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Thursday, July 31, 2014

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Video feature: Martial arts takes a 'Journey Beyond the West'

Princeton's Lewis Center for the Arts offered an Atelier and dance course this past spring in which students learned the martial art of wushu in order to perform an act from composer Fred Ho's "Journey Beyond the West: The New Adventures of Monkey," a martial arts musical fantasy.

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Where are Princeton students this summer? Find out.

Princeton students fan out around the globe each summer for research, service, learning and adventure. Several students participated in a video chat about their summer experiences Tuesday, July 29.

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Video feature: 'The Psychology of Humor'

Adam Mastroianni is serious about humor. He graduated in June with a degree from Princeton's psychology department, where he wrote his senior thesis on the psychology of humor. In this video, he discusses his journey of studying humor while at Princeton.

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Video feature: Princeton 'Art of Science 2014' highlights beauty in research

The "Art of Science 2014" exhibit in the Friend Center on the Princeton University campus consists of 44 images and 12 videos of artistic merit created during the course of scientific research. The works, part of a recurring show now in its seventh iteration, were chosen from more than 250 images and 50 videos submitted from over 25 departments across the University. This video offers a cross-section of the artwork on display.

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New Jersey Senate President Sweeney visits cancer research lab

New Jersey Senate President Stephen Sweeney visited a laboratory on the Princeton University campus Monday, July 21, where researchers are trying to understand how cancer spreads in the human body.

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The arts at Princeton: a Tumblr blog

The 2013-14 year in the arts at Princeton was captured on smartphones, video and the Web — and shared on various social media platforms. Dive into the Arts at Princeton Tumblr to find out:

• How the Big Apple figured into Princeton's celebration of Shakespeare's 450th birthday; • Which opera diva held a student master class before performing in the Princeton University Concerts series; • Why Michael Cadden, chair of the Lewis Center for the Arts, wields an orange pen; • What an "action-adventure martial arts opera" is; and • much, much more.

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College students plunge into summer of geopolitics and public policy

On a recent summer evening, a group of 17 rising seniors from colleges across the country and beyond were discussing Russia and the European Union in Robertson Hall on the Princeton campus.

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Video feature: Keller Center class focuses on creativity, innovation, design

The Keller Center class "Creativity, Innovation and Design" focuses on fostering creativity and encouraging a different way of thinking about real-world problems. In this video, students and faculty talk about their experiences participating in this unique class.

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Video feature: 'Umqombothi' a cappella group creates community

Umqombothi is a student African a cappella group that performs both on and off the Princeton University campus. With intricate harmonies, the members sing songs from a variety of African cultures, both traditional and contemporary. This video gives a behind-the-scenes look at how the members prepare for their performances.

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Video feature: 'A Year in Review: 2013-14'

The academic year at Princeton kicks off with orientation and the excitement of making new friends, and it comes to a close in celebration as graduating students leave as alumni. This video captures highlights of the 2013-14 academic year, spanning Opening Exercises in the fall and the University's 267th Commencement in the spring.

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