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Archive – April, 2014

Choral drama to feature original student composition

Sunday and Monday, May 4 and 5, 2014, 7:30 p.m. · Fine Hall, Taplin Auditorium

Senior Tanyaradzwa Tawengwa will perform her senior thesis composition "Dawn of the Rooster," a choral drama, at 7:30 p.m. Sunday and Monday, May 4 and 5, in Taplin Auditorium, Fine Hall.

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Concert to feature Greek and Mediterranean folk instruments

Friday, May 2, 2014, 8 p.m. · Hamilton Murray Theater

"Musical Encounters from the Mediterranean to the Black Sea," a concert exploring the interconnections of the Greek and Mediterranean worlds based on the collaboration of folk instruments and diverse performance techniques, will take place at 8 p.m. Friday, May 2, in Hamilton Murray Theater. The event is cosponsored by the Seeger Center for Hellenic Studies, the Lewis Center for the Arts and the Department of Music.

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FACULTY HONOR: Three faculty receive Berlin Prize Fellowships

Beatriz Colomina, professor of architecture and co-director of the Program in Media and Modernity; Sean Wilentz, the George Henry Davis 1886 Professor of American History; and Adam Ross, the Hodder Fellow in the Program in Creative Writing, are among the 25 recipients of the Berlin Prize Fellowship for the fall 2014 and spring 2015 terms.

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Princeton Prize honors 25 high school students for encouraging racial harmony, respect

Twenty-five high school students from around the United States have been named recipients of the 2014 Princeton Prize in Race Relations. The students were honored April 25-26 during the seventh Princeton Prize Symposium on Race held on the Princeton University campus. The University created the prize to identify and commend young people working to increase understanding and mutual respect among all races.

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Paul Sigmund, scholar of political theory, Latin America, dies at 85

Paul Sigmund, a Princeton University scholar of political theory and Latin American politics, died at the University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro on Sunday, April 27. He was 85 and died from complications of pneumonia, his family said.

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Katsevich receives Hertz Fellowship for graduate study in statistics

Princeton University senior and mathematics major Eugene Katsevich is one of 15 college seniors and first-year graduate students nationwide to be named 2014 Hertz Fellows by the Fannie and John Hertz Foundation. The fellows, who were selected from 800 applicants, will receive a stipend and full tuition support valued at $250,000 for up to five years of graduate study in the applied physical, biological and engineering sciences.

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L'Avant-Scène to perform French and Italian theater works

Tuesday through Thursday, May 6-8, 2014, various times · various venues

The French theater workshop L'Avant-Scène will perform the following French and Italian theater works: "Travaux d'Acteurs III," 13 scenes, including some by Racine, Feydeau and Joel Pommerat, performed in French at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 6; Pommerat's "Ma chamber froide" performed in French at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 7, in Rockefeller-Mathey Theater; and Carlo Goldoni's "Gli Innamorati," performed in Italian at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 8, at the Princeton University Art Museum. Reservations are suggested, as seating is limited; please email ftw@princeton.edu.

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Pianist Anderszewski to perform

Thursday, May 1, 2014, 8 p.m. · Alexander Hall, Richardson Auditorium

Princeton University Concerts will present Polish pianist Piotr Anderszewski in a program of Bach, Schumann and Schubert at 8 p.m. Thursday, May 1, in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall. For tickets, call University Ticketing at 609-258-9220.

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Clooney to speak on Hindu-Christian theology

Thursday, May 1, 2014, 6:30 p.m. · McCormick Hall, Room 106

Francis Clooney, the Parkman Professor of Divinity and the director of the Center for the Study of World Religion at Harvard University, will give a the talk, "His Hiding Place Is Darkness: Hindu and Catholic Reflections on Divine Absence," at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 1, in McCormick Hall, Room 106. The event is cosponsored by the Hindu Life Program, the Department of Religion and the Aquinas Institute.

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Student choreographers featured in performance

Thursday, May 1, 2014, 5:30 p.m. · 185 Nassau St., Hagan Dance Studio

Cross-disciplinary performances will be given by students in the spring course "Body/Object/Sound: Translation and the Making of Performance," led by percussionist and 2013-15 Creative and Performing Arts Fellow Jason Treuting, visual artist Suzanne Bocanegra, and Susan Marshall, director of the Program in Dance, at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, May 1, in Hagan Dance Studio, 185 Nassau St.

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Perl to discuss Calder

Thursday, May 1, 2014, 5 p.m. · McCormick Hall, Room 101

Author and art critic Jed Perl will discuss the work of Alexander Calder at 5 p.m. Thursday, May 1, in McCormick Hall, Room 101. The event takes place in conjunction with the pair of Alexander Calder sculptures on loan from the Fisher Family collection, on view on the front lawn of the Princeton University Art Museum.

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Senior recitals to feature voice, piano

Wednesday, April 30, and Saturday, May 3, 2014, various times · Fine Hall, Taplin Auditorium

The following senior recitals will take place in Taplin Auditorium, Fine Hall: Sarah Cooper, mezzo-soprano, 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 30; and Doris Lee, piano, 3 p.m. Saturday, May 3.

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Film festival to feature student work

Wednesday, April 30, and Thursday, May 1, various times · various venues

The Program in Visual Arts will present two screenings of three senior thesis films — a campy comedy, a psychological drama set on a college campus and a behind-the-scenes look at a Cirque du Soleil aerialist — at 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 30 in the Stewart Theater, 185 Nassau St., and at 8 p.m. Thursday, May 1, outdoors on the Frist Campus Center south lawn (in case of rain, the screening will be moved indoors to Frist Campus Center, Room 302). The student filmmakers are Nick Ellis, Dayna Li and Brady Valashinas.

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Ramsey to speak on gospel music

Wednesday, April 30, 2014, 4:30 p.m. · McCormick Hall, Room 101

Guthrie Ramsey, a musicologist from the University of Pennsylvania, will give a lecture "Gospel Music's Voracious Muse" at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 30, in McCormick Hall, Room 101. The event, presented by the Center for African American Studies, will include a performance by the Princeton University Gospel Ensemble.

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Creative writing students to read from their work

Wednesday, April 30, 2014, 5:15 p.m. · Chancellor Green Rotunda

The Lewis Center for the Arts' Althea Ward Clark W'21 Reading Series continues with creative writing students reading from their work at 5:15 p.m. Wednesday, April 30, in Chancellor Green Rotunda.

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Moynihan to discuss American theater

Tuesday, April 29, 2014, 4:30 p.m. · 185 Nassau St., Room 207

Dessie Moynihan, vice president for creative projects at the Shubert Organization, will give a talk "Is It Better on Broadway? A Conversation about Art and Commerce in American Theater," at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 29, at 185 Nassau St., Room 207.

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Pogrebniak named valedictorian, Iriza selected as salutatorian

Katherine Pogrebniak, a computer science major from Jacksonville, Fla., has been selected as valedictorian of Princeton's Class of 2014. Alexander Iriza, a mathematics major from Astoria, N.Y., has been named the Latin salutatorian.

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Sample 15 courses with a day in the classroom

Princeton University offers a wide range of courses each semester, allowing undergraduates to learn core subjects and skills while exploring new interests. On April 21, we attended 15 classes to provide a snapshot of a day in the classroom.

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Princeton student dies in Argentina

Tobias Kim, 19, a member of the Princeton University Class of 2017, died Friday in Argentina. Kim was not enrolled in the University at the time of his death, which was reportedly accidental.

