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Monday, April 24, 2017

Featured Stories Archive – April, 2008

Drafting the future of avant-garde architecture

Jeff Mansfield studies evolution and adaptability, but not in scientific terms. For the last year, the architecture major has been charting the path of modern architecture in the 20th century, as well as its future. 

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Orchestra rises to the challenge of performing Mahler Ninth for final concerts

The 17 seniors in the Princeton University Orchestra will conclude their tenure with the group by tackling one of the most difficult pieces they've ever played in concerts at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 25-26, in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall.

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Arts professionals, students collaborate in new work

Two professional directors from Philadelphia, a scenographer from New York, an ensemble of seasoned performers and a group of Princeton students are joining forces to bring a new work to the stage Friday and Saturday, April 25-26, at the Lewis Center for the Arts.

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The science of architecture: Gehry building to provide distinctive home for Lewis library

Those who have watched its bold, curved stainless steel roofline emerge on the corner of Washington Road and Ivy Lane no doubt believe the Lewis Science Library designed by Frank Gehry will have a distinctive exterior look. A recent tour of the building's yet unfinished rooms and halls shows an interior to match.

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Measuring the success of microfinance

Just six months after being introduced to the idea of microfinance -- providing the poor with extremely small loans to start businesses -- senior Molly Jamieson traveled around the world to assess it in action, visiting lending organizations in seven countries on three continents.

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Celebrating the heritage of Mexican dance

Ballet Folklórico de Princeton, a student organization dedicated to performing the traditional folk dances of México, will present its sixth annual show, "De Colores," at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 12, in the Frist Campus Center theater.

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Seeking the magic of poetry

Like many of her students, Tracy K. Smith started writing poetry in earnest as an undergraduate. Now a fast-rising star in American poetry, she is leading intensive workshops at Princeton — knowing from her own experience how important it is to inspire students as they develop as writers.

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Bringing history and imagination to the stage

Two years ago, in a class called "Beginning Studies in Acting," Roger Q. Mason found himself intrigued by lecturer Tim Vasen's description of "the orange women" who gathered at performances of William Shakespeare's plays. The image stuck with Mason when he thought about writing a play for his senior thesis. His work, "Orange Woman, A Ballad for a Moor," runs at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 4-5, and Thursday through Saturday, April 10-12, in the Berlind Theatre.

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