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Tuesday, March 03, 2015
 

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Tickets available for public lecture by National Security Agency director

Tuesday, March 10, 2015, 4:30 p.m. · Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall

Ticket distribution will begin Friday, Feb. 27, for "Challenges and Opportunities in an Interconnected World: A Conversation with Admiral Michael Rogers, USN," part of the G.S. Beckwith Gilbert ’63 Lecture Series. Rogers, Commander, U.S. Cyber Command; Director, National Security Agency; and Chief, Central Security Service, will speak at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 10, at Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall.

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Princeton Sound Kitchen to present movie night

Tuesday, March 3, 2015, 8 p.m. · Fine Hall, Taplin Auditorium

Princeton Sound Kitchen will present an evening of video works and multi-channel audio works by Princeton composers at 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 3, in Taplin Auditorium, Fine Hall.

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Slavic film series to screen 'Taxi Blues' and 'The Island'

Wednesday, March 4 and 11, 2015, 7 p.m. · Jones Hall, Room 100

The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures' film series "The Last Heroes: Musicians Playing Actors" continues with screenings of the 1990 film "Taxi Blues" at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 5, and the 2006 film "The Island" at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 11, in Jones Hall, Room 100.

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Anderson to present Tanner Lectures on Human Values

Wednesday, March 4, and Thursday, March 5, 2015, 4:30 p.m. · McCormick Hall, Room 101

Elizabeth Anderson, the Arthur F. Thurnau Professor and John Dewey Distinguished University Professor of Philosophy and Women's Studies at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, will present the Tanner Lectures on Human Values at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 4, and Thursday, March 5, in McCormick Hall, Room 101. On Wednesday, she will discuss "When the Market was 'Left'." On Thursday, the topic is "Private Government."

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Bernstein to discuss 'China 1945'

Wednesday, March 4, 2015, 4:30 p.m. · Robertson Hall, Room 001

Author Richard Bernstein will discuss his book "China 1945: Mao's Revolution and America's Fateful Choice" at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 4, in Robertson Hall, Room 001.

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UPDATED: Piketty to speak on 'Capital in the Twenty-First Century'

Thursday, March 5, 2015, 4:30 p.m. · McCosh Hall, Room 50

Thomas Piketty, associate chair and professor of economics at the Paris School of Economics, will discuss his book "Capital in the Twenty-First Century" at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, March 5, in McCosh Hall, Room 50. Tickets have sold out. and are no longer available at the Frist Campus Center Ticket Office. For those unable to get a ticket, there will be a wait line outside McCosh Hall, Room 50, at 4 p.m. the day of the talk. All media must register in advance.

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Benedictine monk Stewart to speak on Christian manuscript culture of Syria and Iraq

Thursday, March 5, 2015, 4:30 p.m. · Jones Hall, Room 202

Benedictine monk Father Columba Stewart will give a talk "Outracing Ignorance: Rescuing the Christian Manuscripts and Culture of Syria and Iraq" at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, March 5, in Jones Hall, Room 202. Stewart is associated with Saint John's Abbey and is the executive director of the Hill Museum and Manuscript Library at Saint John's University in Collegeville, Minnesota. The event is sponsored by the Department of Near Eastern Studies.

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Artists Was and Eckstrom to present lecture and workshop

Thursday, March 5, 2015, 5:30 p.m. · McCormick Hall, Room 106

The Princeton University Student Advisory Board will present its annual visiting artist lecture "Ghost of a Dream" at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, March 5, in McCormick Hall, Room 106. Sculptor Lauren Was and painter Adam Eckstrom will discuss their collaboration and lead a workshop in which attendees will help to create a new work.

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Student art show documents personal history

Monday through Friday, March 2-6, 2015, noon to 7 p.m. · 185 Nassau St., Room 301

"Self-Preservation," an exhibition by senior visual arts certificate student Wendy Li, which documents the process of remembering and constructing history and identity from images and documents, is on view form noon to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, March 2-6, in Room 301, 185 Nassau St. An opening reception will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 5, in the gallery.