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Habermas to speak on 'Transnationalization of Democracy'

Thursday, May 1, 2014, 4:30 p.m. · McCosh Hall, Room 50

Jürgen Habermas, a world-renowned public intellectual, sociologist and philosopher, will speak on "Transnationalization of Democracy: A European Experiment," at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, May 1, in McCosh Hall, Room 50.

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Dutton to discuss 'Power and Law in the South China Sea'

Wednesday, April 30, 2014, 4:30 p.m. · Robertson Hall, Room 001

Peter Dutton, professor of strategic studies and director of the China Maritime Studies Institute at the U.S. Naval War College, will speak on "Viribus Mari Victoria? Power and Law in the South China Sea" at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 30, in Robertson Hall, Room 001.

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FACULTY AWARD: Two named 2014 Kimmel Scholars for cancer research

Sabine Petry and Alexei Korennykh, both Princeton University assistant professors of molecular biology, have received 2014 Kimmel Scholar Awards from the Sidney Kimmel Foundation for Cancer Research. Petry and Korennykh are among only 15 research scientists and medical doctors across the United States selected to receive the two-year, $200,000 grants. The awards are intended to support young scientists involved in promising and innovative cancer research.

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More meningitis B vaccine clinics will be held

Monday and Tuesday, April 28-29, 2014, 3 to 7 p.m. · Frist Campus Center, Level B

The University will hold another meningitis B vaccine clinic from 3 to 7 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday, April 28-29 and from 1 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 29, in Frist Campus Center, Level B, multipurpose room. Eligible individuals may receive the first or second dose of the vaccine.

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TRUSTEES OF PRINCETON UNIVERSITY – PRINCETON VOLUNTARY CONTRIBUTION AGREEMENT

Text of agreement between Princeton University and the Town of Princeton, N.J.

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University and Town of Princeton reach 7-year agreement on voluntary contributions

Princeton University and the town of Princeton, N.J., have reached a seven-year agreement under which the University will make voluntary unrestricted financial contributions to the municipality totaling $21.72 million, and will also make one-time contributions valued at $2.59 million to several identified municipal projects.  

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Senior thesis: Studying the delicate balance of coral reefs

For the past two years Elizabeth McKenna has been keenly aware — and concerned — that many of the world's coral reefs are in trouble. So when it came time to choose a senior thesis project, the Princeton University ecology and evolutionary biology major decided she was going to help play a role in figuring out solutions to this pressing problem.

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TruckFest will raise money to fight hunger

Friday, April 25, 2014, 6-9 p.m. · Prospect Avenue

The Princeton TruckFest, a food truck festival that will raise money to fight food insecurity, will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, April 25 along Prospect Avenue in Princeton. The street will be closed to traffic for the event, which will feature live entertainment. Proceeds will go to Mercer Street Friend's Send Hunger Packing Initiative. The event is organized by the community service chairs of the independent student eating clubs, with support from the Pace Center for Civic Engagement, the Office of Community and Regional Affairs and the Office of the Dean of Undergraduate Students.

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Tilghman, Princeton alumni elected to Commission on Presidential Debates

Princeton University President Emerita Shirley M. Tilghman, as well as Princeton Class of 1971 graduate Mitch Daniels and Class of 1965 graduate Charlie Gibson, were recently elected to the Commission on Presidential Debates. The nonpartisan commission organizes presidential and vice presidential debates during the United States general election.

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Student Work: Bridge Year India's 'moments of awe'

Participants of Princeton University's Bridge Year Program captured some notable moments from their time in India. Bridge Year is a nine-month, tuition-free program that allows a select number of students to engage in public service abroad prior to the start of their freshman year. In 2014-15, placements are offered in Brazil, China, India, Peru and Senegal. The application deadline for incoming freshmen is May 18. Learn more.

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'Experience Princeton'

Students at Princeton University work and play in an environment unlike any other, from Collegiate Gothic to modern. This video takes you on a three-season tour of the campus, beginning with a morning workout at dawn and ending with an idyllic shot of the boathouse at dusk. View the full-length version.

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Gallicantus to present two concerts

Saturday and Sunday, April 26 and 27, 2014, 7:30 p.m. · Graduate College, Procter Hall; and Princeton Theological Seminary, Miller Chapel

Princeton University Concerts will present the Renaissance vocal ensemble Gallicantus in two concerts: "The Word Unspoken," featuring the works of William Byrd and his contemporaries, at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 26, in Procter Hall, the Graduate College; the second — added due to popular demand — "Sweet Laments of the English Renaissance," featuring the music of Thomas Tallis, Byrd, Robert White, Robert Parsons and John Sheppard, at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, April 27, in Miller Chapel, Princeton Theological Seminary. Gabriel Crouch of the ensemble is a senior lecturer in music and associate director of the Program in Musical Performance at Princeton. For tickets, call University Ticketing at 609-258-9220.

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Student work: Princeton University Orchestra to perform Mahler

The Princeton University Orchestra will be performing Gustav Mahler's Symphony No. 3 at 7:30 p.m. April 25 and 26 in Richardson Auditorium. Tickets are $15 for general admission and $5 for student admission.

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Steitz will give inaugural women in science lecture

Wednesday, April 30, 2014, noon · Fields Center, Room 105

Joan A. Steitz, the Sterling Professor of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry at Yale University, will speak on "Breaking the Barriers for Diversity in Science" at noon Wednesday, April 30, at the Fields Center, Room 105. Her talk is the inaugural lecture in the Graduate School's new Women in Science Seminar Series. RSVP by emailing Jennifer Loessy at jloessy@princeton.edu to attend the event.

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Not just the poor live hand-to-mouth

Thirty to 40 percent of U.S. households live hand-to-mouth, but work by researchers at Princeton and New York University found that most of those people aren't poor.

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Kaijima to speak on architecture

Wednesday, April 30, 2014, 6 p.m. · Architecture Building, Room N107

The School of Architecture's lecture and public debate series "Rarified" continues with architect Momoyo Kaijima of Atelier Bow Wow in Tokyo, who will give a talk "The Found" at 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 30, in the Architecture Building, Room N107. The "Rarified" sessions pose questions — such as what is the architecture that grows in a resource-depleted environment? — and are set in a roundtable format in which speakers join School of Architecture faculty members and selected graduate students in a studio-like environment.

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Documentary-style drama 'Hoodwinked' to receive reading and symposium

Saturday, April 26, 2014, 1 p.m. · 185 Nassau St., Stewart Theater

The Lewis Center for the Arts' Program in Theater and the McCarter Theatre Center will present a free workshop reading and symposium on "Hoodwinked," a new documentary-style drama by playwright Emily Mann, artistic director of the McCarter Theatre Center, at 6 p.m. Saturday, April 26, in the Stewart Theater, 185 Nassau Street. The play is about issues surrounding the 2009 shooting on an Army base at Fort Hood, Texas.

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Princeton University Orchestra to perform

Friday and Saturday, April 25 and 26, 2014, 7:30 p.m. · Alexander Hall, Richardson Auditorium

The Princeton University Orchestra will perform Mahler's Symphony No. 3 in D minor with mezzo-soprano Barbara Rearick, women of the Princeton University Glee Club and the American Boychoir at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 25 and 26, in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall. For tickets, call University Ticketing at 609-258-9220.

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Habermas to speak on 'Transnationalization of Democracy'

Jürgen Habermas, a world-renowned public intellectual, sociologist and philosopher, will speak on "Transnationalization of Democracy: A European Experiment," at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, May 1, in McCosh Hall, Room 50. The event, which is free and open to the public, is presented by the Program in Contemporary European Politics and Society.

