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Monday, Oct. 20, 2014

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Allen to speak on translating Arabic fiction

Monday, Oct. 20, 2014, noon Jones Hall, Room 202

Roger Allen, professor emeritus of Arabic and comparative literature at the University of Pennsylvania, will give a talk "Translating Arabic Fiction into English, with Examples from the Moroccan Tradition" at noon Monday, Oct. 20, in Jones Hall, Room 202. The event is part of the Department of Near Eastern Studies brown bag lunch series.

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Walsh to speak on Stravinsky

Monday, Oct. 20, 2014, 4:30 p.m. Woolworth Center, Room 102

Stephen Walsh, a music scholar and critic who recently retired from Cardiff University, will give a talk "New Music in a Time of War: Stravinsky's Swiss Years" at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 20, Woolworth Center, Room 102.

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French film series to screen 'Va, vis et deviens'

Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, 7 p.m. Rockefeller College Theater

Rockefeller College and the Department of French and Italian will screen "Va, vis et deviens (Live and Become)" as part of a French film series at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 21, in Rockefeller College Theater. The 2005 film explores the difficulty of being a minority within a minority. Screenings are in French with English subtitles.

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Islamic law and philosophy expert will give talk

Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, 7 p.m. Robertson Hall, Bowl 1

Shaykh Abdullah bin Hamid Ali, a faculty member at Zaytuna College in California, will speak on "Islam, Jihad and the Question of Modern Violence" at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 21, in Robertson Hall, Bowl 1. The talk is sponsored by the Muslim Life Program in the Office of Religious Life.

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Events will celebrate University of Tokyo strategic partnership

Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, 9:30 a.m. Jones Hall, Room 202

Princeton University will welcome University of Tokyo officials for "University of Tokyo Day: A Celebration of Our Partnership" on Thursday, Oct. 23 in Jones Hall, Room 202. The University of Tokyo is one of Princeton's strategic partnership institutions. The schedule for the day is as follows:

  • 9:30 a.m. Opening remarks by Princeton President Christopher Eisgruber and University of Tokyo President Junichi Hamada.
  • 10 a.m. Keynote speeches by Princeton Provost David Lee and University of Tokyo Executive Vice President Masako Egawa
  • 10:40 a.m. Presentations on Princeton and University of Tokyo strategic partnership projects.

For more information, contact Diana Davies, Princeton's Vice Provost for International Initiatives, at or 609-258-2560.

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Washington, D.C. medical examiner will give talk

Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, 4:30 p.m. Robertson Hall, Dodds Auditorium

Dr. Roger Mitchell, chief medical examiner for Washington D.C., will give the talk "Faith and Forensics: Giving a Voice to the Voiceless" at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23 in Robertson Hall, Dodds Auditorium. The talk is sponsored by the Office of Religious Life.

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'Follow the Money' is subject of lecture series

Tuesdays, Oct. 14-Dec. 9, 2014, 8 p.m. Friend Center, Room 101

The lecture series "Follow the Money" will be held at 8 p.m. Tuesdays, Oct. 14-Dec. 9, in Friend Center, Room 101. The lectures are co-sponsored by the Princeton Adult School and the University's Office of Community and Regional Affairs Community Auditing Program. Economists and social scientists will lead lectures on topics related to income inequality. Registration for the lectures is $125 through the Princeton Adult School website.

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Historic map exhibit will mark 350th anniversary of New Jersey naming

Aug. 16, 2014-Jan. 25, 2015 Firestone Library, Main Gallery

The exhibit "Nova Caesarea: A Cartographic Record of the Garden State, 1666-1888" will run from Saturday, Aug. 16 through Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015 in the Main Gallery of Firestone Library. The exhibit commemorates the 350th anniversary of the naming of New Jersey, and introduces viewers to the maps that charted the state’s development from unexplored colonial territory to the first scientifically surveyed state in the United States.

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