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Featured Stories Archive – October, 2013

'Happy Halloween From Princeton University'

Happy Halloween from Princeton University, home of the orange and black.

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Video feature: The teaching museum

Princeton University faculty members use objects in the Princeton University Art Museum as teaching tools to give students a deeper understanding of ancient cultures and people. In this video, students study ancient Maya artifacts in the museum and then reproduce Mesoamerican pottery techniques in the Wilson College Ceramics Studio on campus.

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Class snapshot: 'Health and the Social Markers of Difference'

Instructors from Princeton University and the University of São Paulo collaborated to create a course being taught for the first time this semester that focuses on the role of social markers of difference — such as race, class, nationality and gender — in issues of global health.

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Graduate alumni celebrate Princeton ties at 'Many Minds, Many Stripes' conference

Representing a wide range of intellectual, geographic and demographic affiliations, Princeton University's graduate alumni gathered on campus for the "Many Minds, Many Stripes" conference Oct. 17-19. It was the first University-sponsored gathering of its kind for all graduate alumni, timed to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Graduate College.

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Video feature: 'Many Minds, Many Stripes' welcomes Princeton graduate alumni back to campus

Princeton University is holding a campus conference for all graduate alumni this week, with more than 1,000 alumni and guests expected to attend and connect with fellow alumni and reconnect with the University. On the second day of the "Many Minds, Many Stripes" conference, which runs Thursday to Saturday, Oct. 17 to 19, organizers premiered a video showcasing the Graduate School's history and the evolution of graduate education, student life and alumni relations, as well as the impact that Princeton has had on alumni's lives.

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Pathé-Baby Collection brings silent films into focus

In 2008, Princeton University Professor of Spanish and Portuguese Languages and Cultures Rubén Gallo entered a tiny French antique shop and discovered a 1920s Pathé-Baby home movie projector along with hundreds of 9.5 mm silent films. Since then, Princeton's Department of Rare Books and Special Collections has been working to bring this material into the classroom.

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How red crabs on Christmas Island speak for the tropics

Research conducted through Princeton University found that erratic rainfall — which could become more irregular as a result of climate change — could be detrimental to animals that migrate with the dry-wet seasonal cycle. The researchers studied the annual mating migration of the land-dwelling Christmas Island red crab in order to help scientists understand the consequences of climate change for the millions of migratory animals in Earth's tropical zones.

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Nobel Laureate Vargas Llosa brings literary flair back to Princeton

In fall 2010, the Peruvian novelist Mario Vargas Llosa was teaching at Princeton when he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature. Three years later, he has returned to the University to share his insights about writing with a new group of students as well as the broader campus community.

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Oushakine connects the dots of Russian history

Serguei Oushakine, an associate professor of anthropology and Slavic languages and literatures at Princeton University, focuses his work on connecting the fragmented dots of the Soviet Union — its culture, its politics, its influence — in a manner that brings greater clarity to fellow scholars as well as a reference point to undergraduates, most of whom were born after the Soviet collapse.

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