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Archive – May, 2014

Alumni reconnect and celebrate at Reunions 2014

Nearly 25,000 Princeton University alumni, family and friends began filling campus Friday, May 30, for Reunions 2014 to catch up with classmates, attend panel discussions with faculty and alumni, and celebrate Princeton traditions. The event began Thursday, May 29, and will end Sunday, June 1.

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Map shows campus voting districts, polling stations for June 3 primary

Tuesday, June 3, 2014, 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. · Various locations

A primary election for state and local elected officials will be held Tuesday, June 3, with polls open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. (This also is Commencement Day.) Residents of the Princeton University campus can find the location of their voting districts and polling stations for the primary Election Day through an online map.

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Two Princeton professors to receive Phi Beta Kappa teaching awards

The Princeton University chapter of Phi Beta Kappa will give its annual awards for excellence in undergraduate teaching to Bonnie Bassler, the Squibb Professor in Molecular Biology, and Peter Sarnak, the Eugene Higgins Professor of Mathematics.

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University Place detour and bus stop relocation to begin June 4

Starting on Wednesday, June 4, University Place will be closed to through traffic from College Road to Alexander Street due to construction of the Princeton University Arts and Transit Project. The TigerTransit and TigerPaWW (Princeton to Princeton Junction) bus stop will be relocated from University Place to College Road, across from the circle at the McCarter Theater Center.

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Panel to examine 'Too Big to Fail'

Friday, May 30, 2014, 4 p.m. · McCosh Hall, Room 50

A panel including Paul Volcker, a member of the Class of 1949 and former Federal Reserve chairman, will discuss the question "Are Financial Institutions Too Big or Too Big to Fail?" at 4 p.m. Friday, May 30, in McCosh Hall, Room 50.

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Video feature: 'Our most memorable moments'

As Princeton University's seniors prepared to walk out of FitzRandolph Gate at Commencement on June 3, they took some time to reflect on their favorite memories from the past four years.

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'Our most memorable moments'

As Princeton University's seniors prepared to walk out of FitzRandolph Gate at Commencement on June 3, they took some time to reflect on their favorite memories from the past four years.

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Princeton to honor four secondary school teachers

Princeton University will honor four exceptional New Jersey secondary school teachers at its 2014 Commencement on Tuesday, June 3.

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Five graduate students celebrated for excellence in teaching

The Graduate School has honored five graduate students for its annual Teaching Awards in recognition of their outstanding abilities as teachers. The awardees are Thomas Beck in mathematics, Simon Cullen in philosophy, Sili Deng in mechanical and aerospace engineering, George Laufenberg in anthropology, and Jane Manners in history.

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Salutatorian Iriza speaks Latin but converses in math and music

Alexander Iriza's dedication to the study of math at Princeton as well as his exceptional scholarship led to his being named salutatorian for the Class of 2014. Iriza will continue the University tradition of delivering a speech in Latin at Commencement on Tuesday, June 3.

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Mighty math: Valedictorian Pogrebniak advances medicine through computation

Senior Katherine Pogrebniak's peers and professors speak of the intellect and determination that have led her to the top of her class. A computer science major from Jacksonville, Florida, she is the valedictorian of the Princeton Class of 2014, and will deliver an address at the University's Commencement ceremony on June 3. 

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2014 Commencement activities planned

Sunday through Tuesday, June 1-3, 2014, various times · various locations

Several University activities for undergraduate and graduate degree candidates and their families are planned for Sunday through Tuesday, June 1-3.

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Dean Dobkin saluted at faculty meeting

David Dobkin, who is stepping down as dean of the faculty at Princeton at the end of June, was saluted with applause, song and pennies during the final faculty meeting of the academic year.

 

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FACULTY AWARD: Chou receives IEEE 2014 Pioneer Award in Nanotechnology

Stephen Chou, Princeton University's Joseph C. Elgin Professor of Engineering, has received the 2014 Pioneer Award in Nanotechnology from the IEEE, the top professional society in electrical engineering. Chou will receive the award in August at the IEEE NANO 2014 conference in Toronto.

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Memorial service planned for Fred Hargadon

Friday, May 30, 2014, 4 p.m. · Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall

A memorial service for Fred Hargadon, Princeton's dean of admission from 1988 to 2003, is set for 4 p.m. Friday, May 30, in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall. Hargadon died Jan. 15 at his home in Princeton at age 80. The service is open to all. Speaking will be alumni and members of the staff and administration as well as his family. A reception will follow in Chancellor Green.

