Calendar of events
April 13-19, 2009
[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 13
7:15 p.m. Latin American studies/Rocke-feller College/Spanish and Portuguese film screening. Jorge Bodanzky and Orlando Senna: “Iracema, Uma Transa Amazonica.” In Portuguese with English subtitles. Theater, Holder.
F 8 p.m. McCarter Theatre concert. “Poets and Prophets.” Rosanne Cash and Mark O’Connor. Matthews Theatre.
Noon. Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies/translation and intercultural communication lecture. “Translation as Intercultural Communication: A Case of Law.” Sieglinde Pommer, Harvard University. 216 Burr.
4 p.m. Geosciences lecture. “Is There a Topographic Signature of Life on Earth?” Bill Dietrich, University of California-Berkeley. 220 Guyot.
4 p.m. Mathematics lecture. “h--Principle and Fluid Dynamics.” Camillo De Lellis, Zurich University. 110 Fine.
4:30 p.m. East Asian studies/religion lecture. “Purity and Bloody Victuals in Ancient Japan.” Michael Como, Columbia University. 202 Jones.
4:30 p.m. Slavic languages and literatures master class. “Dramatic Russia.” 10 East Pyne.
4:30 p.m. Woodrow Wilson School/Center for Health and Wellbeing lecture. “Health Care Reform: Go Bold, Tread Carefully or Make It Worse?” Leonard Schaeffer, Surgical Care Affiliates; Uwe Reinhardt. 300 Wallace.
5 p.m. Mathematics analysis seminar. “New Results for Reaction-Diffusion Equations Arising From Reversible Chemistry.” Laurent Desvillettes, Ecole Normale Supérieure de Cachan, France. 110 Fine.
6 p.m. School of Architecture lecture. “No Frills, No-Brand: Building the Global Bare Life.” Alejandro Zaera-Polo, Foreign Office Architects, London. Betts Auditorium, School of Architecture.
8 p.m. Mathematics/Princeton University Press lecture. “Quantum Mechanics and the Paradoxes of Entanglement.” Fourth of six. John Conway. A02 McDonnell.
8 p.m. University Public Lecture Series/Stafford Little Lecture. “Obama’s War: Why We Are Stuck in Iraq.” Thomas Ricks, The Washington Post. McCosh 10.
Tuesday, April 14
[F] 8 p.m. McCarter Theatre concert. Itzhak Perlman. Matthews Theatre.
8 p.m. Composers’ Ensemble. “The Formalist Quarter.” Taplin Auditorium, Fine.
Noon. Lewis Center for the Arts/visual arts lecture. Nina Katchadourian, mixed media artist. Room 219, 185 Nassau St.
Noon. Population research lecture. “Women, Health and Fertility in Bangladesh: Intended and Unintended Effects of Intervention Programs.” Jane Menken, University of Colorado-Boulder. 300 Wallace.
4:30 p.m. Mathematics algebraic geometry seminar. “Vector Bundles With Sections.” Brian Osserman, University of California-Davis. 322 Fine.
4:30 p.m. Mathematics mathematical physics seminar. “An Asymptotic Expansion for the Dimer Lambda_d.” Paul Federbush, University of Michigan. 343 Jadwin.
4:30 p.m. Medieval studies lecture. “Landscape and Community.” Lynn Staley, Colgate University. 209 Scheide Caldwell House.
4:30 p.m. Operations research and financial engineering lecture. “Ideal Money and Asymptotically Ideal Money.” John Nash. 101 Sherrerd.
4:30 p.m. President’s Lecture Series. “Did Eating Have a Renaissance? Mapping a Scholarly Itinerary From Past to Repast.” Leonard Barkan. 101 Friend.
4:30 p.m. Religion/Council of the Humanities lecture. “Embodied Vision: The Look of the Sacred.” David Morgan, Duke University. 1 Robertson.
4:30 p.m. Russian and Eurasian studies/Davis Center for Historical Studies/Slavic languages and literatures lecture. “A Party-Minded Science and a Science-Minded Party: The Lysenko Affair Revisited.” Ethan Pollock, Brown University. 219 Burr.
4:30 p.m. /@rts/Lewis Center for the Arts lecture. James Seawright. Stewart Film Theater, 185 Nassau St.
4:30 p.m. Woodrow Wilson School lecture. “Geography and the Construction of U.S. Poverty Policy.” Amy Glasmeier, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. 16 Robertson.
5:30 p.m. Muslim life lecture. “Is Shariah Oppressive? Islamic Law in the Modern World.” Shaykh Faraz Rabbani, independent scholar. 307 Frist.
