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Archive – October, 2012

3:51 P.M. OCT. 31 UPDATE - Campus to reopen Thursday, Nov. 1; non-critical and non-essential employees NOT required to work

(Note: This announcement was updated with information about deadline extension for single-choice early action applications.) The University campus will be open tomorrow, Thursday, Nov. 1.  Only critical and essential employees are required to report to work. University buildings and facilities will be accessible for students, faculty and staff who need to use them. Staff who support key operations will be contacted directly regarding their work requirements.

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University recovers from Hurricane Sandy, 50 trees down on campus

In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, about 800 University employees worked in shifts to provide services for undergraduate and graduate students who remained on campus during fall recess, and to keep other critical campus functions running. At least 50 trees were felled by wind gusts during the storm, and there were dozens of reports of blocked roads, damaged vehicles, fences and other property. There were no injuries reported.

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7:04 P.M. OCT. 30 UPDATE: University limits electricity consumption to critical services only

In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, most buildings on campus are running on limited power from the University’s cogeneration plant, and it is not clear when normal power supply from the public grid will resume. Because of the limited electric power, the University will temporarily close all administrative buildings and most academic and athletic facilities. Access to laboratories will be strictly limited through at least Wednesday, Oct. 31. Decisions about when the University will be fully open will be made on a day-to-day basis.

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University CLOSED Wednesday; Dillon Gym, Firestone Library open Tuesday

This update to a previous announcement about Princeton's campus safety related to Hurricane Sandy contains new information about University closing and services for students on campus. Due to Hurricane Sandy, Princeton University will be closed except for critical and essential staff on Wednesday, Oct. 31. Dillon Gym will be open today from noon to 8 p.m. and Firestone Library will be open today from noon to 10 p.m.

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11:22 A.M. OCT. 30 UPDATE: University CLOSED Wednesday; Dillon Gym, Firestone Library open Tuesday

This update to a previous announcement about Princeton's campus safety related to Hurricane Sandy contains new information about University closing and services for students on campus. Due to Hurricane Sandy, Princeton University will be closed except for critical and essential staff on Wednesday, Oct. 31. Dillon Gym will be open today from noon to 8 p.m. and Firestone Library will be open today from noon to 10 p.m.

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9:53 P.M. OCT. 29 UPDATE: University CLOSED TUESDAY for non-essential staff due to Hurricane Sandy

This update to a previous announcement about Princeton's campus safety related to Hurricane Sandy contains new information about road closings and power outages. Because of severe weather related to Hurricane Sandy, Princeton University will be closed on Tuesday, Oct. 30, except for critical and essential staff. If weather permits, additional critical campus functions may be opened on Tuesday.

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1:57 P.M. OCT. 29 UPDATE: University CLOSED TUESDAY for non-essential staff due to Hurricane Sandy

This update to a previous announcement about Princeton's campus safety related to Hurricane Sandy contains new information about the University remaining closed on Tuesday, Oct. 30, possible opening of some critical campus functions on Tuesday if weather permits, closing of Frist Campus Center, additional tips for students, and deadline flexibility for single-choice early action applicants.

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9:57 A.M. OCT. 29 UPDATE: University opens emergency operations center in preparation for Hurricane Sandy

This update to a previous announcement about Princeton's campus safety related to Hurricane Sandy contains new information about the University's emergency operations center. Because of severe weather related to Hurricane Sandy, Princeton University is closed today, except for critical and essential staff. All campus events are canceled today.

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3:38 P.M. OCT. 28 UPDATE: University CLOSED MONDAY for non-essential staff due to Hurricane Sandy

This update to a previous announcement about Princeton's campus safety related to Hurricane Sandy contains new information about libraries. Because of severe weather related to Hurricane Sandy, Princeton University will be closed except for critical and essential staff on Monday, Oct. 29.

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1:40 P.M. OCT. 28 UPDATE: University CLOSED MONDAY for non-essential staff due to Hurricane Sandy

This update to a previous announcement about Princeton's campus safety related to Hurricane Sandy contains new information about University closing and services for students on campus. Because of severe weather related to Hurricane Sandy, Princeton University will be closed except for critical and essential staff on Monday, Oct. 29.

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Hurricane Sandy campus safety updates to be posted on home page

In preparation for severe weather related to Hurricane Sandy making landfall on the East Coast on Monday, Oct. 29, the University is advising all members of the Princeton campus community to consider appropriate preparations and to be sure to watch the University's home page for updates.

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Scholar to address China's ties with Mideast, Africa

Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012, 4:30 p.m. · Robertson Hall, Room 002

Dawn Murphy, a Princeton-Harvard China and the World Postdoctoral Fellow who specializes in Chinese foreign policy and international relations, will speak on "Rising Revisionist? China's Relations with the Middle East and Sub-Saharan Africa in the Post-Cold War Era" at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, in Robertson Hall, Room 2.  

