Calendar of events
April 28-May 4, 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, April 28
6:30 p.m. Slavic languages and literatures film screening. Kira Muratova: “Tuner (Nastroishchik).” 100 Jones.
12:15 p.m. Mathematics group actions seminar. Alex Furman, University of Illinois-Chicago. 224 Fine.
4 p.m. Applied and computational mathematics lecture. “Active and Semi-Supervised Learning Theory.” Rob Nowak, University of Wisconsin-Madison. 214 Fine.
4 p.m. Geosciences lecture. “Meteorite Impact Structures in South America.” William MacDonald, State University of New York-Binghamton. 220 Guyot.
4:30 p.m. Buddhist studies workshop/Tang Center for East Asian Art/East Asian studies lecture. “Patronage and Pure Land Paintings in Korea, 13th-14th Centuries.” Youngsook Pak, Yale University. 202 Jones.
4:30 p.m. Davis Center for Historical Studies/history/Princeton University Press lecture. “Smuts and the Limits of Imperial Internationalism.” Mark Mazower, Columbia University. First of three. 10 East Pyne.
4:30 p.m. Law and public affairs/Harlan lecture. “Terrorism Cases in Civilian Courts: Balancing the Powers of Government.” Leonie Brinkema, U.S. District Judge, Eastern District of Virginia. Dodds Auditorium, Robertson.
4:30 p.m. Woodrow Wilson School/Canadian studies lecture. “The Health Care Debate: Lessons From Canada, Implications for the United States.” Theodore Marmor, Yale University, and Antonia Maioni, McGill University. 16 Robertson.
5:30 p.m. Slavic languages and literatures lecture. “Laughing in the Face of Danger: The Playwright Marin Drži´c and Renaissance Dubrovnik.” Aida Vidan, Harvard University. 245 East Pyne.
4:30 to 6 p.m. Princeton Environmental Institute/Center for African American Studies conference. “A Different Shade of Green: Race, Place and Environmental Justice.” First of two days. Multipurpose Rooms, Frist.
[G] 4:30 p.m. Faculty meeting. Faculty Room, Nassau.
Tuesday, April 29
[G] 4:30 p.m. Lewis Center for the Arts/Princeton Atelier vocal workshop. Maryana Sadovska, actress and singer. Rehearsal Room, Berlind Theatre.
4:30 p.m. Lewis Center for the Arts/visual arts senior thesis video screening. John Larkin and Evan Younger. Stewart Film Theater, 185 Nassau St.
8 p.m. Composers’ Ensemble concert. Taplin Auditorium, Fine.
Noon. Population research lecture. “State of the 2010 Decennial Census.” Preston Jay Waite, U.S. Census Bureau. 300 Wallace.
12:15 p.m. Latin American studies lecture. “The Logic of Constitutional Change: Evidence From Latin America.” Gabriel Negretto. 216 Burr.
12:30 p.m. Geosciences lecture. “The Earth’s Mantle With Low Velocity Zones: Insights From Phase Transitions Observed at Mantle Conditions and Seismic Frequencies.” Li Li, State University of New York-Stony Brook. 155 Guyot.
4 p.m. Chemistry lecture. “Designing Function in Organic Molecules for Biomedical Applications.” Jerry Yang, University of California-San Diego. 324 Frick.
4:30 p.m. Art and archaeology lecture. “Concepts of Space: The Role of Architecture Drawings in the Roman Baroque.” Elisabeth Kieven, Max Planck Institute for Art History, Rome. 101 McCormick.
4:30 p.m. Astrophysical sciences lecture. “GALEX: Exploring Galaxy Evolution Far and Near.” Chris Martin, California Institute of Technology. 145 Peyton.
4:30 p.m. Davis Center for Historical Studies/history/Princeton University Press lecture. “Minorities, Nations and International Law: The Lessons of the Nazi New Order.” Mark Mazower, Columbia University. Second of three. 10 East Pyne.
4:30 p.m. Judaic studies lecture. “Jews in Comics, a View From Inside the Four-Color Tribe: A Conversation.” Paul Levitz, DC Comics. 203 Scheide-Caldwell House.
4:30 p.m. Keller Center for Innovation in Engineering Education/Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies lecture. “The Troubles With Air Quality in Developing Communities.” Kurt Paterson, Michigan Technological University. 6 Friend.
4:30 p.m. Mathematics algebraic geometry seminar. Brendan Hassett, Rice University. 322 Fine.
4:30 p.m. Operations research and financial engineering lecture. “Efficient Pricing of American Options in Models With Stochastic Volatility and Jumps.” Farid AitSahlia, University of Florida. 4 Friend.
4:30 p.m. Princeton Environmental Institute/Near Eastern studies lecture. “Iraq’s Oil Sector Between State and Regionalization.” Raad Alkadiri, PFC Energy. 10 Guyot.
