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Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017

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Exhibition, opening talk focus on volcanoes as figures in the landscape

Feb. 10-March 15, 2017 · School of Architecture galleries

"17 Volcanoes," featuring works that celebrate volcanoes as figures in the landscape of Java as politically, economically and culturally charged objects, is on view through March 15 in the School of Architecture galleries. An opening talk will take place at noon Friday, Feb. 17, followed by a reception at 5 p.m.

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CPUC will host town hall with President Eisgruber

Monday, Feb. 20, 2017, 4:30 p.m. · Friend Center, Room 101

The Council of the Princeton University Community (CPUC) will host a town hall with President Christopher L. Eisgruber at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 20, in Friend Center, Room 101. It has become a tradition each year for the president to use the first CPUC meeting of the spring semester for an opportunity to discuss upcoming projects and plans with the University community. CPUC meetings are open to members of the University community. 

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'Conversations on Love' will host series of discussions, events

Week of Feb. 20, 2017, various times · various locations

The student-run series "Conversations on Love" will feature a range of events during the month of February. A full listing is available on the "Conversations on Love" Facebook page. Highlights include:

Monday, Feb. 20, at 4:30 p.m., in Frist Campus Center, Room 302. Dr. Helen Fisher, neuroscientist and author, will give a talk on the science of love.

Tuesday, Feb. 21, at 4:30 p.m., in McCosh Hall, Room 10. Professors Cornel West and Robert George will discuss their friendship, which transcends ideological differences.

Tuesday, Feb. 21, at 9 p.m., in Murray Dodge café. Members of Ellipses Slam Poetry and Songline Slam Poetry will perform at a poetry coffeehouse.

Wednesday, Feb. 22, at 4:30 p.m. in Betts Auditorium, School of Architecture. Philosophers Alexander Nehemas and Benjamin Morison will discuss Aristotle and Plato on the subject of love.

Thursday, Feb. 23, at 4:30 p.m. in Whig Hall Senate Chamber. Office of Religious Life chaplains of various religious faiths will discuss the theology of love in their respective religious traditions.

Friday, Feb. 24, at 4:30 p.m., at Campus Club. A bubble tea and "speed friending" gathering will be held.

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Wilson to speak on 'Jefferson's America'

Monday, Feb. 20, 2017, 6 p.m. · Betts Auditorium, School of Architecture

Mabel Wilson of Columbia University's Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation will give a talk "Notes on a Virginia Statehouse: Race, Slavery and Jefferson's America" at 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 20, in Betts Auditorium, School of Architecture.

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Panel to explore 'The Post-Fact Era'

Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017, 4:30 p.m. · Betts Auditorium, School of Architecture

"The Post-Fact Era? Democracy, Facts and the News: A Conversation with Scholars and Journalists" will take place at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21, in Betts Auditorium, School of Architecture. Eric Gregory, professor of religion and the chair of the Humanities Council, will moderate a panel including Deborah Amos, Middle East correspondent, National Public Radio, and a former Ferris Professor of Journalism; Stephen Macedo, the Laurance S. Rockefeller Professor of Politics and the University Center for Human Values; Joe Stephens, Ferris Professor of Journalism and investigative reporter, the Washington Post; Keith Wailoo, the Townsend Professor of History and Public Affairs; and Christy Wampole, assistant professor of French and Italian. The event is cosponsored by the Humanities Council and the University Center for Human Values. This is part one of a two-part series. Part two will take place on Thursday, March 2.

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Workshop, panel to focus on 'President Trump and the Constitution'

Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017, 4:30 p.m. · Robertson Hall, Room 016

A workshop and panel discussion will focus on "President Trump and the Constitution: The Rights of Immigrants and Refugees" at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21, in Robertson Hall, Room 016.

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Talk to focus on 'Future of U.S.-Russian Relations'

Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017, 4:30 p.m. · Simpson International Building, Room A71

Thomas Graham, a senior fellow at the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs at Yale University, will speak on "The Future of U.S.-Russian Relations" at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22, in Simpson International Building, Room A71.

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Non-local phenomena in quantum mechanics topic of Hamilton Colloquium

Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017, 4 p.m. · Jadwin Hall, Room A10

Yakir Aharonov, a Chapman University professor of theoretical physics and natural philosophy, will present the lecture, "Non-local Phenomena in Quantum Mechanics," at 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23, in Jadwin Hall, Room A10. The public event is part of the Princeton University Department of Physics' Hamilton Colloquium Series.

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Princeton Laptop Orchestra to perform at art museum

Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017, 5:30 p.m. · Princeton University Art Museum

The Princeton Laptop Orchestra (PLOrk) will engage with the celestial theme of the Princeton University Art Museum's installation of contemporary art by performing its new piece "Epicycles" at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23, at the museum. Also on the program is "Weightless (Scrape the Ceiling)," composed by Princeton graduate student Chris Douthitt. A reception in the museum will follow. This event is part of the museum's Late Thursdays series. The museum is open until 10 p.m. on Thursdays.

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President Eisgruber will hold Town Hall for University staff

Friday, Feb. 24, 2017, 2 p.m. · Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall

President Christopher L. Eisgruber will hold a Town Hall for University staff members starting at 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24, in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall. Eisgruber will provide an annual update on recent developments at the University and outline goals for the future. Staff members also will be given an opportunity to ask questions. All employees are welcome to attend and the University will provide paid release time so staff can attend the meeting during normal work hours, subject to supervisory approval in order to maintain normal operations. Shuttles will be provided to and from the event for employees based at 701 Carnegie Center and the Helm Building. Refreshments will be served at 1:45 p.m. before the Town Hall begins at 2 p.m. and the event is expected to end around 3 p.m. University staff also may attend the CPUC meeting on Feb. 20 to hear a similar annual update by Eisgruber. The CPUC meeting is open to all members of the University community. 

