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Auda to present two lectures on Islam

Various times · Various locations

Jasser Auda, co-director of the Center for Islamic Legislation and Ethics, will speak on "Principles of Sufi Ethics" at 6:30 p.m. Friday, March 29, in Murray-Dodge Café. He will discuss  "Islamic Law in the Modern World: Between Revival and Reform" at 6 p.m. Monday, April 1, in Whig Hall.

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Class snapshot: 'Ethics and Public Health'

The class "Ethics and Public Health" brings together students from a wide range of disciplines to examine issues at the intersection of ethics, policy and public health.

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Princeton University offers admission to 7.29 percent of applicants

Princeton University has offered admission to 1,931 students, or 7.29 percent of the near-record 26,498 applicants for the Class of 2017 in what is expected to be the most selective admission process in the University's history. This compares with Princeton's admission rate of a record-low 7.86 percent last year.

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CANCELED: Biologist Edward Wilson to speak on group selection and human evolution

Monday, April 8, 2013, 8 p.m. · McCosh Hall, Room 50

This event has been canceled.

Renowned biologist Edward Wilson, a University Research Professor Emeritus at Harvard University, will discuss how group selection serves as the primary driving force of human evolution at 8 p.m. Monday, April 8, in McCosh Hall, Room 50. His lecture, "The Social Conquest of Earth," is part of the Princeton Public Lectures Series.

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Submissions for Princeton Art of Science 2013 due April 7

Sunday, April 7, 2013, 11:59 p.m.

Submissions for the 2013 Princeton University Art of Science Competition are now being accepted. The deadline for submissions is 11:59 p.m., Sunday, April 7. Art of Science consists of images produced from scientific research that have aesthetic merit. The competition is open to the entire Princeton community, including undergraduates, faculty, research staff, graduate students and alumni. The theme for the 2013 exhibit is "Connections."

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Brenner to discuss linear algebra and the shape of bird beaks

Thursday, April 4, 2013, 8 p.m. · McDonnell Hall, Room A01

Michael Brenner, the Glover Professor of Applied Mathematics and Applied Physics at Harvard University, will speak on "Linear Algebra and the Shape of Bird Beaks" at 8 p.m. Thursday, April 4, in McDonnell Hall, Room A01.

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Massey to discuss 'The Underclass Debate 30 Years Later'

Monday, April 1, 2013, 12:15 p.m. · Friend Center Convocation Room

The Sociology at Princeton series will feature Douglas Massey, the Henry G. Bryant Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs, speaking about "The Underclass Debate 30 Years Later" at 12:15 p.m. Monday, April 1, in the Friend Center Convocation Room. Massey is co-author of the book "Climbing Mount Laurel: The Struggle for Affordable Housing and Social Mobility in an American Suburb."

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In London, contemporary British literature comes to life

Ten Princeton juniors spent the fall semester immersing themselves in London and in the works of contemporary writers inspired by the many ethnic, political and economic layers of the city,

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Documentary about Princeton janitor's Haiti water project will be screened

Saturday, March 30, 2013, 7:30 p.m. · McCosh Hall, Room 10

A screening of the documentary "La Source" will be held at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 30, in McCosh Hall, Room 10. The film follows Princeton University janitor Josue Lajeunesse's efforts to bring clean drinking water to the rural village in Haiti where he grew up. The screening will be followed by a question-and-answer with Lajeunesse and Jordan Wagner, executive director of Generosity Water, the nonprofit organization that supported the Haiti water project. Tickets for the event, which are free with a Princeton University I.D. and $10 for general admission, are available at the Frist Campus Center ticket office. The student organizations Manna Christian Fellowship and Engineers Without Borders are sponsoring the screening.

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Spirit of Princeton nominations due by April 15

Through Monday, April 15, 2013, noon

Nominations for the 18th annual Walter E. Hope '01 Spirit of Princeton Awards, which honor undergraduates for their positive contributions to campus life, are due by noon Monday, April 15.

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Dale winner to follow writer's footsteps across the Americas

Princeton University senior Flora Thomson-DeVeaux, the 2013 winner of the Martin Dale Fellowship, will spend the next year tracing Argentine butler and writer Santiago Badariotti Merlo's footsteps across the Americas.

