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Archive – September, 2013

Alumni will speak about public service careers

Tuesday, Oct.1, 2013, 5 p.m. · Whig Hall, Senate Chamber

A public service career panel will be held at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 1 in the Whig Hall Senate Chamber. Princeton University alumni working in local, state and federal government and in the private sector will discuss their career experiences in public health, sustainable development, law, social policy and other fields. The event is cosponsored by the Office of Career Services and the American-Whig Cliosophic Society.

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Board approves 13 faculty appointments

The Princeton University Board of Trustees has approved the appointments of 13 faculty members, including one full professor, one associate professor and 11 assistant professors.

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Community and Staff Day features activities for all ages

Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013, 10 a.m. · Jadwin Gymnasium

Community and Staff Day, the annual celebration of sports and entertainment, will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, in Jadwin Gymnasium. The event will feature activities for all ages and interests, including a "Family Fun-Fest," a youth sports clinic for children ages 5 to 13 hosted by Princeton University athletes from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., the Trash Artstravaganza contest from 10 a.m. to noon and the Princeton vs. Lafayette football game at 1 p.m.

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Photo exhibit 'Around the Pacific' will be on view

Wednesday, Oct. 9 through fall semester, 2013, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. · Davis International Center, 87 Prospect Ave.

"Around the Pacific," an international photo exhibition from Rebecca Matlock's lifelong travels around the world will be on view starting Wednesday, Oct. 9 at the Davis International Center, 87 Prospect Ave., first floor. The exhibit is open from 9 am. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and will run through the fall semester.

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Pulitzer Prize winner will speak on 'faith, identity and storytelling'

Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013, 7:30 p.m. · Carl Fields Center, 58 Prospect Ave.

A conversation on "Faith, Identity and Storytelling" with Ayad Akhtar, the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for Drama winner, will be held at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8 at the Carl Fields Center, 58 Prospect Ave. More information is available on the Muslim Life Program website.

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Into the wild: Global Seminar takes budding filmmakers to Kenya's plains

Over the course of six weeks in the global seminar "Documentary Filmmaking in Kenya: The Art of Science Storytelling," 15 Princeton undergraduates and five Kenyan students — some of whom had never before picked up a video camera — were trained in digital video production, screenwriting and editing to produce short documentaries.

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Faculty members submit resignations

Four faculty members have submitted their resignations.

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Eisgruber, students dig into 'The Honor Code'

Continuing a conversation that began over the summer with the launch of the Princeton Pre-read program, President Christopher L. Eisgruber sat down with about 20 undergraduates over lunch Friday at Forbes College to discuss Princeton professor Kwame Anthony Appiah's "The Honor Code: How Moral Revolutions Happen."

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President of Tunisia spotlights 'experiment' of democracy in the Arab world

In an address in Richardson Auditorium at Princeton University on Sept. 26, Mohamed Moncef Marzouki, president of the Republic of Tunisia, laid out the challenges that face an Arab nation as it struggles with a nascent democracy.

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Fall football lecture will discuss wildlife conservation

Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013, 10 a.m. · Lewis Library, Room 120

A fall football lecture titled "African Grand Challenges: Can Wildlife Conservation and Human Development be Balanced?" will be given at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 5 in Lewis Library, Room 120. Dan Rubenstein, Class of 1877 Professor of Zoology and professor of ecology and evolutionary biology, will give the lecture prior to the football game in an event sponsored by the Alumni Association.

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Maeda to speak on changing 'STEM' to 'STEAM'

Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013, 8 p.m. · Friend Center, Room 101

John Maeda, president of the Rhode Island School of Design, will present a talk "STEM to STEAM: The Meaning of Innovation" at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 2, in the Friend Center, Room 101. Maeda posits that we need to add "art" to turn the educational initiative "STEM" — which focuses on science, technology, engineering and math — into "STEAM" in order to attain an enlightened form of innovation where art, design, technology and business meet.

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Sankar Suryanarayan remarks at installation of President Eisgruber

It is my privilege to represent the staff of Princeton University here today as we welcome our new President Chris Eisgruber.

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Deborah Prentice remarks at installation of President Eisgruber

It is truly a privilege and an honor to speak on this glorious first day of fall at the installation of President Christopher Eisgruber.

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Nancy Newman remarks at installation of President Eisgruber

President Eisgruber, Trustees, Faculty, Staff, Students and all of the Princeton Community, Tigers of All Stripes: Greetings from the Alumni of Princeton University!

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Friederike Funk remarks at installation of President Eisgruber

Good afternoon. On behalf of the more than 2,600 graduate students in the 42 departments and academic programs at Princeton it is my pleasure to welcome President Eisgruber as the 20th President of Princeton University.

