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Archive – August, 2011

Ceremony marks start of year

Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011, 3 p.m. · University Chapel

The University will mark the beginning of the academic year with Opening Exercises at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 11, in the University Chapel.

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Word association: Princeton study matches brain scans with complex thought

Princeton researchers have for the first time matched images of brain activity with categories of words related to the concepts a person is thinking about. Reported in the journal Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, the results could lead to a better understanding of how people consider meaning and context when reading or thinking.

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Sept. 11 gathering of remembrance to be held on Cannon Green

Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011, 1:30 p.m. · Cannon Green

The Princeton University community will memorialize the events of Sept. 11 in a public gathering of remembrance at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 11, on Cannon Green on the front campus. The rain location is Dillon Gym.

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Krueger nominated to lead Obama's Council of Economic Advisers

President Barack Obama has nominated Princeton University professor Alan Krueger, a prominent labor economist, to be the chair of the Council of Economic Advisers.

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11:45 A.M. AUG. 30 UPDATE - Road closures from Hurricane Irene continue to change

Because of power outages and flooding following Hurricane Irene, roads throughout the area continue to experience periodic closures. Several key roads that lead to the campus are now open, but temporary closures have continued to change throughout the morning as PSE&G performs utility work. As of 11:45 a.m., Aug. 30, the following roads were closed: Harrison Street at the D&R Canal; Route 206 south of Princeton, from Hutchinson Drive to Lovers Lane; Route 206 north of Princeton, from Ewing Street to Herrontown Road in Princeton Township; and Quaker Road.

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7 A.M. AUG. 30 UPDATE - DELAYED OPENING Tuesday Aug. 30 for non-critical staff until 11 a.m. - Some key roads closed

In the wake of Hurricane Irene, several key roads that lead to the campus are now open, but employees should be sure to allow sufficient time for travel to their work sites, keeping in mind that the following roads remain closed: Harrison Street at the D&R Canal; Route 206 north of Princeton, from Ewing Street to Herrontown Road in Princeton Township; and Quaker Road.

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8:15 P.M. AUG. 29 UPDATE - DELAYED OPENING Tuesday Aug. 30 for non-critical staff until 11 a.m. - Storm causes road closures

Continued updates for campus hurricane-safety response to be posted on home page. The next update will be posted around 8 a.m. Tuesday.

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2:10 P.M. AUG. 29 UPDATE - University CLOSED MONDAY for non-essential staff following Hurricane Irene

This update to previous announcements about Princeton's campus safety following Hurricane Irene contains new information related to road closures and traffic conditions. Because of power outages and road closures in the wake of Hurricane Irene, Princeton University will be closed except for critical and essential staff on Monday, Aug. 29.

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Global Seminars bring history, culture to life

From performance styles in Ireland and Japan to political and social evolutions in Turkey, Italy, Poland and Germany, dozens of Princeton students received a firsthand education about an array of international issues this summer. Through five Global Seminars offered by the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies, 73 Princeton undergraduates traveled abroad to live and learn in the country and city at the heart of each seminar's subject matter.

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ALL EVENTS CANCELED MONDAY, AUG. 29

Because of power outages and road closures in the wake of Hurricane Irene, all campus events are canceled on Monday, Aug. 29. All campus events are canceled on Monday. This includes exhibitions, concerts, lectures, seminars and other activities. Members of the campus community and patrons should check the University home page for updates. Firestone Library will be open with limited staff.

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7:59 P.M. AUG. 28 UPDATE - University CLOSED MONDAY for non-essential staff following Hurricane Irene

This update to previous announcements about Princeton's campus safety following Hurricane Irene contains new information related the University closing on Monday, Aug. 29. Because of power outages and road closures in the wake of Hurricane Irene, Princeton University will be closed except for critical and essential staff on Monday, Aug. 29.

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6:55 P.M. AUG. 28 UPDATE - University CLOSED MONDAY for non-essential staff following Hurricane Irene

Continued updates for campus hurricane-safety response to be posted on home page. An expanded update will be posted around 8 p.m.

This update to previous announcements about Princeton's campus safety following Hurricane Irene contains new informati...

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1:14 P.M. AUG. 28 UPDATE - University closed for non-essential staff following Hurricane Irene

This update to previous announcements about Princeton's campus safety during Hurricane Irene contains new information related to delayed arrival for students on campus and road closures. Because of severe weather from Hurricane Irene, Princeton University is closed except for critical and essential staff through Sunday evening. Further updates will be provided after campus conditions are assessed in the wake of the storm. Many campus facilities have been closed to ensure the safety and security of individuals on campus, and faculty, staff and students who do not have critical functions on campus have been strongly encouraged to delay their travel.

