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Wednesday, April 01, 2015
 

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Rios to speak on marginalized youth

Wednesday, April 1, 2105, 7 p.m. · Fields Center

Victor Rios, an associate professor of sociology at the University of California-Santa Barbara, will give a talk "Punished: Policing the Lives of Black and Latino Boys," also the title of his latest book. He studies adversity, resilience and grit among marginalized youth.

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Slavic film series to screen 'Assa'

Wednesday, April 1, 2015, 7 p.m. · Jones Hall, Room 100

The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures' film series "The Last Heroes: Musicians Playing Actors" will continue with a screening of the 1987 film "Assa" at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 1, in Jones Hall, Room 100.

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Organ concert to be held

Wednesday, April 1, 2015, 8 p.m. · Princeton University Chapel

Organist Ken Cowan will give an organ concert featuring "The Stations of the Cross" by Marcel Dupré at 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 1, in Princeton University Chapel.

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Michael Graves memorial to be held

Sunday, April 12, 2015, 1 p.m. · Alexander Hall, Richardson Auditorium

A memorial for Michael Graves, the Robert Schirmer Professor of Architecture Emeritus at Princeton University and a renowned architect and designer, who died on March 12, will take place at 1 p.m. Sunday, April 12, in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall. RSVP online on or by Thursday, April 2. Park in Lot 23. Enter the campus from Faculty Road at the traffic circle and follow signs to memorial parking in Lot 23. Princeton University will be offering shuttle service to Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall.

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Lecture to focus on 'Politics of Music in Iran'

Thursday, April 2, 2015, 4:30 p.m. · Green Hall, Room 2-S-14

Nahid Siamdoust, a research scholar at the Hagop Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies at New York University, will speak on "Soundtrack of the Post-Revolution: The Politics of Music in Iran" at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, April 2, in Green Hall, Room 2-S-14.

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'DING!' to feature participatory musical experience

Thursday through Saturday, April 2-4, 2015, 7:30 p.m. · McCarter Theatre Center, Berlind Theatre rehearsal room

The Program in Theater will present "DING!" — an upbeat, joyful new musical presentation by senior theater certificate student Emily Whitaker, in which audience members are active participants — will take place at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, April 2-4, at McCarter Theatre Center, Berlind Theater rehearsal room. Tickets are free but must be reserved online.

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Symposium to focus on Latin America

Friday, April 3, 2015, 10 a.m. · School of Architecture, Betts Auditorium

Day two of the two-day conference "Learning from/In Latin America," being held in conjunction with the exhibition "Latin America in Construction: Architecture 1955-1980," on view at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York, will take place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, April 3, in the School of Architecture, Betts Auditorium. (Day one will take place Thursday, April 2, at MoMA.) The daylong symposium will feature established and emerging scholars of architecture and urbanism, including Stan Allen, acting dean of the School of Architecture, and Bruno Carvalho, assistant professor of Spanish and Portuguese languages and cultures. This event is sponsored by the Princeton-Mellon Initiative in Architecture, Urbanism and the Humanities.

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Theatre Intime to present Student Playwrights Festival

Friday through Sunday, March 27-29, and Thursday through Saturday, April 2-4, various times · Murray Dodge Theatre

Theatre Intime will present the annual Student Playwrights Festival at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, March 27 and 28, Thursday through Saturday, April 2-4, in Murray Dodge Theatre. Two matinees will take place at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 29, and Saturday, April 4. For tickets, call University Ticketing at 609-258-9220.

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Senior to present original drama

Friday through Friday, April 3-10, 2015, 8 p.m. · McCarter Theatre Center, Berlind Theatre

"Eyes Up High in the Redwood Tree," a new play drawn loosely from the life, letters and writing of Ken Kesey, written by senior theater certificate student Annika Bennett, will be performed at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 3 and 4, and Wednesday through Friday, April 8-10, at McCarter Theatre Center, Berlind Theatre. For tickets, call University Ticketing at 609-258-9220.

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Student pianist to give recital

Saturday, April 4, 2015, 3 p.m. · Fine Hall, Taplin Auditorium

Pianist Rebecca Zhang will give her senior recital at 3 p.m. Saturday, April 4, in Taplin Auditorium, Fine Hall.

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Student chamber ensemble to perform

Saturday, April 4, 2015, 7:30 p.m. · Fine Hall, Taplin Auditorium

Opus 21, Princeton's newest chamber music society, makes its Princeton debut after successful performances in New York at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 4, in Taplin Auditorium, Fine Hall. The program will feature works by Franck Schoenberg, Moszkowski and more.

