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Featured Stories Archive – November, 2007

Theatre Intime brings Wilder classic to the stage

FEATURED STORY: Theatre Intime brings Wilder classic to the stage

Theatre Intime tackles the whole of human existence in its production of Thornton Wilder's classic play "The Skin of Our Teeth" Thursdays through Saturdays, Nov. 29-Dec. 1 and Dec. 6-8. Show times are at 8 each evening at the Hamilton-Murray Theater; there also will be a 2 p.m. matinee on Dec. 8.

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New program takes sweeping approach to translation

FEATURED STORY: New program takes sweeping approach to translation

A new certificate program launched by Princeton this fall is the largest, most extensive effort in the country to educate students about the important role that translation plays across academic fields and in cultural understanding.

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Together to fly: Age-old question pushes four scientists to step beyond their fields -- into each other's

FEATURED STORY: Question pushes scientists to step beyond their fields

In the equipment-filled rooms of Princeton's Icahn Laboratory, nearly everything in sight is advancing through some stage of development. Newly hatched fruit flies crowd each other in their glass tube nurseries; a freshly modified microscope for examining the insects exposes its wire-forested innards. A recent biology paper lies open to its last page, where the list of new questions the work has inspired beckons a future research team to probe the mysteries of life even further. For the past five years, a quartet of Princeton researchers has undergone a development of its own, trying to resolve a tricky and timeworn issue about the first moments of life by examining the fruit fly.

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Stretching the boundaries of tragedy and comedy

FEATURED STORY: Stretching the boundaries of tragedy and comedy

Princeton's Program in Theater and Dance will present "The Winter's Tale," William Shakespeare's story about jealousy and redemption, at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, Nov. 15-17, in the McCarter Theatre Center's Berlind Theatre.

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Alumni and friends gather to kick off $1.75 billion campaign

FEATURED STORY: Alumni and friends kick off $1.75 billion campaign

More than 700 alumni, parents, faculty, staff and friends gathered under banners bearing striking images and inspiring words in Jadwin Gymnasium Friday evening, Nov. 9, to kick off the University's comprehensive fundraising campaign to raise $1.75 billion over the next five years.

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Princeton names Center for the Arts after donor Lewis

FEATURED STORY: Peter B. Lewis Center for the Arts launched

Princeton University on Thursday, Nov. 8, named its new arts center the Peter B. Lewis Center for the Arts in recognition of the $101 million gift Lewis pledged last year to support the University's major arts initiative.

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Princeton officially launches comprehensive campaign to raise $1.75 billion

FEATURED STORY: Princeton launches campaign to raise $1.75 billion

Aspiring to sustain and expand its excellence in teaching and research, and to increase the University's impact on a changing world, Princeton leaders will officially launch a comprehensive fundraising campaign on Friday, Nov. 9, to raise $1.75 billion over the next five years.

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Weisenfeld examines religious motivation in activist, artistic fields

FEATURED STORY: Weisenfeld examines religious motivation

Religious images are recurring subjects of inquiry for Judith Weisenfeld, a new professor of religion and an affiliated faculty member in the Center for African American Studies. Along with an interest in African American religious history, Weisenfeld is drawn to religious influences in activities that are not primarily religious, such as political and social activism, musical performance and film.

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Student debate will air to millions of viewers in China

FEATURED STORY:Student debate will air to millions of viewers in China

Students from Princeton and Tsinghua University in Beijing recently competed on campus in a Chinese language debate that will be featured in a China Central Television (CCTV) program to be seen by millions of viewers in China.

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