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Princeton launches updated mobile website

Princeton University's Office of Information Technology has launched an updated mobile website where faculty, staff, students and visitors can access interactive information about Princeton via smartphone, tablet or computer. Princeton Mobile is available for free at m.princeton.edu and will replace the iPrinceton mobile app.

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'A House of Wonders' highlights Pakistan's diversity

Through Thursday, April 18, 2013, various times · Fields Center

"A House of Wonders," an exhibition of 21 fine-art photographs by Pakistani journalist and artist Myra Iqbal that highlights the diversity of Pakistan, will be on display through April 18 at the Fields Center.

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Student Work: Raks Odalisque presents 'Arabian Nights'

Raks Odalisque, Princeton's belly dancing troupe, presents "Arabian Nights" at 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday, March 28-29, and 6 and 9 p.m. Saturday, March 30, in the Frist Campus Center theater.

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In the art of mathematics, work is play and tricks are the trade

The Richard L. Smith '70 Freshman Seminar, "The Mathematics of Magic Tricks and Games," explores the mathematical principles behind games and magic tricks in order to introduce young academics to the creative side of mathematics, a field widely considered difficult and inaccessible.

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Princeton University fencing team wins first NCAA championship

The Princeton University men's and women's fencing team claimed its first joint National Collegiate Athletic Association title on March 24. Eliza Stone, Class of 2013, won an individual championship in the sabre.

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Wimmer to speak on 'Waves of War'

Monday, April 8, 2013, noon · Burr Hall, Room 219

The Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies continues its 2012-13 Director's Book Forum series with a presentation by Andreas Wimmer, the Hughes-Rogers Professor of Sociology, on his new book, "Waves of War: Nationalism, State Formation, and Ethnic Exclusion in the Modern World" at noon Monday, April 8, in Burr Hall, Room 219. 

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Celebration to honor Kenen's life

Sunday, April 7, 2013, 3 p.m. · McCormick Hall, Room 101

Updated with additional information

A celebration of the life of Peter B. Kenen, the Walker Professor of Economics and International Finance Emeritus, will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 7, in McCormick Hall, Room 101. A reception will follow from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Prospect House. Kenen, a leading international economist and an expert on the Eurozone who directed Princeton’s International Finance Section from 1971 to 1999, died Dec. 17 in Princeton, N.J., of respiratory failure after a long illness. A full obituary is available online. Contributions may be made to the Peter Kenen Visiting Fellow Fund, established at Princeton in 2002 to support visiting fellowships in international economics. Checks, made payable to the Trustees of Princeton University, may be sent to Princeton University, P.O. Box 5357, Princeton, NJ 08543. Please indicate on the check or by note that the gift is for the Peter Kenen Visiting Fellow Fund.

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Data visualization pioneer to speak on high science, high art

Thursday, April 4, 2013, 8 p.m. · McCosh Hall, Room 10

Edward Tufte, data theorist and pioneer in the field of data visualization, will discuss seeing, reasoning and producing in high science and high art at 8 p.m. Thursday, April 4, in McCosh Hall, Room 10.  

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Scholar to discuss China-U.S.-Japan relationship

Wednesday, March 27, 2013, 4:30 p.m. · Robertson Hall, Dodds Auditorium

Wang Jisi, Tung Global Scholar and dean of Peking University's School of International Affairs, will speak on "Global Trends and the China-U.S.-Japan Trilateral Relationship" at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 27, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.

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University selects Terra Momo group as partner for Arts and Transit Project dining

Princeton University has selected Terra Momo Restaurant Group, owner and operator of four local restaurants, to serve as its partner in operating the café and restaurant that will be housed in the current Dinky station buildings in the Arts and Transit Project.

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Chinese human rights activist will be given James Madison Award

Thursday, March 28, 2013, 4:30 p.m. · Whig Hall

Chinese human rights activist Chen Guangcheng will be presented the James Madison Award lecture at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, March 28, in Whig Hall. Chen is this year's recipient of the American Whig-Cliosophic Society's James Madison Award. Whig-Clio presents the James Madison Award to leaders in government, legal advocacy and civil rights whose dedication to public service reflect Princeton's informal motto "In the nation's service, and in the service of all nations." Tickets to the lecture will be available at the Frist Campus Center ticket office.

