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Archive – September, 2011

Lecture series examines future of nuclear power

Thursday, Oct. 6, 13 and 20, and Nov. 3 and 10, 2011, 3 p.m. · Various locations

The Office of the Alumni Association's fall Maclean House Lecture Series will explore "The Future of Nuclear Power," with talks by five Princeton researchers on nuclear energy as a power source and on the prospects of nuclear fission and nuclear fusion. The talks will be held at 3 p.m. on the following Thursdays: Oct. 6, 13 and 20, and Nov. 3 and 10. The lectures will take place in McCormick Hall, Room 101, except for the Nov. 3 talk, which will be in the Lewis Library, Room 120.

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Campus sustainability efforts progress over summer and into fall

Anyone strolling through Princeton's campus this fall can see, hear, touch, smell and even taste the University's ongoing sustainability efforts through a range of projects that progressed this summer. The Office of Sustainability, working with various University departments, oversees programs that promote interactive ways to experience Princeton's achievements in conserving resources, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and promoting sustainable research and education.

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Neuroscience and Psychology structures emerge; other construction progresses

Campus construction activity at Princeton during this academic year will focus on the Neuroscience and Psychology buildings, with important stages also under way on the home for the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment and Firestone Library, among other ongoing projects.

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Media advisory: RSVP by Oct. 4 for Princeton Justice Stevens event

The Honorable John Paul Stevens, retired associate justice of the United States Supreme Court, will appear at Princeton University at 4:30 p.m., Monday, Oct. 10, in Richardson Auditorium of Alexander Hall on the University campus. Members of the news media who plan to attend should email Martin Mbugua (mmbugua@princeton.edu) no later than 5 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 4, to ensure that we reserve tickets and seats.

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Search committee appointed for architecture dean

President Shirley M. Tilghman has appointed a seven-member committee to search for a new dean of Princeton's School of Architecture. Stan Allen, the school's dean since 2002, will step down at the end of the academic year to return to full-time teaching and architectural design after taking a yearlong sabbatical.

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Historian Brookhiser to give talk on James Madison

Monday, Oct. 10, 2011, 4:30 p.m. · McDonnell Hall, Room A01

Richard Brookhiser, a senior editor of National Review and author of a biography of James Madison, will give a talk titled "James Madison, Father of Politics" at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 10, in McDonnell Hall, Room A01.

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Kaufman to discuss continuities in Chinese foreign policy

Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2011, 4:30 p.m. · Robertson Hall, Room 1

Alison Kaufman, a fellow at the Princeton-Harvard China and the World Program and a research analyst at the Center for Naval Analyses, will give a lecture titled "Continuities in Chinese Foreign Policy Thinking Since the Late Qing" at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 16, in Robertson Hall, Room 1.

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China's intellectual property policy is subject of Zhang talk

Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2011, 4:30 p.m. · Robertson Hall, Room 1

Zhenqing Zhang, a fellow in the Princeton-Harvard China and the World Program, will present a lecture titled "The Challenge of Building an Innovative Country: Explaining China's Partial Compliance with Intellectual Property Rights" at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 9, in Robertson Hall, Room 1.

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China's role in U.N. Security Council is topic of Wuthnow talk

Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2011, 4:30 p.m. · Robertson Hall, Room 1

Joel Wuthnow, a fellow in the Princeton-Harvard China and the World Program, will give a lecture titled "China and the Pariah States: The View from the U.N. Security Council" at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26, in Robertson Hall, Room 1.

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China-U.S. economic relations is topic of Rosen talk

Monday, Oct. 24, 2011, 4:30 p.m. · Robertson Hall, Room 1

Daniel Rosen, an economic adviser directing the China practice of the Rhodium Group and an adjunct professor at Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs, will give a talk titled "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner: Patterns and Implications of China as a Direct Investor in the United States" at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 24, in Robertson Hall, Room 1.

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Foreign policy expert Wang to discuss U.S.-China relations

Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2011, 4:30 p.m. · Robertson Hall, Room 16

Jisi Wang, dean of Peking University's School of International Studies and a Global Scholar visiting Princeton for the 2011-12 academic year, will give a lecture titled "A Rising Chinga versus a Status Quo America: Convering Interests and Diverging Views" at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19, in Robertson Hall, Room 16.

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Nwabueze named University ombuds officer

Wokie Nwabueze, who has managed conflict resolution, mediation and ethics issues in the corporate and nonprofit sectors, has been named Princeton University's ombuds officer.

