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Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014
 

Featured Stories Archive – March, 2014

Guenther: Perspective on history of medicine

Katja Guenther trained as an M.D. in Germany before she earned a Ph.D. in the history of science from Harvard University. She also holds an M.Sc. in neuroscience from the University of Oxford. Guenther joined Princeton as an assistant professor of history in 2009.

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Ask, write, edit: Princeton students discover journalistic paths

The Ferris McGraw Robbins Professors in Journalism have been teaching seminars at Princeton University since 1964. The program brings prominent journalists to campus for a semester. Students from a variety of disciplines, in addition to those interested in a career in journalism, are admitted by application only. "The seminars are designed to make all students more informed consumers of news and more articulate writers in expressing their views," said Kathleen Crown, executive director of the Council of the Humanities, which oversees the program.

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Video feature: Learn the stories behind International Eye student contest photos

Go behind the camera with Princeton University students through this video that highlights some of the winners of the sixth annual International Eye Photo Contest and the stories of their intriguing images.

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PPPL allows high school students to experiment with plasma online

Students at West Windsor-Plainsboro High School South in West Windsor, N.J., recently watched and controlled a glowing pink plasma on a screen in their classroom through a live video stream of an experiment five miles away at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory. The March 12 event marked the first demonstration of an invention that fills a gap in online education by providing students and instructors anywhere in the world with a way to take part in a laboratory experiment.

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Video feature: 'Calder on Campus'

Two sculptures by Alexander Calder are on display in front of the Princeton University Art Museum through June 15.

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Animating science: Student videos explain ecological challenges

Conveying science to a broad audience in a way that is understandable, accurate and entertaining is an important — and challenging — task. Last semester, Princeton University students in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (EEB) got a chance to try their hand at that skill, creating animated short videos that focused on a wide variety of ecological challenges.

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The beauty of the lab

Princeton University offers students and faculty members a wide range of opportunities to work in state-of-the-art laboratory facilities. In addition to the sophisticated equipment used in experiments every day, labs have a beauty that has not escaped notice from students, research fellows, faculty and staff.

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Video feature: Through a camera lens, Vanderbei finds academic inspiration

Robert Vanderbei, a Princeton University professor of operations research and financial engineering, finds inspiration for his research in a specialized hobby. Vanderbei tinkers with camera lenses and uses image-enhancing software to produce exquisite pictures of snowflakes.

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Video feature: Princeton-Fung Global Forum to consider the future of higher education

University leaders and policymakers from around the world will meet at the Princeton-Fung Global Forum next month to consider technological innovations, financial pressures, shifting demographics and other opportunities and challenges universities face in the 21st century. The conference on "The Future of Higher Education" will run from April 9-11 in Paris, with most sessions held in the city's historic seat of government, the Hôtel de Ville.

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Video feature: Undergraduates expand horizons with Spanish and Portuguese studies

Princeton University gives undergraduates many chances to learn about different countries and communities through the interdisciplinary approach of a liberal arts education. The Department of Spanish and Portuguese Languages and Cultures not only teaches another language (or two) but also expands students' view of the world.

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