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Archive – November, 2012

Faculty members submit resignations

Two faculty members have submitted their resignations, effective July 1, 2013.

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Board approves five promotions

The Princeton University Board of Trustees has approved the promotions of five faculty members, effective July 1, 2012.

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Employee spotlight: Joseph DeLucia

Employee spotlight on Joseph DeLucia, desktop computing support analyst for Nassau Hall, Support Services, Office of Information Technology.

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Board approves four faculty appointments

The Princeton University Board of Trustees has approved the appointments of four assistant professors.

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Daubechies transfers to emeritus status

Mathematics professor Ingrid Daubechies' transfer to emeritus status was recently approved by the Princeton University Board of Trustees.

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Tagged co-founder to discuss Silicon Valley entrepreneurial journey

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

Johann Schleier-Smith, co-founder and chief technology officer of the social-networking site Tagged, will discuss the founding of his company during his talk, "Top Lessons for Entrepreneurs: My Silicon Valley Story," at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4, in the Fields Center, Room 104. The presentation is hosted by Princeton's Keller Center for Innovation in Engineering Education.

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FACULTY HONOR: Nordenson named to commission for New York emergency preparedness by Gov. Cuomo

Guy Nordenson, a professor of architecture at Princeton and partner of Guy Nordenson and Associates, has been named by Governor of New York Andrew Cuomo to the NYS 2100 Commission, which is tasked with finding ways to improve the resilience and strength of the state's infrastructure in the face of natural disasters and other emergencies. Nordenson, who has been active in earthquake engineering, was the structural engineer for many buildings, including the Museum of Modern Art expansion and the New Museum in New York, the Jubilee Church in Rome, and the Santa Fe Opera House. The commission is one of three announced by Gov. Cuomo to improve New York's emergency response, preparedness and infrastructure to withstand natural disasters such as Hurricane Sandy.

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A 'City of Gold' unearths new educational opportunities

The Princeton University Archaeological Expedition at Polis Chrysochous, Cyprus, established in 1983, has gradually unearthed not only the rich remains of two ancient cities, but also has set the stage for hands-on learning experiences for hundreds of Princeton students; new academic courses; and a major loan exhibition, "City of Gold: Tomb and Temple in Ancient Cyprus," on view until Jan. 20, 2013, at the Princeton University Art Museum.

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BAC presents the fall 2012 show, 'Apocalypse'

Black Arts Company's fall dance show, "Apocalypse," will be performed at 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29, and at 6:30 and 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30, and Saturday, Dec. 1, at the Frist Campus Center theater.

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Nassau Street entrance closed Dec. 14-Jan. 2

Friday, Dec. 14, 2012-Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013 · Nassau Street entrance

The Nassau Street entrance to campus for vehicles will be closed during the University's winter recess, from 4 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14, until 7 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013. The Faculty Road entrance will be open 24 hours a day during this period. Individuals with questions or who may need special accommodations should contact the Department of Public Safety at 609-258-1000.

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Academy Award-winning documentary 'The Cove' to be screened

Monday, Dec. 3, 2012, 8 p.m. · Robertson Hall, Dodds Auditorium

A special film screening of the Academy Award-winning documentary "The Cove" will be held at 8 p.m. Monday, Dec. 3, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall. The film documents the killing of dolphins in Taiji, Japan.

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Embracing data 'noise' brings Greenland's complex ice melt into focus

Princeton University researchers developed an enhanced approach to capturing changes on the Earth's surface via satellite that could provide a more accurate account of how geographic areas are changing as a result of natural and human factors. In a first application, the technique revealed sharper-than-ever details about Greenland's massive ice sheet, including that the rate at which it is melting might be accelerating more slowly than predicted.

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Nureyev documentary to be screened

Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012, 7 p.m. · East Pyne Hall, Room 010

The Russian film series "Celluloid Swans: Russian Dance on Film" concludes with "Nureyev: A Documentary" — a 90-minute film chronicling the life of ballet star Rudolph Nureyev, directed by Patricia Foy — at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5, in East Pyne Hall, Room 010.

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Friedrich to screen new film

Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012, 6:30 p.m. · 185 Nassau St., Stewart Theater

The Lewis Center for the Arts' Fall Lecture Series concludes with Su Friedrich, a filmmaker and professor of visual arts in the Lewis Center for the Arts, at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5, in the Stewart Theater, 185 Nassau St. Friedrich will screen her new film "Gut Renovation," which tells the story of the rezoning, demolition and repurposing of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, and its effects on a thriving community of working class residents and artists — including the communal loft that was Friedrich's home for 20 years.

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Nureyev documentary to be screened

Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012, 7 p.m. · East Pyne Hall, Room 010

The Russian film series "Celluloid Swans: Russian Dance on Film" concludes with "Nureyev: A Documentary" — a 90-minute film chronicling the life of ballet star Rudolph Nureyev, directed by Patricia Foy — at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5, in East Pyne Hall, Room 010.

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Princeton Sound Kitchen to present concert of new works

Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012, 7:30 p.m. · Fine Hall, Taplin Auditorium

Princeton Sound Kitchen, formerly Composers Ensemble, will present "Furious Bulb, Healthy Start," featuring works by graduate student composers Gilad Cohen, Ryan Brown, Jonathan Russell and visiting scholar Donnacha Dennehy, at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4, in Taplin Auditorium, Fine Hall.

