University News

Sixteen faculty members transfer to emeritus status
Sept. 21, 2022
Written by by the Office of Communications

Sixteen Princeton University faculty members were transferred to emeritus status earlier this year by the Board of Trustees. Transfers were effective July 1, 2022, except where noted.

Leonard Barkan, the Class of 1943 University Professor of
Inaugural program with Fresno State, Rowan and Valdosta State universities spurs 'unforgettable summer of research'
Aug. 12, 2022
Written by Wendy Plump, Department of Chemistry

How can we create a diverse network of colleagues?  That deceptively simple question sparked an "unforgettable" initiative from the Department of Chemistry: the inaugural Visiting Faculty Research Partnership (VFRP), which wrapped recently with a symposium and…

Effective Aug. 15, 2022, research operations return to Level 1 (Normal Operations)
Aug. 8, 2022

Effective August 15, 2022, research operations will return to Level 1 (Normal Operations) of the Plan for the Resumption of On-Campus Research

Level 1: Normal Operations
Board approves 15 faculty appointments
June 7, 2022
Written by Princeton University

The Princeton University Board of Trustees has approved the appointment of 15 faculty members, including three full professors and 12 assistant professors.


Tina Campt, in art and archaeology and the Lewis Center for the Arts, specializes in modern and contemporary art, visual culture, and media. Her…

Craig B. Arnold appointed vice dean for innovation
May 10, 2022
Written by Catherine Zandonella, Office of the Dean for Research

Craig B. Arnold, the Susan Dod Brown Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and director of the Princeton Institute of Materials, has been appointed Princeton University’s vice dean for innovation. He will begin the role July 1.

Arnold will be the University…

Princeton partners with UNCF and HBCUs to expand research and innovation
May 4, 2022
Written by Tracy Meyer, Corporate Engagement and Foundation Relations

Princeton University is partnering with UNCF (United Negro College Fund) and five historically Black colleges and universities to launch a groundbreaking program designed to enable research collaborations between Princeton faculty and their peers at HBCUs. 

In the initial phase, Princeton researchers and researchers from Howard…

Our COVID-19 vaccines would not exist without this unsung Princeton technology
May 2, 2022
Written by Scott Lyon, Office of Engineering Communications

It might not look like much — a plastic box that fits in the hand, with tiny tubes jutting out the top and bottom. Too simple to be cutting edge. Too humble to save so many lives.

But for 20 years, researchers in Robert Prud’homme’s lab have fine-tuned this little box that has revolutionized drug manufacturing, enabling everything…

CDC Director Walensky visits Princeton to talk with students, tour COVID-19 testing lab
March 25, 2022
Written by Emily Aronson, Office of Communications

Dr. Rochelle Walensky, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), visited Princeton March 24 to tour the University’s COVID-19 testing laboratory and speak about her public health career during a lecture organized by members of the Class of 2022.

Walensky said there is still a lot of work needed to fight the…

Why Einstein wouldn't think of March 14 as Pi Day, and more on his life and times
March 14, 2022
Written by Liz Fuller-Wright, Office of Communications

Historian of science Michael Gordin is teaching “The Einstein Era” about Princeton’s most famous resident, Albert Einstein, who lived here from 1933 until his death in 1955. According to the course description, “In addition to covering Einstein’s core scientific and…

Here are key dates and details for Princeton Research Day this year
Feb. 15, 2022
Written by Wendy Plump, Department of Chemistry

Princeton Research Day endorses a simple message: Make your research and creative work relatable so that you can share it with others.  

The event is the University’s signature campus-wide opportunity for early career researchers — undergraduates, graduate students,…