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Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2015


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Angus Deaton receives Nobel Prize in economics

Princeton University professor Angus Deaton has been awarded the 2015 Nobel Prize in economics for his contributions to understanding consumption at the individual level and in aggregate. 

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Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment readies for research and teaching with new space

The Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment is about to open its doors, ushering in a new phase for the center’s goal to develop solutions to ensure our energy and environmental future.

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Video feature: Princeton-Fung Global Forum to focus on lessons from the Ebola crisis

The third annual Princeton-Fung Global Forum next month will bring together researchers, scholars, policymakers and health officials to examine West Africa's Ebola outbreak as a case study of a modern plague. The conference, titled "Modern Plagues: Lessons Learned from the Ebola Crisis," will be held Nov. 2-3 in Dublin, Ireland. In this video, Princeton administrators and faculty members affiliated with the conference preview the wide-ranging issues that will be discussed.  

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Baby talk: Looking inside young minds for clues to early learning

Casey Lew-Williams examines how young children learn language, including studying children learning multiple languages, children growing up in poverty and children with communication disorders.


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Economist Currie investigates the building blocks of children's success

Economist Janet Currie uses the methods of an economist, her analytical skills and an openness to new ideas to offer important insights into the health and well-being of children.

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Major new campus sculpture uses glass and metal to evoke nature

A monumental new glass, steel and bronze sculpture by leading contemporary artists Doug and Mike Starn was placed on the lawn of the Princeton University Art Museum this summer. The newly commissioned work, titled "(Any) Body Oddly Propped," is constructed of six 18-foot-tall vividly colored glass panels and two cast bronze forms resembling tree limbs. 

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Princeton's Lake Carnegie: A place for nature, a scene for activity

Lake Carnegie, which bounds the south end of campus, is one of Princeton's most open and natural spaces, a resource to the University and the local community as well as a home to wildlife.

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Adventure and service greet new students and faculty

Princeton organizes numerous orientation events that help freshmen become familiar with one another, the University and the community they'll live in for the next four years. From Sept. 2 until the first day of classes on Sept. 16, incoming students move in to campus, rough it with Outdoor Action, work on social issues in off-campus locations with Community Action, meet with faculty including President Christopher L. Eisgruber, and enjoy parties, cookouts and games on campus.

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Eisgruber encourages new students to learn from each other

Princeton University President Christopher L. Eisgruber welcomed the incoming Class of 2019 at Opening Exercises on Sept. 13, noting that while many students already may have met through social media, they will really get to know each other in person.

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Pre-read speaks volumes about Princeton

Before they arrive on campus, Princeton freshmen are asked to complete their first assignment — reading the Princeton Pre-read, a book chosen each year by Princeton’s president as an introduction to the intellectual life of the University. Right now, if everyone is on schedule, the 1,300-plus members of the Class of 2019 have finished "Whistling Vivaldi: How Stereotypes Affect Us and What We Can Do" by social psychologist Claude Steele.

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