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Calendar of events

April 16–22, 2007

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All other events are open to members of the University community and the general public free of charge. Any speaker not otherwise identified is a member of the faculty, staff or student body of Princeton University. The calendar is posted at Submissions for future calendars may be made electronically at the same location or by entering information in the University-wide Web-based events calendar at

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Monday, April 16


12:30 p.m. Integrative information, computer and application sciences lecture. “Content-Based Search of Non-Text Data: What Google Does Not Do.” Kai Li. 302 Computer Science.

4 p.m. Applied and computational mathematics lecture. “Fast Fourier Transforms for Semigroups.” Daniel Rockmore, Dartmouth College. 214 Fine.

4 p.m. Geosciences lecture. “How to Correct the Myopia of Seismic Tomography.” Sebastien Chevrot, Observatoire Midi-Pyrenees-Toulouse, France. 220 Guyot.

4 p.m. Mathematics analysis seminar. “Soliton Collision for the Nonintegrable gKdV Equations.” Yvan Martel, University of Versailles, France. 110 Fine.

4:30 p.m. Judaic studies/Near Eastern studies/Drucker memorial lecture. “The Making of ‘In an Antique Land’: India, Egypt and the Cairo Geniza.” Amitav Ghosh, author. 101 McCormick.

4:30 p.m. Law and public affairs lecture. “On Feminist Fundamentalism.” Mary Anne Case, University of Chicago. 301 Marx.

4:30 p.m. Liechtenstein Institute/Near Eastern studies lecture. “Crisis and Change in the Caucasus.” Richard Miles, U.S. ambassador to Georgia. 1 Robertson.

4:30 p.m. Woodrow Wilson School lecture. “Courts, Affordable Housing and Sound Planning: The Future of New Jersey’s Mount Laurel Doctrine.” Gary Stein, former New Jersey Supreme Court judge. 16 Robertson.

7:30 p.m. Politics roundtable discussion. “The French Elections 2007.” Convocation Room, Friend.


4:30 p.m. Men’s tennis vs. University of North Carolina-Wilmington. Lenz Tennis Center.

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Tuesday, April 17


4:30 p.m. Visual arts senior thesis video screening. “The Exceptional Case of Victor Moreau.” Brett Topey. Stewart Film Theater, 185 Nassau St.

7:30 p.m. Center for Human Values/dean of the faculty film screening. Wim Wenders: “Paris, Texas.” 16 Robertson.

8 p.m. Music/Friends of Music/Composers’ Ensemble concert. “Catch.” Works of graduate student composers. Taplin Auditorium, Fine.


Noon. Population research lecture. “Causal Inference and Population Heterogeneity.” Yu Xie, University of Michigan. 300 Wallace.

12:15 p.m. Latin American studies lecture. “Transitional Subjects: Demobilizing Combatants in Colombia.” Kimberly Theidon-Kurth, Harvard University. 216 Burr.

4:15 p.m. Astrophysical sciences astronomy colloquium. “Feedback From Starburst and Active Galaxies Over Cosmic Time.” Crystal Martin, University of California-Santa Barbara. 145 Peyton.

4:30 p.m. Mathematics algebraic geometry seminar. “Plurigenera of General Type Surfaces in Mixed Characteristic.” Junecue Suh. 322 Fine.

4:30 p.m. Woodrow Wilson School lecture. “How I See India’s Role in the World.” Nirupam Sen, India’s ambassador to the United Nations. 16 Robertson.


3:30 p.m. Baseball vs. Seton Hall. Clarke Field.

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Wednesday, April 18


12:30 p.m. Chapel music organ concert. Nathan Laube, Curtis Institute of Music, Philadelphia. Chapel.

7:30 p.m. Theater and dance lecture. “The Sublime Stupidity: Theater Clown and the Essence of Physical Comedy.” Giovanni Fusetti, director and theater scholar. Rehearsal Room, Berlind Theatre.


