“Sociology 207: Poverty in America,” an undergraduate course at Princeton, is examining the central aspects of poverty, spanning joblessness, housing and neighborhoods, crime and punishment, and survival and protest. The class is co-led by sociologists and poverty experts Matthew Desmond and Kathryn Edin.
United States Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey has been selected to deliver the keynote address at the University’s Class Day ceremony on Monday, June 4.
In a panel discussion held at Princeton, two “big chiefs” of New Orleans’ Black Indian groups explored the complex artisanship and deep-seated community of the Black Masking tradition of “dressing.” This process of creating elaborate ceremonial suits and aprons originated by African Americans almost 200 years ago.
Princeton University seniors Lavinia Liang, Katie Tyler and Erika Ward have been awarded the Henry Richardson Labouisse ’26 Prize to pursue international civic engagement projects for one year following graduation.
Six Princeton staff members were recognized for their commitment to excellence and exceptional performance during the University’s annual Service Recognition Luncheon on March 16 in Jadwin Gymnasium. In addition, two staff members were honored for their leadership potential.
Princeton has offered admission to 1,941 students, or 5.5 percent of the record 35,370 applicants for the Class of 2022, in what is the University’s most selective admission process to date. Last year, the University’s admission rate was 6.1 percent. The class size is expected to be 1,296 students for the Class of 2022.
Physicist William Tang has won a highly competitive $100,000 Global Impact Award from NVIDIA Corp., the leading producer of graphics processing units (GPUs), for carrying out artificial intelligence (AI) computing. This award was one of two presented at the NVIDIA national GPU technology conference held March 26-29 in San Jose, California.
Despite the threat of a global antibiotic-resistance crisis, the worldwide use of antibiotics in humans soared 39 percent between 2000 and 2015, fueled by dramatic increases in low-income and middle-income countries, according to a study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters will award the Abel Prize for 2018 to Robert Langlands for work he did while an associate professor at Princeton University.