- Tuesday, Nov 30, 2021Mohammad Seyedsayamdost, professor of chemistry, has been selected to receive Princeton’s Dean for Research Award for Distinguished Innovation for the creation of a method for discovering new anti-infective therapeutics, including drugs that treat bacterial, viral and fungal infections. The award, inaugurated in 2020, is given annually to a faculty member for an innovation that has the potential or demonstrated ability to address a critical challenge of importance to society. Seyedsayamdost will present an honorary lecture on Thurs., Dec. 2 at 12:30 p.m. online as part of Princeton’s Engage 2021 innovation and entrepreneurship conference.
- Friday, Nov 5, 2021
Princeton faculty members Coleen Murphy, Mohamed Abou Donia and Zemer Gitai are among 20 researchers nationwide to receive 2021 Transformative Research Awards from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
- Monday, Oct 11, 2021
Princeton alumni David Card and Joshua Angrist have been awarded the 2021 Nobel Memorial Prize in economic sciences for providing “new insights about the labor market” and showing “what conclusions about cause and effect can be drawn from natural experiments,” the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has announced. The prize amount is 10 million Swedish kroner, or about $1.14 million.
- Friday, Oct 8, 2021
The 2021 Nobel Peace Prize was awarded today to Princeton graduate Maria Ressa for her efforts to “safeguard freedom of expression, which is a precondition for democracy and lasting peace.” She received half of the award, while the other half was awarded to Dmitry Muratov, founder and editor-in-chief of the Russian independent newspaper Novaya Gazeta.
- Monday, Jun 21, 2021
The Pew Charitable Trust has named soft matter expert Sujit Datta to the Pew Scholars Program in the Biomedical Sciences, one of 22 early-career researchers selected for the 2021 cohort.
- Thursday, Apr 22, 2021
Princeton faculty members Mitchell Duneier, J. Nicole Shelton, Keith Wailoo, Nieng Yan and Deborah Yashar, as well as Presidential Visiting Scholar in the Lewis Center for the Arts Hilton Als of The New Yorker have been elected to the Academy of Arts and Sciences.
- Friday, Oct 30, 2020
Robert Prud’homme, professor of chemical and biological engineering at Princeton University, has been selected to receive the inaugural Dean for Research Award for Distinguished Innovation for the invention of flash nanoprecipitation, a method for creating nanoparticles that promises to improve the delivery of drugs throughout the body.
- Friday, Oct 9, 2020
Michael Cook, the Class of 1943 University Professor of Near Eastern Studies, has been awarded the 2020 Middle East Medievalists Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of long and distinguished contributions to the fields of Islamic and Middle East studies and to the promotion of the profession at large.
- Tuesday, Oct 6, 2020
- Sunday, Sep 20, 2020
Professor of psychology and public affairs Betsy Levy Paluck and behavioral sciences librarian Meghan Testerman were recently awarded Princeton’s Data-Driven Social Science Initiative (DDSSI) Grant for their joint proposal, “Prejudice Reduction: Creating an Open Repository of ‘What Works’ from Experimental Research.”