Noon. Ecology and evolutionary biology/molecular biology lecture. “Endless Flies Most Beautiful: Cis-Regulatory Sequences and the Evolution of Animal Diversity.” Sean Carroll, University of Wisconsin-Madison. 3 Thomas Lab.

Noon. International Center/Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Center lecture. “The Silence of the LGBT Community Internationally.” Scott Long, LGBT Rights Program, Human Rights Watch. 243 Frist.

12:15 p.m. Development studies lecture. “Labor Supply Responses to Large Social Transfers: Longitudinal Evidence From South Africa.” Anne Case. 300 Wallace.

12:30 p.m. Integrative information, computer and application sciences lecture. “Quantitative Modeling of Bacterial Chemotaxis.” Robert Endres. 402 Computer Science.

2:15 p.m. Mathematics discrete mathematics seminar. “Pfaffian Orientations of Graphs.” Serguei Norine, Georgia Institute of Technology. 224 Fine.

3 p.m. Mathematics geometry, representation theory and moduli seminar. Jonathan Wise, Brown University. 214 Fine.

4 p.m. Chemical engineering lecture. “Nature as a Source of Inspiration for Chemical Engineering Design.” Marc-Olivier Coppens, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. A224 Engineering Quadrangle.

4 p.m. Chemistry lecture. “Phosphine Catalysis of Allenes in Target-Oriented Synthesis (TOS) and Diversity-Oriented Synthesis (DOS).” Ohyun Kwon, University of California-Los Angeles. 324 Frick.

4:05 p.m. International economics lecture. “Trade, Migration and Inequality in a World Without Factor Price Equalisation.” Paul Oslington, University of New South Wales/Australian Defence Force Academy. 200 Fisher.

4:15 p.m. Princeton plasma physics lecture. “Energy and Climate Changes: Planning New Jersey’s Future.” Lisa Jackson, New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection. Gottlieb Auditorium, PPPL, Forrestal.

4:30 p.m. Center for African American Studies panel discussion. “Lessons From Katrina: Learning Service and Policy.” Melissa Harris-Lacewell and undergraduates. 10 East Pyne.

4:30 p.m. Center for Innovation in Engineering Education lecture. “Tough Choices: Leadership Is All About the Long Run.” Jeff Wilke, Convocation Room, Friend. Reception follows.

4:30 p.m. East Asian studies/Institute for International and Regional Studies lecture. “How Long Can China’s Economic Miracle Continue?” David Dollar, World Bank. 219 Burr.

4:30 p.m. Mathematics colloquium. “Billiards and Dynamics Over Moduli Space.” Curtis McMullen, Harvard University. 314 Fine.

8 p.m. University Public Lecture Series/Trask lecture. “Extra-Literary Influences: The Things That Help, the Things That Hurt.” Richard Ford, novelist. McCosh 50.


10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Princeton plasma physics Earth Day celebration. PPPL, Forrestal.

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Thursday, April 19


4:30 p.m. /@rts lecture. “Being Analog?” Nic Collins, composer. Stewart Film Theater, 185 Nassau St.

[F] 8 p.m. McCarter Theatre concert. John Williams and John Etheridge, classical and jazz guitarists. Matthews Theatre.

[F] 8 p.m. University Concerts performance. “Britannia’s Invitation: The Life and Musical Times of George Frideric Handel.” Richardson Baroque Players. Richardson Auditorium, Alexander.


Noon. Contemporary European politics and society/Center for French Studies/Institute for International and Regional Studies. “The Roots of French Anti-Capitalism.” Augustin Landier, New York University. 216 Burr.

[G] Noon. Information technology seminar. “Scholarly Papers With MS Word: Top, Bottom, Front and Back Matter.” Jeanne Mrak. Multipurpose Room C, Frist.

2 p.m. Geophysical fluid dynamics laboratory lecture. “Energetics in Midlatitude Ocean Circulation Model.” David Straub, McGill University, Canada. 209 GFDL, Forrestal.

