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Archive – May, 2013

Eisgruber details forces reshaping higher education

Higher education is being reshaped by concerns about cost and quality, intertwined with growing interest in online technology and more intrusive regulations, Princeton Provost and President-elect Christopher L. Eisgruber said Friday.

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Alumni kick off Reunions 2013

Elizabeth Patterson, a graduate of the Class of 1994, considers Princeton University Reunions both a college and family reunion. Her husband, father, brother and sister — all Princeton alumni — are together on campus this weekend to celebrate Reunions 2013. Patterson was among the more than 24,000 Princeton alumni, family and friends expected at Reunions Thursday, May 30 through Sunday, June 3.

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Graduate School admits 1,208 from competitive applicant pool

Princeton University's Graduate School admitted 1,208 of the 11,179 students who applied for the 2013-14 academic year, with the school's international reputation and generous financial aid program attracting students from across the globe.

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Student Work: Clean water for Peru

Last summer, the Princeton chapter of Engineers Without Borders (EWB-PU) traveled to La Pitajaya, Peru, to construct the first phase of a potable water system.

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Three Princeton professors to receive Phi Beta Kappa teaching awards

The Princeton University chapter of Phi Beta Kappa will give its annual awards for excellence in undergraduate teaching to John Burgess, the John N. Woodhull Professor of Philosophy; Robert Sedgewick, the William O. Baker *39 Professor in Computer Science; and Kevin Wayne, the Phillip Y. Goldman '86 Senior Lecturer in Computer Science.

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Five graduate students honored for excellence in teaching

The Princeton University Graduate School will present awards to five graduate students in recognition of their outstanding abilities as teachers. The annual Teaching Awards are sponsored by the Graduate School and selected by Dean of the Graduate School William Russel and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Cole Crittenden.

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Forum examines 'epidemic' of gun violence as a public health issue

The "Culture of Violence Summit," a half-day policy forum held May 28 at Princeton University, took a broad, nonpartisan look at gun violence in America as a public health imperative. Speakers drawn from politics, education, medicine and public policy called the problem of gun crimes multifaceted. Panelists examined the collaborative roles science, research and public education have in the gun debate.

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Trivia time: Princeton University Reunions

Princeton University Reunions is an annual alumni event chock-full of activities and celebrations. Each year, notable facts, figures and tidbits can be tallied — trivia time! — to give a vivid sense of this memorable tradition. As alumni return to Princeton for the 2013 celebration Thursday, May 30, through Sunday, June 2, the following facts may inform and entertain as classmates from across the years celebrate getting together.

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Alumnus Donoho receives Shaw Prize in mathematics

Princeton University alumnus David Donoho, the Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Professor of Humanities and Sciences and a professor of statistics at Stanford University, today was named the 2013 Shaw Laureate in mathematics. A member of Princeton's Class of 1978, Donoho was recognized for his work to get a more detailed analysis out of large numerical data sets.

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Princeton to honor four secondary school teachers

Princeton University will honor four exceptional New Jersey secondary school teachers at its 2013 Commencement on Tuesday, June 4.

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Forum to focus on 'Black Theatre at Princeton'

Friday, May 31, 2013, 11 a.m. · McCormick Hall, Room 106

"Black Theatre at Princeton: A State of the Union Forum" will examine how Black Arts Company: Drama, Princeton's black theatre company, has nurtured and developed artists of color, at 11 a.m. Friday, May 31, in McCormick Hall, Room 106. The forum, which takes place during Reunions weekend, will feature current students and recent graduates discussing their theatrical lives on campus and in careers in the entertainment industry.

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Sagar sees Constitution at work in AP phone records seizure

The Justice Department's controversial seizure of Associated Press phone records highlights a messy but effective constitutional balancing act that ultimately benefits the country, said Rahul Sagar, an assistant professor of politics at Princeton University.

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Eisgruber to speak on 'Changing Landscape of Higher Education'

Friday, May 31, 2013, 4 p.m. · Robertson Hall, Dodds Auditorium

Princeton Provost and President-Elect Christopher L. Eisgruber will speak on "The Changing Landscape of Higher Education: MOOCs, Money and the Future of Liberal Arts Education" at 4 p.m. Friday, May 31, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.  

