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Monday, Jan. 23, 2017

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January is Month of Service at Princeton

January 2017 · various locations

Students, faculty and staff can participate in a range of activities and programs during the University's Month of Service this January. Month of Service is a time to celebrate the importance of civic engagement and showcase the many ways to serve the community. A full calendar of events is available online. Month of Service is organized by the Pace Center for Civic Engagement and cosponsored by the Office of Community and Regional Affairs.

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Screening to highlight student documentaries on Trenton in the 1960s

Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017, 6 p.m. · Artworks, 19 Everett Alley, Trenton, New Jersey

Six short student documentaries that explore the volatile 1960s and the changes the period brought to Trenton, New Jersey, will premiere at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 24, at Artworks, 19 Everett Alley in Trenton. The documentaries were produced as part of The Trenton Project.

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Annual business attire clothing drive to be held

Jan. 25-Feb. 1, 2017, various times · 350 Alexander St.

Beginning Wednesday, Jan. 25, Princeton University is conducting its annual clothing drive to collect gently used business attire for men and women. Items can be brought to 350 Alexander St. between the hours of 8 and 9 a.m. and 12:30 and 1:30 p.m., weekdays, through Feb. 1.

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Twitter chat to focus on 'Cyber Hacks and the Future of Democracy'

Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017, noon · Online

Slate columnist Fred Kaplan will participate in a Twitter chat at noon Tuesday, Jan. 31, on the topic "Cyber Hacks and the Future of Democracy." Kaplan will moderate the panel “New Platforms of Control” at the Princeton-Fung Global Forum "Society 3.0+: Can Liberty Survive the Digital Age?" to be held March 20-21, 2017 in Berlin. To participate in the Twitter chat, tweet questions and comments to @fmkaplan using hashtag #PrincetonFung.


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Exhibition to feature photographs from collection of alumnus Olofson; artist Muholi to give talk

Feb. 4-July 2, 2017 · Princeton University Art Museum

"Revealing Pictures: Photographs from the Christopher E. Olofson Collection" will be on view at Princeton University Art Museum Feb. 4-July 2, 2017. Olofson is a 1992 alumnus. Works by Edmund Clark, Daniel and Geo Fuchs, Pieter Hugo, Liu Zheng, Zanele Muholi, Robert Polidori and others serve as examples of photography's ability to explore issues of identity, place and nationhood. Muholi will discuss her work at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9, in McCosh Hall, Room 10. She is best known for an ongoing series of portraits made to further the visibility of black lesbian women, even as her work insists that no individual is reducible to a category. Begun in the townships of South Africa in 2006, the series now includes more than 250 portraits from around the world.

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Writers Beatty and Chin to read from their work

Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017, 4:30 p.m. · McCarter Theatre Center, Berlind Theatre

Writers Paul Beatty and Marilyn Chin read from their work at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 8, at McCarter Theatre Center's Berlind Theater. Beatty received the 2016 Man Booker Prize for his book "The Sellout," a satire of U.S. racial politics. The event is part of the Althea Ward Clark W'21 Reading Series.

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Yu to speak on the rise of digital humanities labs

Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017, 4:30 p.m. · Betts Auditorium, School of Architecture

Henry Yu, the Stanley Kelley Jr. Visiting Professor for Distinguished Teaching in Asian American Studies of Program in American Studies, will give a talk "Away from the Lone Historian? Multidisciplinary Approaches in a Collaborative Digital Research Lab" at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 8, in Betts Auditorium, the School of Architecture.

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Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir to perform

Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017, 8 p.m. · Princeton University Chapel

Princeton University Concerts will present the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir at 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9, in Princeton University Chapel. This concert marks the 25-voice ensemble's first visit to the Northeast since selling out Carnegie Hall in June 2014.