7:30 p.m. Alumni association lecture. “Religion and Business: From Forbidden to Faith-Friendly?” David Miller. 219 Burr.
11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Greening Princeton farmers market. Firestone Plaza.
Wednesday, April 15
12:30 p.m. Chapel music organ concert. Kyle Ritter, All Souls Cathedral, Asheville, N.C. Chapel.
[F] 8 p.m. McCarter Theatre concert. Andras Schiff, piano. Matthews Theatre.
[G] Noon. Information technology lecture. “The Latest in Consumer Electronics.” Doug Dixon, Manifest Technology. Multipurpose Room B, Frist.
Noon. Molecular biology lecture. “The Genomic Code for Nucleosome Positioning.” Jonathan Widom, Northwestern University. 3 Thomas.
Noon. Princeton Institute for the Science and Technology of Materials/Princeton Center for Complex Materials lecture. “Photonic-Crystal Fibers in Ultrafast Optical Science.” Aleksei Zheltikov, Moscow State University. 222 Bowen.
4 p.m. Chemical engineering lecture. “Interstitial and Lymphatic Flow: Roles in Immune Cell Trafficking, Cancer and Tissue Engineering.” Melody Swartz, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology. A224 Engineering Quadrangle.
4:15 p.m. Princeton plasma physics colloquium. “Vision, Attention and the Quest for Consciousness in the Human Brain.” Sabine Kastner. Gottlieb Auditorium, PPPL, Forrestal.
4:30 p.m. East Asian studies lecture. “Japan’s Late Meiji (Early-20th Century) Violin Boom.” Margaret Mehl, University of Copenhagen. 202 Jones.
4:30 p.m. History lecture. “War Saving in Europe and America, 1914-1945: A Transnational Perspective.” Sheldon Garon. 211 Dickinson.
4:30 p.m. Latin American studies lecture. “Frida Kahlo’s Hybrid Cosmologies.” Gannit Ankori, Hebrew University, Israel. 219 Burr.
4:30 p.m. Madison program/contemporary European politics and society lecture. “The End of Her Story? Has the Credit Crunch Killed Thatcherism?” Charles Moore, The Daily Telegraph and Spectator. 120 Lewis Library.
4:30 p.m. Mathematics department colloquium. Giovanni Forni, University of Maryland-College Park. 314 Fine.
4:30 p.m. Music musicology colloquium. “Meeting Point: African Oral Traditions, Research and Music Creation.” Polo Vallejo, composer. Cone Seminar Room, Woolworth.
4:30 p.m. Woodrow Wilson School/Princeton-Harvard China and the World lecture. “U.S. Economic Engagement With China: A Report From the Front Lines.” Alan Holmer, former U.S. special envoy for China. 2 Robertson.
5:30 p.m. Rare books and special collections/classics lecture. “Monumental Tombs Near Troy — Recent Discoveries.” Brian Rose, University of Pennsylvania. 106 McCormick.
6 p.m. School of Architecture lecture. “Generative Order.” Toyo Ito, Toyo Ito & Associates, Architects, Tokyo. Betts Auditorium, School of Architecture.
6 p.m. Slavic languages and literatures lecture. “Czeslaw Milosz and the Mystery of the Missing Second World.” Clare Cavanagh, Northwestern University. 245 East Pyne.
Thursday, April 16
7 p.m. Slavic languages and literatures film screening. Leonid Gaidai: “Ivan Vasilievich: Back to the Future.” 10 East Pyne.
Noon. Information technology lecture. “Backing Up’s Not Hard to Do.” Gretchen Thiele. Multipurpose Room A, Frist.
12:30 p.m. Ecology and evolutionary biology lecture. “The Architecture of Ecological Networks: Patterns and Principles.” Jennifer Dunne, Santa Fe Institute. 10 Guyot.
[G] 12:30 p.m. Integrative information, computer and application sciences lecture. “Towards DNA Barcoding for Rapid Pathogen Detection.” Lance Palmer, Siemens Research. 402 Computer Science.
2 p.m. Mathematics ergodic theory and statistical mechanics seminar. Giovanni Forni, University of Maryland-College Park. 401 Fine.
2:15 p.m. Mathematics discrete mathematics seminar. “Geometric Selection Theorems.” Boris Bukh. 224 Fine.
3:30 p.m. Mechanical and aerospace engineering/Baetjer colloquium. “A Nanoscience Approach to Photocatalysis and Solar Cells.” First of two. Tom Mallouk, Pennsylvania State University. 222 Bowen.