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Palestinian hip-hop group to give performance and workshop

Monday, April 1, 2013, 8 p.m. · Frist Campus Center Multipurpose Room

The Lewis Center for the Arts' Performance Central series presents DAM, a Palestinian rap/hip-hop group, at 8 p.m. Monday, April 1, in the Frist Campus Center Multipurpose Room. DAM, which means "Immortal" in Arabic and "blood" in Hebrew, was founded in Lod, a mixed Arab-Jewish town near Jerusalem, where the group's three members grew up. The group will also hold a workshop at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 2, in the Stewart Theater, 185 Nassau St. Both the performance and the workshop are free.

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Exhibition examines the impact of the year 1913 on modernism

Saturday, March 23, through Sunday, June 23, 2013 · Princeton University Art Museum

The exhibition "1913: The Year of Modernism" at the Princeton University Art Museum features more than 50 prints, drawings, photographs, rare books and periodicals from the Museum's collection and the Princeton University Library. The exhibition is open from Saturday, March 23, through Sunday, June 23.

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Princeton's Polyakov wins 2013 Fundamental Physics Prize

Alexander Polyakov, Princeton University's Joseph Henry Professor of Physics, was honored with the 2013 Fundamental Physics Prize for his lasting work in field and string theory. The $3 million prize was presented during a March 20 ceremony in Geneva by the Fundamental Physics Foundation.

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Children's library festival will 'journey to center of the Earth'

Saturday, April 6, 2013, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. · Dillon Gymnasium

Princyclopedia, Cotsen Children's Library annual festival that brings books to life through activities, live shows and demonstrations, will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 6, in Dillon Gymnasium. This year's theme is Journey to the Centre of the Earth. For more information, visit the Princyclopedia 2013 website.

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Princeton astrophysicists helped Planck mission bring universe into sharp focus

Princeton University researchers contributed extensively to the Planck space mission that on March 21 released the most accurate and detailed map ever made of the oldest light in the universe, revealing new information about its age, contents and origins.

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Benitez will speak on social justice and multiculturalism

Wednesday, March 27, 2013, 8 p.m. · Fields Center, 58 Prospect Ave.

Michael Benitez, director of the Office of Intercultural Engagement and Leadership at Grinnell College, will give a talk titled "Social Justice and Critical Multiculturalism" at 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 27, at the Fields Center, 58 Prospect Ave., multipurpose room 104.

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Bacterial byproduct offers route to avoiding antibiotic resistance

As public health officials sound the alarm about the global spread of drug-resistant bacteria, researchers are working to develop more effective antibiotics to counter this dangerous trend. Now, results from a team including a Princeton University scientist offer a possible solution that uses the bacteria's own byproducts to destroy them.

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No taste like home

Dining Services recently held the annual "There's No Place Like Home" recipe contest, inviting students to submit their recipes for their favorite dish. The winning recipes were served on Feb. 14 in the residential dining halls, the Center for Jewish Life, and Food for Thought in the Frist Campus Center Food Gallery.

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Global health seminar to focus on noncommunicable diseases

Tuesday, March 26, 2013, 5:15 p.m. · Robertson Hall, Room 001

The Princeton Seminar on Global Health will focus on noncommunicable diseases, with a panel that will discuss the role of the private sector in stemming the tide of the diseases. Adel Mahmoud, a lecturer with the rank of professor in molecular biology and public policy, will moderate the discussion at 5:15 p.m. Tuesday, March 26, in Robertson Hall, Room 001. RSVP to Tina Flores by March 25.

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Employees honored for dedication and service

Six Princeton staff members were recognized for their commitment to excellence and exceptional performance during the University's annual Service Recognition Luncheon on March 19 in Jadwin Gymnasium. In addition, two staff members were honored for t...

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Top national award for young researcher goes to Mung Chiang

Mung Chiang, a Princeton University engineering professor who uses innovative mathematical analysis to simplify and strengthen the design of wireless networks, has been awarded the National Science Foundation's highest honor for young researchers, the Alan T. Waterman Award.

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Gregory to present President's Lecture on modern politics and Augustine--UPDATED

Tuesday, April 9, 2013, 4:30 p.m. · McCormick Hall, Room 101

The event location has been updated.

Eric Gregory, a professor of religion, will deliver the third talk in the President's Lecture Series at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 9, in McCormick Hall, Room 101. Gregory will speak on "Modern Politics in the Shadow of Augustine."

