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Featured Stories Archive – February, 2011

Alumni Day features family activities, award winners

Presentations of Princeton's top awards for students and alumni, along with lectures and family activities, were among the full day of events held across campus Saturday, Feb. 26, during the University's annual Alumni Day program.

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Celebrating 40 years of the Dillon Gym Youth Basketball League

Forty years ago, a partnership began between the students of Princeton University and the local Princeton Recreation Department, creating the Dillon Gym Youth Basketball League.

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Bowen's advice to leaders: Plan well, then act quickly

In a new book on leadership, former Princeton University and Andrew W. Mellon Foundation President William G. Bowen offers this key piece of advice: "Plan carefully, then execute rapidly."

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Perspective on: Internationalism at Princeton

Diana Davies, Vice Provost for International Initiatives, is helping to carry out the goals outlined in the 2007 report "Princeton in the World" that maps out an international vision for the University.  

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Students across disciplines dance in 2011 spring festival

In the culmination of months of rehearsal -- highlighted by a unique opportunity to engage with an internationally celebrated choreographer -- more than 50 students from a range of academic departments will perform this month in the 2011 Spring Dance Festival presented by the University's Lewis Center for the Arts.

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Video feature: 'Shotaro Makisumi dreams in cubes'

By the time he was 15 years old, Shotaro ("Macky") Makisumi held seven world records in speed cubing, or solving Rubik’s Cube puzzles as quickly as possible. Makisumi, a math major and member of Princeton's class of 2012, introduced his passion for speed cubing to campus and founded the Princeton Cube Club student organization in 2009. This video profile followed Makisumi as he realized a second dream, hosting a World Cube Association-sanctioned competition at the University in November.

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Cohen illuminates controversial relationship between Jews and Muslims

Princeton professor Mark Cohen has spent his 40-year academic career in a quiet corner of Jewish scholarship, studying the daily life of Jews who lived in the Muslim world 1,000 years ago. But in the decade since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, his once-obscure area of expertise has been catapulted into the limelight.

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Scientists discover mechanism involved in breast cancer's spread to bone

In a discovery that may lead to a new treatment for breast cancer that has spread to the bone, a Princeton University research team has unraveled a mystery about how these tumors take root. What the Princeton research has uncovered is the exact mechanism that lets traveling tumor cells disrupt normal bone growth.

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