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Archive – March, 2011

Two seniors win $250,000 Hertz fellowship for graduate study

Princeton University seniors Cameron Myhrvold and Kay Ousterhout have a new opportunity to deepen their passion for science after receiving $250,000 each in no-strings-attached research funding. Myhrvold, a molecular biology major, and Ousterhout, a computer science major, are two of 15 students nationwide to receive a prestigious fellowship from the Fannie and John Hertz Foundation that provides funding for five years of doctoral study, during which they can tackle whatever scientific challenges they choose. 

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Employees honored for dedication and service

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

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Telling the story of Asperger's -- with music

As a girl dancing in her living room along to the cast recording of the show "My Fair Lady," Andrea Grody dreamed of the Broadway stage. Now, as a Princeton senior, Grody has written her own musical -- on Asperger's syndrome -- that will be performed this spring on campus.

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Video: Student work: 'House of Blue Leaves'

Jeffrey Kuperman '13 profiles a senior thesis production of "The House of Blues Leaves," which continues March 31 and April 1-2 at the McCarter Theatre Center. Read more.

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Princeton makes offers to 8.39 percent of applicants in record admission cycle

Princeton University has offered admission to 2,282 students, or 8.39 percent of the record 27,189 applicants for the class of 2015 in what may be the most selective admission process in the University's history. This compares with Princeton's final admission rates of 8.8 percent for the class of 2014 and 10.1 percent for the class of 2013.

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Video: Student work: 'Ballet Folklórico presents "Detrás del Sombrero"'

Student troupe Ballet Folklórico's production, "Detrás del Sombrero" ("Behind the Hat"), pays tribute to the vibrant cultures of Mexico April 1-2 in Frist Campus Center theater. Read more.

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Harris-Perry to speak at 'Take Back the Night' event

Friday, April 15, 2011, 7 p.m. · Frist Campus Center South Lawn

Melissa Harris-Perry, an associate professor of politics and African American studies at Princeton, will be the featured speaker at the "Take Back the Night" event for sexual violence observance at 7 p.m. Friday, April 15, at the Frist Campus Center South Lawn. This event is intended for members of the campus community and invited guests only.

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Connell to discuss anthrax letters investigations-CANCELED

Friday, April 15, 2011, 12:30 p.m. · Icahn Laboratory, Room 280

This event has been canceled.

Nancy Connell, professor and vice chair for research in the Department of Medicine at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey's New Jersey Medical School, will give a talk titled "Review of the National Academies' Investigation of the FBI's Investigation of the 2001 Anthrax Letter Attacks" at 12:30 p.m. Friday, April 15, in Icahn Laboratory, Room 280.

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Campus climate for LGBT community is focus of Rankin talk

Monday, April 25, 2011, 2 p.m. · Frist Campus Center, Multipurpose Room B

Education scholar Susan Rankin, co-author of the 2010 "State of Higher Education for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender People" report, will present the report's findings at 2 p.m. Monday, April 25, in Frist Campus Center, Multipurpose Room B.

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Greening Princeton hosts 5K run

Saturday, April 16, 2011, 9 a.m. · Forbes College

Greening Princeton will host a 5K run and walk to benefit the Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association at 9 a.m. Saturday, April 16, beginning at Forbes College.

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Symposium explores migration in Italy

Thursday and Friday, March 31-April 1, 2011, various times · Bobst Hall, Room 105, and Jones Hall, Room 100

A symposium titled "Across the Borders of Desire: Italy as a Land of Departure and Destination" will be held from 2 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 31, in Bobst Hall, Room 105, and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, April 1, in Jones Hall, Room 100.

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Princeton engineers make breakthrough in ultrasensitive sensor technology

Princeton researchers have invented an extremely sensitive sensor that opens up new ways to detect a wide range of substances, from biological markers of cancer to hidden explosives.

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Unique Princeton partnership gives boost to Trenton pupils

Sixth-graders at Martin Luther King Jr. School in Trenton, N.J., are receiving tutoring from Princeton undergraduates as part of a unique collaboration among Princeton students and professors and an affiliated center that works with underserved youth, designed to help elementary school students in Trenton grow academically and socially.

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Elevator Repair Service ensemble to perform

Friday April 15, 2011, 7 p.m., Saturday, April 16, 2011, 2 p.m. · McCarter Theatre Center, Berlind Theatre

The theater ensemble Elevator Repair Service will present "The Select (The Sun Also Rises)" at 7 p.m. Friday, April 15, and 2 p.m. Saturday, April 16, at the Berlind Theatre at the McCarter Theatre Center.

