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Archive – February, 2011

Butler to explore perspectives on gender politics

Thursday, March 10, 2011, 4 p.m. · McCormick Hall, Room 101

University of California-Berkeley scholar Judith Butler will deliver the annual Meredith Miller Lecture sponsored by the Program in Gender and Sexuality Studies, titled "The Right to Appear: An Arendtian Perspective on the Politics of the Street," at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, March 10, in McCormick Hall, Room 101.

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Exporting forms of religious governance is lecture topic

Tuesday, March 8, 2011, 4:30 p.m. · Robertson Hall, Room 1

Elizabeth Shakman Hurd, an assistant professor of political science at Northwestern University and a 2010-11 visiting fellow at Princeton University, will speak on "The Presidency of Religious Affairs" at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 8, in Robertson Hall, Room 1.

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Exporting forms of religious governance is subject of March 8 lecture

Elizabeth Shakman Hurd, an assistant professor of political science at Northwestern University and a 2010-11 visiting fellow at Princeton University, will speak on "The Presidency of Religious Affairs" at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 8, in Robertson Hall, Room 1, at Princeton University.

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Alumni Day features family activities, award winners

Presentations of Princeton's top awards for students and alumni, along with lectures and family activities, were among the full day of events held across campus Saturday, Feb. 26, during the University's annual Alumni Day program.

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Canadian Supreme Court justice to deliver Harlan Lecture

Thursday, March 3, 2011, 4:30 p.m. · Robertson Hall, Dodds Auditorium

Justice Rosalie Silberman Abella of the Supreme Court of Canada will deliver this year's John Marshall Harlan '20 Lecture in Constitutional Adjudication, titled "Global Justice: The Power and the Pity," at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, March 3, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.

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Canadian Supreme Court justice to deliver Harlan Lecture

Princeton University will host a public appearance by Justice Rosalie Silberman Abella of the Supreme Court of Canada at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, March 3, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall. Abella will deliver this year's John Marshall Harlan '20 Lecture in Constitutional Adjudication, titled "Global Justice: The Power and the Pity." In her remarks, Abella will explore the relationship between international law, democracy and global policy in enforcing human rights objectives, and address the question, Is international law doing its job in the area of human rights?  

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Three noted civil rights advocates reunite for event

Wednesday, March 2, 2011, 4:30 p.m. · Robertson Hall, Dodds Auditorium

Three Princeton alumni who were key civil rights advocates during the 1960s are reuniting for the first time to discuss "John F. Kennedy and Civil Rights: Fifty Years After" at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 2, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.

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Celebrating 40 years of the Dillon Gym Youth Basketball League

Forty years ago, a partnership began between the students of Princeton University and the local Princeton Recreation Department, creating the Dillon Gym Youth Basketball League.

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Princeton to reinstate early admission program

Princeton University will reinstate an early admission program, beginning next year with the class that will enter Princeton in September 2012. The single-choice early action program will require applicants to apply early only to Princeton, but will not require them to decide whether to accept Princeton's offer until the end of the regular admission process.

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Oates gives voice to grief in memoir, finds solace in writing, teaching

When creative writing professor and famed novelist Joyce Carol Oates was struggling with the grief of losing her husband of 46 years, teaching writing to Princeton students served as a lifeline. She recounts that experience in her new memoir, "A Widow's Story," about the February 2008 death of her husband, Raymond Smith.

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Gift to name Yoseloff Hall in Butler College

A gift from Anthony A. Yoseloff, a member of Princeton's class of 1996, and his wife, Nanar, will name a dormitory in Butler College. Yoseloff Hall is the fourth named dormitory in Butler College, whose redesign was the culminating effort in the University's launch of its four-year residential college system, and an innovative example of environmentally sustainable construction.

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MacPherson selected to head communications at Princeton Plasma Physics Lab

Kitta MacPherson, an award-winning science writer, has been named director of communications for the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL).

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Winners of University Concerto Competition to perform

Friday and Saturday, March 4-5, 2011, 8 p.m. · Alexander Hall, Richardson Auditorium

The student winners of the University Concerto Competition will perform at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, March 4-5, in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall.