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Alumni will return to campus for Reunions 2014

Thursday through Sunday, May 29-June 1, 2014 · various locations

Nearly 25,000 Princeton University alumni, family and friends are expected on campus Thursday through Sunday, May 29-June 1, for Reunions 2014.

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FACULTY HONOR: Deaton, Fiske elected to American Philosophical Society

Two Princeton University faculty members and a University alumnus were among 33 new members recently elected to the American Philosophical Society (APS), the nation's oldest scholarly organization. Angus Deaton, the Dwight D. Eisenhower Professor of International Affairs and a professor of economics and international affairs, was inducted into the APS' social sciences class. Susan Fiske, the Eugene Higgins Professor of Psychology and a professor of public affairs, was also inducted into the social sciences class. Robert Haselkorn, a professor at the University of Chicago and a member of Princeton's Class of 1956, was elected to the biological sciences class. Candidates for APS membership are nominated by existing members and elected for extraordinary accomplishments in their fields.

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Princeton University Commencement to be held June 3

Members of the news media who wish to attend any of Princeton University's 2014 graduation ceremonies Sunday through Tuesday, June 1-3, must contact the University's Office of Communications no later than 3 p.m. Friday, May 23, to request credentials.

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Five faculty members honored for excellence in mentoring graduate students

Five Princeton University faculty members have been named recipients of the Graduate Mentoring Awards by the McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning and will be honored during the Graduate School's Hooding ceremony Monday, June 2, on Cannon Green.

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Princeton University Orchestra to give annual fireworks concert

Saturday, May 31, 2014, 8 p.m. · Finney Field

The Princeton University Orchestra will give its annual fireworks concert during Reunions weekend at 8 p.m. Saturday, May 31, on Finney Field. The concert will be followed by a fireworks display.

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Chapel music concerts to feature organ concert and Chapel Choir alumni sing

Friday, May 30, 2014, 3:30 and 5 p.m. · Princeton University Chapel

The following concerts will take place Friday, May 30, at Princeton University Chapel: at 3:30 p.m. Eric Plutz, University organist, will perform the annual Reunions organ concert; and at 5 p.m. the Chapel Choir will give its annual alumni sing.

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Princeton University Wind Ensemble to give outdoor concert

Friday, May 30, 2014, 2 p.m. · outside Woolworth Center

The Princeton University Wind Ensemble will give its annual alumni concert at 2 p.m. Friday, May 30, outside Woolworth Center.

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Princeton Triangle Club to present 'Zero Gravitas'

Friday and Saturday, May 30 and 31, 2014, various times · McCarter Theatre Center

Princeton Triangle Club will present its Reunions show "Zero Gravitas" at 8 p.m. Friday, May 30, and at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 31, at McCarter Theater Center. For tickets, call 609-258-2787.

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Art museum to hold 'meet the curators' event and book signing/lecture

Thursday and Friday, May 29 and 30, 2014, various times · various venues

Enjoy conversation with curators from the Princeton University Art Museum at 4 p.m. Thursday, May 29, in the museum's Reunions tent, located next to Murray-Dodge Hall, across from McCormick Hall. Attendees may accompany curators to the museum for collections-based tours. At 2:30 p.m. Friday, May 30, in McCormick Hall, Room 101, Preston Haskell, a 1960 graduate of Princeton, and Kelly Baum, the Haskell Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, will hold a book signing of the richly illustrated catalogue for "Rothko to Richter: Mark-Making in Abstract Painting from the Collection of Preston H. Haskell," on view at the museum. The signing will be followed by a lecture on collecting modern and contemporary art with Haskell and Mark Stevens, a 1973 graduate and art critic.

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Olgyay to speak on technical research in architecture

Thursday, May 29, 2014, 10 a.m. · School of Architecture, Glass Pavilion

Victor Olgyay, principal architect, buildings practice, at Rocky Mountain Institute, will give the keynote address at the one-day conference "Backwards and Forwards: The History and Future of Technical Research in Architecture and Buildings at Princeton" from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Thursday, May 29, at the School of Architecture, Glass Pavilion. The conference will present the work of current researchers at Princeton and the expansion of future research at the Architectural Laboratory. Robert Geddes, the William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of Architecture, Emeritus, and former dean of the School of Architecture will give the opening remarks.

