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Feb. 3, 2010

Vol. 110, No. 8

Gregory Johnsen

In Brief

Forty-eight hours after a massive ­earthquake struck Haiti, several hundred members of the Princeton community attended a solemn candlelight VIGIL FOR HAITI Jan. 14 in the University Chapel. In the face of “suffering and loss beyond comprehension,” Dean of...Read more

The PPPL Express

A toy train was circling the tracks at the Princeton Plasma Physics Lab for three days in early December, but it wasn’t a holiday display that technician “Sly” Vinson was watching. Inside the lab’s primary fusion-energy experiment, the National Spherical...Read more

FYI: Findings

Mouse tracks   To study place cells — neurons that encode the spatial information an animal uses to guide its movement — a Prince­ton team devised a novel experimental setup that placed mice in a virtual-reality environment. The idea was to record the firing...Read more
Dan Grech ’99

Telling students’ untold stories, on the radio

A freshman pledge leaves his fraternity a few weeks before initiation, straining ties with his closest friends. A video-game fanatic makes a name for herself by organizing an intercollegiate league for gamers. Players on the sprint football team come to grips...Read more

Book-scanning project with Google passes midpoint

Work to digitize an estimated 400,000 public-domain books in the University Library collection as part of the Google Books Library Project has passed the halfway point, Princeton officials said. Google is working with a number of major libraries, including...Read more

USG survey links race, income to students’ academic, social life

The social and academic experiences of Princeton students — and some of the affiliations that students make — seem to be linked to their family incomes and racial backgrounds, according to the results of a Undergraduate Student Government survey conducted...Read more
Above, Renee Hsia ’99 in Rwanda in 1999. Below: Hsia recently working at a clinic in Sanafe, Eritrea.

Princeton-in-Africa turns 10

As program grows, 25 fellows serve in 16 countries

Twelve years ago, when Princeton-in-Africa was still only an idea, co-founder and current PiAf board chairman George Hritz ’69 discovered that things have a way of working out. At the time, Hritz, a longtime board member of the International Rescue Committee...Read more
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