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Dr. Bruce J. “BJ” Miller ’93 makes a living taking care of the dying.
Miller, a palliative care specialist, was recently selected to receive one of the Project on Death in America’s annual Leadership Awards at the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine’s 2014 Annual Assembly in San Diego, according to his co-worker Dr. Shelley Adler.
In 2011, Miller became executive director of the Zen Hospice Project in San Francisco.
Former Chairman of the Federal Reserve Ben Bernanke has joined the Brookings Institution, a bipartisan economic think tank, as a distinguished fellow in residence.
Bernanke, who served two four-year terms at the Fed, was an economics professor at the University from 1985 until 2005.
Transparency and accountability in financial markets are keys to investor confidence, former U.S.
During a lecture on Tuesday, former Director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Julie Gerberding discussed the challenge of developing vaccines to deal with the growing number of new infectious diseases that have limited antimicrobial treatments.
Gerberding began with an overview of the problems the CDC and vaccine companies face in properly distributing vaccines around the world.
MIT history professor Craig Steven Wilder argued that colleges were responsible for reinforcing slavery in antebellum America and that slavery played a pivotal role in establishing American universities.
Drawing upon his book published this September, “Ebony and Ivy: Race, Slavery, and the Troubled History of America’s Universities,” Wilder described in a lecture on Tuesday what he calls “the extraordinary role the college played in deciding who could be educated and who couldn’t.”
“We don't expect to look at colleges and see slavery,” Wilder said.
Wilder stressed that universities have an obligation to confront their pasts, producing a “three-dimensional” depiction of their histories as institutions that accept the responsibility of producing knowledge.
In his book, Wilder portrays universities as pillars of the anti-abolition movement, mentioning by name institutions such as Harvard, Yale, Brown and Trinity University during the lecture.
The University should consider changing its motto to “Princeton in the nation’s service, in the service of all nations and in the service of humanity, one person and one act at a time,” Sonia Sotomayor ’76, associate justice of the U.S.
Hunter R. Rawlings III GS ’70 commented on the challenges that universities face in providing undergraduate education in the “data age” in an Alumni Day speech.
Daphne Oz ’08, co-host of ABC’s food-centered talk show The Chew, shared her experiences in the professional world during a lecture on Thursday and advised students to embrace the opportunity to explore different career paths before choosing a long-term track.
“It’s not only amazing, it’s totally acceptable for people our age to have eight, 10, 15 careers,” she said.
Oz explained that upon graduation from the University, where she concentrated in Near Eastern Studies, she struggled to identify what she wanted to do as a full-time career.
Palestinians should continue to pursue self-empowerment, legal justice and peaceful resistance in their ongoing territorial conflict with Israel, international law professor emeritus Richard Falk said during the 11thannual Edward W.
Pulitzer Prize-winning author and University trustee A. Scott Berg ’71 gave a lecture on Tuesday on the life of Woodrow Wilson, Class of 1879, depicting Wilson as a president deeply influenced by his regional and religious background and reluctant to take a stand against racism and women’s suffrage.
Berg’s Woodrow Wilson biography, published in the fall of 2013, is a New York Times best seller whose rights were recently been purchased by Leonardo DiCaprio’s production company.
Author and creative writing professor Jeffrey Eugenides participated in an informal discussion Monday on the inspiration behind his stories, his ever-changing writing style and how his works reflect his inner nature as an author.
Former Chairman of the Federal Reserve Paul Volcker ’49 criticized the current state of democracy in America in a Wilson School lecture on Friday.
Volcker explained that the topic of the lecture would be “Good Governance,” examining the current state of the United States’ governing bodies and whether or not they are meeting the needs of citizens.
“In that context, my speech can be both definitive and exceedingly short,” Volcker said.
Imagine a middle school student uses the word “terrorism” in an essay, and thisessay’s transcript is stored indefinitely via a third-party vendor.
Film director Ethan Coen ’79 discussed various elements of his latest film as well as his experience in making movies in a dialogue with poet and creative writing professor Paul Muldoon on Thursday, following a screening of the Coen brothers’ film “Inside Llewyn Davis."
“Inside Llewyn Davis,” which opened on Jan.
Most students look forward to applying what they’ve learned at Princeton to their developing careers post-graduation, but by the time Indrani Pal-Chaudhuri ’01 graduated from the University, she was already in what she called "the full-fledged middle of [her] career.” She was a fashion model and photographer.
Pal-Chaudhuri spent five years traveling the world as a model before enrolling at the University to study anthropology.
Jared Cohen, director of Google Ideas, spoke Tuesday afternoon about the new and complex challenges facing technology users and developers in the near future.
Of the 39 active members of the University’s Board of Trustees, the only contributor to either of Gov.
Established by the Wilson School in 2006, the Scholars in the Nation’s Service Initiative has sent students across the globe for public policy fellowships in a variety of locales, from the Tanzanian Ministry of Health to the U.S.
William H. Scheide ’36 turned 100 on Jan. 6, 2014. In the century since his birth, Scheide has established himself as an international leader in the music community and has spread his passion for music, particularly that of Johann Sebastian Bach, philanthropy and scholarship all over the world.
Best-known as one of the most famous Bach enthusiasts in the music world, Scheide founded the Bach Aria Group in the 1940s, an unprecedented ensemble that brought some of Bach’s rarest masterpieces to audiences everywhere.
Among his many contributions to the University, his principal legacy is the Scheide Library, one of the most valuable rare books collections in the world.
“Wilson,” a recent biography of former University president Woodrow Wilson, Class of 1879, has drawn attention from Hollywood for its characterization of the late president as a passionate lover.