News at Princeton

Monday, Sept. 22, 2014

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Forum to address research on the urban environment

Monday, Sept. 22, 2014, 4:30 p.m. · Chancellor Green, Room 105

The Princeton-Mellon Forum for Research on the Urban Environment, "Thinking Hemispherically About Cities," will take place at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 22, in Chancellor Green, Room 105. Speakers will include Stan Allen, the George Dutton '27 Professor of Architecture, Princeton-Mellon Senior Fellow Fabrizio Gallanti and Alison Isenberg, the George Dutton '27 Professor of Architecture and the co-director of the Program in Urban Studies. The forum is the kickoff event for the Princeton-Mellon Initiative in Architecture, Urbanism and the Humanities, a three-year initiative to bridge architecture and humanities to study cities, particularly those in the Americas. It will include new interdisciplinary courses, weekly forums and conferences.

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Conversation to be held with Irish theater artist Fouéré

Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014, 4:30 p.m. · Lewis Center for the Arts, Stewart Theater

Irish theater artist Olwen Fouéré will converse with chair of the Lewis Center for the Arts Michael Cadden and Irish theater critic Fintan O'Toole about "riverrun," her one-woman show based on a part in James Joyce's "Finnegans Wake," at 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 24, in the Stewart Theater of the Lewis Center for the Arts, 185 Nassau St.

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Poet Reeves and fiction writer Pylväinen to read

Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014, 4:30 p.m. · Berlind Theatre, McCarter Theatre Center

Poet and Hodder Fellow Roger Reeves and fiction writer and Arts Fellow Hanna Pylväinen will read from their work at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 24, in the Berlind Theatre, McCarter Theatre Center, as part of the the Program in Creative Writing's 2014-25 Althea Ward Clark W'21 Reading Series.

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Multimedia artist Keller to give talk as part of Princeton Atelier

Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014, 1:30 p.m. · Lewis Center for the Arts, Stewart Theater

Multimedia artist Ed Keller will give the talk, "Bioville: The City as Superorganism," at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 25, in the Stewart Theater at the Lewis Center for the Arts, 185 Nassau St. The presentation is part of the Princeton Atelier course "Pay Attention: The Art of Here and Now" taught by visiting lecturer Marianne Weems, co-founder of the New York-based performance company The Builders Association.

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Football hall of famer to join panel on youth concussions

Friday, Sept. 26, 2014, 6 p.m. · Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall

Concussions in youth sports as a public health concern will be the subject of a panel discussion featuring Pro Football Hall of Famer Harry Carson at 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 26, 2014, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall. A public reception at 5 p.m. in Shultz Dining Room will precede the talk. Registration is required.

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Community and Staff Day will feature football, fireworks

Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, starts at 4:30 p.m. · Princeton Stadium

Princeton University's annual Community and Staff Day celebration will be held starting at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27. The event will include a Family Fun Fest on the Princeton Stadium concourse and Weaver Track featuring children's activities, music and food, as well as a youth sports clinic for children ages 5-13. Faculty, staff and community members are then invited to watch the football game at 6 p.m., and stay for the fireworks show immediately following the game. Faculty, staff and community members can reserve tickets online at

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CPUC will hold its first meeting of academic year

Monday, Sept. 29, 2014, 4:30 p.m. · Friend Center, Room 101

The Council of the Princeton University Community's (CPUC) first meeting of the academic year will be held at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 29, in Friend Center, Room 101. The agenda will include proposed revisions to Rights, Rules, Responsibilities regarding sexual misconduct policies and procedures, as well as an update about emergency preparedness communications activities.

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Princeton French Theater Festival to feature diverse performances

Sept. 15-Oct. 11, 2014, various times · various venues

The third annual French Theater Festival "Seuls en Scène," featuring 10 diverse performances of classical and contemporary theater works in French, will run Sept. 15-Oct. 11 at venues across the University's campus. The festival brings celebrated French actors and directors to the University. This year's festival includes a hit from the 2013 Avignon Theater Festival, a preview of a new monologue to premiere in France in November and rarely staged texts. Discussions with the artistic teams will follow many performances. The festival is organized by Florent Masse, senior lecturer in the Department of French and Italian. During the festival, visiting artists will offer master classes and coaching for Princeton students, as well as participate in theater classes.

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Exhibition to focus on photography in digital era

Sept. 8-Oct. 3, 2014 · Lewis Center for the Arts, Lucas Gallery

"Photography: Before & After," an exhibition of works by six Princeton-connected artists — exploring the photographic medium in a changing digital era — will be on view Sept. 17-Oct. 4 in the Lucas Gallery, 185 Nassau St. An opening reception will take place at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 17, in the gallery. The works on view will particularly look at the time that goes into setting up a photograph before the "click" of the shutter and the effort of managing the image afterward.

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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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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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