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Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014


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High school students embark on scientific journeys through Princeton summer program

Thirty-nine high school students conducted research at Princeton this summer through the University's Laboratory Learning Program.

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Student startups: Demo Day shows off entrepreneurial ventures

This year's presentations for eLab Demo Day marked a first for Princeton's student business accelerator— in addition to demonstrations on campus Aug. 11, the teams traveled to Manhattan the next day to pitch their ideas before an audience and an expert panel.

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Video feature: 'Princeton's Trees' offers look into campus history

The landscaping on Princeton University's campus offers clues about the history of the University and beyond, showing the evolution of a campus from the United States' earliest days to the present.

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High school students get a taste of Nigerian culture with college prep

On a recent July morning, 70 local high school students immersed themselves in Nigerian history and culture through film, food and discussion on Princeton University's campus. This event was one of many activities offered to these students this summer as part of the Princeton University Preparatory Program, a multiyear, tuition-free institute that prepares low-income, high-achieving students from Princeton-area school districts for admission to and success in college.

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Video feature: 'Gardens in China and Japan'

A highlight of the spring 2014 course "Gardens in China and Japan" was a weeklong trip to Kyoto, Japan, to visit gardens and temples. This video captures the group's experiences in Japan through photographs taken by several of the students and interviews with the professors and students.

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Video feature: A towering sound peals forth from Princeton's carillon

Installed in 1927, the carillon has long been part of Princeton's soundscape, played every Sunday from 1 to 1:45 p.m. and often on Wednesday afternoons as well, except during Ph.D. exam periods. During the summer, its music comes from a series of guest musicians, sitting in as part of Princeton Summer Carillon Series, now in its 22nd year.

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Build it and they will come: Princeton architecture at the Venice Biennale

This year's Venice Architecture Biennale, an international showcase of trends and research, showcases the work of a number of Princeton faculty and students. It marks the greatest number of invitations Princeton has received to participate in the Biennale, reflecting the University's strength in pioneering research.

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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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