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Research symposium set for Oct. 21

The Princeton Research Symposium, designed to showcase work by graduate students and other researchers from multiple disciplines, is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, in the Friend Center Convocation Room.

The event will include opening remarks at 9 a.m. by Princeton President Shirley M. Tilghman and a keynote address, titled "Grand Challenges Integrating the Environment, Technology and Society," at 4 p.m. by Steven Pacala, the Petrie Professor in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and director of the Princeton Environmental Institute.

Posters explaining various research projects will be displayed during the symposium, and researchers will talk with attendees about their work. Research topics featured in the symposium will include: the future of fusion technology; the culture of competition among child athletes; the design of new antibiotics; the use of animal models to help humans defeat kidney disease; and the intersection between anthropology and music.

The symposium is open to the public. It is sponsored by the Graduate School, Association of Princeton Graduate Alumni, McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning, and Graduate Student Government.  

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