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Tap performance to celebrate Thelonius Monk

Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012, 7 p.m. · 185 Nassau St., Hagan '48 Dance Studio

Thomas DeFrantz, a professor of dance at Duke University, will present "Monk's Mood: A Performance Meditation on the Life and Music of Thelonius Monk," a wordless 45-minute tap and multimedia biography of the late jazz musician and composer, at 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2, in the Hagan '48 Dance Studio, 185 Nassau St.

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Princeton University Players to present AIDS benefit concert

Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012, 8 p.m. · Frist Campus Center Theater

The Princeton University Players will present Princeton Cares, an AIDS benefit concert featuring holiday-themed musical vignettes, original student work and performances by guest artists at 8 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2, in the Frist Campus Center Theater. The concert is part of the Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS initiative, a national movement among theater organizations to incorporate social activism into theater.

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Jazz ensemble to perform with guest artists

Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012, 8 p.m. · Alexander Hall, Richardson Auditorium

The Princeton University Concert Jazz Ensemble will present "Tribute to Thad Jones," with guest artists The Ralph Bowen Quartet, at 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall. Tickets are available by calling University Ticketing at 609-258-9220.

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Princeton Shakespeare Company to present 'King Lear'

Friday, Nov. 30, through Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012, various times · Whitman College, Class of 1970 Theater

The Princeton Shakespeare Company will stage a production of Shakespeare's "King Lear," directed by sophomore Kanoa Mulling, at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 30 and Dec. 1; at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2; and at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, Dec. 6 to 8, in the Class of 1970 Theater, Whitman College. Tickets will be available — cash only — at the door.

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Senior dance showcase features new choreography

Friday, Nov. 30, 8 p.m., and Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012, 2 and 8 p.m. · Berlind Theatre, McCarter Theatre Center

FLEET, a collaborative senior dance thesis showcasing new choreography by certificate students along with repertory by professional guest choreographers Christopher Wheeldon and Adam Barruch, and Rebecca Lazier, senior lecturer in dance in the Lewis Center for the Arts, will take place at 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30, and at 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, in the Berlind Theatre, McCarter Theatre Center.

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Princeton University Wind Ensemble to perform holiday concert

Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012, 7:30 p.m. · Alexander Hall, Richardson Auditorium

The Princeton University Wind Ensemble will present "Winter Skies: A Holiday Concert," conducted by Robert Gravener, at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29, in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall. The program includes works by Eric Whitacre, Alfred Reed and Gustav Holst, as well as music from well-known holiday movies. Tickets are available by calling University Ticketing at 609-258-9220.

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Lecture to focus on climate uncertainty and development in India

Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012, 4:30 p.m. · Burr Hall, Room 219

Milind Kandlikar, an associate professor with the Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability, and the Liu Institute for Global Issues, both at the University of British Columbia, will speak on "Climate Uncertainty and Development: The Indian Conundrum," at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12, in Burr Hall, Room 219.

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Ambassador to discuss lessons from CIA

Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012, 4:30 p.m. · Robertson Hall, Room 016

Ambassador Henry (Hank) Crumpton, who oversaw the CIA-led assault on the Taliban and al Qaeda after 9-11 will discuss "The Art of Intelligence: Lessons From a Life in the CIA's Clandestine Service" at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12, in Robertson Hall, Room 016.

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Kurtzer to address new turmoil in Middle East

Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012, 4:30 p.m. · Robertson Hall, Dodds Auditorium

Daniel Kurtzer, former U.S. ambassador to Israel and Egypt, lecturer in public and international affairs, and the S. Daniel Abraham Visiting Professor in Middle East Policy Studies, will discuss the turmoil in the Middle East and his two new books on the region at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 11, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.

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James to discuss 'Making the European Monetary Union'

Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012, noon · Burr Hall, Room 219

The Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies launches its 2012-13 Director's Book Forum series with a presentation by Harold James, the Claude and Lore Kelly Professor of European Studies, professor of history and international affairs, and director of the Program in Contemporary European Politics and Society, on his new book, "Making the European Monetary Union," at noon Tuesday, Dec. 11, in Burr Hall, Room 219.

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Slaughter to look 'Beyond Work/Life'

Monday, Dec. 3, 2012, 4:30 p.m. · Robertson Hall, Dodds Auditorium

Anne-Marie Slaughter, the Bert G. Kerstetter '66 University Professor of Politics and International Affairs at the Woodrow Wilson School, and author of the July/August 2012 cover story in The Atlantic, "Why Women Still Can’t Have It All," will speak on "Beyond Work/Life: Changing the Debate and Making Change" at 4:30 pm. Monday, Dec. 3, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall. All tickets for the event have been distributed. A wait line will be available outside Dodds Auditorium before the lecture in case seats remain, and the event will be simulcast in Rooms 001, 002 and 016 in Robertson Hall. The event will also be webcase live at http://hulk03.princeton.edu:8080/WebMedia/channels/.

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Former World Bank president Zoellick to speak

Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012, 4:30 p.m. · Robertson Hall, Dodds Auditorium

Robert Zoellick, former president of the World Bank, will speak on "Delivering Results" at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall. Zoellick will be on the Princeton campus as part of the Woodrow Wilson School's Leadership and Governance Program.

