Archive – February, 2012
FACULTY AWARD: Botstein named 2012 Dan David Prize Laureate
Posted February 29, 2012; 01:08 p.m.
David Botstein, Princeton's Anthony B. Evnin '62 Professor of Genomics, professor of moleculary biology and director of the Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics, was one of six researchers recently named 2012 Dan David Prize Laureates. The $1 million prize recognizes Botstein's important contributions to the understanding and mapping of the human genome. The prize is endowed by the Dan David Foundation and based at Tel Aviv University. It is presented yearly in honor of innovative and interdisciplinary research.
'Capping Liberty' exhibit will feature American numismatics
Posted February 29, 2012; 11:35 a.m.
The exhibit "Capping Liberty: The Invention of a Numismatic Iconography for the New American Republic" will run from Friday, March 2, to Sunday, July 8, in the Milberg Gallery in Firestone Library. An opening lecture "Transformations in Numismatic Iconography during the American Revolution” will be presented by Louis Jordan, of the Medieval Institute at the University of Notre Dame, at 4 p.m. Sunday, May 6, in McCormick Hall, Room 101.
Exhibition will feature new library acquisitions
Posted February 29, 2012; 11:30 a.m.
An exhibit titled "Fine Addition: New & Notable Acquisitions in Princeton’s Special Collections" will be on display through Sunday, Aug. 5, in the Main Gallery in Firestone Library. An opening lecture "Observational and Imaginary Anatomy" will be presented by Eugene Flamm, Class of 1958, at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, April 22, in Betts Auditorium.
Musical theater artists Doyle and Slattery to give talks
Posted February 28, 2012; 05:00 p.m.
Musical theater artists John Doyle and Jenny Slattery will give talks at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 13, and Thursday, March 15, respectively, in the Matthews Acting Studio at 185 Nassau St. as part of a spring semester series of talks with prominent artists currently working in the field sponsored by the Lewis Center for the Arts.
'Merrily We Roll Along' will be performed
Posted February 28, 2012; 04:57 p.m.
Art museum showcases 'Princeton and the Gothic Revival'
Posted February 28, 2012; 04:37 p.m.
The exhibit "Princeton and the Gothic Revival 1870-1930" is on view at the Princeton University Art Museum from Feb. 26 through June 24.
Estonian jazz vocalist Voorand and trio to perform
Posted February 28, 2012; 04:18 p.m.
The trio of jazz vocalist and composer Kadri Voorand and guitarist Virgo Sillamaa and bassist Taavo Remmel will perform "Improvisations on Estonian Poetry" at 3 p.m., Sunday, March 4, in Taplin Auditorium, Fine Hall. The event is sponsored by the Program in Jazz Studies and the Department of Music.
Ikenberry to discuss America's standing in the world
Posted February 28, 2012; 11:11 a.m.
G. John Ikenberry, Princeton's Albert G. Milbank Professor of Politics and International Affairs, will give a talk on his 2011 book "Liberal Leviathan: The Origins, Crisis and Transformation of the American World Order" at noon, Tuesday, March 13, in Burr Hall, Room 216. Lunch is provided and registration is required; to register, contact Carole Frantzen at email@example.com or 609-258-7497.
Panel to address diversity in science leadership
Posted February 28, 2012; 09:35 a.m.
A panel discussion titled "In the Nation's Service: Diversifying Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Leadership" will be held at 8 p.m. Monday, March 12, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.
Princeton sound lab pushes boundaries of realism in audio with support from Sony
Posted February 27, 2012; 04:00 p.m.
Princeton University researchers, with support from Sony Corp., are embarking on a three-year effort designed to advance the possibilities of recording technology and realistic sound reproduction.
Iranian nuclear program is subject of panel discussion
Posted February 27, 2012; 03:27 p.m.
A panel discussion titled "Up to the Minute: The Crisis Over Iran's Nuclear Program: Is a Diplomatic Solution Possible?" will be held at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 6, in Dodds Auditorium in Robertson Hall.
Media artist and Ant Farm co-founder Lord to discuss work
Posted February 27, 2012; 10:20 a.m.
Chip Lord, media artist and co-founder of the architecture collective Ant Farm, will discuss his work at 6 p.m. Monday, March 5, in Betts Auditorium in the School of Architecture. The event is a part of the student colony Atelier project on campus.
