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Friday, Feb. 24, 2017

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'Conversations on Love' will host series of discussions, events

Week of Feb. 20, 2017, various times · various locations

The student-run series "Conversations on Love" will feature a range of events during the month of February. A full listing is available on the "Conversations on Love" Facebook page. Highlights include:

Monday, Feb. 20, at 4:30 p.m., in Frist Campus Center, Room 302. Dr. Helen Fisher, neuroscientist and author, will give a talk on the science of love.

CANCELED FOR TODAY: Tuesday, Feb. 21, at 4:30 p.m., in McCosh Hall, Room 10. Professors Cornel West and Robert George will discuss their friendship, which transcends ideological differences.

Tuesday, Feb. 21, at 9 p.m., in Murray Dodge café. Members of Ellipses Slam Poetry and Songline Slam Poetry will perform at a poetry coffeehouse.

Wednesday, Feb. 22, at 4:30 p.m. in Betts Auditorium, School of Architecture. Philosophers Alexander Nehemas and Benjamin Morison will discuss Aristotle and Plato on the subject of love.

Thursday, Feb. 23, at 4:30 p.m. in Whig Hall Senate Chamber. Office of Religious Life chaplains of various religious faiths will discuss the theology of love in their respective religious traditions.

Friday, Feb. 24, at 4:30 p.m., at Campus Club. A bubble tea and "speed friending" gathering will be held.

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President Eisgruber will hold Town Hall for University staff

Friday, Feb. 24, 2017, 2 p.m. · Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall

President Christopher L. Eisgruber will hold a Town Hall for University staff members starting at 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24, in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall. Eisgruber will provide an annual update on recent developments at the University and outline goals for the future. Staff members also will be given an opportunity to ask questions. All employees are welcome to attend and the University will provide paid release time so staff can attend the meeting during normal work hours, subject to supervisory approval in order to maintain normal operations. Shuttles will be provided to and from the event for employees based at 701 Carnegie Center and the Helm Building. Refreshments will be served at 1:45 p.m. before the Town Hall begins at 2 p.m. and the event is expected to end around 3 p.m. University staff also may attend the CPUC meeting on Feb. 20 to hear a similar annual update by Eisgruber. The CPUC meeting is open to all members of the University community. 

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Pulitzer Prize winner Díaz will speak on 'activism and academia'

Friday, Feb. 24, 2017, 4:30 p.m. · McCosh Hall, Room 50

As part of Black History Month events on campus, Princeton Latinos y Amigos will host a book reading with Pulitzer Prize-winning author Junot Díaz at 4:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24, in McCosh Hall, Room 50. Diaz will read from his book "The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao," and take questions from the audience. A book signing will follow the discussion. Tickets are not required for entry. The conversation is sponsored by the student organization Princeton Latinos y Amigos; Fields Center; Lewis Center for the Arts; Department of Spanish and Portuguese; Latin American Studies Program; Latino Studies Program; American Studies Program; and the Campus Conversations on Identities.

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Memory and forgetting topic of live music, radio event

Friday, Feb. 24, 2017, at 7:30 p.m. · Fine Hall, Taplin Auditorium

Memory and live music will be the features of "The Science of Memory: A Live Radio Event" at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24, in Fine Hall, Taplin Auditorium. The event features a discussion of memory by Sabine Kastner, professor of psychology and the Princeton Neuroscience Institute, and writer Michael Lemonick, a visiting lecturer in astrophysical sciences, and includes musical guests the Princeton Laptop Orchestra (PLOrk) and Stevie and Brian from the WPRB program, "These Vibes Are Too Cosmic." Sponsered by Princeton University's Council on Science and Technology and Department of Music, the event is free to the public.

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'Gumdrops and Lollipops' concert to feature popular organ music

Friday, Feb. 24, 2017, 8 p.m. · Princeton University Chapel

University organist Eric Plutz will present a concert "Gumdrops and Lollipops," featuring fanciful and charming popular favorites, at 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24, in the Princeton University Chapel.