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Current cicada brood likely to sing way off in the distance for Princeton

Despite the fervor surrounding the cicada emergence this year, Princeton should be relatively free of the onslaught because the 2013 variety typically concentrates in northern New Jersey with Princeton on its territorial outskirts.

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Aubert and Treuting chosen as first Fellows in the Creative and Performing Arts

Graphic designer Danielle Aubert and percussionist/composer Jason Treuting will come to Princeton University in the fall to begin two years of teaching and collaboration as the first Fellows in the Creative and Performing Arts.

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'The Great Gatsby' manuscript and galleys now online through Princeton University Digital Library

The Princeton University Library is pleased to announce the digitization of the autograph manuscript and corrected galleys of F. Scott Fitzgerald's "The Great Gatsby" (New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1925), which were donated to the Princeton University Library in 1950 by Fitzgerald's daughter Scottie Fitzgerald Lanahan. The Library has put the digital images online in the Princeton University Digital Library (PUDL), making the historical items easily accessible to researchers, Fitzgerald fans and the general public.

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Alexander Street detour to begin June 6

Starting on Thursday, June 6, Alexander Street will be closed to thru traffic from College Road to University Place. This closure is expected to remain in place until the end of July.

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Salutatorian finds keys to the present in classic texts

Amelia Bensch-Schaus' deep dedication to the study of classics at Princeton as well as her exceptional scholarship — she received the Shapiro Prize for Academic Excellence in 2010 — led to her being named salutatorian for the Class of 2013.

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Valedictorian Sinha finds inspiration in questions of balance

Programming a robot to perform like a plate spinner at a circus, making all the tiny adjustments needed to balance a thin stick perfectly upright, is associated with what engineers call the inverted pendulum problem. For most students, the tricky balancing act can be quite a challenge. For Princeton senior and valedictorian of the Class of 2013 Aman Sinha, it was an inspiration.

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PPPL recognized as first in NJ environmental stewardship

The Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) has been recognized as the top facility in the state for environmental stewardship by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP).

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Map shows campus voting districts, polling stations for June 4 primary

Tuesday, June 4, 2013, 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. · Various locations

Residents of the Princeton University campus can find the location of their voting districts and polling stations for the primary Election Day through an online map. Polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m., Tuesday, June 4.

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Alumni will return to campus for Reunions

Thursday through Sunday, May 30-June 2, 2013, various times · various locations

More than 24,000 Princeton University alumni, family and friends are expected on campus Thursday through Sunday, May 30-June 2, for Reunions 2013.

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Symposium to cover severity of recent and future hurricanes

Thursday, May 30, 2013, 1:30 p.m. · McCormick Hall, Room 101

Recent and future hurricanes will be the topic of the "Symposium on Risk Assessment, Hurricanes and Coastal Hazards," to be begin at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, May 30, in McCormick Hall, Room 101. Sponsored by the Princeton Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, the talk and panel sessions will cover recent storms such as hurricanes Sandy and Irene, hurricane risk assessment, and the effects of climate change on storm severity, among other areas.

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Student Fulbright winners to study and teach abroad

Fourteen members of Princeton's graduating Class of 2013, eight graduate students and three recent alumni were awarded Fulbright grants in the spring to study or teach abroad for the 2013-14 academic year.

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2013 Commencement activities planned

Sunday through Tuesday, June 2-4, 2013, various times · Various locations

Several University activities for undergraduate and graduate degree candidates and their families are planned for Sunday through Tuesday, June 2-4. 

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Princeton University Commencement to be held June 4

Members of the news media who wish to attend any of Princeton University's 2013 graduation ceremonies Sunday through Tuesday, June 2-4, must contact the University's Office of Communications no later than 3 p.m. Friday, May 24, to request credentials.

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Orchestra to perform Reunions fireworks concert

Saturday, June 1, 2013, 8 p.m. · Finney and Campbell Fields

The Princeton University Orchestra will perform its annual Reunions lawn concert at 8 p.m. Saturday, June 1, on Finney and Campbell Fields — enter from Ivy Lane by Clarke Field, east of Princeton stadium. The program of classics, light classics and pops will be followed by fireworks at 9:15 p.m.

