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Building a Better World: “Why I Give” by Shelby M.C. Davis ’58

November 13th, 2013 / Advancement

Shelby M.C. Davis '58 and his wife, Gale, founded the Davis United World College Scholars Program in 2000 at Princeton and four other pilot institutions. The program now awards scholarships to students who graduate from a United World College school and then attend one of 76 designated U.S. colleges or universities.

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 / Advancement

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.

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

August 16th, 2013 / Advancement

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.

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