What’s new at PAW Online: Oct. 24, 2011

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In the cover story of our Oct. 26 issue, author, professor, and father Sam Wang shares his insights on a most perplexing topic: your child’s brain. Wang, an associate professor of molecular biology and neuroscience, has graciously agreed to answer brain-related questions from PAW readers. If you’d like to submit one, please send an email to paw@princeton.edu or use the comment box here.
– Marilyn H. Marks *86, editor
 
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Anthony Roth Costanzo ’04, scheduled to make his Metropolitan Opera debut in December, visited Princeton to share advice with six talented students from the Princeton Opera Company. WATCH
 
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Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer Annalyn M. Swan ’73 explores the new Willem de Kooning retrospective at New York’s Museum of Modern Art. READ MORE
 
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Remembering the legendary Ella Fitzgerald, who made her campus debut 75 years ago and took a bow at Commencement in 1990. LISTEN
Photo by William Gottleib, courtesy Library of Congress.
 
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The men’s and women’s cross country teams are ready to defend their titles at the Ivy League Heptagonal Championships. Also, Princeton football dropped a wild 56-39 game at Harvard Oct. 22.
 
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Add to your online reading list – browse links to more than 130 blogs by Princetonians, sorted by class year. READ MORE
 
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HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE OCT. 26 ISSUE:
  • Scientist Dad Professor Sam Wang has a huge audience – perpetually perplexed parents – with a new book on the inner workings of a child’s brain.
  • ‘Not ideal,’ but bonding nonetheless Outdoor Action pre-orientation trips got more than they bargained for this year, courtesy of Tropical Storm Lee.
  • Record enrollment in engineering At the engineering school, the numbers are up, from a surge in enrollment to a jump in sponsored-research funding.
 
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