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Professor to speak on women and militarization

Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012, 4:30 p.m. · Robertson Hall, Room 016

Cynthia Enloe, a research professor in the International Development, Community and Environment Department at Clark University in Worcester, Mass., will speak on "Women and Militarization: Before, During, and After Wars" at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, in Robertson Hall, Room 016.  

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Panel to discuss support for troops

Monday, Nov. 12, 2012, 4:30 p.m. · Robertson Hall, Dodds Auditorium

Miguel Centeno, professor of sociology and international affairs at the Woodrow Wilson School and chair of the Department of Sociology, will moderate a panel on "Supporting Our Troops" as part of the "Military Policy — At Home and Abroad" lecture series at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 12, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.

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SEEDS co-founder Vinnakota to speak

Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012, 4:30 p.m. · Robertson Hall, Dodds Auditorium

Rajiv Vinnakota, co-founder and managing director of the national nonprofit SEED Foundation and a member of Princeton’s Class of 1993, will speak as part of the Woodrow Wilson School's "Leadership and Governance" program at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.

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Public Knowledge CEO to speak on election, Internet

Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012, 4:30 p.m. · Sherrerd Hall, Room 101

Gigi B. Sohn, president and chief executive of the public-interest organization Public Knowledge, will discuss "Election 2012: What Does It Mean for the Internet?" at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, in Sherrerd Hall, Room 101.  

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Scholar to discuss China's status signals

Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012, 4:30 p.m. · Robertson Hall, Room 002

Xiaoyu Pu, a Princeton-Harvard China and the World Postdoctoral Fellow who has research interests in international security, international relations theories and Chinese foreign policy, will discuss "Why China Still Can't Have It All: Status Signaling, Multiple Audiences and the Contradictions of Grand Strategy" at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7, in Robertson Hall, Room 2.

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Far from random, evolution follows a predictable genetic pattern, Princeton researchers find

Princeton University research suggests that knowledge of a species' genes — and how certain external conditions affect the proteins encoded by those genes — could be used to determine a predictable evolutionary pattern driven by outside factors. Scientists could then pinpoint how the diversity of adaptations seen in the natural world developed even in distantly related animals.

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Art museum to present talk on ancient Maya vase painting

Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012, 5:30 p.m. · McCormick Hall, Room 101 and the Princeton University Art Museum

As part of its Late Thursdays series, the Princeton University Art Museum will present "Slips, Arcs and Sips: Situating Vase Painting in Ancient Maya Art History," a talk by Bryan R. Just, the Peter Jay Sharp, Class of 1952, Curator and Lecturer in the Art of the Ancient Americas, at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, in McCormick Hall, Room 101. The event takes place in conjunction with the museum's exhibit "Dancing into Dreams: Maya Vase Painting of the Ik' Kingdom" and will be followed by a reception at the museum.  

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Historian Mallette to speak in 'Religion and War' lecture series

Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012, 4:30 p.m. · Burr Hall, Room 219

Karla Mullette, an associate professor of Italian and Near Eastern studies at the University of Michigan, will give a talk "Lingua Franca: Muslims, Christians and Interconfessional Communication in the Medieval Mediterranean" at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, in Burr Hall, Room 219. The event is part of the "Religion and War" lecture series, sponsored by the Program in Medieval Studies.

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Etsy to speak on Occidentalism in 20th-century literature

Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012, 4:30 p.m. · McCosh Hall, Room 40 and Thorp Library

Jed Etsy, a professor of English at the University of Pennsylvania, will speak on "Occidentalism: Conrad, Nabakov and the Open Society" at the 20th century colloquium at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, in McCosh Hall, Room 40. A reception in the Thorp Library will follow the presentation. The 2012-13 graduate-student colloquia series, which is free and open to the public, is sponsored by the English Department and includes seven major fields of literary interest: American, contemporary poetry, Postcolonial, Renaissance, 18th-century and Romantic studies, Victorian, and 20th century.

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Ablow to speak on Victorian writer Martineau

Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012, 4:30 p.m. · McCosh Hall, Room 40 and Thorp Library

Rachel Ablow, a professor of English at SUNY-Buffalo, will give a talk "'Natural Magic': Harriet Martineau and the Body in Pain" at the Victorian colloquium at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24, in McCosh Hall, Room 40. A reception in the Thorp Library will follow the presentation. The 2012-13 graduate-student colloquia series, which is free and open to the public, is sponsored by the English Department and includes seven major fields of literary interest: American, contemporary poetry, postcolonial, Renaissance, 18th-century and Romantic studies, Victorian, and 20th century.

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Sculptor Lins to speak about her work

Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012, 6:30 p.m. · 185 Nassau St., Stewart Theater

Sculptor Pam Lins, who employs a variety of interdisciplinary art forms to question how objects can function as images and what it means to "build" an image, will discuss her work at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24, in the Stewart Theater, 185 Nassau St.

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Presidential search committee posts website for comments, suggestions

The committee conducting the search for Princeton University's next president has created a website to provide information about the search and to invite comments and suggestions.

