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Archive – February, 2014

'Science & Stone'

Cherished monuments, from the Parthenon to Versailles, are under threat from harsh environmental elements such as pollution and acid rain. Professor George Scherer's Materials Research Group at Princeton is developing a technique that will protect limestone and marble monuments and statuary by coating them with the mineral hydroxyapatite, the same mineral that protects your teeth.

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'Fathers of the Internet' to give dual lecture on Internet's evolution

Wednesday, March 12, 2014, 4:30 p.m. · Friend Center, Room 101

Vinton Cerf and Robert Kahn, dubbed the "fathers of the internet" for their development of its fundamental protocols, will present the dual lecture, "Perspectives on the Internet and its Evolution," at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 12, in the Friend Center, Room 101. The lecture is free to the public. Seating begins at 4 p.m.

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Beyond the bomb: Atomic research changed medicine, biology

A new book by Princeton University historian Angela Creager explains how knowledge and technology that grew out of the Manhattan Project paved the way for important breakthroughs in medicine and biology.

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'Insights With Angela Creager'

A new book by Princeton University historian Angela Creager explains how knowledge and technology that grew out of the Manhattan Project paved the way for important breakthroughs in medicine and biology. In this video, Creager describes the great hopes for atomic research in the 1940s and '50s and how those hopes were later tempered by  concerns about radiation exposure.

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Tracking genes on the path to genetic treatment

Princeton University and University of Michigan researchers have developed a system that allows computers to "virtually dissect" a kidney in a way that surgery cannot. The machine uses data from an array of gene-activity measurements in patients' kidney biopsies to mathematically separate cells and identify genes that are turned on in a specific cell type.

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Weidman to speak on 'Writing Historical Libretto'

Tuesday, March 4, 2014, 3 p.m. · 185 Nassau St., Room 219

American librettist John Weidman hold a public conversation on three of his works "Writing Historical Libretto: 'Pacific Overtures,' 'Assassins' and 'Road Show'" at 3 p.m. Tuesday, March 4, at 185 Nassau St., Room 219.

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Student work: 'Wintersession'

Wintersession is a weeklong program for undergraduates to pursue academic and extracurricular enrichment beyond what is offered during the school year. 

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Chiang appointed director of Keller Center

Mung Chiang, a noted researcher in communications networks who also is an entrepreneur and a leader in online education, has been appointed director of Princeton University's Keller Center, effective March 31.

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FACULTY AWARD: Austin receives APS' 2014 Max Delbruck Prize

Robert Austin, a Princeton University professor of physics, was awarded the 2014 Max Delbruck Prize in Biological Physics from the American Physical Society (APS) in recognition of work that has "uncovered both new physics and revolutionized the laboratory practice of biology."

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Hunter R. Rawlings III Alumni Day Remarks: The Lion in the Path

As prepared remarks by Hunter R. Rawlings III on receiving Princeton University's James Madison Medal during Alumni Day on Feb. 22, 2014.

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Chinese opera to present Ibsen adaptations

Tuesday, March 4, 2014, various times · Alexander Hall, Richardson Auditorium

Lewis Center for the Arts' Performance Central will present China's Hangzhou Yue Opera Company performing its all-female operatic adaptations of Henrik Ibsen's "The Lady from the Sea" at 3 p.m. Tuesday, March 4, and "Hedda Gabler" at 8 p.m. the same evening in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall. The performances, sung in Chinese with English supertitles, are free but tickets are required; call University Ticketing at 609-258-9220.

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Hutchinson to speak on Dominican music

Monday, March 3, 2014, 4:30 p.m. · Woolworth Center, Room 106

The Department of Music will present a musicology colloquium with Sydney Hutchinson at 4:30 p.m. Monday, March 3, in the Woolworth Center, Room 106. Hutchinson, assistant professor of music history at Syracuse University, will speak on "A Tigress of a Different Stripe: Performing Gender in Dominican Music from Fefita to Rita."

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Richardson Chamber Players to present 'Quiet City'

Sunday, March 2, 2014, 3 p.m. · Alexander Hall, Richardson Auditorium

The Richardson Chamber Players will present a concert "Quiet City" at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 2, in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall. The program will feature works by Roy Harris, Samuel Barber, Leonard Bernstein and Aaron Copland. For tickets, call University Ticketing at 609-258-9220.

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Jazz summit to feature student performers

Saturday, March 1, 2014, 8 p.m. · Alexander Hall, Richardson Auditorium

The third annual Columbia/Princeton Jazz Summit, featuring students from the Columbia University Jazz Program, the Princeton University Jazz Composers Project and the University Concert Jazz Ensemble, will take place at 8 p.m. Saturday, March 1, in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall. For tickets, call University Ticketing at 609-258-9220.

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Glee Club to perform

Friday, Feb. 28, 2014, 7:30 p.m. · Alexander Hall, Richardson Auditorium

The Princeton University Glee Club will perform its spring concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28, in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall. The program will feature highlights from the ensemble's European winter tour, including works by Rachmaninoff, Britten and Bach. For tickets, call University Ticketing at 609-258-9220.

