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Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016

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Discussion to focus on racial bias in law enforcement

Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016, 4:30 p.m. · Peretsman Scully Hall, Room A32

A discussion on "Causes and Consequences of Racial Bias in Law Enforcement," part of the Inequality Science Series, will be held at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 10, in Peretsman Scully Hall, Room A32. Presenters will be Karin Martin, assistant professor, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, and Jack Glaser, associate professor, Goldman School of Public Policy, University of California-Berkeley. Naomi Murakawa, associate professor of African American studies at Princeton, will moderate. The event will be available for live viewing online.

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Hervieux will discuss untold story of black soldiers in World War II

Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016, 6 p.m. · Fields Center, Room 104

Author Linda Hervieux will discuss her new book, "Forgotten: The Untold Story of D-Day's Black Heroes, At Home and At War," at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 10, at the Fields Center, Room 104. A reception and book signing will follow. The event is free and open to the public.

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Artist Raad to give annual Faber Memorial Lecture

Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016, 4:30 p.m. · East Pyne Hall, Room 010

The Interdisciplinary Doctoral Program in the Humanities presents the Eberhard L. Faber IV 1915 Memorial Lecture "Walkthrough Part II" by Walid Raad, artist and associate professor of art at Cooper Union School of Art at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 11, in East Pyne Hall, Room 010. Raad will concentrate on two of his long-term art projects: "The Atlas Group" (1989-2004), and "Scratching on things I could disavow" (2007-present). Both art projects engage how forms of extreme violence can affect bodies, minds and culture.

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Jeremijenko to speak on 'Touring the Museum of Natural Futures'

Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016, 5 p.m. · McCormick Hall, Room 101

The Wilson College Signature Lecture Series presents artist and engineer Natalie Jeremijenko of New York University, who will give a talk "Placing Your Bets: Touring the Museum of Natural Futures" at 5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 11, in McCormick Hall, Room 101. Jeremijenko's practice develops the emerging field of socio-ecological systems design (or XDesign), using attractions and ongoing participatory research to reimagine our collective relationship to natural systems. The event is also cosponsored by the Council of the Humanities and the Lewis Center for the Arts.

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'The Vagina Monologues' will be performed

Thursday through Saturday, Feb. 11-13, 2016, 8 p.m. · Murray Dodge Theater

Theatre Intime will present Eve Ensler's "The Vagina Monologues" at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, Feb. 11-13, at Murray Dodge Theater. The play is directed by seniors Olivia Robbins and Azza Cohen, and sponsored by the Women*s Center and the Program in Gender and Sexuality Studies. Tickets are $8 for students and $12 for all others, and are available at the University Ticketing office in Frist Campus Center or at the door. All proceeds will benefit Womanspace, a local nonprofit dedicated to preventing abuse, protecting families and changing lives through empowerment.

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'Elektra' to be performed as senior thesis production

Friday and Saturday, Feb. 5 and 6, and Thursday through Saturday, Feb. 11-13, 2016, 8 p.m. · 185 Nassau St., Matthews Acting Studio

Senior Evelyn Giovine will perform in the title role of Sophocles' tragedy "Elektra," a dark, bloody tale of familial vengeance from ancient Greece, at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Feb. 5 and 6, and Thursday through Saturday, Feb. 11-13, in the Matthews Acting Studio, 185 Nassau St. For tickets, call University Ticketing at 609-258-9220 or visit the Frist Campus Center box office. Tickets will also be available at the door.

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Film screenings with their directors to be held

Feb. 11-April 28, 2016, 7:30 p.m. · 185 Nassau St., Stewart Theater

As part of the spring course "World on a Wire: 12 Films, 12 Filmmakers," taught by Princeton Arts Fellow Pacho Velez, a new filmmaker will visit each week to screen and discuss his or her most recent film at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Feb. 11 through April 28, in the Stewart Theater, 185 Nassau St. These events are free and open to the public. The screenings are as follows: • Feb. 11: Alex Ross Perry — "Listen Up Philip" • Feb. 18: Matías Piñeiro — "Princess of France" • Feb. 25: Josephine Decker — "Thou Wast Mild and Lovely" • March 3: Guy Maddin — "The Forbidden Room" • March 10: Nicolás Pereda — "Minotaur & The Palace" • March 24: Joanna Arnow — "Bad at Dancing" and "I Hate Myself" • March 31: Khalik Allah — "Field Niggas" • April 7: Roger Ross Williams — "Life, Animated" • April 14: Hassen Ferhani — "Roundabout in My Head" • April 21: TBA • April 28: Deborah Stratman — "The Illinois Parables"

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Mercer to speak on early modern philosophy

Friday, Feb. 12, 2016, 4 p.m. · McCormick Hall, Room 101

Christia Mercer of Columbia University will give the inaugural Margaret Dauler Wilson Occasional Lecture, "Feeling the Way to Truth: The Real Story About How Early Modern Philosophy Developed," at 4 p.m. Friday, Feb. 12, in McCormick Hall, Room 101.