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Authors Hong, Lahiri read from their work

Wednesday, April 27, 2011, 4:30 p.m. · 185 Nassau St., Stewart Theater

Poet Cathy Park Hong and fiction writer Jhumpa Lahiri will read from their work at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 27, at the Stewart Theater at the Lewis Center for the Arts at 185 Nassau St.

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Creative writing students read from their work

Wednesday, April 20, 2011, 4:30 p.m. · 185 Nassau St., Stewart Theater

Students from the spring 2011 Program in Creative Writing will read from their poetry, fiction and translation work at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 20, at the Stewart Theater at the Lewis Center for the Arts at 185 Nassau St.

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Music faculty to perform

Friday, April 1, 2011, 8 p.m. · Fine Hall, Taplin Auditorium

A concert featuring Princeton music instructors, titled "The Little/Big Project," will be performed at 8 p.m. Friday, April 1, at Taplin Auditorium in Fine Hall.

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Plans emerge from report on leadership

In a March 23 conversation with members of the University community about the recently issued report of the Steering Committee on Undergraduate Women's Leadership, President Shirley M. Tilghman said she already has a list of "to-dos."

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Fuller to discuss caste and culture in Tamil Nadu

Thursday, April 7, 2011, noon · Burr Hall, Room 216

Chris Fuller, a professor in the Department of Anthropology at the London School of Economics, will give a talk on "Science, Culture and Caste Identity Among the Brahmans of Tamil Nadu" at noon, Thursday, April 7, in Burr Hall, Room 216.

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Boix to discuss globalization and redistribution

Thursday, April 7, 2011, 4:30 p.m. · Burr Hall, Room 216

Carles Boix, Princeton's Robert Garrett Professor in Politics and a professor of politics and public affairs in the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, will give a talk on "Globalization, Growth and Redistribution" at 4:30 p.m., Thursday, April 7, in Burr Hall, Room 216, as part of the Politics of the Economic Crisis research cluster.

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Green to give talk on ethnic change

Wednesday, April 6, 2011, 4:30 p.m. · Burr Hall, Room 216

Elliot Green, a fellow in the Department of International Development at the London School of Economics, is giving a lecture titled "Endogenous Ethnicity: Urbanization and Ethnic Change in the Modern World" at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 6, in Burr Hall, Room 216, as part of the Project on Democracy and Development.

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Post-Soviet states and technology is subject of Wilson talk-CANCELED

Tuesday, April 5, 2011, 4:30 p.m. · Burr Hall, Room 216

This event has been canceled.

Andrew Wilson, a senior policy fellow at the European Council on Foreign Relations, will give a talk titled "Why Do the Post-Soviet States Still Seem Addicted to Political Technology?" at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 5, in Burr Hall, Room 216.

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Democracy and religious freedom are focus of Shah lecture

Tuesday, April 5, 2011, 4:30 p.m. · Robertson Hall, Room 1

Political scientiest Timothy Samuel Shah, an associate director of the Religious Freedom Project at the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace and World Affairs and a visiting assistant professor in the Department of Government at Georgetown University, will give a talk titled "Why We Can't Promote Democracy and Reduce Conflict Without (a Better Concept of) Religious Freedom" at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 5, in Robertson Hall, Room 1, as part of the Luce Project on Migration, Participation, and Democratic Governance in the U.S., Europe and the Muslim World.

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Video feature: 'Skate Night'

Three times this academic year, Princeton's Baker Rink opened its doors for Skate Night, a late-night event open to all Princeton students. Each event featured a particular theme, including an ugly sweater competition that is featured in this video profile of the Dec. 9 Skate Night.

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Video: 'Skate Night'

A recent Skate Night event offered students a chance to ice skate late at night for free and to enter an ugly sweater contest.

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University curriculum evolves with faculty and student interests

From gender to jazz to extraterrestrial life, a slate of new and revised academic offerings available to Princeton students starting this year reflects the continued evolution of the University's curriculum.

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Campus community invited to CPUC meeting

Monday, March 28, 4:30 p.m. · East Pyne, Room 10

The Council of the Princeton University Community (CPUC) will meet at 4:30 p.m. Monday, March 28, in East Pyne, Room 10. All members of the campus community are invited to attend.