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Theatre Intime to present 'June Groom'

Friday and Saturday, May 31 and June 1, 2013, 8 p.m. · Hamilton Murray Theatre

Theatre Intime will present the comedy "June Groom" by Rick Abbot at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, May 31 and June 1, at Hamilton Murray Theatre. Tickets are available from University Ticketing at 609-258-9220 or at the Theatre Intime box office starting 45 minutes prior to the show.

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Princeton University Players to present 'Edges'

Friday and Saturday, May 31 and June 1, 2013, 8 p.m. · Frist Campus Center Theatre

The Princeton University Players will present "Edges," a contemporary song cycle about the complexities of growing up and dealing with issues of love, loss, identity and commitment, at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, May 31 and June 1, in Frist Campus Center Theatre. Tickets are available from University Ticketing at 609-258-9220.

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Glee Club to perform 'Spem in Alium'

Friday, May 31, 2013, 4:30 p.m. · Chancellor Green Rotunda

The Princeton University Glee Club will perform Thomas Tallis' 'Spem in Alium' at 4:30 p.m. Friday, May 31, in Chancellor Green Rotunda. This 15-minute Renaissance motet features eight choirs in 40 voice parts. Each choir, which will also include alumni, will be stationed in one sector of the rotunda. Followed by a reception and informal sing.

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Princeton Shakespeare Company to present 'Miles Gloriosus' outdoors

Thursday, May 30, and Saturday, June 1 · various times · East Pyne Hall Courtyard

Princeton Shakespeare Company will perform 'Miles Gloriosus,' a festive comedy, at 4 p.m. Thursday, May 30; and at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, June 1, in East Pyne Hall Courtyard.

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Senior recitals to feature voice and piano

Wednesday, May 22; Saturday, May 25; and Tuesday, May 28, 2013, various times · Fine Hall, Taplin Auditorium

The Department of Music presents three senior recitals — Saumitra Sahi, voice, 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 22; Erica Cao, piano, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 25; and Jeff Li, piano, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 28 — in Taplin Auditorium, Fine Hall.

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Crash Ensemble to perform original works by graduate students

Tuesday, May 21, 2013, 7:30 p.m. · Fine Hall, Taplin Auditorium

Crash Ensemble, a leading contemporary music ensemble from Ireland, will perform a program of original works by students in the Department of Music graduate program in composition and Daniel Trueman, professor of music, at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 21, in Taplin Auditorium, Fine Hall.

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Exhibition celebrates, examines German thin-shell structures

May 24, 2013, through April 2014, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. · Friend Center Engineering Library

The exhibition "Evolution of German Shells: Efficiency in Form," which celebrates and examines German thin-shell structural design, will open at 4:30 p.m. Friday, May 24, in the Friend Center Engineering Library. The exhibition continues through April and is open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday. The exhibition features thin-shell models Princeton students constructed for the related course, "A Social and Multi-dimensional Exploration of Structures.

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New case of bacterial meningitis reported; precautions encouraged

A Princeton University student who traveled to his home state Sunday is receiving treatment in a hospital there after he was diagnosed with meningitis Monday morning. University Health Services and the Office of Environmental Health and Safety are encouraging members of the University community to pay increased attention to personal hygienic practices.

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Exhibition about German thin-shell structures opens

Friday, May 24, 2013, 4:30 p.m. · Friend Center Engineering Library

The exhibition "Evolution of German Shells: Efficiency in Form," which celebrates and examines German thin-shell structural design, will open to the public at 4:30 p.m. Friday, May 24, in the Friend Center Engineering Library. The exhibition features thin-shill models Princeton students constructed for the related course, "A Social and Multi-dimensional Exploration of Structures.

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Four faculty members honored for excellence in mentoring graduate students

Four Princeton University faculty members have been named recipients of the Graduate Mentoring Awards by the McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning and will be honored during the Graduate School's Hooding ceremony Monday, June 3, on Cannon Green.

