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Tuesday, Dec. 01, 2015

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Discussion to focus on domestic politics of America's foreign policy

Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015, 4:30 p.m. · Robertson Hall, Dodds Auditorium

When engaging with other countries, the U.S. government has a number of different policy instruments at its disposal, including foreign aid, international trade and the use of military force. But what determines which policies are chosen? A new book titled "Sailing the Water's Edge: The Domestic Politics of American Foreign Policy" examines such topics and will be the topic of discussion at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 1, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall. The authors, Helen Milner of Princeton and Dustin Tingley *10 of Harvard University, will be joined in conversation by Bart Gellman '82, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, author and visiting specialist at Princeton's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. A book sale and signing will follow the discussion.

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Gooch to give World AIDS Day talk

Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015, 5:30 p.m. · McCormick Hall, Room 101

Writer Brad Gooch will speak about his book "Smash Cut: A Memoir of Howard & Art & the '70s & the '80s" at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 1, in McCormick Hall, Room 101. The book details his relationship with film director Howard Brookner during the tumultuous first decade of the AIDS crisis. The event, held as part of World AIDS Day, will be followed with refreshments in the Princeton University Art Museum.

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Pianist Greilsammer to perform

Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015, 6 and 9 p.m. · Alexander Hall, Richardson Auditorium

Princeton University Concerts will continue its new concert series PU125: Performances Up Close — in which the audience and artists are on stage together "in the round" for a one-hour performance — with pianist David Greilsammer, at 6 and 9 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 1, in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall. The program will include works by Scarlatti and Cage, featuring piano and prepared piano. The audience is invited to stay after the concert and talk with Greilsammer. For tickets, call University Ticketing at 609-258-9220.

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Choreographer Bird to present lecture and workshop

Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2015, 2:30 p.m. · New South dance studio

The Lewis Center for the Arts presents master dance teacher and choreographer Jacquie Bird, who will give a lecture and workshop on swing and authentic jazz dance from 2:30 to 4:20 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 1, in the New South dance studio. The event, part the fall course "The American Dance Experience and Africanist Dance Practices" taught by Dyane Harvey-Salaam, lecturer in dance, is open to the public to observe.

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Concert to feature student harpists

Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2015, 8 p.m. · Princeton University Chapel

Student harpists of Elaine Christy, lecturer in music, will perform a "Harp Extravaganza" at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 2, in the Princeton University Chapel.

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Ramirez and Landa to hold public conversation on housing in Mexico and Colombia

Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015, noon · School of Architecture Gallery

The Princeton-Mellon Forum will present "Inscribing Home in the City in Mexico and Columbia," a public conversation with Sebastian Ramirez, a graduate student in the Department of Anthropology, and Pablo Landa, a postdoctoral research associate at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, at noon Thursday, Dec. 3, in the School of Architecture Gallery. With growing populations and rapid urbanization, Colombia and Mexico's governments have fallen short of their goals to build sufficient housing. The forum will explore housing shortages as moments of inflection in the formation of communities and the articulation of individual hopes.

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Cosmological role of sound waves topic of Sackler Lecture

Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015, 8 p.m. · McDonnell Hall, Room A-02

Daniel Eisenstein of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics will discuss the cosmological role of sound waves in his lecture, "Dark Energy and Cosmic Sound," at 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 3, in McDonnell Hall, Room A-02. The free event is part of the Raymond and Beverly Sackler Lecture in Astrophysics series sponsored by Princeton University's Department of Physics.

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Dance festival to feature student performers

Friday through Sunday, Dec. 4-6, 2015, various times · McCarter Theatre Center, Berlind Theatre

The annual Princeton Dance Festival, featuring student performers, will take place at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Dec. 4 and 5, in McCarter Theatre Center, Berlind Theatre. Two matinee performances will take place at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5, and 1 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 6. The program will include new works as well as repertoire and restaged works by choreographers such as Bill T. Jones and Trisha Brown. For tickets, call the McCarter Theatre Center box office at 609-258-2787.

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Program in Theater to present comedic satire 'Cloud Nine'

Friday and Saturday, Dec. 4 and 5, and Friday through Sunday, Dec. 11-13, various times · 185 Nassau St., Matthews Acting Studio

The Program in Theater will present Caryl Churchill's comedic satire "Cloud Nine" at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Dec. 4 and 5, and Friday and Sunday, Dec. 11 and 13, in the Matthews Acting Studio, 185 Nassau St. A matinee performance will take place at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 12. For tickets, call University Ticketing at 609-258-9200 or visit the Frist Campus Center box office.

