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Class of 1964 at P-Rade

Something to Cheer About

May 19th, 2014 / Development Com...

The world has changed in countless ways during the 25 years that separate this year’s 50th and 25th Reunion classes -- from 1964 to 1989 -- but one thing remains the same: the devotion these classes have to Princeton. From Annual Giving to academic support, and from funding for athletics to new structures and improved facilities, they have contributed meaningfully to Princeton’s present and future.

A student dances in a performance class

An Art-full Arrangement: Artists Come to Campus to Create and Collaborate

May 13th, 2014 / Development Com...

Percussionist Jason Treuting and graphic designer Danielle Aubert, inaugural Fellows in the Creative and Performing Arts in Princeton’s Lewis Center for the Arts, are spending two years on campus, teaching and collaborating with students and faculty. The fellowships, open to early-career artists in all disciplines, bring new artistic energy to campus while allowing students to learn from professionals.

Five Questions with Kovey Coles ’15: Gaining a Global Perspective

April 8th, 2014 / Development Com...

Before Kovey Coles ’15 came to Princeton, he had limited experience traveling internationally. During the past three years, he has taken advantage of three opportunities to go abroad to four countries through the University's international initiatives. These programs have helped him choose his major in the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and set him on a career path in global politics.

Professor Lynn Loo *01

Five Questions with Professor Lynn Loo *01: Engineering Solutions through Partnerships

April 3rd, 2014 / Development Com...

In her EQuad laboratory, Lynn Loo is developing lightweight, easily processed, flexible, and often less expensive plastics to replace metals in electronic devices such as circuits and solar panels. At the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment, she is advancing that work by forging partnerships with key companies. Loo, who earned her PhD in chemical engineering from Princeton in 2001, is the Theodora D. ’78 and William H. Walton III ’74 Professor in Engineering and a professor of chemical and biological engineering. She also serves as associate director for external partnerships at the Andlinger Center.

Five Questions with Brian Abel Ragen *87: Investing in Education and Excellence

March 13th, 2014 / Development Com...

Brian Abel Ragen *87, a professor of English at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville for 25 years until his retirement in 2013, believes that rigorous study in the humanities benefits everyone, regardless of career path. To reinforce his commitment to education, he created two graduate fellowships in English at Princeton and named the University as a beneficiary in his will.

Annual Giving: Making a Difference

March 6th, 2014 / Annual Giving

Many elements contribute to the Princeton experience: a distinguished faculty, an exceptional and diverse student body, an unparalleled residential setting, and extraordinary library, laboratory, and computing resources. Annual Giving plays a critical role in each of these areas, which make a direct and immediate difference in the lives of current students.

Five Questions with Professor Sanjeev Kulkarni: Exploring the Intersection of Technology and Society

January 20th, 2014 / Development Com...

Professor of Electrical Engineering Sanjeev Kulkarni, director of the Keller Center for Innovation in Engineering Education, has been on Princeton’s faculty since 1991. He received the University’s President’s Award for Distinguished Teaching in 2007 and has earned seven Excellence in Teaching Awards from the Undergraduate Engineering Council. Kulkarni served as master of Butler College from 2004 until 2012. He was recently named dean of Princeton's Graduate School, effective March 31, 2014.

Scholarships Help Students Soar

January 15th, 2014 / Development Com...

An unusual letter arrived on campus recently from the mother of a freshman: “I need to give back in some way,” wrote Kuntal Parikh, whose son, Agastya, receives scholarship support. “I do not have financial resources to contribute, but am more than willing to do anything else…absolutely anything, from filling envelopes to filing to making calls to making endless cups of Indian chai lattes or dinners or anything else that you can think of.”  

James Steward

Five Questions with James Steward: Curating a Connection with Art

November 7th, 2013 / Development Com...

James Steward, director of the Princeton University Art Museum since 2009, has launched a number of initiatives to position the museum as an educational and enlightening resource for both students and other visitors. He is a passionate advocate for university museums and “the power of art to shape life experience and build community.”

Undergraduates observe a small wind-solar hybrid system on the roof of the Engineering Quadrangle.

The Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment: Seeking a Sustainable Future

October 24th, 2013 / Development Com...

The Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment is working to transform the ways we generate and use electricity and fuels around the world. The center combines Princeton’s strengths in materials science, environmental science, policy, and engineering—and adds a measure of entrepreneurial creativity—to develop practical technologies and affordable products that can provide renewable energy and mitigate damage to the environment.

Freshman Seminar

Ethics, Energy, and Extraterrestrials: The World of Freshman Seminars

August 16th, 2013 / Development Com...

Princeton freshmen face a difficult choice. Should they learn how cells age or how to curate a museum exhibition? Should they study ethics in financial markets, the tipping points of global warming, or whether there is life on Mars? More than half of each year’s entering class enrolls in freshman seminars.

Five Questions with Professor Michael Cadden: The Importance of “Making Art”

July 1st, 2013 / Development Com...

Michael Cadden, chair of the Lewis Center for the Arts, has taught at Princeton for over three decades. He was the director of the Program in Theater -- previously known as the Program in Theater and Dance -- for 19 years. He is a recipient of the President’s Award for Distinguished Teaching.

View Near Hudson

Gifts That Made History

March 7th, 2013 / Development Com...

Firestone Library’s current display of nearly 100 manuscripts, maps, and artifacts from its early American collections was inspired by a Princeton parent who was a direct descendant of one of the nation’s founding fathers, Patrick Henry.

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