Calendar of events

September 22-28, 2008

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[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, September 22


12:30 p.m. Integrative information, computer and application sciences lecture. “Thermodynamics of Natural Images.” Greg Stephens. 302 Computer Science.

4 p.m. Chemistry lecture. “Two-Electron Reduced-Density-Matrix Mechanics: With Application to Many-Electron Atoms and Molecules.” David Mazziotti, University of Chicago. 324 Frick.

4 p.m. Geosciences lecture. “Super-Eruptions: Volcanic Activity With a Global Impact.” Stephen Self, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. 220 Guyot.

4:30 p.m. Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies lecture. “Uncertainty and Sustainable Economic Growth in Korea.” Un-Chan Chung, Seoul National University, South Korea. 219 Burr.

4:30 p.m. Woodrow Wilson School lecture. “The Much Too Promised Land: America’s Elusive Search for Arab-Israeli Peace.” Aaron David Miller, Woodrow Wilson Center. Dodds Auditorium, Robertson.


[G] 4:30 p.m. Council of the Princeton University Community meeting. Betts Auditorium, School of Architecture.

[G] 4:30 p.m. Dean of the College meeting for new faculty members, including assistants-in-instruction and part-time and visiting faculty, regarding the honor system. Faculty Room, Nassau.

Tuesday, September 23


4:30 p.m. Lewis Center for the Arts/visual arts student film screening. Works by Glenn Brown and Choongmin Lee. Stewart Film Theater, 185 Nassau St.

[F] 7:30 p.m. McCarter Theatre play. “Herringbone.” Roger Rees, director. Berlind Theatre.


Noon. Keller Center lecture. “The Entrepreneur and Standards.” Ken Krechmer, University of Colorado-Boulder. Convocation Room, Friend.

Noon. Latin American studies lecture. “Cuban Narratives of the ’90s.” José Manuel Prieto. 216 Burr.

Noon. Population research lecture. “Fighting Neighbors or Fighting the State: Variation in Immigrant Conflict.” Rafaela Dancygier. 300 Wallace.

4:30 p.m. Algebraic geometry seminar. Ulrich Derenthal. 322 Fine.

4:30 p.m. Medieval studies lecture. “Medieval Islamic Society and Legal Change in Mainmonides’ Code of Jewish Law.” Mark Cohen. 10 East Pyne.

4:30 p.m. Woodrow Wilson School lecture. “Effectiveness in Public Policy: A Special Operations Perspective.” Brian Losey, National Security Council. 16 Robertson.

4:45 p.m. Madison program/law and public affairs/Mason lecture. “The Religious Exemptions Debate.” Douglas Laycock, University of Michigan. 219 Burr.

5:30 p.m. Graduate School discussion. “A Conversation With Cornel West and Phylicia Rashad.” Richardson Auditorium, Alexander. Tickets required (see story on page 8).

7:30 p.m. Alumni association lecture. “Basic Building Blocks of Brain Function.” Barry Jacobs. 219 Burr.


4:30 p.m. Dean for research/communications panel discussion and workshop. “Crystals, Quarks, Biomes and Genomes: How to Make Complex Science Compelling.” Buffet included. To register, call 258-5500 or e-mail

Wednesday, September 24


12:30 p.m. Chapel music concert. Millennia Too! Chapel.

4:30 p.m. Lewis Center for the Arts/creative writing/Clark Reading Series. Breyten Breytenbach and Uzodinma Iweala, authors. Stewart Film Theater, 185 Nassau St.

[F] 7:30 p.m. McCarter Theatre play. “Herringbone.” Roger Rees, director. Berlind Theatre.


[G] Noon. Information technology lecture. “Launching PAD — The Princeton Application Developers Group.” Serge Goldstein. Multipurpose Room B, Frist.

Noon. Molecular biology lecture. “Mechanisms in Endocytic Membrane Traffic.” Pietro De Camilli, Yale University. 3 Thomas.

Noon. Princeton Institute for the Science and Technology of Materials/Center for Complex Materials lecture. “A Thin Film Approach to Engineering Functionality Into Oxides.” Darrel Schlom, Pennsylvania State University. 222 Bowen.

