From Petipa to Puccini to Shakespeare, classical works of dance, opera and theater are often adapted to contemporary times. This spring at Princeton, a rarely performed pantomime-ballet — “Within the Quota,” with music by American composer Cole Porter — was reimagined to reflect the current political climate.
The premise of the “Environmental Nexus,” which debuted in the spring semester, is that the undergraduates of today will be left to deal with the future effects of the global environmental crisis.
Nineteen Princeton University faculty members were transferred to emeritus status in recent action by the Board of Trustees. Transfers are effective July 1, 2017.
As bees’ social behavior evolved, their complex chemical communication systems evolved in concert, according to a study published June 20 in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
Michael Levine, the Anthony B. Evnin ’62 Professor in Genomics, is one of 65 outstanding life scientists elected June 16 to membership of EMBO.
A gift from University Trustee Anthony H.P. Lee and his wife, Sharon, will strengthen Princeton’s mission of teaching and research by endowing a professorship in math, funding education and training related to high-speed computing, and creating a new scholarship.
Step foot inside the new Weickart Atrium from Scudder Plaza and you’ll experience classic Princeton University gothic architecture paired with distinctly modern beauty.
Rising seas are making flooding more common in coastal areas around the country. Now, a new study finds that sea-level rise will boost the occurrence of moderate rather than severe flooding in some regions of the United States, while in other areas the reverse is true.
Robert K. Durkee, Princeton University’s vice president for public affairs since 1978, will step down from that role next fall while remaining in the position of vice president and secretary that he has held since 2004.
Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden today announced the appointment of Princeton University professor Tracy K. Smith as the Library’s 22nd Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry, for 2017-18. Smith is the Roger S. Berlind ’52 Professor in the Humanities and a professor of creative writing in the Lewis Center for the Arts.
They came from as far away as Thailand, India, Greece, New Zealand and Serbia — to don their beloved class jackets (and anything else orange and black), reunite with friends and enjoy the festivities. Approximately 26,000 Princeton alumni and guests were on campus for Reunions 2017, which ran Thursday through Sunday, June 1-4.
Sanjeev Kulkarni, dean of the Princeton University Graduate School and a professor of electrical engineering, has been appointed dean of the faculty effective July 1.
At the University’s 270th Commencement on Tuesday, June 6, President Christopher L. Eisgruber gave a tribute to former Princeton President William G. Bowen and urged graduates to learn from Bowen’s trust in institutions to address the needs of society.
At Princeton’s Class Day ceremony Monday, June 5, film director Baz Luhrmann encouraged seniors to recognize their true selves and write the script of their lives.
Princeton’s Class of 2017 kicked off graduation events Sunday, June 4, at the University’s 270th Baccalaureate, an interfaith service that offers seniors a moment of reflection between the weekend’s revelry of Reunions and the upcoming celebrations of Class Day and Commencement.
Princeton welcomed and continues to support the action that was taken in Paris in December 2015 under the auspices of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, and it reaffirms the commitments it made in its 2015 statement.