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Friday, June 24, 2016

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Princeton University will host events following Orlando shootings

June 14, 16, 29, 2016, and other dates · Various locations

The community is invited to attend a vigil and other campus events following the recent shooting that killed 49 people at Pulse nightclub in Orlando.

  • Tuesday, June 14, at 6:30 p.m. The Princeton University carillon bells at the Graduate College will join with other bell towers across the country and toll the 13,880-pound bourdon (largest bell) once for each life lost during the Orlando shootings.
  • Thursday, June 16, at 9:30 p.m. A vigil to remember and mourn the loss of the 49 LGBTQIA people killed in Orlando. The vigil will take place under Blair Arch. The vigil will be followed by a procession through Princeton's campus, concluding around 10:45 p.m. with food and drink at the LGBT Center, Frist Campus Center, Room 246. More information is available on the LGBT Center Facebook page or by contacting the LGBT Center at
  • Wednesday, June 29, at 8:30 p.m. All are invited to join the Muslim community on campus for a breaking of the fast meal (Iftar) on any Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday during the holy month of Ramadan, in Green Hall. (The last day of Ramadan is Tuesday, July 5.) The Office of Religious Life and the LGBT Center are hosting a Solidarity Iftar on Wednesday, June 29, for Muslims, LGBTQIA people and their allies. To RSVP, e-mail Imam Sohaib Sultan

In addition, the University community is reminded of the following on-campus resources for self-care and support: 

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Summer music performances offered at Richardson

Thursday, June 23, through Wednesday, July 27, 2016, 7:30 p.m. · Alexander Hall, Richardson Auditorium

Princeton University Summer Chamber Concerts will present its 49th season with the following performances at 7:30 p.m. in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall:

• Thursday, June 23: Aizuri String Quartet • Tuesday, June 28: Prima Trio • Monday, July 18: Enso String Quartet • Wednesday, July 27: Calmus Vocal Quintet

Free tickets (maximum of four per person) may be ordered online beginning a week prior to each concert. Tickets will be valid until 7:25 p.m. on the evening of each performance. If you are not able to order tickets online, plese call 609-570-8404 and leave your name, address, phone number and the number of tickets you would like, or email your request to General seating begins at 7 p.m. Open seats will be made available if there is a wait line.

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Princeton Summer Theater to present 'Assassins'

Thursday, June 16, through Sunday, June 26, various times · Hamilton Murray Theater

Princeton Summer Theater, the student-run theater company, will open its 2016 season with Stephen Sondheim's "Assassins," a dark and humorous tale addressing this nation's culture of celebrity, at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, June 16-18 and June 23-25, in Hamilton Murray Theater. There will be two matinees each weekend at 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, June 18-19 and June 25-26. Tickets are available online.

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Art museum to hold outdoor film screenings

Thursdays, June 23, July 7 and Aug. 4, 2016, 8:30 p.m. · Brown/Dod Quad

Inspired by the pioneering women in the exhibition "Women, Art and Social Change: The Newcomb Pottery Enterprise," on view through July 10, the museum will hold its sixth annual outdoor summer film series. This year's theme is "girl power." All films will be shown at 8:30 p.m. in Brown/Dod Quad. In the event of rain, the screenings will take place at 8 p.m. in McCormick Hall, Room 101.

• Thursday, June 23: "Frida" (202) featuring Salma Hayek as the artist Frida Kahlo. • Thursday, July 7: "True Grit" (2010), directed by Joel and Ethan Coen • Thursday, Aug. 4: The animated feature "Brave" (2012)

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'Alice in Wonderland' focus of Cotsen Children's Library exhibition

April 15-July 15, 2016 · Cotsen Children's Library, Firestone Library

Using rare and unusual items from Princeton's Cotsen Children's Library and Rare Books Collection, the Cotsen Library exhibition "Alice, after Alice: Adaptation, Illustration and the 'Alice Industry'" explores how "Alice in Wonderland" was transformed from a Victorian children's story into a central piece of print and material culture by Lewis Carroll, by later adapters or illustrators, and by what has been called "the Alice Industry." The exhibition showcases some Alice-related books and items not much seen — or seen at all — even during celebrations of the 150th anniversary of "Alice's" publication. The exhibition is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and ends July 15.

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Exhibition to feature photography of Adams and Weston

June 25-Sept. 25, 2016 · Princeton University Art Museum

"Ansel Adams to Edward Weston: Celebrating the Legacy of David H. McAlpin" will be on view June 25-Sept. 25 at the Princeton University Art Museum. Featuring approximately 40 photographs, the exhibition celebrates the pioneering legacy of David McAlpin, a member of the Class of 1920, whose seminal gift to Princeton of more that 500 photographs, beginning in 1971, made the museum one of the earliest to commit to photography as a fine art form.  

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Princeton Summer Theater to present 'God of Carnage'

Thursday, June 30, through Sunday, July 9, various times · Hamilton Murray Theater

Princeton Summer Theater, the student-run theater company, continues its 2016 season with Yasmina Reza's "God of Carnage," which reveals what lies underneath the polite façade of two upper-class couples after a playground fight erupts between their two young sons, at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, June 30-July 2 and July 7-9, in Hamilton Murray Theater. There will be two matinees each weekend at 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, July 2-3, and July 9-10. Tickets are available online.

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Carillon concerts planned through summer

July 3 through Aug. 28, 2016, 1 p.m. · Graduate College, Cleveland Tower

The University's 24th annual Summer Carillon Series, featuring carillonneurs from around the United States and abroad, will be held at 1 p.m. each Sunday from July 3 through Aug. 28.  at Cleveland Tower on the Graduate College campus. The concerts are performed on the University's renowned Class of 1892 Bells, which include 67 bronze bells cast in Europe.

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Exhibition to focus on 'Women, Art and Social Change'

May 7-July 10, 2016 · Princeton University Art Museum

The exhibition "Women, Art and Social Change: The Newcomb Pottery Enterprise" will be on view May 7-July 10 at the Princeton University Art Museum. The exhibition brings together works created during the 45-year lifespan of the Newcomb enterprise — an artistic and commercial venture that provided a rare opportunity for Southern women to support themselves and resulted in one of the most vital workshops of the American Arts and Crafts movement, including iconic pottery as well as textiles, metalwork, jewelry and bookbinding.

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Exhibit examines Wilson's contested legacy

Monday, April 4, through Friday, Oct. 28, 2016, various times · Robertson Hall, Bernstein Gallery

The contested legacy of Woodrow Wilson forms the focus of a new exhibition that opens Monday, April 4, in the Bernstein Gallery of Robertson Hall. The show, "In the Nation's Service? Woodrow Wilson Revisited," documents not only the positive but also the negative aspects of Wilson's tenure as 13th president of Princeton University and 28th president of the United States. The show is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and until 4:30 p.m. during the summer months.  

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