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Synthetic fuels could eliminate entire U.S. need for crude oil, create 'new economy'

The United States could eliminate the need for crude oil by using a combination of coal, natural gas and non-food crops to make synthetic fuel, a team of Princeton researchers led by chemical and biological engineering professor Christodoulos Floudas has found.

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Breakthrough offers new route to large-scale quantum computing

In a key step toward building a machine that promises to revolutionize computing, Princeton researchers have developed a method that could quickly and reliably transmit information through a computer using the power of subatomic particles.

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Good and bad science is focus of 'The Core' film screening

Friday, Nov. 30, 2012, 8 p.m. · East Pyne Building, Room 010

Jeroen Tromp, Princeton University's Blair Professor of Geology, will host a screening to discuss the good and bad science in the 2003 disaster movie "The Core" at 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30, in the East Pyne Building, Room 010. The event is part of the "Hollywood Science Gone Bad" film series hosted by the Princeton Undergraduate Geosciences Society.

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Princeton senior Nebel awarded Marshall Scholarship

Princeton University senior Jake Nebel is among the 34 American college students who have been named 2013 Marshall Scholars. Nebel, a philosophy major from Winter Park, Fla., plans to pursue a master's degree in philosophy at the University of Oxford.  

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Digital marketing expert will talk about career journey

Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012, 7:30 p.m. · 36 University Place, Suite 200

Maisha Walker, founder and president of the digital marketing agency Message Medium and a Class of 1994 graduate, will speak at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28, at 36 University Place, Suite 200 as part of the Office of Career Services' IMAGINE Speaker Series. Registration information is available on the Career Services website.

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Scholars, administrators to discuss diversity in education

Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. · Friend Center, Room 101

President Shirley M. Tilghman, Provost Christopher L. Eisgruber and Danielle Allen, the UPS Foundation Professor at the Institute for Advanced Study, will moderate panels during a conference entitled "Diversity on Campus: Practices, Policies and Culture" from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13, in Friend Center, Room 101. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Beth Porter at bethp@princeton.edu.

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Princeton's Career Services celebrates 100 years

Princeton University's Office of Career Services is marking its 100th anniversary this year. While a lot has changed since the office was founded as the "Self-Help Bureau" in 1912, one thing remains the same: Career Services' commitment to assisting Princeton students and alumni as they develop and pursue their career goals.

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Scalia to deliver Vaughan Lecture--UPDATED

Monday, Dec. 10, 2012, 4:30 p.m. · Alexander Hall, Richardson Auditorium

UPDATE: Advance tickets are no longer available following several days of ticket distribution. There will be open admission for any unfilled seats shortly before the event begins on Dec. 10. Individuals without tickets who wish to attend the lecture are encouraged to wait in line outside Richardson Auditorium beginning at 3:30 p.m. for open admission.

Antonin Scalia, associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, will deliver the annual Herbert W. Vaughan Lecture on America's Founding Principles on the topic of his new book, "Reading Law," at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 10, in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall. This event is free, but tickets are required.

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Russian ballet-themed film to be screened

Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012, 7 p.m. · East Pyne Hall, Room 010

The Russian film series "Celluloid Swans: Russian Dance on Film" continues with "Giselle's Mania" — a 1995 detective drama based on real events depicting the life of the world famous Russian ballerina, Olga Spesivtseva, known as “Red Giselle,” who fled to the west from the USSR and was pursued by the KGB all over the world — at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28, in East Pyne Hall, Room 010.

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Fenton to speak on poet Larkin

Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012, 4:30 p.m. · 185 Nassau St., Stewart Theater

James Fenton, the 2012-13 Theodore H. Holmes '51 Visiting Lecturer in Creative Writing, will speak on "What Are We Going To Do About the New Philip Larkin?" at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28, in the Stewart Theater, 185 Nassau St. Fenton, an acclaimed poet and scholar, will discuss the challenges of documenting the work of English poet and novelist Philip Larkin.

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Producer Binder and critic Fricker in conversation

Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012, 4:30 p.m. · McCormick Hall, Room 106

The Program in American Studies and the Program in Theater will present "Adventures in the Theater," a conversation with Tony Award-nominated producer David Binder and theater critic Karen Fricker at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28, in McCormick Hall, Room 106. Binder is the 2012-13 Anshutz Distinguished Teaching Fellow in American Studies.

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Kaoru Watanabe Ensemble to perform

Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012, 7:30 p.m. · Fine Hall, Taplin Auditorium

The Kaoru Watanabe Ensemble will perform a concert of traditional Japanese music and improvisatory fusion at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 27, in Taplin Auditorium, Fine Hall. Watanabe, a former member and artistic director for Kodo, the internationally renowned Japanese Taiko drum ensemble, is currently a lecturer in music at Princeton.

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Taormino to speak on feminist pornography

Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012, 4:30 p.m. · McCormick Hall, Room 106

Author and director Tristan Taormino will speak on "Feminist Porn: The Politics of Producing Pleasure" at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27, in McCormick Hall, Room 106. She will discuss issues of gender, sexuality, race and class in pornography, and argue that feminists must disrupt normative depictions in the medium and create new kinds of imagery.