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'From Bin Laden to Facebook' is subject of talk

Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013, 6:30 p.m. · Whig Hall, Oakes Lounge

Journalist Maria Ressa, a Princeton Class of 1986 graduate, will speak about her latest book "From Bin Laden to Facebook," which traces how terrorism spreads through social networks both physical and virtual, at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26 in the Oakes Lounge of Whig Hall. The event is sponsored by the American Whig-Cliosophic Society.

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Video feature: 'David Dobkin: Amateur Artist'

A unique exhibition of sculptures, photo collages and site-specific installations has been created by Princeton University Dean of the Faculty David Dobkin, a self-identified amateur artist who collects and creatively repurposes a vast array of things from daily life. The exhibition, presented by the Lewis Center for the Arts and titled "Myself, I Think We Should Keep Collecting Titles," is on display through Oct. 4 at the Lucas Gallery at 185 Nassau St.

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'David Dobkin: Amateur Artist'

This video features a unique exhibition of sculptures, photo collages and site-specific installations by Princeton University Dean of the Faculty David Dobkin, a self-identified amateur artist who collects and creatively repurposes a vast array of things from daily life. The exhibition, presented by the Lewis Center for the Arts and titled "Myself, I Think We Should Keep Collecting Titles," is on display through Oct. 4 at the Lucas Gallery at 185 Nassau St.

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Talk to focus on 'Taiwan, China and the Politics of International Law'

Monday, Sept. 30, 2013, 4:30 p.m. · Robertson Hall, Room 001

Jacques deLisle, the Stephen A. Cozen Professor of Law and professor of political science at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, will speak on "Status (In)security: Taiwan, China and the Politics of International Law" at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 30, in Robertson Hall, Room 001. The talk is sponsored by the Princeton-Harvard China and the World Program of the Woodrow Wilson School.

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Flu vaccines will be available at FluFest—Updated Hours

Wednesday and Thursday, Oct. 2-3 and Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013, various times · Frist Campus Center, Level B

FluFest, University Health Services annual seasonal flu vaccine clinic and wellness fair, will be held from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, Oct. 2-3, and from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9, in the Frist Campus Center, Level B. No appointments are necessary and vaccinations are available for free for Princeton University faculty, staff and students and are available for a fee for dependents ages 9 years and older. For more information, visit the FluFest 2013 website.

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Student wildlife conservation documentaries to be screened

Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013, 7:30 p.m. · Garden Theatre, 160 Nassau St.

Documentary films on a range of wildlife conservation issues produced this summer in Kenya by Princeton students will be screened at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 1, at the Garden Theatre, 160 Nassau St. The evening includes a performance by Umqombothi, Princeton's African a cappella ensemble, a Q&A with the filmmakers and a reception following the screening.

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Ngai to give inaugural lecture in Asian American studies series

Monday, Sept. 30, 2013, 4:30 p.m. · McCormick Hall, Room 106

Mae Ngai will give the first lecture in a new series "Asian American Studies Today and Tomorrow" at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 30, in McCormick Hall, Room 106. Ngai, the Lung Family Professor of Asian American Studies and professor of history at Columbia University, will speak on "Chinese Goldminers and the Chinese Question in Pacific World Settler Colonies, 1848-1908." The series is organized by Anne Cheng, professor of English and African American studies, and Hendrik Hartog, the Class of 1921 Bicentennial Professor in the History of American Law and Liberty and director of the Program in American Studies.

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Bacevich to speak on the 'American Way of War'

Monday, Sept. 30, 2013, 4:30 p.m. · Computer Science Building, Room 104

Andrew Bacevich, a 1982 Princeton graduate and professor of international relations and history at Boston University, will speak on "Cheap Grace and the American Way of War" at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 30 in the Computer Science Building, Room 104. It is the opening lecture in the 2013-14 Near East and the World Seminar Series lecture series sponsored by the Department of Near Eastern Studies and the Program in Near Eastern Studies.

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Celenza to speak on jazz in interwar Italy

Monday, Sept. 30, 2013, 4:30 p.m. · Woolworth Hall, Room 102

The Department of Music's fall colloquium series presents Anna Harwell Celenza of Georgetown University, who will give a talk "Jazz in Translation: Popular Music in Interwar Italy, 1917-1945" at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 30, in Woolworth Hall, Room 102.

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Art museum to present classical vocal music

Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, 5:30 and 8 p.m. · Princeton University Art Museum

The Princeton Singers will perform at 5:30 and 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, in the medieval galleries of the Princeton University Art Museum. The program "Dante's Dream: To See the Stars Once More" includes music from the Renaissance, Romantic and contemporary eras. The 8 p.m. performance will be followed by a reception. Tickets are available through University Ticketing at 609-258-9220.

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Brentano String Quartet to perform

Friday, Sept. 27, 2013, 7:30 p.m. · Alexander Hall, Richardson Auditorium

The Brentano String Quartet, the Edward T. Cone Performers-in-Residence at Princeton, will give a concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27, in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall. The program will include the Princeton premiere of "One Red Rose" by Steven Mackey, chair of the music department, and works by Beethoven and Mendelssohn.

