Tuesday, Jan 10, 2017
Princeton University has a substantial impact on the New Jersey economy, generating an annual total of $1.58 billion in economic output as an employer, research and innovation leader, sponsor of construction projects, purchaser of goods and services, and financial and civic contributor to local communities. That total supports an estimated 13,450 jobs with $970.7 million in earnings. The economic and other benefits the University generates within the town of Princeton and neighboring communities, Mercer County and the state of New Jersey are presented in a new report, "Education, Innovation and Opportunity: The Economic Impact of Princeton University."
Thursday, Mar 23, 2017
President Trump’s budget blueprint proposes deep cuts to research at the National Institutes of Health and the Environmental Protection Agency. What lies ahead for scientific expertise and evidence-based policymaking? Are facts, evidence and truth under siege by the new administration? In this episode of Politics & Polls, professors Julian Zelizer and Sam Wang interview Rush D. Holt about the current state of science in the U.S., from public opinion to its role in government decision-making.
Wednesday, Mar 22, 2017
It's the part of the brain that makes sure you cannot tickle yourself. The cerebellum, an apple-sized region near the base of the skull, senses that your own fingers are the ones trying to tickle, and cancels your usual response. Now an international team of researchers has learned something surprising about this region, which despite its small size contains roughly half of all the neurons in the brain. These neurons, which were thought to fire only rarely as they take in information from the senses, are in fact far more active than previously suspected. The study underscores new theories about the role of the cerebellum, which is increasingly being viewed as involved in cognitive processes both in adulthood and in development.
Sat, Mar 4, 2017, 10:00 am to Sun, Jun 11, 2017, 5:00 pm
The Berlin Painter was the name given by Sir John Davidson Beazley (1885–1970) to an otherwise anonymous Athenian vase-painter, active in the first quarter of the fifth century B.C., whose hand he recognized in nearly 300 complete and fragmentary vases in public and private collections around the world. Since Beazley’s first published identification of the Berlin Painter in 1911, the oeuvre of this still-anonymous Athenian draughtsman has grown to some 330 works, and esteem for his elegant, approachable style has never lessened. This exhibition will feature 84 vessels and statuettes of the early fifth century, including 54 of the finest vases attributed to the Berlin Painter, representing a full range of subjects, sacred and profane. Collectively these works open a window into a world 2,500 years distant and remind us of the enduring importance of archaeology and of sustained visual analysis. A fully illustrated catalogue will accompany the exhibition.
Sat, Mar 25, 2017,
10:30 am to 1:00 pm
Join us on Saturday mornings for family fun in the Art Museum. Drop in anytime between 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. and enjoy an engaging gallery activity followed by a related art project. Each week has a different theme. Come for fifteen minutes or two hours—whatever your schedule allows! All ages are welcome; no tickets or reservations are needed. This week, learn about the history of vase-painting, discover the stories told on the works in The Berlin Painter exhibition, and decorate a vase to take home.
Sat, Apr 1, 2017, 10:00 am
Featuring Prof. Clifford Brangwynne and Prof. Rodney Priestley. This lecture series will take place on Saturday April 1, 2017 and is geared toward educating the public and families.
Mon, Apr 3, 2017,
4:30 pm to 6:00 pm
Speaker(s): Carles Boix, Princeton University * Luis F. Lopez Calva, the World Bank * Ezequiel Molina Ph.D.’14, the World Bank * Jennifer Widner, Princeton University