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Calendar of events

February 14-20, 2005

Monday, February 14


7:30 p.m. Humanities/East Asian studies/Faber reading and interview. Ha Jin, Boston University. Stewart Film Theater, 185 Nassau St.


Noon. European politics and society/Center for French Studies lecture. “Supporting the Arts: A France-USA Comparison.” Frederic Martel, French Cultural Service, Boston. 305 East Pyne.

4 p.m. Applied and computational mathematics lecture. “On Fair and Balanced Presentations of Election Data.” Robert Vanderbei. 214 Fine.

4:30 p.m. East Asian studies/Tang Center for East Asian Art lecture. “Authenticity and Connoisseurship: Making Chinese Sculpture Art.” Stanley Abe, Duke University. 106 McCormick.

4:30 p.m. German/medieval studies lecture. “The Moorish Woman in 1512: Gender, Race and the Humanist Reinvention of a Medieval Text.” Sarah Westphal-Wihl, Rice University. 10 East Pyne.

4:30 p.m. Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions/Mason lecture. “Speech Codes, Censorship and Undue Process: Politics and the Restoration of Free Speech and Liberty on Campus.” Donald Downs, University of Wisconsin-Madison. 104 Computer Science.

4:30 p.m. Woodrow Wilson School lecture. “What Happened in Ukraine and Why You Should Care.” Oxana Shevel, Purdue University; Lucan Way, Temple University; and Joshua Tucker. 16 Robertson.


4:30 p.m. Council of the Princeton University Community meeting, including conversation with President Tilghman. 101 Friend.

Tuesday, February 15


4:30 p.m. Visual arts film and discussion. Jennifer Reeves, talking about her film “The Time We Killed.” Stewart Film Theater, 185 Nassau St.


11:30 a.m. Mathematics group actions and automorphic forms seminar. “The Asymptotic Shape of Metric Balls in Groups of Polynomial Growth and Pointwise Ergodic Theorems.” Emmanuel Breuillard, Institut des Hautes Etudes Scientifiques. Professors’ Lounge, Fine.

Noon. Population research/demography seminar. “Health Disparities and Epidemic Thresholds: Implications for Defense Against Bioterrorism and Emerging Infections.” James Jones, Stanford University. 300 Wallace.

12:15 p.m. Latin American studies lecture. “Global and Local Mobilities in the Making of Caribbean Space and Place.” Mimi Sheller, Lancaster University. 107, 58 Prospect Ave.

G 12:30 p.m. McGraw Center faculty workshop. “Teaching and Mentoring Graduate Students.” John Cooper, Luigi Martinelli, Tom Silhavy and Tim Watson. 328 Frist.

12:30 p.m. Princeton Environmental Institute seminar. “Hydrogen: Use It or Lose It: Fuel Cell Update.” Andrew Bocarsly. 10 Guyot.

4:15 p.m. Astrophysical sciences astronomy colloquium. “Stellar Collisions and Black Hole Formation in Dense Star Clusters.” Steve McMillan, Drexel University. Auditorium, Peyton. Social gathering at 5:15 p.m., main hallway.

4:30 p.m. Comparative literature/medieval studies lecture. “Weeping and Argument: Aesthetic Experience and Logic in the Monastic Tradition and in Chaucer.” Mary Carruthers, New York University. 106 McCormick.

4:30 p.m. Electrical engineering/computer engineering lecture. “Design for Variability.” Leon Stok, IBM. B205 Engineering Quadrangle. Social gathering at 4:10 p.m.

4:30 p.m. Judaic studies lecture. “The Jewish-Christian Debate in the Early Modern Period: Spinoza, Modena and Isaac of Troki.” Daniel Lasker, Ben Gurion University. 10 East Pyne.

4:30 p.m. Policy Research Institute for the Region lecture. “Discrimination in Low Wage Labor Markets: A New Study That Investigated Discrimination Against Young Male Minorities and Ex-Offenders by Employers in New York City.” Bruce Western and Devah Pager. 16 Robertson.

