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Saturday, April 25, 2015

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Theatre Intime to present 'La Cage Aux Folles'

Thursday through Saturday, April 16-18, and Thursday through Saturday, April 23-25, 2015, various times · Murray Dodge Theater

Theatre Intime will present "La Cage Aux Folles" at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, April 16-18, and Thursday through Saturday, April 23-25, in Murray Dodge Theater. Two matinees will take place at 2 p.m. Saturdays, April 18 and 25. For tickets, call University Ticketing at 609-258-9220.

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Annual Banff Mountain Film Festival will be held

Friday and Saturday, April 24-25, 2015, 7 p.m. · McCosh Hall, Room 10

The 2015 Banff Mountain Film Festival, an international film competition featuring the world's best footage of environmental and adventure subjects, will be held at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 24-25, in McCosh Hall, Room 10. Tickets are available through University Ticketing and are $10 for students with a Princeton University I.D., and $15 for all others. The festival is sponsored by the Outdoor Action Program.

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Glee club and orchestra to perform Verdi's monumental 'Messa da Requiem'

Friday and Saturday, April 24-25, 2015, 7:30 p.m. · Alexander Hall, Richardson Auditorium

The Princeton University Orchestra and the Princeton University Glee Club will perform the Stuart B. Mindlin Memorial Concert — Giuseppe Verdi's monumental "Messa da Requiem" — at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 24-25, in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall. A setting of the Roman Catholic mass for the dead, the work — which has not been performed by the University since 1994 — explores the full range of human emotions in a style as dramatic as Verdi's operas. For tickets, call University Ticketing at 609-258-9220.

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'Specks of Dust' documentary by former Bridge Year students will premiere

Thursday, April 23 and Saturday, April 25, 2015, 7:30 p.m. · various locations

'Specks of Dust,' a documentary by Princeton University junior Azza Cohen and Class of 2014 graduate Shaina Watrous, will have its premiere screening at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 23, in McCormick Hall, Room 101 and at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 25, in the James M. Stewart '32 Theater at 185 Nassau St. The documentary follows the lives of individuals fighting for justice for the survivors of human trafficking in Varanasi, India. The film was inspired by Cohen's and Watrous' participation in Princeton's Bridge Year Program, where they spent nine-months in India doing community service work at the nonprofit organization Guria. Guria's founder, Ajeet Singh, also is expected to attend the film screening.

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Senior performance piece 'Hero' based on interviews with Vietnam War veterans to debut

Saturday and Sunday, April 25-26, and Wednesday through Friday, April 29-May 1, 2015, various times · 185 Nassau St., Matthews Acting Studio

The Program in Theater will present "Hero," a new performance piece written and directed by senior certificate student Eamon Foley at 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, April 25-26, and Wednesday and Thursday, April 29-30; and at 6 p.m. Friday, May 1. Based on interviews with Vietnam War veterans, the production incorporates dance, indie rock music and aerial choreography to chronicle the experiences of a young man drafted into the Vietnam War and features live music by the Princeton University Rock Ensemble. The performances are free but reservations are required. Opening night, April 25, is sold out. Reserve tickets online.

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Film festival to screen student work

Friday, April 17, and Saturday, April 25, 2015, 8 p.m. · various venues

The Program in Visual Arts will present a Senior Thesis Film Fest with free screenings at 8 p.m. Friday, April 17, in the Stewart Theater, 185 Nassau St., and Saturday, April 25, in the Frist Campus Center. There will be an additional free screening for Princeton University students only at 10:30 p.m. Thursday, April 23, at the Princeton Garden Theatre. The evening will feature original films by seniors Margaret Craycraft, Matthew Floyd, Nonny Okwelogu, Jane Pritchard and Jack Thornton.

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All invited to attend annual Communiversity festival

Sunday, April 26, 2015, 1 to 6 p.m. · Princeton campus and town

The Communiversity celebration, which annually brings the University and the town of Princeton together for a day of performances, food, games and fun, will be held from 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday, April 26, rain or shine.

