News at Princeton

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

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Writers Ruth Ozeki and Chang-rae Lee to hold public conversation

Tuesday, April 28, 2015, 4:30 p.m. · McCosh Hall, Room 10

Writers Ruth Ozeki ("A Tale for the Time Being") and Chang-rae Lee ("On Such a Full Sea"), professor of creative writing in the Lewis Center for the Arts, will hold a public conversation "Sea Changes" at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 28, in McCosh Hall, Room 10.

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Senior performance piece 'Hero' based on interviews with Vietnam War veterans to debut

Saturday and Sunday, April 25-26, and Wednesday through Friday, April 29-May 1, 2015, various times · 185 Nassau St., Matthews Acting Studio

The Program in Theater will present "Hero," a new performance piece written and directed by senior certificate student Eamon Foley at 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, April 25-26, and Wednesday and Thursday, April 29-30; and at 6 p.m. Friday, May 1. Based on interviews with Vietnam War veterans, the production incorporates dance, indie rock music and aerial choreography to chronicle the experiences of a young man drafted into the Vietnam War and features live music by the Princeton University Rock Ensemble. The performances are free but reservations are required. Opening night, April 25, is sold out. Reserve tickets online.

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Concert to feature original songs by student performers

Tuesday, April 28, 2015, 7:30 p.m. · Frist Campus Center Film/Performance Theater

A concert of new songs written and composed by students in the spring creative writing course "How to Write a Song," led by Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Paul Muldoon, the Howard G.B. Clark '21 University Professor in the Humanities and Professor of Creative Writing in the Lewis Center for the Arts, will take place at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 28, in the Frist Campus Center Film/Performance Theater.

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End of semester showings to feature student dancers

Wednesday through Friday, April 29-May 1, and Wednesday, May 6, 2015, various times · various venues

The Program in Dance presents a series of performances by students in spring 2015 dance courses Wednesday through Friday, April 29-May 1, and Wednesday, May 6, in the Hagan Dance Studio, 185 Nassau St. Please visit the Lewis Center for the Arts website for specific dance course names, performance times and venues.

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Creative writing students to read from their work

Wednesday, April 29 and Monday, May 4, 2015, 4:30 p.m. · Chancellor Green Rotunda

Select students from spring courses in the Program in Creative Writing will read from their work in fiction, poetry, screenwriting and literary translation at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 29, and Monday, May 4, in Chancellor Green Rotunda. The May 4 event features seniors. The events are part of the Althea Ward Clark W'21 Reading Series.

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Schmidt '76 to speak on artificial intelligence

Thursday, April 30, 2015, 5 p.m. · McCosh Hall, Room 50

Eric Schmidt, executive chairman of Google Inc. and a member of Princeton's Class of 1976, will give a lecture titled "Computers and Humans Will Each Do Their Best" at 5 p.m. Thursday, April 30, in Room 50, McCosh Hall. Schmidt is expected to focus on artificial intelligence, and the increasingly interconnected relationship between humans and machines. This G.S. Beckwith Gilbert '63 Lecture is free and open to members of the University community, but tickets are required. They can be obtained from the University Ticketing Office in the Frist Campus Center while supplies last. Students may pick up tickets beginning at noon Wednesday, April 22; faculty and staff may pick up tickets beginning at noon Thursday, April 23. One ticket per TigerCard will be permitted, but up to two TigerCards per person can be brought to the distribution.

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Event to integrate live music and campus sculpture

Thursday, April 30, 2015, 6 p.m. · Outdoors by "The Hedgehog and Fox," near Fine Hall

Jazz saxophonist Avram Fefer will create an improvisational piece "The Resonant Sculpture Project," inspired by Richard Serra's outdoor sculpture "The Hedgehog and the Fox," at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 30, beside the sculpture located near Fine Hall. The event is designed to highlight the complex acoustic relationship between the music, sculpture and audience. A reception following the performance will take place on the top floor of Fine Hall.

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Physicist Deborah Jin to explore world's coldest experiments in Hamilton Lecture

Thursday, April 30, 2015, 8 p.m. · McDonnell Hall, Room A-02

Deborah Jin, an atomic physicist at JILA, a joint institute of the University of Colorado-Boulder and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), will deliver the Department of Physics 40th Annual Donald Hamilton Lecture titled, "Fun with Ultracold Atoms," at 8 p.m. Thursday, April 30, in McDonnell Hall, Room A-02. Jin will speak about experiments with ultracold gases that are among the coldest experiments in the world. The lecture is free to the public.

