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Archive – April, 2013

Conference to explore the polarities of opera and dance

Friday and Saturday, May 3 and 4, 2013, various times · Woolworth Hall, McAlpin Rehearsal Hall

The two-day conference "The Agon of Opera and Dance" will assemble various perspectives of scholars and practitioners to explore the conceptual and practical polarities of opera and dance, from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 3, and from 10 a.m. to 7:45 p.m. on Saturday, May 4, in Woolworth Hall, McAlpin Rehearsal Hall.

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Students to premiere music theater works

Friday and Saturday, May 3 and 4, 2013, various times · Forbes College Black Box Theater

Students in the Lewis Center for the Arts' and Department of Music's spring Princeton Atelier course "Sounding Boundaries: Interdisciplinary Alchemy in Music Theater" will present original music theater works at 5 p.m. Friday, May 3, and at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 4, in the Forbes College Black Box Theater. A reception will follow the May 3 performance.

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Staged reading examines Proposition 8 trial

Thursday, May 2, 2013, 8 p.m. · Frist Campus Center Theatre

Students and faculty will give a staged reading of the play "8," about Proposition 8 and the case for marriage equality, at 8 p.m. Thursday, May 2, in the Frist Campus Center Theatre. The performance will be followed by a panel discussion on marriage equality featuring Jill Dolan, director of the Program in Gender and Sexuality Studies; the Hon. Deborah Poritz, former chief justice of the New Jersey Supreme Court; and Daniel Pinello, author of "America's Struggle with Same-Sex Marriage."

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Trio to perform early modern music

Thursday, May 2, 2013, 4:30 p.m. · Hinds Library

University staff members John Lacombe, lutist; Kevin Mensch, vocalist; and John Burkhalter, recorder, will perform Renaissance music at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, May 2, in Hinds Library. Russell Leo III, an assistant professor of English, will speak about the importance of music in the work of John Milton.

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Japanese anime film series to present 'Redline'

Wednesday, May 1, 2013, 7 p.m. · Wilcox Hall, Black Box Theatre

"Drawn and Moving," a Japanese anime film series, concludes with a free screening of "Redline" at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 1, in Wilcox Hall, Black Box Theater. Directed by Takeshi Koike, the 2009 science fiction auto racing film will be shown in Japanese with English subtitles, followed by discussion.

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Student Work: 'Rebecca,' a student film

"Rebecca," a film by senior Chris Dodds featuring original music by sophomore Logan Roth will be shown at  9 p.m. Thursday, May 2, 1 p.m. Friday, May 3, and 4:30 p.m. Thursday, May 9, at the James M. Stewart '32 Theater, 185 Nassau St.

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Vote for, see winners of student science-video contest

Tuesday, May 7, 2013, 7 p.m. · Thomas Laboratory Auditorium (LTL 003)

The best attempts by Princeton University students to make science publicly accessible via 5-minute videos will be displayed during the Science Action SA1 Awards ceremony at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 7, in the Thomas Laboratory Auditorium (LTL 003). Votes for the winning videos can be cast May 2-6 on the Science Action Facebook page.

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Reception to open 2013 Princeton Art of Science exhibition

Friday, May 10, 2013, 4:30 p.m. · Friend Center Atrium

The Princeton University Art of Science 2013 exhibit will open with a reception at 4:30 p.m. Friday, May 10, in the Friend Center Atrium. The free and public event will feature 43 images of artistic merit created during the course of scientific research.

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Artist-in-residence Macuga to discuss her work

Tuesday, April 30, 2013, 4:30 p.m. · East Pyne Hall, Room 010

Goshka Macuga, recently named the Princeton University Art Museum's Sarah Lee Elson, Class of 1984, International Artist-in-Residence, will discuss her recent work and current retrospective — on view at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago — at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 30, in East Pyne Hall, Room 010.

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Sinha named valedictorian, Bensch-Schaus selected as salutatorian

Aman Sinha, a mechanical and aerospace engineering major from Ivyland, Pa., has been selected as valedictorian of Princeton University's Class of 2013. Amelia Bensch-Schaus, a classics major from Swarthmore, Pa., has been named the Latin salutatorian.

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Weekend celebrates President Tilghman's passion for the arts

The first Princeton Arts Weekend, April 25-28, showcased the talents of hundreds of students with nearly 70 events. The last day of the festival coincided with Communiversity, an annual event that brings together thousands of members of the town of Princeton and the University community. Also on Sunday, a student tribute to President Shirley M. Tilghman honored her commitment to the arts.

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Thomas to speak on Marquis de Sade and Casanova

Tuesday, April 30, 2013, 4:30 p.m. · McCormick Hall, Room 106

Chantal Thomas of the Centre national de la recherche scientifique near Lyon, France, will give a talk "L'esprit de voyage chez Sade et Casanova," about the travels of the Marquis de Sade and Giacomo Casanova, at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 30, in McCormick Hall, Room 106. Thomas is a French historian, essayist and novelist specializing in 18th-century culture and literature.

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Besser to speak on 'Pandemics, Public Health and Political Change'

Tuesday, April 30, 2013, 4:30 p.m. · Robertson Hall, Dodds Auditorium

Richard Besser, chief health and medical editor for ABC News, will speak on "Pandemics, Public Health and Political Change: The Critical Importance of Communication" at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 30, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.  

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Krasnodebski to speak on 'Postcommunism and Protest Movements'

Tuesday, May 7, 2013, 4:30 p.m. · Burr Hall, Room 219

Zdzislaw Krasnodebski, a professor of European and East European studies at the University of Bremen, Germany, will speak on "Postcommunism and Protest Movements in Eastern and Central Europe" at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 7, in Burr Hall, Room 219.

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Film 'Final Solution' to be screened

Wednesday, May 1, 2013, 7:30 p.m. · McCormick Hall, Room 101

The Program in South Asian Studies and the Department of English will co-sponsor a screening of the film "Final Solution," directed by Rakesh Sharma, at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 1, in McCormick Hall, Room 101. Set in Gujarat during the period February-March 2002 and July 2003, "Final Solution" graphically documents the changing face of right-wing politics in India through an examination of the carnage wrought on Gujarat in 2002.  

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Groseclose to discuss his views on media bias

Wednesday, May 1, 2013, 4:30 p.m. · Lewis Library, Room 120

Tim Groseclose, the Marvin Hoffenberg Chair of American Politics at the University of California-Los Angeles, will deliver a lecture on "Left Turn: How Liberal Media Bias Distorts the American Mind" at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 1, in Lewis Library, Room 120.  

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Alexander to speak on 'Constitutional Theories'

Tuesday, April 30, 2013, 4:30 p.m. · Lewis Library, Room 120

Lawrence Alexander, the Warren Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of San Diego School of Law, will deliver a lecture on "Constitutional Theories: A Taxonomy and (Implicit) Critique" at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 30, in Lewis Library, Room 120.

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Discussion addresses engineering-education value of LEGOs

Tuesday, April 30, 2013, 4:30 p.m. · Computer Science Building, Room 105

Chris Rogers, a professor of mechanical engineering at Tufts University, will discuss the engineering-education value of LEGO building blocks at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 30, in the Computer Science Building, Room 105. The discussion includes a demonstration of the forthcoming LEGO Mindstorms EV3 robot. Children are welcome to attend with their parents and bring a LEGO model.

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Physicists, biologists unite to expose how cancer spreads

A multi-institutional study including researchers from Princeton University's Physical Sciences-Oncology Center found that cancer cells that can break out of a tumor and invade other organs are more aggressive and nimble than nonmalignant cells.

