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Featured Stories Archive – March, 2013

Class snapshot: 'Ethics and Public Health'

The class "Ethics and Public Health" brings together students from a wide range of disciplines to examine issues at the intersection of ethics, policy and public health.

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In the art of mathematics, work is play and tricks are the trade

The Richard L. Smith '70 Freshman Seminar, "The Mathematics of Magic Tricks and Games," explores the mathematical principles behind games and magic tricks in order to introduce young academics to the creative side of mathematics, a field widely considered difficult and inaccessible.

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No taste like home

Dining Services recently held the annual "There's No Place Like Home" recipe contest, inviting students to submit their recipes for their favorite dish. The winning recipes were served on Feb. 14 in the residential dining halls, the Center for Jewish Life, and Food for Thought in the Frist Campus Center Food Gallery.

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Video feature: 'Cynthia Lu: The Art of Computer Science'

Jingwan "Cynthia" Lu, a Princeton University fourth-year graduate student in computer science, is redefining the way an artist can "paint" with digital strokes on a computer.

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Princeton cuts energy use, costs through projects big and small

In a small room tucked in a corner of Princeton University's MacMillan Building, computer screens cover the wall and line desktops, each displaying a colorful cornucopia of data used to monitor campus energy equipment and limit the University's energy consumption. The University's Energy Management Center is at the hub of aggressive efforts to limit energy usage and costs in buildings across campus, supporting Princeton's comprehensive Sustainability Plan to reduce carbon dioxide emissions to 1990 levels by 2020.

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Video feature: ECCO lights up Princeton with music

When Jonathan Vinocour, a 2001 Princeton alumnus, was an undergraduate, he always looked forward to Sunday evening rehearsals with the Princeton University Orchestra, where he was section leader for the violas. This video captures the experience Vinocour — now principal violist with the San Francisco Symphony — had when he came back to campus with the East Coast Chamber Orchestra, known as ECCO, a chamber orchestra he co-founded.

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Two 'guiding stars' of poetry discuss writing, race and history

On Feb. 28, Tracy K. Smith, an assistant professor of creative writing in the Lewis Center for the Arts who won the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for poetry, held a public conversation with United States Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey, who won the Pulitzer in 2007. The event, held in Chancellor Green Rotunda, was part of the Center for African American Studies' Conversation Series.

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Video feature: Students look at the world with an 'international eye'

Princeton students are showcasing their many opportunities to experience life abroad through an exhibition of photographs taken while participating in international programs.

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