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Archive – January, 2013

New course challenges students to 'know' America

A new course in the Program in American Studies, being taught for the first time this spring, seeks to answer the question "What should every Princeton student, upon graduating, know about America?" by immersing students in an interdisciplinary cross-section of the American experience — from the familiar to the unfamiliar.

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The effective collective: Grouping could ensure animals find their way in a changing environment

Princeton University researchers report in the journal Science that collective intelligence is vital to certain animals' ability to evaluate and respond to their environment. The results should prompt a close examination of how endangered group or herd animals are preserved and managed because wild animals that depend on collective intelligence for migration, breeding and locating essential resources could be imperiled by any activity that diminishes or divides the group, such as overhunting and habitat loss.  

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Video feature: 'Three Professors'

Princeton's faculty members are known around the world for their scholarship. They include Nobel laureates, MacArthur fellows, Pulitzer Prize winners and more. In the classroom, they are inspirational instructors who are passionate about the courses they teach. Faculty members often form deep bonds with the students they mentor in undergraduate research projects.

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'Three Professors'

These three Princeton professors are inspirational instructors who are passionate about the courses they teach.

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Acclaimed author and religious historian Elaine Pagels to deliver annual James Baldwin Lecture at Princeton University

Elaine Pagels, the Harrington Spear Paine Foundation Professor of Religion at Princeton University, will deliver the 2013 James Baldwin Lecture "Art, Music and Politics in the Book of Revelation," at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12, in McCormick Hall, Room 101. The event is free and open to the public. A book signing will follow the lecture.

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Reconcilable differences: Study uncovers the common ground of scientific opposites

Princeton University researchers developed a mathematical framework that strips away the differences between scientific laws and theories to reveal how the ideas are compatible. In a recent report in the journal Physical Review Letters, the authors explain how the mathematical model finds common ground between the famously at-odds physics equations that govern classical and quantum mechanics.  

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Campus data network outage scheduled, Feb. 2

The University's data network will be unavailable between 5 a.m. and 9 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 2.

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Esteemed Princeton mathematical physicist and mentor Arthur Wightman dies

Renowned mathematical physicist and Princeton University Thomas D. Jones Professor Emeritus Arthur Wightman died of Alzheimer's disease Jan. 13 at Veterans Nursing Home in Edison, N.J. He was 90. He was best known for his pioneering and far-reaching research on the mathematical foundations of quantum field theory.

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Summer camp sign-up available

Registration for the Office of Campus Recreation’s annual summer day camp for children ages 6 to 13 will begin soon. Registration for faculty and staff begins Feb. 1, and registration for the general public begins March 1.

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Princeton University receives state environmental award

Princeton University has been recognized by the state of New Jersey for the University's ongoing sustainability efforts, in particular its work to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and conserve energy across campus.

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Weizman to speak on 'forensic architecture'

Monday, Feb. 11, 2013, 5 p.m. · McCormick Hall, Room 101

Eyal Weizman, an architect and professor of spatial and visual cultures and director of the Centre for Research Architecture at the University of London, will speak on "Forensic Architecture" — examining the role of architecture in international humanitarian law — at 5 p.m. Monday, Feb. 11, in McCormick Hall, Room 101.

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Vocalists Kirchschlager and Bostridge to perform

Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013, 8 p.m. · Alexander Hall, Richardson Auditorium

Princeton University Concerts will present mezzo-soprano Angelika Kirchschlager and tenor Ian Bostridge performing selections from 19th-century composer Hugo Wolf's "Spanisches Liederbuch" at 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall. Susan Youens of the University of Notre Dame will give a pre-concert lecture, free to ticketholders, at 7 p.m.

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Art museum to host winter open house

Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013, 4:30 p.m. · Princeton University Art Museum

Princeton University Art Museum will host a winter open house, featuring music and highlights tours, for University staff members at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 31, in the museum. Visitors are invited to bring their family. Prospect House will host "A Taste of Prospect," a sampling of refreshments, in the galleries.

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Izzo named environmental health and safety director

Robin Izzo, the associate director for laboratory safety at Princeton University, has been named director of the University's Office of Environmental Health and Safety (EHS). Her appointment is effective March 1.