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IMF chief economist to speak on macroeconomic policy

Monday, May 6, 2013, 4:30 p.m. · Robertson Hall, Dodds Auditorium

Olivier Blanchard, chief economist at the International Monetary Fund, will discuss "Rethinking Macroeconomic Policy" at 4:30 p.m. Monday, May 6, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.

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Muñoz to speak on 'Common Sense Immigration Reform'

Monday, April 29, 2013, 4:30 p.m. · Robertson Hall, Dodds Auditorium

Cecilia Muñoz, assistant to the president and director of the White House Domestic Policy Council, will speak on "Common Sense Immigration Reform" at 4:30 p.m. Monday, April 29, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.

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FACULTY AWARD: Eight named to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Eight Princeton faculty members have been named fellows of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. They are among 198 leaders in scholarship, business, science, the arts and public affairs elected this year in recognition of their contributions to their specific fields.

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Memorial service will be held for Rabbi Jim Diamond

Tuesday, May 7, 2013, 7 p.m. · Robertson Hall, Dodds Auditorium

A memorial service for Rabbi Jim Diamond, former director of the Center for Jewish Life, will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 7, in Dodds Auditorium in Robertson Hall. The Rev. Alison Boden, dean of religious life and the Chapel, and Rabbi Julie Roth, executive director of the Center for Jewish Life—Hillel at Princeton, will be co-officiating the service. Please RSVP to Susan Johanesen in the Center for Jewish Life at sjohanes@princeton.edu or 609-258-2288.

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University community invited to CPUC meeting

Monday, May 6, 2013, 4:30 p.m. · East Pyne, Room 10

The University community is invited to attend the meeting of the Council of the Princeton University Community (CPUC) at 4:30 p.m. Monday, May 6, in East Pyne, Room 10.

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Schmidt fund awards to advance innovations in drug therapy and search for planets

Two Princeton University research projects — a new tool for visualizing drug therapy in the brain and a method for aiding the search for planets outside our solar system — have been selected to receive grants from Princeton's Eric and Wendy Schmidt Transformative Technology Fund.

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Student Work: Women's Rugby Football Club

Members of the Princeton University Women's Rugby Football Club reflect on what the sport and being a part of the team means to them.

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Tokyo String Quartet to give final Princeton concert

Wednesday, May 1, 2013, 7:30 p.m. · Alexander Hall, Richardson Auditorium

The Tokyo String Quartet, which has been performing at Princeton for four decades, will give a free final concert — its gift to the Princeton community — at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 1, in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall. The quartet is currently performing its last season, capping the ensemble's 44-year history.

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Film series to screen 'Farewell My Queen'

Tuesday, April 30, 2013, 7:30 p.m. · Rockefeller/Mathey College Theatre

The Program in European Cultural Studies' film series "Versailles: Court and Culture from Louis XIV to Marie-Antoinette" concludes with a screening of "Farewell My Queen" at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 30, in the Rockefeller/Mathey College Theatre. Directed by Benoit Jacquot, the 2012 film looks at the relationship of Marie Antoinette with one of her "readers." It will be shown in French with English subtitles.

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Student musicians to showcase improvisational techniques

Monday, April 29, 2013, 8 p.m. · Fine Hall, Taplin Auditorium

Students in the course "The Improvising Ensemble" will demonstrate "outside the box" techniques to creative music-making with small group compositions at 8 p.m. Monday, April 29, in Taplin Auditorium, Fine Hall. Also performing are Eli Asher, a 2000 alumnus, and his group The Respect Sextet; the ensemble members were guest artists in the classroom.

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Orchestra, Glee Club and Chamber Choir to perform

Friday and Saturday, April 26 and 27, 2013, 7:30 p.m. · Alexander Hall, Richardson Auditorium

The Princeton University Orchestra, the Princeton University Glee Club and the Princeton University Chamber Choir will perform the Stuart B. Mindlin Memorial Concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 26 and 27, in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall. The program includes Poulenc's "Gloria" and Ravel's "Daphnis et Chloe." For tickets call University Ticketing at 609-258-9220.

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Origins of Italian communes is topic of lecture series

Tuesday through Thursday, April 30-May 2, 2013, 4:30 p.m. · McCormick Hall, Room 101

Chris Wickham, the Lawrence Stone Professor at the University of Oxford, will give a lecture series titled "Sleepwalking to a New World: The Origins of Italian Communes 1050-1150," at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, April 30-May 2, in McCormick Hall, Room 101. The event is sponsored by the Davis Center for Historical Studies and Princeton University Press.

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Alumnus Milberg to be honored at symposium

Sunday, April 28, 2013, 1 p.m. · 185 Nassau St., Stewart Theater

Leonard Milberg, a 1953 Princeton alumnus, will be honored for his generosity to the University at a symposium "A Man for the Books" from 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday, April 28, in Stewart Theater, 185 Nassau St. The event will feature panels on Jewish American writers, poetry and Irish drama.

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Mitchell to deliver opening address for colloquium

Friday, May 3, 2013, 5 p.m. · McCosh Hall, Room 50

George Mitchell, U.S. envoy for Middle East peace from 2009 to 2011 and a former U.S. senator, will deliver the opening keynote address at the 2013 Princeton Colloquium on Public and International Affairs at 5 p.m. Friday, May 3, in McCosh Hall, Room 50. Tickets for the talk are no longer available. There will be a wait line outside McCosh Hall, and the talk will be simulcast in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.

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PPPL and Princeton scientists developing novel system for verifying nuclear warheads

Scientists at Princeton University and the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) are developing a unique process to verify that nuclear weapons to be dismantled or removed from deployment contain true warheads. The system would do so without measuring classified information that could lead to nuclear proliferation if the data were to be leaked.

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Student Work: Princeton University Orchestra

The Princeton University Orchestra presents "The Stuart Mindlin Memorial Concerts" at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 26 and 27, in Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall.

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Event features crown-princess and prince of Romania

Tuesday, April 23, 2013, 4:30 p.m. · Prospect House Library

A high tea with Crown-Princess Margarita and Prince Radu of Romania will be held at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 23, in the Prospect House Library. The event will include an address by the crown-princess and princess on current European and world affairs followed by an open discussion with students and faculty. RSVP at rssa@princeton.edu.

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Pianist Blechacz to perform

Thursday, April 25, 2013, 8 p.m. · Alexander Hall, Richardson Auditorium

Princeton University Concerts' 2012-13 series continues with pianist Rafal Blechacz at 8 p.m. Thursday, April 25, in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall. Winner of the 2005 Chopin International Piano Competition, Blechacz will perform a program of Bach, Beethoven, Chopin and Szymanowski. For tickets call University Ticketing at 609-258-9220.

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Japanese anime film series to present 'Evangelion: 1.01'

Wednesday, April 24, 2013, 7 p.m. · Wilcox Hall, Black Box Theatre

"Drawn and Moving," a Japanese anime film series, continues with a free screening of "Evangelion: 1.01: You Are (Not) Alone" at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 24, in Wilcox Hall, Black Box Theater. Directed by Hideaki Anno, the 2007 science fiction film will be shown in Japanese with English subtitles, followed by discussion.

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Max and Eugenides to speak about writer Wallace

Tuesday, April 23, 2013, 8 p.m. · 185 Nassau St., Stewart Theater

D.T. Max, a staff writer at The New Yorker, and Jeffrey Eugenides, a professor of creative writing at the Lewis Center for the Arts, will hold a conversation about novelist/essayist David Foster Wallace at 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 23, in the Stewart Theater, 185 Nassau St.

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Opportunity to greet President-elect Eisgruber

Wednesday, April 24, 2013, 3 p.m. · Alexander Beach

Members of the community will have an opportunity to greet President-elect Christopher L. Eisgruber from 3 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 24, under the tent on Alexander Beach. Refreshments will be available. At a special meeting Sunday, April 21, the Board of Trustees named Eisgruber to succeed Shirley M. Tilghman. He will serve as the University's 20th president. The appointment will be effective July 1. Eisgruber, a member of the Class of 1983, has been provost of the University since 2004.