'Universal' vaccines could finally allow for wide-scale flu prevention
Posted February 27, 2012; 09:00 a.m.
Princeton University-based researchers have found that an emerging class of long-lasting flu vaccines called "universal" vaccines could for the first time allow for the effective, wide-scale prevention of flu by limiting the virus' ability to spread and mutate. A computational model the team developed showed that the vaccines could achieve unprecedented control of the flu virus both seasonally and during outbreaks of highly contagious new strains.
Leadership, service at forefront for Alumni Day award winners
Posted February 25, 2012; 02:52 p.m.
The themes of leadership and service were foregrounded in talks by the recipients of Princeton's top alumni award winners as part of a full day of events held across campus Saturday, Feb. 25, during the University's annual Alumni Day program. The day also featured presentations of top awards for students, along with lectures, workshops and family activities.
'Slavery By Another Name' screening, Q&A set
Posted February 24, 2012; 06:14 p.m.
A screening of the documentary "Slavery By Another Name" will begin at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 7, in McCormick Hall, Room 101, followed by a question-and-answer session with author Douglas Blackmon and screenwriter Sheila Curran Bernard.
Moten to speak on 'The Touring Machine'
Posted February 24, 2012; 06:11 p.m.
A lecture titled "The Touring Machine (Flesh Thought Inside Out)," which will investigate relationships between the theory of blackness and the theory of mind, will be delivered by Duke University scholar Fred Moten at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 7, in East Pyne Hall, Room 010.
Talk explores links between modern African diaspora and ancient world
Posted February 24, 2012; 06:08 p.m.
Tessa Roynon, a research follow at the University of Oxford, will speak on interactions between the modern African diaspora and the culture of the ancient world in a lecture titled "Introducing African Athena and Parsing the Classical Toni Morrison" at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 7, in East Pyne Hall, Room 127.
Financial regulatory reform is subject of Born talk
Posted February 24, 2012; 04:46 p.m.
Brooksley Born, former chair of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, will present a talk titled "Financial Regulatory Reform — Imperative for Our Future" at 4:30 p.m. Monday, March 12, in Dodds Auditorium in Robertson Hall.
Whistleblower Ellsberg to discuss Pentagon Papers
Posted February 24, 2012; 04:30 p.m.
Daniel Ellsberg, who released the top-secret "Pentagon Papers" to the media in 1971, will participate in a conversation with Bart Gellman, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, author in residence and visiting lecturer in public and international affairs at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and a 1982 Princeton alumnus, in an event titled "Secrets, Lies and Leaks: From the Pentagon Papers to Wikileaks" at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, March 8, in Dodds Auditorium in Robertson Hall.
Google Ideas' Cohen to discuss digital future
Posted February 24, 2012; 04:22 p.m.
Jared Cohen, director of the global technology think tank Google Ideas, will present a talk titled "The New Digital Age: The Future of Citizens, States and Business" at 4:30 p.m Wednesday, March 7, in Dodds Auditorium in Robertson Hall.
NPR's Garfield to discuss media career
Posted February 24, 2012; 04:09 p.m.
Bob Garfield, co-host of National Public Radio's "On the Media" and an Ad Age columnist, will present a talk titled "My Life as a Toaster Oven" at 4:30 p.m. Monday, March 5, in Dodds Auditorium in Robertson Hall.
Economist Reinhardt to speak on medical payments
Posted February 24, 2012; 04:02 p.m.
Uwe Reinhardt, Princeton's James Madison Professor of Political Economy and professor of economics and public affairs in the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, will present a lecture titled "How Should Doctors and Hospitals Be Paid?" at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 29, in Dodds Auditorium in Robertson Hall.
Conference addresses online copyright enforcement
Posted February 24, 2012; 01:38 p.m.
The methods and merits of copyright enforcement in the digital age will be the topic of the conference, "Copyright Cat-and-Mouse: New Developments in Online Enforcement," at 1 p.m., Tuesday, March 13, in the Friend Center Convocation Room. The conference is free to the public and will feature discussions between representatives of Internet-service providers, Web companies and content creators, as well as academics. The conference is sponsored by Princeton's Center for Information Technology Policy.
UPDATE-Talk show host Dr. Oz will speak
Posted February 24, 2012; 12:30 p.m.
