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.
This past fall, the University welcomed transfer students for the first time in decades. The nine students come from a variety of backgrounds, including prior enrollment in community colleges and service in the military.
Since the beginning of this academic year, the Writing Center has operated from its new location on the second floor of the New South Building.
The first-years living in the former Writing Center may call themselves the Whitman Dungeonites, but they don’t have it nearly as bad as the name might imply.
Debbie Mans, Deputy Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), called for state governments to take more initiative with environmental challenges. In a public lecture, Mans spoke about climate and energy challenges in New Jersey. Recent federal government pullbacks from key environmental initiatives have made efforts at the state level more important than ever.
In a video created to welcome the Class of 2022, students sing and dance on a football field. The Office of the Dean of Undergraduate Students-sponsored video features a cappella groups, dance companies, orientation leaders, and students from all parts of campus, as they all sing along to a parody of Taylor Swift’s “22.” But this type of more serendipitous approach to social media is relatively new for ODUS.
From July 9 to Sep. 1, the University will be hosting 13 scholars through the Visiting Scholars and Artists from Puerto Rico program. The program provides a space for researchers affected by the devastation of Hurricane Maria to advance their work. They will be provided with office space, access to library and scholarly resources, a stipend for living expenses and off-campus housing, and opportunities to interact with colleagues. The program is sponsored by the Program in Latin American Studies and the Office of the Provost and is endorsed by the Princeton Task Force on Puerto Rico.