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Featured Stories Archive – February, 2010

New Chemistry Building reflects its environment

While the sheer size of Princeton's new Chemistry Building is striking, the structure at the same time has a way of fusing with its surroundings -- its glass façade reflecting the nearby woodlands and stream valley leading to Lake Carnegie.

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Scholars from developing nations build network in Princeton-Oxford program

A network of promising scholars from developing countries is taking shape through a program at Princeton and the University of Oxford inspired by two leading political scientists' desire to give developing nations a stronger voice in world affairs.

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Alumni Day honorees emphasize leadership, civility

U.S. Army Gen. David Petraeus and National Endowment for the Humanities Chair Jim Leach stressed the values of strategic leadership and civility in addressing major issues confronting the United States as they received Princeton's top awards for alumni Saturday, Feb. 20, on campus.

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Students perform in Spring Dance Festival

More than 50 students from a range of academic departments will perform in Princeton's annual Spring Dance Festival Friday through Sunday, Feb. 19-21, at the Berlind Theatre. Performances are slated for 8 p.m. Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, and 1 p.m. Sunday. The event is sponsored by the Program in Dance in the Lewis Center for the Arts.

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'Paws'ing to celebrate the Year of the Tiger

This Sunday, Feb. 14, marks the start of the Year of the Tiger, according to the Chinese Zodiac. It is the first day of the lunar new year. It seems that Princeton and the tiger were destined to be connected -- 1746, the year Princeton was founded, was also the Year of the Tiger.

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Exhibition marks anniversary of new South Africa

An exhibition commemorating the 20th anniversary of the end of apartheid in South Africa and Nelson Mandela's release from prison will open at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 9, in the Fields Center for Equality and Cultural Understanding, 58 Prospect Ave.

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Evergreen beauty of campus gardens thrives year round

The winter season brings a subdued beauty to Princeton's campus. As the fall foliage fades, Princeton's evergreens take on a more prominent role in coloring the landscape and adding vitality to the grounds. According to Jim Consolloy, who retired Feb. 1 after nearly 21 years as grounds manager, some of the University's most well-traveled spaces are spectacular in winter as well as summer.

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A broader palette: Steward pictures an art museum that 'sets the standard'

On a warm Thursday night in September, crowds of students, staff and community members filled the Princeton University Art Museum. In all 2,400 people visited the museum that evening to celebrate the new extended hours on Thursdays, delighting James Steward, the new director of the museum.

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