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Intelligence expert to speak on U.S.-China cybersecurity issues

Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2011, 4:30 p.m. · Robertson Hall, Room 2

James Mulvenon, the vice president of Defense Group Inc.'s intelligence division and director of its Center for Intelligence Research and Analysis, will give a talk titled "Cybersecurity and U.S.-China Relations" at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 12, in Robertson Hall, Room 2.

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Sociologist Duchesne to discuss Western exceptionalism

Thursday, Oct. 27, 2011, 4:30 p.m. · Lewis Library, Room 120

Ricardo Duchesne, a professor of sociology at the University of New Brunswick-Saint John, will give a talk titled "The West's Spectacular Exceptionality" at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27, in Lewis Library, Room 120.

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FACULTY AWARD: Chang-rae Lee receives Dayton Literary Peace Prize

Chang-rae Lee, a Princeton professor of creative writing in the Lewis Center for the Arts, has been selected to receive the 2011 Dayton Literary Peace Prize in fiction for his novel "The Surrendered." Lee will receive the award, which celebrates the power of literature to promote peace, nonviolent conflict resolution and global understanding, and is accompanied by a $10,000 prize, at a ceremony on Nov. 13.

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Garcia, Singer receive presidential science awards

Two Princeton University professors have received the 2010 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government on science and engineering professionals in the early stages of their research careers.

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'Darkest' world enlightens astronomers about mysterious light-gobbling planet

Recent research involving Princeton astrophysics postdoctoral researcher David Spiegel identifies the "darkest" planet yet observed and sets a new standard in determining just how much light "hot Jupiter" planets -- scorching balls of hydrogen and helium already known for being non-reflective -- can keep to themselves.

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Quipfire! and UCBTourCo to perform free show

Friday, Sept. 30, 2011, 11 p.m. · McCarter Theatre Center

The Princeton student improv comedy group Quipfire! will open for the Upright Citizens Brigade Tour Company at 11 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30, at McCarter Theatre Center. Admission is free.

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'The Monkeys Are Coming!' to be performed

Friday and Saturday, Sept. 30-Oct. 1, and Thursday through Saturday Oct. 6-8, 2011, 8 p.m. · 185 Nassau St, Matthews Acting Studio

The play "The Monkeys Are Coming!," a senior thesis production directed by student Gabriel Crouse, will be performed at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Sept. 30-Oct. 1, and Thursday through Saturday Oct. 6-8, at the Matthews Acting Studio at the Lewis Center for the Arts at 185 Nassau Street.

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Panel discussion marks opening of Hogarth exhibition

Friday, Oct. 7, 2011, 2 p.m. · McCormick Hall, room 101

A panel discussion titled "A Midnight Modern Conversation," which will mark the opening of the Firestone Library exhibiton "Sin and the City: William Hogarth’s London," will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7, at McCormick Hall, room 101.

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Film festival focuses on extreme sports

Friday, Oct. 7, 2011, 7:30 to 10 p.m. · McCosh Hall, Room 10

The Banff Mountain Film Festival: Radical Reels, featuring short action films on outdoor activities such as mountain biking and snowboarding, will be held from 7:30 to 10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7, in McCosh Hall, Room 10. Advance tickets are $10 for students with Princeton University ID and $15 for others through University Ticketing and the Frist Campus Center Ticket Office; remaining tickets will be $15 at the door.

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Video: Student Work: 'The Monkeys Are Coming!'

Jeffrey Kuperman '12 profiles Gabriel Crouse's senior thesis production of "The Monkeys Are Coming!" Performances will be at the Matthews Acting Studio Sept. 30 and Oct. 1, 6-8.

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Video: Helping Africa's young leaders tap the power of networks

Princeton hosted an "indaba," or gathering, focused on creating a lifelong network of support among alumni of the African Leadership Academy.

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Video feature: Helping Africa's young leaders tap the power of networks

Nearly 45 future leaders from countries across the African continent were reunited at a five-day retreat and conference in August held in part on the Princeton University campus. They are all alumni of the African Leadership Academy, in Johannesburg, South Africa, which chose Princeton for its inaugural "indaba," or gathering. A video documenting the indaba shows the participants' reactions to the outdoor experiential education activities and workshops at Princeton-Blairstown Center. The video also covers the last day and a half, which featured a professional conference and receptions on the University's main campus.

