Newsletter

Tuesday, Jun 28, 2016
by Maura M. Fennessy
The tents that hosted events for the 20,000 visitors to campus for Princeton Reunions have long been packed away, as have the chairs for the 10,000 people attending Princeton's Commencement, but the days are busy as ever here in the summer months. This issue of @princeton.edu highlights just a few of things you can enjoy at Princeton University in the summer, as well as a tribute to NJ secondary school teachers, an effective town-gown partnership, and a flavor of the research that is always underway no matter what the time of year.
Tuesday, Mar 22, 2016
by Maura M. Fennessy
"The arts are an essential facet of the world-class education we seek to provide all Princeton students. Those who engage deeply with the arts broaden their perspectives, enhance their creativity, and enrich their lives." - President Christopher L. Eisgruber. This issue of @princeton.edu shares how the arts are integrated into the academic experience at Princeton and how the university applies this approach to community engagement by providing access to its galleries, theaters, and libraries.
Saturday, Dec 12, 2015
by Maura M. Fennessy
Throughout the country, on college campuses, in civic venues, and at holiday gatherings, Americans - and New Jerseyans - have been engaging in conversations about race, ethnicity and discrimination. Princeton students have been no exception, with some of their conversations focusing on Woodrow Wilson - his views on race and his legacy as the 13th President of Princeton University, the 34th Governor of New Jersey, and the 28th President of the United States. In response to student concerns, President Christopher L. Eisgruber issued a message to university students, faculty, staff and alumni, noting that "We must commit ourselves to make this University a place where students from all backgrounds feel respected and valued." It is in this context that we begin this issue of @princeton.edu with the research of Stacey Sinclair, associate professor of psychology and African American studies, into "unconscious bias," or how our implicit prejudices inform our interactions in the context of racial inequality.
Monday, Sep 14, 2015
by Maura M. Fennessy
Cleaning contaminated groundwater. Monitoring the structural integrity of bridges. Predicting the occurrence and intensity of hurricanes. Reducing carbon emissions in cement production. This issue of @princeton.edu features the innovative ways that researchers at Princeton's School of Engineering and Applied Science are finding solutions to today's challenges.
Wednesday, Jul 1, 2015
by Maura M. Fennessy
This issue of @princeton.edu features recent initiatives on campus to expand opportunities for entrepreneurship; a partnership with Exxon Mobil to develop next-generation energy solutions; four New Jersey secondary school teachers who were honored at Commencement for their exceptional work; the high school students who were awarded the 2015 Princeton Prize in Race Relations; a video interview with a graduate student and NJ native; and various campus changes.
Tuesday, Mar 17, 2015
by Maura M. Fennessy
Now that this warmer weather has begun to melt away the snow and ice of winter, and venturing outside doesn't require quite as many layers, it is a great time to visit Princeton! Come to a public policy forum at the Woodrow Wilson School, which is featured in this issue of @princeton.edu. Learn more about the innovative research and entrepreneurial efforts underway on campus. Bring your family to the Cotsen Children's Library or the Princeton University Art Museum, which was just placed on Fodor's list of the 15 Best Small Town Museums in the U.S. Congratulate the Princeton women's basketball team on their historic undefeated season and wish them well in their game against Wisconsin-Green Bay. Extend the St. Patrick's Day celebration by attending a Fund for Irish Studies lecture. Or read about what singer-songwriter Paul Simon had to say during his recent visit to campus.
Friday, Dec 5, 2014
by Maura M. Fennessy
This issue of "@princeton" features the most recent milestone in a major campus investment in the arts and transit; planning for resiliency post-Sandy; faculty innovations and collaborations with industry on energy solutions; big data and what businesses and governments do with it; and visits from major national and world leaders - including former President Jimmy Carter and the Dalai Lama - whom the University has been honored to host this fall.
Friday, Sep 5, 2014
by Maura M. Fennessy
Innovation. Knowledge. Discovery. They didn't take a summer vacation at Princeton University. University investments in on-line education continue to enhance the learning experience. Researchers are making breakthrough discoveries in how cancer spreads, in using lasers to make non-invasive health diagnoses, in alternative energy sources and water consumption. Undergraduate entrepreneurs refined their pitches and business plans at the eLab summer program.
Thursday, Jun 12, 2014
by Maura M. Fennessy
This time of year is bittersweet on campus, filled with pride of accomplishment, nostalgia, and fond farewells. But even though Reunions and Commencement are behind us, it won't be quiet for long on campus this summer. Princeton University is honored to host the U.S. Special Olympics competitions in swimming and track and field from June 14 to June 20.
Wednesday, Mar 19, 2014
by Maura M. Fennessy
After a long season of polar vortexes, pot-holed roads and snow days, we are all ready for something new. Here at Princeton, we are looking for the next innovation: A more reliable solar power network in New Jersey. Better security for on-line purchases. Scar-free tattoo removal. These and other exciting new technologies you can read about in this newsletter.
Thursday, Dec 5, 2013
by Maura M. Fennessy
What is the benefit of investing public dollars in university research? According to Pablo Debenedetti, Princeton's dean for research, "Funding for basic science is the fuel that has made possible the extraordinary record of fundamental discovery, technological innovation and prosperity creation that has characterized our country's research enterprise since the end of the Second World War."
Tuesday, Sep 10, 2013
by Maura M. Fennessy
We hope you had the opportunity come to campus this summer - to see a performance of the Princeton Summer Theater or a Summer Chamber Concert; to participate in one of the many summer outreach programs for New Jersey students and teachers; or, perhaps, to join in the "yoga at the museum" outdoor class. But keep in mind that the campus is open all year round, for the arts, athletic events, public lectures and community events. In fact, FitzRandolph Gate at the entrance to campus on Nassau Street has remained open to welcome the public to visit since 1970. You can link to the University's Public Events Calendar to see what is happening on any given day. This issue of @princeton.edu highlights the variety of opportunities to come to campus - to learn, to watch a performance, to stargaze, or catch a game.