4 p.m. Chemistry lecture. “Better to Be Lucky Than Smart: Discovery and Development of a Novel Inhibitor of Angiogenesis.” Paul Reider. 324 Frick.

4:15 p.m. Princeton plasma physics colloquium. “Solid Aluminum Alloys: A High-Energy Density Material for Safe Energy Storage, Transport and Splitting Water to Make Hydrogen on Demand.” Jerry Woodall, Purdue University. Gottlieb Auditorium, PPPL, Forrestal.

4:30 p.m. Center for the Study of Religion lecture. “‘Doing God in 10 Downing Street’: The Relationship Between Faith and Politics in a Postmodern World.” Lord Griffiths, Goldman Sachs International. McCosh 50.

4:30 p.m. Judaic studies poetry reading and lecture. “Recovery From Traumas.” Hamutal Bar-Yosef, Ben-Gurion University, Israel. 2 Robertson.

4:30 p.m. Law and public affairs lecture. “The Dark Side: The Inside Story of How the War on Terror Turned Into a War on American Ideals.” Jane Mayer, The New Yorker. 104 Computer Science.

4:30 p.m. Mathematics department colloquium. David Donoho, Stanford University. 314 Fine.

4:30 p.m. Near Eastern studies/Trans-regional Institute lecture. “Reflections on the Early Modern Indo-Persian Travel-Account.” Sanjay Subrahmanyam, University of California-Los Angeles. 202 Jones.

4:30 p.m. Woodrow Wilson School panel discussion. “Adlai Stevenson’s Lasting Legacy.” Henry Beinen, Northwestern University, moderator. Dodds Auditorium, Robertson.

6 p.m. School of Architecture lecture. “Revisiting Postmodernism.” Michael Graves, Stan Allen and Sarah Whiting. Betts Auditorium, School of Architecture.

Thursday, September 25


7 p.m. Slavic languages and literatures film screening. Yevgeni Karelov: “Sluzhili dva tovarishcha (Two Comrades Were Serving).” Russian with English subtitles. 100 Jones.

[F] 7:30 p.m. McCarter Theatre play. “Herringbone.” Roger Rees, director. Berlind Theatre.

[F] 8 p.m. University Concerts performance. Takacs String Quartet. Richardson Auditorium, Alexander.


[G] Noon. Information technology lecture. “Getting Started in Data Analysis Using Stata.” Oscar Torres-Reyna. Multipurpose Room A, Frist.

12:30 p.m. Integrative information, computer and application sciences lecture. “Structural Genomics of Membrane Proteins.” Marco Punta, Columbia University. 402 Computer Science.

12:30 p.m. Princeton Environmental Institute/Council of the Humanities lecture. “The Trouble With Coal.” Jeff Goodell, contributing editor, Rolling Stone. Multipurpose Room C, Frist.

4:30 p.m. Buddhist studies Japanese-language lecture. “The World of Dangisho (‘Lecture Books’): Educating Monks in Medieval Japan.” Mariko Watanabe, Hirosaki University, Japan. Room 137, 1879.

4:30 p.m. Center for African American Studies/religion/Council of the Humanities lecture. “Our Music Was Tamborines and Sometimes Guitar: Contemplating the Roots of Black Gospel.” Jerma Jackson, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. 101 McCormick.

4:30 p.m. Center for Information Technology Policy lecture. “Shakespeare, God and Lonely Hearts: Transforming Data Access With Many Eyes.” Martin Wattenberg, IBM. 101 Operations Research and Financial Engineering Building.

4:30 p.m. Center for the Study of Religion lecture. “Global Pentecostalism: The New Face of Christian Social Engagement.” Donald Miller, University of Southern California. Betts Auditorium, School of Architecture.

4:30 p.m. Medieval studies lecture. “Philippe de Mézières’ Life of St. Pierre de Thomas (1366): Constructing a Crusader Saint in the Late Middle Ages.” Renate Blumenfeld-Kosinski. 10 East Pyne.

