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Tuesday, May 05, 2015

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Student musical to receive workshop presentation

Tuesday and Wednesday, May 5 and 6, 2015, 4:30 p.m. · New South Acting Studio

The Program in Theater presents a workshop presentation of a new musical "[The Title of This Piece Has Been Redacted]" by senior theater certificate student Sam Kaseta at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, May 5 and 6, in the New South Acting Studio. The story tells of a relationship between a gay rights activist and another woman in East Berlin in the 1970s.

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Princeton University Wind Ensemble to perform

Wednesday, May 6, 2015, 7:30 p.m. · Alexander Hall, Richardson Auditorium

The Princeton University Wind Ensemble will perform its spring concert at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 6, in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall. For tickets, call University Ticketing at 609-258-9220.

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Nepal earthquake relief efforts organized on campus

May 4-8 and May 11-15, 2015, 2 to 4 p.m. and 8 to 10 p.m · Frist Campus Center, 100 level

A group of Princeton University students are working with the Office of Religious Life, Pace Center for Civic Engagement and the Princeton in Asia program to fundraise for short-term relief efforts and long-term reconstruction in Nepal following the massive earthquake on April 25. Donations will be accepted at a Rebuilding Nepal fundraising table located on the 100 level of Frist Campus Center from 2 to 4 p.m. and 8 to 10 p.m. May 4–8 and May 11–15. Donations will go to the nonprofit organizations Care Nepal and Sarvodaya (Teach for Nepal). More information is available on the Pace Center website and anyone who would like to assist with fundraising efforts should contact Asmod Karki, Class of 2016, at

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Live online discussion to focus on latest Ebola developments

Thursday, May 7, 2015, noon · Google Hangout online

What are the latest developments in the Ebola outbreak in Africa? The Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University will host an online discussion on the topic Thursday, May 7, at noon EDT.

The discussion in a Google Hangout On Air will feature Raphael Frankfurter, a 2013 Princeton graduate and executive director of the nonprofit group Wellbody Alliance, who will participate from Sierra Leone.

Frankfurter will be joined by João Biehl, the Susan Dod Brown Professor of Anthropology and co-director of Princeton's Program in Global Health and Health Policy. The discussion will be moderated by Elisabeth Donahue, associate dean for public and external affairs at the Wilson School.

Frankfurter and Biehl are panelists at the upcoming Princeton-Fung Global Forum "Modern Plagues: Lessons Learned from the Ebola Crisis." Register for the conference here.

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'Downtown 81' to be screened

Thursday, May 7, 2015, 6 p.m. · East Pyne Hall, Room 010

WPRB and the Princeton Film Society will screen "Downtown 81" — an urban fairy tale set in pre-Giuliani New York in which Basquiat plays the role of an artist who can't make rent — at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 7, in East Pyne Hall, Room 010. Katherine Bussard, the Peter C. Bunnell Curator of Photography at Princeton University Art Museum, and Aaron Shkuda, project manager at the Princeton-Mellon Initiative, will contextualize the film and lead discussions on the city and the struggling artist.

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Concert to feature compositions by undergraduate students

Thursday, May 7, 2015, 7:30 p.m. · Fine Hall, Taplin Auditorium

An annual recital featuring compositions by undergraduate students will take place at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 7, in Taplin Auditorium, Fine Hall.

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Student dance company BodyHype to perform

Thursday through Saturday, May 7-9, 2015, various times · Theatre Intime

The student dance company BodyHype will perform its spring show "Rouge" at 8 p.m. Thursday, May 7; and 7 and 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, May 8 and 9, at Theatre Intime. For tickets, call University Ticketing at 609-258-9220.

