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Archive – April, 2011

Sotomayor shares insights on journey to the Supreme Court

In a conversation with Princeton President Shirley M. Tilghman Friday, April 29, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor talked about forces that have shaped her life's journey and approach to the law, from her role models and mentors to institutions such as Princeton, her alma mater.

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Empty space in jammed materials explains exotic universal structural features

Salvatore Torquato, a professor in the Department of Chemistry and the Princeton Institute for the Science and Technology of Materials at Princeton University, in collaboration with a team of researchers has uncovered universal features in the structures of jammed materials, suggesting a unified method to analyze disparate systems. The findings have implications for research in the areas of quantum systems and cosmology. Their work appears in the April 29 online edition of Physical Review Letters.

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Women: 50 years at Princeton University

'WOMEN: 50 Years at Princeton University' celebrates the history of coeducation at Princeton.

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Video feature: 'Women at Princeton' helps kick off 'She Roars' events

As a historic conference kicks off bringing together Princeton alumnae from across the generations, the video Women at Princeton provides a lens to the early days of undergraduate and graduate women at the University and the aspirations of alumnae since undergraduate coeducation started in 1969.

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Conference examines privacy, access and technology

Friday, May 13, 2011, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. · Computer Science Building, Room 105

The Center for Information Technology Policy will host a daylong conference titled "Privacy, Access and Technology and the Future of Litigation in the United States" from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, May 13, in the Computer Science Building, Room 105.

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Marsh selected as deputy dean of the college

Clayton Marsh, University counsel since 2002, has been named deputy dean of the college at Princeton University, effective July 1. Marsh will succeed Peter Quimby, who is leaving Princeton to become the head of the Governor's Academy in Massachusetts.

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Tokyo String Quartet to perform

Thursday, May 19, 2011, 8 p.m. · Alexander Hall, Richardson Auditorium

The Tokyo String Quartet will perform quartets by Mozart, Takemitsu and Beethoven at 8 p.m. Thursday, May 19, at Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall.

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Concert Jazz Ensemble will perform 'Mingus, Mingus, Mingus'

Saturday, May 7, 2011, 8 p.m. · Alexander Hall, Richardson Auditorium

The Princeton University Concert Jazz Ensemble will perform "Mingus, Mingus, Mingus" at 8 p.m. on Saturday, May 7, at Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall.

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Eight students receive 2011 Spirit of Princeton Award

Eight students have been named winners of the 2011 Spirit of Princeton Award, which honors undergraduates at Princeton University for their positive contributions to campus life. The award recognizes seven seniors and one junior who have demonstrated a strong commitment to the undergraduate experience through dedicated efforts with student organizations, athletics, community service, religious life, residential life and the arts. 

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Two seniors awarded Gates Cambridge Scholarships

Princeton seniors Justine Drennan and Sukrit Silas have been awarded Gates Cambridge Scholarships, which give outstanding students from outside the United Kingdom an opportunity to pursue postgraduate study at the University of Cambridge.

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Pardon selected as valedictorian, Shi named salutatorian

John Pardon, a mathematics major from Chapel Hill, N.C., will be the valedictorian for Princeton University's class of 2011. Veronica Shi, a classics major from West Covina, Calif., has been named the Latin salutatorian.

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Jalal to speak on 'The Pity of Partition'

Tuesday through Thursday, April 26-28, 2011, 4:30 p.m. · East Pyne Hall, Room 10

Ayesha Jalal, a Tufts University historian and visiting scholar at Princeton who studies South Asia and the Muslim world, will deliver three talks on "The Pity of Partition" in this year's Lawrence Stone Lecture Series co-sponsored by the Davis Center for Historical Studies and Princeton University Press at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, April 26-28, in East Pyne Hall, Room 10.

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Exploring the evolution of traditional Chinese medicine

The cultural and academic combinations that have defined Richie Huynh's experiences at Princeton inspired a senior thesis project that took him across the globe.

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Religious freedom is subject of Saeed talk

Thursday, May 5, 2011, 4:30 p.m. · Lewis Library, Room 120

Abdullah Saeed, the Sultan of Oman Professor of Arab and Islamic Studies and director of the National Centre of Excellence for Islamic Studies at the University of Melbourne in Australia, will give a lecture titled "The Muslim Case for Religious Freedom" at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, May 5, in Lewis Library, Room 120.