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Spirit of Princeton nominations due April 11

Nominations for the 16th annual Sprit of Princeton Awards, which honor undergraduates for their positive contributions to campus life, are due by noon Monday, April 11.

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New class introduces students to the art and engineering of tall building design

A new Princeton engineering class devoted to the study of the relations of buildings, space, time and societal dynamics, called "A Social and Multi-dimensional Exploration of Structure," was taught for the first time this past fall with a theme of tall buildings. It was developed with funding from Princeton's 250th Anniversary Fund, which supports innovation in undergraduate education, and will be offered at least every other year with a new theme each time.

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Spivak to discuss humanities

Tuesday, March 29, 2011, 5 p.m. · McCosh Hall, Room 10

Literary theorist and critic Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, a University Professor and director of the Center for Comparative Literature and Society at Columbia University, will deliver a lecture on the humanities at 5 p.m. Tuesday, March 29, in McCosh Hall, Room 10.

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Mia Farrow, Rep. Payne to discuss Sudan

Friday, March 25, 2011, 2:30 p.m. · Whig Hall Senate Chamber

Actress Mia Farrow, a UNICEF goodwill ambassador who has engaged in humanitarian missions in Sudan and neighboring countries, will join U.S. Rep. Donald Payne of New Jersey for a discussion titled "What Lies Ahead: Prospects for Peace in Sudan" at 2:30 p.m. Friday, March 25, in the Whig Hall Senate Chamber. The event is sponsored by the International Relations Council, a Princeton student organization.

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Princeton researchers inspire young women to explore science

For 240 young women from area schools, the excitement of scientific discovery was illuminated by a visit to a Princeton University laboratory where researchers are pursuing a new energy source linked to the sun's power.

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Conversation set on women's leadership report

A conversation on the recently issued report of the Steering Committee on Undergraduate Women's Leadership is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 23, in Dodds Auditorium of Robertson Hall. The event is free and open to the public.

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Presidential committee makes recommendations to strengthen student leadership

A presidential committee at Princeton University has issued a report finding that, while women undergraduates are providing leadership in many organizations across campus, they have been less prominently visible in some major campus posts in the last 10 years than they were in the earlier years of coeducation.

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Discussion explores religion and gender justice

Monday, March 28, 2011, 7:30 p.m. · Peyton Hall, Room 145

"Faith and Feminism: Does Religion Help or Hinder Gender Justice?" is the title of a conversation between Alison Boden, Princeton's dean of religious life and the chapel, and Asifa Quraishi, professor of law at the University of Wisconsin, scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 28, in Peyton Hall, Room 145.

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Poet Fenton to read from work

Tuesday, March 22, 2011, 6 p.m. · Mathey College Common Room

Poet Elyse Fenton will read from her prize-winning collection of poems, "Clamor," at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 22, in the Mathey College Common Room.

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University community responding to crisis in Japan

In response to the March 11 earthquake and catastrophic tsunami that have devastated Japan, a vigil for the campus community is being planned for 5 p.m. Tuesday, March 22, at the Fields Center; donations are being collected for the Japanese Red Cross at Frist Campus Center through Monday, April 4; the Woodrow Wilson School of International Affairs will hold a panel discussion March 24 titled "After the Earthquake: Japan's Nuclear Plant Crisis"; and the Global Crisis Response portion of the University's International Princeton website is consolidating news about additional events, fundraisers and other initiatives.

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Frick Lab architect Hopkins to speak for dedication

Thursday, April 7, 2011, 5 p.m. · School of Architecture, Betts Auditorium

Michael Hopkins, architect of Princeton's recently completed Frick Chemistry Laboratory, will present a public lecture at 5 p.m. Thursday, April 7, at Betts Auditorium, School of Architecture, as part of the dedication of the new building.

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'How Difficulties Benefit the Architect' is subject of Moneo lecture

Monday, March 28, 2011, 6 p.m. · School of Architecture, Betts Auditorium

Spanish architect Rafael Moneo, designer of the building that will house the Princeton Neuroscience Institute that is now under construction, will deliver the School of Architecture's annual Kassler Lecture, speaking on the topic "How Difficulties Benefit the Work of the Architect," at 6 p.m. Monday, March 28, in Betts Auditorium, School of Architecture.

