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Thursday, April 27, 2017
 

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Guided meditation event to feature live music

Thursday, April 27, 2017, 12:30 p.m. · Nassau Presbyterian Church assembly room, 61 Nassau St.

Princeton University Concerts and the Office of Religious event will present a free live music meditation featuring music by violinist Pekka Kuusisto at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, April 27, in Nassau Presbyterian Church assembly room, 61 Nassau St. The event will begin in silence, followed by a guided meditation led by Matt Weiner, associate dean of the Office of Religious Life, followed by a group conversation with the musician about the experience of listening to music mindfully.

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Panel to focus on photojournalism and war

Thursday, April 27, 2017, 5 p.m. · McCormick Hall, Room 101

"Revealing War: A Conversation about Art and Journalism in the 21st Century" will take place at 5 p.m. Thursday, April 27, in McCormick Hall, Room 101. Responding to photographer Edmund Clark's documentation of the American naval base at Guantánamo Bay and Tim Hetherington's photojournalistic coverage of civil wars in Afghanistan and West Africa, this panel examines the moral responsibilities and contemporary challenges of representing suffering in conflict. Panelists include Nicholas Schmidle, investigative journalist, staff writer at The New Yorker and Ferris Professor of Journalism; Daniel Heyman, artist, and lecturer in visual arts and the Lewis Center for the Arts; and Katherine Bussard, the Peter C. Bunnell Curator of Photography at Princeton University Art Museum. The event is presented in conjunction with the exhibition "Revealing Pictures: Photographs from the Christopher E. Olofson Collection," on view through July 2 at the museum.

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Olsen to discuss results from LHC at 13 trillion electronvolts

Thursday, April 27, 2017, 4 p.m. · Jadwin Hall, Room A-10

James Olsen, Princeton University professor of physics, will discuss the challenges, potential and results of runnning the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at a record 13 trillion electronvolts (TeV) in his lecture, "LHC at 13 TeV," at 4 p.m. Thursday, April 27, in Jadwin Hall, Room A-10. Olsen is co-coordinator of the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) detector at the LHC. The public event is part of the Princeton University Department of Physics' Hamilton Colloquium Series.

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Siegert to speak on 'Architectures of the Ocean'

Thursday, April 27, 2017, 6 p.m. · Betts Auditorium, School of Architecture

Bernhard Siegert, of IKKM Weimar in Germany, will give a talk "Architectures of the Ocean" at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 27, in Betts Auditorium, School of Architecture.

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Event to celebrate student writing

Thursday, April 27, 2017, 7 p.m. · Hamilton Murray Theate

"A Celebration of Student Writing" will take place at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 27, in Hamilton Murray Theater. Nine undergraduate writers will read, perform or introduce their work, representing a wide range of nonacademic writing from musical comedy to slam poetry to speculative fiction. Each piece was nominated by the publication or organization where it first appeared, including Figments, Songline Slam Poetry, Innovation, The Nassau Literary Review, The Nassau Weekly, The Daily Princetonian, the Princeton Triangle Club, The Princeton Tiger and 1080p. Final selections were made by the Princeton Writes student board. Tickets are free at the box office starting at 6:15 p.m. the night of the event.

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Schurenberg of Inc. to keynote UPitchNJ competition

Friday, April 28, 2017, 1:30 p.m. · Friend Center, Room 101

Eric Schurenberg, president and editor-in-chief of Inc., will deliver the keynote address for the second annual UPitchNJ, a statewide collegiate business model competition. The competition is sponsored by the New Jersey Collegiate Entrepreneurship Consortium, which represents the entrepreneurship education programs at New Jersey's four-year colleges and universities. Before joining Inc., Schurenberg was the editor of CBS MoneyWatch.com and BNET.com and managing editor of Money Magazine. As a writer, he is a winner of a Loeb and a National Magazine Award. This event is sponsored by the Keller Center.

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Geosciences society 5k run/1 mile walk to benefit ALS

Saturday, April 29, 2017, 7:30 a.m. · Frist Front Lawn

The Princeton University Geosciences Society (PUGS) is hosting its second annual "Theresa's Trails" 5K run and 1 mile walk to benefit the ALS Association of Greater Philadelphia. Registration is at 7:30 a.m. Saturday, April 29, on Frist Campus Center lawn. The walk starts at 8:30 a.m. and the run starts at 9 a.m. Participants can pre-register on the race website. The rain date is Sunday, April 30.

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NAACP president Brooks to speak at Princeton Prize Symposium on Race

Saturday, April 29, 2017, 11 a.m. · Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall

Cornell William Brooks, the president of the NAACP, will give the keynote address "A Woke Democracy" at the 2017 Princeton Prize Symposium on Race at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 29, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall. The Princeton Prize in Race Relations recognizes high school students from around the country who have done notable work to improve race relations in their communities. Winners attend the symposium, which takes place April 27-29, and present their award-winning projects and engage in race relations discussions.