Tickets for this event are no longer available. There will be a wait line before the event for any unclaimed seats, as well as a simulcast in McCosh Hall, Rooms 10, 60, 62, 64 and 66, with no ticket necessary.
Dr. Mehmet Oz, a surgeon, author and talk show host, will speak at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 8, in McCosh Hall, Room 50. Oz hosts the daily television program "The Dr. Oz Show," where he focuses on medical issues and personal health.
Lecture to cover conversion of wasted energy into electricity
Posted February 24, 2012; 12:00 p.m.
Mercouri Kanatzidis, a chemistry professor at Northwestern University, will discuss nanostructured thermoelectrics and the conversion of wasted energy into electricity at 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 6, in the Friend Center, Room 006. The lecture is open to the public and is part of the Highlight Seminar Series sponsored by Princeton's Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment. A reception will follow.
Princeton University Orchestra to perform
Posted February 24, 2012; 11:21 a.m.
The Princeton University Orchestra will feature masterpieces by Chopin and Rachmaninoff in two evenings of concerts at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, March 9-10, in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall. Tickets are $8 for students; $15 general.
Clealand to give lecture on 'Uncovering Blackness' in Cuba
Posted February 24, 2012; 11:14 a.m.
Danielle Clealand, a visiting fellow at the Center for African American Studies, will present a lecture titled "Uncovering Blackness: Challenging Ideology and Creating Black Spaces in Contemporary Cuba" at noon, March 5, in Stanhope Hall, Room 201.
Princeton system tracks drought to aid disaster relief
Posted February 23, 2012; 12:00 p.m.
In a development that could assist with disaster relief and water development projects in stricken regions of Africa, researchers at Princeton University have developed a way to use historical records and satellite data to accurately map drought conditions across the continent.
Indian activist Roy to speak on politics of dispossession
Posted February 22, 2012; 06:31 p.m.
Arundhati Roy, an Indian activist and the award-winning author of the novel "The God of All Things," will give a talk titled "The Politics of Dispossession" at 5 p.m. Monday, March 5, in McCosh Hall, Room 50.
Renowned Princeton biologist Malcolm Steinberg dies
Posted February 22, 2012; 06:00 p.m.
Princeton University professor emeritus Malcolm Steinberg, a molecular biologist well known for his influential hypothesis about how cells in an embryo assemble, and a personable colleague who loved discussing science and ideas, died Feb. 7 at his home in Princeton. He was 81.
FACULTY AWARD: Deaton to receive BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award
Posted February 22, 2012; 04:27 p.m.
Angus Deaton, Princeton's Dwight D. Eisenhower Professor of International Affairs and professor of economics and international affairs in the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, has been selected to receive the BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in the category of Economics, Finance and Management.
Less is more: Study of tiny droplets could have big impact on industrial applications
Posted February 22, 2012; 01:10 p.m.
A study led by researchers at Princeton University has yielded insights into how liquid spreads along flexible fibers, which could allow for increased efficiency in various industrial applications.
Elvin, Valcourt named Pyne Prize winners
Posted February 22, 2012; 10:00 a.m.
Princeton seniors Ann-Marie Elvin and James Valcourt have been named co-winners of the University's 2012 Moses Taylor Pyne Honor Prize, the highest general distinction conferred on an undergraduate.
Irish scholar Bourke to present lecture on Patrick Pearse
Posted February 22, 2012; 09:48 a.m.
Irish scholar Angela Bourke will present a lecture titled "Stories for a New Ireland: Patrick Pearse's Short Fiction" at 4:30 p.m. Friday, March 9, at the Stewart Theater, 185 Nassau St. The lecture is part of a series presented by Princeton's Fund for Irish Studies.
Theatre Intime to present 'Dead Man's Cell Phone'
Posted February 21, 2012; 05:33 p.m.
Theatre Intime will present the play 'Dead Man's Cell Phone' at 8 p.m. from Thursday, Feb. 23 through Saturday, Feb. 25, and at 8 p.m. from Thursday, March 2 through Saturday, March 4, at the Hamilton Murray Theatre. There is also a 2 p.m. show on March 4. Tickets are $8 for students; $10 for seniors, faculty and staff; $12 for general admission.
Seniors to present thesis work in visual arts
Posted February 21, 2012; 05:12 p.m.
