Calendar of events
February 18-24, 2008
[F] Admission charged, [G] Not open to general public.
All other events are open to members of the University community and the general public free of charge. Any speaker not otherwise identified is a member of the faculty, staff or student body of Princeton University. The calendar is posted at www.princeton.edu/pr/pwb/. Submissions for future calendars may be made electronically at the same location or by entering information in the University-wide Web-based events calendar at calendar.princeton.edu.
Monday, February 18
6:30 p.m. Slavic languages and literatures film screening. Valeri Todorovsky: “Strana Glukhikh (The Country of the Deaf).” 100 Jones.
[F] 8 p.m. McCarter Theatre performance. “Three Mo’ Divas: A Musical Celebration of Class, Sass and Style.” Marion Caffey, director. Matthews Theatre.
12:30 p.m. Integrative information, computer and application sciences lecture. “How Language Learning Explains Language Design.” Charles Yang, University of Pennsylvania. 302 Computer Science.
4 p.m. Applied and computational mathematics lecture. “Did the Great Masters ‘Cheat’ Using Optics?” David Stork, Ricoh Innovations. 214 Fine.
4:30 p.m. English/Spanish and Portuguese languages and cultures/Latin American studies lecture. “The Birth and Death of Brazilian Modernism.” Justin Read, University of Buffalo. McCosh 40.
4:30 p.m. Woodrow Wilson School/Princeton-Harvard China and the world lecture. “The Rise of China and Its Implications.” Fei-ling Wang, Georgia Institute of Technology. 16 Robertson.
Tuesday, February 19
4:30 p.m. /@rts lecture. “When Computers Look at Art: Computer Vision and Image Analysis in Humanistic Studies of the Visual Arts.” David Stork, Ricoh Innovations. Stewart Film Theater, 185 Nassau St.
4:30 p.m. Visual arts lecture. Sigrid Sandström, painter. Room 219, 185 Nassau St.
7:30 p.m. Music/French and Italian film screening. Gerardo Puglia: “Zefirino: The Voice of a Castrato.” 10 East Pyne.
[F] 8 p.m. McCarter Theatre concert. Israel Chamber Orchestra. Gil Shohat, conductor. Matthews Theatre.
Noon. Population research lecture. “The World Is Fat: Dynamics of the World Nutrition Transition.” Barry Popkin, University of North Carolina. 300 Wallace.
12:15 p.m. Latin American studies lecture. “Black Racial Democracy in Postwar Brazil.” Antônio Guimarães. 216 Burr.
4:15 p.m. Astrophysical sciences colloquium. “Magnetar Hyper-Flares: Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On.” Tod Strohmayer, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. 145 Peyton.
4:30 p.m. French and Italian lecture. “Returning Remains: Sara Baartman, or the ‘Hottentot Venus’ as Transnational Postcolonial Icon.” Lydie Moudileno, University of Pennsylvania. 10 East Pyne.
4:30 p.m. Woodrow Wilson School/science and global security lecture. “The Past and Future of Cooperative Threat Reduction.” Kenneth Luongo, Partnership for Global Security. 16 Robertson.
7 p.m. Chemistry/Princeton Institute for the Science and Technology of Materials/Princeton Environmental Institute lecture. “Direct Solar Electricity.” Dunbar Birnie, Rutgers University. 124 Frick.
4:30 to 9 p.m. Arts and transit neighborhood open house. University Store, 36 University Place.
7 p.m. Men’s volleyball vs. Rutgers-Newark. Dillon Gym.
Wednesday, February 20
12:30 p.m. Chapel music organ concert. John Michniewicz, Sacred Heart University. Chapel.
4:30 p.m. Creative writing/Clark Reading Series. Natasha Trethewey, poet, and George Saunders, fiction writer. Stewart Film Theater, 185 Nassau St.
[F] 8 p.m. McCarter Theatre performance. The Capitol Steps. Matthews Theatre.
Noon. Molecular biology lecture. “Regulation of Autophagy in Health and Diseases.” Junying Yuan, Harvard University. 3 Thomas.
12:30 p.m. Integrative information, computer and application sciences lecture. “The Beginning of the Ends: A Curvature-Mediated Mechanism for Localization of Lipids to Bacterial Poles.” Kerwyn Huang. 402 Computer Science.
4 p.m. Chemical engineering lecture. “Regenerative Medicine Strategies in the Central Nervous System.” Molly Soichet, University of Toronto. A224 Engineering Quadrangle.
4:15 p.m. International economics lecture. “Market Penetration Costs and Trade Dynamics.” Costas Arkolakis, Yale University. 200 Fisher.
4:15 p.m. Princeton plasma physics lecture. “Magnetic Reconnection: Recent Progress in Theory and Experiment.” Russell Kulsrud and Masaaki Yamada. Gottlieb Auditorium, PPPL, Forrestal.
