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Friday, Oct. 09, 2015

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Conference to focus on transformation of historical scholarship

Friday, Oct. 9, and Saturday, Oct. 10, 2015, various times · Burr Hall, Room 219

Historical scholarship underwent a transformation between 1963 and 1975. This two-day interdisciplinary conference, "The Transformation of Global History, 1963-75," will bring together some of the world's leading global historians, early careerists and graduate candidates to examine this legacy from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 9, and 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 10, in Burr Hall, Room 219.

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Theatre Intime to present 'Gidion's Knot'

Friday, Oct. 9, through Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015, various times · Hamilton Murray Theater, Murray Dodge Hall

Theatre Intime will open its 2015-16 season with "Gidion's Knot" by Johnna Adams at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Oct. 9 and 10, and Thursday through Saturday, Oct. 15-17, at Hamilton Murray Theater, Murray Dodge Hall. Two matinee performances will take place Sunday, Oct. 11, and Saturday, Oct. 17. The play — which explores a parent-teacher confrontation that explodes into an interrogation of women's roles as nurturers and educators — will be directed by Victoria Gruenberg, a member of the Class of 2016. For tickets, call University Ticketing at 609-258-9220 or visit the Frist Campus Center box office.  

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Princeton University Jazz Ensemble to perform

Saturday, Oct. 10, 2015, 8 p.m. · Alexander Hall, Richardson Auditorium

The Princeton University Jazz Ensemble will perform at 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 10, in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall.  

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Princeton University Concerts to debut new concert series

Sunday, Oct. 11, 2015, 2 and 4:30 p.m. · Alexander Hall, Richardson Auditorium

Princeton University Concerts will debut a 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 the Renaissance vocal ensemble Gallicantus, at 2 and 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 11, in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall. Director and ensemble member Gabriel Crouch is also director of choral music at the University. Note: Tickets to the 4:30 p.m. performance are sold out. Some tickets remain for the 2 p.m. performance; call University Ticketing at 609-258-9220. Any returned tickets to the 4:30 p.m. performance will go on sale at the Richardson box office the day of the performance at 3:30 p.m.  

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Celebration of Gandhi's life will be held

Sunday, Oct. 11, 2015, 4 p.m. · McDonnell Hall, Room A01

A celebration of Mahatma Gandhi's life, a commemoration of his 146th birthday anniversary, will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 11, in McDonnell Hall, Room A01. Ambassador Dnyaneshwar Mulay, Consul General of India, New York, will speak during the event. The annual Gandhi Jayanti is sponsored by the South Asian Affinity Group, an Employee Resources Group, in partnership with nonprofit organization the Association of Indians in America (AIA).

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Faculty, staff blood drive will be held

Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 12-13, 2015, various times · Frist Campus Center multipurpose rooms

Faculty and staff are invited to donate blood from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 12 and from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 13, in the Frist Campus Center multipurpose rooms. The blood drive is cosponsored by University Health Services and American Red Cross. A photo I.D. is required to donate. For more information or to register online, visit the UHS website.

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CPUC meeting will include discussion of We Speak Survey report

Monday, Oct. 12, 2015, 4:30 p.m. · Friend Center, Room 101

The Council of the Princeton University Community (CPUC) will hold its first meeting of the academic year at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 12, in Friend Center, Room 101. The agenda will include discussion about the findings of the We Speak Survey on inappropriate sexual behavior; an update on the Special Task Force on Equity, Diversity and Inequality; and an emergency preparedness update.

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Barney Frank to present public lecture

Monday, Oct. 12, 2015, 4:30 p.m. · McCosh Hall, Room 50

Barney Frank, a former member of the U.S. House of Representatives and author of "Frank: A Life in Politics from the Great Society to Same-Sex Marriage," will present a public lecture at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 12, in McCosh Hall, Room 50. A book sale and signing will follow the discussion. Frank is visiting the Wilson School as this year's Conor D. Reilly Distinguished Visitor. A ticket is required to attend this event.  