The Program in Visual Arts will present senior thesis work throughout the spring semester. Upcoming exhibitions are "Frogs & Forms" by Jaewon Choi from Feb. 23-28 and "Inhabited" by Genevieve Irwin from March 1-6; shows are in the Lucas Gallery, 185 Nassau St. Opening receptions for the exhibitions are from 7-9 p.m. on the first day of each show.
Students learn the fundamentals behind the networked life
Posted February 21, 2012; 12:45 p.m.
Princeton electrical engineering professor Mung Chiang introduced the undergraduate class "Networks: Friends, Money and Bytes" to examine the common foundation governing the networks that wind throughout modern life. A key part of the coursework is a two-week mini-project.
'Storm of the century' may become 'storm of the decade'
Posted February 21, 2012; 12:30 p.m.
Researchers from Princeton University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology report that projected increases in sea level and storm intensity brought on by climate change would make devastating storm surges — the deadly and destructive mass of water pushed inland by large storms — more frequent in low-lying coastal areas. Regions such as the New York City metropolitan area that currently experience a disastrous flood every century could instead become submerged every one or two decades.
Symposium to highlight music of Africa
Posted February 21, 2012; 11:17 a.m.
The music department will host the Fourth International Symposium on the Music of Africa, which features drumming workshops, at various times Friday and Saturday, March 2-3, in Taplin Auditorium, Fine Hall.
Irish novelist Hamilton to give lecture on upbringing
Posted February 21, 2012; 11:11 a.m.
The Irish novelist Hugo Hamilton will present a lecture based on his experiences growing up in Ireland, titled "Life in Translation: My German-Irish Childhood," at 4:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24, in Stewart Theater, 185 Nassau St. The event is part of a series presented by Princeton's Fund for Irish Studies.
Finkelstein to discuss People's Liberation Army and Chinese national security
Posted February 21, 2012; 10:18 a.m.
David Finkelstein, vice president of the Center for Naval Analyses and director of CNA China Studies at the analytic group CNA, will give a talk titled "The Role of the PLA in Chinese National Security Policy Making" at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 4, in Robertson Hall, Room 1.
Psychologist Kahneman to discuss new book on decision-making
Posted February 21, 2012; 10:11 a.m.
Nobel Laureate Daniel Kahneman, Princeton's Eugene Higgins Professor of Psychology Emeritus and professor of psychology and public affairs emeritus at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, will discuss his new book, "Thinking, Fast and Slow," at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall. This is a free event but tickets are required; the limited number of tickets still available will be distributed through a wait line on the day of the event, starting at 4 p.m.
Princeton men's squash team wins national championship
Posted February 20, 2012; 12:51 p.m.
The Princeton University men's squash team won the national championship on Sunday, Feb. 19, with a 5-4 victory over Trinity College, ending Trinity's 13-year title streak.
Wildlife and cows can be partners, not enemies, in search for food
Posted February 20, 2012; 12:00 p.m.
Princeton University researchers conducted two large-scale studies in Kenya that offer the first experimental evidence that allowing cattle to graze on the same land as wild animals can result in healthier, meatier bovines by enhancing the cows' diet. The findings put to pasture the long-held convention that wild animals compete with cows for food, and could help spare wildlife from encroaching ranches.
Four win Jacobus Fellowship, top graduate student honor
Posted February 20, 2012; 10:00 a.m.
Princeton University graduate students Richard Baliban, William Cavendish, William Deringer and Andrew Huddleston have been named as co-winners of the Porter Ogden Jacobus Fellowship, Princeton's top honor for graduate students. The fellowship supports the final year of study and is awarded to students whose work has exhibited the highest scholarly excellence.
Four seniors awarded Gates Cambridge Scholarships
Posted February 20, 2012; 09:40 a.m.
Princeton University seniors Jane Abbottsmith, Daniel Barson, Daniel Strassfeld and Victoria Tobolsky have been awarded Gates Cambridge Scholarships, which give outstanding students from outside the United Kingdom the opportunity to pursue postgraduate study at the University of Cambridge. In addition, this year's recipients include Princeton alumna Rachel Bolton, who earned a bachelor's degree in English in 2010.
DiSalvo to discuss public unions' battles with states
Posted February 19, 2012; 07:58 p.m.
Daniel DiSalvo, an assistant professor of political science at the City College of New York and a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute, will give a lecture titled "Government Against Itself: Public Employee Unions and American Democracy" at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 29, in Lewis Library, Room 120.
