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Calendar of events

February 18-24, 2008

[F] Admission charged, [G] Not open to general public.
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, February 18


6:30 p.m. Slavic languages and literatures film screening. Valeri Todorovsky: “Strana Glukhikh (The Country of the Deaf).” 100 Jones.

[F] 8 p.m. McCarter Theatre performance. “Three Mo’ Divas: A Musical Celebration of Class, Sass and Style.” Marion Caffey, director. Matthews Theatre.


12:30 p.m. Integrative information, computer and application sciences lecture. “How Language Learning Explains Language Design.” Charles Yang, University of Pennsylvania. 302 Computer Science.

4 p.m. Applied and computational mathematics lecture. “Did the Great Masters ‘Cheat’ Using Optics?” David Stork, Ricoh Innovations. 214 Fine.

4:30 p.m. English/Spanish and Portuguese languages and cultures/Latin American studies lecture. “The Birth and Death of Brazilian Modernism.” Justin Read, University of Buffalo. McCosh 40.

4:30 p.m. Woodrow Wilson School/Princeton-Harvard China and the world lecture. “The Rise of China and Its Implications.” Fei-ling Wang, Georgia Institute of Technology. 16 Robertson.

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Tuesday, February 19


4:30 p.m. /@rts lecture. “When Computers Look at Art: Computer Vision and Image Analysis in Humanistic Studies of the Visual Arts.” David Stork, Ricoh Innovations. Stewart Film Theater, 185 Nassau St.

4:30 p.m. Visual arts lecture. Sigrid Sandström, painter. Room 219, 185 Nassau St. 

7:30 p.m. Music/French and Italian film screening. Gerardo Puglia: “Zefirino: The Voice of a Castrato.” 10 East Pyne.

[F] 8 p.m. McCarter Theatre concert. Israel Chamber Orchestra. Gil Shohat, conductor. Matthews Theatre.


Noon. Population research lecture. “The World Is Fat: Dynamics of the World Nutrition Transition.” Barry Popkin, University of North Carolina. 300 Wallace.

12:15 p.m. Latin American studies lecture. “Black Racial Democracy in Postwar Brazil.” Antônio Guimarães. 216 Burr.

4:15 p.m. Astrophysical sciences colloquium. “Magnetar Hyper-Flares: Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On.” Tod Strohmayer, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. 145 Peyton.

4:30 p.m. French and Italian lecture. “Returning Remains: Sara Baartman, or the ‘Hottentot Venus’ as Transnational Postcolonial Icon.” Lydie Moudileno, University of Pennsylvania. 10 East Pyne.

4:30 p.m. Woodrow Wilson School/science and global security lecture. “The Past and Future of Cooperative Threat Reduction.” Kenneth Luongo, Partnership for Global Security. 16 Robertson.

7 p.m. Chemistry/Princeton Institute for the Science and Technology of Materials/Princeton Environmental Institute lecture. “Direct Solar Electricity.” Dunbar Birnie, Rutgers University. 124 Frick.


4:30 to 9 p.m. Arts and transit neighborhood open house. University Store, 36 University Place.


7 p.m. Men’s volleyball vs. Rutgers-Newark. Dillon Gym.

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Wednesday, February 20


12:30 p.m. Chapel music organ concert. John Michniewicz, Sacred Heart University. Chapel.

4:30 p.m. Creative writing/Clark Reading Series. Natasha Trethewey, poet, and George Saunders, fiction writer. Stewart Film Theater, 185 Nassau St. 

[F] 8 p.m. McCarter Theatre performance. The Capitol Steps. Matthews Theatre.


Noon. Molecular biology lecture. “Regulation of Autophagy in Health and Diseases.” Junying Yuan, Harvard University. 3 Thomas.

12:30 p.m. Integrative information, computer and application sciences lecture. “The Beginning of the Ends: A Curvature-Mediated Mechanism for Localization of Lipids to Bacterial Poles.” Kerwyn Huang. 402 Computer Science.

4 p.m. Chemical engineering lecture. “Regenerative Medicine Strategies in the Central Nervous System.” Molly Soichet, University of Toronto. A224 Engineering Quadrangle.

4:15 p.m. International economics lecture. “Market Penetration Costs and Trade Dynamics.” Costas Arkolakis, Yale University. 200 Fisher.

4:15 p.m. Princeton plasma physics lecture. “Magnetic Reconnection: Recent Progress in Theory and Experiment.” Russell Kulsrud and Masaaki Yamada. Gottlieb Auditorium, PPPL, Forrestal.