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Biology of addiction is lecture topic

Tuesday, April 5, 2011, 8 p.m. · McCosh Hall, Room 50

Nora Volkow, the director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse, will deliver a lecture on "The Neurobiology of Drug Addiction" at 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 5, in McCosh Hall, Room 50.

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Hoffman Scholars event highlights graduate student research

Thursday, April 14, 2011, 7:30 p.m. · Friend Center, Room 4

The Hoffman Scholars program, designed to share with alumni some of the best doctoral research being conducted at the University, will feature presentations by three graduate students at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 14, in the Friend Center, Room 4.

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Women's NCAA basketball tournament game to be shown at Frist

Sunday, March 20, 2011, 2:50 p.m. · Frist Campus Center

The Frist Campus Center will host a viewing of the Princeton women's basketball game in the first round of the NCAA tournament against Georgetown at 2:50 p.m. Sunday, March 20. The game will be shown in the East and West TV lounges, with light refreshments available. For more information, visit the Princeton athletics website.

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Greek mythology is Princyclopedia theme

Saturday, April 9, 2011, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. · Dillon Gymnasium

"Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 1: The Lightning Thief," Rick Riordan's popular children's tale of Greek mythology and adventure, is the theme of this year's Princyclopedia, an interactive book convention hosted annually by the Cotsen Children's Library. The all-ages event will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 9, in Dillon Gymnasium.

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National Academy of Sciences head to address climate change

Thursday, April 7, 2011, 4:30 p.m. · Guyot Hall, Room 10

Ralph Cicerone, president of the National Academy of Sciences, will deliver the 2011 Taplin Environmental Lecture with a talk titled "Climate Change: A Scientist's Perspective" at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, April 7, in Guyot Hall, Room 10.

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FDIC Chair Sheila Bair to address financial crisis

Tuesday, March 29, 2011, 4:30 p.m. · McCosh Hall, Room 50

"Some Lessons From the Financial Crisis," a conversation between U.S. Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Chair Sheila Bair and Alan Blinder, a professor of economics at Princeton, will take place at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 29, in McCosh Hall, Room 50.

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Hip-hop symposium planned

Saturday, March 26, 2011, 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. · Fields Center, 58 Prospect Ave.

A symposium titled "Hip Hop 2.0: The Price of a New Era," which focuses on the role of economics in hip-hop, is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 26, at the Fields Center, 58 Prospect Ave.

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Panel to discuss 'Lives of Great Religious Books'

Friday, March 25, 2011, 3 p.m. · Frist Campus Center, Room 302

A panel discussion featuring authors from the "Lives of Great Religious Books" series is planned for 3 p.m. Friday, March 25, in the Frist Campus Center, Room 302.

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Festival features documentaries from Latin America, Spain

Thursday through Saturday, March 24-26, 2011, various times · East Pyne, Room 010

Films from Latin America and Spain will be presented in the 2011 Princeton Documentary Festival, titled "Pictures and Words," Thursday through Saturday, March 24-26, in East Pyne, Room 010.

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Neuroscientist Sapolsky to lecture on stress and disease

Tuesday, March 22, 2011, 7 p.m. · McCosh Hall, Room 50

"Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers: Stress, Disease and Coping" is the title of a lecture by Robert Sapolsky, a distinguished neuroscientist and science writer from Stanford University, scheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 22, in McCosh Hall, Room 50.

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Panel to address Japan nuclear crisis

Thursday, March 24, 2011, 4:30 p.m. · Robertson Hall, Dodds Auditorium

As part of the Up to the Minute series, "After the Earthquake: Japan's Nuclear Plant Crisis" will be the subject of a panel discussion at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, March 24, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall, featuring panelists Alexander Glaser, an assistant professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering and international affairs; M.V. Ramana, an associate research scholar in the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and the Program on Science and Global Security; Erik Vanmarcke, a professor of civil and environmental engineering; and Frank von Hippel, a professor of public and international affairs, and co-director of the Program on Science and Global Security.

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Colloquium to focus on U.S. foreign aid and policy

Friday and Saturday, April 8-9, 2011, various times · Robertson Hall, Dodds Auditorium

The 2011 Princeton Colloquium on Public and International Affairs, titled "Dollars, Diplomacy and Development: Rethinking U.S. Foreign Aid and Policy," will be held from 6 p.m. Friday, April 8, to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 9, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall, hosted by the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.