4:30 p.m. Art and archaeology lecture. “Spectral Sound: Fred Wilson and the Rhetoric of Redress.” Huey Copeland, Northwestern University. 106 McCormick.
4:30 p.m. Center for Information Technology Policy/Center for the Study of Democratic Politics lecture. “Making Change Happen: Lessons From the Obama Campaign.” Joe Rospars, Blue State Digital. 104 Computer Science.
4:30 p.m. East Asian studies program lecture. “A Catholic Village in North China: Lineage, Temple Cult, Nationalism and Transnational Identity, 1700-2000.” Henrietta Harrison, Harvard University. 202 Jones.
4:30 p.m. History/Davis Center for Historical Studies/law and public affairs/Unversity Center for Human Values lecture. “China’s Challenge to Human Rights: Repression at Home and ‘Peaceful Rising’ Abroad.” Andrew Nathan, Columbia University. 211 Dickinson.
4:30 p.m. Liechtenstein Institute/religion, diplomacy and international relations lecture. “Saviors and Survivors: Darfur, Politics and the War on Terror.” Mahmood Mamdani, Columbia University. 1 Robertson.
4:30 p.m. Mathematics number theory seminar. “Stable Topology of Hurwitz Spaces and Arithmetic Counting Problems.” Jordan Ellenberg, University of Wisconsin-Madison. 214 Fine.
4:30 p.m. Mathematics topology seminar. Zoltan Szabo. 314 Fine.
4:30 p.m. Music composer colloquium. Zachary Mestoon, producer. 102 Woolworth.
4:30 p.m. Physics lecture. “The Fermi Gamma-Ray Space Telescope: A New View of the High Energy Universe.” Peter Michelson, Stanford University. A10 Jadwin.
4:30 p.m. Slavic languages and literatures panel discussion. “Docu-Drama: Roundtable on Contemporary Russian Theater.” 245 East Pyne.
4:30 p.m. Visual arts/film studies/Young lecture. Ira Sachs, filmmaker. Stewart Film Theater, 185 Nassau St.
8:30 p.m. Law and public affairs/Bernstein lecture. “Defending Human Rights in Times of Terror.” Dorit Beinisch, Supreme Court of Israel. Dodds Auditorium, Robertson.
4:30 to 6 p.m. Late antiquity/history/Davis Center for Historical Studies conference. “Nation, Group and Religion in Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages.” First of three days. 10 East Pyne.
Friday, April 17
12:30 p.m. Art museum gallery talk. “Presenting Apollo: Princeton’s Apollo Embodied.” Denton Walthall. Art museum.
[F] 7:30 p.m. McCarter Theatre concert. “Music From Mali.” Toumani Diabate and Habib Koite. Matthews Theatre.
8:30 p.m. Music/Undergraduate Composers Collective Spring Concert. Common Room, Rockefeller College.
10:15 a.m. Davis Center for Historical Studies lecture. “Transmutations of a Trope: The Figure of the Radical Indian.” Robert Stam, New York University. 211 Dickinson.
Noon. Psychology lecture. “What’s New in the False Memory World.” Elizabeth Loftus, Stanford University. 0S6 Green.
12:30 p.m. Science and global security/Woodrow Wilson School lecture. “Supporting Biosecurity in Countries of the Former Soviet Union.” Maureen Ellis, Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, Canada. 280 Icahn.
3:30 p.m. Mechanical and aerospace engineering/Baetjer colloquium. “Template Growth and Applications of Nanowires.” Last of two. Tom Mallouk, Pennsylvania State University. 222 Bowen.
9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Late antiquity/history/Davis Center for Historical Studies conference. “Nation, Group and Religion in Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages.” Second of three days. 210 and 211 Dickinson.
9 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. Madison program/Center for the Study of Religion/Tikvah Project in Jewish Thought conference. “Law and Religion: Philosophical and Historical Perspectives.” First of two days. 138 Lewis Library.
9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Music symposium. “Third International Symposium on the Music of Africa.” First of two days. 101 McCormick.
9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Woodrow Wilson School colloquium. “Prosperity or Peril? The Next Phase of Globalization.” First of two days. McCarter Theatre and Robertson. For more information: www.princeton.edu/~pcpia/.
8 a.m. Women’s and men’s track and field. Larry Ellis Invitational. First of two days. Weaver Track and Field Stadium.
9 a.m. Men’s heavyweight crew Compton Cup. Lake Carnegie.
2 p.m. Women’s tennis vs. Cornell. Lenz Tennis Center.
Saturday, April 18
10 a.m. Art museum Art for Families event. “Scavenger Hunt: America’s Facebook.” Art museum.
