Calendar of events
March 24-30, 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. Submissions for future calendars may be made online using our calendar submission form.
Monday, March 24
6:30 p.m. Slavic languages and literatures film screening. Boris Khlebnikov and Aleksei Popogrebsky: “Koktebel.” 100 Jones.
9 p.m. Davis International Center concert. “Eastern Blok: Folk Tales.” Café Vivian, Frist.
12:30 p.m. Integrative information, computer and application sciences lecture. “Sensor Sensibility.” Robert Calderbank. 302 Computer Science.
2:30 p.m. Mathematics special analysis seminar. “The Abstract Concept of Duality and Some Related Facts.” Vitali Milman, Tel Aviv University, Israel. 110 Fine.
4 p.m. Applied and computational mathematics lecture. “A Worldwide Web of Images.” Blaise Aguera y Arcas, Microsoft Live Labs. 214 Fine.
4 p.m. Center for Information Technology Policy lecture. “Experience Matters: Computing Across the Cloud, Desktop, Mobile Device and TV.” Shantanu Narayen, Adobe Systems. Convocation Room, Friend.
4 p.m. Mathematics analysis seminar. “Mass Inequalities for Cauchy Data in General Relativity.” Gilbert Weinstein, University of Alabama-Birmingham. 110 Fine.
4:30 p.m. Madison program/Test lecture. “Tocqueville’s New Liberalism: America’s First Clause.” First of three. Harvey Mansfield, Harvard University. 1 Robertson.
4:30 p.m. Philosophy/Hempel lecture. “The Truth and Something but the Truth.” First of three. Steve Yablo, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. 101 McCormick.
4:30 p.m. Woodrow Wilson School/Princeton-Harvard China and the world lecture. “Managing Sino-U.S. Relations: The Chinese Way.” Qin Yaqing, China Foreign Affairs University. Dodds Auditorium, Robertson.
Tuesday, March 25
4:30 p.m. /@rts lecture. Cory Arcangel, digital artist. Stewart Film Theater, 185 Nassau St.
4:30 p.m. Lewis Center for the Arts/theater and dance lecture and discussion. Christopher Durang, playwright. 219 Burr.
8 p.m. Composers’ Ensemble concert. Taplin Auditorium, Fine.
[F] 8 p.m. McCarter Theatre concert. Yundi Li, pianist. Matthews Theatre.
Noon. Population research lecture. “Measuring Race and Ethnic Identities.” Charles Hirschman, University of Washington. 300 Wallace.
4:15 p.m. Astrophysical sciences astronomy colloquium. “A New View of the Solar Corona From XRT.” Leon Golub, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. 145 Peyton.
4:30 p.m. Ancient world lecture. “Trading in Tradition: Persecution and Christian Identity in Late Antique Gaza.” Johannes Hahn, Munster University, Germany. 10 East Pyne.
4:30 p.m. Buddhist studies workshop. “Bringing Together Intuition and Law: Linguistic Relevance and Moral Creativity in Theravada Buddhist Ethics.” Charles Hallisey, Harvard University. Room 137, 1879.
4:30 p.m. Judaic studies/Near Eastern studies/Drucker lecture. “The Making of ‘In an Antique Land’: India, Egypt and the Cairo Geniza.” Amitav Ghosh, author. 101 McCormick.
4:30 p.m. Madison program/Test lecture. “Tocqueville’s New Liberalism: Forms of Greatness in Democracy.” Second of three. Harvey Mansfield, Harvard University. 1 Robertson.
4:30 p.m. Mathematics algebraic geometry seminar. “The Birational Geometry of Kontsevich Moduli Spaces.” Izzet Coskun, Univeristy of Illinois-Chicago. 322 Fine.
4:30 p.m. Mathematics mathematical physics seminar. “Minimizing the Ground State Energy of an Electron in a Randomly Deformed Lattice.” Michael Loss, Georgia Institute of Technology. 343 Jadwin.
4:30 p.m. Medieval studies lecture. “Langland’s Ars Grammatica: Literary Practice and Schoolroom Texts.” Christopher Cannon, New York University. 209 Scheide-Caldwell House.
4:30 p.m. Operations research and financial engineering lecture. “On Dimensionality of Mean Structure From a Single Data Matrix.” Xuming He, University of Illinois-Urbana/Champaign. E219 Engineering Quadrangle.
4:30 p.m. Princeton Environmental Institute/Near Eastern studies lecture. “Saudi Arabia’s Middle East Policy: Constraints and Capabilities.” Neil Patrick, International Crisis Group. 10 Guyot.
4:30 p.m. Slavic languages and literatures lecture. “From Revision to Dissent: The Creation of Post-Marxism in Central Europe.” Bradley Abrams, Columbia University. 245 East Pyne.
4:30 p.m. Woodrow Wilson School/science and global security lecture. “U.S. Deployment of Ballistic Missile Defenses in Eastern Europe: Should Russia Worry?” Theodore Postol, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. 16 Robertson.
7 p.m. Chemistry/Princeton Institute for the Science and Technology of Materials/Princeton Environmental Institute lecture. “Microbial Energy Production and Storage.” Joshua Rabinowitz. 124 Frick.
