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The University was listed as second among private colleges and universities on CNBC Make It’s list of “the top 50 U.S. Colleges that pay off the most,” behind only Stanford University. The University was the only school in the state of New Jersey featured on the list, which included a total of 25 public and 25 private colleges.
As the University plans the renovation and expansion of Guyot Hall, which will house the expanding computer science department, members of the Guyot-based geosciences department are preparing for the long-awaited move.
Grace Sommers ’20 has been awarded a Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship, an annual award established by the United States Congress in recognition of outstanding undergraduate scholarship in mathematics, the natural sciences, or engineering.
Charles Gordon Gross, a professor emeritus of psychology at the Princeton Neuroscience Institute (PNI) and pioneer of cognitive neuroscience, died at age 83 in Oakland, Calif. on April 13.
Each semester, about 175 University classes open to adult community members through the University’s Community Auditing Program (CAP). For $175, an auditor may sit, usually silently, in the back of a classroom for an entire semester. Usually, more than 600–700 people audit University courses.
Jazmyn Blackburn ’19, Mariachiara Ficarelli ’19, and Isabel James ’19 have been awarded the Henry Richardson Labouisse ’26 Prize Fellowship. The award provides $30,000 to each recipient to allow them to pursue international civic engagement projects for one year following graduation.
The Committee on the Course of Study is set to propose the first major changes to the University’s general education requirements in 25 years at the next faculty meeting on April 29.
Eric F. Wieschaus, Squibb Professor of Molecular Biology and Professor in the Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics, was inducted last month as a fellow of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Academy.
On Thursday, April 11, Nathan Poland ’20 was announced the winner of a 2019 Truman Scholarship, a national award that grants its recipients professional development opportunities and up to $30,000 toward graduate school.
The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters announced on March 19, 2019, that it has awarded the 2019 Abel Prize to University-affiliated mathematician Karen Keskulla Uhlenbeck. She is the first woman to receive the prize.
With its first cohort of concentrators freshly graduated in June 2018, the Department of African American Studies (AAS) is looking to continue its work in education and research that engages the political, economic, and cultural aspects of the African-American tradition today.
On Feb. 14, the University Office of Communications announced that Máté Bezdek, Sarah Carson, Daniel Floryan and Matthew Ritger have been named winners of the Porter Ogden Jacobus Fellowship, the University’s “top honor for graduate students.”
Five undergraduate students have been selected as 2019 Arthur Liman Fellows in Public Interest Law by the University’s Program in Law and Public Affairs (LAPA), according to an email statement to The Daily Princetonian from LAPA Office Manager Jennifer Bolton on Tuesday, Feb. 19.
On Thursday, Feb. 14, the University Office of Communications announced that seniors Annabel Barry ’19 and Sydney Jordan ’19 have been named co-recipients for the 2019 Moses Taylor Pyne Honor Prize, “the highest general distinction conferred on an undergraduate.”
Today, during the last 15 minutes of the last lecture in NEU 200: Functional Neuroanatomy, psychology professor Michael Graziano ’89 introduced a special guest lecturer — Kevin, his orangutan puppet.
Becca Keener '17, Shannon Osaka '17, and Holly Muir were named the recipients of the Daniel M. Sachs Class of 1960 Graduating Scholarship. Keener and Osaka, current University seniors, will be using their scholarship to further their education abroad, while Muir, a recent Oxford graduate, will be spending a year as a graduate student at the University.
Joani Etskovitz '17 was awarded a 2017 Marshall Scholarship for graduate study in the United Kingdom.
Three University professors and four University alumni have been named recipients of the 2017 Breakthrough Prize. The professors include visiting math professor Jean Bourgain and physics professors Simone Giombi and Frans Pretorius.
The Schwarzman Scholars, founded by Blackstone co-founder Steven A. Schwarzman, announced six seniors as part of 129 men and women chosen to represent the Class of 2018.
As a step toward establishing an undergraduate concentration in American Studies with tracks in Asian American and Latinx Studies, President Christopher Eisgruber ’83 and Dean of the College Jill Dolan expressed support for increasing faculty appointments and other recommendations put forward by the Task Force on American Studies in a statement released on Nov. 22.