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O'Toole to give Robert Fagles Memorial Lecture

Friday, Feb. 28, 2014, 4:30 p.m. · 185 Nassau St., Stewart Theater

Fintan O'Toole, the Leonard Milberg '53 Visiting Lecturer in Theater and the Lewis Center for the Arts in fall 2013, will present the Robert Fagles Memorial Lecture "Mr. Bloom and the Buddha" at 4:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28, at 185 Nassau St., Stewart Theater. The event is presented by the Fund for Irish Studies.

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Kavakos and Pace to perform all-Beethoven concert

Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014, 8 p.m. · Alexander Hall, Richardson Auditorium

The Princeton University Concerts series will present violinist Leonidas Kavakos and pianist Enrico Pace performing three Beethoven sonatas at 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27, in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall. For tickets, call University Ticketing at 609-258-9220.

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Chukwu to screen 'A Long Walk'

Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014, 4:30 p.m. · 185 Nassau St., Stewart Theater

Chinonye Chukwu, a 2013-14 Hodder Fellow at the Lewis Center for the Arts, will screen her short film "A Long Walk," an adaptation of Samuel Autman's short story "A Walk Through the Neighborhood," at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 26, in the Stewart Theater, 185 Nassau St. Following the screening, Autman will read his short story and hold a conversation with Chukwu and Colman Domingo, who stars in the film.

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FACULTY AWARD: Bernevig receives 2014 Sackler International Prize in Physics

Bogdan Bernevig, the Eugene and Mary Wigner Assistant Professor in Theoretical Physics and an assistant professor of physics, was named one of three laureates of the 2014 Raymond and Beverly Sackler International Prize in Physics.

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Ninth annual Innovation Forum showcases Princeton research

Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014, 4 p.m. · Fields Center, Room 104

The ninth annual Innovation Forum, which showcases Princeton research that offers the potential to be commercialized, will be held at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 26, in the Fields Center, Room 104. The forum includes a poster session and "pitch" competition, as well as cash prizes.

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Effectiveness of digital learning focus of Science on Saturday lecture

Saturday, March 8, 2014, 9:30 a.m. · Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

Mung Chiang, the Arthur LeGrand Doty Professor of Electrical Engineering at Princeton University, will present, "From MOOC to MIIC: Can Effective Learning Be Big?" at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, March 8, at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) on Princeton University's Forrestal campus. Doors open at 8:15 and seating may be limited. The program is part of PPPL's "Science on Saturday" public lecture series, which runs through March 15.

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In the eye of a chicken, a new state of matter comes into view

Along with eggs, soup and rubber toys, the list of the chicken's most lasting legacies may eventually include advanced materials, according to researchers from Princeton University and Washington University in St. Louis. The researchers report that the unusual arrangement of cells in a chicken's eye constitutes the first known biological occurrence of a potentially new state of matter known as "disordered hyperuniformity," which has been shown to have unique physical properties.

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Alumni Day honorees Sotomayor, Rawlings stress value of service, higher education

The meaning of service and the future of American higher education were themes in talks by top alumni award winners during Princeton University's Alumni Day program on Saturday, Feb. 22. The full schedule on the sunny day on campus included lectures, workshops, family activities, and the presentation of alumni and student awards.

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FACULTY AWARD: Five Princeton faculty named 2014 Sloan Fellows

Five Princeton University faculty members were among the 126 researchers from the United States and Canada named as 2014 Sloan Research Fellows by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

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Panel to discuss 'Implementing ObamaCare'

Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014, 4:30 p.m. · Robertson Hall, Dodds Auditorium

The Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs will host a public panel discussion titled, "Implementing ObamaCare" at 4:30 p.m., on Thursday, Feb. 27, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall. 

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Former SEC chair Schapiro to speak

Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014, 4:30 p.m. · Robertson Hall, Dodds Auditorium

Mary Schapiro, former chair, Securities and Exchange Commission, and advisory board chair, Promontory Financial Group, will join in conversation with Alan Blinder, the Gordon S. Rentschler Memorial Professor of Economics and Public Affairs at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 26. Shapiro will be visiting the School at part of its Program in Leadership and Governance. This is a ticketed event.

Tickets will be available to Princeton University students, faculty, staff and the general public on a first-come, first-served basis, noon to 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25, at the Frist Campus Center Ticket. Distribution will continue while supplies last on Wednesday, Feb. 26, beginning at noon. For those unable to get a ticket, there will be a wait line outside of Dodds Auditorium on Wednesday, Feb. 26, beginning at 4 p.m. This event will be simulcast in Room 016.

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Emanuel to speak on 'Megatrends in Health Care'

Monday, Feb. 24, 2014, 4:30 p.m. · Robertson Hall, Dodds Auditorium

Ezekiel J. Emanuel, M.D., vice provost for global initiatives, chair of the Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy at the University of Pennsylvania, and author of "Reinventing American Healthcare," will present a public talk titled "Megatrends in Health Care" at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 24, 2014, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall. A book sale and signing of his new book and public reception will follow the discussion. This is a ticketed event.

Tickets will be available to Princeton University students, faculty, staff and the general public on a first-come, first-served basis, noon to 6 p.m. at the Frist Campus Center Ticket Office on Friday, Feb. 21. Distribution will continue while supplies last on Monday, Feb. 24, beginning at noon. For those unable to get a ticket, there will be a wait line outside of Dodds Auditorium on Monday, Feb. 24, beginning at 4 p.m. This event will be simulcast in Room 016.

