Archive – September, 2012
University fire alarm system fully back to normal operations
Posted September 29, 2012; 08:40 p.m.
The University fire alarm system was fully restored to normal operational status Saturday night.
Former prime minister of South Korea to speak
Posted September 28, 2012; 03:45 p.m.
Un-Chan Chung, former prime minister of the Republic of Korea who received his Ph.D. from Princeton in 1978, will deliver a public address titled “Hope, Compassion and the Can-Do Spirit: President Syngman Rhee and Korea's Path Forward,” at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall. The talk is free and open to the public, but tickets are required for entry. Tickets may be available for the event and will be distributed at a wait line outside Dodds Auditorium on the day of the event beginning at 4 p.m. The talk will be simulcast in Room 016 on the lower level of Robertson Hall.
Howard 'Pat' Curtiss Jr., master of helicopter aerodynamics, dies
Posted September 28, 2012; 03:00 p.m.
Howard "Pat" Curtiss Jr., an authority on the aerodynamics of helicopters who helped design generations of vertical-takeoff aircraft for many companies, died Sept. 20 at the University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro. He was 82 and the cause was bladder cancer.
Amnesty International official to speak on China
Posted September 28, 2012; 09:47 a.m.
Frank Jannuzi, deputy executive director of Amnesty International USA, will discuss "Six Dragons Confronting China's Leaders and Threatening China's Rise" at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17, in Robertson Hall, Room 016.
Lecture to look at 'Fake Culture and the Culture of Fakes'
Posted September 28, 2012; 09:45 a.m.
Roger Scruton, visiting professor of Philosophy at St. Andrews University and the University of Oxford, will discuss "Fake Culture and the Culture of Fakes" at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, in Lewis Library, Room 120.
Russia expert to speak on nation's politics
Posted September 28, 2012; 09:30 a.m.
Marie Mendras, a professor of political science at Sciences Po, will speak on "Russian Politics: The Paradox of a Weak State?" at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9, in Burr Hall, Room 219.
Scholar to discuss Saddam Hussein's Ba'th party
Posted September 28, 2012; 09:26 a.m.
Joseph Sassoon, a visiting professor at Georgetown University and a senior associate member of St Antony's College at the University of Oxford, will speak on "Saddam Hussein’s Ba'th Party: Inside an Authoritarian Regime" at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9, in Robertson Hall, Room 1.
Workshop to focus on ideas of empire and ideology
Posted September 28, 2012; 09:22 a.m.
Historians and political theorists will reflect on how empire has shaped political ideology and how ideologies have shaped the course of empires at the workshop “Empire and Ideology” at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5, in Dickinson Hall, Room 210.
Jane Austen scholar will discuss latest book
Posted September 27, 2012; 04:04 p.m.
Jane Austen scholar Sandy Lerner will discuss her novel "Second Impressions" from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 2, in in Chancellor Green Rotunda. The event is sponsored by the Princeton University Library.
Well-known musical "Assassins" will be performed
Posted September 27, 2012; 03:29 p.m.
The Princeton University Players will present the musical "Assassins," at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, Sept. 27-29 and Oct. 4-6, as well as at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, in the Frist Campus Center Film and Performance Theater. Tickets are $8 for students, $10 for senior citizens, faculty and staff, and $12 for the general public, and may be purchased through University Ticketing online, at the Frist Campus Center ticket office or by calling 609-258-1742. The student theater troupe debuted their production this summer at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland.
Students perform 'Assassins' after theatrical debut in Scotland
Posted September 27, 2012; 01:45 p.m.
After debuting their production of "Assassins" at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland this summer, the Princeton University Players will perform the well-known musical on campus Sept. 27-29 and Oct. 4-6. Edinburgh, home to the largest arts festival in the world, marked the first time the student theater troupe performed abroad in its 26-year history.
Michael Eric Dyson will speak about election
Posted September 27, 2012; 12:59 p.m.
Georgetown University professor, author, activist and Princeton graduate alumnus Michael Eric Dyson will speak about the 2012 elections at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9, in McCosh Hall, Room 10. The talk, "It's All in the Numbers: The 99 Percent Occupiers, the 47 Percent Victims, the 14 Percent Unemployed, the 1st Mormon Candidate, the 44th President and the 2012 Elections," is sponsored by the Center for African American Studies, Wilson College and the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.