Chinese political succession is subject of Li talk
Posted February 19, 2012; 07:51 p.m.
Cheng Li, director of research and a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution's John L. Thornton China Center, will give a lecture titled "China's Upcoming Political Succession and Sino-U.S. Relations" at 12:10 p.m. Thursday, March 1, in Robertson Hall, Room 16.
Video: 'Extreme Visions' (long trailer)
Posted February 16, 2012; 12:00 p.m.
View a 10-minute trailer for the documentary "Extreme Visions," which explores the concepts, planning and construction of two signature additions to the Princeton University campus with contrasting styles: the modernist Lewis Library, designed by Frank Gehry, and the Collegiate Gothic-inspired Whitman College, designed by Demetri Porphyrios. To purchase a copy of the full-length version, contact filmmaker Thomas Ball at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Video: 'Extreme Visions'
Posted February 16, 2012; 12:00 p.m.
The documentary "Extreme Visions" explores the vision, planning and construction of two signature additions to the Princeton University campus with contrasting styles: the modernist Lewis Library, designed by Frank Gehry, and the Collegiate Gothic-inspired Whitman College, designed by Demetri Porphyrios.
Video feature: 'Extreme Visions'
Posted February 16, 2012; 12:00 p.m.
The documentary "Extreme Visions" explores the concepts, planning and construction of two signature additions to the Princeton University campus with contrasting styles: the modernist Lewis Library, designed by Frank Gehry, and the Collegiate Gothic-inspired Whitman College, designed by Demetri Porphyrios.
Symposium focuses on teaching of philosophy, political theory
Posted February 15, 2012; 06:56 p.m.
"Master Teachers in Action: A Symposium on the Art of Teaching Philosophy and Political Theory" will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24, in Whig Hall.
FACULTY AWARD: Three Princeton professors named 2012 Sloan Research Fellows
Posted February 15, 2012; 03:30 p.m.
The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation has selected three Princeton University professors as 2012 Sloan Research Fellows: Gaspar Bakos, assistant professor of astrophysical sciences; Abigail Doyle, assistant professor of chemisty; and Benjamin Garcia, assistant professor of molecular biology.
Lecture will address globalization and development in China, East Asia
Posted February 15, 2012; 01:00 p.m.
Boliang Zhu, a postdoctoral fellow in the Princeton-Harvard China in the World Program (CWP), will discuss the politics of globalization and economic development in China and East Asia at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 28, in Robertson Hall, Bowl 2. This lecture is sponsored by CWP, a program in Princeton's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.
Students bring learning to stage in Spring Dance Festival
Posted February 15, 2012; 10:29 a.m.
Many students come to Princeton with a talent for dance already well established. Others begin to explore dance as a new passion as part of their undergraduate experience. For all of these students, the annual Spring Dance Festival offers an opportunity to bring months of dance study and rehearsal to the stage, performing works by celebrated choreographers as well as original pieces students had a role in creating.
Bridge Year Program will offer new sites, expand capacity
Posted February 14, 2012; 12:00 p.m.
Princeton University's Bridge Year Program will offer new locations in China and Senegal and expand the number of incoming freshmen who may participate in the tuition-free service program abroad. The changes will take effect in the 2012-13 academic year.
Search committee for VP and CIO formed
Posted February 14, 2012; 11:00 a.m.
Princeton Provost Christopher Eisgruber has formed a committee to search for a successor to Betty Leydon, who has announced that she will step down as vice president for information technology and chief information officer at the end of this academic year.
New Jersey Lt. Gov. Guadagno visits PPPL
Posted February 14, 2012; 08:19 a.m.
New Jersey Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno visited the U.S. Department of Energy's Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) on Monday, Feb. 13, learning about the facility's economic impact on the state and gleaning new facts about fusion science. After concluding a tour of the laboratory, Guadagno characterized it as being one of the state's "crown jewels."
Stewart to present final President's Lecture
Posted February 13, 2012; 06:56 p.m.
Susan Stewart, the Avalon Foundation University Professor in the Humanities and professor of English at Princeton, will deliver the final talk in the 2011-12 President's Lecture Series at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, March 1, in the Friend Center, Room 101. Stewart, who is a poet, critic and translator, will speak on "The Ruins Lesson," exploring questions about why ruins have proved to be a fertile subject for Western poets and artists. The lecture will be webcast.
