University - Top Stories Symposium honoring Socolow looks forward from 48 years of climate action 2019-04-22T11:31:00.000000000-04:00 The April 15 symposium “Destiny Studies for a Small Planet” honored Rob Socolow and examined the current state, and trajectory of, six broad topics that are central to Socolow’s long career — and crucial to solving our most pressing environmental crises. Princeton University sustainability plan aims for net zero emissions by 2046 2019-04-22T11:08:00.000000000-04:00 Princeton has already achieved significant emissions reductions and energy savings over the last 10 years; the new sustainability plan sets bold targets and outlines innovative strategies. Charles Gordon Gross, father of cognitive neuroscience, dies at 83 2019-04-19T15:02:00.000000000-04:00 Charlie Gross, a beloved emeritus professor who revolutionized the understanding of visual processing, died April 13 in Oakland, California. ‘She Roars’ podcast: Chai Vasarhelyi talks about making a difference through film — and winning an Oscar 2019-04-19T10:22:00.000000000-04:00 Academy Award winner Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi sat down with the “She Roars” podcast to talk about her Oscar-winning film, “Free Solo,” and her memories of Princeton. Service Recognition Luncheon honors Princeton employees for dedication and service 2019-04-19T09:45:00.000000000-04:00 Princeton staff members were honored for service milestones and recognized for their commitment to excellence and exceptional performance during the University's annual Service Recognition Luncheon on March 21 in Jadwin Gymnasium. Panelists tell UN expert that artificial intelligence offers promise and peril for social programs 2019-04-18T10:43:21.000000000-04:00 While artificial intelligence could help bring greater effectiveness and fairness to social programs such as disability and health benefits, it could also be used to unjustly deny assistance to people in need, experts told a United Nations special rapporteur during a conference at Princeton Unive... Bhargava and Scholes elected to Royal Society 2019-04-18T09:58:00.000000000-04:00 Mathematician Manjul Bhargava and chemist Gregory Scholes have been named fellows of the Royal Society, a 350-year-old organization promoting the use of science for the benefit of humanity. Six faculty, alumna Michelle Obama, elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences 2019-04-17T16:27:00.000000000-04:00 Six Princeton faculty members and three alumni, including Michelle Obama, have been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Artificial intelligence accelerates efforts to develop clean, virtually limitless fusion energy 2019-04-17T15:22:12.000000000-04:00 Artificial intelligence, a branch of computer science that is transforming scientific inquiry and industry, could now speed the development of safe, clean and virtually limitless fusion energy for generating electricity. A major step in this direction is underway at the U.S. Department of Energy’... University and Princeton community invited to retirement reception for Vice President and Secretary Durkee 2019-04-17T13:07:19.000000000-04:00 The retirement reception for Vice President and Secretary Robert K. Durkee will be held from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Friday, May 10, on the Princeton campus.