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Featured Stories Archive – February, 2008

King of Jordan: U.S. must step up in Middle East

Warning that time for negotiating Israeli-Palestinian peace is running out, King Abdullah II of Jordan told a Princeton University audience Friday, Feb. 29, that the United States must take a stronger role in helping to resolve the conflict and secure the future of the Middle East. 

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Dance troupe presents 'Mirage'

Raks Odalisque, Princeton's Middle Eastern dance troupe, will present its eighth annual spring show, "Mirage," Thursday through Saturday, Feb. 28-March 1, in the Frist Campus Center theater.

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Engineering school's growth targets societal needs

H. Vincent Poor, a 1977 graduate alumnus who became dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Science in June 2006, epitomizes Princeton's tradition of the teacher-scholar. In this interview, he talks about the school, reflecting on its past and contemplating its future.

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Illuminating lives: Berg researches Wilson biography while teaching 'Life Writing'

FEATURED STORY: Berg illuminates lives through research and teaching

In the fall of 1967, on his second day as an undergraduate at Princeton, A. Scott Berg walked over to Firestone Library and asked to take a look at F. Scott Fitzgerald's handwritten draft of "The Great Gatsby." Holding that manuscript and examining Fitzgerald's words — his neatly drawn cursive letters, written in pencil on unlined, worn paper and littered with crossouts and additions — Berg discovered what he wanted to do with his life: write biographies.

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Tilghman covers range of topics in town hall meeting

FEATURED STORY: Tilghman covers range of topics in town hall meeting

President Shirley M. Tilghman discussed her travels on behalf of the University along with matters that are never far from her thoughts during a "town hall" meeting Monday, Feb. 11, in the School of Architecture's Betts Auditorium.

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Devoted to the arts: Students combine creative, academic pursuits in many ways

Senior Carlos Jiménez Cahua is majoring is chemistry. He also is a gifted photographer who is earning a certificate in visual arts. Senior Julia Brav is a jazz pianist who has been lauded for her inventiveness and sophistication as a musician. She is majoring in music and earning a certificate in musical performance. Junior Kelvin Dinkins spends as much time working on marketing plans and tour schedules as rehearsing solos as the president of the Triangle Club. He is majoring in English and earning a certificate in theater and dance. All three are examples of the different ways that Princeton students weave the arts into their lives.

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Taking creative risks with matter, materials and ideas

FEATURED STORY: Taking creative risks with matter, materials and ideas

The Program in Visual Arts is presenting "Student Art: Work From the Fall 2007 Semester," a group show featuring ceramics, sculpture, painting, drawing and photography, through Friday, Feb. 15, in the Lucas Gallery, 185 Nassau St.

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