Archive – April, 2011
Sotomayor shares insights on journey to the Supreme Court
Posted April 30, 2011; 09:00 a.m.
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.
Empty space in jammed materials explains exotic universal structural features
Posted April 29, 2011; 01:19 p.m.
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.
Women: 50 years at Princeton University
Posted April 29, 2011; 11:00 a.m.
'WOMEN: 50 Years at Princeton University' celebrates the history of coeducation at Princeton.
Video feature: 'Women at Princeton' helps kick off 'She Roars' events
Posted April 29, 2011; 11:00 a.m.
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.
Conference examines privacy, access and technology
Posted April 28, 2011; 11:49 a.m.
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.
Marsh selected as deputy dean of the college
Posted April 27, 2011; 01:00 p.m.
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.
Tokyo String Quartet to perform
Posted April 27, 2011; 11:47 a.m.
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.
Concert Jazz Ensemble will perform 'Mingus, Mingus, Mingus'
Posted April 27, 2011; 11:14 a.m.
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.
Eight students receive 2011 Spirit of Princeton Award
Posted April 27, 2011; 09:40 a.m.
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.
Two seniors awarded Gates Cambridge Scholarships
Posted April 26, 2011; 02:00 p.m.
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.
Pardon selected as valedictorian, Shi named salutatorian
Posted April 25, 2011; 05:06 p.m.
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.
Jalal to speak on 'The Pity of Partition'
Posted April 25, 2011; 02:40 p.m.
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.
Exploring the evolution of traditional Chinese medicine
Posted April 25, 2011; 12:00 p.m.
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.
Religious freedom is subject of Saeed talk
Posted April 25, 2011; 10:22 a.m.
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.
Cohen to speak on the 'Networked Self'
Posted April 25, 2011; 10:18 a.m.
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.
'She Roars' conference celebrates women at Princeton; Justice Sotomayor featured
Posted April 25, 2011; 09:00 a.m.
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.
Tilghman issues statement regarding Calvo
Posted April 25, 2011; 08:43 a.m.
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.
Working group report on CPUC agenda
Posted April 22, 2011; 10:13 a.m.
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.
Princeton University Sinfonia to perform
Posted April 21, 2011; 04:56 p.m.
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.
Changes approved to Woodrow Wilson School undergraduate program
Posted April 21, 2011; 03:57 p.m.
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.
Henderson named Princeton men's basketball coach
Posted April 21, 2011; 11:42 a.m.
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.
Education Secretary Duncan: U.S. schools need to get 'better faster'
Posted April 20, 2011; 08:45 p.m.
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.
Video: Student work: 'diSiac presents "BLUEPRINTS"
Posted April 20, 2011; 05:01 p.m.
Student dance company, diSiac, presents the annual spring show, “BLUEPRINTS” April 21 – 23 in Frist Campus Center theater.
FACULTY AWARD: Benjamin Elman wins Mellon Distinguished Achievement Award
Posted April 20, 2011; 02:00 p.m.
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.
Two experts to discuss neural basis and teaching of math
Posted April 20, 2011; 12:06 p.m.
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.
UPDATE: Memorial service April 21 for Senior Lecturer Antonio Calvo
Posted April 19, 2011; 01:14 p.m.
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.
FACULTY AWARD: Eight named to American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Posted April 19, 2011; 01:00 p.m.
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.
Labouisse winners to pursue social justice for the underserved
Posted April 19, 2011; 01:00 p.m.
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.
Gathering of remembrance set for Calvo
Posted April 18, 2011; 06:36 p.m.
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.
Conversation between Cornel West, Donna Brazile set
Posted April 18, 2011; 12:23 p.m.
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.
Posted April 18, 2011; 12:00 p.m.
Stephen Pacala, other faculty and students give an overview of the Grand Challenges Program at Princeton University.
Video feature: 'Grand Challenges'
Posted April 18, 2011; 12:00 p.m.
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.
Japanese income equality is subject of Hikotani talk
Posted April 18, 2011; 10:42 a.m.
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.
Memorial service being planned for Senior Lecturer Antonio Calvo
Posted April 15, 2011; 10:00 p.m.
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.
Renault-Nissan CEO Ghosn to speak
Posted April 15, 2011; 04:52 p.m.
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."
Korean author Kyung-Sook Shin to read from work
Posted April 15, 2011; 04:49 p.m.
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.
Zakian to deliver final President's Lecture
Posted April 14, 2011; 01:52 p.m.
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.
Annual Communiversity celebration planned
Posted April 14, 2011; 01:49 p.m.
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.
Fristfest celebrates center's 10th anniversary-UPDATE
Posted April 14, 2011; 01:46 p.m.
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.
Discussion on Latin American photobooks planned
Posted April 14, 2011; 01:42 p.m.
"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.
Roundtable discussion focuses on 'Visual Correspondences'
Posted April 14, 2011; 01:32 p.m.
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.
Moving: Poetry at Princeton
Posted April 14, 2011; 12:00 p.m.
Poets from Princeton University talk about poetry and read their work.
'Wildly creative' poetry program thrives at Princeton; festival planned
Posted April 14, 2011; 12:00 p.m.
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.
Memorial service planned for Dahlen
Posted April 13, 2011; 04:53 p.m.
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.
Richardson Chamber Players to perform 'Fleur de Lys'
Posted April 13, 2011; 04:49 p.m.
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.
Brooke Shields selected as Class Day speaker
Posted April 13, 2011; 11:00 a.m.
