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Sunday, March 01, 2015


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Video feature: Students look at the world with an 'international eye'

Princeton students are showcasing their many opportunities to experience life abroad through an exhibition of photographs taken while participating in international study, internships, service and research. 

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Princeton celebrates 100th anniversary of Alumni Day with festivities, honors

More than 1,000 Princeton University alumni, students, faculty and friends marked the 100th anniversary of Alumni Day on Feb. 20-21, recognizing alumni achievements and celebrating the centennial with academic, arts and other events across campus.

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Why do we dance? Four students, four perspectives

Imagine four dancers in a studio. Each has a different story that brought them into the dance community at Princeton University; each has a different major and different career aspirations. All have been rehearsing since September four to five hours weekly in preparation for the Lewis Center for the Arts' 2015 Spring Dance Festival. They are among over 50 Princeton undergraduates who will appear in the festival.

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Scheide donates rare books library to Princeton; collection is largest gift in University's history

Musician, musicologist, bibliophile and philanthropist William H. Scheide, a 1936 Princeton University alumnus who died in November at age 100, has left his extraordinary collection of some 2,500 rare printed books and manuscripts to Princeton University. With an expected appraised value of nearly $300 million, it is the largest gift in the University's history.

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Interdisciplinary approach of Bendheim Center brings clarity to today's evolving economy

At Princeton's Bendheim Center for Finance, researchers are strengthening connections between the often separate disciplines of finance, economics, engineering and public policy — an inclusive approach that helps bring clarity to today's rapidly evolving economy.

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Princeton Prosody Archive brings digital tools to the study of poetry

Enlisting the help of computer scientists and librarians, Associate Professor of English Meredith Martin began in 2011 to build the Princeton Prosody Archive, a full-text searchable database of more than 10,000 digitized records published between 1750 and 1923. Currently in beta-testing, the Prosody Archive will be accessible to the public this year, with full access to the archive by 2017.

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Tiny termites can hold back deserts by creating oases of plant life

Princeton University research suggests that termite mounds can help prevent the spread of deserts into semi-arid ecosystems and agricultural lands. The results not only suggest that termite mounds could make these areas more resilient to climate change than previously thought, but could also inspire a change in how scientists determine the possible effects of climate change on ecosystems.

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Princeton's annual financial aid budget grows 7.4 percent to $140 million

Princeton University trustees Jan. 31 approved the University's operating budget for 2015-16, which includes a 7.4 percent increase to $140.2 million in the undergraduate financial aid budget for next year. The University's pioneering financial aid program provides the assistance necessary to make sure that any student who is admitted and needs financial aid can attend. The aid comes in the form of grants, which do not need to be repaid.

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'Social Psychology' course helps students tackle questions from nonprofits

Students in the course "Social Psychology" called on concepts from the course about the way people think about, feel and behave in social situations to tackle questions from a range of New Jersey nonprofit groups.

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Video feature: 'Princeton Profiles: Colby Hyland, dancer and scientist'

Princeton University junior Colby Hyland fell in love with dance when he was 8 years old. Now, 12 years later, the Massachusetts native is majoring in molecular biology and pursuing a certificate in dance.

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