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Gift from alumnus Griswold and family endows Center for Economic Policy Studies at Princeton

Investment banking executive Benjamin H. Griswold IV, a member of Princeton's Class of 1962, and his family have made a substantial gift to endow the Center for Economic Policy Studies at Princeton University. The center, which supports economic policy-related research in the Department of Economics and fosters communication among experts in the academic, business and government communities, has been renamed the Benjamin H. Griswold III, Class of 1933, Center for Economic Policy Studies, in honor of Griswold's father, a member of Princeton's Class of 1933.

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Siebel Scholars program recognizes top computer science graduate students

Top graduate students in Princeton University's Department of Computer Science will receive a prestigious fellowship and lifelong membership in a network of leading scholars under the newly established Siebel Scholars program, funded by a gift from the Siebel Scholars Foundation.

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Campus community invited to CPUC meeting

Monday, Sept. 26, 4:30 p.m. · Friend Center, Room 101

The Council of the Princeton University Community (CPUC) will meet at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 26, in the Friend Center, Room 101. All members of the campus community are invited to attend.

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Video: 'Weapons of Mass Construction'

Princeton student-athletes participate a day of service in conjunction with the Princeton Varsity Club and Isles Inc.

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Video feature: Weapons of Mass Construction

Since spring 2009, the Princeton Varsity Club has partnered with Isles Inc., a Trenton-based community development organization, to involve Princeton student-athletes and other campus community members in "Weapons of Mass Construction," an effort to help revitalize poor urban areas located just miles from the University.

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Lecture focuses on technologies and early Chinese history

Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2011, 4:30 p.m. · Jones Hall, Room 202

University of Oxford professor Jessica Rawson will deliver the 2011 F. W. Mote lecture, titled "From Bronze Casting to Carnelian Beads: Technologies from Inner Asia that Changed China, c.2000-500 BC" at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 4, in Jones Hall, Room 202.

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Four new Global Scholars set to visit campus

International leaders in the fields of mathematics, history, literary and cultural theory, and music will visit Princeton starting in the academic years 2011-12 and 2012-13 as the third round of participants in the University's Global Scholars Program.

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Free vaccines offered at FluFest

Wednesday and Thursday, Oct. 5-6, and Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2011, various times · Frist Campus Center, B level

University community members can obtain flu vaccines at FluFest, a seasonal influenza immunization clinic and health fair sponsored by University Health Services, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, Oct. 5-6, and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 12, at the B level of the Frist Campus Center. Immunizations are free for current faculty, staff and students, and are available for a fee for dependents age 9 and older. No appointments are necessary.

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Bodine to discuss political developments in Yemen

Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2011, 4:30 p.m. · Robertson Hall, Room 1

Barbara Bodine, a former U.S. ambassador to Yemen and a lecturer in public and international affairs at Princeton, will present a public lecture titled, "Developments in Yemen and Implications Beyond" at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 11, in Robertson Hall, Room 1, as part of the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies' Workshop on Arab Political Development speaker series.

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Alumnus Mayer to discuss career journey

Thursday, Sept. 22, 2011, 7:30 p.m. · 36 University Place, Suite 200

Steven Mayer, a 1981 Princeton alumnus and a senior executive with the private investment firm Cerberus Capital Management, will discuss his career path and offer insights and advice for those interested in the field of private equity and finance at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22, at the Office of Career Services, 36 University Place, Suite 200.

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Corngold to speak on Kafka

Thursday, Sept. 22, 2011, 7:30 p.m. · East Pyne Hall, Room 010

Stanley Corngold, a Princeton professor emeritus of German and comparative literature, will present a lecture titled "Franz Kafka and the Poetry of Risk insurance" at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22, in East Pyne Hall, Room 010.

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Class of 2015 reflects University's commitment to access

Princeton has enrolled the most diverse freshman class in the University's history, with a record number of students from low-income backgrounds and minority backgrounds included in the 1,300 members of the Class of 2015.

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Retired Supreme Court Justice Stevens to speak -- UPDATED

Monday, Oct. 10, 2011, 4:30 p.m. · Alexander Hall, Richardson Auditorium

UPDATED: Advance tickets are no longer available. There will be open admission for any unfilled seats shortly before the event begins on Oct. 10. Individuals without tickets who wish to attend the event are encouraged to wait in line outside Richardson Auditorium for open admission.