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Media Advisory: Lost in space — Cancellation of NASA's Kepler mission would hinder exploration of extrasolar planets, Princeton's Bakos says

The potential cancellation of the NASA Kepler satellite mission would mark the end of an unparalleled source of information about planets and planetary systems outside of Earth's solar system, known as exoplanets, according to Princeton University astrophysicist Gáspár Bakos, who studies exoplanets and has discovered more than 40.

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Studying the unseen activity in bacteria chatter and a nation's bereavement

Princeton University senior Sofia Quinodoz took on two theses that pertain to an unseen and not fully understood action that is nonetheless felt by those it afflicts, be it in the form of an infection or the void of a loved one suddenly erased.

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Library to display cover art for 'The Great Gatsby'

Friday, May 17 through Saturday, June 1, 2013, various times · Firestone Library, 18th century gallery

The original art for the dust jacket of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s first edition of "The Great Gatsby" will be on display Friday, May 17 through Saturday, June 1, in the Rare Books and Special Collections 18th century gallery in Firestone Library. The gouache painting by Francis Cugat (1896-1981) will be on display with a copy of the final published novel in its original dust jacket. The display, in celebration of Baz Luhrmann's new movie "The Great Gatsby," will be on view 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

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Forum to focus on technology in post-secondary education

Wednesday, May 22, 2013, 8:30 a.m. · Robertson Hall, Dodds Auditorium

A policy forum hosted by the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, the Education Research Section and the Future of Children will focus on "The Role of Technology in Post-Secondary Education" beginning at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 22, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall. The forum is free and open to the public, but advance registration is required.

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Policy forum to examine gun violence

Tuesday, May 28, 2013, 1 p.m. · Robertson Hall, Dodds Auditorium

A policy forum hosted by the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, the New Jersey Health Care Quality Institute and The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia will examine "Gun Violence as a Public Health Issue" at 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 28, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall. The forum is free and open to the public but advance registration is required.

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George to moderate panel on Benghazi

Wednesday, May 22, 2013, 4:30 p.m. · Robertson Hall, Dodds Auditorium

A panel moderated by Robert George, the McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence and director of the James Madison Program, will discuss "Benghazi: What Do We Know? What Don't We Know? What Do We Need to Know?" at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 22, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.

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Screening to feature student documentaries

Monday, May 20, 2013, 6 p.m. · ArtWorks, 19 Everett Alley, Trenton, N.J.

A public screening of documentaries produced by students in the class "Documentary Film and the City" will be held at 6 p.m. Monday, May 20, at ArtWorks, 19 Everett Alley, in Trenton, N.J.

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'How to Write a Song'

"How to Write a Song" was a Princeton Atelier course at the Lewis Center for the Arts taught by Paul Muldoon and John Wesley Harding where students explored the art of songwriting and performed in public.

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Video feature: Exploring the art of songwriting, one emotion at a time

This spring, 23 Princeton students mined their own experiences with joy, fear, loneliness and a host of other emotions to write original songs. Using the workshopping style of the performing arts, they met in the Whitman College Class of 1970 Theater each week for the course "How to Write a Song."

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University Public Safety, Princeton Police update operating procedures

The Princeton University Department of Public Safety and the Princeton Police Department have updated an agreement on operating procedures that also outlines best practices and processes for enhancing collaboration between the departments to best serve the entire Princeton community.

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Freshmen dig into challenges facing urban education

The freshman seminar "The Dreamkeepers: Education Reform and the Urban Teaching Experience" is designed to help students develop an understanding of the social and political context of urban education and examine trends in urban education reform — all while focusing on the experience of the urban teacher.

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New Jersey Symphony to perform Mackey's 'Stumble to Grace'

Friday, May 17, 2013, 8 p.m. · Alexander Hall, Richardson Auditorium

The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra will perform "Stumble to Grace," a concerto for piano and orchestra composed by Steven Mackey, chair of the Department of music and a professor of music, at 8 p.m. Friday, May 17, in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall. The program also includes works by Wagner and Tchaikovsky.

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Outdoor sculpture tour to showcase campus collection

Friday, May 17, 2013, 12:30 p.m. · Princeton University Art Museum

The Princeton University Art Museum will host a walking tour through campus to look at the sculptures in the John B. Putnam Jr. Memorial Collection at 12:30 p.m. Friday, May 17. Meet at the museum.