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FACULTY HONOR: Seven named to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

President Christopher L. Eisgruber and six other Princeton faculty members have been named fellows of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. They are among leaders in scholarship, business, the arts and public affairs elected this year in recognition of their contributions to their respective fields.

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Grind Arts Company to present 'Sweeney Todd'

Thursday through Sunday, April 24-27, 8 p.m. · Jadwin Gym loading dock

Grind Arts Company, a new theater company founded by sophomore Eamon Foley, will perform its debut production "Sweeney Todd" at 8 p.m. Thursday through Sunday, April 24-27, at the Jadwin Gym loading dock.

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Hayes and Cahill to perform Irish music

Friday, April 25, 2014, 4:30 p.m. · 185 Nassau St., Stewart Theater

Fiddler Martin Hayes and guitarist Dennis Cahill will perform traditional Irish music at 4:30 p.m. Friday, April 25, in the Stewart Theater, 185 Nassau St. The performance is the final event in the 2013-14 series presented by the Fund for Irish Studies.

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Whistler to speak on Venetian drawing

Thursday, April 24, 2014, 5:30 p.m. · McCormick Hall, Room 101

Catherine Whistler, senior assistant keeper of Western art at the Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology, University of Oxford, will discuss Venetian drawing from the 15th to the 18th century. The lecture takes place in conjunction with the exhibition "500 Years of Italian Drawing from the Princeton University Art Museum," on view through May 11 at the art museum. The lecture will be followed by a reception at the museum.

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Israeli scholars to speak on German-Jewish writers

Thursday, April 24, 2014, 4:30 p.m. · 185 Nassau St., Room 219

Israeli scholars Galit Hasan-Rokem and Freddie Rokem will speak on two German-Jewish authors — Lion Feuchtwanger and Bertolt Brecht, who lived in exile in the United States during World War II — at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, April 24, in Room 219, 185 Nassau St.

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Powell to speak on African American art

Thursday, April 24, 2014, 4:30 p.m. · McCormick Hall, Room 106

Richard Powell, the John Spencer Bassett Professor of Art and Art History at Duke University, will present the Reflections on African American Studies lecture "African American Studies' Visual Turn: 'Souls' Illustrated" at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, April 24, in McCormick Hall, Room 101. Powell will discuss the movement of African American Studies as a literary field toward a visual discipline.

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Poet Graham to read

Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 4:30 p.m. · 185 Nassau St., Stewart Theater

The Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Jorie Graham will read from her work at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 23, in the Stewart Theater, 185 Nassau St. The event, the 2014 Theodore H. Holmes '51 and Bernice Holmes Lecture, is presented by the Lewis Center for the Arts' Program in Creative Writing.

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Panel to discuss Middle East peace talks

Thursday, April 24, 2014, 4:30 p.m. · Robertson Hall, Dodds Auditorium

A panel will discuss "Middle East Peace Talks: Crisis or Opportunity?" at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, April 24, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall. Panelists will include Amaney A. Jamal, professor of politics and director of the Mamdouha S. Bobst Center for Peace and Justice; Rami G. Khouri, the Gruss-Lipper Visiting Scholar in Middle East Policy Studies and a visiting professional specialist at the Woodrow Wilson School; and Daniel C. Kurtzer, former U.S. ambassador to Israel and Egypt and the S. Daniel Abraham Visiting Professor in Middle Eastern Policy Studies.

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Vaccine developer to speak on meningitis

Thursday, April 24, 2014, 4:30 p.m. · Lewis Thomas Laboratory Auditorium

Rino Rappuoli, who discovered and developed the Meningitis B vaccine recently administered at Princeton, will speak on "Towards a Meningitis-Free World" at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, April 24, in Lewis Thomas Laboratory Auditorium.

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Sunstein to discuss 'Simpler: The Future of Government'

Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 4:30 p.m. · Robertson Hall, Dodds Auditorium

Cass Sunstein, the Robert Walmsley University Professor at Harvard and former administrator of the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, will discuss his book "Simpler: The Future of Government" at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 23, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.

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NEWS BRIEF: Graduate student in composition Akiho awarded Rome Prize

Andy Akiho, a doctoral candidate in the Department of Music's Program in Composition and a composer/performer whose interests run from steel pan to percussion to traditional classical music, has been awarded the Luciano Berio Rome Prize.

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'Shakespeare at Princeton'

At Princeton University, the enduring works of Shakespeare have made an indelible impact on generations of students. In honor of the Bard's 450th, this video captures some of the ways in which Shakespeare's timeless embrace of the human condition continues to inspire students.

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Video feature: 'Shakespeare at Princeton'

At Princeton University, the enduring works of Shakespeare have made an indelible impact on generations of students. In honor of the Bard's 450th birthday that is being celebrated on April 23, this video captures some of the ways in which Shakespeare's timeless embrace of the human condition continues to inspire students.

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Sō Percussion named Edward T. Cone Performers-in-Residence

The modern percussion ensemble Sō Percussion has been named the Edward T. Cone Performers-in-Residence at Princeton University. As active participants in the Department of Music, the four-member group will teach graduate and undergraduate students; coach student chamber music ensembles; give master classes; workshop, rehearse and perform new works by student and faculty composers; and present two concerts from their touring repertoire each academic year.

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Annual Banff Mountain Film Festival will be held

Friday and Saturday, April 25-26, 2014, 7 p.m. · McCosh Hall, Room 10

The 2014 Banff Mountain Film Festival, an international film competition featuring the world's best footage of environmental and adventure subjects, will be held at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 25-26, in McCosh Hall, Room 10. Tickets are available through University Ticketing and are $10 for students with a Princeton University I.D., and $15 for all others. The festival is sponsored by the Outdoor Action Program.

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Senior thesis: Perceptions of status and race

Obianuju "Juju" Obioha's senior thesis explores perceptions of status and race and the relationship between explicit and implicit beliefs.

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University researcher to conduct meningitis vaccine study

A Princeton University researcher is recruiting students to participate in a study intended to learn more about the impact of the meningitis B vaccine that has been offered to members of the University community.

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UPDATE: Box catches fire at Wendell Hall; no one hurt

At about 1:50 p.m. Thursday, a Princeton University employee installing a microwave oven in a third floor kitchenette in Wendell Hall placed a cardboard box on a stove and the box caught fire. The fire was put out with fire extinguishers. No one was hurt.

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Stephens of The Washington Post named Ferris Professor in Residence

Washington Post investigative reporter Joe Stephens has been named the second Ferris Professor in Residence at Princeton. He will begin a five-year teaching appointment in the journalism program of the Council of the Humanities in fall 2014.

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All invited to attend annual Communiversity festival

Sunday, April 27, 2014, 1 to 6 p.m. · Princeton campus and town

The Communiversity celebration, which annually brings the University and the town of Princeton together for a day of performances, food, games and fun, will be held from 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday, April 27, rain or shine.

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Six new faculty members appointed

The Princeton University Board of Trustees has approved the appointments of one full professor and five assistant professors.

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Triangle Club will present spring show

Thursday through Saturday, April 24-26, 2014, 8 p.m. and 11 p.m. · Whitman College Class of 1970 Theater

The Princeton Triangle Club will present its spring 2014 show "Waiting for Guyot," at 8 p.m. and 11 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, April 24-26, in the Whitman College Class of 1970 Theater. Tickets are $8 for students and $12 for others and are available at the Frist Campus Center ticket office.

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Deep Cotton to perform

Thursday, April 17, 2014, 4:30 p.m. · Stanhope Hall, Room 201

The Center for African Studies will present Deep Cotton, an Atlanta-based funk duo, at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, April 17, in Stanhope Hall, Room 201. Band members Chuck Lightning and Nate "Rocket" Wonder are sometimes called the "Punk Prophets."

