University - Top Stories ‘Musical Instruments, Sound, Perception and Creativity’ 2019-01-23T12:00:02.000000000-05:00 In this interdisciplinary course, professors pull from a variety of musical and scientific disciplines to teach students about instruments and the sounds they produce. Griffiths receives Troland prize from the National Academy of Sciences 2019-01-23T11:32:52.000000000-05:00 Thomas Griffiths has received one of two Troland Research Awards for 2019 “for his research into how people and machines make decisions.” Princeton Catalysis Initiative fosters research innovation 2019-01-23T11:21:01.000000000-05:00 The Princeton Catalysis Institute is bringing together researchers to catalyze innovative new research fields. Reflections on truth and compassion mark Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration 2019-01-22T14:15:25.000000000-05:00 Princeton University joined with community organizations on Jan. 21 for the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration at the Arts Council of Princeton. Tracy K. Smith, the Roger S. Berlind ’52 Professor in the Humanities and the U.S. poet laureate, was a featured speaker. Students in 'Asian American Family' course connect race, kinship to create zine 2019-01-22T10:52:00.000000000-05:00 The fall course “The Asian American Family” explored the connection between race and kinship. Students created a zine of their creative work. Princeton delegation to spotlight diversity and inclusion, innovation, bioengineering at World Economic Forum in Davos 2019-01-20T09:00:00.000000000-05:00 President Christopher Eisgruber and three Princeton faculty members are participating in the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, from Jan. 20-25. The delegation will be focused on diversity and inclusion across higher education as well as Princeton’s leading role in... PEI Urban Challenges awards $509,000 to new urban sustainability projects 2019-01-18T11:02:00.000000000-05:00 Vertical farms in post-industrial America, origami-based noise-pollution barriers and cement made from burned waste make up the latest round of projects funded by the Princeton Environmental Institute Urban Grand Challenges program. Totaling $509,000, the new awards are active through September 2... Look up: Renovated cupola and roof crown Princeton’s Nassau Hall 2019-01-17T09:30:01.000000000-05:00 Nassau Hall’s cupola has been repainted, repaired and covered in penny-colored copper, and its roof replaced with 21,000 new slate tiles. Ethics course explores risk and responsibility in engineering 2019-01-17T09:16:30.000000000-05:00 The objective of the course “Ethics and Technology: Engineering in the Real World” is to "make students aware of the ethical impact of technology they may develop," said Jay Benziger, a professor of chemical and biological engineering. Herman Ermolaev, ‘one of the foremost scholars of Soviet literature,’ dies at 94 2019-01-16T13:35:00.000000000-05:00 Herman Ermolaev, a professor of Slavic languages and literatures, emeritus, and world-renowned scholar of Soviet literature, died Jan. 6. He was 94.