Calendar of events
April 25 May 1, 2005
Monday, April 25
5 and 7:30 p.m. Visual arts film. Sarah Morris: “Los Angeles.” Introduction by Wilfried Dickhoff. Stewart Film Theater, 185 Nassau St.
8 p.m. Humanities/theater and dance/Gilbert lecture. “From Medea to Madonna: Producing for Broadway.” A. Scott Berg in conversation with Roger S. Berlind. Berlind Theater.
12:30 p.m. Integrative information, computer and application sciences seminar. “The Computational Challenge of Modeling the Explosion of Massive Stars.” Tony Mezzacappa, Oak Ridge National Lab. 302 Computer Science.
4 p.m. Applied and computational mathematics lecture. “Discrete Denoising.” Sergio Verdu. 214 Fine.
4 p.m. Electrical engineering seminar on electronic materials and devices. “Polysilicon Thin Film Devices and Circuits on Flexible Metal Foil Substrates.” Miltos Hatalis, Lehigh University. B205 Engineering Quadrangle.
4:30 p.m. Woodrow Wilson School/ Center for the Study of Religion lecture. “Facts and Fictions of the Separation of Church and State: There is No Wall.” John Witte, Emory University. 16 Robertson.
5 p.m. School of Engineering and Applied Science lecture. “New Models of Innovation in Social Entrepreneurship: Doing Good at Large Scale in an Increasingly Digital World.” Miles Gilburne, In2Books. 6 Friend.
7 p.m. Institute for the Transregional Study of the Contemporary Middle East, North Africa and Central Asia panel. “Self-Representation and the Construction of Identity: Women and Hijab in Muslim Cultures.” Erin Augis, Ramapo College; Yesim Arat, Bogazici University; Jamila Bargach, Ecole Nationale d’Architecture, Rabat; and Amaney Jamal. 16 Robertson.
Tuesday, April 26
4:30 p.m. Theater and dance symposium. “Music and Dance: A Symposium With Princeton Composers and Choreographers.” Ze’eva Cohen, Paul Lansky, Rebecca Lazier, Daniel Trueman and Barbara White. Hagan Dance Studio, 185 Nassau St.
5 p.m. Visual arts lecture. “Bar Nothing.” Sarah Morris, painter and filmmaker. Introduction by Wilfried Dickhoff. Betts Auditorium, School of Architecture.
8 p.m. Music/Friends of Music/performance student recital. Allison Cheung, harp; with Janice Chik, violin. Music by Spohr, Handel, Fauré, Houdy, Saint-Saëns and Posse. Taplin Auditorium, Fine.
12:30 p.m. Princeton Environmental Institute seminar. “Research on Optimizing Performance in Small Scale and Flexible Battery Systems.” Craig Arnold. 10 Guyot.
4 p.m. Molecular biology lecture. “Combining Working Memory and Decision-Making in a Simple Neural Model of Two-Stimulus-Interval Discrimination.” Carlos Brody, Cold Spring Harbor Lab. 3 Thomas Lab.
4:15 p.m. Astrophysical sciences astronomy colloquium. “What’s New Under the Sun?” John Bahcall, Institute for Advanced Study. Auditorium, Peyton. Social gathering at 5:15 p.m., main hallway.
4:30 p.m. East Asian studies lecture. “What Photographs Show About Democracy in Japan.” Julia Adeney-Thomas, University of Notre Dame and Institute for Advanced Study. 309 Frist.
4:30 p.m. Electrical engineering/computer engineering seminar. “Latency-Insensitive Design: A Correct-by-Construction Methodology for Distributed Systems-on-Chip.” Luca Carloni, Columbia University. B205 Engineering Quadrangle.
4:30 p.m. Medieval studies lecture. “Models of Equilibrium, 1225-1375.” Joel Kaye, Barnard College and Institute for Advanced Study. 103 Chancellor Green.
4:30 p.m. Operations research and financial engineering seminar. “Stochastic Gradient Estimation.” Michael Fu, University of Maryland. 8 Friend.
4:30 p.m. University Press/Center for Human Values/Scribner lecture on “Is Democracy Possible Here? Principles for a New American Debate,” first of four. “Common Ground: The Ethics of Human Rights.” Ronald Dworkin, New York University and University College, London. Helm Auditorium, McCosh 50.