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Cohen to speak on the 'Networked Self'

Thursday, May 5, 2011, 4:30 p.m. · Sherrerd Hall, Room 101

Julie Cohen, a professor of law at the Georgetown University Law Center and an intellectual property and privacy law expert, will give a talk titled "Configuring the Networked Self: Law, Code and the Play of Everyday Practice" at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, May 5, in Sherrerd Hall, Room 101.

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'She Roars' conference celebrates women at Princeton; Justice Sotomayor featured

More than 1,000 Princeton alumnae and guests are expected on campus Thursday, April 28, through Sunday, May 1, for a conference recognizing Princeton's undergraduate and graduate alumnae titled "She Roars: Celebrating Women at Princeton." The conference is not open to the public and is for registered alumni and their guests only, except for a conversation between U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor and Princeton President Shirley M. Tilghman Friday, April 29.

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Tilghman issues statement regarding Calvo

Princeton President Shirley M. Tilghman has issued the this statement to members of the University community regarding the tragic death of Senior Lecturer Antonio Calvo.

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Working group report on CPUC agenda

Monday, May 2, 4:30 p.m. · East Pyne, Room 10

The report of the Working Group on Campus Social and Residential Life is on the agenda for the meeting of the Council of the Princeton University Community (CPUC) at 4:30 p.m. Monday, May 2, in East Pyne, Room 10. All members of the campus community are invited to attend.

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Princeton University Sinfonia to perform

Friday, May 6, 2011, 8 p.m. · Alexander Hall, Richardson Auditorium

Princeton University Sinfonia will perform a program featuring classical music from France, England and Germany at 8 p.m. Friday, May 6, in Richardson Auditorium of Alexander Hall.

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Changes approved to Woodrow Wilson School undergraduate program

The faculty of the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs have approved a plan to restructure the school's undergraduate program following a yearlong committee review led by Princeton President Emeritus Harold T. Shapiro and Wilson School Associate Dean Nolan McCarty. The plan includes ending the selective admissions process for the undergraduate major and opening the major to all students who meet prerequisite requirements. The revised program will go into effect for students enrolling this fall as the class of 2015. 

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Henderson named Princeton men's basketball coach

Mitch Henderson, a 1998 Princeton alumnus and former co-captain of the men's basketball team, has been named the new men's basketball head coach.

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Education Secretary Duncan: U.S. schools need to get 'better faster'

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, in an April 20 address at Princeton University, called on legislators, educators and communities to come together to change how the country teaches children and to return America to world prominence in education.

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Video: Student work: 'diSiac presents "BLUEPRINTS"

Student dance company, diSiac, presents the annual spring show, “BLUEPRINTS” April 21 – 23 in Frist Campus Center theater.

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FACULTY AWARD: Benjamin Elman wins Mellon Distinguished Achievement Award

Benjamin Elman, the Gordon Wu '58 Professor of Chinese Studies and professor of East Asian studies and history at Princeton, has been selected by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation as one of three winners of its Distinguished Achievement Awards. The awards, amounting to as much as $1.5 million each, are intended to honor scholars who have made significant contributions to humanistic inquiry. 

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Two experts to discuss neural basis and teaching of math

Wednesday, April 27, 2011, 8 p.m. · McCosh Hall, Room 10

Steven Strogatz, a mathematician at Cornell University, and Stanislas Dehaene, a neuroscientist at the College de France, will present a talk titled "How Math Comes to Mind: Visualization, Intuition and Teaching" at 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 27, McCosh Hall, Room 10.

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UPDATE: Memorial service April 21 for Senior Lecturer Antonio Calvo

The Department of Spanish and Portuguese Languages and Cultures will host a memorial service for Antonio Calvo at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, April 21, in Friend Center, Room 101. A senior lecturer in the department, Calvo died April 12 in New York City.

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Labouisse winners to pursue social justice for the underserved

Princeton seniors Alissa Escarce and Léa Steinacker each have been awarded the University's Henry Richardson Labouisse '26 Prize, which will allow them to devote a year of service and research related to migrant workers' rights and gender-based violence, respectively. The Labouisse fellowship provides $25,000 to each recipient to support research in developing countries by graduating seniors who intend to pursue a career devoted to problems of development and modernization. The prize was established in 1984.

