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Tuesday, Feb. 09, 2016

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Violinist Perlman will give talk

Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, 4:30 p.m. · Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall

A conversation with violinist Itzhak Perlman and his wife Toby titled "My Goal is to Not Be Bored by What I Do" will take place at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 9, in Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall. The conversation is the first in the Class of 2016's "Last Lecture" series. Tickets will be available for members of the Class of 2016 starting noon Monday, Feb. 1, at the Frist Campus Center ticket office. Tickets for other undergraduate classes will be available starting Tuesday, Feb. 2, while faculty and staff tickets will be available starting Wednesday, Feb. 3. If any tickets remain, the general public may pick up tickets starting Thursday, Feb. 4. For more information on the lecture and ticketing, visit the Office of the Dean of Undergraduate Students website.

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Barry to discuss 'Persian Romance of Alexander the Great'

Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, 4:30 p.m. · McCormick Hall, Room 101

Michael Barry, a lecturer in Near Eastern studies, will speak on "The Persian Romance of Alexander the Great: From Greek Epic to Persian Myth, Poetry, Mysticism and Art" at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 9, in McCormick Hall, Room 101.

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Steve Perry will give Black History Month keynote

Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, 6 p.m. · Fields Center, Room 104

Steve Perry, author, educator and CNN news contributor, will give the Black History Month keynote talk at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 9, at the Fields Center, Room 104. Perry's talk will be about modern racism, which manifests more subtly in interpersonal interactions and institutions than in years past, but is no less problematic. Refreshments will be served.

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Poet/critic Rankine to read from her work and hold conversation

Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016, 4:30 p.m. · McCarter Theatre Center, Berlind Theatre

Poet/critic Claudia Rankine will read from her work at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 10, in McCarter Theatre Center's Berlind Theatre. After the reading, Tracy K. Smith, director of the Program in Creative Writing, will join Rankine onstage for a conversation. The event is part of the Althea Ward Clark W'21 Reading Series.

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Discussion to focus on racial bias in law enforcement

Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016, 4:30 p.m. · Peretsman Scully Hall, Room A32

A discussion on "Causes and Consequences of Racial Bias in Law Enforcement," part of the Inequality Science Series, will be held at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 10, in Peretsman Scully Hall, Room A32. Presenters will be Karin Martin, assistant professor, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, and Jack Glaser, associate professor, Goldman School of Public Policy, University of California-Berkeley. Naomi Murakawa, associate professor of African American studies at Princeton, will moderate.

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Hervieux will discuss untold story of black soldiers in World War II

Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016, 6 p.m. · Fields Center, Room 104

Author Linda Hervieux will discuss her new book, "Forgotten: The Untold Story of D-Day's Black Heroes, At Home and At War," at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 10, at the Fields Center, Room 104. A reception and book signing will follow. The event is free and open to the public.

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Artist Raad to give annual Faber Memorial Lecture

Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016, 4:30 p.m. · East Pyne Hall, Room 010

The Interdisciplinary Doctoral Program in the Humanities presents the Eberhard L. Faber IV 1915 Memorial Lecture "Walkthrough Part II" by Walid Raad, artist and associate professor of art at Cooper Union School of Art at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 11, in East Pyne Hall, Room 010. Raad will concentrate on two of his long-term art projects: "The Atlas Group" (1989-2004), and "Scratching on things I could disavow" (2007-present). Both art projects engage how forms of extreme violence can affect bodies, minds and culture.

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Jeremijenko to speak on 'Touring the Museum of Natural Futures'

Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016, 5 p.m. · McCormick Hall, Room 101

The Wilson College Signature Lecture Series presents artist and engineer Natalie Jeremijenko of New York University, who will give a talk "Placing Your Bets: Touring the Museum of Natural Futures" at 5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 11, in McCormick Hall, Room 101. Jeremijenko's practice develops the emerging field of socio-ecological systems design (or XDesign), using attractions and ongoing participatory research to reimagine our collective relationship to natural systems. The event is also cosponsored by the Council of the Humanities and the Lewis Center for the Arts.

