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Featured Stories Archive – June, 2011

Engineers work to ease Internet data flow as demand for video grows

Demand continues to soar for movies, television shows, amateur videos, and video calls delivered via the Internet and mobile networks. Over the past few years, Princeton electrical engineer Mung Chiang and his team have methodically pieced together a replica of the global Internet and mobile networks to develop new ideas and systems that will help ensure that the networking infrastructure of the future will meet consumer demand.

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Summer Theater offers fairy tales, comedies and drama

In a production that interlaces the stories of "Cinderella," "Jack and the Beanstalk," "Little Red Riding Hood" and "Rapunzel," Princeton Summer Theater opens its 2011 season with a production of "Into the Woods." The play is a Tony Award-winning mélange of fairy tales that explores themes of growing up, parental responsibility and wish fulfillment, with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and a book by James Lapine.

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A tradition of voice: A cappella at Princeton

Walk through Princeton's campus at night, and it is not unusual to hear sweet melodies and perfect-pitched harmonies resonate from one of the University's Gothic archways. The waves of music emanate from Princeton's student a cappella singers, who entertain their classmates at arch sings, in addition to concerts and informal shows, throughout the year. 

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Mendelberg examines inequality through political behavior

In exploring the racial underside of political communications, Princeton University politics professor Tali Mendelberg has found that unspoken words can be the most damaging. Mendelberg is a political psychologist who studies the ways in which individuals' thoughts, emotions and behavior affect political processes. Her research focuses on communication about race in political campaigns -- particularly the varying effects of implicit and explicit racial messaging -- and the role of race, gender and other factors in citizen deliberation.

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Princeton sculpture enriches beauty and character of campus

Princeton is home to a significant permanent collection of sculpture by many important 20th- and 21st-century artists. Following in the centuries-old tradition of civic statuary and public monuments, the collection seeks to place extraordinary and durable works of art in the path of everyday life for members of the University community and visitors to campus, and like all great works of public art, the sculpture distributed across the Princeton campus embodies the dreams, hopes and desires of the community in which it appears. The collection has come to reflect the energies of generations, with new works added periodically to reflect the continuing strivings of many of the great artists of the past and present.

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From diseases to drugs, Wailoo explores nexus of health and society

In investigating public health issues, Princeton University scholar Keith Wailoo assumes an array of roles: historian, scientist, anthropologist, sociologist and policy analyst. This multifaceted approach has brought Wailoo -- a professor in the Department of History and the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs -- to the forefront of the study of the history of science and medicine. His research and teaching tackle issues at the nexus of health and society, with particular attention to race and identity.

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Video feature: Faces of Princeton

Teacher. Adviser. Mentor. Professor David Spergel, a member of Princeton's class of 1982, has carried those titles for a generation of Princeton undergraduates. Jared Crooks, who graduated this May with a degree in astrophysical sciences, knows how special it is to work closely with Spergel. "Thank you," he says to Spergel, the Charles A. Young Professor of Astronomy on the Class of 1897 Foundation, professor of astrophysical sciences and chair of the Department of Astrophysical Sciences. "Your openness, strength and wisdom have been fundamental to my time at Princeton."

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Students get hands-on with mural project in Trenton

In the course "The Big Picture: Mural Arts in Philadelphia and Trenton," students got an intimate look at the many steps involved in planning and executing a public mural, which was unveiled on June 4 in Trenton.

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Slideshow: Aim high and be bold!

Graduation activities marked the conclusion of students' time at Princeton, but also the dawn of an opportunity for members of the class of 2010. Activities highlighted in this slideshow began Thursday, May 27, when alumni returned for Reunions, and concluded Tuesday, June 1, with Commencement.

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