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Monday, Sept. 26, 2016
 

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Clarke to lead lecture/workshop on West African music and dance

Monday, Sept. 26, 2016, 2:30 p.m. · New South, Room 108

Ayanda Clarke will lead a lecture/workshop on "The Relationship Between Traditional and Contemporary West African Music and Dance" as part of the fall dance course, "The American Dance Experience and Africanist Dance Practices," at 2:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 26, in Room 108 at New South. Open to the public to observe.

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CPUC will hold its first meeting of 2016-17 year

Monday, Sept. 26, 2016, 4:30 p.m. · Friend Center, Room 101

The Council of the Princeton University Community (CPUC) will hold its first meeting of the 2016-17 academic year at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 26, in Friend Center, Room 101. The agenda includes opening business for the year; discussion and establishment of the Special CPUC Committee on Naming; and an update on the implementation of recommendations from the Special Task Force on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and from the Trustee Wilson Legacy Committee. CPUC meetings are open to all members of the University community.

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Conversation between Yusuf and George will discuss faith and more

Monday, Sept. 26, 2016, 6 p.m. · University Chapel

A conversation between Hamza Yusuf and Robert George will be held at 6 p.m. Monday, Sept. 26, in the Princeton University Chapel. Yusuf is an American Islamic scholar and co-founder and president of Zaytuna College in Berkeley, California. George is the McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence and a professor of politics at Princeton, as well as director of Princeton's James Madison Program. Yusuf and George will discuss faith, public morality, current affairs and much more. Their conversation is sponsored by the Office of Religious Life and the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions.

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First presidential debate viewing will include panel discussion

Monday, Sept. 26, 2016, 8:15 p.m. · Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall

The campus community is invited to a presidential debate panel talk and watch party starting at 8:15 p.m. Monday, Sept. 26, in Richardson Auditorium. A panel of Princeton University faculty, as well as Nan Hayworth, a member of the Class of 1981 and a former U.S. Representative, will talk about the United States presidential election before the first 2016 presidential debate between candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump is televised at 9 p.m. The panel discussion and watch party is cosponsored by the Office of the Dean of Undergraduate Students and the Department of Politics.

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Schayegh to speak on urban environment

Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016, noon · School of Architecture, North Gallery

Cyrus Schayegh, associate professor of Near Eastern studies, will speak on "Globalization Meets Decolonization: The Urban Linkage, 1940s-70s" as part of of the Mellon Forum for Research on the Urban Environment's "The Nature of Cities" lecture series at noon Wednesday, Sept. 28, in the North Gallery, School of Architecture. The event is sponsored by the Princeton-Mellon Initiative in Architecture, Urbanism and the Humanities.

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Photographer Misrach, musician Galindo will discuss border project

Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016, 7:30 p.m. · McCormick Hall, Room 101

The presentation and performance "Border Cantos: The Photography of Richard Misrach" will take place from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 27, in McCormick Hall, Room 101. Richard Misrach has spent years documenting the U.S.-Mexican border. Misrach will talk about his photographs with Guillermo Galindo, who has made musical instruments out of remains left by immigrants trying to cross the border. A reception and book signing will follow the talk. The event is part of the Wilson College Signature Series.

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French Theater Festival continues with ' Finir en Beauté (A Beautiful Ending)' and 'Ceux Qui Restent (The Ones Who Remain)'

Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 28-29, and Friday and Saturday, Sept. 30-Oct. 1, 2016, 8 p.m. · Whitman College Theater and 185 Nassau St.

Seuls en Scčne, Princeton's French Theater Festival, continues at 8 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 28-29, in Whitman College Theater, with "Finir en Beauté (A Beautiful Ending)," performed in French with English supertitles. Tickets are free but reservations are required: click here. "Ceux Qui Restent (The Ones Who Remain)" will be performed at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Sept. 30-Oct. 1, in the Matthews Theater, 185 Nassau St., in French with English supertitles. For free tickets, click here. The festival runs through Oct. 6.

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Schacht to give master acting class

Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016, 4:30 p.m. · Whitman College Theater

Sam Schacht, an actor and former dean of the Actors Studio Drama School, will give a master class for Princeton students on "Acting Chekhov: The Stella Adler Approach," at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29, in the Whitman College Theater. The event takes place in the context of the fall course "The Human Comedy of Anton Chekhov Off and On Stage." Open to the public to observe.

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Brunnermeier, James to discuss 'The Euro and the Battle of Ideas'

Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016, 4:30 p.m. · Robertson Hall, Room 016

Markus Brunnermeier, the Edwards S. Sanford Professor of Economics and director of the Bendheim Center for Finance, and Harold James, the Claude and Lore Kelly Professor in European Studies and a professor of history and international affairs, will discuss their new book, "The Euro and the Battle of Ideas," co-authored with Jean-Pierre Landau, at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29, in Robertson Hall, Room 016.

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Author to discuss 'Bill Clinton: New Gilded Age President'

Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016, 4:30 p.m. · Robertson Hall

Patrick J. Maney, a professor of history at Boston College and author of "Bill Clinton: New Gilded Age President," will speak at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29, in Robertson Hall.

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Significance of gravitational-wave discovery topic of seminar

Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016, 4:30 p.m. · Jadwin Hall, Room A10

Frans Pretorius, a Princeton University professor of physics, will discuss the significance of the recent detection of gravitational waves by the LIGO/Virgo collaboration in "The Dynamical Strong-field Regime of General Relativity" at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29, in Jadwin Hall, Room A10. The event is part of the Department of Physics' Hamilton Colloquium Series and open to the public.

