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Archive – November, 2013

Freshman Seminar 187: Earth's Environments and Ancient Civilizations

In the freshman seminar, "Earth's Environments and Ancient Civilizations," students study how to use global positioning systems (GPS), archaeological and geological data, geophysical technology, and computer programs to seek and examine the buried remnants of lost civilizations. The course included a trip to Cyprus, where students collected data for final presentations about how ancient civilizations altered the landscape and changed the environment — and vice versa.

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Video feature: 'Good Morning, Princeton'

On Princeton University's campus each fall, the leaves take on bold new personalities. Orange and red replace green, and the birds create their own space in the canvas of the sky. The gold found in the richness of the sunrise over Lake Carnegie is breathtaking.

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Parker to hold master classes in martial arts

Tuesday and Saturday, Dec. 3 and 7, 2013, various times · various locations

The Princeton Atelier and the Program in Dance will offer two master classes with acclaimed Wu Shu artist Scott Parker at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3, in the dance studio in New South, and at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, in the Hagen Dance Studio, 185 Nassau St. The classes are open to all Princeton students to participate — and serves as an audition for a spring Atelier course that will culminate in the performance of a martial arts opera — and for the public to observe. Wu Shu is a contemporary form of Chinese performance-based martial arts.

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Cities and their environmental impact topic of symposium

Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. · Friend Center Convocation Room

The Princeton Environmental Institute will host a day-long symposium on the environmental footprint of cities titled, "How Cities Modify Their Environment: The Hydrometeorological Implications of Extensive Urbanization," from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3, in the Friend Center Convocation Room.

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Symposium to spotlight 'Social Media History and Poetics'

Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013, 4:30 p.m. · Bowen Hall, Room 222

Several Princeton faculty members and guests artists will present a symposium "Social Media History and Poetics" at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3, in Bowen Hall, Room 222. Panelists will include David Bellos, professor of French and comparative literature; Judith Donath of the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University; new media poet and critic Judy Malloy, the Anschutz Distinguished Fellow in American Studies; Jeff Nunokawa, professor of English; and poet Jim Rosenberg. This Anschutz Lecture is presented by the Program in American Studies and the Digital Humanities Initiative.

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Art museum observes World AIDS Awareness Week with film screening

Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013, 4 p.m. · McCormick Hall, Room 101

The Princeton University Art Museum will observe World AIDS Awareness Week with a screening of Derek Jarman's "Blue" (1993) at 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 1, in McCormick Hall, Room 101. This visually lyrical film tells the story of the English filmmaker's terminal struggle with AIDS and was made after he had experienced substantial loss of vision.

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First dose of meningitis B vaccine will be available

Monday through Thursday, Dec. 9-12, 2013, noon to 8 p.m. · Frist Campus Center, multipurpose rooms

The first dose of the meningitis B vaccine will be available from noon to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, Dec. 9-12 in the Frist Campus Center, Level B, Multipurpose Room for Princeton University undergraduate students; graduate students living in undergraduate dormitories, the Graduate College and annexes; and other members of the University community with certain medical conditions. Please review the information about eligible campus groups, requirements to receive the vaccine and other clinic details on the University's meningitis website. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website answers frequently asked questions about the Meningitis B vaccine.

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University will offer Meningitis B vaccines to recommended groups

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has now officially recommended that all Princeton University undergraduate students, and also graduate students living in undergraduate dormitories, the Graduate College and annexes, and other members of the University community with certain medical conditions, receive a vaccine that helps protect against meningococcal disease caused by serogroup B bacteria. The vaccine will be provided only to these groups, and it will not be administered anywhere else.

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Princeton inventors present recent discoveries at annual showcase

A 3-D microscope capable of imaging the parasitic worms studied in aging research was one of several new technologies on display at this year's Celebrate Princeton Invention, a reception to mark the accomplishments of faculty members, research staff and students engaged in innovation.

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Student artists hold open studio

Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013, 4:30 p.m. · 185 Nassau St.

The Program in Visual Arts will hold an open studio event at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 26, at 185 Nassau St. Junior and senior certificate students in the program will share and discuss their work. Musician/composer Jason Treuting, a 2013-15 Princeton Fellow in the Creative and Performing Arts, will perform at 5:15 p.m.

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Gospel Vespers service will be held

Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013, 8 p.m. · University Chapel

Gospel Vespers, a service of gospel music, sacred words of scripture and poetry, will be presented at 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5 in the University Chapel. Musical guests will be the Rev. William Heard and the Friends of Jesus.

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'Nicaragua Revisited' is subject of photographer's talk

Monday, Dec. 2, 2013, 5 p.m. · McCormick Hall, Room 101

Photographer and writer Susan Meiselas will speak on "Reframing History: Nicaragua Revisited" at 5 p.m. Monday, Dec. 2 in McCormick Hall, Room 101. The lecture, which vividly engages themes of collective memory, transformation and continuity in the aftermath of great civil conflict, is part of the Wilson College Signature Lecture Series.

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Community service will be held for Thanksgiving

Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013, 11 a.m. · University Chapel

A community Thanksgiving Service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 28 in the University Chapel. All are welcome.

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Cool move: 300-ton Chinese stone carving likely transported on ice

The 7 million tourists who visit China's Forbidden City every year encounter a fascinating question: How did ancient Chinese workers manage to put in place the palace's iconic 300-ton carved marble slab?Historical accounts about the stone's transport differ, but researchers at Princeton University and in Beijing have used engineering calculations to set the record straight. They studied how a band of workers could have moved the Large Stone Carving from a quarry 70 kilometers (about 43 miles) away to the palace in Beijing by sliding it on a track of wet ice.