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"Arts Without Borders" event to feature student performers

Friday, Feb. 24, 2017, 9 p.m. · Alexander Hall, Richardson Auditorium

"Arts Without Borders," a benefit concert for LALDEF, a nongovernmental organization that works with and advocates for Latin American and other immigrant groups in the Princeton and Trenton area, will take place at 9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24, in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall. The event features student arts groups including BodyHype Dance Company, Quipfire! Improv Comedy, the Princeton Footnotes, Naacho: South Asian Dance Company, the Princeton Tigertones, Muslim Monologues, Songline Slam Poetry, Old NasSoul and Umqombothi. The event is sponsored by the Office of the Dean of Undergraduate Students and the Performing Arts Council. For tickets, call University Ticketing at 609-258-9220 or visit the Frist Campus Center box office.

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Theatre Intime will present 'Speech and Debate'

Feb. 24-26 and March 2-4, 2017, various times · Hamilton Murray Theater

The student group Theatre Intime will present 'Speech and Debate' Friday through Sunday, Feb. 24-26 and Thursday through Saturday, March 2-4, in the Hamilton Murray Theater. Showtimes and more information is available on the Theater Intime website. Tickets are $8 for students, $10 for faculty and seniors, $12 for general public and may be purchased through University Ticketing.

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Panel to discuss 'Psychopathy, Emotion and Moral Responsibility'

Monday, Feb. 27, 2016, 4:30 p.m. · Lewis Library, Room 120

A panel moderated by Monique Wonderly, Harold T. Shapiro Postdoctoral Research Associate in Bioethics, will examine "Psychopathy, Emotion and Moral Responsibility" at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 27, in Lewis Library, Room 120. 

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Champ to offer look inside the SEC

Monday, Feb. 27, 2017, 4:30 p.m. · Robertson Hall

Princeton alumnus Norm Champ, formerly of the Securities and Exchange Commission, will discuss his new book, "Going Public: My Adventures Inside the SEC and How to Prevent the Next Devastating Crisis," at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 27, in Robertson Hall. 

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Truex to discuss 'Why China Can't Change'

Monday, Feb. 27, 2017, 4:30 p.m. · Simpson International Building, Room 144

Rory Truex, assistant professor of politics and international affairs, will discuss "Why China Can't Change: Leadership Selection and the Repressive Trap" at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 27, in Simpson International Building, Room 144.

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Documentary tells personal story of Yemen

Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017, 4:30 p.m. Betts Auditorium, School of Architecture

A free screening of the documentary "The Mulberry House" will take place at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28, in Betts Auditorium, School of Architecture. After 10 years in Scotland, Sara Ishaq travels back to her childhood home of Yemen and complications soon become clear. Outside the gates of her family home, people are protesting against President Ali Abdullah Saleh's authoritarian rule, and Ishaq and her family quickly become caught up in the movement. Ishaq contributes by acting as a local correspondent, sharing news with the international press. This event is sponsored by the Department of Near Eastern Studies.

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Tang to speak on music in modern China

Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017, 4:30 p.m. · Jones Hall, Room 202

Xiaobing Tang of the University of Michigan will give a talk "Sound Imagination: The Making of a New Musical Culture in Modern China" at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28, in Jones Hall, Room 202. The event is sponsored by the Program in East Asian Studies.

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Gilens to address 'America's Ailing Democracy'

Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017, 4:30 p.m. · Roberston Hall, Room 001

Martin Gilens, professor of politics, will present a Democracy and Human Values Lecture on "America's Ailing Democracy: What's Gone Wrong and What We Can Do About It" at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28, in Robertson Hall, Room 001.

