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Friday, Oct. 31, 2014

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Forum to explore postwar urban culture

Monday, Nov. 3, 2014, noon · Prospect House, Presidential Dining Room

The Princeton-Mellon Forum for Research on the Urban Environment, "Chocolate Cities and Vanilla Suburbs: Race, Space and American Culture After World War II," will take place at noon Monday, Nov. 3, at Prospect House, Presidential Dining Room. Eric Avila of the University of California-Los Angeles will explore how the structural transformation of urban life after World War II — highway construction, suburbanization, urban renewal, slum clearance, deindustrialization and white flight — engendered new discourses of identity, new imaginings of community and new expressions of social conflict. Lunch will be served

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Map shows campus voting districts, polling stations for Nov. 4 general election

Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014, 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. · various locations

Residents of the Princeton University campus can find the location of their voting districts and polling stations for the general election through an online map. Polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 4.

The majority of the University campus is in District No. 7 and will vote at the Icahn Laboratory. Those residing in the eating clubs will vote in District No. 8 at the Computer Science Building.

Made available by the Offices of Community and Regional Affairs and the Dean of Undergraduate Students, the map shows the voting districts, as well as the location of the polling stations in each. Additional voting information for Mercer County residents is available on the New Jersey Department of State website.

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Talk to focus on China and WTO

Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014, 4:30 p.m. · Robertson Hall, Room 002

Xiaojun Li, assistant professor of political science at the University of British Columbia, will speak on "Administrative Reform, Bureaucratic Access and Policy Influence: Institutional Explanation of Trade Liberalization During China's Accession to the WTO" at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 4, in Robertson Hall, Room 002.

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French film series to screen 'La Pirogue'

Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014, 7 p.m. · Rockefeller College Theater

Rockefeller College and the Department of French and Italian will screen "La Pirogue" at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 4, in Rockefeller College Theater. The 2012 Senegalese drama follows a group of African men who leave Senegal in a pirogue captained by a local fisherman to undertake the treacherous crossing of the Atlantic to Spain in search of a better life. All screenings are in French with English subtitles.

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McChrystal to discuss 'Lessons in Leadership'

Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014, 4:30 p.m. · Robertson Hall, Dodds Auditorium

Retired four-star General Stanley McChrystal, the former commander of U.S. and International Security Assistance Forces (ISAF) Afghanistan and former commander of the premier military counter-terrorism force, Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC), will present a public talk titled, "From the Front Lines: Lessons in Leadership," at 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 5, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall. He will be joined in conversation with Evan Thomas, author, former Washington bureau chief and editor at large, Newsweek magazine. McChrystal is visiting the School as the 2014 Anna and G. Mason Morfit '97 Distinguished Visitor. Tickets, which are free, are required for this event.

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Griffith to speak on the Arabic Orthodox Church

Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014, 4:30 p.m. · Jones Hall, Room 202

Father Sidney Griffith, a professor of Early Christian Studies at the Catholic University of America, will give a talk "Melkites and Muslims: The Longue Durée of the Arabic Orthodox Church" at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 5, in Jones Hall, Room 202. The event is the inaugural lecture in the 2014-15 Near East and the World Seminar Series "Christianity in the Near East: Past, Present … Future?"

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Sweldens to discuss 'Entrepreneurship and the Interplay of TV, Mobile and Social'

Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014, 4:30 p.m. · Fields Center, multipurpose room

Innovator Wim Sweldens, co-founder and CEO of Kiswe Mobile, will give a talk on "Entrepreneurship and the Interplay of TV, Mobile and Social" at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 6, in the Fields Center multipurpose room. The event is sponsored by the Keller Center.

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Abramson to speak 'In Defense of Leaks'

Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014, 5 p.m. · Robertson Hall, Dodds Auditorium

Jill Abramson, former executive editor of the New York Times, will speak on the topic "In Defense of Leaks: Why a Free Press Matters More in the Age of Terror" at 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 6, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.

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Ébène Quartet to perform

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

Princeton University Concerts Series will present the Ébène Quartet from France in a concert of works that morph from classical to jazz at 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 6, in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall. The program will include pieces by Haydn and Schumann and a mix of jazz standards, some with vocals. For tickets, call University Ticketing at 609-258-9220.

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Tiger Trot for Hunger will be held

Friday, Nov. 7, 2014, 3 p.m. · Dillon Gymnasium

The Tiger Trot for Hunger, a 5K run/walk to support the Crisis Ministry of Trenton, will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, Nov. 7 at Dillon Gymnasium. Entry is a non-perishable food item or donation. Pre-registration ends Monday, Nov. 3 and race day registration is from 1:45-2:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 7. The event is sponsored by Campus Recreation.

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Princeton alumni to discuss energy finance

Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014, 2 p.m. · East Pyne, Room 010

Princeton alumni involved in the energy industry will participate in the event "Energy in the 21st Century: Energy Finance" held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 8, in Room 010, East Pyne. The speakers are Edward Blum, Maria Klutey, Ted O'Shea, Frank Norcross and Yuri Fishman. The event is organized by the Princeton Undergraduate Energy Association and is sponsored by the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment.

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Veterans Day observance to be held in chapel

Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014, 8:30 a.m. · Princeton University Chapel

A Veterans Day observance is planned for 8:30 to 9 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 11, in the Princeton University Chapel. Capt. Philip Roos, of the U.S. Navy, will deliver remarks. The program also will include an invocation; the presentation of the colors; the singing of "The Star-Spangled Banner" and "America the Beautiful"; a viola solo; taps; and a benediction.

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Exhibition to feature documentary photography of Chicago's South Side

Nov. 1-Dec. 4, 2014, · Robertson Hall, Bernstein Gallery

The exhibition "South Side" by documentary photographer Jon Lowenstein will be on view Nov. 1 –Dec. 4 in the Bernstein Gallery, Robertson Hall. The show — which combines photography, experiential writing, personal testimonies and short experimental films — examines the legacy of segregation, the impact of vast wealth inequality and how deindustrialization and globalization play out on the ground in the South Side section of Chicago.

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'Follow the Money' is subject of lecture series

Tuesdays, Oct. 14-Dec. 9, 2014, 8 p.m. · Friend Center, Room 101

The lecture series "Follow the Money" will be held at 8 p.m. Tuesdays, Oct. 14-Dec. 9, in Friend Center, Room 101. The lectures are co-sponsored by the Princeton Adult School and the University's Office of Community and Regional Affairs Community Auditing Program. Economists and social scientists will lead lectures on topics related to income inequality. Registration for the lectures is $125 through the Princeton Adult School website.

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Historic map exhibit will mark 350th anniversary of New Jersey naming

Aug. 16, 2014-Jan. 25, 2015 · Firestone Library, Main Gallery

The exhibit "Nova Caesarea: A Cartographic Record of the Garden State, 1666-1888" will run from Saturday, Aug. 16 through Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015 in the Main Gallery of Firestone Library. The exhibit commemorates the 350th anniversary of the naming of New Jersey, and introduces viewers to the maps that charted the state’s development from unexplored colonial territory to the first scientifically surveyed state in the United States.

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