Calendar of events

November 10-16, 2008

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[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. Submissions for future calendars may be made online using our calendar submission form.

Monday, November 10


Noon. Near Eastern studies lecture. “Mehmet Fuat Köprülü and the Role of Nationalist Historiography in the Formation of Turkish Alevism.” Markus Dressler, Hofstra University. 202 Jones.

Noon. Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies/translation and intercultural communication lecture. “The Curious Adventures of a Literary Scholar’s Romp Through Translation.” Ellen Chances. 213 Burr.

12:30 p.m. Integrative information, computer and application sciences lecture. “5-D Plasma Turbulence.” Bill Dorland, University of Maryland-College Park. 302 Computer Science.

1:30 p.m. Electrical engineering/physics lecture. “Spectral Weight Transfer in Polaronic Systems.” Mona Berciu, University of British Columbia, Canada. A09 Jadwin.

1:30 p.m. World Cultural Council award lecture. “The Stunning Architecture of the Ribosome and the Wisdom of Its Antibiotics.” Ada Yonath, Weizmann Institute for Science in Israel. 104 Computer Science.

4 p.m. Mathematics analysis seminar. “Almost Global Wellposedness of the 2-D Full Water Wave Problem.” Sijue Wu, University of Michigan. 110 Fine.

4 p.m. Mathematics geometry, representation theory and moduli seminar. Xiaobo Lu, University of Notre Dame. 314 Fine.

4:30 p.m. South Asian studies/Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies lecture. “The Politics of Waiting: Youth in Limbo and the Making of an Indian Middle Class.” Craig Jeffrey, University of Washington. 216 Burr.

4:30 p.m. Woodrow Wilson School/Mudd Library lecture. “The Truth Is Our Weapon: The Rhetorical Diplomacy of Dwight D. Eisenhower and John Foster Dulles.” Chris Tudda, U.S. Department of State. 16 Robertson.

4:30 p.m. Woodrow Wilson School/Center for Human Values lecture. “From Poverty to Power.” Duncan Green, Oxfam Great Britain. 1 Robertson.

4:30 p.m. World Cultural Council award lecture. “Disparities in Educational Opportunity in the U.S.: Causes and Cures.” William Bowen. 104 Computer Science.

6 p.m. School of Architecture lecture. “Changing High Rise.” Iñaki Ábalos, Ábalos + Sentkiewicz Arquitectos, Madrid. Betts Auditorium, School of Architecture.

8 p.m. University Public Lectures Series/Princeton University Press/Stafford Little lecture. “Wisdom From the East.” Second of three. Ian Buruma, Bard College. McCosh 10.


[G] 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. University Health Services FluFest event. Multipurpose Rooms, Frist.

[G] 4:30 p.m. Council of the Princeton University Community meeting. 101 Friend Center.

Tuesday, November 11


Noon. Lewis Center for the Arts/visual arts//@rts Lecture Series. Lauren Cornell, Museum of Contemporary Arts, New York. Room 219, 185 Nassau St.

4:30 p.m. Art museum panel discussion. “With the Hand in Mind: A Conversation With Video Artists Dryden Goodwin and Jacco Olivier.” Stewart Film Theater, 185 Nassau St.

8 p.m. Music recital. Thomas Kraines, cello; Nozomi Takashima, piano; and Cameron Britt, percussion. Taplin Auditorium, Fine.


Noon. Council of the Humanities/Russian and Eurasian studies/Slavic languages and literatures lecture. Andrei Codrescu, Louisiana State University-Baton Rouge. 127 East Pyne.

3:30 p.m. Mathematics special topology seminar. “On the Number of Solutions to Asymptotic Plateau Problem.” Baris Coskunuzer, Koc University, Turkey.
401 Fine.

4 p.m. Electrical engineering lecture. “Terahertz Sensing Technology.” Michael Shur, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. B327 Engineering Quadrangle.

4:30 p.m. Mathematics algebraic geometry seminar. “Vanishing and Torsion-Free Theorems for the Log Minimal Model Program.” Osamu Fujino, Nagoya University, Japan. 322 Fine.

4:30 p.m. Operations research and financial engineering lecture. “On Mean Field Games.” Pierre Louis Lions, University Paris-Dauphine. 101 Sherrerd.

4:30 p.m. Russian and Eurasian studies/Davis Center for Historical Studies/Slavic languages and literatures lecture. “Bad Painting Under High Stalinism: The Socialist Body as Pastiche.” Christina Kiaer, Northwestern University. 219 Burr.

7:30 p.m. Alumni association lecture. Sixth of seven on “The Brain: A User’s Guide.” “Singin’ the Blues.” Barry Jacobs. 219 Burr.


8:30 a.m. Vice president for campus life/Army ROTC/religious life Veterans Day observance. Uwe Reinhardt. Chapel.

4:30 p.m. World Cultural Council award ceremony. Richardson Auditorium, Alexander.


1 p.m. Field hockey vs. NorPac champion. NCAA play-in game. 1952 Stadium.