4:30 p.m. American studies/Judaic studies/Lapidus lecture. “The Democratization of American Judaism.” Jonathan Sarna, Brandeis University. 101 McCormick.
4:30 p.m. Institute for the Transregional Study of the Contemporary Middle East, North Africa and Central Asia/Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies lecture. “What to Do About Iran? An Arab Columnist’s Perspective.” Raghida Dergham, Dar Al-Hayat newspaper. 219 Burr.
4:30 p.m. Mathematics colloquium. Francois Labourie, Paris-Sud University. 314 Fine.
4:30 p.m. Mathematics geometry, representation theory and moduli seminar. Arend Bayer, University of Utah. 214 Fine.
4:30 p.m. Woodrow Wilson School lecture. “The Role of Diplomacy in Today’s World.” Pierre Vimont, French ambassador to the United States. 16 Robertson.
5:30 p.m. Archaeological Institute/classics lecture. “The Athenian Akropolis: A Vase-Painter’s Perspective.” Alan Shapiro, Johns Hopkins University. 10 East Pyne. Reception follows.
8 p.m. Women’s water polo vs. Wagner. DeNunzio Pool.
Thursday, February 21
4:30 p.m. English/Princeton Environmental Institute/Public Lectures Series/Trask lecture and reading. Robert Hass, former U.S. poet laureate. 101 McCormick.
8 p.m. Music concert. Brentano String Quartet. Richardson Auditorium, Alexander. Free tickets available at the Frist and Richardson ticket offices.
[G] Noon. Information technology lecture. “Using Google for Academic Research.” John Hernandez. Multipurpose Room C, Frist.
[G] 12:15 p.m. McGraw Center lecture. “The Scholar as Teacher.” Larry Danson. 328 Frist.
2 p.m. Mathematics ergodic theory and statistical mechanics seminar. Konstantin Khanin, University of Toronto. 401 Fine.
3 p.m. Mathematics differential geometry seminar. Ovidiu Munteanu, University of California-Irvine. 314 Fine.
4 p.m. Chemistry lecture. “STM Studies of the Chemistry of Alkanethiols Adsorbed on Au Surfaces.” John Yates Jr., University of Virginia. 324 Frick.
4:30 p.m. Center for Information Technology lecture. “The Next Stage of the Net and the Future of the Cell Phone.” Walt Mossberg, The Wall Street Journal. McCosh 10.
4:30 p.m. Davis Center for Historical Studies lecture. “Movies and Masses: Weimar Spectatorship Between Hypnosis and Enlightenment.” Andreas Killen, City College of New York. 211 Dickinson.
4:30 p.m. Judaic studies/Near Eastern studies Hebrew-language lecture. “The ‘Canaanite’ Movement: Its Origins, Significance and Influence on Israeli Culture.” James Diamond. 12 East Pyne.
4:30 p.m. Mathematics topology seminar. “Deformation of a Hyperbolic 4-Orbifold.” Peter Storm, University of Pennsylvania. 314 Fine.
[G] 4:30 p.m. Music seminar. “Musical Exoskeletons.” Paul Lansky. Joseph Henry House.
4:30 p.m. Physics lecture. “Theories of the Explosive Death of Massive Stars.” Adam Burrows. A10 Jadwin.
4:30 p.m. Spanish and Portuguese languages and cultures/Council of the Humanities/Faber lecture. “The ‘Finest Flowering’: Poetry, History and Medieval Spain.” Maria Menocal, Yale University. 127 East Pyne.
4:30 p.m. Woodrow Wilson School lecture. “The Race Beat: The Press, the Civil Rights Struggle and the Awakening of a Nation.” Hank Klibanoff, Atlanta Journal-Constitution; and Gene Roberts, University of Maryland-College Park. 16 Robertson.
10 a.m. Center for African American Studies/Fields Center/Woodrow Wilson School symposium. “Then and Now: Celebrating 60 Years of Integration in New Jersey Public Schools.” Opening remarks by Gov. Jon Corzine and Secretary of State Nina Mitchell Wells.Richardson Auditorium, Alexander.
7 p.m. Men’s volleyball vs. Mercyhurst. Dillon Gym.
Friday, February 22
8 p.m. Chapel music organ concert. “Organic Chant.” Eric Plutz. Chapel.
[F] 8 p.m. McCarter Theatre concert. “Monterey Jazz Festival 50th Anniversary Tour.” Matthews Theatre.
[F] 8 p.m. McCarter Theatre play. Yehuda Hyman: “The Mad 7.” Mara Isaacs, director. Rehearsal Room, Berlind Theatre.
[F] 8 p.m. Shere Khan concert. “A Cappella Jam.” Richardson Auditorium, Alexander.
[F] 8 p.m. Theater and dance performance. “Spring Dance Festival.” Berlind Theatre.
