News at Princeton

Friday, Nov. 27, 2015

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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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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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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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