Actress Brooke Shields, a 1987 graduate of Princeton, will deliver the keynote address at the University's Class Day ceremony on Monday, May 30.
Video: Student work: 'BAC presents "BEAST MODE!!"'
Posted April 12, 2011; 02:14 p.m.
FACULTY AWARD: Two win Guggenheim Fellowships
Posted April 12, 2011; 11:06 a.m.
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."
diSiac Dance Company presents 'Blueprints'
Posted April 11, 2011; 03:18 p.m.
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.
Video feature: 'Welcome to Princeton's residential colleges'
Posted April 11, 2011; 12:45 p.m.
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.
Artist Kolbowski talks with critic Apter
Posted April 11, 2011; 11:47 a.m.
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.
Conference to explore 'Race and Public Policy'
Posted April 11, 2011; 11:35 a.m.
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.
Lansky to deliver Baldwin Lecture-UPDATED
Posted April 11, 2011; 11:29 a.m.
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.
Discussion set on music in Rio de Janeiro-CANCELED
Posted April 11, 2011; 11:23 a.m.
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.
Gift establishes Julis-Rabinowitz Center for Public Policy and Finance at Princeton
Posted April 11, 2011; 11:00 a.m.
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.
Women's rights in the Middle East is focus of talk
Posted April 8, 2011; 03:49 p.m.
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.
Campello to discuss emerging markets' response to economic crisis-UPDATED
Posted April 8, 2011; 02:22 p.m.
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.
Ibrahim to discuss young Egyptians' activism
Posted April 8, 2011; 02:16 p.m.
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.
Welcome to Princeton's residential colleges
Posted April 8, 2011; 02:11 p.m.
Students, college masters and staff members describe the importance of life in Princeton's residential colleges.
Improvement plans advancing for graduate student and faculty/staff housing
Posted April 8, 2011; 09:00 a.m.
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.
Legal scholar Benkler to speak on 'Degrees of Freedom'
Posted April 7, 2011; 12:15 p.m.
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.
Shattering art to reconstruct the past
Posted April 7, 2011; 12:00 p.m.
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.
FACULTY AWARD: James Richardson wins Jackson Poetry Prize
Posted April 7, 2011; 11:55 a.m.
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
Education Secretary Arne Duncan to deliver policy address
Posted April 7, 2011; 11:24 a.m.
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.
Lecture examines studies of Japan and region
Posted April 7, 2011; 11:07 a.m.
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.
White awarded Truman Scholarship for public service pursuits
Posted April 7, 2011; 10:07 a.m.
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.
Rampersad to discuss athletes and social justice
Posted April 6, 2011; 05:04 p.m.
"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.
Authors Major Jackson and Norman Rush to read from their work
Posted April 6, 2011; 11:04 a.m.
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.
Senior thesis production 'Make Belief' to be performed
Posted April 6, 2011; 10:30 a.m.
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.
Visual arts senior thesis exhibitions on view
Posted April 6, 2011; 10:20 a.m.
The Program in Visual Arts in the Lewis Center for the Arts will host viewings of senior thesis exhibitions this spring.
Senior thesis production 'Due Unto Others' to be performed
Posted April 6, 2011; 10:00 a.m.
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.
Legal scholar Yochai Benkler to deliver Bernstein Lecture April 12
Posted April 6, 2011; 10:00 a.m.
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."
Sher will discuss Broadway directing-CANCELED
Posted April 6, 2011; 09:55 a.m.
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.
Lecture series explores art photography
Posted April 6, 2011; 08:47 a.m.
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.
Video: Frick Chemistry Laboratory construction time-lapse
Posted April 5, 2011; 07:39 p.m.
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.
Four juniors named Goldwater Scholars
Posted April 5, 2011; 06:50 p.m.
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.
Spring farmers market runs through May 17
Posted April 5, 2011; 05:25 p.m.
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.
Admitted students, families to arrive for Princeton Preview
Posted April 5, 2011; 05:01 p.m.
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.
Cartoon artists Gonick and Munroe to speak
Posted April 5, 2011; 11:37 a.m.
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.
Memorial service for Keller planned
Posted April 5, 2011; 11:07 a.m.
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.
Princeton Laptop Orchestra to perform
Posted April 5, 2011; 10:17 a.m.
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.
Princeton University Orchestra to perform
Posted April 5, 2011; 10:09 a.m.
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.
Discussion of how to lead African American studies programs
Posted April 5, 2011; 10:03 a.m.
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.
Yenor to discuss family politics
Posted April 4, 2011; 05:09 p.m.
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.
Tullis to speak on 'Constitutional Decay'
Posted April 4, 2011; 12:55 p.m.
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.
Searching the brain for social networks
Posted April 4, 2011; 12:00 p.m.
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.
Dialogue features Cornel West, Radhanath Swami
Posted April 4, 2011; 08:45 a.m.
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.
L'Avant-Scene presents 'Le Mariage de Figaro'
Posted April 4, 2011; 08:42 a.m.
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.
Video: Student work: 'Raks Odalisque presents "Mystique"'
Posted April 1, 2011; 02:54 p.m.
Student belly dancing troupe Raks Odalisque presents the annual spring show, “Mystique.” April 7 – 9 in Frist Campus Center theater.
Princeton students to perform with Grammy winner Blanchard
Posted April 1, 2011; 12:06 p.m.
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.
Berkeley scientist to describe physics breakthrough
Posted April 1, 2011; 11:58 a.m.
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.
FACULTY AWARD: Holmes named industrial and applied math society fellow
Posted April 1, 2011; 09:00 a.m.
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."