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Peter Lewis donates $101 million for the arts

January 21, 2006
Peter B. Lewis, a 1955 graduate and trustee of Princeton University, will contribute $101 million to support a major new initiative to enhance the role of the creative and performing arts in the life of the University and its community. The gift was announced by President Shirley M. Tilghman following Jan. 20 meetings of the University's Board of Trustees.
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Dance Festival to Feature Legendary French Ballet

February 20, 2006
A legendary French ballet by Vaslav Nijinsky - the choreography of which was lost for decades - will be performed by Princeton students Friday through Sunday, Feb. 24-26, at the Berlind Theatre.
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Muldoon to lead new creative and performing arts center

March 2, 2006
Paul Muldoon, a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and a Princeton faculty member since 1990, has been selected as the founding chair of the new University Center for the Creative and Performing Arts.
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1,200 expected for comparative literature conference, March 23-26, 2006

March 9, 2006
Some 1,200 scholars from across the nation and abroad will gather on campus Thursday through Sunday, March 23-26, for the annual meeting of the American Comparative Literature Association.
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White shares skill with words in new book and in the classroom

April 3, 2006
In his latest work, professor of creative writing Edmund White transports us to his childhood in Illinois in the 1950s - and to a world in which being gay was commonly viewed as something reproachful.
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Playwright Edward Albee named first recipient of Princeton/McCarter fellowship

April 6, 2006
Award-winning playwright Edward Albee has been named the first recipient of the Princeton University/McCarter Theatre Playwriting Fellowship.
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Challenging Issues of Identity in the Art World

April 17, 2006
As an artist and a student of art history, senior Temitayo (Tayo) Ogunbiyi is drawn to works that challenge conventional notions of categorizing people by appearance, gender, nationality or other easily accessible characteristics.
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Tracing Jazz's Evolution From the Club to the Classroom

April 24, 2006
In 1975, legendary trumpeter Miles Davis famously declared, 'Jazz is dead.' For Princeton senior Megan Summers, a budding jazz historian, Davis' pronouncement helped inspire her thesis research into the development of jazz education in America.
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Through images and words, Dale winner will explore Old West

May 8, 2006
Although it was the mid-1990s when Mimi Chubb's family moved from Brooklyn to California's Orange County, the pioneer spirit of the Old West was still alive and well.
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Morrison's 'Beloved' named best fiction in the last 25 years

May 12, 2006
The New York Times Book Review has named "Beloved," a 1987 novel by Princeton Professor Toni Morrison, the best work of American fiction published in the past quarter century.
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Art of Science Exhibition Bridges Disciplines

May 22, 2006
The University's second annual 'Art of Science' exhibition, highlighted by three winning student entries, is now on display in the hallway of the Friend Center's main floor.
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Top of the Charts

June 5, 2006
Chris Douthitt, 2006 valedictorian, composes impressive record of achievement.
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Leonard L. Milberg '53 gives leading Irish theater collection honoring Paul Muldoon

August 29, 2006
An aged manuscript of a classic Irish play, long thought lost even by the renowned playwright who wrote it, has made its way to Princeton University as the gem of a momentous collection of Irish theater donated by 1953 alumnus Leonard L. Milberg.
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Aschheim Teaches Visual Arts Students to Trust Their Instincts

September 14, 2006
When Eve Aschheim enters a classroom at the beginning of the semester, she wants to get her students thinking about the relationship of ideas to paper. They may be accustomed to putting their thoughts on paper in the form of an essay or a poem. She wants them to express those thoughts not with words, but with the tip of a pencil or a paintbrush.
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Actors, scholars, playwrights here for Irish theater symposium

October 9, 2006
Distinguished Irish actors, theater directors and other luminaries well known for their award-winning roles on stage and screen will gather at the University Oct. 13-15 for discussions, readings and performances highlighting the "Players & Painted Stage" symposium.
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Architecture students helping bring classic Russian play to life

November 20, 2006
Graduate students in the School of Architecture will see their work in a new seminar come to life on the Berlind Theatre stage this spring.
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Cultivating a Critical Eye Through Art and Science

November 22, 2006
George Washington loomed above them. Drawn from life by the American artist Charles Wilson Peale in 1784, he was withstanding scrutiny from a group of 14 freshmen and their professor, Rachael DeLue.
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Meryl Streep Talks About the 'Mysterious' Art of Acting

December 1, 2006
"I'm here under false pretenses," actress Meryl Streep told a packed crowd at Princeton University on Nov. 30. "My achievement, if you can call it that, is that I've basically pretended to be extraordinary people my entire life, and now I'm being mistaken for one."
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Companies Present Work of Dance Faculty

December 6, 2006
Professional companies from New York, Philadelphia and Pittsburgh will perform recently choreographed work by the University's dance faculty in concerts at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Dec. 8-9.
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Branker hits high note in leading jazz program

December 11, 2006
Anthony D.J. Branker, director of Princeton's jazz program, spent the fall 2005 semester helping the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre develop its jazz studies curriculum. For Branker, a 1980 Princeton graduate, the challenge hearkened back to his own return to campus in 1989.
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