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Friday, Feb. 05, 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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Theatre Intime to present 'Freshman One-Act Festival'

Thursday through Saturday, Feb. 4-6, 2016, 8 p.m. · Murray Dodge Theater

Theatre Intime will present the annual "Freshman One-Act Festival," featuring a night of one-acts directed, acted and produced by members of the Class of 2019, at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, Feb. 4-6, at Murray Dodge Theater. For tickets, call University Ticketing at 609-258-9220 or visit the Frist Campus Center box office.

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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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Showing of new works for musical theater to feature student writers/performers

Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016, 5 p.m. · Rockefeller College Common Room

Students in the fall 2015 course "Introduction to Musical Theatre Writing," taught by Professor of Theater in the Lewis Center for the Arts Stacy Wolf and Lecturers in Theater Robert Lee, a 1992 alumnus, and Randall Eng, both of New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, will present their original musical numbers created over the course of the semester in a showing at 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6, in the Rockefeller College Common Room.

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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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Screening to feature new work by students

Monday, Feb. 8, 2016, 7 p.m. · 185 Nassau St., Stewart Theater

A screening of work by students in the fall 2015 video courses "Documentary Filmmaking" and "How to Make a Film" will take place at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 8, in the Stewart Theater, 185 Nassau St. A reception will follow the screening.

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Clarinetist Shifrin to give master class

Monday, Feb. 8, 2016, 7:30 p.m. · Fine Hall, Taplin Auditorium

David Shifrin, principal clarinetist with the Cleveland Orchestra, American Symphony, among others, and a faculty member at Yale University's School of Music, will give a master class with Princeton students at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 8, in Fine Hall, Taplin Auditorium. The event is open to the public to observe.

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'Glory' to be shown as part of UCHV Film Forum

Monday, Feb. 8, 2016, 7:30 p.m. · McCormick Hall, Room 101

The 1989 film "Glory" will be shown at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 8, in McCormick Hall, Room 101 as part of the UCHV Film Forum. The screening is free and open to the public.

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Currie to speak on 'Lead Exposure and the Black-White Test Score Gap'

Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, 12:20 p.m. · Guyot Hall, Room 10

Janet Currie, Henry Putnam Professor of Economics and Public Affairs, chair of the Department of Economics and director of the Center for Health and Wellbeing, will discuss "Lead Exposure and the Black-White Test Score Gap" at 12:20 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 9, in Guyot Hall, Room 10 as part of the Princeton Environmental Institute Faculty Seminar Series. Lunch will be served at noon.

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

Wednesday, Feb. 9, 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. 9, 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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