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Percussionist Currie to perform with readings of Garcia Márquez's stories

Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017, 6 and 9 p.m. · Alexander Hall, Richardson Auditorium

Percussionist Colin Currie will perform "Realismos Mágicos," a concert of solo percussion music at 6 and 9 p.m. in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall, as part of Princeton University Concerts' PUC125 series, in which artists and audience are onstage together for an intimate performance experience. Currie will be joined by actor Michael Dean Morgan who read excerpts from Gabriel Garcia Márquez's stories as part of the presentation. For tickets, call University Ticketing at 609-258-9220 or visit the Frist Campus Center box office.

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Mussolin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art to speak on Michelangelo

Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017, 4:30 p.m. · McCormick Hall, Room 106

Mauro Mussolin, a fellow in drawings and prints at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, will give a lecture "Michelangelo and Paper as Palimpsest: Drawings, Letters, Records and Sonnets" at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, in McCormick Hall, Room 106.

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Richardson Chamber Players to perform

Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017, 3 p.m. · Alexander Hall, Richardson Auditorium

Richardson Chamber Players will perform "England's Green," a program of works by English composers including Ralph Vaughan Williams, Benjamin Britten, Edward Elgar and others, at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 19, in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall. For tickets, call University Ticketing at 609-258-9220 or visit the Frist Campus Center box office.

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Novelist Whitehead to give reading and book signing

Monday, March 6, 2017, 4:30 p.m. · McCormick Hall, Room 101

Novelist Colson Whitehead, author of "The Underground Railroad," which won the 2016 National Book Award for fiction, will give a reading and book signing at 4:30 p.m. Monday, March 6, in McCormick Hall. The event is cosponsored by the Peter S. Firestone Society in Mathey and Rockefeller colleges and the Humanities Council.

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Cutting-edge science focus of PPPL Science on Saturday lectures

Saturdays, Jan. 14-March 18, 2017, 9:30 a.m. · PPPL

The Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory will launch the 2017 Ronald E. Hatcher Science on Saturday Lecture Series at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 14, at 100 Stellarator Road, Princeton, New Jersey. Now in its 33rd year, the nine-week series presents free and public talks by top scientific experts. The 2017 series ends March 18.

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Exhibition to focus on photography of 'Women Resisting Jihad in Mali'

Dec. 16., 2016-Jan. 26, 2017 · Bernstein Gallery, Robertson Hall

"Women Resisting Jihad in Mali," an exhibition of photographic works by Katie Orlinsky depicting women in central Mali and highlighting the vibrant culture that resisted the al- Qaida jihadist effort to impose sharia, will be on view Dec. 16, 2016-Jan. 26, 2017, in the Bernstein Gallery, Robertson Hall. An artist's reception will take place at 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 16, in the gallery.

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Exhibition to feature Indian art

Nov. 19, 2016-Feb. 5, 2017 · Princeton University Art Museum

"Epic Tales from India: Paintings from the San Diego Museum of Art," featuring 90 paintings that represent the most significant gathering of South Asian art shown at Princeton, will be on view at the Princeton University Art Museum, Nov. 19, 2016-Feb. 5, 2017.

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Woodrow Wilson exhibit begins campus tour at Frist

Various times · Various locations

An exhibit that examines the contested legacy of Woodrow Wilson is now open on the second floor of Frist Campus Center. The show, "In the Nation's Service? Woodrow Wilson Revisited," documents not only the positive but also the negative aspects of Wilson's tenure as 13th president of Princeton University and 28th president of the United States. The exhibit, which had been on display at Robertson Hall, will be on the 200 level of Frist through Nov. 30. Over the 2016-17 academic year, it will also be installed temporarily in Chancellor Green (Dec. 5-30) and at 701 Carnegie Center (Jan. 9-Feb. 3). Other stops across campus are being planned.

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Bimonthly tours of the Princeton Plasma Physics Lab

First and third Friday of the month, 10 a.m. · PPPL

Get a behind-the-scenes look at the only national laboratory where scientists are trying to create "a star on Earth." The Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory offers free public tours of its research facilities at 10 a.m. on the first and third Friday of the month at 100 Stellarator Rd., Princeton, New Jersey. Participants must pre-register on the tour website.

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