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Archive – July, 2012

FACULTY AWARD: Chang elected to national academy of Taiwan

Sun-Yung Alice Chang, the Eugene Higgins Professor of Mathematics and chair of Princeton's Department of Mathematics, was among 20 researchers elected to the Academia Sinica, the national academy of Taiwan, during the organization's biennial convocation in July.

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Upgrading the Internet for the mobile age

A team of Princeton University researchers, led by Assistant Professor of Computer Science Michael Freedman, has released a plan to cut through that tangle and provide a simple solution to many of the problems involved with the Internet's growing pains. Called Serval, the system makes a small change to the way programs download and manage data that could have a big impact on the future development of the Web.

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Global Seminar brings ancient Greek plays to life

During a six-week Global Seminar called "Re-Staging the Greeks," 15 Princeton students traveled to Greece to discover firsthand how the rich culture, history and landscape of this nation inspired the ancient playwrights whose works continue to illuminate contemporary life.

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Route 1 traffic project may affect University drivers

A New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) pilot project on Route 1 may affect how some Princeton University employees, students and visitors travel into Princeton. Motorists using Route 1 northbound will not be able to make left turns or U-turns at Washington Road or Harrison Street in West Windsor starting on or about Friday, Aug. 3, 2012. The turn restrictions will last for about 12 weeks.

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Cecilia Rouse named Woodrow Wilson School dean

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.

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Four Princeton researchers receive inaugural Simons Investigators award

Princeton University researchers Sanjeev Arora, Manjul Bhargava, Amit Singer and Frans Pretorius netted four of the 21 inaugural Simons Investigators awards recently presented to outstanding scientists nationwide in mathematics, physics and computer science. Princeton received the most awards of any institution.

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George Miller, Princeton psychology professor and cognitive pioneer, dies

George Miller, Princeton's James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor of Psychology Emeritus and a pioneer in cognitive science, died of natural causes Sunday, July 22, at his home in Plainsboro, N.J. He was 92 years old. Miller, who joi...

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Princeton theoretical chemist and mentor Leland Allen dies

Princeton University professor emeritus Leland Allen, remembered for his influence on the field of theoretical chemistry and for his love of discussing his wide-ranging professional and personal interests with colleagues and students, died of Alzheimer's disease at the Acorn Glen assisted-living residence in Princeton July 15. He was 85.

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FACULTY AWARD: Three Princeton researchers named 2012 ACS Fellows

Princeton University professors Emily Carter, Richard Register and Edward Taylor Jr. were among 96 researchers nationwide selected by the American Chemical Society as 2012 ACS Fellows.

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Blei, Freedman receive presidential science awards

David Blei and Michael Freedman, two Princeton University computer scientists, have received the 2012 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government on science and engineering professionals in the early stages of their research careers. 

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Video feature: 'Chemistry at Princeton — Profiles of Young Chemists'

The "Profiles of Young Chemists" video series highlights graduate and postdoctoral students in Princeton's Department of Chemistry conducting research in various areas of chemistry. In the first video, graduate student Julia Kalow discusses her journey from a childhood interest in science to her work at Princeton creating reactions that produce useful molecules.

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'Chemistry at Princeton: Profiles of Young Chemists'

 

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Conversation on global impact of U.S.-China trade

Monday, July 23, 2012, noon · McDonnell Hall, Room A01

Indian academic, politician and economist Subramanian Swamy will discuss "U.S.-China Trade and Its Global Impact" at noon Monday, July 23, in McDonnell Hall, Room A01.

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'A Brief Drive Inside'

Take a glimpse of Princeton's inviting campus through a driving view, which quickly captures more than 50 locations usually only seen by pedestrians.

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Video feature: 'A Brief Drive Inside'

Princeton University's inviting 500-acre main campus has been traversed by students, faculty, the community and visitors for more than 250 years. Since the college settled into its Princeton location in 1756, tremendous change has occurred on the campus. Initially housed in Nassau Hall, the University now includes more than 180 buildings, some currently being built. Even as the campus has grown and evolved, its distinctive character — interwoven with its history — continues to look toward the future.

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Princeton to present sculpture installation by Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei

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.

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Innovation promises to cut massive power use at big data companies in a flash

A team of Princeton University engineers has a solution that could radically cut power use. Through a new software technique, researchers from the School of Engineering and Applied Science have opened the door for companies to use a new type of memory in their servers that demands far less energy than the current systems.

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Gift from alumni endows directorship of Princeton University Art Museum

A $5 million gift from Nancy A. Nasher and David J. Haemisegger of Dallas, both members of Princeton University's Class of 1976, will endow the directorship of the Princeton University Art Museum.

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Featured blog: Mudd Manuscript Library

The Mudd Manuscript Library primarily contains the University Archives, documenting University life, administration and research, and the Public Policy Papers collection, containing rare and unique items from 20th-century American governance.

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Princeton faculty retirement program wins award

Princeton University has been awarded a $100,000 grant from the American Council on Education (ACE) and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation for its innovative work in faculty retirement.

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Academics and activism shape Wantchekon as Africa scholar

Princeton University Politics Professor Leonard Wantchekon has built upon his remarkable past to forge an academic career focused on studying — and working to shape — governance and institutions in Africa.

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'Mapping Princeton'

Many of the ways Princeton has been represented: from maps to 3-D modeling.

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Video feature: 'Mapping Princeton'

This video represents an artistic visual journey of the Princeton campus through old maps, satellite images, aerial footage and 3-D models, ending with a 360° spin around Nassau Hall. The Digital and Geospatial Information Center located in Lewis Library is a resource for historic Princeton University maps and aerial photographs, many of which are available online.

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Princeton's Annual Giving campaign raises record-breaking $57.2 million

Princeton University's 2011-12 Annual Giving campaign raised $57,246,302 — the highest total in Annual Giving history — with 60.8 percent of undergraduate alumni participating. This achievement represents strong performances across Princeton's broad range of constituencies, including major Reunion classes, non-major Reunion classes, graduate alumni, parents and friends.

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Aspire campaign raises record $1.88 billion for Princeton University

The five-year Aspire campaign, which ended on June 30, exceeded its $1.75 billion goal by raising $1.88 billion — substantially more than any campaign in Princeton's history — to support the University's programs of teaching and research as well as its efforts to prepare students from a wide range of backgrounds for leadership in a complex world.

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Video Feature: Looking Up at Princeton

Princeton's campus has been thoughtfully designed to balance tradition with the best of modernity. Considered by many to be one of the most magnificent college campuses in the world, its aesthetic qualities are a large part of the experience of living, learning and working in this community. In the "Looking Up at Princeton" video, glancing sunlight accentuates Princeton's special sense of place.

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Video: Looking Up at Princeton

Glancing sunlight accentuates Princeton's special sense of place. No detail has been spared to inspire contemplation and reflection.

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Princeton researchers contribute to search for elusive Higgs particle

A team of Princeton University physicists and students have made major contributions to the hunt for the Higgs boson, a particle much smaller than an atom theorized to be crucial to understanding the nature of the world around us.

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Media Advisory: Princeton experts offer comments on CERN's quest for the Higgs boson

On July 4, the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) will announce the latest results in the multinational search for the Higgs boson, a particle thought to be a key to understanding how fundamental particles such as quarks and electrons acquire mass. Princeton University researchers involved in the search for the Higgs boson are available to comment on the announcement and provide background on the project.

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Princeton library brings Revolutionary-era texts alive online

More than 235 years after Thomas Paine challenged the American colonists to free themselves from British rule in his treatise "Common Sense," history buffs around the world can study Paine's rousing words and other Revolutionary-era texts through the Princeton University Digital Library.

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