Princeton President Christopher L. Eisgruber on Saturday sent a letter of support to the head of the Central European University, expressing concern over legislation proposed by the Hungarian government that could close the university.
Alumni came from as far away as Uruguay, Austria and Britain, as well as from 25 states and Puerto Rico, for a weekend of discussions, lectures, performances, tours, and social and networking events, organized by the Office of Alumni Affairs. “¡Adelante Tigres!” was the first gathering of its kind for Princeton’s Latino alumni.
Agriculture has long been blamed for smog-causing ammonia in the atmosphere, but vehicle tailpipes actually are a more important source of ammonia’s contribution to the haze that hovers over big cities, according to new research by a team including Princeton engineers.
Princeton University has offered admission to 1,890 students, or 6.1 percent of the record
31,056 applicants for the Class of 2021, in what is the University’s most selective admission process to date.
Susan Stewart, Avalon Foundation University Professor in the Humanities and professor of English, is the author of five collections of poetry. She has also translated and co-translated works by French and Italian poets. Her newest book, “Cinder” (Graywolf Press, 2017) is her first retrospective of new and selected poems.
Completing a three-year effort, Princeton University will again survey undergraduate and graduate students about their knowledge and experiences of inappropriate sexual behavior and about their awareness of University policies, procedures and resources.
The recent conference “Seeking Refuge: Faith-Based Approaches to Forced Migration” was organized by Princeton University’s Office of Religious Life and the international Catholic organization Community of Sant’Egidio. The interfaith conference, held on campus March 3-4, brought together 300 participants to discuss the international refugee crisis
It’s the part of the brain that makes sure you cannot tickle yourself. The cerebellum, an apple-sized region near the base of the skull, senses that your own fingers are the ones trying to tickle, and cancels your usual response. Now an international team of researchers has learned something surprising about this region, which despite its small size contains roughly half of all the neurons in the brain.
It has taken us thousands of years to build today’s urban centers, and yet, they’re expected to double in land-area in just the next few decades. “Half the urban infrastructure we will be using in 2050 has not yet been built,” said Elie Bou-Zeid, an associate professor of civil and environmental engineering at Princeton.
The international community has poured billions of dollars into aid, services and protection for civilians in Afghanistan, hoping that winning their support would help the fight against insurgents. But new research shows that strategy has an unintended consequence: villages where residents support the international forces are more likely to face attacks from the Taliban-led insurgency.
In many species, mating comes at the steep price of an organism’s life, an evolutionary process intended to regulate reproductive competition. But males of certain roundworm species have doubled down with two methods of checking out after mating, including one in which the males poison each other, according to new research.
Since the Middle Ages, alchemists have sought to transmute elements, the most famous example being the long quest to turn lead into gold. Transmutation has been realized in modern times, but on a minute scale using a massive particle accelerator.