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Opportunity to greet President-elect Eisgruber on April 24

Members of the community will have an opportunity to greet President-elect Christopher L. Eisgruber from 3 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 24, under the tent on Alexander Beach. Refreshments will be available.

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Earth Day celebration to feature Terracycle executive

Friday, April 26, 2013, 4:30 p.m. · Frist Campus Center, South Lawn

Princeton's Earth Day celebration — featuring a 5:30 p.m. talk by Albe Zakes, recycling company Terracycle's global vice president of public relations; informational tables for student groups and local businesses; free pizza and ice cream; and dance and singing performances — will be held at 4:30 p.m. Friday, April 26, on Frist Campus Center's south lawn.

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Sustainability summit focuses on higher education

Wednesday, April 24, 2013, 8:15 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. · Fields Center, Multipurpose Room

The second day of New Jersey Sustainability Professionals' Summit, which focuses on sustainability in higher education, will take place from 8:15 am. to 3:15 p.m. Wednesday, April 24, in the Fields Center's Multipurpose Room. The day's events are open to individuals engaged in sustainability implementation in New Jersey. Registration is required; registration is free for Princeton University representatives.

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Flournoy to discuss 'Sustaining U.S. Global Leadership'

Tuesday, April 30, 2013, 8 p.m. · McCosh Hall, Room 50

Michele Flournoy, former under secretary of defense for policy, will speak on "Sustaining U.S. Global Leadership in a Time of Austerity: A Strong, Pragmatic and Principled Approach to U.S. National Security" at 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 30, in McCosh Hall, Room 50.  

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Wimmer to speak on violence against civilians in Africa

Monday, April 29, 2013, 12:15 p.m. · Wallace Hall, Room 165

Andreas Wimmer, the Hughes-Rogers Professor of Sociology, will speak on "Greed, Loose Guns, Territorial Control or Ethnic Cleansing? Explaining Violence Against Civilians in Africa's Civil Wars" at 12:15 p.m. Monday, April 29, in Wallace Hall, Room 165.  

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Documentary 'Greetings From Asbury Park' to be shown

Tuesday, April 23, 2013, 7 p.m. · School of Architecture, Betts Auditorium

A discussion with director Christina Eliopoulos will follow a screening of her documentary "Greetings From Asbury Park" at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 23, in the School of Architecture, Betts Auditorium.

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Read, Record, Replay! will help children in Taiwan

Friday, April 26, 2013, 4 p.m · Frist Campus Center, multipurpose room

The campus community is invited to participate in the Princeton Taiwanese-American Students Association's Read, Record, Replay! initiative from 1 to 4 p.m. Friday, April 26, in the Frist Campus Center multipurpose room. Participants can record themselves reading a children's book, and the book and recording will be sent to an underprivileged community in Taiwan to help children learn English.

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Guns and crime is topic of Whig-Clio debate

Tuesday, April 23, 2013, 7 p.m. · Whig Hall

"More Guns Equal Less Crime?" will be the topic of a debate between author John Lott and Rutgers University philosopher Jeff McMahan at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 23, in the Whig Hall Senate Chamber. The debate is sponsored by the American Whig-Cliosophic Society.

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Eisgruber honored to lead Princeton's research, teaching mission

At a media conference following his appointment as Princeton University's 20th president, Christopher L. Eisgruber said it will be an honor to lead the University that has shaped his life ever since he was a Princeton freshman 34 years ago.

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Eisgruber remarks on being named Princeton's 20th president

Media conference remarks by Christopher L. Eisgruber upon being named 20th president of Princeton; April 21, 2013 — As prepared

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Christopher L. Eisgruber named 20th president of Princeton University

Christopher L. Eisgruber speaks during an April 21 media conference following his appointment as Princeton University's 20th president, effective July 1.

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Christopher L. Eisgruber named 20th president of Princeton University

Christopher L. Eisgruber, Princeton's provost for the past nine years, has been named the University's 20th president, effective July 1. He succeeds Shirley M. Tilghman, who last fall announced her intention to step down at the end of this academic year after completing 12 years in office.

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Media Advisory: Princeton's Reynolds offers comments on recent instability in Chechnya

For immediate release: April 19, 2013 Media contact: Jamie Saxon, jsaxon37@princeton.edu, 609-258-2982, cell 609-375-6058 Media Advisory: Princeton's Reynolds offers comments on recent instability in Chechnya and its role in radicalism

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Researchers chart new path for study of ageism

Graduate student Michael North and psychology professor Susan Fiske have put a new emphasis on ageism, focusing on the challenges society faces to adjust to a growing older population and the intergenerational tensions that can result.

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Chapel Choir will perform 'Of Earth and Heaven'

Saturday, April 20, 2013, 8 p.m. · University Chapel

"Of Earth and Heaven," a Princeton Chapel Choir concert featuring the music of Alice Parker and Maurice Duruflé, will be performed at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 20, at the Princeton University Chapel. The 2013 Milbank Concert will be conducted by Penna Rose and will feature harpist Melody Lindsay, a member of the Class of 2013, and organist Eric Plutz.

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Emergency notification system test postponed

Following tragic events in Boston last night, a previously scheduled campus-wide test of the University's emergency notification system on Friday, April 19, has been postponed.

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POSTPONED: Emergency notification system test set for Friday, April 19

POSTPONED: The University will conduct sound testing of the campus mass notification system at approximately 1 p.m., Friday, April 19.

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Scholars to discuss Hirschman in Latin America

Wednesday, April 24, 2013, 4:30 p.m. · Burr Hall, Room 219

A panel will discuss "Memories of Development: Albert O. Hirschman in Latin America" at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 24, in Burr Hall, Room 219. The moderator will be Arcadio Díaz Quiñones, the Emory L. Ford Professor of Spanish Emeritus.  

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CANCELED: Lectures to focus on theology and politics

Tuesday, April 23, 2013, through Thursday, April 25, 2013, 4:30 p.m each day · Lewis Library, Room 120

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Jean Bethke Elshtain, the Laura Spelman Rockefeller Professor of Social and Political Ethics at the University of Chicago, will deliver three lectures on the topic of "Theology and Politics: A Match Made in Heaven or Hell?" at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 23, through Thursday, April 25, in Lewis Library, Room 120.

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Discussion to focus on 'Ban the Box' bill

Tuesday, April 23, 2013, 4:30 p.m. · Whig Hall

A panel will discuss work opportunities for the formerly incarcerated with a look at "Ban the Box" legislation. The legislation would push criminal background checks until after a job applicant receives a conditional offer. The New Jersey legislature is expected to vote on the bill in May.

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Barbosa, Eisgruber to discuss justice in Brazil

Tuesday, April 23, 2013, 10:30 a.m. · Fields Center, Room 104

Joaquim Barbosa, president of the Supreme Court in Brazil, will speak on "Facing Constitutional Justice in Brazil" at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 23, in Fields Center, Room 104. Princeton Provost Christopher Eisgruber will be the commentator.

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Panel to discuss conflict in Syria

Friday, April 19, 2013, 1 p.m. · Robertson Hall, Dodds Auditorium

A panel will consider "The Conflict in Syria: Grave Consequences" during an "Up to the Minute" discussion at 1 p.m. Friday, April 19, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.

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Princeton neuroscientists ready to play leadership role in federal BRAIN Initiative

Princeton University neuroscientists are poised to play a leading role in revolutionizing our understanding of the human brain as outlined in President Barack Obama's BRAIN Initiative.

