News at Princeton

Sunday, Oct. 04, 2015

Featured Events

Exhibition to spotlight Princeton's Great Persian Book of Kings

Oct. 3, 2015-Jan. 24, 2016 · Princeton University Art Museum

The exhibition "Princeton's Great Persian Book of Kings" will be on view Oct. 3, 2015-Jan. 24, 2016, at the Princeton University Art Museum. Composed more than 1,000 years ago by the Persian poet Firdausi, the "Shahnama," or Book of Kings, narrates the story of Iran from the dawn of time to the seventh century A.D. Princeton's late 16th-century Peck "Shahnama" (named after its donor) is one of the finest intact volumes in the United States. The exhibition features all of the manuscript's 50 illuminated and illustrated folios and will introduce the beauty and art historical importance of the Peck "Shahnama" to the public for the first time.  

Read Story

Coloratura Kirkby and lutenist Lindberg to perform

Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015, 7:30 p.m. · Fine Hall, Taplin Auditorium

The Glee Club Presents series will open with a concert "The Golden Age Revived: Lute Songs of the Early English Baroque" by Dame Emma Kirkby, coloratura, and Jakob Lindberg, lutenist, at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 4, in Taplin Auditorium, Fine Hall. For tickets, call University Ticketing at 609-258-9220 or visit the Frist Campus Center Box Office.  

Read Story

Comedian Marc Maron will give public lecture

Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015, 6 p.m. · McCosh Hall, Room 50

Marc Maron, comedian and host of the WTF with Marc Maron Podcast, will speak about his popular and influential podcast during a public lecture at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 6, in McCosh Hall, Room 50. His talk is sponsored by the Farnum Lecture Series as part of the Princeton University Public Lectures. It is free and open to the public.

Read Story

Flu vaccines will be available at UHS FluFest

Oct. 7, 8 and 14, 2015, various times · Frist Campus Center multipurpose rooms

University community members can obtain flu vaccines at FluFest from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 7 and Thursday, Oct. 8, as well as from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 14, in the Frist Campus Center multipurpose rooms. Immunizations are free for current faculty, staff and students, and are available for a fee for dependents age 9 years and older. No appointments are necessary, though University IDs are required to receive a vaccine. The event also will feature University Health Services' wellness fair and "Know Your Numbers" screenings. For more information about FluFest, the vaccines available and the cost of vaccines for dependents, visit the UHS website.

Read Story

Talk to focus on climate change and justice

Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015, 4:30 p.m. · Robertson Hall, Room 002

Anja Karnein, an assistant professor of philosophy at Binghampton University (SUNY), will speak on "Climate Change and Justice Between Nonoverlapping Generations" at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 7, in Robertson Hall, Room 002, as part of the DeCamp Seminar Series.

Read Story

Mullen to discuss U.S. strategy

Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015, 4:30 p.m. · Robertson Hall, Dodds Auditorium

Admiral Michael Mullen, former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and the Charles and Marie Robertson Visiting Professor at the Woodrow Wilson School, will present a public talk titled "I'm Confused: What Is the Strategy of the U.S.?" at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 8, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall. Mullen's talk will mark the inauguration of the Program in History and the Practice of Diplomacy at the University

Read Story

Study Abroad Fair will be held

Friday, Oct. 9, 2015, 12:30-3:30 p.m. · Frist Campus Center multipurpose rooms

Students are invited to attend the Study Abroad Fair from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 9, in the Frist Campus Center multipurpose rooms. Proogram providers from around the globe, Princeton students who have studied abroad and Office of International Programs staff members will provide information about study abroad, international internships and fellowship programs.

Read Story

Conference to focus on transformation of historical scholarship

Friday, Oct. 9, and Saturday, Oct. 10, 2015, various times · Burr Hall, Room 219

Historical scholarship underwent a transformation between 1963 and 1975. This two-day interdisciplinary conference, "The Transformation of Global History, 1963-75," will bring together some of the world's leading global historians, early careerists and graduate candidates to examine this legacy from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 9, and 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 10, in Burr Hall, Room 219.

Read Story

Celebration of Gandhi's life will be held

Sunday, Oct. 11, 2015, 4 p.m. · McDonnell Hall, Room A01

A celebration of Mahatma Gandhi's life, a commemoration of his 146th birthday anniversary, will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 11, in McDonnell Hall, Room A01. Ambassador Dnyaneshwar Mulay, Consul General of India, New York, will speak during the event. The annual Gandhi Jayanti is sponsored by the South Asian Affinity Group, an Employee Resources Group, in partnership with nonprofit organization the Association of Indians in America (AIA).

