on "Justice and Language" at 5:30 p.m. in McCormick Hall on the following dates: Tuesday, Nov. 9 (Room 106); Thursday, Nov. 11 (Room 106); and Monday, Nov. 15 (Room 101).
Princeton establishes engineering collaborations with German universities
Posted November 3, 2010; 12:00 p.m.
Princeton's Keller Center and International Internship Program have developed a new research and teaching collaboration and student exchange initiative between Princeton and ConRuhr, a consortium of three universities in Germany's Ruhr region. The program aims to expose engineering students to international approaches to technology, research and leadership, while giving them hands-on research experience in their field of study.
Exhibition shows 'Fauntleroy' manuscript, complete again after nearly 100 years
Posted November 3, 2010; 11:23 a.m.
Author Frances Hodgson Burnett's full manuscript of "Little Lord Fauntleroy" -- reunited for the first time in nearly a century -- will be part of an exhibition opening Monday, Nov. 15, in the Main Gallery at Princeton University's Firestone Library.
Lecture set on 'Provincializing Ireland'
Posted November 3, 2010; 10:43 a.m.
Princeton graduate student Gregory Londe will discuss "Provincializing Ireland: Patrick Kavanagh vs. the King of the Twist" at 4:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 19, at the Stewart Theater at the Lewis Center for the Arts at 185 Nassau St.
'The Good Person of Setzuan' to be performed
Posted November 3, 2010; 10:37 a.m.
The Program in Theater in the Lewis Center for the Arts presents Bertolt Brecht's "The Good Person of Setzuan" at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 12-13, and Thursday through Saturday, Nov. 18-20, at the Berlind Theatre at the McCarter Theatre Center.
Scholar to speak on bilingualism and 19th-century Ireland
Posted November 3, 2010; 10:31 a.m.
Scholar Margaret Kelleher will lecture on "Irish Doesn't Sell the Cow: Bilingualism and 19th-century Ireland" at 4:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 12, at the Stewart Theater at the Lewis Center for the Arts at 185 Nassau St.
Authors Anne Carson and Sarah Shun-lien Bynum set to appear
Posted November 3, 2010; 10:26 a.m.
Poet Anne Carson and novelist Sarah Shun-lien Bynum will read from their work at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 10, at the Stewart Theater at the Lewis Center for the Arts at 185 Nassau St.
Campus community invited to CPUC meeting
Posted November 2, 2010; 10:12 p.m.
The Council of the Princeton University Community (CPUC) will meet from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 15, in Friend Center, Room 101. All members of the campus community are invited to attend.
Fall 2010 Painting Class Show opens
Posted November 2, 2010; 03:46 p.m.
The Fall 2010 Painting Class Show, featuring work by students in introductory and intermediate painting classes, will be on view from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 10, to Tuesday, Nov. 23, in the Lucas Gallery at the Lewis Center for the Arts at 185 Nassau St.
Artists featured in 'Free Time' series
Posted November 2, 2010; 03:20 p.m.
Several artists will be featured in upcoming events in the Lewis Center for the Arts' "Free Time" lecture series.
Diwali festival will be celebrated in University Chapel
Posted November 2, 2010; 02:17 p.m.
The Hindu festival of Diwali will be marked with a celebration and worship service at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 13, in the Princeton University Chapel. The event is free and open to the public.
Unique duality: Princeton-led team discovers 'exotic' superconductor with metallic surface
Posted November 2, 2010; 02:09 p.m.
A new material with a split personality -- part superconductor, part metal -- has been observed by a Princeton University-led research team. The discovery may have implications for the development of next-generation electronics that could transform the way information is stored and processed.
Biological Weapons Convention is subject of Dando talk
Posted November 2, 2010; 11:57 a.m.
Malcolm Dando, a professor of international security at the University of Brandford, will give a talk on how the seventh review conference of the 2011 Biological Weapons Convention can improve life scientists' understanding of biosecurity at 12:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 3, in Icahn Laboratory, Room 280.
Biodefense expert Franz to speak on health security
Posted November 2, 2010; 11:49 a.m.
David Franz, associate director at the Midwest Research Institute and a world leader in agricultural biosecurity and biodefense, will give a talk titled "Health-Security Relationships in the 21st Century" at 12:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 19, in Icahn Laboratory, Room 280.
Former OMB director Orszag to discuss health care reform
Posted November 2, 2010; 11:06 a.m.
Peter Orszag, a 1991 alumnus, former director of the Office of Management and Budget under President Barack Obama and distinguished visiting fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, will present a talk titled "Health Care Reform and Our Fiscal Future" at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 10, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall, as part of the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs' Implementing Health Care Reform lecture series.
Journalist Cambanis to discuss Hezbollah
Posted November 2, 2010; 10:59 a.m.
Thanassis Cambanis, a journalist, an adjunct professor at Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs and a Princeton graduate alumnus, will present a lecture titled "Inside Hezbollah: Who Joins the Legions of the Party of God?" at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 9, in Robertson Hall, Room 16, followed by a public reception and book signing in the Bernstein Gallery.
Executive compensation subject of discussion
Posted November 2, 2010; 10:53 a.m.
A discussion titled "Defining the 'New Normal' in Executive Compensation" -- featuring Yvonne Chen, managing director at the compensation consulting firm Pearl Meyer & Partners, LLC; and Robert Jackson Jr., an associate professor of law at Columbia Law School and former deputy to the special master for TARP executive compensation; and former New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine, the John L. Weinberg/Goldman Sachs & Co. Visiting Professor at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs -- will be held as part of the Wilson School's Financial Market Regulation lecture series at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 8, in Robertson Hall, Room 16.
Perspective on: Trends in U.S. employment
Posted November 1, 2010; 12:00 p.m.
Henry Farber, Princeton's Hughes-Rogers Professor of Economics, discusses the reasons for the weak U.S. job market and the outlook for its recovery.
Rebecca D. Cox '89 to speak about students' college success Nov. 18
Posted November 1, 2010; 10:49 a.m.
The McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning will present a lecture by Professor Rebecca D. Cox '89 at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 18, in the Frist Campus Center, Room 302, on the campus of Princeton University. The subject of Cox's talk will be her book "The College Fear Factor: How Students and Professors Misunderstand Each Other," which centers on a discussion about how the traditional college culture can actually pose obstacles to students' success and suggests strategies for effectively explaining academic expectations.