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FACULTY AWARD: Eight named to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Eight Princeton faculty members have been named fellows of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. They are among 212 leaders in scholarship, business, the arts and public affairs elected this year in recognition of contributions to their respective fields.

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Gathering of remembrance set for Calvo

Tuesday, April 19, 2011, 5 p.m. · Murray-Dodge Hall

A gathering of remembrance for Antonio Calvo is planned for 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 19, in Murray-Dodge Hall. Calvo, a senior lecturer in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese Languages and Cultures, died on April 12, in New York City.

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Conversation between Cornel West, Donna Brazile set

Thursday, April 21, 2011, 4:30 p.m. · McCosh Hall, Room 50

Princeton scholar Cornel West will hold a conversation with veteran Democratic political strategist and commentator Donna Brazile about politics and its effect on African Americans at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, April 21, in McCosh Hall, Room 50.

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Video feature: 'Grand Challenges'

Stephen Pacala, director of the Princeton Environmental Institute (PEI), narrates this overview of the Grand Challenges Program. Launched in 2007, the program is an ambitious and broadly inclusive University initiative that integrates research and teaching to address complex global environmental problems with scientific, technological and policy dimensions.

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Grand Challenges

Stephen Pacala, other faculty and students give an overview of the Grand Challenges Program at Princeton University.

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Japanese income equality is subject of Hikotani talk

Monday, April 25, 2011, 4:30 p.m. · Burr Hall, Room 216

Naokatsu Hikotani, a visiting professional specialist at the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies and formerly a longtime official in Japan's Ministry of Finance, will give a talk titled "Income Inequality and Redistribution Policy in Japan" at 4:30 p.m. Monday, April 25, in Burr Hall, Room 216.

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Memorial service being planned for Senior Lecturer Antonio Calvo

The Department of Spanish and Portuguese Languages and Cultures is planning a memorial service for Antonio Calvo, a senior lecturer in the department, who died earlier this week in New York City. Calvo was on leave from Princeton at the time of his death. 

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Renault-Nissan CEO Ghosn to speak

Monday, April 25, 2011, 4:30 p.m. · Friend Center Auditorium

Carlos Ghosn, the chairman and CEO of the Renault-Nissan Alliance and an outspoken advocate of all-electric vehicles, will speak at 4:30 p.m. Monday, April 25, in the Friend Center Auditorium. The talk is titled "Carlos Ghosn on the Renault-Nissan Alliance: Strategy, Diversity and Growth."

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Korean author Kyung-Sook Shin to read from work

Tuesday, April 26, 2011, 6 p.m. · Jones Hall, Room 202

Korean author Kyung-Sook Shin will read from her critically acclaimed novel, "Please Look After Mom," at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 26, Jones Hall, Room 202. The reading will be in Korean with English translation.

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Zakian to deliver final President's Lecture

Thursday, April 28, 2011, 4:30 p.m. · Thomas Laboratory, Room 3

Princeton molecular biologist Virginia Zakian will deliver the final talk in the 2010-11 President's Lecture Series at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, April 28, in Thomas Laboratory, Room 3.

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Annual Communiversity celebration planned

Saturday, April 30, 2011, noon to 5 p.m. · Nassau and Witherspoon streets; University campus

The Communiversity celebration, which annually brings the town and University together for a day of performances, food, games and more, is planned for noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 30.

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Fristfest celebrates center's 10th anniversary-UPDATE

Thursday through Saturday, April 28-30, 2011, various times · Frist Campus Center

Thursday's activities will be held indoors due to weather conditions.

Princeton students, faculty, staff and their families are invited to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Frist Campus Center at Fristfest Weekend at the center Thursday through Saturday, April 28-30.

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Discussion on Latin American photobooks planned

Tuesday, April 19, 2011, noon · East Pyne Hall, Room 127

"Latin American Photobooks: A Discussion With Marcelo Brodsky and Martin Parr," a conversation about the format, distribution and relevance of photobooks in Latin America, will take place at noon Tuesday, April 19, in East Pyne Hall, Room 127.

