Tuesday, Aug 16, 2016
Sam Wang — explorer of the brain and wrangler of political polls — made a prediction in 2012 that turned out to be wrong. A professor of molecular biology and the Princeton Neuroscience Institute, Wang wanted to know why. His pursuit of the answer led him to dive into a new area of inquiry — political redistricting. Four years later, he has published an article in one of the nation's top law reviews detailing a relatively simple way for judges to identify when a set of districts has been unfairly drawn to benefit a given political party. Not bad for a self-described political hobbyist.
Friday, Aug 12, 2016
Twenty years after she graduated from Princeton with a degree in ecology and evolutionary biology, Kate Heavers found herself back in class in a Guyot Hall laboratory. Heavers, who teaches biology, anatomy and physiology a few miles from campus at West Windsor-Plainsboro High School South, joined more than 20 other secondary school teachers from New Jersey schools for QUEST, a weeklong, hands-on program that helps teachers enhance their knowledge of science, math and technology.
Thursday, Aug 11, 2016
Donald Trump has focused on easing tensions with the Republican Party this week by endorsing House Speaker Paul Ryan, Senator John McCain and Senator Susan Collins. But while these endorsements are intended to unify the ticket, it's not clear whether these Republican candidates actually want Trump's endorsement. What kind of effect will these endorsements - and Trump's campaign in general - have on the House and the Senate? Could Trump have inverse coattails, and drag other candidates down? Professors Julian Zelizer and Sam Wang discuss this and more in episode seven of “Politics & Polls.”
10:00 am Sat, Jun 25, 2016 to 5:00 pm Sun, Sep 25, 2016
"Ansel Adams to Edward Weston: Celebrating the Legacy of David H. McAlpin" will be on view June 25-Sept. 25 at the Princeton University Art Museum.
1:00 pm Sun, Jul 3, 2016 to 2:00 pm Sun, Aug 28, 2016
Join us each Sunday at 1pm -2pm July 7 through August 28 for the annual Princeton University Summer Carillon Concert series. The carillon is program of University Chapel Music and made possible by an endowment established by the Class of 1892.
10:00 am Tue, Jul 26, 2016 to 5:00 pm Sun, Oct 2, 2016
The Princeton University Art Museum's exhibition of approximately forty photographs celebrates the pioneering legacy of David H. McAlpin, Class of 1920, whose seminal gift to Princeton of more than five hundred photographs, beginning in 1971, made this one of the earliest museums to commit to photography as a fine art form. His 1971 gift included exceptional works by acclaimed historical photographers of the nineteenth and the early twentieth century, including Ansel Adams, Alfred Stieglitz and Edward Weston.