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Glee Club and Chamber Choir to present holiday concert

Saturday, Dec. 5, 2015, 7:30 p.m. · Alexander Hall, Richardson Auditorium

The Princeton University Glee Club and Chamber Choir will perform a holiday concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5, in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall. The program will feature Knut Nystedt's reimagination of a Bach chorale, "Immortal Bach," and "The Chronos Suite," a newly commissioned work for choir and baroque orchestra by Dominick DiOrio, among other works. Free for Princeton University students. For tickets, call University Ticketing at 609-258-9220 or visit the Frist Campus Center box office.

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Chapel Choir to present advent concert

Sunday, Dec. 6, 2015, 2:30 p.m. · Princeton University Chapel

The Princeton University Chapel Choir will present an advent concert with orchestra at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 6, in the University Chapel. The program will feature works of Respighi, Ferko, Kverno and Tavener.

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Advance screening and panel discussion to focus on PBS series 'Mercy Street'

Monday, Dec. 7, 2015, 6:15 p.m. · 185 Nassau St., Stewart Theater

The Lewis Center for the Arts will present an advance screening of the debut episode of "Mercy Street," a PBS series set in the Civil War era, at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 7, in the Stewart Theater, 185 Nassau St. Writer/showrunner David Zabel, a 1988 alumnus, will participate in a panel discussion with James McPherson, the George Henry Davis 1886 Professor of American History, Emeritus, along with actors McKinley Belcher III and Tara Summers, moderated by Christina Lazaridi, professor of creative writing and the Lewis Center for the Arts. A pre-event reception will take place at 6:15 p.m.; 7 p.m. screening and panel discussion. Free but online reservations required.

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Symposium to examine gender and public discourse

Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2015, 4:30 p.m. · McCormick Hall, Room 101

A symposium on gender and public discourse, "#feminism," will be held from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 8, in McCormick Hall, Room 101. The symposium, sponsored by the Program in Gender and Sexuality Studies, is free and open to the public. A discussion and reception will follow the event.

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Cimbalom to perform new contemporary music

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

Princeton Sound Kitchen will present the ensemble Cimbalom, performing works by Princeton graduate student composers at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 8, in Taplin Auditorium, Fine Hall.  

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Author Weiner to speak on Dulles

Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2015, 4:30 p.m. · McCormick Hall, Room 101

The Department of American Studies will present a lecture "Allen Dulles: From Princeton to the Bay of Pigs" by Tim Weiner, the Anschutz Distinguished Fellow in American Studies and a Pulitzer Prize-winning author, at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 9, in McCormick Hall, Room 101. Dulles, a 1914 alumnus and 1916 graduate alumnus, served as director of the Central Intelligence Agency under Presidents Dwight D. Eisenhower and John F. Kennedy.

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Holiday outreach service initiatives planned

Members of the University community will have the opportunity to share the holiday spirit through a series of community service initiatives and special events planned for December and January.

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Exhibition to feature student work

Nov. 18-Dec. 2, 2015 · 185 Nassau St., Lucas Gallery

The Program in Visual Arts will present "PIG MEN TED," an exhibition of work by students in fall painting and sculpture courses Nov. 18 through Dec. 2. Gallery hours are weekdays 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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New exhibition features work of von Rydingsvard, conversation with artist

Oct. 17, 2015-Feb. 7, 2016 · Princeton University Art Museum

"Ursula von Rydingsvard and Others: Materials and Manipulations" is on view through Feb. 7, 2016, at the Princeton University Art Museum, an exhibition gathered for the occasion of the installation of a new commission from von Rydingsvard for the University's new Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment. The works by von Rydingsvard on view illustrate a concern for the aesthetic potential and emotional power of materials that is shared with several other contemporary artists whose work is found in the museum's collections. A conversation with the artist and metal artist Richard Webber about the making of the sculpture for the Andlinger Center will take place at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19, in McCosh Hall, Room 10.

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Exhibition to spotlight Princeton's Great Persian Book of Kings

Oct. 3, 2015-Jan. 24, 2016 · Princeton University Art Museum

The exhibition "Princeton's Great Persian Book of Kings" will be on view Oct. 3, 2015-Jan. 24, 2016, at the Princeton University Art Museum. Composed more than 1,000 years ago by the Persian poet Firdausi, the "Shahnama," or Book of Kings, narrates the story of Iran from the dawn of time to the seventh century A.D. Princeton's late 16th-century Peck "Shahnama" (named after its donor) is one of the finest intact volumes in the United States. The exhibition features all of the manuscript's 50 illuminated and illustrated folios and will introduce the beauty and art historical importance of the Peck "Shahnama" to the public for the first time.  

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Free tours of the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

Sept. 18-Dec. 18, 2015, first and third Friday, 10 a.m. · Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

Free tours of the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory that explore the science behind fusion are available at 10 a.m. the first and third Friday of every month starting Sept. 18 and ending Dec. 18. Pre-registration is required and can be completed online.

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