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Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014

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Iglesia to give Wilhelm Lectures in chemical and biological engineering

Monday, Sept. 15, and Wednesday, Sept. 17, 4 p.m. · Friend Center Convocation Room

Enrique Iglesia, the Theodore Vermeulen Chair in Chemical Engineering at the University of California-Berkeley, will give two lectures as part of the Wilhelm Lectures in chemical and biological engineering; at 4 p.m. Monday, Sept. 15, and 4 p.m. Wednesday, Sept, 17, in the Friend Center Convocation Room. Iglesia, a Princeton alumnus, is also a faculty senior scientist at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and director of the Berkeley Catalysis Laboratory.

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Curtis to give Wendt Lecture on Japanese politics

Wednesday, Sept. 17, 4:30 p.m. · Jones Hall, Room 202

Gerald Curtis, the Burgess Professor of Political Science at Columbia University, will give the lecture "Abe is back ... now what?" about Japanese politics at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 17, in Room 202, Jones Hall. The lecture is part of the Henry Wendt III Series on Contemporary East Asia.

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Schlosser to discuss 'Command and Control'

Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014, 4:30 p.m. · Robertson Hall, Dodds Auditorium

Eric Schlosser, an award-winning investigative journalist and a member of Princeton's Class of 1981, will discuss his new book, "Command and Control: Nuclear Weapons, the Damascus Accident and the Illusion of Safety," at 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.

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Princeton French Theater Festival to feature diverse performances

Sept. 15-Oct. 11, 2014, various times · various venues

The third annual French Theater Festival "Seuls en Scène," featuring 10 diverse performances of classical and contemporary theater works in French, will run Sept. 15-Oct. 11 at venues across the University's campus. The festival brings celebrated French actors and directors to the University. This year's festival includes a hit from the 2013 Avignon Theater Festival, a preview of a new monologue to premiere in France in November and rarely staged texts. Discussions with the artistic teams will follow many performances. The festival is organized by Florent Masse, senior lecturer in the Department of French and Italian. During the festival, visiting artists will offer master classes and coaching for Princeton students, as well as participate in theater classes.

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White and Katz to speak on artist Bontecou

Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014, 5:30 p.m. · Princeton University Art Museum

Michelle White, curator at the Menil Collection and of "Lee Bontecou: Drawn Worlds," now on view at Princeton University Art Museum, and Anna Katz, who earned her Ph.D. from Princeton's Department of Art and Archaeology in 2013, will discuss the major themes in Bontecou's drawings at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 18, at the museum. The exhibition runs through Sunday, Sept. 21.

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Glee Club to present Oxford University choir

Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014, 7:30 p.m. · Trinity Church, 33 Mercer St.

As part of its new series Glee Club Presents, featuring distinguished choral groups from all over the world, the Princeton University Glee Club will present Schola Cantorum of the University of Oxford at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 18, at Trinity Church, 33 Mercer St. A distinctive element of the series is that each visiting artist will interact with Princeton students, either through collaborative performances or through workshops. Admission is free, with a suggested donation of $15 adults; $5 students.

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Theatre Intime to present preview of 'Red' at art museum

Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, 7 p.m. · Princeton University Art Museum

Theatre Intime will present a preview performance of "Red," a play about the artist Mark Rothko written by John Logan, at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 19, at the Princeton University Art Museum. A reception and tours of the exhibition "Rothko to Richter: Mark-Making in Abstract Painting from the Collection of Preston H. Haskell" will follow. "Red" opens at Theater Intime on Friday, Sept. 26.

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Forum to address research on the urban environment

Monday, Sept. 22, 2014, 4:30 p.m. · Chancellor Green, Room 105

The Princeton-Mellon Forum for Research on the Urban Environment, "Thinking Hemispherically About Cities," will take place at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 22, in Chancellor Green, Room 105. Speakers will include Stan Allen, the George Dutton '27 Professor of Architecture, Princeton-Mellon Senior Fellow Fabrizio Gallanti and Alison Isenberg, the George Dutton '27 Professor of Architecture and the co-director of the Program in Urban Studies. The forum is the kickoff event for the Princeton-Mellon Initiative in Architecture, Urbanism and the Humanities, a three-year initiative to bridge architecture and humanities to study cities, particularly those in the Americas. It will include new interdisciplinary courses, weekly forums and conferences.

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Exhibition to focus on photography in digital era

Sept. 8-Oct. 3, 2014 · Lewis Center for the Arts, Lucas Gallery

"Photography: Before & After," an exhibition of works by six Princeton-connected artists — exploring the photographic medium in a changing digital era — will be on view Sept. 17-Oct. 4 in the Lucas Gallery, 185 Nassau St. An opening reception will take place at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 17, in the gallery. The works on view will particularly look at the time that goes into setting up a photograph before the "click" of the shutter and the effort of managing the image afterward.

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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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Exhibition to focus on Bontecou's drawings

June 28-Sept. 21, 2014 · Princeton University Art Museum

"Lee Bontecou: Drawn Worlds," the first museum retrospective devoted to Bontecou's drawings, will be on view June 28-Sept. 21 at Princeton University Art Museum. Although most celebrated for her forceful and influential sculptures, Bontecou has employed drawing as a distinct and essential part of her creative practice during her 50-year career.

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Princeton University Art Museum exhibition to focus on abstract art

May 24-Oct. 5, 2014 · Princeton University Art Museum

"Rothko to Richter: Mark-Making in Abstract Painting from the Collection of Preston H. Haskell," featuring paintings by some of the most important artists of the postwar era spanning the years 1950 to 1990, will open at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 24, at the Princeton University Art Museum. Haskell is a 1960 Princeton graduate. The exhibition is on view through Oct. 5.

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