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University thanks alumni and friends for Aspire's success

Princeton University expressed its gratitude to more than 1,000 alumni and friends who contributed to the success of its recent fundraising campaign Oct. 19 by showcasing Aspire's impact.

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Georgian musical ensemble will perform

Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012, 7:30 p.m. · University Chapel

Sakhioba, an all-male musical ensemble from the Republic of Georgia, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31, in the University Chapel. The free concert is presented by the Princeton University Georgian Choir and sponsored by the Department of Music, Lewis Center for the Arts, Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies, Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, Program in Russian and Eurasian Studies, and the Graduate Student Government Events Board.

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Synergize 2012 connects renewable-energy research and industry

Monday, Nov. 12, 2012, and Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012 · various locations

Synergize 2012, the first meeting of the Princeton Energy and Environment Corporate Affiliates Program, will bring industry and academia together to discuss the latest in renewable-energy research, technologies and market conditions on Monday, Nov. 12, and Tuesday, Nov. 13 at various locations on campus. The event is open to the public. Registration is required and will close Nov. 2.

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Panel to look back, and ahead, after election

Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012, 4:30 p.m. · Robertson Hall, Dodds Auditorium

A panel of academic experts in the field of politics will discuss "Election 2012: What Happened and What Does it Mean?" at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall. The panel will be moderated by 1982 Princeton alumnus Bart Gellman, lecturer and author in residence at the Woodrow Wilson School. A public reception will follow the discussion in the Shultz dining room.  

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Daniels to discuss 'The Indiana Story'

Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012, noon · Robertson Hall, Dodds Auditorium

Mitch Daniels Jr., the 49th governor of Indiana and president-elect of Purdue University, will present "The Indiana Story," at noon Thursday, Oct. 25, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall. Daniels is a member of Princeton's Class of 1971.  

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Archbishop to offer update on Syria

Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012, 4:30 p.m. · Robertson Hall, Dodds Auditorium

The Syrian Orthodox archbishop of Aleppo, Mar Gregorios Yohanna Ibrahim, will describe the increasing violence in war-torn Syria and the threat to Syria's religious communities during an "Up to the Minute" public lecture at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall. A public reception will follow in the Shultz dining room.  

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Princeton endowment earns 3.1 percent return, boosts 10-year average

In the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2012, Princeton University's endowment earned a 3.1 percent investment gain, raising the 10-year annualized return to 9.9 percent. The endowment value stood at $17.0 billion, a decrease of about $100 million from the year before. The decrease in market value was primarily due to University spending from the endowment that exceeded investment gains.

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Art museum to open two new exhibits with lecture and celebration

Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012, 5 p.m. · McCosh Hall, Room 10, and Princeton University Art Museum

William Childs, Professor of Art and Archaeology Emeritus, and founder of the Princeton University Archaeological Expedition at Polis Chrysochous, Cyprus, will give a talk "How Vivid Is the Joy in Strangeness" at 5 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 20, in McCosh Hall, Room 10, followed by a celebration opening reception for two exhibitions, "City of Gold: Tomb and Temple in Ancient Cyprus" and "Dancing into Dreams: Maya Vase Painting of the Ik' Kingdom," at 6 p.m. in the Princeton University Art Museum. Light refreshments will be served.

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Princeton's financial aid allows students to graduate without debt

The Princeton financial aid program provides grants (instead of loans) that do not need to be repaid, making it possible for students to graduate with zero debt.

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$20 million gift from Peretsman and Scully names psychology building

A $20 million gift from Princeton University alumni Nancy Peretsman and Robert Scully of New York City has named the psychology building under construction on the south edge of the campus. Peretsman-Scully Hall is part of a two-building, 248,000-g...

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FACULTY AWARD: Bakos receives 2012 Packard Fellowship to film night sky

Gáspár Bakos, a Princeton University assistant professor of astrophysical sciences, was one of 16 researchers nationwide to receive a 2012 Packard Fellowship for Science and Engineering from the David and Lucile Packard Foundation.

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Mullen to deliver Scholars in the Nation's Service address

Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012, 4:30 p.m. · Robertson Hall, Dodds Auditorium

Admiral Mike Mullen, former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the Charles and Marie Robertson Visiting Professor at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, will be the featured speaker as part of the Scholars in the Nation's Service Initiative at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall. The event is free but tickets are required. Tickets for students will be available at the Frist ticket office from noon to 6 p.m. Wednesday. If seats remain, tickets will be available to the public at the door at 4 p.m. Thursday. Overflow seating will be available in Robertson Hall, Room 016.

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$15 million gift from Wallace brothers funds dance building and theater

Princeton alumni brothers Monte J. Wallace and Neil W. Wallace have contributed $15 million for the first individual building named in the University's planned arts complex.

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FACULTY AWARD: Hopfield honored for contributions to computational neuroscience

John Hopfield, Princeton University's Howard A. Prior Professor in the Life Sciences and professor of molecular biology Emeritus, received the Society for Neuroscience's Swartz Prize for Theoretical and Computational Neuroscience for his contributions to the field of computational neuroscience.

