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Wednesday, April 16, 2014
 

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Panel seeks comedic approach to environmentalism

Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 4:30 p.m. · Guyot Hall, Room 10

Environmentalism needs a sense of humor is the message from a panel of (environmentally conscious) humorists and writers presenting "That's Not Funny! A Panel on Environmental Comedy" at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 16, in Guyot Hall, Room 10.

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Writers Powell and Beattie to give reading

Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 4:30 p.m. · McCarter Theatre Center, Berlind Theatre

The Lewis Center for the Arts' Althea Ward Clark W '21 reading series continues with poet D.A. Powell and author Ann Beattie at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 16, at the Berlind Theatre, McCarter Theatre Center.

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McCarty to speak on 'Too Big to Jail'

Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 4:30 p.m. · Robertson Hall, Dodds Auditorium

Nolan McCarty, the Susan Dod Brown Professor of Politics and Public Affairs, will speak on "Too Big to Jail: On Not Prosectuting the Financial Crisis" at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 16, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall as part of the Stuart Lecture Series on Institutional Corruption in America.

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Erickson to address 'Chinese Aerospace Development'

Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 4:30 p.m. · Robertson Hall, Room 002

Andrew S. Erickson, an associate professor in the Strategic Research Department at the U.S. Naval War College, will speak on "Chinese Aerospace Development: Comprehensiveness, Converging Sectors" at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 16, in Robertson Hall, Room 002.  

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Cultural critic Zizek to present seminar series and symposium

March 31 through April 16, 2014, 4:30 p.m. · various venues

Cultural critic and Princeton Global Scholar Slavoj Zizek will present a seminar series "Philosophy Through Psychoanalysis" at 4:30 p.m. Monday, March 31, in McCosh Hall, Room 10; and Wednesdays, April 2 and 16, and Mondays, April 7 and 14, in McCosh Hall, Room 46. In addition he has organized a symposium "Varieties of Materialism Today," with Mladen Dolar and Alenka Zupancic, to be held at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 9, in McCosh Hall, Room 46.

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Student recitals to feature piano, cello and voice

Wednesday through Tuesday, April 16-22, 2014, various times · various venues

The following recitals will take place in Taplin Auditorium, Fine Hall, except where noted: Mariana Olaizola, a 2013 graduate, piano, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 16; sophomore Edward Leung, piano, 3 p.m. Saturday, April 19, in Woolworth Center, McAlpin Hall; senior Charmaine Lee, jazz vocalist, 8 p.m Saturday, April 19; senior Nathan Haley, cello, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, April 20; senior Tanyaradzwa Tawengwa, soprano, 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 21; and sophomores Nick Stead, piano, and Caitlin Wood, violin, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 22.

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Chapel Choir and Brentano String Quartet to perform free concert

Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 8 p.m. · Princeton University Chapel

The Princeton Chapel Choir will perform Haydn's "The Seven Words of Christ" with the Brentano String Quartet and guest preachers at 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 16, in the Princeton University Chapel.

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Portnov to discuss 'Two Urkaines' and Euromaidan

Thursday, April 17, 2014, 4:30 p.m. · Burr Hall, Room 219

Andrii V. Portnov, a guest professor at Humboldt University and a fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study in Berlin,  will speak on "'Two Ukraines' and Euromaidan: Searching for a New Interpretive Model," at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, April 17, in Burr Hall, Room 219.

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Film scholar Rogers to speak on special effects

Thursday, April 17, 2014, 4:30 p.m. · 185 Nassau St., Stewart Theater

Ariel Rogers, an assistant professor of film studies at the University of Southern Maine, will give a talk "Special Effects and the Apparatus in Hollywood Cinema of the 1930s-40s" at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, April 17, in the Stewart Theater, 185 Nassau St. The event is part of the Lewis Center for the Arts' "4 the Love of Film" spring lecture series.

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Princeton University Players to present 'The Drowsy Chaperone'

Thursday through Saturday, April 17-19 and 24-26, 2014, 8 p.m. · Hamilton Murray Theatre

Princeton University Players will present the musical "The Drowsy Chaperone" at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, April 17-19 and 24-26, in Hamilton Murray Theatre. One matinee will take place at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 26. For tickets, call University Ticketing at 609-258-9220.

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Princeton South Asian Theatrics will present spring play

Thursday-Saturday, April 17-19, 2014, various times · Wilson College Black Box Theater

Princeton South Asian Theatrics (PSAT) will present its spring comedic play "Desi, Stupid, Love," at 9 p.m. Thursday, April 17, 7 p.m. Friday, April 18, and 6:30 and 9 p.m. Saturday, April 19, in the Wilson College Black Box Theater. Tickets are available at the Frist Campus Center ticket office and are $7 for students and $10 for others.

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Princeton Atelier presents free double bill

Friday, April 18, 2014, 6:30 p.m. · McCarter Theatre Center, Berlind Theatre

The Lewis Center for the Arts' Princeton Atelier and the Program in Dance will present a pairing of performances on Friday, April 18, in the Berlind Theatre, McCarter Theatre Center. At 6:30 p.m., students will perform the world premiere of "The Journey Home: The Struggle for Heaven on Earth" — Act IV of Fred Ho's action-adventure, martial arts musical fantasy "Journey Beyond the West: The New Adventures of Monkey" — followed by a talkback. At 8 p.m., the musical theater improv comedy troupe Baby Wants Candy will perform.

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Glee Club and Nassau Sinfonia to perform

Friday, April 18, 2014, 7:30 p.m. · Alexander Hall, Richardson Auditorium

The Princeton University Glee Club and Nassau Sinfonia will perform the Walter L. Nollner Memorial Concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 18, in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall. For tickets, call University Ticketing at 609-258-9220.

