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Featured Stories Archive – January, 2011

Video feature: 'Flock Logic' collaboration unites science and dance

Professors Naomi Leonard of mechanical and aerospace engineering and Susan Marshall, director of the Program in Dance in the Lewis Center for the Arts, created a class combining the science of motion and the art of movement. The Princeton Atelier project, called "Flock Logic," resulted in two performances that engaged a wide range of participants including students and volunteers.

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Video feature: 'Conversation With...' Professor Edward Felten

In a video posted Jan. 26, Edward Felten, a Princeton professor of computer science and public affairs, took part in the second edition of the University's interactive "Conversation With…" series. In the first part of this two-part conversation, Felten answers questions posted online through Facebook and discusses a variety of topics, including how Princeton students can combine academic interests.

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Anthropologist Mann builds body of evidence with evolution studies

Alan Mann's sense of wonder about human origins and his bond with all animal species -- living and extinct -- have endeared him to students and colleagues for more than 40 years. Mann, a physical anthropologist, has focused his research on fossil remains -- mainly teeth -- of australopithecines and Neandertals to understand human growth and development. Mann also teaches a signature summer course in Bordeaux, France, "Modern Human Origins," which culminates in two weeks of excavation at a site once frequented by Neandertals.

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Milberg donates leading collection of Irish prose; symposium planned

The handwritten correspondence of the early 19th-century writer Maria Edgeworth, often considered the "the Irish Jane Austen," is among the many extraordinary literary treasures in a collection of prose by Irish writers recently donated to Princeton University by 1953 alumnus Leonard Milberg. 

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Honoring King, Jones stresses 'hope is a renewable resource'

Today's young Americans must combine their technological savvy with a commitment to environmental sustainability to help achieve Martin Luther King Jr.'s dream of a just society, keynote speaker Van Jones told the audience at Princeton University's annual King Day ceremony today.

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State-of-the-art Frick Chemistry Lab, now open, advances new frontier of research

There is a fresh buzz of excitement surrounding the new Frick Chemistry Laboratory, and it isn't just the building's striking facade that has people talking. Princeton researchers say the new home of the University's Department of Chemistry presents the perfect staging area to break scientific ground, to engage students by actively involving them in cutting-edge work, and -- according to the department's leader -- to provide "the best education in undergraduate chemistry in the world."

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Video feature: 'Student focus: Celebrating Dean's Date'

John Monagle, a Princeton junior, and Zach Zimmerman, a 2010 Princeton graduate, host this video profile of Dean's Date, which takes place at the end of each semester. This year's events happen Tuesday, Jan. 11, and Tuesday, May 11.

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Exploring perspectives on love through photos

Featuring international settings ranging from domestic to natural to spiritual, a series of photographs exploring the question "What Is Love?" is on view in the Murray-Dodge Hall lobby on the Princeton campus. The exhibition includes 31 images selected from almost 150 submissions by University students, faculty and staff members in a contest seeking photographic perspectives on the theme of love.

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Perspective on: The real and imaginary life of Mumbai

In his 2010 book "Mumbai Fables," Gyan Prakash, the Dayton-Stockton Professor of History at Princeton, studies Mumbai from a range of viewpoints to explore the multifaceted world of this Indian metropolis.

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