News at Princeton

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

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His Holiness the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa will speak at Princeton

Wednesday, April 1, 2015, 4:30 p.m. · University Chapel

His Holiness the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa will give the lecture "A Buddhist Perspective: Gender, the Environment and Activism" at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 1, in the Princeton University Chapel. The event is free and open to the public, but tickets are required. Tickets will be available at the Frist Campus Center Ticketing Office for Princeton University students beginning at noon Wednesday, March 25, and for Princeton faculty and staff beginning at noon Thursday, March 26. Tickets for the general public will be available online beginning at noon Friday, March 27. The event is sponsored by the Office of Religious Life and the Princeton Environmental Institute. For more information, email

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Rios to speak on marginalized youth

Wednesday, April 1, 2105, 7 p.m. · Fields Center

Victor Rios, an associate professor of sociology at the University of California-Santa Barbara, will give a talk "Punished: Policing the Lives of Black and Latino Boys," also the title of his latest book. He studies adversity, resilience and grit among marginalized youth.

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Slavic film series to screen 'Assa'

Wednesday, April 1, 2015, 7 p.m. · Jones Hall, Room 100

The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures' film series "The Last Heroes: Musicians Playing Actors" will continue with a screening of the 1987 film "Assa" at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 1, in Jones Hall, Room 100.

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Organ concert to be held

Wednesday, April 1, 2015, 8 p.m. · Princeton University Chapel

Organist Ken Cowan will give an organ concert featuring "The Stations of the Cross" by Marcel Dupré at 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 1, in Princeton University Chapel.

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Michael Graves memorial to be held

Sunday, April 12, 2015, 1 p.m. · Alexander Hall, Richardson Auditorium

A memorial for Michael Graves, the Robert Schirmer Professor of Architecture Emeritus at Princeton University and a renowned architect and designer, who died on March 12, will take place at 1 p.m. Sunday, April 12, in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall. RSVP online on or by Thursday, April 2. Park in Lot 23. Enter the campus from Faculty Road at the traffic circle and follow signs to memorial parking in Lot 23. Princeton University will be offering shuttle service to Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall.

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'DING!' to feature participatory musical experience

Thursday through Saturday, April 2-4, 2015, 7:30 p.m. · McCarter Theatre Center, Berlind Theatre rehearsal room

The Program in Theater will present "DING!" — an upbeat, joyful new musical presentation by senior theater certificate student Emily Whitaker, in which audience members are active participants — will take place at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, April 2-4, at McCarter Theatre Center, Berlind Theater rehearsal room. Tickets are free but must be reserved online.

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Theatre Intime to present Student Playwrights Festival

Friday through Sunday, March 27-29, and Thursday through Saturday, April 2-4, various times · Murray Dodge Theatre

Theatre Intime will present the annual Student Playwrights Festival at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, March 27 and 28, Thursday through Saturday, April 2-4, in Murray Dodge Theatre. Two matinees will take place at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 29, and Saturday, April 4. For tickets, call University Ticketing at 609-258-9220.

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Lecture to focus on 'Politics of Music in Iran'

Thursday, April 2, 2015, 4:30 p.m. · Green Hall, Room 2-S-14

Nahid Siamdoust, a research scholar at the Hagop Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies at New York University, will speak on "Soundtrack of the Post-Revolution: The Politics of Music in Iran" at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, April 2, in Green Hall, Room 2-S-14.

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Art show to feature work of senior Stewart

Monday through Friday, March 30-April 3 · 185 Nassau St., Lucas Gallery

The Program in Visual Arts will present "Black Balance," an exhibition of large-format photographs by senior Amber Stewart in the Lucas Gallery from March 30 through April 3. An opening reception will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 1.

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'UnrulyArt: The Creativity of Exceptional Children' will be on display

March 30 through April 24, 2015 · James S. Hall '34 Memorial Gallery, Butler College

The exhibit "UnrulyArt: The Creativity of Exceptional Children" will be on view from Monday, March 30 through Friday, April 24, in the James S. Hall '34 Memorial Gallery located in the lower level of Butler College's Yoseloff Hall. The works in the exhibit were created by children with visual impairments, autism, Down syndrome and other developmental disabilities. An opening reception will be held in the gallery at 7 p.m. March 30.

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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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