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Historian Martin to speak on Irish internationalism

Friday, Sept. 27, 2013, 4:30 p.m. · 185 Nassau St., Stewart Theater

Amy Martin, a professor and historian of British and Irish literature at Mount Holyoke College, will speak on "The Origins of Irish Internationalism: Violence and Terror in Ireland, India and Jamaica 1857-1870" at 4:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27, in the Stewart Theater, 185 Nassau St. The talk is part of the Fund for Irish Studies' lecture series.

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Theater Intime to present 'Fuddy Meers'

Thursday through Saturday, Oct. 3-5, 2013, 8 p.m. · Hamilton Murray Theatre

Theatre Intime will present "Fuddy Meers" by David Lindsay-Abaire, a comedy about amnesia, at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, Oct. 3-5 in Hamilton Murray Theatre. One matinee performance will take place at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5.

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Slavic film series to screen 'Hammer and Sickle'

Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013, 7 p.m. · Jones Hall, Room 100

The 2013-14 Slavic film series "Out of the Iron Closet" continues with "Hammer and Sickle" at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25, in Jones Hall, Room 100. "Hammer and Sickle" (Russia, 1994), set in the 1930s, blends science fiction, comedy and melodrama to tell the story a state-sponsored sex-change operation of a peasant woman to model Soviet man. The series is sponsored by the Program in Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies, the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, and the Program in Gender and Sexuality Studies. Series films are shown with English subtitles.

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Student videos to be screened

Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013, 4:30 p.m. · 185 Nassau St., Stewart Theater

A showcase of videos produced by students in digital video production courses at the Lewis Center for the Arts will take place at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24, in the Stewart Theater, 185 Nassau St.

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Media Advisory: Princeton's Oppenheimer available to comment on release of first part of IPCC Fifth Assessment Report

Princeton University professor Michael Oppenheimer is available to comment on the Sept. 27 release of the latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) to examine the connection between greenhouse gases and human-made climate change and its consequences, such as extreme heat, intense precipitation and sea-level rise. Titled "Climate Change 2013: The Physical Science Basis," it is the first part of the IPCC's Fifth Assessment Report.

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Chin named director of counseling and psychological services

Calvin Chin, director of counseling at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City, has been named director of counseling and psychological services at Princeton University Health Services (UHS). Chin has 14 years of experience as a clinical psychologist, with a focus on college mental health. His appointment is effective Oct. 1.

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Hunter Rawlings remarks at installation of President Eisgruber

Hunter Rawlings remarks as prepared for the installation of President Christopher L. Eisgruber

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FACULTY HONOR: Vanmarcke receives highest honor from civil engineers

The American Society of Civil Engineers named Erik Vanmarcke a distinguished member of the society, one of the highest accolades among civil engineers. The society honored Vanmarcke, a professor of civil and environmental engineering emeritus, "for his pioneering contributions to probability and reliability applied to geotechnical, wind and earthquake engineering." He will receive the award on Oct. 10 at the society's annual meeting in Charlotte, N.C. Vanmarcke will be among 12 engineers to be named distinguished members of the society this year, bringing to 637 the number who have received the honor since the society's founding in 1852.

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First CPUC meeting of academic year will be held

Monday, Sept. 30, 2013, 4:30 p.m. · School of Architecture, Betts Auditorium

The Council of the Princeton University Community (CPUC) will hold its first meeting of the 2013-14 academic year at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 30 in Betts Auditorium, School of Architecture. The University community is invited to attend. The agenda will include:

  • A discussion with President Christopher L. Eisgruber about his "listening tour" conducted over his first months in office.
  • A discussion about the report and recommendations of the Trustee Ad Hoc Committtee on Diversity with committee co-chair Deborah Prentice, Alexander Stewart 1886 Professor of Psychology and Public Affairs.
  • A question and answer period.

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Princeton to open administrative center in Beijing

Princeton University is planning to open an administrative center on the campus of Tsinghua University in Beijing to support faculty, students and staff studying and conducting research in China. The Princeton Center at Tsinghua is expected to open in early 2014 once preparations to operate a University office in China are finalized.

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The Installation of President Christopher L. Eisgruber

A video of highlights from Christopher L. Eisgruber's installation as the 20th president of Princeton University.

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Eisgruber installed as president of Princeton; upholds ideal of liberal arts

At his installation as Princeton's 20th president on a breezy first day of fall, Christopher L. Eisgruber said the University must ensure that liberal arts education remains a vital foundation for improving individuals' lives and advancing society. Eisgruber's heartfelt address on Sunday, Sept. 22, to the crowd of more than 1,000 on the front lawn of Nassau Hall underscored Princeton's influence on him, and in turn, his devotion to the University

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Installation of President Eisgruber to begin outdoors at 1 p.m.