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Authors of report on Rolling Stone article to speak

Monday, April 27, 2014, 7 p.m. · Robertson Hall, Dodds Auditorium

A conversation with the authors of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism report that analyzed the reporting and editorial process of the since-retracted Rolling Stone University of Virginia (UVA) sexual violence story, "A Rape on Campus: A Brutal Assault and Struggle for Justice at UVA," will be held at 7 p.m. Monday, April 27, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall. This is a ticketed event. Tickets will be available beginning at noon Tuesday, April 21, for Princeton students.

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Student artists to hold exhibitions

Monday-Friday, April 27-May 1, 2015 · various venues

The Program in Visual Arts will present "Wave, Form," an exhibition of work that explores the physical manifestations of sound by senior certificate student Matt Rogers; "Labor Against Waste," an exhibition of medium-format photographs and an original film by Margaret Craycraft, a concentrator in art and archaeology, Program 2 (visual arts); and "All My Things Are Hims," a multimedia installation by senior certificate student Caresse Yan, Monday through Friday, April 20-May 1. The first exhibitions will be shown in the Lucas Gallery and the third in Room 301, at 185 Nassau St. The show will have an opening reception at 8 p.m. Thursday, April 30.

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Former New York City Ballet principal dancer Whelan to give master class

Monday, April 27, 2015, noon · 185 Nassau St., Hagan Dance Studio

Wendy Whelan, who recently retired as a principal dancer from the New York City Ballet, will hold a master class for Princeton students at noon Monday, April 27, in the Hagan Dance Studio, 185 Nassau St. The event is open to the public to observe.

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Berger to give musicology colloquium

Monday, April 27, 2015, 4:30 p.m. · Woolworth Center, Room 102

Karol Berger of Stanford University will give a musicology colloquium "How Holy Is German Art? On the final scene of 'Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg'" at 4:30 p.m. Monday, April 27, in the Woolworth Center, Room 102.

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Writers Ruth Ozeki and Chang-rae Lee to hold public conversation

Tuesday, April 28, 2015, 4:30 p.m. · McCosh Hall, Room 10

Writers Ruth Ozeki ("A Tale for the Time Being") and Chang-rae Lee ("On Such a Full Sea"), professor of creative writing in the Lewis Center for the Arts, will hold a public conversation "Sea Changes" at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 28, in McCosh Hall, Room 10.

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Schmidt '76 to speak on artificial intelligence

Thursday, April 30, 2015, 5 p.m. · McCosh Hall, Room 50

Eric Schmidt, executive chairman of Google Inc. and a member of Princeton's Class of 1976, will give a lecture titled "Computers and Humans Will Each Do Their Best" at 5 p.m. Thursday, April 30, in Room 50, McCosh Hall. Schmidt is expected to focus on artificial intelligence, and the increasingly interconnected relationship between humans and machines. This G.S. Beckwith Gilbert '63 Lecture is free and open to members of the University community, but tickets are required. They can be obtained from the University Ticketing Office in the Frist Campus Center while supplies last. Students may pick up tickets beginning at noon Wednesday, April 22; faculty and staff may pick up tickets beginning at noon Thursday, April 23. One ticket per TigerCard will be permitted, but up to two TigerCards per person can be brought to the distribution.

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Snowden, Gellman to hold public conversation

Saturday, May 2, 2015, 10:30 a.m. · Friend Center, Room 101

Former National Security Agency analyst Edward Snowden will appear by video live from Russia for a conversation with Barton Gellman, a visiting professional specialist at the Woodrow Wilson School and author of Washington Post articles regarding Snowden's disclosure of NSA surveillance practices. The event will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 2, in Friend Center, Room 101.

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Conference to focus on impact of Snowden disclosures

Saturday, May 2, 2015, 12:30 p.m. · Friend Center Convocation Room

A conference focusing on the impacts of Edward Snowden's disclosures on technology, law, journalism and policy will be held at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, May 2, in the Friend Center Convocation Room. The event brings together experts in computer science, journalism and law from government, the private sector and the academy to provide a comprehensive view of the current state of affairs and to offer a diverse set of perspectives on where we should go from here. Please RSVP for a guaranteed seat.

