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Featured Stories Archive – January, 2006

Book chronicles life of Nobel laureate, Princeton’s first black full professor

FEATURED STORY: Tignor chronicles life of Nobel laureate W. Arthur Lewis

W. Arthur Lewis was a man who broke boundaries. An economist who focused on the developing world, Lewis was the first black full professor at Princeton when he arrived in 1963. Sixteen years later, he became the first person of African descent to win a Nobel Prize in a field other than literature or peace.

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Students build instant messaging system -- instantly

FEATURED STORY: Students build instant messaging system -- instantly

Nineteen high school students from Trenton and Lawrence arrived on the Princeton campus Thursday with a mission: to assemble cutting-edge optics devices under a tight deadline so that by the end of the day they could instant message each other using computers connected by nothing more than two beams of light.

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Peter Lewis to give $101 million to advance the arts at Princeton

FEATURED STORY: Peter Lewis to give $101 million to advance the arts

Peter B. Lewis, a 1955 graduate and trustee of Princeton University, will contribute $101 million to support a major new initiative to enhance the role of the creative and performing arts in the life of the University and its community. The gift was announced by President Shirley M. Tilghman following Jan. 20 meetings of the University's Board of Trustees.  

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Clinton calls for 'new vision' in Middle East

FEATURED STORY: Clinton calls for 'new vision' in Middle East

U.S. Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, delivering a speech at Princeton University on Middle East issues, called for the United Nations to sanction Iran for pursuing nuclear weapons. In an appearance Wednesday, Jan. 18, to celebrate a new professorship in Middle East policy studies at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Clinton warned that "a nuclear Iran is a danger to Israel, to its neighbors and beyond." She urged the United States to "move as quickly as feasible for sanctions in the United Nations."

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University community welcomes Corzine on inauguration day

FEATURED STORY: University community welcomes new governor

The Princeton campus community welcomed Jon Corzine on the day of his inauguration as New Jersey's 54th governor. Hours before his inauguration on Jan. 17, Corzine spoke in the University Chapel at a morning prayer service, which featured remarks b...

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Hope and achievement mark MLK Day celebration

FEATURED STORY: Hope and achievement mark MLK Day celebration

Messages of hope and celebrations of achievement marked Princeton University's annual ceremony in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Jan. 16 in Richardson Auditorium. The Rev. Charles G. Adams, a renowned pastor and activist, delivered an impassioned address urging people to emulate King and embrace the "dynamics of hope." The University also recognized Marvalene Hughes, the president of Dillard University, and Albert Raboteau, a longtime Princeton faculty member, for their inspirational leadership.

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BodyHype show embraces variety of dance forms, Jan. 12-14

FEATURED STORY: BodyHype show embraces variety of dance forms

The BodyHype Dance Company will present its fall semester show Thursday through Saturday, Jan. 12-14, in the Murray-Dodge Theater. The dance troupe will perform at 8 p.m. on Jan. 12, at 10 p.m. on Jan. 13 and at 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. on Jan. 14.Founded...

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Thesis production offers new take on Greek tragedy, Jan 12-15

FEATURED STORY: Thesis production offers new take on Greek tragedy

Princeton students will present a fresh take on a classic Greek tragedy, Euripides' "Hippolytos," at 8 p.m. Thursday through Sunday, Jan. 12-15, in the Matthews Acting Studio at 185 Nassau St. The play is Senior Zachary Woolfe's senior thesis production for the Program in Theater and Dance.

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Katrina relief efforts include helping Dillard reopen, welcoming jazz musician to campus

FEATURED STORY: Katrina relief efforts bring jazz musician to campus

Efforts by members of the University community to aid victims of hurricanes Katrina and Rita are continuing both in the Gulf Coast region and on campus, while an upcoming concert will feature a major New Orleans jazz figure who has brought his talents to Princeton following the disaster.

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