Spotlight News

Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Professional development: history of higher education in America
The Graduate School is exploring ways to build interdisciplinary communities of graduate students though cohort-based professional development initiatives. These initiatives, which come out of a year-long planning effort that was funded by a “Next Generation” challenge grant from the National...
Monday, February 19, 2018
Princeton named top producer of U.S. Fulbright students
The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs recently announced the U.S. colleges and universities that produced the most 2017-2018 Fulbright U.S. Students.  The Fulbright Program is the U.S. government’s flagship international educational exchange program.  Top-...
Thursday, February 15, 2018
Four win Jacobus Fellowship, Princeton’s top graduate student honor
Chantal Berman, Cole Bunzel, Matthew Edwards and Georgios Moschidis have been named winners of the Porter Ogden Jacobus Fellowship, Princeton University’s top honor for graduate students. The fellowships support their final year of study at Princeton and are awarded to one Ph.D. student in each of...
Wednesday, February 7, 2018
Professional development: “Leading With a Ph.D.” conference
On January 13, 2018, the Graduate School hosted the third annual Leading with a Ph.D. professional development conference. Opened by Sarah-Jane Leslie, dean of the Graduate School and a 2007 Princeton graduate alum, the conference focused on enhancing graduate students' communication skills via...
Wednesday, December 13, 2017
New initiative brings prospective doctoral students to campus
The Access, Diversity and Inclusion team in the Office of the Dean of the Graduate School and the Department of Molecular Biology partnered this fall to welcome the inaugural cohort of MOL BIO Scholars to Princeton’s campus. The goal of the program is to advance diversity within the department by...
Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Sarah-Jane Leslie named dean of the Graduate School
Sarah-Jane Leslie, the Class of 1943 Professor of Philosophy and a graduate alumna, has been appointed as the next dean of the Princeton University Graduate School, effective Jan. 1, 2018. Leslie’s appointment was recommended by Princeton President Christopher L. Eisgruber and approved by the...
Wednesday, October 4, 2017
Princeton Graduate School alumnus Kip Thorne is one of three recipients of the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics
Kip Thorne, a Princeton Graduate School alumnus, is one of three recipients of the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics. Thorne joins Rainer Weiss and Barry Barish in winning the prize “for decisive contributions to the LIGO detector and the observation of gravitational waves.” In announcing the award, the...
Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Graduate School orientation focuses on academic success, community
Emphasizing camaraderie, compassion and community, Princeton University welcomed 664 graduate students from 62 countries to a new academic year during orientation activities Sept. 10-11. In a keynote address on Monday, Sept. 11, in Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall, Princeton President...
Wednesday, June 7, 2017
At Hooding, advanced-degree recipients celebrate hard, successful journey
Rain clouds could not dampen the excitement and pride of advanced-degree recipients and their supporters who gathered Monday, June 5, in Jadwin Gymnasium for the Graduate School Hooding ceremony. “This ceremony is a welcome opportunity for us to recognize the dedication, effort and intellect that...
Sunday, April 23, 2017
Ten graduate students celebrated for excellence in teaching and service
The Graduate School has presented nine graduate students with its annual Teaching Awards in recognition of their outstanding abilities as teachers. An additional one-time Service in Teaching Award also was granted this year.