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Featured Stories Archive – February, 2013

Video feature: 'A Princeton Story — Songs from the Heart'

Princeton junior and music major Tanyaradzwa Ashleigh Tawengwa, a 2012 recipient of an Alex Adam '07 Award from Princeton's Lewis Center for the Arts, spent last summer in her native Zimbabwe studying ethnomusicology and recording a CD, which hit the pop charts. This video feature chronicles how she has embraced numerous performance opportunities at Princeton — and found her own voice.

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Honors and activities fill Alumni Day

The presentation of Princeton University's top awards for alumni and students highlighted the annual Alumni Day program on Saturday Feb. 23, an event that also featured faculty lectures, family activities and the opportunity for alumni to reconnect with the University, one another and current students.

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Video feature: 'Princeton Orange Bowl'

Filled with anticipation, Princeton undergraduates recently kicked off the annual Princeton Orange Bowl — or "OJ Game" — an event in which teams compete to build the best virtual orange juice business.

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Treasures of American history featured in Princeton exhibition

From a first-hand account of Colonial life in Jamestown to a wanted poster for John Wilkes Booth following President Abraham Lincoln's assassination, a Princeton University Library exhibition opening Friday, Feb. 22, will trace the American experience from 1607 to 1865. Several items from Princeton's collections will be on display for the first time.

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Princeton-Fung Global Forum sparks international focus on 'The Future of the City'

In the bustling megacity of Shanghai, architects, engineers, urbanists and other scholars gathered recently for the inaugural Princeton-Fung Global Forum to discuss population growth, social trends, climate change and other factors determining "The Future of the City."

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Video feature: Celebrating choreographer Merce Cunningham and artist Robert Rauschenberg

Silas Riener, a 2006 Princeton alumnus and a former member of Merce Cunningham Dance Company, has returned to campus to work with students in the dance program at the Lewis Center of the Arts on two performance projects that celebrate the mid-20th-century collaboration of dancer and choreographer Merce Cunningham and artist Robert Rauschenberg.

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Video feature: 'Princeton Trees'

The Princeton University campus has been described as a vast arboretum — a carefully planned garden that, with its mix of exotic imports and native species, would never be duplicated in nature. This collection of photos illustrates a sampling of the tree species that may be found on the University grounds.

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