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Wooster Group to present free performances of highly praised show ‘The B Side’

BUFFALO, N.Y. – The Wooster Group, an innovative company
of theater and media artists, will present four free performances
of the critically acclaimed “The B-Side: ‘Negro
Folklore from Texas State Prisons’ A Record Album
Interpretation” as part of its upcoming residency in the
University at Buffalo’s Creative Arts Initiative (CAI).
Chosen by Ben Brantley of The New York Times as one of the best
shows of 2017, […]

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New process could slash energy demands of fertilizer, nitrogen-based chemicals

Nitrogen-based synthetic fertilizer forms the backbone of the world food supply, but its manufacture requires a tremendous amount of energy. Now, computer modeling at Princeton University points to a method that could drastically cut the energy needed by using sunlight in the manufacturing process.
Manufacturers currently make fertilizer, pharmaceuticals and other industrial chemicals by pulling nitrogen from the air and combining […]

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Barbara Howe to receive UB School of Law’s Jaeckle Award Jan. 26

BUFFALO, N.Y. – Hon. Barbara Howe, former New York State
Surrogate Judge for Erie County, will receive the University at
Buffalo School of Law’s 2018 Edwin F. Jaeckle Award on
Friday, Jan. 26.
Howe, a member of the law school’s Class of 1980, will
accept the award at the School of Law’s annual New York City
Alumni Luncheon to be held at the Union League Club […]

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Shapiro: Tracking and reacting to Russian attacks on democracy

Last week, a U.S. government report outlined attacks made by Russian President Vladimir Putin on democratic institutions over nearly two decades.
The report, commissioned by U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD) and released by Democratic staff of the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, details the many ways in which the Russian government has combined Soviet-era approaches with today’s technological tools.
We discussed […]

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Employee obituaries: January 2018

The following is an updated list of University employee obituaries.
Retired employees
October 2017: Therese Genne, 78 (1986-2005, Development); Harold Murphy, 81 (1971-1995, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory).
November 2017: Johann Callan, 77 (1982-2009, Atmospheric Oceanic Sciences); Anne Johnson, 91 (1978-1990, Educational Programs); Joseph Sauers, 95 (1956-1986, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory); John Sweeney III, 74 (1968-2007, Asset Administration); Kenneth Wright, 82 (1958-1995, Princeton […]

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You may soon be able to regrow lost teeth

A story on NBC News about new high-tech dental treatments
that may be able to repair cavities without fillings and even
regrow entire teeth reports Praveen Arany, assistant professor of
oral biology in the UB School of Dental Medicine, is testing the
use of low-power laser light to stimulate tooth regeneration.
“By regenerating the tooth so the pulp is coated in natural
dentin again, it doesn’t […]

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Employee retirements: January 2018

The following is an updated list of University employee retirements.
Effective Dec. 1: in the Woodrow Wilson School, Graduate Program Office Academic Records and Auxiliary Programs coordinator Joanne Krzywulak, after 17 years.
Effective Jan. 1: In the Office of the Dean of the College, finance administrator and office manager Gabriela Gonzalez, after 12 years; in the Office of the Provost, Mpala Research […]

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Sciences, unite! Integrated intro course revolutionizes science instruction

At many colleges, students who are interested in science will enroll in multiple introductory courses, learning about genetics and chemistry and physics and computer programming as separate and largely unrelated disciplines. At Princeton, students have another option: the Integrated Science Curriculum (ISC). Four courses co-taught by multiple professors make up the integrated science curriculum — two classes in the fall, two […]

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International fieldwork: Princeton geosciences major studies fisheries in New Zealand

As Keo Chan of the Class of 2018 flew into Dunedin, New Zealand, to begin his semester abroad, a giant rainbow appeared over the airport. It was a “lucky sign,” he said, that he was in the right place.