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Slavic Film Series to screen 'Dancing for Mr. B: Six Balanchine Ballerinas'

Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012, 7 p.m. · East Pyne Hall, Room 010

The 2012-13 Slavic Film Series continues with a screening of "Dancing for Mr. B: Six Balanchine Ballerinas" at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24, in East Pyne Hall, Room 010. All films in this series are subtitled in English.

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Hughes to discuss performance and gender

Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012, 7 p.m. · McCormick Hall, Room 106

In "Queering Lesbian Feminist History: A Conversation About the Politics of Solo Performance," performance artist Holly Hughes will speak with Jill Dolan, the Annan Professor in English, at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 24, in McCormick Hall, Room 106. Hughes will discuss her career and the political and aesthetic strategies that vitalize the forms and contents of feminist, lesbian and queer solo performance.

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Greenfield to screen documentary and discuss her work

Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012, 4:30 p.m. · Frist Campus Center Theater, third floor

Photographer, filmmaker and chronicler of youth culture Lauren Greenfield will screen her feature-length documentary "The Queen of Versailles" and discuss her work at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23, in the Frist Campus Center Theater, third floor. Free tickets are available at the Frist box office.

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Orchestra to present program of Tymoczko and Shostakovich

Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012, 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, Oct. 21, 3 p.m. · Alexander Hall, Richardson Auditorium

The Princeton University Orchestra will perform two concerts at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20 and at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21, in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall. The program will include "Power Chords" for string quartet and orchestra composed by music professor Dmitri Tymoczko, featuring guest artists the Amernet String Quartet, and Dmitri Shostakovich's Symphony No. 10 in E Minor, No. 93. Tickets for Saturday are $15; $5 for students. The Sunday concert is free. Call University Ticketing at 609-258-9220.

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Princeton Glee Club to perform with Harvard Glee Club

Friday, Oct. 19, 2012, 7:30 p.m. · Alexander Hall, Richardson Auditorium

The Princeton University Glee Club and the Harvard University Glee Club will carry on a 99-year tradition with their annual choral "face-off" at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19, in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall. The event, also known as "the football concert," is held on the evening before the Princeton vs. Harvard football game, which will take place at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, in the Princeton Stadium. For concert tickets, call University Ticketing at 609-258-9220.

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Art historian Barber to speak on 'Art in Ireland since 1910'

Friday, Oct. 19, 2012, 4:30 p.m. · 185 Nassau St., Stewart Theater

Irish art historian Fionna Barber will present a lecture "Art in Ireland since 1910" at 4:30 p.m., Friday Oct. 19, in the Stewart Theater, 185 Nassau St. The event is part of a series presented by the Fund for Irish Studies.

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Churchland to discuss intersection of philosophy and neurology

Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012, 8 p.m. · McCosh Hall, Room 10

Patricia Churchland, professor emerita of philosophy at the University of California-San Diego and an adjunct professor at the Salk Institute, will speak on "The Brains Behind Morality" at 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, in McCosh Hall, Room 10. Her talk will explore the neurobiological underpinnings of morality and the ways in which values are rooted in the biology of the brain and in behavior common to all mammals.

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Latino Heritage Month to feature trivia night

Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012, 8 p.m. · Dod Hall, basement

The celebration of Latino Heritage Month will continue with a social gathering to test students on their knowledge of Latino and Latin American geography, politics, music, arts, literature and more, in the style of pub trivia nights at 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, in the basement of Dod Hall. Latin American refreshments will be served.

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L'Avant-Scène to perform Molière comedy

Thursday through Saturday, October 18 to 20, 2012, 8 p.m. · 185 Nassau St., Matthews Theater

The French theater workshop L'Avant-Scène will perform the comedy "L'Ecole des Femmes" by Molière at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, Oct. 18 to 20, in the Matthews Theater, 185 Nassau St. The performance will be in French. Tickets are free but reservations are advised; email ftw@princeton.edu, subject line L'Ecole.

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Russian film series to screen 'Anyuta'

Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012, 7 p.m. · East Pyne Hall, Room 010

The 2012-13 Russian Film Series continues with a screening of "Anyuta" — a 1982 film adaptation of the ballet "Anyuta," based on a short story by Anton Chekhov, starring dancers Ekaterina Maximova and Vladimir Vasiliev — at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17, in East Pyne Hall, Room 010. All films in this series are subtitled in English.

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Gallo to give talk on Proust's Latin lover

Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012, 4:30 p.m. · Frist Campus Center, Room 243

Rubén Gallo, Professor of Spanish and Portuguese languages and cultures and director of the Program in Latin American Studies, will speak on "Marcel Proust's Latin Lover" at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16, in Frist Campus Center, Room 243. Reynaldo Hahn, Proust's only known boyfriend, was a Venezuelan composer and one of the most prominent Latin Americans in Belle Époque Paris.