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Glee Club performs "The Singing Revolution"

Sunday, Feb 27, 2011, 3 p.m. · Alexander Hall, Richardson Auditorium

The Princeton University Glee Club will perform a concert titled “The Singing Revolution” at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 27 at Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall.

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Farrell to discuss Keynesianism and the current economic crisis

Thursday, March 3, 2011, 4:30 p.m. · Burr Hall, Room 216

Henry Farrell, an associate professor of political science at George Washington University, will speak on "Networks and Ideational Power: The Rise and Decline of Keynesianism During the Economic Crisis" at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, March 3, in Burr Hall, Room 216.

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Keynesianism during the current economic crisis is subject of lecture

Henry Farrell, an associate professor of political science at George Washington University, will speak on "Networks and Ideational Power: The Rise and Decline of Keynesianism During the Economic Crisis" on Thursday, March 3, 2011, at 4:30 p.m. in Burr Hall, Room 216, at Princeton University.

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China's revolutionary tradition is focus of lecture

Wednesday, March 2, 2011, 4:30 p.m. · Burr Hall, Room 216

Elizabeth Perry, the Henry Rosovsky Professor of Government at Harvard University and the director of the Harvard-Yenching Institute, will speak on "Anyuan: Mining China's Revolutionary Tradition" at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 2, in Burr Hall, Room 216.  

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China's revolutionary tradition is focus of lecture

Elizabeth J. Perry, the Henry Rosovsky Professor of Government at Harvard University and the director of the Harvard-Yenching Institute, will speak on "Anyuan: Mining China's Revolutionary Tradition" on Wednesday, March 2, 2011, at 4:30 p.m., in Burr Hall, Room 216, at Princeton University.

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Toni Morrison to deliver public lecture

Tuesday, March 1, 2010, 5 p.m. · McCosh Hall, Room 50

Award-winning author Toni Morrison, Princeton's Robert F. Goheen Professor in the Humanities Emeritus, will present a lecture titled "Invisible Ink: Reading the Writing and Writing the Reading" at 5 p.m. Tuesday, March 1, in McCosh Hall, Room 50.

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Bradley to discuss career journey in nonprofit field

Friday, Feb. 25, 2011, 4 p.m. · 36 University Place, Suite 200.

Katherine Brittain Bradley, a 1986 Princeton graduate and current University trustee, will discuss her career journey in the nonprofit field and how she co-founded CityBridge, an enterprise to improve the education system in Washington, D.C., at 4 p.m. Friday, Feb. 25, at the Office of Career Services, 36 University Place, Suite 200.

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William G. Bowen: Reflections of a University president

President Emeritus William G. Bowen reflects on his role in Princeton's history concerning coeducation, diversity and life sciences.

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Bowen's advice to leaders: Plan well, then act quickly

In a new book on leadership, former Princeton University and Andrew W. Mellon Foundation President William G. Bowen offers this key piece of advice: "Plan carefully, then execute rapidly."

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Rosen, Thomson-DeVeaux named Pyne Prize winners

Princeton seniors Alex Rosen and Amelia Thomson-DeVeaux will share the University's 2011 Moses Taylor Pyne Honor Prize, the highest general distinction conferred on an undergraduate.

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Four win Jacobus Fellowship, top graduate student honor

Princeton University graduate students Giada Damen, Marcus Hultmark, Noam Lupu and Silviu Pufu have been named as co-winners of the Porter Ogden Jacobus Fellowship, Princeton's top honor for graduate students. The fellowship supports the final year of study and is awarded to students whose work has exhibited the highest scholarly excellence.

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Perspective on: Internationalism at Princeton

Diana Davies, Vice Provost for International Initiatives, is helping to carry out the goals outlined in the 2007 report "Princeton in the World" that maps out an international vision for the University.  

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Arts proposal and fundraising at top of Tilghman's agenda

Alternative locations being considered for new arts space on campus will enable the University to provide a "marvelous" home for Princeton's Lewis Center for the Arts, President Shirley M. Tilghman said in a meeting Monday (Feb. 14) afternoon. But the site will not have the benefits to the wider community of the original location at the corner of Alexander Street and University Place, she added.

