A new exhibit at the Princeton University Art Museum offers an intimate glimpse at the exceptionally painted chocolate-drinking cups of a single Maya center located in modern-day Guatemala. “Dancing into Dreams: Maya Vase Painting of the Ik’ Kingdom” opened a fourth-month run over the weekend.
A center based at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) has won a highly competitive $12.25 million grant to develop computer codes to simulate a key component of the plasma that fuels fusion energy. The five-year DOE award could produce software that helps researchers design and operate facilities to create fusion as a clean and abundant source of energy for generating electricity.
Elizabeth Paluck, an assistant professor of psychology and public affairs, is pursuing research in New Jersey middle schools and Nigerian markets as she explores how peoples’ actions are affected by what they sense about the beliefs of those around them.
Renowned poet Laura Kasischke and playwright and actor Wallace Shawn will read from their works as part of the Althea Ward Clark W’21 Reading Series of the Program in Creative Writing at the Lewis Center for the Arts. The reading, beginning at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Berlind Theatre at the McCarter Theatre Center, is free and open to the public.
Michael Novogratz, a member of Princeton’s Class of 1987, and his wife, Sukey Caceres Novogratz of the Class of 1989, have given $4 million to establish a fund to support the University’s Bridge Year Program. The three-year-old initiative enables newly admitted freshmen to defer enrollment and spend nine months serving a local community in another country.
The Novogratz fund is helping to increase the number of students who can participate in this signature program by sponsoring at least one student annually in each of Bridge Year’s four service areas: China, India, Peru and Senegal.
Doorways have long been analogous with concepts such as transition, challenge, invitation, adventure and opportunity. At Princeton, there is no shortage of entryways, both literally and figuratively, through which University students, faculty, staff and alumni may travel.
Honoring those opportunities regularly found on campus, this video presents 20 distinctive doorways spanning more than 700 years of architectural styles. From the wooden entrances of Rockefeller College and glass portals of Frick Chemistry Laboratory, to FitzRandolph Gate, each Princeton doorway welcomes and leads individuals on a new journey.