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Roundtable discussion focuses on 'Visual Correspondences'

Wednesday, April 20, 2011, 4:30 p.m. · East Pyne Hall, Room 10

A roundtable discussion about photobooks and a project led by artist and activist Marcelo Brodsky called "Visual Correspondences," a transnational multimedia series of correspondences among several artists, is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 20, in East Pyne Hall, Room 10.

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Moving: Poetry at Princeton

Poets from Princeton University talk about poetry and read their work.

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'Wildly creative' poetry program thrives at Princeton; festival planned

Intimate classes and a faculty composed of highly regarded poets make Princeton an incomparable place to write poetry, say students. And this month, students and members of the community will be getting inspiration from some of the world's most talented and provocative poets at the Princeton Poetry Festival, to be held at the University April 29-30.

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Memorial service planned for Dahlen

Friday, June 3, 2011, 2 p.m. · University Chapel

A memorial service for Elisabeth Dahlen, a senior administrator at Princeton for more than 20 years, is scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday, June 3, in the University Chapel.

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Richardson Chamber Players to perform 'Fleur de Lys'

Sunday, May 1, 2011, 3 p.m. · Alexander Hall, Richardson Auditorium

The Richardson Chamber Players will perform "Fleur de Lys, Music for King and Courtier" at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 1, at Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall.

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Brooke Shields selected as Class Day speaker

Actress Brooke Shields, a 1987 graduate of Princeton, will deliver the keynote address at the University's Class Day ceremony on Monday, May 30.

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Video: Student work: 'BAC presents "BEAST MODE!!"'

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FACULTY AWARD: Two win Guggenheim Fellowships

Two Princeton faculty members have received 2011 Guggenheim Fellowships: Michael Gordin, professor of history and the director of the Program in Russian and Eurasian Studies, for the project "Scientific Babel: Communication and Identity in Western Chemistry Since the Fall of Latin;" and Simon Morrison, professor of music, for the project "The Secret Archive of Prokofiev."

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diSiac Dance Company presents 'Blueprints'

Thursday through Saturday, April 21-23, 2011, various times · Frist Campus Center theater

The diSiac Dance Company will present "Blueprints" at 8 p.m. Thursday, April 21, and at 6:30 and 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 22-23, in the Frist Campus Center theater.

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Video feature: 'Welcome to Princeton's residential colleges'

One of Princeton’s most distinctive characteristics is its closely knit residential community, which is organized around six residential colleges. This video introduction takes a tour through each of the six dining halls, where students, college masters and staff describe the importance of life in the Princeton's residential colleges.

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Artist Kolbowski talks with critic Apter

Tuesday, April 26, 2011, 4:30 p.m. · Friend Center, Room 4

Artist Silvia Kolbowski will talk with critic Emily Apter on "The Afterlife of Radical Subjects" at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 26, in the Friend Center, Room 4.

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Conference to explore 'Race and Public Policy'

Monday, April 25, 2011, noon · Frist Campus Center, Multipurpose Room C

A conference on "Race and Public Policy: Issues of the 21st Century" will be held at noon Monday, April 25, at Frist Campus Center, Multipurpose Room C.

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Lansky to deliver Baldwin Lecture-UPDATED

Wednesday, April 20, 2011, 5:30 p.m. · McCormick Hall, Room 101

This corrects the start time of the lecture to 5:30 p.m.

Princeton music professor Paul Lansky will deliver the sixth annual James Baldwin Lecture, titled "A Musical Conversation About Race," at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 20, at McCormick Hall, Room 101.

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Discussion set on music in Rio de Janeiro-CANCELED

Monday, April 18, 2011, 4:30 p.m. · Woolworth Music Center, Room 102

This event has been canceled.

Bruno Carvahlo, an assistant professor of Spanish and Portuguese languages and cultures at Princeton, will give a talk titled "At the Street Level: Geographies of Sound, Poetics of Soundscape and Popular Music in Rio de Janeiro (1910-1940)" at 4:30 p.m. Monday, April 18, at Woolworth Music Center, Room 102.

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Gift establishes Julis-Rabinowitz Center for Public Policy and Finance at Princeton

Investment executive Mitch Julis, a member of Princeton's class of 1977, has made a substantial gift to create the Julis-Rabinowitz Center for Public Policy and Finance at the University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. Research and teaching at the center will focus on using in-depth knowledge of financial markets to improve the design and implementation of public policies.