7:30 p.m. Teacher preparation/American studies/Teach for America lecture. “Will They Come? Will They Stay? A Conversation on Teachers for the 21st Century.” Ryan Hill, KIPP TEAM schools; John Webb; and David Haselkorn, Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation. Dodds Auditorium, Robertson.
8 p.m. Center for African American Studies/Princeton University Press/Toni Morrison Lecture. “Create Dangerously: The Immigrant Artist at Work.” Edwidge Danticat, author. Richardson Auditorium, Alexander. For ticket information, see story on page 8.
7 p.m. Men’s lacrosse vs. Rutgers. 1952 Stadium.
Wednesday, March 26
12:30 p.m. Chapel music organ concert. John Kitchen, University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom. Chapel.
4:30 p.m. Lewis Center for the Arts/creative writing/Clark Reading Series. Claire Messud, fiction writer, and Edward Hirsch, poet and nonfiction writer. Stewart Film Theater, 185 Nassau St.
[F] 7:30 p.m. McCarter Theatre play. “Argonautika.” Written and directed by Mary Zimmerman. Matthews Theatre.
8 p.m. Music concert. “Crossing Borders: An International Jazz Collaboration.” Amparo, Royal Academy of Music, Sweden; Crossing Borders Ensemble. Taplin Auditorium, Fine.
G Noon. Information technology lecture. “Beyond Words: Environmental History, Digitization, and GIS.” Emmanuel Kreike. Multipurpose Room B, Frist.
Noon. Molecular biology lecture. “Of Flies and Mice: What Have Flies Taught Us About Drug Addiction?” Ulrike Heberlein, University of California-San Francisco. 3 Thomas.
Noon. Princeton Institute for the Science and Technology of Materials lecture. “Fundamental Investigation of Freeze/Thaw Damage and Non-Parasitic Methods for Mitigation in Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cells.” Matthew Mench, Pennsylvania State University. 222 Bowen.
Noon. Transregional Institute/Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies lecture. “Iranian Fascist Islamism: Subduing Philosophy, Culture and Art.” Majid Mohammadi. 216 Burr.
12:30 p.m. Integrative information, computer and application sciences. “Locating and Analyzing Genetic Switches in the Genome.” Tae Hoon Kim, Yale University. 402 Computer Science.
3 p.m. Mathematics geometry, representation theory and moduli seminar. Erik Carlsson. 214 Fine.
4 p.m. Electrical engineering seminar. “QWIP Focal Plane Array Technology.” Kwong-Kit Choi, U.S. Army Research Laboratory. B205 Engineering Quadrangle.
4:15 p.m. Computer science lecture. “Software Transactions: A Programming-Languages Perspective.” Dan Grossman, University of Washington. 105 Computer Science.
4:30 p.m. Center for Information Technology Policy/law and public affairs lecture. “The Future of the Internet — And How to Stop It.” Jonathan Zittrain, Harvard University. 8 Friend.
4:30 p.m. Chemical engineering lecture. “Simulations of the Pressure-Driven Folding/Unfolding of Biomolecules.” Angel Garcia, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. A224 Engineering Quadrangle.
4:30 p.m. French and Italian/Council of the Humanities/Faber lecture. “Diderot Versus Rousseau, or Philosophy Versus Experience.” Leo Damrosch, Harvard University. 105 Chancellor Green.
4:30 p.m. Madison program/Test lecture. “Tocqueville’s New Liberalism: The Mild Despotism of Rational Control.” Last of three. Harvey Mansfield, Harvard University. 1 Robertson.
4:30 p.m. Philosophy/Hempel lecture. “Extrapolation and Its Limits.” Second of three. Steve Yablo, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. 101 McCormick.
4:30 p.m. Russian and Eurasian studies/Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies lecture. “Do Russian-American Relations Have To Be So Bad?” Stephen Sestanovich, Columbia University. 219 Burr.
4:30 p.m. Woodrow Wilson School lecture. “U.S.-Israeli Relations and the Middle East Peace Process.” Sallai Meridor, Israeli ambassador to the United States. Dodds Auditorium, Robertson.
6 p.m. School of Architecture/civil and environmental engineering/University Center for Human Values/Singstad lecture. Angus Low, Ove Arup & Partners Ltd., London. Betts Auditorium, School of Architecture.
Thursday, March 27
[F] 7:30 p.m. McCarter Theatre play. “Argonautika.” Written and directed by Mary Zimmerman. Matthews Theatre.
Noon. Information technology lecture. “Image Editing With Photoshop.” Lance Herrington. Multipurpose Room C, Frist.
12:30 p.m. Ecology and evolutionary biology lecture. “Contracts and the Evolution of Mutualism.” Douglas Yu, University of East Anglia, United Kingdom. 10 Guyot.
2 p.m. Mathematics ergodic theory and statistical mechanics seminar. “Logarithm Laws for Horocycles.” Jaraydev Athreya. 401 Fine.