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Princeton University Players to present 'Mack and Mabel'

Thursday through Sunday, May 29-June 1, 2014, 8 p.m. · Frist Campus Center Theater

Princeton University Players will present "Mack and Mabel" at 8 p.m. Thursday through Sunday, at Frist Campus Center Theater. For tickets, call University Ticketing at 609-258-9200.

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Theater Intime to present 'Everything in Isolation'

Thursday through Saturday, May 29-31, 2014, various times · Hamilton Murray Theatre

Theatre Intime will present the new play "Everything in Isolation" at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, May 29-31, at Hamilton Murray Theatre. There will be one matinee performance at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 31. For tickets, call University Ticketing at 609-258-9200.

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Princeton University Art Museum exhibition to focus on abstract art

May 24-Oct. 5, 2014 · Princeton University Art Museum

"Rothko to Richter: Mark-Making in Abstract Painting from the Collection of Preston H. Haskell," featuring paintings by some of the most important artists of the postwar era spanning the years 1950 to 1990, will open at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 24, at the Princeton University Art Museum. Haskell is a 1960 Princeton graduate. The exhibition is on view through Oct. 5.

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See rare images of Woodrow Wilson and Princeton's campus in the 1910s

Princeton's Mudd Manuscript Library recently acquired a photo album that features a number of photos from the early 20th century of Princeton University's campus, the surrounding town and the Princeton Theological Seminary, as well as rare photos of Woodrow Wilson, an 1879 Princeton alumnus, the University's president from 1902 to 1910, and U.S. president from 1913 to 1921.

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Global Collaborative Networks projects focus on health and social-environmental systems

Princeton University's Council for International Teaching and Research has selected two faculty proposals to receive grants totaling more than $350,000 from the Princeton Global Collaborative Networks Fund, which facilitates international scholarly networks that enable Princeton to engage with centers of learning worldwide.

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FACULTY AWARD: Witten receives 2014 McKnight Scholar Award for neuroscience

Ilana Witten, an assistant professor of psychology and the Princeton Neuroscience Institute, received one of six 2014 McKnight Scholar Awards, which are granted to young scientists with a demonstrated commitment to neuroscience. Witten will receive $225,000 over three years for her project, "Deconstructing Working Memory: Dopamine Neurons and Their Target Circuits." The award is supported by the McKnight Foundation's Endowment Fund for Neuroscience, which supports research designed to one day accurately diagnose, prevent and treat brain diseases.

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Conference to focus on 'Immigrants in the Military in Modern America'

A two-day conference on issues connecting immigration policy and the U.S. military, "Patriots or Invaders? - Immigrants in the Military in Modern America," will be held on Friday, May 23, and Saturday, May 24, in the Friend Center Convocation Room at Princeton University.

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Entrepreneurship committee seeks to engage alumni, campus community in fostering innovations for society

The Princeton Entrepreneurship Advisory Committee (PEAC), which is gathering input and exploring options to recommend a broad vision for fostering entrepreneurship at the University, has launched a website seeking feedback from alumni, students, faculty and staff.

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Conference to focus on 'Immigrants in the Military in Modern America'

Friday, May 23, and Saturday, May 24, 2014, 9 a.m. · Friend Center Convocation Room

A two-day conference titled "Patriots or Invaders? Immigrants in the Military in Modern America" will highlight contributions to military sociology and draw attention to the significant role played by the armed forces in processes of immigrant assimilation and adaptation. The conference, directed by Edward Telles, a professor of sociology, will feature top researchers and writers on immigration and the U.S. armed forces. The event will begin at 9 a.m. Friday, May 23, and Saturday, May 24, in the Friend Center Convocation Room.

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Fast and curious: Electrons hurtle into the interior of a new class of quantum materials

Scientists at Princeton University have made a step forward in developing a new class of materials that could be used in future technologies. They have discovered a new quantum effect that enables electrons — the negative-charge-carrying particles that make today's electronic devices possible — to dash through the interior of these materials with very little resistance.  

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Princeton University Press picks new distribution service

Princeton University Press has selected Perseus Academic, a division of Perseus Distribution Services, to provide book fulfillment and distribution services beginning in spring 2015. This new arrangement will facilitate more effective book distribution in order to keep up with changes in the business of print publishing and enable Princeton University Press to invest further in digital publishing operations.