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FACULTY AWARD: Three win Guggenheim Fellowships

Three Princeton faculty members have received 2013 Guggenheim Fellowships: D. Graham Burnett, professor of history, for his project "Minding the Eye"; Deana Lawson, lecturer in visual arts and the Lewis Center for the Arts, for a project photographing people in their everyday environments; and Colson Whitehead, lecturer in creative writing and the Lewis Center for the Arts, for fiction.

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POSTPONED: Harvard physicist to discuss implications of Higgs boson discovery

Thursday, May 2, 2013, 8 p.m. · McCosh Hall, Room 50

This event has been postponed to the fall 2013 semester.

Lisa Randall, a professor of physics at Harvard University and a leading expert on particle physics and cosmology, will discuss the implications of the Higgs boson discovery at 8 p.m. Thursday, May 2, in McCosh Hall, Room 50. The free and public event is part of the 2013 Princeton Public Lectures Series.

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Microsoft general counsel to discuss immigration, education and computer science

Friday, April 19, 2013, 12:30 p.m. · Sherrerd Hall, 3rd Floor Open Space

Brad Smith, general counsel for Microsoft Corporation, will present the lecture, "Immigration, Education and the Future of Computer Science in America," at 12:30 p.m. Friday, April 19, in Sherrerd Hall, 3rd Floor Open Space. Part of the Princeton Center for Information Technology Policy Lecture Series, the event will be live-streamed.

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Faculty chosen for endowed professorships

Seven faculty members have been named to endowed professorships.

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Board approves 14 promotions

The trustees have approved the promotions of 14 faculty members.

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Faculty members submit resignations

The following faculty members have submitted their resignations.

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Board approves three faculty appointments

The Princeton University Board of Trustees has approved the appointments of three faculty members, including one full professor and two assistant professors.

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Employee spotlight: Daniel Claro

Employee spotlight on Daniel Claro, visual resources curator for the School of Architecture.

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GM director to discuss latest in electric-vehicle technology

Monday, April 29, 2013, 4:30 p.m. · Computer Science Building, Room 104

Mark Verbrugge, director of the Chemical Sciences and Materials Systems Laboratory at General Motors, will discuss recent advances in electric-car technology, including energy storage and batteries, at 4:30 p.m. Monday, April 29, in the Computer Science Building, Room 104. The lecture is part of the Highlight Seminar Series hosted by Princeton's Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment.

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Emerging Alumni Scholars Program will recognize distinguished graduate students

Tuesday, April 30, 2013, 7:30 p.m. · Burr Hall, Room 219

The Alumni Council's Committee on Academic Programs for Alumni (CAPA) will recognize the work of three distinguished graduate students with the 2013 Emerging Alumni Scholars Program at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 30, in Burr Hall, Room 219. The annual program is designed to share with alumni and the campus community some of the best doctoral research being conducted at the University.

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'Big Privacy' conference explores privacy in the digital age

Friday, April 26, 2013, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. · Friend Center Convocation Room

The challenges of retaining privacy in the digital age will be the topic of the conference "Big Privacy" to be held 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, April 26, in the Friend Center Convocation Room. The free and public conference is co-sponsored by the Center for Information Technology Policy and the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.

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Fireside chat with '4-Hour Workweek' author Ferriss

Tuesday, April 23, 2013, 4:30 p.m. · Friend Center Auditorium

Princeton University alumus and public speaker Tim Ferriss '00, author of the bestselling lifestyle guide, "The 4-Hour Workweek," will sit for a "fireside chat" at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 23, in the Friend Center Auditorium. The talk and following Q&A session is free and hosted by Princeton's Keller Center.

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The math of magic and juggling topic of Princeton Public Lecture

Monday, April 22, 2013, 8 p.m. · McCosh Hall, Room 50

Ronald Graham, professor of computer science and engineering at the University of California-San Diego, will discuss the mathematics behind magic and juggling at 8 p.m. Monday, April 22, in McCosh Hall, Room 50. The free and public event is part of the 2013 Princeton University Public Lectures Series.

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By the numbers: University raises funds for United Way

The University raised $183,994 for the United Way in this year's campus drive.

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Actor/playwright Shawn to appear in reading series

Monday, April 22, 2013, 4:30 p.m. · 185 Nassau St., Stewart Theater

Actor/playwright Wallace Shawn will read from his work at 4:30 p.m. Monday, April 22, in Stewart Theater, 185 Nassau St. Well-known as an actor in film and television, Shawn is also an OBIE Award-winning playwright. The event is part of the Althea Ward Clark W'21 Reading Series.

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Conference to focus on French Modernism

Friday and Saturday, April 19-20, 2013, various times · Robertson Hall, Room 016, and McCormick Hall, Room 106

"1913: The Year of French Modernism," a two-day conference focusing on the centennial of the year that marked the emergence of French Modernism, will take place from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, April 19, in Robertson Hall, Room 016, and from 8:45 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Saturday, April 20, in McCormick Hall, Room 106 . Panels and events will feature international scholars, and performances will feature Princeton students.

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Author to discuss Switzerland's success

Thursday, April 25, 2013, 4:30 p.m. · Robertson Hall, Dodds Auditorium

Author James Breiding will discuss his new book "Swiss Made: The Untold Story Behind Switzerland’s Success" with Harold James, the Claude and Lore Kelly Professor in European Studies, who wrote the forward to the book, at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, April 25, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.

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Virginia Tech shooting survivor to lead discussion

Wednesday, April 24, 2013, 7 p.m. · McCormick Hall, Room 101

A discussion led by Virginia Tech shooting survivor and gun-violence prevention activist Colin Goddard will follow a screening of the documentary "Living for 32" at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 24, in McCormick Hall, Room 101.  

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Panel to discuss climate change and uncertainty

Wednesday, April 24, 2013, 4:30 p.m · Robertson Hall, Room 001

Howard Kunreuther, a professor of decision sciences and business and public policy, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, and Elke Weber, the Jerome A. Chazen Professor of International Business at Columbia University, will speak on the "Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Report on Climate and Uncertainty," at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 24, in Robertson Hall, Bowl 1.  

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Chilean economist to speak on Latin America and global crisis

Wednesday, April 24, 2013, 4:30 p.m. · Robertson Hall, Dodds Auditorium

José De Gregorio, a professor of economics at the Universidad of Chile and former governor of the Central Bank of Chile, will speak on "Why This Time Was Different? Latin America and the Global Financial Crisis" at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 24, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.

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Senkoro to speak on 'Popular Literature and Youth Identity in Africa'

Tuesday, April 23, 2013, 4:30 p.m. · Burr Hall, Room 216

Fikeni Senkoro, a professor at the University of Dar es Salaam, will speak on "Popular Literature and Youth Identity in Africa," at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 23, in Burr Hall, Room 216.

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Lyman to speak on Sudan and South Sudan

Tuesday, April 23, 2013, 4:30 p.m. · Robertson Hall, Room 016

Ambassador Princeton N. Lyman, former United States special envoy to Sudan and South Sudan, will speak on "Overcoming the Legacies of War and Bitterness: Bringing Peace to Sudan and South Sudan" at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 23, in Robertson Hall, Room 016.

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Nuclear-weapons expert to discuss disarmament

Monday, April 22, 2013, 4:30 p.m. · Robertson Hall, Dodds Auditorium

Bruce Blair, co-founder of Global Zero, the international movement for the elimination of nuclear weapons, will discuss "Global Zero's Fight for Hearts and Minds: Is Nuclear Disarmament Possible in Your Lifetime?" at 4:30 p.m. Monday, April 22, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.

