PRINCETON UNIVERSITY NEWS



Cheers for 'Old Nassau'
As campus prepares for Reunions May 31-June 3, followed by graduation events, Princeton students sing the alma mater, "Old Nassau."


Bassler receives Dickson Prize in Medicine for discovering how bacteria communicate
Bonnie Bassler, who discovered the universal use of chemical communication among bacteria and proposed that interfering with bacterial cell-to-cell communication could form the basis of new antibacterial therapies, will receive the 2018 Dickson Prize in Medicine, the highest honor of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.


Princeton senior Krolewski receives Witherspoon Scholarship to study in Scotland
Princeton University senior Sara Krolewski has been awarded a Witherspoon Scholarship to study literature at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland.


Valedictorian Berlin entwines compassion, creativity through 'deep listening' at Princeton
From hearing the Dalai Lama speak during his first semester on campus to creating new theater works, valedictorian Kyle Berlin has infused his Princeton experience with a commitment to service and social change.


2018 Commencement events
Princeton University is celebrating the accomplishments of its undergraduate and graduate degree candidates at year-end events Sunday through Tuesday, June 3-5.


Salutatorian Katherine Lim translates computer code and Catullus
Katherine Lim, a computer science major, will deliver the salutatory address in Latin at Princeton's 2018 Commencement on June 5.


Twenty-eight Princeton students named 2018 Bogle Fellows in Civic Service
The Bogle Fellowship offers first- year students the opportunity to develop a service or civic engagement-related project or internship and directly connect that summer experience to their academic work or career interests.


Brangwynne selected as Howard Hughes Medical Investigator
Clifford Brangwynne, whose research explores the hidden order within cellular liquid, has been named a 2018 Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator.


The global classroom: Two Princeton courses spotlight international study
During spring break, students in the course “Venice, Theater of the World” traveled to Italy while students in the anthropology course “Human Evolution” visited Kenya. Learn about their experiences in this video and the stories below.


The Venice paradox: Balancing permanence and fragility, history and modernity
Princeton professors Wendy Heller and Jamie Reuland bring Venice — ancient and contemporary — to life for their students in the course "Venice, Theater of the World," which features a trip to Venice over spring break.


Mpala, Kenya: 'Walking where our ancestors walked'
Over spring break, 15 students from the "Human Evolution" course traveled to the Mpala Research Centre in Kenya, to consider questions of culture, climate change, conservation and human-wildlife conflict.


Bernard Lewis, eminent Middle East historian at Princeton, dies at 101
Princeton University scholar Bernard Lewis, one of the world's foremost historians of Islam and the Middle East, died May 19. He was the Cleveland E. Dodge Professor of Near Eastern Studies, Emeritus.


Four outstanding secondary school teachers to be honored at Princeton Commencement
Princeton University will honor four outstanding New Jersey secondary school teachers at its 2018 Commencement.


African American life at Princeton is first in series of historical walking tours
The mobile-friendly tour illuminates lesser-known histories of the University's past. Viewers are encouraged to test the tour and provide feedback about the experience. 


‘Dynamic incubator space’ for science-based innovation formally opens
With a ribbon-cutting, speeches and tour of its extensive laboratory space, the formal opening of the new high-tech Princeton Innovation Center BioLabs incubator was celebrated Thursday, May 17.


Princeton researchers crowdsource brain mapping with gamers, discover six new neuron types
By turning a time-intensive research problem into an interactive game, Sebastian Seung has built an unprecedented data set of neurons.


Princeton, Harvard presidents urge Congressional leaders to continue protection for immigrants from 6 countries
Princeton President Christopher L. Eisgruber and Harvard President Drew Faust on Thursday urged leaders of the House and Senate judiciary committees to provide legal status for people from six countries currently living in the United States under Temporary Protected Status (TPS). The federal government has announced the termination of the TPS program for people from El Salvador, Haiti, Honduras, Nepal, Nicaragua and Sudan.


Immune cell provides cradle for mammary stem cells
A new study finds that one of the toughest characters in the immune system, the macrophage, has a nurturing side, at least when it comes to guarding the developing breast.


Trustees approve 20 faculty promotions
The Board of Trustees has approved the promotion of 20 faculty members, all effective July 1, 2018 except where noted.


Six Princeton students join Mellon Mays Fellowship to diversify professoriate
Six undergraduates have been named 2018 Mellon Mays fellows, marking the 30th group of Princeton students who have been selected for the prestigious national award to diversify faculty. 


Employee obituaries: May 2018
An updated list of University employee obituaries, as of May 2018.


Employee retirements: May 2018
An updated list of University employee retirements, as of May 2018.


Steven Cowley named director of DOE’s Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory
Steven Cowley, a theoretical physicist and international authority on fusion energy, has been named director of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, effective July 1.


Petry finds missing ingredient to spark the fireworks of life
Researchers in Sabine Petry's lab have found that the missing key to creating microtubules, which make up the skeleton of the cell, is the previously overlooked XMAP215.


Princeton Research Day puts spotlight on innovative work across University
Spend the day — or an hour — at Princeton Research Day, and you get an eclectic tour of research at Princeton University shared through presentations designed to make cutting-edge work accessible to the general public.