4 p.m. Chemistry lecture. “Functionalized Mg and Zn-Organometallics for Organic Synthesis.” Paul Knochel, Ludwig Maximilians University, Germany. 324 Frick.
4:30 p.m. American studies lecture. “Next to Love is the Desire for Love: Searching for Meaning in American Memoir.” Nicholas Dawidoff. Stewart Film Theater, 185 Nassau St.
4:30 p.m. Art and archaeology lecture. “The Value of Incongruity: Henry Moore’s and Claes Oldenburg’s Public Sculpture.” Alexander Potts, University of Michigan. 106 McCormick.
4:30 p.m. Center for Information Technology Policy lecture. “The First Campaign: Why Tech is Central to Politics in 2008.” Garrett Graff, Washingtonian Magazine. 1 Robertson.
5:30 p.m. Ecology and evolutionary biology/Princeton chapter of Sigma Xi lecture. “Designing a Truly Autonomous Vehicle.” Alain Kornhauser. 10 Guyot.
8 p.m. Physics/Hamilton lecture. “A Deeper Understanding of Our Universe from 2 km Underground.” Arthur McDonald, Queens University, Canada. A02 McDonnell.
Friday, March 28
12:30 p.m. Art museum gallery talk. “Performing the Passion: ‘Christ Before Pilate’ by a Follower of Hieronymus Bosch.” Todor Petev. Art museum.
8 p.m. Davis International Center International Festival opening ceremony. Richardson Auditorium, Alexander.
8 p.m. McCarter Theatre play. “Argonautika.” Written and directed by Mary Zimmerman. Matthews Theatre.
3 p.m. Mathematics differential geometry and geometric analysis seminar. Marianty Lonel, University of Toledo. 314 Fine.
4 p.m. Mathematics geometry and geometric analysis seminar. Micah Warren, University of Washington. 314 Fine.
4 p.m. Philosophy/Hempel lecture. “Piggybacking on a Pretense and Pivoting on a Presupposition.” Last of three. Steve Yablo, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. 101 McCormick.
Saturday, March 29
3 and 8 p.m. McCarter Theatre play. “Argonautika.” Written and directed by Mary Zimmerman. Matthews Theatre.
[F] 8 p.m. Latin American studies/music/Council of the Humanities concert. Omar Sosa and the Afreecanos Ensemble. Richardson Auditorium, Alexander.
10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cotsen Children’s Library book convention. “Princyclopedia 2008: Aladdin, Splendors of the Middle East.” Dillon Gym.
[G] 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Italian studies graduate symposium. 219 Burr.
9 a.m. Women’s open crew vs. Brown and Michigan State. Shea Rowing Center.
10:40 a.m. Men’s heavyweight crew vs. Georgetown. Shea Rowing Center.
Noon. Men’s lacrosse vs. Yale. 1952 Stadium.
Noon. Women’s tennis vs. Penn. Lenz Tennis Center.
Noon and 2:30 p.m. Baseball vs. Dartmouth. Clarke Field.
12:30 and 2:30 p.m. Softball vs. Dartmouth. 1895 Field.
2:30 p.m. Women’s lacrosse vs. Cornell. 1952 Stadium.
Sunday, March 30
2 and 7:30 p.m. McCarter Theatre play. “Argonautika.” Written and directed by Mary Zimmerman. Matthews Theatre.
[F] 3 p.m. American Boychoir 70th anniversary concert. Richardson Auditorium, Alexander.
3 p.m. Art museum gallery talk. “Performing the Passion: ‘Christ Before Pilate’ by a Follower of Hieronymus Bosch.” Todor Petev. Art museum.
3 p.m. Musical performance student recital. Victor Amin, bassoon. Taplin Auditorium, Fine.
4 p.m. Davis International Center reading. “How His Bride Came to Abraham.” Karen Sunde, author. 1 Robertson.
11 a.m. Chapel service. Caroline East, Princeton Theological Seminary. Chapel.
Noon and 2:30 p.m. Baseball vs. Harvard. Clarke Field.
12:30 and 2:30 p.m. Softball vs. Harvard. 1895 Field.
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.” Through June 15.
• “Early Warhol in Context.” Through June 8.
• “Invoking the Comic Muse: Toulouse-Lautrec’s Parody of ‘The Sacred Grove.’” Through June 8.
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. Tour at 3 p.m. June 1.
• “Notre Livre: ‘À Toute Épreuve.’ A Collaboration Between Joan Miró and Paul Éluard.” Through June 29.
Lewis Center for the Arts
Lucas Gallery, 185 Nassau St. Monday-Friday 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
• Senior thesis exhibition. Jon Huddleson, installation artist. March 25-28. Opening reception at 6 p.m. March 25.
Lobby. 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
• “What Is Family? Princeton Views.” Through Dec. 1.
Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library
Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Open to 7:45 p.m. Wednesday.
• “Times They Are A-Changin’.” Through July 15.
Woodrow Wilson School
Bernstein Gallery, Robertson. Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
• “Looking at the Sequential Dialectic: The Death of Black Mane and the Feared Self.” Michael LaRiccia, artist. Through April 4.
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.
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.