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Featured Stories Archive – November, 2010

Video feature: 'New Perspectives: A Journey to Nicaragua and Honduras'

A group of 16 Princeton undergraduates traveled to Nicaragua and Honduras this August and September to learn about the religious, social and political situations in both countries with the Office of Religious Life and Witness for Peace, a nonprofit group.

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Balancing constitutional rights with national security

Diane Snyder, a lecturer in politics and freshman seminars at Princeton University and a former senior CIA officer, shares her past experiences to lend a real-world perspective to the freshman seminar "The Rest of the Story: The Six O’Clock News, Intelligence, National Security and You." The course explores American national security issues and constitutional rights such as privacy, due process and free speech, which date to the founding of the country and have remained at the center of public debate since the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.

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International study serves up recipe contest

Princeton students explore a world of new experiences when studying and participating in internships abroad, including learning about the cuisines of other cultures. To bring some of these edible discoveries back to campus, Dining Services and the Office of International Programs held an International Palate Recipe contest and prepared the winning meals for students in the residential colleges.

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Kicking off a study of Latin America through soccer

In the freshman seminar "Soccer in Latin America: Politics, History and Popular Culture " 15 students are exploring why so many people are addicted to the sport. The class is being taught by Bruno Carvalho, an assistant professor of Spanish and Portuguese languages and cultures who grew up with a passion for soccer in Brazil.

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Exploring genetics leads to big ideas about the natural world

In her freshman seminar titled "How the Tabby Cat Got Her Stripes or The Silence of the Genes," Princeton University president and molecular biology professor Shirley M. Tilghman, one of the world's foremost authorities on genetics, is introducing 15 students to a newer aspect of her subject known as epigenetics. Together, they are grappling with one of the deepest questions in the natural world: What is at the root of the intricate process that makes us all so different?

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Making sustainable energy technologies come alive

In the freshman seminar "Science and Technology for a Sustainable Future," Princeton engineering professor Craig Arnold conveys his fascination with energy and aims to "get students to think, 'I can make a difference.'"

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Perspective on: Trends in U.S. employment

Henry Farber, Princeton's Hughes-Rogers Professor of Economics, discusses the reasons for the weak U.S. job market and the outlook for its recovery.

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