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Moghadam to speak on Iranians in Dubai

Wednesday, March 1, noon · Wallace Hall, Room 300

Amin Moghadam, associate research scholar at the Sharmin and Bijan Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Iran and Persian Gulf Studies, will present a lecture titled "God Is on the Other Shore: Iranians in Dubai and the Formation of a Transnational Social Field" at noon Wednesday, March 1, in Wallace Hall, Room 300. RSVP required to  by Feb. 28.

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Miliband to speak on global refugee crisis

Wednesday, March 1, 2017, 6 p.m. · McCosh Hall, Room 10

David Miliband, president and CEO of the International Rescue Committee, will give a talk "The Global Refugee Crisis and What to Do About It" at 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 1, in McCosh Hall, Room 10. This event is part of the 2016-17 Princeton University Public Lectures series.

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Dunkley to discuss the future of neutrino research

Thursday, March 2, 2017, 4 p.m. · Jadwin Hall, Room A10

Jo Dunkley, a Princeton University professor of physics and astrophysical sciences, will discuss efforts to better understand the nature of neutrinos in her lecture, "Neutrino Physics from the Polarized Microwave Background,"at 4 p.m. Thursday, March 2, in Jadwin Hall, Room A10. The public event is part of the Princeton Department of Physics' Hamilton Colloquium Series.

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Hagen String Quartet, student musicians to perform

Thursday, March 2, 2017, 8 p.m. · Alexander Hall, Richardson Auditorium

Following a morning workshop with select Princeton students, the Hagen String Quartet will perform a concert of works by Schubert, Shostakovich and Dvorak at 8 p.m. Thursday, March 2, in Alexander Hall, Richardson Auditorium, presented by Princeton University Concerts. In honor of the four siblings who founded the ensemble — three of whom are still members of the quartet — there will be a free pre-concert preview for ticketholders by sisters Sarah and Solène Le Van, members of the Class of 2018, performing a short program of works for voice and violin. For tickets, call University Ticketing at 609-258-9220 or visit the Frist Campus Center box office.

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'Seeking Refuge' conference will examine faith-based approaches to forced migration

Friday and Saturday, March 3-4, 2017, various times · McCosh Hall, Room 50

The conference "Seeking Refuge: Faith-Based Approaches to Forced Migration" will take place Friday through Saturday, March 3-4, on the Princeton University campus. "Seeking Refuge" is the second conference in the Poverty and Peacemaking series hosted by Princeton's Office of Religious Life and the Community of Sant'Egidio. The opening and closing panels are free and open to the public, and also will be live streamed on the University's Media Central Live page. The opening panel "Who is a Refugee and Therefore Who Am I?" will be held at 4:30 p.m. March 3 in McCosh Hall, Room 50. The closing panel "Once a Refugee, Always a Refugee? Faith-Based Welcome," will be held at 2:15 p.m. March 4 in McCosh Hall, Room 50. More information about the panel speakers and other conference events are available on the conference website.

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Exhibition to focus on Athenian vase-painting

March 4-June 11, 2017 · Princeton University Art Museum

"The Berlin Painter and His World: Athenian Vase-Painting in the Early Fifth Century B.C." will be on view March 4-June 11 at Princeton University Art Museum. It is the first major museum exhibition devoted to "The Berlin Painter," the name given by Oxford scholar Sir John Beazley to an anonymous fifth-century B.C. Athenian vase-painter, whose hand Beazley recognized in over 200 complete or fragmentary vases in collections around the world. An opening celebration — with a lecture by the exhibition's curator, J. Michael Padgett, curator of ancient art at the museum — will take place at 5 p.m. Saturday, March 4, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall. An international symposium on Athenian vase-painting of the Late Archaic and Early Classical periods will take place form 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 1, in McCormick Hall, Room 101.