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TruckFest will raise money to fight hunger

Saturday, April 29, 2017, 1 to 5 p.m. · Prospect Avenue

The Princeton TruckFest, a food truck festival that will raise money to fight food insecurity, will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 29 along Prospect Avenue in Princeton. The street will be closed to traffic for the event, which will feature live entertainment. Proceeds will go to Send Hunger Packing Princeton and Meals on Wheels of Mercer County. The event is organized by the community service chairs of the independent student eating clubs, with support from Princeton Prospect Foundation, Princeton University Office of the Vice President for Campus Life, the Pace Center for Civic Engagement, Princeton Undergraduate Student Government and Princeton Graduate Student Government.

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All are invited to attend annual Communiversity festival

Sunday, April 30, 2017, 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 30, rain or shine.

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CPUC will feature committee reports and campus plan at May meeting

Monday, May 1, 2017, 4:30 p.m. · Friend Center, Room 101

The Council of the Princeton University Community (CPUC) will meet at 4:30 p.m. Monday, May 1, in Friend Center, Room 101. The agenda will include reports from the CPUC Naming Committee and the CPUC Resources Committee, as well as a presentation and discussion about the campus plan.

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Keohane to discuss U.S.-international climate policy under Trump

Tuesday, May 2, 2017, 12:30 p.m. · Guyot Hall, Room 10

Robert Keohane, Princeton University professor of public and international affairs, will discuss potential international climate-change policy under President Donald Trump in "The International Climate Regime Without U.S. Leadership: Collapse or Multilateral Institutionalization?" at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 2, in Guyot Hall, Room 10. Lunch will be served in the Guyot Atrium at noon. The event is part of the Princeton Environmental Institute Faculty Seminar Series.

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Physicist Charles Kane to explore how matter can arrange itself in ingenious ways

Thursday, May 4, 2017, 8 p.m. · McDonnell Hall, Room A-02

Charles Kane, professor of physics at the University of Pennsylvania, will deliver the Princeton University Department of Physics' 42nd Annual Donald R. Hamilton Lecture titled, "Topological Phases of Matter," at 8 p.m. Thursday, May 4, in McDonnell Hall, Room A-02. Kane will speak about how quantum mechanics enables the existence of electronic phases of matter that can have both exotic and useful properties. The lecture is free to the public.

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Kopp, founder and CEO of Teach For America, to speak on education reform

Thursday, May 5, 2017, 5 p.m. · Frist Campus Center, Room 302

Wendy Kopp, a 1989 Princeton alumna, is the founder of Teach For America, which she proposed the creation of in her undergraduate senior thesis. Kopp will participate in a moderated Q&A at 5 p.m. on Thursday, May 5, in Room 302 of the Frist Campus Canter, about her time at Princeton, her path to founding two service organizations (Teach For America and Teach For All), and her take on education reform in the current political climate.

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James Baker, 61st U.S. Secretary of State, to discuss conservative climate action

Wednesday, May 10, 2017, 4:30 p.m. · McCosh Hall, Room 10 (overflow to Rooms 28 and 46)

James A. Baker III, U.S. Secretary of State and White House Chief of Staff under President George H. W. Bush, will discuss the melding of climate action and conservative political principles in, "A Conservative Approach to Climate Change," at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 10, in McCosh Hall, Room 10, with overflow in Rooms 28 and 46. Baker, who received his bachelor's degree in history from Princeton in 1952, is delivering the Princeton Environmental Institute's Taplin Environmental Lecture.

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Princeton Research Day highlights research and arts on campus

Thursday, May 11, 2017, 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. · Frist Campus Center

Princeton students and early career researchers will share their work from the natural sciences, social sciences, engineering, humanities and the arts at the second annual Princeton Research Day, 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, May 11, in Frist Campus Center. Come see talks, posters, performances and more. Reception open to all begins at 3:45 p.m.

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Exhibition to focus on the black South and civil rights movement

April 14-May 18, 2017 · Bernstein Gallery, Robertson Hall

"The Black South and Civil Rights Workers in the 1960s," an exhibition of photographs by Julius Lester, is on view April 14-May 18 in the Bernstein Gallery, Robertson Hall. A panel discussion about the exhibition will take place at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, April 20, with a reception to follow in the gallery.

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Exhibition features architecture drawings from the Drawing Matter Collection in England

April 10-May 8, 2017 · School of Architecture

The exhibition "21 January 2017, IN 08:44 OUT 20:16," curated by Professor of Architecture Elizabeth Diller and Tina di Carlo and designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro, is on view April 10-May 8 at the School of Architecture. The exhibition is the product of a day spent with the Drawing Matter Collection located at the Shatwell Farmyard, Somerset, England, two hours west of London. The 186 collected works — selected from the collection on January 21, 2017, between 8:44 a.m. and 8:16 p.m. before the fading of natural light at sunset — range from the 16th century to the present day and explore the boundaries of architectural representation. This is the inaugural exhibition of Drawing Matter in the United States and the first exhibition Diller has curated for the School of Architecture.

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Spring campus farmers' market set for April 19-May 10

Wednesdays, April 19-May 10, 2017, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. · Firestone Plaza

The Princeton University Farmers' Market will return for four weeks, Wednesdays April 19 to May 10, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Firestone Library and University Chapel Plaza. 

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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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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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