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'The Vagina Monologues' will be performed

Thursday through Saturday, Feb. 11-13, 2016, 8 p.m. · Murray Dodge Theater

Theatre Intime will present Eve Ensler's "The Vagina Monologues" at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, Feb. 11-13, at Murray Dodge Theater. The play is directed by seniors Olivia Robbins and Azza Cohen, and sponsored by the Women*s Center and the Program in Gender and Sexuality Studies. Tickets are $8 for students and $12 for all others, and are available at the University Ticketing office in Frist Campus Center or at the door. All proceeds will benefit Womanspace, a local nonprofit dedicated to preventing abuse, protecting families and changing lives through empowerment.

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'Elektra' to be performed as senior thesis production

Friday and Saturday, Feb. 5 and 6, and Thursday through Saturday, Feb. 11-13, 2016, 8 p.m. · 185 Nassau St., Matthews Acting Studio

Senior Evelyn Giovine will perform in the title role of Sophocles' tragedy "Elektra," a dark, bloody tale of familial vengeance from ancient Greece, at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Feb. 5 and 6, and Thursday through Saturday, Feb. 11-13, in the Matthews Acting Studio, 185 Nassau St. For tickets, call University Ticketing at 609-258-9220 or visit the Frist Campus Center box office. Tickets will also be available at the door.

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Film screenings with their directors to be held

Feb. 11-April 28, 2016, 7:30 p.m. · 185 Nassau St., Stewart Theater

As part of the spring course "World on a Wire: 12 Films, 12 Filmmakers," taught by Princeton Arts Fellow Pacho Velez, a new filmmaker will visit each week to screen and discuss his or her most recent film at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Feb. 11 through April 28, in the Stewart Theater, 185 Nassau St. These events are free and open to the public. The screenings are as follows: • Feb. 11: Alex Ross Perry — "Listen Up Philip" • Feb. 18: Matías Piñeiro — "Princess of France" • Feb. 25: Josephine Decker — "Thou Wast Mild and Lovely" • March 3: Guy Maddin — "The Forbidden Room" • March 10: Nicolás Pereda — "Minotaur & The Palace" • March 24: Joanna Arnow — "Bad at Dancing" and "I Hate Myself" • March 31: Khalik Allah — "Field Niggas" • April 7: Roger Ross Williams — "Life, Animated" • April 14: Hassen Ferhani — "Roundabout in My Head" • April 21: TBA • April 28: Deborah Stratman — "The Illinois Parables"

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Mercer to speak on early modern philosophy

Friday, Feb. 12, 2016, 4 p.m. · McCormick Hall, Room 101

Christia Mercer of Columbia University will give the inaugural Margaret Dauler Wilson Occasional Lecture, "Feeling the Way to Truth: The Real Story About How Early Modern Philosophy Developed," at 4 p.m. Friday, Feb. 12, in McCormick Hall, Room 101.

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O'Toole to speak on Ireland's 1916 uprising

Friday, Feb. 12, 2016, 4:30 p.m. · 185 Nassau St., Stewart Theater

Theater critic, scholar and Lecturer in Theater Fintan O'Toole will deliver the annual Robert Fagles Memorial Lecture "Carnival and Ruin: Looting in the 1916 Rising," in recognition of the centenary of the 1916 uprising, at 4:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 12, in the Stewart Theater, 185 Nassau St. The lecture is part of a series presented by the Fund for Irish Studies.

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Exhibition on Jewish contributions to American culture to open with panel discussion

Feb. 13-June 12, 2016 · Princeton University Art Museum

"By Dawn's Early Light: Jewish Contributions to American Culture from the Nation's Founding to the Civil War" will be on view Feb. 13-June 12 at the Princeton University Art Museum. A panel discussion with Jonathan Sarna of Brandeis University; Rabbi Meir Soloveichick of Congregation Shearith Israel, New York; and Esther Schor, professor of English at Princeton, will take place at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 14, in McCosh Hall, Room 10.

