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Monday, March 27, 2017
 

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Pearl to discuss 'Milton Constellation' theater project

Tuesday, March 28, 2017, 4:30 p.m. · Chancellor Green Rotunda

Theater artist Katie Pearl will give a talk "You're Doing What!? Experimental Theater and 5 Small Towns Named Milton" at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 28, in Chancellor Green Rotunda. Pearl, with her experimental theater company, PearlDamour, left the big cities where they lived and visited five small towns named Milton — which stretch across the United States, forming an earthbound constellation — to examine the vast landscape of "being American." This event is sponsored by the Program in American Studies.

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Panel to discuss 'Free Speech In and Out of the Classroom'

Tuesday, March 28, 2017, 4:30 p.m. · Lewis Library, Room 120

The third event in the "Free Speech Now!" series will feature a panel discussing "Free Speech In and Out of the Classroom" at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 28, in Lewis Library, Room 120. 

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Viveiros de Castro to speak on 'Misanthropology'

Tuesday, March 28, 2017, 5 p.m. · McCormick Hall, Room 101

Eduardo Viveiros de Castro, Brazilian anthropologist and professor at the National Museum of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, will speak on "Misanthropology: Varieties and Variations" at 5 p.m. Tuesday, March 28, in McCormick Hall, Room 101. The lecture will be telecast before a live audience. The event is part of the Gauss Seminars in Criticism and is co-sponsored by the Humanities Council.

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Princeton Environmental Film Festival to screen "Death by a Thousand Cuts"

Tuesday, March 28, 2017, 7 p.m. · Princeton Garden Theatre

The 2017 Princeton Environmental Film Festival will present a free screening of "Death by a Thousand Cuts," a film about environmental tension between Haiti and the Dominican Republic, at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 28, at the Princeton Garden Theatre. A Q&A with director Juan Mejia Botero will follow. A collaboration of the Princeton Environmental Institute (PEI) and the Princeton Public Library, the film festival is part of PEI's Global Perspectives on Environmental Justice series, which features writers, filmmakers, visual artists and scholars who engage fundamental questions of environmental justice.

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Princeton Environmental Film Festival to screen "Red Power Energy"

Wednesday, March 29, 2017, 4:30 p.m. · Friend Center, Room 101

The 2017 Princeton Environmental Film Festival will present a free screening of "Red Power Energy," a film about the trials of energy development on Native American land, at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 29, in the Friend Center, Room 101. A collaboration of the Princeton Environmental Institute (PEI) and the Princeton Public Library, the film festival is part of PEI's Global Perspectives on Environmental Justice series, which features writers, filmmakers, visual artists and scholars who engage fundamental questions of environmental justice.

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Martin to speak on 'Battle for the Soul of Innovation'

Wednesday, March 29, 2017, 4:30 p.m. · Friend Center Convocation Room

Roger Martin of the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto will speak on "The Battle for the Soul of Innovation in the Twenty-First Century" at 4:30 p.m. in the Friend Center Convocation Room. Martin, a writer, strategy adviser, and director of the Martin Prosperity Institute and the Michael Lee-Chin Family Institute for Corporate Citizenship at the Rotman School, will discuss how an overuse of scientific thinking can stifle innovation.

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Princeton Environmental Film Festival to screen "Catching the Sun"

Wednesday, March 29, 2017, 7 p.m. · Princeton Public Library Community Room

The 2017 Princeton Environmental Film Festival will present a free screening of "Catching the Sun," a film about efforts to build a clean-energy economy, at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 29, at the Princeton Public Library Community Room. A Q&A with director Shalini Kantayya will follow. A collaboration of the Princeton Environmental Institute (PEI) and the Princeton Public Library, the film festival is part of PEI's Global Perspectives on Environmental Justice series, which features writers, filmmakers, visual artists and scholars who engage fundamental questions of environmental justice.

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Alumni conference '¡Adelante Tigres! Celebrating Latino Alumni at Princeton University' to be held

More than 600 Princeton University undergraduate and graduate alumni and guests are registered to participate in the conference "¡Adelante Tigres! Celebrating Latino Alumni at Princeton University" on campus March 30-April 1, 2017.

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Amitav Ghosh to discuss social, political contexts of climate change

Thursday, March 30, 2017, 4:30 p.m. · Friend Center, Room 101

Author Amitav Ghosh will discuss the social and political contexts of climate change in "War, Race and Empire in the Anthropocene: Some Occluded Aspects of Climate Change" at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, March 30, in the Friend Center, Room 101. The lecture is part of the Princeton Environmental Institute's Global Perspectives on Environmental Justice, which features writers, filmmakers, visual artists and scholars who engage fundamental questions of environmental justice.

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Former Obama adviser Muñoz to deliver public talk

Thursday, March 30, 2017, 4:30 p.m. · Robertson Hall

Cecilia Muñoz, immigration policy expert and former director of the Domestic Policy Council in the Obama White House, will deliver a public talk titled "Governing for Hope and Change: Some Lessons" at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, March 30, in Robertson Hall. 

