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Featured Stories Archive – December, 2008

New book provides look inside Scheide Library

A new book, "Biblio" by photographer Natasha D'Schommer, offers a rare close-up look at many of the exceptional books and manuscripts that belong to the Scheide Library, one of the most significant private book collections in the United States, which is housed in Firestone Library.

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Students explore health, politics and food in New Jersey

The current state of the U.S. economy crystallized for Princeton senior Davion Chism earlier this month, when she and several classmates interviewed food bank workers and food pantry clients in Newark. Chism is enrolled in the course "The Politics of Race and Health in America," a politics and African American studies course examining structural and political reasons for racial disparities in the rates of cancer, diabetes, HIV/AIDS, infant mortality and other health issues.

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Students plan green makeover for old factory

A group of Princeton engineering students is reimagining a 19th-century textile factory as a modern, energy-efficient headquarters for a Trenton nonprofit. Their goal: Save money; save the planet.

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Science key to helping the economy, leaders say

National leaders in politics, business, research and education, including Princeton University President Shirley M. Tilghman, U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and U.S. Rep. Rush Holt, met on campus today and called for renewing America's commitment to science and technology. Such an effort, they said, may be the best long-term cure for the nation's ailing economy.

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Krugman presented with Nobel Prize

In accepting his Nobel Prize in Sweden this week, Princeton economist Paul Krugman gave credit to a global network of colleagues who helped him reshape the way people understand how the world's economy functions.

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Students showcase magical semester with Dec. 10 performance

An event featuring the collaborative work created by students in their Princeton Atelier course with an actor/magician and theater artists is set for Wednesday, Dec. 10. Free performances of "Pieces of Strange," an evening of magic, theater and comedy, will be presented at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. in 301 Frist Campus Center.

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1930s German 'Kabarett' takes the stage at Lewis Center

"Flammentangel Kabarett," a senior thesis production that explores the atmosphere of creativity and freedom, decadence and fear that characterized Weimar Germany in the 1930s, will be presented Friday through Monday, Dec. 5-8, in the Matthews Acting Studio at 185 Nassau St.

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Eyes on the environment

In studying the ecological concerns related to oil palm, Princeton ecologist David Wilcove also is analyzing the industry's economic and social impact -- an approach that defines his mission as a professor of ecology and evolutionary biology and public affairs, and as director of the Program in Environmental Studies. In his research and teaching, Wilcove marries scientific expertise with policy studies in trying to identify solutions to some of the world's most pressing environmental problems.

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