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Archive – September, 2008

Sorensen to receive national chemistry award

Erik Sorensen, the Arthur Allan Patchett Professor in Organic Chemistry at Princeton, has been recognized by the American Chemical Society (ACS) for his research excellence.

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Williamson memorial service set for Oct. 5

Sunday, Oct. 5, 2008, 2 p.m. · University Chapel

A memorial service for Joseph Williamson, former dean of religious life and the chapel who died in June, is scheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 5, in the University Chapel.

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Goodman to speak on career experiences at NBC, Olympics

Monday, Oct. 6, 2008, 7:30 p.m. · 2 Robertson Hall

Brett Goodman, a 1990 Princeton alumnus and a senior vice president at NBC Universal Sports and Olympics, will speak at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 6, in 2 Robertson Hall.  

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Choro Ensemble to present evening of Brazilian jazz

Friday, Oct. 10, 2008, 8 p.m. · Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall

The Choro Ensemble, a New York-based group that has won critical acclaim in its native Brazil, will perform "An Evening of Choro-Jazz From Brazil" at 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 10, in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall.

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Sherrerd funds new building at intersection of engineering and social science

A major donation to the University by the late John J.F. Sherrerd, a 1952 alumnus and longtime Princeton supporter, has funded construction of a building for emerging fields of study at the intersection of engineering and the social sciences. The building, to be named Sherrerd Hall, will provide a home for the Department of Operations Research and Financial Engineering (ORFE) and the Center for Information Technology Policy, two rapidly growing areas aimed at improving decision-making in business and government related to risk and information technology.  

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Princeton's newest building a study in light

Dusk renders Sherrerd Hall invisible. Princeton's newest building, a deceptively simple glass cube nestled into the east side of campus, dissolves into the silhouette of nearby sycamore trees and the fiery clouds of a late summer sunset.

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Student work: Center for Information Technology Policy

Mike Wood, class of 2008, profiles CITP, a cross-disciplinary academic group that is joining ORFE in a new home at Sherrerd Hall.

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Freshman Parents Weekend set for Oct. 10-12

Freshman Parents Weekend, which will feature a variety of lectures, campus tours and other activities, is scheduled for Friday through Sunday, Oct. 10-12.

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Princeton Shakespeare Company to present 'Richard III'

Thursday through Saturday, Oct. 9-11, 2008, 8 p.m. and 2 p.m. (Oct. 11) · Class of 1970 Theater, Whitman College

The Princeton Shakespeare Company will present one of Shakespeare's earliest tragedies, "Richard III," Thursday through Saturday, Oct. 9-11, in the Class of 1970 Theater at Whitman College.

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Talk focuses on 'prosperity agenda'

Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2008, 4:30 p.m. · 16 Robertson Hall

"The Prosperity Agenda: What the World Wants From America -- and What We Need in Return" is the title of a talk to be presented at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 1, in 16 Robertson Hall.

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Community and Staff Day rescheduled for Oct. 18

Saturday, Oct. 18, 2008, 10 a.m. · Princeton Stadium

Faculty, staff and local residents are invited to the rescheduled Community and Staff Day, the annual celebration of sports and entertainment, beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 18, at Princeton Stadium. The event initially was scheduled for Sept. 27 but was postponed due to inclement weather.

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Reinhardt speaks frankly as leading voice on health care

Uwe Reinhardt is known for telling it like it is. Whether he's rebuking a Houston hospital for demanding upfront payments from a chemotherapy patient (in The Wall Street Journal) or ridiculing investment bankers for peddling repackaged "manure" (subprime mortgages) as secure investments (on the Financial Times website), Reinhardt doesn't mince words.

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Princeton faculty win prestigious NIH awards

Four Princeton faculty members have been awarded grants from the National Institutes of Health for work deemed "high impact" by the federal medical research agency.

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George earns Salvatori Prize from Heritage Foundation

Robert George, Princeton's McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence and director of the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions, has received the Heritage Foundation's 2008 Salvatori Prize for American Citizenship.

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Festival features films from Latin America and Spain

Thursday through Saturday, Oct. 2-4, 2008, various times · 10 East Pyne.

Cutting-edge films from Latin America and Spain will be presented in the 2008 Princeton Documentary Festival, scheduled for Thursday through Saturday, Oct. 2-4, in 10 East Pyne.

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Newark Mayor Booker presents Morrison Lectures

Wednesday through Friday, Oct. 1-3, 2008, 8 p.m. · McCosh 50.

Cory Booker, mayor of Newark, N.J., will deliver the annual Toni Morrison Lectures on "The Unfinished Journey of America's Spirit" at 8 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, Oct. 1-3, in McCosh 50.