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Rhodes Scholars to hold online interview

Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013, 4 p.m. · online interview

Senior Adam Mastroianni and Timothy McGinnis '13, who were named 2014 Rhodes Scholars, will hold a live online interview on Google Hangout On Air at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 26. They will talk about the challenges and excitement of applying for the award, what it feels like to win and what their future plans are. The interview will last approximately 15 minutes and can be viewed on the University's YouTube channel following the event. No registration required.

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Holiday outreach initiatives planned

Nov. 25-Dec. 18, 2013, various times · various locations

Members of the Princeton University community will have the opportunity to share the holiday spirit through a series of community service initiatives and special events planned for December and January.

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Princeton senior Mastroianni, alumnus McGinnis awarded Rhodes Scholarships

Princeton University senior Adam Mastroianni and Class of 2013 graduate Timothy McGinnis have been awarded Rhodes Scholarships for graduate study at the University of Oxford.

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Alumnus Peter B. Lewis leaves outstanding legacy at Princeton University

Peter B. Lewis, a Princeton alumnus and former trustee who built Progressive Corp. into one of the largest automobile insurance companies in the United States and who donated generously to the University and other causes, died at his home in Coconut Grove, Fla., of an apparent heart attack Saturday, Nov. 23. He was 80. 

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Princeton University Bonfire 2013

For the second straight year, Princeton celebrated football victories over Harvard and Yale with a bonfire, a tradition that goes back to the late 1800s. President Christopher L. Eisgruber, football coach Bob Surace, players and others addressed the crowd huddled around Cannon Green on Sunday evening, Nov. 24. Under the supervision of town of Princeton firefighters, a pyre of pallets was lit and blazed brightly as students cheered.

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Princeton senior Li awarded Marshall Scholarship

Princeton University senior Dixon Li has been named a 2014 Marshall Scholar.

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Bonfire celebrating Princeton football victories lights up cold November night

For the second straight year, Princeton celebrated football victories over Harvard and Yale by lighting a bonfire that sent flames and smoke curling skyward on a frigid Sunday evening.

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Princeton to celebrate football success with bonfire tonight

The Princeton University community is gearing up to celebrate the achievements of its football team this fall with a bonfire on Cannon Green, to be lit at 7 p.m. today. This is the second year in a row Princeton has swept Harvard and Yale in football in a season, leading to the bonfire, a campus tradition that dates to the late 1800s.

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Even if emissions stop, carbon dioxide could warm Earth for centuries

Princeton University-led research suggests that even if carbon-dioxide emissions came to a sudden halt, the carbon dioxide already in Earth's atmosphere could continue to warm our planet for hundreds of years. Thus, it might take a lot less carbon than previously thought to reach the global temperature scientists deem unsafe.

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UPDATE: Students building pyre for tonight's scheduled bonfire

Princeton students are building a pyre for the bonfire scheduled at 7 p.m. Sunday. However, because of high winds, a decision on lighting the fire to celebrate the football team's victories over Harvard and Yale will be made around 5 p.m.

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Mellon Foundation grant to support urbanism initiative

Princeton University has received a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to lead an interdisciplinary project on urbanism in the Americas. The Princeton-Mellon Architecture, Urbanism and Humanities Initiative will receive $1.96 million distributed over four years, and the project's focus is "Cities of the Americas: Architecture, Society, Policy and Culture."

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FACULTY AWARD: Watkins receives Dylan Thomas Prize

Claire Vaye Watkins, visiting assistant professor of creative writing in the Lewis Center for the Arts, has received the 2013 Dylan Thomas Prize for her debut short story collection "Battleborn." The award celebrates the legacy of Welsh poet and writer Dylan Thomas and is open to any published author in the English language under the age of 30. The £30,000 prize (approximately $46,900) was presented in Thomas' hometown of Swansea, Wales, on Nov. 7.

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Four win Jacobus Fellowship, top graduate student honor

Cristina Domnisoru, Sonika Johri, James Pickett and Emily Vasiliauskas have been named co-winners of the Porter Ogden Jacobus Fellowship, Princeton University's top honor for graduate students. The fellowships support the final year of study at Princeton and are awarded to students whose work has exhibited the highest scholarly excellence.

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Conversation to mark anniversary of JFK assassination

Friday, Nov. 22, 2013, 4:30 p.m. · Frist Center, Room 302

The James Madison Program will host a public conversation on "The Assassination of JFK: Its Impact on American Politics and Culture" at 4:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22, in Frist Center, Room 302.  

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Sagar to discuss government secrecy and leaks

Friday, Nov. 22, 2013, 3:30 p.m. · Online

Rahul Sagar, an assistant professor of politics, will be interviewed via live-stream about his research on government secrecy and the leaks that expose those secrets at 3:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22. Click here for more information and to watch online.  

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Bonfire to celebrate Princeton football

Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, 7 p.m. · Cannon Green

The Princeton University community will celebrate the achievements of its football team this fall with a bonfire on Cannon Green, to be lit at 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 24. The bonfire festivities will be webcast live on the Office of the Dean of Undergraduate Students website.