2 p.m. Mathematics ergodic theory and statistical mechanics seminar. “Poincaré Lectures I.” Aaron Naber. 401 Fine.

4:30 p.m. Center for the Study of Religion lecture. “Baptized in Blood: Moral Reflections on the American Civil War.” Harry Stout, Yale University. 101 McCormick.

4:30 p.m. Davis Center lecture. “Segmented and Utopian Publics: The Constructed and Imagined Audiences of Indian Popular Cinema.” Ravi Vasuvedan, Centre for the Study of Developing Societies. 211 Dickinson.

4:30 p.m. South Asian studies lecture. “The Yoga of Conflict and Despair: Messages of the Bhagavad Gita.” Graham Schweig, Christopher Newport University. 216 Burr.

4:45 p.m. Physics/Sackler astrophysics lecture. “From the Big Bang to the Nobel Prize.” John Mather, NASA. A02 McDonnell.


[F] 6 to 10 p.m. American Handel Society/music American Handel Festival, first of three days. For more information:


3 and 5 p.m. Softball vs. Villanova. 1895 Field.

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Friday, April 20


4:30 p.m. Irish studies reading. Vona Groarke, Conor O’Callaghan and Justin Quinn, poets. Stewart Film Theater, 185 Nassau St.

6 p.m. American Handel Society/music organ recital. Works of Handel. Eric Plutz. Chapel.

[F] 7:30 p.m. McCarter Theatre magic show. “Friday Night Magic.” Todd Robbins, Torkova, Jamy Ian Swiss and Peter Samelson. Berlind Theatre.

[F] 8 p.m. McCarter Theatre concert. Salif Keita with Vieux Farka Toure. Matthews Theatre.

8 p.m. Music/Friends of Music student recital. Works of Clarke, Walton, Schumann, Gabaye and Westbrook. Suzanne Westbrook, clarinet, and Madeleine Walsh, viola; with Daniel Berry and John Fontein, piano. Taplin Auditorium, Fine.


Noon. Psychology lecture. “Positive Psychology.” Martin Seligman, University of Pennsylvania. 0-S-6 Green.

2 p.m. Mathematics symplectic geometry seminar. Jean-Michel Bismut, University of Paris-Sud. 214 Fine.

3:30 p.m. Mechanical and aerospace engineering lecture. “Architectural Fluid Dynamics.” Paul Linden, University of California-San Diego. 222 Bowen.

4:30 p.m. Art and archaeology/Center for African American Studies lecture. “Bling! Reflections on the Surface of the Image in Black Youth Culture.” Krista Thompson, Northwestern University. 106 McCormick.

7:30 p.m. Geosciences/Pace Center/Princeton Environmental Institute lecture. “Global Warming: An Ethical Dilemma?” Robert Socolow. 8 Friend.


[F] 8:15 a.m. to 10 p.m. American Handel Society/music American Handel Festival, second of three days. For more information:

10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Woodrow Wilson School/religious life colloquium, first of two days. “From Passion to Politics: What Moves People to Action?” Dodds Auditorium, Robertson. For more information:

2 to 5 p.m. Princeton Environmental Network/Water Watch Earth Day fair. 100 level, Frist.

8 p.m. Women’s Center/Organization of Women Leaders/ Sexual Harassment/Assault Advising, Resources and Education lecture and rally. “Take Back the Night.” Rose Stewart, sexual assault survivor. South lawn, Frist.


2 p.m. Men’s tennis vs. Columbia. Lenz Tennis Center.

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Saturday, April 21


[F] 11 a.m. McCarter Theatre concert. “Ralph’s World.” Ralph Covert. Matthews Theatre.

[F] 8 p.m. Chapel music performance. “A Symphony of Psalms.” Psalm settings of Gabrieli, Schütz, Howells and Stravinsky. University Chapel Choir, Penna Rose, director; and Princeton Theological Seminary Choir, Martin Tel, director. Chapel.

