News & Events
The calendar and news stories below highlight the range of events, including talks by world leaders, religious services, cultural festivals, art exhibits, arts events and social gatherings, as well as training classes, service opportunities, faculty lectures and conferences. Please explore both sections to get a sense of life at the University
“Diversity on Campus: Practices, Policies and Culture”
Upon the occasion of the "Every Voice" conference for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) and ally alumni on campus, Princeton University alumni, students, staff and professors discuss the arc of LGBT life at Princeton over the last 50 years.
By Daniel Day, Office of Communications · Posted March 6, 2014; 12:00 p.m.
University leaders and policymakers from around the world will meet at the Princeton-Fung Global Forum next month to consider technological innovations, financial pressures, shifting demographics and other opportunities and challenges universities face in the 21st century. The conference on "The Future of Higher Education" will run from April 9-11 in Paris, with most sessions held in the city's historic seat of government, the Hôtel de Ville.
By Michael Hotchkiss, Office of Communications · Posted March 4, 2014; 02:44 p.m.
Two Princeton University seniors have been awarded the Henry Richardson Labouisse '26 Prize to spend one year pursuing international civic engagement projects after graduation. The $30,000 prize will support a project by Diane Jeon in South Africa and Storm Portner in Sierra Leone.
By Ushma Patel, Office of Communications · Posted March 3, 2014; 02:00 p.m.
Princeton University seniors Vivienne Chen and Natasha Japanwala will explore representations of home and memory in the independent projects they will pursue in the coming year as Martin Dale Fellowship winners.
By Emily Aronson, Office of Communications · Posted February 22, 2014; 03:00 p.m.
The meaning of service and the future of American higher education were themes in talks by top alumni award winners during Princeton University's Alumni Day program on Saturday, Feb. 22. The full schedule on the sunny day on campus included lectures, workshops, family activities, and the presentation of alumni and student awards.
By Michael Hotchkiss, Office of Communications · Posted January 20, 2014; 06:30 p.m.
Larry Spruill, a housing area coordinator in Housing and Real Estate Services at Princeton University, was honored Monday, Jan. 20, with the Martin Luther King Day Journey Award, which recognizes efforts to continue the journey to achieve the civil rights leader's vision.
By Staff · Posted January 14, 2014; 09:30 a.m.
Princeton University will commemorate the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. with its annual King Day celebration on Monday, Jan. 20, in Richardson Auditorium of Alexander Hall. Doors open at 1 p.m. Omar Wasow, an assistant professor of politics, will give the keynote address.
By Michael Caddell, Office of Communications · Posted September 18, 2013; 12:48 p.m.
Princeton's Class of 2017 is the most diverse in University history, with a higher proportion of students from diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds among its 1,291 members than any prior year.
By Ushma Patel, Office of Communications · Posted June 10, 2013; 09:45 a.m.
Princeton University has named eight new members to its Board of Trustees, effective July 1. The new trustees are: Katherine Brittain Bradley, who was elected by the board to serve for eight years as charter trustee; Denny Chin, Arminio Fraga and Margarita Rosa, who were elected by the board to serve for four years as term trustees; Victoria Bjorklund, Steven Leach and Sheryl WuDunn, who were elected by alumni to serve four years as alumni trustees; and Kanwal Matharu, who was elected by the junior, senior and two youngest alumni classes to serve four years as young alumni trustee.
By Karin Dienst, Office of Communications · Posted April 29, 2013; 04:40 p.m.
Aman Sinha, a mechanical and aerospace engineering major from Ivyland, Pa., has been selected as valedictorian of Princeton University's Class of 2013. Amelia Bensch-Schaus, a classics major from Swarthmore, Pa., has been named the Latin salutatorian.
By Emily Aronson, Office of Communications · Posted April 16, 2013; 12:30 p.m.
Princeton University's first conference for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) and ally alumni on April 11-13 gave a voice to hundreds of alumni, many who felt as if they did not have one as students on campus. The "Every Voice" conference brought together 550 undergraduate and graduate alumni, faculty, staff and students to celebrate how Princeton and the country have transformed during the past 50 years and to discuss the advances the LGBT community still seeks.
By Staff · Posted January 14, 2013; 03:17 p.m.
Princeton University will commemorate the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. with its annual King Day celebration on Monday, Jan. 21, in Richardson Auditorium of Alexander Hall. Doors open at 1 p.m. The keynote address will be delivered by Anne Cheng, professor of English and African American studies and a Princeton alumna.
By Office of Development Communications · Posted November 16, 2012; 10:00 a.m.
A $10 million gift from two Princeton alumni will establish the Sharmin and Bijan Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Iran and Persian Gulf Studies at the University.
By Michael Hotchkiss, Office of Communications · Posted October 8, 2012; 12:00 p.m.
Elizabeth Paluck, an assistant professor of psychology and public affairs, is focusing on two disparate settings as the latest sites of her research in exploring how peoples' actions are affected by what they sense about the beliefs of those around them.
By Michael Hotchkiss · Posted July 30, 2012; 10:00 a.m.
Cecilia Rouse, a Princeton faculty member for two decades who is the Lawrence and Shirley Katzman and Lewis and Anna Ernst Professor in the Economics of Education, has been selected as dean of the University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. Her appointment is effective Sept. 1.
By Staff · Posted July 19, 2012; 11:00 a.m.
An installation of 12 monumental sculptures by the renowned Chinese artist and social activist Ai Weiwei will be on view at Princeton University for one year beginning Wednesday, Aug. 1. The artist's "Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads" will be located at Scudder Plaza in front of Robertson Hall, home of the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.
By Jamie Saxon · Posted May 21, 2012; 12:00 p.m.
The video feature "A Princeton Family" documents three siblings now at Princeton — all the first generation in their family to go to college — chronicling their academic and personal experiences on campus, including each sibling's path toward engineering.
By Jamie Saxon · Posted April 16, 2012; 07:45 p.m.
Princeton University professor Tracy K. Smith has been awarded the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for poetry for her collection "Life on Mars."
By Ushma Patel · Posted February 2, 2012; 12:00 a.m.
Kimberly de los Santos, who has led community outreach initiatives for the last 10 years at Arizona State University, has been named the new director of Princeton University's Pace Center for Civic Engagement. Her appointment is effective April 1.
By Eric Quiñones · Posted January 23, 2012; 10:00 a.m.
A new committee will work to identify ways to enhance the diversity of Princeton University's faculty, graduate student body and senior administration, seeking to build upon advancements in diversity across many areas of campus. The Trustee Ad Hoc Committee on Diversity, which will meet for the first time Jan. 26, includes University trustees, faculty, graduate students and staff members. The 19-member committee will work to develop recommendations for strategies to attract and retain more diverse campus community members, including people of color and women, in areas where the University's efforts to advance diversity have had more limited success.
By Ian Cahir · Posted January 16, 2012; 03:30 p.m.
Princeton University professor Miguel Angel Centeno and senior Sandra Mukasa were honored Jan. 16 with MLK Day Journey Awards, which recognize efforts to continue the effort to achieve Martin Luther King Jr.'s vision.