News at Princeton

Sunday, Oct. 04, 2015


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Baby talk: Looking inside young minds for clues to early learning

Casey-Lew Williams examines how young children learn language, including studying children learning multiple languages, children growing up in poverty and children with communication disorders.

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Economist Currie investigates the building blocks of children's success

Economist Janet Currie uses the methods of an economist, her analytical skills and an openness to new ideas to offer important insights into the health and well-being of children.

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Major new campus sculpture uses glass and metal to evoke nature

A monumental new glass, steel and bronze sculpture by leading contemporary artists Doug and Mike Starn was placed on the lawn of the Princeton University Art Museum this summer. The newly commissioned work, titled "(Any) Body Oddly Propped," is constructed of six 18-foot-tall vividly colored glass panels and two cast bronze forms resembling tree limbs. 

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Princeton's Lake Carnegie: A place for nature, a scene for activity

Lake Carnegie, which bounds the south end of campus, is one of Princeton's most open and natural spaces, a resource to the University and the local community as well as a home to wildlife.

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Adventure and service greet new students and faculty

Princeton organizes numerous orientation events that help freshmen become familiar with one another, the University and the community they'll live in for the next four years. From Sept. 2 until the first day of classes on Sept. 16, incoming students move in to campus, rough it with Outdoor Action, work on social issues in off-campus locations with Community Action, meet with faculty including President Christopher L. Eisgruber, and enjoy parties, cookouts and games on campus.

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Eisgruber encourages new students to learn from each other

Princeton University President Christopher L. Eisgruber welcomed the incoming Class of 2019 at Opening Exercises on Sept. 13, noting that while many students already may have met through social media, they will really get to know each other in person.

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Pre-read speaks volumes about Princeton

Before they arrive on campus, Princeton freshmen are asked to complete their first assignment — reading the Princeton Pre-read, a book chosen each year by Princeton’s president as an introduction to the intellectual life of the University. Right now, if everyone is on schedule, the 1,300-plus members of the Class of 2019 have finished "Whistling Vivaldi: How Stereotypes Affect Us and What We Can Do" by social psychologist Claude Steele.

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Video feature: 'A Study in Type'

In this slideshow, see how Princeton students are learning the art of letterpress printing at the University's typography studio. 

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Find the story: High school students explore journalism and college in Princeton summer program

Her smile disarmed skeptical New Yorkers as she announced, "Hi! I'm a student journalist and I would like to know your opinions on Donald Trump." ShiWanda Sheard-Perry of West Helena, Arkansas, spent the evening of Aug. 6 gathering interviews for a story on the first Republican primary debate. As a student in the Princeton University Summer Journalism Program (SJP), she was devoting 10 intense days to reporting on, and beyond, Princeton's campus.

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Princeton 101: Freshman Scholars Institute immerses students in campus life

This summer, 77 students are on campus to participate in the Freshman Scholars Institute,a seven-week academic program for select incoming Princeton freshmen. 

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