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Archive – July, 2011

Video: Global lessons from Princeton's microclimate

In mapping the microclimate of Princeton's campus, Elie Bou-Zeid, an assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering, hopes to better understand how local environments affect the global climate -- and vice versa.

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Video feature: Global lessons from Princeton's microclimate

In mapping the microclimate of Princeton's campus, Elie Bou-Zeid, an assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering, hopes to better understand how local environments affect the global climate -- and vice versa.

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On a 'QUEST' for tools to better teach science

Carol Hill has been attending classes at Princeton University on and off since 1989. But she isn't a student. Hill, who teaches fourth grade at Grant School in Trenton, is one of approximately 1,300 teachers from schools across New Jersey who have come to Princeton University over the past 25 years to learn new and better ways to teach science through the QUEST Summer Institute.

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Video: Student Work: Ghana School Library Initiative

Princeton Engineering without Borders students speak about their experience helping build a library in Ashaiman, Ghana.

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Museum hosts opening for summer exhibitions

Thursday, July 28, 2011, 6 p.m. Princeton University Art Museum

The Princeton University Art Museum will host an opening party for its summer exhibition, "The Life and Death of Buildings" and "Cartographies of Time" at 6 p.m. Thursday, July 28, at the museum.

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Video feature: 'Communicating Science'

How many different ways do creatures communicate with one another? Howard Stone, Princeton's Donald R. Dixon and Elizabeth W. Dixon Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, and Bonnie Bassler, Princeton's Squibb Professor in Molecular Biology, enlist the help of elementary school students to explain the science of communication behind sound waves, pheromones, bioluminescence and more.

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Video: Communicating science

How many different ways do creatures communicate with one another? Howard Stone, Princeton's Donald R. Dixon and Elizabeth W. Dixon Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, and Bonnie Bassler, Princeton's Squibb Professor in Molecular Biology, enlist the help of elementary school students to explain the science of communication behind sound waves, pheromones, bioluminescence, and more.

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Scientists shed light on the private lives of electrons

A Princeton University researcher and his international collaborators have used lasers to peek into the complex relationship between a single electron and its environment, a breakthrough that could aid the development of quantum computers.

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Photonic neuron may compute a billion times faster than brain circuits

Seven Princeton undergraduate students have participated in a research collaboration between Princeton University and Lockheed Martin, the aerospace and defense technology corporation, to produce fiber optic-based computational devices that work similarly to neurons, but are a billion times faster.

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High social rank comes at a price, researchers find

Being at the very top of a social hierarchy may be more costly than previously thought, according to a new study of wild baboons led by a Princeton University ecologist. A new study has found that in wild baboon populations, the highest-ranking, or alpha, males have higher stress-hormone levels than the highly ranked males below them, known as beta males -- even during periods of stability.

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Princeton's involvement in global health

Through its Global Health Initiative, Princeton strives to educate students who will become leaders in the fields of health and health care. In this short video, faculty members describe Princeton's interdisciplinary approach to global health and health policy and undergraduate students speak about their research in countries around the world.

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Video feature: Princeton's involvement in global health

Through its Global Health Initiative, Princeton strives to educate students who will become leaders in the fields of health and health care. In this short video, faculty members describe Princeton's interdisciplinary approach to global health and health policy and undergraduate students speak about their research in countries around the world.

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Kotkin named vice dean of Wilson School

Stephen Kotkin, Princeton's Rosengarten Professor of Modern and Contemporary History and professor of history and international affairs, has been named the vice dean of the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, effective July 1.

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Video: The Princeton Prize in Race Relations

Winners of the Princeton Prize in Race Relations, a regional awards program for high school students, attend a symposium on race each spring on the Princeton campus.

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Onstott's discovery of worms in Earth's depths raises questions about life in space

After digging holes in the Earth's crust for nearly two decades, Princeton University geoscientist Tullis Onstott is now making headlines for unearthing "worms from hell." Onstott's research team, which he led with Gaetan Borgonie of the University of Ghent in Belgium, recently made a startling discovery: microscopic roundworms known as nematodes living nearly two-and-a-half miles beneath the Earth's surface in several South African gold mines.

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Conour named director of laboratory animal research, attending veterinarian

Laura Conour, a veterinarian with 15 years of laboratory animal expertise, has been named director of laboratory animal research and University attending veterinarian at Princeton. Her appointment was effective July 1.

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She Roars: Conference highlights

Nearly 1,300 Princeton University alumnae and their guests gathered on campus for a weekend of stimulating conversations, thought-provoking lectures and emotional connections during the "She Roars: Celebrating Women at Princeton" conference, April 28 to May 1. The "She Roars: Conference Highlights" video captures some of the excitement of the event, including remarks from keynote speakers and photos.

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Video feature: 'She Roars: Conference Highlights'

Nearly 1,300 Princeton University alumnae and their guests gathered on campus for a weekend of stimulating conversations, thought-provoking lectures and emotional connections during the "She Roars: Celebrating Women at Princeton" conference, April 28 to May 1. The "She Roars: Conference Highlights" video captures some of the excitement of the event, including remarks from keynote speakers and photos.

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Princeton's Annual Giving campaign raises $50 million

Princeton University's 2010-11 Annual Giving campaign raised $50,010,045 -- the second highest total in Annual Giving history -- with 61.3 percent of undergraduate alumni participating. The results are notable for their strength and breadth across all of Princeton's constituencies: undergraduate alumni, graduate alumni, parents and friends.

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Sovereign Bank gift will support international initiatives at Princeton

Sovereign Bank, part of Banco Santander, has signed a three-year funding agreement with Princeton University to support international scholarly initiatives. The gift from Sovereign Bank will support existing programs that enable Princeton faculty and students to engage in a variety of educational experiences with institutions and scholars from around the globe.

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July 4 is milestone in America's -- and Princeton's -- history

Even as July 4 is recognized nationwide for the signing of the Declaration of Independence in 1776, the date has additional significance for the town of Princeton, which made history on that same date seven years later. On July 4, 1783, the town received a letter from the president of the Continental Congress confirming that Princeton would be the home of the U.S. government in the waning months of the American Revolutionary War.

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