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Featured Stories Archive – November, 2006

Annan: Wake up and take control of nuclear arms situation

FEATURED STORY: Annan -- Wake up and take control of nuclear situation

United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan said Tuesday during a speech at Princeton University that there is an urgent need to confront the danger of nuclear weapons, and both disarmament and nonproliferation must be pursued simultaneously to achieve progress on either front.

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Professional companies present work of dance faculty

FEATURED STORY: Professional companies present work of dance faculty

Professional companies from New York, Philadelphia and Pittsburgh will perform recently choreographed work by Princeton University's dance faculty in concerts at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Dec. 8-9.

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Cultivating a critical eye through art and science

FEATURED STORY: Cultivating a critical eye through art and science

George Washington loomed above them. Drawn from life by the American artist Charles Wilson Peale in 1784, he was withstanding scrutiny from a group of 14 freshmen and their professor, Rachael DeLue. The visit to the Princeton University Art Museum, where “George Washington and the Battle of Princeton” is prominently displayed, was the genesis of a recent afternoon’s wide-ranging discussion in the freshman seminar, “Art as Science/Science as Art.”

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Architecture students helping bring classic Russian play to life

FEATURED STORY: Architecture students helping bring classic play to life

Graduate students in the School of Architecture will see their work in a new seminar come to life on the Berlind Theatre stage this spring. In the first collaboration between the architecture school and a campus theatrical production, students are designing sets for the April 12-14 world premiere of “Boris Godunov,” a classic 19th-century Russian play by Alexander Pushkin.

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Black Arts Company: Dance to perform fall show, Nov. 17-18

FEATURED STORY: Black Arts Company showcases student choreography

A vibrant mix of student-choreographed performances will be featured as the Black Arts Company: Dance presents its fall show, "Dancers Do It Better," Friday and Saturday, Nov. 17-18, in the Frist Campus Center theater. Show times are 9 p.m. Friday, and 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. Saturday.

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Eigenvalue-hugging ecologist seeks solutions in numbers

FEATURED STORY: Ecologist seeks solutions in numbers

For a jeans-wearing environmentalist, Andy Dobson talks a lot like an economist — and, for that matter, a physicist, a computer scientist and a mathematician. It takes a few minutes of listening to his ecology course’s kickoff lecture to realize he is as passionate an environmentalist as any — just one who has seen the value of embracing the perspective from all of these fields.

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Kaleidoscope conference focuses on diversity issues

FEATURED STORY: Looking at diversity through 'Kaleidoscope'

Alumni and other University community members kicked off a conference on diversity by hearing from a former Princeton president who has spent the years since he left conducting groundbreaking research on the topic. President Emeritus William G. Bowen, who served from 1972 to 1988, gave the opening address at "Kaleidoscope: An Alumni Conference on Race and Community at Princeton University," which was held Thursday through Saturday, Nov. 9-11.

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Campus, local communities join in 'Plans in Progress'

FEATURED STORY: Campus, local communities join in 'Plans in Progress'

"How can you improve access for arrivals coming from Alexander Street?" "What are the exterior finishes on Butler College going to look like?" "Where will the Dinky station be located?" Those were just a few of the questions asked in Chancellor Green Wednesday, Nov. 8, during "Plans in Progress," an open forum intended to provide members of the University and local communities with an opportunity to learn more about the University's new campus plan and to offer feedback on the effort.

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Triangle presents 'Heist Almighty,' Nov. 10-11

FEATURED STORY: Triangle's fall show spotlights wacky cast of characters

The Princeton Triangle Club, the nation's oldest college musical-comedy troupe, will present its fall show, "Heist Almighty," at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 10-11, at McCarter Theatre. Singing paintings, dancing ninjas, a team of Girl Scouts and Triangle's signature kickline will be among the cast of characters in the troupe's 116th annual production.

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An innovator in engineering education, Billington connects disciplines

FEATURED STORY: Billington connects engineering to other disciplines

David P. Billington is well known for connecting engineering to other disciplines within the University -- to the humanities, art, science and politics. His courses in "Structures and the Urban Environment" and "Engineering in the Modern World" combine the study of engineering with an exploration of the aesthetic and social values intrinsic to it, an association of ideas that have made them some of the most popular courses among engineering and non-engineering students for decades.

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