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Women's rights in the Middle East is focus of talk

Tuesday, April 19, 2011, 4:30 p.m. · Robertson Hall, Room 1

Amaney Jamal, an associate professor of politics at Princeton, and Irfan Nooruddin, an associate professor of political science Ohio State University, will give a lecture titled "So Close to the U.S., So Far From God? Explaining the Lack of Women's Rights in the Middle East" at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 19, in Robertson Hall, Room 1.

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Campello to discuss emerging markets' response to economic crisis-UPDATED

Thursday, April 21, 2011, 4:30 p.m. · Burr Hall, Third Floor Atrium

The location of this event has changed from Burr Hall, Room 216.

Daniela Campello, an assistant professor of politics and international affairs at Princeton's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, will give a lecture titled "Explaining Patterns of Emerging Markets' Response to the Crisis" at 4:30 p.m Thursday, April 21, in Burr Hall, Third Floor Atrium.

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Ibrahim to discuss young Egyptians' activism

Tuesday, April 26, 2011, 4:30 p.m. · Robertson Hall, Room 2

Barbara Ibrahim, the founding director of the John D. Gerhart Center for Philanthropy and Civic Engagement at the American University in Cairo, will give a talk titled "How Young Egyptians Made History: New Public Space in Cairo and Alexandria" at 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 26, in Robertson Hall, Room 2.

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Welcome to Princeton's residential colleges

Students, college masters and staff members describe the importance of life in Princeton's residential colleges.

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Improvement plans advancing for graduate student and faculty/staff housing

Princeton University is moving ahead with plans to redevelop graduate student, faculty and staff housing, with several major steps taken in the past few months.

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Legal scholar Benkler to speak on 'Degrees of Freedom'

Tuesday, April 12, 2011, 4:30 p.m. · McCormick Hall, Room 101

Yochai Benkler, the Berkman Professor of Entrepreneurial Legal Studies at Harvard Law School, will deliver the seventh annual Donald S. Bernstein '75 Lecture, titled "Degrees of Freedom," at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 12, in McCormick Hall, Room 101.

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Shattering art to reconstruct the past

Destroying ancient Greek art has become something of a specialty for Hijung (Valentina) Shin. For her senior thesis at Princeton, Shin, a computer science major from Yongin, South Korea, is working to perfect her method for shattering stone frescoes painted thousands of years ago -- a technique designed to return the art to its former glory.

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FACULTY AWARD: James Richardson wins Jackson Poetry Prize

James Richardson, a Princeton professor of creative writing in the Lewis Center for the Arts and a professor of English, has won this year's Jackson Poetry Prize. The $50,000 award, sponsored by the literary organization Poets & Writers, is given annually to honor an American poet of exceptional talent who deserves wider recognition

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Education Secretary Arne Duncan to deliver policy address

Wednesday, April 20, 4 p.m. · Alexander Hall, Richardson Auditorium

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan is scheduled to deliver a speech about the importance of investing in education to enrich American society and the nation’s economy at 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 20, in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall. The talk is free and open to the public, but tickets are required for entry. The event is sponsored by Princeton's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.

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Lecture examines studies of Japan and region

Wednesday, April 27, 2011, 4:30 p.m. · Jones Hall, Room 202

Tessa Morris-Suzuki, a professor of Japanese history at Australian National University, will speak on "Japan and its Region: The New Area Studies and East Asia’s Unfinished Cold War" at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 27, in Jones Hall, Room 202.

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White awarded Truman Scholarship for public service pursuits

Princeton University junior Haley White has been awarded a 2011 Truman Scholarship, which provides up to $30,000 for graduate study. The prestigious award, which was given to 60 students among 602 candidates nationwide, "recognizes college juniors with leadership potential who are committed to careers in government, the nonprofit or advocacy sectors, education or elsewhere in public service," according to the Truman Scholarship Foundation.

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Rampersad to discuss athletes and social justice

Thursday, April 14, 2011, 8 p.m. · McCosh Hall, Room 10

"Athletics and Social Justice: The Lives of Jackie Robinson and Arthur Ashe" is the title of a lecture by Arnold Rampersad, professor emeritus of English at Stanford University, scheduled for 8 p.m. Thursday, April 14, in McCosh Hall, Room 10, as part of the Princeton Varsity Club's Jake McCandless '51 Speaker Series.