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Ramdas to discuss gender justice-UPDATED

Monday, March 28, 2011, 4:30 p.m. · Robertson Hall, Dodds Auditorium

The location for this event has been changed from Room 16 to Dodds Auditorium in Robertson Hall.

Kavita Ramdas, former president and CEO of the Global Fund for Women, a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing women's rights around the globe, will present a talk titled "It Ain't What You Do, It's How You Do It: Global Education for Gender Justice" at 4:30 p.m. Monday, March 28, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.

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Palestinian legislator Ashrawi to speak on 'The Dislocation of Palestine'

Tuesday, March 22, 2011, 5 p.m. · McCosh Hall, Room 10

Noted Palestinian legislator Hanan Ashrawi will give an address on "The Dislocation of Palestine" at 5 p.m. Tuesday, March 22, in McCosh Hall, Room 10.

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Princeton basketball teams reach NCAAs, make school history

For a school with an athletic history that dates to the time when Abraham Lincoln was president of the United States, it's rare to have a "first" these days. But the last few days for the Princeton University men's and women's basketball teams have been special, dramatic and ultimately historic. When the dust of a wild 10 days had settled, Princeton was in the NCAA basketball tournament for both the men and women, something that had never happened before. 

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Men's, women's NCAA basketball tournament games to be shown at Frist

Thursday, March 17, 2011, 2:45 p.m.; Sunday, March 20, 2011, 2:50 p.m. · Frist Campus Center

The Frist Campus Center will host viewings of the Princeton men's and women's basketball games in the first round of the NCAA tournament. The men's team will play Kentucky at 2:45 p.m. Thursday, March 17, while the women's team faces Georgetown at 2:50 p.m. Sunday, March 20. The games will be shown in the East and West TV lounges, with light refreshments available. For more information, visit the Princeton athletics website.

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Aging rates similar across primates, study finds

Members of a research team that included Princeton's Jeanne Altmann, a professor of ecology and evolutionary biology emeritus, led by scientists from Duke University and Iowa State University, and brought together by the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center (NESCent) says the team has conducted the first-ever multi-species comparison of human aging patterns against those in wild chimps, gorillas and other primates, and their findings suggest that the human data on aging falls within the primate continuum. The findings were published in the March 11 issue of the journal Science.

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Norris to discuss China-Taiwan relations

Wednesday, April 20, 2011, 4:30 p.m. · Robertson Hall, Room 2

William Norris, a postdoctoral research associate of the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, a fellow of the Princeton-Harvard China and the World Program and a 1999 Princeton alumnus, will give a talk titled "China and Taiwan: Economics and Grand Strategy in Cross-Strait Relations" at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 20, in Robertson Hall, Room 2.

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Google executives to discuss privacy

Thursday, May 12, 2011, 4:30 p.m. · Sherrerd Hall, Room 101

Will DeVries, policy counsel for Google, and Heather West, a policy analyst for Google, will give a talk titled "Privacy at a Crossroads" at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, May 12, in Sherrerd Hall, Room 101.

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Students show that a picture can be worth a thousand (policy) words

Students of public policy in the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs have a space in the Bernstein Gallery Annex, and online, to share their photography and offer new visual dimensions for exploring issues of policy.  

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African elections and civil war are focus of lecture

Wednesday, March 30, 2011, 4:30 p.m. · Burr Hall, Room 216

José Antonio Cheibub, the Boeschenstein Professor of Political Economy and Public Policy and a professor of political science at the University of Illinois-Urbana/Champaign, will speak on "Elections and Civil War in Africa" at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 30, in Burr Hall, Room 216.

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Meunier to discuss decline in anti-Americanism

Thursday, March 31, 2011, 4:30 p.m. · Burr Hall, Room 216

Sophie Meunier, a research scholar in the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, codirector of the European Union Program and a lecturer in politics at Princeton University, will speak on "The Dog That Did Not Bark: Anti-Americanism and the Financial Crisis" at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, March 31, in Burr Hall, Room 216.

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Panel on deportations and national security to be held

Monday, March 28, 2011, 3 p.m. · Friend Center, convocation room

"A Roundtable on Deportations and National Security" will be held at 3 p.m. Monday, March 28, at the Friend Center Convocation Room.

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'A Round Table on Deportations and National Security' to be held

The Princeton Program in Latin American Studies in collaboration with the Center for Migration and Development, the Program in Latino Studies, and the Latin American Legal Defense and Education Fund will host "A Round Table on Deportations and National Security" on Monday, March 28, from 3 to 6 p.m., at the Friend Center convocation room. 