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CEO to discuss triumphs, pitfalls of entreneurship

Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012, 4:30 p.m. · Fields Center, Room 104

Steve Papa, founder and CEO of Endeca Technologies, Inc., and a 1994 Princeton alumnus, will talk to aspiring entrepreneurs about his story and the lessons from building a successful technology company in "Luck Favors the Prepared" at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, in the Fields Center, Room 104. A reception will follow.

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Students present Keller Center summer internship experiences

Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012, 4:30 p.m. · Fields Center, Room 104

Students who participated in the Keller Center's 2012 Princeton Entrepreneurial Internship Program will discuss their summer internship experiences during the second annual "Celebrate Entrepreneurship at Princeton" reception at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16, in the Fields Center, Room 104. A light reception will follow.

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Video feature: In the field, graduate students lead air-quality sensor research

A team of five Princeton graduate students is leading a year-long field research project using new laser sensors to measure pollutants with unprecedented sensitivity.

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'Using Mid-InfraRed Lasers'

Five Princeton engineering graduate students are leading a yearlong field research project using new laser sensors to measure pollutants with unprecedented sensitivity.

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Princeton names presidential search committee

The chair of the Princeton University Board of Trustees, Kathryn A. Hall, has announced the members of the committee that will conduct the search for a new president of the University, to succeed Shirley M. Tilghman when she steps down at the end of the 2012-13 academic year.

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Princeton alumnus Shapley wins Nobel Prize

Lloyd Shapley, a 1953 Princeton graduate alumnus and professor emeritus at the University of California-Los Angeles, is one of the 2012 recipients of the Nobel Prize in economic sciences "for the theory of stable allocations and the practice of market design." Shapley shared the award with Alvin Roth of Harvard University.

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Viewing party set for presidential debate

Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012, 8 p.m. · Alexander Hall, Robertson Auditorium

Professors Anne-Marie Slaughter and John Londregan of the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs will provide brief commentary prior to a big-screen viewing of the second presidential debate between President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16, in Robertson Auditorium, Alexander Hall. Free tickets, which are required for admission, are available at the First ticket office between noon and 6 p.m. Monday and Tuesday. Tickets will also be available at Richardson Auditorium beginning at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.  

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Scientists meet to chart roadmap to fusion

The crucial next steps on the roadmap to developing fusion energy will be the focus of more than 70 top fusion scientists and engineers from around the world who will gather at the University of California-Los Angeles (UCLA) from Oct. 15-18. 

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Major debates in Islamic thought is subject of conversation

Friday, Oct. 19, 2012, 6:30 p.m. · Murray-Dodge Hall cafe

Jonathan Brown, associate professor of Islamic studies and Muslim-Christian understanding at Georgetown University, will present the talk "One Prophet, Many Paths: Major Debates in Islamic Thought," at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19, in the Murray-Doge Hall café. The event is sponsored by the Muslim Life Program in the Office of Religious Life as part of its "Islam in Conversation" series.   

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Lecture explores the meeting point of flesh and technology

Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012, 10:30 a.m. · Lewis Library, Room 120

Michael McAlpine, a Princeton assistant professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, will discuss the benefits of that point where nanotechnology meets the body during "Tooth Tattoos and Other Biointerfaced Nanodevices" at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, in the Lewis Library, Room 120. McAlpine's presentation is part of the Fall Football Lectures hosted by the Princeton Alumni Association.

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Student Work: Princeton University Orchestra

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Sinclair to present webinar on science of racial bias

Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012, 8 p.m. · Webinar

Stacey Sinclair, associate professor of psychology and African American studies, will present a webinar on "Prejudice in the Blink of an Eye: The Science of Racial Bias" at 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15.   

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Panel to discuss role of Latinos in 2012 elections

Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012, 4:30 p.m. · Robertson Hall, Room 16

Ali Valenzuela, assistant professor of politics, will moderate a panel titled "Latinos in the 2012 Elections: An Expert Discussion on Research and Politics" at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, in Robertson Hall, Room 16.  

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Panel to look beyond presidential election

Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012, 10 a.m. · McDonnell Hall, Room A02

A panel will discuss "Obama or Romney: The First 100 Days" at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, in McDonnell Hall, Room A02, as part of the Fall Football Lectures.  

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Video feature: A stroll off campus to Princeton parks

While the 500 acres of Princeton University's park-like campus provide ample opportunities for quiet strolls close to home, more than 800 acres of forests, arboretums, wildlife preserves, war memorials and lakes lie within a 15-minute walk of campus.

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'Seven Parks (within a mile of campus)'

Seven parks lie within a 15-minute walk of campus.

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Updated core policy document posted online

The 2012 edition of Rights, Rules, Responsibilities, Princeton 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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Building a digital identity and brand is subject of talk

Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012, 7 p.m. · McCosh Hall, Room 10

Corporate consultant and author Lindsey Pollak will speak about "How to Shine Online! Building a Digital Identity and Personal Brand," at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16, in McCosh Hall, Room 10. The talk is a keynote event for the Princeton University Data Privacy Campaign to raise student awareness about how to build and maintain a professional online reputation.