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Ceremony heralds return of NROTC program to Princeton

Flanked by midshipmen and prompted by the tune of a boatswain's pipe, Princeton University President Christopher L. Eisgruber, United States Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus, and President of Rutgers University Robert Barchi processed one-by-one into Chancellor Green on the Princeton campus. They gathered April 15 for a signing ceremony to formally reinstate the Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps (NROTC) program at Princeton in partnership with Rutgers. 

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FACULTY HONOR: Tilghman elected honorary member of IEEE

Shirley M. Tilghman, president emerita of Princeton University and a professor of molecular biology, has been elected an honorary member of IEEE for her "leadership in bridging quantitative biology and engineering and for advancing higher education." Tilghman will be recognized at the 2014 IEEE Honors Ceremony in Amsterdam on Aug. 23.

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Marcoux honored to lead Princeton University athletics

At a media conference following her appointment as Princeton University's Ford Family Director of Athletics, legendary Princeton student-athlete Mollie Marcoux said she is thrilled to return to the University that played a transformative role in her life as a scholar, athlete and leader.

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Marcoux named Princeton's director of athletics

Mollie Marcoux, a legendary student-athlete at Princeton University who has played an integral role in the creation and management of the sports complexes of Chelsea Piers in New York City and Connecticut, has been appointed the University's Ford Family Director of Athletics, effective Aug. 4. She will succeed Gary Walters, who announced last fall that he would be stepping down after leading the athletics program at Princeton for 20 years. 

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Three Princeton student groups win Davis Projects for Peace

Three groups of Princeton University students each have been awarded $10,000 to travel this summer to Jordan, the Philippines and India, respectively, to implement their ideas for promoting peace through grants from the Davis Projects for Peace. The program awarded grants to students from universities across the country to pursue international endeavors during summer 2014.

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Potter to speak on campaign-finance law

Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 4:30 p.m. · Robertson Hall, Dodds Auditorium

Trevor Potter, founding president and CEO of the Campaign Legal Center, former chair of the Federal Election Commission, and lawyer for Stephen Colbert's SuperPAC, will deliver the 2014 Donald S. Bernstein '75 Lecture at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 22, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall. His talk, "Can Our Democracy Survive the Supreme Court?," will discuss developments in campaign finance law, particularly with regards to the recent Citizens United and McCutcheon decisions by the U.S. Supreme Court.

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Student playwright to present 'Margo in Margoland'

Friday and Saturday, April 18-19 and 25-26, 2014, 8 p.m. · 185 Nassau St., Matthews Acting Studio

The Lewis Center for the Arts' Program in Theater will present "Margo in Margoland," a new play by senior Rachel Alter and directed by senior Caroline Slutsky at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 18-19 and 25-26, in the Matthews Acting Studio, 185 Nassau St. The full-length play is inspired by and is a contemporary adaptation of the Greek myth of Medea and Euripides' play by the same name. For tickets, call University Ticketing at 609-258-9220.

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Glee Club and Nassau Sinfonia to perform

Friday, April 18, 2014, 7:30 p.m. · Alexander Hall, Richardson Auditorium

The Princeton University Glee Club and Nassau Sinfonia will perform the Walter L. Nollner Memorial Concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 18, in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall. For tickets, call University Ticketing at 609-258-9220.

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Glee Club and Nassau Sinfonia to perform

Friday, April 18, 2014, 7:30 p.m. · Alexander Hall, Richardson Auditorium

The Princeton University Glee Club and Nassau Sinfonia will perform the Walter L. Nollner Memorial Concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 18, in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall. For tickets, call University Ticketing at 609-258-9220.

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Princeton Atelier presents free double bill

Friday, April 18, 2014, 6:30 p.m. · McCarter Theatre Center, Berlind Theatre

The Lewis Center for the Arts' Princeton Atelier and the Program in Dance will present a pairing of performances on Friday, April 18, in the Berlind Theatre, McCarter Theatre Center. At 6:30 p.m., students will perform the world premiere of "The Journey Home: The Struggle for Heaven on Earth" — Act IV of Fred Ho's action-adventure, martial arts musical fantasy "Journey Beyond the West: The New Adventures of Monkey" — followed by a talkback. At 8 p.m., the musical theater improv comedy troupe Baby Wants Candy will perform.

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Princeton University Players to present 'The Drowsy Chaperone'

Thursday through Saturday, April 17-19 and 24-26, 2014, 8 p.m. · Hamilton Murray Theatre

Princeton University Players will present the musical "The Drowsy Chaperone" at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, April 17-19 and 24-26, in Hamilton Murray Theatre. One matinee will take place at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 26. For tickets, call University Ticketing at 609-258-9220.

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Film scholar Rogers to speak on special effects

Thursday, April 17, 2014, 4:30 p.m. · 185 Nassau St., Stewart Theater

Ariel Rogers, an assistant professor of film studies at the University of Southern Maine, will give a talk "Special Effects and the Apparatus in Hollywood Cinema of the 1930s-40s" at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, April 17, in the Stewart Theater, 185 Nassau St. The event is part of the Lewis Center for the Arts' "4 the Love of Film" spring lecture series.

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Chapel Choir and Brentano String Quartet to perform free concert

Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 8 p.m. · Princeton University Chapel

The Princeton Chapel Choir will perform Haydn's "The Seven Words of Christ" with the Brentano String Quartet and guest preachers at 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 16, in the Princeton University Chapel.

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Student recitals to feature piano, cello and voice

Wednesday through Tuesday, April 16-22, 2014, various times · various venues

The following recitals will take place in Taplin Auditorium, Fine Hall, except where noted: Mariana Olaizola, a 2013 graduate, piano, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 16; sophomore Edward Leung, piano, 3 p.m. Saturday, April 19, in Woolworth Center, McAlpin Hall; senior Charmaine Lee, jazz vocalist, 8 p.m Saturday, April 19; senior Nathan Haley, cello, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, April 20; senior Tanyaradzwa Tawengwa, soprano, 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 21; and sophomores Nick Stead, piano, and Caitlin Wood, violin, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 22.

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Writers Powell and Beattie to give reading

Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 4:30 p.m. · McCarter Theatre Center, Berlind Theatre

The Lewis Center for the Arts' Althea Ward Clark W '21 reading series continues with poet D.A. Powell and author Ann Beattie at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 16, at the Berlind Theatre, McCarter Theatre Center.

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Screening of 'The Day That Lasted 21 Years' to include talkback

Tuesday, April 15, 2014, 7 p.m. · Jones Hall, Room 100

"The Day That Lasted 21 Years" ("O dia que durou 21 anos"), an award-winning documentary about U.S involvement in the 1964 military coup d'état in Brazil, will be screened at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 15, in Jones Hall, Room 100. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with director Cailo Taveres; Bruno Carvalho, assistant professor of Spanish and Portuguese languages and cultures; and Robert Karl, assistant professor of history.

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NEWS BRIEF: Gellman plays big role in Washington Post Pulitzer; Bass a finalist

Washington Post reporter Barton Gellman, a visiting professional specialist at the Woodrow Wilson School and a visiting lecturer in public and international affairs, was the lead reporter on a series of stories about the National Security Agency's global surveillance programs that was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for public service Monday. Gellman has played a key role in projects awarded two previous Pulitzer Prizes.

