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Featured Stories Archive – November, 2005

Exploring Hispanics’ growing role in American society

FEATURED STORY: Exploring Hispanics' growing role in American society

At the start of the fall semester, sociologist Marta Tienda asked students in her freshman seminar on “Hispanics and the American Future” to identify their own racial backgrounds. The varying degrees of self-identification illustrate the difficulty of trying to fit people of diverse heritage into neat categories, Tienda said in revealing the results to the class several weeks later. 

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Finding the holy in everyday life through literature

FEATURED STORY: Finding the holy in everyday life through literature

Seated at a table in Blair Hall on a recent afternoon, a group of freshmen grappled with the idea of grace. They had just watched the film “The Diary of a Country Priest,” which gives a wrenching portrayal of one man’s suffering and his efforts to hold on to, and share, his faith.

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New neuroscience institute will bridge disciplines, take innovative approach

FEATURED STORY: New neuroscience institute will bridge disciplines

Princeton University is expanding its teaching and research capabilities in neuroscience -- considered by many the next field ripe for significant scientific breakthroughs -- by launching an institute that will bridge many disciplines and take a new approach to studying the brain and nervous system.

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Students hone Spanish skills as community volunteers

FEATURED STORY: Students hone Spanish skills as community volunteers

At 10 a.m. on a Saturday in late October, nine University students took on the role of Spanish instructors at the Henry Pannell Learning Center on Clay Street in Princeton. The two-hour session was part of a new program called Spanish Skills at Work, which brings together Spanish students from the University and members of the community who want to work on their writing and comprehension of Spanish or who need the help of translators.

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Triangle show spoofs Hollywood film industry

FEATURED STORY: Triangle show spoofs Hollywood film industry

The Princeton Triangle Club, the nation's oldest collegiate musical-comedy troupe, will present its fall show, "Excess Hollywood," at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 11-12, at McCarter Theatre.

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Theater and dance presents tragicomic tale, Nov. 11-19

FEATURED STORY: Theater and dance program presents tragicomic tale

"A Long History of Neglect," a tragicomic tale of contemporary American domestic life by Princeton alumnus Noah Haidle, opens Friday, Nov. 11, at the Berlind Theatre.

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Experimenting with new ways to make music

FEATURED STORY: Experimenting with new ways to make music

Pass by the basement rehearsal space in Woolworth on a Thursday afternoon and you may hear electronic raindrops, a fast-forward reading of Dr. Seuss or a deep moaning that seems to emanate from the bottom of the ocean. You may even hear something you recognize as music, like a rockabilly jazz melody.

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