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Cane Spree 2012

In a tradition dating back to the 1860s, freshmen compete against sophomores in a series of athletic events known as Cane Spree.

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Screening and discussion of documentary "Haiti — Where Did the Money Go?" will be held

A special screening of the documentary "Haiti — Where Did the Money Go?" will be held at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 22, at the Carl A. Fields Center for Equality and Cultural Understanding at Princeton University. The event, which also will include a Haitian culinary fare and art display, is free and open to the public.

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Board approves seven faculty appointments

The Princeton University Board of Trustees has approved the appointments of seven faculty members, including two full professors and five assistant professors.

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Day-long symposium explores latest in climate-change research

Friday, Oct. 12, 2012, 10:30 a.m. · Robertson Hall, Dodds Auditorium

Climate experts will survey the latest in climate-change research during "How Climate Works: A One Day Symposium on the Fundamentals of Climate Science for Scholars, Students and the General Public," hosted by the Princeton Environmental Institute from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12, in Robertson Hall, Dodds Auditorium. Award-winning New York Times writer Andrew Revkin will present the keynote address.

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Employee obituaries: October 2012

The following is an updated list of University employee obituaries.

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Haiti will be subject of documentary screening

Monday, Oct. 22, 2012, 5:30 p.m. · Fields Center, 58 Prospect Ave.

A screening of the documentary "Haiti — Where Did the Money Go?" will be held at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 22, at the Fields Center, 58 Prospect Ave. Executive producer Michele Mitchell will participate in a panel discussion following the screening. The event is sponsored by Community House, Fields Center, Pace Center, Women's Center, Department of Sociology, Program in Latin American Studies and the Community Based Learning Initiative.

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Employee retirements: October 2012

The following is an updated list of University employee retirements.

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Chinese Student Association will host karaoke night

Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012, 8 p.m. · Butler College, Wu Cafe

The Princeton Chinese Student Association will host a karaoke night from 8 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, in the Wu Café at Butler College. The event will feature English, Japanese and Korean songs.

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Writer/vocalist Fawzia Afzal-Kahn to perform in 'Fertile Crescent' project

Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012, 7 p.m. · 185 Nassau St., Stewart Theater

Author, poet and vocalist Fawzia Afzal-Khan will present a piece that explores contradictions in gender and culture, followed by a discussion with Jill Dolan, the Annan Professor in English, at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17, in the Stewart Theater, 185 Nassau St. The event, which is free and open to the public, is part of the Fertile Crescent, a region-wide, multidimensional project featuring contemporary women artists from the Middle East and Middle East diaspora.

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Author Atwood to speak on macabre literary futures

Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012, 8 p.m. · McCosh Hall, Room 50

Margaret Atwood, whose books include "The Handmaid's Tale" and "The Year of the Flood," will deliver the Farnum Lecture on "Future Imperfect: The Clock Strikes Midnight" at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16, in McCosh Hall, Room 50. Her talk will feature an investigation into horrid and near-horrid literary futures, from Edgar Allen Poe's "The Masque of the Red Death" to the "zombie apocalypse." The event, sponsored by Princeton University Public Lectures, is free and open to the public.

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Scholar/writer Tillet to discuss her book 'Sites of Slavery'

Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012, 4:30 p.m. · Lewis Library, Room 138

Salamishah Tillet, a visiting fellow at Princeton during the 2010-11 academic year, will discuss her new book "Sites of Slavery: Citizenship and Racial Democracy in the Post-Civil Rights Imagination" — which examines how contemporary African American artists and writers reconstruct "sites of slavery" to challenge the national amnesia about slavery and model a racially democratic future — at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16, in the Lewis Library, Room 138.

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Symposium to focus on architecture and performance

Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. · 185 Nassau St., Stewart Theater

"Performing Architecture," a one-day symposium, will take place from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, in the Stewart Theater, 185 Nassau St. The event, which is free and open to the public, will bring together theorists and practitioners in the fields of architecture and performance.

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Princeton University Concert Jazz Ensemble to perform 'Jazz Pot-luck'

Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012, 8 p.m. · Alexander Hall, Richardson Auditorium

The Princeton University Concert Jazz Ensemble will present "Jazz Pot-Luck," a program featuring arrangements by Neil Slater, Louie Bellson, Clark Terry, Bob Berg and Scott Whitfield at 8 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 13, in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall, with guest conductor Ralph Bowen. For ticket information call University Ticketing at 609-258-9220.

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Museum event to celebrate Latino arts

Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012, 5:30 p.m. · McCormick Hall, Room 101, and the Princeton University Art Museum

"Latinos in the Museum," part of the University's Latino Heritage Month celebration, will feature "Campaigns of Clay and Caucus: Sociopolitical and Artistic Inferences of Classic Maya Feasting Pottery," a lecture by Dorie Reents-Budet, the curator of the Arts of the Ancient Americas at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and the Smithsonian Institution, at 5:30 p.m. in McCormick Hall, Room 101, followed by a reception, a student tour of the exhibition "Dancing into Dreams: Maya Vase Painting of the Ik' Kingdom" at the Princeton University Art Museum and a presentation by Ballet Folklórico de Princeton.

