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Featured Stories Archive – July, 2013

Video feature: Art of Science 2013 celebrates the 'unpredictability of beauty'

The Art of Science 2013 exhibit in the Friend Center on the Princeton University campus consists of 43 images of artistic merit created during the course of scientific research. The works, part of a recurring show now in its sixth iteration, were chosen from 170 images submitted from 24 departments across the University. This video offers a cross-section of the artwork on display.

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Wuthnow finds resilience, opportunity in America's small towns

Sociologist Robert Wuthnow and his team of researchers interviewed more than 700 people in small towns around the country for a project that offers new insights into where small towns fit in 21st century America. While their populations are small, these communities continue to play a big role in American life, he says.

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Video feature: 'Friendship at Princeton'

From the moment Princeton University students arrive on campus to when they graduate, there are numerous opportunities to make new friends and hang out.

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'Princetoniana' website celebrates the Princeton spirit

Senior jackets. Songs and cheers. Campus landmarks. The bonfire. Princeton and the movies. Famous alumni. These are just some of the topics covered in the new Princetoniana website, which launched this month. The site will continue to evolve, focusing through text and images on many of the traditions and qualities that make the University distinctive.

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Video feature: Class on German thin-shell structures yields exhibition

Sigrid Adriaenssens and Branko Glišić, assistant professors of civil and environmental engineering at Princeton University, co-taught a course on German thin-shell structures in the fall of 2012 that has resulted in the exhibition "Evolution of German Shells: Efficiency in Form."

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A sound idea: Innovative lens takes shape as commercial product

On a late night in February 2011, two Princeton University researchers packed a small object into a box and set it out for the morning mail. The engineers had spent four years developing a new type of microscope lens that focuses in response to sound waves. They were sending their invention to their first customer. Two years and a lot of hard work later, their invention, the TAG Optics Lens 2.0, has a customer base spanning from Japan to Germany.

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Biking Princeton: The campus on two wheels

The Princeton University campus is the perfect place to ride a bicycle along tree-lined paths, through Gothic archways and across scenic streets. Whether they are hurrying to class or meeting friends for lunch, Princeton students often get around campus on two wheels.

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Video feature: 'Institute for Chocolate Studies'

The Institute for Chocolate Studies (ICS) student club, Princeton University's first student-run chocolate manufacturer, creates its own chocolate from "bean to bar," which means ushering raw beans through a process of roasting, shelling, mixing, melting and cooling.

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