Video feature: 'Clash of the Colleges'
Posted September 27, 2012; 12:00 p.m.
Princeton University freshmen and their residential college advisers recently participated in the second annual "Clash of the Colleges" to show off their college spirit and talents.
'Clash of the Colleges'
Posted September 27, 2012; 12:00 p.m.
Freshmen put their college spirit and talents on display at the second annual "Clash of the Colleges" competition.
Memorial service to be held for Princeton's Dale Grieb
Posted September 26, 2012; 04:44 p.m.
The School of Engineering and Applied Science will host a celebration of life service for Dale Grieb, the school's late director of administration and services, at 3 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27, in the University Chapel. Grieb died May 21 after 41 years of service to Princeton.
Two millennia of poetry, 'making a statement' in the 21st century
Posted September 26, 2012; 03:07 p.m.
Eleven Princeton professors — among hundreds of contributors from all over the world — wrote entries for Princeton University Press' new edition of "The Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics" — only the fourth revision in more than four decades. "The new edition is considered a singular event in the humanities. it represents a statement of where the fields of poetry and literature are in the 21st century," said Peter Dougherty, director of Princeton University Press.
Eating habits in China spur global shift in water use
Posted September 25, 2012; 04:58 p.m.
Roughly 80 percent of the world's fresh water use is devoted to agriculture. As countries such as China stretch their water supplies, they turn to countries with more abundant water supplies for food. Ignacio Rodríguez-Iturbe, the James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, is studying the effects of the globalization of water usage.
Irish scholar Shirlow to speak on 'The End of Ulster Loyalism?'
Posted September 25, 2012; 04:33 p.m.
Irish scholar Pete Shirlow, a senior lecturer in the School of Law at Queen’s University in Belfast, will present a lecture posing the question: "The End of Ulster Loyalism?" at 4:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5, in the Stewart Theater, 185 Nassau St. The lecture, which is free and open to the public, is part of a series presented by the Fund for Irish Studies.
Takács String Quartet to launch Princeton University Concerts series
Posted September 25, 2012; 04:29 p.m.
Performing works by Schubert, Britten and Dvorák, the Takács String Quartet will open the 2012-13 Princeton University Concerts series at 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4, in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall. Scott Burnham, the Scheide Professor of Music History and Professor of Music, will give a pre-concert talk at 7 p.m., free to ticketholders.
Faculty, staff blood drive will be held
Posted September 25, 2012; 04:25 p.m.
A faculty and staff blood drive will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 1, and from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2, in the Frist Campus Center multipurpose rooms. Individuals may register in advance on the Red Cross website by using the sponsor code 022851. The blood drive is sponsored by University Health Services.
Students to give reading of work by playwright Gotanda
Posted September 25, 2012; 04:24 p.m.
The Critical Encounter Series, sponsored by the Center for African American Studies, will present a one-hour reading by University students of Philip Kan Gotanda's play "I Dream of Chang and Eng," about the so-called Siamese twins Chang and Eng Bunker, at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4, in McCormick Hall, Room 106. The reading, which is free and open to the public, will be followed by a conversation with the playwright.
Playwright/actor Shawn and writer Kasischke to give readings
Posted September 25, 2012; 04:19 p.m.
Wallace Shawn, an actor and OBIE Award-winning playwright, and Laura Kasischke, a poet and novelist, will read from their work at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3, in the Berlind Theatre at McCarter Theatre. The event, which is free and open to the public, is part of the Althea Ward Clark W'21 Reading Series.
Slavic film series to open with 'The Red Shoes'
Posted September 25, 2012; 04:13 p.m.
The 2012-13 Slavic film series opens with a screening of "The Red Shoes" — the classic 1948 film about a young ballerina who becomes a lead dancer in a major company — at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 26, in 010 East Pyne. The series is sponsored by the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures and the Program in Russian and Eurasian Studies.
Campus community invited to first CPUC meeting of the year
Posted September 25, 2012; 01:35 p.m.
