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Featured Stories Archive – December, 2011

Showcasing student engineers' diverse pursuits

In an effort to communicate the breadth of achievements and interests of its students, Princeton University's School of Engineering and Applied Science has created a series of posters and an online gallery profiling more than 30 graduate and undergraduate students.

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New approach connects art and experience at the Princeton University Art Museum

A new approach the Princeton University Art Museum is taking to showcase its 72,000 objects is intended to make the collections more accessible to patrons by drawing connections and providing additional context and background.

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Perspective on: Saving and spending

In a perspective on saving and spending, Sheldon Garon, the Nissan Professor of Japanese Studies, asks why some nations promote savings, while others, specifically the United States, want citizens to spend. Garon's most recent book is "Beyond Our Means: Why America Spends While the World Saves," published this fall by Princeton University Press.

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Engaging in the enterprise of invention at Princeton

From life-saving drugs to technologies that make people's lives easier, Princeton University researchers continually bring innovations to the marketplace for the benefit of society. Each year, about 300 members of the University research community engage in transferring their discoveries into products and services, according to the University's Office of Technology Licensing.

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Video feature: 'Color Play: Princeton in Fall'

Dancing and tumbling in the wind, a fall leaf gives color to the beauty of the Princeton University campus. In the fall season, the campus comes alive in orange, yellow and red, while still holding on to some green. Students put on layers of fleece, knits and flannels, or their favorite orange-and-black item.

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Hasson brings real life into the lab to examine cognitive processing

Princeton University neuroscientist Uri Hasson strives to make research conditions in his lab as true to real life as possible, using uncommon subject matter —including slapstick comedy and high-school melodrama — in his studies. Hasson, an assistant professor in the Department of Psychology and the Princeton Neuroscience Institute, is exploring the underlying neural mechanisms of both the processes that allow the brain to integrate information over time and those that facilitate communication between people.

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Students 'break out' to examine Gulf oil spill from multiple angles

Eighteen months after the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill, a group of 12 Princeton University students traveled to coastal communities in and around New Orleans to examine how the region has responded to the disaster. The trip, held over fall break from Oct. 30 to Nov. 5, was one of six Breakout Princeton trips, which are designed and led by students to learn about and take action on issues of public significance in communities across the country. The trips are overseen by Princeton's Pace Center for Civic Engagement.

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