News at Princeton

Thursday, April 28, 2016

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Open house for Princeton's new Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment

Friday, April 29, 2016, 1 p.m. · Maeder Hall, corner of Prospect Ave. and Olden St.

Princeton University's new Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment will host the public and University community during an open house at 1 p.m. Friday, April 29, at Maeder Hall on the corner of Prospect Ave. and Olden St. The event will include guided tours of the center’s high-tech facilities, research laboratories, gardens, green roofs and collaborative spaces. Tours will leave from Maeder Hall at 1 and 2:30 p.m. Refreshments will be provided.

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Documentary on Ahmad Fardid to be screened

Saturday, April 30, 2016, 5 p.m. · Frist Campus Center, First Film Theater

The documentary "The Fabulous Life and Thoughts of Ahmad Fardid" will be screened at 5 p.m. Saturday, April 30 in the Frist Film Theater in Frist Campus Center. The screening will be followed by a discussion with the producer of the documentary, Ali Mirsepassi.

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Early music ensemble to perform

Sunday, May 1, 2016, 3 p.m. · Rockefeller College Common Room

Early Music Princeton will present "Musique de Salon," an intimate afternoon of chamber music, at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 1, in Rockefeller College Common Room. The salon-inspired concert features works by Elisabeth-Claude Jacquet de la Guerre, Jean-Fery Rebel, Jean-Baptiste Lully and others.

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Talk to focus on multiethnic Malaysia

Monday, May 2, 2016, noon · Burr Hall, Room 219

T.K. Koh, a member of the Class of 1970 and former chief minister of Malaysia's Penang State, will speak on " Ethnicity, Identity and Economy in Multi-Ethnic Malaysia" at noon Monday, May 2 in Burr Hall, Room 219.

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CPUC will hold its May meeting

Monday, May 2, 2016, 4:30 p.m. · Friend Center, Room 101

The Council of the Princeton University Community will meet at 4:30 p.m. Monday, May 2,  in Friend Center, Room 101. The agenda includes: a report from the CPUC Resources Committee; a discussion about campus cybersecurity; presentations and discussion about the Freshman Scholars Institute and the McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning. In addition, the newly appointed Dean for Diversity, LaTanya Buck, will be introduced. A reception to welcome Buck to campus will follow the meeting in the Friend Center courtyard (or in the atrium of Friend if the weather is inclement). All members of the University community are welcome to attend the meeting and the reception.

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Celebration concert for Burnham to be held

Tuesday, May 3, 2016, 4:30 p.m. · Alexander Hall, Richardson Auditorium

A free celebration concert in honor of Scott Burnham, the Scheide Professor of Music History, who is retiring at the end of the academic year, will take place at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 3, in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall. The program includes Beethoven's String Quartet, Op. 135, performed by the Brentano String Quartet; Mozart's Ave Verum Corpus, K. 618, performed by Princeton University Chamber Choir; Sinfonia Concertante, K. 364, performed by soloists from the Brentano String Quartet and members of the Princeton University Orchestra; Schubert's Three Military Marches, D. 733, for four hands, performed by pianists Paul von Autenried, a member of the Class of 2016, and Dasha Koltunyuk, a 2015 alumna; and Lieder, performed by Gabriel Crouch, director of choral programs, baritone, and senior Paul von Autenried, piano. Free but reservations required. For tickets call University Ticketing at 609-258-9220 or visit the Frist Campus Center box office.

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Historian Green to give lecture series on Afghanistan

Tuesday through Thursday, May 3-5, 2016, 4:30 p.m. · Lewis Library, Bowl 120

Nile Green, professor of history at the University of California-Los Angeles, will give the Leon B. Poullada Memorial Lecture Series "Transborder Traffic/Afghan Imaginaries: Fragments of an Intellectual History" at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, May 3-5, in the Lewis Library, Bowl 120.

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L'Avant-Scène presents 'Travaux d'Acteurs IV'

Tuesday, May 3, 2016, 7:30 p.m. · Rockefeller College Common Room

L'Avant-Scène, the Department of French and Italian, the Program in Theater, and Rockefeller College present "Travaux d’Acteurs IV," works performed by students in the course "Advanced French Theater Workshop," at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 3, in the Rockefeller College Common Room. The performance will feature 12 scenes, including scenes from "Le Cid," "Médée," "Cinna," "Suréna" and "La Place Royale," directed by Florent Masse, senior lecturer in French and Italian. The performance — which will be in French — but each scene will be introduced in English — is free but reservations are required. Email with "Travaux" in the subject line.

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Daubechies to discuss math, art collaborations in PACM lecture

Thursday, May 5, 2016, 8 p.m. · Jadwin Hall, Room A10

Ingrid Daubechies, the James B. Duke Professor of Mathematics at Duke University, will present the lecture, "Mathematicians Helping Art Historians and Art Conservators," at 8 p.m. Thursday, May 5, in Jadwin Hall, Room A10. Daubechies, the first woman mathematics professor at Princeton University, will discuss how mathematicians can aid in understanding and conserving art as part of the PACM Distinguished Lecture Series.

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Prison Teaching Initiative will host anniversary symposium

Saturday, May 7, 2016, 2 to 9 p.m. · Fields Center, Room 104

The Prison Teaching Initiative (PTI) will host a symposium from 2 to 9 p.m., Saturday, May 7, at the Carl Fields Center, Room 104. The event is in honor of PTI's 10 years of teaching college-accredited courses in New Jersey’s state prisons. The 10-year anniversary event will feature leading educators from across the country involved in teaching incarcerated students. Doug Wood of the Ford Foundation, a leading funder and evaluator of prison teaching programs, is the keynote speaker. Formerly incarcerated students currently enrolled at Rutgers University also will speak. A full program is available on the PTI website.

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Spring campus farmers market set for April 13-May 11

Wednesdays, April 13-May 11, 2016, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. · Firestone Plaza

The Princeton University Farmers Market will return for five weeks to the Firestone Library/ Chapel Plaza on Wednesdays from April 13 to May 11 open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.  

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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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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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