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Bowlby: Perspective on parental stories

Princeton University professor Rachel Bowlby is intent on illuminating stories about parental identity — a focus she says has been neglected in the study of literature. In her book "A Child of One's Own: Parental Stories," Bowlby unearths parental passions in major 19th-century novels and even in ancient Greek texts. Building from such literary examples, she draws connections to and contrasts with today's real-life stories of parenthood, a topic rich with tales of cultural change. "A Child of One's Own" was published earlier this year by Oxford University Press.

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For second straight year, bonfire to celebrate Princeton football

The Princeton University community is gearing up to celebrate the achievements of its football team this fall with a bonfire on Cannon Green, to be lit at 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 24. This is the second year in a row Princeton has swept Harvard and Yale in football in a season, leading to the bonfire, a campus tradition that dates to the late 1800s.

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2013 Nobel Laureate Levitt to host seminar

Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013, 4 p.m. · Friend Center Convocation Room

Michael Levitt, a Stanford University School of Medicine professor and 2013 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry, will host the seminar, "Combinatorial Methods Solve a Difficult Structural Problem to Reveal How Chaperonins Work in Eukaryotes," at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20, in the Friend Center Convocation Room. The event is sponsored by Princeton's Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering.

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Whig-Clio students will debate arming

Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013, 7:30 p.m. · Whig Hall Senate Chamber

The American Whig-Cliosophic Society will host a student debate on the topic of whether Public Safety officers should be armed at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20 in the Whig Hall Senate Chamber. Princeton freshmen George Kunkel and Nathan Raab will argue in favor, and Princeton freshmen Romie Desrogene and Marni Morse will argue against.

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FACULTY AWARD: Dolan receives Distinguished Scholar Award for theater research

Jill Dolan, the Annan Professor in English, professor of theater in the Lewis Center for the Arts, and director of the Program in Gender and Sexuality Studies, has received the Distinguished Scholar Award from the American Society for Theater Research (ASTR). ASTR is a U.S.-based professional organization that fosters scholarship on worldwide theater and performance, both historical and contemporary. The award committee commended Dolan as "someone who has been a visible presence in every aspect of our profession for over 30 years." The award was presented at the ASTR conference in Dallas on Nov. 9.

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Meningitis B vaccine being considered at Princeton

At the request of the New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reviewed the seven cases of meningococcal disease contracted by Princeton University students and a student visitor since March 2013, all of which were caused by meningococcal bacteria known as serogroup B, including the latest case reported on Nov. 10.

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Panel to discuss 'Eurocrisis in Southern Europe'

Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013, noon · East Pyne, Room 010

A panel chaired by Jan-Werner Müller, a professor of politics and acting director of the Program in Contemporary European Politics and Society, will discuss "Broken Social Contracts? The Eurocrisis in Southern Europe" at noon Thursday, Nov. 21, in East Pyne, Room 010.

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Krueger to speak on role as president's chief economist

Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013, 4:30 p.m. · Robertson Hall, Dodds Auditorium

Alan Krueger, the Bendheim Professor of Economics and Public Affairs at the Woodrow Wilson School and former chairman of President Barack Obama's Council of Economic Advisers, will present a public lecture titled, "In the Nation's Service: Lessons from Serving as the President's Chief Economist," at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.

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Ben-Ami to speak on 'The Two-State Solution'

Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013, 4:30 p.m. · Robertson Hall, Dodds Auditorium

Jeremy Ben-Ami '84, president and founder of J Street, the pro-Israel, pro-peace lobby, will present a public lecture titled, "The Two-State Solution: What It Really Takes to Get to Yes," at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.

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Events for Typhoon Haiyan planned

Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013, 5:30 p.m. and other times · Firestone Plaza and Frist Campus Center

A nondenominational vigil for the victims of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines will be held at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19 on Firestone Plaza between Firestone Library and the University Chapel. The vigil is sponsored by the Office of Religious Life, Pace Center for Civic Engagement and the International Employees Group at Princeton. In addition to the vigil, the Pace Center and student groups will sponsor information and donation tables in Frist Campus Center during various times this week. For more information, visit the Pace Center website. Resources for employees affected by the typhoon are outlined on the Human Resources website.

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Freshmen explore frontiers of science, technology and policy

Harold T. Shapiro, president of the University emeritus and a professor of economics and public affairs, is leading 15 freshmen on an exploration of the frontiers of science, technology and public policy.

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Editorial editor at International New York Times will speak

Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013, 7:30 p.m. · Whig Hall Senate Chamber

Serge Schmemann, editorial page editor of the International New York Times, will speak at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19 in the Whig Hall Senate Chamber in an event sponsored by the American Whig Cliosophic Society.

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Williams named Princeton's executive vice president

Treby Williams, who has helped lead efforts at Princeton University to enhance campus life, modernize operations, strengthen safety planning and coordination, and augment campus services, has been named Princeton's executive vice president. Her appointment is effective Nov. 18.

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Examining materials through molecules and over millennia

For nearly 10 years, Ilhan Aksay, a professor of chemical and biological engineering, has introduced Princeton University students in his freshman seminar, "Materials World," to the everyday matter that makes up the foundation of civilization. Students begin by analyzing the materials that helped launch civilization such as adobe bricks. As the semester progresses, they move through more complex materials, ending with electrically conducting polymers and even the construction of a lithium ion battery.