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O'Toole to speak on Ireland's 1916 uprising

Friday, Feb. 12, 2016, 4:30 p.m. · 185 Nassau St., Stewart Theater

Theater critic, scholar and Lecturer in Theater Fintan O'Toole will deliver the annual Robert Fagles Memorial Lecture "Carnival and Ruin: Looting in the 1916 Rising," in recognition of the centenary of the 1916 uprising, at 4:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 12, in the Stewart Theater, 185 Nassau St. The lecture is part of a series presented by the Fund for Irish Studies.

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Exhibition on Jewish contributions to American culture to open with panel discussion

Feb. 13-June 12, 2016 · Princeton University Art Museum

"By Dawn's Early Light: Jewish Contributions to American Culture from the Nation's Founding to the Civil War" will be on view Feb. 13-June 12 at the Princeton University Art Museum. A panel discussion with Jonathan Sarna of Brandeis University; Rabbi Meir Soloveichick of Congregation Shearith Israel, New York; and Esther Schor, professor of English at Princeton, will take place at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 14, in McCosh Hall, Room 10.

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CPUC agenda will include strategic planning, Wilson committee

Monday, Feb. 15, 2016, 4:30 p.m. · Friend Center, Room 101

The Council of the Princeton University Community (CPUC) will meet at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 15, in Friend Center, Room 101. President Christopher L. Eisgruber will discuss the University's recently released strategic planning framework and take questions. In addition, members of the Wilson Legacy Review Committee will attend the meeting as one of several opportunities for discussion with members of the University community. All members of the University community are invited.

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Acronym and vocalists to perform Baroque music

Monday, Feb. 15, 2016, 7:30 p.m. · Fine Hall, Taplin Auditorium

The Baroque string band Acronym and the vocalists of Les Canards Chantants will give a concert at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 15, in Fine Hall, Taplin Auditorium. The program will feature the unusual and enticing large-ensemble sonatas of Giovanni Valentini (c1582–1649) — once Kapellmeister of the Holy Roman Empire — coupled with the first modern performances of a number of his madrigals for voices and instruments, 400 years after their publication.

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Faculty, students will discuss 'politics of the classroom'

Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2016, 5 p.m. · Betts Auditorium, School of Architecture

A conversation "Politics of the Classroom: Who Speaks? Who Is Heard?" will be held at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 16, in Betts Auditorium, School of Architecture. Dean of the College Jill Dolan will moderate a conversation among faculty and students who seek to advance campus conversations about gender, identity and the experience of the Princeton classroom.

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Film screening to include talkback with alumni filmmakers

Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2016, 6:30 p.m. · Garden Theatre, 160 Nassau St.

The Lewis Center for the Arts will present a screening of the film "Tumbledown," a comedic love story directed by Sean Mewshaw, a 1997 alumnus, and written and produced by Desi Van Til, a 1999 alumna, at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 16, at the Garden Theatre, 160 Nassau St. The screening will be followed by a discussion with the filmmakers. The event is free and open to the public but ticket reservations are recommended and available online.

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Wilson legacy committee posts schedule for on-campus discussions

Jan. 28-Feb. 20, 2016, various times · various locations

The special trustee committee that is considering Woodrow Wilson's legacy at Princeton University has posted a schedule for on-campus, in-person conversations with members of the committee. 

The committee has scheduled small group discussions on Jan. 28 and Feb. 18-20. Members of the committee will be attending the Feb. 15 meeting of the Council of the Princeton University Community (CPUC). The committee also will conduct an open forum in Richardson Auditorium on Friday, Feb. 19, at 3 p.m. 

Those interested in participating in the small group discussions may sign up through the committee's website. The website also offers an opportunity to submit written observations and opinions directly to the committee. 

