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Featured Stories Archive – June, 2012

Princeton researchers working at forefront of 'exascale' supercomputing

Scientists at Princeton University are composing the complex codes designed to instruct a new class of powerful computers that will allow researchers to tackle problems that were previously too difficult to solve. These supercomputers, operating at a speed called the "exascale," will produce realistic simulations of dazzlingly complex phenomena in nature such as fusion reactions, earthquakes and climate change.

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Video feature: Potable Water for La Pitajaya

Students in the Princeton chapter of Engineers Without Borders have scouted their newest project: building a pipeline to bring drinking water to 150 residents in the village of La Pitajaya, Peru. According to the students, the residents have no source of clean water and resultant sickness is common in the isolated community.

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Princeton Summer Theater builds community for its artistic 'voyages'

To tackle the challenge of producing four plays in eight weeks, the Princeton Summer Theater company annually forms a small community that includes Princeton students, alumni and faculty, as well as local residents and students from other universities. The 44th season will take audiences to Sweden, London, Paris and the Catskills of New York with "A Little Night Music," June 21-24, and June 28-July 1; "Gaslight," July 5-8 and 12-15; "Boeing-Boeing," July 19-22 and 26-29; and "The American Plan," Aug. 2-5 and 9-12. Performances are Thursday through Sunday at Hamilton Murray Theater.

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PIIRS uses art and languages to showcase its global reach

To express its international identity, one academic center at Princeton University has embraced artwork and more than a dozen languages to relay its key messages of engagement with the world. The Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies, known as PIIRS, has redecorated a portion of the third floor of Burr Hall to convey its mission of furthering interdisciplinary, international research and teaching at Princeton.

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Startup born in Princeton lab turns carbon dioxide into fuels

The founders of Liquid Light, a New Jersey startup company that turns carbon dioxide into fuels and industrial chemicals, include Princeton University Professor of Chemistry Andrew Bocarsly and his former graduate student Emily Cole, who earned her Ph.D. in 2009. Cole helped revive efforts in Bocarsly's lab to study the conversion of CO2 into usable fuels, which led to the launch of Liquid Light and an ongoing collaboration that Bocarsly said has been extremely positive for his research team at the University.

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Video feature: 'Spirit and Celebration'

Images from numerous 2012 graduation and Reunions events make up the video "Spirit and Celebration."

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Video feature: Commencement 2012: Beyond FitzRandolph Gate

As they prepared to exit FitzRandolph Gate for the last time as Princeton undergraduates, members of the Class of 2012 reflected on how their experiences beyond campus were an integral part of their time at the University.

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Tilghman to graduates: Cultivate possibilities of a liberal arts education

Making a stand for a liberal arts education in today's difficult economic climate, Princeton University President Shirley M. Tilghman urged graduates at the University's 265th Commencement Tuesday, June 5, to bring to the fore the talents they have developed as they embark on the future.

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Carell sends seniors off with laughs at Class Day; Hooding held for Grad School

A celebratory mood reigned — even amid heavy rain — on Princeton's Cannon Green as members of the Class of 2012 gathered for the Class Day ceremony Monday, June 4, to reflect on the joys and trials they shared as students and to recognize the accomplishments of their peers.

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Lewis urges graduating seniors to embrace their good fortune

Princeton alumnus Michael Lewis offered the University's Class of 2012 the story of his path from art-history major to investment banker to best-selling author as an illustration of how good fortune plays an important role in success — and leaves its recipients with a responsibility to society.

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Alumni celebrate Reunions 2012

Some 20,000 Princeton University alumni, family and friends began arriving on campus Thursday, May 31, to reconnect with classmates, enjoy performances by student groups, attend panel discussions and show off their most colorful orange and black wares during Reunions 2012.

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