John Paul Stevens, retired associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, will speak at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 10, in Richardson Auditorium of Alexander Hall. The event, titled "The Court, the Constitution and the Justice From Illinois," will feature a conversation between Justice Stevens and University Provost Christopher Eisgruber. More information about the event and ticket distribution can be found on the University Public Lectures website.

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Community and Staff Day features activities for all ages

Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011, 3 p.m. · Princeton Stadium

Community and Staff Day, the annual celebration of sports and entertainment, will begin at 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, at Princeton Stadium. The event will feature activities for all ages and interests, including a "Family Fun-Fest," a youth sports clinic for children ages 5 to 13 hosted by Princeton University athletes from 4 to 5 p.m., and the Princeton vs. Bucknell football game.

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Honor system meeting set

A meeting for new faculty members -- including part-time and visiting faculty, as well as new assistants in instruction -- regarding the University's honor system will be held at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 20, in Nassau Hall's Faculty Room.

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Retiree open enrollment is Sept. 26-Oct. 7

The University's retiree 2012 annual benefits open enrollment period is from Monday, Sept. 26, through Friday, Oct. 7, with changes effective Jan. 1, 2012.

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Bartels transfers to emeritus status

Larry Bartels, Princeton's Donald E. Stokes Professor in Public and International Affairs, will transfer to emeritus status effective Jan. 1, 2012. The move was approved in recent action by the Board of Trustees.

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Employee spotlight: Megan McCourt

Employee spotlight: Megan McCourt, administrative assistant in the Office of the Dean of the Faculty

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Employee obituaries: May-August 2011

The following is an updated list of University employee obituaries.

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By the numbers: Princeton 'Profile'

The 2011-12 edition of Princeton's "Profile" publication is now available online, answering frequently asked questions about the University and highlighting many of the diverse resources available on campus, including many academic, cultural, recreational, economic and community activities.

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Video feature: Class of 2011 offers advice for incoming Class of 2015

"Do something new;" "Ask questions of your teachers and your classmates;" and "Start your thesis early." These were just some of the words of wisdom members of the Class of 2011 left for the Class of 2015 in a video tribute, just before the graduating seniors' Commencement in May.

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Video: Class of 2011 offers advice for incoming Class of 2015

"Do something new;" "Ask questions of your teachers and your classmates;" and "Start your thesis early."  These were just some of the words of wisdom members of the Class of 2011 left for the Class of 2015, just before the graduating seniors' Commencement in May.

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More than a sign of sleepiness, yawning may cool the brain

A Princeton-led study is the first involving humans to show that yawning frequency varies with the season, a dispartity that indicates that yawning could serve as a method for regulating brain temperature.

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Black hole, star collisions may illuminate universe's dark side

Princeton and New York University research reported in the journal Physical Review Letters this month presents a ready-made method for detecting the collision of stars with an elusive type of black hole that is on the short list of objects believed to make up dark matter, the invisible substance thought to constitute much of the universe. Such a discovery could serve as observable proof of dark matter and provide a much deeper understanding of the universe's inner workings.

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Authors Carelli, Gurira to read from their work

Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2011, 4:30 p.m. · McCarter Theatre Center, Berlind Theatre

Poet Anthony Carelli and playwright Danai Gurira, who are currently Hodder Fellows at the University, will read from their work at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28, in the Berlind Theatre at the McCarter Theatre Center (note the change from the longstanding location at 185 Nassau St.). 

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Panel to discuss U.S. Constitution and contemporary politics

Friday, Sept. 16, 2011, 4:30 p.m. · Lewis Library, Room 120

A panel discussion titled "The Constitution in Contemporary American Politics" will be held at 4:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16, in Lewis Library, Room 120. The panel will be moderated by Princeton's Robert George, the McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence, and the panelists are Kathleen Brady and Kenneth Miller, visiting fellows in politics and the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions, and Matthew Franck, director of the Witherspoon Institute.

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Video feature: 'Princeton's Opening Day 2011: Framing the Freshman Experience'

Princeton University welcomes new students with a variety of orientation activities at the start of each academic year. A video highlighting four events from Opening Day, Sept. 11, explores how the University frames these students' forthcoming academic and social experiences, with an eye toward service in the community and the world.

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Video: 'Princeton's Opening Day 2011: Framing the Freshman Experience'

Highlights from opening day events explore how the University frames the freshman class's forthcoming academic and social experiences, with an eye toward service.