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Pakistan's foreign minister to speak

Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2008, 7 p.m. · Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall

"Transition in Pakistan and Its Impact on Modern Terrorism" is the subject of a lecture by Pakistan's foreign minister, Shah Mahmood Qureshi, set for 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 1, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.

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Faculty, staff blood drive set

Wednesday and Thursday, Oct. 1-2, 2008, various times · Frist Campus Center Multipurpose Rooms A and B

The American Red Cross Fall Faculty and Staff Blood Drive is set for 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 1, and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 2, in Multipurpose Rooms A and B of the Frist Campus Center.

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Lecture series explores ethics and climate change

Sept. 30 through Nov. 25, 2008, various times · Various locations

An interdisciplinary group of scholars will examine the ethical dimensions of the challenge presented by climate change in a fall lecture series sponsored by the Princeton Environmental Institute (PEI) and the University Center for Human Values.

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Tilghman, Malveaux to discuss leadership in higher education - UPDATED

Friday, Oct. 10, 2008, 2:45 p.m. · Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall

Princeton President Shirley M. Tilghman and Bennett College for Women President Julianne Malveaux will discuss "Presidential Perspectives on Leadership" at 2:45 p.m. Friday, Oct. 10, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall, as part of a conference hosted by the Association of Black Women in Higher Education.

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Arts groups to perform in fundraiser

Friday and Saturday, Sept. 26-27, 2008, 7 p.m. · Frist Campus Center theater

Nine Princeton performing arts groups will present a show Friday and Saturday, Sept. 26-27, to raise funds for an international nonprofit microfinance organization. The performance, titled "''Princeton 5,000 for 5,000: Princeton Performs for Change" is set for 7 p.m. in the Frist Campus Center theater.

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Dillon Gym renovations pump up fitness options

Dillon Gymnasium users now have more fitness options after renovations this summer increased the number of cardiovascular exercise machines and upgraded the Stephens Fitness Center and other areas of the facility.

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900 fill Frist for sustainability open house

The University's Sept. 17 open house offered more than the promised overview of the many sustainability efforts at the University. The five-hour event, titled "Sustainability: Introducing Princeton's Green Initiatives," engaged the crowd of about 900 in passionate discussions, informative how-tos and participatory next steps.

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Political cartoon exhibition reveals common themes of American presidential elections

Through Sunday, Jan. 4, 2009 · Milberg Gallery, Firestone Library

An exhibition on view at Princeton University's Firestone Library confirms through paper and ink what many American voters already suspect: Although the political candidates may change, many issues remain the same. Titled "Sketching Their Characters: 150 Years of Political Cartoons From Andrew Jackson to George H.W. Bush," the exhibition features primarily original pen and ink editorial cartoons dating from 1828 to 1992 focusing on presidential elections. Works of Thomas Nast, among other notable political cartoonists, are on display in the library's Milberg Gallery until Sunday, Jan. 4.

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University community invited to CPUC meeting

Monday, Sept. 22, 2008, 4:30 p.m. · Betts Auditorium, School of Architecture

The Council of the Princeton University Community (CPUC) will hold its first meeting of the academic year from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Monday, Sept. 22, in Betts Auditorium, School of Architecture. All members of the University community are invited to attend.

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Economists to discuss 'Crisis on Wall Street'--UPDATED

Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2008, 4:30 p.m. · McCosh 50

A panel of Princeton economists will review recent events on Wall Street and assess their implications for the economy and public policy in an event titled "Crisis on Wall Street" at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 23, in McCosh 50.

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Noted economist visiting Princeton to enhance study of Korea

Un-Chan Chung, a leading Korean economist and former president of Seoul National University, will spend this semester at Princeton to lend his expertise to the University's expanding focus on Korean studies. Chung will be a visiting fellow at the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies (PIIRS).

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Fall lecture series focuses on gospel music

Sept. 25 through Dec. 3, 2008, 4:30 p.m. · 101 McCormick Hall

The University will host four speakers in a fall lecture series titled "Made in America: The History of Black Gospel Music" from Sept. 25 through Dec. 3 in 101 McCormick Hall.

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Espionage is subject of Hitz lecture

Thursday, Sept. 25, 4:30 p.m. · 16 Robertson Hall

Frederick Hitz, former inspector general of the CIA, will present a lecture based on his book "Why Spy? Espionage in an Era of Uncertainty" at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 25, in 16 Robertson Hall.

