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Featured Stories Archive – September, 2006

Black alumni come back to look forward

FEATURED STORY: Black alumni come back to look forward

The largest gathering of black alumni in the University's history will take place this weekend, Sept. 28-30, on campus. Some 500 alumni, faculty, staff and guests are expected to attend "Coming Back and Looking Forward," a conference sponsored by the University in partnership with the Association of Black Princeton Alumni.

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Actors, scholars, playwrights highlight schedule of Irish theater symposium, Oct. 13-15

FEATURED STORY: Events highlight donation of Irish theater collection

Distinguished Irish actors, theater directors and other luminaries well known for their award-winning roles on stage and screen will gather at Princeton University Oct. 13-15 for discussions, readings and performances highlighting the Players & Painted Stage Symposium. The symposium is being held to celebrate the donation of an expansive collection of Irish theater.

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A vision for Princeton: Five years into her presidency, Tilghman charts path for the University’s future

FEATURED STORY: A vision for Princeton

During her first year as Princeton’s president, Shirley M. Tilghman was constantly asked to detail her vision for the University. Her answer was always at the ready: “Ask me later.” Tilghman set out to identify areas where the University needed to make progress and could enhance its time-honored strengths in teaching and research. Five years later, her vision has taken shape.

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Collaboration with start-up company aims to improve efficiency of solar power

FEATURED STORY: Collaboration aims to improve solar power efficiency

Solar panels that are slated to be installed this fall on the roof of Princeton's Engineering Quadrangle will shave only about $60 off the University's monthly electricity bill. But the technology that emerges from this unique industry-academia research collaboration may eventually save New Jersey households millions of dollars in energy costs.

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Exhibition celebrates Goheen's legacy

FEATURED STORY: Exhibition celebrates Goheen's legacy

President Emeritus Robert F. Goheen's 70-year association with Princeton is celebrated in an exhibition titled "Student, Scholar, President: Robert F. Goheen at Princeton, 1936-2006," on view in the Firestone Library lobby.  Princeton President Shirley M. Tilghman and other speakers lauded Goheen at the exhibition's opening reception for leading the University through a period of rapid change and great tension on the campus with vision, tenacity, compassion and humility.

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Aschheim teaches visual arts students to trust their instincts

FEATURED STORY: Aschheim teaches visual artists to trust their instincts

When Eve Aschheim enters a classroom at the beginning of the semester, she wants to get her students thinking about the relationship of ideas to paper. She wants them to express those thoughts not with words, but with the tip of a pencil or a paintbrush. "My class is about the kinds of questions you can ask in a work of art, and being on the edge of your own intuition. I want to open up some of the more conventional notions they might have about art."

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Tilghman offers five-point plan for success at Princeton

FEATURED STORY: Stepping into a new academic year

Before classes even began, Princeton President Shirley M. Tilghman gave the University's newest students some "homework." In her address at Opening Exercises on Sept. 10, Tilghman presented a syllabus of sorts for the class of 2010, featuring the five keys to a successful undergraduate experience.  

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Freshmen enjoy bonding and learning through adventure and service

FEATURED STORY: Freshmen enjoy week of adventure and learning

Forging bonds with their new classmates, more than 700 freshmen are spending their first week as Princeton students embarking on outdoor adventures and tackling hands-on community service projects. Some 60 percent of the members of the class of 2010 are taking part in Outdoor Action and Community Action, experiential learning programs designed to build teamwork and leadership skills.

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