The ceremonial installation of Christopher L. Eisgruber as Princeton's 20th president will take place outdoors as planned today beginning at 1 p.m. The weather forecast calls for a sunny sky over campus wih a high temperature of about 70 degrees.

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EVENT CANCELED - President of Turkey to speak on 'The World in Transition'

Friday, Sept. 27, 2013, noon · Alexander Hall, Richardson Auditorium

Princeton University and the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs regret to announce that the event with His Excellency, Abdullah Gül, President of the Republic of Turkey, is canceled due to changes in the President’s schedule.   Abdullah Gül, president of the Republic of Turkey, will present a public lecture titled "The World in Transition and Global Challenges Ahead: A Turkish Perspective" at noon Friday, Sept. 27, in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall. Tickets will be required to attend the event. Tickets will be available to the general public and all Princeton University students, faculty and staff on a first-come, first-serve basis, beginning Tuesday, Sept. 24, at noon at the Frist Campus Center Ticket Office. Ticketing will continue from noon to 6 p.m., through Wednesday, while supplies last.

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Tunisian president to present public lecture

Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013, 5 p.m. · Alexander Hall, Richardson Auditorium

Moncef Marzouki, president of the Republic of Tunisia, will present a public lecture at 5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26, in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall. Tickets will be required to attend the event. Tickets will be available to the general public and all Princeton University students, faculty and staff on a first-come, first-serve basis, beginning Tuesday, Sept. 24, at noon at the Frist Campus Center Ticket Office. Ticketing will continue from noon to 6 p.m., through Wednesday, while supplies last.

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Political philosopher to address 'Europe out of the Crisis'

Friday, Sept. 27, 2013, 4:30 p.m. · Robertson Hall, Room 001

Luuk van Middelaar, a political philosopher and author, will speak on "Europe Out of the Crisis: A Choice Between a 'United States of Europe' and 'Eurocalypse Now'?" at 4:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27, in Robertson Hall, Room 001. R. Daniel Kelemen,  a professor of political science at Rutgers University, and Andrew Moravcsik, a professor of politics and international affairs at Princeton, will serve as respondents. The event is presented by the Program in Contemporary European Politics and Society. 

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Author to speak on Indian politics, elections

Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013, and Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013, 4:30 p.m. · Various locations

Journalist and author Sankarshan Thakur, roving editor for the Calcutta-based daily Telegraph, will speak on "Caste and Sectarianism in India's Heartland Politics: Constructive and Destructive Narratives," at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25, in Robertson Hall, Room 001. He will also speak on "Narendra Modi and the 2014 India Elections" at noon, Thursday, Sept. 26, in Burr Hall, Room 219.

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Cadava, Nouzeilles to speak on 'Itinerant Languages of Photography'

Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013, noon · McCormick Hall, Room 106

The Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies opens its 2013-14 Director's Book Forum series with a presentation by Eduardo Cadava, a professor of English, and Gabriela Nouzeilles, a professor and chair of the Department of Spanish and Portuguese Languages and Cultures, on their book, "The Itinerant Languages of Photography" at noon Wednesday, Sept. 25, in McCormick Hall, Room 106. 

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Collins to speak on 'Amazing Journey of American Women'

Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013, 4:30 p.m. · Robertson Hall, Dodds Auditorium

Gail Collins, New York Times op-ed columnist and author, will present a public talk titled, "When Everything Changed: The Amazing Journey of American Women from 1960 to the Present," at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall. This is a ticketed event. Tickets will be available to all Princeton University students, faculty and staff ID holders on a first-come, first-serve basis, beginning Friday, Sept. 20, at noon at the Frist Campus Center Ticket Office. Ticketing will continue from noon to 6 p.m., Monday and Tuesday, while supplies last. For those unable to get a ticket, this event will be simulcast in rooms 001, 002 and 016, on the lower level of Robertson Hall. Seating is limited and will be on a first-come, first-serve basis. A book sale/signing and public reception in Shultz Dining Room follows the discussion.  

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Barnes to speak on 'New Policy Leaders'

Monday, Sept. 23, 2013, 4:30 p.m. · Roberston Hall, Dodds Auditorium

Melody Barnes, a former director of the White House Domestic Policy Council and chief executive of Melody Barnes Solutions LLC, a domestic strategy firm, will present a public talk titled, "Are States and Cities the New Policy Leaders?" at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 23, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall. Barnes is visiting the Woodrow Wilson School as the 2013 Conor D. Reilly Distinguished Visitor in Leadership and Governance.

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UPDATE: Search ends after canopy at old Dinky station topples

The canopy at the former Princeton NJ TRANSIT train station tipped over into the track bed at about 4:25 p.m. Thursday afternoon. No one was hurt.

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Canopy at old Dinky train station on campus topples into track bed

At about 4:25 p.m. Thursday, the canopy at the former Princeton NJ TRANSIT train station tipped over into the track bed. There were no reports of injuries.

