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Wednesday, October 17, 2018
History Ph.D. student Schwartz: ‘War of the Worlds’ still resonates 80 years later
On October 30, 1938, Orson Welles made a scandalous live radio broadcast of a Martian landing in Grover’s Mill, a section of West Windsor, New Jersey, just over 4 miles from Princeton. “War of the Worlds” turned out to be a prank — Welles’ “news bulletin” was actually an adaptation of an H.G....
Thursday, October 11, 2018
Prospective graduate students get a peek inside Princeton Ph.D. programs
Students interested in graduate studies at Princeton University convened on campus October 4-7 for three programs designed to give them an intimate look at the University’s Ph.D. programs. The Prospective Ph.D. Preview (P3) Fall Institute, 2018 EEB Scholars Program and 2018 MOL BIO Scholars were...
Tuesday, October 2, 2018
Summer Research Program closes with poster session
As part of the continued effort to support diversity in our graduate programs, each summer the Graduate School partners with select departments to invite undergraduates to come and explore graduate education at Princeton up close.
Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Graduate School orientation showcases support for its newest scholars
Emphasizing the many academic and social resources available to its students, Princeton University welcomed 670 graduate students from 47 countries to a new academic year during orientation activities Sept. 9-10. In a keynote address on Monday, Sept. 10, in Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall...
Monday, August 27, 2018
The University Administrative Fellow (UAF) Program is turning five
The University Administrative Fellow (UAF) Program is a professional development initiative run by the Office of the Dean of the Graduate School.  It matches graduate students with university administrators for an internship-like experience that allows the students to learn about the administrator’...
Thursday, August 2, 2018
Princeton Graduate School alumnus Venkatesh wins Fields Medal in mathematics
Akshay Venkatesh, a Princeton Graduate School alumnus, is one of four recipients of the 2018 Fields Medal, widely considered the Nobel Prize of the mathematics world. Venkatesh, a Distinguished Visiting Professor of Mathematics at the Institute for Advanced Study in the town of Princeton, earned...
Monday, July 23, 2018
Real world research: meeting of minds
The third annual celebration of Princeton research, held May 10 at the Frist Campus Center, was open to all non-faculty members, from freshmen to graduate students to postdocs. More than 190 people participated, across departments and academic disciplines. For those in the audience, even choosing...
Wednesday, June 6, 2018
At Hooding, advanced-degree recipients celebrate ‘spectacular’ journey
Blue skies above Cannon Green echoed the joy and optimism of Princeton University’s advanced-degree recipients as they were presented with their hard-earned regalia at Princeton’s 25th Graduate School Hooding Ceremony, on Monday, June 4. Class of 1943 Professor of Philosophy Sarah-Jane Leslie...
Thursday, May 31, 2018
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 4, on Cannon Green. Award winners include Bridget Alsdorf, associate...
Thursday, April 26, 2018
Eight graduate students honored for excellence in teaching and service
The Graduate School has presented eight graduate students with its annual Teaching Awards in recognition of their outstanding abilities as teachers. The awardees are Ingrid Brioso Rieumont from the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, Antonio Iannarone from the Department of Comparative...

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