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Turino to speak on popular non-Western music

Thursday, March 28, 2013, 4:30 p.m. · Woolworth Hall, Room 106

The Department of Music's Pop/Non-western Music Colloquium Series continues with Thomas Turino, a professor of musicology and anthropology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, who will speak on "Peircean Semiotics and Phenomenology" at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, March 28, in Woolworth Hall, Room 106. Turino's areas of specialization include Andean and Latin American music, the music of southern Africa, semiotics, and music and politics.

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Japanese anime film series to present 'Rurouni Kenshin'

Wednesday, March 27, 2013, 7 p.m. · Wilcox Hall, Black Box Theatre

"Drawn and Moving," a Japanese anime film series, continues with a free screening of "Rurouni Kenshin" at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 20, in Wilcox Hall, Black Box Theater. Directed by Kazuhiro Furuhashi (1999), "Rurouni Kenshin: Trust & Betrayal" tells the story of a young samurai warrior turned assassin and will be shown in Japanese with English subtitles, followed by discussion.

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Reddy to speak on 'Sexuality, Immigration and the Racial State'

Tuesday, March 26, 2013, noon · Frist Campus Center, Room 243

Chandan Reddy, a professor of English at the University of Washington, will speak on "Sexuality, Immigration and the Racial State: Towards an Effective Queer Politic" at noon Tuesday, March 26, in the Frist Campus Center, Room 243. Reddy will review the ways in which state regulation of homosexuality and immigration have intersected since the middle of the 20th century.

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FACULTY AWARD: Darley receives lifetime achievement award in psychology

John Darley, the Dorman T. Warren Professor of Psychology and a professor of psychology and public affairs, has been chosen to receive the William James Lifetime Achievement Award for Basic Research, presented by the Association for Psychological Science in honor of its 25th anniversary. Darley is among 25 distinguished scientists being honored with lifetime achievement awards this year. The award is the association's highest honor, recognizing a lifetime of significant intellectual contributions to the basic science of psychology.

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Researchers' entrepreneurial skills shine at Innovation Forum

Broadening an academic focus to include a business perspective was a common storyline at the Innovation Forum, an annual Princeton University event that brings together teams of faculty members, postdocs and graduate students to pitch ideas for commercializing early-stage research.

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University to streamline and enhance emergency preparedness

Princeton University will begin a comprehensive review of its emergency response plans and procedures to streamline operations and enhance coordination of resources on campus in collaboration with external agencies.

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Talk to focus on 'Political Inconsistency and Scientific Uncertainty'

Thursday, March 28, 2013, 4:30 p.m. · Robertson Hall, Room 002

Dustin Tingley, an assistant professor of government at Harvard University, and Michael Tomz, a professor of political science at Stanford University, will speak on "Political Inconsistency and Scientific Uncertainty: An Experimental Test," at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, March 28, in Robertson Hall, Room 002.

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Gerwin to speak on communicating uncertainty in the H1N1 pandemic

Wednesday, March 27, 2013, 4:30 p.m. · Robertson Hall, Room 001

Leslie Gerwin, associate director of the Program in Law and Public Affairs, will speak on "Communicating Uncertainty in the H1N1 Pandemic," at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 27, in Robertson Hall, Room 001.

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Video feature: 'Cynthia Lu: The Art of Computer Science'

Jingwan "Cynthia" Lu, a Princeton University fourth-year graduate student in computer science, is redefining the way an artist can "paint" with digital strokes on a computer.

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'Cynthia Lu: The Art of Computer Science'

Jingwan "Cynthia" Lu, a Princeton University fourth-year graduate student in computer science, is redefining the way an artist can "paint" with digital strokes on a computer.

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Steele to discuss stereotype threat

Tuesday, March 26, 2013, 8 p.m. · McCosh Hall, Room 50

Claude Steele, dean of the Graduate School of Education at Stanford University, will discuss "Stereotype Threat: How It Affects us and What We Can Do About It" at 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 26, in McCosh Hall, Room 50.

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Study casts light on deadly immune response

Examining a case study of near-death experiences for six healthy men who volunteered to test an experimental drug in London has yielded important insights into potentially deadly over-reactions of the human immune system. Using a database containing detailed measurements of the men's haywire immune responses to the drug, researchers at Princeton University created an unprecedentedly clear model for how immune signals called cytokines interact with each other.

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Employee obituaries: February-March 2013

The following is an updated list of University employee obituaries.

