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Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016

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Conference and film screening to focus on refugee crisis

Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016, 2 p.m. · Jones Hall, Room 202, and Betts Auditorium, School of Architecture

The conference "Without Borders? Globalization and the Refugee Crisis" will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25, in Jones Hall, Room 202. The event will feature journalists and scholars reflecting on important issues surrounding the current refugee crisis. A screening of the documentary "The Journey to Europe" will take place at 6 p.m. in Betts Auditorium, School of Architecture, followed by a Q&A with director. RSVP to the screening by emailing Ying-kit Chan at

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Explore fall foliage with your camera at #Princetameet

Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016, 3 p.m. · Cannon Green

The University community and the public is invited to take a break from studying and explore fall foliage on campus with their cameras by joining the Midterm #Princetameet event at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25, on Cannon Green. Sign-up online to participate or contact with questions.

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Screening and discussion of 'Brace Up!' with members of The Wooster Group

Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016, 4:30 p.m. · 185 Nassau St., Stewart Theater

A screening of the film of The Wooster Group's production "Brace Up!" — their interpretation of Anton Chekhov's "The Three Sisters" — will take place at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25, in the Stewart Theater, 185 Nassau St., followed by a discussion with members of The Wooster Group. The event takes place in context of the fall course "The Human Comedy of Anton Chekhov Off and On Stage."

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Gender and Sexuality Studies Works-in-Progress Series to begin

Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016, noon · Dickinson Hall, Room 230

The 2016-17 Gender and Sexuality Studies Works-in-Progress Series will begin at noon Wednesday, Oct. 26, in Dickinson Hall, Room 230, with a presentation by postdoctoral research associate Catherine Clune-Taylor, who will speak on "Securing Cisgendered Lives: A Critique of the Pathologization of Gender Variance in Children." To reserve a seat, please email The series continues through April.

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Rome to speak on urban environment

Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016, noon · Betts Auditorium, School of Architecture

Adam Rome of the University of Delaware will give a talk "The Bulldozer in the Countryside, 15 Years Later," at noon Wednesday, Oct. 26, in Betts Auditorium, School of Architecture. Rome's first book, "The Bulldozer in the Countryside: Suburban Sprawl and the Rise of American Environmentalism," won the Organization of American Historians' Frederick Jackson Turner award. The event, part of the Mellon Forum for Research on the Urban Environment lecture series, is sponsored by the Princeton-Mellon Initiative in Architecture, Urbanism and the Humanities.

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Talk to focus on 'Saudi Arabia and Iran: Building Understanding for Improved Ties'

Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016, 12:30 p.m. · Burr Hall, Room 219

Banafsheh Keynoush, foreign policy adviser and author of "Saudi Arabia and Iran: Friends or Foes?" will discuss the current tensions between the two nations in a talk titled "Saudi Arabia and Iran: Building Understanding for Improved Ties" at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26, in Burr Hall, Room 219. RSVP required. Email

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Multimedia, multi-genre discussion of identity and artistic performance

Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016, 4:30 p.m. · 185 Nassau St., Stewart Theater

The Program in Creative Writing presents "Colonization of the Eye: A Troubling of Identity, Performance and Projection," a multimedia, multi-genre discussion of identities in relationship to artistic performance, audience projection and notions of craft at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26, in the Stewart Theater, 185 Nassau St. The discussion will be led by poet and 2015-16 Hodder Fellow Natalie Diaz and will feature poets Christian Campbell, Rachel Eliza Griffiths, and Roger Reeves.

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Film series to focus on the migrant crisis in Europe

Friday, Oct. 21; Monday, Oct. 24, and Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016, 4:30 p.m. · various venues

The film series "Filming at the Borders: Migrating to Europe Today" continues with "Hope" on Friday, Oct. 21, in Jones Hall, Room 100; "Brűle la mer (Burn the Sea)" on Monday, Oct. 24, in East Pyne, Room 010; and "Vol Spécial (Special Flight)" on Wednesday, Oct. 26, in McCormick Hall, Room 101. The screenings, which start at 4:30 p.m., will be followed by a Q&A with each film's director.

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Latino Grammy Award winner Moreno to perform

Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016, 8 p.m. · Alexander Hall, Richardson Auditorium

Singer-songwriter Gaby Moreno, a native of Guatemala who lives in Los Angeles, will give a concert at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26, in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall. Moreno is the winner of a Latino Grammy Award for Best New Artist. This is the second event in this year's Wilson College Signature Lecture Series and is cosponsored by the Program in Latino Studies. Free tickets are available at the Frist ticket office or online.