4:30 p.m. American studies/Judaic studies/Lapidus lecture. “The Democratization of American Judaism.” Jonathan Sarna, Brandeis University. 101 McCormick.

4:30 p.m. Institute for the Transregional Study of the Contemporary Middle East, North Africa and Central Asia/Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies lecture. “What to Do About Iran? An Arab Columnist’s Perspective.” Raghida Dergham, Dar Al-Hayat newspaper. 219 Burr. 

4:30 p.m. Mathematics colloquium. Francois Labourie, Paris-Sud University. 314 Fine.

4:30 p.m. Mathematics geometry, representation theory and moduli seminar. Arend Bayer, University of Utah. 214 Fine.

4:30 p.m. Woodrow Wilson School lecture. “The Role of Diplomacy in Today’s World.” Pierre Vimont, French ambassador to the United States. 16 Robertson.

5:30 p.m. Archaeological Institute/classics lecture. “The Athenian Akropolis: A Vase-Painter’s Perspective.” Alan Shapiro, Johns Hopkins University. 10 East Pyne. Reception follows.


8 p.m. Women’s water polo vs. Wagner. DeNunzio Pool.

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Thursday, February 21


4:30 p.m. English/Princeton Environmental Institute/Public Lectures Series/Trask lecture and reading. Robert Hass, former U.S. poet laureate. 101 McCormick.

8 p.m. Music concert. Brentano String Quartet. Richardson Auditorium, Alexander. Free tickets available at the Frist and Richardson ticket offices.


[G] Noon. Information technology lecture. “Using Google for Academic Research.” John Hernandez. Multipurpose Room C, Frist.

[G] 12:15 p.m. McGraw Center lecture. “The Scholar as Teacher.” Larry Danson. 328 Frist.

2 p.m. Mathematics ergodic theory and statistical mechanics seminar. Konstantin Khanin, University of Toronto. 401 Fine.

3 p.m. Mathematics differential geometry seminar. Ovidiu Munteanu, University of California-Irvine. 314 Fine.

4 p.m. Chemistry lecture. “STM Studies of the Chemistry of Alkanethiols Adsorbed on Au Surfaces.” John Yates Jr., University of Virginia. 324 Frick.

4:30 p.m. Center for Information Technology lecture. “The Next Stage of the Net and the Future of the Cell Phone.” Walt Mossberg, The Wall Street Journal. McCosh 10.

4:30 p.m. Davis Center for Historical Studies lecture. “Movies and Masses: Weimar Spectatorship Between Hypnosis and Enlightenment.” Andreas Killen, City College of New York. 211 Dickinson.

4:30 p.m. Judaic studies/Near Eastern studies Hebrew-language lecture. “The ‘Canaanite’ Movement: Its Origins, Significance and Influence on Israeli Culture.” James Diamond. 12 East Pyne.

4:30 p.m. Mathematics topology seminar. “Deformation of a Hyperbolic 4-Orbifold.” Peter Storm, University of Pennsylvania. 314 Fine.

[G] 4:30 p.m. Music seminar. “Musical Exoskeletons.” Paul Lansky. Joseph Henry House. 

4:30 p.m. Physics lecture. “Theories of the Explosive Death of Massive Stars.” Adam Burrows. A10 Jadwin.

4:30 p.m. Spanish and Portuguese languages and cultures/Council of the Humanities/Faber lecture. “The ‘Finest Flowering’: Poetry, History and Medieval Spain.” Maria Menocal, Yale University. 127 East Pyne.

4:30 p.m. Woodrow Wilson School lecture. “The Race Beat: The Press, the Civil Rights Struggle and the Awakening of a Nation.” Hank Klibanoff, Atlanta Journal-Constitution; and Gene Roberts, University of Maryland-College Park. 16 Robertson.


10 a.m. Center for African American Studies/Fields Center/Woodrow Wilson School symposium. “Then and Now:  Celebrating 60 Years of Integration in New Jersey Public Schools.” Opening remarks by Gov. Jon Corzine and Secretary of State Nina Mitchell Wells.Richardson Auditorium, Alexander.


7 p.m. Men’s volleyball vs. Mercyhurst. Dillon Gym.

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Friday, February 22


8 p.m. Chapel music organ concert. “Organic Chant.” Eric Plutz. Chapel.

[F] 8 p.m. McCarter Theatre concert. “Monterey Jazz Festival 50th Anniversary Tour.” Matthews Theatre.

[F] 8 p.m. McCarter Theatre play. Yehuda Hyman: “The Mad 7.” Mara Isaacs, director. Rehearsal Room, Berlind Theatre.

