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Princeton Preview tents from 2018.
Risa Gelles-Watnick / The Daily Princetonian

Virtual Princeton Preview aims to recreate campus community ‘without the big tent’

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, Preview, which normally gives high school admittees two days in April to experience campus life, has been converted into a month-long virtual platform for students to get to know the University.  

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, Preview, which normally gives high school admittees two days in April to experience campus life, has been converted into a month-long virtual platform for students to get to know the University.  


Professor Yibin Kang and his lab group. Professor Kang is located in the center, and Mark Esposito is located fifth from the right.   Courtesy of Maša Alečković

Kang lab discovers new organelle involved in cancer spread

“By understanding how DACT1 drives the formation of such biomolecular condensates, or ‘organelles,’ we may come up with new ways to prevent or [treat] metastatic cancers,” wrote Yibin Kang, Professor of Molecular Biology, in an email to The Daily Princetonian. 

“By understanding how DACT1 drives the formation of such biomolecular condensates, or ‘organelles,’ we may come up with new ways to prevent or [treat] metastatic cancers,” wrote Yibin Kang, Professor of Molecular Biology, in an email to The Daily Princetonian. 


Professor Keith Wailoo
Sameer A. Khan / Fotobuddy via Princeton University

Keith Wailoo wins Dan David Prize for work in the history of medicine

Wailoo was specifically recognized for his historical scholarship centered in race, science, and health equity and the links between social structures and disease. Wailoo has served on health policy committees and actively discusses health equity using a historical lens to guide his work. 

Wailoo was specifically recognized for his historical scholarship centered in race, science, and health equity and the links between social structures and disease. Wailoo has served on health policy committees and actively discusses health equity using a historical lens to guide his work. 


Prud'homme and students working on the Gates project. Courtesy of Robert Prud'homme.

Robert Prud’homme named inaugural winner of Princeton’s Dean for Research Award for Distinguished Innovation

“Professor Prud’homme has consistently found creative ways of applying his fundamental research in complex fluids to the solution of important practical problems, such as finding more efficient ways of delivering therapeutic drugs to the body, ” Debenedetti wrote.

“Professor Prud’homme has consistently found creative ways of applying his fundamental research in complex fluids to the solution of important practical problems, such as finding more efficient ways of delivering therapeutic drugs to the body, ” Debenedetti wrote.


Photo credit: John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

U. Associate Professor of Chemistry Mohammad Seyedsayamdost named 2020 MacArthur Fellow

The MacArthur Foundation recognized Professor Seyedsayamdost’s research relating to disease and chemistry. In conjunction with the award, he will receive $625,000 in unrestricted grant funding for further research. 

The MacArthur Foundation recognized Professor Seyedsayamdost’s research relating to disease and chemistry. In conjunction with the award, he will receive $625,000 in unrestricted grant funding for further research. 


FluFest offers free vaccines to on-campus and off-campus students

Students living on campus and those approved to visit campus for ROTC or research purposes will be required to receive a flu shot by Nov. 6. Students living locally off campus will also be allowed to attend FluFest to receive a free immunization. 

Students living on campus and those approved to visit campus will be required to receive a flu shot by Nov. 6. Students living locally off-campus will also be allowed to attend FluFest. 


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Joy. This shot is one of my top favorites from the series, quite possibly because it somehow emulates the sunlight I am so used to shooting with. Alongside wanting the photos to reflect fierceness, I wanted the photos to additionally highlight the pure joy of performance.

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Movement: A big component of the Raqs show is their use of drapery, scarves, and other props, giving me the ability to have a lot of fun with shutter speed while shooting their performance. Fast shutter speeds have the ability to freeze fast movements when timed well, and I tried to use this skill to give a sense of movement and rhythm to a subset of the photos.

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EMERALD. Alongside my own preferences, it was important to create work that was reflective of the show. The 2020 Raqs show was entitled “Emerald,” with jewel-stone-themed numbers dominating the performances. The use of the dynamic lighting that was a part of the show was instrumental in creating work reflective of the theme.

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Grace: A solo performance in any setting is an intimate moment between the performer and the audience. Having the opportunity to capture the solo performances as the sole member of the audience during the dress rehearsal allowed for the intimacy of this moment to be reflected in the photos. An interesting dynamic — the soloist was being captured by the sole eye in the audience.

NEWS | 09/25/2021

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Expression. I took over 2000 shots the night of the dress rehearsal. Photographing fast movement in low lighting conditions can be a tricky business, but when it came down to narrowing down the shots that would make the final cut, emotion played a key role in my decision. Here, the viewer sees an intimate, determined expression, balanced out by dynamic lighting.

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