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Featured Stories Archive – March, 2006

Study exposes ‘movers and shakers’ behind the evangelical movement

FEATURED STORY: Studying evangelicalism's 'movers and shakers'

Is there a “hidden hand” behind the rise to power of the evangelical movement in America over the last three decades? A Princeton graduate student has gained international attention by answering this question in the largest and most comprehensive study on the significance of faith in the lives of America’s societal leaders.

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Fun side of science draws local students to Princeton

FEATURED STORY: Fun side of science draws local students to Princeton

More than 900 students from 10 junior high schools converged on Princeton’s campus on March 21 for the 2006 Science and Engineering Exposition (SEE), which brought the group into Dillon Gym, Frick Lab, Icahn Lab and McDonnell Hall. Each location offered the students a staged demonstration of the fun and dramatic sides of modern science, followed by hands-on experiences with the tools that made the demonstrations work.

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Seldom seen art of Russia exhibited at museum

FEATURED STORY: Seldom seen art of Russia exhibited at museum

Artists of the Mir Iskusstva ("World of Art") movement, which thrived in Russia around the turn of the 20th century, are represented in the exhibition "Mir Iskusstva: Russia's Age of Elegance," on view at the University Art Museum through June 11.

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Winter athletes enjoy record-breaking success

FEATURED STORY: Winter athletes enjoy record-breaking success

Princeton's varsity sports teams enjoyed a season of success this winter, highlighted by record-breaking performances by the women's hockey and basketball teams and by Yasser El Halaby, the most dominant player in collegiate men's squash history.

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Course offers aspiring professors firsthand insights from ‘master’ teachers

FEATURED STORY: Aspiring professors gain insights on art of lecturing

Speaking to an audience of aspiring professors, Daniel Kahneman recalled his own experience as a young faculty member at Hebrew University in the 1960s to illustrate the changing nature of teaching. Early in his career, Kahneman required that students cling to every word of his lectures. Some courses included no textbooks, leaving students to depend solely on their class notes. “I was expecting them to know everything, and every word was on the exam,” he said. “That’s the way it was — absolutely not the way it is now.”

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Orchestra presents Wagner work, March 9 and 11

FEATURED STORY: Orchestra presents opera from signature Wagner work

The Princeton University Orchestra, under the direction of Michael Pratt, will present a concert performance of Act 1 of Richard Wagner's "Die Walküre (The Valkyrie)" at 8 p.m. Thursday March 9, and Saturday, March 11, in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall.   

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Students manage Middle East crises at high-tech Model United Nations

FEATURED STORY: Model United Nations goes high-tech

Each time the door to room 309 opened, the late-afternoon quiet of the Frist Campus Center was shattered by the din of 30 Princeton students engulfed by crises in the Middle East.The Princeton Interactive Crisis Simulation (PICSim), a high-tech, stu

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Center values exchange of ideas on ethical issues

FEATURED STORY: Center values exchange of ideas on ethical issues

The quiet confines of Marx Hall disguise an industrious hive of intellectual activity on Princeton’s campus. The University Center for Human Values, which makes its home here, attracts scholars and sponsors offerings that inform the academic curriculum, generate novel research and ignite public debate.

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