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Thatcher adviser speaks on faith and politics

Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2008, 4:30 p.m. · McCosh 50

A policy adviser to former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher will deliver a talk titled "'Doing God in 10 Downing Street': The Relationship between Faith and Politics in a Postmodern World" at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 24, in McCosh 50.

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African writers to read from work

Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2008, 4:30 p.m. · Stewart Film Theater, 185 Nassau St

Breyten Breytenbach and Uzodinma Iweala, two writers who address issues of strife in Africa, will read from their work at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 24, in the Stewart Film Theater, 185 Nassau St.

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Panel discusses Adlai Stevenson legacy

Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2008, 4:30 p.m. · Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall

A panel discussion on "Adlai Stevenson's Lasting Legacy," featuring Stevenson's son among several scholars and public service figures, will be held at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 24, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.

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Navy captain explores policy and special operations

Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2008, 4:30 p.m. · 16 Robertson Hall

"Effectiveness in Public Policy: A Special Operations Perspective" is the title of a talk by U.S. Navy Capt. Brian Losey, director of combating terrorism for the National Security Council, scheduled for 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 23, in 16 Robertson Hall.

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Arab-Israeli peace is lecture topic

Monday, Sept. 22, 2008, 4:30 p.m. · Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall

Aaron David Miller, a former Department of State adviser on Arab-Israeli peace negotiations, will speak on U.S. involvement in the Middle East peace process at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 22, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.

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Arts complex design intended to embrace campus and community

A major entry to the Princeton campus and community is being redesigned as a 21st-century portal with the door lodged firmly open. At an open house for the community Wednesday, Sept. 17, Steven Holl Architects unveiled concepts for the initial academic buildings in the new arts and transit neighborhood. In addition, Beyer Blinder Belle Architects & Planners presented updated information on traffic circulation and other plans for the area near the intersection of Alexander Street and University Place.  

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Outdoor Action Sustainability Initiative

Students at an Outdoor Action rock climb discuss learning about sustainability in the wilderness as members of the first "eco-trip."

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Conversation with Cornel West, Phylicia Rashad set

Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2008, 5:30 p.m. · Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall

Princeton scholar Cornel West and award-winning actress Phylicia Rashad will discuss the African American intellectual tradition at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 23, in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall.

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Freshman class ranks as Princeton's most diverse

Princeton has enrolled the most diverse freshman class in its history for the third consecutive year, selected from a record-high number of applicants following the University's transition to a single admission process. The class of 2012 includes record representation of students from minority backgrounds and international students, Dean of the College Nancy Malkiel reported at the Sept. 15 faculty meeting. The class also has the highest percentage of incoming students to receive financial aid, reflecting Princeton's efforts to enhance the economic diversity of its student body. Also, for the first time in University history, the entering class is evenly balanced in terms of gender.

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Grading policy change marks further progress

After four years, Princeton's new grading policy continues to show progress in bringing grades in undergraduate courses under better control.

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Committee issues statement on grading results for 2007-08

The Faculty Committee on Grading today announced the results of the three most recent years of implementation of Princeton's new grading policy. The results for 2005-08 continue to bear out the progress the committee reported on last year.

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Training on trail may bring greener outlooks to campus

For the past 34 years, Outdoor Action trips have provided a fun-filled introduction to life at Princeton. In 1999, a more focused orientation program was introduced, training the student leaders to serve as better role models and to answer questions more effectively on topics including social life, alcohol, diversity, tolerance, respect for others and making responsible choices. This year, another topic was added to the list: sustainability. 

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Harmon returns as director of development communications

Justin Harmon, who served as Princeton's director of communications from 1987 to 2000, has returned to the University as director of development communications. His appointment is effective Sept. 15.

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Architect Gehry seeks to inspire with Princeton's Lewis Library design

The curtain of aluminum-glazed windows falling from the curved steel roofline that frames the Lewis Library is a reflection of the architect's homage to the beauty of the lines and curves he sees in everyday life. After almost four years of construction, the library brings together science libraries from across campus in a research and study space that is, according to the architect, intended to reflect the character of the people who will use it.

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Historian speaks on Washington's final year as general

Thursday, Sept. 18, 2008, 8 p.m. · Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.

Historian Thomas Fleming will discuss the importance of George Washington's final year as head of the Continental Army in a lecture set for 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 18, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.

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Israeli journalist discusses 'secret war' with Iran

Thursday, Sept. 18, 2008, 4:30 p.m. · 16 Robertson Hall.

Israeli journalist Ronen Bergman will discuss his new book, "The Secret War With Iran: The 30-Year Clandestine Struggle Against Israel and the West" at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 18, in 16 Robertson Hall.

