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Tuesday, Sept. 01, 2015

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University greenhouses power the flowers in Princeton's gardens

Visitors to Princeton University's Prospect Gardens may be familiar with the cheerful orange marigolds, pops of pink petunias and bunches of begonias blooming around the lush grounds. What they may not know is that most flowers planted there and in other campus gardens get their start just down the road in the University's greenhouses.

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Find the story: High school students explore journalism and college in Princeton summer program

Her smile disarmed skeptical New Yorkers as she announced, "Hi! I'm a student journalist and I would like to know your opinions on Donald Trump." ShiWanda Sheard-Perry of West Helena, Arkansas, spent the evening of Aug. 6 gathering interviews for a story on the first Republican primary debate. As a student in the Princeton University Summer Journalism Program (SJP), she was devoting 10 intense days to reporting on, and beyond, Princeton's campus.

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Princeton 101: Freshman Scholars Institute immerses students in campus life

This summer, 77 students are on campus to participate in the Freshman Scholars Institute,a seven-week academic program for select incoming Princeton freshmen.

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In full swing: Student teams build and pitch businesses in summer program

This was the fourth year that the Keller Center has held its Demo Day, the culmination of the center's eLab student startup accelerator. The summer-long program provides work space, instruction and support for student teams who compete for admission. The program also provides up to $20,000 in funding without taking any equity in the fledgling ventures. Team members are matched with veteran entrepreneurs who serve as mentors, and they attend workshops and coaching sessions that concentrate on different aspects of launching a startup.

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What PUPP means to me

The Princeton University Preparatory Program, a tuition-free academic and cultural enrichment program, has been helping prepare high-achieving, low-income high school students for college success for nearly 15 years. In their own words, participants and alumni share what PUPP means to them.

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STEAM Camp makes summer learning fun

Riding roller coasters. Racing homemade canoes. Cooking s'mores on a sunny afternoon. At Princeton University's Community House STEAM Camp, typical summer camp activities are actually science lessons.

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Nozomi Ando: Breaking free with a love of chemistry

The ambitious research of Nozomi Ando, a Princeton University assistant professor of chemistry, pushes the limits of using X-ray-based methods to unravel the structure of enzymes, which could help scientists understand how these incredibly complex molecules are central to biological processes such as cellular metabolism and DNA replication.

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Video feature: PIIRS Global Seminars immerse students in a learning experience

Princeton students spread out around the globe each summer to explore the international dimensions of their academic interests in six-week courses taught by University faculty in locations at the heart of the seminar's subject matter. In this video, learn more about PIIRS Global Seminars and the opportunities they offer for Princeton students.

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Summer program introduces high school students to laboratory research

About 30 high school students are conducting research on campus this summer with Princeton's Laboratory Learning Program. The program provides motivated students with the opportunity to learn firsthand what it is like to be in a laboratory and participate in university-level research.

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International internships enable students to work and serve across the world

This summer, Princeton undergraduate students are gaining new perspectives and opportunities through internships in a variety of fields in more than 50 countries through the University's International Internship Program.

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