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Conference to focus on 'love' in African diaspora

Thursday through Saturday, Oct. 11 to 13, 2012, various times · various locations

The 2012 Callaloo Conference, sponsored by Callaloo: A Journal of African Diaspora Arts and Letters, will be held Thursday through Saturday, Oct. 11 to 13. The theme of the conference, which is free and open to the public, is "love," and will feature readings, a performance by the Nannette Bearden Contemporary Dance Theater, a music performance and panels with prominent scholars and writers.

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University Jazztet to perform late-night concert

Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012, 11 p.m. · Frist Campus Center, Café Vivian

The University Jazztet will appear at 11 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, in Cafe Vivian, Frist Campus Center.

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Jazz pianist Shipp to perform with Department of Music band

Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012, noon · Woolworth Center, McAlpin Rehearsal Hall

World-renowned avant-garde jazz pianist/composer Matthew Shipp will perform with the Department of Music band at noon Thursday, Oct. 11, in McAlpin Rehearsal Hall, Woolworth Center, as part of Livestock Exchange, a series of improvised musical dialogues between students and a guest artist. The event is free and open to the public.

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Collective Motion 3.0 explores harnessing technology for economic development

Friday, Oct. 12, 2012, 10 a.m. · Computer Science Building, Room 104

The use of technology to aid economic development will be the topic of "Collective Motion 3.0: The Economics of Development — Engineering Innovation and Entrepreneurship" from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12, in the Computer Science Building, Room 104.

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Synthetic liver enzyme could result in more effective drugs with fewer side effects

Medicines could be made to have fewer side effects and work in smaller doses with the help of a synthetic enzyme developed at Princeton University that makes drug molecules more resistant to breakdown by the human liver.

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Coursera co-founder to discuss online learning

Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012, 4:30 p.m. · Robertson Hall, Dodds Auditorium

Daphne Koller, co-founder of the free online education site Coursera and the Rajeev Motwani Professor in Computer Science at Stanford University, will discuss the policy implications for post-secondary education as online learning becomes more popular.

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Panel to explore digital pathways to peace

Monday, Oct. 15, 2012, 4:30 p.m. · Robertson Hall, Room 016

Provost Christopher Eisgruber will moderate a panel discussing "Digital Pathways to Peace? Online Dialogues in the Middle East" at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 15, in Robertson Hall, Room 016.

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Author to discuss McGovern campaign

Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012, 4:30 p.m. · Robertson Hall, Dodds Auditorium

Joshua Glasser will discuss his book "The Eighteen-Day Running Mate: McGovern, Eagleton and a Campaign in Crisis" at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall. A public reception will follow.

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Plasma laboratory wins $12 million grant for fusion research

A center based at the U.S. Department of Energy's Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory has won a highly competitive $12.25 million grant to develop computer codes to simulate a key component of the plasma that fuels fusion energy.

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From New Jersey schools to Nigerian markets, Paluck examines social dynamics

Elizabeth Paluck, an assistant professor of psychology and public affairs, is focusing on two disparate settings as the latest sites of her research in exploring how peoples' actions are affected by what they sense about the beliefs of those around them.  

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Benefit plan changes coming for open enrollment

The University's annual benefits open enrollment period will run from Monday, Oct. 15, through Friday, Nov. 16, during which time faculty and staff can make changes to their benefits plans that will become effective Jan. 1, 2013. Several important changes to benefits will be expained in greater detail in the mailing to employees' homes.

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Retiree open enrollment ends Nov. 9

The University’s 2013 retiree annual benefits open enrollment period began on Monday, Oct. 1, and ends on Friday, Nov. 9, with changes effective Jan. 1, 2013.

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Community and Staff Day features activities for all ages

Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012, 10 a.m. · Jadwin Gymnasium

Community and Staff Day, the annual celebration of sports and entertainment, will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, at Jadwin Gynmasium. The event will feature activities for all ages and interests, including final judging of the Sustainability Superhero Trash Art contest at 11 a.m.; the "Family Fun-Fest," a youth sports clinic for children ages 5 to 13 hosted by Princeton University athletes from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and the Princeton vs. Dartmouth football game at 1 p.m.

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By the numbers: Emergency services volunteers

Dozens of Princeton University students, faculty, staff and alumni supply thousands of hours of volunteer support to the Princeton Fire Department and Princeton First Aid and Rescue Squad each year.

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Board approves three promotions

The Board of Trustees has approved the promotions of three faculty members, all effective July 1, 2012.

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Faculty members submit resignations

Five faculty members have submitted their resignations.

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Employee spotlight: Jessica Dagci

Employee spotlight on Jessica Dagci, special collections assistant at Marquand Library of Art and Archaeology.

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Glenn Foundation grant launches Princeton lab for research on aging

Under a new $3 million grant from the Glenn Foundation for Medical Research, Princeton University researchers will study the biology of aging and healthspan.

