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Monday, January 19, 2015
At Princeton University's annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration Jan. 19, Cecilia Rouse, dean of the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, looked back at King's call for economic justice for all and assessed the nation's uneven progress toward that goal. Students, faculty, staff and community members came together at Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall for musical performances, remarks from several speakers, including newly-elected Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman, on King's legacy and the presentation of the University's Martin Luther King Journey Award.
Friday, January 16, 2015
Sitting in a small semi-circle, preschool students at Princeton Nursery School sat as still as preschoolers can while Princeton University staff member Alexandra Calcado read aloud from "Martin's Big Words: The Life of Martin Luther King Jr." Calcado was one of about 30 Princeton University volunteers who on Thursday, Jan. 15, honored Dr. King's legacy by lending a hand at Princeton Nursery School in Princeton, Little Cherubs Head Start in Hamilton, Mercer Street Friends Food Bank in Ewing and the Trenton City Museum at Ellarslie in Trenton, as part of Princeton University's second annual Day of Service.
Tuesday, January 13, 2015
Princeton University will commemorate the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. with its annual King Day celebration on Monday, Jan. 19, in Richardson Auditorium of Alexander Hall. Doors open at 1 p.m. Cecilia Rouse, dean of the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, will give the keynote address. The event, which is free and open to the public, will begin at 1:15 p.m. with a performance by the Trenton Children's Chorus.
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Saturday, January 31, 2015 - 9:30am
This Science on Saturday lecture features Professor Emily Carter of the Department of Engineering; Director of the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment at Princeton University. This lecture is the 4th lecture of the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory's popular Ronald E. Hatcher Science on Saturday Lecture Series, geared toward high school students and featuring scientists, engineers and other professionals involved in cutting-edge research.
Saturday, February 7, 2015 - 9:30am
This Science on Saturday lecture features Professor S. James Gates, Department of Physics; Director of the Center for String & Particle Physics, at the University of Maryland. This is the 5th lecture of the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory's popular Ronald E. Hatcher Science on Saturday Lecture Series, geared toward high school students and featuring scientists, engineers and other professionals involved in cutting-edge research.
Monday, February 9, 2015 -
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The internet revolution is generating unthinkable amounts of data, most of it untainted by the biases, unreliability and the expense of survey data. How can big data, alone or in combination with traditional sources, be used to answer questions that until now were considered unknowable? Seth Stephens-Davidowitz will give a public talk on Big Data and the Social Sciences. His work focuses on using big-data sources to uncover previously hidden behaviors and attitudes, and he has addressed issues such as voting, racism, parenting, sexual preferences, child abuse and depression.
Saturday, February 14, 2015 - 9:30am
This Science on Saturday lecture features Dr. Clayton Myers of Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory. This is the 6thlecture of the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory's popular Ronald E. Hatcher Science on Saturday Lecture Series, geared toward high school students and featuring scientists, engineers and other professionals involved in cutting-edge research.