Alumni Day features lectures, awards ceremonies
Posted February 13, 2012; 06:50 p.m.
Alumni and parents of current undergraduates will converge on campus for a day of lectures, award ceremonies and other events Saturday, Feb. 25.
Employee obituaries: Jan.-Feb. 2012
Posted February 13, 2012; 06:45 p.m.
The following is an updated list of University employee obituaries.
Employee spotlight: Leslie Jennings Rowley
Posted February 13, 2012; 06:40 p.m.
Employee spotlight on Leslie Jennings Rowley, associate director for alumni education and executive manager of Princeton Journeys in the Office of the Alumni Association
'No Child Left Behind' is topic of panel discussion
Posted February 13, 2012; 05:46 p.m.
A panel discussion of educators and legislators, several from New Jersey, will explore the legacy of the No Child Left Behind educational legislation after a decade. The event will be held at 4:30 p.m., Friday, Feb. 17, in McCosh Hall, Room 46, and is sponsored by Students for Education Reform.
Author Isaacson to discuss writing and media
Posted February 13, 2012; 05:41 p.m.
The Whig-Cliosophic Society and the Princeton Entrepreneurship Club are hosting a public conversation with Walter Isaacson, CEO of the Aspen Institute and best-selling author of "Steve Jobs," at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15, in the Whig Hall Senate Chamber.
George Washington and foreign policy is subject of talk
Posted February 13, 2012; 05:25 p.m.
William Allen, emeritus professor of political philosophy at Michigan State University, will give a talk titled "George Washington and U.S. Foreign Policy" at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22, in the Lewis Library, Room 120. The talk is co-sponsored by the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions and the Center for African American Studies.
Bush-Lauren will discuss career in social entrepreneurship
Posted February 13, 2012; 05:12 p.m.
Lauren Bush-Lauren, a graduate of the Class of 2006 and co-founder of the FEED Foundation, will discuss her career journey in the fields of social entrepreneurship and fashion at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23, in the Frist Campus Center, Room 302. The talk is sponsored by the Office of Career Services as part of its IMAGINE Speaker Series featuring Princeton alumni who never imagined their career journey unfolding the way it did.
FACULTY AWARD: Mackey wins Grammy Award
Posted February 13, 2012; 03:58 p.m.
Steven Mackey, a Princeton professor of music, received a Grammy Award Sunday, Feb. 12, for Best Small Ensemble Performance for the 2011 recording "Lonely Motel: Music from 'Slide,'" a cycle of 11 Mackey compositions recorded in collaboration with singer Rinde Eckert and new-music sextet Eighth Blackbird. Mackey also had been nominated for a Best Contemporary Classical Composition award. The Grammy Awards were presented by the Recording Academy and were aired live on CBS.
Appiah awarded National Humanities Medal
Posted February 13, 2012; 03:00 p.m.
Princeton University professor Kwame Anthony Appiah, an internationally renowned moral and political philosopher, has been awarded the National Humanities Medal by President Barack Obama.
Video feature: Bringing new perspectives to campus treasures
Posted February 13, 2012; 12:00 p.m.
A stroll across Princeton University's campus reveals many treasures to be enjoyed by the attentive observer — ornate archways, official seals, whimsical gargoyles, flowing epigraphy, and sculpture of all sizes and materials. Together, these create a place of beauty with numerous clues to a unique history. The meticulous details upon the walls of buildings are a monument to the fond dreams of architects and campus planners. Princeton's campus treasures are a rich blend of the old, the new and the renewed, and like great thoughts, they weather time.
Bringing new perspectives to campus treasures
Posted February 13, 2012; 12:00 p.m.
A stroll across Princeton University's campus reveals many treasures to be enjoyed by the attentive observer -- ornate archways, official seals, whimsical gargoyles, flowing epigraphy, and sculpture of all sizes and materials. Together, these create a place of beauty with numerous clues to a unique history. The meticulous details upon the walls of buildings are a monument to the fond dreams of architects and campus planners. Princeton's campus treasures are a rich blend of the old, the new, and the renewed, and like great thoughts, they weather time.
Spring Dance Festival opens at Berlind Theatre
Posted February 10, 2012; 03:17 p.m.
