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Project aims to ‘kindle debate’ on U.S. national security

Inspired by the legacy of Cold War foreign policy giant George Kennan, Princeton scholars have undertaken an ambitious effort to set a new course for America’s national security in a time of diverse, mounting threats.

Princeton will compete to retain management of plasma physics lab

Citing 55 years of success in making the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) a world leader in magnetic fusion energy research, the University has announced that it will seek to continue managing the lab after the current management and operations contract expires.

Dudley Saville, renowned teacher and researcher in chemical engineering, dies

Dudley Saville, a chemical engineer whose research and teaching transcended his specialty and inspired advances and leaders in many fields, died Wednesday, Oct. 4, at age 73. The cause was cancer.

Tangled fibers prove inspiring for Princeton chemists

Sometimes what appears to be a problem at first glance could lead to a solution if a scientist knows how to look at it in the right way. That’s what happened to Michael Hecht and his team of Princeton researchers while attempting to put together a set of novel proteins.

Black alumni gather for conference

The largest gathering of black alumni in the University’s history took place Sept. 28-30 on campus. Some 500 alumni, faculty, staff and guests attended “Coming Back and Looking Forward,” a conference sponsored by the University in partnership with the Association of Black Princeton Alumni.

Nobel awarded to leaders of the COBE science team

This year’s Nobel Prize in physics was awarded Oct. 3 to John Mather and George Smoot, two leaders of the Cosmic Microwave Background Explorer (COBE) satellite science team. David Wilkinson of Princeton’s physics department, who died in 2002, was one of COBE’s originators and one of the key scientists who guided the project through several scientific discoveries that are now cornerstones of physical cosmology.

Symposium explores intersection of neuroscience and religion

Scholars from neuroscience and religion will gather on campus Friday, Oct. 20, to discuss the implications of recent brain imaging techniques for understanding the cognitive processes involved in moral reasoning, meditation, prayer, healing, spiritual experience and other aspects of religion.

Festivities celebrate 250th anniversary of ‘Princeton in Princeton’

Two decades before America began its fledgling democracy, a school in its own infancy took up residence on a small parcel in Princeton, N.J. The land became the home of Princeton University’s Nassau Hall and Maclean House, which remain today as symbols of the region’s past and its progress.

Hit the classroom before the stadium

The Alumni Association is once again offering Tiger football fans a chance to hit the classroom before they hit the stadium.

West to deliver inaugural Toni Morrison Lectures

Princeton scholar Cornel West will deliver the inaugural Toni Morrison Lectures, established in honor of the Nobel laureate and Princeton professor emerita, at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Oct. 20-21, in McCosh 50.


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