Black Masking Indian chiefs discuss art, community

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.

William Tang wins 2018 Global Impact Award to advance development of AI software to help create a ‘star on earth’

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.