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'Passover on July 4th: Franklin, Jefferson and the Seal of the United States'

Thursday, March 30, 2017, 4:30 p.m. · Lewis Library, Room 120

Meir Soloveichik ,  rabbi of Congregation Shearith Israel and director of the Zahava and Moshael Straus Center for Torah and Western Thought at Yeshiva University, will present a public talk titled "Passover on July 4th: Franklin, Jefferson and the Seal of the United States" at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, March 30, in Lewis Library, Room 120.

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Conference to commemorate architect/scholar Zaha Hadid

Thursday and Friday, March 30 and 31, 2017, various times · Betts Auditorium, School of Architecture

"Zaha Hadid: Pedagogy as Practice," a conference commemorating the one-year anniversary of Iraqi-born British architect Hadid's death, will feature speakers and performers and will take place at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 30, and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday, March 31, in Betts Auditorium, School of Architecture.

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Ramadan will discuss 'The Challenge for Islam in the West'

Thursday, March 30, 2017, 7 p.m. · Jadwin Hall, Room A02

Tariq Ramadan, Professor of Contemporary Islamic Studies at the Oxford University and a professor at the Oxford Faculty of Theology, will speak at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 30, in Jadwin Hall, Room A02. The talk "Between Nationalism & Globalization: The Challenge for Islam in the West" is hosted by the Office of Religious Life's Muslim Life Program.

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Symposium to explore Irish lyric and song

Friday, March 31, 2017, 9:45 a.m.-6 p.m. · 185 Nassau St., Stewart Theater

A free symposium "Words for Music, Perhaps," focusing on Irish lyric and song, will take place from 9:45 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday, March 31, in the Stewart Theater, 185 Nassau St. The schedule includes panel discussions by scholars and musical performances. The event is part of a series presented by the Fund for Irish Studies.

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Poet-scholars from China to give reading

Friday, March 31, 2017, 3 p.m. · McCormick Hall, Room 106

Poet-scholars from China who are participating in the conference "A Dialogue in Chinese and English Poetics," which takes place March 27-31 at Princeton, will give a reading at 3 p.m. Friday, March 31, in McCormick Hall, Room 106. The conference is supported by the David A. Gardner '69 Magic Grants of the Humanities Council, the Department of English and the Program in East Asian Studies.

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Princeton Environmental Film Festival to screen "The Land Beneath Our Feet"

Friday, March 31, 2017, 4:30 p.m. · Bowen Hall, Room 222

The 2017 Princeton Environmental Film Festival will present a free screening of "The Land Beneath Our Feet," a film about native land rights in post-war Liberia, at 4:30 p.m. Friday, March 31, in Bowen Hall, Room 222. A conversation with co-director Gregg Mitman will follow. A collaboration of the Princeton Environmental Institute (PEI) and the Princeton Public Library, the film festival is part of PEI's Global Perspectives on Environmental Justice series, which features writers, filmmakers, visual artists and scholars who engage fundamental questions of environmental justice.

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Theatre Intime presents Student Playwrights Festival

Friday and Saturday, March 31 and April 1, 2017, 8 p.m.

Theatre Intime presents its annual Student Playwrights Festival, featuring original plays by Princeton students, at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, March 31 and April 1. For tickets, call University Ticketing at 609-258-9220 or visit the Frist Campus Center box offices. Tickets will also be available at the door.

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Princeton Environmental Film Festival to screen "The Pine Barrens" feat. live music

Saturday, April 1, 2017, 7 p.m. · Frist Campus Center, Room 302

The 2017 Princeton Environmental Film Festival will present a free screening of "The Pine Barrens," a film about New Jersey's unique and imperiled Pine Barrens, featuring a live performance by The Ruins of Friendship Orchestra at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 1, in the Frist Campus Center, Room 302. A collaboration of the Princeton Environmental Institute (PEI) and the Princeton Public Library, the film festival is part of PEI's Global Perspectives on Environmental Justice series, which features writers, filmmakers, visual artists and scholars who engage fundamental questions of environmental justice.

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Early photography is subject of Griffin Memorial Lecture

Sunday, April 2, 2017, 3 p.m. · Friend Center

Sara Stevenson, chief curator emeritus at the National Galleries of Scotland, will present the talk "The London Circle: Early Explorations of Photography" at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 2, at the Friend Center building. The talk is the inaugural Gillett G. Griffin Memorial Lecture sponsored by the Graphics Art Collection, Rare Books and Special Collections, Firestone Library.

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Baron to speak on 'Middle East Studies in the Time of Trump'

Monday, April 3, 2017, noon · Jones Hall, Room 202

Beth Baron of the City University of New York will give a talk "Middle East Studies in the Time of Trump" at noon Monday, April 3, in Jones Hall, Room 202. The event is part of the Department of Near Eastern Studies and the Program in Near Eastern Studies Brown Bag Lunch Talk series.

