Senior Thesis: Following his muse to create an unconventional clown
by Jennifer Greenstein Altmann
Senior Sam Zetumer likes to work in opposing realms. He is a math major who is earning a certificate in theater and dance. He scribbles math equations on the chalkboard while waiting for rehearsals to begin. He currently is completing two senior theses: one on set theory, and one on clowning.
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Renowned poets to read in inaugural poetry festival
Poets from around the world will read and share their work during the inaugural Princeton Poetry Festival Monday and Tuesday, April 27-28, in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall. The event, part of the Lewis Center for the Arts Performance Central Program, is free but pre-registration is required. Readings and discussions will run from 2 to 10 p.m. each day.
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Potechin selected for Churchill Scholarship
Princeton senior Aaron Potechin has been selected as one of 14 students nationwide to receive a Churchill Scholarship, which funds a year of postgraduate study at the University of Cambridge. The Winston Churchill Foundation of New York City, established in 1959, offers the scholarships to outstanding American students to pursue graduate studies in engineering, mathematics or the sciences.
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Princeton forms cosmology collaboration with Munich university
by Kitta MacPherson
Scientists at Princeton have formalized a collaboration with researchers at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich that will employ supercomputers to aid them in arriving at a better understanding of galaxy formation. The work will be centered at the Princeton Institute for Computational Science and Engineering (PICSciE) and the University Observatory Munich.
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Rabb receives Carnegie Scholarship for Islamic law research
Intisar Rabb, a graduate student in Princeton’s Department of Near Eastern Studies, has been selected as one of 24 recipients of a 2009 Carnegie Scholarship. Rabb will receive a two-year grant of up to $100,000 from the Carnegie Corp. of New York to pursue a research project titled “Islamic Law and Legal Change: The Internal Critique.” Rabb, who is trained in Islamic and American law, will examine Muslim juristic debates about modern legislation and implementation of classical Islamic criminal law.
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Senior Thesis: Tracking political impact of racial disparity in schools
by Eric Quiñones
As a high school student, Amira Karriem was keenly aware that she was the only African American student in her advanced classes. Now, as a Princeton senior, she is investigating the effects of the racial disparity at her own school and around the country. For her senior thesis in the Department of Politics, Karriem is mixing scholarly research and fieldwork at two New Jersey high schools to study the impact of tracking systems, the practice of separating students based on their academic proficiency.
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Conference explores agriculture, climate change issues
The Princeton Environmental Institute (PEI) will host a symposium and conference Wednesday through Friday, April 29-May 1, to address challenges related to agriculture and climate change as the global population expands. Speakers will explore the scientific, policy and ethical questions presented by the need to greatly boost food production to feed a growing world population while reducing agriculture’s contribution of approximately 30 percent of the world’s greenhouse gases.
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