Keo Chan, a geosciences major, spent a semester abroad studying aquaculture and fisheries in New Zealand through a combination of courses, labs […]

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Princeton undergraduate Chester Lam dies in New York City

Chester Lam, a member of the Class of 2019, died Friday, Jan. 12, at a hospital in New York City. He was 20 years old.
Lam was from Morganville, New Jersey, and was a graduate of High Technology High School in Lincroft, New Jersey. At Princeton, he was a computer science major. He was preceded in death by his mother. He is survived […]

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MLK Day program to be held at Arts Council of Princeton

Princeton University will join with community organizations on Monday, Jan. 15, to support the Arts Council of Princeton’s annual day-long series of events to observe Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
The free program, which will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the council’s Paul Robeson Center for the Arts, includes live music, interactive workshops and discussions relating to […]

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MLK Day program to be held at Robeson Center

Princeton University will join with community organizations on Monday, Jan. 15, to support the Arts Council of Princeton’s annual day-long series of events to observe Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
The free program, which will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the council’s Paul Robeson Center for the Arts, includes live music, interactive workshops and discussions relating to […]

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UB addiction specialist Clara Bradizza appointed to NIH study section

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Clara Bradizza, PhD, senior research scientist
in the University at Buffalo Research Institute on Addictions, has
been selected to serve as a member of the Interventions to Prevent
and Treat Addictions Study Section of the National Institutes of
Health’s Center for Scientific Review.
Study sections review grant applications submitted to the NIH,
make recommendations to NIH advisory councils or boards, and survey
the status […]

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Princeton, Microsoft presidents urge quick Congressional action to protect ‘Dreamers’

The presidents of Princeton University and Microsoft Corp. on Thursday urged members of Congress to act quickly to provide long-term protection, including a path to citizenship, for “Dreamers.”
In letters to top leaders and other members of Congress, Christopher L. Eisgruber of Princeton and Brad Smith of Microsoft said “the time has come for immediate and urgent action” to provide permanent protection […]

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In India, subtle corruption robs villagers of roads

Examining a major road-building program in India, researchers at Princeton University and the Paris School of Economics used an innovative technique to show that political corruption increased the chances that roads meant to connect isolated areas to the rest of the country would never be built, even though the government had paid for them.
The study, published in the Journal of […]

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‘Portraiture: The Practice of Representation’

This fall semester, eight Princeton undergraduates are exploring the art of the photographic portrait through historical and contemporary perspectives, as well as producing their own projects in the course “Portraiture: The Practice of Representation.”
The instructor
The class is taught by Jeff Whetstone, professor of visual arts in the Lewis Center for the Arts, who joined Princeton in 2015.
Whetstone’s photographs and films […]

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The ecological costs of war in Africa

When Josh Daskin traveled to Mozambique’s Gorongosa National Park in 2012, its iconic large animals were returning from the brink of extinction. Gorongosa, among Africa’s most spectacular wildlife preserves until the 1970s, had been devastated by an anti-colonial war of liberation followed by a ghastly 15-year civil war — a one-two punch that exterminated more than 90 percent of the […]

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UNC-Chapel Hill and the Town of Chapel Hill Launch Party Registration Program

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UNC-Chapel Hill and the Town of Chapel Hill Launch Party Registration Program
Effort will strengthen community relations and empower students
 
(Chapel Hill, N.C. – Jan. 10, 2018) – The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the Town of Chapel Hill today announced a new joint initiative, “Party, Police Free.” Modeled after programs at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Colorado State […]

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Natalie Tung, finding meaning in the student-athlete experience

Walking onto the squash team as a freshman has had a transformative effect on senior Natalie Tung.
In the video above, Tung, an English major from Hong Kong, describes the academic and social support she found through the squash team. A desire to create a caring community for others led her to co-found a nonprofit called HomeWorks Trenton, an afterschool boarding […]

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AIDS Memorial Quilt on Display at UNC-Chapel Hill

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AIDS Memorial Quilt on Display at UNC-Chapel Hill  
 
UNC-Chapel Hill Student and Expert are Available for Interviews
 
(Chapel Hill, N.C.— Jan. 10, 2018) – The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will host a panel of the AIDS Memorial Quilt from Jan. 10-31 in the West Lounge of the Frank Porter Graham Student Union. Carolina student Elizabeth Trefney […]

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Spotty coverage: Climate models underestimate cooling effect of daily cloud cycle

Princeton University researchers have found that the climate models scientists use to project future conditions on our planet underestimate the cooling effect that clouds have on a daily — and even hourly — basis, particularly over land.
The researchers report in the journal Nature Communications that models tend to factor in too much of the sun’s daily heat, which results in warmer, […]

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Do kids and adults consume caffeine for the same reasons?