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Exhibition to explore science and technology during the 'space race,' featured photographer to speak

Feb. 17-March 4, 2016 · School of Architecture

"Dome," an exhibition that explores the ways in which science and technology were designed, constructed, practiced and exchanged among global networks during the "space race" era, will be on view Feb. 17-March 4 at the School of Architecture. The show will feature archival materials form the Calan Hill National Astronomical Observatory in Santiago and the Pulkovo National Observatory in St. Petersburg, along with the work of Russian photographer Petr Antonov, who will give a talk at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 1, in the School of Architecture's Betts Auditorium. Joining Antonov will be master architect Philipp Meuser, Hugo Palmarola of the Universidad Católica de Chile and Asif Siddiqi of the California Institute of Technology.

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Alumni Day will feature awards, lectures

Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016, various times · various locations

A day of lectures, awards ceremonies and other events will draw graduate and undergraduate alumni and their guests to campus Saturday, Feb. 20.

Highlights of the annual Alumni Day program, coordinated by the Office of Alumni Affairs, include:

  • A lecture by James Heckman, the Henry Schultz Distinguished Service Professor in Economics and the College at the University of Chicago, at 9 a.m. in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall. Heckman, a 1971 Princeton graduate alumnus, is the winner of this year's James Madison Medal, the top award for graduate alumni. He will give a talk titled "Inequality, Social Mobility and Public Policy." The lecture also will be simulcast in McCormick Hall, Room 101. 
  • A talk by Gen. Mark Milley, a Princeton Class of 1980 graduate, at 10:15 a.m. in Richardson Auditorium. Milley will receive the Woodrow Wilson Award, the top honor for undergraduate alumni. Milley, chief of staff of the U.S. Army, will speak on "Strength Through Service." The talk also will be simulcast in McCormick Hall, Room 101. 
  • An Alumni Association luncheon and awards ceremony following a reception at 11:30 a.m. in Jadwin Gymnasium. 
  • A service of remembrance, held at 3 p.m. in the University Chapel, to honor deceased Princeton alumni, students, and University faculty and staff members. The service will be taped and available for viewing on the Alumni Association website in mid-March.
  • In addition, the day's events will include panel discussions and lectures by Princeton faculty and staff on topics including the media and the 2016 election, global health, and the Princeton Baby Lab. Dean of Admission Janet Rapelye and Jennifer Daniels, a 1993 Princeton graduate and chair of the Princeton Schools Committee, will speak on "Navigating the College Admissions Process" for students in grades 9-11 and their families. 

Alumni Day is not open to the public, and registration is required for all invited guests.

All Alumni Day attendees will need to pick up a nametag as their ticket to all events. Nametag pickup and walk-in registration will be in Maclean House from 8 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. and the Jadwin Gymnasium lobby from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Attendees should pick up their nametags before proceeding to their first event. For security purposes, admittance to the award winner lectures in Richardson Auditorium and the luncheon in Jadwin Gymnasium will be limited to registered attendees with nametags.

For a complete schedule and registration information, visit the Alumni Association website or call 609-258-1900.

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Exhibition to feature works by war veterans

Feb. 8-March 17, 2016 · Robertson Hall, Bernstein Gallery

"Combat Paper NJ," an exhibition of works on paper made by veterans from the Vietnam and recent Middle East wars, will be on view Feb. 8-March 17 in the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs' Bernstein Gallery in Robertson Hall. Each individual work on paper is made from deconstructed fibers of the uniform that each soldier wore during his or her tour of duty. A panel "Vets Coming Home: Downshifting from Combat" will take place at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 9, in Robertson Hall, Bowl 016, adjacent to the gallery.

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Science on Saturday Lecture Series brings science to the public

Saturdays, Jan. 9 - March 12, 2016, 9:30 a.m. · PPPL, MBG Auditorium

The Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) will hold the Ronald E. Hatcher Memorial Science on Saturday Lecture Series from Jan. 9 through March 12 at 9:30 a.m. (doors open at 8:15) in PPPL's MBG Auditorium located on Princeton University's Forrestal Campus. The free lecture features discussions of current science research and news by researchers from Princeton and other institutions. The series, which honors late Science on Saturday host Ronald Hatcher, is geared toward high school students and will be held every Saturday except Feb. 20. Registration is not required, but attendees should bring a valid photo I.D. to enter the PPPL facility.

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