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Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014

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Opening Exercises ceremony marks start of year

Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014, 3 p.m. University Chapel

The University will mark the beginning of the academic year with Opening Exercises at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 7, in the University Chapel.

The annual interfaith service will include an address by President Christopher L. Eisgruber and the recognition of academic achievements of undergraduate students.

Freshmen will enter the chapel with classmates in their residential college. The chapel is expected to be filled with the estimated 1,300 members of the Class of 2018, as well as faculty and administrators who will process in academic regalia.

Family members will be directed to simulcast sites in McCormick Hall, Room 101, and McCosh Hall, Room 50. The ceremony will be broadcast live on TigerNet Channel 7 on campus and will be archived on the Web for later viewing.

Following the ceremony, weather permitting, the freshmen will participate in the "Pre-rade" from the chapel through FitzRandolph Gate, giving them the opportunity to officially enter the campus to start their undergraduate experience and to be greeted by fellow Princetonians.

Classes begin on Wednesday, Sept. 10.

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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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Carillon concerts planned through summer

July 6 through Aug. 31, 2014, 1 p.m. Graduate College, Cleveland Tower

The University's 22nd annual Summer Carillon Series, featuring carillonneurs from around the United States and abroad, will be held at 1 p.m. each Sunday from July 6 through Aug. 31 at Cleveland Tower on the Graduate College campus.

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Exhibition to focus on Bontecou's drawings

June 28-Sept. 21, 2014 Princeton University Art Museum

"Lee Bontecou: Drawn Worlds," the first museum retrospective devoted to Bontecou's drawings, will be on view June 28-Sept. 21 at Princeton University Art Museum. Although most celebrated for her forceful and influential sculptures, Bontecou has employed drawing as a distinct and essential part of her creative practice during her 50-year career.

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Princeton University Art Museum exhibition to focus on abstract art

May 24-Oct. 5, 2014 Princeton University Art Museum

"Rothko to Richter: Mark-Making in Abstract Painting from the Collection of Preston H. Haskell," featuring paintings by some of the most important artists of the postwar era spanning the years 1950 to 1990, will open at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 24, at the Princeton University Art Museum. Haskell is a 1960 Princeton graduate. The exhibition is on view through Oct. 5.

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