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Negative stereotypes can cancel each other out on résumés

Stereotypes of gay men as effeminate and weak and black men as threatening and aggressive can hurt members of those groups when white people evaluate them in employment, education, criminal justice and other contexts. But the negative attributes of the two stereotypes can cancel one another out for gay black men in the employment context, according to research by a Princeton University graduate student.

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Princeton classes innovate to enhance teaching and learning

While computers, multimedia tools and other digital resources have been long present in some classes, academic disciplines across campus are embracing technology to engage students in novel ways.

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Victims want to change, not just punish, offenders

Revenge is a dish best served with a side of change. A series of experiments conducted by researchers affiliated with Princeton University has found that punishment is only satisfying to victims if the offenders change their attitude as a result of the punishment

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Strategic partnership grants awarded to research-teaching collaborations

Princeton University and the international institutions with which it has strategic partnerships — Humboldt University in Berlin, the University of São Paulo and the University of Tokyo — have selected the second round of faculty research and teaching collaborations that they will support.

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Retirement concert to celebrate Lansky

Saturday, May 17, 2014, 8 p.m. · Fine Hall, Taplin Auditorium

A retirement concert celebrating Paul Lansky, the William Shubael Conant Professor of Music and composer who served on the Princeton faculty for 45 years, will take place at 8 p.m. Saturday, May 17, in Taplin Auditorium, Fine Hall. This event will feature an all-Lansky program with performances by So Percussion, the University's new performers-in-residence; guitarist David Starobin and the Janus Trio. The concert is free but reservations are required. For tickets, call University Ticketing at 609-258-9220.

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Museum to hold Family Day

Saturday, May 17, 2014, 10 a.m. · Princeton University Art Museum

In celebration of Art Museum Day, the Princeton University Art Museum is celebrating all weekend — starting with Family Day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 17, at the museum. The event will feature hands-on activities, live performances and scavenger hunts.

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Student recitals feature voice, drums and piano

Friday, May 16, through Saturday, May 24, 2014, various times · various venues

Junior James Walsh, tenor, will give a recital at 3 p.m. Friday, May 16, in Woolworth Center, McAlpin Rehearsal Hall. The following recitals will take place in Fine Hall, Taplin Auditorium: 8 p.m. Sunday, May 18, senior Philip McNeal, drums; 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 22, senior Adriana Cherskov, piano; 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 23, senior Sashi Ayyanger, piano; and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 24, senior Marie-Gabrielle Arco, voice.

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Multimedia performance projects to feature student work

Friday, May 16, 2014, 8 p.m. · McCarter Theater Center, Berlind Rehearsal Room

A showing of multimedia performance projects by students in the spring course "Live Film: Video Design for Performance" taught by Eamonn Farrell, a lecturer in visual arts and the Lewis Center for the Arts, will take place at 8 p.m. Friday, May 16, in McCarter Theater Center, Berlind Rehearsal Room.

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Film and video screening to feature student work

Thursday, May 15, 2014, 4 p.m. · 185 Nassau St., Stewart Theater

Students in the Lewis Center for the Arts' Program in Visual Arts will present new work in a film and video screening from 4-7 p.m. Thursday, May 15, in the Stewart Theater, 185 Nassau St. A reception will follow.

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Music marathon features student performers

Tuesday and Wednesday, May 13-14, 2014, noon · Woolworth Center, McAlpin Rehearsal Hall

Students enrolled in private lessons will perform on a variety of instruments from noon to 6 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, May 13-14, in Woolworth Center, McAlpin Rehearsal Hall.

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Senior thesis: Evaluating alternative academic credentials

Applying technology to multiple disciplines has long been an interest to Princeton University senior Taylor Francis, a Menlo Park, California, native, who grew up surrounded by technology and the startup world in Silicon Valley. For his senior thesis, Francis, a major in the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, applied his interests in the tech world to the study of alternative educational credentials.

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By the numbers: University raises funds for United Way

United Way officials and Princeton University representatives gathered May 1 in Chancellor Green to acknowledge the $169,767.65 raised for the United Way in this year's campaign.

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Class snapshot: 'The World of Rauschenberg'

This spring, 15 Princeton undergraduate and graduate students are immersed in the art and influence of Robert Rauschenberg in "Seminar in Modernist Art and Theory: The World of Rauschenberg," which lays the groundwork for a major upcoming exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York.

