Calendar of events
October 24 – November 6, 2005
[F] Admission charged, [G] Not open to general public.
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Monday, October 24
[F] 8 p.m. McCarter Theatre performance. Christian Tetzlaff, violin, and Lars Vogt, piano. Music by Brahms, Schumann and Webern. Matthews Theatre.
Noon. Geosciences/applied and computational mathematics lecture. “Toward Seismic Imaging With Curvelets.” Huub Douma, Colorado School of Mines. 155 Guyot.
4 p.m. Geosciences lecture. “African Climate Change and Faunal Evolution: New Results and Current Views.” Peter DeMenocal, Columbia University. 220 Guyot.
4 p.m. Lewis-Sigler Institute seminar series on “Quantitative and Computational Biology.” Boris Shraiman, University of California-Santa Barbara. 101 Icahn Lab.
4:15 p.m. Industrial relations/labor economics seminar. “Building the Stock of College-Educated Labor.” Susan Dynarski, Harvard University. 200 Fisher.
4:30 p.m. Population research/demography/Center for Health and Well-being seminar. “The Long-Run and Intergenerational Impact of Poor Infant Health: Evidence From Cohorts Born During the Civil Rights Era.” Douglas Almond, Columbia University. 300 Wallace.
4:30 p.m. Woodrow Wilson School lecture. “Evangelicals and American Politics: Assessing the Past, Scouting the Future.” Michael Cromartie, Ethics and Public Policy Center, Washington, D.C. 16 Robertson.
7 p.m. University Store book reading and signing. Sean Wilentz, author of “The Rise of American Democracy.” University Store.
Tuesday, October 25
[F] 8 p.m. McCarter Theatre performance. Richard Thompson. Matthews Theatre.
Noon. Population research/demography seminar. “Contemporary Fertility Trends in the Developed Countries: Further Decline, Plateau or Upswing?” Thomas Frejka, consultant. 300 Wallace.
12:30 p.m. Princeton Environmental Institute seminar. “Adaptive Ocean Sampling: Optimal Use of Mobile Sensors to Study Physical and Biological Dynamics.” Naomi Leonard. 10 Guyot.
4 p.m. Chemistry seminar. “Structural Bases for Hydrogen Biocatalysis.” Juan Camps, Institute de Biologie Structurale Jean-Pierre Ebel, Grenoble, France. DuPont Seminar Room, 324 Frick.
4 p.m. Molecular biology lecture. “RNA as an Enzyme: Mechanism, Structure and Implications for the Origins of Life.” Tom Cech, University of Colorado-Boulder. 3 Thomas Lab.
4:30 p.m. Art and archaeology lecture. “The Issue of Pseudomorphism: A Challenge to the Formalist Approach.” Yve-Alain Bois, Institute for Advanced Study. 106 McCormick.
4:30 p.m. Institute for International and Regional Studies/humanities/Center for Human Values lecture. “60 Years Later: Critical Books of the 20th Century, Part 4: An Examination of E.H. Carr’s ‘The 20 Years’ Crisis, 1919–1939.’” Michael Cox, London School of Economics; Thomas Christensen; Harold James; and John Ikenberry. 1 Robertson.
4:30 p.m. Operations research and financial engineering seminar. “Exact Simulation of Stochastic Volatility and Other Affine Jump Diffusion Processes.” Mark Broadie, Columbia University. E219 Engineering Quadrangle.
4:30 p.m. Woodrow Wilson School lecture. “How We Look.” Ariel Altaba, University of Geneva; Mark Kessell, photographer and former physician; and Eric Wieschaus. Dodds Auditorium, Robertson.
8 p.m. University Public Lecture Series. “The Playworld and the Empire: The 21st Century and the American Playwright.” Paula Vogel, playwright. Dodds Auditorium, Robertson.
7 p.m. University Store book reading and signing. Melanie Rehak, author of “Girl Sleuth: Nancy Drew and the Women Who Wrote Her.” University Store.
Wednesday, October 26
12:30 p.m. Chapel music organ concert. Joan Lippincott. Chapel.
7 p.m. German film series on “Fritz Lang—The Weimar Films.” “Die Nibelungen.” 10 East Pyne.
[F] 7:30 p.m. McCarter Theatre performance. August Wilson: “Gem of the Ocean.” Matthews Theatre.
[G] Noon. Information technology seminar. “Are Higher Education and Open Source Ready for Each Other?” Ira Fuchs, Mellon Foundation. Multipurpose Room B, Frist.
Noon. Institute for the Science and Technology of Materials graduate seminar. "DNA-Wrapped Carbon Nanotubes: From Separation to Assembly." Ming Zheng, DuPont, Wilmington, Del. Auditorium, Bowen.
Noon. Molecular biology lecture. “Life at the End of the Chromosome: Telomeres and Telomerase.” Tom Cech, University of Colorado-Boulder. 3 Thomas Lab.
12:30 p.m. Mathematics graduate student seminar. “Regular Homotopy Classes of Singular Maps.” Andras Juhasz. 224 Fine.