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Theater critic Fricker to speak on criticism and gender

Monday, Nov. 26, 2012, noon · 185 Nassau St., Katzenbach Room

Karen Fricker, a professional theater critic who writes for Variety, among other publications, will hold an informal conversation "Writing Theatre Criticism: Gender and Nation" at noon Monday, Nov. 26, in the Katzenbach Room, 185 Nassau St.

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Field hockey team defeats North Carolina to win NCAA title

For the first time in program history, the Princeton field hockey team won the NCAA Division I National Championship in a comeback 3-2 victory over No. 1-ranked North Carolina on Sunday in Norfolk, Va. In a battle between the top two teams in the nation, it took another resilient effort by the Tigers to best the six-time national champions.

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Princeton senior Cunningham awarded Mitchell Scholarship

Princeton University senior Flannery Cunningham has been named a George J. Mitchell Scholar to spend a year studying music composition at University College Cork in Ireland. The Mitchell Scholarships were awarded to 12 students nationwide by the Washington D.C.-based U.S.-Ireland Alliance.

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Traditional bonfire sparks Princeton spirit

Princeton students, faculty, staff and alumni celebrated the University's achievement in football this fall with a traditional bonfire on Cannon Green on Saturday, Nov. 17.

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STORY: Fired up! Schedule for bonfire

A traditional campus bonfire to celebrate the Princeton football team's wins over Harvard and Yale this season will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, on Cannon Green. The bonfire festivities also will be webcast live on the Office of the Dean...

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Program will support employees aiding hurricane relief efforts

Princeton University has established a humanitarian relief program that will allow University employees to assist ongoing relief efforts following Hurricane Sandy, which devastated parts of the Northeast in October.

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Conversation will discuss affirmative action and higher education

Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012, 7 p.m. · Fields Center

A conversation discussing "Affirmative Action and Higher Education at a Crossroads: The Supreme Court and the Implications of Fisher v. University of Texas," will be held 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27, at the Fields Center, 58 Prospect Ave. The conversation will feature: Ted Shaw, a civil rights attorney and Columbia University Law School professor; Wendy White, senior vice president and general counsel at the University of Pennsylvania; and Peter McDonough, Princeton University's general counsel.

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$10 million gift establishes Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Iran and Persian Gulf Studies

A $10 million gift from two Princeton alumni will establish the Sharmin and Bijan Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Iran and Persian Gulf Studies at the University.

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Princeton Opera Company to present Cinderella farce

Thursday and Friday, Nov. 15 and 16, 8 p.m.; and Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012, 2 p.m. · Whitman College, Class of 1970 Theater

The Princeton Opera Company will present its first fully staged opera "Meanwhile, Back at Cinderella's" — a farcical twist on the classic fairy tale — at 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Nov. 15 and 16, and at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, in the Class of 1970 Theater, Whitman College. Tickets are available by calling 609-258-9220.

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Astrophysicist Spergel to discuss history of the universe

Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012, 4:30 p.m. · Friend Center, Room 101

David Spergel, Princeton's Charles A. Young Professor of Astronomy on the Class of 1897 Foundation, will present a talk titled "Illuminating the History of the Universe with the Cosmic Microwave Background," the first event in the 2012-13 President's Lecture Series, at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 11, in Friend Center, Room 101.

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Quick, high-volume test offers fast track in search for Alzheimer's drugs

Princeton University researchers report that an efficient, high-volume technique developed at Princeton for testing potential drug treatments for Alzheimer's disease uncovered an organic compound that restored motor function and longevity to fruit flies with the disease.

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Princeton Research Symposium enlightens broad audience

The upcoming Princeton Research Symposium, a daylong conference from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, is devoted to early-career research and is open to the general public.

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'Sharing the Stage: Science and Art at Princeton'

Princeton seniors Anna Wuttig and Gary Fox talk about how they pursue their passion for creativity as they combine their interests in science and the arts.

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'Sharing the Stage: Science and Art at Princeton'

Creativity is a passion for Princeton seniors Gary Fox and Anna Wuttig — as scientists and as artists. When not in the lab, they are immersed in the arts. Fox and Wuttig have successfully found a way to share the stage in pursuing both art and science at Princeton. They are bringing their talents to the fore in "Der Bourgeois Bigwig," an adaptation of the 17th-century Molière comedy "Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme," playing through Saturday, Nov. 17, at the Berlind Theatre, McCarter Theatre Center.

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Film about CIA spy will be shown

Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012, 4:30 p.m. · Robertson Hall, Dodds Auditorium

A screening and discussion of the film "The Man Nobody Knew: In Search of My Father, CIA Spymaster William Colby," will take place at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28, in Robertson Hall, Dodds Auditorium. The discussion will feature filmmaker Carl Colby and Anne-Marie Slaughter, the Bert G. Kerstetter '66 University Professor of Politics and International Affairs at the Woodrow Wilson School.

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Sunstein will discuss lessons from behavioral economics

Monday, Nov. 26, 2012, 4:30 p.m. · Robertson Hall, Dodds Auditorium

Cass Sunstein, former administrator of the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, will give the talk “Deciding by Default: Lessons from Behavioral Economics,” at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 26, in Robertson Hall, Dodds Auditorium. The talk is part of the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs' “Technology and Public Policy” thematic lecture series.