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Princeton Opera Company to present 'The Pirates of Penzance'

Friday through Sunday, Feb. 21-23, 2014, various times · McCosh Hall, Room 10

The Princeton Opera Company will present the Gilbert and Sullivan musical "The Pirates of Penzance" at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Feb. 21 and 22, and at 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 22 and 23, in McCosh Hall, Room 10. Tickets can be purchased in advance at the Frist Ticket office or by calling University Ticketing at 609-258-9220.

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Organ concert to feature 'Famous French Fifths'

Friday, Feb. 21, 2014, 8 p.m. · Princeton University Chapel

University organist Eric Plutz will perform a concert "Famous French Fifths," the fifth organ symphonies of Charles-Marie Widor and Louis Vierne, at 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21, at the Princeton University Chapel.

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Alumnus Heminway's film 'Battle for the Elephants' to be screened

Friday, Feb. 21, 2014, 4:30 p.m. · Robertson Hall, Room 002

"Battle for the Elephants," a National Geographic documentary produced by John Heminway, a 1966 alumnus, and edited by Katie Carpenter, a 1976 alumna, will be screened at 4:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21, in Robertson Hall, Room 002. The screening will be followed by a Q&A session with Heminway and dinner. The event, co-sponsored by the Class of 2016 and its grandparent Class of 1966, is free but requires an RSVP. For more information email Gwendolyn Lee at gglee@princeton.edu or Charles Plohn at cplohn@aol.com.

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Polish theater group to present docudrama 'The Files'

Tuesday and Wednesday, Feb. 25-26, 2014, 8 p.m. · 185 Nassau St., Matthews Acting Studio

The Lewis Center's Performance Central series will present the Polish theater group Theater of the Eighth Day in a docudrama "The Files" — created from surveillance records the secret police kept on the group between 1975 and 1983 — at 8 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, Feb. 25-26, in the Matthews Acting Studio, 185 Nassau St. Performances are in English, followed by a talkback with members of the company.

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Play reading to focus on Phaedra myth

Monday, Feb. 24, 2014, 8 p.m. · Princeton University Art Museum

"Beasts of Love," a new play by C.K. Williams, lecturer with the rank of professor in creative writing in the Lewis Center for the Arts, will receive a reading at 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 24, in the Princeton University Art Museum. The play is a lyrical retelling of the story of Phaedra and will be performed by student actors. A talkback with Williams will follow the reading, which is part of the yearlong Phaedra Project at Princeton.

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London calling: Journeys of musical discovery

A collaboration established between Princeton and the Royal College of Music (RCM) in 2007 offers Princeton students the opportunity to spend the fall semester of their junior year at the prestigious conservatory and is offered as part of Princeton's Study Abroad Program. Two undergraduates, Darya Koltunyuk and Katherine Buzard, and a 2011 alumnus, Joseph Gotoff, capture the RCM experience and share how it influenced their time at Princeton and their plans for the future.

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Exhibition to feature artwork by prisoners

Monday, Feb. 24, through Thursday, April 3, 2014 · Robertson Hall, Bernstein Gallery

An exhibition of political artwork by prisoners with a focus on the abuse of solitary confinement in U.S. prisons will be on view from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Feb. 24, through Thursday, April 3, in the Bernstein Gallery, Robertson Hall.

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Jazz faculty to give recital

Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014, 8 p.m. · Fine Hall, Taplin Auditorium

"Composing in the Moment," a recital featuring Department of Music faculty members — tenor and soprano saxophonist Ralph Bowen, guitarist Bruce Arnold, pianist Michael Cochrane and bassist Brian Glassman, directed by Anthony D.J. Branker, the Anthony H.P. Lee '79 P11 Senior Lecturer in Jazz Studies and director of the Program in Jazz Studies — will take place at 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, in Taplin Auditorium, Fine Hall.

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Annual dance concert to showcase more than 50 students

Friday through Sunday, Feb. 21-23, 2014, various times · McCarter Theatre Center, Berlind Theatre

The Lewis Center for the Arts' Program in Dance will present the 2014 Spring Dance Festival at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Feb. 21 and 22; 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22; and 1 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 23, in the Berlind Theatre, McCarter Theatre Center. The dance concert will showcase more than 50 students performing repertory works by renowned choreographers, a premiere by Princeton Hodder Fellow Pam Tanowitz and new dances created by faculty members. For tickets call University Ticketing at 609-258-9220 or the Berlind box office at 609-258-2787.

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Buzard to give senior recital

Friday, Feb. 21, 2014, 7:30 p.m. · Fine Hall, Taplin Auditorium

Soprano Katie Buzard will give her senior recital at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21, in Taplin Auditorium, Fine Hall. The program will include works by Purcell, Mozart, Howells, Strauss and Britten.

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Princeton University Players to present 'Rent'

Thursday through Saturday, Feb. 20-22 and Feb. 27-March 1, 2014, 8 p.m. · Whitman College Class of 1970 Theatre

Princeton University Players will present the musical "Rent" at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, Feb. 20-22 and Feb. 27-March 1, in Whitman College Class of 1970 Theatre.

