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Friday, Dec. 19, 2014
 

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FACULTY HONOR: Spergel named one of Nature's 10 in 2014

Princeton University's David Spergel, the Charles A. Young Professor of Astronomy on the Class of 1897 Foundation and chair of the Department of Astrophysical Sciences, was selected as one of Nature's 10 in 2014 by Nature magazine. The listing honors the 10 people each year who made a difference in science. Spergel is recognized in the magazine for his identification of errors in the work of scientists who had reported the detection of gravitational remnants of the universe's early expansion.

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FACULTY HONOR: Aksay, Carter named National Academy of Inventors Fellows

Two Princeton University faculty members have been named fellows of the National Academy of Inventors, which honors academic inventors whose inventions have made a tangible impact on society. Among the 2015 Fellows are Ilhan Aksay, professor of chemical and biological engineering, and Emily Carter, the Gerhard R. Andlinger Professor in Energy and the Environment and director of Princeton's Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment. The new fellows will be inducted Mar. 20, 2015, at the academy's fourth annual conference to be held at the California Institute of Technology.

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FACULTY AWARD: Floudas elected Academy of Athens corresponding member

Christodoulos Floudas, Princeton University's Stephen C. Macaleer '63 Professor in Engineering and Applied Science and professor of chemical and biological engineering, has been elected as corresponding member of the Academy of Athens in Greece. The Academy of Athens was founded in 1926 and has as main goals "the cultivation and advancement of the sciences, humanities and fine arts, the conduct of scientific research and study, and the offer of learned advices to the state in these areas."

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FACULTY AWARD: MacMillan awarded 2015 Ernst Schering Prize for chemistry

David MacMillan, Princeton University's James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor of Chemistry and chair of the Department of Chemistry, has received the 2015 Ernst Schering Prize, one of Germany's most prestigious science awards.

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FACULTY AWARD: Fore wins the Modern Language Association's Scaglione Prize

Devin Fore, an associate professor of German, has been awarded the Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Prize from the Modern Language Association for his book "Realism After Modernism: The Rehumanization of Art and Literature."

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FACULTY AWARD: Princeton researchers among Foreign Policy's 2014 Leading Global Thinkers

Three Princeton University researchers, two current and one past, were recognized as among Foreign Policy magazine's 100 Leading Global Thinkers of 2014 for their novel approach to verifying the existence of nuclear warheads: Alexander Glaser, an assistant professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering and international affairs, Robert Goldston, a professor of astrophysical sciences in the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, and Boaz Barak, an assistant professor of computer science now a senior researcher at Microsoft Research New England.

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FACULTY HONOR: Three Princeton researchers' work selected for 'The Best Writing on Mathematics: 2014'

The work of three Princeton University researchers has been been selected to appear in the collection, "The Best Writing on Mathematics: 2014," from Princeton University Press. The book will feature previously published work by John Conway, the John von Neumann Professor in Applied and Computational Mathematics, Emeritus, and professor emeritus of mathematics; Mark Braverman, an asssistant professor of computer science; and Michael Barany, a doctoral student in the Program in History of Science.

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FACULTY AWARD: Manabe named 2015 Franklin Institute Laureate

Syukuro Manabe, a senior meteorologist in Princeton University's Program in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, received the 2015 Benjamin Franklin Medal in Earth and Environmental Science from Philadelphia's Franklin Institute for his work developing accurate climate models.

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FACULTY HONOR: Bass wins Bernard Schwartz Book Award

Gary Bass, a professor of politics and international affairs, has been named the winner of the 2014 Bernard Schwartz Book Award for his book, "The Blood Telegram: Nixon, Kissinger, and a Forgotten Genocide." The Bernard Schwartz Book Award, presented by the Asia Society Policy Institute, recognizes nonfiction books for their outstanding contributions to the understanding of contemporary Asia or U.S.-Asia relations. Bass will be presented with a prize and honored at a special event to be held at the Asia Society's headquarters in New York City later this year. 

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FACULTY HONOR: Glaude elected vice president of American Academy of Religion

Eddie Glaude Jr., the William S. Tod Professor of Religion and African American Studies and chair of the Center for African American Studies, has been elected as vice president of the American Academy of Religion.

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