News at Princeton

Thursday, April 24, 2014

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Whistler to speak on Venetian drawing

Thursday, April 24, 2014, 5:30 p.m. · McCormick Hall, Room 101

Catherine Whistler, senior assistant keeper of Western art at the Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology, University of Oxford, will discuss Venetian drawing from the 15th to the 18th century. The lecture takes place in conjunction with the exhibition "500 Years of Italian Drawing from the Princeton University Art Museum," on view through May 11 at the art museum. The lecture will be followed by a reception at the museum.

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Grind Arts Company to present 'Sweeney Todd'

Thursday through Sunday, April 24-27, 8 p.m. · Jadwin Gym loading dock

Grind Arts Company, a new theater company founded by sophomore Eamon Foley, will perform its debut production "Sweeney Todd" at 8 p.m. Thursday through Sunday, April 24-27, at the Jadwin Gym loading dock.

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Triangle Club will present spring show

Thursday through Saturday, April 24-26, 2014, 8 p.m. and 11 p.m. · Whitman College Class of 1970 Theater

The Princeton Triangle Club will present its spring 2014 show "Waiting for Guyot," at 8 p.m. and 11 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, April 24-26, in the Whitman College Class of 1970 Theater. Tickets are $8 for students and $12 for others and are available at the Frist Campus Center ticket office.

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Princeton University Players to present 'The Drowsy Chaperone'

Thursday through Saturday, April 17-19 and 24-26, 2014, 8 p.m. · Hamilton Murray Theatre

Princeton University Players will present the musical "The Drowsy Chaperone" at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, April 17-19 and 24-26, in Hamilton Murray Theatre. One matinee will take place at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 26. For tickets, call University Ticketing at 609-258-9220.

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Hayes and Cahill to perform Irish music

Friday, April 25, 2014, 4:30 p.m. · 185 Nassau St., Stewart Theater

Fiddler Martin Hayes and guitarist Dennis Cahill will perform traditional Irish music at 4:30 p.m. Friday, April 25, in the Stewart Theater, 185 Nassau St. The performance is the final event in the 2013-14 series presented by the Fund for Irish Studies.

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TruckFest will raise money to fight hunger

Friday, April 25, 2014, 6-9 p.m. · Prospect Avenue

The Princeton TruckFest, a food truck festival that will raise money to fight food insecurity, will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, April 25 along Prospect Avenue in Princeton. The street will be closed to traffic for the event, which will feature live entertainment. Proceeds will go to Mercer Street Friend's Send Hunger Packing Initiative. The event is organized by the community service chairs of the independent student eating clubs, with support from the Pace Center for Civic Engagement, the Office of Community and Regional Affairs and the Office of the Dean of Undergraduate Students.

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Annual Banff Mountain Film Festival will be held

Friday and Saturday, April 25-26, 2014, 7 p.m. · McCosh Hall, Room 10

The 2014 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 25-26, 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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Princeton University Orchestra to perform

Friday and Saturday, April 25 and 26, 2014, 7:30 p.m. · Alexander Hall, Richardson Auditorium

The Princeton University Orchestra will perform Mahler's Symphony No. 3 in D minor with mezzo-soprano Barbara Rearick, women of the Princeton University Glee Club and the American Boychoir at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 25 and 26, in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall. For tickets, call University Ticketing at 609-258-9220.

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Student playwright to present 'Margo in Margoland'

Friday and Saturday, April 18-19 and 25-26, 2014, 8 p.m. · 185 Nassau St., Matthews Acting Studio

The Lewis Center for the Arts' Program in Theater will present "Margo in Margoland," a new play by senior Rachel Alter and directed by senior Caroline Slutsky at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 18-19 and 25-26, in the Matthews Acting Studio, 185 Nassau St. The full-length play is inspired by and is a contemporary adaptation of the Greek myth of Medea and Euripides' play by the same name. For tickets, call University Ticketing at 609-258-9220.

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Gallicantus to present two concerts

Saturday and Sunday, April 26 and 27, 2014, 7:30 p.m. · Graduate College, Procter Hall; and Princeton Theological Seminary, Miller Chapel

Princeton University Concerts will present the Renaissance vocal ensemble Gallicantus in two concerts: "The Word Unspoken," featuring the works of William Byrd and his contemporaries, at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 26, in Procter Hall, the Graduate College; the second — added due to popular demand — "Sweet Laments of the English Renaissance," featuring the music of Thomas Tallis, Byrd, Robert White, Robert Parsons and John Sheppard, at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, April 27, in Miller Chapel, Princeton Theological Seminary. Gabriel Crouch of the ensemble is a senior lecturer in music and associate director of the Program in Musical Performance at Princeton. For tickets, call University Ticketing at 609-258-9220.