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10:57 A.M. AUG. 28 UPDATE - University closed for non-essential staff during Hurricane Irene

This update to previous announcements about Princeton's campus safety during Hurricane Irene contains new information related to road closures and the restoration of elevator service. Because of severe weather from Hurricane Irene, Princeton University is closed except for critical and essential staff beginning through at least 2 p.m. Sunday. Further updates will be provided after campus conditions are assessed in the wake of the storm.

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7:44 A.M. AUG. 28 UPDATE - University closed for non-essential staff during Hurricane Irene

This update to previous announcements about Princeton's campus safety during Hurricane Irene contains new information related to a tornado watch that has ended, a re-opened road and extended Sunday dining hours. Because of severe weather from Hurricane Irene, Princeton University is closed except for critical and essential staff beginning through at least 2 p.m. Sunday. Further updates will be provided after campus conditions are assessed in the wake of the storm.

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3:48 A.M. AUG. 28 UPDATE - University closed for non-essential staff during Hurricane Irene

This update to previous announcements about Princeton's campus safety during Hurricane Irene contains new information related to a tornado warning that has since expired, closed or flooded roads and restored power. Because of severe weather from Hurricane Irene, Princeton University is closed except for critical and essential staff beginning at midnight Sunday morning, Aug. 28, and lasting through at least 2 p.m. Sunday. Further updates will be provided after campus conditions are assessed in the wake of the storm.

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ALERT - TORNADO WARNING until 3:15 a.m.

The National Weather Service has reported that a tornado warning is in effect for the Princeton area until 3:15 a.m. Sunday, August 28.

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1:22 A.M. AUG. 28 UPDATE - University closed for non-essential staff during Hurricane Irene

This update to previous announcements about Princeton's campus safety during Hurricane Irene contains new information related to a tornado watch in effect, closed or flooded roads, power outages and a request to keep windows closed. Because of severe weather expected from Hurricane Irene, Princeton University will be closed except for critical and essential staff beginning at midnight Sunday morning, Aug. 28, and lasting through at least 2 p.m. Sunday. Further updates will be provided after campus conditions are assessed in the wake of the storm.

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4:20 P.M. AUG. 27 UPDATE - University closed for non-essential staff during Hurricane Irene

This update to previous announcements about Princeton's campus safety during Hurricane Irene contains new information related to safety precautions for students on campus, elevator shut-downs in University buildings, additional tips related to securing households and personal belongings, and cancellation of all events scheduled for Saturday through Sunday. Because of severe weather expected from Hurricane Irene, Princeton University will be closed except for critical and essential staff beginning at midnight Sunday morning, Aug. 28, and lasting through at least 2 p.m. Sunday. Further updates will be provided after campus conditions are assessed in the wake of the storm.

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ALL EVENTS CANCELED AUG. 27-28

Because of severe weather from Hurricane Irene expected to affect campus Saturday through Sunday, Aug. 27-28, all campus events are canceled until further notice. This includes exhibitions, concerts, lectures, seminars, pre-orientation events, athletic events and all other activities. Members of the campus community and patrons should check the University home page for updates.

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4:30 P.M. AUG. 26 UPDATE - University closed for non-essential staff during Hurricane Irene

Because of severe weather expected from Hurricane Irene, Princeton University will be closed except for critical and essential staff beginning at midnight Sunday morning, Aug. 28, and lasting through at least 2 p.m. Sunday. An update will be provided after campus conditions are assessed in the wake of the storm. This weekend, many campus facilities will be closed and various scheduled activities will be cancelled in an effort to ensure the safety and security of individuals on campus.

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Hurricane Irene campus safety updates to be posted on home page

In preparation for Hurricane Irene making landfall on the East Coast on Saturday, Aug. 27, the University is advising all members of the Princeton campus community to consider appropriate preparations and to be sure to watch the University's home page for updates.

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PEI internships provide insights into environmental issues, students' futures

Several Princeton undergraduates spent this summer immersed in local environmental issues, gaining insights into both the area's ecosystem and their own futures, by interning with four organizations focused on sustainability. The local sustainability internships are part of the Princeton Environmental Institute internship program.

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Weiner selected as associate dean of religious life

Matthew Weiner, who has worked as an interfaith organizer for 20 years, has been named associate dean of religious life at Princeton University. His appointment is effective Sept. 1.

