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1. Labyrinth Books: How a vibrant bookstore connects campus and community

For nearly a decade, Princeton University has worked with Nassau Street retailer Labyrinth Books to offer an independent community bookstore for students, faculty, staff and local residents alike. In this Q&A, co-owner Dorothea von Moltke shares her thoughts on how and why this unique collaboration has been able to evolve and thrive.

2. Religious Life conference responds to international refugee crisis

"Who are we without welcome?" That was the question asked at the recent conference "Seeking Refuge: Faith-Based Approaches to Forced Migration" organized by Princeton University's Office of Religious Life and the international Catholic organization Community of Sant'Egidio. The interfaith interdisciplinary conference, held on Princeton's campus March 3-4, convened 300 people from across the world to discuss the international refugee crisis and issues related to forced migration.

3. Bridge Year Program to offer new program in Indonesia

Princeton University's Bridge Year Program will launch a new program site in Indonesia in the 2017-18 academic year. The site, based in the Special Region of Yogyakarta, will be offered in addition to existing Bridge Year locations in Bolivia, China, India and Senegal.

4. Dean for Research Innovation Funds awarded to highly exploratory projects

A number of innovative research projects ranging from the sciences to the arts and engineering have been granted funding through Princeton's Office of the Dean for Research.

5. Alumnus Kemeny receives Hertz Fellowship for graduate study in geochemistry

Preston Cosslett Kemeny, a 2015 Princeton graduate, is one of TK college seniors and first-year graduate students nationwide to be named 2017 Hertz Fellows by the Fannie and John Hertz Foundation. The fellows, who were selected from more than TK applicants, will receive a stipend and full tuition support valued at $250,000 for up to five years of graduate study in the applied physical, biological and engineering sciences.

6. Neurons deep in brain during learning reveal surprising level of activity

An international team of researchers has learned something surprising about the cerebellum, which despite its small size contains roughly half of all the neurons in the brain. These neurons, which were thought to fire only rarely as they take in information from the senses, are in fact far more active than previously suspected. The finding, published March 20 in the journal Nature Neuroscience, may signal a major shift in our understanding of how the cerebellum encodes information. 

7. Fung Forum ends with a call for critical thinking in the digital age

On day two of the 2017 Princeton-Fung Global Forum, Tuesday, March 21, in Berlin, policy experts, journalists and academics continued conversations about democracy in the digital age.

8. Faculty awarded funding for innovative education research projects

Six Princeton University faculty members will receive funding to work on innovative, cross-disciplinary education research projects over the next two academic years.

9. University employees keep campus running during snowstorm

When Winter Storm Stella hit Princeton on March 14, the University's essential services employees worked across campus to clear roads and parking lots, shovel sidewalks, feed students and staff, keep buildings powered and much more.

10. Eliminating competition: Poison and mating regulate male-roundworm populations

In many species, mating comes at the steep price of an organism's life, an evolutionary process intended to regulate reproductive competition. But Princeton University researchers report that males of the roundworm species Caenorhabditis elegans have doubled down with two methods of checking out after reproducing — a lethal gene activated after mating, and pheromones released by other males. The findings provide insight into how aging, longevity and population are naturally regulated for different species and sexes.