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Events highlight writer, philosopher Scruton

Monday, April 3, 2017, 3 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. · Friend Center, Room 302

A panel discussion on "The Achievements of Roger Scruton," at 3:30 p.m. Monday, April 3, in Friend Center, Room 302, precedes a lecture by Scruton, a senior fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center, at 4:30 p.m. in the same location.

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World Bank economists to present report on 'Governance and the Law'

Monday, April 3, 2017, 4:30 p.m. · Robertson Hall, Room 016

World Bank economists Luís-Felipe López-Calva and Ezequiel Molina will hold a public presentation of the "World Development Report 2017: Governance and the Law" at 4:30 p.m. Monday, April 3, in Robertson Hall, Room 016.

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'Symposium: Energy for a Carbon-Constrained World' to be held

Monday, April 3, 2017, various times · Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment, Maeder Hall

The all-day 'Symposium: Energy for a Carbon-Constrained World' will be held Monday, April 3, in Maeder Hall, Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment. It features renowned experts from academia, industry and government. The event is in honor of Robert Williams, senior research scientist and head of the Energy Systems Analysis Group, on the occasion of his retirement. The event is free but registration is required.

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Levin to speak on mathematical ecology

Tuesday, April 4, 2017, 12:30 p.m. · Guyot Hall, Room 10

Simon Levin, the James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, will speak on "Mathematical Ecology: A Century of Progress, and Challenges for the Next Century," at 12:30 p.m. in Room 10, Guyot Hall.

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Page to speak on preservation

Wednesday, April 5, 2017, 4:30 p.m. · South Gallery, School of Architecture

Max Page, professor of architecture and history at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst and author of "The City's End: Two Centuries of Fantasies, Fears and Premonitions of New York's Destruction," will give a talk "Why Preservation Matters" at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 5, in the South Gallery, School of Architecture. This event is part of the Mellon Book Talk series of the Princeton-Mellon Initiative in Architecture, Urbanism and the Humanities.

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Panel to feature student journalists who traveled to Greece to explore refugee crisis

Thursday, April 6, 2017, 4:30 p.m. · Simpson International Building, Room 144

The panel "Reporting on the Front Lines in Greece — and New Jersey" will take place at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, April 6, in the Simpson International Building, Room 144. Panelists will include Joe Stephens, the Ferris Professor of Journalism in Residence and an investigative reporter for The Washington Post, and three of his students that were part of the course "Reporting on the Front Lines in Greece" in summer 2016 — Princeton's first journalism course abroad. Also on the panel is Deborah Amos, a former Ferris Professor and a Middle East correspondent for National Public Radio. The event is co-sponsored by Migration: People and Cultures Across Borders, a PIIRS research community; and the Humanities Council.

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Interdisciplinary conference to focus on early modern Christianity

Friday and Saturday, April 7 and 8, 2017, various times · Dickinson Hall, Room 211

The interdisciplinary conference "Christian Time in Early Modern Europe" will take place from 2-6 p.m. Friday, April 7, and 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, April 8, in Dickinson Hall, Room 211. The event is cosponsored by the Center for Collaborative History, the Department of Art and Archaeology and the Humanities Council.

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Exhibition to focus on Athenian vase-painting

March 4-June 11, 2017 · Princeton University Art Museum

"The Berlin Painter and His World: Athenian Vase-Painting in the Early Fifth Century B.C." will be on view March 4-June 11 at Princeton University Art Museum. It is the first major museum exhibition devoted to "The Berlin Painter," the name given by Oxford scholar Sir John Beazley to an anonymous fifth-century B.C. Athenian vase-painter, whose hand Beazley recognized in over 200 complete or fragmentary vases in collections around the world. An opening celebration — with a lecture by the exhibition's curator, J. Michael Padgett, curator of ancient art at the museum — will take place at 5 p.m. Saturday, March 4, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall. An international symposium on Athenian vase-painting of the Late Archaic and Early Classical periods will take place form 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 1, in McCormick Hall, Room 101.

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Exhibition to feature photographs from collection of alumnus Olofson

Feb. 4-July 2, 2017 · Princeton University Art Museum

"Revealing Pictures: Photographs from the Christopher E. Olofson Collection" will be on view at Princeton University Art Museum Feb. 4-July 2, 2017. Olofson is a 1992 alumnus. Works by Edmund Clark, Daniel and Geo Fuchs, Pieter Hugo, Liu Zheng, Zanele Muholi, Robert Polidori and others serve as examples of photography's ability to explore issues of identity, place and nationhood.

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Bimonthly tours of the Princeton Plasma Physics Lab

First and third Friday of the month, 10 a.m. · PPPL

Get a behind-the-scenes look at the only national laboratory where scientists are trying to create "a star on Earth." The Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory offers free public tours of its research facilities at 10 a.m. on the first and third Friday of the month at 100 Stellarator Rd., Princeton, New Jersey. Participants must pre-register on the tour website.

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