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Princeton University Glee Club, Nassau Sinfonia to perform Mozart's 'Requiem'

Saturday, March 4, 2017, 7:30 p.m. · Alexander Hall, Richardson Auditorium

The Princeton University Glee Club and Nassau Sinfonia will perform Mozart's "Requiem" for the annual Walter L. Nollner Memorial Concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 4, 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, Room 101. The event is cosponsored by the Peter S. Firestone Society in Mathey and Rockefeller colleges, the Humanities Council and the Lewis Center for the Arts.

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Holtrop to speak on 'Material Gesture' in architecture

Monday, March 6, 2017, 6 p.m. · Betts Auditorium, School of Architecture

Architect Anne Holtrop will give a talk "Material Gesture" at 6 p.m. Monday, March 6, in Betts Auditorium, School of Architecture.

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Summer day camp registration opens for 2017

Starting Feb. 6 or March 6, 2017 · Campus Recreation website

Registration for Campus Recreation's annual summer day camp for children entering grades 1 through 8 will begin soon. Registration for University faculty and staff begins Feb. 6, and registration for the general public begins March 6. More information about how to register is available on the Campus Recreation website. The day camp is held on the Princeton University campus and runs weekdays June 19 through Aug. 11, 2017. The camp is split into junior and senior camp for different age groups. Activities include sports, games, arts and crafts, dance, swimming and field trips.

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Nixon to discuss environmental martyrdom in the global South

Tuesday, March 7, 2017, 12:30 p.m. · Guyot Hall, Room 10

Robert Nixon, Princeton University's Thomas A. and Currie C. Barron Family Professor in Humanities and the Environment and professor of English and the Princeton Environmental Institute, will discuss environmental martyrdom in the global South's resource wars in "Environmental Martyrdom and Defenders of the Forest" at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 7, in Guyot Hall, Room 10. Lunch will be served at noon in the Guyot Atrium. The free event is part of the Princeton Environmental Institute's Spring 2017 Faculty Seminar Series.

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Meditation event to feature live music

Wednesday, March 8, 2017, 12:30 p.m. · Alexander Hall, Richardson Auditorium

Princeton University Concerts presents a free meditation with live music accompaniment by So Percussion, the Edward T. Cone Performers-in-Residence, at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 8, in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall. Matthew Weiner, associate dean of the Office of Religious Life, will lead a half-hour guided meditation, followed by a group conversation with the musicians about the experience of listening to music mindfully. No prior experience necessary.

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Museum panel to focus on visual identity in postcolonial South Africa

Thursday, March 9, 2017, 5 p.m. · Princeton University Art Museum

"Revealing Humanity: A Conversation About Visual Identity in Postcolonial South Africa," a panel featuring four members of Princeton's faculty and Society of Fellows, will be held at 5 p.m. Thursday, March 9, in the Princeton University Art Museum. The event — which takes as its starting point Zanele Muholi's "Faces and Phases," a series of photographs documenting the black lesbian, transgender and queer community living in South Africa — takes place in conjunction with the exhibition "Revealing Pictures: Photographs from the Christopher E. Olofson Collection," on view through July 2 at the museum.

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Exhibition, opening talk focus on volcanoes as figures in the landscape

Feb. 10-March 15, 2017 · School of Architecture galleries

"17 Volcanoes," featuring works that celebrate volcanoes as figures in the landscape of Java as politically, economically and culturally charged objects, is on view through March 15 in the School of Architecture galleries. An opening talk will take place at noon Friday, Feb. 17, followed by a reception at 5 p.m.

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Exhibition to focus on war, political upheaval and racial and ethnic violence

Jan. 27-March 2, 2017 · Bernstein Gallery, Robertson Hall

"Gods of War," an exhibition of works by Phyllis Plattner, will be on view Jan. 27-March 2, in the Bernstein Gallery, Robertson Hall. Large and small panels of gold leaf and oil paint are configured in altarpiece formations or as single icons to express the artist's deep concerns: war, political upheaval, and racial and ethnic violence. The work critiques contemporary life and questions the progress of civilization.

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Exhibition to feature photographs from collection of alumnus Olofson

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.

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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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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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