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."
Tuesday, Jan 10, 2017
Friday, Apr 28, 2017
The first 100 days of Trump’s presidency have been a whirlwind of victories and setbacks, leaving Americans with mixed opinions about President Trump and how the next four years could unfold. While his approval ratings are at historic lows and he has yet to enact any major legislation, his supporters have been pleased with the burst of executive actions and his defiant stand against the political establishment. How has President Trump done in his first 100 days, and how does he compare to past presidents? Why is the first 100 days in office used as a barometer in the first place? Do these presidential beginnings predict the course of an entire term? In this episode of Politics & Polls, professors Julian Zelizer and Sam Wang interview political historian Meg Jacobs, a research scholar at Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. Jacobs explains the concept of evaluating a president’s first 100 days and how she thinks Trump’s faring from a historical perspective.
Wednesday, Apr 26, 2017
STEM jobs are the jobs of the future, with more than 200,000 STEM-related positions needing to be filled by 2025. This represents both a challenge and an opportunity. New Jersey has long been known as a highly educated State, with an attainment rate recently estimated to be at 50.1 percent, meaning that slightly more than half of our working-age adults have some level of education after high school. That’s not bad, compared with the national attainment rate of 45.3 percent, but it’s not good enough.
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.
Fri, Apr 28, 2017, 1:00 pm
Princeton University’s Keller Center for Education, Innovation and Entrepreneurship is pleased to host the second annual UPitchNJ Business Plan Competition at the Friend Center for Engineering on Friday, April 28, 2017. The event, which consists of a pitch competition and demo station reception, is open to the public. Pitches will be followed by a keynote address given by Eric Schurenberg, President and Editor-in-Chief of Inc. UPitchNJ is sponsored by the New Jersey Collegiate Entrepreneurship Consortium, which represents the entrepreneurship education programs at New Jersey’s four-year colleges and universities. Thirteen New Jersey universities are slated to compete in the event. UPitchNJ’s aim is to highlight the ingenuity and creativity of today’s college entrepreneurs, whom are increasingly launching businesses from their dorm rooms.
Behavioral Policy Speaker Series: Cecilia Mo, "When do the Advantaged See the Disadvantages of Others? A Quasi-Experimental Study of National Service"
Thu, May 4, 2017, 4:30 pm
Are there mechanisms by which the "haves" can see the perspective of the "have nots"? If advantaged individuals have prolonged engagement with disadvantaged populations and confront issues of inequality through national service, do they see the world more through the lens of the poor? Mo explores this question by examining Teach For America, a prominent national service program that integrates top college graduates into low-income communities for two years.
Tue, May 9, 2017,
2:30 pm to 5:30 pm
On Tuesday, May 9, join the Princeton Entrepreneurship Council for Conversations in Entrepreneurship, a day of open sessions with faculty, students and alumni. These discussions are open to the public, and will be held on Princeton University's campus.