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Featured Stories Archive – February, 2014

Beyond the bomb: Atomic research changed medicine, biology

A new book by Princeton University historian Angela Creager explains how knowledge and technology that grew out of the Manhattan Project paved the way for important breakthroughs in medicine and biology.

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Alumni Day honorees Sotomayor, Rawlings stress value of service, higher education

The meaning of service and the future of American higher education were themes in talks by top alumni award winners during Princeton University's Alumni Day program on Saturday, Feb. 22. The full schedule on the sunny day on campus included lectures, workshops, family activities, and the presentation of alumni and student awards.

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London calling: Journeys of musical discovery

A collaboration established between Princeton and the Royal College of Music (RCM) in 2007 offers Princeton students the opportunity to spend the fall semester of their junior year at the prestigious conservatory and is offered as part of Princeton's Study Abroad Program. Two undergraduates, Darya Koltunyuk and Katherine Buzard, and a 2011 alumnus, Joseph Gotoff, capture the RCM experience and share how it influenced their time at Princeton and their plans for the future.

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Video feature: 'Capturing the Cosmos'

Princeton junior Cody O'Neil traveled to Chile to practice astrophotography with the support of the Martin A. Dale '53 Summer Award, a $4,000 stipend given to a handful of students to pursue an independent project not connected to academic coursework.

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Video feature: 'Portraits of a President'

Karl Kusserow, the John Wilmerding Curator of American Art at the Princeton University Art Museum, explains the unique history of a pair of portraits of U.S. President George Washington painted by Charles Willson Peale and held in the museum's collection.

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Zoom in: 28 stories of a global summer

More than 1,300 Princeton undergraduate and graduate students traveled throughout the United States and to 90 countries around the globe last summer for academic study, independent research, internships and civic engagement projects. In this interactive feature, you will be able to view a map of the world and take a global journey with more than two dozen students from many disciplines who engaged in a broad array of opportunities in summer 2013.

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