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Civil rights leader Bond will speak

Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012, 4:30 p.m. · Robertson Hall, Dodds Auditorium

Civil rights leader, social activist, writer and politician Julian Bond will speak at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 20, in Robertson Hall, Dodds Auditorium as part of the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs "Social Movements" lecture series.

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Talk on China, U.S. economic strategies

Monday, Nov. 19, 2012, 4:30 p.m. Robertson Hall, Dodds Auditorium

Arvind Subramanian will give the talk “Preserving the Open Global Economic System: A Strategic Blueprint for China and the United States,” at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 19, in Robertson Hall, Dodds Auditorium. Subramanian is a senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics and the Center for Global Development.

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Spence will speak on sustainable growth

Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012, 4:30 p.m. · Robertson Hall, Dodds Auditorium

Michael Spence will speak on “The Next Convergence: Rebalancing Toward Sustainable Growth Patterns in the Global Economy,” at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15 in Robertson Hall, Dodds Auditorium. Spence is chair of the Commission on Growth and Development, a senior fellow at Stanford University's Hoover Institution and a Nobel Prize winner.

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Campus bonfire will celebrate football season

Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012, 7 p.m. · Cannon Green

A traditional campus bonfire to celebrate the Princeton football team's wins over Harvard and Yale this season will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, on Cannon Green. The bonfire festivities also will be webcast live on the Office of the Dean of Undergraduate Students website. The Undergraduate Student Government and the four undergraduate class governments are sponsoring the event. Commemorative T-shirts and posters also will be sold at the bonfire, with proceeds benefitting Hurricane Sandy relief efforts.

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Daniels, Fraga to receive top alumni awards

Princeton University will present its top honors for alumni to Mitchell E. Daniels Jr., governor of Indiana and president-elect of Purdue University, and Arminio Fraga, a financier and former president of the central bank of Brazil who also focuses on addressing social issues.

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In financial ecosystems, big banks trample economic habitats and spread fiscal disease

Researchers from Princeton University, the Bank of England and the University of Oxford applied methods inspired by ecosystem stability and contagion models to banking meltdowns and found that large national and international banks wield an influence and potentially destructive power that far exceeds their actual size. As a result, the capital that current regulations require large banks to maintain should be based on the institution's systemic importance.

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New York Times columnist Brooks to speak

Monday, Nov. 26, 2012, 8 p.m. · McCosh Hall, Room 50

New York Times op-ed columnist David Brooks will deliver the Stafford Little Lecture "Politics and the Organization Kid" at 8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 26, in McCosh Hall, Room 50. His talk will focus on how politics has changed "The Organization Kid," referring to his 2001 article in the Atlantic, which focused on Princeton students as representative of the future leaders of America.

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Janus to perform new work

Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012, 7:30 p.m. · Fine Hall, Taplin Auditorium

The Brooklyn-based trio Janus will present "Book of Memory," featuring works by graduate student composers Cenk Ergü, Jonathan Russell, Caroline Shaw and Professor of Music Paul Lansky at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 20, in Taplin Auditorium, Fine Hall. The event, presented by Princeton Sound Kitchen, formerly Composers Ensemble at Princeton, is free.

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Connelly to speak on performance in the ancient world

Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012, 5 p.m. · Frist Campus Center Theater

Joan Connelly, a 1976 Princeton graduate and professor of classics and art history at New York University, will give a talk "Recovering the Ephemeral: Archaeologies of Performance in the Ancient Mediterranean World" at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 20, in the Frist Campus Center Theater. The event is part of the Lewis Center for the Arts' Performance Central series.

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Open studios to feature student artwork

Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012, 4:30 p.m. · 185 Nassau St., second and fourth floor studios

The Program in Visual Arts will open the studios of junior and senior certificate students at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 20, in the second and fourth floor studios, 185 Nassau St. The evening will feature works-in-progress by students working in a wide range of media. Students will be on hand to show and discuss their work.

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All-day symposium to discuss research

Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012, 8:30 a.m. · Friend Center

The Princeton Research Symposium, established in 2006 to foster better understanding about academic research among the wider community, will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, in the Friend Center. Through 24 10-minute presentations, delivered in everyday, non-technical language, the audience will learn about research across the humanities, social and natural sciences and engineering. The event is free and open to the public.

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Plutz to perform organ recital

Friday, Nov. 16, 2012, 8 p.m. · Princeton University Chapel

University organist Eric Plutz will present a program "Let the Mountains Sing for Joy," featuring music from his latest CD "Denver Jubilee" at 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16, in the Princeton University Chapel.

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Princeton University Sinfonia to perform Bach program

Friday, Nov. 16, 2012, 7 p.m. · Rockefeller Hall Common Room

Princeton University Sinfonia will present "Father and Sons: Music by the Bach Family" at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16, in the Rockefeller Hall Common Room.

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Tucker to discuss gender and casting

Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012, 4:30 p.m. · 185 Nassau St., Katzenbach Room

Julie Tucker, the Emmy Award-winning casting director of "Nurse Jackie," "The Big C," "Rescue Me," "Damages" and "Law and Order: SVU" will speak on "Gender and Casting: What It Means to Be a Casting Director" at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, in the Katzenbach Room, 185 Nassau St.