8 p.m. Religious Life/Madison Program/Princeton Theological Seminary lecture. “God’s Politics: The Role of Prophetic Religion in America.” Rev. Jim Wallis, Sojourner magazine; and Cornel West. Helm Auditorium, McCosh 50.
Wednesday, April 27
12:30 p.m. Chapel music afternoon concert. Chapel.
4:30 p.m. Creative writing student reading. Introduction by Edmund White. Stewart Film Theater, 185 Nassau St.
8 p.m. French and Italian/Center for French Studies/L’Atelier performance. Moliere: “Le Tartuffe.” Matthews Acting Studio, 185 Nassau St.
8 p.m. Friends of Music teachers recital. Anna Lim, violin; with Kenneth Hamrick, harpsichord. Music by Bach and Biber. Taplin Auditorium, Fine.
[F] 8 p.m. McCarter Theatre performance. “Cudamani: Balinese Gamelan Music and Dance.” Matthews Theatre.
Noon. Molecular biology lecture. “DNA Replication and Repair: Specificity Versus Versatility.” Wei Yang, National Institutes of Health. 3 Thomas Lab.
1:30 to 4:20 p.m. East Asian studies lecture. “The Competitiveness of the Tokyo Stock Exchange.” Yoshio Okubo, World Bank and Financial Services Agency. 228 Frist.
[G] 2:50 p.m. Civitas Foundation/Bendheim Center for Finance seminar. “Parametric Portfolio Policies: Exploiting Characteristics in the Cross Section of Equity Returns.” Rossen Valkanov, University of California-Los Angeles. 26 Prospect Ave.
4 p.m. Chemical engineering seminar. “Phase Transitions in Protein Solutions.” Peter Vekilov, University of Houston. A224 Engineering Quadrangle. Social gathering at 3:30 p.m.
4:15 p.m. Industrial relations seminar on labor economics. “The Mid-1990s EITC Expansion: Labor Supply Effects and Economic Incidence.” Jesse Rothstein. 200 Fisher.
4:15 p.m. International economics lecture. “Trading Partners and Trading Volume.” Marc Melitz, Harvard University. 103, 26 Prospect Ave.
4:15 p.m. Princeton plasma physics colloquium. “New Insights From JLab on the Nucleon as a ‘QCD Atom’ and Spinoffs That Benefit Medicine and Biological Physics.” Gordon Cates, University of Virginia. Gottlieb Auditorium, PPPL, Forrestal.
4:30 p.m. East Asian studies lecture. “The Journey of Farewell: Mobilization and National Consciousness of Conscripts in the Russo-Japanese War.” Naoko Shimazu, University of London. 234 Frist.
4:30 p.m. Ecology and evolutionary biology colloquium on the biology of populations. “Predicting Global Mammal Extinctions.” John Gittleman, University of Virginia. 10 Guyot.
4:30 p.m. Princeton Justice Project panel discussion on “An Unjust Sentence?” “Alternatives to Prison, Mental Health and Drug Courts.” Drew Smith, Restorative Solutions; Jean Ross, mental health advocate and lawyer; and John Monahan, Greater Trenton Behavioral Health Services. 1 Robertson.
4:30 p.m. University Press/Center for Human Values/Scribner lecture on “Is Democracy Possible Here? Principles for a New American Debate,” second of four. “Religion: Private Conviction or Public Faith?” Ronald Dworkin, New York University and University College, London. Helm Auditorium, McCosh 50.
Thursday, April 28
8 p.m. French and Italian/Center for French Studies/L’Atelier performance. Moliere: “Le Tartuffe.” Matthews Acting Studio, 185 Nassau St.
Noon. International Center bridging cultures lunch discussion. “What Can the Council for International Graduate Students Do for You?” West Room, Murray-Dodge.
Noon. Molecular biology lecture. “A Nose That Looks Like a Hand and Acts Like an Eye.” Kenneth Catania, Vanderbilt University. Auditorium, Icahn.
2 p.m. Mathematics ergodic theory and statistical mechanics seminar. “A GUE Central Limit Theorem and Universality of Last Passage Percolation Passage Times in Thin Rectangles.” Toufic Suidan, Courant Institute. 322 Fine.