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Sondheim to hold conversation with critic Rich--UPDATED

Monday, Sept. 26, 2011, 8 p.m. · McCarter Theatre Center

Note: Tickets for this event are no longer available as of Sept. 20.

Stephen Sondheim, one of the most important and original figures in musical theater for the last 50 years, will hold a public conversation with Frank Rich, former drama critic of The New York Times, at 8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 26, at McCarter Theatre. The event requires a free ticket; more information is available online.

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University expands ethics education to all researchers

No longer just the province of the humanities, the study of ethics is taking on a greater role in Princeton University's training of future researchers. For many years, Princeton has offered courses about conducting research ethically in the life sciences because of federal funding guidelines, and the University now has extended its commitment to this training to all of the natural sciences, social sciences, mathematics and engineering departments.

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New media is subject of Fallows talk -- UPDATED

Thursday, Nov. 17, 2011, 4:30 p.m. · Robertson Hall, Dodds Auditorium

UPDATED: This talk was originally scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 6.

James Fallows, national correspondent for The Atlantic, will present a talk titled, "Learning to Love the (Shallow, Divisive, Unreliable) New Media" at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.

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Pickering to discuss Iranian nuclear program

Monday, Oct. 3, 2011, 4:30 p.m. · Robertson Hall, Dodds Auditorium

Thomas Pickering, former U.S. ambassador to several countries and the United Nations, will present a public talk titled, "Iran's Nuclear Program: Can Diplomacy Help?" at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 3, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.

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Documentary film on returning from combat to be shown

Friday, Sept. 23, 2011, 7 p.m. · Friend Center, Room 101

A pre-release screening of a documentary film about a soldier's experience returning home from combat, "Hell and Back Again" by Danfung Dennis, will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 23, at the Friend Center, Room 101.

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Gene flux can foretell survival for trauma patients, Princeton study finds

Princeton research reported in the Sept. 13 issue of the journal PLoS Medicine shows for the first time that people recovering from a serious injury -- regardless of age, gender or previous health -- exhibit similar gene activity as their condition changes, which doctors can use to predict and prepare for a patient's deterioration.

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Oppenheimer to discuss strategies for improving education

Saturday, Oct. 1, 2011, 3 p.m. · Jadwin Hall, Room A10

Daniel Oppenheimer, an associate professor of psychology and public affairs at Princeton, will discuss "Counterintuitive Strategies for Improving Education" at 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, in Jadwin Hall, Room A10, as part of the Fall Football Lecture Series hosted by the Office of the Alumni Association.

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'The Wire' creator David Simon to speak

Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2011, 5 p.m. · McCosh Hall, Room 50

Writer and producer David Simon, who created the popular HBO series "The Wire" based on his experience as a journalist, will speak on "The End of the American Century and What's in It for You?" at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 20, in McCosh Hall, Room 50.

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Rubik's Cube competition to be held

Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. · Alexander Hall, Richardson Auditorium

The Princeton Cube Club will host a World Cube Association Rubik's Cube competition from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, in Richardson Auditorium of Alexander Hall.

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National and international rankings recognize Princeton as a top university

Princeton University has retained a leading position on national and international college ranking lists for its academic quality, outstanding undergraduate student experience, generous no-loan financial aid, and leadership in successful sustainability initiatives.

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International affairs experts to discuss security policy after 9/11

Monday, Sept. 19, 2011, 4:30 p.m. · Robertson Hall, Dodds Auditorium

A public discussion marking the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorism attacks and titled "Progress Addressing Key Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission" will be held at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 19, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall. The speakers are Christopher Kojm, chair of the National Intelligence Council at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, and Kim Lane Scheppele, the Laurance S. Rockefeller Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs and the University Center for Human Values.

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African film series begins Sept. 27

Through Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2011, 7:30 p.m. · McCormick Hall, Room 106

An African film series sponsored by the Center for African American Studies and the Program in African Studies will begin at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 27, with "Yeelen" and run through Tuesday, Dec. 13, in McCormick Hall, Room 106. 

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Arts groups, University commemorate 10 years since Sept. 11

Through Saturday, Dec. 10, 2011, various times · various locations

A unique collaboration among University arts and cultural organizations and local groups to mark the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks will feature concerts, exhibitions, lectures and performances throughout the fall.