The Lewis Center for the Arts will present the 2012 Spring Dance Festival on Friday through Sunday, Feb. 24-26, at the Berlind Theatre. Show times are: 8 p.m. Feb. 24; 2 and 8 p.m. Feb. 25; and 1 p.m. Feb. 26.
Video: 'A violin virtuoso pays a visit'
Posted February 10, 2012; 03:08 p.m.
Violinist Julia Fischer will make her Princeton debut Feb. 16 in Richardson Auditorium. Edward Skolnick '12 describes why her visit to campus is so special.
Language expert Bellos explores the art and science of translation
Posted February 9, 2012; 12:00 p.m.
As a dedicated wordsmith, Princeton University professor David Bellos mines examples of the interplay of languages from all kinds of sources, even Oscar-winning films.
Lecture explores literacy in the age of Google
Posted February 9, 2012; 11:03 a.m.
Daniel Russell, a senior research scientist at Google, will deliver a lecture titled "What Does It Mean to Be Literate in the Age of Google?" at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28, in McCosh Hall, Room 50.
Tilghman to host 'town hall' discussion at CPUC meeting
Posted February 7, 2012; 11:22 p.m.
The Council of the Princeton University Community will meet at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 13, in the Friend Center, Room 101. President Shirley M. Tilghman will lead a "town hall meeting" on topics on the University's agenda.
'Eugene Onegin' project a mosaic of multidisciplinary productions
Posted February 7, 2012; 04:00 p.m.
A banned adaptation of an important novel-in-verse. A lost score with 44 parts. A wait of nearly 80 years. These are the challenging elements that have come together in the hands of faculty and students from departments across the Princeton University campus to stage two versions of the classic Russian tale "Eugene Onegin" beginning this week at the Lewis Center for the Arts and Richardson Auditorium at Alexander Hall.
The paintbrush: A creative tool for learning
Posted February 6, 2012; 12:00 p.m.
At Princeton, a paintbrush can be found in a student's hand in a range of settings far from the traditional art class. It can be seen being used to paint a mural as part of a community service initiative, or removing dust from an ancient relic, or recreating a form of lettering.
Using information as a guide to trademark law
Posted February 3, 2012; 04:31 p.m.
Deven Desai, a law professor currently serving as academic research counsel at Google, Inc., will discuss how information theory can be used to analyze and develop trademark law at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, March 8, in Sherrerd Hall, Room 101. The lecture is sponsored by Princeton's Center for Information Technology Policy.
Arts and Transit plan being prepared for Planning Board review; station architect named
Posted February 2, 2012; 04:00 p.m.
As Princeton University officials prepare to submit plans for the proposed Arts and Transit project to the Regional Planning Board of Princeton for site plan approval, they have selected an architect to design the new Dinky station building and Wawa and to renovate the existing station buildings for use as a restaurant and café.
Student videos to be screened
Posted February 2, 2012; 12:52 p.m.
The Program in Visual Arts will present a screening of videos created by eight students in an undergraduate course taught by Keith Sanborn, lecturer in visual arts and the Lewis Center for the Arts, at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 14, in the Stewart Theater, 185 Nassau St.
Barkan unites study of Michelangelo's words and images
Posted February 2, 2012; 12:00 p.m.
Several years ago, during research for a book on the Renaissance, Princeton professor Leonard Barkan examined a handful of drawings by Michelangelo. His study inspired him to write "Michelangelo: A Life on Paper," the first book to explore the interplay of words and images on more than 200 of the artist's drawings.
Leonard Barkan: Michelangelo: A Life on Paper
Posted February 2, 2012; 12:00 p.m.
Leonard Barkan talks about his book, 'Michelangelo: A Life on Paper.'
FACULTY AWARD: Obama to appoint Shafir to financial advisory council
Posted February 2, 2012; 11:27 a.m.
President Barack Obama has announced his intention to appoint Eldar Shafir, Princeton University's William Stewart Tod Professor of Psychology and Public Affairs, to the President's Advisory Council on Financial Capability.
De los Santos named new director of Pace Center for Civic Engagement
Posted February 2, 2012; 10:00 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.
Princeton researchers awarded funds to develop promising technologies
Posted February 1, 2012; 02:17 p.m.
Five Princeton faculty teams are the new recipients of support from a University fund designed to help propel promising discoveries out of the laboratory into products and technologies that can benefit society.