Literary scholar and University alum Jeffrey Miller ’06 was named a MacArthur Fellow on Sept. 25 for his analyses of the writing process during the Reformation and the Renaissance. The award is informally known as the “Genius Grant.”
On Wednesday, Sept. 25, the Program in Creative Writing started off this year’s Althea Ward Clark Reading Series and the celebration of the 80th year of the program with a reading featuring distinguished authors Maxine Hong Kingston, Yusef Komunyakaa, and David Treuer ’92.
The Guyot renovation, the result of a gift from Eric Schmidt ’76 and his wife, Wendy, will consolidate the data sciences faculty into one hall but displace the University’s environmental science programs — making the possibility of additional science facilities imminent.
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 on the list, which included a total of 25 public and 25 private colleges.
The Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship is an annual award established by the United States Congress in recognition of outstanding undergraduate scholarship in mathematics, the natural sciences, or engineering.
Auditors, mostly retirees from the greater Princeton area, do not complete any assignments and literally take the back seat during lectures, usually remaining unknown to University students. The Daily Princetonian spoke to some auditors to learn about their experiences.
Nathan Poland ’20 was awarded the 2019 Truman Scholarship. The national award was given to 62 college juniors for leadership potential and commitment to public service. It grants 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 mathematician Karen Keskulla Uhlenbeck. She is the first woman to receive the prize.
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.
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. This year, the fellows named include three juniors, Kat Powell ’20, Peter Schmidt ’20, and Audrey Spensley ’20, as well as two sophomores, Amanda Eisenhour ’21 and Leila Ullmann ’21.
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.”