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Slaughter to discuss 'Faces of Power'-CANCELED

Monday, March 21, 2011, 4:30 p.m. · Robertson Hall, Dodds Auditorium

This event has been canceled because the guest of honor, Joseph Nye, is unable to travel to Princeton due to weather conditions.

Anne-Marie Slaughter, Princeton's Bert G. Kerstetter '66 University Professor of Politics and International Affairs and former director of policy planning for the U.S. Department of State, will present the inaugural Joseph S. Nye Jr. lecture, titled "The Faces of Power," at 4:30 p.m. Monday, March 21, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.

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Renowned ceramist, visual arts faculty member Toshiko Takaezu dies

Toshiko Takaezu, a renowned ceramist who helped shape Princeton University's Program in Visual Arts over her 25 years on the faculty and who created the bronze Remembrance Bell in the University's Memorial Garden, died March 9 of natural causes in a convalescent center in Honolulu. She was 88.

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Study finds that learning language goes beyond imitation

In a language study exploring how people learn correct word use, researchers at Princeton University and the University of Illinois found that language learning goes well beyond simple imitation, and is in fact creative.

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Video feature: 'Eating Clubs at Princeton'

Princeton University has a closely knit campus community that offers a wide range of opportunities for life beyond the classroom. Princeton's 10 nonresidential eating clubs are a significant part of social life for many undergraduate students. In addition to being congenial places to share meals, the eating clubs that line Prospect Avenue serve as hubs for social activities, academic support, recreational sports and service opportunities. While open for membership to juniors and seniors, they also provide a center of social activity for non-members as well. "What being a member of a club means most to me is having a family on campus," said Haley Thompson, a member of Cap and Gown club and the class of 2011. "I study here, I eat here, I do pretty much everything here," she added in a video profile highlighting the many services offered by the eating clubs.

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Video: 'Eating Clubs at Princeton'

Princeton's 10 non-residential eating clubs are a significant part of social life for many undergraduate students.

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Princeton Poetry Festival set for April 29-30

Friday and Saturday, April 29-30, 2011, various times · Alexander Hall, Richardson Auditorium

The second biennial Princeton Poetry Festival will be held at 2 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 29-30, at Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall.

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Choreographer Morris to hold conversation with Morrison

Wednesday, March 30, 2011, 5 p.m. · McCosh Hall, Room 50

Renowned choreographer Mark Morris will talk to Princeton music professor Simon Morrison in "A Conversation with Mark Morris and Simon Morrison" at 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 30, in McCosh Hall, Room 50.

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'The House of Blue Leaves' to be performed

Friday and Saturday, March 25-26, and Thursday through Saturday, March 31-April 2, 2011, 8 p.m. · Berlind Theatre

A senior thesis production of "The House of Blue Leaves" will be presented at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, March 25-26, and Thursday through Saturday, March 31-April 2, at the Berlind Theatre.

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Conference on popular music in Asia to be held

Friday and Saturday, March 25-26, 2011, 8:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. · Robertson Hall, Rooms 1 and 16

"In the Mix: Asian Popular Music" will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday, March 25-26, at Robertson Hall, Rooms 1 and 16. 

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Forum to focus on health care reform and N.J. children

Friday, March 18, 2011, 8:30 a.m. · Robertson Hall, Dodds Auditorium

A policy forum addressing the impact of health care reform on children in New Jersey will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Friday, March 18, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall. While this event is open to the public, registration is required.

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Quantum engineers remove roadblock in developing next-generation technologies

Alireza Shabani, a postdoctoral research associate in chemistry at Princeton University, and an international team of scientists have removed a major obstacle in the quest to engineer quantum systems that will play a major role in the computers, communication networks and biomedical devices of the future. Through a method known as compressive sensing, the researchers say they could drastically simplify the measurement of quantum systems.

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Students to perform opera about Roman emperor Nero

Thursday and Friday, March 24-25, 2011, 8 p.m. · Alexander Hall, Richardson Auditorium

Princeton University students have collaborated with a professional director to create an opera about the notorious Roman emperor Nero. "Nero Artifex" will be performed at 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday, March 24-25, in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall. No tickets are required.   

