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Seven Princeton faculty members receive 2024 Guggenheim Fellowships
April 11, 2024
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Written by Jamie Saxon, Office of Communications

Seven Princeton faculty members have received 2024 Guggenheim Fellowships, the largest faculty cohort since 2017. This year’s recipients are Angela Creager, Rebecca Lazier, Jan-Werner Müller, Robert Pringle, Kim Lane Scheppele, Anna M. Shields and Corina Tarnita.

Graduate alumni Jenann Ismael *97, Roy Scranton *16 and Julia Wolfe *12,…

Grad alum Avi Wigderson wins Turing Award for 'groundbreaking insights' in computer science
April 10, 2024
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Written by Scott Lyon, Office of Engineering Communications

Princeton graduate alumnus Avi Wigderson has won the 2023 A.M. Turing Award from the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), recognizing his profound contributions to the mathematical underpinnings of computation. The Turing Award is considered the highest honor in computer science, often called the “Nobel Prize of Computing.” 

Board approves nine faculty appointments
March 29, 2024
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Written by The Office of Communications

The Princeton University Board of Trustees has approved the appointment of nine faculty members, including four full professors, one associate professor and four assistant professors.

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Ada Ferrer, in history, specializes in Latin American history and Caribbean studies. She is joining the University as the…

PACRI meeting brings together partner research teams from Princeton and five HBCUs
Feb. 16, 2024
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Written by Daniel Day for Princeton Research/CEFR

More than 100 professors, postdoctoral researchers and students from Princeton and five historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) met on campus Feb. 2-3 to share results from their research collaborations and to spark ideas for further discovery and innovation.

Attendees at the 

Board approves six faculty appointments
Jan. 31, 2024
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Written by The Office of Communications

The Princeton University Board of Trustees has approved the appointment of six faculty members, including four full professors and two assistant professors.

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Laura Arnold Leibman, in the Effron Center for the Study of America, specializes in American Jewish studies. Her appointment is effective July 1, 2024…

National Science Foundation grant names Princeton as innovation mentor for two universities
Jan. 12, 2024
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Written by Catherine Zandonella, Office of the Dean for Research

Princeton has been named a mentor university for two new regional National Science Foundation (NSF) programs based at nearby universities and aimed at accelerating the translation of university research into technologies that can be used by all.

Governor Murphy and Princeton announce plans to establish an artificial intelligence hub in New Jersey
Dec. 20, 2023
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Written by Liz Fuller-Wright, Office of Communications

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy joined University President Christopher L. Eisgruber on Monday to announce plans to create an artificial intelligence innovation hub for the state, in collaboration with the New Jersey Economic Development Authority.

“With today’s announcement, New Jersey — alongside Princeton University — is poised to shape…

Board approves new faculty appointments
Nov. 22, 2023
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Written by Princeton University

The Princeton University Board of Trustees has approved the appointment of these six faculty members, including two full professors and four assistant professors.

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Christopher Chang, in chemistry, specializes in chemical biology. His appointment to be the Edward and Virginia Taylor Professor of Bioorganic…

New Quantum Science and Engineering Ph.D. program provides training in emerging discipline
Nov. 7, 2023
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Written by Tracy Meyer, Princeton Graduate School ; Steven Schultz, Office of Engineering Communications

Princeton University has launched a new Ph.D. program in Quantum Science and Engineering (QSE), providing graduate training in an emerging discipline at the intersection of quantum physics and information theory. This new field of quantum information science has broad…

Association of American Universities elects Princeton President Christopher L. Eisgruber as new vice chair, and board chair for 2024-25
Nov. 7, 2023
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Written by Jamie Saxon, Office of Communications

The Association of American Universities (AAU) has elected Princeton University President Christopher L. Eisgruber to serve as vice chair of its board of directors for 2023-24 and chair for 2024-25.

The Washington, D.C.-based association is the voice of leading research universities in the United States and Canada, representing 71…