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FACULTY AWARD: Foster named Cullman Center Fellow

Hal Foster, the Townsend Martin, Class of 1917, Professor of Art and Archaeology, and co-director of the Program in Media and Modernity, has been named a 2014-15 Fellow by the New York Public Library Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers.

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Electronic music installation to feature student work

Saturday, May 10, 2014, 4 p.m. · Woolworth Center

Students in the "Electronic and Computer Music" class will present a public electronic music installation exhibition "House of Sound" at 4 p.m. Saturday, May 10, in Woolworth Center. The event features final projects that explore the many possibilities of creating sound with computers.

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Princeton University Jazz Ensemble to perform

Saturday, May 10, 2014, 8 p.m. · Alexander Hall, Richardson Auditorium

The Princeton University Jazz Ensemble will perform with guest ensemble The Respect Sextet at 8 p.m. Saturday, May 10, in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall.

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Student recitals feature voice, piano and organ

Friday through Sunday, May 9-11, 2014, various times · various venues

From the Department of Music, senior Molly Bolten, voice, and the Night Kitchen Experiment, will give a recital at 8 p.m. Friday, May 8, in Frist Campus Center Theater, and junior Jason Nong will perform on piano and organ at 3 p.m. Saturday, May 10, in the Princeton University Chapel. On Sunday, May 11, in Taplin Auditorium, senior Allegra Wiprud, voice, will perform at 3 p.m., and senior Ryan McCarty, voice and percussion, will perform at 8 p.m.

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Documentary play to focus on re-entering society after incarceration

Friday through Sunday, May 9-11, 2014, various times · 185 Nassau St., Matthews Acting Studio

The Lewis Center for the Arts' Program in Theater will present a workshop performance of "Inside/Out," a new documentary play by senior Tadesh Inagaki at 8 p.m. Friday through Sunday, May 9-11, in the Matthews Acting Studio, 185 Nassau St. Two matinees will take place at 4:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, May 10-11. The one-man show is based on interviews with men in the process of re-entering society after incarceration.

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Princeton University Sinfonia to perform

Friday, May 9, 2014, 7:30 p.m. · Alexander Hall, Richardson Auditorium

The Princeton University Sinfonia will give a concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 9, in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall. The performance will feature the winners of the 2014 Sinfonia Concerto Competition. For tickets, call University Ticketing at 609-258-9220.

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Princeton University Wind Ensemble to perform

Thursday, May 8, 2014, 7:30 p.m. · Alexander Hall, Richardson Auditorium

The Princeton University Wind Ensemble will give a concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 8, in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall. For tickets, call University Ticketing at 609-258-9220.

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An evening of new musical comedy features student performers

Thursday, May 8, 2014, 8 p.m. · 185 Nassau St., Matthews Acting Studio

The Lewis Center for the Arts' Princeton Atelier will present an evening of new musical theater comedy at 8 p.m. Thursday, May 8, in the Matthews Acting Studio, 185 Nassau St. The musical theater improv group Baby Wants Candy will premiere excerpts of its latest work-in-progress developed with Princeton students "Camp Death (A Midsummer Night's Scream)" in a Princeton Atelier course.

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Creative writing students to read from their work

Wednesday, May 7, 2014, 4:30 p.m. · Palmer House

Students in the Lewis Center for the Arts' Program in Creative Writing will present new fiction at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 7, in Palmer House. The event will be followed by a reception.

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Freshman Scholars Institute

The Freshman Scholars Institute (FSI) is an academically rigorous, summer program for incoming Princeton students. FSI provides invited students with an early opportunity to experience Princeton's curriculum, work closely with members of our faculty from a range of academic disciplines and fields, and engage in a vibrant community of highly motivated peers. In this video, FSI alumni who are current Princeton students explain why they loved their FSI experience.

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FACULTY HONOR: Poor elected to Royal Society in the United Kingdom

The Royal Society, the United Kingdom's national academy of science, has elected H. Vincent Poor, dean of Princeton University's School of Engineering and Applied Science, as a member. The society recognized Poor "for his fundamental contributions to information theory, statistical signal processing and wireless communications." Poor, the Michael Henry Strater University Professor of Electrical Engineering, was among 10 foreign members named to the society, which annually elects fellows and foreign members from several hundred candidates renowned for contributions to science, engineering and medicine. The fellowship, created in 1660, has included Newton, Darwin and Einstein as members.