An article in Quartz about the impact that caffeine can
have on an individual’s health interviews Jennifer Temple,
director of UB’s Nutrition and Health Research Lab, who a
little over a decade ago noticed how scant the research was on how
caffeine affects children and adolescents. “It’s less
about combating fatigue and more about things like, ‘I use it
to study for a test, or I […]

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U.S. News ranks UB’s education, nursing online programs among nation’s best

BUFFALO, N.Y. – Online programs in the University at
Buffalo Graduate School of Education and School of Nursing were
named to U.S. News World Report’s 2018 Best Online
Programs rankings.
The online programs offered by the Graduate School of Education
were ranked No. 15 in the nation in the Best Online Graduate
Education Programs rankings, earning a placement on the annual list
for the sixth consecutive […]

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Editorial: New hope for troubled BUILD academy

An editorial in the Buffalo News praises the UB Graduate School
of Education for volunteering to take over Buffalo’s troubled
BUILD Academy in order to improve outcomes at the pre-K to
eighth-grade school. “UB President Satish Tripathi and
Suzanne Rosenblith, dean of the Graduate School of Education, gave
their support to the college’s application. Superintendent
Kriner Cash made positive, although non-committal, comments
regarding the UB proposal. It […]

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Lights, camera, action of genes in development

Molecular biologist Mike Levine likes to recall his childhood when he talks about the reason he came to Princeton. “I grew up near Hollywood and I always loved movies as a kid, so when I saw that Princeton scientists were capturing videos of gene expression in living organisms, it personally resonated with me.” 
Levine uses live-imaging and other methods to study […]

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Princeton researcher selected for French climate initiative

Climate modeler Venkatramani Balaji has been selected as one of 18 researchers who will participate in French President Emmanuel Macron’s climate science program announced in June.
Balaji heads the Modeling Systems Group at Princeton’s Program in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, a collaboration between the University and the Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. He is also […]

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UNC-Chapel Hill MLK Celebration Week Begins Jan. 14

UNC-Chapel Hill MLK Celebration Week Begins Jan. 14
Highlights include speakers Chancellor Carol L. Folt and former Attorney General Loretta Lynch
 
(Chapel Hill, N.C.— Jan. 8, 2018) – The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will host several events as part of the 2018 Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Week. The theme, “Voices. Presence. Community,” focuses on the importance of […]

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Life-saving medicines grow from fundamental chemistry, win Gates Foundation backing

By the time Princeton professor Robert Prud’homme visited the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in Seattle two years ago, his technology for encasing medicine in ultra-small particles had already led to new drug delivery approaches for high-value medical applications, including oncology.
But Gates Foundation officials posed a new challenge: They wanted to use the technology to produce pediatric drugs to combat widespread killers […]

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Joe Percival, devoted to football and family

In December 2013, doctors told Joe Percival his mother would be in the hospital three days, but her health suddenly declined.
Nearly four years later, Percival was finally able to take the field with his mom in the stands. Their journey has also inspired him to pursue a career in medicine. In the video above, meet the Princeton football linebacker whose perseverance […]

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Media Advisory: Severe weather will limit gravesite portion of Millard Fillmore’s commemoration ceremony on Jan. 5

BUFFALO, N.Y. – Because of the severe weather forecast for
Friday, Jan. 5, the gravesite commemoration celebrating the 218th
anniversary of the birth of Millard Fillmore, the University at
Buffalo’s first chancellor and 13th president of the United
States, scheduled to be held at 10 a.m. in Forest Lawn Cemetery,
will be shortened to a brief wreath presentation ceremony outdoors,
featuring representatives from the White House, […]

