News at Princeton

Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2015

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Lesy to speak on the photography of history

Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 12 and 13, 2015, 4:30 p.m. · East Pyne Hall, Room 010

Michael Lesy, a professor of literary journalism at Hampshire College, will present the annual Gauss Seminars in Criticism at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 12, with "Case Study: The Life and Times of Angelo Rizzuto, 'the Little Angel'" and Tuesday, Oct. 13 "Looking Backwards: 3D Images of the World at the Beginning of the 20th Century," in East Pyne Hall, Room 010. Both lectures focus on the photography of history in North America, Europe and Asia from 1900-1910. This event is sponsored by the Council of the Humanities

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Keller Center to host symposium on innovation

Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2015, 1:30 p.m. · Friend Center Auditorium

The Keller Center will host a symposium from 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 13, on innovation in education and entrepreneurship. This event celebrates the 10th anniversary of the Keller Center. The symposium, to be held in the Friend Center Auditorium, starts with a panel discussion on education innovation at 1:30 p.m., followed by a panel on entrepreneurship. At 4 p.m. President Christopher L. Eisgruber will introduce the keynote speaker, Tom Leighton of the  Class of 1978, co-founder and CEO of the Internet infrastructure company Akamai Technologies, and professor of applied mathematics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The event is free and open to the public but space is limited, so registration is required:

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Gallicantus to perform new works by graduate composition students

Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2015, 8 p.m. · Fine Hall, Taplin Auditorium

Princeton Sound Kitchen will present the vocal ensemble Gallicantus performing new works by composition students in the graduate seminar "Points of Focus in 20th-Century Music" at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 13, in Taplin Auditorium, Fine Hall. Gabriel Crouch, the director and a member of Gallicantus, is also the director of choral studies at Princeton and was a co-instructor of the seminar.

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Flu vaccines will be available at UHS FluFest

Oct. 7, 8 and 14, 2015, various times · Frist Campus Center multipurpose rooms

University community members can obtain flu vaccines at FluFest from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 7 and Thursday, Oct. 8, as well as from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 14, in the Frist Campus Center multipurpose rooms. Immunizations 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, though University IDs are required to receive a vaccine. The event also will feature University Health Services' wellness fair and "Know Your Numbers" screenings. For more information about FluFest, the vaccines available and the cost of vaccines for dependents, visit the UHS website.

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Writers Lahiri and Szybist to read from their work

Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2015, 4:30 p.m. · McCarter Theatre Center, Berlind Theatre

Jhumpa Lahiri, a Pulitzer Prize-winning author and a professor of creative writing in the Lewis Center for the Arts who was recently awarded the National Humanities Medal, and National Book Award-winning poet Mary Szybist, will read from their work at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 14, at McCarter Theatre Center's Berlind Theatre.

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Talk and film screening about outdoor recreation

Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2015, 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. · various locations

Author James Mills will present a talk on his book "The Adventure Gap: Changing the Face of the Outdoors," at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 14, in Robertson Hall, Bowl 2. The talk will be followed by a screening of the documentary "An American Ascent" at 7:30 p.m. in McCormick Hall, Room 101. The events are sponsored by Outdoor Action and the Fields Center.

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Artist William Kentridge to give annual Belknap Lecture

Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2015, 5 p.m. · McCosh Hall, Room 10

South African multimedia artist William Kentridge, the 2015-16 Belknap Visitor in the Humanities, will give a lecture on his installation "O Sentimental Machine," at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 14, in McCosh Hall, Room 10. He will be introduced by Susan Stewart, the Avalon Foundation University Professor in the Humanities, who has written a monograph on Kentridge's works. "O Sentimental Machine" is a multichannel audio and video installation that explores the distant experience of participating in social events. Mimicking Trotsky dictating messages to his secretary and sending them off into the world, Kentridge represents Trotsky's idea of the human as a sentimental but programmable machine. A reception will follow at the Princeton University Art Museum.   To celebrate the visit, the Princeton University Art Museum has placed two of the artist's works on view: "Atlas Procession I" (2000), which features a sequence of calligraphic figures and marks in the round (etching, aquatint, drypoint and letterpress) and "Typewriter IV" (2011), a collage of ink on found pages.  