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CPUC agenda will include strategic planning, Wilson committee

Monday, Feb. 15, 2016, 4:30 p.m. · Friend Center, Room 101

The Council of the Princeton University Community (CPUC) will meet at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 15, in Friend Center, Room 101. President Christopher L. Eisgruber will discuss the University's recently released strategic planning framework and take questions. In addition, members of the Wilson Legacy Review Committee will attend the meeting as one of several opportunities for discussion with members of the University community. All members of the University community are invited.

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Acronym and vocalists to perform Baroque music

Monday, Feb. 15, 2016, 7:30 p.m. · Fine Hall, Taplin Auditorium

The Baroque string band Acronym and the vocalists of Les Canards Chantants will give a concert at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 15, in Fine Hall, Taplin Auditorium. The program will feature the unusual and enticing large-ensemble sonatas of Giovanni Valentini (c1582–1649) — once Kapellmeister of the Holy Roman Empire — coupled with the first modern performances of a number of his madrigals for voices and instruments, 400 years after their publication.

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Faculty, students will discuss 'politics of the classroom'

Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2016, 5 p.m. · Betts Auditorium, School of Architecture

A conversation "Politics of the Classroom: Who Speaks? Who Is Heard?" will be held at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 16, in Betts Auditorium, School of Architecture. Dean of the College Jill Dolan will moderate a conversation among faculty and students who seek to advance campus conversations about gender, identity and the experience of the Princeton classroom.

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Film screening to include talkback with alumni filmmakers

Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2016, 6:30 p.m. · Garden Theatre, 160 Nassau St.

The Lewis Center for the Arts will present a screening of the film "Tumbledown," a comedic love story directed by Sean Mewshaw, a 1997 alumnus, and written and produced by Desi Van Til, a 1999 alumna, at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 16, at the Garden Theatre, 160 Nassau St. The screening will be followed by a discussion with the filmmakers. The event is free and open to the public but ticket reservations are recommended and available online.

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Wilson legacy committee posts schedule for on-campus discussions

Jan. 28-Feb. 20, 2016, various times · various locations

The special trustee committee that is considering Woodrow Wilson's legacy at Princeton University has posted a schedule for on-campus, in-person conversations with members of the committee. 

The committee has scheduled small group discussions on Jan. 28 and Feb. 18-20. Members of the committee will be attending the Feb. 15 meeting of the Council of the Princeton University Community (CPUC). The committee also will conduct an open forum in Richardson Auditorium on Friday, Feb. 19, at 3 p.m. 

Those interested in participating in the small group discussions may sign up through the committee's website. The website also offers an opportunity to submit written observations and opinions directly to the committee. 

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Exhibition to feature works by war veterans

Feb. 8-March 17, 2016 · Robertson Hall, Bernstein Gallery

"Combat Paper NJ," an exhibition of works on paper made by veterans from the Vietnam and recent Middle East wars, will be on view Feb. 8-March 17 in the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs' Bernstein Gallery in Robertson Hall. Each individual work on paper is made from deconstructed fibers of the uniform that each soldier wore during his or her tour of duty. A panel "Vets Coming Home: Downshifting from Combat" will take place at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 9, in Robertson Hall, Bowl 016, adjacent to the gallery.

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Science on Saturday Lecture Series brings science to the public

Saturdays, Jan. 9 - March 12, 2016, 9:30 a.m. · PPPL, MBG Auditorium

The Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) will hold the Ronald E. Hatcher Memorial Science on Saturday Lecture Series from Jan. 9 through March 12 at 9:30 a.m. (doors open at 8:15) in PPPL's MBG Auditorium located on Princeton University's Forrestal Campus. The free lecture features discussions of current science research and news by researchers from Princeton and other institutions. The series, which honors late Science on Saturday host Ronald Hatcher, is geared toward high school students and will be held every Saturday except Feb. 20. Registration is not required, but attendees should bring a valid photo I.D. to enter the PPPL facility.

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