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Video showcase to feature original student work

Thursday, May 16, 2013, 7 p.m. · 185 Nassau St., Stewart Theater

Students in the Lewis Center for the Arts' Program in Visual Arts will present new work in a video screening at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 16, in the Stewart Theater, 185 Nassau St.

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Students to present marathon concert

Wednesday, May 15, 2013, 1 p.m. · Woolworth Hall, McAlpin Rehearsal Hall

Students enrolled in private music lessons will share their talents in a marathon concert from 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, May 15, in McAlpin Rehearsal Hall, Woolworth Hall.

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Yarn/Wire to perform student compositions

Tuesday, May 14, 2013, 7:30 p.m. · Fine Hall, Taplin Auditorium

The Princeton Sound Kitchen, formerly called the Composers' Ensemble, will present Yarn/Wire, a quartet featuring two percussionists and two pianists, in a program of works written by students in the graduate Program in Composition, at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 14, in Taplin Auditorium, Fine Hall.

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Yarn/Wire to perform student compositions

Tuesday, May 14, 2013, 7:30 p.m. · Fine Hall, Taplin Auditorium

The Princeton Sound Kitchen, formerly called the Composers' Ensemble, will present Yarn/Wire, a quartet featuring two percussionists and two pianists, in a program of works written by students in the graduate Program in Composition, at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 14, in Taplin Auditorium, Fine Hall.

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Thesis on Spain pushes senior to look within

A journey to explore the complex identity of southern Spain gave Princeton senior Rund Abdelfatah new insights into an overwhelmingly Catholic region that has an uneasy relationship with its Muslim past.

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Temporary traffic signal installation begins May 13

A temporary traffic signal is being installed at the intersection of College Road and University Place for use over the next year when construction detours are in effect for Princeton University's Arts and Transit Project.

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Wilson School colloquium spotlights challenges for U.S. in the Middle East

Former U.S. Special Envoy for Middle East Peace George Mitchell urged patience for the region at a Princeton Colloquium on Public and International Affairs held recently at Princeton University. U.S. policy in the Middle East was the focus of the colloquium, which was sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs as part of its Graduate Alumni Weekend.

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'Outside the classroom: Mary Adeogun's fashion design'

Senior Mary Adeogun is a molecular biology major who has a passion for clothing design outside of her academic studies. This video shows Adeogun at Princeton's Prospect House holding a fashion photo shoot for her portfolio. Most of the models and crew who helped with the shoot are also Princeton undergraduates from various academic departments. 

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'Playboy Architecture'

A group of Princeton University Ph.D. students have been involved in a research project led by Professor of Architecture Beatriz Colomina that looks at the influence of architecture on Playboy Magazine from 1953 to 1979, and the magazine's impact on architecture and design culture in the United States through its vision of a desirable contemporary lifestyle.

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Video feature: 'Playboy Architecture'

A group of Princeton University Ph.D. students have been involved in a research project led by Professor of Architecture Beatriz Colomina that looks at the influence of architecture on Playboy Magazine from 1953 to 1979, and the magazine's impact on architecture and design culture in the United States through its vision of a desirable contemporary lifestyle.

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Williams will serve as acting executive vice president

Treby Williams, who has worked in Princeton University's Office of the Executive Vice President since 2007, has been named acting executive vice president. The appointment by President Shirley M. Tilghman is effective June 8, a day after Executive Vice President Mark Burstein departs to become president of Lawrence University.

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Former solicitor general to speak on Supreme Court

Friday, May 10, 2013, 4:30 p.m. · Robertson Hall, Dodds Auditorium

Paul Clement, former solicitor general of the United States, will discuss how issues of federalism have come to the fore in recent terms of the U.S. Supreme Court at 4:30 p.m. Friday, May 10, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.  

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Printable 'bionic' ear melds electronics and biology

Using 3-D printing tools, scientists at Princeton University have created a functional ear that can "hear" radio frequencies far beyond the range of normal human capability.