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Authors Major Jackson and Norman Rush to read from their work

Wednesday, April 6, 2011, 4:30 p.m. · Stewart Theater, Lewis Center for the Arts, 185 Nassau St.

Poet Major Jackson and novelist Norman Rush will read from their work at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 6, in the Stewart Theater at the Lewis Center for the Arts at 185 Nassau St.

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Senior thesis production 'Make Belief' to be performed

Through Thursday, April 28, 2011, 8 p.m. · 185 Nassau St., Matthews Acting Studio

A senior thesis production titled "Make Belief," written by senior Mara Nelson-Greenberg, will be performed at 8 p.m. Thursday April 21, Saturday April 23, Tuesday, April 26, and Thursday, April 28, at Matthews Acting Studio at the Lewis Center for the Arts at 185 Nassau St.

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Visual arts senior thesis exhibitions on view

Through Thursday, May 12, 2011, various times · Various locations

The Program in Visual Arts in the Lewis Center for the Arts will host viewings of senior thesis exhibitions this spring.

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Senior thesis production 'Due Unto Others' to be performed

Through Friday, April 29, 2011, 8 p.m. · 185 Nassau St., Matthews Acting Studio

A senior thesis production titled "Due Unto Others,"  written by senior M. Cristina Luzarraga and directed by senior Sarah Pease-Kerr, will be performed at 8 p.m. Friday, April 22, Sunday, April 24, Wednesday, April 27, and Friday, April 29, at Matthews Acting Studio at the Lewis Center for the Arts at 185 Nassau St.

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Legal scholar Yochai Benkler to deliver Bernstein Lecture April 12

Princeton University will host a public appearance by Yochai Benkler, the Berkman Professor of Entrepreneurial Legal Studies at Harvard Law School, at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 12, in McCormick Hall, Room 101. Benkler will deliver the 7th Annual Donald S. Bernstein '75 Lecture, titled "Degrees of Freedom."

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Sher will discuss Broadway directing-CANCELED

Tuesday, April 26, 2011, 3 p.m. · East Pyne, Room 10

This event has been canceled.

Bartlett Sher will discuss directing “South Pacific” and “Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown” on Broadway at 3 p.m. Tuesday, April 26, in East Pyne, Room 10.

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Lecture series explores art photography

Through Saturday, April 23, 2011, various locations · Various times

The Program in Visual Arts in the Lewis Center for the Arts is presenting a lecture series on "Art Photography Now" in April, concluding with a two-day symposium titled "BEND! Photography, Gender and the Politics of Representation" on Friday and Saturday, April 22-23, in McCormick Hall, Room 106. 

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Video: Frick Chemistry Laboratory construction time-lapse

This time-lapse video condenses three years of daily photos taken during the construction of the new home of Princeton's <font color="#fa7f00"><a target="_top" href="http://www.princeton.edu/chemistry/about/">chemistry department.

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Four juniors named Goldwater Scholars

Four Princeton juniors have been awarded Goldwater Scholarships, the premier undergraduate award for outstanding students interested in careers in mathematics, the natural sciences and engineering.

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Spring farmers market runs through May 17

Tuesdays, April 12 through May 17, 2011, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. · Firestone Plaza

The Greening Princeton Farmers Market at Firestone Plaza will return this spring for six weeks, open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays from April 12 through May 17.

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Admitted students, families to arrive for Princeton Preview

More than 2,000 people are expected to visit campus this month for Princeton Preview, as newly admitted students and their families arrive to sample the University's academic, residential and social offerings. The annual hosting program will be held Thursday through Saturday, April 7-9 and 14-16.

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Cartoon artists Gonick and Munroe to speak

Monday, April 11, 2011, 8 p.m. · Frick Chemistry Laboratory, Taylor Auditorium

Cartoon artists Larry Gonick and Randall Munroe will discuss their work in an event titled "High Concept, Low Art: A Conversation About Life, the Universe and Nothing," which also will include live drawing, at 8 p.m. Monday, April 11, in the Taylor Auditorium in the Frick Chemistry Laboratory.

