Princeton Weekly Bulletin   May 19, 2008, Vol. 97, No. 27   prev   next   current

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20,000 expected for Reunions

Some 20,000 alumni and their families are expected on campus Thursday through Sunday, May 29-June 1, for Reunions activities.

Highlights of the weekend will include: • the annual P-rade throughout campus beginning at 2 p.m. Saturday; • alumni-faculty forums and department open houses during the day on Friday and Saturday; • the first “Battle of the Alumni Bands” at 1 p.m. Friday on the Frist Campus Center south lawn; and • performances by groups including Quipfire!, Theatre Intime, the Princeton University Players and the Triangle Club as well as • receptions and student/alumni arch sings on Friday and Saturday evenings.

The University Orchestra will present its annual lawn concert at 8 p.m. Saturday on Finney and Campbell fields. Fireworks will follow at 9:15 p.m. Both events are open to the entire community.

All alumni and University representatives once again will be required to have wristbands to participate in Reunions activities in the major reunion headquarters courtyards (wristbands are not required for attending lectures, watching the P-rade or attending the concert and fireworks).

Faculty and staff who ordered wristbands in advance from the Alumni Council may pick them up from 7 to 11 p.m. each night in the Maclean House parlor (enter through the front door).

For more information on Reunions activities, visit main/ goinback/ reunions or call 258-1900.

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Installations by senior Anna Miller (photo: Anna Miller)

Group show by students

Installations by senior Anna Miller are among the works in a group show by students in the Program in Visual Arts in the Lewis Center for the Arts, which runs May 19 through June 4 in the Lucas Gallery, 185 Nassau St.

Miller said this untitled piece, which incorporates video performance and audio recording, “explores the issue of autobiography and personality using very specific, distinct and seemingly shallow modes of self-presentation.” This work is linked to another piece, titled “Honey,” featuring a video of Miller pouring honey on herself that is shown inside an 8-foot-high plywood box. “Both installations are explorations where I have tried to include more self-involvement in my artwork,” Miller said.

Service for Fagles planned

A memorial service for Robert Fagles, the Arthur Marks ’19 Professor of Comparative Literature Emeritus, is set for 3 p.m. Thursday, May 29, in the University Chapel.

Fagles, a renowned translator of Greek classics who served as a member of the Princeton faculty from 1960 to 2002, died March 26 at age 74. A full obituary ran in the April 7 issue of the Princeton Weekly Bulletin.

A reception will follow the service in the Chancellor Green Rotunda.

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