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Architecture critic and 'superb educator' Alan Colquhoun dies

Alan Colquhoun, Princeton University professor emeritus of architecture and the Class of 1913 Lecturer in Architecture Emeritus, died at home of natural causes Dec. 13, in London. He was 91.

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Russian rock journalist to speak on protest movements

Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013, 4:30 p.m. · Lewis Library, Room 138

Artem Troitsky, a Russian rock journalist and a professor at Moscow State University will speak on "Protest Movements and Cultural Policies in Today's Russia" at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12, in Lewis Library, Room 138.

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Combating violence in Chicago will be subject of film screening

Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013, 7 p.m. · Wilson College, Black Box Theater

The documentary film "The Interrupters" by Steve James and Alex Kotlowitz will be shown at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6, in the Black Box Theater in Wilson College. "The Interrupters" depicts gun and gang violence in the streets of Chicago and features the work of CeaseFire, an initiative of the Chicago Project for Violence Prevention. The event is sponsored by Wilson College and the nonprofit organization REACT to FILM.

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Starr to speak on power, policy and structure

Monday, Feb. 11, 2013, 12:15 p.m. · Wallace Hall, Room 165

Paul Starr, the Stuart Professor of Communications and Public Affairs in the Woodrow Wilson School and a professor of sociology and public affairs, will speak on "Three Degrees of Entrenchment: Power, Policy, Structure" at 12:15 p.m. Monday, Feb. 11, in Wallace Hall, Room 165 as part of the Sociology at Princeton: Culture and Inequality Workshop Series.

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Centeno to lecture on 'The Mystery of Discipline'

Monday, Feb. 4, 2013, 12:15 p.m. · Wallace Hall, Room 165

Miguel Centeno, professor of sociology and public affairs and chair of the Department of Sociology, will speak on "The Mystery of Discipline" at 12:15 p.m. Monday, Feb. 4, in Wallace Hall, Room 165 as part of the Sociology at Princeton: Culture and Inequality Workshop Series.

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From dark hearts comes the kindness of mankind

The kindness of mankind most likely developed from our more sinister and self-serving tendencies, according to Princeton University and University of Arizona research that suggests society's rules against selfishness are rooted in the very exploitation they condemn.

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'A Search for Answers' leads Princeton from Oscars to MoMA

Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, 2:30 p.m. · Museum of Modern Art, New York City

In 1973, a short film about Princeton University went from being viewed at admission and alumni events to winning an Oscar at the Academy Awards. Forty years later, "Princeton: A Search for Answers" will be one of the documentaries featured at the Museum of Modern Art's annual Oscar film series on Sunday, Feb. 3, in New York City.

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Video feature: Engineers Without Borders, Sierra Leone

A group of four students working with the Princeton chapter of Engineers Without Borders (EWB-Princeton) were in Sierra Leone last summer to talk with local citizens and leaders about opening a new program. EWB-Princeton will be partnering with the village of Dorma to address a few of the basic needs of the community. The students noted that the village has seen little continual effort for a redevelopment of infrastructure in the postwar decade.

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Student Work: Engineers Without Borders, Sierra Leone

In the summer of 2012, four Princeton students traveled to Koidu, Sierra Leone, looking for a community to partner with for a new Engineers Without Borders project.

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Princeton trustees approve financial aid increase in 2013-14 budget

Princeton University trustees Jan. 26 approved a 4.6 percent increase in undergraduate financial aid in the operating budget for 2013-14, which includes a 3.9 percent increase in tuition, to $40,170. Students who are receiving financial aid will not see an increase in the amount they pay because aid packages are automatically adjusted to compensate for changes in fees.

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Discussion to follow 'Ladies' Turn' screening

Wednesday, Feb. 13, 4:30 p.m. · Robertson Hall, Room 016

"Ladies' Turn," a film that shows the determination of Senegalese women to play soccer and forge a new path in society, will be screened at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13, in Robertson Hall, Room 016. The screening will be followed by a discussion with the film's director, Helene Harder, and Gaelle Yomi, a pioneering sports journalist in Senegal and a founding member of Ladies' Turn.  

