June 11, 2021
Break out your paintbrushes and join the Art Museum for two virtual watercolor events.

Take an exclusive look at the Museum's watercolor collection at Awash with Color. Laura Giles, Heather and Paul G. Haaga Jr., Class of 1970, Curator of Prints and Drawings, explores the Museum's collection of more than 600 watercolors, which are rarely on view due to their sensitivity to light. The virtual lecture is scheduled for Thursday, June 17 at 5:30 pm. Register here.

Then try your hand at your own watercolor painting. This summer, the Art Museum continues its partnership with the Arts Council of Princeton to provide free online watercolor classes inspired by the Museum's collection. The first class focuses on seascapes. Join in live on Thursday, June 17 at 8:00 pm. Register here.
For up-to-date information regarding COVID-19, please visit covid.princeton.edu.
Earlier this year, Princeton University Library's Graphic Arts Collection acquired a group of paintings by the artists of the Mithila region of India, responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. India recorded the second highest total COVID-19 cases in the world. Take an in-depth look at Dulari Devi's painting "Corona Effect in Patna" on graphicarts.princeton.edu.
Feeling the heat? Researchers at the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment helped develop a better way to keep buildings cool using less energy. Read the article on scientificamerican.com.
Economics Professor Atif Mian advocates for unconvetional methods to close the wealth gap in a paper he co-wrote with researchers from Harvard and the University of Chicago. The paper, titled "Indebted Demand," suggests redistributive tax policies to narrow the gap between the bottom 90 percent and top 1 percent of Americans. Read the article on bloomberg.com.
Princeton University will require that all faculty, staff, researchers, appointed visiting faculty and researchers, temporary employees, and independent contractors receive and provide proof of having received a COVID-19 vaccine. The requirement applies to employees and others routinely working on campus or in property occupied by the University. Read the article on princeton.edu.
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Toni Townes-Whitley ’85, President of U.S. Regulated Industries at Microsoft, joins Professor Ruha Benjamin for a Conversation Equity, Ethics, and Technology. The lecture is part of the
The G. S. Beckwith Gilbert ’63 Lecture series. Watch live on the University's YouTube channel. Tuesday, June 15 at 11:00 am on YouTube.
The online Forward Fest series wraps up with Thinking Forward: Bringing Themes Together. The final event in the series revisits the themes discussed over the past nine months and see how they intersect in Princeton’s interdisciplinary ecosystem. Featured in the program will be Allison Carruth, Professor of American Studies and the High Meadows Environmental Institute; Céline Gounder ’97, M.D., ScM, FIDSA, Infectious Disease Specialist, Epidemiologist, and CEO of Just Human Productions; Eric Gregory, Professor of Religion and Chair of the Council of the Humanities; and Laurence Ralph, Professor of Anthropology and Co-Director of the Center on Transnational Policing. Register here. Wednesday, June 16 at 4:00 pm.
Rarely on view due to their sensitivity to light, the Art Museum’s over 600 watercolors, primarily American and British, are distinguished by their quality of execution and breadth of subject matter. Laura Giles, Heather and Paul G. Haaga Jr., Class of 1970, Curator of Prints and Drawings, presents Awash in Color, an exploration of a compelling cross section of watercolors that exemplify the universal appeal of this exacting medium, with a particular emphasis on women artists. Register here. Thursday, June 17 at 5:30 pm on Zoom.
The Art Museum is partnering with the Arts Council of Princeton to provide free online watercolor classes. Weekly classes are taught by artist-instructor Barbara DiLorenzo over Zoom. With an emphasis on color mixing and brushwork, each week’s lesson will be inspired by works in the Museum’s collections. This week's class focuses on seascapes. Register here. Thursday, June 17 at 8:00 pm on Zoom.
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The African American Studies Podcast acts as a conversation around the field of African American Studies and the black experience in the 21st century. The podcast focuses on the political, economic, and cultural forces that shape our understanding of race within America. We invite you to listen as we explore outcomes, question dominant discourse, and consider evidence instead of myths. Find out more at aas.princeton.edu
All for Earth delves into the urgency of today's environmental crises through in-depth interviews with the people racing time to prevent the implosion of the critical and interconnected systems that support life on Earth, including climate, biodiversity, water security, and food production. Guests represent the worlds of science and technology; politics and government; finance and business; health, media, sports and more. Find out more at allforearth.princeton.edu.
