News at Princeton

Thursday, Oct. 02, 2014

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Poet Mackey to give lecture and reading

Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014, 4:30 p.m. · McCosh Hall, Room 40

Nathaniel Mackey, a 1969 Princeton alumnus and the Reynolds Price Professor of Creative Writing at Duke University, will read from his work at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 2, in McCosh Hall, Room 40. The event is sponsored by the Intersections Working Group in the Department of English and the Center for African American Studies.

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Art museum to host Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration

Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014, 7 p.m. · Princeton University Art Museum

The Princeton University Art Museum will hold its third annual Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 2, at the museum. The event will feature performances by student dance groups and student-led tours of the collections.

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Documentary 'Brasslands' to be screened

Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014, 7 p.m. · 185 Nassau St., Stewart Theater

The Lewis Center for the Arts will present a screening of the documentary film "Brasslands" at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 2, in the Stewart Theater, 185 Nassau St. The film follows a New York-based band and Serbian and Roman Gypsy musicians as they perform and compete at the world's largest trumpet festival in Guca, Serbia.

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Emerson String Quartet to perform

Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014, 8 p.m. · Alexander Hall, Richardson Auditorium

Princeton University Concerts will present the Emerson String Quartet at 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 2, in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall. Scott Burnham, the Scheide Professor of Music History, will give a pre-concert lecture at 7 p.m., free to ticketholders. For tickets call University Ticketing at 609-258-9220. Note: Only obstructed view tickets are available.

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Princeton French Theater Festival to feature diverse performances

Sept. 15-Oct. 11, 2014, various times · various venues

The third annual French Theater Festival "Seuls en Scène," featuring 10 diverse performances of classical and contemporary theater works in French, will run Sept. 15-Oct. 11 at venues across the University's campus. The festival brings celebrated French actors and directors to the University. This year's festival includes a hit from the 2013 Avignon Theater Festival, a preview of a new monologue to premiere in France in November and rarely staged texts. Discussions with the artistic teams will follow many performances. The festival is organized by Florent Masse, senior lecturer in the Department of French and Italian. During the festival, visiting artists will offer master classes and coaching for Princeton students, as well as participate in theater classes.

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Theatre Intime to present 'Red'

Friday, Sept. 26, through Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014, various times · Murray Dodge Theatre

Theatre Intime will present "Red" Friday, Sept. 26, through Saturday, Oct. 4, in Murray Dodge Theatre. Written by Josh Logan, "Red" uses music and dance in a reimagining of the period in which abstract expressionist painter Mark Rothko created his famous Seagram Murals. Following the 2 p.m. matinee Sunday, Sept. 28, a talkback with the cast and crew will take place at 4 p.m. at the Princeton University Art Museum in conjunction with the exhibition "Rothko to Richter: Mark-Making in Abstract Painting from the Collection of Preston H. Haskell."

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Princeton International Chinese Music Festival to be held

Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014, various times · various venues

The American Alliance for World Music and Arts and the Princeton University Chinese Music Ensemble will present the Princeton International Chinese Music Festival — a three-day lecture, competition and concerts program — Saturday through Monday, Oct. 4-6. The festival features emerging musicians from both the United States and China including the Princeton University Chinese Music Ensemble. Some events will take place at Princeton; others at Carnegie Hall in New York. On Saturday, Oct. 4, a Chinese music competition will be held at 8 a.m. in the Woolworth Building, Room 105; a series of lecture demonstrations by various masters from China will take place at 2:30 p.m. in Frist Campus Center, Room 302; and at 8 p.m. a concert featuring professional Chinese musicians from China, as well as the winners from the competition earlier that day will take place at 7:30 p.m. in Taplin Auditorium, Fine Hall.

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Manabe to speak on Japanese tea culture

Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014, 3 p.m. · Princeton University Art Museum

Nobuko Manabe of the Omotesenke School of Tea will give a talk on Japanese tea culture at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 5, at the Princeton University Art Museum. The event is taking place in conjunction with the exhibition "Chigusa and the Art of Tea in Japan."

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Cuthbert to speak on digital and statistical approaches to musicology

Monday, Oct. 6, 2014, 4:30 p.m. · Woolworth Building, Room 102

Michael Scott Cuthbert, associate professor of music at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, will speak on "Fox and Hedgehog Musicology: Digital and Statistical Approaches to Old Problems" at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 6, in the Woolworth Building, Room 102.

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Panel to focus on Salaita tenure case

Monday, Oct. 6, 2014, 4:30 p.m. · McCormick Hall, Room 101

"The Salaita Case and Beyond," a panel discussion focusing on the recent decision by the administration of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to revoke the offer of a tenured position to Steven Salaita, will take place at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 6, in McCormick Hall, Room 101. Panelists include Princeton faculty members Eddie Glaude Jr., the William S. Tod Professor of Religion and African American Studies, and Anthony Grafton, the Henry Putnam University Professor of History; Joseph Massad of Columbia University; and Joan Scott of the Institute for Advanced Study.

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Krugman to speak on Europe and the 2008 economic collapse

Monday, Oct. 6, 2014, 6 p.m. · McCosh Hall, Room 50

Paul Krugman, professor of economics and international affairs, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, and a columnist for The New York Times, will give the Walter E. Edge Lecture "Learning from Europe" at 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 6, in McCosh Hall, Room 50. His talk will examine how the United States and Europe chose differing responses to the 2008 economic collapse and what we can learn from Europe's experience.

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Bennett will read poetry 'Algorithm & Blues'

Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014, 5 p.m. · McCosh Hall, Room 10

The Wilson College Signature Lecture Series will present "Algorithm & Blues: A Reading by Joshua Bennett" at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 7, in McCosh Hall, Room 10. Bennett, an award-winning poet, storyteller and scholar, has recited his original works at events and venues such as the Sundance Film Festival, NAACP Image Awards and the Kennedy Center.

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Flu vaccines available for the University community

Oct. 8, 9 and 15, 2014, various times · Frist Campus Center, Level B

University community members can obtain flu vaccines at FluFest from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Oct. 8 and Oct. 9, and from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 15, in Frist Campus Center, Level B. The seasonal influenza immunization clinic and health fair is sponsored by University Health Services. Vaccines are free for current faculty, staff and students with their Princeton University I.D. and no appointments are required. Dependents ages 9 years and older may receive immunizations at a cost of $25 for the shot and $36 for the nasal FluMist. More information is available on the University Health Services website.

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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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Exhibition to focus on photography in digital era

Sept. 8-Oct. 3, 2014 · Lewis Center for the Arts, Lucas Gallery

"Photography: Before & After," an exhibition of works by six Princeton-connected artists — exploring the photographic medium in a changing digital era — will be on view Sept. 17-Oct. 4 in the Lucas Gallery, 185 Nassau St. An opening reception will take place at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 17, in the gallery. The works on view will particularly look at the time that goes into setting up a photograph before the "click" of the shutter and the effort of managing the image afterward.

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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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Princeton University Art Museum exhibition to focus on abstract art

May 24-Oct. 5, 2014 · Princeton University Art Museum

"Rothko to Richter: Mark-Making in Abstract Painting from the Collection of Preston H. Haskell," featuring paintings by some of the most important artists of the postwar era spanning the years 1950 to 1990, will open at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 24, at the Princeton University Art Museum. Haskell is a 1960 Princeton graduate. The exhibition is on view through Oct. 5.

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