3:30 p.m. Mechanical and aerospace engineering lecture. “Understanding a Fundamental Inaccuracy in Large-eddy Simulation of High Reynolds Number Boundary Layers.” James Brasseur, Pennsylvania State University. 222 Bowen.
[G] 1 to 5 p.m. Princeton Alcohol Coalition workshop, second of three. “Structures That Affect High-Risk Drinking.” Wu Dining Hall, Butler College. Reception follows. To register, e-mail <firstname.lastname@example.org> or call 258-5980.
[G] 4 p.m. Davis International Center/University League reception. “Chinese Lantern Festival.” Dorothy Brown Room, 171 Broadmead.
[F] 7 p.m. Men’s ice hockey vs. Colgate. Baker Rink.
7 p.m. Men’s volleyball vs. Stevens Tech. Dillon Gym.
[F] 7 p.m. Women’s basketball vs. Harvard. Jadwin Gym.
Saturday, February 23
[F] 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. McCarter Theatre concert. Dan Zanes. Matthews Theatre.
[F] 2 and 8 p.m. Theater and dance performance. “Spring Dance Festival.” Berlind Theatre.
[F] 8 p.m. McCarter Theatre play. Yehuda Hyman: “The Mad 7.” Mara Isaacs, director. Rehearsal Room, Berlind Theatre.
[G] 9:15 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Alumni Day and Parents Program. Multiple locations. For more information: <alumni.princeton.edu/main/goinback/alumni_day/>.
1 p.m. Men’s lacrosse vs. Canisius. 1952 Stadium.
[F] 6 p.m. Women’s basketball vs. Dartmouth. Jadwin Gym.
[F] 7 p.m. Men’s ice hockey vs. Cornell. Baker Rink.
Sunday, February 24
1:30 p.m. Music student recital. Sonya Hsieh, piano. Taplin Auditorium, Fine.
[F] 1 p.m. Theater and dance performance. “Spring Dance Festival.” Berlind Theatre.
[F] 2 p.m. McCarter Theatre play. Yehuda Hyman: “The Mad 7.” Mara Isaacs, director. Rehearsal Room, Berlind Theatre.
[F] 3 p.m. Westminster Community Orchestra concert. “Westminster Conservatory Showcase.” Richardson Auditorium, Alexander.
4 p.m. Music student recital. Jennifer Tao, piano. Taplin Auditorium, Fine.
4 p.m. Davis International Center/Princeton Middle East Society lecture. “Palestinian Statehood Agreement in ’08: The Palestinian Point of View.” Daoud Kuttub, journalist. Convocation Room, Friend.
11 a.m. Chapel service. Frederick Borsch. Chapel.
Noon. Men’s tennis vs. St. John’s. Jadwin Gym.
4 p.m. Men’s tennis vs. St. Joseph’s. Jadwin Gym.
6 p.m. Wrestling vs. Penn. Dillon 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.
• “An Educated Eye: Princeton University Art Museum Collections.” Feb. 23 through June 15.
• “Invoking the Comic Muse: Toulouse-Lautrec’s Parody of ‘The Sacred Grove.’” Through June 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.
• “Numismatics in the Renaissance.” Through July 20. Tours at 3 p.m. March 16 and June 1.
• “The Surrealist Artist’s Book: Beyond the Page.” Feb. 22 through June 29. Opening lecture and reception at 3 p.m. March 9.
Lobby. 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
• “What Is Family? Princeton Views.” Through Dec. 1.
Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library Library
Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m; Wednesday until 7:45 p.m.
• “Times They Are A-Changin’.” Feb. 22 through July 15. Open 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 23 for Alumni Day.
Women and Gender
Lounge, 113 Dickinson Hall. Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
• Drawings and paintings by Lucía Maya. Through March 7.
Hours: 258-3788. www.princetonartmuseum.org.
Athletic Ticket Office
Tickets and information: 258-3538.
Frist Campus Center
Welcome Desk: 258-1766. www.princeton.edu/frist.
Hours: 258-3181. libweb.princeton.edu.
McCarter Theatre Box Office
Reservations: 258-2787 (for Matthews and Berlind Theatre events), Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. www.mccarter.org.
Orange Key Guide Service
Weekday tours leave from Undergraduate Admission Reception Area, Clio. Saturday and Sunday tours leave from Frist Campus Center Welcome Desk. Tours Monday-Saturday at 11:15 a.m., 1:30 and 3:30 p.m.; Sunday at 1:30 and 3:30 p.m. Information and tours: 258-3060.
Reservations: 258-3686. www.princeton.edu/prospecthouse.
Event information: 258-5000. www.princeton.edu/richaud.
Current sports highlights and upcoming athletic events: 258-3545.
Ticket information: 258-9220. www.princeton.edu/utickets.