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Theatre Intime to present 'The Language Archive'

Thursday through Saturday, Feb. 20-22 and Feb. 27-March 1, 2014, 8 p.m. · Hamilton Murray Theater

Theatre Intime will present "The Language Archive," a comedy by Julia Cho about a linguist who can't verbally express emotion, at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, Feb. 20-22, and Feb. 27-March 1, in Hamilton Murray Theater.

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Giles to discuss Italian master drawings

Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014, 5:30 p.m. · McCormick Hall, Room 101

Laura Giles, the Heather and Paul G. Haaga Jr., Class of 1970, Curator of Prints and Drawings at the Princeton University Art Museum, will give a talk "Lasting Legacy, Changing Attributions," about the collecting and connoisseurship of Italian drawings at Princeton, at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20, in McCormick Hall, Room 101. The event is presented in conjunction with the exhibition"500 Years of Italian Master Drawings from the Princeton University Art Museum," on view through May 11.

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Yue to speak on 'Leader Ladies'

Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014, 4:30 p.m. · 185 Nassau St., Stewart Theater

Genevieve Yue, assistant professor of culture and media at the New School for Liberal Arts, will give the first talk, "Leader Ladies: China Girls, Film Laboratories and Experimental Cinema," in a spring film lecture series presented by the Lewis Center for the Arts' Program in Visual Arts at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20, in the Stewart Theater, 185 Nassau St.

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Alumni Day will feature awards, lectures

Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014, various times · various locations

A day of lectures, awards ceremonies and other events will draw alumni and parents of current undergraduates to campus Saturday, Feb. 22.

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University delays opening for non-essential staff; Classes go on as scheduled

Because of anticipated hazardous driving conditions, Princeton University will delay opening for non-essential personnel today until 10 a.m. However, classes will be held as scheduled.

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University provides second dose of meningitis B vaccine

Princeton University began providing a second dose of the meningitis B vaccine to recommended campus groups on Monday, Feb. 17, with 3,215 individuals vaccinated by the end of the third day. Another 305 individuals received the second dose last month. The vaccine clinics are being held from noon to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, Feb. 17-20, in the Frist Campus Center multipurpose room. More information about the clinics is available on the University's meningitis website.

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NEWS BRIEF: Gellman receives Polk journalism award

Washington Post reporter Barton Gellman, a visiting professional specialist at the Woodrow Wilson School and a visiting lecturer in public and international affairs, was one of four reporters awarded the 2013 George Polk Award for National Security Reporting for investigative stories based on top-secret documents disclosed by former intelligence analyst Edward Snowden. The award will be presented April 11 in New York.

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First African American mayor of Ithaca will speak

Svante Myrick, the mayor of Ithaca, N.Y., will speak at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 17 in the Whig Hall Senate Chamber. At 26 years old, Myrick is one of the youngest mayors in the country and Ithaca's first African American mayor. He will speak about his experience as mayor and the progress that African Americans have made in American politics, in honor of Black History Month. The event is sponsored by the American Whig Cliosophic Society. 

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RSVP by Feb. 19 for coverage of Sonia Sotomayor and Hunter R. Rawlings III at Princeton University

This advisory is to alert members of the news media that Sonia Sotomayor, Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, and Hunter R. Rawlings III, President of the Association of American Universities, will speak during Princeton University’s annual Alumni Day on Saturday, Feb. 22.

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FTC Commissioner Brill to discuss data privacy

Thursday, Feb. 20, 2013, 4:30 p.m. · Robertson Hall, Dodds Auditorium

Julie Brill '81, a member of the Federal Trade Commission, will discuss "Big Data and Consumer Privacy: Addressing Challenges and Finding Solutions" at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.  

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Discussion with producer to follow screening of 'The Waiting Room'

Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014, 5 p.m. · Whitman College Class of 1970 Theater

The University Center for Human Values presents a screening of the documentary "The Waiting Room" and a discussion with the documentary's producer, Bill Hirsch, at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19, in the Whitman College Class of 1970 Theater. The event marks the launch of UCHV's Values and Vocations initiative.

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Berg, Zelizer to discuss 'Wilson'

Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, 4:30 p.m. · Robertson Hall, Dodds Auditorium

A. Scott Berg '71, Woodrow Wilson biographer and Pulitzer Prize winner, will present a public talk titled "Wilson" at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall. He will be joined by Julian Zelizer, the Malcolm Stevenson Forbes, Class of 1941 Professor of History and Public Affairs at Princeton. A book sale and signing and public reception will follow the discussion in Shultz Dining Room. Tickets are requires for entry into Dodds.

Tickets will be available to Princeton University students, faculty, staff and the general public on a first-come, first-served basis, from noon to 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 17, at the Frist Campus Center Ticket Office. Distribution will continue while supplies last on Tuesday, Feb. 18, beginning at noon. For those unable to get a ticket, there will be a wait line outside of Dodds Auditorium on Tuesday, Feb. 18, beginning at 4 p.m. This event will be simulcast in Room 016.

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William Scheide '36: Celebrating a century of books, Bach and beneficence

When 1936 Princeton alumnus William Scheide was born on Jan. 6, 1914, Woodrow Wilson had stepped down as president of the University and was president of the United States; Henry Ford had just introduced an assembly line to build the Model T; and workers in Washington, D.C., were placing the first stones in the Lincoln Memorial. A century later, some of Scheide's many friends and admirers gathered in Chancellor Green at Princeton to celebrate the 100th birthday of the musician, philanthropist and bibliophile.

