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
Thursday, Jul 20, 2017
The Civil Rights Movement is often looked back upon as a time when social activism sparked real political change. During that time, the United States saw some of its greatest leaders guide the country through turbulent years. Martin Luther King Jr. and President John F. Kennedy provided different models of leadership, which some argue are needed today. In this episode, Professor Julian Zelizer interviews Steven Levingston, nonfiction editor at the Washington Post, about the battle over civil rights. Levingston is the author of "Kennedy and King: The President, the Pastor, and the Battle over Civil Rights", “Little Demon in the City of Light: A True Story of Murder and Mesmerism in Belle Époque Paris” and “The Kennedy Baby: The Loss that Transformed JFK.”
Tuesday, Jul 18, 2017
Researchers used computer modeling to show how cells can feel their way through their surroundings, important when, for example, a tumor cell invades a new tissue or organ. This computer simulation depicts collagen fibers that make up the extracellular matrix in which cells live. Local arrangements of these fibers are extremely variable in their flexibility, with some fibers (blue) responding strongly to the cell and others (red) responding hardly at all. The surprising amount of variability in a local area makes it difficult for cells (represented by green arrows) to determine the overall amount of stiffness in a local area, and suggests that cells need to move or change shape to sample more of the surrounding area.
Bimonthly tours of the Princeton Plasma Physics Lab
Fri, May 19, 2017, 10:00 am to Fri, Dec 15, 2017, 10:00 am
Princeton Summer Theater: Agatha Christie's Spider's Web
Thu, Jul 13, 2017, 8:00 pm to Sun, Jul 23, 2017, 2:00 pm
Princeton Summer Theater: The Crucible
Thu, Jul 27, 2017, 8:00 pm to Sun, Aug 6, 2017, 2:00 pm
Summer Film Series: The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005)
Thu, Aug 3, 2017, 7:30 pm