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Wednesday, January 8, 2020
Of ants and men: Ant behavior might mirror political polarization, say Princeton researchers
A team of Princeton biologists found that division of labor and political polarization — two social phenomena not typically considered together — may be driven by the same processes in ant societies.
Saturday, December 7, 2019
Statement by President Eisgruber on the release of Xiyue Wang
President Christopher L. Eisgruber has issued a statement following the release of graduate student Xiyue Wang, who had been held in Iran since 2016.
Thursday, December 5, 2019
Graduate student researcher hits the lights on cells' development
Combining light and a protein linked to cancer, researchers at Princeton, with a graduate student as lead research author, have created a biological switch to conduct an unprecedented exploration of cellular development in the embryo.
Monday, November 4, 2019
Fellowship dinner recognizes the achievements of 26 graduate students
Sarah-Jane Leslie, dean of the Graduate School, hosted a reception and dinner at Prospect House on October 16th, 2019, to celebrate the 26 graduate students selected as recipients of the 2019-2020 honorific fellowships. Each spring, the dean of the Graduate School and the academic affairs deans, in...
Tuesday, October 15, 2019
Princeton receives national award for outstanding commitments to diversity and inclusion
The Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award recognizes a comprehensive approach to recruiting and supporting a diverse range of students, faculty and staff.
Monday, October 14, 2019
Protecting smart machines from smart attacks
Machines' ability to learn by processing data gleaned from sensors underlies automated vehicles, medical devices and a host of other emerging technologies. But that learning ability leaves systems vulnerable to hackers in unexpected ways, researchers at Princeton have found.
Tuesday, October 8, 2019
Princeton's James Peebles receives Nobel Prize in Physics
Princeton University professor emeritus and 1962 graduate alumnus James Peebles has been awarded the 2019 Nobel Prize in Physics "for theoretical discoveries in physical cosmology." He shares the prize with Michel Mayor and Didier Queloz.
Wednesday, September 25, 2019
Graduate School reimagines professional development for students
The newly created GradFUTURES will offer a cutting-edge model of professional development for master's and Ph.D. students attending Princeton.
Tuesday, September 17, 2019
Princeton eliminates GRE test requirement for 14 graduate programs
The decision to make the Graduate Records Examination (GRE) optional in some departments is among Princeton’s efforts to attract and enroll a wider range of graduate students.
Thursday, September 12, 2019
Princeton welcomes most diverse class of graduate students to campus
Princeton welcomed more than 650 new graduate students this September. Of the incoming students from the United States, 43% are minorities and 28% identify as low-income or first-generation college students.