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'Lobby Hero' to have senior thesis production

Friday and Saturday, Oct. 21-22, and Wednesday through Friday, Oct. 26-28, 2016, various times · 185 Nassau St., Matthews Acting Studio

"Lobby Hero," featuring seniors Charlie Baker and Stanley Mathabane, will be performed at 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21 and Wednesday through Friday, Oct. 26-28, in the Matthews Acting Studio, 185 Nassau St. A matinee will take place at 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22. For tickets, call University Ticketing at 609-258-9220.

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Budhos to talk on terrorism in the U.S. and surveillance in Muslim communities

Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016, 4:30 p.m. · East Pyne, Room 010

Marina Budhos, the author of "Watched" — the story of an immigrant teenager in Queens, New York, and a timely look at the issue of homegrown terrorism in the U.S. and surveillance in Muslim communities — will read from her novel and engage in a discussion moderated by Christina Lazaridi, lecturer in creative writing and the Lewis Center for the Arts, at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27, in East Pyne, Room 010.

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African American Conversation Series to include Glaude, Perry and Taylor

Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016, 5 p.m. · Fields Center

The 2016-17 African American Studies Conversations Series continues at 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27, in the Fields Center, with Eddie Glaude Jr., the William S. Tod Professor of Religion and African American Studies; Imani Perry, the Hughes-Rogers Professor of African American Studies; Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, assistant professor of African American studies; and Marc Lamont Hill of Morehouse University. The discussion will focus on contemporary black issues and an exploration of ideas about how African American communities might reinvigorate democratic life in post-Obama America. A Q&A will follow the discussion.

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Picon to speak on digital culture and architectural practice

Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016, 6:30 p.m. · Betts Auditorium, School of Architecture

Antoine Picon of Harvard University's Graduate School of Design will give a talk "The Ownership Revolution: Digital Culture and the Transformation of Architectural Practice and Ideals" at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27, in Betts Auditorium, School of Architecture.

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Exhibition to feature art of South Asia

Oct. 22, 2016-Jan. 22, 2017 · Princeton University Art Museum

"Contemporary Stories: Revisiting South Asian Narratives," a new exhibition featuring major works by five internationally renowned artists, explores the continuing power and role of narrative in the art of South Asia and is on view Oct. 22, 2016-Jan. 22, 2017, at the Princeton University Art Museum.

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Fall drawing and sculpture exhibition to feature works by student artists

Oct. 19-Nov. 7, 2016 · 185 Nassau St., Lucas Gallery

The Program in Visual Arts presents an exhibition of new work by students in fall drawing and sculpture courses Oct. 19-Nov. 7, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., in the Lucas Gallery, 185 Nassau Street.

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Behavioral economics is topic of educational video series

Fridays, Sept. 16-Dec. 16, 2016, noon · Lewis Library, Room 225

The Lewis Science Library will show the DVD series "Behavioral Economics: When Psychology and Economics Collide" from noon to 1 p.m. every Friday Sept. 16 through Dec. 16, in Lewis Library, Room 225. Scott Huettel, the Jerry G. and Patricia Crawford Hubbard Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience at Duke University, will host the series on a range of topics. For a full schedule and list of weekly topics, visit the Lewis Library website.

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Exhibition to focus on global contemporary art

July 30-Oct. 30, 2016 · Princeton University Art Museum

"A Material Legacy," on view July 30-Oct. 30 at Princeton University Art Museum, brings together many of the most exciting artists of the past decade to illuminate the material impulse found in contemporary art practices. Nearly all made within the last ten years, and many in the last several years, the works in the exhibition provide a fresh view into art making in the 21st century and include globe-spanning artists from North America to Chile and India.

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Exhibit examines Wilson's contested legacy

Monday, April 4, through Friday, Oct. 28, 2016, various times · Robertson Hall, Bernstein Gallery

The contested legacy of Woodrow Wilson forms the focus of a new exhibition that opens Monday, April 4, in the Bernstein Gallery of Robertson Hall. The show, "In the Nation's Service? Woodrow Wilson Revisited," documents not only the positive but also the negative aspects of Wilson's tenure as 13th president of Princeton University and 28th president of the United States. The show is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and until 4:30 p.m. during the summer months.  

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