[F] 8 p.m. Shere Khan concert. “A Cappella Jam.” Richardson Auditorium, Alexander. 

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


3:30 p.m. Mechanical and aerospace engineering lecture. “Understanding a Fundamental Inaccuracy in Large-eddy Simulation of High Reynolds Number Boundary Layers.” James Brasseur, Pennsylvania State University. 222 Bowen.


[G] 1 to 5 p.m. Princeton Alcohol Coalition workshop, second of three. “Structures That Affect High-Risk Drinking.” Wu Dining Hall, Butler College. Reception follows. To register, e-mail <> or call 258-5980.

[G] 4 p.m. Davis International Center/University League reception. “Chinese Lantern Festival.” Dorothy Brown Room, 171 Broadmead.


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

7 p.m. Men’s volleyball vs. Stevens Tech. Dillon Gym.

[F] 7 p.m. Women’s basketball vs. Harvard. Jadwin Gym.

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Saturday, February 23


[F] 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. McCarter Theatre concert. Dan Zanes. Matthews Theatre.

[F] 2 and 8 p.m. Theater and dance performance. “Spring Dance Festival.” Berlind Theatre.

[F] 8 p.m. McCarter Theatre play. Yehuda Hyman: “The Mad 7.” Mara Isaacs, director. Rehearsal Room, Berlind Theatre.


[G] 9:15 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Alumni Day and Parents Program. Multiple locations. For more information: <>.


1 p.m. Men’s lacrosse vs. Canisius. 1952 Stadium.

[F] 6 p.m. Women’s basketball vs. Dartmouth. Jadwin Gym.

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

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Sunday, February 24


1:30 p.m. Music student recital. Sonya Hsieh, piano. Taplin Auditorium, Fine.

[F] 1 p.m. Theater and dance performance. “Spring Dance Festival.” Berlind Theatre. 

[F] 2 p.m. McCarter Theatre play. Yehuda Hyman: “The Mad 7.” Mara Isaacs, director. Rehearsal Room, Berlind Theatre.

[F] 3 p.m. Westminster Community Orchestra concert. “Westminster Conservatory Showcase.” Richardson Auditorium, Alexander.

4 p.m. Music student recital. Jennifer Tao, piano. Taplin Auditorium, Fine.


4 p.m. Davis International Center/Princeton Middle East Society lecture. “Palestinian Statehood Agreement in ’08: The Palestinian Point of View.” Daoud Kuttub, journalist. Convocation Room, Friend.


11 a.m. Chapel service. Frederick Borsch. Chapel.


Noon. Men’s tennis vs. St. John’s. Jadwin Gym.

4 p.m. Men’s tennis vs. St. Joseph’s. Jadwin Gym.

6 p.m. Wrestling vs. Penn. Dillon Gym.

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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 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.

• “An Educated Eye: Princeton University Art Museum Collections.” Feb. 23 through June 15.

• “Invoking the Comic Muse: Toulouse-Lautrec’s Parody of ‘The Sacred Grove.’” Through June 15.

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. 

Main Gallery:
• “Numismatics in the Renaissance.” Through July 20. Tours at 3 p.m. March 16 and June 1.

Milberg Gallery:
• “The Surrealist Artist’s Book: Beyond the Page.” Feb. 22 through June 29. Opening lecture and reception at 3 p.m. March 9.


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

• “What Is Family? Princeton Views.” Through Dec. 1. 

Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library Library

Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m; Wednesday until 7:45 p.m.

• “Times They Are A-Changin’.” Feb. 22 through July 15. Open 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 23 for Alumni Day.

Women and Gender

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

• Drawings and paintings by Lucía Maya. Through March 7.

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Et cetera

Art Museum

Hours: 258-3788.

Athletic Ticket Office

Tickets and information: 258-3538.

Employment Opportunities

Frist Campus Center

Welcome Desk: 258-1766.


Hours: 258-3181.

McCarter Theatre Box Office

Reservations: 258-2787 (for Matthews and Berlind Theatre events), Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Orange Key Guide Service

Weekday tours leave from Undergraduate Admission Reception Area, Clio. Saturday and Sunday tours leave from Frist Campus Center Welcome Desk. Tours Monday-Saturday at 11:15 a.m., 1:30 and 3:30 p.m.; Sunday at 1:30 and 3:30 p.m. Information and tours: 258-3060.

Prospect Association

Reservations: 258-3686.

Richardson Auditorium

Event information: 258-5000.

Tiger Sportsline

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

University Ticketing

Ticket information: 258-9220.

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