Read Story

Faculty, staff blood drive will be held

Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 12-13, 2015, various times · Frist Campus Center multipurpose rooms

Faculty and staff are invited to donate blood from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 12 and from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 13, in the Frist Campus Center multipurpose rooms. The blood drive is cosponsored by University Health Services and American Red Cross. A photo I.D. is required to donate. For more information or to register online, visit the UHS website.

Read Story

CPUC meeting will include discussion of We Speak Survey report

Monday, Oct. 12, 2015, 4:30 p.m. · Friend Center, Room 101

The Council of the Princeton University Community (CPUC) will hold its first meeting of the academic year at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 12, in Friend Center, Room 101. The agenda will include discussion about the findings of the We Speak Survey on inappropriate sexual behavior; an update on the Special Task Force on Equity, Diversity and Inequality; and an emergency preparedness update.

Read Story

Barney Frank to present public lecture

Monday, Oct. 12, 2015, 4:30 p.m. · McCosh Hall, Room 50

Barney Frank, a former member of the U.S. House of Representatives and author of "Frank: A Life in Politics from the Great Society to Same-Sex Marriage," will present a public lecture at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 12, in McCosh Hall, Room 50. A book sale and signing will follow the discussion. Frank is visiting the Wilson School as this year's Conor D. Reilly Distinguished Visitor. A ticket is required to attend this event.  

Read Story

Free tours of the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

Sept. 18-Dec. 18, 2015, first and third Friday, 10 a.m. · Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

Free tours of the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory that explore the science behind fusion are available at 10 a.m. the first and third Friday of every month starting Sept. 18 and ending Dec. 18. Pre-registration is required and can be completed on online.

Read Story

'Local Color' exhibition to feature multimedia

Sept. 17-Oct. 9, 2015 · 185 Nassau St., Lucas Gallery

The Lewis Center for the Arts' Program in Visual Arts presents "Local Color," an exhibition of sculpture, photography, film, and artist's books by architecture graduate student Melissa Frost; Pam Lins, sculptor and lecturer in visual arts; filmmaker and arts fellow Pacho Velez; and Jeff Whetstone, photographer and professor of visual arts. An opening reception will take place at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 24. A public screening and discussion of Velez's film "Manakamana" will accompany the exhibition at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 1, at the Princeton Garden Theatre, 160 Nassau St.

Read Story

French Theater Festival to feature performances, conversations and staged readings

Sept. 24-Oct. 24, 2105, various times · various venues

The fourth annual French Theater Festival will take place from Sept. 24-Oct. 24 with dozens of performances, conversations and staged readings featuring prominent and early-career French actors and directors as well as Princeton students. Highlights include: • "Loin d'Eux," about a family coping with grief, based on the first novel by celebrated contemporary writer Laurent Mauvignier and performed by actor Rodolphe Dana, Sunday, Sept. 27 • "Faire le Gilles," in which director Robert Cantarella performs/re-creates two seminars of French philosopher Gilles Deleuze, Tuesday, Sept. 29 • "Ajax, qu'on me donne un ennemi," combining a rock trio, a text by famed German playwright Heiner Müller and the French actor André Wilms, Saturday, Oct. 3 • "Interview," featuring returning artists Judith Henry and Nicolas Bouchaud in Nicolas Truong's work-in-progress that dramatizes the different aspects of interviewing, Saturday, Oct. 24.

Read Story

Exhibition highlights aftermath of genocide

Aug. 24-Oct. 8, 2015 · Bernstein Gallery, Robertson Hall

The exhibition "After Genocide: Collected Stories" will be on view Aug. 24-Oct. 8 in the Bernstein Gallery, Robertson Hall. The show is comprised of two projects: "Documenting the Second Generation: Children of Holocaust Survivors," featuring fine art photographs by Aliza Augustine, and "Cambodian War Widows' Project," showcasing artwork by 14 elderly widows in a single Cambodian rural village that memorializes their dead or missing husbands, curated by Mary Oestereicher Hamill and Khmer Rouge survivor Chath PierSath. A reception will take place from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 20.

Read Story