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Thursday, March 30, 2017
 

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Alumni conference '¡Adelante Tigres! Celebrating Latino Alumni at Princeton University' to be held

Thursday-Saturday, March 30-April 1, 2017, various times · Various locations

More than 600 Princeton University undergraduate and graduate alumni and guests are registered to participate in the conference "¡Adelante Tigres! Celebrating Latino Alumni at Princeton University" on campus March 30-April 1, 2017.

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Conference to commemorate architect/scholar Zaha Hadid

Thursday and Friday, March 30 and 31, 2017, various times · Betts Auditorium, School of Architecture

"Zaha Hadid: Pedagogy as Practice," a conference commemorating the one-year anniversary of Iraqi-born British architect Hadid's death, will feature speakers and performers and will take place at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 30, and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday, March 31, in Betts Auditorium, School of Architecture.

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Lecture will explore disability justice and queer/trans liberation

Thursday, March 30, 2017, 7:30 p.m. · Fields Center, multipurpose room

Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha will give the talk "Disability Justice and Queer/Trans Liberation" at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 30, at the Fields Center, multipurpose room. The talk is the spring lecture sponsored by the Princeton Bisexual Transgender Gay and Lesbian Alumni (BTGALA) organization. Piepzna-Samarasinha will explore and interrogate the intersections of disability justice and queer and trans liberation. The lecture is co-sponsored by the the Fields Center, Women*s Center, Office of Disability Services, AccessAbility Center and the Program in Gender and Sexuality Studies.

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Symposium to explore Irish lyric and song

Friday, March 31, 2017, 9:45 a.m.-6 p.m. · 185 Nassau St., Stewart Theater

A free symposium "Words for Music, Perhaps," focusing on Irish lyric and song, will take place from 9:45 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday, March 31, in the Stewart Theater, 185 Nassau St. The schedule includes panel discussions by scholars and musical performances. The event is part of a series presented by the Fund for Irish Studies.

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Poet-scholars from China and Princeton to give reading

Friday, March 31, 2017, 3 p.m. · McCormick Hall, Room 106

Susan Stewart, the Avalon Foundation University Professor in the Humanities and professor of English at Princeton, will host a reading of poems in Chinese and English by visiting poet-scholars and Princeton faculty who are participating in the conference "A Dialogue in Chinese and English Poetics" (March 27-31 at Princeton) at 3 p.m. Friday, March 31, in McCormick Hall, Room 106. The conference is supported by the David A. Gardner '69 Magic Grants of the Humanities Council, the Department of English and the Program in East Asian Studies.

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Princeton Environmental Film Festival to screen "The Land Beneath Our Feet"

Friday, March 31, 2017, 4:30 p.m. · Bowen Hall, Room 222

The 2017 Princeton Environmental Film Festival will present a free screening of "The Land Beneath Our Feet," a film about native land rights in post-war Liberia, at 4:30 p.m. Friday, March 31, in Bowen Hall, Room 222. A conversation with co-director Gregg Mitman will follow. A collaboration of the Princeton Environmental Institute (PEI) and the Princeton Public Library, the film festival is part of PEI's Global Perspectives on Environmental Justice series, which features writers, filmmakers, visual artists and scholars who engage fundamental questions of environmental justice.

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Theatre Intime presents Student Playwrights Festival

Friday and Saturday, March 31 and April 1, 2017, 8 p.m.

Theatre Intime presents its annual Student Playwrights Festival, featuring original plays by Princeton students, at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, March 31 and April 1. For tickets, call University Ticketing at 609-258-9220 or visit the Frist Campus Center box offices. Tickets will also be available at the door.