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Tripathi praises Cuomo’s higher education proposals

BUFFALO, N.Y.  – University at Buffalo President
Satish K. Tripathi released this statement today in support of the
higher education proposals outlined yesterday by Gov. Andrew M.
Cuomo in his State of the State address:
“We applaud Governor Cuomo’s steadfast commitment to
higher education in New York State. As New York’s largest
public institution and an internationally recognized research
university, UB fully supports the governor’s proposal to
provide […]

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Better decision-making for the planet

We might think we have control of the mix of decisions we make during the day. But it turns out that our brain gives us subconscious nudges, preferring some choices over others.     
Elke Weber, the Gerhard R. Andlinger Professor in Energy and the Environment, studies how the science of human behavior can inform policies that encourage people to make […]

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UPDATE: University closed for non-essential staff

(8:25 AM) Because of severe weather, Princeton University is closed today for non-essential personnel. Only employees in essential services roles should report to work. Those driving to campus are asked to park in either the North or West garages.
Classes are not in session.
TigerTransit buses are running on a limited schedule.
University libraries are closed, as is the Princeton University Art Museum.
Frist Campus […]

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University delays opening for non-essential staff until 10 a.m.

Because of severe weather, Princeton University will delay opening for non-essential personnel today until 10 a.m. University officials are monitoring the storm and conditions on campus and the surrounding area. An update will be posted on the University homepage and on the SNOW line, (609) 258-SNOW, by 9 a.m.
With the delay, only employees in essential services roles should report for shifts requiring them […]

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Caring for elders is causing declines in workforce among women

A New York Times article discusses how caring for elders
is a growing factor in the declining participation in the labor
force by women. It references a study by Sean Fahle, associate
professor in the Department of Economics, which tracked women in
their early 50s and early 60s and found that those who provided
care to an older relative were 8 percent less likely to […]

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Hurricanes Irma and Maria take toll on coral reefs

BBC Newsday covered a recent research
trip that Howard Lasker, professor of geology, took to inspect
the damage that Caribbean coral reefs sustained following
Hurricanes Irma and Maria. In the Independent, Lasker said:
“Hurricanes generate huge waves. The effect is like
sandblasting — the waves carry sand and debris, such as bits
of broken coral, onto the reefs, striking them over and over
again.” 
Read more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p05s5bty
found for you by the Independence […]

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Do returns help boost profits for the retail industry?

American Public Media’s Marketplace interviewed Charles
Lindsey, associate professor of marketing in the UB School of
Management, for a story about returns for online holiday gifts.
Lindsey said returns aren’t a gift for retailers.
“[Retailers] send them to a distribution center, they may be
purchased by liquidators…they may end up in a
landfill.”
Read more: https://www.marketplace.org/2017/12/27/economy/re-gift-love-or-bad-shirt-might-wind-dump
found for you by the Independence News Desk at http://www.buffalo.edu/news/ub-in-the-news/2018/01/001.html Visit […]

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Editorial: Critics of new medical school are off base

An editorial in the Buffalo News calls two UB faculty
members “off base” after they complained in an article
that the money being spent on the new Jacobs School of Medicine and
Biomedical Sciences building is doing nothing for them. 
“Any implication that the university made poor use of its
resources by improving its medical school and moving it to the
Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus is […]

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Let it flow: Ideas, creativity, findings, impacts, benefits to society

The researchers in Princeton’s Complex Fluids laboratory are sometimes inspired by a cup of coffee or a permanent marker.
Such everyday items may seem like odd subjects of inquiry in a lab known for its cutting-edge research, but in fact the coffee — a latte actually — acts as a model system to study pattern formation in liquids, which could lead […]

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Media Advisory: UB and partners to commemorate Millard Fillmore’s 218th birthday on Jan. 5