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Bechdel to discuss her cartooning projects

Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 4:30 p.m. · McCormick Hall, Room 101

Graphic artist Alison Bechdel will discuss cartooning projects over the course of her career, from her long-running comic strip "Dykes to Watch Out For" to her more recent autobiographical work, at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 22, in McCormick Hall, Room 101.

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Portnov to discuss 'Two Urkaines' and Euromaidan

Thursday, April 17, 2014, 4:30 p.m. · Burr Hall, Room 219

Andrii V. Portnov, a guest professor at Humboldt University and a fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study in Berlin,  will speak on "'Two Ukraines' and Euromaidan: Searching for a New Interpretive Model," at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, April 17, in Burr Hall, Room 219.

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Erickson to address 'Chinese Aerospace Development'

Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 4:30 p.m. · Robertson Hall, Room 002

Andrew S. Erickson, an associate professor in the Strategic Research Department at the U.S. Naval War College, will speak on "Chinese Aerospace Development: Comprehensiveness, Converging Sectors" at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 16, in Robertson Hall, Room 002.  

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McCarty to speak on 'Too Big to Jail'

Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 4:30 p.m. · Robertson Hall, Dodds Auditorium

Nolan McCarty, the Susan Dod Brown Professor of Politics and Public Affairs, will speak on "Too Big to Jail: On Not Prosectuting the Financial Crisis" at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 16, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall as part of the Stuart Lecture Series on Institutional Corruption in America.

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Creating 'Chrysalid' senior thesis

In a studio at Princeton University, senior Maura O'Brien is once again navigating the woods of northern Minnesota — this time through art. This video captures some of that journey as O'Brien creates her senior thesis project.

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Video feature: Creating 'Chrysalid,' a senior thesis

In a studio at Princeton University, senior Maura O'Brien is once again navigating the woods of northern Minnesota — this time through art. This video captures some of that journey as O'Brien creates her senior thesis project.

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'The Senior Thesis'

The senior thesis is a defining moment in the lives of many Princeton seniors. In this video, Dean of the College Valerie Smith talks about the importance of independent work and graduating seniors reflect on their thesis journeys. 

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'Dixon Li, Marshall Scholarship Recipient'

Princeton University senior Dixon Li was recently named a Marshall Scholar, which will allow him to study in England for two years. Li, an English major pursuing certificates in American studies and African American studies, discusses the role that race and social difference will play as he studies abroad.

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Experts urge balance between big data and privacy in health care

Big data technologies benefit researchers and consumers in the health care system, but privacy concerns must be carefully weighed, concluded speakers at the "Big Data and Health: Implications for New Jersey's Health Care System" conference held April 4 in Robertson Hall on the Princeton University campus.

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Looking to future, educators and policymakers see universities as agents for change

Concluding a three-day conference in Paris, education leaders and policymakers from around the world on Friday shared a vision of the future in which universities anticipate, influence and drive change in global society. 

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FACULTY AWARD: Seven win Guggenheim Fellowships

Seven Princeton faculty members have received 2014 Guggenheim Fellowships: Mung Chiang, the Arthur LeGrand Doty Professor of Electrical Engineering, for "Information Engineering for Effective Learning at Massive Scale"; Andrew Cole, associate professor of English, for "The Renaissance of Late Medieval England"; Devin Fore, associate professor of German, for "All the Graphs: Soviet Factography and the Emergence of Avant-Garde Documentary"; Meghan O'Rourke, lecturer in creative writing and the Lewis Center for the Arts, for "What's Wrong with Me: The Uncertainties of Chronic Illness"; Serguei Oushakine, associate professor of anthropology and Slavic languages and literatures, for "Disowned History: Soviet Pasts in the Afterlives of Empire"; Emily Thompson, professor of history, for "Sound Effects: Technicians and the Talkies in the American Film Industry, 1925-1933"; and Claire Watkins, visiting assistant professor of creative writing and the Lewis Center for the Arts, for fiction.

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Lecture covers creative confidence through design thinking

Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 4:30 p.m. · McCosh Hall, Room 50

Tim Brown and Tom Kelley from the global design firm IDEO will present "Building Your Creative Confidence Through Design Thinking: Lessons From Thirty Years of Innovation at IDEO" at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 23, in McCosh Hall, Room 50.

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'MOOC World': Experts clash over differing visions of education technology

University leaders and government officials from five continents on Thursday explored challenges and opportunities from economics to diversity that higher education faces. The second day of the Princeton-Fung Global Forum in Paris also featured vigorous debate on whether online learning platforms pose more risks or rewards for academia and society.

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Mathematician, author Devlin presents 2014 Evnin Lecture

Monday, April 21, 2014, 6 p.m. · Computer Science Building, Room 104

Keith Devlin, renowned mathematician, Stanford University researcher and author, will present the 2014 Evnin Lecture at 6 p.m. Monday, April 21, in the Computer Science Building, Room 104. The lecture, "Leonardo and Steve: The Young Genius Who Beat Apple to Market by 800 Years," is presented by Princeton's Council on Science and Technology, the Department of Mathematics, and the McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning. 

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Student work: 'Margo in Margoland'

The new play "Margo in Margoland" will be performed at 8 p.m. April 18-19 and 24-26 at the Matthews Acting Studio at 185 Nassau St. In this magical realist adaptation inspired by the Greek myth Medea, Margo falls into her imagination, where she discovers that the pain and betrayal of her past are much more alive and real than she could have ever imagined. The play is written by senior certificate student Rachel Alter, directed by senior certificate student Caroline Slutsky, and choreographed by sophomore Adin Walker.

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Senior thesis: Sex reassignment surgery and infertility in Iranian society

Senior Miranda Kalvaria's thesis examines the impact of sex reassignment surgery and assisted reproductive technologies on various social groups in Iran. She argues that transsexuality and infertility have been medicalized — defined and treated as medical conditions in Iran. Kalvaria is a concentrator in Near Eastern studies.

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Princeton and PPPL share in $25 million nuclear arms-control project

The National Nuclear Security Administration has named Princeton University and the U.S. Department of Energy's Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory as participants in a new $25 million, five-year project to address technology and policy issues related to nuclear arms control.

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Fifteen Princeton sophomores win Dale Summer Awards

Fifteen sophomores are winners of this year's Martin A. Dale '53 Summer Awards, which provide a $5,000 stipend to pursue a summer project not connected to students' academic coursework.

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Ben Folds will perform concert

Saturday, April 19, 2014, 7 p.m. · Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall

Singer-songwriter Ben Folds will perform a concert in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall, at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 19. Tickets may be purchased through University Ticketing at $20 for students and $45 for the general public. The student band Caroline Reese and the Drifting Fifth, as well as local performer ELLAY, will also play during the concert.

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Education, policy leaders gather in Paris for Princeton-Fung Global Forum

University leaders and policymakers from around the world gathered in Paris on Wednesday evening to begin a discussion on the future of higher education that will run over three days at the Princeton-Fung Global Forum. 

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FACULTY AWARD: Three faculty win ACLS fellowships for humanistic research

Three members of the Princeton faculty have been awarded fellowships from the American Council of Learned Societies, which funds humanistic research. They are Devin Fore, associate professor of German; Robert Kaster, professor of classics; and Judith Weisenfeld, professor of religion.

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Stressful environments genetically affect African American boys

Stressful upbringings can leave imprints on the genes of children as young as age 9, according to a study led by Princeton University and Pennsylvania State University researchers. Such chronic stress during youth leads to physiological weathering similar to aging.

