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Monday, July 06, 2015


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Video feature: Engineering students explore Spanish bridges

In its most recent offering, the Princeton University class "A Social and Multi-dimensional Exploration of Structures" focused on the design and social context of eight Spanish bridges, and the students and faculty visited the bridges to better understand the bridges' relationship to their communities. 

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July 4 is milestone in America's — and Princeton's — history

Even as July 4 is recognized nationwide for the signing of the Declaration of Independence in 1776, the date has additional significance for the town of Princeton, which made history on that same date seven years later. On July 4, 1783, the town received a letter from the president of the Continental Congress confirming that Princeton would be the home of the U.S. government in the waning months of the American Revolutionary War. 

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Video feature: 'A Year in Review: 2014-15'

The 2014-15 academic year at Princeton included moments of joy, protest and wonder for the University community, and this video shows some of those key points, from Opening Exercises in the fall to the University's 268th Commencement in the spring.

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Video feature: 'Hero': The making of a senior thesis

Eamon Foley, a member of the Class of 2015, was an anthropology major who also earned a certificate in theater. For his theater thesis, he blended his academic studies in ethnography — the process of studying a culture through observation and interviews — with his professional experience as a performer to create an original theater-dance piece titled "Hero." The show tells the story of a young man transformed by his experiences in the Vietnam War through indie rock music, dance and aerial choreography.

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Princeton Summer Theater explores the timelessness of myth

Princeton Summer Theater will immerse audience members in multiple facets of myth and storytelling, presenting four mainstage plays and a children's show in eight weeks. The season runs June 18 through Aug. 8 in Hamilton Murray Theater on the Princeton University campus.

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Video feature: diSiac dance 'family' performs at Richardson

diSiac Dance Company, a Princeton University student group established in 1998, welcomes dancers with a variety of backgrounds — from various dance styles to different levels of experience, and from all corners of campus. This spring, as the group prepared for its show "Novum," students worked with the staff of Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall as part of the venue's new Student Artist in Residence program.

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Video feature: Hepler-Smith examines origins of chemical names

Evan Hepler-Smith, a doctoral student in Princeton's Program in History of Science, is examining the history and impact of the International Commission on Chemical Nomenclature, which established the framework for naming chemical compounds.  

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Eisgruber to Princeton graduates: Pursue ideals that are 'beautiful and profound'

Umbrellas, ponchos — and smiles — were in abundance as Princeton University celebrated its 268th Commencement on a rainy Tuesday morning, June 2.

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Princeton University holds 268th Commencement

Princeton University awarded degrees to 1,268 undergraduates in the Class of 2015, three from former classes and 885 graduate students at its 268th Commencement Tuesday, June 2.

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Today: Commencement

The Commencement program begins with the academic procession at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 2, on the front campus on Nassau Street. The University's 268th Commencement ceremony is slated for 11 a.m. on the lawn in front of Nassau Hall. All guests must be seated by 10:20 a.m. Princeton President Christopher L. Eisgruber will preside over the event and address the graduates. Several honorary degrees traditionally are conferred, with names being announced that day.

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