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Exhibit offers close look at 'Cooking for Change'

Monday, April 22, 2013, through Friday, June 7, 2013, various times · Robertson Hall, Bernstein Gallery

"Cooking for Change," an exhibit based on a book by Doris Friedensohn with photos by Steve Riskind, reminds viewers that becoming a proficient cook is no easy business. The photos and text provide a window into the exhilaration and hope, and the frustrations and challenges facing students at the Food Service Training Academy of the Community FoodBank in Hillside, N.J. The exhibition runs from Monday, April 22, through Friday, June 7, in Robertson Hall, Bernstein Gallery. A reception will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 1.

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'Every Voice' conference celebrates LGBT alumni

Princeton University's first conference for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) and ally alumni on April 11-13 gave a voice to hundreds of alumni, many who felt as if they did not have one as students on campus. The "Every Voice" conference brought together 550 undergraduate and graduate alumni, faculty, staff and students to celebrate how Princeton and the country have transformed during the past 50 years and to discuss the advances the LGBT community still seeks.

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Farmers Market returns to campus for spring

Wednesdays, April 17-May 15, 2013, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. · Firestone Plaza

The Princeton Campus Farmers Market at Firestone Plaza will return this spring for five weeks, open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesdays, April 17-May 15.

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Alexander to give Toni Morrison Lectures

Wednesday and Thursday, April 24 and 25, 2013, 5:30 p.m. · Wallace Hall, Room 300

Poet, essayist, playwright and teacher Elizabeth Alexander will deliver the Toni Morrison Lectures "'Don't Forget to Feed the Loas': Near Ancestry in Contemporary Black Arts" in two parts at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, April 24 and 25, in Wallace Hall, Room 300. The talks will focus on the work of recently deceased Eritrean-American painter Ficre Ghebreyesus and the painterly language of "near ancestry" in his and other black diaspora art.

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Film series to screen 'Marie Antoinette'

Tuesday, April 23, 2013, 7:30 p.m. · Rockefeller/Mathey College Theatre

The Program in European Cultural Studies' film series "Versailles: Court and Culture from Louis XIV to Marie-Antoinette" continues with a screening of "Marie Antoinette" at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 16, in the Rockefeller/Mathey College Theatre. Directed by Sofia Coppola, the 2006 film is a retelling of the reign of France's iconic young queen.

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Luciani to speak on 'Arab Businesses and the Revolution'

Tuesday, April 23, 2013, 4:30 p.m. · Jones Hall, Room 100

Giacomo Luciani, a Princeton Global Scholar and visiting research scholar at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and the Institute for the Transregional Study of the Contemporary Middle East, North Africa and Central Asia, will speak on "Arab Businesses and the Revolution" at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 23, in Jones Hall, Room 100. His research focuses on the political economy of the Middle East and North Africa and on global energy issues.

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Symposium to focus on Buddhist scriptures

Saturday, April 20, 2013, 10 a.m. · Betts Auditorium, School of Architecture

A symposium led by Lothar Ledderose of Heidelberg University will introduce to a general audience the work of a multidisciplinary team that has been researching Buddhist stone inscriptions in China from 10 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. Saturday, April 20, in Betts Auditorium, School of Architecture.

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Princeton Shakespeare Company to present 'The Taming of the Shrew'

Friday and Saturday, April 19-20, and Thursday through Saturday, April 25-27, 2013, 8 p.m. · Whitman College Theater

Princeton Shakespeare Company will present Shakespeare's comedy "The Taming of the Shrew," directed by sophomore Maeli Goren, at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 19-20, and Thursday through Saturday, April 25-27, in Whitman College Theater. Tickets are available at the door and at the Frist Campus Center box office or by calling University ticketing at 609-258-9220.

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L'Avant-Scène to perform Apollinaire play

Friday, April 19, 2013, 6 p.m. · Princeton University Art Museum

The French theater workshop L'Avant-Scène will perform the play "Les Mamelles de Tirésias" by Guillaume Apollinaire at 6 p.m. Friday, April 19, at the Princeton University Art Museum. The event takes place in conjunction with the  conference “1913: The Year of French Modernism," April 19 and 20.

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Historian Foster to speak on Ireland

Friday, April 19, 2013, 4:30 p.m. · 185 Nassau St., Stewart Theater

Irish historian R.F. Foster will present a lecture "Making a Revolutionary Generation in Ireland, 1890-1916" at 4:30 p.m. Friday, April 19, in the Stewart Theater, 185 Nassau St. This is the final lecture in the 2012-13 series presented by the Fund for Irish Studies.

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Symposium to honor Princeton historian of science

Friday and Saturday, April 19 and 20, 2013, various times · East Pyne Hall, Room 010

"Vital Traditions: Greco-Roman Medicine and the Life Sciences in the 21st Century: A Conference in Honor of Heinrich von Staden" will take place on Friday and Saturday, April 19 and 20, in East Pyne Hall, Room 010. The symposium will feature talks by nine leading figures in ancient and medieval science and medicine and celebrates the contributions of Heinrich von Staden, former lecturer with the rank of professor of classics at Princeton. The event runs from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, April 19, and from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 20.

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Theatre Intime to present 'Sexy Imaginary Friend'

Thursday through Saturday, April 18-20 and 25-27, 2013, 8 p.m. · Theatre Intime

Junior Evan Thompson will direct "Sexy Imaginary Friend," written by junior Mark Watter, at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, April 18-20 and 25-27, at Theatre Intime. The play explores the fantastical world of imaginary friends. For tickets call 609-258-5155.

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Kusserow to speak on portraiture

Thursday, April 18, 2013, 7 p.m. · Princeton University Art Museum

Karl Kusserow, curator of American art of the Princeton University Art Museum, will give a lecture "Portraiture's Use, and Disuse, at the New York Chamber of Commerce and Beyond" at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 18, at the Princeton University Art Museum. The event takes place in conjunction with the exhibition "Picturing Power: Capitalism, Democracy and American Portraiture," on view at the museum through June 30, and is part of the museum's Late Thursdays series.

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Students to present an evening of modernist poetry

Thursday, April 18, 2013, 6 p.m. · Princeton University Art Museum

Students will recite poems by poets including Ezra Pound, William Carlos Williams, Guillaume Apollinaire and others in a number of languages including English, French, Spanish, Greek and German at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 18, at the Princeton University Art Museum. The event takes place in conjunction with the  conference “1913: The Year of French Modernism," April 19 and 20.  

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Pottlizer to speak on symbols of resistance

Wednesday, April 17, 2013, 4:30 p.m. · Burr Hall, Room 219

Playwright Joanne Pottlitzer will give a multimedia lecture "Symbols of Resistance: Artists Under Pinochet" at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 17, in Burr Hall, Room 219. Pinochet led a military dictatorship of Chile from 1973 to 1990, and Pottlitzer will discuss the role artists played in eventually leading Chile back to a democratic system.

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Student Work: BAC presents 'Survival of the Illest'

The Black Arts Company, Princeton's premier hip-hop dance company, presents "Survival of the Illest" at 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday, April 18 and 19, and at 6:30 and 9 p.m. Saturday, April 20, in the Frist Campus Center theater.

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Tilghman Walk to connect arts and sciences

A major east-west campus walkway linking the Lewis Center for the Arts to the science buildings that house genomics, neuroscience and psychology has been named by the Board of Trustees in honor of President Shirley M. Tilghman, who will step down at the end of this academic year after serving 12 years as president.

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UPDATE: Princeton's Caroline Shaw wins Pulitzer Prize for music

Caroline Shaw, a graduate student in composition in the Department of Music at Princeton University and a New York-based musician, today won the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for music for "Partita for 8 Voices."

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Princeton grad student Caroline Shaw wins Pulitzer Prize for music

Caroline Shaw, a graduate student in composition in the Department of Music at Princeton University and a New York-based musician, today won the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for music for "Partita for 8 Voices."