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Eisgruber will speak on civil rights, Supreme Court

Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013, 7 p.m. · Frist Campus Center, Room 302

Princeton President Christopher L. Eisgruber will give a lecture titled "Civil Rights and the Supreme Court," at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25 in Frist Campus Center, Room 302. A reception will follow in the LGBT Center.

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Student work: 'What’s Science Action? trailer'

The Science Action video program offers Princeton University students the unique opportunity to independently learn about current research topics in climate science, fusion physics or engineering principles by interviewing faculty members and filming a short video to explain a scientific insight in their own words. This trailer shows excerpts from last year's student team productions, currently posted to the Science Action YouTube page as part of Princeton’s informal online educational outreach. Science Action starts its second year with a kickoff meeting on Sept. 26.

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Beautiful brushstrokes are drawn from data

A team of researchers including scientists at Princeton University has developed a program that allows graphic artists to quickly and easily produce realistic brushstrokes on their computers.

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Eisgruber's installation ceremony set for Sept. 22

Students, faculty, staff, alumni, University trustees and officers, and representatives from the broader higher education community will gather on the front lawn of Nassau Hall at 1 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 22, to celebrate the installation of Christopher L. Eisgruber as Princeton's 20th president.

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'Clash of the Colleges'

Clash of the Colleges is an annual event in which incoming freshmen compete with their assigned residential college against the five other residential colleges. This year's spirited competition included relay races, karaoke, dancing and best college spirit. At the end of the evening, Forbes College was declared the winner. 

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Conversation on higher education will feature Tilghman, Shapiro

Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013, 4 p.m. · Friend Center, Room 101

A conversation on "Higher Education: Past, Present, Future" featuring former Princeton University presidents Shirley M. Tilghman and Harold T. Shapiro, as well as Cedar Crest College president Carmen Twillie Ambar and Swarthmore College president Rebecca Chopp, will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 29, in the Friend Center, Room 101. The conversation will be moderated by Princeton University trustee and former television news anchor Charles Gibson. The event is part of the Princeton Adult School's conversation series and is co-sponsored by the University's Office of Community and Regional Affairs. Tickets are $25 and more information is available on the Princeton Adult School website.

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Class of 2017 sets records for most diverse, selective in University history

Princeton's Class of 2017 is the most diverse in University history, with a higher proportion of students from diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds among its 1,291 members than any prior year.

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Lecture to cover new lasers that open up study of atomic and molecular science

Monday, Sept. 23, 2013, 4:30 p.m. · Computer Science Building, Room 104

Claudio Pellegrini, distinguished professor of physics, emeritus, at the University of California-Los Angeles, will discuss the understanding of atomic and molecular science made possible by a new type of laser in his presentation, "The X-ray free-electron laser: Exploring matter at the angstrom-femtosecond space and time scales," at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 23, in the Computer Science Building, Room 104. The presentation is free to the public and sponsored by the Princeton Program in Plasma Science and Technology.

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Two new Global Scholars bring expertise in fields of South Asia, physics

International leaders in the fields of South Asian politics and physics will visit Princeton for terms starting this academic year in the University's Global Scholars Program.

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Eisgruber to be installed as 20th Princeton president

Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013, 1 p.m. · Nassau Hall front lawn

The installation of Christopher L. Eisgruber as the 20th president of Princeton University will be marked with a series of events Sunday, Sept. 22, including a ceremony, reception and concert.

Schedule of events: • 1 p.m. Installation ceremony. Lawn in front of Nassau Hall (Alexander Hall in case of rain). Open to the public. Guests must be seated by 12:45 p.m. • 2:15 p.m. Reception. Lawn behind Alexander Hall (Mathey Common Room in case of rain). Open to the public. • 3:30 p.m. Concert by Grace Potter & The Nocturnals. Blair Courtyard (Dillon Gym in case of rain). Open to University students, faculty, staff and alumni (ID required). A concert ticket booth will open at 9 a.m. at West College (Whig Hall in case of rain), where faculty, staff and students who have registered may pick up one guest ticket for the concert; alumni may pick up a concert ticket for themselves and a guest.

For concert registration and parking information, please visit the installation website.  

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Slavic film series to screen 'Coming Out'

Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013, 7 p.m. · Jones Hall, Room 100

The 2013-14 Slavic film series "Out of the Iron Closet" opens with "Coming Out" at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18, in Room 100, Jones Hall. "Coming Out" (1989), the only feature film about gay life produced in communist East Germany, premiered on the same night the Berlin Wall came down. The series is sponsored by the Program in Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies, the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, and the Program in Gender and Sexuality Studies. Series films are shown with English subtitles.

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Bold ideas and unique collaborations are goal of Dean for Research innovation funds

Princeton University's Office of the Dean for Research will roll out this fall the first in a series of competitive "innovation funds," which will provide faculty with additional University resources for pursuing those ideas and collaborations that push the boundaries of conventional research.

