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Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016

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French Theater Festival continues with 'Finir en Beauté (A Beautiful Ending)' and 'Ceux Qui Restent (The Ones Who Remain)'

Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 28-29, and Friday and Saturday, Sept. 30-Oct. 1, 2016, 8 p.m. · Whitman College Theater and 185 Nassau St.

Seuls en Scène, Princeton's French Theater Festival, continues at 8 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 28-29, in Whitman College Theater, with "Finir en Beauté (A Beautiful Ending)," performed in French with English supertitles. Tickets are free but reservations are required: click here. "Ceux Qui Restent (The Ones Who Remain)" will be performed at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Sept. 30-Oct. 1, in the Matthews Theater, 185 Nassau St., in French with English supertitles. For free tickets, click here. The festival runs through Oct. 6.

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Panel to examine Brexit and the road ahead

Friday, Sept. 30, 2016, 2 p.m. · Robertson Hall

A panel will discuss "Brexit: Why and How the United Kingdom Leaves the European Union" at 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30, in Robertson Hall. The event is the inaugural program of the new European Crises project at the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies.

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Flu vaccine clinic, wellness fair will be held

Oct. 5, 6 and 12, 2016, various times · Frist Campus Center, Level B

FluFest, University Health Services' seasonal influenza immunization clinic and wellness fair, will be held from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, Oct. 5-6, and from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 12, in Frist Campus Center, Level B. Flu vaccinations are free for current faculty, staff and students, and are available for a fee for dependents age 9 years and older. No appointments are necessary.

Faculty, staff and students must bring their Princeton University ID card (TigerCard) in order to receive the free vaccine. Dependents will be charged $34 for the flu shot and payments may be made by cash or check only. Anyone under age 18 must receive written consent from a parent or guardian in order to receive a flu shot (a consent form is available on the UHS website).

A wellness fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 5-6, and "Know Your Numbers Screenings" will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 5-6. More information on FluFest is available on the UHS website.

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Conversation to focus on 'The Fight to Vote'

Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016, 4:30 p.m. · Robertson Hall, Dodds Auditorium

The history and continuing struggle to win and maintain voting rights for all citizens will be addressed at a public book talk at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall. The discussion, "The Fight to Vote," will be presented by author Michael Waldman, president of New York University's Brennan Center for Justice. Waldman will be joined in conversation by Julian Zelizer, the Malcolm Stevenson Forbes, Class of 1941 Professor of History and Public Affairs.

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Greene to present DeCamp seminar

Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016, 4:30 p.m. · Robertson Hall, Room 001

Joshua Greene, a professor of psychology at Harvard University, will present the Ira W. DeCamp Bioethics Seminar, "Judging, Feeling, Thinking: From Trolleyology to Compositional Semantics," at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5, in Robertson Hall, Room 001.

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Seminar to discuss detection of binary black hole merger

Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016, 4:30 p.m. · Jadwin Hall, Room A10

Rana Adhikari, a physics professor at the California Institute of Technology, will discuss the significance of the recent detection of a binary black hole merger in the lecture "The Truth Behind the LIGO Discoveries" at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6, in Jadwin Hall, Room A10. The event is part of the Department of Physics' Hamilton Colloquium Series and open to the public.

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Author to discuss 'United States of Jihad'

Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016, 4:30 p.m. · Robertson Hall, Dodds Auditorium

An analysis of "homegrown” Islamist terrorism from 9/11 to the present will be the subject of a book talk at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016, at Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall. The discussion, "United States of Jihad," will be presented by author Peter Bergen, CNN national security analyst and vice president of New America. The Woodrow Wilson School's Up to the Minute events keep the Princeton community up to date on world events, drawing on the expertise of the school’s faculty and visitors.

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Mezzo-soprano Barton and pianist Baillieu to perform

Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016, 8 p.m. · Alexander Hall, Richardson Auditorium

Princeton University Concerts will present mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton and pianist James Baillieu at 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6, in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall. For tickets, call University Ticketing at 609-258-9220. A pre-concert talk by Professor Lindsey Christiansen from Westminster Choir College will take place at 7p.m., free to ticketholders.

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'Embracing Curiosity': Mary Roach in conversation with Robert Krulwich

Monday, Oct. 10, 2016, 7 p.m. · Friend Center, Room 101

Bestselling science writer Mary Roach and science journalist Robert Krulwich, co-host of WNYC's Radiolab, will discuss how to simply communicate complex ideas for the 2016 Evnin Lecture, "Embracing Curiosity," at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 10, in the Friend Center, Room 101. The event is open to the public and sponsored by Princeton University's Council on Science and Technology and co-hosted by Princeton's Council of the Humanities.

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Pacala to discuss hypothesis of plant competition and the carbon cycle

Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2016, 12:30 p.m. · Guyot Hall, Room 10

Stephen Pacala, Princeton University's Frederick D. Petrie Professor in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, will discuss a new hypothesis related to plant competition and the global carbon cycle in "Competition, Hydraulic Damage and the Universal Rules Regulating Plant Water Use" at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 11, in Guyot Hall, Room 10. Lunch will be served at noon in the Guyot Atrium. The event is part of the 2016 Princeton Environmental Institute's Faculty Seminar Series.

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Gender and Sexuality Studies Works-in-Progress Series to begin

Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016, noon · Dickinson Hall, Room 230

The 2016-17 Gender and Sexuality Studies Works-in-Progress Series will begin at noon Wednesday, Oct. 26, in Dickinson Hall, Room 230, with a presentation by postdoctoral research associate Catherine Clune-Taylor, who will speak on "Securing Cisgendered Lives: A Critique of the Pathologization of Gender Variance in Children." To reserve a seat, please email The series continues through April.

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Behavioral economics is topic of educational video series

Fridays, Sept. 16-Dec. 16, 2016, noon · Lewis Library, Room 225

The Lewis Science Library will show the DVD series "Behavioral Economics: When Psychology and Economics Collide" from noon to 1 p.m. every Friday Sept. 16 through Dec. 16, in Lewis Library, Room 225. Scott Huettel, the Jerry G. and Patricia Crawford Hubbard Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience at Duke University, will host the series on a range of topics. For a full schedule and list of weekly topics, visit the Lewis Library website.

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Exhibition to focus on global contemporary art

July 30-Oct. 30, 2016 · Princeton University Art Museum

"A Material Legacy," on view July 30-Oct. 30 at Princeton University Art Museum, brings together many of the most exciting artists of the past decade to illuminate the material impulse found in contemporary art practices. Nearly all made within the last ten years, and many in the last several years, the works in the exhibition provide a fresh view into art making in the 21st century and include globe-spanning artists from North America to Chile and India.

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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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