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Bellin to discuss 'people power' in the Middle East

Monday, Feb. 21, 2011, 4:30 p.m. · Burr Hall, Room 219

Eva Bellin, the Myra and Robert Kraft Professor of Arab Politics at Brandeis University, will speak on "People Power and the Possibilities of Democratization in the Middle East: Lessons From the Jasmine Revolution" at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 21, in Burr Hall, Room 219.

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Eva Bellin to speak on 'Jasmine Revolution' Feb. 21

Eva Bellin, the Myra and Robert Kraft Professor of Arab Politics at Brandeis University, will speak on "People Power and the Possibilities of Democratization in the Middle East: Lessons From the Jasmine Revolution" at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 21, 2011, in Burr Hall, Room 219, at Princeton University.

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Students across disciplines dance in 2011 spring festival

In the culmination of months of rehearsal -- highlighted by a unique opportunity to engage with an internationally celebrated choreographer -- more than 50 students from a range of academic departments will perform this month in the 2011 Spring Dance Festival presented by the University's Lewis Center for the Arts.

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Video: Student work: 'Sympoh presents "Unleashed"'

Student troupe Sympoh combines a variety of urban dance styles in their spring show, "Unleashed," Feb. 17-19 at the Frist Campus Center theater.

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Talk focuses on robots as social technology

Wednesday, March 2, 2011, 8 p.m. · McDonnell Hall, Reynolds Auditorium

Cynthia Breazeal, an associate rofessor of media arts and sciences at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and founder of the Personal Robots Group at the MIT Media Lab, will speak on "Robots as a Social Technology" at 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 2, in the Reynolds Auditorium of McDonnell Hall. Breazeal's talk is the 2011 Evnin Lecture sponsored by the Council on Science and Technology.

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Theatre Intime presents 'Recent Tragic Events'

Thursday through Saturday, Feb. 17-19 and Feb. 24-26, 2011, 8 p.m.; Feb. 26, 2 p.m. · Hamilton-Murray Theater

The Theatre Intime student troupe will perform Craig Wright's "Recent Tragic Events" at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, Feb. 17-19 and Feb. 24-26, with a 2 p.m. matinee performance Feb. 26, in the Hamilton-Murray Theater.

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Glaser to speak on Chinese foreign policy

Wednesday, March 2, 2011, 4:30 p.m. · Robertson Hall, Room 1

Bonnie Glaser, a senior fellow with the Freeman Chair of China Studies at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, will give a talk titled "Understanding Chinese Foreign Policy 'Assertiveness'" at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 2, in Robertson Hall, Room 1.

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China's nuclear power boom is subject of talk

Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2011, 4:30 p.m. · Robertson Hall, Room 1

Ambassador Thomas Graham, a former senior-level diplomat and world-renowned authority on nuclear nonproliferation, and William Fork, an attorney representing electric utilities and companies in the nuclear industry, will give a talk on "China's Nuclear Power Building Boom" at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 23, in Robertson Hall, Room 1.

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Asia expert to discuss North Korea

Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2011, 4:30 p.m. · Robertson Hall, Room 2

Evans Revere, an Asia expert formerly at the State Department, a lecturer in international affairs and diplomat-in-residence at Princeton, and a Princeton alumnus, will give a talk titled "China and the United States: Solving the North Korea Problem" at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 16, in Robertson Hall, Room 2.

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Campus memorial service set for Kyllo

A memorial service for freshman Khristin Kyllo is planned for 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 20, in the Princeton University Chapel.

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Historian Lepore to speak on American political rhetoric

Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2011, 8 p.m. · McCosh Hall, Room 50

Jill Lepore, a Harvard University historian and the author of a recently published book on the Tea Party movement, will deliver a lecture titled "The Quick and the Dead: Matters of Life and Death and the American Body Politic" at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 15 in McCosh Hall, Room 50.