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Halley to speak on law and politics of same-sex couples

Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012, 4:30 p.m. · Robertson Hall, Bowl 001

Janet Halley, the Royall Professor of Law at Harvard University, will continue the 2012-13 Mellon Lecture Series with "Traveling Marriage: The Law and Politics of Interstate (Non-)Recognition of Same-Sex Couples" at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, in Robertson Hall, Bowl 001.

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Russia and the rule of law is subject of symposium

Friday, Nov. 30, 2012, 1:30-6 p.m. · Robertson Hall, Bowl 16

“The Trials of Mikhail Khodorkovsky: A Symposium on Russia and the Rule of Law,” will be held from 1:30 to 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30, in Robertson Hall, Bowl 16. The symposium, which will include a screening of the documentary "Khodorkovsky" at 4 p.m., is presented by the Program in Russian and Eurasian Studies and the Program in Law and Public Affairs.

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Princeton's financial aid packages offer grants, not loans

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. The average financial aid package for a freshman on aid is $39,700.

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Campus blood drive will be held

Thursday and Friday, Nov. 15-16, 2012, 10:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m. · Frist Campus Center, multipurpose room

A campus blood drive for the Red Cross will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Nov. 15-16, in the Frist Campus Center multipurpose rooms. Faculty, staff and students may register in advance on the Red Cross website.

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Former Princeton trustee Paul Wythes dies

Paul Wythes, a 1955 graduate of Princeton who chaired a special trustees' committee whose work in the late 1990s resulted in expanding the University's undergraduate body, died last week in California.

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John Templeton Foundation grant supports Princeton neuroscientists to study cognitive control

Princeton neuroscientists have been awarded a $4 million grant from the John Templeton Foundation to explore how the human brain enables us to pursue goals and juggle priorities in an environment full of distractions.

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'Family' dinner brings University and community together

On a recent fall evening illuminated by soft lights strung across Scudder Plaza, more than 350 Princeton University students and community members wearing white sat around long, linen-covered tables outside Robertson Hall. The gathering's purpose was simple: to bring "town" and "gown" together over dinner.

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University establishes strategic partnerships to enhance international research and learning

Princeton University has established a strategic partnership with the University of São Paulo that will offer faculty and students at both institutions increased access to research and learning opportunities across disciplines and across borders. The move comes on the heels of the signing of a similar agreement with Humboldt University in Berlin, and Princeton also is finalizing an agreement with the University of Tokyo.

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Campus community invited to CPUC meeting

Monday, Nov. 12, 2012, 4:30 p.m. · Friend Center, Room 101

The Council of the Princeton University Community will meet at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 12, in the Friend Center, Room 101. The agenda will include an update from Provost Christopher Eisgruber on the work of the Priorities Committee and an open forum to discuss the presidential search.

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University assists first responders, area residents after Hurricane Sandy

As Princeton Borough and Princeton Township started recovering from the havoc caused by Hurricane Sandy, about 150 first responders working during the storm were provided with free meals by the University’s Dining Services. Local residents whose homes lost power were invited to warm up, recharge phones and other electronic devices and use wireless Internet service at a hospitality center on campus.

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Garon to discuss why Americans save so little

Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012, 10 a.m. · Lewis Library, Room 120

Sheldon Garon, the Nissan Professor in Japanese Studies and professor of history and East Asian studies, will speak on "Beyond Our Means: Why America Spends While the World Saves" at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, in Lewis Library, Room 120 as part of the Fall Football Lecture series.  

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Russian publisher to address post-Soviet society

Tuesday, Nov 13, 2012, 4:30 p.m. · Burr Hall, Room 216

Irina Prokhorova, editor-in-chief of the Moscow-based New Literary Observer, will speak on "Russia through the Looking Glass: Mythologies and Realities of the Post-Soviet Civil Society," at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13, in Burr Hall, Room 216.   

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Presidential Search Committee holds open forums

Monday, Nov. 12 through Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012 · Various locations

The Presidential Search Committee is inviting members of the University and local communities to a series of open forums on the search for Princeton's next president. Members of the committee will be present to hear views and suggestions about the search.

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Program in Global Health and Health Policy

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Sakhioba Ensemble to perform Georgian polyphony

Monday, Nov. 12, 2012, 7:30 p.m. · Princeton University Chapel

The Sakhioba Ensemble, currently on its U.S. debut tour, will present an array of folk, sacred, instrumental and traditional dance numbers at 8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 12, in the Princeton University Chapel. At 7:30 p.m., John Graham, a graduate fellow in musicology at Princeton, will present a pre-concert lecture on the tuning, harmony and transmission of Georgian traditional polyphony.

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FACULTY AWARD: Nineteen Princeton professors named inaugural AMS Fellows

The American Mathematical Society selected 19 Princeton professors to be among its inaugural class of Fellows. The class includes 1,119 researchers from more than 600 institutions.

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Hurricane relief efforts being organized at Princeton

As communities across the East Coast continue to recover from Hurricane Sandy, Princeton University faculty, staff and students are helping organize relief efforts for affected individuals.

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FACULTY AWARD: Llinás receives Gates Foundation grant

Manuel Llinás, a Princeton University associate professor of molecular biology and the Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics, received a Grand Challenges Explorations Round 9 grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to seek more effective malaria drugs.