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Tilghman tells new students to navigate information age wisely

President Shirley M. Tilghman told students at Opening Exercises Sunday (Sept. 11) that the opportunities created by the modern information age can lead to greater insight into the human condition and the natural world. The new students and their families filled the University Chapel for the interfaith service that traditionally marks the start of each academic year.

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Students honored at Opening Exercises

Princeton celebrated the accomplishments of its students with the awarding of four undergraduate prizes at Opening Exercises Sunday, Sept. 11.

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University community gathers to remember Sept. 11 attacks

Chloe Wohlforth, a member of the class of 2007, shared her memories of her father and spoke of her love of Princeton as a featured speaker at the University's public gathering in remembrance of Sept. 11, held on Cannon Green on the front campus, to commemorate 10 years since the attacks. The other speakers were Princeton President Shirley M. Tilghman; Kwame Anthony Appiah, the Laurance S. Rockefeller University Professor of Philosophy and the University Center for Human Values; Princeton senior Charles Metzger; and former U.S. Senator and 1965 alumnus Bill Bradley.

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Journalist Coll to discuss reporting on South Asia

Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011, 4:30 p.m. · Burr Hall, Room 219

Steve Coll, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and president of the New America Foundation, will speak as part of the "Reporting South Asia" seminar series at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1, in Burr Hall, Room 219.

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Sandomirskaia to discuss Bakhtin, Benjamin and violence

Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2011, 4:30 p.m. · Burr Hall, Room 219

Irina Sandomirskaia, a linguist and professor of cultural studies at the Centre for Baltic and Eastern European Studies at the University College Södertörn in Sweden, will give a talk titled "Text as Terror: Bakhtin and Benjamin on Violence" at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15, in Burr Hall, Room 219.

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Essayist Mishra to discuss media coverage of South Asia

Thursday, Nov. 10, 2011, 4:30 p.m. · Burr Hall, Room 219

Novelist and essayist Pankaj Mishra will give a talk in the "Reporting South Asia" seminar series at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10, in Burr Hall, Room 219.

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France and Holocaust research are subject of Seibel talk

Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2011, 4:30 p.m. · Dickinson Hall, Room 211

Wolfgang Seibel, a professor of politics and public administration at the University of Konstanz in Germany, will give a lecture titled "Uniqueness and Exemplarity in Holocaust Research: The Case of France, 1940-1944" at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18, in Dickinson Hall, Room 211.

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Art critic Roberts to speak on Russian avant-garde-UPDATED

Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2011, 4:30 p.m. · School of Archiecture, Betts Auditorium

The location of the lecture has been changed to Betts Auditorium in the School of Architecture

John Roberts, a curator, critic and art professor at the University of Wolverhampton, will give a talk titled "Against Cannibalism: Chto Delat, Russia and the New Avante-Garde" at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 11, in Betts Auditorium in the School of Architecture.

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Russia scholar to discuss Soviet writing on East Asia

Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2011, 4:30 p.m. · Burr Hall, Room 216

Katerina Clark, a Russia scholar at Yale University, will give a talk titled "Imperialist Modernism, Exoticism or Leninist Internationalism? East Asia in the Imagination of Soviet Writers of the 1920s" at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 27, in Burr Hall, Room 216.

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Frymer to give Constitution Day lecture on workers' rights

Thursday, Sept. 22, 2011, 4:30 p.m. · Friend Center, Room 101

For the University's annual Constitution Day lecture, Princeton politics professor Paul Frymer will give a talk titled "Labor and the Constitution: What Rights Do Americans Have in the Workplace?" at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22, in the Friend Center, Room 101. Princeton economics professor Henry Farber and Rutgers School of Law professor James Pope will be the respondents.

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Legal scholar McDowell to speak on Republican constitutionalism--POSTPONED

Friday, Sept. 16, 2011, 4:30 p.m. · Lewis Library, Room 120

UPDATE: This event has been postponed and will be rescheduled.

Gary McDowell, a constitutional scholar at the University of Richmond, will give a lecture titled "'The Greatest Improvement on Political Institutions': John Marshall and the Moral Foundations of Republican Constitutionalism" at 4:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16, in Lewis Library, Room 120.

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11:46 A.M. SEPT. 9 UPDATE - Heavy rain moving outdoor pre-orientation activities to campus

Heavy rain in areas of the East Coast has caused Princeton University to modify many activities of its outdoor freshman pre-orientation program, and students in affected areas are being relocated to campus.

