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Featured Stories Archive – September, 2010

Photo contest: 'How I spent my summer vacation'

As Princeton students returned to campus for the fall, the University sponsored a photo contest on Facebook asking for inspiring, deep, artistic, illustrative or just plain funny images to commemorate the summer.

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Bernanke: Reforms, research will help mitigate future crises

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke defended the importance of economic research in confronting the recent financial crisis and presented a vision for further study and reforms needed to avert future downturns during a speech Friday, Sept. 24, at Princeton University.

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Video feature: 'Student work: U-Bikes and Cyclab'

This video profiles Princeton’s U-Bikes program and the Cyclab, which support sustainable transportation on campus. U-Bikes is a student-run organization that rents refurbished bicycles to students, faculty and staff for $15 per semester. The Cyclab, a cooperative repair shop, maintains the bicycles used by the U-Bikes group.

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3-D computer simulations help envision supernovae explosions

A Princeton-led team has found a way to make computer simulations of supernovae exploding in three dimensions, which may lead to new scientific insights.

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Tilghman to freshmen: Embrace 'contradiction' to be experts and generalists

Challenging the freshman class to embrace two ideas that might seem to be in contradiction, Princeton President Shirley M. Tilghman told incoming students at Opening Exercises Sunday (Sept. 12) to spend their Princeton career building deep expertise in a specialty while also developing broad understanding.

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Freshmen tackle challenges and new adventures

Nearly 800 members of Princeton's newest undergraduate class are preparing for the start of their freshman year by confronting physical challenges and forging bonds with their classmates through the Outdoor Action pre-orientation program.

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Students take 'action' to kick off freshman year

Members of Princeton's incoming class of 2014 are spending this week tackling challenges and getting to know their new classmates in the Outdoor Action and Community Action pre-orientation programs.

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Elements of new Frick lab join to create 'best infrastructure' for chemistry

Gazing skyward from the first floor of the four-story atrium, visitors to Princeton University's newly completed Frick Chemistry Laboratory observe reflections of light playing with shadow.

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