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Student Work: 'eXpressions dance company'

'eXpressions dance company' presents: UPRISING. November 8-10, 8:00 PM in Frist Campus Center, Film & Performance Theater.

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Polling stations moved to Jadwin Gym; limited parking Nov. 6

Due to power outages in the Princeton area, many polling places have been relocated and voters from municipal districts 1, 2, 4, 14, 15, 16 and 20 will be voting in Jadwin Gym from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 6. Parking in the handicapped section and first five rows in Lot 21 near Jadwin Gym will be reserved all day for voters. Additional parking for voters will be available off Fitzrandolph Road, across from Lot 21, from where voters can walk or take a shuttle to Jadwin Gym.

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Video feature: 'French Theater: Behind the Scenes'

The stage is a classroom for Princeton students honing their skills in French and acting. Since 2001, students have developed their fascination for French language and culture by learning and performing classic French plays under the guidance of Florent Masse, a senior lecturer in the Department of French and Italian.

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'French Theater: Behind the Scenes'

Princeton students rehearse scenes and talk about the French Theater workshop led by Senior Lecturer Florent Masse.

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Veterans Day observance planned

Monday, Nov. 12, 2012, 8:30 a.m. · University Chapel

A Veterans Day observance — featuring remarks by Princeton's Henry Putnam University Professor of History Anthony Grafton, music and a presentation of the colors — will be held at 8:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 12, in the University Chapel.

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Princeton researchers identify unexpected bottleneck in the spread of herpes simplex virus

New research suggests that just one or two individual herpes virus particles attack a skin cell in the first stage of an outbreak, resulting in a bottleneck in which the infection may be vulnerable to medical treatment.

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Employee obituaries: November 2012

The following is an updated list of University employee obituaries.

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Employee retirements: November 2012

The following is an updated list of University employee retirements.

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10:20 A.M. NOV. 5 UPDATE: Classes resume; NJ Transit running buses in place of Dinky

Classes and normally scheduled operations resumed in full at the University on Monday. Meanwhile, New Jersey Transit was running buses to shuttle passengers between Princeton Junction and campus because the Dinky train was still not running.

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1:30 P.M. NOV.4 UPDATE: Campus ready for classes; Dinky shuttle buses still running

Nearly a week after Hurricane Sandy struck the northeastern states, the University is ready to resume classes Monday after fall recess and to continue all normally scheduled operations.

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Russian film series to screen 'Bolt'

Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012, 7 p.m. · East Pyne Hall, Room 010

The Russian film series "Celluloid Swans: Russian Dance on Film" continues with a screening of "Bolt" — a 2007 film of a ballet staged by Alexei Ratmansky, a former director of the Bolshoi Ballet — at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, in East Pyne Hall, Room 010.

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Johnson and Sleigh to read from their work

Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012, 4:30 p.m. · McCarter Theater Center, Berlind Theater

The Althea Ward Clark W'21 Reading Series of the Program in Creative Writing at the Lewis Center for the Arts will continue with novelist/playwright Denis Johnson and poet/essayist Tom Sleigh at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, in the Berlind Theater, McCarter Theater Center.

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Shneer to speak on photography and the Holocaust

Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012, 4:30 p.m. · East Pyne Hall, auditorium

David Shneer, the Louis B. Singer Professor of Jewish History at the University of Colorado-Boulder, will present "Through Soviet Jewish Eyes: Photography, War and the Holocaust," the Rose and Isaac Ebel Memorial Lecture, at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, in the East Pyne Hall auditorium.

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Holloway to speak on black scholars' experience and black studies

Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012, 4:30 p.m. · East Pyne Hall, Room 010

Jonathan Holloway, a professor of African American studies at Yale University, will give a lecture on "The Trauma of Legitimacy: Black Scholars and Memory in the Age of Black Studies" at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13, in East Pyne Hall, Room 010.

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'Glazed and Confused' exhibition to feature student work

Tuesday, Nov. 13, 4 p.m. · 185 Nassau St., Lucas Gallery

An opening reception for "Glazed and Confused," a group exhibition featuring painting and ceramics by students in the Program in Visual Arts, takes place at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13, in the Lucas Gallery, 185 Nassau St.

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Richardson Chamber Players to present all-Purcell program

Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012, 3 p.m. · Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall

Richardson Chamber Players, made up of players from the Department of Music's performance faculty and guest artists, opens its season with "Music for a While," a program of instrumental and vocal works by Henry Purcell, at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11, in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall. Tickets for the performance, which is sponsored by Princeton University Concerts, are available by calling 609-258-9220.

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Theater and music students to appear in adaptation of Molière comedy

Friday and Saturday, Nov. 9 and 10, and Thursday and Friday, Nov. 15 and 16, 8 p.m.; and Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012, 8:30 p.m. · McCarter Theatre Center, Berlind Theatre

Students in the Program in Theater at the Lewis Center for the Arts and members of the Princeton University Orchestra will be featured together on stage in "Der Bourgeois Bigwig," a world premiere adaptation that brings Molière's classic comedy "Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme" into the 21st century, at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 9 and 10, and Thursday and Friday, Nov. 15 and 16; and 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, in the Berlind Theatre, McCarter Theatre Center. Tickets are available by calling 609-258-9220.

