Nov 5, 2014 · 5:00 p.m.– 6:30 p.m. · Rockefeller College Common Room
Considering a major in sciences? Ever wondered what research is like in different fields? This mini-poster session is an opportunity for students to talk with undergraduates about their experiences with research and independent work in the sciences, in preparation for their own major choices.
Nov 5, 2014 · 8:00 p.m.– 9:00 p.m. · Rocky/Mathey Theater
Tropical rainforests cover just three per cent of our planet, yet are home to a staggering 50 per cent of the world's species. They are the richest environments on earth but also the most competitive. Travelling through this enchanted world, we uncover the amazing strategies its inhabitants adopt in order to survive. Look out for the flying frog mating orgy and the sinister bodysnatching cordyceps fungi that eat their victims alive. Join graduate students for this special screening and discussion!
Nov 8, 2014 · 10:00 a.m.– 3:00 p.m. · Nassau Street in front of Nassau Presbyterian Church
Interested in ANT? Join Professor Janet Monge, Professor Carolyn Rouse, and Professor Susan Ellison for a visit to the Physical Anthropology Section of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology; Professor Monge will show the Penn Museum’s Morton skull collection ( http://www.upenn.edu/spotlights/penn-museum-skull-collection) to the group, and will discuss the relevance of cultural anthropology to the controversy over the skulls. Bus will leave from location TBD
Nov 13, 2014 · 4:30 p.m.– 6:00 p.m. · Guyot Hall, Room 10
What are the Arts good for? If the sustainable cities of our dreams will clearly require the expertise of engineers, planners, policy experts, and every kind of scientist, they will also require a massive reimagining of our everyday environmental relationships—and that is a job for the arts. How can artists help us envision and experience environmental problems and solutions? How can artists communicate urgent issues to wide audiences? And how might the inherent interpretability of art works encourage people to think about contentious issues—and thereby encourage new ways of thinking and open up space for conversation?
Join us as we explore these questions and more. How, exactly, can the Arts help us envision and enact more livable and sustainable places and more effective and equitable environmental practices?
Sarah Kanouse, Art, University of Iowa
Cynthia Smith, Curator for Socially Responsible Design, Cooper-Hewitt
Rachael DeLue, Art & Archaeology, Princeton University
Response—Dan Rubenstein, EEB, Princeton University
Moderator—Jenny Price, PEI, Princeton University
Nov 18, 2014 · 6:00 p.m.– 8:00 p.m. · Whitman Octagonal Private Dining Room
Join faculty and majors from Comparative Literature for dinner and learn more about the department.
Nov 18, 2014 · 6:30 p.m.– 7:30 p.m. · Rockefeller College Private Dining Room
What do you do with a major in French or Italian? Come to this dinner to find out, and talk with alumni and faculty about the opportunities available to students in those fields.