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FACULTY HONOR: Vanmarcke named 2013 Distinguished Member of the American Society of Civil Engineers

Erik Vanmarcke, a Princeton University professor of civil and environmental engineering, has been named a 2013 Distinguished Member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), an honor that puts him among the most prominent civil engineering professionals and educators in American history.

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Bad decisions arise from faulty information, not faulty brain circuits

Princeton University researchers have found that bad decisions might be the fault of faulty information, rather than errors in the brain's decision-making process.

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Film series to screen 'Jefferson in Paris'

Tuesday, April 16, 2013, 7:30 p.m. · Rockefeller/Mathey College Theatre

The Program in European Cultural Studies' film series "Versailles: Court and Culture from Louis XIV to Marie-Antoinette" continues with a screening of "Jefferson in Paris" at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 16, in the Rockefeller/Mathey College Theatre. Directed by James Ivory, the 1995 film presents a semi-fictional account of Thomas Jefferson's political and sentimental dealings during his years as ambassador to the court of Versailles.

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Princeton senior Solomon awarded Marshall Scholarship

Victoria Solomon, a Princeton University senior with plans to use electronics to improve medical technology, has been named a 2013 Marshall Scholar. 

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'Every Voice'

Upon the occasion of the "Every Voice" conference for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) and ally alumni on campus, Princeton University alumni, students, staff and professors discuss the arc of LGBT life at Princeton over the last 50 years.

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Princeton kicks off LGBT alumni conference

Princeton University is hosting its first conference for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) and ally alumni on campus Thursday to Saturday, April 11-13. In a video premiering at the conference, alumni, students, staff and professors discuss the arc of LGBT life at Princeton over the last 50 years.

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Workshop to focus on informal empires

Friday, April 19, 2013, 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. · Burr Hall, Room 216

An interdisciplinary workshop on informal empires, "Does the U.S. Run an Informal Empire?" will be held from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Burr Hall, Room 216. The event is sponsored by the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies research community "Empires: Domination, Collaboration and Resistance."  

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Huntsman to discuss America's challenges, opportunities

Friday, April 19, 2013, 4:30 p.m. · Robertson Hall, Dodds Auditorium

Jon Huntsman, former governor of Utah and former U.S. ambassador to China, will speak on "America 2013: Challenges and Opportunities" at 4:30 p.m. Friday, April 19, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.

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Fauci to speak on 'Ending the HIV/AIDS Pandemic'

Wednesday, April 17, 2013, 4:30 p.m. · Robertson Hall, Dodds Auditorium

Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, a world-renowned HIV/AIDS researcher and director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, will discuss "Ending the HIV/AIDS Pandemic: From Scientific Advances to Public Health Implementation" at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 17, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.

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Documentary 'Decade of Fire' to be screened

Tuesday, April 16, 2013, 7 p.m. · School of Architecture, Betts Auditorium

The documentary "Decade of Fire: How the South Bronx Was Burned," a work in progress, will be screened, followed by a discussion with the directors moderated by history professor Alison Isenberg.

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Sociologist to discuss New York during Industrial Revolution

Monday, April 15, 2013, 12:15 p.m. · Wallace Hall, Room 165

Martin Ruef, a professor of sociology at Duke University will discuss "Institutions, Inequality and Entrepreneurship: New York City in the Industrial Revolution, 1789-1850" at 12:15 p.m. Monday, April 15, in Wallace Hall, Room 165, as part of the Sociology at Princeton: Culture and Inequality Workshop Series.  

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Butler to speak on electronic dance music

Thursday, April 11, 2013, 4:30 p.m. · Woolworth Hall, Room 106

Mark Butler, associate professor of music theory at Northwestern University, will give a lecture "Ringing the Changes: Sounding the Pre-existent and the Novel Within Improvised DJ Practice" at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, April 11, in Woolworth Hall, Room 106. Butler's talk will focus on the "creative metallurgy" of DJ performance.

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Weekend will showcase arts, honor President Tilghman

Thursday-Sunday, April 25-28, 2013, various times · various locations

Princeton Arts Weekend will be held Thursday through Sunday, April 25-28, to celebrate the countless ways that Princeton University students, faculty, staff and alumni produce, create and experience art. The event also will honor Princeton President Shirley M. Tilghman and her commitment to the arts.

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Annual Communiversity festival will be held

Sunday, April 28, 2013, 1-6 p.m. · Various locations

The Communiversity celebration, which annually brings the University and the town of Princeton together for a day of performances, food, games and fun, will be held from 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday, April 28, rain or shine. This is the first time the town-gown festival will take place on a Sunday.

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Subconscious mental categories help brain sort through everyday experiences

Princeton University researchers found that the brain breaks experiences into the "events," or related groups that help us mentally organize the day's many situations, using subconscious mental categories it creates. These categories are based on how the considers people, objects and actions are related in terms of how they tend to — or tend not to — pop up near one another at specific times.

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Announcer of Higgs boson discovery to deliver Hamilton Lecture

Thursday, April 25, 2013, 8 p.m. · McDonnell Hall, Room A02

Joe Incandela, the distinguished professor of physics at the University of California-Santa Barbara who delivered the July 4, 2012, announcement that a new particle resembling the Higgs boson had been discovered, will deliver the Department of Physics' 38th annual Donald Hamilton Lecture at 8 p.m. Thursday, April 25, in McDonnell Hall, Room A02. The lecture is free and open to the public.

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'Drawn and Moving'

'Drawn & Moving: Animated Films from Japan' is a video series exploring the art form of Japanese animation. Movie screenings are held Wednesdays at 7 p.m. in the Black Box Theatre in Wilcox Hall at Wilson College. The series is sponsored by Wilson College, the Japanese language program, the Major Choices program of the Residential Colleges, and Anime Manga Princeton.

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Banff Mountain Film Festival will be held

Friday and Saturday, April 19-20, 2013, 7-10:30 p.m. · McCosh Hall, Room 10

The 2013 Banff Mountain Film Festival, an international film competition featuring the world's best footage of mountain subjects, will be held from 7 to 10:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 19-20, in McCosh Hall, Room 10. Tickets are available at University Ticketing office in Frist Campus Center and are $10 for students with a Princeton University I.D., and $15 for all others. The festival is sponsored by the Outdoor Action Program.

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CANCELED: Royal Shakespeare Company artistic director and actor to speak

Wednesday, April 17, 2013, 11 a.m. · 185 Nassau St., Stewart Theater

The Lewis Center for the Arts' Performance Central series will present Royal Shakespeare Company artistic director Gregory Doran and British actor Sir Antony Sher in conversation at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 17, in the Stewart Theater, 185 Nassau St. Partners in theater and in life, Doran and Sher will discuss their past and future collaborations on Shakespearean productions.

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Writers O'Neill and Dickman to read from their work

Wednesday, April 17, 2013, 4:30 p.m. · McCarter Theatre Center, Berlind Theatre

Novelist Joseph O'Neill and poet Matthew Dickman will read from their work at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 17, in the Berlind Theater, McCarter Theatre Center. The readings are part of the Althea Ward Clark W'21 Reading Series, presented by the Lewis Center for the Arts.

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Royal Shakespeare Company artistic director and actor to speak

Wednesday, April 17, 2013, 11 a.m. · 185 Nassau St., Stewart Theater

The Lewis Center for the Arts' Performance Central series will present Royal Shakespeare Company artistic director Gregory Doran and British actor Sir Antony Sher in conversation at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 17, in the Stewart Theater, 185 Nassau St. Partners in theater and in life, Doran and Sher will discuss their past and future collaborations on Shakespearean productions.