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Exhibition to spotlight the environment, corporate greed and consumerism

April 13-Aug. 4, 2014 · Bernstein Gallery, Robertson Hall

"Water and War," an exhibition by Native American artist Janune Quick-to-See Smith, will be on view April 13-Aug. 4, in the Bernstein Gallery, Robertson Hall. Smith's visual language combines historic and literary references, including American Indian mythology, and contemporary current events, to make socio-political statements on the environment, corporate greed, consumerism and the rising gap between rich and poor. A public reception will take place at 4:30 p.m. Sunday, April 13.

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Beskin to give senior recital

Saturday, April 12, 2014, 7:30 p.m. · Fine Hall, Taplin Auditorium

Senior Alison Beskin, flute, will give her senior recital at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 12, in Taplin Auditorium, Fine Hall.

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Academic conference and events to focus on Pink Floyd

Friday to Sunday, April 11-13, 2014, various times · various locations

Princeton University will host "Pink Floyd: Sound, Sight and Structure," an academic conference celebrating the music, art and culture of Pink Floyd. The conference will feature lectures and discussions by scholars and artists from various disciplines and a keynote address by Pink Floyd producer/engineer James Guthrie — on Sunday, April 13, in Taplin Auditorium, Fine Hall. The conference is full, but there will be a wait line and organizers will release unclaimed tickets five minutes before the start of each of the three sessions. The Princeton Film Society will present a free screening of Pink Floyd's "The Wall," at 8 p.m. Friday, April 11, in Taplin Auditorium. From 3 p.m. -10:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 12, surround sound playbacks of Guthrie's 5.1 SACD mixes of Pink Floyd hits will take place in McAlpin Hall, Woolworth Center. This event is not ticketed; people may circulate as spaces become available.

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Musica Alta to perform

Friday, April 11, 2014, 7:30 p.m. · Princeton University Art Museum

Musica Alta, Princeton's student early music group, will perform a concert "Capricci ed Invenzioni" at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 11, at the Princeton University Art Museum. The program will feature sonatas, songs and dances from late Renaissance and Baroque Italy performed on period instruments. Among the performers is senior Katie Buzard, soprano, who studied in London in fall 2012 as part of Princeton's partnership with the Royal College of Music.

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Dance concert features original student choreography

Friday and Saturday, April 11 and 12, 2014, various times · McCarter Theatre Center, Berlind Theatre

The Lewis Center for the Arts' Program in Dance will present "Re[verb]," a collaborative dance concert showcasing new choreography by students as well as repertory by professional guest choreographers and faculty, at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 11 and 12, at the Berlind Theatre, McCarter Theatre Center. Over 30 students will perform. A matinee will take place at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 12. For tickets, call University Ticketing at 609-258-9220.

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General Counsel McDonough to step down after 23 years at Princeton

Peter McDonough, a member of Princeton University's legal staff since 1990 and its general counsel since 2002, has announced his intention to step down from this position at the end of this academic year. He will then have a sabbatical year during which he will be available as needed to assist in the transition to his successor. 

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Princeton junior Stoner wins Beinecke Scholarship for graduate study in classics

Princeton junior Mary [Rosalie] Stoner has been awarded a Beinecke Scholarship, which supports promising students in their graduate studies in the arts, humanities and social sciences.

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Princeton South Asian Theatrics will present spring play

Thursday-Saturday, April 17-19, 2014, various times · Wilson College Black Box Theater

Princeton South Asian Theatrics (PSAT) will present its spring comedic play "Desi, Stupid, Love," at 9 p.m. Thursday, April 17, 7 p.m. Friday, April 18, and 6:30 and 9 p.m. Saturday, April 19, in the Wilson College Black Box Theater. Tickets are available at the Frist Campus Center ticket office and are $7 for students and $10 for others.

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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 Princeton's Edward T. Cone Performers-in-Residence, after nearly 15 years at Princeton, at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 11, in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall. Violist Hsin-Yun Huang will join the quartet for this concert. Free, but tickets required. Call University Ticketing at 609-258-9220.

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Yogi Charu to lead meditation workshop

Thursday, April 10, 2014, 6 p.m. · Mathey College Common Room

The Princeton University Yoga Council presents a lecture and meditation workshop with Yogi Charu, a master teacher of Savitri Yoga Shal, at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 10, in Mathey College Common Room. No experience necessary.

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Princeton Preview welcomes admitted students, families

More than 2,000 people are expected to visit campus this month for Princeton Preview, as newly admitted students to the Class of 2018 and their families arrive to sample the University's academic, residential and social offerings. The annual hosting program will be held Thursday, April 10, and Monday, April 28.

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Faculty members submit resignations

Four faculty members have submitted their resignations.

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Faculty chosen for endowed professorships

Two faculty members have been named to endowed professorships.

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Board approves 12 promotions

The Princeton University Board of Trustees has approved the promotions of 12 faculty members.

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Documentary on cultural theorist Stuart Hall to be screened at Princeton

The Center for African American Studies will screen "The Stuart Hall Project," a documentary about the life of Jamaican-born sociologist and cultural theorist Stuart Hall at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 15, in Robertson Hall, Room 002.

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FACULTY HONOR: Botstein named AACR distinguished lecturer, fellow in recognition of cancer research

The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) has awarded Princeton University's David Botstein, the Anthony B. Evnin '62 Professor of Genomics, the AACR-Irving Weinstein Foundation Distinguished Lectureship in recognition of his accomplishments in and influence on cancer research. Botstein also was recently elected to the 2014 class of AACR Academy fellows, which is open only to scientists whose work has had a major impact on the field of cancer research.

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Video feature: Harvesting water from fog

PH2OG Water is a startup project coming out of Princeton University's eLab that harvests water from clouds in the mountains of the Caribbean island of St. Vincent and distills it into pure, premium drinking water. The company plans to work with humanitarian water organizations to provide funding for water projects around the world through a profit pledge with each bottle sold.

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Harvesting water from fog

PH2OG Water is a startup project coming out of Princeton University's eLab that harvests water from clouds in the mountains of the Caribbean island of St. Vincent and distills it into pure, premium drinking water. The company plans to work with humanitarian water organizations to provide funding for water projects around the world through a profit pledge with each bottle sold.

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Bondebjerg to speak on 'The Mediatization of Politics'

Monday, April 14, 2014, noon · Burr Hall, Room 219

Ib Bondebjerg, a professor of film and media studies at the University of Copenhagen, will speak on "The Mediatization of Politics: Political Themes in Contemporary Scandinavian Film and Television," at noon Monday, April 14, in Burr Hall, Room 219. The event, which is free and open to the public, is presented by the Program in Contemporary European Politics and Society.

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Khalidi to speak on 'The Invasion of Iraq and the Reordering of the Middle East'

Thursday, April 10, 2014, 4:30 p.m. · Robertson Hall, Room 002

Rashid Khalidi, the Edward Said Professor of Arab Studies, Department of History, Columbia University, will discuss "The Invasion of Iraq and the Reordering of the Middle East" at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, April 10, in Robertson Hall, Room 002.  

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Panel to discuss 'Why Congress Doesn't Work'

Wednesday, April 9, 2014, 4:30 p.m. · Robertson Hall, Dodds Auditorium

The Woodrow Wilson School will host a public panel discussion titled, "Why Congress Doesn’t Work," at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 9, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall. The discussion will focus on Amazon Prime's new political comedy series, "Alpha House," which follows four fictional scandal-clad senators living in a group house in Washington, D.C. The discussion will include a clip of the program and how it relates to real life. Tickets are required for entry into Dodds.

