Prospect Gardens’ tulips were in full bloom as 1746 Society members gathered on April 27, 2017, helping to keep spirits bright and conversation lively. The event, hosted by Princeton’s Office of Gift Planning, recognizes alumni, spouses, widows, parents, and friends who have included Princeton in their estate plans or made life income gifts.
Sarah Santucci ’17 was raised in the rich farmland of the Mississippi Delta. Her concentration in molecular biology at Princeton comes naturally; she’s always been interested in what can grow in soil and water. After getting involved with the Princeton Garden Project her interests began to shift from the tenacity of orchid species to the community benefits of growing organic food. From sustenance to sustainability, Sarah is planting ideas that will lead to healthier lives.
Charles Gillispie, Princeton’s Dayton-Stockton Professor of History Emeritus, epitomized the qualities associated with an ideal professor: rigorous scholarship and a devotion to students.
Princeton alumnae connected with old friends, made new ones, and heard from faculty members and administrators during the Women in Leadership conference April 6-7. Speakers included Nancy Weiss Malkiel, professor of history, emeritus and former dean of the college, who discussed her new book, Keep the Damned Women Out: The Struggle for Coeducation.
It was the summer after his junior year, and Mark Pavlyukovskyy ’13 found himself in a hospital bed in Paris, recovering from a mysterious illness that he had contracted while teaching children in a remote village in Ghana. He was in the hospital for a week. When it became clear that he would get better, he used the time in bed to reevaluate his priorities. He thought about his future and how he could have a positive impact on people’s lives.
Alumni, friends, and members of the University community celebrated the dedication of the new Julis Romo Rabinowitz Building on April 5, 2017. A reimagining of the venerable “Old Frick” Laboratory, the building was made possible by a gift from Mitchell R. Julis ’77 P19 and Joleen Romo Julis P19, and named in honor of their families.
Recalling their Princeton experiences and looking forward to new ones, more than 750 Princeton University undergraduate and graduate alumni and guests returned to campus March 30–April 1 for the alumni conference "¡Adelante Tigres! Celebrating Latino Alumni at Princeton University."
In a world filled with cyber hacks, communication silos, fake news and government surveillance, can liberty really survive the digital age? That question—which is playing out in real time across the globe—was the focus of the 2017 Princeton-Fung Global Forum held in Berlin on March 20 and 21. The event, established in 2012 through a generous gift from William Fung ’70, drew university leaders and policymakers from around the world.
Professor of Computer Science Ben Raphael first applied his computational muscle to the fight against cancer by accident. As a postdoctoral fellow at the University of California, San Diego, he studied genomes. One day, during a routine research meeting, his advisor mentioned that he had gotten an email out of the blue from cancer biologists who needed help making sense of their data. He asked the lab group if anyone was interested in helping them out. Raphael volunteered, thinking it would be a one-off project. Fifteen years later, he’s still studying what drives cancer.
The John C. Bogle ’51 Fellows in Civic Service Program was established in honor of John C. Bogle ’51, founder of the Vanguard Mutual Fund Group, and one of the founding supporters of Princeton’s Pace Center for Civic Engagement. Mr. Bogle recently met with the first group of Bogle Fellows and heard about their summer service projects. In this short video, we spoke with four of the fellows about their experiences.