News at Princeton

Tuesday, July 07, 2015

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Summer performances offered at Richardson

Thursday, June 18, through Wednesday, July 22, 2015, 7:30 p.m. Alexander Hall, Richardson Auditorium

Princeton University Summer Chamber Concerts will present its 48th season with the following performances at 8 p.m. in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall:

• Thursday, June 18: Aeolus String Quartet • Thursday, July 2: Vienna Piano Trio • Tuesday, July 7: Ariel String Quartet • Wednesday, July 22: Trio Valtorna

Free tickets (maximum of four per person) may be picked up at the Richardson Auditorium ticket office beginning at 6 p.m. on the evening of each performance. General seating begins at 7 p.m.

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Princeton Summer Theater to present 'Pygmalion'

Friday, July 3, through Sunday, July 19, 2015, various times Hamilton Murray Theater

Princeton Summer Theater will present George Bernard Shaw's timeless comedy "Pygmalion" — the inspiration for the musical "My Fair Lady" — at 8 p.m. Friday, July 3, through Saturday, July 18. Matinee performances will take place at 2 p.m. Saturdays, July 11 and 18, and Sundays, July 12 and 19. Tickets are offered online; by calling the theater's box office at 732-997-0205, Tuesdays through Sundays, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.; or by emailing

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Faculty, staff blood drive will be held

Wednesday, July 8, 2015, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friend Center, Convocation Room

University Health Services and the Red Cross are sponsoring a faculty and staff blood drive from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 8, in the Friend Center Convocation Room. Donors can sign-up in advance on the Red Cross website or by calling Employee Health at 609-258-5035. Donors must bring two forms of identification.

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Art museum to open summer film series

Thursday, July 9, 2015, 6 p.m. Princeton University Art Museum

The Princeton University Art Museum will open its annual series of summer movie screenings inspired by the museum's special exhibitions at 6 p.m. Thursday, July 9, with "Basquiat." Julian Schnabel's 1996 biopic showcases the meteoric rise of the pioneering artist Jean-Michel Basquiat, whose work is featured in the exhibition "Collecting Contemporary, 1960-2015: Selections from the Schorr Collection."

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Golandsky Institute International Piano Festival presents recitals and lectures

Sunday, July 12, through Sunday, July 19, 2015, 8 p.m. Fine Hall, Taplin Auditorium

The Golandsky Institute International Piano Festival will present its annual concert season at Princeton July 12-18, in Taplin Auditorium, Fine Hall. The schedule is as follows:

• Sunday, July 12: Ilya Itin, piano. "Giants of Russian Piano Music." • Monday, July 13: Thomas Bagwell, piano; Alex Richardson, tenor; and Sophie Shao, cello. " "The Sounds of the Midnight Sun: Scandinavian Chamber Music for Tenor, Cello and Piano." • Tuesday, July 14: Father Sean Duggan, piano. "Journeys with a Masterpiece: Beethoven 'Hammerklavier' and Works of J.S. Bach." • Thursday, July 16: We Luo, piano. "Young Artist Debut: A Tour de Force of Virtuoso Variations and More." • Friday, July 17: Dick Hyman, piano. "'Finger Buster' Piano Legend Solos for an Evening of Jazz." • Saturday, July 18: Richard Stoltzman, clarinet; Yehudi Wyner, piano. "Duos Among Friends: From Brahms to Wyner."

The festival will feature two lectures, both at 4:30 p.m. in McCormick Hall, Room 101. On Tuesday, July 14, Scott Burnham, the Scheide Professor of Music History, will speak on "The Hammerklavier: Beethoven's Lonely Masterpiece," in McCormick Hall, Room 101. On Friday, July 17, Anne Fitzgibbon, a 1998 graduate alumna and founder of the Harmony Program, an instrumental orchestral after-school training program in underserved neighborhoods throughout New York, will give a talk "El Sistema in New York? Changing Lives with Intensive Music Study."

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Live online discussion: Reporting a global health crisis

Wednesday, July 29, 2015, noon online

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Pam Belluck will participate in a live Twitter chat at noon EDT Wednesday, July 29. To join the conversation, tweet @PamBelluck questions about her real-time coverage of the Ebola crisis using the hashtag #FungForum. You can follow the conversation here.

Belluck is a moderator at the upcoming Princeton-Fung Global Forum "Modern Plagues: Lessons Learned from the Ebola Crisis" to be held Nov. 2-3 in Dublin, Ireland. She was part of the team of reporters from The New York Times that won the Pulitzer Prize in Journalism for reporting on the Ebola crisis.

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Art museum to open two new exhibitions

June 27-Aug. 30, 2015 Princeton University Art Museum

The Princeton University Art Museum will open two new exhibitions this summer — "Painting on Paper: American Watercolors at Princeton" and "Collecting Contemporary, 1960-2015: Selections from the Schorr Collection" at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 27. The exhibitions will run through Aug. 30. A summer exhibitions celebration will take place on at 5 p.m. Saturday, June 27, featuring a lecture "The American Watercolor Movement, 1860-1925" by Kathleen Foster of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. An exhibition tour followed by a watercolor demonstration on Cannon Green will take place at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 28.

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Exhibition focuses on Sinai and its icons

Through July 15, 2015 McCormick Hall lobby

The exhibition "A New Look: Sinai and Its Icons" is on view through July 15 in the lobby of McCormick Hall. It presents a small selection of images from the Visual Resources Collection's archive of color photographs of Sinai icons produced by the Michigan-Princeton-Alexandria expeditions from 1956-1965.

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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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