The Council of the Princeton University Community (CPUC) will meet at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 1, in the Friend Center, Room 101. All members of the University community are invited to attend.
Lecture explores research misconduct in science and medicine
Posted September 24, 2012; 03:20 p.m.
Journalist Rex Dalton will explore research misconduct in science and medicine, including the comet theory and misuse of public funds, in his lecture "Responsible Research Conduct and Scientific Misconduct: Past, Present and Future" at noon Friday, Sept. 28, in Guyot Hall, Room 10.
Scientist to speak on eliminating aging
Posted September 24, 2012; 12:10 p.m.
Aubrey de Grey, chief science officer at the SENS Foundation, will discuss "The Science and Ethics of Eliminating Aging" at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3, in the Friend Center, Room 101.
'Princeton: Ivy and Espalier'
Posted September 24, 2012; 12:00 p.m.
A brief visual stroll through campus with an eye for the poetic beauty that ivy and espalier provide to all who view them.
Slow-moving rocks better odds that life crashed to Earth from space
Posted September 24, 2012; 12:00 p.m.
Microorganisms that crashed to Earth embedded in the fragments of distant planets might have been the sprouts of life on this one, according to new research from Princeton University, the University of Arizona and the Centro de Astrobiología (CAB) in Spain. The researchers provide the strongest support yet for "lithopanspermia," the idea that life came to Earth — or spread from Earth to other planets — via meteorite-like planetary fragments cast forth by disruptions such as volcanic eruptions and collisions with other matter.
Video feature: 'Princeton: Ivy and Espalier'
Posted September 24, 2012; 12:00 p.m.
Princeton's campus, when studied carefully, reveals the meticulous and expert care that the landscaping receives. Indeed, the mature plantings are the product of creative minds, past and present, and countless hours of labor.
Professor to speak on Proposition 8
Posted September 24, 2012; 10:39 a.m.
Daniel Robinson, distinguished professor emeritus of philosophy at Georgetown University and fellow of the faculty of philosophy at Oxford University, will discuss "Proposition 8 and the Distractions of Social Science" at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27, in Lewis Library, Room 120.
European Commission president to offer public talk
Posted September 24, 2012; 10:36 a.m.
Jose Manuel Barroso, president of the European Commission and former prime minister of Portugal, will speak at noon Sept. 27, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.
Writer to speak on 'A Woman in the Crossfire'
Posted September 24, 2012; 10:32 a.m.
Samar Yazbek, novelist, journalist and author of "A Woman in the Crossfire: Diaries of the Syrian Revolution," will speak at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25, in Burr Hall, Room 219.
Panel to discuss welfare, presidential election
Posted September 24, 2012; 10:28 a.m.
A panel including columnists from Bloomberg View and faculty members from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs will address the question "Is the Welfare State on the Ballot in November?" at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.
Adlers endow curatorship and programs at Princeton University Art Museum
Posted September 24, 2012; 10:00 a.m.
A $4.5 million gift from Allen R. Adler, a member of Princeton's Class of 1967, and his wife, Frances Beatty Adler, will endow a curatorship, lectureship, and a programs and exhibition fund at the Princeton University Art Museum.
Small fire breaks out in computer center Sunday night
Posted September 23, 2012; 10:00 p.m.
The Princeton Fire Department put out a small electrical fire in a mechanical room in the basement of the computing center at 87 Prospect Avenue on Sunday night.
Tilghman letter on stepping down as the 19th president of Princeton University
Posted September 22, 2012; 11:00 a.m.
The text of President Shirley M. Tilghman's Sept. 22, 2012, letter on her stepping down as the 19th President of Princeton University.
Tilghman to step down as president in June
Posted September 22, 2012; 11:00 a.m.
Shirley M. Tilghman, president of Princeton University since 2001 and a leader in the fields of science and American higher education, will step down as Princeton's 19th president at the end of this academic year.
Weapons of Mass Construction 2012
Posted September 20, 2012; 12:00 p.m.
Princeton student-athletes participate in a day of service in conjunction with the Princeton Varsity Club and the YMCA of Trenton.
Video feature: 'Weapons of Mass Construction 2012'
Posted September 20, 2012; 12:00 p.m.