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Symposium and memorial concert for Val Fitch, Princeton physicist and Nobel laureate

Register by May 8: Friday, May 15, 2015, various times · various locations

Val Fitch, the Princeton University emeritus professor of physics and Nobel Prize laureate who died earlier this year, will be honored Friday, May 15, with a science symposium beginning at 10:15 a.m. in Jadwin Hall, Room A10, followed by a memorial concert by the Salomé Chamber Orchestra at 2:30 p.m. in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall. There will be a light reception in the Mathey College common room at 4:30 p.m. The event is free to the public. Attendees should register by May 8 online or by contacting Regina Savadge at

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Princeton University Sinfonia to perform

Friday, May 8, 2015, 7:30 p.m. · Alexander Hall, Richardson Auditorium

The Princeton University Sinfonia will give a concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 8, in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall.

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Cabaret performance to feature student performer

Friday through Sunday, May 8-10, various times · Wilson College Black Box Theater

The Program in Theater will present "Women in the World of Sondheim," a one-woman musical review conceived by and featuring senior theater certificate student Katie Welsh, at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, May 8 and 9, and at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 10, in the Wilson College Black Box Theater. A talkback with Stacy Wolf, professor of theater in the Lewis Center for the Arts, will follow the May 8 performance.

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Princeton Atelier students to perform new comic opera

Friday and Saturday, May 8 and 9, 2015, various times · Rockefeller College Common Room

Students in the Princeton Atelier course "Making Comic Opera" will present an excerpt from a new opera "The Analysing Engine," as well as original comic opera sketches composed by members of the class, at 8 p.m. Friday, May 8, and 3 p.m. Saturday, May 9, in Rockefeller College Common Room.

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Student play to explore mental health issues

Friday, May 8, and Sunday, May 10, 2015, various times · 185 Nassau St., Matthews Acting Studio

A developmental reading of a new investigative theater piece "I'm Fine, I'm Better, Don't Worry About Me," by senior Joseph Labatt — about student mental health at Princeton, based on interviews conducted with students and faculty — will take place at 8 p.m. Friday, May 8, and 3 p.m. Sunday, May 10, in the Matthews Acting Studio, 185 Nassau St.

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Senior Mulling to direct 'The Other Shore'

Thursday, April 30, through Saturday, May 9, 2015, 8 p.m. · McCarter Theatre Center, Berlind Rehearsal Room

Senior theater certificate student Kanoa Mulling will direct "The Other Shore" by Nobel Prize-winning playwright Gao Zingjian at 8 p.m. Thursday and Saturday, April 30 and May 2; and Thursday through Saturday, May 7-9, in the Berlind Rehearsal Room, McCarter Theatre Center. A matinee will take place at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 2.

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End of semester showings to feature student dancers

Wednesday through Friday, April 29-May 1, and Wednesday, May 6, 2015, various times · various venues

The Program in Dance presents a series of performances by students in spring 2015 dance courses Wednesday through Friday, April 29-May 1, and Wednesday, May 6, in the Hagan Dance Studio, 185 Nassau St. Please visit the Lewis Center for the Arts website for specific dance course names, performance times and venues.

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Spring campus farmers market returns

Wednesdays, April 15-May 13, 2015, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. · Firestone Plaza

The Princeton University Farmers Market will return to the Firestone Library Plaza for five weeks this spring. The market will be open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Wednesdays April 15 to May 13. Members of the University and local communities will have an opportunity to purchase fresh locally grown produce and other goods from area farmers and businesses that use sustainable practices. Expected vendors will provide a range of items including organic fruits and vegetables, artisanal cheese, locally sourced honey, fresh-pressed juice, locally made breads, handmade veggie burgers, organic sandwiches and salads.

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Exhibition features works of feminist artist Edelson

March 28-May 7, 2015 · Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Bernstein Gallery

"Feminist Humor as Political Device," an exhibition of works by artist Mary Beth Edelson, is on view through May 7 in the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs' Bernstein Gallery. A panel and reception will take place at 4:30 p.m. Monday, April 13, in Room 016, adjacent to the gallery. Panelists include Eve Ascheim, lecturer in visual arts and the Lewis Center for the Arts; Judith Brodsky, professor emerita in the Department of Visual Arts at Rutgers University; Jill Dolan, the Annan Professor in English and director of the Program in Gender and Sexuality Studies; and Stanley Katz, lecturer with the rank of professor in public and international affairs, Woodrow Wilson School.

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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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