News at Princeton

Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014

Featured Stories Archive – August, 2012

eLab accelerates student entrepreneurship

On the inaugural eLab Demo Day on Aug. 15, about 150 business people from the Princeton area and beyond listened attentively as four teams of Princeton students and recent graduates presented the ventures they had worked on intensively over the summer, the capstone of a new entrepreneurship program offered by the Keller Center for Innovation in Engineering Education.

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Video feature: PLOrk performs 'A Horde of Premieres and Pianos'

Over the seven years since its founding, the Princeton Laptop Orchestra (PLOrk) has inspired the formation of laptop orchestras around the world and has performed at prestigious venues such as Carnegie Hall in New York City. This spring, PLOrk returned to Princeton's Richardson Auditorium to perform seven new works in a show titled "A Horde of Premieres and Pianos."

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First X, Then Y, Now Z: Landmark Thematic Maps

The modern concept of map "layers," from weather to traffic, rests upon centuries of experimentation in what makes an intuitive and informative graphic. Opening on Aug. 24 in the main exhibition gallery of Firestone Library, "First X, Then Y, Now Z: Landmark Thematic Maps" examines the early history of thematic mapping — layering alternate content (Z) on top of geographic space (X and Y).

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High school students learn journalism and more in Princeton summer program

For 11 intense and enlightening days in August, a select group of high school seniors came to the Princeton campus to explore the craft of journalism and be introduced to the intellectual rigors of college life.

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Video feature: Visually capturing the installation of Ai Weiwei sculptures on campus

How do you capture the work it takes to install 12 dramatic sculptures depicting the Chinese zodiac? When "Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads" by Chinese artist Ai Weiwei was set up on Scudder Plaza on the Princeton campus on July 30 and 31, a photography crew recorded a series of time-lapse sequences of the installation from more than 50 angles with three cameras, some of them firing simultaneously. In all, the cameras took 3,315 images.

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High school students get glimpse of lab life through summer program

Collaboration and hands-on work are instrumental to lab research, 45 high school students are discovering at Princeton this summer. Through the University's Laboratory Learning Program, the students are exploring many ways to be inspired by science.

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Olympics Update: Princetonians win medals

The journey to the Olympics takes many paths. Just ask Donn Cabral and Katie and Julia Reinprecht, three of the 16 Princetonians who will compete at the London games through Aug. 12.

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Video feature: '24 Hours at Princeton University'

The video "24 Hours at Princeton University" reflects how the appearance of more than a dozen campus locations evolves from dawn to dusk.

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College prep program's alumni spend summer working and learning on campus

The 74 high school students participating in the Princeton University Preparatory Program's (PUPP) summer institute have spent the past six weeks building up academic and life skills designed to help the high-achieving, low-income students succeed in college.

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Belcher: Perspective on ancient Ethiopian texts

In 2011, Wendy Laura Belcher, an assistant professor of comparative literature and African American studies, spent a year in Ethiopia on a Fulbright fellowship researching ancient manuscripts illuminating the lives of women now regarded as saints in the Ethiopian Orthodox Church, which dates back to the fourth century.

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