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Discussion on how attitudes and relationships shape one another

Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2015, 8 p.m. · Robertson Hall, Dodds Auditorium

Stacey Sinclair, associate professor of psychology and African American studies, will present her research on interpersonal relationships and unconscious bias during a panel discussion "You Are Who You Know: How Attitudes and Relationships Shape One Another," at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 14, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall. Vice President for Campus Life Rochelle Calhoun will moderate a roundtable discussion with Sinclair, Brian Herrera, assistant professor of theater in the Lewis Center for the Arts, and Khristina Gonzalez, associate dean in the Office of the Dean of the College. The event is sponsored by the Princeton Women's Mentorship Program and the Office of the Provost.

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Princeton alumna Julia Lee to speak on 'A Racial History of the Little Rascals'

Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015, 4:30 p.m. · McCosh Hall, Room 40

Julia Lee, assistant professor of English at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas and a 1998 alumna, will give a talk "100% American: A Racial History of the Little Rascals" at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 15, in McCosh Hall, Room 40 (entry #4).

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Conversation to focus on museum-based performance

Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015, 6:30 p.m. · Princeton University Art Museum

Dancers from Monica Bill Barnes & Company and the artist Maira Kalman will hold a public conversation about museum-based performance at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 15, at the Princeton University Art Museum.

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Conference to focus on 'Global 1860s'

Thursday, Oct. 15, through Saturday, Oct. 17, various times · Burr Hall, Room 219

A conference titled "The Global 1860s" will be held Thursday, Oct. 15, through Saturday, Oct. 17, in Burr Hall, Room 219. The conference brings together scholars from many different areas of expertise to discuss the topic.

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Theatre Intime to present 'Gidion's Knot'

Friday, Oct. 9, through Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015, various times · Hamilton Murray Theater, Murray Dodge Hall

Theatre Intime will open its 2015-16 season with "Gidion's Knot" by Johnna Adams at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Oct. 9 and 10, and Thursday through Saturday, Oct. 15-17, at Hamilton Murray Theater, Murray Dodge Hall. Two matinee performances will take place Sunday, Oct. 11, and Saturday, Oct. 17. The play — which explores a parent-teacher confrontation that explodes into an interrogation of women's roles as nurturers and educators — will be directed by Victoria Gruenberg, a member of the Class of 2016. For tickets, call University Ticketing at 609-258-9220 or visit the Frist Campus Center box office.  

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Exhibition to focus on changing American family

Oct. 10-Nov. 25, 2015 · Robertson Hall, Bernstein Gallery

The exhibition "The Changing American Family" will be on view Oct. 10-Nov. 25 in the Bernstein Gallery, Robertson Hall. With the recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling for marriage equality as a backdrop, this exhibition presents photographic portraits and videos by Gigi Kaeser and Seth Bernstein celebrating the diversity of contemporary American families.

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Princeton Shakespeare Company presents 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'

Friday, Oct. 16, through Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015, various times · Frist Film and Performance Theatre

Princeton Shakespeare Company will present "A Midsummer Night's Dream" at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Oct. 16 and 17, and Thursday through Saturday, Oct. 22-24, in Frist Film and Performance Theatre. A matinee performance will take place at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17. Tickets ($10 general admission; $8 students) are available with cash only at the door; student tickets are available at the Frist Campus Center box office.  

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'Arts vs. disease' charity event to feature student performers

Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015, 7 p.m. · Fine Hall, Taplin Auditorium

The Minority Association of Pre-Health Students and the Princeton Premedical Society will present "Arts vs. Disease," a "battle of the bands"-style event at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17, in Fine Hall, Taplin Auditorium. Student groups who will perform include BAC Dance, Shere Khan, Expressions, Mas Flow, the Triangle Club, the Princeton University Rock Ensemble, the Princeton Pianists Ensemble and more. Prior to the event, each performing group will choose a health organization to which they hope to donate all the money raised during the event; the final organization will be chosen via an audience vote. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased from the Frist Campus Center box office.