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Video: 'Shotaro Makisumi dreams in cubes'

Shotaro (“Macky”) Makisumi '12, who founded the Princeton Cube Club, realizes his dream of hosting a world-class Rubik’s Cube competition on Princeton’s campus.

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Video feature: 'Shotaro Makisumi dreams in cubes'

By the time he was 15 years old, Shotaro ("Macky") Makisumi held seven world records in speed cubing, or solving Rubik’s Cube puzzles as quickly as possible. Makisumi, a math major and member of Princeton's class of 2012, introduced his passion for speed cubing to campus and founded the Princeton Cube Club student organization in 2009. This video profile followed Makisumi as he realized a second dream, hosting a World Cube Association-sanctioned competition at the University in November.

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Islamic feminism is subject of Hatem talk

Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2011, 4:30 p.m. · Robertson Hall, Room 2

The Workshop on Arab Political Development, sponsored by the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies, will begin its spring speaker series with a talk by Mervat Hatem on "Islamic Feminism in Global and Regional Contexts" at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 15, Robertson Hall, Room 2.

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Political scientist Mervat Hatem to discuss Islamic feminism

The Workshop on Arab Political Development, sponsored by the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies, will begin its spring speaker series with a talk by Mervat Hatem on "Islamic Feminism in Global and Regional Contexts" on Tuesday, Feb. 15, at 4:30 p.m. Robertson Hall, Room 2, on the Princeton University campus.

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Sociologist Vertesi to speak on data sharing

Thursday, March 3, 2011, 4:30 p.m. · Sherrerd Hall, Room 101

Janet Vertesi, a Cotsen Fellow at the Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts and a lecturer in the sociology department at Princeton, will give a talk on "The Value(s) of Data" at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, March 3, in Sherrerd Hall, Room 101.

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Biological weapons are subject of Mereish talk

Friday, Feb. 25, 2011, 12:30 p.m. · 5 Ivy Lane, first floor seminar room

Kay Mereish, deputy director of the National Center for Medical Intelligence, will give a talk titled "Alternative Approaches to the Biological Weapons Convention, the Comfort With No Protocol" at 12:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 25, in the first floor seminar room at 5 Ivy Lane.

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Computer scientist Lazar to discuss Web accessibility

Thursday, Feb. 24, 2011, 4:30 p.m. · Sherrerd Hall, Room 101

Jonathan Lazar, a professor of computer and information sciences at Towson University, will give a talk titled "Web Accessibility for People With Disabilities: U.S. Federal Policies and Enforcement" at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 24, in Sherrerd Hall, Room 101.

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Online copyright enforcement is focus of Robinson talk

Thursday, Feb. 17, 2011, 4:30 p.m. · Sherrerd Hall, Room 101

David Robinson, a Knight Law and Media Scholar at the Yale Law School Information Society Project, will give a talk titled "Half Speed Ahead: America’s Wise Reluctance to Turn Internet Intermediaries Into Copyright Enforcers" at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 17, in Sherrerd Hall, Room 101.

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Weapons expert Tucker to discuss arms control

Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2011, 12:30 p.m. · Schultz Laboratory, Room 418

Policy analyst Jonathan Tucker, a former senior fellow of the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies, will give a talk titled "The Convergence of Biology and Chemistry: Arms Control Implications" at 12:30 p.m. Wed., Feb. 16, in Schultz Laboratory, Room 418.

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FACULTY AWARD: Three professors elected to National Academy of Engineering

Alexander Smits and Richard Miles, professors of mechanical and aerospace engineering, and Christodoulos Floudas, professor of chemical and biological engineering, have been elected as 2011 members of the National Academy of Engineering.

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University Library offers access to Princeton Public Library cardholders

Princeton University Library, one of the world's best-known research libraries, has launched a new program to offer cardholders at the Princeton Public Library access to its extensive print and electronic resources.

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Symposium focuses on architecture education

Friday and Saturday, Feb. 11-12, 2011, various times · School of Architecture, Betts Auditorium

A symposium on "Teaching Architecture, Practicing Pedagogy" will be held at 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 11, and from 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 12, at Betts Auditorium in the School of Architecture.

