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Transformations: Students Find Creativity at Intersection of Art and Engineering

Inspired by the desire to help broaden boundaries for vision-impaired people, three Princeton University students created an armband device that allows a wearer without the ability to see to interpret color. The project emerged from a new class offered for the first time this spring, "Transformations in Engineering and the Arts," and lived up to the name of the course.

2016 AG

Princeton’s Annual Giving campaign raises $59.3 million

July 7th, 2016 / Annual Giving

Princeton University’s 2015-16 Annual Giving campaign raised $59,334,144 -- the second highest total in Annual Giving history -- with 58.4 percent of undergraduate alumni participating. The results are notable for their strength and breadth across all of Princeton’s constituencies: undergraduate alumni, graduate alumni, parents and friends.

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Six Weeks in Ghana: Linking the Past to the Present

Simon Gikandi, Princeton's Robert Schirmer Professor of English, wanted students to experience Africa up close: "not from outside, but from inside." He took them to places where they could wander through the streets, talk to residents, and question their own assumptions.

In Gikandi's six-week global seminar, "African Cities: Their Pasts and Futures," students read about African cities from different perspectives—literary, sociological, historical—studied Twi, the local language, and immersed themselves in the sites and sounds of Accra.

Reunions 2016

Reunions 2016

From the Class of 1937 through the Class of 2016, nearly 25,000 members of the Princeton family came together for the annual celebration of our connections with each other and with Princeton.

Kimberly K. Querrey and Louis A. Simpson

$20 Million Gift from an Alumnus Funds the Louis A. Simpson *60 International Building at Princeton

Louis A. Simpson, a 1960 alumnus of Princeton’s Graduate School, and his wife, Kimberly K. Querrey, have given $20 million to fund the Louis A. Simpson *60 International Building. The building, expected to be completed this summer, will be the home of the University’s many international initiatives.

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