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Princeton Environmental Film Festival to screen "The Pine Barrens" feat. live music

Saturday, April 1, 2017, 7 p.m. · Frist Campus Center, Room 302

The 2017 Princeton Environmental Film Festival will present a free screening of "The Pine Barrens," a film about New Jersey's unique and imperiled Pine Barrens, featuring a live performance by The Ruins of Friendship Orchestra at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 1, in the Frist Campus Center, Room 302. A collaboration of the Princeton Environmental Institute (PEI) and the Princeton Public Library, the film festival is part of PEI's Global Perspectives on Environmental Justice series, which features writers, filmmakers, visual artists and scholars who engage fundamental questions of environmental justice.

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Early photography is subject of Griffin Memorial Lecture

Sunday, April 2, 2017, 3 p.m. · Friend Center

Sara Stevenson, chief curator emeritus at the National Galleries of Scotland, will present the talk "The London Circle: Early Explorations of Photography" at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 2, at the Friend Center building. The talk is the inaugural Gillett G. Griffin Memorial Lecture sponsored by the Graphics Art Collection, Rare Books and Special Collections, Firestone Library.

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Baron to speak on 'Middle East Studies in the Time of Trump'

Monday, April 3, 2017, noon · Jones Hall, Room 202

Beth Baron of the City University of New York will give a talk "Middle East Studies in the Time of Trump" at noon Monday, April 3, in Jones Hall, Room 202. The event is part of the Department of Near Eastern Studies and the Program in Near Eastern Studies Brown Bag Lunch Talk series.

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Events highlight writer, philosopher Scruton

Monday, April 3, 2017, 3 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. · Friend Center, Room 302

A panel discussion on "The Achievements of Roger Scruton," at 3:30 p.m. Monday, April 3, in Friend Center, Room 302, precedes a lecture by Scruton, a senior fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center, at 4:30 p.m. in the same location.

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World Bank economists to present report on 'Governance and the Law'

Monday, April 3, 2017, 4:30 p.m. · Robertson Hall, Room 016

World Bank economists Luís-Felipe López-Calva and Ezequiel Molina will hold a public presentation of the "World Development Report 2017: Governance and the Law" at 4:30 p.m. Monday, April 3, in Robertson Hall, Room 016.

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'Symposium: Energy for a Carbon-Constrained World' to be held

Monday, April 3, 2017, various times · Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment, Maeder Hall

The all-day 'Symposium: Energy for a Carbon-Constrained World' will be held Monday, April 3, in Maeder Hall, Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment. It features renowned experts from academia, industry and government. The event is in honor of Robert Williams, senior research scientist and head of the Energy Systems Analysis Group, on the occasion of his retirement. The event is free but registration is required.

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Panel to discuss 'Selecting Judges in the Trump Era'

Monday, April 3, 2017, 4:30 p.m. · Robertson Hall, Dodds Auditorium

The John Marshall Harlan '20 Program in Constitutional Adjudication: "Selecting Judges in the Trump Era, A Panel Discussion" will be held at 4:30 p.m. Monday, April 3, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall. 

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Talk to focus on 'Chinese Politics in the Xi Jinping Era'

Monday, April 3, 2017, 4:30 p.m. · Simpson International Building, Room A71

Cheng Li, director of the John L. Thornton China Center and senior fellow in the foreign policy program at the Brookings Institution, will speak on "Chinese Politics in the Xi Jinping Era: Reassessing Collective Leadership" at 4:30 p.m. Monday, April 3, in Simpson International Building, Room A71.

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Levin to speak on mathematical ecology

Tuesday, April 4, 2017, 12:30 p.m. · Guyot Hall, Room 10

Simon Levin, the James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, will speak on "Mathematical Ecology: A Century of Progress, and Challenges for the Next Century," at 12:30 p.m. in Room 10, Guyot Hall.

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Financial regulator Tarullo to present talk

Tuesday, April 4, 2017, 4:30 p.m. · Robertson Hall

Daniel Tarullo, a member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System who is known as the Fed's top financial regulator, will present a public talk at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 4, in Robertson Hall. 

