Provost Lee visits Mpala Research Centre, alumni in Kenya
On his first international trip as Princeton provost, David S. Lee traveled this summer with a delegation from the University to visit the Mpala Research Centre, a multidisciplinary field-research station in Kenya. Lee also met with the American ambassadors to Kenya and Somalia and, before returning to Princeton, held a reception with Princeton alumni in Nairobi, Kenya's capital.
Bringing people together as scientists to save a zebra species
On Sept. 3, results were announced for the Great Grévy's Rally held in Kenya in January. The Princeton-sponsored event used 40,000 photos collected by 500 volunteers to precisely quantify the remaining wild population of the world's largest and most imperiled wild horse species, the Grévy's zebra. The initiative was among the first to use "citizen scientists" to establish the population and range of an endangered mammal. By Morgan Kelly, Office of Communications