More than 80 student-athletes visited the YMCA of Trenton for the Princeton Varsity Club's signature community service event, Weapons of Mass Construction. The Princeton University students helped refurbish the lobby, locker rooms, fitness center and playground facilities for the Trenton nonprofit, which hosts a preschool and a burgeoning membership base.
Leland named University's first director of research integrity and assurance
Posted September 20, 2012; 11:30 a.m.
Stuart Leland has been named Princeton University's first director for research integrity and assurance, to which he brings 20 years of experience in laboratory research and in research compliance. His appointment was effective Aug. 15.
Honor system meeting set
Posted September 20, 2012; 09:23 a.m.
A meeting for new faculty members — including part-time and visiting faculty, as well as new assistants in instruction — regarding the University's honor system will be held at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27, in Nassau Hall's Faculty Room.
6:10 A.M. SEPT. 19 UPDATE - Firestone Library open during regular hours Wednesday
Posted September 19, 2012; 06:10 a.m.
Firestone Library will be open during regular hours today. Most of the library closed earlier than usual Tuesday evening while workers investigated a problem with the fire alarm system. A team of workers repaired the system overnight.
FluFest will offer free vaccines
Posted September 18, 2012; 09:14 p.m.
University community members can obtain flu vaccines at FluFest, a seasonal influenza immunization clinic and health fair sponsored by University Health Services, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, Oct. 3-4, and from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10, at the B level of the Frist Campus Center. Immunizations are free for current faculty, staff and students and are available for a fee for dependents age 9 years and older. No appointments are necessary, though Princeton University ID cards are needed in order to receive a vaccine.
A 'living installation' by Ekici to be viewed in progress and performance
Posted September 18, 2012; 05:01 p.m.
Turkish-German artist Nezaket Ekici will install "Lifting a Secret," a living installation in which passages from her diary become revealed on walls, Thursday, Oct. 4, in the Matthews Theater, 185 Nassau St. Audiences are invited to visit the installation in progress from 2 to 8 p.m. and to return at 8 p.m. for a performance. The installation is part of the Fertile Crescent, a region-wide, multidimensional project featuring contemporary women artists from the Middle East and Middle East diaspora.
Princeton professors to participate in panel on Middle East art and politics
Posted September 18, 2012; 04:56 p.m.
A panel discussion, "The Middle East: Gender, Art and Politics," will be held at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2, in Room 016, Robertson Hall. Panelists include Amaney Jamal, associate professor of politics and director of the Bobst Center for Peace and Justice; and Max Weiss, assistant professor of history and Near Eastern studies. Stanley Katz, a lecturer with the rank of professor in public and international affairs and director of the Center for Arts and Cultural Policy Studies, will moderate. The panel is part of the Fertile Crescent, a region-wide, multidimensional project featuring contemporary women artists from the Middle East and Middle East diaspora.
'Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry' documentary to be screened
Posted September 18, 2012; 04:52 p.m.
In advance of the anticipated Wednesday, Oct. 10, visit to the Princeton campus by Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei, the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs will host a screening of the newly released documentary "Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry" at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 1, in both Dodds Auditorium and Bowl 016, Robertson Hall. The film's director, Alison Klayman, will participate in a Q&A following the screening.
Creative writing faculty members to give public reading
Posted September 18, 2012; 04:47 p.m.
Three members of the Program in Creative Writing faculty — James Richardson, Tracy K. Smith and Susan Wheeler — will read from their work at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27, at Labyrinth Bookstore, 122 Nassau St. Also reading are the four undergraduate winners of the 2012 Leonard Milberg '53 Secondary School Poetry Prize. The event is free and open to the public.
Princeton French Theater Festival to debut new works
Posted September 18, 2012; 04:42 p.m.
The Princeton French Theater Festival will present new works by contemporary French playwrights performed by French actors, to be held at various times, Tuesday through Saturday, Sept. 25 to 29, in the Matthews Theater, 185 Nassau St. A panel discussion, "French Theater Today: Meet the Artists of the Festival 'Seuls en Scène,'" will take place at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25, in East Pyne, Room 010. Performances are presented in French; the panel in English.
Four emerging writers to read from their work
Posted September 18, 2012; 04:37 p.m.