4:30 p.m. Woodrow Wilson School/Madison program panel discussion. “Reclaiming Conservatism: How a Great Political Movement Got Lost — And How It Can Find Its Way Back.” 16 Robertson.
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Princeton Environmental Institute/Center for African American Studies conference. “A Different Shade of Green: Race, Place and Environmental Justice.” Last of two days. Multipurpose Rooms, Frist.
11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Greening Princeton farmers’ market. Firestone Plaza.
6 p.m. Near Eastern Studies cultural celebration. “From Jerusalem With Love.” 202 Jones. For more information, e-mail email@example.com.
Wednesday, April 30
12:30 p.m. Chapel music organ concert. Janet Miller, Nassau Presbyterian Church, Princeton. Chapel.
4:30 p.m. Lewis Center for the Arts/creative writing/Clark Reading Series. Students reading from their work. Stewart Film Theater, 185 Nassau St.
7:30 p.m. Lewis Center for the Arts concert. “Scenario for a Non-Existing but Possible Instrumental Actor.” André Erlen, actor. Matthews Acting Studio, 185 Nassau St.
[F] 8 p.m. McCarter Theatre concert. Ricky Skaggs and Bruce Hornsby. Matthews Theatre.
[G] Noon. Information technology lecture. “Tuning In or Tuning Out: The New World of Digital TV.” David Hopkins. Multipurpose Room B, Frist.
Noon. Molecular biology lecture. “Identification of Pathways That Maintain Genome Stability in Saccharomyces Cerevisiae.” Richard Kolodner, University of California-San Diego. 3 Thomas.
Noon. Princeton Institute for the Science and Technology of Materials lecture. “Materials and Assembly Processes for Unconventional Organic, Organometallic and Inorganic Circuitry.” Tobin Marks, Northwestern University. 222 Bowen.
12:15 p.m. Center for Health and Wellbeing/development studies lecture. “Can Higher Prices Stimulate Product Use? Evidence from a Field Experiment in Zambia.” Jesse Shapiro, University of Chicago. 300 Wallace.
2:45 p.m. Bendheim Center for Finance/ Civitas Foundation seminar. “Did Securitization Lead to Lax Screening: Evidence from Subprime Loans.” Amit Seru, University of Chicago. 103 Bendheim. Registration required for outside attendees; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
4 p.m. Chemical engineering lecture. “Quantitative Variations in Molecular Networks and the Emergence of Multicellular Phenotypic Diversity.” Anand Asthagiri, California Institute of Technology. A224 Engineering Quadrangle.
4:15 p.m. Princeton plasma physics lecture. “Solitons in Optical Fibers for Telecommunications.” Linn Mollenauer, Bell Labs, and Masaaki Yamada. Gott-lieb Auditorium, PPPL, Forrestal.
4:30 p.m. American studies/Lewis Center for the Arts lecture. “On Memoir, Magazines, Baseball and the Writing Life.” Roger Angell, The New Yorker; Gerald Marzorati, The New York Times Magazine; and Nicholas Dawidoff. 101 McCormick.
4:30 p.m. Center for Information Technology Policy lecture. “How Are Mobile Phones Changing Families?” James Katz, Rutgers University. 8 Friend.
4:30 p.m. Classics lecture. “Tyes: The Politics of Allotment in Classical Athens.” Josine Blok, Utrecht University, the Netherlands. 106 McCormick.
4:30 p.m. Davis Center for Historical Studies/history/Princeton University Press lecture. “Nehru’s World: After Eurocentrism.” Mark Mazower, Columbia University. Last of three. 10 East Pyne.
4:30 p.m. East Asian studies lecture. “Writing Meaning: Strategies of Meaning-Construction in Early Chinese Philosophical Discourse.” Dirk Meyer, University of Oxford. 202 Jones.
4:30 p.m. International economics/economics/Graham lecture. “Trade in Space and Time.” Jonathan Eaton, New York University. 2 Robertson.
4:30 p.m. Mathematics colloquium. “Paint-By-Numbers: Pattern Formation in Two-Dimensional Sheets of Cells.” Stanislav Shvartsman. 314 Fine.
4:30 p.m. Philosophy/Witherspoon Institute lecture. “The Need and Implications of Recognizing Humanity.” John Haldane, University of St. Andrews, Scotland. 219 Burr.
4:30 p.m. Woodrow Wilson School/Center for the Study of Religion lecture. “From Liberation to Mutual Fund: Images of Christ in Black Politics.” Melissa Harris-Lacewell. 16 Robertson.
6 p.m. School of Architecture lecture. “Negotiating Circumstances.” Marc Angelil, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology-Zurich. Betts Auditorium, School of Architecture.
7 p.m. Women’s lacrosse vs. Maryland. 1952 Field.
Thursday, May 1
[F] 8 p.m. McCarter Theatre concert. Itzhak Perlman. Matthews Theatre.
