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Featured Stories Archive – March, 2010

Finding new meanings in familiar tales

The question from Professor Volker Schröder amused the 15 students who had been participating in an animated classroom discussion: Would the story "Little Red Riding Hood" work if the main character was a boy? The students in Schröder's freshman seminar, "Into the Woods! What Disney Didn't Tell You About Fairy Tales," had read three versions of the fairy tale as well as literary criticism of the piece during the previous week. After an hour of discussion on these competing narratives, the question with a once-obvious answer of "yes" was now up for further discussion.

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Chamber ensemble joins students with professional musicians

Bringing Princeton students and leading professional musicians together on stage, the University's Richardson Chamber Players will perform at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 28, in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall.

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Class snapshot: 'Philosophy of Risk'

Adam Elga, an associate professor of philosophy, Daniel Cloud, a Perkins-Cotsen Fellow and lecturer in philosophy and in the Council of Humanities, and their students discuss "Philosophy of Randomness and Extreme Risk," a class that provides the philosophical foundations of methods designed to manage and "tame" extreme risks.

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'Princeton Modern' offers walking tour of post-'50s architecture

The first book-length look at modern architecture on the Princeton University campus has been produced by a local author.

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Perspective on: Lessons from financial crises

José Scheinkman, the Theodore A. Wells '29 Professor of Economics, discusses financial crises in the United States and internationally during the past century.

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Tilghman offers scientific views on 'vexing' issue of race

Princeton University President Shirley M. Tilghman broached the charged subject of race Tuesday, March 9, employing her powers of analysis as one of the world's leading molecular biologists to inquire whether the modern science of genetics has provided any answers yet to what she called "one of the most vexing issues facing this country, and indeed the rest of the world."

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Students finding their place in the world through Bridge Year Program

"Transformation" was the desire of the 20 students selected for Princeton's inaugural Bridge Year Program. Now, six months into the program, they have experienced just that.

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Literary alchemy: Kohler mines truth to inspire fiction

A new novel by Sheila Kohler, a lecturer in creative writing and the Lewis Center for the Arts, brings to life the composition of "Jane Eyre" and the struggle of the three Brontë sisters to introduce their literary talents to the world.

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