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Panel to focus on wrongful convictions

Monday, Nov. 18, 2013, 7:30 p.m. · McCormick Hall, Room 101

The panel "'I Didn't Do It":  A Conversation about Wrongful Convictions," will focus on how advocates, attorneys and journalists spotlight judicial abuses and work to free the innocent. The panel moderator is Mike McGraw, a fall-term Ferris Professor of Journalism at Princeton who is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter on leave from the Kansas City Star. He will be joined by Kate Germond, director of Princeton-based Centurion Ministries, which has freed 53 wrongfully convicted individuals in the last 30 years; Mark Schand, a recent exoneree who served 27 years in prison before being released; and John Jay College of Criminal Justice lecturer Eugene O'Donnell, a former law enforcement officer and prosecutor.

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Teten to discuss market research as key to successful start-ups

Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013, 4:30 p.m. · Friend Center Convocation Room

Entrepreneur David Teten will discuss how research and an eye for an open market are key to establishing a new business as the topic of his lecture, "The Next Great Entrepreneurial Opportunity: How to Identify Market White Space," at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov.14, in the Friend Center Convocation Room. Teten is a partner with New York-based ff Venture Capital, and founder and chairman of the Harvard Business School Alumni Angels of Greater New York, which invests in early-stage private companies.

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Entrepreneurial success after graduation is topic of panel discussion

Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013, 12:30 p.m. · Friend Center Convocation Room

The likelihood of Princeton University students becoming successful entrepreneurs after graduation will be the topic of the second-annual panel discussion, "Is Entrepreneurship a Realistic Option After Princeton?" at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19, in the Friend Center Convocation Room.

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'Dare to Dream' program will be presented

Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013, 7:30 p.m. · Frist Campus Center, Room 302

The nonprofit organization Male Survivor will present their "Dare to Dream" program and film screening at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14 in Frist Campus Center, Room 302. The organization is committed to preventing, healing and eliminating all forms of sexual victimization of boys and men through support, treatment, research, education and advocacy. For more information, visit the SHARE website.

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Event will celebrate female role models

Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013, 4:30 p.m. · Whig Hall Senate Chamber

Women's lifestyle expert and entrepreneur Claudia Chan will give the lecture "Celebrating Remarkable Female Role Models" at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14 in the Whig Hall Senate Chamber. The event is sponsored by the American Whig-Cliosophic Society.

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Playwright Walsh to give public conversation

Friday, Nov. 15, 2013, 4:30 p.m. · 185 Nassau St., Stewart Theater

Irish playwright/screenwriter Enda Walsh will hold a public conversation with Michael Cadden, chair of the Lewis Center for the Arts, at 4:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15, in the Stewart Theater, 185 Nassau St. The event is presented by the Fund for Irish Studies.

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University Concert Jazz Ensemble to perform

Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013, 8 p.m. · Alexander Hall, Richardson Auditorium

The University Concert Jazz Ensemble, with guest artist the David Binney Quartet, will perform at 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall. For tickets call University Ticketing at 609-258-9220.

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Student musicians to present concert of Greek music

Friday, Nov. 22, 2013, 8 p.m. · Hamilton Murray Theater

The Orange Pan-Hellenic Association will present "Musical Crossroads: Greek Melodies Across Cultures" at 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22, in Hamilton Murray Theater.

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Princeton Piano Extravaganza to feature student musicians

Friday and Saturday, Nov. 22-23, 2013, 7:30 p.m. · Woolworth Center, McAlpin Rehearsal Hall

The second annual Princeton Piano Extravaganza, featuring student musicians performing audience favorites such as "The Sorcerer's Apprentice" and premieres of works by Princeton composers, will take place at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 22-23, in Woolworth Center, McAlpin Hall.

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'Princeton University School of Architecture'

Princeton University's School of Architecture offers an undergraduate major and advanced degrees at both the master's and doctoral levels. This video provides a look at the school through three students who have either completed a program or who are working toward a degree.

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Sanghvi selected as Princeton's executive director of Career Services

Pulin Sanghvi, who led the Career Management Center at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, has been named executive director of Career Services at Princeton University, effective Dec. 1. The new position is intended to help broaden career exploration and opportunities for all students, and establish new relationships with employers and organizations representing a wide range of interests and fields.

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Video feature: Princeton offers range of experiences in architecture

Princeton University's School of Architecture offers an undergraduate major and advanced degrees at both the master's and doctoral levels. This video provides a look at the school through three students who have either completed a program or who are working toward a degree.

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Pianist Abduraimov to perform

Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013, 8 p.m. · Alexander Hall, Richardson Auditorium

Princeton University Concerts will present pianist Behzod Abduraimov, a 23-year-old native of Uzbekistan, at 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21, in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall. The program will feature works by Beethoven, Chopin, Liszt and Saint-Saëns. For tickets call University Ticketing at 609-258-9220.

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Danielsen to speak on music composition

Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013, 4:30 p.m. · Woolworth Center, Room 106

The Department of Music's fall colloquium series continues with a talk by Anne Danielsen of the University of Oslo "Microrhythm in Groove-based Music" at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21, in Woolworth Center, Room 106. The event is co-sponsored by the Department of English, the Lewis Center for the Arts and the Program in American Studies.

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Kahl to speak on the Iraq war

Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013, 4:30 p.m. · Robertson Hall, Room 002

Colin Kahl, an associate professor at Georgetown University's Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, will give a talk "Ending the War in Iraq" at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21, in Robertson Hall, Room 002. Kahl served as deputy assistant secretary of defense for the Middle East from 2009 to 2011. The event is part of the Near East and the World Seminar Series "Reckoning with Iraq: Ten Years Later" presented by the Program in Near Eastern Studies.