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Memorial service for Keller planned

Tuesday, April 26, 2011, 4:30 p.m. · School of Architecture, Betts Auditorium

A memorial service for Suzanne Keller, a Princeton professor emeritus of sociology, is planned for 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 26, in Betts Auditorium in the School of Architecture.

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Princeton Laptop Orchestra to perform

Saturday, April 23, 2011, 8 p.m. · Fine Hall, Taplin Auditorium

The Princeton Laptop Orchestra will perform seven new works of ensemble electronic music at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 23, at Taplin Auditorium, Fine Hall.

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Princeton University Orchestra to perform

Friday and Saturday, April 15-16, 2011, 8 p.m. · Alexander Hall, Richardson Auditorium

The Princeton University Orchestra will perform an all-Austrian and German program at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 15-16, in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall.

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Discussion of how to lead African American studies programs

Monday, April 11, 2011, 4:30 p.m. · McCormick Hall, Room 101

Princeton professor Eddie Glaude and Howard University professor Greg Carr will discuss different ways of leading African American studies programs at 4:30 p.m. Monday, April 11, at McCormick Hall, Room 101.

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Yenor to discuss family politics

Monday, April 11, 2011, 4:30 p.m. · Lewis Library, Room 120

Scott Yenor, an associate professor and chair of political science and director of the American Founding Initiative at Boise State University, will give a talk on "The Family in the Liberal Order" at 4:30 p.m. Monday, April 11, in Lewis Library, Room 120.

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Tullis to speak on 'Constitutional Decay'

Monday, April 4, 2011, 7:30 p.m. · Lewis Library, Room 138

Jeffrey Tulis, an associate professor of government at the University of Texas-Austin, will deliver the 10th annual Walter F. Murphy Lecture in American Constitutionalism, titled "Constitutional Decay and the Politics of Deference," at 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 4, in Lewis Library, Room 138.

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Searching the brain for social networks

Why do some people tend to make inappropriate comments in social situations? Why do some people misread cues about how others feel about them? The work Mark Thornton has begun with his senior thesis in Princeton's psychology department may someday help answer these questions and could open up new lines of research. Thornton, whose project spans three branches of psychology, is testing a theory about the brain's processing of social information by scanning subjects' brains as they rate faces on different measures.

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Dialogue features Cornel West, Radhanath Swami

Tuesday, April 19, 2011, 7:30 p.m. · Alexander Hall, Richardson Auditorium

Princeton scholar Cornel West and Radhanath Swami, a spiritual teacher, activist and author, will engage in a discussion titled "East Meets West: A Dialogue Between Cornel West and Radhanath Swami" at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 19, in Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall. Admission is free, but tickets are required. Tickets can be obtained at the Frist Campus Center and Richardson Auditorium ticket offices or by calling (609) 258-5000.

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L'Avant-Scene presents 'Le Mariage de Figaro'

Friday, April 8, 2011, 8 p.m. · Berlind Theater

L'Avant-Scene, Princeton's French theater workshop, will present "Le Mariage de Figaro" by Beaumarchais, at 8 p.m. Friday, April 8, in the Berlind Theater.

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Video: Student work: 'Raks Odalisque presents "Mystique"'

Student belly dancing troupe Raks Odalisque presents the annual spring show, “Mystique.” April 7 – 9 in Frist Campus Center theater.

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Princeton students to perform with Grammy winner Blanchard

Friday, April 8, 2011, 8 p.m. · McCarter Theatre Center

Members of the Princeton University Orchestra and Concert Jazz Ensemble will perform with Grammy Award-winning bandleader Terence Blanchard and his quintet at 8 p.m. Friday, April 8, at the McCarter Theatre Center.

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Berkeley scientist to describe physics breakthrough

Wednesday, April 13, 2011, 8 p.m. · Computer Science Building, Room 104

Jonathan Wurtele, a professor of physics at the University of California-Berkeley, will speak on "Trapping Antihydrogen: An Adventure in Modern Physics" at 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 13, in the Computer Science Building, Room 104.

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FACULTY AWARD: Holmes named industrial and applied math society fellow

The Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) has named Philip Holmes, Princeton's Eugene Higgins Professor of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, to its 2011 class of fellows for his "extensive contributions to nonlinear dynamics."

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