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Employee retirements: February-March 2013

The following is an updated list of University employee retirements.

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Workshop production of student musical to be presented

Thursday through Saturday, March 28-30, 2013, 8 p.m. · 185 Nassau St., Matthews Theater

The Lewis Center for the Arts' Program in Theater will present a workshop production of "It Takes a Village," a new musical written by seniors Sandra Fong and Emi Nakamura, at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, March 28-30, in the Matthews Theater, 185 Nassau St. The musical examines how a traditional community questions its beliefs regarding gender roles, sexuality and identity after a father and his son, raised gender-neutral, enter their midst.

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Choir of King's College, Cambridge, to perform

Monday, April 8, 2013, 7:30 p.m. · Princeton University Chapel

The Choir of King's College of the University of Cambridge — established by King Henry VI six centuries ago — will perform at 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 8, in the Princeton University Chapel. The program will include works from the British choral tradition, including Byrd, Gibbons, Britten, Blow and Purcell.

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Elias String Quartet to make Princeton debut

Thursday, April 4, 2013, 8 p.m. · Alexander Hall, Richardson Auditorium

The Princeton University Concerts series will present the Elias String Quartet at 8 p.m. Thursday, April 4, in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall. The program will include works by Haydn, Janáček and Schumann. A musical preview featuring Princeton students will take place at 7 p.m. and is free to ticket holders.

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Sellars to speak on art, ethics and opera

Saturday, March 30, 2013, 4 p.m. · Woolworth Center, McAlpin Hall

Opera, theater and festival director Peter Sellars, known for groundbreaking interpretations of classic works and the creation of new works including "Nixon in China," will speak on "Art, Ethics and Opera" at 4 p.m. Saturday, March 30, in McAlpin Hall, Woolworth Center. Space is limited. For tickets call 609-258-6024.

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Princeton Opera Company to present 'Amelia al Ballo'

Friday, March 29, 2013, 7:30 p.m. · Fine Hall, Taplin Auditorium

The Princeton Opera Company will present a free performance of "Amelia al Ballo," a comedic one-act opera by Gian Carlo Menotti, at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 29, in Taplin Auditorium, Fine Hall. The performance is one hour.

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Theatre Intime to present 'Circle Mirror Transformation'

Thursday through Saturday, March 28-30 and April 4-6, 2013, various times · Theater Intime

Sophomore Annika Bennett will direct a student production of "Circle Mirror Transformation" by Annie Baker at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, March 28-30 and April 4-6. One matinee will take place at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 6.

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Baby Wants Candy to perform musical improvisation

Tuesday and Wednesday, March 26 and 27, 2013, 8 p.m. · Berlind Theatre, McCarter Theatre Center

Baby Wants Candy, an improvisational group, will appear at 8 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, March 26 and 27, at the Berlind Theatre, McCarter Theatre Center. The ensemble begins each show by asking the audience for a suggestion of a musical title that has been performed before, which becomes the title and theme for that evening's show.

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Food writers and chefs to speak on 'Writing, Food, Intimacy'

Tuesday, March 26, 2013, 4:30 p.m. · McCormick Hall, Room 101

The Center for African American Studies' Critical Encounters series will present a panel of food writers and chefs to discuss "Writing, Food, Intimacy" at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 26, in McCormick Hall, Room 101. The panelists include Christopher Albrecht, executive chef of Eno Terra in Kingston, N.J.; Leonard Barkan, the Class of 1943 University Professor of Comparative Literature at Princeton; Frank Bruni, columnist and former restaurant critic, The New York Times; Gabrielle Hamilton, author of the memoir "Blood, Bones and Butter" and chef of Prune in New York; and Anita Lo, author and chef of Annisa in New York. A Q&A will follow.

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Morris to speak on W.E.B. Du Bois

Tuesday, March 26, 2013, 4:30 p.m. · Robertson Hall, Room 02

Aldon Morris, the Leon Forrest Professor of Sociology and African American Studies at Northwestern University, will give the Melvin Tumin Lecture "W.E.B. Du Bois and Scientific Sociology" at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 26, in Robertson Hall, Room 02.