4:30 p.m. Woodrow Wilson School lecture. “Reporting From the Middle East: Whose Truth?” James Bennet, New York Times. Dodds Auditorium, Robertson.


7 p.m. University Store book reading and signing. Steven Mintz, author of “Huck’s Raft: A History of American Childhood.” University Store.


7 p.m. Men’s volleyball vs. New York University. Dillon Gym.

Wednesday, February 16


12:30 p.m. Chapel music afternoon concert. Chapel.

5 p.m. Humanities reading and conversation. Joyce Carol Oates, author of “The Falls.” 101 McCormick.


G Noon. Information technology seminar. “Eleven Cool Things You Can Do With PHP.” David Sklar. Multipurpose Room B, Frist. For information, visit <www.princeton.edu/lunchnlearn>.

Noon. Institute for the Science and Technology of Materials seminar. “Phase Transitions and Nucleation in Nanoscale Systems.” Alexander Neimark. 222 Bowen.

12:15 p.m. Mathematics discrete mathematics seminar. Peter Keevash, California Institute of Technology. 224 Fine.

3 p.m. Physics colloquium. “Science, Mathematica and Other Things.” Stephen Wolfram, Wolfram Research. A10 Jadwin.

4 p.m. Chemical engineering seminar. “From Nanostructural Plastics to Green Supramolecular Rubbers: Joys of Self-Assembling.” Ludwik Leibler, ESPCI-CNR, Paris. A224 Engineering Quadrangle. Social gathering at 3:30 p.m.

4:15 p.m. Princeton plasma physics colloquium. “Recent Tests of Lorentz Invariance.” Michael Romalis. Gottlieb Auditorium, PPPL, Forrestal.

4:30 p.m. Mathematics colloquium. “Anderson Localization: The State of the Problem and Applications.” Michael Goldstein, University of Toronto. 314 Fine.

4:30 p.m. Woodrow Wilson School/science, technology and environmental policy lecture. “Global Environmental Challenges: A Practical Policy Agenda.” Jeffrey Leonard, Global Environment Fund. 16 Robertson.

5 p.m. African American studies panel discussion. “Balm in Gilead: Spirituality in African American Autobiography.” 10 East Pyne.

6 p.m. School of Architecture lecture. “A New Kind of Science.” Stephen Wolfram, Wolfram Research. Helm Auditorium, McCosh 50.

6 p.m. The Princeton Globalism Project presents its third dinner discussion in the ongoing "Regional Perspectives on Globalization" series "What Kind of China Is Rising?" with Perry Link. Class of '52 Room, Frist (A floor). Dinner will be served. Please RSVP at pgp@princeton.edu.

Thursday, February 17


7:30 p.m. East Asian studies Taiwan film series. Hou Hsiao-hsien: “City of Sadness.” Stewart Film Theater, 185 Nassau St.

7:30 p.m. Latin American studies/Wilson College film. Carlos Ortiz: “Machito, A Latin Jazz Legacy.” B204 Wilcox. Discussion follows.

[F] 8 p.m. McCarter Theatre performance. Lyle Lovett, John Hiatt, Joe Ely and Guy Clark. Matthews Theatre.

[F] 8 p.m. University community talent show. “This Is Princeton.” Richardson Auditorium, Alexander.


2 p.m. Geophysical fluid dynamics seminar. “Warm-Season Hydroclimate Variability Over the Great Plains in Observations, Reanalysis and Atmospheric Model Simulations.” Sumant Nigam, University of Maryland. 209 GFDL, Forrestal.

2 p.m. Mathematics ergodic theory and statistical mechanics seminar. “Anderson Localization and Distribution of Zeroes of Trigonometric Polynomials.” Michael Goldstein, University of Toronto. 322 Fine.

G 3:30 p.m. McGraw Center graduate student workshop. “Becoming A Colleague: Balancing Teaching and Scholarship.” Linda Hodges. 328 Frist.

