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Featured Stories Archive – August, 2011

Global Seminars bring history, culture to life

From performance styles in Ireland and Japan to political and social evolutions in Turkey, Italy, Poland and Germany, dozens of Princeton students received a firsthand education about an array of international issues this summer. Through five Global Seminars offered by the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies, 73 Princeton undergraduates traveled abroad to live and learn in the country and city at the heart of each seminar's subject matter.

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PEI internships provide insights into environmental issues, students' futures

Several Princeton undergraduates spent this summer immersed in local environmental issues, gaining insights into both the area's ecosystem and their own futures, by interning with four organizations focused on sustainability. The local sustainability internships are part of the Princeton Environmental Institute internship program.

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Video feature: 'Summer Reflection'

For the summer, most Princeton students leave campus for destinations and activities around the world. Others remain to continue research and work on a campus warmed by the sun. It is a time for rejuvenation and reflection. It is a time for absorbing the tranquility of Princeton's surroundings.  

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Summer is lab season for many Princeton students

For many Princeton undergraduates, summertime is focused on life in the laboratory. Although classes are not in session, more than 100 undergraduates remain on campus during the summer months to work in labs across campus. These students pursue opportunities to serve as research interns for faculty members or to work on independent projects in preparation for completing their senior theses in the coming academic year.

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PPPL and NASA let teachers hitch a ride on Zero-G

Teams of New Jersey school teachers and Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) researchers journeyed to NASA Johnson Space Center's Ellington Field in Houston to conduct experiments at zero gravity in NASA's Reduced Gravity Education Flight Program July 22-29. PPPL sponsored six teams on the Zero-G aircraft, which is nicknamed the "Weightless Wonder.

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High school students explore new worlds through PUPP

On a recent summer day, a group of high school students manipulated black soil in their hands to simulate landslides, while others worked with fabric and paint to construct mythological figures with colorful histories. For the 72 students enrolled in the Princeton University Preparatory Program, all of their imaginations were inspired by the island nation of Haiti, which served as the focus for their hands-on learning on the Princeton campus.

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Summer program fuels passions for future policymakers

This summer, Lamees Tanveer was one of 34 rising seniors and one of six international students from colleges and universities throughout the United States to enroll in the Public Policy and International Affairs Junior Summer Institute (JSI) held annually at Princeton by the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. The seven-week program, which ran through July 29, is designed to help prepare students for graduate study and careers in public policy and international affairs.

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Video feature: Engineering 3-D sound

Edgar Choueiri, a professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at Princeton University, has developed a way to play true three-dimensional sound recordings over regular loudspeakers, such as those found in televisions and computer laptops.

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Summer students sharpen their focus on graduate school

Over the summer, 14 college students from across the country attended the Princeton Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (PSURE), an annual program run by the Graduate School for students interested in pursuing doctoral studies.

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