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Lesy to speak on the photography of history

Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 12 and 13, 2015, 4:30 p.m. · East Pyne Hall, Room 010

Michael Lesy, a professor of literary journalism at Hampshire College, will present the annual Gauss Seminars in Criticism at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 12, with "Case Study: The Life and Times of Angelo Rizzuto, 'the Little Angel'" and Tuesday, Oct. 13 "Looking Backwards: 3D Images of the World at the Beginning of the 20th Century," in East Pyne Hall, Room 010. Both lectures focus on the photography of history in North America, Europe and Asia from 1900-1910. This event is sponsored by the Council of the Humanities

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Keller Center to host symposium on innovation

Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2015, 1:30 p.m. · Friend Center Auditorium

The Keller Center will host a symposium from 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 13, on innovation in education and entrepreneurship. This event celebrates the 10th anniversary of the Keller Center. The symposium, to be held in the Friend Center Auditorium, starts with a panel discussion on education innovation at 1:30 p.m., followed by a panel on entrepreneurship. At 4 p.m. President Christopher L. Eisgruber will introduce the keynote speaker, Tom Leighton of the  Class of 1978, co-founder and CEO of the Internet infrastructure company Akamai Technologies, and professor of applied mathematics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The event is free and open to the public but space is limited, so registration is required:

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Flu vaccines will be available at UHS FluFest

Oct. 7, 8 and 14, 2015, various times · Frist Campus Center multipurpose rooms

University community members can obtain flu vaccines at FluFest from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 7 and Thursday, Oct. 8, as well as from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 14, in the Frist Campus Center multipurpose rooms. Immunizations are free for current faculty, staff and students, and are available for a fee for dependents age 9 years and older. No appointments are necessary, though University IDs are required to receive a vaccine. The event also will feature University Health Services' wellness fair and "Know Your Numbers" screenings. For more information about FluFest, the vaccines available and the cost of vaccines for dependents, visit the UHS website.

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Talk and film screening about outdoor recreation

Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2015, 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. · various locations

Author James Mills will present a talk on his book "The Adventure Gap: Changing the Face of the Outdoors," at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 14, in Robertson Hall, Bowl 2. The talk will be followed by a screening of the documentary "An American Ascent" at 7:30 p.m. in McCormick Hall, Room 101. The events are sponsored by Outdoor Action and the Fields Center.

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Artist William Kentridge to give annual Belknap Lecture

Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2015, 5 p.m. · McCosh Hall, Room 10

South African multimedia artist William Kentridge, the 2015-16 Belknap Visitor in the Humanities, will give a lecture on his installation "O Sentimental Machine," at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 14, in McCosh Hall, Room 10. He will be introduced by Susan Stewart, the Avalon Foundation University Professor in the Humanities, who has written a monograph on Kentridge's works. "O Sentimental Machine" is a multichannel audio and video installation that explores the distant experience of participating in social events. Mimicking Trotsky dictating messages to his secretary and sending them off into the world, Kentridge represents Trotsky's idea of the human as a sentimental but programmable machine. A reception will follow at the Princeton University Art Museum.   To celebrate the visit, the Princeton University Art Museum has placed two of the artist's works on view: "Atlas Procession I" (2000), which features a sequence of calligraphic figures and marks in the round (etching, aquatint, drypoint and letterpress) and "Typewriter IV" (2011), a collage of ink on found pages.  

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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 on online.

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French Theater Festival to feature performances, conversations and staged readings

Sept. 24-Oct. 24, 2105, various times · various venues

The fourth annual French Theater Festival will take place from Sept. 24-Oct. 24 with dozens of performances, conversations and staged readings featuring prominent and early-career French actors and directors as well as Princeton students. Highlights include: • "Loin d'Eux," about a family coping with grief, based on the first novel by celebrated contemporary writer Laurent Mauvignier and performed by actor Rodolphe Dana, Sunday, Sept. 27 • "Faire le Gilles," in which director Robert Cantarella performs/re-creates two seminars of French philosopher Gilles Deleuze, Tuesday, Sept. 29 • "Ajax, qu'on me donne un ennemi," combining a rock trio, a text by famed German playwright Heiner Müller and the French actor André Wilms, Saturday, Oct. 3 • "Interview," featuring returning artists Judith Henry and Nicolas Bouchaud in Nicolas Truong's work-in-progress that dramatizes the different aspects of interviewing, Saturday, Oct. 24.

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