4 p.m. Chemistry seminar. “Materials and Band-Edge Engineering Approaches to Photoelectrochemical Water Splitting.” John Turner, National Renewable Energy Lab. DuPont Seminar Room, 324 Frick.
4 p.m. Mathematics joint analysis seminar. Igor Rodnianski. 214 Fine.
4:30 p.m. Center for the Study of Religion/Reynolds Trust lecture. “Ecclesiastical Sex Scandals: The Lack of a Contemporary Theology of Desire.” Sarah Coakley, Harvard University. Helm Auditorium, McCosh 50.
4:30 p.m. Davis Center seminar. “The Watts Towers: Race, Civic Identity and Urban Cultural Politics in Postwar Los Angeles.” Sarah Schrank, California State University-Long Beach. 211 Dickinson.
4:30 p.m. Mathematics topology seminar. Helmut Hofer, New York University. 314 Fine.
[G] 4 p.m. Fristfest outdoor picnic and carnival. South Lawn, Frist.
Friday, April 29
12:30 p.m. Art Museum gallery talk. “Mysteries of the Hauberg Stela: Dating, Provenience, Meaning.” Bryan Just, Tulane University. Art Museum.
4:30 p.m. University Public Lectures/Farnum lecture. “A Conversation With Paul Taylor.” Paul Taylor, choreographer, with Maura Keefe, dance historian. Stewart Film Theater, 185 Nassau St.
5 p.m. Art and archaeology/Spanish and Portuguese/French and Italian film. Fernando Arrabal: “J’irai comme un cheval fou.” Discussion follows with filmmaker. 106 McCormick.
[F] 8 p.m. McCarter Theatre performance. Ravi Shankar; with Anoushka Shankar. Matthews Theatre.
8 p.m. Music generals concert. Andrew Lee, Oscar Bettison, Scott Smallwood and John Supko. Taplin Auditorium, Fine.
Noon. Community House/Pace Center/Student Volunteers Council lecture. “From Community House to the State House.” Sharon Brown- Bailey, alumna. 309 Frist.
Noon. Psychology colloquium. “Distracted and Confused?: Brain Mechanisms and Psychological Function of Attention Under Load.” Nilli Lavie, University College, London. 0-S-6 Green.
2:30 p.m. Mechanical and aerospace engineering seminar. “Modeling the End of Cheap Oil.” Alfred Cavallo, consultant. 222 Bowen. Social gathering follows, J223 Engineering Quadrangle.
3 p.m. Mathematics geometric analysis seminar. “Ricci Flow on Locally Homogeneous Closed 4-Manifolds,” Peng Lu, University of Oregon; and “Combinatorial Yamabe Flow,” David Glickenstein, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. 314 Fine.
8 p.m. Physics/Hamilton lecture. “The Future of Physics.” Nobel laureate David Gross, University of California-Santa Barbara. A02 McDonnell.
9 a.m. Women’s Center/YWCA of Princeton and Trenton/Princeton Human Services day of commitment to eliminate racism. Liberation Hall, Fields Center.
3 to 5 p.m. Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts/art and archaeology/Spanish and Portuguese symposium, first of two days. “‘Illuminations’: Theoretical Reflections on the Middle Ages and Modernity.” 101 McCormick. For information, visit <www.princeton.edu/~sf/workshops/illuminations>.
[G] 8 p.m. Fristfest Moonlight Movies: “The Incredibles” and “Napoleon Dynamite.” South Lawn, Frist.
Saturday, April 30
11 a.m. Art Museum talk for children. “Greek Theater.” Annette Merle-Smith, docent. Art Museum.
[F] 8 p.m. McCarter Theatre performance. Dawn Upshaw, soprano, and Richard Goode, piano. Matthews Theatre.
[F] 8 p.m. University concerts jazz performance. Kenny Garrett Quartet. Richardson Auditorium, Alexander.
4:30 p.m. International economics/economics/Graham lecture. “Crises in Emerging Market Economies: A Global Perspective.” Guillermo Calvo, University of Maryland. 1 Robertson.
8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Art Museum symposium, first of two days. “Recarving China’s Past: Art, Archaeology and Architecture of the ‘Wu Family Shrines.’” Helm Auditorium, McCosh 50.