2:15 p.m. Mathematics discrete mathematics seminar. “Hyperbolic van der Warden and Valiant Schrijver Conjectures.” Leonid Gurvits, Los Alamos National Laboratory. 224 Fine.
2:50 p.m. Bendheim Center for Finance/Civitas Foundation lecture. “A Theory of ‘Crying Wolf’: The Economics of Money Laundering Enforcement.” Elod Takats. 103 Bendheim Center.
3 p.m. Mathematics special analysis seminar. “Variations Around the Ginzburg-Landau Model for a Superconducting Cylinder.” Myrto Sauvageot, Laboratoire Jacques-Louis Lions. 601 Fine.
[G] 3:30 p.m. McGraw Center seminar. “When You (the Teacher) Are the Diversity in the Classroom.” 328 Frist.
4 p.m. Chemical engineering seminar. “New Understanding of Chemical Reactivity on Solids Enabled by Synthesis of Isolated Active Sites.” Alexander Katz, University of California-Berkeley. A224 Engineering Quadrangle. Social gathering at 3:30 p.m., A214 Engineering Quadrangle.
4:30 p.m. Institute for the Transregional Study of the Contemporary Middle East, North Africa and Central Asia lecture. “Integrating Palestinian Islamists Into the Political Process: Implications for Governance and the Peace Process.” Khalil Shikaki, Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research. 1 Robertson Hall.
4:30 p.m. Near Eastern studies lecture series on “Oil in the Middle East.” “Oil Supply in the 21st Century.” James Hamilton, University of California-San Diego. 100 Jones.
4:30 p.m. Woodrow Wilson School/graduate career services lecture. “Nuclear Nonproliferation in an Age of Terror.” Frank Miller, Cohen Group. 16 Robertson.
7 p.m. African-American studies lecture. “Preachers, Profits and the Prophetic: The New Face of American Evangelicalism.” T.D. Jakes, pastor of The Potter’s House, Dallas, and Cornel West. Chapel.
Thursday, October 27
7 p.m. Near Eastern studies film. Sherif Arafa: “Terrorism and the Kebab.” 100 Jones.
[F] 7:30 p.m. McCarter Theatre performance. August Wilson: “Gem of the Ocean.” Matthews Theatre.
[F] 8 p.m. University concerts. Borodin String Quartet. Music by Miaskovsky, Shostakovich and Tchaikovsky. Richardson Auditorium, Alexander.
4 p.m. Mathematics analysis seminar. “Functional Versions of Some Geometric Inequalities.” Vitali Milman, University of Tel Aviv. 214 Fine.
4:15 p.m. International economics lecture. “Trade Responses to Geographic Frictions: A Decomposition Using Micro-Data.” David Hummels, Purdue University. 200 Fisher.
4:30 p.m. Davis Center for Historical Studies seminar. “Japanese Pan-Asianism: Tea, China and the Co-Prosperity Sphere.” Eri Hotta, Oxford University. 211 Dickinson.
4:30 p.m. Institute for International and Regional Studies lecture. “The World Trade Organization: What Is Its Purpose? How Well Is It Performing? Why the Current Malaise? A Business-Oriented Perspective.” Bruce Malashevich, Economic Consulting Services, Washington, D.C. 2 Robertson.
4:30 p.m. Mathematics topology seminar. “Volume and Angle Structures on 3-Manifolds.” Feng Luo, Rutgers University. 314 Fine.
4:30 p.m. Physics colloquium. “The Assassin of Relativity.” Peter Galison, Harvard University. A10 Jadwin.
4:30 p.m. Woodrow Wilson School lecture. “The First Amendment in the 21st Century.” Patrick Butler, Washington Post Co. 16 Robertson.
7 p.m. University Store book reading and signing. Tony Judt, author of “Postwar: A History of Europe Since 1945.” University Store.
Friday, October 28
12:30 p.m. Art Museum gallery talk. “Spotlight on a Japanese Screen.” Micah Auerback. Art Museum.
[F] 8 p.m. McCarter Theatre performance. August Wilson: “Gem of the Ocean.” Matthews Theatre.
[F] 8 p.m. New Jersey Symphony Orchestra. Richardson Auditorium, Alexander.
4 p.m. Philosophy seminar. “Further Problems for Middle Knowledge.” Dean Zimmerman, Rutgers University. 4 McCosh.
7 p.m. Field hockey vs. Rutgers University. 1955 Stadium.
Saturday, October 29
10 a.m. Art Museum talk for children. “Two Lines and a Box of Brillo.” Jeanne Mazzetti, docent. Art Museum.
[F] 3 and 8 p.m. McCarter Theatre performance. August Wilson: “Gem of the Ocean.” Matthews Theatre.
[F] 7:30 p.m. McCarter Theatre performance. Ann Hampton Callaway. Berlind Theatre.
10 a.m. Alumni Association pre-football lecture. “A Morning’s Odyssey With Robert Fagles.” Robert Fagles. Taplin Auditorium, Fine.
4:15 p.m. Development alumni panel discussion. “Higher Education: Voluntarism and Shifting Alignments of Public and Private Service.” Sherine Jayawickrama, CARE; Sherrie Preische, New Jersey Commission on Science and Technology; and Mark Murphy, The Fund for New Jersey. Mary Baum, moderator. Friend Center.