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Traister to speak on the history of single women

Tuesday, April 4, 2017, 6 p.m. · McCosh Hall, Room 50

Rebecca Traister will give a free lecture "All the Single Ladies: Unmarried Women and the Rise of an Independent Nation" at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 4, in McCosh Hall, Room 50. Traister's 2016 book of the same name examines the phenomenon of independent women, showing that when women were given options beyond early heterosexual marriage, the results were massive social movements, including temperance, abolition and secondary education. Traister is a writer-at-large for New York Magazine and the author of The New York Times Notable Book "Big Girls Don't Cry" (2010). The event, sponsored by the Stafford Little Lecture Series, is part of Princeton's Public Lectures series.

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Page to speak on preservation

Wednesday, April 5, 2017, 4:30 p.m. · South Gallery, School of Architecture

Max Page, professor of architecture and history at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst and author of "The City's End: Two Centuries of Fantasies, Fears and Premonitions of New York's Destruction," will give a talk "Why Preservation Matters" at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 5, in the South Gallery, School of Architecture. This event is part of the Mellon Book Talk series of the Princeton-Mellon Initiative in Architecture, Urbanism and the Humanities.

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Panel to feature student journalists who traveled to Greece to explore refugee crisis

Thursday, April 6, 2017, 4:30 p.m. · Simpson International Building, Room 144

The panel "Reporting on the Front Lines in Greece — and New Jersey" will take place at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, April 6, in the Simpson International Building, Room 144. Panelists will include Joe Stephens, the Ferris Professor of Journalism in Residence and an investigative reporter for The Washington Post, and three of his students that were part of the course "Reporting on the Front Lines in Greece" in summer 2016 — Princeton's first journalism course abroad. Also on the panel is Deborah Amos, a former Ferris Professor and a Middle East correspondent for National Public Radio. The event is co-sponsored by Migration: People and Cultures Across Borders, a PIIRS research community; and the Humanities Council.

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Former CIA director Hayden to speak on 'American Intelligence in the Age of Terror'

Thursday, April 6, 2017, 4:30 p.m. · Robertson Hall

Gen. Michael Hayden, retired U.S. Air Force four-star general and former director of the Central Intelligence Agency and National Security Agency, will deliver a public talk titled "American Intelligence in the Age of Terror" at 4:30 p.m.  Thursday, April 6, in Robertson Hall.  A book sale and signing will follow the talk.

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Interdisciplinary conference to focus on early modern Christianity

Friday and Saturday, April 7 and 8, 2017, various times · Dickinson Hall, Room 211

The interdisciplinary conference "Christian Time in Early Modern Europe" will take place from 2-6 p.m. Friday, April 7, and 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, April 8, in Dickinson Hall, Room 211. The event is cosponsored by the Center for Collaborative History, the Department of Art and Archaeology and the Humanities Council.

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AccessAbility Center will host grand opening

Thursday, April 13, 2017, 4:30 to 6 p.m. · Frist Campus Center, Room 242

A grand opening for the Office of Disability Service's new AccessAbility Center will be held from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Thursday, April 13, in Frist Campus Center, Room 242. The center will be an inclusive gathering space where students can study, relax and learn about ability and difference. The grand opening event is the launch of the center and will include staff and student remarks, food, and an opportunity to tour the new space and learn more about its resources.

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'Hidden biases of good people' is subject of lecture

Thursday, April 13, 2017, 4:30 p.m. · McCosh Hall, Room 50

Mahzarin Banaji, the Richard Clarke Cabot Professor of Social Ethics and chair of the Department of Psychology at Harvard University, will give the lecture "Blindspot: Hidden Biases of Good People" at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, April 13, in McCosh Hall, Room 50. Banaji studies unconscious thinking and feeling as they unfold in social group contexts and influence decisions about people's worth, goodness and competence. This lecture will be participatory, involving educational and entertaining interactive exercises for the audience. It is geared toward providing insights into how our minds work, often in a surprising and even perplexing manner. The lecture is sponsored by the Office of the Dean of the Faculty.

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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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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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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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