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Video feature: University welcomes Class of 2017

The start of college is an exciting time full of new experiences and opportunities for freshmen. Before classes began Sept. 11, the members of the Class of 2017 were welcomed to the Princeton University community in a number of ways. This video shows some of the events and activities offered to freshmen.

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'Welcome to Princeton, Class of 2017'

The start of college is an exciting time full of new experiences and opportunities for freshmen. Before classes began Sept. 11, the members of the Class of 2017 were welcomed to the Princeton University community in a number of ways. This video shows some of the events and activities offered to freshmen.

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Consul general to discuss 'China's Foreign Policy'

Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013, noon · Robertson Hall, Dodds Auditorium

The Princeton-Harvard China and the World Program will host a public lecture with Ambassador and Consul General Guoxiang Sun entitled "China's Foreign Policy" at noon Wednesday, Sept. 18, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.

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Tropical forest carbon absorption may hinge on an odd couple

A Princeton University-based study found that a unique housing arrangement between trees in the legume family and the carbo-loading rhizobia bacteria may determine how well tropical forests can absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. The findings suggest that the role of tropical forests in offsetting the atmospheric buildup of carbon from fossil fuels depends on tree diversity.

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Earth's wobble 'fixes' dinner for marine organisms

The cyclic wobble of the Earth on its axis controls the production of a nutrient essential to the health of the ocean, according to a new study in the journal Nature. The discovery of factors that control this nutrient, known as "fixed" nitrogen, gives researchers insight into how the ocean regulates its own life-support system, which in turn affects the Earth's climate and the size of marine fisheries. 

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Organist Houlihan to perform

Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013, 8 p.m. · Princeton University Chapel

The Princeton University Chapel's Spectrum Concerts series opens with a performance by organist Christopher Houlihan at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25, in the Princeton University Chapel. The program includes works by Johann Sebastian Bach, Maurice Duruflé, Franz Liszt, Louis Vierne and Charles-Marie Widor.

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Writers Didden and Ross to read from their work

Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013, 4:30 p.m. · McCarter Theatre Center, Berlind Theatre

The Lewis Center for the Arts' 2013-14 Althea Ward Clark W'21 Reading Series opens with readings by poet Katy Didden and fiction writer Adam Ross at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25, in the Berlind Theatre, McCarter Theatre Center. Both writers are Hodder Fellows at the University, a fellowship awarded to rising writers and artists who have demonstrated exceptional promise but not yet received widespread recognition.

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Newcomb to speak on early musical notation

Monday, Sept. 23, 2013, 4:30 p.m. · Woolworth Hall, Room 106

The Department of Music's fall colloquium series continues with "Notions of Notation Around 1600 Plus Some Separate Thoughts on Secular Music in Rome ca. 1580" by Anthony Newcomb, a musicology professor emeritus at the University of California-Berkeley, at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 23, in Room 106, Woolworth Hall.

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L'Avant-Scène to present French Theater Festival

Saturday through Sunday, Sept. 21-29, 2013, various times · various venues

The French theater workshop L'Avant-Scène will present a nine-day festival of classic and new theatrical works featuring students and guest artists, including prominent French actors and directors, Saturday through Sunday, Sept. 21-29, in the Matthews Acting Studio, 185 Nassau St., and other venues on campus. Performances will be in French.

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Richtarik to speak on Irish playwright Parker

Friday, Sept. 20, 2013, 4:30 p.m. · 185 Nassau St., Stewart Theater

Professor and historian of British and Irish literature Marilynn Richtarik will open the Fund for Irish Studies' 2013-14 lecture series with "Stewart Parker: The Playwright in His Place" at 4:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20, in the Stewart Theater, 185 Nassau St.

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Herrera to perform autobiographical show

Thursday and Friday, Sept. 19 and 20, 2013, 8 p.m. · 185 Nassau St., Hagan Dance Studio

The Lewis Center for the Arts' Performance Central series will present Assistant Professor of Theater Brian Herrera performing his autobiographical solo show "I Was the Voice of Democracy" at 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Sept. 19 and 20, in the Hagan Dance Studio, 185 Nassau St. In connection, a panel discussion, "The Peculiar Pleasures of Auto/Biography in Performance," will be held at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, in the Matthews Acting Studio, 185 Nassau St.

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Exhibition to showcase collections of Dean of the Faculty Dobkin

Sept. 19 through Oct. 4, 2013 · 185 Nassau St., Lucas Gallery

The Lewis Center for the Arts will present "Myself, I Think We Should Keep Collecting Titles," an exhibition of sculptures, photo-collages and site-specific installations by David Dobkin, dean of the faculty and the Phillip Y. Goldman '86 Professor in Computer Science, opening with a reception at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, in the Lucas Gallery, 185 Nassau St. Dobkin is a self-identified amateur artist who collects and creatively repurposes a vast array of things from daily life. The show is on view through Oct. 4.

