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Featured Stories Archive – January, 2009

Jadwin Gym -- built 40 years ago for basketball and more

Jadwin Gymnasium celebrates its 40th anniversary this year. The building, which is home to eight varsity teams, hosted its first athletic event, a men's basketball game against the University of Pennsylvania, on Jan. 25, 1969. Princeton defeated Penn 74-62.

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Pop culture, power and politics inspire Leheny's teaching about East Asia

In the span of 50 minutes, a lecture by East Asian studies professor David Leheny on Asian "soft power" begins with music from an album called "Punch the Monkey" and touches on two Korean pop sensations, an anime film, the Beijing Olympics opening ceremonies, two NBA stars, "American Idol," rice cookers, amusement parks and the top 20 animated features in the United States in 2002. The cultural references -- all relevant to the discussion of Asian influence around the world -- are typical for Leheny, the Henry Wendt III '55 Professor of East Asian Studies.  

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University community celebrates historic inauguration

Freshman Esther Clovis said she has two male role models in her life: her father and Barack Obama. Both men have endured hardships and possess great work ethics. On Tuesday, the inauguration of Obama as president showed her that persistence and hard work can pay off, and that the American dream can belong to her family too.

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Price: As one of King's dreams is realized, others remain

While Barack Obama's election as the first African American U.S. president marks an unprecedented step in realizing Martin Luther King Jr.'s dream, scholar and activist Hugh Price told an audience today at Princeton University's annual King Day celebration that much work remains to be done to fulfill the vision of an American society in which people of all backgrounds thrive.

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Exhibition features Japanese woodblock print collection

An exhibition of Japanese woodblock prints, highlighting changing fashions and evolving print technologies in that country from the late 1600s tthrough the mid-1800s, will run from Jan. 18 through June 7 in Firestone Library's Milberg Gallery. "Beauty and Bravado in Japanese Woodblock Prints: Highlights From the Gillett G. Griffin Collection" features works donated by Griffin, curator emeritus of the University's Graphic Arts Collection.

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Tournament launches area students into science skills test

Events involving robots, catapults and bridges drew 600 middle and high school students to the New Jersey Science Olympiad on Thursday, Jan. 8, at Princeton. Students from 60 schools around the state competed in 30 events that tested their science knowledge and engineering skills.

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Classic tale given a 20th-century context in Princeton's 'Ulysses'

Princeton University students will present "The Return of Ulysses," Claudio Monteverdi's opera about desire, greed and marital fidelity, with a 20th-century twist at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Jan. 9-10, in Richardson Auditorium of Alexander Hall.

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Exhibition presents views on peace

An exhibition of photographs taken around the world by Princeton community members -- showcasing diverse viewpoints on the question of "What Is Peace?" -- is on view in the Murray-Dodge Hall lobby.

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