Princeton in NJ's Service

Friday, Jan 16, 2015
by Gwen McNamara, Pace Center for Civic Engagement
Sitting in a small semi-circle, preschool students at Princeton Nursery School sat as still as preschoolers can while Princeton University staff member Alexandra Calcado read aloud from "Martin's Big Words: The Life of Martin Luther King Jr." Calcado was one of about 30 Princeton University volunteers who on Thursday, Jan. 15, honored Dr. King's legacy by lending a hand at Princeton Nursery School in Princeton, Little Cherubs Head Start in Hamilton, Mercer Street Friends Food Bank in Ewing and the Trenton City Museum at Ellarslie in Trenton, as part of Princeton University's second annual Day of Service.
Thursday, Dec 11, 2014
by Gwen McNamara, Pace Center for Civic Engagement
Chop, stir, pour, whirrrrr. The kitchen in the Fields Center at Princeton was a whirl of activity Dec. 7 as local middle- and high-school students worked together to prepare drinks, appetizers and desserts for the Pace Center for Civic Engagement's second Community House Family Dinner. The Family Dinner series, launched in October, aims to bring Community House volunteers, students and families together over a meal, family-friendly activities and conversation as a new way to bolster Community House's mission of standing with families to close the achievement gap in the town of Princeton.
Wednesday, Dec 3, 2014
by Gwen McNamara, Pace Center for Civic Engagement
Community House has been standing with local families to close the achievement gap in Princeton, NJ. Today, the Pace Center for Civic Engagement is proud to announce Community House is building on its community focus with the addition of two projects, both created by students. Community House Big Sibs, a student-led mentorship project connecting University students with local elementary school students, and Community Walk, a community building project aimed at empowering University students to discover and share the greater Princeton community’s rich history, are joining the Community House family.
Wednesday, Nov 26, 2014
by Ushma Patel, Office of Communications
With a ceremonial ribbon-cutting, speeches and the whoosh of the Dinky train's departure, officials celebrated the opening of the new Princeton Station on Tuesday, Nov. 25. Representatives from Princeton University, the town of Princeton, the state and the project's design and construction firms were on hand for the celebration, commenting on the importance of the station and transit services to the University and town.
Wednesday, Oct 8, 2014
by Eliana Glatt '16
Piles and piles of carrots stared back at us: hundreds of pounds of donated carrots that needed to be packaged into family-sized amounts for the food pantry. Behind us, a cooking lesson about healthy eating on a minimal budget was being conducted, and in the front of the room, at least a hundred individuals waited patiently for their families’ monthly groceries. We quickly got to work, and in the space of a few hours our Community Action group made a small but significant dent in the pantry’s daily tasks.
Monday, Oct 6, 2014
by Ushma Patel, Office of Communications
With beautiful illustrations and incredible detail, a Princeton University exhibition of maps, engravings and photographs shows New Jersey's evolution from the 17th century to the present. Located in the Main Gallery of Firestone Library, the exhibition is titled "Nova Caesarea: A Cartographic Record of the Garden State, 1666-1888." The exhibition coincides with the 350th anniversary of the 1664 naming of New Jersey, which was also referred to as Nova Caesara.
Monday, Aug 25, 2014
by Molly Sharlach, Office of the Dean for Research
Thirty-nine high school students were paired with faculty members this summer to conduct research through Princeton's Laboratory Learning Program.  While some students explored new building approaches that could reduce environmental impacts, others conducted research with potential applications to human health.
Thursday, Aug 14, 2014
by Eric Wilkens, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs
On a recent Wednesday morning in July, 70 local high school students immersed themselves in Nigerian history and culture through film, food and discussion on Princeton University's campus. This event was part of the Princeton University Preparatory Program - a multiyear, tuition-free institute that fosters academic achievement and prepares low-income, high-achieving students from Princeton-area school districts for admission to and success in college.
Wednesday, Jul 30, 2014
by the Office of Communications
New Jersey Senate President Stephen Sweeney visited a laboratory on the Princeton University campus Monday, July 21, where researchers are trying to understand how cancer spreads in the human body.
Wednesday, Jul 30, 2014
by Daniel Day, Office of Communications
Princeton University will broaden its online teaching and learning efforts this fall, using new approaches and technologies including the NovoEd platform to enable students on campus to collaborate with others taking a class remotely.