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Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

Featured Stories Archive – June, 2010

Perspective on: Imagination and optimism in scientific discovery

Roberto Car, the Ralph W. Dornte *31 Professor in Chemistry and a faculty fellow of the Princeton Center for Theoretical Science, discusses how he developed a theory that changed the course of research in computational science. He also focuses on how he came to love science and how he uses imagination, optimism and creativity in his work.

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Summer theater season offers drama and laughs through Aug. 15

Princeton Summer Theater opens its 2010 season with a production of Wendy Wasserstein's "The Heidi Chronicles," the Pulitzer Prize-winning play about one woman's journey through love and loss and a generation's coming of age.

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Em[Power] plans an escape from severe poverty

A Pakistani garbage dump seems like an unlikely place to find a solution to extreme poverty. But then again, the group of students from Princeton and Rutgers universities who plan to convert garbage into hope is an unlikely team.

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Targeting inequality: Rouse aims for social justice in study of medicine, education

A professor of anthropology and African American studies who has taught at Princeton since 2000, Carolyn Rouse takes a wide-ranging approach to studying the production of inequality and why people accept the systems that uphold it.

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From cash flow to rhyme flow: Music scholar Manabe takes eclectic path to Princeton

Noriko Manabe's path to teaching music at Princeton is as unconventional and eclectic as the musical cultures and styles she studies. Manabe came to academia from the investment and consulting fields, where she was a leading analyst of the technology and media industries in Japan.

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Dual focus on the environment: Mauzerall connects climate change, pollution in search for solutions

In her research and teaching, Princeton Professor Denise Mauzerall employs both scientific and regulatory perspectives in analyzing the effects of air pollution on climate change, human health and agricultural production. She has emerged as a leader in efforts to track the flow of pollution through atmospheric models, helping to identify where reductions of harmful emissions would have the largest benefit.

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Slideshow: Celebrating a beginning

Graduation activities marked the conclusion of students' time at Princeton, but also the dawn of an opportunity for members of the class of 2010. Activities highlighted in this slideshow began Thursday, May 27, when alumni returned for Reunions, and concluded Tuesday, June 1, with Commencement.

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Tilghman to graduates: Find common purpose to achieve change

In today's environment of easy access to politically charged sound bites, Princeton President Shirley M. Tilghman urged graduates in her annual Commencement address June 1 to find common ground with others for the civil discourse needed to bring about change.

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