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Symposium to focus on 'Speaking Knowledge to Power'

Wednesday, April 9, 2014, 1:30 p.m. · Robertson Hall, Dodds Auditorium

America's future depends on reaffirming its role as the world's engine of scientific discovery and innovation. But how do scientists put such knowledge into action? And what role should scientists play within the arena of public policy? The Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists will host a symposium to address such issues titled, "Speaking Knowledge to Power," at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 9, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall. The symposium will feature a keynote address by John Holdren, director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.

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Fiske to discuss 'How Societies Mind the Gap'

Wednesday, April 9, 2014, noon · Burr Hall, Room 219

Susan Fiske, the Eugene Higgins Professor of Psychology and professor of psychology and public affairs, will speak on "How Societies Mind the Gap: Generating Comparative Data" at noon Wednesday, April 9, in Burr Hall, Room 219.

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Fauci to speak on 'Pandemic Influenza: The Perpetual Challenge'

Tuesday, April 8, 2014, 4:30 p.m. · Robertson Hall, Dodds Auditorium

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the National Institutes of Health, will present a public talk titled, "Pandemic Influenza: The Perpetual Challenge," at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 8, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.

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Cuba conference will be held

Wednesday and Thursday, April 9-10, various times · various locations

The conference "Beyond the Hyphen: Approaching a Post-geographic Cuba," will run from 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 9 to 2 p.m. Thursday, April 10. A full schedule is available on the conference website. Students, professors, artists and others will come together for discussions, performances, readings and more. The second portion of the conference will continue on April 12 in New York City.

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Eisgruber chooses 'Meaning in Life and Why It Matters' for Pre-read

President Christopher L. Eisgruber will ask incoming freshmen to read "Meaning in Life and Why It Matters" by Susan Wolf for the second year of the Princeton Pre-read, an introduction to the intellectual life of the University that centers on a book read by members of the freshman class and others in the Princeton community.

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'Art of Science' submissions due

Monday, April 7, 2014, midnight

The deadline for the 2014 Princeton University 'Art of Science' competition is Monday, April 7. The exhibition explores the interplay between science and art and consists of images produced during the course of scientific inquiry that have aesthetic merit. The competition is open to the entire Princeton community, including undergraduates, faculty, postdocs, staff, graduate students and alumni. This year, it will include for the first time a video competition in addition to the traditional image competition. 'Art of Science' is sponsored by numerous University departments.

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HackPrinceton draws 500 students to brainstorm and build, but not sleep

For 36 hours ending Sunday afternoon, March 30, Jadwin Gym on the Princeton University campus was packed with some 500 undergraduates from more than 40 universities, working furiously on programming and hardware projects.

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Mukasey to speak on 'National Security, Privacy and the Constitution'

Monday, April 7, 2014, 4:30 p.m. · Friend Center, Room 101

Michael Mukasey, former attorney general of the United States, will discuss "National Security, Privacy and the Constitution – Myth and Reality" at 4:30 p.m. Monday, April 7, in Friend Center, Room 101.

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FACULTY HONOR: Seyedsayamdost named Searle Scholar

Mohammad Seyedsayamdost, an assistant professor of chemistry, has been named a 2014 Searle Scholar for his innovative research and potential for making significant contributions to chemical and biological research. Seyedsayamdost and 14 others from universities and research institutes in the United States were selected scholars, each of whom will receive $300,000 to support research programs over the next three years.

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Perseverance and support keys to women's success in STEM

Women from across Princeton University's science and engineering departments gathered to discuss — and find solutions to — the challenges that female scientists face during the March 29 Women in STEM symposium in Princeton's Icahn Laboratory Atrium. The event included a keynote address by Emily Carter, Princeton's Gerhard R. Andlinger Professor in Energy and the Environment, as well as a panel discussion with women in various stages of their scientific careers, from undergraduate students to administrators.

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Makela-Goodman named director of gift planning

Rochelle Makela-Goodman, a fundraising professional with 19 years of development experience, has joined the Princeton University Office of Development as director of gift planning.

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Huffington, Slaughter will discuss 'redefining success'

Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 7 p.m. · Richardson Auditorium

Arianna Huffington, chair, president and editor-in-chief of the Huffington Post Media Group, will discuss her latest book, "Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom and Wonder," at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 22 in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall, on the Princeton University campus. Tickets are needed for the event.

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Pace Center service trip brings light to Peruvian village

With only the contents of a small plastic suitcase, seven Princeton University students were able to bring light to — and improve lives in — a remote village in Peru during their spring break March 15-22. The students traveled to Corpani Peñas, near the historical Machu Picchu site, as part of the Pace Center for Civic Engagement's first international service trip. The project "Solar Sustainable Service" brought reliable, low-cost energy to the isolated community of 16 homes via a solar suitcase developed by the nonprofit organization We Share Solar.

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Fung Global Fellows to focus on global diffusion

Six exceptional early-career scholars from around the world will come to Princeton University in the fall to begin a year of research, writing and collaboration as the second class of Fung Global Fellows.

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Panel seeks comedic approach to environmentalism

Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 4:30 p.m. · Guyot Hall, Room 10

Environmentalism needs a sense of humor is the message from a panel of (environmentally conscious) humorists and writers presenting "That's Not Funny! A Panel on Environmental Comedy" at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 16, in Guyot Hall, Room 10.

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Self-assembled structures topic of 2014 Saville Lecture

Wednesday, April 9, 2014, 4 p.m. · Friend Center Convocation Room

Ryan Hayward, a 1999 alumnus and University of Massachusetts-Amherst professor of polymer science and engineering, will deliver the 2014 Saville Lecture, "Tuning Interactions and Self-assembled Structures in Polymer Heterojunctions and Nanocomposites," at 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 9, in the Friend Center Convocation Room. The Saville Lectures are sponsored by Princeton's Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering.

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'The Future of Higher Education' is topic of Princeton-Fung Global Forum in Paris

Wednesday through Friday, April 9-11, 2014, various times · various locations

"The Future of Higher Education" is the focus of the second Princeton-Fung Global Forum, which will take place April 9-11 in Paris. The event is a partnership between Princeton University and the Fondation Maison des Sciences de l'Homme. Participants will include Princeton President Christopher L. Eisgruber and other university leaders, as well as opinion shapers and policymakers from around the world. The Princeton-Fung Global Forum forum is a series of annual meetings of the world's foremost thinkers to discuss major issues confronting the planet. 

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'Script to Screen': Students gain insights into Hollywood careers

Whether it's television, film, theater or video games, alumni and industry professionals in the entertainment field had one overarching piece of advice for Princeton University students during a recent campus workshop: there is no set path to a successful career in Hollywood. Screenwriters, producers, studio executives and others shared their experiences breaking into the business during the event "Careers in Hollywood: Script to Screen and Everything in Between," held March 29 in Frist Campus Center.

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Exhibit of Latin American medals at Princeton University Library

Feb. 22-Aug. 3, 2014, various times · Firestone Library, main gallery

In celebration of the 200th anniversary of Latin America’s wars of independence, the Princeton University Library has mounted a dramatic display of medals and orders that illustrate the recognitions awarded to soldiers and civilians in the form of wearable insignia. The exhibit "From a Thankful Nation," which is free and open to the public, is on display in the main gallery of Firestone Library through August 3. A public exhibit lecture titled "Defining the Nation" by Miguel Centeno, professor of sociology and international affairs and chair of Princeton’s Department of Sociology, will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 13, in McCormick Hall, Room 101 on the Princeton University campus.

