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Featured Stories Archive – December, 2009

University employees join fire department in pilot program

On the morning of Oct. 7, the Princeton Fire Department sent out a call -- firefighters were needed to respond to an alarm at 1 Monument Drive. Four University employees -- Bob Allen, Michael Christensen, Michael Kervan and Chris Machusak -- rushed to a University building on Alexander Road to pull on their fire jackets, fire pants, boots and helmets.

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Showcasing Princeton inventions

The University's rich research tradition and guiding spirit of intellectual curiosity was celebrated Friday, Dec. 18, at an event that showcased faculty members' cutting-edge ideas in a broad range of disciplines.

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Sandweiss unearths a compelling tale of secret racial identity

For three decades, history professor Martha Sandweiss had wondered about a little-noticed detail in the life of Clarence King, a well-known figure in the history of the American West. King, a 19th-century geologist and author, was a leading surveyor who mapped the West after the Civil War.

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Exhibition presents perspectives on hope

Princeton community members present photographic perspectives on the question "What Is Hope?" in an exhibition opening Monday, Dec. 14, in the Murray-Dodge Hall lobby.

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Giving voice to the voiceless: Chen depicts life in poverty in early 20th-century China

When assistant professor Janet Chen decided to write her dissertation on the experience of poverty in early 20th-century China, fellow scholars warned her of the difficulties she would face. But Chen didn't want to study only what bureaucrats had to say about life in workhouses and shantytowns. She wanted to know what the experience was like for those who lived it.

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Perspective on: Inspirations of African art

Chika Okeke-Agulu, assistant professor of art and archaeology and African American studies, discusses "Life Objects: Rites of Passage in African Art," an exhibition he co-curated at the Princeton University Art Museum. He also talks about his work as an art historian and practicing artist from Nigeria.  

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'Life's wisdom in unlikely places': Documentary features University janitor's efforts to help others

From 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. each weekday, Josue Lajeunesse is one of Princeton University's 220 Building Services janitors. But off campus, Lajeunesse is a taxi driver, a father, a philanthropist, a community organizer and now the subject of a documentary film.

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