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Campanell wins Lawrence Fellowship to pursue plasma physics research

Princeton University graduate student Michael Campanell has won a highly competitive Lawrence Fellowship, resulting in a three-year postdoctoral position at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

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Symposium will examine gender and public discourse

Thursday, May 8, 2014, 4:30-6:30 p.m. · McCormick Hall, Room 101

A symposium on gender and public discourse, “More Than MADWOMEN: Examining Gender in Public Discourse,” will be held from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 8, in McCormick Hall, Room 101. The event is being presented as part of a new Program in Gender and Sexuality Studies course, "Feminist Media Studies/Media Representations of Feminism," taught by Associate Research Scholar Melissa Deem. Students in the course will speak about a range of topics, followed by a discussion and reception.

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Nine students receive 2014 Spirit of Princeton Award

Nine students have been named winners of the 2014 Spirit of Princeton Award, which honors undergraduates at Princeton University for their positive contributions to campus life. The award recognizes students who have demonstrated a strong commitment to the undergraduate experience through dedicated efforts with student organizations, athletics, community service, religious life, residential life and the arts.

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Half-term policy courses offer two courses in half the time

This spring, a sprinkling of policy-related issues from immigration to nuclear policy were examined through the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs' "half-term courses," a form of instruction that examines public policy issues as they are being discussed across the world.

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Gross and Stewart receive Behrman Award for the humanities

Princeton professors Jan Gross and Susan Stewart have received the University's Howard T. Behrman Award for Distinguished Achievement in the Humanities.

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L'Avant-Scène to perform two French plays

Tuesday and Wednesday, May 6 and 7, 2014 · various locations

The French theater workshop L'Avant-Scene will present "Travaux d'Acteurs" at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 6, in the Common Room at Rockefeller College; and "Ma Chambre froide" by Joel Pommerat at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 7, in Rocky-Mathey Theater. 

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Latino identity and diaspora is subject of symposium

Saturday, May 10, 2014, 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m. · Robertson Hall, Dodds Auditorium

The 2014 Voz Latina symposium "Blurred Borders: Latino Lives in the U.S. and Abroad," will be held from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Saturday, May 10, in Dodds Auditorium in Robertson Hall. The conference is hosted by the Graduate School's Office of Academic Affairs and Diversity, and the Latino Graduate Student Association. For more information and to register, visit the Graduate School website.

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Student science films premiere at 2nd annual Science Action Awards

Tuesday, May 6, 2014, 7 p.m. · Lewis Thomas Laboratory Auditorium

Princeton University student teams will premiere short, self-made science films during the Science Action, Year 2 (SA2) awards ceremony at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 6, in the Lewis Thomas Laboratory Auditorium. The event is free to the public.

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FACULTY AWARD: Stone, Verdú named National Academy of Sciences members

Two Princeton University professors are among the 84 new National Academy of Sciences members announced April 29. The Princeton inductees are Howard Stone, the Donald R. Dixon '69 and Elizabeth W. Dixon Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, and Sergio Verdú, the Eugene Higgins Professor of Electrical Engineering.

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Welcome website for Class of 2018 available

Incoming freshmen and their families can find important information about attending Princeton, as well as interact with University staff and students, via the welcome website Your Path to Princeton.

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CPUC will hold its May meeting

Monday, May 5, 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, May 5, in Betts Auditorium, School of Architecture. The agenda will include: an annual report by the CPUC Resources Committee; a presentation by Vice President for Campus Life Cynthia Cherrey regarding updates to Rights, Rules, Responsibilities; an update from Vice Provost Michele Minter on the implementation of recommendations from the Trustee Ad Hoc Committee on Diversity; and an update on communications and training for emergency preparedness from Executive Vice President Treby Williams, Director of Public Safety Paul Ominsky and Associate Director of Environmental Health and Safety Steve Elwood.

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Schmidt fund awards to support two new research technologies

Two new research technologies — a microscope for probing bacterial biofilms and an instrument to measure the properties of ultrathin plastics — have been awarded funding at Princeton University through the Eric and Wendy Schmidt Transformative Technology Fund. 

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Princeton delays opening until 10 a.m. due to regional flooding; Classes on as scheduled

Because many roads in the region are closed or traffic is slowed by flooding, Princeton University will delay opening today until 10 a.m. Classes will be held as scheduled. 

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