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Nine students receive 2013 Spirit of Princeton Award

Nine students have been named winners of the 2013 Spirit of Princeton Award, which honors undergraduates at Princeton University for their positive contributions to campus life. The award recognizes students who have demonstrated a strong commitment to the undergraduate experience through dedicated efforts with student organizations, athletics, community service, religious life, residential life and the arts.

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Improvisation course takes students out of their musical 'comfort zone'

Through improvisational techniques influenced by sound, gestures, rhythm, poetry/spoken word and visual arts, 20 Princeton students in the new course "The Improvising Ensemble" are pushing the boundaries of their own concepts of what music is and can be.

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Farmers Market returns to campus: CANCELED MAY 8

Wednesdays, April 17-May 15, 2013, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. · Firestone Plaza

UPDATE: The Princeton Campus Farmers Market is canceled Wednesday, May 8, because of rain.

The Princeton Campus Farmers Market at Firestone Plaza will return this spring for five weeks, open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesdays, April 17-May 15.

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One case of bacterial meningitis confirmed on campus, May 7

A Princeton University student has been diagnosed with bacterial meningitis. The student is receiving treatment at a local hospital. The student was taken to the hospital Monday night while experiencing symptoms of meningitis, and test results this morning confirmed that he had bacterial meningitis.

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L'Avant-Scène to perform Claudel drama

Friday, May 10, 2013, 8 p.m. · Mathey/Rockefeller College, Hamilton Courtyard

The French theater workshop L'Avant-Scène will perform the drama "Partage de Midi" by Paul Claudel at 8 p.m. Friday, May 10, in Hamilton Courtyard, Mathey/Rockefeller College.

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Entrepreneur will talk about international adoption reform

Friday, May 10, 2013, 7:30 p.m. · Computer Science Building, Room 105

Craig Juntunen, the founder and president of the Both Ends Burning campaign, will give a lecture titled "Breaking the Paper Chains" at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 10, in the Computer Science Building, Room 105. Juntunen will talk about his efforts to reform the international adoption system and his documentary "STUCK."

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Concert Jazz Ensemble to perform

Saturday, May 11, 2013, 8 p.m. · Alexander Hall, Richardson Auditorium

The Princeton University Concert Jazz Ensemble will perform "Music for Everyone: A Cornucopia of Songs" at 8 p.m. Saturday, May 11, in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall. Anthony Branker and Trineice Robinson-Martin will direct. Tickets are available by calling University Ticketing at 609-258-9220.

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Sinfonia to perform

Friday, May 10, 2013, 7:30 p.m. · Alexander Hall, Richardson Auditorium

Princeton University Sinfonia will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 10, in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall. Ruth Ochs will conduct the program of works by Rossini, Lutoslawski, Bruch and Brahms. Tickets are available by calling University Ticketing at 609-258-9220.

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Pianist Goode to perform

Thursday, May 9, 2013, 8 p.m. · Alexander Hall, Richardson Auditorium

The Princeton University Concerts 2012-13 series concludes with pianist Richard Goode presenting an all-Beethoven program at 8 p.m. Thursday, May 9, in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall. Tickets are available by calling University Ticketing at 609-258-9220.

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Conference to explore exiled scholars at Princeton

Thursday through Saturday, May 9-11, 2013, various times · various locations

A three-day conference "Exiled Writers in Princeton 1933-1945: Cultural Transfer and Dialog," featuring international scholars and members of the Princeton faculty, will take place Thursday through Saturday, May 9-11. The conference will run 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 9, in the Lewis Library, Room 138; and continue from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, May 10, in East Pyne Hall, Room 010; and from 9:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 11, in Rocky-Mathey Theater, Madison Hall. More information on the speakers and schedule are available online.

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Students to present original text, readings and art

Wednesday, May 8, 2013, 3 p.m. · Whitman College, Guggenheim Gallery

Students in the Lewis Center for the Arts' spring 2013 Princeton Atelier course, "Appropriation: The Politics of Intertextuality in Word and Image" will present original text, readings and art at 3 p.m. Wednesday, May 8, in the Guggenheim Gallery, Whitman College. Led by author Rick Moody and painter John O'Conner, the course focused on the multidisciplinary qualities of contemporary art.