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Exhibit of Spectacular Latin American Medals at Princeton University Library

In celebration of the 200th anniversary of Latin America’s wars of independence, the Princeton University Library has mounted a dramatic display of medals and orders that illustrate the recognitions awarded to soldiers and civilians in the form of wearable insignia. The exhibit "From a Thankful Nation," which is free and open to the public, is on display in the main gallery of Firestone Library through August 3. A public exhibit lecture titled "Defining the Nation" by Miguel Centeno, professor of sociology and international affairs and chair of Princeton’s Department of Sociology, will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 13, in McCormick Hall, Room 101 on the Princeton University campus.

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Mitterrand to speak on French culture and politics

Monday, April 7, 2014, 6 p.m. · McCosh Hall, Room 50

Frédéric Mitterrand, the former French Minister of Culture, will give a talk "Culture and Politics in 21st-Century France: The French Cultural Exception" at 6 p.m. Monday, April 7, in McCosh Hall, Room 50. The event is presented by Princeton University Public Lecture Series.

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Poet Lin and graphic artist Aubert to hold public conversation

Monday, April 7, 2014, 4:30 p.m. · McCormick Hall, Room 106

Princeton's Critical Encounters series will present "Being Insomniac: Tan Lin and Danielle Aubert in Conversation" at 4:30 p.m. Monday, April 7, in McCormick Hall, Room 106. The event features a reading by poet Lin followed by a conversation with Aubert, a graphic artist and an inaugural Fellow in the Creative and Performing Arts at the Lewis Center for the Arts, moderated by Anne Cheng, professor of English and African American studies.

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Richardson Chamber Players to perform

Sunday, April 6, 2014, 3 p.m. · Alexander Hall, Richardson Auditorium

The Richardson Chamber Players will perform at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 6, in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall. The program "This England" will feature works by Ralph Vaughn Williams, Arnold Bax, Benjamin Britten and Edward Elgar. For tickets, call University Ticketing at 609-258-9220.

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Chapel Choir to perform

Saturday, April 5, 2014, 8 p.m. · Princeton University Chapel

The Princeton University Chapel Choir will perform the annual Milbank Concert at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 5, in the Princeton University Chapel. The program features Benjamin Britten's "Rejoice in the Lamb" and two Bach cantatas. For tickets, call conductor Penna Rose at 609-258-3654 or email prose@princeton.edu.

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Senior thesis lecture-recital on Shostakovich to feature student performers

Saturday, April 5, 2014, 8 p.m. · Fine Hall, Taplin Auditorium

"In Dialogue with Dmitry Shostakovich," a senior thesis lecture-recital by Kamna Gupta, will take place at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 5, in Taplin Auditorium, Fine Hall. The concert features student performers conducted by Gupta.

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Art museum presents evening for students and young professionals

Saturday, April 5, 2014, 5 p.m. · Princeton University Art Museum and McCarter Theatre Center

"Hot Pursuit: A pARTy Crawl," an evening of art, music, food and theater for area students and young professionals, will take place at 5 p.m. Saturday, April 5, at Princeton University Art Museum and McCarter Theatre Center. The event will include student-led tours of selected art in the museum's collection, performances by the student French theater troupe L'Avant-Scène, music by the student a cappella group Roaring 20s and a performance of "The Barber of Seville" at McCarter Theatre Center. Princeton University students may use their TigerCard for free tickets. For tickets, call the McCarter Theatre box office at 609-258-2787.

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RESCHEDULED: Senior Tawengwa to give voice recital

Monday, April 21, 2014, 7:30 p.m. · Fine Hall, Taplin Auditorium

Tanyaradzwa Tawengwa will give her senior voice recital at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 4, in Taplin Auditorium, Fine Hall. The program will include works by Fauré, Handel, Schumann, Mozart and Gershwin, as well as original compositions.

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Celtic rock band Black 47 to perform

Friday, April 4, 2014, 4:30 p.m. · McCarter Theatre Center, Berlind Theatre

The Celtic rock band Black 47 will perform at 4:30 p.m. Friday, April 4, at McCarter Theatre Center, Berlind Theatre. The event is presented by the Fund for Irish Studies. Tickets are free but required; call the McCarter Theatre Center box office at 609-258-2787.

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The Nash Ensemble of London to perform

Thursday, April 3, 2014, 8 p.m. · Alexander Hall, Richardson Auditorium

Princeton University Concert Series will present the Nash Ensemble of London at 8 p.m. Thursday, April 3, in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall. The program will include works by Smetana, Viet Cuong, Schumann, Shostakovich and Dvorak. For tickets, call University Ticketing at 609-258-9220.

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Smits to speak on early modern Europe and Japan

Thursday, April 3, 2014, 4:30 p.m. · Jones Hall, Room 202

Ivo Smits of Leiden University, the Netherlands, will give the Marius B. Jansen Memorial Lecture "Emblem as Episteme: Images and World Views Between Early Modern Europe and Japan" at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, April 3, in Jones Hall, Room 202. The event is sponsored by the Program in East Asian Studies.

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Zryd to speak on political allegories in film

Thursday, April 3, 2014, 4:30 p.m. · 185 Nassau St., Stewart Theater

"4 the Love of Film," a spring lecture series, continues with "Political Allegories in 'The Hunger Games' and 'The Conformist,'" by Michael Zryd, an associate professor in cinema and media studies at York University, Toronto, at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, April 3, in the Stewart Theater, 185 Nassau St.

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Trial reenactment features student actors

Thursday, April 3, 2014, 4:30 p.m. · Lewis Library, Room 120

Princeton's Critical Encounters series will present "The Case of 22 Lewd Chinese Women," a reenactment of the 1876 trial Chy Lung v. Freeman — the first time Chinese litigants ever appeared before the U.S. Supreme Court — at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, April 3, in the Lewis Library, Room 120. The event features Princeton student readers directed by R. N. Sandberg, a lecturer in English, theater and the Lewis Center for the Arts, and is cosponsored by the Department of English, the Program in Law and Public Affairs, the Center for African American Studies, the Lewis Center for the Arts and the Asian American Students Association.

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Chen to speak on Asian American Muslims and evangelical Christians

Wednesday, April 2, 2014, 4:30 p.m. · McCormick Hall, Room 106

The inaugural Asian American Studies lecture series continues with a talk "The Extraordinary Religiosity of Second-Generation Asian American Muslims and Evangelical Christians" by Carolyn Chen at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 2, in McCormick Hall, Room 106. Chen, an associate professor of sociology and Asian American studies at Northwestern University, studies religion, race and ethnicity, and immigration.

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Ruderman to speak on Jewish-Christian debate in 19th-century Europe

Wednesday, April 2, 2014, 4:30 p.m. · McCormick Hall, Room 101

David Ruderman of the University of Pennsylvania will give the annual Carolyn L. Drucker Memorial Lecture "The Revival of the Jewish-Christian Debate in 19th-Century Europe: The Evangelical Missionary Alexander McCaul and His Jewish Interlocutors" at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 2, in McCormick Hall, Room 101. The event is cosponsored by the Department of Near Eastern Studies, the Program in Near Eastern Studies and the Program in Judaic Studies.

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Student Work: The Nash Ensemble of London

The Nash Ensemble of London will perform at Princeton on April 3, and one of the selections they will play is by Viet Cuong, a graduate student composer. Watch Cuong talk about what inspired his original composition, "Trains of Thought."

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Renew Theaters will operate Princeton Garden Theatre

Renew Theaters, a nonprofit organization with 21 years of experience running community movie theaters, has been selected to operate the historic Princeton Garden Theatre on Nassau Street. The lease agreement between Renew Theaters and Princeton University, which owns the property, will take effect June 1.

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Employee obituaries: April 2014

The following is an updated list of University employee obituaries.

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Employee retirements: April 2014

The following is an updated list of University employee retirements.

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