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Bill Ford '79 to speak on auto industry

Ford Motor Company Executive Chairman William Clay Ford Jr., a 1979 alumnus, will share his insights in "The Auto Industry: From Recovery to Revolution," this year's G. S. Beckwith Gilbert '63 Lecture, at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 15, on the University campus.

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Alumnus Bill Ford to speak on auto industry

Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2011, 4:30 p.m. · Friend Center Auditorium

Ford Motor Co. Executive Chairman William Clay Ford Jr., a 1979 alumnus, will share his insights in "The Auto Industry: From Recovery to Revolution," at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 15, in the Friend Center Auditorium. The talk is this year's G.S. Beckwith Gilbert '63 Lecture.  

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Math may help calculate way to find new drugs for HIV and other diseases

Using mathematical concepts, Princeton researchers have developed a method of discovering new drugs for a range of diseases by calculating which physical properties of biological molecules may predict their effectiveness as medicines.

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Video: Student work: 'Naacho presents "Talaash"'

Naacho's student dancers present a search for lost love in their spring semester show Feb. 10-12 in the Hamilton Murray Theater in Murray-Dodge Hall.

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Cohen illuminates controversial relationship between Jews and Muslims

Princeton professor Mark Cohen has spent his 40-year academic career in a quiet corner of Jewish scholarship, studying the daily life of Jews who lived in the Muslim world 1,000 years ago. But in the decade since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, his once-obscure area of expertise has been catapulted into the limelight.

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L'Avant-Scene presents 'Berenice'

Friday and Saturday, Feb. 11-12, 2011, 8 p.m. · Princeton University Art Museum, Sterling Morton Gallery

L'Avant-Scene, Princeton's French theater workshop, will perform Jean Racine's "Berenice"(1670), directed by Florent Masse, at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Feb. 11-12, in the Sterling Morton Gallery of the Princeton University Art Museum.

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Tilghman to speak at CPUC

Monday, Feb. 14, 2011, 4:30 p.m. · East Pyne, Room 10

Princeton President Shirley M. Tilghman will lead a conversation about topics on the University's agenda during the next Council of the Princeton University Community meeting on Monday, Feb. 14.

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Scientists discover mechanism involved in breast cancer's spread to bone

In a discovery that may lead to a new treatment for breast cancer that has spread to the bone, a Princeton University research team has unraveled a mystery about how these tumors take root. What the Princeton research has uncovered is the exact mechanism that lets traveling tumor cells disrupt normal bone growth.

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Doctor, activist Gomperts to discuss abortion

Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2011, 5 p.m. · McCormick Hall, Room 101

Rebecca Gomperts, a medical doctor and abortion rights activist who is currently pursuing a master's in public policy in the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, will present a lecture titled "All You Need to Know About Abortion" at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 9, in McCormick Hall, Room 101.

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Novelist Walter Mosley to give talk

Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2011, 4:30 p.m. · McCormick Hall, Room 101

American novelist Walter Mosley will give a talk about his novel "Known to Evil" at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 15, at McCormick Hall, Room 101.

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Lecture on Mediterranean art histories set

Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2011, 5 p.m. · McCormick Hall, room 101

Scholar Gerhard Wolf will deliver a lecture titled "Between the Global and the Local: Mediterranean Art Histories" at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 22, at McCormick Hall, Room 101.

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Princeton to install powerful solar collector field

Princeton University will become a leader in American higher education in solar energy when it installs a 5.3-megawatt solar collector field on 27 acres it owns in West Windsor Township. The system, comprising 16,500 photovoltaic panels, is expected to be one of the largest single installations at a U.S. college or university.

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University delays opening for non-critical staff until 10 a.m.; classes held as scheduled

Due to icy conditions, Princeton University will delay its opening until 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 2, for non-essential staff. Critical and essential employees should report to work at their normal duty times. Academic classes will proceed as scheduled.

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Yates wins Churchill Scholarship

Princeton University senior Emma Yates has won a prestigious Churchill Scholarship, which provides support for study at the University of Cambridge to students who show great promise in research. 

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