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Princeton applications remain near record number

Princeton University has received 26,505 applications for admission to the Class of 2017. The applicants include 3,810 candidates who applied last fall through single-choice early action, an increase of 11 percent over last year’s early action pool. During the past nine years, the University has seen a 93.5 percent increase in applications.

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Fund bridges gap between lab and marketplace

Nine new technologies with promising societal or commercial applications will get a boost from a Princeton University program aimed at bridging the gap between the laboratory and the marketplace. The recipients of this year's Princeton's Intellectual Property Accelerator Fund will each receive grants to support activities — such as building a prototype or conducting additional data collection — with the goal of transforming innovations into commercially viable technologies for development by companies and startups.

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Afghan politician to address nation's future

Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013, 7 p.m. · Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall

Fawzia Koofi, an Afghan presidential candidate and human rights activist, will speak on "Political Transition, the Role of Women, and Prospects for Peace in Afghanistan" at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.

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Scholar lectures on 'How Not to Write a Constitution'

Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013, 4:30 p.m. · Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall

Marina Ottaway, senior scholar at the Washington D.C.-based Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, will speak on "How Not to Write a Constitution: Lessons from Egypt" at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.  

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German official to discuss European crisis

Monday, Feb. 11, 2013, 4:30 p.m. · Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall

Ursula von der Leyen, federal minister of labor and social affairs of the Federal Republic of Germany, will discuss "Europe's Steps Out of the Crisis" at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 11, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.  

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Panel to discuss protecting children in conflicts

Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013, 4:30 p.m. · Robertson Hall, Room 016

A panel will discuss "Protecting the Rights of Children Affected by Armed Conflict: The Role of the U.N. and NGOs" at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, in Robertson Hall, Room 016. Participants include Leila Zerrougui, special representative of the U.N. secretary-general on children and armed conflict; Jo Becker, advocacy director, Children's Rights Division, Human Rights Watch; and Eva Smets, director, WatchList on Children and Armed Conflict.  

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Class snapshot: 'The Energy-Water Nexus'

The class "The Energy-Water Nexus" exposes students to the link between energy and water and how to keep that as sustainabe as possible. The class is taught by engineers Eric Larson, Sankaran Sundaresan and Daniel Giammar. 

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Some University offices will relocate

A handful of Princeton University offices will be relocated as part of the pre-construction work for the Lewis Center for the Arts' new facility along University Place and Alexander Street.

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Jackson-Weaver receives MLK Day Journey Award

Karen Jackson-Weaver, Princeton University's associate dean for academics and diversity in the Office of the Dean of the Graduate School, was honored Jan. 21 with the Martin Luther King Day Journey Award, which recognizes efforts to continue the journey to achieve the civil rights leader's vision.

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Cheng embraces inclusion — not assumptions — at King Day celebration

At Princeton University's annual King Day celebration Jan. 21, Professor of English and African American studies Anne Cheng honored the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King's famous "I Have a Dream" speech from 1963. Cheng, a native of Taiwan, shared her own personal view of "living with difference."

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Cyril Black event to focus on North Korea

Monday, Feb. 11, 2013, 4:30 p.m. · Friend Center, Room 006

North Korea's veiled past, its culture, economy and foreign policy are the subject of the 2013 Cyril Black International Book Forum to be held at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 11, in Friend Center, Room 006. The forum features Victor Cha, whose book, "The Impossible State: North Korea, Past and Future," was published in April 2012. The event will be followed by a book signing and a public reception.  

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Videos now available in HD quality on Princeton website

Visitors to the Princeton University website are now able to view videos in high-definition quality. A technical upgrade of the website's video player also enables people using tablets and smartphones to view videos on most mobile devices. The HD vi...

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Soprano Ohrtman to give recital with student musicians

Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013, 7:30 p.m. · Fine Hall, Taplin Auditorium

Senior Tara Ohrtman, soprano, accompanied by pianist Erin Greenfield, will give a recital of works by Strauss, Poulenc, Delibes, Mozart and Bernstein at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 20, in Taplin Auditorium, Fine Hall. Sophomore Samantha Kaseta, mezzo-soprano, and senior Anna Wuttig, violin, will also perform.

