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Sunday, April 30, 2017

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All are invited to attend annual Communiversity festival

Sunday, April 30, 2017, 1 to 6 p.m. · Princeton campus and town

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 30, rain or shine.

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CPUC will feature committee reports and campus plan at May meeting

Monday, May 1, 2017, 4:30 p.m. · Friend Center, Room 101

The Council of the Princeton University Community (CPUC) will meet at 4:30 p.m. Monday, May 1, in Friend Center, Room 101. The agenda will include reports from the CPUC Naming Committee and the CPUC Resources Committee, as well as a presentation and discussion about the campus plan.

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Concert to feature George and friends

Monday, May 1, 2017, 7 p.m. · McCormick Hall, Room 101

"The Country and Bluegrass Music Tradition: An Evening with Robby George and Friends" will be held at 7 p.m. Monday, May 1, in McCormick Hall, Room 101. The band features Robert George, McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence and director of the James Madison Program (banjo, guitar), Robin Ringgold Cockey (fiddle), Doug Greason (bass), Charles McGovern (mandolin, guitar), Daniel Miner (guitar), Glenn Rosen (washboard, spoons, piano), and Dave Scheiber (pedal steel guitar).

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Keohane to discuss U.S.-international climate policy under Trump

Tuesday, May 2, 2017, 12:30 p.m. · Guyot Hall, Room 10

Robert Keohane, Princeton University professor of public and international affairs, will discuss potential international climate-change policy under President Donald Trump in "The International Climate Regime Without U.S. Leadership: Collapse or Multilateral Institutionalization?" at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 2, in Guyot Hall, Room 10. Lunch will be served in the Guyot Atrium at noon. The event is part of the Princeton Environmental Institute Faculty Seminar Series.

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Felzenberg to discuss book on Buckley

Tuesday, May 2, 2017, 5:30 p.m. · Robertson Hall, Dodds Auditorium

Princeton alumnus Alvin Felzenberg, a lecturer at the Annenberg School for Communications at the University of Pennsylvania, will discuss his new book, "A Man and His Presidents: The Political Odyssey of William F. Buckley Jr." at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 2, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall. The public conversation, with Robert George, McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence and director of the James Madison Program, is part of the James Madison Program's "America's Founding and Future Series." A book sale and signing will follow the talk. 

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Koskenniemi to speak on 'Facebook, Global Community and the Law'

Thursday, May 4, 2017, 4:30 p.m. · McCormick Hall, Room 101

Martti Koskenniemi, Academy Professor of International Law at the University of Helsinki and director of the Erik Castrén Institute of International Law and Human Rights, will present the James A. Moffett '29 Lecture in Ethics, titled "Facebook, Global Community and the Law," at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, May 4, in McCormick Hall, Room 101. 

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Physicist Charles Kane to explore how matter can arrange itself in ingenious ways

Thursday, May 4, 2017, 8 p.m. · McDonnell Hall, Room A-02

Charles Kane, professor of physics at the University of Pennsylvania, will deliver the Princeton University Department of Physics' 42nd Annual Donald R. Hamilton Lecture titled, "Topological Phases of Matter," at 8 p.m. Thursday, May 4, in McDonnell Hall, Room A-02. Kane will speak about how quantum mechanics enables the existence of electronic phases of matter that can have both exotic and useful properties. The lecture is free to the public.

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Kopp, founder and CEO of Teach For America, to speak on education reform

Thursday, May 5, 2017, 5 p.m. · Frist Campus Center, Room 302

Wendy Kopp, a 1989 Princeton alumna, is the founder of Teach For America, which she proposed the creation of in her undergraduate senior thesis. Kopp will participate in a moderated Q&A at 5 p.m. on Thursday, May 5, in Room 302 of the Frist Campus Canter, about her time at Princeton, her path to founding two service organizations (Teach For America and Teach For All), and her take on education reform in the current political climate.