Visit the Art Museum’s website for free online programs, digital exhibitions, live lectures, curatorial conversations, interactive activities, art-making classes, and video tours. Explore at artmuseum.princeton.edu.
Dig a little deeper into the books you love to read with The BiblioFiles, Cotsen Children's Library interviews with children's book authors. From award-winning bestsellers to books you might not have heard of (but should definitely check out), listen to what the authors have to say about their creations. Find out more at cotsen.princeton.edu.
Tune into the Collective Listening Project and visit a virtual concert hall. Princeton University Concert's is posting playlists that relate to their current and upcoming seasons on its Spotify page. Find out more at princetonuniversityconcerts.org.
Listen in on select courses oCoursera at coursera.org/princeton
End Notes takes you behind the cover and through the pages of books on politics, policy and more by Princeton University School of Public and International Affairs. Find out more at spia.princeton.edu/podcasts.
The Pace Center for Civic Engagement presents Let's Talk About...a series of virtual conversations and podcast interviews with Princeton University faculty and community partners about the intersections between their work and COVID-19. Find out more at pace.princeton.edu.
Madison's Notes, the official podcast of the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions, is now available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, and Podbean. The podcast features lectures by and conversations with leading scholars and public figures on topics related to politics, philosophy, religion, history, and more.
A number of the University's public lectures are available on  Media Central. Browse the videos at  mediacentral.princeton.edu.
Princeton Alumni Weekly's podcast, coined PAWcast, features interviews with alumni on a range of topics. Find out more at paw.princeton.edu/podcasts.
From daily meditation to organ concerts to religious services, the Office of Religious Life has a number of online opportunities for reflections. View the schedule at religiouslife.princeton.edu.
Politics & Polls unpacks the history of politics and current events in the U.S. Hosted by Julian Zelizer and Sam Wang, the show features some of the best minds in politics, journalism, academia, and even the arts. The result is a respectful, intellectual - and oftentimes fun - debate and discussion. Find our more at politicspolls.princeton.edu.
Princeton Tigers, the official podcast of channel of Princeton University Athletics, offers a range of shows from varsity coaches. Find out more at princetontigers.podbean.com.
Though Princeton University Library is temporarily closed, you can explore our virtual exhibitions, including In Pursuit of the Picturesque – British Color Plate Books: 1776-1868, and Gutenberg & After: Europe’s First Printers 1450-1470. Find out more at dpul.princeton.edu
After some 50 years of coeducation, the women of Princeton University have roared to the forefront of just about every walk of life. From the Supreme Court to the U.S. Congress; from operating rooms and newsrooms to boardrooms and classrooms; from laboratories, war zones and trading floors to stages, startups and writing desks - Princeton women have penetrating views on things that matter. These are change-makers in the service of humanity. Listen to their stories on SheRoars Podcast. Find out more at sheroarspodcast.princeton.edu
Princeton University's podcast series "We Roar” focused on the COVID-19 pandemic. Episodes feature COVID-19 research and innovative solutions, the disease’s impact on society, and the ways in which the University is adapting to disruptions to its academic program and campus life. Find out more at weroar.princeton.edu.
The Princeton School of Public and International Affairs post recordings of some public talks on their website, spia.princeton.edu.
For Families
The Princeton University Art Museum offers free materials for educators and students on their website. Find self-guided activities and teacher resources at artmuseum.princeton.edu/learn/explore.
And find at-home Art for Families activities, and recordings of our drawings and watercolor classes at artmuseum.princeton.edu/learn/art-making.
Princeton Varsity Club introduces eReading with the Tigers, virtual story time with student athletes. Join our tigers online as they continue PVC's 20-year tradition of reading their favorite children's books to local students. Find out more at goprincetontigers.com.
Know a teacher, librarian, parent, or friend who is looking for some creative and fun literacy connections? Look no further than  Pop Goes the Page, Cotsen Children's Library's fantastic outreach blog full of projects, instructions, helpful hints, and new ideas galore! Check it out at blogs.princeton.edu/popgoesthepage.
Princeton University Library compiled a list of virtual resources for students of all ages. View the list (.pdf)
Elizabeth Colomba (French, born 1976). Clytie, 2008. Watercolor. Princeton University Art Museum. Museum purchase, gift of the PECO Foundation. Artwork © Elizabeth Colomba / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Thomas Moran (American, 1837–1926), Venice: The Lagoon Looking toward Santa Maria della Salute, 1894. Watercolor and gouache over graphite. Princeton University Art Museum. Gift of Mrs. Philip T. White