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Wednesday, March 22, 2017


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Jacobus Fellows' research spans empathy to superconductivity

Princeton's four Jacobus Fellows and their advisers describe the research that earned them the University's top honor for graduate students. 

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Innovations in building intelligent cities

Researchers like Bou-Zeid and others in Princeton's School of Engineering and Applied Science are exploring new ways to build urban infrastructures to serve our growing population, changing civilization and warming planet.

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Learning through the camera lens: International Eye photo contest captures student perspectives abroad

For the ninth year, the International Eye Photo Contest has provided an opportunity for students to share their experiences studying, working, doing service or conducting research abroad. 

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'Princeton Portraits' focuses on diverse backgrounds of University administrators

The University unveiled the "Princeton Portraits" project Monday on a website that, in a multimedia display of the University's commitment to diversity and inclusion, showcases the varied backgrounds and perspectives of 32 campus administrators.

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Princeton Profiles: Naoum Fares Marayati, student in the service of humanity

Sophomore Naoum Fares Marayati is taking in as much of his Princeton experience as he can. When the psychology major is not studying for his next class, you may find him guiding a tour in the Princeton University Art Museum, tutoring at the McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning, singing with the Umqombothi a cappella group or hosting a study break at Forbes College, his favorite community on campus.

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Alumni Day honorees Kuczynski, Schmidt stress solutions for global challenges

The recipients of Princeton's top alumni awards underscored solutions for the political and technological challenges of today and the future at the University's annual Alumni Day on Saturday, Feb. 25. Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, president of Peru, spoke of a new age in Latin America, while Eric Schmidt, executive chairman of Google parent company Alphabet Inc., was positive about the power of technology to solve societal problems.

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SIFP helps first-gen, low-income students thrive at Princeton

Fifteen percent of Princeton freshmen are among the first in their families to attend college, and 21 percent are eligible for federal Pell grants for low-income students. Twelve years ago, 6 percent were first-gen and 7 percent were Pell-eligible. This is where the Scholars Institute Fellows Program (SIFP) comes in. SIFP is among various University resources that empower undergraduates, particularly those from first-gen and low-income backgrounds, to thrive at Princeton. The program was launched by the Office of the Dean of the College (ODOC) in fall 2015 to provide mentorship opportunities, academic enrichment, and a support network of students, faculty and staff.

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Q&A with Singer: A philosopher on his craft and practicing it at Princeton

Princeton's Peter Singer, one of the world's best known philosophers, answers questions about  philosophy, teaching at Princeton and his latest book, "Ethics in the Real World."

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How temperature guides where species live and where they'll go

A Princeton University-based study could prove significant in answering among the most enduring questions for ecologists: Why do species live where they do, and what are the factors that keep them there? The ranges of animals in the world's temperate mountain areas — often presumed to be determined by competition — may actually be determined more by temperature and habitat, the researchers report. The findings indicate that species living in temperate mountain habitats — particularly in the northern latitudes — could face even greater repercussions from climate change than previously thought.

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PURE offers students outlet to explore rock music

The Princeton University Rock Ensemble (PURE) is a student ensemble dedicated to the performance of rock music. The group has approximately 30 undergraduates who perform two concerts a year in Frist Campus Center's Film/Performance Theatre, in addition to smaller showcases on campus.

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