9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts/art and archaeology/Spanish and Portuguese symposium, last of two days. “‘Illuminations’: Theoretical Reflections on the Middle Ages and Modernity.” 101 McCormick. For information, visit <www.princeton.edu/~sf/workshops/illuminations>.
[G] 9 p.m. Fristfest concert. University Wind Ensemble. 1879 Green; followed at 10 p.m. by comedy night, Dillon Gym.
Noon. Men’s heavyweight crew vs. Brown University. Carnegie Lake.
[F] Noon. Men’s lacrosse vs. Dartmouth College. 1952 Stadium.
Noon. Women’s lightweight crew vs. Radcliffe College. Carnegie Lake.
Noon. Women’s open crew vs. George Washington University, and the universities of Virginia and Southern California. Carnegie Lake.
1 p.m. Softball vs. Rider University. 1895 Field.
Sunday, May 1
3 p.m. Art Museum gallery talk. “Mysteries of the Hauberg Stela: Dating, Provenience, Meaning.” Bryan Just, Tulane University. Art Museum.
[F] 4 p.m. Princeton Pro Musica concert. Richardson Auditorium, Alexander.
4 p.m. International Center/Middle East Society lecture. “Palestine/Israel: The Threshold of Peace or the End of the Two-State Solution?” Ali Abunimah, Electronic Intifada. Convocation Room, Friend.
8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Art Museum symposium, last of two days. “Recarving China’s Past: Art, Archaeology and Architecture of the ‘Wu Family Shrines.’” Helm Auditorium, McCosh 50.
12:15 p.m. Mondays. East Room, Murray-Dodge,
9:30 a.m. Sundays, basement, Murray-Dodge. Membership not required to attend.
Art for Kids
10 a.m. to noon. Saturdays, Through May 1. Hands-on art projects. Art Museum.
Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m. Closed Mondays and major holidays. Public tours, Saturdays, 2 p.m.
“Floating Above the Clouds: Mount Fuji in Japanese Prints.” Through July 10.
“For Presentation and Display: Some Art of the ’80s.” Through June 12.
“Recent Acquisitions in Asian Art 1998-2003.” Through July 12.
“Recarving China’s Past: Art, Archaeology and the Architecture of the ‘Wu Family Shrines.’” Through June 26.
“Songs, Psalms and Praises: An 18th-Century Ethiopian Manuscript.” Through June 5.
Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.
Milberg Gallery: “‘Le Pas d’Acier’ (‘The Steel Step’): Re-Creating a Lost Ballet.” Through Sept. 25.
Lobby: “McCarter Theatre: 75 Years in the Spotlight.” Through May 2.
Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library
Wiess Lounge, Olden Street. Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday until 8 p.m. Closed weekends.
“Clappers, Canes and Cats: Traditionally Princeton.” Through July 15.
Visual Arts Program
Lucas Gallery, 185 Nassau St. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed weekends.
“The Illusion of Reality: Reflection and Transformation of the Visual.” Senior thesis exhibit by Prachie Narain, comparative literature. Through April 29.
Andrew Jennings, photography, and Andrew Jordan, film, senior thesis show. April 26-29; opening reception, April 26, 6 to 8 p.m.
Women and Gender Studies
Lounge, 113 Dickinson Hall. Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Closed weekends.
Hours: 258-3788. <www.princetonartmuseum.org>.
Athletic Ticket Office
Tickets and information: 258-3538.
G6B McCosh Health Center. Appointments: 258-5035, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. After-hours emergencies: 258-3134.
Frist Campus Center
Hours: 258-3181. <libweb.princeton.edu>.
McCarter Theatre Box Office
Reservations: 258-2787, Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. <www.mccarter.org>.
Orange Key Guide Service
Frist Campus Center Welcome Desk. Tours Monday-Saturday at 10 and 11 a.m., 1:30 and 3:30 p.m.; Sunday at 1:30 and 3:30 p.m. Information and tours: 258-1766.
Reservations: 258-5000, Monday-Friday, noon to 6 p.m.; and two hours before events requiring tickets. <www.princeton.edu/richaud>.
Theater and Dance
Reservations: 258-3676. <www.princeton.edu/~visarts/the.html>.
Reservations: 258-4950. <www.theatre-intime.org>.
Current sports highlights and upcoming athletic events: 258-3545.