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Latino Heritage Month to present variety show

Friday, Nov. 9, 2012, 7 p.m. · McCormick Hall, Room 101

The Latino Heritage Month celebration will continue with a variety show featuring performers from the Princeton community at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9, in McCormick Hall, Room 101. The event will showcase Latino culture, dances, music and the intersection of these with other cultures.

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Hill to speak in Fund for Irish Studies series

Friday, Nov. 9, 2012, 4:30 p.m. · 185 Nassau St., Stewart Theater

Irish historian and biographer Judith Hill will give a talk "Brickbats and Love: Lady Gregory's Encounter with America on the Abbey Theatre Tour of 1911-12" at 4:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9, in the Stewart Theater, 185 Nassau Street. The event is sponsored by the Fund for Irish Studies.

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Princeton University Players to present 'Nine'

Thursday through Saturday, Nov. 8 to 10, 2012, 8 p.m. · 185 Nassau St., Matthews Theater

The Princeton University Players will take the stage in "Nine," the modern musical chronicling the life of Italian film director Guido Contini, directed by Eamon Foley '15, at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, Nov. 8 to 10, in the Matthews Theater, 185 Nassau St. Tickets are available by calling the Frist Ticket Office at 609-258-1742.

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Tenebrae to perform classic and contemporary works

Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012, 8 p.m. · Princeton University Chapel

The 2012-13 Princeton University Concerts series will present Tenebrae, Britain's premier chamber choir, in a program of works by Paul Mealor, who composed music for the royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton, and composers of the Russian Choral Tradition, at 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, in the Princeton University Chapel. This is the first time in its 119-year history that Princeton University Concerts has presented in this venue. Tenebrae member Gabriel Crouch is the director of the Princeton University Glee Club and choral program.

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Tenebrae to perform classic and contemporary works

Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012, 8 p.m. · Princeton University Chapel

The 2012-13 Princeton University Concerts series will present Tenebrae, Britain's premier chamber choir, in a program of works by Paul Mealor, who composed music for the royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton, and composers of the Russian Choral Tradition, at 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, in the Princeton University Chapel. This is the first time in its 119-year history that Princeton University Concerts has presented in this venue. Tenebrae member Gabriel Crouch is the director of the Princeton University Glee Club and choral program.

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Princeton alumna and scholar Miller to speak on Maya painters

Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012, 5:30 p.m. · McCormick Hall, Room 101, and Princeton University Art Museum

Mary Miller, a 1975 Princeton graduate and professor of art at Yale University will give a talk "The Courtly Art of Maya Painters" at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, in McCormick Hall, Room 101. Held in conjunction with the current exhibition "Dancing into Dreams: Maya Vase Painting of the Ik' Kingdom" at the Princeton University Art Museum, the lecture, part of the museum's Late Thursdays program, will be followed by a reception in the museum.

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Russian film series to screen two ballet films

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

The Russian film series "Celluloid Swans: Russian Dance on Film" continues with screenings of "Bauer's Dying Swan" (1916, 45 minutes), a silent film about a mute ballerina, and "Les Noces" (2002, 30 minutes), a Stravinsky ballet, at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 7, in East Pyne Hall, Room 010.

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Painter Halvorson to speak about her work

Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012, 6:30 p.m. · 185 Nassau St., Stewart Theater

Painter Josephine Halvorson, a lecturer in visual arts and the Lewis Center for the Arts, will discuss her work at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7, in the Stewart Theater, 185 Nassau St. The event is part of the Lewis Center's 2012-13 Visual Arts lecture series.

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Map shows new campus voting districts, polling stations for Nov. 6 general election

Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012, 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. · Various locations

Residents of the Princeton University campus can find the location of their voting districts and polling stations for the Nov. 6 General Election Day through an online map. Polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.

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9:15 AM NOV. 2 UPDATE: Trains resume, University running shuttles from Princeton Junction

New Jersey Transit has resumed limited service between New York and Trenton, with stops at Newark airport and Princeton Junction. The Dinky line between Princeton Junction and campus remains down, so the University is establishing a shuttle service from the junction to campus.

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6:30 P.M. NOV.1 UPDATE: Normal University schedules to resume Monday

The University plans to resume normally scheduled operations fully on Monday, including classes as students return from fall recess. As was the case Thursday, only essential employees and other key staff members who have been contacted directly are to report to work on Friday.

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2:40 P.M. NOV. 1 UPDATE: Information on roads, rail, airports, shuttles; events and power

Here is an update on travel conditions at the University, in Princeton and surrounding communities. Conditions are changing hour by hour as utility crews clear roads and restore power, and as travel providers restore service.

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11 A.M. NOV. 1 UPDATE: Roads, rail, airports, events, power

Here is an update on travel conditions at the University, in Princeton and surrounding communities. Conditions are changing hour by hour as utility crews clear roads and restore power, and as travel providers restore service.

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Class snapshot: 'Electing the President: Voter Psychology and Candidate Strategy'

The class "Electing the President: Voter Psychology and Candidate Strategy," taught by Associate Professor Markus Prior, offers students a close look at how campaigns work, from the perspectives of the campaigns, the media and voters.

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