News at Princeton

Saturday, March 28, 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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'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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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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Princeton Film Festival to debut

Saturday and Sunday, March 28 and 29, 2015, 2 p.m. · 185 Nassau St., Stewart Theater

The inaugural student-run Princeton Film Festival — featuring short films from up-and-coming filmmakers from Princeton and around the world and Q&A sessions with student filmmakers — will take place from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, March 28 and 29, in the Stewart Theater, 185 Nassau St.

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Symposium to focus on ethical and political responsibility of the arts

Saturday, March 28, 2015 4 p.m. · Chancellor Green Rotunda

The Nassau Literary Review, Princeton's oldest student publication, will hold its inaugural Edmund Wilson Symposium "Narratives of the Periphery" at 4 p.m. Saturday, March 28. The symposium will examine the ethical and political responsibility of the arts toward marginalized communities. Panelists are Nikole Hannah-Jones, journalist for ProPublica; Ben Kunkel, founder of N+1 literary magazine, and Tracy K. Smith, professor of Creative Writing in the Lewis Center for the Arts and a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet.

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Student musicians featured in classical music hour

Sunday, March 29, 2015, 11 a.m. · Woolworth Center, McAlpin Rehearsal Hall

Clarinet quintets by Mozart and Brahms will be performed in a classical music hour by student musicians at 11 a.m. Sunday, March 29, in McAlpin Rehearsal Hall, Woolworth Center.

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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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OAS general secretary to speak on 'Collective Challenges in the Americas'

Monday, March 30, 2015, 4:30 p.m. · Robertson Hall

José Miguel Insulza, secretary general of the Organization of the American States, will present a public lecture titled "Collective Challenges in the Americas," at 4:30 p.m. Monday, March 30, in Robertson Hall. Signs will direct attendees to the correct room.

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Miller and Ford to speak on gender and fashion

Tuesday, March 31, 2015, 4:30 p.m. · Stanhope Hall, Room 201

Monica Miller of Barnard College and Tanisha Ford, a visiting research scholar with the Center for African American Studies, will give a public conversation "Sartorial Black: Gender and Fashion in the Diaspora" at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 31, in Stanhope Hall, Room 201. The event is cosponsored by the Department of English and the Center for African American Studies.

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Documentary screening to focus on autism

Tuesday, March 31, 2015, 4:30 p.m. · McCormick Hall, Room 101

Filmmaker Gerardine Wurzburg, a visiting lecturer in the Council of the Humanities and the Anschutz Distinguished Fellow in American Studies, will screen her feature documentary "Wretches and Jabberers" at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 31, in McCormick Hall, Room 101. The documentary chronicles the world travels of disability rights advocates Tracy Thresher and Larry Bissonnette — who were diagnosed with autism as children — and is a quest to change attitudes about the intelligence and abilities of people with autism. Thresher and Bissonnette will be at the event.

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Miss America 2014 will speak about celebrating diversity

Wednesday, March 31, 2015, 4:30 p.m. · McCosh Hall, Room 10

Nina Davuluri, Miss America 2014, will speak about "Celebrating Diversity Through Culture Competency" at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 31, in McCosh Hall, Room 10. Davuluri is the first Indian American winner of the Miss America pageant and she will speak about her experiences with the pageant, "effortless perfection," women's representation in STEM fields and her initiative "Celebrating Diversity Through Cultural Competency." She is the keynote speaker for Asian Pacific American Heritage Month sponsored by the University's Carl Fields Center for Equality and Cultural Understanding.

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Princeton Sound Kitchen to present new works

Tuesday, March 31, 2015, 8 p.m. · Fine Hall, Taplin Auditorium

Princeton Sound Kitchen will present new works by Princeton composers at 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 31, in Taplin Auditorium, Fine Hall.

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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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