[F] 3 p.m. McCarter Theatre children’s concert. They Might Be Giants. Matthews Theatre.
8 p.m. Chapel music/religious life concert. Johannes Brahms: “Ein Deutsches Requiem.” University Chapel Choir with Margaret Meyer, soprano; Penna Rose, conductor. Chapel.
[F] 8 p.m. McCarter Theatre concert. They Might Be Giants. Matthews Theatre.
[F] 8 p.m. University Glee Club. concert. “Bach’s B Minor Mass.” Richardson Auditorium, Alexander.
9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Art museum/art and archaeology/Tang Center for East Asian Art conference. “Friends at a Brushwood Gate: A Symposium on Japanese Art in Honor of Yoshiaki Shimizu.” First of two days. McCosh 50. To register: tang.princeton.edu/friendsatbrushwo.html.
9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Late antiquity/history/Davis Center for Historical Studies conference. “Nation, Group and Religion in Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages.” Last of three days. 211 Dickinson.
9 a.m. to noon. Madison program/Center for the Study of Religion/Tikvah Project in Jewish Thought conference. “Law and Religion: Philosophical and Historical Perspectives.” Last of two days. 138 Lewis Library.
9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Music symposium. “Third International Symposium on the Music of Africa.” Last of two days. 101 McCormick.
9 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. Woodrow Wilson School colloquium. “Prosperity or Peril? The Next Phase of Globalization.” Last of two days. Robertson. For more information: www.princeton.edu/~pcpia/.
8 a.m. Women’s and men’s track and field. Larry Ellis Invitational. Last of two days. Weaver Track and Field Stadium.
Sunday, April 19
3 p.m. Art museum gallery talk. “Presenting Apollo: Princeton’s Apollo Embodied.” Denton Walthall. Art museum.
[F] 3 p.m. Princeton Pro Musica concert. Richardson Auditorium, Alexander.
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Art museum/art and archaeology/Tang Center for East Asian Art conference. “Friends at a Brushwood Gate: A Symposium on Japanese Art in Honor of Yoshiaki Shimizu.” Last of two days. McCosh 50. To register: tang.princeton.edu/friendsatbrushwo.html.
11 a.m. Chapel service. Deborah Blanks. Chapel.
2:30 p.m. Friends of the Princeton University Library book collectors meeting. David Magier. West Classroom, Firestone.
2 p.m. Men’s tennis vs. Columbia. Lenz Tennis Center.
12:15 p.m. Mondays. East Room, Murray-Dodge.
9:30 a.m. Sundays. Basement, Murray-Dodge. Membership not required to attend.
Office of Religious Life
Worship and meditation activities. web.princeton.edu/sites/chapel/religioushome.html.
Noon. Mondays and Thursdays. “Communal Table” informal lunch and discussion for faculty and staff. Tap Room.
Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m.
• “Memorable Encounters From Ho¯nen to de Kooning: In Honor of Yoshiaki Shimizu.” Through Aug. 2.
• “Myth and Modernity: Ernst Barlach’s Images of ‘The Nibelungen’ and ‘Faust.’” Through June 7.
• “Outside In: Chinese x American x Contemporary Art.” Through June 7.
• “What Is a Thing?” Through June 28.
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: “Egypt Unveiled: The Mission of Napoleon’s Savants.” Through May 10. Tour at 3 p.m. April 26.
Milberg Gallery: “Beauty and Bravado in Japanese Woodblock Prints: Highlights From the Gillett G. Griffin Collection.” Through June 7.
Lewis Center for the Arts
Lucas Gallery, 185 Nassau St. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Senior thesis exhibition. “From Glitter to Dust.” Cynthia Michalak, painter. April 14-17. Opening reception, April 13, 6 p.m.
Lobby. 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
• “What Is Peace?” Through Dec. 1.
Office of International Programs
Wilcox Hall Commons, Wilson College. Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
• “International Eye.” Student photo exhibition. Through April 30.
Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library
Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Wednesday until 8 p.m.
• “‘The Best Old Place of All’: Treasures From the Princeton University Archives.” Saturday viewing of University charter: May 30, 9 a.m. to noon; Oct. 10, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
School of Engineering and Applied Science
EQuad Café. 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
• Photo exhibition from Beijing Olympics air-quality study.
Women and Gender
Lounge, 113 Dickinson. 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday.
• “Mosaic Art.” Rhonda Heisler. Through April 30.
Woodrow Wilson School
Bernstein Gallery, Robertson Hall. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
• “Guns In America.” Kyle Cassidy, photographer. Through May 1.
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 and 3:30 p.m.; Sunday at 1 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.