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Theater program to present 'Sunday in the Park with George'

Friday and Saturday, April 12-13, and Thursday through Saturday, April 18-20, 2013, 8 p.m. · McCarter Theatre Center, Berlind Theatre

The Lewis Center for the Arts' Program in Theater will present a full staged production of Stephen Sondheim's musical "Sunday in the Park with George," directed by senior Julia Bumke, at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 12-13, and Thursday through Saturday, April 18-20, in the Berlind Theatre, McCarter Theatre Center. The musical transforms Georges Seurat's most famous painting into a life-size masterpiece to tell the story of exploring relationships and the creative process. For tickets call University Ticketing at 609-258-9220 or McCarter Theatre Center at 609-258-2787.

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Irish singers to perform

Friday, April 12, 2013, 4:30 p.m. · 185 Nassau St., Stewart Theater

Len Graham and Brian Ó hAirt, leading proponents of Irish traditional arts, will perform "In Two Minds: Songs, Music and Dance from the Irish Tradition" at 4:30 p.m. Friday, April 12 in the Stewart Theater, 185 Nassau St. The event is part of a series presented by the Fund for Irish Studies.

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Spicer to give lecture on 'Perceptions of Africa in Renaissance Europe'

Thursday, April 11, 2013, 5:30 p.m. · McCormick Hall, Room 101

Joaneath Spicer, the curator of Renaissance and Baroque art at the Walters Art Museum in Baltimore, will discuss the Princeton University Art Museum exhibition "Revealing the African Presence in Renaissance Europe," a collaboration between the two museums, which is on view at Princeton through Sunday, June 9. A reception in the museum will follow.

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Japanese anime film series to present 'Howl's Moving Castle'

Wednesday, April 10, 2013, 7 p.m. · Wilcox Hall, Black Box Theatre

"Drawn and Moving," a Japanese anime film series, continues with a free screening of "Howl's Moving Castle" at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 10, in Wilcox Hall, Black Box Theater. This 2004 fantasy film, directed by Hayao Miyazaki, tells the story of a young woman cursed by a witch and her journey to break the spell. It will be shown in Japanese with English subtitles, followed by discussion.

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Faculty approves changes in academic calendar beginning fall 2013

Changes in the academic calendar that set the first day of fall semester classes on the second Wednesday of September were approved at the April 1 faculty meeting. The change in the first day of classes, which was previously scheduled on the second Thursday, also means that the Thanksgiving break has been extended by one day and will begin the day before Thanksgiving.

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FACULTY AWARD: Devenport named Searle Scholar

Danelle Devenport, an assistant professor of molecular biology, has been named a 2013 Searle Scholar for her innovative research and her potential for making significant contributions to the biomedical sciences. Devenport and 14 others from universities and research institutes in the United States were selected for their exceptional promise in the fields of chemistry and biomedical sciences. Each Searle scholar will receive $300,000 to support research programs over the next three years.

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Student Work: Ballet Folklórico presents 'Son De Mi Corazón'

Ballet Folklórico presents "Son De Mi Corazón" at 8:30 p.m. Friday, April 12, and 6:30 p.m. Saturday, April 13, in the Frist Campus Center theater.

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Admitted students, families to arrive for Princeton Preview

More than 2,000 people are expected to visit campus this month for Princeton Preview, as newly admitted students and their families arrive to sample the University's academic, residential and social offerings. The annual hosting program will be held Thursday through Saturday, April 11-13, and Monday through Wednesday, April 22-24.

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Video feature: 'Financial Aid at Princeton'

Studying engineering, playing basketball in the NCAA tournament, and traveling to Europe are just a few opportunities made possible by Princeton University's groundbreaking financial aid program.

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'Financial Aid at Princeton'

Studying engineering, playing basketball in the NCAA tournament, and traveling to Europe are just a few opportunities made possible by Princeton University's groundbreaking financial aid program.

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Conference will examine communication in prison system

Friday, April 19, 2013, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. · McCormick Hall, Room 101

A conference on communication in the prison system "Inside/Outside: Communication and Incarceration" will be held from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Friday, April 19, in McCormick Hall, Room 101. The event is sponsored by Princeton's Prison Teaching Initiative (PTI) and the Program in the Ethics of Reading at Princeton's University Center for Human Values.

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Princeton names Debenedetti dean for research

Princeton University has appointed as dean for research Pablo Debenedetti, a longtime Princeton engineering professor and vice dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Science. Debenedetti, the Class of 1950 Professor in Engineering and Applied Science and professor of chemical and biological engineering, will begin his new role on July 1.

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Conference to focus on 'Misjudging the Rise of Asia'

Friday, April 12, 2013, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. · Wallace Hall, Room 300

A conference organized by Gilbert Rozman, the Musgrave Professor of Sociology, will focus on "Misjudging the Rise of Asia in the 1970s-2010s: Assessing What International Relations Theory Got Wrong and How Princeton Responded" from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, April 12, in Wallace Hall, Room 300.

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Scholar to speak on 'Why China Still Can't Have It All'

Wednesday, April 10, 2013, 4:30 p.m. · Robertson Hall, Room 002

Xiaoyu Pu, a Princeton-Harvard China and the World Postdoctoral Fellow, will speak on "Why China Still Can't Have It All: Status Signaling, Multiple Audiences, and the Contradictions of Grand Strategy" at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 10, in Robertson Hall, Room 002.

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Sorensen to speak on 'Empire and Liberal World Order'

Wednesday, April 10, 2013, 4:30 p.m. · Burr Hall, Room 216

Georg Sorensen, a professor of political science at Aarhus University in Denmark, will speak on "Empire and Liberal World Order," at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 10, in Burr Hall, Room 216. The event is presented by the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies' research community "Empires: Domination, Collaboration and Resistance."

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Discussion to follow 'Gut Renovation' screening

Tuesday, April 9, 2013, 7 p.m.  · Architecture Building, Betts Auditorium

A screening of the documentary "Gut Renovation" will be followed by a discussion with Su Friedrich, director of the film and a professor of visual arts in the Lewis Center for the Arts. The screening will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 9, in the Architecture Building, Betts Auditorium.

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Two students named Goldwater Scholars

Two Princeton students have been awarded Goldwater Scholarships, the premier award for outstanding undergraduates interested in careers in mathematics, the natural sciences and engineering. The 2012-13 winners are juniors Eric Chen and Daniel Kriz, both mathematics majors.

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Entrepreneurship club will host startup challenge

Friday, April 5, 2013, 3:30 p.m. · Friend Center, Room 101

The Princeton Entrepreneurship Club will host the final round of its annual startup challenge, TigerLaunch, at 3:30 p.m. Friday, April 5, in Friend Center, Room 101. Students, faculty and staff are welcome to watch student contestants pitch their ideas to a panel of investors and entrepreneurs.

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David Remnick selected as Class Day speaker

Alumnus David Remnick, editor of the The New Yorker, has been selected to deliver the keynote address at the University's Class Day ceremony on Monday, June 3. Class Day, which takes place the day before Princeton's Commencement, is being organized by members of the graduating class.

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Students take spring 'breakouts' to pursue community projects

Princeton University juniors Cody Abbey and Shiro Kuriwaki recently spent their spring break just a few miles from campus, yet a world away from college life. The students led a Breakout Princeton trip focused on arts and music education in Princeton, Trenton and Camden, N.J. The group was one of six Breakout Princeton programs organized by students and sponsored by the Pace Center for Civic Engagement that took place March 16-24.

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Breakout Princeton civic engagement trip to Houston

Since 2008, the Pace Center for Civic Engagement has sponsored Breakout Princeton trips during fall and spring breaks. In this video, sophomore Ray Chao chronicles the fall 2012 trip that examined how the criminal justice system affects juveniles in Houston.

