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Featured Stories Archive – December, 2005

Unique figures keep watch over campus

FEATURED STORY: Unique figures keep watch over campus

Princeton's gargoyles, the small grotesque animal or human figures carved in stone, can be found at dozens of locations on everything from downspouts to arches. "The Gargoyles of Princeton University: A Grotesque Tour of the Campus," a book produced by the Office of Communications, provides a glimpse and description of many of those figures.

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Nassau Hall is a campus and national landmark

FEATURED STORY: Nassau Hall is a campus and national landmark

Nassau Hall, the centerpiece of the Princeton campus, is both a University and national landmark.

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Exploring the influence of environment on writers

FEATURED STORY: Exploring the influence of environment on writers

Scholars of great literature often are intrigued by questions that lie outside the pages of the text. For English professor Diana Fuss, one question that consumed her was: Where did my favorite writers write? To find the answers, Fuss wrote “The Sense of an Interior: Four Writers and the Rooms That Shaped Them,” a study of the living and writing spaces of four well-known authors. Last month the volume, published by Routledge, was awarded the Modern Language Association’s James Russell Lowell Prize as the outstanding book of 2004.

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Celebrating winter holidays from around the world

FEATURED STORY: Celebrating winter holidays from around the world

Students, faculty and staff took advantage of the opportunity to learn about winter holidays from around the world during the Frist Campus Center's Winter Holiday Festival on Wednesday, Dec. 14. Participants enjoyed live music, a variety of holiday desserts and beverages and classic holiday films during the festival, which was part of the center's yearlong fifth anniversary celebration.

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Students gain scientific savvy in popular biology course for humanities majors

FEATURED STORY: Humanities majors gain scientific savvy

Freshman Emily Miller never thought fulfilling her science requirement would be so much fun: Imagine getting to clone some of your own DNA, replicating part of a Nobel Prize-winning experiment or actually staying awake — and understanding! — when your professor starts talking about things like “cell differentiation” and “genome codes.”

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DiSiac performance features 'Elements' of dance

FEATURED STORY: DiSiac performance features 'Elements' of dance

The diSiac Dance Co. will perform its annual fall semester show, "Elements," at 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 8, and at 7 and 10 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9, at the Berlind Theatre.

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Nomadic historian inspires passion for Africa

FEATURED STORY: Nomadic historian inspires passion for Africa

Operating in some of the most remote lands in southern Africa, historian Emmanuel Kreike collects life stories of people ravaged by war and environmental hardship. Despite what he has seen, he emphatically declares: “I’m an Afro-optimist.”

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Theatre Intime presents 'Wonderland Salvage'

FEATURED STORY: Theatre Intime presents 'Wonderland Salvage'

Theatre Intime will present "Wonderland Salvage," an original play written and directed by junior J.D.M. Williams, at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, Dec. 1-3, and at 7 p.m. on Dec. 8-10 in the Hamilton-Murray Theater. A matinee performance also will be held at 2 p.m. Dec. 10.

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