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FACULTY HONOR: Mann recognized by National Education Ministry of France

Professor of Anthropology Alan Mann has been awarded the Chevalier dans l'Ordre des Palmes Academiques by the National Education Ministry of France for his anthropological research and mentoring of French students. The award is presented for significant contributions to furthering French intellectual, scientific and artistic achievements in the world. The award will be presented in June in the village of Marillac-le-Franc in the Charente Department, where Mann was co-director of an excavation of a prehistoric site with French and Princeton undergraduate students.

 

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Student work: 'Great Expectations'

Take a look behind the scenes as the student cast prepares for a Princeton production of "Great Expectations," Charles Dickens' beloved coming-of-age epic. Directed by Tim Vasen, director of the Program in Theater, the play will feature senior Peter Giovine as Pip with senior Emma Boettcher serving as dramaturg. The production will be performed at 8 p.m. Feb. 14-15 and 20-22 Matthews '53 Acting Studio. Tickets are available through University Ticketing.

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Al Gore selected as 2014 Class Day speaker

Former Vice President Al Gore has been selected to deliver the keynote address at the University's Class Day ceremony on Monday, June 2. Class Day, which takes place the day before Princeton's Commencement, is an opportunity for seniors to publicly acknowledge achievements and contributions of members of the graduating class and University community

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Employee obituaries: February 2014

The following is an updated list of University employee obituaries.

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Video feature: 'Capturing the Cosmos'

Princeton junior Cody O'Neil traveled to Chile to practice astrophotography with the support of the Martin A. Dale '53 Summer Award, a $4,000 stipend given to a handful of students to pursue an independent project not connected to academic coursework.

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Employee retirements: February 2014

The following is an updated list of University employee retirements.

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'Capturing the Cosmos'

Princeton University junior Cody O'Neil traveled to Chile to practice astrophotography with the support of the Martin A. Dale '53 Summer Award, a $4,000 stipend given to a handful of students to pursue an independent project not connected to academic coursework.

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Barrett, Kasdin awarded Pyne Prize

Princeton seniors Joe Barrett and Izzy Kasdin have been named co-winners of the University's 2014 Moses Taylor Pyne Honor Prize, the highest general distinction conferred on an undergraduate.

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University delays opening for non-essential staff; Classes go on as scheduled

Because of severe weather, Princeton University will delay opening for non-essential personnel today until 10 a.m. However, classes will be held as scheduled. Only employees in critical or essential roles should report to work for shifts requiring them to work before 10 a.m. Campus libraries and athletic and recreation facilities are open. The Frist Campus Center is open, as are residential dining halls.

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Princeton monitoring storm, update scheduled early Friday

Princeton University officials continue to monitor forecasts and the ongoing winter storm. An update about University operations and classes Friday, Feb. 14, will be sent via the Princeton Telephone and E-Mail Notification System (PTENS) and is scheduled to be posted on the University homepage and on the SNOW line, 609-258-SNOW (7669), by 6 a.m.

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UPDATE: University closed for non-essential staff; Classes go on as scheduled

Because of severe weather, Princeton University is closed for non-essential personnel as of 5 a.m. today. Classes will be held as scheduled. Only employees in critical or essential roles should report to work. University officials will continue to monitor the storm with the expectation of reopening Friday. An update is scheduled to be posted on the University homepage by 9 p.m. Thursday.

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Princeton monitoring storm, update scheduled early Thursday

With a significant storm heading toward campus, Princeton University officials are monitoring forecasts and the storm's progress. An update about University operations and classes Thursday, Feb. 13, will be sent via the Princeton Telephone and E-Mail Notification System (PTENS) and is scheduled to be posted on the University homepage and on the SNOW line, 609-258-SNOW (7669), by 5:45 a.m.

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Alumna Oz will share her career journey, advice for students

Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014, 4:30 p.m. · Frist Campus Center, Room 302

Daphne Oz, a Class of 2008 graduate and co-host of ABC's television show "The Chew," will speak at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20, in Frist Campus Center, Room 302 as part of Career Services IMAGINE Speaker Series. Oz will share her career journey and advice for current students interested in the fields of health, nutrition and broadcasting.

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Exhibit will showcase photos of Syrian refugees

Monday through Friday, Feb. 10-28, 2014 · Campus Club

An exhibit of photos by senior Ben Taub titled "Displaced: Syrian refugees on the Turkish-Syrian border" will be on display Feb. 10-28 in Campus Club.

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Princeton Sound Kitchen to present guest artists

Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, 8 p.m. · Fine Hall, Taplin Auditorium

Princeton Sound Kitchen will present the Mivos String Quartet and the Dither Electric Guitar Quartet performing new works by graduate students in the Department of Music at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 18, in Taplin Auditorium, Fine Hall.

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Falk to give Edward W. Said Memorial Lecture

Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, 5 p.m. · McCosh Hall, Room 10

Richard Falk, the Albert G. Milbank Professor of International Law and Practice, Emeritus, and professor of politics and international affairs, emeritus, will give the Edward W. Said Memorial Lecture "Edward Said's Legacy and the Palestinian Struggle" at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 18, in McCosh Hall, Room 10. Falk is the United Nations Special Rapporteur on "the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories occupied since 1967."