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Japanese anime film series to present 'The Sky Crawlers'

Wednesday, March 20, 2013, 7 p.m. · Wilcox Hall, Black Box Theatre

"Drawn and Moving," a Japanese anime film series, continues with a free screening of "The Sky Crawlers" at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 20, in Wilcox Hall, Black Box Theatre. Directed by Mamoru Oshii (2008), "The Sky Crawlers" takes place on an alternate future Earth and will be shown in Japanese with English subtitles, followed by discussion.

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New results indicate that particle discovered at CERN is the Higgs boson

New results from the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) indicate that the particle detected last summer is looking more and more like the Higgs boson, the particle thought to be essential for giving mass to the universe. Several Princeton University faculty members and students are directly involved in the search for the once-elusive particle.

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CANCELED: Journalist Gail Collins to speak on U.S. women's activism

Thursday, March 28, 2013, 4:30 p.m. · Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall

This event has been canceled.

Gail Collins, who became the first woman appointed editor of The New York Times editorial page, and is currently an op-ed columnist for the Times and a successful author, will deliver a talk at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, March 28, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall. Collins' talk is part of the "Social Movements" thematic lecture series and will include a book sale, signing and public reception in Shultz Dining Room. The address is free and open to the public, but tickets are required for entry to the lecture. Tickets will be available beginning at noon on Tuesday, March 26, at the University Ticketing Office in the Frist Campus Center.

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Princeton cuts energy use, costs through projects big and small

In a small room tucked in a corner of Princeton University's MacMillan Building, computer screens cover the wall and line desktops, each displaying a colorful cornucopia of data used to monitor campus energy equipment and limit the University's energy consumption. The University's Energy Management Center is at the hub of aggressive efforts to limit energy usage and costs in buildings across campus, supporting Princeton's comprehensive Sustainability Plan to reduce carbon dioxide emissions to 1990 levels by 2020.

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Three students win Labouisse Prize for projects in Sierra Leone and Brazil

Three Princeton University seniors have been awarded the Henry Richardson Labouisse '26 Prize to spend one year pursuing international civic engagement projects after graduation. The $30,000 prize will support a joint initiative by Shirley Gao and Raphael Frankfurter in Sierra Leone, and a project by Courtney Crumpler in Brazil.

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Video feature: ECCO lights up Princeton with music

When Jonathan Vinocour, a 2001 Princeton alumnus, was an undergraduate, he always looked forward to Sunday evening rehearsals with the Princeton University Orchestra, where he was section leader for the violas. This video captures the experience Vinocour — now principal violist with the San Francisco Symphony — had when he came back to campus with the East Coast Chamber Orchestra, known as ECCO, a chamber orchestra he co-founded.

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'ECCO lights up Princeton with music'

Jonathan Vinocour, a 2001 Princeton alumnus who is principal violist with the San Francisco Symphony, came back to campus with the East Coast Chamber Orchestra — known as ECCO — to perform with Princeton students.

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CPUC meeting open to University community

Monday, March 11, 2013, 4:30 p.m. · East Pyne, Room 10

The Council of the Princeton University Community (CPUC) will meet at 4:30 p.m. Monday, March 11, in East Pyne, Room 10. CPUC meetings are open to the University community. Agenda items will include: a discussion about online learning with Deputy Dean of the College Clayton Marsh and members of the faculty; a proposal to add a PRINCO representative as a non-voting member of the CPUC Resources Committee; and a general question and answer period.

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Roundtable discussion to honor Dworkin

Wednesday, March 13, 2013, 4:30 p.m. · Robertson Hall, Room 016

American philosopher and scholar of constitutional law Ronald Dworkin, who died Feb. 14, will be remembered at a roundtable discussion, "Requiem for a Hedgehog: The Life and Legacy of Ronald Dworkin," at 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 13, in Robertson Hall, Room 016. Princeton scholars Christopher Eisgruber, Elizabeth Harman and Stephen Macedo will participate, along with others who worked or studied with Dworkin.

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Bridge Year Program will add new site in Brazil

Princeton University's Bridge Year Program will offer a new site in Brazil for the 2013-14 academic year, expanding the tuition-free service program for incoming freshmen to five international locations.

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Wilson School celebrates centennial of Woodrow Wilson's inauguration as U.S. president

In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the inauguration of Woodrow Wilson as the 28th president of the United States, the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs hosted a conversation with Wilson biographer John Milton Cooper Jr., Class of 1961.

