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Ramadan, Day 25: Restraining the Tongue

The holy month of Ramadan is a time of deep reflection for Muslims worldwide. Over the 30 days of Ramadan, Imam Sohaib Sultan of Princeton University will offer contemplative pieces on contemporary issues drawing from the wisdoms of the Qur'an - the sacred scripture that Muslims revere as the words of God and God's final revelation to humanity.


Related Topix: Life, Holidays, Ramadan

Mon Jul 21, 2014

Art Daily

Rutgers-Camden researcher builds archive of translated Anglo-Saxon narrative poetry

For centuries, the epic poem 'Beowulf' has been held as the gold standard of Anglo-Saxon poetry.


Related Topix: Arts, Poetry, Rutgers University

The Setting in your story

So you write a short story or novel and it falls flat; it's lifeless, and you wonder why the images and the story plot are not bouncing off the pages and standing as three-dimensional icons.


Related Topix: Drama Movies, Biography Movies, A Beautiful Mind, Mystery Movies

The Jersey Journal

PETA: Princeton University researchers, students tormented monkey in plastic exercise ball

PRINCETON - An animal rights group filed complaints today with the U.S. Departments of Agriculture and Health and Human Services, alleging lab employees at Princeton University tormented at least one young monkey by placing it in a plastic exercise ball and rolling it down the halls "for their own amusement."


Related Topix: Activism, Animal Rights, Agriculture, Science

The Times of Trenton

Sweeney: Investment in Princeton University, research institutions spurs N.J. economy

Senate President Steve Sweeney toured Princeton University's Kang Lab today as Molecular Biology Professor Yibin Kang lead him past students researching cancer.


Related Topix: Medicine, Cancer, Health, Biology, Science, New Jersey

Princeton University professor will fight theft charges in lawn sign caper

PRINCETON -- A Princeton University professor charged last week with stealing 21 lawn signs for a local small business has hired an attorney to fight the charges, officials said.


Related Topix: Small Business, Personal Finance


The 'Fingerprinting' Tracking Tool That's Virtually Impossible to Block

A new, extremely persistent type of online tracking is shadowing visitors to thousands of top websites, from to


Related Topix: Computers, World News, Belgium, California, UC San Diego

Sun Jul 20, 2014

The Chronicle of Higher Education

More than 43,500 staff and faculty members weighed in for this year's survey about what makes certain institutions great places to work.


Related Topix: University of Chicago, University of Washington

Financial Times

A qualified defence of economic complexity

The Butterfly Defect: How Globalization Creates Systemic Risks, and What to do About It , by Ian Goldin and Mike Mariathasan, Princeton University Press, RRP$35/A 24.95 Let's be blunt.


Related Topix: Epidemic, Natural Disasters


Gay Photographer Minor White's Stunning Work Is Celebrated In New Retrospective

Minor White: Manifestations of the Spirit , the first major retrospective of the great American photographer's work since 1989, is on view at the J. Paul Getty Museum through October 19 in Los Angeles .


Related Topix: University of Minnesota, Photography

Sat Jul 19, 2014


Ramadan, Day 23: Togetherness

Elderly men talk to each other as they take a break at a boarding school that cares for the elderly during Ramadan in Central Java, Indonesia on July 15, 2014.


Related Topix: Life, Holidays, Ramadan, Religion, Islam

Fri Jul 18, 2014

The Nation

Stephen Cohen on the Shootdown of the Malaysia Airliner: - The Horror of It All'

Dr. Stephen Cohen - The Nation 's contributing editor, professor emeritus of Russian studies at New York University and Princeton University and author of Soviet Fates and Lost Alternatives: From Stalinism to the New Cold War - appeared on Democracy Now! in the wake of the shoot down of a Malaysia Airlines flight in eastern Ukraine that left 298 ... (more)


Related Topix: New York University

The Jersey Journal

New Jersey Symphony Orchestra premieres winning composers' works

Throughout the year, the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra can be counted on to supply the state with its fix of Beethoven, Mozart, Mahler and Brahms.


Related Topix: New Jersey, Symphony, Arts, University of Miami, Opera, Entertainment

The Millions (A Blog about Books)

Translating the Untranslatable

Five years ago, Jacques Lezra was asked to translate a book of untranslateable words .


16th Street Theater Extends Em Lewis' the Gun Show Through 8/9

Artistic Associate and actor Juan Francisco Villa turns the spotlight on Lewis' relationship with guns as he shares true stories from the playwright's personal experiences with firearms -- from a farming community in rural Oregon to Los Angeles and New York City.


Related Topix: Theater, Arts, Chicago, IL, Berwyn, IL

The QuickBase Blog

Why the Pen is Mightier than the Laptop

You may take notes faster on your laptop, but new research suggests you will be better served by grabbing a pen and paper.


Related Topix: Science / Technology, Ipad

Thu Jul 17, 2014

The Economist

Volcanoes: Vulcan's twins

Island on Fire: The Extraordinary Story of Laki, the Volcano that Turned Eighteenth-Century Europe Dark.


Related Topix: Volcanic Eruption, Natural Disasters, Famine, Illinois

The Washington Post

Study: Top labs run by men tend to hire fewer women

And while it isn't news that a gender divide exists in scientific laboratories too, a recent study shows it may be even worse in labs run by the most elite male scientists.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News

Business Journal

Duke ranks No. 10 on list of most entrepreneurial schools

Duke's top-10 ranking is part of a forward-looking list that represents alumni who are ready to become entrepreneurs, in addition to repeat entrepreneurs, the report says.


Related Topix: Babson College, Brown University


Ramadan, Day 20: The Night of Glory

Pakistani Muslims offer a special evening prayer "Taraweeh' on the first night of the holy month of Ramadan at the grand Faisal Mosque in Islamabad on July 10, 2013.


Related Topix: Life, Holidays, Ramadan, World News, Pakistan