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Lecture covers sound waves as a measurement of universe's expansion

Thursday, March 5, 2015, 8 p.m. · McDonnell Hall, Room A-02

Daniel Eisenstein, an astronomy professor at the Harvard-Smithsonia Center for Astrophysics, will present the lecture, "Dark Energy and Cosmic Sound," at 8 p.m. Thursday, March 5, in McDonnell Hall, Room A-02. Eisenstein will discuss how sound waves from the early universe now provide some of the best measurements of dark energy and the universe's expansion. His appearance is part of the Raymond and Beverly Sackler Lecture in Astrophysics sponsored by Princeton University's Department of Physics.

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Princeton University Orchestra to perform with concerto competition winners

Friday and Saturday, March 6 and 7, 7:30 p.m. · Alexander Hall, Richardson Auditorium

The Princeton University Orchestra, led by Michael Pratt, will perform with winners of the orchestra's annual concerto competition at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, March 6 and 7, in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall. Student performers include junior Aryeh Nussbaum-Cohen, countertenor; sophomore Emma Powell, violin; and junior Edward Leung, piano. For tickets, call University Ticketing at 609-258-9220.

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'Spring Awakening' to feature student performers

Friday, March 6, through Friday, March 13, 2015, various times · Berlind Theatre, McCarter Theatre Center

The Program in Theater will present its spring musical "Spring Awakening" at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, March 6 and 7 and Thursday and Friday, March 12 and 13; and at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 8, in the Berlind Theatre, McCarter Theatre Center. Please note "Spring Awakening" may not be appropriate for all ages due to adult language and mature themes including sexual content. For tickets, call University Ticketing at 609-258-9220.

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'How I Learned to Drive' to feature student performers

Friday, March 6, through Friday, March 13, 2015, 8 p.m. · 185 Nassau St., Matthews Acting Studio

Senior theater certificate student Caroline Hertz will play the lead role of Li'l Bit in "How I Learned to Drive" at 8 p.m. Friday through Sunday, March 6 and 8, and Thursday and Friday, March 12 and 13, in the Matthews Acting Studio, 185 Nassau St. The play, written by Paula Vogel, is a memory play in which a young woman looks back on her warped experience with love and struggles to forgive in the face of her past sexual trauma. Please note "How I Learned to Drive" may not be appropriate for all ages due to adult language and mature themes including sexual content. For tickets, call University Ticketing at 609-258-9220.

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Elderfield to helm new art museum lecture series

Sunday, March 8, 2015, 4 p.m. · McCormick Hall, Room 101

John Elderfield, the Princeton University Art Museum's Allen R. Adler, Class of 1967, Distinguished Curator and Lecturer, will give a spring lecture series beginning with "The Art of Attention: Paintings by Henri Matisse" at 4 p.m. Sunday, March 8, in McCormick Hall, Room 101. Elderfield is chief curator emeritus of painting and sculpture at The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Lectures will also take place on April 12 and May 17. A reception in the museum galleries will follow each lecture.

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Third Biennial CO2 Workshop reviews latest in carbon-dioxide research

Monday and Tuesday, March 16-17, 2015, various times · Frick Chemistry Laboratory, Taylor Auditorium

The latest work and ideas in carbon-dioxide research will be the topic of the Third Biennial CO2 Workshop to be held by the Princeton University Department of Chemistry Monday and Tuesday, March 16 and 17, in the Frick Chemistry Laboratory, Taylor Auditorium. The workshop will run from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Monday, and from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday. The free event includes lunch, but attendees must pre-register.

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Visual arts exhibition to feature work of two seniors

Monday through Friday, March 2-6, 2015, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. · 185 Nassau St., Lucas Gallery

"Surface Area," an exhibition by senior visual arts certificate students Nicolas Schmidt and Gerardo Veltri, will be on view from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, March 2-6, in the Lucas Gallery, 185 Nassau St.