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Kelly to speak on medieval music

Monday, Feb. 17, 2014, 4:30 p.m. · Woolworth Center, Room 106

Thomas Forrest Kelly of Harvard University will give a musicology colloquium "Music, Text and Image in the Medieval Exultet Scrolls" at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 17, in Woolworth Center, Room 106.

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Rearick to give faculty recital

Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014, 3 p.m. · Fine Hall, Taplin Auditorium

Mezzo-soprano Barbara Rearick, an instructor in the Department of Music, accompanied by pianist Scott Dunn, will give a faculty recital at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 16, in Taplin Auditorium, Fine Hall.

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Student pianists from Princeton and Harvard to hold 'Piano Battle'

Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, 7:30 p.m. · Alexander Hall, Richardson Auditorium

The Princeton Pianists Ensemble's "Piano Battle: Harvard vs. Princeton" will take place at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall.

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Banquet and performance will celebrate Chinese New Year

Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, 6 p.m. · Fields Center

The Chinese Students Association will hold a Chinese Lunar New Year celebration, featuring a banquet and spoken word and dance performances, at 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, in the Fields Center. The event will include a Q&A session about Asian Americans in the arts and entertainment industry.

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Violinist Shibuya to give senior recital

Friday, Feb. 14, 2014, 7:30 p.m. · Fine Hall, Taplin Auditorium

Kai Shibuya, violin, will give her senior recital at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14, in Taplin Auditorium, Fine Hall. Shibuya spent the fall of her junior year in London through a collaboration established in 2007 between Princeton and the Royal College of Music.

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Two seniors bring 'Great Expectations' to the stage

Friday and Saturday, Feb. 14 and 15, and Thursday through Saturday, Feb. 20-22, 2014, 8 p.m. · 185 Nassau St., Matthews Acting Studio

The Lewis Center for the Arts' Program in Theater will present a dramatic adaptation of Charles Dickens' "Great Expectations" at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Feb. 14 and 15, and Thursday through Saturday, Feb. 20-22, in the Matthews Acting Studio, 185 Nassau St. The production features seniors Peter Giovine in the role of Pip with Emma Boettcher serving as dramaturg. For tickets call University Ticketing at 609-258-9220.

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Two seniors awarded ReachOut fellowships for public service

Princeton University seniors Sacha Finn and Harriet Kristin Wilson have been awarded 2014 fellowships from ReachOut 56-81-06, an alumni-funded effort that supports yearlong public service projects after graduation. Each student will receive $30,000.

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RESCHEDULED: Brentano String Quartet to perform

Friday, April 11, 2014, 7:30 p.m. · Alexander Hall, Richardson Auditorium

The Brentano String Quartet will present its final concert as the Edward T. Cone Performers-in-Residence at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 11, in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall. This concert was originally scheduled for Feb. 13. The quartet has been in residence at the University since 1999. The program will include works by Mozart and the Princeton premiere of a string quintet by Filipe Lara — a new commission for the quartet and guest violist Hsin-Yun Huang. Admission is free but tickets are required; call University Ticketing at 609-258-9220.

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Students to present 'Failed Love' event at art museum

Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014, 7 p.m. · Princeton University Art Museum

The Student Advisory Board of the Princeton University Art Museum will present "Failed Love," an annual event celebrating the power of a broken heart to inspire art, featuring live music, poetry readings, chocolate and fine art, at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27, at the museum.

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Liang to perform 'Alien Citizen'

Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, 8 p.m. · Whitman College Black Box Theater

Actress and writer Elizabeth Liang will perform "Alien Citizen: An Earth Odyssey," a humorous one-woman show about growing up all over the world — from being a Guatemalan-American teen in North Africa to attending a women's college in the United States — at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12, in the Whitman College Black Box Theater.

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Writers Duhamel and Cole to give public reading

Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, 4:30 p.m. · Berlind Theatre, McCarter Theatre Center

The Lewis Center for the Arts' Althea Ward Clark W'21 Reading Series continues with poet Denise Duhamel and writer, art historian and photographer Teju Cole at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12, in the Berlind Theatre, McCarter Theatre Center.

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Naacho will present dance show 'Kismat'

Thursday through Saturday, Feb. 20-22, 2014 · Frist Film and Performance Theater

The Naacho Indian Dance Company will present their 2014 show "Kismat" at 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Feb. 20-21, and at 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, in the Frist Film and Performance Theater. Tickets are $8 for students and $10 for others at the Frist Campus Center ticket office.

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Second dose of meningitis B vaccine will be available

Monday through Thursday, Feb. 17-20, 2014 · Frist Campus Center, Level B

The second dose of the meningitis B vaccine will be available for eligible groups from noon to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, Feb. 17-20, in Frist Campus Center, Level B, multipurpose room.

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Eisgruber outlines strategic planning process for University

Princeton University President Christopher L. Eisgruber announced at the Feb. 10 meeting of the Council of the Princeton University Community (CPUC) that the University has begun a strategic planning process.

