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Power outages reported near Princeton

The University received reports of power outages late Sunday morning in areas near campus, including along Alexander Road, Alexander Street, College Road, Dickinson Street, Edwards Place, Mercer Street and Washington Road. PSEG restored power to the affected areas by noon.

Princeton senior Jordan Thomas awarded Rhodes Scholarship

Princeton University senior Jordan Thomas has been awarded a Rhodes Scholarship for graduate study at the University of Oxford.

Princeton chemists share science with local kids at 'Chemistry Rocks!'

The hands-on chemistry event connected Princeton's undergraduates, graduate students, postdoctoral researchers and professors with area students.

Employee retirements: November 2017

An updated list of University employee retirements, as of November 2017.

Employee obituaries: November 2017

An updated list of University employee obituaries, as of November 2017.

'Wicked problems' class puts people at the center of technical design

In his class "Ethnography and Wicked Problems," Ken Anderson, the James Wei Visiting Professor at Princeton’s Keller Center for Innovation in Engineering Education, encourages students to explore ways that their technical innovations will affect society and to better understand the people ...

Fall break: A time for service on and off campus for Princeton students

Over fall break, 70 Princeton University undergraduates took part in service in its many forms through the Pace Center for Civic Engagement’s Breakout Princeton and Breakout Local programs.

Societal benefits of research on display at Celebrate Princeton Invention

The Celebrate Princeton Invention event on Thursday, Nov. 9, honored faculty members and their teams who are creating technologies with the potential to benefit society.  

Uwe Reinhardt, leading authority on health care economics and admired teacher, dies at 80

Uwe Reinhardt, the James Madison Professor of Political Economy and Professor of Economics and Public Affairs at Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School, died Nov. 13 at age 80.

Erin Wolf appointed to Princeton position in international travel and safety

Erin Wolf, whose career focuses on international risk analysis in higher education, has been appointed the inaugural associate director of international travel and safety at Princeton University, effective Nov. 13.

Martonosi sketches a path for a new type of computing

As new devices move quantum computing closer to practical use, the journal Nature recently asked Princeton computer scientist Margaret Martonosi and two colleagues to assess the state of software needed to exploit this powerful computational approach.

Princeton conference celebrates Langston Hughes, poet and 'champion of black America'

A conference at Princeton University Nov. 10-11 marked the 50th anniversary of poet Langston Hughes' death with panels, performances and a keynote address by author Elizabeth Alexander.

Freshman seminar examines the role of place in forming 'the American imagination'

In the freshman seminar "American Places: Architecture, Landscape and the American Imagination," students are learning how architectural "places" are not only central to American identity but can also involve complicated histories.

CPUC committee seeks suggestions for naming new garden, East Pyne arch

The CPUC Committee on Naming that last spring recommended that the former West College be renamed Morrison Hall in honor of Nobel Laureate and former Princeton faculty member Toni Morrison and that the main auditorium in Robertson Hall be named in honor of Nobel Laureate and former Princeton ...

Fragile Families Challenge uses 'big data' to answer big questions

What would happen if hundreds of social scientists and data scientists worked together on a scientific challenge to improve the lives of disadvantaged children in the United States? The Fragile Families Challenge, an ongoing mass research collaboration that uses "big data" collected as part of ...

LEDs light the way for better drug therapies

David MacMillan's lab pioneered a technique that turns a multi-month process into a one-day step, speeding the arrival of new drugs to the marketplace.

Listen, read, create: Exploring the Princeton and Slavery Project through the arts

The Princeton and Slavery Project is creating opportunities for Princeton students and community members to explore the project's findings through arts classes, newly commissioned plays and an art installation.

Performers as Teachers: The Master Class at Princeton

Master classes at Princeton University offer students an opportunity to receive professional advice on artistic technique and performance.

Sonya Smith joins Woodrow Wilson School as director of graduate admissions

Sonya Smith, who has served in senior admission positions at Princeton University and Stanford University, joins Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs as director of graduate admissions, effective Nov. 29.

Effects of climate change demand holistic adaptation response

Princeton hosted day-long workshop on climate adaptation on Oct. 27, emphasizing the need for a holistic response to the global impact of climate change.

Veteran TV news anchor Gibson, award-winning author Mendelsohn to receive top alumni awards

Princeton University will present its top honors for alumni to veteran television journalist Charles Gibson, and author and critic Daniel Mendelsohn.

Princeton research project explores past ties to slavery

Princeton scholars and students engaged in the Princeton and Slavery Project have released their findings about the ties of early University trustees, presidents, faculty and students to the institution of slavery.