[F] 8 p.m. University Wind Ensemble spring concert. Richardson Auditorium, Alexander.
Noon. Information technology lecture. “Powerpoint.” Samantha Roze. Multipurpose Room C, Frist.
2:15 p.m. Mathematics discrete mathematics seminar. Maria Chudnovsky, Columbia University. 314 Fine.
4:30 p.m. East Asian studies lecture. “On the Road Again: Images of Confucius as an Itinerant Teacher.” Julia Murray, University of Wisconsin-Madison. 309 Frist.
4:30 p.m. Mathematics topology seminar. Robert Lipshitz, Columbia University. 314 Fine.
4:30 p.m. Physics colloquium. “The Ugly and the Beautiful: Utilizing the 14C Bomb Peak.” Walter Kutschera, University of Vienna, Switzerland. A10 Jadwin.
4:30 p.m. Translation and intercultural communication lecture. “Amerikas.” Adam Thirlwell, author. 219 Burr.
4:30 p.m. Woodrow Wilson School panel discussion. “Art of the Times (Times Four).” 16 Robertson.
7 p.m. Religion, diplomacy and international relations/Liechtenstein Institute/Woodrow Wilson School lecture. “Women, Religion and Diplomacy.” Ursula Plassnik, Austrian foreign minister. Dodds Auditorium, Robertson.
2:30 to 6 p.m. University Center for Human Values/Madison program conference. “Is It Wrong to End Early Human Life?” 101 Friend.
4 to 11 p.m. Fristfest Weekend picnic and carnival. South Lawn, Frist. For more information: www.princeton.edu/frist/fristfest2008.shtml.
Friday, May 2
8 p.m. McCarter Theatre play. “A Seagull in the Hamptons.” Adapted and directed by Emily Mann. Berlind Theatre.
Noon. American studies/music lecture. “Fusion as an Alternative Narrative for Jazz History.” Scott Deveaux, University of Virginia. McCosh 40.
Noon. Judaic studies lecture. “Jewish/Argentine Social Change in the Aftermath of Violence.” Natasha Zaretsky. 203 Scheide-Caldwell House.
3:30 p.m. Mechanical and aerospace engineering lecture. “Advanced Battery Technology for the Coming Electric Vehicle Revolution.” Yet-Ming Chiang, Masschusetts Institute of Technology. 222 Bowen.
1 to 3 p.m. Fristfest Weekend “Iron Tiger” culinary competition. Food gallery, Frist.
8 to 11 p.m. Fristfest Weekend “Taste of Princeton” celebration. South lawn, Frist. For more information: www.princeton.edu/frist/fristfest2008.shtml.
Saturday, May 3
8 p.m. McCarter Theatre play. “A Seagull in the Hamptons.” Adapted and directed by Emily Mann. Berlind Theatre.
9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Class of 1966/alumni association/Fields Center symposium. “Princeton Prize Symposium on Race Relations.” Dodds Auditorium, Robertson.
9 p.m. Fristfest Weekend concert and film screening. University Wind Ensemble “Concert Under the Stars.” 1879 Green. “I Am Legend” screening. South lawn, Frist. For more information: www.princeton.edu/frist/fristfest2008.shtml.
9 a.m. Men’s heavyweight crew vs. Brown. Shea Rowing Center.
10 a.m. Women’s lightweight crew vs. Wisconsin. Shea Rowing Center.
11 a.m. Women’s open crew vs. George Washington. Shea Rowing Center.
Sunday, May 4
2 p.m. McCarter Theatre play. “A Seagull in the Hamptons.” Adapted and directed by Emily Mann. Berlind Theatre.
11 a.m. Chapel service. Alison Boden. Chapel.
12:15 p.m. Mondays. East Room, Murray-Dodge.
9:30 a.m. Sundays. Basement, Murray-Dodge. Membership not required to attend.
100 Level, Frist Campus Center. Monday-Wednesday, 7 a.m. to 2 a.m. Thursday-Friday, 7 a.m. to 3 a.m. Saturday 7:30 a.m. to 3 a.m. Sunday 8 a.m. to 2 a.m.
• “Always the P-Rade — From Origins to Tradition.” Through June 3.
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.
• “Polygons to Printmaking: The Work of Frank Stella, 1958–1997.” Through June 15.
Cotsen Children’s Library
Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.
• “The Art of Having Fun: Père Castor’s Activity Books.” 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. 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. Kelsey Johnson, painter and photographer; Meredith Thompson, installation artist; and Lena Neufield, photographer. April 29-May 2. Opening reception at 6 p.m. April 29.
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.
Women and Gender
Lounge, 113 Dickinson Hall. Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
• “Wonder Lands.” Jessie Krause, painter. Through May 1.
Woodrow Wilson School
Bernstein Gallery, Robertson. Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
• “Art of the Times (Times Four).” Through May 16.
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.