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Bergman film 'Smiles of a Summer Night' to be screened

Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013, 7:30 p.m. · Rockefeller/Mathey Theater

Ingmar Bergman's 1955 film "Smiles of a Summer Night" will be screened at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19, in Rockefeller/Mathey Theater. The screening is part of "Myth in Transformation: The Phaedra Project," a yearlong exploration of the Phaedra myth.

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Critical Encounters series to screen 'Lovelace'

Monday, Nov. 18, 2013, 4:30 p.m. · School of Architecture, Betts Auditorium

Critical Encounters, an interdisciplinary series of open dialogues, will present a screening of "Lovelace," the 2013 film by Jeffrey Friedman about pornographic film actress Linda Lovelace, at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 18, in the School of Architecture's Betts Auditorium. The screening will be followed by a discussion with Friedman and Jill Dolan, the Annan professor in English and director of the Program in Gender and Sexuality Studies.

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Interactive theater piece to be staged

Monday through Friday, Nov. 18-22, 2013, various times · 185 Nassau St., Room 301

Asad Raza, a collaborator with theater artist Tino Sehgal, will stage Sehgal's "This Situation," an interactive theater piece similar to a contemporary salon, from 2 to 6 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, Nov. 18-20; noon to 4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21; and noon to 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22 in Room 301, 185 Nassau St. Through "constructed situations" acted out by players and interpreters, viewers may come and go and are a fundamental part of the artwork's unfolding.

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Princeton University Glee Club and Chamber Choir to present 'Football Concert'

Friday, Nov. 15, 2013, 7:30 p.m., Alexander Hall, Richardson Auditorium

The Princeton University Glee Club and Chamber Choirs will host Yale for a centennial celebration of "The Football Concert" at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15, in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall.

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Family concert will introduce children to chamber music

Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013, 1 p.m. · Alexander Hall, Richardson Auditorium

Princeton University Concerts will present "Meet the Music: A Trilling Event," a concert by the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center designed to introduce children to classical chamber music, at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall. The event, featuring the humorous "private ear" Inspector Pulse, is geared towards children ages 6-12 and their families. For tickets call University Ticketing at 609-258-2990.

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Slavic film series to screen 'The Country Teacher'

Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013, 7 p.m. · Jones Hall, Room 100

The Slavic film series "Out of the Iron Closet: Gay Cinema After Socialism" continues with "The Country Teacher" (Czech Republic, 2008) at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20, in Jones Hall, Room 100. The film will be shown with English subtitles.

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Princeton Triangle Club to present 'Zero Gravitas'

Friday through Sunday, Nov. 15-17, 2013, various times · McCarter Theatre Center

The Princeton Triangle Club will present its fall show "Zero Gravitas" at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 15 and 16, and at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17, at McCarter Theatre Center. For tickets call 609-258-2787.

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Plutz to give organ concert

Friday, Nov. 15, 2013, 8 p.m. · Princeton University Chapel

University organist Eric Plutz will give an organ concert "The Celebrated Sonata" at 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15, in the Princeton University Chapel. The program will feature works by Mendelssohn, Back, Gerald Near and Alexandre Guilmant.

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Barber to speak on the Moral Mondays coalition

Friday, Nov. 15, 2013, 6 p.m. · McCosh Hall, Room 50

Reverend William Barber, a civil rights leader and president of the North Carolina NAACP, will speak on Moral Mondays, a grassroots movement against conservative politics, at 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15, in McCosh Hall, Room 50.

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Yosvany Terry Quintet to give public performance

Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013, 7 p.m. · Paul Robeson Center for the Arts, 102 Witherspoon St.

The Yosvany Terry Quintet will perform at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14, in the Solley Theater, Paul Robeson Center for the Arts, 102 Witherspoon Street in Princeton. The performance — which takes place in conjunction with the Princeton University course "Cultures of the Afro-Diaspora," taught by Alexandra Vazquez, assistant professor of English and African American studies — is free. The event is co-sponsored by the Center for African American Studies, the Lee Fund, the Program in Jazz Studies and the 250th Anniversary Fund.

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Events mark 50th anniversary of 'Fiddler on the Roof'

Thursday and Friday, Nov. 14-15, 2013, various times · 185 Nassau St., Stewart Theater

The Lewis Center for the Arts and the Program in American Studies will present a symposium celebrating the 50th anniversary of the musical "Fiddler on the Roof," including a screening of the 1971 film version on Thursday and Friday, Nov. 14-15, in the Stewart Theater, 185 Nassau St. The film will be screened at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14, followed by a discussion. Lectures and discussions will take place from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15, followed by a reception.

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Film Forum to feature 'Jules and Jim'

Monday, Nov. 18, 2013, 7 p.m. · Rockefeller College, Rocky Theater

The fall 2013 Film Forum features "Jules and Jim" (1962) by Francois Truffaut at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 18, in Rockefeller College, Rocky Theater.

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Slavic film series to screen 'Fine Dead Girls'

Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013, 7 p.m. · Jones Hall, Room 100

The Slavic film series "Out of the Iron Closet: Gay Cinema After Socialism" continues with "Fine Dead Girls" at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13, in Jones Hall, Room 100. The 2002 Croatian drama about a lesbian couple will be shown with English subtitles.

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Critic to speak on post-Soviet cinema

Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013, 4:30 p.m. · East Pyne, Room 245

Evgeny Gusyatinskiy, a Russian film critic, will speak on "Post-Soviet Cinema: The Death and Rebirth of Mythology," at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14, in East Pyne, Room 245. The event is presented by the Program in Russian, Eastern European and Eurasian Studies and co-sponsored with the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures.