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Snowden, Gellman to hold public conversation

Saturday, May 2, 2015, 10:30 a.m. · Friend Center, Room 101

Former National Security Agency analyst Edward Snowden will appear by video live from Russia for a conversation with Barton Gellman, a visiting professional specialist at the Woodrow Wilson School and author of Washington Post articles regarding Snowden's disclosure of NSA surveillance practices. The event will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 2, in Friend Center, Room 101.

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Conference to focus on impact of Snowden disclosures

Saturday, May 2, 2015, 12:30 p.m. · Friend Center Convocation Room

A conference focusing on the impacts of Edward Snowden's disclosures on technology, law, journalism and policy will be held at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, May 2, in the Friend Center Convocation Room. The event brings together experts in computer science, journalism and law from government, the private sector and the academy to provide a comprehensive view of the current state of affairs and to offer a diverse set of perspectives on where we should go from here. Please RSVP for a guaranteed seat.

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Symposium and memorial concert for Val Fitch, Princeton physicist and Nobel laureate

Register by May 8: Friday, May 15, 2015, various times · various locations

Val Fitch, the Princeton University emeritus professor of physics and Nobel Prize laureate who died earlier this year, will be honored Friday, May 15, with a science symposium beginning at 10:15 a.m. in Jadwin Hall, Room A10, followed by a memorial concert by the Salomé Chamber Orchestra at 2:30 p.m. in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall. There will be a light reception in the Mathey College common room at 4:30 p.m. The event is free to the public. Attendees should register by May 8 online or by contacting Regina Savadge at

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Student artists to hold exhibitions

Monday-Friday, April 27-May 1, 2015 · various venues

The Program in Visual Arts will present "Wave, Form," an exhibition of work that explores the physical manifestations of sound by senior certificate student Matt Rogers; "Labor Against Waste," an exhibition of medium-format photographs and an original film by Margaret Craycraft, a concentrator in art and archaeology, Program 2 (visual arts); and "All My Things Are Hims," a multimedia installation by senior certificate student Caresse Yan, Monday through Friday, April 20-May 1. The first exhibitions will be shown in the Lucas Gallery and the third in Room 301, at 185 Nassau St. The show will have an opening reception at 8 p.m. Thursday, April 30.

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Spring campus farmers market returns

Wednesdays, April 15-May 13, 2015, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. · Firestone Plaza

The Princeton University Farmers Market will return to the Firestone Library Plaza for five weeks this spring. The market will be open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Wednesdays April 15 to May 13. Members of the University and local communities will have an opportunity to purchase fresh locally grown produce and other goods from area farmers and businesses that use sustainable practices. Expected vendors will provide a range of items including organic fruits and vegetables, artisanal cheese, locally sourced honey, fresh-pressed juice, locally made breads, handmade veggie burgers, organic sandwiches and salads.

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Exhibition features works of feminist artist Edelson

March 28-May 7, 2015 · Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Bernstein Gallery

"Feminist Humor as Political Device," an exhibition of works by artist Mary Beth Edelson, is on view through May 7 in the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs' Bernstein Gallery. A panel and reception will take place at 4:30 p.m. Monday, April 13, in Room 016, adjacent to the gallery. Panelists include Eve Ascheim, lecturer in visual arts and the Lewis Center for the Arts; Judith Brodsky, professor emerita in the Department of Visual Arts at Rutgers University; Jill Dolan, the Annan Professor in English and director of the Program in Gender and Sexuality Studies; and Stanley Katz, lecturer with the rank of professor in public and international affairs, Woodrow Wilson School.

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'Versailles on Paper' exhibition captures palace and gardens of Louis XIV

Feb. 13-July 19, 2015 · Firestone Library, main gallery

The exhibition "Versailles on Paper," on view Feb. 13-July 19 in the main gallery of Firestone Library, documents the contemporary representation of Versailles through a multifaceted array of prints, books, maps, medals and manuscripts. It highlights in particular those elements that today survive only on paper, including unusual and surprising glimpses into a largely lost world. All the books and prints on display were created in the 17th and 18th centuries. With only a few exceptions, they were selected from the holdings of Firestone and Marquand libraries, acquired over the past 140 years.

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Exhibition to explore 'The City Lost and Found'

Feb. 21-June 7, 2015 · Princeton University Art Museum

The exhibition "The City Lost and Found: New York, Chicago and Los Angeles, 1960-1980" will be on view Feb. 21-June 7 at the Princeton University Art Museum. The exhibition — which brings together works by major artists such as Ed Ruscha and Garry Winogrand with newly rediscovered projects — explores photographic and cinematic responses to the changing fabric of these major metropolitan areas that contributed to the focus on cities in popular media and urban policy during this period. Several lectures, events and film screenings will take place in conjunction with the exhibition.

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