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Monday, November 5, 2018
Uncovering Antioch
From 1932 to 1939, a team of archaeologists from Princeton University led an excavation at Antioch, an ancient city located in modern-day Turkey. The expedition uncovered a wealth of objects, ranging from marble statues and mosaics to coins and figurines. This semester, graduate students from...
Tuesday, October 30, 2018
Graduate student consultants explore professional options outside academe
For graduate students pursuing a Ph.D., there are many career opportunities beyond academia. Felicia Zhang (pictured), a fourth-year doctoral student in developmental psychology at Princeton, said she was concerned about the limited number of academic jobs available to her and knew early on that...
Saturday, October 27, 2018
Princeton students take a deep dive into deep learning computing
On October 16 and 17, some 60 Princeton graduate students and postdocs — along with a handful of undergraduates — explored the most widely used deep learning techniques for computer vision tasks and delved into using new parallel computing programs to dramatically speed up applications. The two...
Saturday, October 27, 2018
Princeton students develop interdisciplinary project for Newark community garden
On patch of dusty asphalt in Newark, New Jersey, sits a wooden shed topped with corrugated plastic, a safeguard from impending winter weather. But it won’t be there for long. That’s because the shed is intended to roam around the civic project Down Bottom Farms, a half-acre plot bearing a fruit...
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...