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Thursday, July 28, 2016


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Summer scenes unfold on Princeton's campus

The Princeton University campus has a gentle hum of activity during the summer months. Watch as students, faculty, staff and visitors traverse the grounds and as warm breezes blow from Lake Carnegie to the Engineering Quadrangle.

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Freshman seminar bridges food, environment and culture

In the course, "Science, Society and Dinner," first-year students learn the basics of knife skills, sautéing and palate education; they learn about the water cycle, sustainable agriculture and the biochemistry of taste — and how they all fit together.

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The writing on the wall: Unraveling chalkboard mysteries

Walk by any chalkboard, white board or glass wall on campus, and you're likely to discover the work of Princeton's faculty and students captured in script both beautiful and mysterious. There are mathematical equations, musical notes, text deconstructions and even dry-erase-marker works of art. But who wrote or drew them? What do they mean? Here are a few answers.

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Transformations: Students find creativity at intersection of art and engineering

A partnership between the Council on Science and Technology, the School of Engineering and Applied Science, the Department of Music, and the Lewis Center for the Arts, the class "Transformations in Engineering and the Arts" stemmed from several conversations with faculty and students interested in the intersection of arts and engineering.

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In living color: Juxtaposing Havana, old and new

Sixteen undergraduate and graduate Princeton students spent spring break exploring the visual and literary past, present and future of Cuba as part of the course "Havana: Architecture, Literature and the Arts."

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Tigers read at Princeton, Trenton elementary schools

For over a decade, Princeton student-athletes have gone to local elementary schools as part of Reading with the Tigers, a Princeton Varsity Club initiative. Littlebrook Elementary School in Princeton is one of the five schools the students visited.

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Spinal tap 2016: Princeton professors unpack their summer reading lists

Six Princeton professors talk about how the books on their shelves relate to their work, highlight one or two favorite books, and share what's on their own summer reading (and in one case, television binge-watching) lists in our second annual "Spinal tap" feature.

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Princeton University: A Year in Review, 2015-16

During Princeton's 2015-16 academic year, students and faculty engaged in research, teaching and many other activities aimed at improving themselves, the campus and the world. 

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Summer programs extend outreach, learning on Princeton campus

Students of all ages from across the country and world will be engaged in a summer of learning on the Princeton University campus, taking part in programs on subjects ranging from chemistry and combustion energy to music and entrepreneurship.

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High school students explore key issues facing American Indian communities

Standing arm in arm in a Robertson Hall seminar room at Princeton University on Friday, June 17, the 18 participants in the Santa Fe Indian School Leadership Institute's Summer Policy Academy (SPA) took turns sharing what they will take away from their week exploring issues facing American Indian communities.

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