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Violinist Hadelich and guitarist Sáinz Villegas open PUC125 season

Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016, 6 and 9 p.m. · Alexander Hall, Richardson Auditorium

For the first concert in its PUC125 2016-17 season — with artists and audience onstage together for an intimate one-hour concert experience — Princeton University Concerts will present Grammy Award-winning violinist Augustin Hadelich and Spanish guitarist Pablo Sáinz Villegas in a program "Histoire du Tango" at 6 and 9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29, in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall. Lighting designer Kate Ashton will create atmospheric lighting, transforming the space into an Argentine nightclub. The 6 p.m. performance is sold out; tickets remain for the 9 p.m. performance.For tickets, call University Ticketing at 609-258-9220.

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Panel to examine Brexit and the road ahead

Friday, Sept. 30, 2016, 2 p.m. · Robertson Hall

A panel will discuss "Brexit: Why and How the United Kingdom Leaves the European Union" at 4:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30, in Robertson Hall. The event is the inaugural program of the new European Crises project at the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies.

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Flu vaccine clinic, wellness fair will be held

Oct. 5, 6 and 12, 2016, various times · Frist Campus Center, Level B

FluFest, University Health Services' seasonal influenza immunization clinic and wellness fair, will be held from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, Oct. 5-6, and from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 12, in Frist Campus Center, Level B. Flu vaccinations 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.

Faculty, staff and students must bring their Princeton University ID card (TigerCard) in order to receive the free vaccine. Dependents will be charged $34 for the flu shot and payments may be made by cash or check only. Anyone under age 18 must receive written consent from a parent or guardian in order to receive a flu shot (a consent form is available on the UHS website).

A wellness fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 5-6, and "Know Your Numbers Screenings" will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 5-6. More information on FluFest is available on the UHS website.

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Seminar to discuss detection of binary black hole merger

Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016, 4:30 p.m. · Jadwin Hall, Room A10

Rana Adhikari, a physics professor at the California Institute of Technology, will discuss the significance of the recent detection of a binary black hole merger in the lecture "The Truth Behind the LIGO Discoveries" at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6, in Jadwin Hall, Room A10. The event is part of the Department of Physics' Hamilton Colloquium Series and open to the public.

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Mezzo-soprano Barton and pianist Baillieu to perform

Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016, 8 p.m. · Alexander Hall, Richardson Auditorium

Princeton University Concerts will present mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton and pianist James Baillieu at 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6, in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall. For tickets, call University Ticketing at 609-258-9220. A pre-concert talk by Professor Lindsey Christiansen from Westminster Choir College will take place at 7p.m., free to ticketholders.

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Embracing Curiosity: Mary Roach in conversation with Robert Krulwich

Monday, Oct. 10, 2016, 7 p.m. · Friend Center, Room 101

Bestselling science writer Mary Roach and science journalist Robert Krulwich, co-host of WNYC's Radiolab, will discuss how to simply communicate complex ideas for the 2016 Evnin Lecture, "Embracing Curiosity," at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 10, in the Friend Center, Room 101. The event is open to the public and sponsored by Princeton University's Council on Science and Technology and co-hosted by Princeton's Council of the Humanities.

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Pacala to discuss hypothesis of plant competition and the carbon cycle

Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2016, 12:30 p.m. · Guyot Hall, Room 10

Stephen Pacala, Princeton University's Frederick D. Petrie Professor in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, will discuss a new hypothesis related to plant competition and the global carbon cycle in "Competition, Hydraulic Damage and the Universal Rules Regulating Plant Water Use" at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 11, in Guyot Hall, Room 10. Lunch will be served at noon in the Guyot Atrium. The event is part of the 2016 Princeton Environmental Institute's Faculty Seminar Series.

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Behavioral economics is topic of educational video series

Fridays, Sept. 16-Dec. 16, 2016, noon · Lewis Library, Room 225

The Lewis Science Library will show the DVD series "Behavioral Economics: When Psychology and Economics Collide" from noon to 1 p.m. every Friday Sept. 16 through Dec. 16, in Lewis Library, Room 225. Scott Huettel, the Jerry G. and Patricia Crawford Hubbard Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience at Duke University, will host the series on a range of topics. For a full schedule and list of weekly topics, visit the Lewis Library website.

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Exhibition to focus on global contemporary art

July 30-Oct. 30, 2016 · Princeton University Art Museum

"A Material Legacy," on view July 30-Oct. 30 at Princeton University Art Museum, brings together many of the most exciting artists of the past decade to illuminate the material impulse found in contemporary art practices. Nearly all made within the last ten years, and many in the last several years, the works in the exhibition provide a fresh view into art making in the 21st century and include globe-spanning artists from North America to Chile and India.

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Exhibit examines Wilson's contested legacy

Monday, April 4, through Friday, Oct. 28, 2016, various times · Robertson Hall, Bernstein Gallery

The contested legacy of Woodrow Wilson forms the focus of a new exhibition that opens Monday, April 4, in the Bernstein Gallery of Robertson Hall. The show, "In the Nation's Service? Woodrow Wilson Revisited," documents not only the positive but also the negative aspects of Wilson's tenure as 13th president of Princeton University and 28th president of the United States. The show is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and until 4:30 p.m. during the summer months.  

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