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Student work: 'Princeton Against Meningitis Part Two'

Princeton students talk about the importance of the second meningitis B vaccine. A second dose of the vaccine will be available for eligible groups from noon to 8 p.m. Feb. 17-20 in the Frist Campus Center. Two doses are needed for maximum protection. For more information visit the University's meningitis information website.

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CANCELED: Empathy in design as the key to success is topic of lecture

Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, 4:30 p.m. · Fields Center Multipurpose Room

This event has been canceled and will be rescheduled at a later time. 

Michael Ventura, founder and CEO of the New York-based marketing firm Sub Rosa, will present, "Empathic Design, or How To Put The Experience Above All Else," at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12, in the Fields Center Multipurpose Room. The talk is free to the public and part of the Keller Center's "Creative Mind: Innovation, Design and Entrepreneurship" lecture series.

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Video feature: 'Portraits of a President'

Karl Kusserow, the John Wilmerding Curator of American Art at the Princeton University Art Museum, explains the unique history of a pair of portraits of U.S. President George Washington painted by Charles Willson Peale and held in the museum's collection.

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'Portraits of a President'

Karl Kusserow, the John Wilmerding Curator of American Art at the Princeton University Art Museum, explains the unique history of a pair of portraits of U.S. President George Washington painted by Charles Willson Peale and held in the museum's collection.

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Three Princeton seniors, two alumni win Gates Cambridge Scholarships

Princeton University seniors David Abugaber, Izzy Kasdin and Simone Sasse, as well as alumnae Madeline McMahon and Elizabeth Presser, have been awarded Gates Cambridge Scholarships. The awards give outstanding students from outside the United Kingdom the opportunity to pursue postgraduate study at the University of Cambridge.

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FACULTY HONOR: Rexford and Schapire elected to National Academy of Engineering

Princeton University professors Jennifer Rexford, the Gordon Y.S. Wu Professor in Engineering and professor of computer science, and Robert Schapire, the David M. Siegel '83 Professor in Computer Science, have been elected to the National Academy of Engineering.

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Nobel economist Kahneman to speak on the role of reason

Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, 6 p.m. · McCosh Hall, Room 50

Daniel Kahneman, the Eugene Higgins Professor of Psychology, Emeritus and professor of psychology and public affairs, emeritus, will give a talk "Hindsights" at 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 10, in McCosh Hall, Room 50. He will discuss the implications of psychological research for an understanding of the limited role of reason in our lives. Kahneman received the Nobel Prize in economics in 2002. The event is sponsored by the Stafford Little Lecture Series.

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Installation to explore sound as art

Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014, 5 p.m. · Woolworth Hall

Students in the graduate seminar "Sound Art" will present a sound installation "House of Sound" — consisting of projects that explore the nature of sound as art — at 5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 9, in Woolworth Hall. Families are encouraged to attend.

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Renovation begins on economics and international programs building at 20 Washington Road

Construction has begun on a major renovation of the 20 Washington Road building, aimed at centralizing economics and international programs that are spread across campus.

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So Percussion to perform

Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, 8 p.m. · Fine Hall, Taplin Auditorium

Princeton Sound Kitchen will present So Percussion at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11, in Taplin Auditorium, Fine Hall. The ensemble features Dan Trueman, professor of music; Jason Treuting, a 2013-15 inaugural Fellow in the Creative and Performing Arts; Andrea Mazzariello; and Dave Molk.

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Eugenides and Wood to hold public conversation

Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, 5 p.m. · McCosh Hall, Room 10

The Wilson College Signature Lecture Series will present Jeffrey Eugenides, professor of creative writing in the Lewis Center for the Arts, in conversation with Michael Wood, the Charles Barnwell Straut Class of 1923 Professor of English and Comparative Literature, Emeritus, at 5 p.m. Monday, Feb. 10, in McCosh Hall, Room 10.

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Princeton's 'Monuments Men' to be discussed at screening

Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014, noon · Princeton Garden Theatre, 160 Nassau St.

Many of the men who inspired the new film "Monuments Men," about the heroes who saved many of Europe's art treasures from destruction during World War II, were trained at Princeton or made careers at Princeton after the war. A screening of the film will take place at noon on Sunday, Feb. 9, at the Princeton Garden Theatre, 160 Nassau St., followed by a discussion with James Steward, director of the Princeton University Art Museum, and Alfred Bush, who knew and worked with many of Princeton's "Monuments Men."

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Exhibition to feature prints by Edvard Munch

Feb. 8 through June 8, 2014 · Princeton University Art Museum

A selection of 26 prints by Norwegian artist Edvard Munch will be on view in "Edvard Munch: Symbolism in Print, Masterworks from the Museum of Modern Art, New York," Feb. 8-June 8 at the Princeton University Art Museum. Renowned as a Symbolist painter, Munch is also considered among the greatest printmakers of the modern era.

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Princeton Shakespeare Company to present 'Henry V'

Friday through Sunday, Feb. 7-9 and Thursday through Saturday, Feb. 13-15, 2014, various times · Whitman College Class of 1970 Theatre

Princeton Shakespeare Company will present Shakespeare's "Henry V" at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Feb. 7 and 8, and Thursday through Saturday, Feb. 13-15, in Whitman College Class of 1970 Theatre. There will be two matinee performances at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 9, and Saturday, Feb. 15.