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Writers Ferry and Kincaid to read from their work

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

The Lewis Center for the Arts' Althea Ward Clark W'21 Reading Series continues with readings by poet David Ferry and writer Jamaica Kincaid at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13, in the Berlind Theatre, McCarter Theatre Center.

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Panel to discuss the 'Iran Project'

Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013, 4:30 p.m. · Robertson Hall, Dodds Auditorium

The Iran Project, an independent organization operating under the auspices of the nonprofit Foundation for a Civil Society that seeks to improve official contacts between the U.S. and Iranian governments, will be the topic of discussion at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14, in Dodds Auditorium, Roberston Hall. The panel discussion will include Ambassador Daniel Kurtzer, Ambassador William Luers and Robin Wright.

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Wherry to discuss 'Financial Integration of Immigrants'

Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013, 12:15 p.m. · Wallace Hall, Room 165

Frederick Wherry of Yale University will speak on "The Financial Integration of Immgirants: The Modes of Incorporation and Household Finance in an Era of Financialization" at 12:15 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14, in Wallace Hall, Room 165, as part of the Center for Migration and Development Fall Colloquium Series.  

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Shafir to speak on 'Why Having Too Little Means So Much'

Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013, 4:30 p.m. · Robertson Hall, Dodds Auditorium

Eldar Shafir, the William Stewart Tod Professor of Psychology and Public Affairs at the Woodrow Wilson School, will discuss his new book "Scarcity: Why Having Too Little Means So Much," co-authored with Sendhil Mullainathan, at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13, in Dodds Auditorium,  Robertson Hall. A public reception and book sale/signing of his book will follow the discussion.

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Journalist to speak on 'Bush and Cheney in the White House'

Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013, 4:30 p.m. · Robertson Hall, Room 016

Peter Baker, White House correspondent for The New York Times, will present a public talk based on his new book, "Days of Fire: Bush and Cheney in the White House," at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12, Robertson Hall, Room 016. A public reception and book sale/signing of his book will follow the discussion in the Bernstein gallery.  

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Fall football forum will discuss honor

Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013, 10 a.m. · McDonnell Hall, Room A01

The fall football forum "A Discussion on Honor" will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 16 in McDonnell Hall, Room A01. A panel of distinguished alumni will discuss the top in light of President Christopher L. Eisgruber's selection of the book "The Honor Code" for the inaugural "Princeton Pre-Read" program for freshmen. The discussion will be moderated by Elizabeth Levy Paluck, assistant professor of psychology and public affairs and the John MacleanJr. Presidential University Preceptor.

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'Wildcats Jam' will feature a cappella performance

Friday, Nov. 15, 2013, 8 p.m. · McCormick Hall, Room 101

The a cappella performance "Wildcats Jam" will be held at 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15 in McCormick Hall, Room 101. The Wildcats performance will also feature Quipfire! and the Footnotes. Tickets are $7 for students and $8 for all others.

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'Tiger stripes' underneath Antarctic glaciers slow the flow

Narrow stripes of dirt and rock beneath massive Antarctic glaciers create friction zones that slow the flow of ice toward the sea, researchers at Princeton University and the British Antarctic Survey have found. Understanding how these high-friction regions form and subside could help researchers understand how the flow of these glaciers responds to a warming climate.

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'Insights With Douglas Massey'

Princeton sociologist Douglas Massey examined the impact of building an affordable-housing development in Mount Laurel, N.J., an upscale suburb of Philadelphia. The findings? The development had no negative impact on the surrounding area and brought significant life improvements to residents of the development.

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In Mount Laurel, Massey finds affordable-housing model

Princeton sociologist Douglas Massey examined the impact of building an affordable-housing development in an upscale suburb of Philadelphia. The findings? The development had no negative impact on the surrounding area and brought significant life improvements to residents of the development.

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If a tree falls in Brazil…? Amazon deforestation could mean droughts for western U.S.

Princeton University-led researchers report that the total deforestation of the Amazon could mean 20 percent less rain for the coastal Northwest and a 50 percent reduction in the Sierra Nevada snowpack, resulting in water and food shortages, and a greater risk of forest fires. The research is intended to highlight how the destruction of the Amazon rainforest could affect climate elsewhere.

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Carroll will speak on sharing research data, information justice

Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013, 4:30 p.m. · McDonnell Hall, Room A02

Michael Carroll, professor of law and director of the Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property at American University Washington College of Law, will speak at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14 in McDonnell Hall, Room A02. Carroll, who is a founding member of nonprofit organization Creative Commons, will lecture on "Sharing research data: When, in what form, with whom, and at what cost?" The event is sponsored by the Princeton University Library, the Office of the Dean for Research and Office of Information Technology.

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Performance Central to present interactive work-in-progress

Tuesday through Thursday, Nov. 12-14, 2013, 8 p.m. · 185 Nassau St., Matthews Acting Studio

The Lewis Center for the Arts' Performance Central series will present "I Land: An Odyssey of You," a multimedia, interactive work-in-progress by Brooklyn-based Anonymous Ensemble, at 8 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, Nov. 12-14, in the Matthews Acting Studio, 185 Nassau St.

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Exhibition to focus on human rights

Nov. 11-Dec. 29, 2013 · Robertson Hall, Bernstein Gallery

"Justice: Faces of the Human Rights Revolution," a collection of photographic portraits of human rights pioneers from around the world by Mariana Cook, will be on view Nov. 11-Dec. 29 in the Bernstein Gallery, Robertson Hall. A panel and reception will take place at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10. Cook is the last protégé of the famous American photographer Ansel Adams.

