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May 2010

Princeton Professor Margaret Martonosi Receives McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning Graduate Mentoring Award

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Thursday, May 20, 2010 (All day)

Four Princeton faculty members have been named the recipients of Graduate Mentoring Awards by the McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning and will be honored during the Graduate School's hooding ceremony on Monday, May 31, in McCarter Theatre.

Princeton Junior and Grand Challenges Intern, Mathias Esmann, Receives the 2010 International Center International Service Award

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Wednesday, May 19, 2010 (All day)

Princeton junior Mathias Esmann will receive the 2010 International Service Award, which is presented annually by the Davis International Center to a student or student group in recognition of crosscultural humanitarian endeavors.

Esmann will receive the award at a ceremony at 5 p.m. Friday, May 21, in the entrance level of Campus Club. The ceremony is open to the public.

A Note from PEI's Director

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Saturday, May 15, 2010 (All day)
Stephen Pacala and Steve Cosson
Stephen Pacala (left) and Steve Cosson at The Great Immensity on April 17. (Photo: Bentley Drezner)

Art and Science Collaboration Produced Work-in-Progress on Climate Change

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Saturday, May 15, 2010 (All day)
The Great ImmensityCarolyn Edelstein (top, far right) performs on stage at the Berlind Theater with professional actors from The Civilians. (Photos: Denise Applewhite) Steve Pacala (bottom photo, second from right) during talk-back following the evening performance of The Great Immensity on April 17.

Colvin Winners Conduct Fieldwork in Africa

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Saturday, May 15, 2010 (All day)
Colvin winners in field

ENV Students Benefit Community Partner Through Research on School Lunches and Gardens

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Saturday, May 15, 2010 (All day)
ENV 307 Presentation PhotosPictured top to bottom: Professor Morin (right) and Melecia Wright '11; Ross Siverman 10; Angela Wu '12 shows her poster entitled "Food Insecurity in Recessions"; Pam Flory of Real Food for Thought (left) and Kathleen Wade '11 discuss school gardens. (Photos: Carol Peters)

Faculty in Princeton and Norway Collaborate to Teach Innovative Carbon Capture and Sequestration Course

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Saturday, May 15, 2010 (All day)
CEE 599: Special Topics in Environmental Engineering and Water Resources

From Silos to Cultural Integration: The Evolution of Campus Sustainability

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Saturday, May 15, 2010 (All day)

Higher education sometimes has been described as an “ivory tower,” with isolated academic “silos.” While these stereotypes contain a grain of truth they are mostly remnants of the past. Cross-disciplinary cooperative work is what makes campuses today such vibrant places. And it is this environment that nurtures the seeds of many of our country’s most positive transformative cultural shifts.

Grand Challenges Highlights: Spring/Summer 2010

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Saturday, May 15, 2010 (All day)

Now in its third year of funding, the Grand Challenges Initiative, administered by PEI in collaboration with the Woodrow Wilson School and the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, has created a diverse research and scholarship endeavor. Below are a few recent highlights from the Energy and Health Grand Challenges:

Meet Mike J. Smith, Spring 2010 BP-Vann Visiting Fellow

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Saturday, May 15, 2010 (All day)

Top: A West Virginia oil field in the 1860's; bottom; a recent image showing production in 6,000 feet water. (Photos: Courtesy of Mike Smith)

Q&A: The Making of 'The Great Immensity'

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Saturday, May 15, 2010 (All day)

While exploring the Panama Canal in a small tourist boat, Steve Cosson and Michael Friedman were startled by a massive container ship suddenly passing by, rocking them violently in its wake. Painted on the hull in Chinese characters, its name was boldly inscribed as "The Great Immensity." Cosson and Friedman later decided this would be the name of a play, serving as a metaphor for the impact of climate change on the Earth. The work-in-progress, "The Great Immensity," will be performed at McCarter's Berlind Theatre on Saturday, April 17.

Research & Center Spring/Summer 2010

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Saturday, May 15, 2010 (All day)

Carbon Mitigation Initiative

Princeton Researchers Develop Disaster Relief Technologies for Haiti

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Friday, May 14, 2010 (All day)

Even before the Jan. 12 earthquake that devastated Haiti, killing more than 200,000 people and leaving more than 1 million homeless, the citizens of the Caribbean nation were in desperate need of access to clean drinking water and electricity.

Students Have Many Options for Summer Thesis Funding

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Friday, May 14, 2010 (All day)

In Praise of Boise: Why Space Really is the Final Frontier in the Internet Age

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Thursday, May 13, 2010 (All day)

From New Jersey to Nairobi: Princeton in Africa Marks 10 Years

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Wednesday, May 12, 2010 (All day)

Ten years ago, Princeton alumnus Steven Feldstein spent a year in Rwanda assessing orphanages and documenting the lives of street children as part of his work for a humanitarian relief organization. Feldstein was in Africa with the first group of University graduates to participate in the Princeton in Africa program, an experience that has shaped his working life.

Labouisse Winner to Focus on Conservation in Panama

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Wednesday, May 12, 2010 (All day)
Ruth MetzelRuth Metzel (Photo: Joy Scharfstein)

Princeton senior Ruth Metzel has been awarded the University's Henry Richardson Labouisse '26 Prize, which will fund her work with a nongovernmental organization to help address environmental issues in Panama.

Open Letter: Climate Change and the Integrity of Science

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Thursday, May 6, 2010 (All day)