Princeton University is expanding its online course offerings through Kadenze, an online learning platform specifically created to support the arts and creative technologies. Princeton is among the first institutions to utilize Kadenze, which launched June 16.
Read more about the new online music course
The 2014-15 academic year at Princeton included moments of joy, protest and wonder for the University community, and this video shows some of those key points, from Opening Exercises in the fall to the University’s 268th Commencement in the spring.
Read more about the year in review or watch the video
From institutions across the Northeast, researchers and science instructors gathered at Princeton University the week of June 14 to explore techniques designed to better engage science students and attract students who are apprehensive about entering a laboratory.
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During an informal public discussion with Princeton town officials Monday, Nov. 3, Princeton University President Christopher L. Eisgruber emphasized issues of mutual concern and ways “a great university and a great community” can flourish together.
Read more about the meeting with Princeton Council
Princeton University’s Arts and Transit Project will reach a major milestone when the new Princeton Station opens Nov. 17, marking the final stages of the transit portion of the project. An official opening ceremony will be held Nov. 25.
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A free online course allows participants from around the world to join Princeton undergraduates on a journey through world history. The Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) uses lectures, case studies, primary sources and team-based projects to provide insights into the world from 1300 to the present.
Read more about the Global History Lab
This video captures highlights of the 2013-14 academic year, including the installation of Christopher L. Eisgruber as Princeton’s 20th president, Opening Exercises in the fall and the University’s 267th Commencement in the spring.
Watch video of a year in review
Atmospheric scientist Martin Jucker developed a freely available software package for ParaView — an open-source software package that is one of the most popular programs for visualizing scientific data — that calculates the true spatial dimensions and curvature of Earth’s atmosphere.
Learn more about visualizing atmospheric data
Princeton Prime, the University’s new financial system, will modernize and streamline the University’s financial reporting and business processes, and upgrade the financial systems and tools University offices use.
Learn more about the new financial system
Researchers have learned that the gene Metadherin — which is implicated in promoting the spread of breast cancer tumors — only stimulates tumor growth when the protein made by the gene interacts with a second protein.
Learn more about the survival of tumor-initiating cells
Princeton University has established a humanitarian relief program that will allow University employees to assist ongoing relief efforts following Hurricane Sandy, which devastated parts of the Northeast in October. The program, effective Nov. 19 through June 30, 2013, may grant regular and term employees a paid leave of up to five days while they participate in recognized relief efforts.
Princeton students, faculty, staff and alumni celebrated the University’s achievement in football this fall with a traditional bonfire on Cannon Green on Saturday, Nov. 17. The bonfire, a campus custom dating to the late 1800s, is now observed when Princeton sweeps Harvard and Yale in football.
For the first time in program history, the Princeton field hockey team won the NCAA Division I National Championship in a comeback 3-2 victory over No. 1-ranked North Carolina on Sunday in Norfolk, Va. In a battle between the top two teams in the nation, it took another resilient Princeton effort to best the six-time national champion Tar Heels.
Princeton University will present its top honors for alumni to Mitchell E. Daniels Jr., governor of Indiana and president-elect of Purdue University, and Arminio Fraga, a financier and former president of the central bank of Brazil who also focuses on addressing social issues. They will be presented with the awards on Saturday, Feb. 23.
Some 2,000 middle and high-school students were electrified by plasma and energy demonstrations given by PPPL staff and volunteers during a two-day Plasma Science Expo at the Rhode Island Convention Center. The event was part of the American Physical Society’s Division of Plasma Physics Conference.
The University has established a strategic partnership with the University of São Paulo, Brazil, that will offer faculty and students at both institutions increased access to research and learning opportunities. The move comes on the heels of the signing of a similar agreement with Humboldt University in Berlin, and Princeton also is finalizing an agreement with the University of Tokyo.
More than 350 Princeton University students and community members wearing white sat around long, linen-covered tables outside Robertson Hall. The gathering, dubbed “Dîner Inn Blanc,” was an informal way for people of different backgrounds to strike up conversations and get to know each other.
As Princeton Borough and Princeton Township started recovering from the havoc caused by Hurricane Sandy, about 150 first responders working during the storm were provided with free meals by the University’s Dining Services. Local residents whose homes lost power were invited to warm up, recharge phones and other electronic devices and use wireless Internet service at a hospitality center on campus.
The American Mathematical Society selected 19 Princeton professors to be among its inaugural class of Fellows. The class includes 1,119 researchers from more than 600 institutions worldwide.
The Presidential Search Committee is inviting members of the University and local communities to a series of open forums on the search for Princeton’s next president. Members of the committee will be present to hear views and suggestions about the search.