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Student playwright to present 'Margo in Margoland'

Friday and Saturday, April 18-19 and 25-26, 2014, 8 p.m. · 185 Nassau St., Matthews Acting Studio

The Lewis Center for the Arts' Program in Theater will present "Margo in Margoland," a new play by senior Rachel Alter and directed by senior Caroline Slutsky at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 18-19 and 25-26, in the Matthews Acting Studio, 185 Nassau St. The full-length play is inspired by and is a contemporary adaptation of the Greek myth of Medea and Euripides' play by the same name. For tickets, call University Ticketing at 609-258-9220.

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Ben Folds will perform concert

Saturday, April 19, 2014, 7 p.m. · Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall

Singer-songwriter Ben Folds will perform a concert in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall, at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 19. Tickets may be purchased through University Ticketing at $20 for students and $45 for the general public. The student band Caroline Reese and the Drifting Fifth, as well as local performer ELLAY, will also play during the concert.

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Mathematician, author Devlin presents 2014 Evnin Lecture

Monday, April 21, 2014, 6 p.m. · Computer Science Building, Room 104

Keith Devlin, renowned mathematician, Stanford University researcher and author, will present the 2014 Evnin Lecture at 6 p.m. Monday, April 21, in the Computer Science Building, Room 104. The lecture is presented by Princeton's Council on Science and Technology.

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Potter to speak on campaign-finance law

Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 4:30 p.m. · Robertson Hall, Dodds Auditorium

Trevor Potter, founding president and CEO of the Campaign Legal Center, former chair of the Federal Election Commission, and lawyer for Stephen Colbert's SuperPAC, will deliver the 2014 Donald S. Bernstein '75 Lecture at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 22, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall. His talk, "Can Our Democracy Survive the Supreme Court?," will discuss developments in campaign finance law, particularly with regards to the recent Citizens United and McCutcheon decisions by the U.S. Supreme Court.

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Bechdel to discuss her cartooning projects

Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 4:30 p.m. · McCormick Hall, Room 101

Graphic artist Alison Bechdel will discuss cartooning projects over the course of her career, from her long-running comic strip "Dykes to Watch Out For" to her more recent autobiographical work.

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Huffington, Slaughter will discuss 'redefining success'

Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 7 p.m. · Richardson Auditorium

Arianna Huffington, chair, president and editor-in-chief of the Huffington Post Media Group, will discuss her latest book, "Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom and Wonder," at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 22 in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall, on the Princeton University campus. Tickets are needed for the event.

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Lecture covers creative confidence through design thinking

Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 4:30 p.m. · McCosh Hall, Room 50

Tim Brown and Tom Kelley from the global design firm IDEO will present "Building Your Creative Confidence Through Design Thinking: Lessons From Thirty Years of Innovation at IDEO" at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 23, in McCosh Hall, Room 50.

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Exhibition to spotlight the environment, corporate greed and consumerism

April 13-Aug. 4, 2014 · Bernstein Gallery, Robertson Hall

"Water and War," an exhibition by Native American artist Janune Quick-to-See Smith, will be on view April 13-Aug. 4, in the Bernstein Gallery, Robertson Hall. Smith's visual language combines historic and literary references, including American Indian mythology, and contemporary current events, to make socio-political statements on the environment, corporate greed, consumerism and the rising gap between rich and poor. A public reception will take place at 4:30 p.m. Sunday, April 13.

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Exhibit of Latin American medals at Princeton University Library

Feb. 22-Aug. 3, 2014, various times · Firestone Library, main gallery

In celebration of the 200th anniversary of Latin America’s wars of independence, the Princeton University Library has mounted a dramatic display of medals and orders that illustrate the recognitions awarded to soldiers and civilians in the form of wearable insignia. The exhibit "From a Thankful Nation," which is free and open to the public, is on display in the main gallery of Firestone Library through August 3. A public exhibit lecture titled "Defining the Nation" by Miguel Centeno, professor of sociology and international affairs and chair of Princeton’s Department of Sociology, will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 13, in McCormick Hall, Room 101 on the Princeton University campus.

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Exhibition to feature prints by Edvard Munch

Feb. 8 through June 8, 2014 · Princeton University Art Museum

A selection of 26 prints by Norwegian artist Edvard Munch will be on view in "Edvard Munch: Symbolism in Print, Masterworks from the Museum of Modern Art, New York," Feb. 8-June 8 at the Princeton University Art Museum. Renowned as a Symbolist painter, Munch is also considered among the greatest printmakers of the modern era.

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Art museum exhibition to feature Italian master drawings

Jan. 25-May 11, 2014 · Princeton University Art Museum

"500 Years of Italian Master Drawings from the Princeton University Art Museum" will be on view Jan. 25-May 11 at the museum. The exhibition features more than 90 rarely seen works from the museum's collections, which include significant works by artists Luca Cambiaso, Guercino and Giambattista Tiepolo, as well as masterpieces by Carpaccio, Michelangelo and Modigliani.

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Two Calder sculptures to have temporary outdoor installation

Jan. 18-June 15, 2014 · Princeton University Art Museum lawn

Two landmark sculptures by Alexander Calder — "Man" and "The Kite That Never Flew," both from 1967 and made of painted steel — will be on view Jan. 18-June 15 on the Princeton University Art Museum lawn. The sculptures are on loan from the Fisher Family Collection.

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Exhibition celebrates, examines German thin-shell structures

May 24, 2013, through April 2014, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. · Friend Center Engineering Library

The exhibition "Evolution of German Shells: Efficiency in Form," which celebrates and examines German thin-shell structural design, will open at 4:30 p.m. Friday, May 24, in the Friend Center Engineering Library. The exhibition continues through April and is open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday. The exhibition features thin-shell models Princeton students constructed for the related course, "A Social and Multi-dimensional Exploration of Structures.

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