Wednesday, November 12


12:30 and 1:30 p.m. Near Eastern studies film screening and discussion. Ziad Bakri, actor and filmmaker. First session conducted in Arabic; second session conducted in Hebrew. 102 Jones.


[G] Noon. Information technology lecture. “Google Earth and Sky.” Bill Guthe. Multipurpose Room B, Frist.

Noon. Molecular biology lecture. “Retinoblastoma: Bridging Developmental Neurobiology and Cancer Genetics.” Michael Dyer, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memphis. 3 Thomas.

4 p.m. Chemical engineering lecture. “Multiscale Models for Synthetic Biology.” Yannis Kaznessis, University of Minnesota. A224 Engineering Quadrangle.

4:30 p.m. East Asian studies lecture. “Bureaucracy and the State: What Do the Contemporaneous Inscriptions Say About the Western Zhou?” Li Feng, Columbia University. 202 Jones.

4:30 p.m. History/Davis Center for Historical Studies/University Center for Human Values lecture. “‘If You Leave Us Here, We Will Die’: Mass Violence and Intervention in East Timor.” Geoffrey Robinson, University of California-Los Angeles. 211 Dickinson.

4:30 p.m. Mathematics department colloquium. Bao Châu Ngô, Institute for Advanced Study. 314 Fine.

4:30 p.m. Transregional Institute/Princeton Environmental Institute/Near Eastern studies lecture. “Oil, Dollars, Debt and Crises: The Globalized Curse of Black Gold.” Mahmoud El-Gamal, Rice University. 100 Jones.

4:30 p.m. University Center for Human Values/Tanner lecture. “The Seeds of Humanity.” First of two. Marc Hauser, Harvard University. McCosh 50.

4:30 p.m. Women and gender lecture. “Reconsidering Margaret Sanger: A Biographer’s Perspective 15 Years Later.” Ellen Chesler, City University of New York-Hunter College. 4 Friend.

4:30 p.m. Woodrow Wilson School lecture. “The EU as a Rising Superpower.” Friis Arne Petersen, ambassador of Denmark to the United States. 16 Robertson.

4:30 p.m. Woodrow Wilson School/Council of the Humanities lecture. “The Forever War.” Dexter Filkins, The New York Times. McCosh 10.

5:30 p.m. Firestone Library/medieval studies/Thompson lecture. “Designing Women: The Hetaira as Model From Phintias to Praxitiles.” Andrew Stewart, University of California-Berkeley.
106 McCormick.

6 p.m. School of Architecture lecture. “Sculpture and Performance About Architecture.” Josiah McElheny, visual artist. Betts Auditorium, School of Architecture.

Thursday, November 13


7 p.m. Slavic languages and literatures film screening. Andrei Tarkovsky: “Ivanovo Detstvo (Ivan’s Childhood).” 100 Jones.

[F] 8 p.m. Princeton University Concerts performance. Les Paladins. Richardson Auditorium, Alexander.

11:30 p.m. Jazz concert. Pat Metheny Ensemble. Café Vivian, Frist.


[G] Noon. Information technology lecture. “WebSpace for Academic File Management and Collaboration.” Serge Goldstein, Dennis Hood and Mark Ratliff. Multipurpose Room A, Frist.

12:30 p.m. Integrative information, computer and application sciences lecture. “Global Analysis of Transcriptional Cis-Regulatory Elements.” Marc Halfron, State University of New York-Buffalo. 402 Computer Science.

4 p.m. Chemistry lecture. “Decoding Protein-Protein Interaction Through Combinatorial Chemistry.” Dehua Pei, Ohio State University. 324 Frick.

4:30 p.m. Center for Information Technology Policy lecture. “Internet Censorship: How Cute Cats Can Help.” Ethan Zuckerman, Harvard University. 101 Sherrerd.

4:30 p.m. East Asian studies lecture. “Are There Political Resources for Democratic Institutions in Chinese History?” Pierre-Étienne Will, Collège de France, Paris. 202 Jones.

4:30 p.m. History lecture. “Rethinking the Politics and Political History of Foreign Intervention in the 20th Century.” Jeremi Suri, University of Wisconsin-Madison. 211 Dickinson.

4:30 p.m. Mathematics number theory seminar. “Faltings’ Height of CM Cycles and Derivative of $L$-functions.” Tonghai Yang, University of Wisconsin-Madison. 214 Fine.

4:30 p.m. Mathematics topology seminar. “Minimal Intersection and Self-
Intersection of Curves on Surfaces.” Moira Chas, State University of New York-Stony Brook. 314 Fine.

4:30 p.m. Physics lecture. “FeAs-Based Superconductors: The End of the Tyranny of Copper.” Paul Canfield, Ames Laboratory. A10 Jadwin.

4:30 p.m. University Center for Human Values/Tanner lecture. “The Seeds of Humanity.” Last of two. Marc Hauser, Harvard University. McCosh 50.

4:30 p.m. University Press Club lecture. “Journalism in the Nation’s Service: An Impossible Dream?” Todd Purdum, Vanity Fair. 101 McCormick.