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Physicist Deborah Jin to explore world's coldest experiments in Hamilton Lecture

Thursday, April 30, 2015, 8 p.m. · McDonnell Hall, Room A-02

Deborah Jin, an atomic physicist at JILA, a joint institute of the University of Colorado-Boulder and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), will deliver the Department of Physics 40th Annual Donald Hamilton Lecture titled, "Fun with Ultracold Atoms," at 8 p.m. Thursday, April 30, in McDonnell Hall, Room A-02. Jin will speak about experiments with ultracold gases that are among the coldest experiments in the world. The lecture is free to the public.

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Symposium and memorial concert for Val Fitch, Princeton physicist and Nobel laureate

Register by May 8: Friday, May 15, 2015, various times · various locations

Val Fitch, the Princeton University emeritus professor of physics and Nobel Prize laureate who died earlier this year, will be honored Friday, May 15, with a science symposium beginning at 10:15 a.m. in Jadwin Hall, Room A10, followed by a memorial concert by the Salomé Chamber Orchestra at 2:30 p.m. in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall. There will be a light reception in the Mathey College common room at 4:30 p.m. The event is free to the public. Attendees should register by May 8 online or by contacting Regina Savadge at

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Spring campus farmers market returns

Wednesdays, April 15-May 13, 2015, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. · Firestone Plaza

The Princeton University Farmers Market will return to the Firestone Library Plaza for five weeks this spring. The market will be open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Wednesdays April 15 to May 13. Members of the University and local communities will have an opportunity to purchase fresh locally grown produce and other goods from area farmers and businesses that use sustainable practices. Expected vendors will provide a range of items including organic fruits and vegetables, artisanal cheese, locally sourced honey, fresh-pressed juice, locally made breads, handmade veggie burgers, organic sandwiches and salads.

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Exhibition features works of feminist artist Edelson

March 28-May 7, 2015 · Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Bernstein Gallery

"Feminist Humor as Political Device," an exhibition of works by artist Mary Beth Edelson, is on view through May 7 in the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs' Bernstein Gallery. A panel and reception will take place at 4:30 p.m. Monday, April 13, in Room 016, adjacent to the gallery. Panelists include Eve Ascheim, lecturer in visual arts and the Lewis Center for the Arts; Judith Brodsky, professor emerita in the Department of Visual Arts at Rutgers University; Jill Dolan, the Annan Professor in English and director of the Program in Gender and Sexuality Studies; and Stanley Katz, lecturer with the rank of professor in public and international affairs, Woodrow Wilson School.

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'Versailles on Paper' exhibition captures palace and gardens of Louis XIV

Feb. 13-July 19, 2015 · Firestone Library, main gallery

The exhibition "Versailles on Paper," on view Feb. 13-July 19 in the main gallery of Firestone Library, documents the contemporary representation of Versailles through a multifaceted array of prints, books, maps, medals and manuscripts. It highlights in particular those elements that today survive only on paper, including unusual and surprising glimpses into a largely lost world. All the books and prints on display were created in the 17th and 18th centuries. With only a few exceptions, they were selected from the holdings of Firestone and Marquand libraries, acquired over the past 140 years.

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Exhibition to explore 'The City Lost and Found'

Feb. 21-June 7, 2015 · Princeton University Art Museum

The exhibition "The City Lost and Found: New York, Chicago and Los Angeles, 1960-1980" will be on view Feb. 21-June 7 at the Princeton University Art Museum. The exhibition — which brings together works by major artists such as Ed Ruscha and Garry Winogrand with newly rediscovered projects — explores photographic and cinematic responses to the changing fabric of these major metropolitan areas that contributed to the focus on cities in popular media and urban policy during this period. Several lectures, events and film screenings will take place in conjunction with the exhibition.

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