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Angell examines health care reform

Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2008, 8 p.m. · McCosh 50

Marcia Angell, former editor-in-chief of The New England Journal of Medicine, will open this year's University Public Lectures Series with a discussion of health care reform and the U.S. presidential election at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 17, in McCosh 50.

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Constitution Day lecture focuses on Jefferson

Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2008, 4:30 p.m. · Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall

Princeton historian Barbara Oberg, general editor of "The Papers of Thomas Jefferson," will deliver a Constitution Day lecture on "Thomas Jefferson and the Rights of Citizens" at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 17, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.

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Service to mark Sept. 11 anniversary

Thursday, Sept. 11, 2008, 9 a.m. · Memorial Garden, Chancellor Green

The University will mark the anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks with a service of remembrance at 9 a.m. Thursday in the memorial garden between Chancellor Green and Nassau Hall.

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Tilghman: Endowments allow for highest quality education at lower cost to students

In remarks prepared for a roundtable discussion on endowment spending on Capitol Hill Monday, Sept. 8, Princeton President Shirley M. Tilghman said it would be a serious mistake to take any step, including governmentally imposed mandatory payouts, that risks undermining the ability of American colleges and universities to compete globally in the 21st century. 

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Remarks by President Shirley M. Tilghman on endowments and college costs

Thank you for the opportunity to participate in this discussion. I am here today in my role as vice chair of the Association of American Universities as well as in my role as president of Princeton University.

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Education provides path to good citizenship, Tilghman tells freshmen

In this presidential election year, President Shirley M. Tilghman appealed to Princeton's newest students in her Opening Exercises address to become more engaged in the world around them.  

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Students honored at Opening Exercises

The accomplishments of Princeton's students were celebrated with the awarding of four undergraduate prizes at Opening Exercises Sept. 7.

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Seminar set for practitioners and writers on communicating science

Tuesday, Sept. 23, 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. · 101 Friend Center

A free, practical seminar intended to help bridge the communication gap between scientists and the public is planned for 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 23, in 101 Friend Center.

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Best way to treat malaria: Avoid using same drug for everyone, scientists say

A team of scientists employing a sophisticated computer model pioneered at Princeton University and Resources for the Future has found that many governments worldwide are recommending the wrong kind of malaria treatment.

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Community Action expands to support arts, environment

The helping hands that Princeton's freshmen lend to surrounding communities before starting classes have broadened their reach this year to include support for the environment and the arts.

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Community and Staff Day includes activities for all ages

Saturday, Sept. 27, 2008, 3 p.m. · Princeton Stadium

Faculty, staff and local residents are invited to Community and Staff Day, the annual celebration of sports and entertainment, beginning at 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, at Princeton Stadium.

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A light bulb and a few chemicals: Scientists find a way to help make new reactions

Princeton scientists have discovered a way of stimulating organic molecules that they expect will prompt researchers to create materials from new kinds of chemical reactions.

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Home study course focuses on the brain

Tuesdays, Sept. 23 through Nov. 11, 2008, 7:30 p.m. · 219 Burr Hall

Members of the campus and local communities can learn more about the brain in a home study course offered this fall by the Alumni Association. "The Brain: A User's Guide" runs from Sept. 22 to Nov. 16 and is led by Barry Jacobs, professor of psychology and the Princeton Neuroscience Institute.

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Frist open house planned for Sept. 10

Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2008, noon to 3 p.m. · Frist Campus Center 100 level

Students, faculty and staff are invited to attend the Frist Campus Center's open house from noon to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 10, on the center's 100 level.

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Lewis Library fact sheet

The new Lewis Library at Princeton University opens in time for the start of the academic year on Thursday, Sept. 11, 2008. Designed by Frank Gehry, the multi-story, 87,000-square-foot science library combines many of the University's science collections and technology spaces, and also includes study, research and classroom space.

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Architect Gehry seeks to inspire with Princeton's Lewis Library design

The curtain of aluminum-glazed windows falling from the curved steel roofline that frames the Lewis Library is a reflection of the architect's homage to the beauty of the lines and curves he sees in everyday life. After almost four years of construction, the library brings together science libraries from across campus in a research and study space that is, according to the architect, intended to reflect the character of the people who will use it.

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'Young filmmakers' produce videos about School of Engineering

Three recent Princeton graduates took part this summer in a "young filmmakers" program in the School of Engineering and Applied Science.  

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Students gain global perspectives on government service

From the role of science in diplomacy to disease control in Tanzania to agricultural trade issues in Russia, Princeton students interested in federal service careers are learning firsthand the myriad issues facing the U.S. government around the world.

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