[F] 8 p.m. McCarter Theatre concert. “No One Is Alone.” Barbara Cook. Matthews Theatre.

8 p.m. Physics department recital. Musical performances by members of the physics department. Taplin Auditorium, Fine.

[F] 8 p.m. University Glee Club concert. “Handel’s ‘Hercules.’” Deanne Meek, mezzo-soprano. Richardson Auditorium, Alexander.


2 p.m. International Center/Princeton Middle East Society lecture. “Israel/Palestine: The Search for Peace.” Rashid Khalidi, Columbia University. 104 Computer Science.


[F] 8:15 a.m. to 10 p.m. American Handel Society/music American Handel Festival, last of three days. For more information:

10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Woodrow Wilson School/religious life colloquium, last of two days. “From Passion to Politics: What Moves People to Action?” Dodds Auditorium, Robertson. For more information:


1 and 3 p.m. Softball vs. Penn. 1895 Field.

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Sunday, April 22


3 p.m. Friends of Music teachers’ recital. Works of Bach and Faure. Anna Lim, violin, and Marija Stroke, piano. Taplin Auditorium, Fine.


11 a.m. Chapel service. Deborah Blanks. Chapel.


Noon. Women’s tennis vs. Cornell. Lenz Tennis Center.

1 and 3 p.m. Softball vs. Penn. 1895 Field.

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Alcoholics Anonymous

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

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

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Art and Archaeology

First floor lounge, McCormick Hall. Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

“Global Views: 19th-century Travel Photographs.” Through Sept. 28.

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.

“Sorcerers of the Fifth Heaven: Nahua Art and Ritual of Ancient Southern Mexico.” Through April 28.

“History, Identity or None of the Above: Regarding African American Art.” Through May 13.

“Treasures From Olana: Landscapes by Frederic Edwin Church.” Through June 10.

“Pop Art at Princeton: Permanent and Promised.” Through Aug. 12.

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.

Milberg Gallery: “Boris Godunov.” Through Sept. 4. Tours of exhibit at:  2 p.m. June 2; 11 a.m. Sept. 2.

Main Gallery: “To the Mountains of the Moon: Mapping African Exploration, 1541-1880.” Through Oct. 21.

Main Gallery, 18th Century Room: James S. Hall Collection of Handel Manuscripts. April 19-22.

International Center

Frist Campus Center 100 level. Monday-Wednesday, 7 a.m. to 2 a.m.; Thursday and Friday, 7 a.m. to 3 a.m.; Saturday, 7:30 a.m. to 3 a.m.; Sunday, 8 a.m. to 2 a.m.

“Ashraya Institute for Children, Pune, India.” Photographs by Julia Neubauer. Through April 20.

Latin American Studies

Second- and third-floor galleries, Burr. 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.

“Documenting Social Movements and Civil Society: Princeton University Library’s Latin American Ephemera Collection.” Through June 4.


Lobby. 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.

“What’s Sacred? Princeton Views.” Through June 5.

School of Engineering and Applied Science

EQuad Café. Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Closed weekends.

“Lessons From Hurricane Katrina.” Photographs of the Mississippi coast by Yin Lu “Julie” Young and colleagues. Through May 11.

Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library

Wiess Lounge, Olden Street. Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.; Wednesday until 7:45 p.m. Closed weekends.

“Tune Every Harp and Every Voice.” Through July 27.

Visual Arts

Lucas Art Gallery, 185 Nassau St. 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Senior thesis exhibition. Anouk Schneider, mixed media artist, and Merve Unsal, photographer, April 17-20; Eleanor Oakes, photographer, April 17-27. Opening reception, 6 to 8 p.m., April 17.

Women and Gender Studies

Lounge, 113 Dickinson Hall. Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Closed weekends. “Print, Paper and Collage.” Betsy Miraglia, freelance artist. Through April 30.

Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs

Bernstein Gallery, Robertson Hall. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

“After Utopia.” Photographs by Elidor Mehilli. Through April 27.

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