Celebrated playwright and theater director Emily Mann was raised, if not born, to “make trouble.” In the latest episode of “She Roars,” Emily describes growing up on the South Side of Chicago during the height of the civil rights movement and how she decided that theater was her best tool for effecting change.
The Prison Teaching Initiative (PTI) at Princeton University is one of five organizations awarded a collaborative National Science Foundation grant to build a national alliance that will forge robust pathways to STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) careers for people who are, or were, incarcerated.
In independent studies, two Princeton University research teams recently identified surprisingly large sources of methane, a powerful greenhouse gas, being leaked into the atmosphere. Pound for pound, methane causes a far greater warming effect in the atmosphere than does carbon dioxide — 86-fold more heating over 20 years, and 35-fold more over the course of a century.
Approaching Hurricane Dorian puts a spotlight in the media on research involving global warming and climate in relation to weather events such as hurricanes.
— Princeton University (@Princeton) September 5, 2019
‘100-year’ floods will happen every one to 30 years, according to new coastal flood prediction maps
The International Balzan Foundation has awarded Michael Cook, the Class of 1943 University Professor of Near Eastern Studies, the 2019 Balzan Prize for Islamic Studies. The prize comes with an award of $760,000, half of which must be spent to finance research projects involving a new generation of young researchers.
Low-temperature plasma, a rapidly expanding source of innovation in fields ranging from electronics to health care to space exploration, is a highly complex state of matter. So complex that the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) has teamed with Princeton University to become home to a collaborative facility open to researchers from across the country to advance the understanding and control of this dynamic physical state.
Morrison, a Nobel laureate, was Princeton’s Robert F. Goheen Professor in the Humanities, Emeritus, “who had a very special role in this community for 30 years,” Eisgruber said to the students gathered in the University Chapel. He noted that two years ago, the University dedicated one of the oldest buildings on campus in her name, to “honor the marvelous author and teacher who contributed so much to Princeton and the world.”