4:30 p.m. Physics lecture. “Testing Physics of the Early Universe Observationally: Are Primordial Fluctuations Gaussian or Non-Gaussian?” Eiichiro Komatsu, University of Texas-Austin. A10 Jadwin.

4:30 p.m. Woodrow Wilson School lecture. “Why Spy? Espionage in an Era of Uncertainty.” Frederick Hitz, University of Virginia. 16 Robertson.

7:30 p.m. Latin American studies Spanish-language lecture. “La Literatura que se Eleva de las Calles.” Elena Poniatowska. McCosh 10.

Friday, September 26


[F] 8 p.m. McCarter Theatre play. “Herringbone.” Roger Rees, director. Berlind Theatre.


10:15 a.m. Davis Center for Historical Studies lecture. “A Roomful of Mirrors: On the Circulation of Textual and Visual Representations Between Early Modern India and Europe.” Sanjay Subrahmanyam, University of California-Los Angeles. 211 Dickinson.

Noon. Psychology lecture. “The Proactive Brain: Top-Down Predictions in Visual Cognition.” Moshe Bar, Harvard University. 0-S-6 Green.

12:30 p.m. Science and global security/Woodrow Wilson School lecture. “Biosecurity, Biotechnology and Global Health Seminar.” Kendra Chittenden, International Security and Nonproliferation Bureau. 280 Icahn.

3:30 p.m. Mechanical and aerospace engineering lecture. “High-Speed Shaping of Laser Material for Novel Direct-Write Processing.” Craig Arnold. 222 Bowen.


3:45 to 6:30 p.m. Philosophy/Leibniz symposium. First of three days. McCosh 28.


7 p.m. Sprint football vs. Penn. Princeton Stadium.

Saturday, September 27


[F] 3 and 8 p.m. McCarter Theatre play. “Herringbone.” Roger Rees, director. Berlind Theatre.

[F] 8:30 p.m. McCarter Theatre concert. “The New American Songbook.” Randy Newman. Matthews Theatre.


9 a.m. to 6:45 p.m. Philosophy/Leibniz Symposium. Second of three days. Betts Auditorium, School of Architecture.

3 p.m. Community and regional affairs/human resources/athletics Community and Staff Day. Princeton Stadium.


[F] 6 p.m. Football vs. Lehigh. Princeton Stadium.

Sunday, September 28


[F] 2 and 7:30 p.m. McCarter Theatre play. “Herringbone.” Roger Rees, director. Berlind Theatre.

[F] 4 p.m. Princeton Symphony Orchestra concert. “Basking in the Splendor of Romance.” Richardson Auditorium, Alexander.


9 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Philosophy/Leibniz symposium. Last of three days. Betts Auditorium, School of Architecture.

11 a.m. Chapel service. Robert George. Chapel.


Alcoholics Anonymous

12:15 p.m. Mondays. East Room, Murray-Dodge.

9:30 a.m. Sundays. Basement, Murray-Dodge. Membership not required to attend.


Art Museum

Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m.
• “Strangers in a Strange Land: Chinese Art From the Imperial Palace.” Sept. 27-Dec. 14.

Firestone Library

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.
Main Gallery:
• “The Greek Book From Papyrus to Printing.” Through Dec. 7.
Milberg Gallery:
• “Sketching Their Characters: 150 Years of Political Cartoons from Andrew Jackson to George H.W. Bush.” Through Jan. 4.

Lewis Center for the Arts

Lucas Gallery, 185 Nassau St. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
• Visual arts student exhibition. Sept. 23 through Oct. 12.
Opening reception Sept. 23, 6 p.m.


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.; Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 7:45 p.m.
• “John Foster Dulles: From Diploma to Diplomat.” Through Jan. 30.

Et cetera

Art Museum

Hours: 258-3788.

Athletic Ticket Office

Tickets and information: 258-3538.

Employment Opportunities

Frist Campus Center

Welcome Desk: 258-1766.


Hours: 258-3181.

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.

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.

Prospect Association

Reservations: 258-3686.

Richardson Auditorium

Event information: 258-5000.

Tiger Sportsline

Current sports highlights and upcoming athletic events: 258-3545.

University Ticketing

Ticket information: 258-9220.