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Dance performance to feature student choreography

Friday and Saturday, Jan. 18 and 19, 2013, 8 p.m. · 185 Nassau St., Hagan Dance Studio

Dance Performance Lab, a presentation of original student work representing a diverse array of choreographic genres, will take place at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Jan. 18 and 19, in the Hagan Dance Studio, 185 Nassau St.

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Sinha wins Churchill Scholarship

Princeton University senior Aman Sinha, an engineering student who has pursued research into computational and statistical modeling techniques, has been selected as one of this year's Churchill Scholars.

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New student films to be screened

Friday, Jan. 18, 2013, 7 p.m. · 185 Nassau St., Stewart Theater

Three students will screen their original films at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 18, in the Stewart Theater, 185 Nassau St. The films are the culmination of the Fall 2012 course "Documentary Filmmaking" taught by Emily Abt. A reception follows the screening.

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Porter named assistant vice president for development operations

Jaime Porter, who has worked in fundraising for more than 20 years at several institutions, has been named assistant vice president for development operations at Princeton University.

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Flu vaccines will be available at second UHS clinic

University Health Services will hold another Flu Vaccine Clinic on Monday, Jan. 21, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., in the Frist Campus Center Multipurpose Room. Vaccines are free for Princeton faculty, staff and students with a Princeton University ID. Dependents ages 9 and over may receive the vaccine for $24. Employees should bring a University ID and cash or check for dependent vaccinations.

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Video feature: Gilens' book details policy influence of the affluent

A decade of research by Princeton Professor Martin Gilens offers a detailed picture of how the affluent have significantly more influence over federal government policy than do low-income or middle-class Americans.  

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'Insights With Martin Gilens'

Professor Martin Gilens discusses his findings about the influence of the affluent over government policy.

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Tireless and accomplished Princeton biochemist Charles Gilvarg dies

Princeton University professor emeritus Charles Gilvarg, remembered as a tireless scientist and a demanding but motivational professor, died Jan. 6 in Scottsdale, Ariz., following a stroke. He was 87.

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Davis International Center will move to new location

Princeton's Davis International Center will move to a new office located at 87 Prospect Ave., first floor, starting on Thursday, Jan. 24. The center will be closed during regular business hours on Tuesday and Wednesday, Jan. 22-23, as it moves from its former location at 120 Alexander St.

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Student Work: 'Student Film Screening'

Screening of work by students from fall 2012 film course taught by Emily Abt. Jan. 18, 2013, 7-8:30pm in the James M. Stewart '32 Theater, 185 Nassau.

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Don't read my lips! Body language trumps the face for conveying intense emotions

Be it triumph or crushing defeat, exhilaration or agony, body language more accurately conveys intense emotions, according to Princeton University research that challenges the predominance of facial expressions as an indicator of how a person feels.

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Benefit concert to honor Princeton alumnus William Scheide

Friday, Jan. 18, 2013, 7:30 p.m. · Alexander Hall, Richardson Auditorium

"Forever Young," a concert to celebrate the 99th birthday of William Scheide, Class of 1936, and to benefit the Princeton Community Park Pool, will take place at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 18, in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall. The English Chamber Orchestra will perform a program of Vivaldi, Britten, Beethoven and others, conducted by Mark Laycock. Tickets are available by calling University ticketing at 609-258-9220 or in person at the Frist Campus Center Ticket Office.

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University to celebrate King's legacy

Monday, Jan. 21, 2013, 1 p.m. · Alexander Hall, Richardson Auditorium

Princeton University will commemorate the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. with its annual King Day celebration on Monday, Jan. 21, in Richardson Auditorium of Alexander Hall. Doors open at 1 p.m. The keynote address will be delivered by Anne Cheng, professor of English and African American studies and a Princeton alumna.

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UHS will host flu shot clinic

Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. · Frist Campus Center, Multipurpose Room

University Health Services will hold a Flu Vaccine Clinic on Thursday, Jan. 17, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., in the Frist Campus Center Multipurpose Room. Vaccines are free for Princeton faculty, staff and students with a Princeton University ID. Dependents ages 9 and over may receive the vaccine for $24. Employees should bring a University ID and cash or check for dependent vaccinations.