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Exhibition to feature work by senior Lin

Monday through Friday, April 6-10, 2015 · 185 Nassau St., Lucas Gallery

The Program in Visual Arts will present "Disorientations," an exhibition of work by senior visual arts certificate student Kemy Lin Monday through Friday, April 6-10, in the Lucas Gallery, 185 Nassau St. An opening reception will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 8, in the gallery.

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Monahan to speak on Wagner's 'Tristan Idiom'

Monday, April 6, 2015, 4:30 p.m. · Woolworth Center, Room 102

Seth Monahan of the Eastman School of Music will give a musicology colloquium "Voice-leading Energetics in Wagner's 'Tristan Idiom'" at 4:30 p.m. Monday, April 6, in the Woolworth Center, Room 102.

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Crossfire Steel Orchestra to perform

Monday, April 6, 2015, 7:30 p.m. · Fine Hall, Taplin Auditorium

The Crossfire Steel Orchestra, a Brooklyn-based, multiethnic community youth group composed of steel pans played in orchestra parts, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 6, in Taplin Auditorium, Fine Hall. Special guests include Kendall Williams, a graduate student in musical composition at Princeton who has been the group's musical director for the past two years, and Josh Quillen, a member of So Percussion, Princeton's Performers-in-Residence.

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Schumacher and Bogaev to discuss musical theater

Tuesday, April 7, 2015, 1:30 p.m. · 185 Nassau St., Room 219

Producer and president of the Disney Theatrical Group Thomas Schumacher will hold a discussion with Grammy and Emmy Award-winning musical director, arranger, conductor and composer Paul Bogaev at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 7, at 185 Nassau St., Room 219. The even is part of the spring course "Isn't It Romantic? The Broadway Musical from Rodgers and Hammerstein to Sondheim." The conversation is free and open to the public to observe.

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Fukuyama to discuss 'Political Order and Political Decay'

Tuesday, April 7, 2015, 6 p.m. · McCosh Hall, Room 50

The 2014-15 Princeton Public Lecture series continues with political scientist and author Francis Fukuyama, who will give a talk "Political Order and Political Decay" at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 7, in McCosh Hall, Room 50. Fukuyama is the Olivier Nomellini Senior Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies. His most recent book, "Political Order and Political Decay: From the Industrial Revolution to the Globalization of Democracy," was published in September 2014.

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Film series to screen 'Los Inundados (The Flooded)'

Tuesday, April 7, 2015, 6 p.m. · School of Architecture, Betts Auditorium

The City Lost and Found Film Series, being held in conjunction with "The City Lost and Found" exhibition on view at the Princeton University Art Museum, will screen the 1961 film "Los Inundados (The Flooded)" — which uses non-professional actors and on-location shooting to tell the story of Santa Fe residents who are flooded out of their homes — at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 7, in the School of Architecture, Betts Auditorium.

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Fistula Foundation CEO to give public talk

Wednesday, April 8, 2015, 4:30 p.m. · Robertson Hall, Room 002

Kate Grant, chief executive officer of the Fistula Foundation, will discuss "Underreported and Overperforming: How one nonprofit is escalating a little-known issue to help the world's poorest women" at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 8, in Robertson Hall, Room 002. A reception will follow.

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Theater director Sellars will give talk

Wednesday, April 8, 2015, 5 p.m. · McCormick Hall, Room 101

Peter Sellars, director of opera, theater and film, will give the talk "The Humanities, Terrorism, and Anti-Terrorism" at 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 8, in McCormick Hall, Room 101. Sellars is a professor of world arts and cultures at the University of California, Los Angeles, and he has served as the artistic director of the Los Angeles Festival, the American National Theatre at the Kennedy Center, the Boston Shakespeare Company and the Elitch Theatre for Children in Denver. His talk is part of the Wilson College Signature Series and co-sponsored by the Lewis Center for the Arts, the Council of the Humanities and the Department of Music.

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Art show to feature work of senior Stewart

Monday through Friday, March 30-April 3 · 185 Nassau St., Lucas Gallery

The Program in Visual Arts will present "Black Balance," an exhibition of large-format photographs by senior Amber Stewart in the Lucas Gallery from March 30 through April 3. An opening reception will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 1.

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'UnrulyArt: The Creativity of Exceptional Children' will be on display

March 30 through April 24, 2015 · James S. Hall '34 Memorial Gallery, Butler College

The exhibit "UnrulyArt: The Creativity of Exceptional Children" will be on view from Monday, March 30 through Friday, April 24, in the James S. Hall '34 Memorial Gallery located in the lower level of Butler College's Yoseloff Hall. The works in the exhibit were created by children with visual impairments, autism, Down syndrome and other developmental disabilities. An opening reception will be held in the gallery at 7 p.m. March 30.

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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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