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Featured Stories Archive – May, 2012

Slideshow: Princeton alumni to make memories at Reunions

This year, more than 20,000 Princeton University alumni, family members and friends are expected on campus for Reunions 2012, creating memories that will last a lifetime. Before the event — which runs Thursday through Sunday, May 31 through June 3 —  dozens of alumni submitted photos via email and social media to be featured in a slideshow highlighting past Reunions.

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Video feature: Engineering at Princeton

In the 50 years since Princeton University's Engineering Quadrangle was built, engineering at Princeton has expanded while integrating seamlessly within one of the world's finest liberal arts institutions.

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For valedictorian Fleming, links across disciplines helped forge path

Nathaniel Fleming's focus on the natural sciences — coupled with a consistent curiosity about how different fields interact and overlap — guided him on the path to being named valedictorian of Princeton University's Class of 2012. The Eugene, Ore., native will deliver the valedictory address at the University's Commencement ceremony Tuesday, June 5.

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Video feature: 'A Princeton Story'

The video feature "A Princeton Family" documents three siblings now at Princeton — all the first generation in their family to go to college — chronicling their academic and personal experiences on campus, including each sibling's path toward engineering.

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Video feature: Princeton's Glee Club

The Princeton University Glee Club, which performs a repertoire of sacred and secular choral music from the Renaissance to the present day, allows students with a wide range of nationalities, majors and skills to participate in a shared passion — singing. In a video about the Glee Club, 89 students gathered one warm April afternoon to rehearse "Sednalo e Djore Dos," a Bulgarian folk song that tells the story of an outgoing girl trying to get the attention of a shy boy.

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Elman sparks regional-global approach to East Asian history

Princeton University scholar Benjamin Elman has studied the history of East Asia for most of his intellectual life. Instead of getting easier, it has become more complicated — which for him is a good thing. Elman's ongoing interest is to re-examine our understanding of China and Japan by rethinking how the history of East Asia has been told, especially in the West, but also in China, Japan and Korea.

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Class snapshot: 'American Environmental History and Thought'

Deborah and Frank Popper, who are both visiting professors of civil and environmental engineering and at the Princeton Environmental Institute (PEI) at Princeton University, are teaching the course "American Environmental History and Thought," which allows undergraduates to explore the links between environment and development in the United States.

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Canaday forges new understanding of history of sexuality

Margot Canaday, an assistant professor of history who will be promoted to associate professor July 1, is a political and legal historian who studies gender and sexuality in modern America. In addition to her undergraduate course "Gender and Sexuality in Modern America," she regularly teaches a graduate seminar on the history of sexuality in America and courses on the American state, gender and work, and approaches to American history.

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Video feature: Turing's legacy and computer science at Princeton

Considered the father of computer science, Alan Turing earned his Ph.D. in mathematics from Princeton in 1938. In this video Andrew Appel, chair of the Department of Computer Science, discusses Turing's legacy. Princeton is hosting a conference May 10-12 in honor of the centennial of Turing's birth. Featured speakers include Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt, a 1976 Princeton alumnus, and eight winners of the Turing Award  (the equivalent of a Nobel Prize in the field of computing). Registration to the conference is free and open to the public.

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Video feature: 'The Stairways of Princeton'

The Princeton University campus offers a melding of traditional and modern architectural influences. Through a focus on stairways, it is possible to perceive the shifts of time through design.

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