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Vol. LXIII, No. 34
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
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(Photo Courtesy of Adventures of the Mind)
SHARING IDEAS: Former U.S. Poet Laureate Rita Dove (left) talks with one of the 150 students from across the country who attended the program referred to as “Davos for high schoolers,” after the annual meeting of global and business elites in Switzerland.

Young Scholars Interact With Luminaries at Institute’s “Adventures of the Mind”

Ellen Gilbert

It was a celebrity-watchers dream. Not the Britney Spears-type celebrity, mind you; more the Nobel Prize, Poet Laureate, MacArthur “genius” award winner kind of celebrity, and they were all in one place, as Adventures of the Mind held its biennial summit for students ages 15 through 18 at the Institute for Advanced Study last week.

Born in a Bookseller’s Dusty Window: Lapidus Collection on View at Firestone

Ellen Gilbert

“My first antiquarian book was purchased in London in the summer of 1959,” writes Sidney Lapidus, Princeton ’59, in the catalog accompanying Firestone Library’s exhibition, “Liberty and the American Revolution,” based on his remarkable collection of artifacts from that era.

George Segal’s Circus Acrobats Greet Visitors to PU Art Museum

Dilshanie Perera

Gracefully frozen in mid-swing, George Segal’s Circus Acrobats (1981) are now on display above the lobby of the Princeton University Art Museum.

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