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On Sunday, at the NASA Ames Research Center in Palo Alto, Calif., 13 past and present University researchers were awarded the $3 million Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics for their “detailed maps of the early universe that greatly improved our knowledge of the evolution of the cosmos and the fluctuations that seeded galaxies,” according to a University press release.
The International Education Week Kickoff Reception was held at the Weickart Atrium of the Louis A. Simpson International Building on Nov. 13, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. The event was hosted by the Davis International Center, the Office for International Programs, Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies, Princeton in Asia, Princeton in Africa, Princeton in Latin America, and the Office of the Vice Provost of International Affairs.
The University will award its top alumni honors, the Woodrow Wilson Award and the James Madison Medal, to Charles Gibson ’65 and Daniel Mendelsohn GS ’94, respectively. The official award ceremony will take place on campus during Alumni Day on Feb. 24, where Gibson and Mendelsohn will also deliver speeches.
“Fundamentally, our empathy or our compassion should not be based on the color of somebody’s skin, or the color of their passport,” Nicholas Kristof said on Tuesday to a packed room of eager town residents and students.
Following only Scandinavia, Latin America is the global region with the second-highest rate of female participation in national parliaments and legislatures. The high rate of women leadership is not due to cultural norms, Chinchilla explained, but instead to efforts to pass laws with quotas and to promote affirmative action policies.
The University ranked 10th in a list of most affordable private colleges, according to a study conducted by the company Student Loan Hero.With an average indebtedness of graduates of $8,577, the University was the only Ivy League university on the list, which included College of the Ozarks in Missouri ($5,339), Davis College in New York ($5,360), Barclay College in Kansas ($7,220), and Brigham Young University in Utah ($15,720).
The University has revamped a scheduling software for students developed by OIT called “Timeline,” now also accessible as a mobile application for Android and iOS devices. The application aims to facilitate the distribution of time-sensitive information to members of the University community and to consolidate campus activities, class schedules, and deadlines into one convenient place for users. Timeline was developed in response to concerns expressed by students and administrators regarding effective communication, according to the website.Linked to Blackboard, TigerHub, and the academic calendar, the app shows students academic deadlines -- even specific within certain groups like concentrations.Based on personal settings, Timeline can display WASS office hour appointments, assignment due dates from Blackboard, and upcoming lectures and sporting events.Posts may be “tagged” or “targeted.” The former indicates information such as events, deadlines, and announcements for specific individuals or groups in the campus community.
Welcome, Class of 2021! The Daily Princetonian presents a preview of some of the best food in town.
Choosing classes can be an overwhelming process at the beginning of freshman year, so The Daily Princetonian has picked out a palette of fall offerings to help you get started — all with no prerequisites and open to first-years. Picked out for the Class of 2021, here’s a wide-ranging selection of 21 courses, ranging from engineering to Ancient Greek, filmmaking to science fiction.
Two former University presidents joined current University President Christopher Eisgruber GS ’83 to reflect on their time leading the University, providing life lessons to the graduating class of 2017.Eisgruber was joined by former presidents Shirley Tilghman and Harold Shapiro GS ’64. Their conversation covered topics including the role of the University president, suggestions to improve the University, and individual moments of self-doubt and uncertainty.
“For history, it’s the devil in the details,” said Harrison Blackman ’17. “The details make it really rich and compelling. And it’s finding the themes, unearthing them, like dinosaur bones.”
The last time the University updated its website was 2007 — when there were no tablets and few mobile devices. On April 19, the University released a public preview, beta.princeton.edu, of a new design for its main website. The new website fluidly adapts from a mobile to computer screen. Students, faculty, staff, and other visitors to the site are welcome to provide input and feedback on the new website design.
“Entrepreneurship is the willingness to innovate,” Stafford explained. At its core, she said, entrepreneurship is not a complex or intangible concept, but rather something accessible.
The Schwarzman Scholars, founded by Blackstone co-founder Steven A. Schwarzman, announced six sophomores as part of 129 men and women chosen to represent the Class of 2018.
The first annual Princeton Research Day, a campus-wide celebration of student research, will be held on Thursday and features over 160 presenters who have been selected to give talks and show their independent creative and artistic works.This event differs from other type of undergraduate or graduate research poster session because the event aims to give students the opportunity to explain their research in everyday language, rather than in specialist, technical terms.
Since its formation, Integrated Science Curriculum has undergone several subtle changes, the most notable being the elimination of the two-year sequence and the addition of two 300-level courses for upperclassmen, according to Professor of Physics Joshua Shaevitz.ISC Curriculum ChangesThe change in curriculum largely came about in response to student comments, Shaevitz said.The original two-year sequence consisted of an intensive double course in physics and chemistry in the first year with a bit of biology motivation, and then a single, less intensive course in the second year covering molecular biology, biochemistry and organic chemistry, using tools developed in the first year, he explained.For the students who completed the two-year track, it was very successful, he said.
Winners of the President’s Achievement Award and the Donald Griffin ’23 Management Award were recognized at the annual Service Recognition Luncheon on March 24.
516 members of the University staff and administration were also honored at the luncheon for their service.
Starting June 1 of this year, Career Services will be partnering with Princeton Internships in Civic Service, according to Pulin Sanghvi, executive director of the Office of Career Services.
The PICS program allows undergraduate students to participate in eight- to ten-week paid internships in nonprofit organizations, all of which are sponsored by alumni.
The Undergraduate Student Government released a Committee on Background and Opportunity V Survey on the last week of February to examine current campus climate and improve student life, according to USG president Aleksandra Czulak ’17.
“COMBO is basically a way to gauge how students’ backgrounds and identities impact their experiences on campus, the opportunities that they have here, and their perceived access to resources on campus,” said Natasha Madorsky ’17, project leader for COMBO and member of the USG Diversity and Equity Committee.
COMBO V surveys a large range of experiences, she said.
Three University researchers have recently been recruited by the Tor Project, a nonprofit organization that enables anonymous communication over the internet.
Tor, by rerouting messages and data through multiple layers, allows users to access the internet without revealing their identity or location, according to its website.
According to an article by The Register, Tor had contracted Roya Ensafi and Philipp Winter, postdoctoral research associates in computer science, and Nick Feamster, a professor of computer science.
Feamster and Ensafi did not respond to requests for comment.
After the Paris terrorist attacks last year, the French government proposed to increase its security measures by banning the use of Tor, according to an article in Le Monde.