BUFFALO, N.Y. – The 218th anniversary of the birth of
Millard Fillmore, UB’s first chancellor and 13th president of
the United States, will be celebrated at a ceremony to be held at
10 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 5, in Buffalo’s Forest Lawn
Cemetery.
The program will begin at the Millard Fillmore gravesite,
located in section F on this map,
with brief remarks and wreath presentations by representatives […]

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UPDATE: Campus gas leak repaired

UPDATE (2:05 p.m.) Utility workers have completed repairing a gas line on which a leak was detected Tuesday morning.
UPDATE (11:40) The School of Architecture building, 1879 Hall and Marx Hall have reopened and normal activities can resume following a gas leak this morning. PSEG and University officials remain on the scene as repair work continues.
ORIGINAL STORY: At about 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, […]

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UPDATE: Buildings reopen after gas leak

UPDATE (11:40) The School of Architecture building, 1879 Hall and Marx Hall have reopened and normal activities can resume following a gas leak this morning. PSEG and University officials remain on the scene as repair work continues.
ORIGINAL STORY: At about 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 2, a natural-gas leak was reported on campus. PSEG is working to repair the leak, and emergency […]

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Buildings evacuated due to gas leak

The School of Architecture, 1879 Hall and Marx Hall have been evacuated because of a natural-gas leak.
University officials, emergency responders and utility workers have responded and are working to address the issue. People are advised to avoid the area.
About 15 people were evacuated from the buildings and brought to the nearby Woolworth Center of Musical Studies. Classes are not in […]

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Princeton student Jacob Kaplan, computer science major, dies

Princeton University student Jacob Kaplan, Class of 2019, died Dec. 24. He was 21. Kaplan had been receiving care for angiosarcoma, a rare cancer, at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York.
Kaplan was from Chatsworth, California. Funeral services will be held at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 28, at the Mount Sinai Memorial Park in Simi Valley, California. A campus […]

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‘Unscripted America’: Rivett explores Native American linguistic contributions to American literature

Sarah Rivett, an associate professor of English and American studies at Princeton University, specializes in early American and transatlantic literature, religion and indigenous history.  

In November, Rivett’s latest book, “Unscripted America: Indigenous Languages and the Origins of a Literary Nation,” was published by Oxford University Press. “Unscripted America” explores the impact of colonial language encounters between indigenous and European populations on […]

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Starting from scratch: Improving collaboration with Scratchwork

Each summer, undergraduate and graduate students at Princeton have an opportunity to make their entrepreneurial visions a reality through the Keller Center’s eLab Summer Accelerator program.
This past summer, recent alumni Greg Gauthier, John Stogin and Mary-Grace Stone synthesized the skills and knowledge acquired during their time at Princeton, took advantage of the resources offered by the Keller Center, and developed […]

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UNC-Chapel Hill named best value in U.S. public higher education

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UNC-Chapel Hill named best value in U.S. public higher education
Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine declared Carolina the leader in higher education based on quality of education and affordability 
 
(Chapel Hill, N.C.- Dec. 22, 2017)– For the 17th time, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the nation’s first public university, is the best value in American public higher […]

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The Athlete and Inventor

David Morrow’s place in the history of the sport of lacrosse and Princeton Athletics was cemented years ago with his performance on the field as one of the greatest defensemen ever and off the field in his work to grow the sport in ways previously unimaginable. Now that legacy has been punctuated with an honor unprecedented for a Princeton Tiger.
Morrow, […]

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Proof of randomness builds future of digital security

In an effort to block emerging threats to online security, researchers at Princeton University have developed a method to verify the strength of random number generators that form the basis of most encryption systems.
Nearly all secure online traffic — from shopping to banking to communications — relies on a technique of randomly generating a number that serves as a key […]

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Campus-wide bake-off delivers sweet treats and goodwill

Princeton University’s Holiday Bake-Off brought the tastes and spirit of the season to the Frist Campus Center on Dec. 13, raising $679 for the United Way of Greater Mercer County’s Community Impact Fund.
Faculty and staff from 24 departments participated as well as six students, providing an eye-catching array of cakes, cookies and confections.
“The Holiday Bake-Off was a fantastic opportunity for […]

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