Wieschaus’ best-known work studied on the development of embryos in fruit flies. His findings have also been influential in cancer research.
The Sackler family is a major donor to the University and other educational institutions.
Henry Horn, Professor Emeritus of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and founding director of the Program in Environmental Studies, died in Princeton on March 14 at the age of 77.
With its first cohort of concentrators graduating in June 2018, the African American Studies (AAS) Department is looking to continue its work in education and research. In the past seven years, the department has hired a large number of faculty, growing rapidly to the six fully-appointed and eight jointly-appointed faculty members they have today. The new hires shaped the team, adding their own unique insights, backgrounds, and visions. Currently, the AAS department is focused on its academic offerings, developing its curricula and opening courses to a broader swath of the University community. Upcoming classes will continue to cut across traditional disciplines, attracting students in many departments.
Bonner was a prominent figure in the biology department whose research was on the cutting edge of evolutionary science.
Since fall 2018, University students have been collaborating with the town of Princeton on a Climate Action Plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The Climate Action Plan (CAP) was initiated as part of the town Council’s 2017 goals and objectives. A major aim of the CAP is to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in Princeton from a 2010 baseline of approximately 433,000 metric tons of CO2 emissions.
As part of the ongoing partnership between the University and Google, a new Google AI lab will open next week at 1 Palmer Square under the leadership of computer science professors Elad Hazan and Yoram Singer, focusing primarily on machine learning.
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.
Early this month, the University approved three bowhunters to hunt deer on University property. Hunting began after Thanksgiving weekend and will continue until 10 deer are removed. According to the University’s FAQ for Deer Management, killed deer will be removed and donated to a local food bank through Hunters Helping the Hungry.
D’Angelo, who is from Hewitt, N.J., was recently awarded a Rhodes Scholarship, which provides full financial support for graduate study at the University of Oxford. She plans to pursue a M.St. in Classics.