4 p.m. Chemistry seminar. “Chemical Genetics: Probing and Controlling Intracellular Processes With Small Molecules.” Craig Crews, Yale University. DuPont Seminar Room, 324 Frick.

4 p.m. English/Spanish and Portuguese languages and cultures/African American studies lectures. “American Border Fillers.” Jose Saldivar, University of California-Berkeley. 210 Dickinson.

4:30 p.m. Judaic studies lecture. “Translating Amos Oz.” Daniel Lasker, Cambridge University. 127 East Pyne.

4:30 p.m. Mathematics topology seminar. “Crossing Changes, Dehn Surgery and Knot Invariants.” Efstratia Kalfagianni, Michigan State University and Institute for Advanced Study. 314 Fine.

4:30 p.m. Physics colloquium. “Einstein’s Legacy: The Challenges and Rewards of Editing the Collected Papers of Albert Einstein.” Diana Kormos-Buchwald, California Institute of Technology. A10 Jadwin.

4:30 p.m. Woodrow Wilson School lecture. “The USA Patriot Act and Civil Liberties Since 9/11.” Viet Dinh, Georgetown University. 16 Robertson.

7:30 p.m. Medieval studies lecture. “Allegory Without Teeth: Some Reflections on Figural Language in ‘Piers Plowman.’” Mary Carruthers, New York University. 1 Robertson.


7 p.m. University Store book reading and signing. Richard Valelly, author of “The Two Reconstructions: The Struggle for Black Enfranchisement.” University Store.

Friday, February 18


[F] 8 p.m. Theater and dance Spring Dance Festival. Berlind Theatre.

[F] 8 p.m. McCarter Theatre performance. Lyle Lovett, John Hiatt, Joe Ely and Guy Clark. Matthews Theatre.

F 8 p.m. University concerts/Latin American studies concert. “Afro-Cuban Jazz and Beyond.” Omar Sosa Quartet. Richardson Auditorium, Alexander.


Noon. African American studies lecture. “Till Beyond Mortal Vision: Harriet ‘Hattie’ Wilson Before and After ‘Our Nig.’” P. Gabrielle Foreman, Occidental College; and Reginald Pitts, independent scholar, Philadelphia. 210 Dickinson.

Noon. Psychology colloquium. “The Relational Self.” Susan Andersen, New York University. 0-S-6 Green.

G Noon to 2 p.m. McGraw Center faculty workshop. “Maximizing Student Learning Through Effective Note-Taking.” James Smith and William Kenan. 328 Frist.

2:30 p.m. Mechanical and aerospace engineering seminar. “Newtonian Electrodynamics: Ampere’s Forgotten Longitudinal Force Law and Its Relevance to Physics and Engineering.” Neal Graneau, Oxford University. 222 Bowen. Social gathering follows, J223 Engineering Quadrangle.

4 p.m. Philosophy seminar. “On Causing Something to Happen in a Certain Way Without Causing It to Happen.” Carolina Sartorio, University of Wisconsin-Madison. 4 McCosh.

4:30 p.m. Spanish and Portuguese Languages and Cultures film. J. M. Salles:"Lula a 30 Dias do Poder." 10 East Pyne.


9 a.m. Women’s squash tournament. Dillon Gym.

7 p.m. Women’s basketball vs. Yale University. Jadwin Gym.

[F] 7 p.m. Men’s ice hockey vs. Dartmouth College. Baker Rink.

Saturday, February 19


[F] 8 p.m. Theater and dance Spring Dance Festival. Berlind Theatre.

[F] 8 p.m. McCarter Theatre performance. “Comix 101.” Art Spiegel. Matthews Theatre.

[F] 8 p.m. University concerts. Duke Ellington Orchestra, Paul Mercer Ellington, director. Richardson Auditorium, Alexander.


9 a.m. Women’s indoor track/Princeton Invitational. Jadwin Gym.

