Physics and biology students from around the world came to Princeton for an intensive two-week summer school focused on the intersections between the disciplines, hosted by Princeton-CUNY’s Center for the Physics of Biological Function.
Princeton University’s 2018-19 Annual Giving campaign raised $68,568,435 — the third highest total in Annual Giving history — with 55.4% of undergraduate alumni participating. The results are notable for their strength across all of Princeton’s constituencies: undergraduate alumni, graduate alumni, parents and friends.
New Jersey high school educators hoping to improve college access for their students spent a day learning about Princeton University’s pathway programs for underrepresented populations at the Princeton AP/IB College Pathways Institute. The educators explored model practices they can apply in their home districts to support students who take Advanced Placement (AP) courses or those who are earning International Baccalaureate (IB) diplomas.
Anu Ramaswami, an interdisciplinary environmental engineer who is recognized as a pioneer and leader on the topic of sustainable urban systems, has been named professor of India studies, civil and environmental engineering, and the Princeton Environmental Institute, and the inaugural director of the M.S. Chadha Center for Global India. She will assume her new duties at Princeton on Aug. 1.
A statement was issued by Sarah-Jane Leslie, dean of the Graduate School regarding the call to release Princeton University graduate student Xiyue Wang.
Online journalist Maria Ressa, Class of 1986, knows the best and the worst of social media. It helped drive the Philippines-based news site she co-founded, called Rappler, to 300% growth rates in its early years. Today, she warns that the weaponization of social media threatens the very existence of Rappler, free speech, her own freedom and the future of democracy itself — not just in the Philippines but worldwide.
At its June meeting, Princeton University’s Board of Trustees approved an update to the strategic planning framework that it adopted in January 2016 to guide the University’s ongoing efforts to enhance Princeton’s core commitments to excellence in teaching and research and to such bedrock principles as affordability, diversity, inclusivity and service.
Two research initiatives that aspire to engineer new biomaterials for unmet medical and research needs have been awarded funding through the Eric and Wendy Schmidt Transformative Technology Fund.
A group of Princeton University alumni has established the Sonia Sotomayor 1976 Scholarship Fund, in honor of Sonia Sotomayor, Class of 1976, associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.
In the weeks leading up to Commencement, graduating students felt a mix of emotions — relief at completing their coursework, theses and dissertations; sadness about leaving Princeton and their friends, and excitement about the futures they’re entering, armed with what they’ve learned at Princeton. (Images for graduates and families are available here.)
Departing Dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Science, Emily Carter, reflects back on 15 years at Princeton and looks forward to fostering a growing role for universities in the service of humanity from her new position as the second-ranking officer of the University of California, Los Angeles.
They came with generations in tow — parents and grandparents, spouses, partners, children and pets — all donning their orange finest, from video-game inspired costumes to treasured class jackets. Approximately 25,000 Princeton alumni and guests are on campus for Reunions 2019, which runs Thursday, May 30, through Sunday, June 2.
At Princeton University’s 272nd Commencement on Tuesday, June 4, President Christopher L. Eisgruber encouraged graduates to use their Princeton education to provide the “service, citizenship and leadership” that the world needs. Commencement marked the culmination of three days of celebrations of the Class of 2019 that also included Baccalaureate, Class Day, Hooding and the ROTC commissioning ceremony. Here’s the full article here.
Princeton University is celebrating the accomplishments of its undergraduate and graduate degree candidates at year-end events Sunday through Tuesday, June 2-4.
A two-day conference at Princeton University convened technologists, industry representatives, policymakers and advocacy organizations to discuss how best to use autonomous driving technologies to promote mobility for underserved populations.
Research led by Olga Troyanskaya, a Princeton professor of computer science and genomics, has led to a new method for searching the entire human genome for mutations that affect how genes are regulated and predicting how those mutations might be associated with diseases such as autism.
Historic Guyot Hall will be substantially rebuilt and expanded to create a new home for Princeton’s Department of Computer Science, thanks to a gift from Eric Schmidt ’76 and his wife, Wendy Schmidt.