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Yu to speak on the Cantonese Pacific

Monday, Nov. 11, 2013, 4:30 p.m. · Robertson Hall, Room 002

The inaugural lecture series "Asian American Studies Today and Tomorrow" will continue with a talk by Henry Yu, "The Cantonese Pacific: Migration, Historiography and Unsettling Settler Societies," at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 11, in Robertson Hall, Room 002. Yu is an associate professor of history at St. John's College, University of British Columbia. 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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New independent work guides help students complete 'signature' Princeton experience

The senior thesis is the capstone of many Princeton undergraduate careers — but how do students actually go about writing one? A new initiative by the Office of the Dean of the College helps answer that question, charting a course from the seeds of an idea to the final grade and all of the requirements, resources and deadlines in between.

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Richardson Chamber Players to present 'Brass Bonanza'

Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013, 3 p.m. · Alexander Hall, Richardson Auditorium

Princeton University Concerts presents the Richardson Chamber Players in a program featuring works for brass by Gabrieli, Brahms, Gershwin and others at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10, in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall. For tickets call 609-258-9220.

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'Much Ado About Nothing' to be directed by Princeton alumna

Friday and Saturday, Nov. 8-9 and Thursday through Saturday, Nov. 14-16, 2013, 8 p.m. · McCarter Theatre Center, Berlind Theatre

The Program in Theater in the Lewis Center for the Arts will present its fall production "Much Ado About Nothing," directed by Lileana Blain-Cruz, a 2006 Princeton graduate, at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 8-9, and Thursday through Saturday, Nov. 14-16, in the Berlind Theatre, McCarter Theatre Center. This production explores the darker aspects of Shakespeare's play. For tickets call University Ticketing at 609-258-9220.

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King to speak on Irish song lyrics

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

Musician/filmmaker Philip King will discuss "The Irish Song Lyric from Tom Moore to Christy Moore" in conversation with Michael Cadden, chair of the Lewis Center for the Arts, at 4:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8, in the Stewart Theater, 185 Nassau St. The event is presented by the Fund for Irish Studies.

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St. Lawrence String Quartet to perform

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

Princeton University Concerts will present the St. Lawrence String Quartet at 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall. The program will include works by Haydn, R. Murray Schafer and Dvorák. Following the concert, amateur string players are invited to a "late-night jam session" with the quartet for an onstage reading of a Haydn string quartet (registration required at 609-258-2800). For tickets call University Ticketing at 609-258-9220.

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Theatre Intime to present 'All My Sons'

Thursday through Saturday, Nov. 7-9 and 14-16, 2013, 8 p.m. · Hamilton Murray Theater

Theatre Intime will present "All My Sons," the classic Arthur Miller drama about the power of family set in the wake of World War II, at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, Nov. 7-9 and 14-16, in Hamilton Murray Theater. A matinee performance will take place at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16.

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Princeton University Players to present 'Cabaret'

Thursday through Saturday, Nov. 7-9, 2013, 8 p.m. · 185 Nassau St., Matthews Acting Studio

The Princeton University Players will present the musical "Cabaret" at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, Nov. 7-9, in the Matthews Acting Studio, 185 Nassau St. Based on Christopher Isherwood's semi-autobiographical short stories, "Cabaret" tells the story of a young American writer who moves to Berlin at the dawn of the Nazi party and finds himself drawn to the giddy decadence of the city. One matinee takes place at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9.

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Writer Malcolm to give Belknap lecture

Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013, 5 p.m. · McCosh Hall, Room 10

Janet Malcolm, the Council of the Humanities' 2013 Belknap Visitor in the Humanities, will read from and discuss her most recent book "Forty-One False Starts: Essays on Artists and Writers," at 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, in McCosh Hall, Room 10. Malcolm, a longtime staff writer for The New Yorker and acclaimed biographer, will be introduced by A. M. Homes, a lecturer in creative writing and the Lewis Center for the Arts.

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Slavic film series to screen 'You I Love'

Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013, 7 p.m. · Jones Hall, Room 100

The Slavic film series "Out of the Iron Closet: Gay Cinema After Socialism" continues with "You I Love" at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 4, in Jones Hall, Room 100. The 2004 Russian comedy will be shown with English subtitles.

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Film series to feature 'Like Someone in Love'

Monday, Nov. 11, 2013, 7 p.m. · Rocky Theater, Rockefeller College

The film "Like Someone in Love" (2012) by Abbas Klarostami will be screened at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 11, in Rocky Theater, Rockefeller College as part of the Fall 2013 Film Forum.

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Entrepreneurs to speak on 'Building Entrepreneurial Ecosystems'

Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013, 4:30 p.m. · Computer Science Building, Room 105

Entrepreneurs Trey Bowles, Michael Goldberg and Waine Tam will join a panel discussion on "Building Entrepreneurial Ecosystems" at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, in Computer Science Building, Room 105.  

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Massey to lead panel on 'Climbing Mount Laurel'

Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013, 4:30 p.m. · Robertson Hall, Dodds Auditorium

Douglas Massey, co-author of the new book, "Climbing Mount Laurel: The Struggle for Affordable Housing and Social Mobility in an American Suburb," will lead a panel discussion at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall. Massey is the Henry G. Bryant Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs at the Woodrow Wilson School. A public reception and book sale/signing of the book will follow the discussion in Shultz Dining Room.