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L'Avant-Scène to perform 'Phèdre'

Friday and Saturday, Feb. 7 and 8, 2014, 8 p.m. · Princeton University Art Museum

The French theater workshop L'Avant-Scène will perform the 17th-century tragedy "Phèdre" by Jean Racine at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Feb. 7 and 8, in the Princeton University Art Museum. The production is being presented in collaboration with "Myth in Transformation: The Phaedra Project," an initiative of the 2013-14 academic year that brings together artists, scholars and students to engage creatively with the Phaedra myth. Reservations are required via email to ftw@princeton.edu, subject line "Phèdre."

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Xie to play flute in senior recital

Friday, Feb. 7, 2014, 7:30 p.m. · Fine Hall, Taplin Auditorium

Lilia Xie, flute, will give her senior recital at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7, in Taplin Auditorium, Fine Hall.

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O'Rourke and Feeley to perform Irish songs

Friday, Feb. 7, 2014, 4:30 p.m. · 185 Nassau St., Stewart Theater

Irish classical guitarist John Feeley and Fran O'Rourke, associate professor of philosophy at University College Dublin, will perform "JoyceSong: Irish Songs from the Works of James Joyce" at 4:30 p.m. Friday Feb. 7, in Stewart Theater, 185 Nassau St. The event is sponsored by Princeton's Fund for Irish Studies.

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Danish String Quartet to perform

Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, 8 p.m. · Alexander Hall, Richardson Auditorium

Princeton University Concerts series will present the Danish String Quartet at 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 6, in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall. At 7 p.m. students from the Princeton Pianists Ensemble will perform a musical preview, free to ticketholders. For tickets, call University Ticketing at 609-258-9220.

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Theatre Intime to present 'The Freshman One Act Festival'

Thursday through Saturday, Feb. 6-8, 2014, 8 p.m. · Murray-Dodge Theatre

Theater Intime will present "The Freshman One Act Festival" at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, Feb. 6-8, in Murray-Dodge Theater. For tickets, call University Ticketing at 609-258-2990 or visit Frist Campus Center box office.

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Student work: Black Arts Company: Drama presents 'Children of Eden'

The Black Arts Company: Drama is producing "Children of Eden," a musical by Stephen Schwartz, creator of "Wicked," directed by graduate student Warren Rieutort-Louis and senior Reena Glaser. The show runs Feb. 6-8 in the Frist Campus Center theater. Tickets are available from the Frist Campus Center Ticket Office or University Ticketing; tickets are $10 for adults, $7 or student events eligible for students.

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Princeton University, Navy re-establish campus NROTC program

Princeton University and the United States Navy will bring the Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps (NROTC) program back to Princeton later this year.  

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UPDATE: University to resume normal operations at 8:45 a.m. Thursday

Princeton University will resume normal operations as of 8:45 a.m. today, Thursday, Feb. 6. Classes will be held as scheduled, campus libraries will reopen and all employees should report to work as scheduled.

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Princeton monitoring storm, plans campus update early Wednesday

With a significant storm heading toward campus, Princeton University officials are monitoring forecasts and the storm's progress. An update about University operations and classes on Wednesday will be posted on the University homepage and on the SNOW line, 609-258-SNOW (7669), by 6 a.m.

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Former Fed Chairman Volcker to present lecture

Friday, Feb. 7, 2014, 4:30 p.m. · Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall

The Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs will host a public lecture by Paul Volcker '49, former Federal Reserve chairman and founder of the Volcker Alliance, at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb., 7, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall. No tickets remain for Dodds Auditorium, but there will be a wait line and simulcast of the lecture.

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CPUC meeting will feature presidential town hall

Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, 4:30 p.m. · Betts Auditorium, School of Architecture

The Council of the Princeton University Community (CPUC) will meet at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 10 in Betts Auditorium, School of Architecture. This month's meeting will be a "town hall" with President Christopher L. Eisgruber, who will describe upcoming plans for the spring and take questions from members of the University community.

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Strickler appointed executive director for administrative planning

Laura Strickler, associate director for administration at the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment, has been named executive director for administrative planning in the Office of the Executive Vice President at Princeton University.

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Zoom in: 28 stories of a global summer

More than 1,300 Princeton undergraduate and graduate students traveled throughout the United States and to 90 countries around the globe last summer for academic study, independent research, internships and civic engagement projects. In this interactive feature, you will be able to view a map of the world and take a global journey with more than two dozen students from many disciplines who engaged in a broad array of opportunities in summer 2013.

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Google Ideas founder to speak on 'The World in 2020'

Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014, 4:30 p.m. · Robertson Hall, Dodds Auditorium

Jared Cohen, founder and director of Google Ideas, will present a public talk titled, "The World in 2020: Technology, Geopolitics and the Next Disruptions," at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 4, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.

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Dobkin to step down as dean of the faculty

David Dobkin, who has served as dean of the faculty at Princeton University since 2003, has announced that he will step down from this position on June 30 and will return to the faculty.

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UPDATE: University resumes normal operations; Buses ending runs early

Princeton University will resume normal operations as of 9 p.m. today. Until that time, the only employees who should report for work are those in critical or essential roles. Classes remain on schedule.

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