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Earthquake in Virginia felt on Princeton campus

A magnitude 5.9 earthquake north of the Richmond, Va., area was felt as far away as Ohio and New York, including in the Princeton area, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. For members of the Princeton University community seeking tips for how to manage safety issues surrounding earthquakes, emergency tips are available on the emergency preparedness page on the University's website. Safety tips are also available from the U.S. Geological Survey.

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Princeton to ban freshman affiliation with fraternities, sororities as of fall 2012

Beginning in the fall of 2012, Princeton University will prohibit freshmen from affiliating with a fraternity or sorority or engaging in any form of "rush" at any time during the freshman year. In a letter to returning students, President Shirley M. Tilghman said that "the decision to prohibit freshman year affiliation and recruitment is driven primarily by a conviction that social and residential life at Princeton should continue to revolve around the residential colleges, the eating clubs, and the shared experience of essentially all undergraduates living and dining on campus."

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Video: Summer reflection

For the summer, most Princeton students leave campus for destinations and activities around the world. Others remain to continue research and work on a campus warmed by the sun. It is a time for rejuvenation and reflection. It is a time for absorbing the tranquility of Princeton's surroundings.  

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Video feature: 'Summer Reflection'

For the summer, most Princeton students leave campus for destinations and activities around the world. Others remain to continue research and work on a campus warmed by the sun. It is a time for rejuvenation and reflection. It is a time for absorbing the tranquility of Princeton's surroundings.  

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In the early life of an embryo, a monster lurks

Research based at Princeton University has revealed that newly fertilized cells only narrowly avoid degenerating into fatal chaos. At the same time, scientists have discovered that embryos have acquired a mechanism to contain this dangerous instability, a finding that could help biologists unravel other mysteries about the first hours of life.

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Summer is lab season for many Princeton students

For many Princeton undergraduates, summertime is focused on life in the laboratory. Although classes are not in session, more than 100 undergraduates remain on campus during the summer months to work in labs across campus. These students pursue opportunities to serve as research interns for faculty members or to work on independent projects in preparation for completing their senior theses in the coming academic year.

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Museum exhibition honors work of photography historian Bunnell

Through Sunday, Oct. 23, 2011, various times · Princeton University Art Museum

"The Bunnell Decades," an exhibition on view through Sunday, Oct. 23, at the Princeton University Art Museum, celebrates the work of Peter Bunnell, Princeton's first professor of the history of photography.

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Exhibition highlights 'Cartographies of Time'

Through Sunday, Sept. 18, 2011, various times · Princeton University Art Museum

The Princeton University Art Museum is hosting an exhibition, "Cartographies of Time" -- exploring graphic representations of European and American history and the evolution of the modern timeline -- through Sunday, Sept. 18

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PPPL and NASA let teachers hitch a ride on Zero-G

Teams of New Jersey school teachers and Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) researchers journeyed to NASA Johnson Space Center's Ellington Field in Houston to conduct experiments at zero gravity in NASA's Reduced Gravity Education Flight Program July 22-29. PPPL sponsored six teams on the Zero-G aircraft, which is nicknamed the "Weightless Wonder.

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Video: 'Conversation With... Professor Jeff Nunokawa'

Princeton Professor Jeff Nunokawa answers questions submitted via Facebook and Twitter how social media affect teaching and literature, and much more.

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High school students explore new worlds through PUPP

On a recent summer day, a group of high school students manipulated black soil in their hands to simulate landslides, while others worked with fabric and paint to construct mythological figures with colorful histories. For the 72 students enrolled in the Princeton University Preparatory Program, all of their imaginations were inspired by the island nation of Haiti, which served as the focus for their hands-on learning on the Princeton campus.

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Summer program fuels passions for future policymakers

This summer, Lamees Tanveer was one of 34 rising seniors and one of six international students from colleges and universities throughout the United States to enroll in the Public Policy and International Affairs Junior Summer Institute (JSI) held annually at Princeton by the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. The seven-week program, which ran through July 29, is designed to help prepare students for graduate study and careers in public policy and international affairs.

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Video: 'Engineering 3-D sound'

This video demonstrates how engineering professor Edgar Choueiri was able to develop a way to play true 3-D sound recordings over regular loudspeakers.

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Video feature: Engineering 3-D sound

Edgar Choueiri, a professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at Princeton University, has developed a way to play true three-dimensional sound recordings over regular loudspeakers, such as those found in televisions and computer laptops.

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Video: 'BAC: The Making of "Beast Mode"'

Jack Hutton '13 documents the effort and dedication that Princeton students put into making a Black Arts Company dance production.

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Summer students sharpen their focus on graduate school

Over the summer, 14 college students from across the country attended the Princeton Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (PSURE), an annual program run by the Graduate School for students interested in pursuing doctoral studies.

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