7 p.m. University Store book reading and signing. Don Brown, author of “Odd Boy Out: Young Albert Einstein.” University Store.
[F] Noon. Football vs. Cornell University. Princeton Stadium.
4 p.m. Men’s soccer vs. Cornell University. Lourie-Love Field.
7 p.m. Women’s soccer vs. Cornell University. Lourie-Love Field.
Sunday, October 30
[F] 2 and 7:30 p.m. McCarter Theatre performance. August Wilson: “Gem of the Ocean.” Matthews Theatre.
3 p.m. Art Museum gallery talk. “Spotlight on a Japanese Screen.” Micah Auerback. Art Museum.
[F] 4 p.m. Westminster Community Orchestra. Richardson Auditorium, Alexander.
7:15 p.m. Near Eastern studies film. Gidi Dar: “Ushpizin.” 10 East Pyne.
11 a.m. Chapel service. Thomas Breidenthal. Chapel.
Tuesday, November 1
[F] 8 p.m. McCarter Theatre performance. Joan Baez. Matthews Theatre.
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Purchasing vendor fair. Dillon Gym.
Wednesday, November 2
[F] 8 p.m. McCarter Theatre performance. “Les Noces” and “Petroushka.” Compagnia Aterballetto. Matthews Theatre.
[G] Noon. Information technology seminar. “High Performance Computing at Princeton and Around the World.” Curt Hillegas. Multipurpose Room B, Frist.
Noon. Molecular biology lecture. “Cytomechanical Systems Integration in Directed Cell Migration.” Clare Waterman-Storer, Scripps Research Institute. 3 Thomas Lab.
4:15 p.m. Princeton plasma physics colloquium. “Can We Sustain the Variety of Life on Earth?” Stuart Pimm, Duke University. Gottlieb Auditorium, PPPL, Forrestal.
9 p.m. Latin American studies lecture. “Anti-Corruption Policies in Latin America.” Roberto de Michele, Inter-American Development Bank. 105 Chancellor Green.
7 p.m. Men’s soccer vs. Bucknell University. Lourie-Love Field.
Thursday, November 3
[F] 8 p.m. McCarter Theatre performance. “Hansel and Gretel.” Salzburg Marionettes. Matthews Theatre.
Friday, November 4
12:30 p.m. Art Museum gallery talk. “Ludolf De Jongh’s ‘Scene in a Formal Garden.’” Todor Petev. Art Museum.
[F] 8 p.m. McCarter Theatre performance. Pat Metheny Trio; with Christian McBride and Antonio Sanchez. Matthews Theatre.
[F] 8 p.m. Westminster Jubilee Singers. Richardson Auditorium, Alexander.
3 p.m. Chemistry seminar. “Orientation Switching of Functional DNA Monolayers: Applications in Bio-Nanotechnology.” Marc Tornow, Technische Universitaet Muenchen, Germany. DuPont Seminar Room, 324 Frick.
[F] 7 p.m. Men’s ice hockey vs. Dartmouth College. Baker Rink.
7 p.m. Sprint football vs. University of Pennsylvania. Frelinghuysen Field.
Saturday, November 5
10 a.m. Art Museum talk for children. “What Is This Thing Called Painting?” Janice Bartolini, docent. Art Museum.
[F] 8 p.m. Greater Princeton Youth Orchestra. Richardson Auditorium, Alexander.
[F] 7 p.m. Men’s ice hockey vs. Harvard University. Baker Rink.
Sunday, November 6
3 p.m. Art Museum gallery talk. “Ludolf De Jongh’s ‘Scene in a Formal Garden.’” Todor Petev. Art Museum.
[F] 3 p.m. Richardson Chamber Players. “Boston Common in the Dark.” Richardson Auditorium, Alexander.
9:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Judaic studies program. “Yom Iyyun: In Honor of Froma Zeitlin.” 10 East Pyne.
11 a.m. Chapel All Saints Sunday service. Deborah Blanks. Chapel.
2 p.m. Women’s basketball vs. University of Delaware. Jadwin Gym.
12:15 p.m. Mondays. East Room, Murray-Dodge.
9:30 a.m. Sundays, basement, Murray-Dodge. Membership not required to attend.
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.
“Picturesque Imaginings: Defining the Photographic Within 19th-Century European Visual Culture.” Through Oct. 30.
“The Legacy of Homer: Four Centuries of Art From the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris.” Through Jan. 15.
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.
“Wonderful Stories for Pictures: Hans Christian Andersen and His Illustrators.” Through March 26.
Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library
Olden St. Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
“1945: A World United and Divided.” Through Jan. 31.
Visual Arts Program
Lucas Gallery, 185 Nassau St. Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed weekends.
Exhibit of student drawings. Through Nov. 3.
Women and Gender Studies
Lounge, 113 Dickinson Hall. Monday-Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
“Womenswear” by Marie Sturken. Through Nov. 1.
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.theatreintime.org.
Current sports highlights and upcoming athletic events: 258-3545.