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All invited to attend annual Communiversity festival

Sunday, April 27, 2014, 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 27, rain or shine.

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Documentary-style drama 'Hoodwinked' to receive reading and symposium

Saturday, April 26, 2014, 1 p.m. · 185 Nassau St., Stewart Theater

The Lewis Center for the Arts' Program in Theater and the McCarter Theatre Center will present a free workshop reading and symposium on "Hoodwinked," a new documentary-style drama by playwright Emily Mann, artistic director of the McCarter Theatre Center, at 6 p.m. Saturday, April 26, in the Stewart Theater, 185 Nassau Street. The play is about issues surrounding the 2009 shooting on an Army base at Fort Hood, Texas.

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Steitz will give inaugural women in science lecture

Wednesday, April 30, 2014, noon · Fields Center, Room 105

Joan A. Steitz, the Sterling Professor of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry at Yale University, will speak on "Breaking the Barriers for Diversity in Science" at noon Wednesday, April 30, at the Fields Center, Room 105. Her talk is the inaugural lecture in the Graduate School's new Women in Science Seminar Series. RSVP by emailing Jennifer Loessy at to attend the event.

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Kaijima to speak on architecture

Wednesday, April 30, 2014, 6 p.m. · Architecture Building, Room N107

The School of Architecture's lecture and public debate series "Rarified" continues with architect Momoyo Kaijima of Atelier Bow Wow in Tokyo, who will give a talk "The Found" at 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 30, in the Architecture Building, Room N107. The "Rarified" sessions pose questions — such as what is the architecture that grows in a resource-depleted environment? — and are set in a roundtable format in which speakers join School of Architecture faculty members and selected graduate students in a studio-like environment.

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Exhibition to spotlight the environment, corporate greed and consumerism

April 13-Aug. 4, 2014 · Bernstein Gallery, Robertson Hall

"Water and War," an exhibition by Native American artist Janune Quick-to-See Smith, will be on view April 13-Aug. 4, in the Bernstein Gallery, Robertson Hall. Smith's visual language combines historic and literary references, including American Indian mythology, and contemporary current events, to make socio-political statements on the environment, corporate greed, consumerism and the rising gap between rich and poor. A public reception will take place at 4:30 p.m. Sunday, April 13.

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Exhibit of Latin American medals at Princeton University Library

Feb. 22-Aug. 3, 2014, various times · Firestone Library, main gallery

In celebration of the 200th anniversary of Latin America’s wars of independence, the Princeton University Library has mounted a dramatic display of medals and orders that illustrate the recognitions awarded to soldiers and civilians in the form of wearable insignia. The exhibit "From a Thankful Nation," which is free and open to the public, is on display in the main gallery of Firestone Library through August 3. A public exhibit lecture titled "Defining the Nation" by Miguel Centeno, professor of sociology and international affairs and chair of Princeton’s Department of Sociology, will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 13, in McCormick Hall, Room 101 on the Princeton University campus.

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Exhibition to feature prints by Edvard Munch

Feb. 8 through June 8, 2014 · Princeton University Art Museum

A selection of 26 prints by Norwegian artist Edvard Munch will be on view in "Edvard Munch: Symbolism in Print, Masterworks from the Museum of Modern Art, New York," Feb. 8-June 8 at the Princeton University Art Museum. Renowned as a Symbolist painter, Munch is also considered among the greatest printmakers of the modern era.

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Art museum exhibition to feature Italian master drawings

Jan. 25-May 11, 2014 · Princeton University Art Museum

"500 Years of Italian Master Drawings from the Princeton University Art Museum" will be on view Jan. 25-May 11 at the museum. The exhibition features more than 90 rarely seen works from the museum's collections, which include significant works by artists Luca Cambiaso, Guercino and Giambattista Tiepolo, as well as masterpieces by Carpaccio, Michelangelo and Modigliani.

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Two Calder sculptures to have temporary outdoor installation

Jan. 18-June 15, 2014 · Princeton University Art Museum lawn

Two landmark sculptures by Alexander Calder — "Man" and "The Kite That Never Flew," both from 1967 and made of painted steel — will be on view Jan. 18-June 15 on the Princeton University Art Museum lawn. The sculptures are on loan from the Fisher Family Collection.

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Exhibition celebrates, examines German thin-shell structures

May 24, 2013, through April 2014, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. · Friend Center Engineering Library

The exhibition "Evolution of German Shells: Efficiency in Form," which celebrates and examines German thin-shell structural design, will open at 4:30 p.m. Friday, May 24, in the Friend Center Engineering Library. The exhibition continues through April and is open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday. The exhibition features thin-shell models Princeton students constructed for the related course, "A Social and Multi-dimensional Exploration of Structures.

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