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Monday, Oct. 20, 2014

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Poet Young to give Holmes Lecture

Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, 4:30 p.m. 185 Nassau St., Stewart Theater

Poet Kevin Young will present the 2014-15 Theodore H. Holmes '51 and Bernice Holmes Lecture "How to Write a Hoax Poem" at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 21, in the Stewart Theater, 185 Nassau St.

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French film series to screen 'Va, vis et deviens'

Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, 7 p.m. Rockefeller College Theater

Rockefeller College and the Department of French and Italian will screen "Va, vis et deviens (Live and Become)" as part of a French film series at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 21, in Rockefeller College Theater. The 2005 film explores the difficulty of being a minority within a minority. Screenings are in French with English subtitles.

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Islamic law and philosophy expert will give talk

Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, 7 p.m. Robertson Hall, Bowl 1

Shaykh Abdullah bin Hamid Ali, a faculty member at Zaytuna College in California, will speak on "Islam, Jihad and the Question of Modern Violence" at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 21, in Robertson Hall, Bowl 1. The talk is sponsored by the Muslim Life Program in the Office of Religious Life.

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Abraham to inaugurate new program of dance presentations

Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, 7:30 p.m. McCarter Theatre Center, Berlind Theatre

Kyle Abraham and his dance company Abraham.In.Motion will perform "Pavement" — based on the 1991 film "Boyz N the Hood" and the writings of W.E.B. DuBois — at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 21, in the Berlind Theatre, McCarter Theatre Center. The performance is the inaugural event in a new program of dance presentations presented by the Lewis Center for the Arts' Program in Dance.

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Lawson to speak on photography

Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, 12:30 p.m. 185 Nassau St., Stewart Theater

The "Photography: Before and After" Visiting Artist lecture series sponsored by the Program in Visual Arts and the Program in American Studies will continue at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 22, with a presentation by photographer/artist Deana Lawson.

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Events will celebrate University of Tokyo strategic partnership

Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, 9:30 a.m. Jones Hall, Room 202

Princeton University will welcome University of Tokyo officials for "University of Tokyo Day: A Celebration of Our Partnership" on Thursday, Oct. 23 in Jones Hall, Room 202. The University of Tokyo is one of Princeton's strategic partnership institutions. The schedule for the day is as follows:

  • 9:30 a.m. Opening remarks by Princeton President Christopher Eisgruber and University of Tokyo President Junichi Hamada.
  • 10 a.m. Keynote speeches by Princeton Provost David Lee and University of Tokyo Executive Vice President Masako Egawa
  • 10:40 a.m. Presentations on Princeton and University of Tokyo strategic partnership projects.

For more information, contact Diana Davies, Princeton's Vice Provost for International Initiatives, at or 609-258-2560.

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Washington, D.C. medical examiner will give talk

Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, 4:30 p.m. Robertson Hall, Dodds Auditorium

Dr. Roger Mitchell, chief medical examiner for Washington D.C., will give the talk "Faith and Forensics: Giving a Voice to the Voiceless" at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23 in Robertson Hall, Dodds Auditorium. The talk is sponsored by the Office of Religious Life.

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Admission will host Google+ Hangout for prospective undergraduates

Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, 9 p.m. Google+

The Office of Undergraduate Admission will host a live Google+ Hangout with two undergraduate admission officers at 9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23, on the Princeton University Google+ page. Prospective students who would like to know more about Princeton's application process or what the University looks for in applicants can log in to ask questions live. A Google account is required to submit questions. Students who are not available for the live session can watch the Hangout later on the event page or on Princeton University's YouTube channel.

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Princeton University Glee Club and Chamber Choir to present 'Football Concert'

Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, 7:30 p.m. Alexander Hall, Richardson Auditorium

The Princeton University Glee Club and Chamber Choir will perform its annual "Football Concert" with the Harvard Glee Club at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24, in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall. The choral face-off is a 100-year-old tradition that takes place annually on the eve of the Princeton-Harvard football game. For tickets call University Ticketing at 609-258-9220.

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Princeton University Art Museum to hold fall celebration

Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014, 5 p.m. McCosh Hall, Room 50, and Princeton University Art Museum

The Princeton University Art Museum annual fall event to celebrate its fall exhibitions will begin with a keynote lecture "Kongo in Carolina: Art, History and the Politics of Authenticity" by Jason Young of the University of Buffalo at 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, in McCosh Hall, Room 50, followed by a reception in the art museum.

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Curators to discuss 'Kongo Across the Waters' exhibition

Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014, 3 p.m. Princeton University Art Museum

Susan Cooksey, curator of African art at the Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art, University of Florida, and Robin Poyner of the School of Art and Art History at the University of Florida, will speak on the exhibition "Kongo Across the Waters" at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 26, at the Princeton University Art Museum. The exhibition opens on Saturday, Oct. 25.

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'Follow the Money' is subject of lecture series

Tuesdays, Oct. 14-Dec. 9, 2014, 8 p.m. Friend Center, Room 101

The lecture series "Follow the Money" will be held at 8 p.m. Tuesdays, Oct. 14-Dec. 9, in Friend Center, Room 101. The lectures are co-sponsored by the Princeton Adult School and the University's Office of Community and Regional Affairs Community Auditing Program. Economists and social scientists will lead lectures on topics related to income inequality. Registration for the lectures is $125 through the Princeton Adult School website.

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Historic map exhibit will mark 350th anniversary of New Jersey naming

Aug. 16, 2014-Jan. 25, 2015 Firestone Library, Main Gallery

The exhibit "Nova Caesarea: A Cartographic Record of the Garden State, 1666-1888" will run from Saturday, Aug. 16 through Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015 in the Main Gallery of Firestone Library. The exhibit commemorates the 350th anniversary of the naming of New Jersey, and introduces viewers to the maps that charted the state’s development from unexplored colonial territory to the first scientifically surveyed state in the United States.

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