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Westad to present two lectures on China

Tuesday, May 14, and Wednesday, May 15, 2013, 4:30 p.m. · Various locations

Arne Westad, a professor of international history at the London School of Economics and Political Science, will speak on "The Future of U.S.-China Relations" at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 14, in Robertson Hall, Room 001, and on "Restless Empire: China and the World" at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 15, in Burr Hall, Room 216.

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Students to present science videos

Monday, May 6, 2013, 7 p.m. · Thomas Lab Auditorium

Princeton students share their visions for making complex topics in climate science, fusion and engineering accessible to a general audience in five-minute videos. Prizes awarded to the top two videos at the Science Action SA1 Awards Ceremony at 7 p.m. Monday, May 6, in Thomas Lab Auditorium.  

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Finding 'promising' approaches to mass incarceration reform

Princeton senior Danielle Pingue's thesis "Partners in Crime: Nonprofits' Promising Approach to Mass Incarceration Reform" shows how nonprofits are contributing to policy reform in the criminal justice system.

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New analysis suggests wind, not water, formed mound on Mars

Researchers based at Princeton University, the California Institute of Technology and Ashima Research suggest that Mars' roughly 3.5-mile high Mount Sharp most likely emerged as strong winds carried dust and sand into Gale Crater where the mound sits. If correct, the research could dilute expectations that the mound is the remnant of a massive lake, which would have important implications for understanding Mars' past habitability.

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Burnham and Schäfer receive Behrman Award for the humanities

Princeton professors Scott Burnham and Peter Schäfer have received the University's Howard T. Behrman Award for Distinguished Achievement in the Humanities.

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FACULTY HONOR: Tilghman named president-elect of American Society for Cell Biology

Princeton University President Shirley M. Tilghman has been elected by the American Society for Cell Biology to serve as the society's president in 2015. A member of the society since 1991, Tilghman received the Women in Cell Biology Senior Award in 2000. She will take office as president for a term of one year in January 2015.

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Growth of 'distributed' electricity generation could transform utility systems

The U.S. electric utility industry faces a critical juncture as new technology and declining prices allow a more "distributed" system of small-scale generators, renewable energy installations and energy efficiency strategies, according to a group of high-level energy industry executives and regulators who met at Princeton University recently.

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Video feature: Architecture and independent work

A central feature of Princeton University's undergraduate education is the independent research requirement for juniors and seniors. In the School of Architecture, juniors take a design studio course each semester to meet the requirement.

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Architecture and independent work

A central feature of Princeton University's undergraduate education is the independent research requirement for juniors and seniors. In the School of Architecture, juniors take a design studio course each semester to meet the requirement.

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'Shirleypalooza'

 

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Welcome website for Class of 2017 available

Incoming freshmen and their families can find important information about attending Princeton, as well as interact with University staff and students, via the welcome website Your Path to Princeton.

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FACULTY AWARD: Three Princeton faculty members elected to the National Academy of Sciences

Three Princeton University faculty members are among the 84 newly elected members of the National Academy of Sciences. They are Manjul Bhargava, the Brandon Fradd, Class of 1983, Professor of Mathematics; Susan Fiske, the Eugene Higgins Professor of Psychology, and professor of psychology and public affairs; and Juan Maldacena, a visiting lecturer with the rank of professor in physics.

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New Global Collaborative Networks projects chosen

Princeton University's Council for International Teaching and Research has selected faculty proposals to create global networks to allow scholars to focus on interdisciplinary research in the humanities and experimental methods in political economy.

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Three students win $250,000 Hertz Fellowship for graduate study

Three Princeton University students with diverse interests in computer networks, machine learning and the basic physical processes of the brain were among 15 recipients of this year's Hertz Fellowship for graduate studies in the sciences.

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Emergency notification system test set for Friday, May 3

The University will conduct a campus-wide test of its emergency notification system beginning at 1 p.m. Friday, May 3, to ensure that members of the University community can receive information during a campus crisis or emergency. The test will include both the Princeton Telephone and E-mail Notification System (PTENS) and the blue light tower outdoor notification system.

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