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Princeton Chinese Theater to perform

Thursday through Saturday, March 24-26, various times · Frist Campus Center theater

Princeton Chinese Theater, a student-run performance group, will present "Love in a Fallen City" at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, March 24-26, with a 2 p.m. matinee performance March 26, in the Frist Campus Center theater.

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Anderson to discuss Arab politics and policy

Tuesday, March 22, 2011, 4:30 p.m. · Robertson Hall, Room 2

Lisa Anderson, president of American University in Cairo, will speak on "Politics of Policy-Making in Non-Democratic Settings: Cases From the Arab World" at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 22, Robertson Hall, Room 2, in the third event of the Workshop on Arab Political Development spring speaker series.

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Historical legacy is subject of Wittenberg talk

Tuesday, March 22, 2011, 4:30 p.m. · Burr Hall, Room 219

Jason Wittenberg, an assistant professor of politics at the University of California-Berkeley, will give a talk titled "What Is a Historical Legacy?" at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 22, Burr Hall, Room 219, as part of a speaker series on Historical Legacies in Communist and Postcommunist Eurasia sponsored by the Program in Russian and Eurasian Studies.

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Rubinstein to discuss Internet privacy regulation

Thursday, March 24, 2011, 4:30 p.m. · Sherrerd Hall, Room 101

Ira Rubinstein, a senior fellow at the Information Law Institute and an adjunct professor of law at the New York University School of Law, will give a talk titled "Regulating Privacy by Design" at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, March 24, at Sherrerd Hall, Room 101.

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Video feature: 'Flowering in winter'

Brief glimpses of spring began to emerge through winter's snowy months. While snow is still making up its mind to finally leave this season, students' minds flower and thrive at Princeton. Bundled and bounding on wonderland paths, students in this video trail between havens that offer friendship, warmth and memories. They pause in spaces like Chancellor Green, which more than a century ago held the entire Princeton library -- and is now a comfortable space for study and reflection.

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Video feature: 'Flowering in winter'

During winter, Princeton students forged trails among the many spots for study and reflection across campus.

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Nannerl Keohane offers perspective on leadership

In her recent book on leadership, Nannerl Keohane, who served as president of Duke University and Wellesley College, brings political theory and personal experience to the fore to explore ideas about how to lead. Keohane is the Laurance S. Rockefeller Distinguished Visiting Professor of Public Affairs and the University Center for Human Values at Princeton University. 

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Four seniors win ReachOut grants for public service

Princeton seniors Hanna Katz, Karen Campion, Clare Herceg and John Torrey have been awarded 2011 fellowships from ReachOut 56-81, an alumni-funded effort to support yearlong public service projects after graduation.

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Ethnography is subject of Willis talk

Wednesday, March 9, 2011, 4:30 p.m. · Burr Hall, Room 219

Paul Willis, a leading ethnographer and sociologist of education and work and a Princeton lecturer with the rank of professor in sociology, will deliver the Department of Anthropology's annual Clifford Geertz Commemorative Lecture on "Renewing Ethnography: A Resource of Hope" at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 9, in Burr Hall, Room 219.

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From wind power to electric cars, engineer Powell helps industry chart energy resources

Warren Powell, a professor of operations research and financial engineering at Princeton University, has used his expertise in applied mathematics to help the U.S. freight industry streamline the movement of goods and services around the country, making American companies more competitive and environmentally friendly. Now, as concerns about the environmental impacts of fossil fuel use have grown and new technologies have emerged, Powell has shifted his focus to study problems related to energy.

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Princeton awarded more than $28 million in Recovery Act funding

As part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), Princeton University has received more than $28 million in research funding from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research, the U.S. Department of Energy, the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation. 

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Novelist Tóibín to deliver Fagles Memorial Lecture

Friday, March 4, 2011, 4:30 p.m. · Stewart Theater, the Lewis Center for the Arts, 185 Nassau St.

Novelist Colm Tóibín will deliver the Robert Fagles Memorial Lecture on the topic "At Vinegar Hill: History and Poetry in an Irish Town 1580-1980" at 4:30 p.m. Friday, March 4, at the Stewart Theater at the Lewis Center for the Arts at 185 Nassau St.

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Katz, Oates awarded National Humanities Medal

Princeton University professors Stanley Katz, a well-known scholar of American legal history and educational institutions, and Joyce Carol Oates, one of the country's most influential authors of fiction and essays, have been awarded the National Humanities Medal by President Barack Obama.