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Pulitzer Prize winner Díaz will speak on 'activism and academia'

Friday, Feb. 24, 2017, 4:30 p.m. · McCosh Hall, Room 50

As part of Black History Month events on campus, Princeton Latinos y Amigos will host a book reading with Pulitzer Prize-winning author Junot Díaz at 4:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24, in McCosh Hall, Room 50. Diaz will read from his book "The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao," and take questions from the audience. A book signing will follow the discussion. Tickets are not required for entry. The conversation is sponsored by the student organization Princeton Latinos y Amigos; Fields Center; Lewis Center for the Arts; Department of Spanish and Portuguese; Latin American Studies Program; Latino Studies Program; American Studies Program; and the Campus Conversations on Identities.

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Memory and forgetting topic of live music, radio event

Friday, Feb. 24, 2017, at 7:30 p.m. · Fine Hall, Taplin Auditorium

Memory and live music will be the features of "The Science of Memory: A Live Radio Event" at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24, in Fine Hall, Taplin Auditorium. The event features a discussion of memory by Sabine Kastner, professor of psychology and the Princeton Neuroscience Institute, and writer Michael Lemonick, a visiting lecturer in astrophysical sciences, and includes musical guests the Princeton Laptop Orchestra (PLOrk) and Stevie and Brian from the WPRB program, "These Vibes Are Too Cosmic." Sponsered by Princeton University's Council on Science and Technology and Department of Music, the event is free to the public.

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'Gumdrops and Lollipops' concert to feature popular organ music

Friday, Feb. 24, 2017, 8 p.m. · Princeton University Chapel

University organist Eric Plutz will present a concert "Gumdrops and Lollipops," featuring fanciful and charming popular favorites, at 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24, in the Princeton University Chapel.

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Theatre Intime will present 'Speech and Debate'

Feb. 24-26 and March 2-4, 2017, various times · Hamilton Murray Theater

The student group Theatre Intime will present 'Speech and Debate' Friday through Sunday, Feb. 24-26 and Thursday through Saturday, March 2-4, in the Hamilton Murray Theater. Showtimes and more information is available on the Theater Intime website. Tickets are $8 for students, $10 for faculty and seniors, $12 for general public and may be purchased through University Ticketing.

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Tang to speak on music in modern China

Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017, 4:30 p.m. · Jones Hall, Room 202

Xiaobing Tang of the University of Michigan will give a talk "Sound Imagination: The Making of a New Musical Culture in Modern China" at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28, in Jones Hall, Room 202. The event is sponsored by the Program in East Asian Studies.

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Dunkley to discuss the future of neutrino research

Thursday, March 2, 2017, 4 p.m. · Jadwin Hall, Room A10

Jo Dunkley, a Princeton University professor of physics and astrophysical sciences, will discuss efforts to better understand the nature of neutrinos in her lecture, "Neutrino Physics from the Polarized Microwave Background,"at 4 p.m. Thursday, March 2, in Jadwin Hall, Room A10. The public event is part of the Princeton Department of Physics' Hamilton Colloquium Series.

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Princeton University Glee Club, Nassau Sinfonia to perform Mozart's 'Requiem'

Saturday, March 4, 2017, 7:30 p.m. · Alexander Hall, Richardson Auditorium

The Princeton University Glee Club and Nassau Sinfonia will perform Mozart's "Requiem" for the annual Walter L. Nollner Memorial Concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 4, in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall. For tickets, call University Ticketing at 609-258-9220 or visit the Frist Campus Center box office.

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Novelist Whitehead to give reading and book signing

Monday, March 6, 2017, 4:30 p.m. · McCormick Hall, Room 101

Novelist Colson Whitehead, author of "The Underground Railroad," which won the 2016 National Book Award for fiction, will give a reading and book signing at 4:30 p.m. Monday, March 6, in McCormick Hall, Room 101. The event is cosponsored by the Peter S. Firestone Society in Mathey and Rockefeller colleges, the Humanities Council and the Lewis Center for the Arts.

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Summer day camp registration opens for 2017

Starting Feb. 6 or March 6, 2017 · Campus Recreation website

Registration for Campus Recreation's annual summer day camp for children entering grades 1 through 8 will begin soon. Registration for University faculty and staff begins Feb. 6, and registration for the general public begins March 6. More information about how to register is available on the Campus Recreation website. The day camp is held on the Princeton University campus and runs weekdays June 19 through Aug. 11, 2017. The camp is split into junior and senior camp for different age groups. Activities include sports, games, arts and crafts, dance, swimming and field trips.

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Exhibition to focus on war, political upheaval and racial and ethnic violence

Jan. 27-March 2, 2017 · Bernstein Gallery, Robertson Hall

"Gods of War," an exhibition of works by Phyllis Plattner, will be on view Jan. 27-March 2, in the Bernstein Gallery, Robertson Hall. Large and small panels of gold leaf and oil paint are configured in altarpiece formations or as single icons to express the artist's deep concerns: war, political upheaval, and racial and ethnic violence. The work critiques contemporary life and questions the progress of civilization.

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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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Cutting-edge science focus of PPPL Science on Saturday lectures

Saturdays, Jan. 14-March 18, 2017, 9:30 a.m. · PPPL

The Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory will launch the 2017 Ronald E. Hatcher Science on Saturday Lecture Series at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 14, at 100 Stellarator Road, Princeton, New Jersey. Now in its 33rd year, the nine-week series presents free and public talks by top scientific experts. The 2017 series ends March 18.

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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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