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Biehl explores consequences of Brazil's constitutional right to health

Princeton University anthropology professor João Biehl has documented the emergence of right-to-health litigation in that country over the past decade. Through visits to courtrooms and clinics to meet patients and record their stories, combined with rigorous evaluation of medical and legal data, Biehl, a native of Brazil, and his research team have created a detailed picture of who sues for treatment and why in this country of about 200 million people and an economy on the rise.

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Princeton establishes strategic partnership with Humboldt University in Berlin

Princeton University has established a strategic partnership with Humboldt University in Berlin that will support research and teaching collaboration spanning the disciplines.

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Nursing gerbils unravel benefit of multiple mothers in collective mammals

In mammals such as rodents that raise their young as a group, infants will nurse from their mother as well as other females, a dynamic known as allosuckling. Ecologists have long hypothesized that allosuckling lets newborns stockpile antibodies to various diseases, but the experimental proof has been lacking until now.

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Close up: Princeton's Hurricane Sandy relief efforts

After Hurricane Sandy devastated parts of the Northeast this past fall, Princeton University's Pace Center for Civic Engagement organized various efforts to help storm-ravaged communities. The Pace Center's work represents one of the ways Princeton faculty, staff and students assisted individuals affected by the hurricane.

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'Gently used' business clothing needed for annual drive

Princeton University is conducting its annual clothing drive Wednesday, Jan. 23, to Wednesday, Jan. 30, to benefit HomeFront's Suitably Dressed, Mercer County Community College Career Training Institute, Operation Fatherhood of Trenton, and Mercer Street Friends, which collect "gently used" business attire for men and women

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Clay pot fragments reveal early start to cheese-making, a marker for civilization

As a young archaeologist, Peter Bogucki based his groundbreaking theory on the development of Western civilization on the most ancient of human technology, pottery. But it took some of the most modern developments in biochemistry — and 30 years —finally to confirm he was right.

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Employee obituaries: December 2012-January 2013

The following is an updated list of University employee obituaries.

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Employee retirements: January 2013

The following is an updated list of University employee retirements.

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Pianist and alumnus Howe to perform

Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013, 3 p.m. · Fine Hall, Taplin Auditorium

Pianist Jonathan Howe, a 2001 Princeton graduate, will present a free concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 13, in Taplin Auditorium, Fine Hall. The program will include works by Shostakovich, Ravel, Debussy, Brahms, Beethoven and the world premiere to "Tetrachordal Etudes" by his father, Hubert Howe, Class of 1964.

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Vocal performance students to give recital

Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013, 7:30 p.m. · Alexander Hall, Richardson Auditorium

Students enrolled in Projects in Vocal Performance will present a free recital of Baroque solo cantatas, accompanied by student musicians, at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall. The program will feature works by Bach, Handel, Scarlatti, Telemann, Rameau and Clérambault. Call University Ticketing at 609-258-9220 for a free ticket.

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FACULTY AWARD: Two Princeton professors honored by National Academy of Sciences for outstanding research

Princeton University professors Asif Ghazanfar and Edward Taylor were among 18 researchers nationwide recognized by the National Academy of Sciences in 2013 for their achievement in the physical, biological and social sciences.

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'Unlocking the Mysteries of the Southern Ocean'

Climate Central interviewed Jorge Sarmiento regarding the Southern Ocean and his work to model its role in the carbon cycle

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Video feature: Study of Southern Ocean critical to understanding of climate change

Whether it's the economics of clean energy, the politics of Washington or claims over the severity of the problem itself, the debate over climate change is loud and crowded. One aspect that often goes overlooked is the Southern Ocean ringing Antarctica at the bottom of the globe. But that, says Jorge Sarmiento, is about to change.

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Student Work: 'A Steady Rain'

The Lewis Center for the Arts presents a senior thesis production "A Steady Rain" at 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 10, to Sunday, Jan. 13, at the Marie and Edward Matthews '53 Acting Studio, 185 Nassau St.

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Charge: Trustee Ad Hoc Committee on College Access

Charge to the Trustee Ad Hoc Committee on College Access.

