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  • Five faculty members named to endowed professorships

    Thursday, Oct 4, 2018
    by Princeton University

    Five faculty members have been named to endowed professorships, effective July 1, 2018, except where noted.

    Rachael DeLue, the Christopher Binyon Sarofim ’86 Professor in American Art Matthew Desmond, the Maurice P. During Professor of Sociology, effective Sept. 1, 2018 Eddie Glaude Jr., the James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor Tera Hunter, the Edwards Professor of American History Alexandre Mas, the William S. Tod Professor of Economics and Public Affairs

  • Animal research program passes AAALACi and USDA inspections

    Thursday, Aug 30, 2018
    by Staff, Research Integrity and Assurance

    The Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care International (AAALACi) has renewed its full accreditation of Princeton, commending the University for “providing and maintaining an exemplary program of laboratory animal care and use.”

    Andrew Grady, president of the AAALACi Council on Accreditation, gave the University notice of the organization’s decision in a July 16 letter to Stuart Leland, Princeton’s director of research integrity and assurance.

  • Adams named director of Office of Research and Project Administration

    Monday, Aug 6, 2018
    by Karin Dienst, Office of Communications

    Elizabeth Adams, a national leader in sponsored research administration in academia, has been named director of the Office of Research and Project Administration (ORPA) at Princeton University, effective Aug. 13.

    Reporting to Dean for Research Pablo Debenedetti, Adams will oversee ORPA, which has a staff of 18 people who provide support and guidance to researchers and departmental administrators on sponsored research and project administration.

  • Scholars, artists from Puerto Rico visit Princeton for research, collaboration

    Thursday, Aug 2, 2018
    by Jamie Saxon, Office of Communications

    On Sept. 20, 2017, Hurricane Maria slammed into the Caribbean, soon after Hurricane Irma. Puerto Rico was one of the hardest-hit islands. Maria destroyed thousands of homes and the island's power grid, leaving millions without electricity — reportedly the longest blackout in U.S. history. While the recovery continues and the death toll is still being debated, Princeton University is serving as a haven for some Puerto Rican scholars and artists whose work and lives the storms disrupted.

  • Princeton Research Day puts spotlight on innovative work across University

    Monday, May 14, 2018
    by Princeton University

    Spend the day — or an hour — at Princeton Research Day, and you get an eclectic tour of research at Princeton University shared through presentations designed to make cutting-edge work accessible to the general public.

    For Sarah-Jane Leslie, dean of the Graduate School and the Class of 1943 Professor of Philosophy, that tour included learning how engineers can learn lessons from plants; about new techniques to fight disease; and about novel ways to address the world’s energy crisis.

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