The 2012-13 Hodder Fellows at the Lewis Center for the Arts will read from their work at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19, in the Berlind Theatre at McCarter Theatre. They include poet James Arthur, nonfiction writer Yasmine El Rashidi, fiction writer Melinda Moustakis and playwright A. Rey Pamatmat. The event, which marks the opening the 2012-13 Althea Ward Clark W'21 Reading Series, is free and open to the public.
Professor to offer thoughts on role of law in global health
Posted September 17, 2012; 04:10 p.m.
David Fidler, the James Louis Calamaras Professor of Law at Indiana University, will discuss “Global Health Jurisprudence Revisited: The Impact of Recent Developments in Global Health Politics on the Role of Law in Global Health” at 12 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21, at Robertson Hall, Room 1. Lunch will be served beginning at 11:45 a.m.
Former ambassadors to discuss anti-American violence
Posted September 17, 2012; 04:01 p.m.
Barbara Bodine and Daniel Kurtzer, both former U.S. ambassadors and lecturers at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, will discuss the recent anti-American violence in Egypt, Libya and Yemen at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall. A public reception will follow in the Schultz dining room.
Campus construction, renovation projects progress this fall
Posted September 17, 2012; 12:00 p.m.
The start of the academic year marks milestones for campus construction projects, including the final phase of Princeton University's solar collector field, which will produce solar power to support the University's annual electrical needs. Following a summer buzzing with activity, progress on new buildings and renovated facilities will continue this fall.
Expert to speak on China's role in UN peacekeeping
Posted September 17, 2012; 09:50 a.m.
Chinese foreign-policy expert Courtney Richardson, a Princeton-Harvard China and the World Postdoctoral fellow in residence at Harvard University, will examine China's role in United Nations peacekeeping in a talk titled "The Chinese Mirror Has Two Faces? Understanding China's Approach to United Nations Peacekeeping" at 12:15 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3, in Robertson Hall, Room 1.
Panel discussion to follow 'Money and Medicine' screening
Posted September 13, 2012; 04:51 p.m.
A panel discussion will follow a screening of the documentary "Money and Medicine," which captures the painful end-of-life treatment choices made by patients and their families, beginning at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.
Four new Global Scholars set to visit campus
Posted September 13, 2012; 12:00 p.m.
International leaders in the fields of philosophy and history, public health, neuroscience and biophysics, and Eastern European history and politics will visit Princeton for terms starting in the academic years 2012-13 and 2013-14 in the University's Global Scholars Program.
Butler/Wilson 5K run will be held
Posted September 12, 2012; 03:58 p.m.
The fourth annual Butler/Wilson 5K run will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 15, on the Princeton University campus. The race was first held in September 2009 to mark the opening of new facilities associated with the University's Butler and Wilson colleges. Registration for the student-organized race, which is open to the public, is a $10 minimum donation to the Trenton Area Soup Kitchen (TASK). Check-in and same-day registration will begin at 9 a.m. The rain date for the race is Sunday, Sept. 16. Runners may register and find more information on the event website.
Princeton recognized as a top university in national and international rankings
Posted September 12, 2012; 12:09 p.m.
Princeton University continues to be recognized in national and international college ranking lists for its academic quality, outstanding undergraduate student experience and generous no-loan financial aid that enables students to graduate debt free.
Video feature: USG offers global greeting to Class of 2016
Posted September 12, 2012; 12:00 p.m.
Though they were living, studying and working all over the world this summer, members of Princeton University's Undergraduate Student Government found a way to welcome the Class of 2016 to campus.
Welcome, Class of 2016
Posted September 12, 2012; 12:00 p.m.
Members of Princeton's Undergraduate Student Government welcome the Class of 2016 to campus.
Sideband to play at Arts Council of Princeton
Posted September 11, 2012; 05:25 p.m.
Sideband, an offshoot of Princeton Laptop Orchestra (PLOrk) will perform works by graduate student 'Sidebandits' and Daniel Trueman, professor of music, at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, at the Arts Council of Princeton, 102 Witherspoon St. Free admission.
AIDS activism documentary to screen; Q&A with Dolan
Posted September 11, 2012; 05:10 p.m.
