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Wednesday, August 7, 2019
Researchers reverse engineer the ‘fireworks of life’
Imagine standing in a lumberyard and being asked to build a house — without blueprints or instructions of any kind. The materials are all in front of you, but that doesn’t mean you have the first idea how to get from point A to point B. That was the situation facing the Princeton biologists who...
Thursday, August 1, 2019
Research Spotlight with Kyle Masson: Bringing early opera to life
Using the tips of his latex-gloved hands, Kyle Masson carefully turned the pages and examined the notations of a 300-year-old opera manuscript score at the Fondazione Ugo e Olga Levi in Venice. Masson, a graduate student in music, had traveled to Italy to see this score by Antonio Cesti, one of...
Tuesday, July 30, 2019
#TellUsTigers 2019
“In my first year of college, I went off a ski jump to do a backflip. … I was 19. I was told there was no real hope of regaining use of my legs. … [F]rom my hospital bed, I gave myself a crash course in neuroscience.” “When I was 16, my childhood friend committed suicide.” “I learned that love...
Wednesday, June 19, 2019
Eva Kubu named associate dean and director of graduate student professional development
Eva Kubu, director of Career Services, will be joining Princeton University’s Graduate School in the newly created role of director of graduate student professional development. Her appointment is effective July 1. Kubu, who will also serve as an associate dean of the Graduate School, will lead...
Tuesday, June 4, 2019
At Hooding, faculty honor ‘tremendous’ advanced degree recipients
A brilliant sun above Cannon Green was reflected in the broad smiles of Princeton University’s master’s and doctoral degree recipients, who received their hard-earned regalia at Princeton’s 26th Graduate School Hooding Ceremony on Monday, June 3. “This ceremony is a welcome opportunity for us to...
Wednesday, May 29, 2019
Four faculty members honored for excellence in mentoring graduate students
Four Princeton University faculty members have been named recipients of the Graduate Mentoring Awards by the McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning and will be honored during the Graduate School’s Hooding ceremony Monday, June 3, on Cannon Green. The award winners are Anna Shields, professor of...
Wednesday, May 1, 2019
Seven graduate students honored for excellence in teaching and service
The Graduate School has presented seven graduate students with its annual Teaching Awards in recognition of their outstanding abilities as teachers. The awardees are Elena Dugan from the Department of Religion, Mattias Fitzpatrick from the Department of Electrical Engineering, Emma Kast from the...
Wednesday, April 10, 2019
Takahashi named Schmidt Science Fellow for study of complex human diseases
Eric and Wendy Schmidt announced on April 8 that Saki Takahashi is one of 20 new Schmidt Science Fellows — a program of Schmidt Futures, in partnership with the Rhodes Trust. Takahashi works to understand the spread of infectious diseases. She completed a Ph.D. this year with Jessica Metcalf, an...
Monday, March 25, 2019
Princeton Profiles: Roberts sisters study how to make the internet fairer and safer
When they were growing up in Dallas, Claudia and Laura Roberts would get frequent talks from their parents about how they might be judged by different standards in society due to prejudice. “Our father is from Panama and our mother is from Mexico,” said Claudia. “As immigrants to this country,...
Thursday, February 28, 2019
Graduate students explore the ethics of artificial intelligence
As artificial intelligence advances, the questions surrounding its use have become increasingly complex. To introduce students to the challenges the technology could present and to prepare them to engage in and lead conversations about its ethical use, the Graduate School this year is offering a...

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