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Friday, April 21, 2017

Featured Stories Archive – April, 2005

Tilghman: Investment needed to inspire innovation

FEATURED STORY: Investment needed to inspire innovation

Revamping the K-12 education system and improving federal research funding are crucial to maintaining America's edge in innovation and competitiveness, Princeton President Shirley M. Tilghman said in a panel discussion Wednesday in Washington, D.C.  The discussion on "The Importance of Innovation to the Future of the Nation" at the Library of Congress was organized by Microsoft to kick off its Tech Fair 2005.

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Communiversity brings town and gown together

FEATURED STORY: Celebrating Communiversity

The campus and downtown areas were transformed into a colorful fairground during the annual Communiversity celebration Saturday, April 23. Sponsored by students at the University and the Arts Council of Princeton, the event each year brings the tow...

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Connecting music, language and literature

FEATURED STORY: Connecting music, language and literature

Senior Margaret Meyer is a professional-level opera singer who chose to major in comparative literature — a field in which she could combine her musical affinities, her aptitude for languages and her interest in literature.

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International Festival set for April 22

FEATURED STORY: Promoting cross-cultural understanding

A variety of activities intended to promote cross-cultural understanding are planned for Princeton's 31st annual International Festival, set for Friday, April 22.

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Creative collaboration produces original opera

FEATURED STORY: Creative collaboration produces original opera

Students in Princeton's Atelier program, which brings guest artists to campus to collaborate with students and faculty, will direct and perform "The Antient Concert," an original chamber opera written by Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Paul Muldoon and composer Daron Hagen. The performance, which is free and open to the public, is scheduled for 8 p.m. Sunday, April 17, in the Berlind Theatre.

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Native American artists collaborate on installation

FEATURED STORY: 'Pop Life' brings Native American artists to Princeton

Wilcox Hall in Princeton's Wilson College was filled with the sights and sounds of graffiti, music, poetry and skateboarding on Friday, April 8.

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Making time for old-fashioned engineering

FEATURED STORY: Making time for old-fashioned engineering

Rebecca Gillespie’s senior research project has taught her a lot about keeping track of time — not due to the rapidly approaching deadline, but because of the months she spent restoring the intricate workings of an old grandfather clock.

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Re-creating a lost ballet

FEATURED STORY: Re-creating a lost ballet

Final rehearsals are under way for "Le Pas d'Acier" ("The Steel Step"), one of the great lost ballets of the 20th century, which will be performed at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, April 7-9, at the Berlind Theatre.

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