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James Baker, 61st U.S. Secretary of State, to discuss conservative climate action

Wednesday, May 10, 2017, 4:30 p.m. · McCosh Hall, Room 10 (overflow to Rooms 28 and 46)

James A. Baker III, U.S. Secretary of State and White House Chief of Staff under President George H. W. Bush, will discuss the melding of climate action and conservative political principles in, "A Conservative Approach to Climate Change," at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 10, in McCosh Hall, Room 10, with overflow in Rooms 28 and 46. Baker, who received his bachelor's degree in history from Princeton in 1952, is delivering the Princeton Environmental Institute's Taplin Environmental Lecture.

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Princeton Research Day highlights research and arts on campus

Thursday, May 11, 2017, 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. · Frist Campus Center

Princeton students and early career researchers will share their work from the natural sciences, social sciences, engineering, humanities and the arts at the second annual Princeton Research Day, 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, May 11, in Frist Campus Center. Come see talks, posters, performances and more. Reception open to all begins at 3:45 p.m.

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Exhibition to focus on the black South and civil rights movement

April 14-May 18, 2017 · Bernstein Gallery, Robertson Hall

"The Black South and Civil Rights Workers in the 1960s," an exhibition of photographs by Julius Lester, is on view April 14-May 18 in the Bernstein Gallery, Robertson Hall. A panel discussion about the exhibition will take place at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, April 20, with a reception to follow in the gallery.

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Exhibition features architecture drawings from the Drawing Matter Collection in England

April 10-May 8, 2017 · School of Architecture

The exhibition "21 January 2017, IN 08:44 OUT 20:16," curated by Professor of Architecture Elizabeth Diller and Tina di Carlo and designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro, is on view April 10-May 8 at the School of Architecture. The exhibition is the product of a day spent with the Drawing Matter Collection located at the Shatwell Farmyard, Somerset, England, two hours west of London. The 186 collected works — selected from the collection on January 21, 2017, between 8:44 a.m. and 8:16 p.m. before the fading of natural light at sunset — range from the 16th century to the present day and explore the boundaries of architectural representation. This is the inaugural exhibition of Drawing Matter in the United States and the first exhibition Diller has curated for the School of Architecture.

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Spring campus farmers' market set for April 19-May 10

Wednesdays, April 19-May 10, 2017, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. · Firestone Plaza

The Princeton University Farmers' Market will return for four weeks, Wednesdays April 19 to May 10, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Firestone Library and University Chapel Plaza. 

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Bimonthly tours of the Princeton Plasma Physics Lab

First and third Friday of the month, 10 a.m. · PPPL

Get a behind-the-scenes look at the only national laboratory where scientists are trying to create "a star on Earth." The Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory offers free public tours of its research facilities at 10 a.m. on the first and third Friday of the month at 100 Stellarator Rd., Princeton, New Jersey. Participants must pre-register on the tour website.

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Exhibition to focus on Athenian vase-painting

March 4-June 11, 2017 · Princeton University Art Museum

"The Berlin Painter and His World: Athenian Vase-Painting in the Early Fifth Century B.C." will be on view March 4-June 11 at Princeton University Art Museum. It is the first major museum exhibition devoted to "The Berlin Painter," the name given by Oxford scholar Sir John Beazley to an anonymous fifth-century B.C. Athenian vase-painter, whose hand Beazley recognized in over 200 complete or fragmentary vases in collections around the world. An opening celebration — with a lecture by the exhibition's curator, J. Michael Padgett, curator of ancient art at the museum — will take place at 5 p.m. Saturday, March 4, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall. An international symposium on Athenian vase-painting of the Late Archaic and Early Classical periods will take place form 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 1, in McCormick Hall, Room 101.

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Exhibition to feature photographs from collection of alumnus Olofson

Feb. 4-July 2, 2017 · Princeton University Art Museum

"Revealing Pictures: Photographs from the Christopher E. Olofson Collection" will be on view at Princeton University Art Museum Feb. 4-July 2, 2017. Olofson is a 1992 alumnus. Works by Edmund Clark, Daniel and Geo Fuchs, Pieter Hugo, Liu Zheng, Zanele Muholi, Robert Polidori and others serve as examples of photography's ability to explore issues of identity, place and nationhood.

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