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Lecture to focus on 'America's Entitlement Epidemic'

Thursday, March 14, 2013, 4:30 p.m. · Lewis Library, Room 120

Nicholas Eberstadt, the Henry Wendt Chair in Political Economy at the American Enterprise Institute, will discuss "America's Entitlement Epidemic: Dimensions and Implications" at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, March 14, in Lewis Library, Room 120.

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United Nations refugee official to speak

Thursday, March 14, 2013, 4:30 p.m. · Robertson Hall, Room 016

Alexander Aleinikoff, United Nations deputy high commissioner for refugees, will speak at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, March 14, in Robertson Hall, Room 016.

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Panel to discuss impact of Israeli election

Monday, March 11, 4:30 p.m. · Robertson Hall, Room 016

A panel moderated by Amaney Jamal, an associate professor of politics, will discuss "The Impact of the 2013 Israeli Elections on the Middle East Peace Process" at 4:30 p.m. Monday, March 11, in Robertson Hall, Room 016.

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American workers find less incentive to relocate

American workers — long unusually mobile — are increasingly staying put. There are a range of popular explanations for the slowdown in migration between states, but researchers from Princeton University and the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis have different ideas.

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Forbes to speak on 'Tax and Monetary Sins of the West'

Sunday, March 10, 2013, 4:30 p.m. · McCosh Hall, Room 50

Steve Forbes, chairman and editor-in-chief of Forbes Media and a member of Princeton's Class of 1970, will speak on "Why the Tax and Monetary Sins of the West Now Threaten Civilization" at 4:30 p.m. Sunday, March 10, in McCosh Hall, Room 50. 

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Joseph Frank, Dostoevsky biographer and 'brilliant' scholar, dies

Joseph Frank, the Class of 1926 Professor of Comparative Literature, Emeritus, at Princeton University, died of pulmonary failure Feb. 27 at Stanford Hospital in Palo Alto, Calif. His five-volume biography of Fyodor Dostoevsky is widely recognized as the best biography of the Russian writer in any language, according to Princeton University Press, which published the work. Frank is remembered as a "brilliant scholar" and was a mentor to many students. He was 94.

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Two 'guiding stars' of poetry discuss writing, race and history

On Feb. 28, Tracy K. Smith, an assistant professor of creative writing in the Lewis Center for the Arts who won the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for poetry, held a public conversation with United States Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey, who won the Pulitzer in 2007. The event, held in Chancellor Green Rotunda, was part of the Center for African American Studies' Conversation Series.

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Expanding the class: Class of 2016 set records in size and makeup

The Class of 2016, admitted by Princeton University in 2011-12, set new milestones by exceeding previous classes in its size and makeup, according to data from the Office of the Dean of the College and Office of the Registrar.

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'Welcome to USG'

New officers of Princeton's Undergraduate Student Government (USG) introduce themselves to the campus and call for active student involvement.

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Merewether receives Luce Scholarship to explore rescue tech in Asia

Princeton University senior Gene Merewether received a 2013 Luce Scholarship that will allow him to spend the next year in Asia studying the use of robots and electronic communication in monitoring and responding to disasters. Merewether was among 18 students (from 168 nominees) selected for the 2013-14 class of scholars.

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Artemis String Quartet to perform

Thursday, March 14, 2013, 8 p.m. · Alexander Hall, Richardson Auditorium

The Princeton University Concerts series continues with the Berlin-based Artemis String Quartet performing a program of Mendelssohn, Bach and Piazzolla at 8 p.m. Thursday, March 14, in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall.

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Writers Nafisi and Finney to read from their work

Wednesday, March 13, 2013, 4:30 p.m. · McCarter Theatre Center, Berlind Theatre

Azar Nafisi, author of the international bestseller "Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books," and poet Nikky Finney will read from their work at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 13, in the Berlind Theater, McCarter Theatre Center. The readings are part of the Althea Ward Clark W'21 Reading Series, presented by the Lewis Center for the Arts.

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Princeton Chinese Theater to perform '12 Angry Men'

Thursday through Saturday, March 7-9, 2013, 8 p.m. · Frist Campus Center Theater

The Princeton Chinese Theater will present a production of "12 Angry Men," adapted from the 1957 film, at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, March 7-9, in the Frist Campus Center Theater. The play will be performed in Chinese and is directed by senior Chengming Zhu.