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Movement of marine life follows speed and direction of climate change

New research based at Princeton University shows that the trick to predicting when and where sea animals will relocate due to climate change is to follow the pace and direction of temperature changes, known as climate velocity.

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Eisgruber, Trustees approve comprehensive strategy to increase diversity

The Board of Trustees and President Christopher L. Eisgruber have unanimously endorsed a report by a special trustee committee that recommends a comprehensive strategy to increase the diversity and inclusivity of the Princeton University community, with a particular focus on graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, faculty and senior administrators. The proposed strategy builds on Princeton's significant advances over more than five decades while focusing on areas where more could be accomplished.

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FACULTY HONOR: Shin named to role at Bank for International Settlements

Hyun Song Shin, Princeton's Hughes-Rogers Professor of Economics, has been named economic adviser and head of research at the Bank for International Settlements (BIS). In his role, Shin will be a member of the executive committee of the BIS, which serves as a bank for central banks and works to foster international cooperation in the pursuit of monetary and fiscal stability. Shin, who will take a leave from Princeton, begins work at the BIS on May 1, 2014.

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Russel to step down as Graduate School dean; search committee set

William Russel, who has served as dean of Princeton University's Graduate School since 2002, has announced that this will be his final year as dean.

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National and international rankings continue to recognize Princeton as leading university

Princeton University continues to earn national and international recognition for its academic quality, outstanding undergraduate student experience, and generous financial aid program that enables Princeton students to graduate with the lowest student debt among national universities.

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PIIRS interdisciplinary research community to explore global systemic risk

An interdisciplinary group of Princeton University scholars working to understand better the nature of risk has been selected by the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies (PIIRS) as its 2014-16 research community.

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FACULTY HONOR: Floudas named faculty fellow of Texas A&M University Institute for Advanced Study

Christodoulos Floudas, the Stephen C. Macaleer '63 Professor of Engineering and Applied Science, has been named one of nine faculty fellows of the Texas A&M University Institute for Advanced Study for the 2013-14 academic year. Texas A&M created the institute in 2012 with the mission of bringing renowned scholars to the university's College Station campus for extended visits to interact with faculty and students. Floudas, a professor of chemical and biological engineering, will spend a portion of his spring 2014 sabbatical leave at the Texas institute. A member of the National Academy of Engineering, Floudas specializes in rigorous mathematical optimization techniques and their application to a wide range of problems, from the analysis and design of biological molecules to the optimum planning of the nation's energy infrastructure.

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Gellman, Kurtzer to discuss NSA controversy

Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013, 4:30 p.m. · Robertson Hall, Dodds Auditorium

Bart Gellman '82, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, blogger, author and Woodrow Wilson School author in residence, will join Ambassador Daniel Kurtzer, former U.S. ambassador to Israel and Egypt and the S. Daniel Abraham Visiting Professor in Middle East Policy Studies at the Woodrow Wilson School, to discuss "NSA Domestic Surveillance: What We Know and What It Means," at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 17, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.

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Honor system meeting set for Sept. 25

A meeting for new faculty members — including part-time and visiting faculty, as well as new assistants in instruction — regarding the University's honor system will be held at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25, in the Faculty Room, Nassau Hall.

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Eisgruber invites new students to embrace the 'honor world' at Princeton

As Princeton University President Christopher L. Eisgruber welcomed the incoming Class of 2017 at Opening Exercises on Sept. 8, he told students they shared an important connection. "I will always feel a special bond with those of you who arrive here as the Class of 2017 because this year we will embark on exciting new Princeton journeys together," he said.  

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Students honored at Opening Exercises

Princeton University celebrated the accomplishments of its students with the awarding of four undergraduate prizes at Opening Exercises on Sunday, Sept. 8.

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Scholar to speak on 'elective dictatorship'

Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013, 4:30 p.m. · Robertson Hall, Dodds Auditorium

Princeton's Constitution Day Lecture, "Two Roads from 1787: Elective Dictatorship or Deadlock?", is presented by Alan Ryan, a lecturer with the rank of professor in the Department of Politics, at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall. George Kateb, the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Politics Emeritus, and Peter Brooks, the Sterling Professor of Comparative Literature Emeritus at Yale University and a lecturer with the rank of professor in comparative literature and the University Center for Human Values, will be commentators. The program is cosponsored by the Program in American Studies, the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions, the Program in Law and Public Affairs and the Office of the Provost.

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Schmalfeldt to speak on Brahms

Monday, Sept. 16, 2013, 4:30 p.m. · Woolworth Hall, Room 106

Janet Schmalfeldt, a music professor at Tufts University, will open the Department of Music's fall colloquium series with a talk "Brahms, Again the Master of Illusion, with His Godson in Mind" at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 16, in Room 106, Woolworth Hall.

