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The Philadelphia Franklin Institute added a sculpture by Rein Triefeldt, adjunct professor of art, to the new permanent exhibit, “Sir Isaac’s Loft: Where Art and Physics Collide,” which opened July 15.

Triefeldt’s piece consists of three acrobat-shaped figures attached to bars. The figures spin in circles, speeding up and slowing down to demonstrate an example of kinetic energy being transferred up each acrobat’s bar.

An adjunct professor at the College since 2000, Triefeldt teaches introductory through senior-level courses in sculpture.

Monisha Pulimood, professor of computer science, and three students won a $3,500 research stipend for a proposal submitted to the Computing Research Association.

Junior computer science majors Gregory Adkins and Elizabeth Carter and senior computer science major Amanda Micai submitted a research proposal entitled “Design, Implementation, and Optimization of Features in a Mobile Computational Language for Internet Programming,” according to a July 28 press release from College and Community Relations.

Each student will receive a $1,000 research stipend, funded under the Collaborative Research Environment for Undergraduates in Computer Science and Engineering program, to support them for the academic year.

The Princeton Review ranked the College No. 6 on the “Happiest Students” rankings list, which measures overall quality of life on campus.

For this ranking, students visiting the Princeton Review Web site were asked, “How happy are you?”

In the “Election? What Election?” rankings list, however, the College’s students and groups were rated as the 13th least politically active.

The top five results of 62 rankings lists, compiled mostly from online surveys of students, are listed on the Best 361 College Rankings page on the Princeton Review’s Web site, Lists include “Dodge Ball Targets,” “Dorms like Palaces,” “Students Ignore God on a Regular Basis” and “Stone Cold Sober Schools.”