9 a.m. Women’s squash tournament. Dillon Gym.

11 a.m. Men’s tennis vs. State University of New York-Stony Brook. Jadwin Gym.

Noon. Men’s indoor track/Princeton invitational. Jadwin Gym.

Noon. Men’s lacrosse vs. U.S. Military Academy. 1952 Stadium.

2 p.m. Men’s lacrosse vs. University of Maryland-Baltimore County. 1952 Stadium.

2 p.m. Men’s volleyball vs. New Jersey Institute of Technology. Dillon Gym.

5 p.m. Men’s tennis vs. Boston College. Jadwin Gym.

7 p.m. Women’s basketball vs. Brown University. Jadwin Gym.

[F] 7 p.m. Men’s ice hockey vs. University of Vermont. Baker Rink.

Sunday, February 20


[F] 2 and 7 p.m. Theater and dance Spring Dance Festival. Berlind Theatre.


[FG] 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Prospect Mardi Gras brunch. Prospect House.

11 a.m. Chapel service. Paul Raushenbush. Chapel.


9 a.m. Women’s squash tournament. Dillon Gym.


Alcoholics Anonymous

12:15 p.m. Mondays. West Room, Murray-Dodge.

9:30 a.m. Sundays, basement, Murray-Dodge. Membership not required to attend.

Religious Life

Noon. Wednesdays. “Hour of Power: Interdenominational Service of Praise, Prayer and Proclamation.” East Room, Murray-Dodge.


Art Museum

Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m. Closed Mondays and major holidays. Public tours, Saturdays, 2 p.m.

“Songs, Psalms and Praises: An 18th-Century Ethiopian Manuscript.” Through June 5.

Firestone Library

Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.

Exhibition Gallery: “Portraits of the Lost Generation.” Through April 17.

Lobby: “McCarter Theatre: 75 Years in the Spotlight.” Through May 2.

Milberg Gallery for the Graphic Arts: “Derso and Kelen: Cartoons and Caricatures.” Through March 20.

Cotsen Children’s Library: “Don’t Go Into Mr. McGregor’s Garden: The Dangerous World of Beatrix Potter.” Through Feb. 28.

Religious Life

University Chapel Nave. Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Exhibit of religious paintings by Simon Carr. Through Feb. 20.

Women and Gender Studies

Lounge, 113 Dickinson Hall. Monday-Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Closed weekends.

“Pink” by Carol Armstrong. Through Feb. 28.

Woodrow Wilson School

Bernstein Gallery. Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. “Works on Paper.” Through March 3.

Et cetera

Art Museum

Hours: 258-3788. <www.princetonartmuseum.org>.

Athletic Ticket Office

Tickets and information: 258-3538.

Dillon Gymnasium

Hours: 258-4466.

Employee Health

G6B McCosh Health Center. Appointments: 258-5035, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. After-hours emergencies: 258-3134.

Employment Opportunities


Frist Campus Center

Welcome Desk: 258-1766. <fristqna@princeton.edu>. University Ticketing: <www.princeton.edu/utickets/>.


Hours: 258-3181. <libweb.princeton.edu>.

McCarter Theatre Box Office

Reservations: 258-2787, Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. <www.mccarter.org>.

Orange Key Guide Service

Frist Campus Center Welcome Desk. Tours Monday-Saturday at 10 and 11 a.m., 1:30 and 3:30 p.m.; Sunday at 1:30 and 3:30 p.m. Information and tours: 258-1766.

Prospect Association

Reservations: 258-3686.

Richardson Auditorium

Reservations: 258-5000, Monday-Friday, noon to 6 p.m.; and two hours before events requiring tickets. <www.princeton.edu/richaud>.

Theater and Dance

Reservations: 258-3676. <www.princeton.edu/~visarts/the.html>.

Theatre Intime

Reservations: 258-4950. <www.theatre-intime.org>.

Tiger Sportsline

Current sports highlights and upcoming athletic events: 258-3545.