Arts: Tiger of the Week: Actor, Musician Valerie Vigoda ’87

Photo: Jeff Carpenter for ACT Theater, Seattle

Photo: Jeff Carpenter for ACT Theater, Seattle

(From Princeton Alumni Weekly)

Ernest Shackleton Loves Me, which stars Valerie Vigoda ’87, has an unusual premise: Kat, a blue-haired video game composer and single mother, has been up for 36 hours when Ernest Shackleton, a polar explorer famous for keeping his entire crew of 27 men alive for nine months after their ship Endurance sank in Antarctica, travels across time to reach her. Vigoda, who sings and plays her Viper electric violin as Kat, also co-wrote the music and lyrics for the show with her husband and partner Brendan Millburn. Read more…

Academics: Senior thesis: Self-folding structure could slash energy use in buildings

Photo: Denise Applewhite

Photo: Denise Applewhite

(From News from Princeton)

Denise Buzatu, a civil and environmental engineering major, devoted her senior thesis to developing a moving façade to improve energy efficiency of buildings. The structure, which she created as a small working model, adapts its shape in response to electrical signals allowing it to shade the building when most needed. Read more…

Service: Thomas A. Dippel ’93, Co-Class Agent

From left: Jeff Choney, Bill (William A.) Dippel ’50, Jeddie Dippel Shaw, Tom Dippel ’93, Bill (William B.) Dippel, and Pam Dippel Choney ’78 at the elder Bill’s 60th Reunion

From left: Jeff Choney, Bill (William A.) Dippel ’50, Jeddie Dippel Shaw, Tom Dippel ’93, Bill (William B.) Dippel, and Pam Dippel Choney ’78 at the elder Bill’s 60th Reunion

(From Giving to Princeton)

Tom Dippel ’93 finds that classmates share “a strong commitment to giving back to the University, and particular support for Princeton’s financial aid policy.” And, he admits, there is a spirit of friendly competition with other classes that inspires AG solicitation. Read more…

Athletics: Bragg Wins IC4A Pole Vault Title

Photo courtesy of Princeton Athletic Communications

Photo courtesy of Princeton Athletic Communications

(From GoPrincetonTigers.com)

Adam Bragg ’16 won the pole vault as Princeton hosted the 2015 IC4A Outdoor Track & Field Championship at Weaver Stadium, May 15-17. Bragg won the pole vault with a mark of 5.30 (17-4.50). Tumi Akinlawson ’15, a co-chair of the Annual Giving senior class pledge program (AG15), finished in fifth place in the long jump. He leapt to 7.24 (23-9) on his final attempt of the afternoon. Read more…

Arts: Found in translation: ‘Spiral Jetty’ artwork born of the natural world

Photo: Kemy Lin '15

Photo: Kemy Lin ’15

(From News at Princeton)

On April 11, Rachael DeLue, an associate professor of art and archaeology, held class outdoors — on the north shore of the Great Salt Lake in Utah. She and the 15 graduate and two undergraduate students in the class “Seminar in American Art: Terrains of Knowledge” took a weekend trip to see “Spiral Jetty,” a monumental site-specific earthwork built in 1970 by Robert Smithson. Read more…

Service: Eight students receive 2015 Spirit of Princeton Award

Photo courtesy of the Office of the Dean of Undergraduate Students

Photo courtesy of the Office of the Dean of Undergraduate Students

(From News at Princeton)

Eight students have been named winners of the 2015 Spirit of Princeton Award, which honors undergraduates at Princeton for their positive contributions to campus life. The award recognizes students who have demonstrated a strong commitment to the undergraduate experience through dedicated efforts with student organizations, athletics, community service, religious life, residential life, and the arts. Read more…

Athletics: Princeton women’s basketball finishes historic 30-0 season, heads to NCAA tournament

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Photo courtesy of Noel Valero

(From News at Princeton)

The Princeton women’s basketball team defeated Pennsylvania 55-42 on Tuesday evening, closing out the regular season with a historic 30-0 record. Princeton finished with the best regular season record ever for any Ivy League men’s or women’s basketball team. Read more…

Academics: New approach to cancer therapy takes top prize at Innovation Forum

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Photo: Frank Wojciechowski for the Office of Engineering Communications

(From News at Princeton)

On February 25, graduate student Mark Esposito stood before a panel of judges at the Keller Center’s 10th annual Innovation Forum and made a bold statement — a leap forward in cancer treatment is close at hand.  Read more…