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Exhibition to focus on animal welfare

Monday, Sept. 16, 2013, through Friday, Oct. 18, 2013 · Woodrow Wilson School, Bernstein Gallery

"Nonhuman Animals: Eat, Test, Love," an exhibition of 12 large-scale paintings by Hetty Baiz, will be open Monday, Sept. 16, through Friday, Oct. 18, in the Bernstein Gallery, Robertson Hall, on the lower level of the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. The works on view, which focus on animals that are factory farmed and laboratory tested, were directly inspired by the 1975 book "Animal Liberation" by Peter Singer, the Ira W. Decamp Professor of Bioethics in the University Center for Human Values. At 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8, Singer and Jeff McMahan, a philosophy professor at Rutgers University, will give a talk. Stanley Katz, lecturer with the rank of professor in public and international affairs at the Wilson School, will moderate. A reception will follow the talk.

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Art museum to host Nassau St. Sampler

Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, 5 p.m. · Princeton University Art Museum

To kick off its fall Late Thursdays series, the Princeton University Art Museum will host the Nassau St. Sampler, featuring tastings by local restaurants and musical performances by student groups, at 5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12, at the museum.

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Art museum to present transnational history of photography exhibition

Sept. 7, 2013, through Jan. 19, 2014 · Princeton University Art Museum

"The Itinerant Languages of Photography," an exhibition that explores the transnational history of photography, will open at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, at the Princeton University Art Museum. Approximately 85 photographs from public and private collections in Spain, Argentina, Brazil, Mexico and the United States trace historical modes of photographic itinerancy from 19th-century archival record to present-day conceptualist manifestations. The exhibition runs through Jan. 19.

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Prayer service will mark Sept. 11 anniversary

Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013, 12 p.m. · Sept. 11 memorial garden

An interfaith prayer service will be held at 12 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11 in the Sept. 11 memorial garden located on the west side of Chancellor Green and East Pyne Hall. The Rev. Deborah Blanks, associate dean of religious life and the Chapel, will lead the service.

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Kurtzer, Danspeckgruber to discuss Egypt, Syria

Monday, Sept. 16, 2013, 4:30 p.m. · Robertson Hall, Room 016

Venue change: This event will now be held in Robertson Hall, Room 016, and simulcast in Room 002.

Daniel Kurtzer, a former U.S. ambassador to Israel and Egypt, and Wolfgang Danspeckgruber, founding director of the Woodrow Wilson School's Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination and a lecturer of public and international affairs, will provide analysis of the crises in Egypt and Syria at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 16, in Robertson Hall, Room 016. The event will be simulcast in Room 002. The discussion is part of the school's "Up to the Minute" series, which focuses on world events as they occur.

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Bender to speak on 'Secular Temples'

Monday, Sept. 16, 2013, 12:15 p.m. · Wallace Hall, Room 165

Courtney Bender, a professor of religion at Columbia University, will speak on "Secular Temples" at 12:15 p.m. Monday, Sept. 16, in Wallace Hall, Room 165 as part of the Culture and Inequality Workshop Series.

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Video feature: USG offers worldwide welcome to Class of 2017

Members of Princeton University's Undergraduate Student Government (USG) — who were spread out across the globe this summer as they pursue their academic and career interests — are offering a virtual welcome to the Class of 2017.

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'Welcome, Class of 2017'

Members of Princeton's Undergraduate Student Government welcome the Class of 2017 to campus.

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Walters to step down upon completion of 20th year as athletic director

Gary D. Walters, the Ford Family Director of Athletics under whose leadership Princeton University student-athletes have won 214 Ivy League championships and 48 national team or individual titles since 1994, will step down at the end of June. Walters, who was a standout basketball player for the Tigers as an undergraduate member of the Class of 1967, informed members of the Department of Athletics staff of his decision Sept. 4. 

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Cotsen Children's Library will host conference

Tuesday-Friday, Sept. 11-13, 2013, various times · various locations

The Cotsen Children's Library will host the conference "Putting the Figure on the Map: Imagining Sameness and Difference for Children," on Thursday and Friday, Sept. 12-13, on the Princeton University campus. An opening reception will be held at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11 in the Cotsen Children's Library in Firestone Library. The conference is open to the public and registration is $25. For a full schedule and a list of locations, visit the conference website.

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Employee obituaries: August-September 2013

The following is an updated list of University employee obituaries.

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Employee retirements: August-September 2013

The following is an updated list of University employee retirements.

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Fifth annual Butler/Wilson 5K will be held

Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013, 10 a.m. · University campus

The fifth annual Butler/Wilson 5K run will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, on the Princeton University campus. Runners can register in advance on the race website or starting at 9 a.m. Saturday in front of Yoseloff Hall. Registration is a $10 minimum donation to the Trenton Area Soup Kitchen (TASK). The student-organized race was first held in September 2009 to mark the opening of new facilities associated with the University's Butler and Wilson colleges.

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