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Slaughter to lead New America Foundation

Anne-Marie Slaughter, the Bert G. Kerstetter '66 University Professor of Politics and International Affairs at Princeton University and former dean of the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, has been selected to serve as the next president of the New America Foundation.  

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Lecture to explore next-generation batteries

Monday, April 15, 2013, 4:30 p.m. · Computer Science Building, Room 104

Professor Arumugam Manthiram, director of the Texas Materials Institute at the University of Texas-Austin, will discuss the next generation of batteries in his lecture, "Challenges and Opportunities of Electrical Energy Storage Technologies," at 4:30 p.m. Monday, April 15, in the Computer Science Building, Room 104. The lecture is part of the 2012-2013 Highlight Seminar Series hosted by the Anlinger Center for Energy and the Environment.

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'A better path' toward projecting, planning for rising seas on a warmer Earth

More useful projections of sea level are possible despite substantial uncertainty about the future behavior of massive ice sheets. In two recent papers, Princeton University researchers present an approach that provides a consistent means to integrate the potential contribution of continental ice sheets such as Greenland and Antarctica into sea-level rise projections.

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Scotland's first minister to speak on 'Wealth and Well-Being of Nations'

Saturday, April 6, 2013, 4 p.m. · Friend Center, Room 101

Alex Salmond, first minister of Scotland, will speak on "The Wealth and Well-being of Nations" at 4 p.m. Saturday, April 6, in Friend Center, Room 101.  

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Fausto-Sterling will speak on biology and gender development

Tuesday, April 16, 2013, 4:30 p.m. · McCosh Hall, Room 10

Anne Fausto-Sterling, the Nancy Duke Lewis Professor of Biology and Gender Studies at Brown University, will deliver the 2013 Meredith Miller Memorial Lecture at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 16, in McCosh Hall, Room 10. Fausto-Sterling is a leading expert in gender development and gender differences. The lecture is sponsored by the Program in Gender and Sexuality Studies.

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AIDS pioneer to speak on 'HIV, Science and Society'

Thursday, April 11, 2013, 4:30 p.m. · Robertson Hall, Dodds Auditorium

Dr. Michael Gottlieb, an AIDS pioneer and an associate clinical professor of medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at University of California-Los Angeles, will speak on "HIV, Science and Society: Lessons from the Epidemic" at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, April 11, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.  

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Jackson to speak on environmental movement

Tuesday, April 9, 2013, 4:30 p.m. · Robertson Hall, Dodds Auditorium

Lisa P. Jackson, a 1986 Princeton Graduate School alumna and former administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, will speak on  "The Unfinished Business of the Environmental Movement" at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 9, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.

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Documentary 'Ballplayer: Pelotero' to be screened

Monday, April 8, 2013, 4:30 p.m. · Wallace Hall, Room 300

A screening of the documentary "Ballplayer: Pelotero," which offers a look inside recruitment of baseball players from the Dominican Republic, will be followed by a discussion with film producer Isaac Solotaroff and Henry S. Farber, the Hughes-Rogers Professor of Economics. The screening will be at 4:30 p.m. Monday, April 8, in Wallace Hall, Room 300.

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Tett to speak on 'Joining Up the Dots'

Wednesday, April 3, 2013, 4:30 p.m. · Robertson Hall, Dodds Auditorium

Gillian Tett, assistant editor and columnist at the Financial Times, will speak on "Joining Up the Dots: Why An Anthropology Helps to Make Sense of the World" at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 3, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.

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Classical music concerts offer a trio of performances

Sunday through Tuesday, April 7-9, 2013, various times · Alexander Hall, Richardson Auditorium; and Princeton University Chapel

Three concerts presented by the Department of Music and Princeton University Concerts will take place Sunday through Tuesday, April 7-9. The Brentano String Quartet, the Edward T. Cone Performers-in-Residence, will appear at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 7, in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall. The Choir of King's College, the University of Cambridge, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 8, in the Princeton University Chapel. Pianist Inon Barnatan will appear at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 9, in Richardson Auditorium. Barnatan's concert will mark 100 years since former Princeton president Woodrow Wilson entered the White House as president and recreates a concert that pianist/composer Ignacy Paderewski — a longtime friend of Wilson — gave at Princeton in honor of Wilson after his death. For tickets to all concerts (the Brentano concert is free but requires a ticket), call University Ticketing at 609-258-9220.

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Student opera 'Weehawken' examines duel between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr

Friday and Saturday, April 5 and 6, 2013, 7:30 p.m. · Forbes College Black Box Theater

"Weehawken," an original opera about the 1804 duel between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr composed by senior Flannery Cunningham, will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 5 and 6, in the Forbes College Black Box Theater. Free tickets are available at Frist Campus Center box office.

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Film screening of 'Two Spirits' examines Native American culture

Friday, April 5, 2013, 7 p.m. · Rockefeller College Theater

The film "Two Spirits," which interweaves the story of a mother's loss of her son with Native American culture and gender roles, will be screened at 7 p.m. Friday, April 5, in the Rockefeller College Theater. The event is co-sponsored by the LGBT Center, Fields Center and Program in American Studies.

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Buck's longtime love of music benefits Princeton student performers

A generous bequest from J. Mahlon Buck Jr., a member of Princeton's Class of 1946, will provide essential support to the Princeton University Orchestra and the Princeton University Glee Club.

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Higginbotham to speak on African American studies

Thursday, April 4, 2013, 5:30 p.m. · McCormick Hall, Room 101

Evelyn Higginbotham, the Victor S. Thomas Professor of History and of African and African American Studies at Harvard University, will speak on "African American Studies and the Lessons of Experience," as the annual Reflections on African American Studies lecture at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 4, in McCormick Hall, Room 101.

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Japanese anime film series to present 'Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust'

Wednesday, April 3, 2013, 7 p.m. · Wilcox Hall, Black Box Theatre

"Drawn and Moving," a Japanese anime film series, continues with a free screening of "Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust" at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 3, in Wilcox Hall, Black Box Theater. This 2000 film, directed by Yoshiaki Kawajiri, tells the story of a bounty hunter who is hired to bring back a girl who has been abducted by a vampire and will be shown in Japanese with English subtitles, followed by discussion.

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Merck CEO to speak on pharmaceutical industry, global health

Thursday, April 4, 2013, 4:30 p.m. · Robertson Hall, Dodds Auditorium

Kenneth C. Frazier, chairman of the board, president and chief executive officer of pharmaceutical company Merck & Co., will address "The Pharmaceutical Industry and Global Health: Striving for Sustainable Models" at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, April 4, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.  

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Video feature: 'A Princeton Story: Rafting Down the Mississippi River'

Princeton Univerity junior Jackson Dobies experienced a summer of a lifetime last June after he was awarded a Martin A. Dale '53 Summer Award. Dobies rafted much of the length of the Mississippi River from north to south along with his older brother Justin, modeling the classic stories of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn.

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'A Princeton Story: Rafting Down the Mississippi River'

Princeton University junior Jackson Dobies experienced a summer of a lifetime last June after he was awarded a Martin A. Dale '53 Summer Award. Dobies rafted much of the length of the Mississippi River from north to south along with his older brother Justin, modeling the classic stories of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn.

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Successful once, protesters may hesitate to return to streets

As the long-term impact of the Arab Spring continues to take shape, research from political scientists at Princeton University and New York University warns that the protests that swept across the Middle East and North Africa could mark more of an isolated occurrence than a permanent rise of people power in the region.

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Student work fuels effort to make smartphones smarter

Most term papers are evaluated by one or two people, but Carlee Joe-Wong's will be checked by hundreds. The paper, completed in 2010 as part of a junior-year independent project at Princeton University, has evolved into a research project involving wireless operators like AT&T and 1,000 participating wireless customers with mobile data plans. Along the way, it has also led to the development of a popular free app.

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