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Princeton committee will examine college access for lower-income students

A new Princeton University committee will examine strategies to help low-income students overcome barriers to college readiness and access. The Trustee Ad Hoc Committee on College Access is part of broader University efforts to promote a vibrant campus community of faculty, staff and students from diverse socioeconomic, racial and ethnic backgrounds. A separate working group led by Dean of the College Valerie Smith is looking at the undergraduate experience of students once they have enrolled at Princeton.

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Princeton University Concerts to present violinist Tetzlaff

Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013, 7:30 p.m. · Alexander Hall, Richardson Auditorium

Princeton University Concerts will present German virtuoso violinist Christian Tetzlaff performing a solo program of works by Bach, Ysaÿe, Bartók and Kurtág at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23, in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall. Tetzlaff, a performer of international stature, replaces violinist Julia Fischer. Tickets are available by calling University ticketing at 609-258-9220 or in person at the Frist Campus Center Box Office.

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Art museum exhibition features works by photography masters

Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012, through Sunday, March 10, 2013 · Princeton University Art Museum

The exhibition "Two Views: Atget and Friedlander," on view through Sunday, March 10, at the Princeton University Art Museum, draws from the museum's photography collection to offer visitors a fresh perspective on works by Eugène Atget (1857-1927) and Lee Friedlander (born 1934). The exhibition is curated by Peter Bunnell, the David Hunter McAlpin Professor of the History of Photography and Modern Art, Emeritus.

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'A Steady Rain' to feature theater certificate students

Thursday through Sunday, Jan. 10 to 13, 2013, 8 p.m. · 185 Nassau St., Matthews Studio

The Lewis Center for the Arts' Program in Theater will present the psychological crime drama "A Steady Rain," at 8 p.m. Thursday through Sunday, Jan. 10 to 13, in the Matthews Acting Studio, 185 Nassau St. This senior thesis production, which takes the form of a series of duologues and monologues, features Adam Stasiw and JT Glaze, seniors who are pursuing certificates in theater. Tickets are available by calling University ticketing at 609-258-9220 or in person at the Frist Campus Center Box Office.

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TapCats to perform winter show

Thursday through Saturday, Jan. 10 to 12, 2013, 8 p.m. · Frist Campus Center Theater

TapCats, the student tap dance company, will perform its winter show, iTap, at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, Jan. 10 to 12, in the Frist Campus Center Theater.

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Princeton University Chapel to offer jazz vespers service

Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013, 8 p.m. · Princeton University Chapel

A jazz vespers service of music, meditation and poetry, featuring the Princeton Chapel Choir, will take place at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 9, in the Princeton University Chapel.

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Musical composition students to present new works

Wednesday and Thursday, Jan. 9 and 10, 2013, 7:30 p.m. · Fine Hall, Taplin Auditorium

Students in workshops in musical composition, taught by Paul Lansky, the William Shubael Conant Professor of Music, and Donnacha Dennehy, a visiting professor of music, will perform original compositions at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, Jan. 9 and 10, in Taplin Auditorium, Fine Hall. Beginning students will perform on Jan. 9; advanced students on Jan. 10.

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University volunteer firefighters help campus and community

The Princeton Fire Department Associate Member Program allows Princeton University employees to volunteer with the Princeton Fire Department during their work shifts, augmenting the municipality's volunteer ranks during critical daytime hours. The partnership has greatly benefited the Princeton campus and greater community during the past three-plus years.

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Link between warming and past droughts questioned

A series of recent droughts from Australia to the United States has led some scientists to warn that global warming has already begun to increase worldwide drought. But new research from Princeton and the Australian National University in Canberra has found that this might not be the case.

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FACULTY AWARD: Sinai, Holmes receive AMS Steele prizes

Princeton University professors Yakov Sinai and Philip Holmes were honored by the American Mathematical Society for their contributions to mathematics.

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Treisman wins National Medal of Science for psychology research

Anne Treisman, Princeton's James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor of Psychology Emeritus, has been chosen to receive a National Medal of Science, the nation's highest scientific honor.

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'World Series' of college chess brings top players to Princeton

While much of the Princeton University campus was empty for winter break, nearly 175 chess players from across North America gathered in Frick Chemistry Laboratory Dec. 27-30 to compete in the 2012 Pan American Intercollegiate Chess Championship — known as the World Series of college chess.

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