University - Top Stories Eugenides elected to American Academy of Arts and Letters 2018-02-20T16:24:01.000000000-05:00 Jeffrey Eugenides, professor of creative writing in the Lewis Center for the Arts at Princeton, has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Lesbian and bisexual girls at greater risk for school discipline 2018-02-20T14:37:36.000000000-05:00 Joel Mittleman, a Ph.D. candidate in sociology, finds teen girls who are attracted to other girls are far more likely than other students to be disciplined at school. Senior thesis: Nwabueze's African roots shape her path in theater 2018-02-20T12:00:00.000000000-05:00 Princeton senior Ugonna Nwabueze made important discoveries about becoming a theater artist while researching her two theses projects — an original play and a production of the play "Eclipsed." Seniors Parton, Pecsok named Pyne Prize winners 2018-02-20T10:00:00.000000000-05:00 Princeton seniors John "Newby" Parton and Maggie Pecsok have been named co-winners of the University’s 2018 Moses Taylor Pyne Honor Prize, the highest general distinction conferred on an undergraduate. Geophysicists and atmospheric scientists partner to track typhoons’ seismic footprints 2018-02-19T15:00:02.000000000-05:00 Seismologists and atmospheric scientists have partnered to track the movement and intensity of hurricanes, typhoons and other tropical cyclones by looking at how much they shake the seafloor. Murthy receives BRAIN grant to study social interactions 2018-02-19T13:25:37.000000000-05:00 Mala Murthy leads a team of researchers who are investigating how the brain processes social cues by looking at the courtship interactions of the vinegar fly. Princeton seniors Berman, Varagur win Gates Cambridge Scholarships 2018-02-19T13:02:00.000000000-05:00 Princeton University seniors Adam Berman and Kaamya Varagur awarded 2018 Gates Cambridge Scholarships. Princeton graduate Diehl, senior Joseph named Knight-Hennessy Scholars 2018-02-19T11:25:00.000000000-05:00 Princeton senior Gabriel Joseph and Class of 2015 graduate Brett Diehl have been named Knight-Hennessy Scholars to pursue graduate studies at Stanford University. Applied sustainability: High Meadows Foundation supports campus-based projects that yield real-world results 2018-02-19T09:37:10.000000000-05:00 The High Meadows Foundation Sustainability Fund highlights “measurable outcomes that will contribute to cultivating a sustainability ethos on campus.” Chemists harness artificial intelligence to predict the future of chemical reactions 2018-02-15T14:00:00.000000000-05:00 Chemistry professor Abigail Doyle led a team of researchers who have developed state-of-the-art software to predict reaction yields while varying up to four components, a powerful tool in expediting the synthesis of new medicines.