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Friday, Nov. 28, 2014


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Officials celebrate new Princeton Station, 'important link' to world beyond campus

With a ceremonial ribbon-cutting, speeches and the whoosh of the Dinky train's departure, officials celebrated the opening of the new Princeton Station on Tuesday, Nov. 25.

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Kagan discusses the Constitution, the Supreme Court and her time at Princeton

In a conversation peppered with humor and warmth, Elena Kagan, an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court and a member of Princeton's Class of 1981, offered insights into her time at the University, the workings of the court and her legal philosophy on Thursday, Nov. 20, at Richardson Auditorium.

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Bringing ancient Buddhism to light

The Mogao Caves in the desert of northwest China tell a story of art and Buddhism that began more than 1,500 years ago. Today, Princeton scholars are playing a key role as part of an international effort to understand this story, which unfolds at the heart of the ancient trade route known as the Silk Road.

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Students engage in public service during fall 'breakouts'

As part of the seven Breakout trips over fall break, 13 undergraduates participated in the trip "Hipsters and High-rises: The Socioeconomic Effects of Gentrification in New York City," to take a close look at the intersections of art, urban design, gentrification and community preservation in New York.

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Research on site: The Princeton campus as living lab

Princeton researchers are embarking on sustainability research projects this fall using the campus as a living laboratory. The projects will enable faculty members and students to explore issues in energy-efficiency, watershed management and environmental monitoring in a real-life setting.

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Residential college exchange connects cultures

Students from the University of Cambridge and the Chinese University of Hong Kong traveled to the United States earlier this fall to live, dine and socialize like Princeton students as part of a pilot residential college exchange program.

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Video feature: East Asian studies produces '21st-century citizens'

In this video, faculty, students and alumni of the Department of East Asian Studies share their experiences on campus and abroad. They discuss how the department immerses undergraduate and graduate students in the languages, cultures, history, politics and economics of China, Japan and Korea.

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Compassion, service, joy: The Dalai Lama visits Princeton

With wisdom, honesty and humor, His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama urged young people to take action to make the world more peaceful through compassion and service during a visit to Princeton University on Tuesday, Oct. 28.

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Dalai Lama to visit Princeton Oct. 28; get details

His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama is participating in two events at Princeton University Tuesday, Oct. 28, and both will be streamed live online.

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Two years after Hurricane Sandy, recognition of Princeton's microgrid still surges

In the nearly two years since Hurricane Sandy hit New Jersey, attention has fallen on Princeton University's "microgrid," an efficient on-campus power generation and delivery network that remained active while surrounding areas lost power for days, as a national example of how to keep power running for residents, emergency workers and crucial facilities when the next disaster strikes.

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