A free screening of "United in Anger: A History of ACT UP," a feature-length documentary depicting the birth and life of the AIDS activist movement ACT UP, will take place at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27, in the Stewart Theater, 185 Nassau St. A Q&A follows with the film's producers, moderated by Jill Dolan, the Annan Professor of English, professor of theater in the Lewis Center for the Arts, and director of the Program in Gender and Sexuality Studies.
Brentano Quartet to perform 'completed' abandoned works
Posted September 11, 2012; 05:06 p.m.
To celebrate their 20th anniversary, the Brentano Quartet, the Edward T. Cone performers-in-residence, will present a concert program of previously abandoned works by Bach, Mozart and others — completed by leading contemporary composers — at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14, in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall. Free admission but tickets are required.
UPDATE: Toni Morrison to read from her novel 'Home'
Posted September 11, 2012; 04:55 p.m.
As part of an intensive one-day visit as the first 2012-13 Belknap Visitor in the Humanities, Nobel Prize-winning author Toni Morrison, the Robert F. Goheen Professor in the Humanities Emeritus, will read from her new novel, "Home," at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2, in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall. Free tickets are required for admission. Tickets will be available for Princeton University I.D. holders starting on Thursday, Sept. 13, at Frist Campus Center Ticketing Office. Tickets for the general public will be available starting Sept. 21. Limit two tickets per person.
Survey shifts spotlight away from poor as key supporters of militants in Pakistan
Posted September 11, 2012; 11:30 a.m.
A groundbreaking survey of Pakistanis has found stronger support for militant groups among the middle class than the poor. The finding by a team including Princeton researchers challenges the conventional wisdom about links between economic status a...
Scholar to speak on 'Constitutional Moments'
Posted September 10, 2012; 05:10 p.m.
The James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions marks Constitution Day with "Constitutional Moments," a lecture by Michael Greve, professor of law at George Mason University School of Law and visiting scholar at the American Enterprise Institute at 4:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14, in Lewis Library, Room 120.
Students honored at Opening Exercises
Posted September 9, 2012; 08:00 p.m.
Princeton celebrated the accomplishments of its students with the awarding of four undergraduate prizes at Opening Exercises Sunday, Sept. 9.
Tilghman asks new students to 'occupy' Princeton and serve the greater good
Posted September 9, 2012; 08:00 p.m.
Citing the Occupy movement that called for greater economic equality, Princeton President Shirley M. Tilghman asked students at Opening Exercises Sunday, Sept. 9, to use the protests as inspiration for spending their time at the University bettering themselves and the world at large.
Employee obituaries: September 2012
Posted September 9, 2012; 06:35 p.m.
The following is an updated list of University employee obituaries.
Employee retirements: September 2012
Posted September 9, 2012; 05:44 p.m.
The following is an updated list of University employee retirements.
'diSiac' Dance Company
Posted September 7, 2012; 02:00 p.m.
The student dance company diSiac, established in 1998 offers students opportunities to explore their interest in dance.
Princeton welcomes the Class of 2016
Posted September 6, 2012; 12:00 p.m.
Many members of Princeton's Class of 2016 began arriving on campus Saturday, Sept. 1, for pre-orientation activities in advance of the 2012-13 academic year.
Karp named new director of operations for public safety
Posted September 5, 2012; 10:00 a.m.
Stefanie Karp, who has an extensive law enforcement background as a lawyer, investigator and university official, has been appointed director of operations for the Princeton University Department of Public Safety.
Mellon Foundation grant supports Princeton's Fellows in the Creative and Performing Arts
Posted September 4, 2012; 10:10 a.m.
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded Princeton a $3.3 million challenge grant to support the University's creation of the Fellows in the Creative and Performing Arts program, which will bring innovative early- to mid-career artists to campus. The program is part of an initiative to make the arts central to the Princeton undergraduate experience.
Bakos: Perspective on the hunt for extrasolar planets
Posted September 3, 2012; 12:00 p.m.
Gáspár Bakos, Princeton University assistant professor of astrophysical sciences, brings his research on exoplanets and small telescopes together with a network of six, fully automated telescopes he developed that scan the sky every night for planets outside Earth's solar system — with 41 planets and counting discovered so far.