Princeton University News Releases


29th December, 2008
New book provides look inside Scheide Library by Jennifer Greenstein Altmann This illuminated copy of "De Officiis" (On Duties or On Obligations) was published in 1466 in Mainz, Germany. The Latin text was written in 44 B.C. by Marcus Tullius Cicero, who discussed his view of the best way to live, behave and observe moral obligations.A...
29th December, 2008
University starts new year with new campus transit system by Ruth Stevens On Monday, Jan. 5, the University will launch its new integrated campus transit system, featuring new routes, new environmentally friendly buses and a new provider. Other improvements will include stops with more shelters, connections to New Jersey Transit and the Princeton...
24th December, 2008
AAAS selects three fellows at Princeton by Kitta MacPherson Three members of the Princeton University faculty have been awarded the distinction of AAAS Fellow, an honor bestowed upon members of the science society by their peers. The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is the world's largest general scientific...
23rd December, 2008
Princeton researchers discover new type of laser by Chandra Shekhar Quantum cascade lasers are small and efficient sources of mid-infrared laser beams, which are useful in medicine and environmental sensing. (Photo: Gmachl Lab) A Princeton-led team of researchers has discovered an entirely new mechanism for making common electronic materials...
22nd December, 2008
Biehl wins anthropology book award by Ushma Patel Jo⭠Biehl, professor of anthropology, has received the Diana Forsythe Prize for his book "Will to Live: AIDS Therapies and the Politics of Survival." Biehl received the prize Nov. 22 at the annual meetings of the American Anthropological Association in San Francisco....
22nd December, 2008
Opera, conference to focus on Homer by Staff Princeton University students will present "The Return of Ulysses," Claudio Monteverdi's opera about desire, greed and marital fidelity, with a 20th-century twist at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Jan. 9-10, in Richardson Auditorium of Alexander Hall. In conjunction with the performance,...
22nd December, 2008
'Science-on-Saturday' lectures offered by Staff The Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory's annual Science-on-Saturday program -- a series of eight talks on topics ranging from microplasmas to contact lens care -- is scheduled for Jan. 10 through March 14. The talks begin at 9:30 a.m. on designated Saturdays and usually run about...
22nd December, 2008
Students explore health, politics and food in New Jersey by Ushma Patel The current state of the U.S. economy crystallized for Princeton senior Davion Chism earlier this month, when she and several classmates interviewed food bank workers and food pantry clients in Newark. "While giving has not gone down, need has gone up. We learned that the...
19th December, 2008
Letter to the editor of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review by Robert K. Durkee This letter to the editor was published in the Dec. 19, 2008, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: The Princeton lawsuit Your Dec. 14 editorial ("The Princeton lawsuit: Don’t disregard donors") draws the wrong lesson from the settlement of the lawsuit brought against...
18th December, 2008
Heller-Roazen wins literary studies prize by Jennifer Greenstein Altmann Daniel Heller-Roazen, a professor of comparative literature, has received the Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Prize for Comparative Literary Studies from the Modern Language Association of America. Heller-Roazen was recognized for his book "The Inner Touch: Archaeology...