7:30 p.m. Princeton Varsity Club/Athletics/McCandless Speaker Series. “Building a Champion: A Conversation With Larry Lucchino and Wyc Grousbeck.” Larry Lucchino, Boston Red Sox; Wyc Grousbeck, Boston Celtics; and Gary Walters. McCosh 50.

Friday, November 14


[F] 12:30 p.m. Chapel music/religious life organ concert. “Three, Please: An Organ Concert of Pieces With Three Names.” Eric Plutz. Chapel.

8 p.m. Butler College film screening and discussion. Beth Murphy: “Beyond Belief.” Sean Flynn, photographer and associate producer. 101 McCormick.

[F] 8 p.m. Lewis Center for the Arts/theater and dance performance. “Troy: After and Before.” Berlind Theatre.

[F] 8 p.m. McCarter Theatre performance. “Stark Raven Mad! An Edgar Allen Show.” Triangle Club. Matthews Theatre.

[F] 8 p.m. Tigressions a capella jam. Richardson Auditorium, Alexander.


10:15 a.m. Davis Center for Historical Studies lecture. “Colonial Natures in Translation.” Alan Bewell, University of Toronto. 211 Dickinson.

Noon. Psychology lecture. “The Social Neuroscience of Face Perception.” Ralph Adolphs, University of Iowa. 0S6 Green.

12:30 p.m. Science and global security seminar. “Challenges at the Intersection With National Security.” Marc Ostfield, U.S. Department of State. 280 Icahn.

1:30 p.m. Russian and Eurasian studies/Slavic languages and literatures lecture. “Einstein, Margarita and the Bomb.” Silvan Schweber, Brandeis University; Vera Pavlova; and Michael Gordin. Theater, Whitman.

3 p.m. Mathematics differential geometry and geometric analysis seminar. “Harmonic Functions, Entropy and a Characterization of the Hyperbolic Space.” Xiaodong Wang, Michigan State University. 314 Fine.

3:30 p.m. Mechanical and aerospace engineering lecture. “Toward Inexpensive Thin-Film Solar Cells: How Can Combustion Science Help?” Hai Wang, University of Southern California. 222 Bowen.


1 to 6 p.m. Philosophy conference. “Moral Psychology.” 6 Friend. For more information:


[F] 7 p.m. Men’s basketball vs. Central Michigan. Jadwin Gym.

7 p.m. Women’s ice hockey vs. Boston University. Baker Rink.

7 p.m. Women’s volleyball vs. Brown. Dillon Gym.

Saturday, November 15


[F] 8 p.m. Lewis Center for the Arts/theater and dance performance. “Troy: After and Before.” Berlind Theatre.

[F] 8 p.m. McCarter Theatre performance. “Stark Raven Mad! An Edgar Allen Show.” Triangle Club. Matthews Theatre.

[F] 8 p.m. University Wind Ensemble concert. Richardson Auditorium, Alexander.


4 p.m. Women’s ice hockey vs. Vermont. Baker Rink.

4 p.m. Women’s volleyball vs. Yale. Dillon Gym.

Sunday, November 16


[F] 3 p.m. Center for Jewish Life concert. The Klez Dispensers. Richardson Auditorium, Alexander.

4:30 p.m. Office of Career Services/Theatre Intime/IMAGINE Speaker Series. “Careers in Theater.” Billy Aronson, director and producer; Lorraine Goodman, performer; and Gwynn MacDonald, playwright and writer. Theater, Murray-Dodge. Reception follows.

[F] 7 p.m. McCarter Theatre concert. Dark Star Orchestra. Matthews Theatre.


11 a.m. Chapel interfaith service for peace. Imam Hamad Chebli, Islamic Society of Central Jersey. Chapel.


Alcoholics Anonymous

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

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

Office of Religious Life

Worship and meditation activities.


Art Museum

Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m.
• “Body Memory.” Through Jan. 4.
• “Félix Candela: Engineer, Builder, Structural Artist.” Through Jan 4.
• “Frank Gehry: On Line.” Through Jan. 4.
• “Jasper Johns: Light Bulb.” Through Jan. 4.
• “Strangers in a Strange Land: Chinese Art From the Imperial Palaces.” Through Dec. 14.

Cotsen Children’s Library

Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.
• “Leo Politi’s Los Angeles: A Celebration of the Centenary of His Birth.” Through Jan. 23.

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:
• “The Greek Book From Papyrus to Printing.” Through Dec. 7.
Milberg Gallery:
• “Sketching Their Characters: 150 Years of Political Cartoons from Andrew Jackson to George H.W. Bush.” Through Jan. 4.

Lewis Center for the Arts

Lucas Gallery, 185 Nassau St. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
• “New Paintings.” Student works. Nov. 11-25. Opening reception 6 p.m., Nov. 11.


Lobby. 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
• “What Is Family? Princeton Views.” Through Dec. 1.

Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library

Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.; Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 7:45 p.m.
• “John Foster Dulles: From Diploma to Diplomat.” Through Jan. 30.

Woodrow Wilson School

Bernstein Gallery, Robertson. Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
• “The Achievement Gap — A Look at the Abbott Districts.” Randall Hagadorn, photographer. Through Dec. 4.

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.