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Student Playwrights Festival to feature original works

Thursday through Saturday, March 7-9, 2013, 8 p.m. · Theatre Intime

The Student Playwrights Festival, an annual showcase of original plays written by Princeton University students, will take place at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, March 7-9, in Theatre Intime. Tickets are available from University Ticketing by calling 609-258-9220 or at the Frist Campus Center Ticket Office.

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Poetry festival to be held

Friday and Saturday, March 15-16, 2013, 2 p.m. · Alexander Hall, Richardson Auditorium

Princeton University's Lewis Center for the Arts will present the Princeton Poetry Festival from 2 to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, March 15-16 in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall. Poets from around the world will read from their work and hold panel discussions. Tickets are available from University Ticketing by calling 609-258-9220 or at the Frist Campus Center Ticket Office.

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Senior thesis project to present 'In the Next Room, or the vibrator play'

Friday and Saturday, March 8-9, and Wednesday through Friday, March 13-15, 2013, 8 p.m. · Berlind Theatre, McCarter Theatre Center

Senior Sarah Hedgecock will direct a production of the Victorian-era comedy "In the Next Room, or the vibrator play" by Sarah Ruhl at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, March 8-9, and Wednesday through Friday, March 13-15, in the Berlind Theatre, McCarter Theatre Center. The play deals with mature themes of sexuality and may not be suitable for everyone. Tickets are available at the Frist Campus Center Ticket Office or by calling University Ticketing at 609-258-9220 or McCarter Theatre at 609-258-2787.

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O'Toole to give Fagles Memorial Lecture

Friday, March 8, 2013, 4:30 p.m. · 185 Nassau St., Stewart Theater

Finton O'Toole, one of Ireland's leading public intellectuals and the Leonard L. Milberg '53 Visiting Lecturer in Irish Letters in English and Theater and the Lewis Center for the Arts, will give the annual Robert Fagles Memorial Lecture "Three Irish Heresies" at 4:30 p.m. Friday, March 8, in the Stewart Theater, 185 Nassau St. The event is presented by Princeton University's Fund for Irish Studies.

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FACULTY AWARD: Gammie recognized for engaging underrepresented minorities in microbiology

Alison Gammie, senior lecturer in Princeton University's Department of Molecular Biology, received the 2013 William A. Hinton Research Training Award from the American Society for Microbiology for her ongoing work to engage underrepresented minority students in microbiology and basic research.

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NASA chief scientist to discuss latest from Mars mission

Thursday, March 14, 2013, 8 p.m. · Robertson Hall, Dodds Auditorium

John Grotzinger, chief scientist for NASA's Mars Science Laboratory Mission, will discuss the latest results from the Mars rover Curiosity at 8 p.m. Thursday, March 14, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall. His presentation, "Curiosity's Mission to Mars: Newest Discoveries from Gale Crater," is part of the Princeton Public Lectures Series.

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'International Eye'

Princeton students are showcasing their many opportunities to experience life abroad through an exhibition of photographs taken while participating in international programs.

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Video feature: Students look at the world with an 'international eye'

Princeton students are showcasing their many opportunities to experience life abroad through an exhibition of photographs taken while participating in international programs.

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Talk to focus on global human trafficking

Tuesday, March 5, 2013, 4:30 p.m. · Robertson Hall, Dodds Auditorium

Beth Simmons, the Clarence Dillon Professor of International Affairs and director of the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs at Harvard University, will give a talk on "Constructing 'Crime' on a Global Scale: The Case of Human Trafficking"; at 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 5, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.

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Yale Law professor, Princeton students will discuss ethical investing

Thursday, March 7, 2013, 7:30 p.m. · Robertson Hall, Dodds Auditorium

Yale Law School professor Jonathan Macey, who serves as chair of Yale's Advisory Committee on Investor Responsibility, will talk about "New Investment Models and New Challenges: Ethical Investing in the 21st Century," at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 7, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall. A panel of two undergraduate and two graduate students will respond to Macey's talk, and the audience will be invited to ask questions of the speaker and student panelists.

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FACULTY AWARD: McLanahan to receive Schelling Award

Sara McLanahan, the William S. Tod Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs, has been selected to receive the 2013 Thomas C. Schelling Award from Harvard University. The award is bestowed annually to an individual "whose remarkable intellectual work has had a transformative impact on public policy." The award, which is accompanied by a $25,000 prize, will be presented May 2.

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