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Richardson Chamber Players to perform

Sunday, Oct. 18, 2015, 3 p.m. · Alexander Hall, Richardson Auditorium

Richardson Chamber Players, which features Princeton faculty and students, will perform at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 18, in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall. The program "Voices of the Storm" will feature music from Theresienstadt Concentration Camp, a transit concentration camp during World War II, at which there was a thriving yet clandestine musical community including several Czech composers, playwrights and an orchestra and chorus. For tickets, call University Ticketing at 609-258-9220 or visit the Frist Campus Center box office.

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Nunokawa to be speaker at Friends of Princeton University Library fall dinner

Sunday, Oct. 18, 2015, 4:30 p.m. · Friend Center

Jeff Nunokawa, professor of English, will give a talk "Dante or Puppies: Must We Choose? The Great Books and Social Media" at the annual Friends of Princeton University Library fall dinner at 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 18, at the Friend Center. Open to the public with reservations: call 609-258-3155.

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Seaton to give musicology colloquium

Monday, Oct. 19, 2015, 4:30 p.m. · Woolworth Center, Room 102

Douglass Seaton of Florida State University will give a musicology colloquium "Hearing Voices: A Termino-Methodological Prolegomenon" at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 19, in the Woolworth Center, Room 102.  

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Israeli musician/composer Raichel to perform free concert

Monday, Oct. 19, 2015, 8 p.m. · Fine Hall, Taplin Auditorium

Israeli musician/composer Idan Raichel, who sings in Hebrew, Arabic and the Ethiopian languages of Amharic and Tigrit, will speak about his career and perform songs at 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 19, in Fine Hall, Taplin Auditorium. There will be a brief Q&A. This event is presented by Tigers for Israel, with sponsorship from the Department of Music, the Lewis Center for the Arts and the Center for Jewish Life.  

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Campbell to speak on '#FullEquality'

Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2015, 4:30 p.m. · Robertson Hall

Nancy Duff Campbell, founder and co-president of the National Women's Law Center, will present a public talk titled "#FullEquality: A Women’s Economic Agenda" at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 21, in Robertson Hall.

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Exhibition to spotlight Princeton's Great Persian Book of Kings

Oct. 3, 2015-Jan. 24, 2016 · Princeton University Art Museum

The exhibition "Princeton's Great Persian Book of Kings" will be on view Oct. 3, 2015-Jan. 24, 2016, at the Princeton University Art Museum. Composed more than 1,000 years ago by the Persian poet Firdausi, the "Shahnama," or Book of Kings, narrates the story of Iran from the dawn of time to the seventh century A.D. Princeton's late 16th-century Peck "Shahnama" (named after its donor) is one of the finest intact volumes in the United States. The exhibition features all of the manuscript's 50 illuminated and illustrated folios and will introduce the beauty and art historical importance of the Peck "Shahnama" to the public for the first time.  

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Free tours of the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

Sept. 18-Dec. 18, 2015, first and third Friday, 10 a.m. · Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

Free tours of the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory that explore the science behind fusion are available at 10 a.m. the first and third Friday of every month starting Sept. 18 and ending Dec. 18. Pre-registration is required and can be completed on online.

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French Theater Festival to feature performances, conversations and staged readings

Sept. 24-Oct. 24, 2105, various times · various venues

The fourth annual French Theater Festival will take place from Sept. 24-Oct. 24 with dozens of performances, conversations and staged readings featuring prominent and early-career French actors and directors as well as Princeton students. Highlights include: • "Loin d'Eux," about a family coping with grief, based on the first novel by celebrated contemporary writer Laurent Mauvignier and performed by actor Rodolphe Dana, Sunday, Sept. 27 • "Faire le Gilles," in which director Robert Cantarella performs/re-creates two seminars of French philosopher Gilles Deleuze, Tuesday, Sept. 29 • "Ajax, qu'on me donne un ennemi," combining a rock trio, a text by famed German playwright Heiner Müller and the French actor André Wilms, Saturday, Oct. 3 • "Interview," featuring returning artists Judith Henry and Nicolas Bouchaud in Nicolas Truong's work-in-progress that dramatizes the different aspects of interviewing, Saturday, Oct. 24.

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