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Rouse, Wailoo to discuss race and health care

Wednesday, March 9, 2011, 4:30 p.m. · Robertson Hall, Room 16

As part of the Race and Public Policy Series at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton's Professor of Anthropology and African American Studies Carolyn Rouse and Townsend Martin Professor of History and Public Affairs Keith Wailoo will discuss race and health care at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 9, in Robertson Hall, Room 16. 

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Yemen and terrorism is subject of panel talk

Monday, March 7, 2011, 4:30 p.m. · Robertson Hall, Room 16

The Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs will host a panel discussion on Yemen and al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) at 4:30 p.m. Monday, March 7, in Robertson Hall, Room 16, followed by a reception in the Bernstein gallery. The panel will feature Barbara Bodine, a Princeton lecturer in public and international affairs and former U.S. ambassador to Yemen; Michael W.S. Ryan, a senior research associate at the Jamestown Foundation; and Jacob Shapiro, a Princeton assistant professor of politics and international affairs.

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Orchestra highlights student talent, new music

Each of the more than 90 students in the Princeton University Orchestra has a beloved musical instrument. So too do students of music at Princeton, some of whom even have been inspired to compose music for that special instrument.

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Video: Mark Dancigers performs new music

Mark Dancigers, a Ph.D. candidate in music composition, performs his "Concerto for Electric Guitar and Orchestra" with the University Orchestra.

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Researchers develop improved method to visualize biologic molecules, reinstate classic model

Princeton researchers have developed a new method to better understand how an embryo's basic molecular makeup helps ensure that the embryo's development occurs reliably every time. A team led by Thomas Gregor, an assistant professor of physics and the Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics at Princeton University, and Shawn Little, a visiting postdoctoral research associate in the laboratory of Professor Eric Wieschaus in the Department of Molecular Biology at Princeton, has published in the March 1 issue of the journal PLoS Biology results of research into the fruit fly Drosophila that introduces a method for making precise measurements of biologic units (so-called mRNA molecules) that play a key role in development.

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Carpenter to discuss financial politics and regulatory reform

Wednesday, March 9, 2011, 4:30 p.m. · Burr Hall, Room 216

Daniel Carpenter, the Allie S. Freed Professor of Government and director of the Center for American Political Studies at Harvard University, will speak on "The Contest of Lobbies and Disciplines: Financial Politics and Regulatory Reform in the Obama Administration" at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 9, in Burr Hall, Room 216.

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Financial politics and regulatory reform is subject of March 9 lecture

Daniel Carpenter, the Allie S. Freed Professor of Government and director of the Center for American Political Studies at Harvard University, will speak on "The Contest of Lobbies and Disciplines: Financial Politics and Regulatory Reform in the Obama Administration" at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 9, 2011, in Burr Hall, Room 216, at Princeton University.  

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Talk on 'Cultural Politics of Black Power' set

Monday, March 7, 2011, 4:30 p.m. · Dickinson Hall, Room 211

Princeton professor Joshua Guild will discuss "The Cultural Politics of Black Power in Brooklyn and London, 1968-1976" at 4:30 p.m. Monday, March 7, at Dickinson Hall, Room 211.

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Conference on 'Imprisonment of a Race' to feature Cornel West

Friday, March 25, 2011, 4:30 p.m. · McCosh Hall, Room 10

A conference on "Imprisonment of a Race" will feature a keynote conversation by Cornel West, Princeton University's Class of 1943 University Professor in the Center for African American Studies, and Michelle Alexander, associate professor of Law at Moritz College of Law at Ohio State University, at 4:30 p.m. Friday, March 25, in McCosh Hall, Room 10.

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Rankine, McCracken to read from their work

Wednesday, March 2, 2011, 4:30 p.m. · Stewart Theater, the Lewis Center for the Arts, 185 Nassau St

Poet Claudia Rankine and novelist Elizabeth McCracken will read from their work at 4:30 P.M. Wednesday, March 2, at in the Stewart Theater at the Lewis Center for the Arts at 185 Nassau St. 

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Princeton University to hold conference on prisons and race

The Center for African American Studies at Princeton University is hosting a conference on “Imprisonment of a Race” from 10:30 a.m. through 6:15 p.m. on Friday, March 25, in McCosh Hall, Room 10, on the Princeton University campus. The conference is free and open to the public, but online registration is required.

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