Alejandro Zaera-Polo, dean of Princeton’s School of Architecture, reflected on some of the highlights of Princeton’s involvement in this year’s Venice Architecture Biennale, an international showcase of trends and research, showcases.
Learn more about Princeton’s representation at the Venice Architecture Biennale
Princeton will broaden its online teaching and learning efforts this fall, using new approaches and technologies including the NovoEd platform to enable students on campus to collaborate with others taking a class remotely.
Read more about online teaching and learning efforts at Princeton
Each summer, Princeton students fan out around the globe for summer study abroad programs, research and internships, often receiving significant financial assistance through the University. Several students recently participated in a video chat, sharing their experiences while embarking on a summer of service, learning and adventure.
Watch the video chat with five Princeton students spending the summer abroad
Learn whether it’s possible to measure laughter or humor scientifically, the distinction between laughter (a behavior) and mirth (an emotion), and why humans laugh in this video with Adam Mastroianni, a member of the class of 2014 who takes humor seriously.
Watch the ‘Psychology of Humor’ video feature
John Storey, a professor of molecular biology and the Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics, has been named the director of the newly established Center for Statistics and Machine Learning.
Learn more about the Center for Statistics and Machine Learning
The ‘Art of Science 2014’ video offers a look at images of artistic merit created during the course of scientific research, including fruit fly gestation, tropical fungi, silicon crystals in computer chips, Tanzanian wildebeest and crystallized Vitamin C.
Watch the “Art of Science 2014” video feature
New Jersey Senate President Stephen Sweeney recently toured the lab of Professor Yibin Kang, where researchers are trying to understand how cancer spreads in the human body. Kang is among 32 Princeton researchers who have received a total of nearly $4.4 million from the New Jersey Commission on Cancer research since 1997.
Learn more about Sweeney’s tour of Kang’s lab
The Arts at Princeton Tumblr blog captures the creativity, discovery and inspiration that make the arts an essential component of the student experience at Princeton.
Explore the Arts at Princeton Tumblr
Deliberate practice may have less influence in building expertise than previously thought, according to an analysis by researchers at Princeton University, Michigan State University and Rice University.
Learn more about the role of practice in expertise
Open to undergraduates across all departments, the course “Creativity, Innovation and Design,” focuses on fostering creativity and encourages students to embrace different ways of thinking about real-world problems.
Watch the ‘Creativity, Innovation and Design’ video feature
Seventeen rising college seniors are part of the international policy workshop in the Junior Summer Institute, a program hosted by the Woodrow Wilson School and designed to prepare college students for advanced degrees and careers in public and international affairs.
Learn more about the Junior Summer Institute
Princeton University’s 2013-14 Annual Giving campaign raised $58,748,900 — the highest total in Annual Giving history — with 61.4 percent of undergraduate alumni participating. In addition to undergraduate alumni, contributions come from graduate alumni, parents and friends.
Read more about the Annual Giving campaign
From 5 a.m. Friday, July 11, through the evening rush hour Wednesday, July 16, Faculty Road will be closed from Alexander Street to Elm Drive due to the construction of grade crossing improvements and road and sidewalk improvements. No vehicles will be able to enter or leave Faculty Road via Alexander Street. There also will be no vehicular, bike or pedestrian access through the construction area.
Learn more about the construction on Faculty Road
This video provides a behind-the-scenes look at Umqombothi, a student African a cappella group that performs songs from a variety of African cultures. The group’s music is as diverse as its membership, and it often incorporates dance and drumming into its shows.
Watch the Sounds of Umqombothi video feature
Researchers found that taste-related metaphors such as “sweet” actually engage the emotional centers of the brain more than literal words such as “kind” that have the same meaning, meaning that figurative language may present a “rhetorical advantage” when communicating with others.
Learn more about how metaphors emotionally engage the brain
Students of all ages and teachers from New Jersey and beyond will be engaged in a summer of learning on campus, taking part in outreach programs on subjects ranging from entrepreneurship and leadership to public policy and journalism.
Learn more about the University’s educational outreach programs
A study led by Robert Pringle suggests that certain wild African animals, particularly elephants, could be a boon to human-raised livestock because of their voracious appetite for the toxic and invasive “Sodom apple.”
Learn how a poison apple may help save elephants
Melissa Lane, a professor of politics since 2009, turns to ancient political theory and ethics for insights into modern issues, such as ecological sustainability.
Read more about Lane’s work
The construction site for the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment on Olden Street offers student engineers an opportunity for first-hand observation of the fundamentals they are learning in class.
Learn more about how the Andlinger construction site doubles as a classroom
For students who want to study and perform opera, coming to Princeton allows them to pursue their musical interests while broadening their intellect with a liberal arts education.
Watch the Opera at Princeton video feature