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Arts groups, University commemorate 10 years since Sept. 11

The arts can give powerful expression to memory, as well as shape our collective memory of the past. This fall, to mark the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, the theme of memory, loss and the impact of art is inspiring a wide range of cultural activities across the Princeton campus and the local community.

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Social media users have 'Conversation With…' Graduate School Associate Dean Jackson-Weaver

Answering questions submitted from around the world via Facebook and Twitter, Karen Jackson-Weaver, associate dean for academic affairs and diversity at Princeton University's Graduate School, recently served as the fourth host of the ongoing "Conversation With…" series.

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Frist Campus Center to host annual open house

Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2011, noon to 3 p.m. · Frist Campus Center, 100 level

Princeton students, faculty and staff are invited to attend the annual Frist Campus Center open house from noon to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 14, on the center's 100 level. The event will feature live entertainment, tote bag decorating, giveaways, food and beverage sampling, and information tables.

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World Bank economist to keynote 'Reflections on Service'

Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2011, 4:15 p.m. · McCosh Hall, Room 50

Shanta Devarajan, chief economist of the World Bank's Africa region and a 1975 Princeton graduate, will be the keynote speaker at "Reflections on Service" at 4:15 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 13, in McCosh Hall, Room 50. The event, which is open to the public, is a forum on civic engagement held during the University's freshman orientation week and is sponsored by the Pace Center for Civic Engagement.

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Frist presents moonlight movie to welcome new class

Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011, 11 p.m. · Frist Campus Center South Lawn

The University community is invited to join in welcoming Princeton's class of 2015 with a moonlight movie presentation of "X-Men: First Class" at 11 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, on the Frist Campus Center South Lawn. In the event of inclement weather, the screening will move indoors.

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Billington to discuss pioneering engineer Khan

Friday, Sept. 9, 2011, 4:30 p.m. · Friend Center Auditorium

David Billington, Princeton's Gordon Y.S. Wu Professor of Engineering Emeritus, will present personal and professional recollections of his friend and colleague Fazlur Rahman Khan, a structural engineer who ushered in a renaissance in skyscraper construction during the second half of the 20th century, at 4:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9, in the Friend Center Auditorium. Billington's talk is the keynote lecture in the opening of a new exhibition on Kahn's work in the Friend Center.

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Student-organized 5K race scheduled

Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011, 10 a.m. · Bloomberg Hall start

The student-organized Butler/Wilson 5K race will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, on the University campus. The race is open to the public and registration is a $5 minimum donation or a non-perishable food item for the Trenton Area Soup Kitchen.

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Brentano String Quartet to perform

Friday, Sept. 16, 2011, 8 p.m. · Alexander Hall, Richardson Auditorium

The Brentano String Quartet will perform at 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16, in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall.

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FACULTY AWARD: Peter Brown wins international Balzan Prize

Peter Brown, Princeton University's Philip and Beulah Rollins Professor of History Emeritus, has been selected to receive the Balzan Prize for his research on ancient history, specifically the Greco-Roman world.

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Wieviorka to discuss sociological perspective on conflict

Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2011, 4:30 p.m. · Corwin Hall, Room 137

Michel Wieviorka, a renowned sociologist and director of the Centre d'Analyses et d'Interventions Sociologique at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Socialies, will give a talk titled "Evil, Terrorism, Violence and Racism: A Sociological Perspective" at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 20, in Corwin Hall, Room 137.

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Minter named vice provost for institutional equity and diversity

Michele Minter, who has more than 15 years of leadership in higher education administration and institutional advancement, with a significant amount of that time at Princeton, is returning to the University in her new role as vice provost for institutional equity and diversity. Her appointment is effective Sept. 12.

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Updated core policy document posted online

The 2011 edition of Rights, Rules, Responsibilities, the University's core policy document, has been posted online. Rights, Rules, Responsibilities is intended to provide a concise reference and guide for all members of the Princeton University community.

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Stuart Schwartz, leader in electrical engineering at Princeton, dies

Stuart Schwartz, a pioneer of mathematical methods that led to techniques for efficiently transmitting information, and an instrumental force in building the Department of Electrical Engineering at Princeton University, died Saturday, Aug. 27. He was 72.

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Interns in Asia cultivate dialogue, address societal issues

From organizing an "Earth Week" celebration in China to learning about forest management in Thailand, and to helping with a community health program in India, several Princeton students this summer pursued service internships in Asia. The experiences of these students, as well as that of interns before them, have created lasting impressions and deepened their academic and personal goals.  

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