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Writer Margaret Atwood to speak at Princeton

Author Margaret Atwood will deliver the Farnum Lecture on "Future Imperfect: The Clock Strikes Midnight" at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012, in McCosh Hall, Room 50, on the Princeton campus.

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Toni Morrison returns 'home' to read from new novel

On Oct. 2, Nobel laureate Toni Morrison, the Robert F. Goheen Professor in the Humanities Emeritus, returned to Princeton, where she previously taught literature and writing for 17 years, as the Belknap Visitor in the Humanities. She read from her new novel, "Home," and answered questions from the audience.

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Princeton extends learning through online Coursera classes

Historian Jeremy Adelman is spending this fall teaching "A History of the World since 1300" to more than 50 students at Princeton University — and 80,000 students across the globe. Adelman is among seven professors debuting classes on the educational website Coursera as the University explores online technology to enhance learning at Princeton and extend its educational resources beyond campus.

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Slavic film series to hold screening of 'Ballerina'

Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012, 7 p.m. · East Pyne Hall, Room 010

The 2012-13 Slavic film series will present a screening of "Ballerina," the 2009 documentary by French filmmaker Bertrand Normand about five leading Russian ballerinas and their careers at St. Petersburg's Kirov Ballet, at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10, in East Pyne Hall, Room 010. The event is organized by the graduate students in the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures.

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Paul Winter Consort and poet/alumna Hirshfield to perform

Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012, 7 p.m. · Princeton University Chapel

The Paul Winter Consort and poet Jane Hirshfield '73 will give a collaborative performance "Music and Poetry of the Earth" at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10, in the Princeton University Chapel. Hirshfield's work is inspired by both Eastern and Western poetry, as well as eight years as a fulltime student of Zen. The event is co-sponsored by the Princeton University Chapel, the Lewis Center for the Arts and Scott ('55) and Hella McVay.

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Fall lecture series to feature visual arts faculty members

Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2012, 6:30 p.m. · 185 Nassau St., Stewart Theater

A free public lecture series by faculty in the Program in Visual Arts at the Lewis Center for the Arts kicks off with a talk by new faculty member and photographer Sarah Charlesworth at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 10, in the Stewart Theater, 185 Nassau St.

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Drawing students to exhibit new work

Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012, 4 p.m. · 185 Nassau St., Lucas Gallery

A series of exhibitions featuring the work of students in the Program in Visual Arts will begin with a show of works by drawing students. An opening reception, which is free and open to the public, will take place at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9, in Lucas Gallery, 185 Nassau St. The exhibition runs through Friday, Oct. 26.

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Princeton University Art Museum to host Asian festival

Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012, 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. · Princeton University Art Museum

The Princeton University Art Museum hosts a family event "Festival of Music and Art: Asian Adventures" from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, at the museum. The second annual event invites participants to experience ancient Chinese culture through art and activities including a scavenger hunt, kite making and a family concert at 2:30 p.m. in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall.

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Exhibition showcases Mayan painted chocolate-drinking cups

Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012, through Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013 · Princeton University Art Museum

The exhibition "Dancing into Dreams: Maya Vase Painting of the Ik' Kingdom" at the Princeton University Art Museum features the intricately painted chocolate-drinking cups of a single Maya center and reveal the vital role of master artists in the courtly politics and dynastic history of the Ik' kingdom. The show is open from Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012, to Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013.

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Mexican writers Sicilia and Villoro to discuss art and politics

Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012, 4:30 p.m. · McCosh Hall, Room 50

Mexican poet, columnist and social activist Javier Sicilia and writer Juan Villoro will hold a dialogue about the relationship between art and politics, the moral challenges of democracy and the Mexican-American relationship at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3, in McCosh Hall, Room 50. Sponsored by the Program in Latin American Studies, the event will be conducted in Spanish.

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PIIRS research community aims to deepen the study of empires

An interdisciplinary group of Princeton University scholars working to enrich the study of empires has been selected by the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies (PIIRS) as its 2012-15 research community.

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Politico's Allen to discuss political reporting

Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012, 5:30 p.m. · McCormick Hall, Room 101

Mike Allen, chief political reporter for Politico and author of the daily "Playbook," will discuss political reporting in the age of new media at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2, in McCormick Hall, Room 101.

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Doorways of Princeton

These 20 distinctive doorways at Princeton University span more than 700 years of architectural styles.

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Video feature: 'Doorways of Princeton'

Doorways have long been analogous with concepts such as transition, challenge, invitation, adventure and opportunity. At Princeton, there is no shortage of entryways, both literally and figuratively, through which University faculty, staff and students may travel.

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Novogratz gift to support Bridge Year Program

Michael Novogratz, a member of Princeton's Class of 1987, and his wife, Sukey Caceres Novogratz of the Class of 1989, have given $4 million to establish a fund to support the University's Bridge Year Program. The three-year-old initiative enables newly admitted freshmen to defer enrollment and spend nine months serving a local community in another country.

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