Students in the course “Social Psychology” called on concepts from the course about the way people think about, feel and behave in social situations to tackle questions from a range of New Jersey nonprofit groups.
Read more about the “Social Psychology” course
Two new online resources are available for anyone wanting to learn about the Princeton University campus planning effort to establish a framework to guide the evolution of the campus from 2016 through 2026, and beyond.
Learn more about the Campus Plan
Princeton University trustees Jan. 31 approved the University’s operating budget for 2015-16, which includes a 7.4 percent increase to $140.2 million in the undergraduate financial aid budget for next year. The University’s pioneering financial aid program provides the assistance necessary to make sure that any student who is admitted and needs financial aid can attend. The aid comes in the form of grants, which do not need to be repaid.
Read more about the financial aid budget
Five inventions with the potential for societal benefit and commercial applications have been awarded support through Princeton’s Intellectual Property Accelerator Fund, which aims to help promising technologies bridge the gap between the laboratory and the marketplace.
Read more about the five projects selected for funding
In the class “Development of the Multi-Skilled Performer,” taught by John Doyle, a renowned theater director and a visiting lecturer with the rank of professor in theater at Princeton’s Lewis Center for the Arts, 13 Princeton undergraduates are learning about actor-musicianship, a genre of theater in which there is no orchestra: actors play their own instruments, sing or use their voice as a musical instrument and use “found sound” with common objects.
Learn more about Doyle’s class on actor-musicianship
Princeton University junior Colby Hyland fell in love with dance when he was 8 years old. Now, 12 years later, the Massachusetts native is majoring in molecular biology and pursuing a certificate in dance.
Watch the video about dancer and scientist Colby Hyland
Princeton University researchers have built a rice grain-sized microwave laser, or “maser,” powered by single electrons that demonstrates the fundamental interactions between light and moving electrons. It is a major step toward building quantum-computing systems out of semiconductor materials.
Learn more about the microwave laser’s discovery and applications
Imani Perry, a professor of African American studies at Princeton, publishes widely on topics ranging from racial inequality to hip-hop. In musings drawn from two interviews, Perry reflects on social justice, teaching at Princeton, math, fashion, her childhood and more.
Read more about Perry in her own words
At Princeton University’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration Jan. 19, Cecilia Rouse, dean of the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, looked back at King’s call for economic justice for all and assessed the nation’s uneven progress toward that goal. The program included several other speakers, music and presentation of the Journey Award. A few days earlier, Princeton volunteers participated in the second annual Day of Service.
Read more about Princeton’s Martin Luther King Day activities
Your brain is a memory powerhouse, constantly recording experiences in long-term memory. But what happens when those memories are suddenly out of date? Nicholas Turk-Browne, an associate professor of psychology, uses the example of a trip to a coffee shop to explain.
Watch the video about pruning memories
Princeton undergraduates are telling stories of Trenton, New Jersey, its people and the ways they make a living this semester through short documentaries as part of the course “Documentary Film and the City.”
Learn more about the documentary course
Princeton University has received 26,993 applications for admission to the Class of 2019. The number, which includes 3,850 candidates who applied last fall through single-choice early action, is the second-largest applicant pool in the University’s history.
Read more about the Class of 2019 applicants
After the devastation of Hurricane Sandy in 2012, a team of Princeton architects and climate scientists is exploring a new vision, with an emphasis on living with rising waters. The researchers aim for no less than a reinvention of flood hazard planning for the East Coast.
Learn more about the new coastal resilience plans
SPIDER, a stratospheric spacecraft constructed primarily in Princeton’s Jadwin Hall, was successfully launched Jan. 1 from Antarctica’s Ross Ice Shelf. Borne by a helium-filled balloon, SPIDER will orbit Earth at roughly 120,000 feet for 20 days looking for the pattern of gravitational waves produced by the fluctuation of energy and density that resulted from the Big Bang.
Read more about SPIDER’s research mission
As part of his international outreach since becoming president of Princeton University in 2013, Christopher L. Eisgruber traveled to Israel Dec. 29-31 to meet with alumni and strengthen academic connections.
Read more about Eisgruber’s trip to Israel
In their first semester on the Princeton University campus, seven freshmen are exploring the fine art of caricatures and comic illustrated books from Hogarth to Picasso in the freshman seminar “Funny Pictures: Caricature and Modernity,” taught by Anne McCauley, the David Hunter McAlpin Professor of the History of Photography and Modern Art in the Department of Art and Archaeology.
Learn more about the “Funny Pictures” freshman seminar
Chop, stir, pour, whirrrrr. The kitchen in the Fields Center at Princeton was a whirl of activity as local middle- and high-school students worked together to prepare drinks, appetizers and desserts for the Pace Center for Civic Engagement’s second Community House Family Dinner.
Read more about the Family Dinner series
Princeton University has offered admission to 767 students from a pool of 3,850 candidates who applied through single-choice early action for the Class of 2019.
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The three Princeton University researchers in this video are striving to improve people’s lives through innovations in science and engineering. Their research topics include blood sugar monitoring, computer interaction and genes related to cancer.
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President Christopher L. Eisgruber issued a statement Monday, Dec. 8, during a meeting of the Council of the Princeton University Community on racial injustice and campus diversity. “Recent events provide yet another painful reminder that, despite America’s foundational commitment to human equality and unalienable rights, racial injustice has stained our republic from the moment of its inception,” he said.
Read the full statement from President Eisgruber