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Clark to speak on musicology

Monday, March 9, 2015, 4:30 p.m. · Woolworth Center, Room 102

Suzannah Clark of Harvard University and an Edward T. Cone Foundation member at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, will give a musicology colloquium "Weber's Rest" at 4:30 p.m. Monday, March 9, in the Woolworth Center, Room 102.

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Bogaev to give master class and discussion

Tuesday, March 10, 2015, 1:30 p.m. · 185 Nassau St., Room 219

Grammy and Emmy Award-winning musical director, arranger, conductor and composer Paul Bogaev will give an interview and master class for Princeton students in the course "Isn't It Romantic? The Broadway Musical from Rodgers and Hammerstein to Sondheim" at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 10, in Room 219, 185 Nassau St. The event is open to the public to observe.

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Writers Sharma and Stallings to read from their work

Wednesday, March 11, 2015, 4:30 p.m. · Berlind Theatre, McCarter Theatre Center

Writer Akhil Sharma and poet and translator A.E. Stallings will read from their work at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 11, in the Berlind Theatre, McCarter Theatre Center. The event is part of the Althea Ward Clark W’21 Reading Series.

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Voice faculty members to give recital

Wednesday, March 11, 2015, 7:30 p.m. · Fine Hall, Taplin Auditorium

Voice faculty members Wendy Heller and Sarah Pelletier, both sopranos, will give a recital at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 11, in Taplin Auditorium, Fine Hall.

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Former Israeli deputy prime minister Meridor to speak

Tuesday, March 24, 2015, 4:30 p.m. · Robertson Hall, Dodds Auditorium

Dan Meridor, former deputy prime minister of Israel and former minister of intelligence and atomic energy, will present a public talk at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 24, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.

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Slavic film series to screen 'Taxi Blues' and 'The Island'

Wednesday, March 4 and 11, 2015, 7 p.m. · Jones Hall, Room 100

The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures' film series "The Last Heroes: Musicians Playing Actors" continues with screenings of the 1990 film "Taxi Blues" at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 5, and the 2006 film "The Island" at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 11, in Jones Hall, Room 100.

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'Versailles on Paper' exhibition captures palace and gardens of Louis XIV

Feb. 13-July 19, 2015 · Firestone Library, main gallery

The exhibition "Versailles on Paper," on view Feb. 13-July 19 in the main gallery of Firestone Library, documents the contemporary representation of Versailles through a multifaceted array of prints, books, maps, medals and manuscripts. It highlights in particular those elements that today survive only on paper, including unusual and surprising glimpses into a largely lost world. All the books and prints on display were created in the 17th and 18th centuries. With only a few exceptions, they were selected from the holdings of Firestone and Marquand libraries, acquired over the past 140 years.

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Exhibition to explore 'The City Lost and Found'

Feb. 21-June 7, 2015 · Princeton University Art Museum

The exhibition "The City Lost and Found: New York, Chicago and Los Angeles, 1960-1980" will be on view Feb. 21-June 7 at the Princeton University Art Museum. The exhibition — which brings together works by major artists such as Ed Ruscha and Garry Winogrand with newly rediscovered projects — explores photographic and cinematic responses to the changing fabric of these major metropolitan areas that contributed to the focus on cities in popular media and urban policy during this period. Several lectures, events and film screenings will take place in conjunction with the exhibition.

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Exhibition to focus on socio-political themes

Feb. 7 through March 19, 2015 · Bernstein Gallery, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs

"Society in Upheaval: Three Artists Respond" will be on view Feb. 7 through March 19 in the Bernstein Gallery, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. The exhibition features the work of Raśl Gonzales III, Edward Monovich and Karen Moss, whose work focuses on images of social ills, environmental devastation and economic disparities. An artist reception will take place at 4 p.m. Sunday, March 15, in the gallery.

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