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Data expert to speak on 2012 campaign

Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013, 4:30 p.m. · Bowen Hall, Room 222

The Woodrow Wilson School's Center for Information Technology Policy will host a public talk by Ethan Roeder titled, "Obama, Data, and Porn: What Really Went Down on the 2012 Campaign" at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, in Bowen Hall, Room 222. Roeder ran the Data department for the Obama presidential campaigns in 2008 and 2012, pioneering the use of a large-scale data operation to support individualized, relationship-based organizing.

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Talk to focus on 'Dynamics of Race and Inequality in the U.S.'

Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013, 12:15 p.m. · Wallace Hall, Room 165

Aliya Saperstein of Stanford University will speak on "The Dynamics of Race and Inequality in the United States: Permeable Boundaries and Self-fulfilling Prophecies" at 12:15 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, in Wallace Hall, Room 165. The event is part of the Center for Migration and Development Fall Colloquium Series.

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Scholar to speak on 'China and the Challenge of Maritime Disputes'

Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013, 4:30 p.m. · Robertson Hall, Room 001

M. Taylor Fravel, an associate professor of political science and member of the Security Studies Program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, will speak on "China and the Challenge of Maritime Disputes" at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6, in Robertson Hall, Room 001.

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Former WTO director-general to present lecture

Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013, 4:30 p.m. · Robertson Hall, Dodds Auditorium

Pascal Lamy, former director-general of the World Trade Organization, will present a public lecture at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall. The event is co-sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School and Princeton University’s European Union Program.  

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President Eisgruber completes Asia trip with meetings in Beijing, Hong Kong

Continuing his weeklong trip to Asia after visits to Tokyo and Seoul, Princeton President Christopher L. Eisgruber traveled to Beijing on Thursday, Oct. 31.

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November CPUC meeting will be held

Monday, Nov. 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, Nov. 11 in East Pyne, Room 10. The meeting is open to all members of the University community. The agenda topics include the annual Priorities Committee report from Provost David Lee; a brief update about the work of the Council for International Teaching and Research; and a report from President Christopher L. Eisgruber about his recent trip to Asia.

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Tobias will give lecture

Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013, 6:30 p.m. · Whig Hall, Oakes Lounge

Carol Tobias, president of the National Right to Life Committee, will give the lecture "The Battle for Civil Rights in the Post-Roe Era" at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6 in Whig Hall, Oakes Lounge. The event is sponsored by the student organization the American Whig-Cliosophic Society.

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Yosvany Terry Quintet to perform in Princeton

The Yosvany Terry Quartet will perform at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14, in the Solley Theater, Paul Robeson Center for the Arts, 102 Witherspoon Street in Princeton. The performance — which takes place in conjunction with the Princeton University course "Cultures of the Afro-Diaspora," taught by Alexandra Vazquez, assistant professor of English and African American studies — is free and open to the public.

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FACULTY HONOR: Vanderbei named Fellow of the American Mathematical Society

Robert Vanderbei, a professor of operations research and financial engineering, has been named a 2014 Fellow of the American Mathematical Society (AMS) in recognition of his contributions to linear programming and nonlinear optimization problems. The AMS recognizes members who have made outstanding contributions to the creation, exposition, advancement, communication and utilization of mathematics.

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Probing the power of myth

In their first semester on the Princeton University campus, 15 freshmen are exploring how myths through history both identify and deflect the concerns and fears of society in the freshman seminar "Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Wisdom of Crowds."  

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Sotomayor, Rawlings to receive top alumni awards

Princeton University will present its top honors for alumni to Sonia Sotomayor, associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, and Hunter R. Rawlings III, president of the Association of American Universities and a former president of two universities.

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FACULTY AWARD: Bialek receives Swartz Prize for theoretical and computational neuroscience

William Bialek, the John Archibald Wheeler/Battelle Professor in Physics and the Lewis Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics, has received the Society for Neuroscience's Swartz Prize for Theoretical and Computational Neuroscience. The $25,000 prize recognizes an individual who has produced a significant cumulative contribution to theoretical models or computational methods in neuroscience. Bialek will be presented the award Nov. 11 during the society's conference in San Diego.

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Traffic and Transit Task Force will hold public forum

Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. · Fields Center, 58 Prospect Ave.

The Alexander Street/University Place Traffic and Transit Task Force invite the public to a forum from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, at the Fields Center, 58 Prospect Ave. Traffic and transportation studies are underway for the Alexander Street and University Place area. A progress report and preliminary findings will be presented. There will be time for public discussion and comment.

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Collegiate step dance competition will be held

Friday, Nov. 8, 2013, 8 p.m. · Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall

Hit 'Em With the Beats 2013, an intercollegiate step dance competition, will be held at 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8 in Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall. The Princeton HighSteppers will perform, along with other college step teams from around the northeast. Admission is $9 for students and $12 for the general public and tickets may be purchased on the HighSteppers website.

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Employee obituaries: November 2013

The following is an updated list of University employee obituaries.

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Veterans Day observance to be held in chapel

Monday, Nov. 11, 2013, 8:30 a.m. · Princeton University Chapel

A Veterans Day observance is planned for 8:30 to 9 a.m., Monday, Nov. 11, in the Princeton University Chapel. Lt. Col. Peter Knight, who is in his third year as the director of Princeton's Army Officer Education Program, will deliver remarks. The program also will include an invocation, benediction, presentation of colors, and music, including the singing of the "Star-Spangled Banner" and "America the Beautiful," a viola solo and taps.

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