University - Top Stories Answers to common questions about navigating the new Princeton.edu 2017-05-25T13:25:00.000000000-04:00 Marmoset monkeys learn to call the same way human infants learn to babble 2017-05-25T12:00:15.000000000-04:00 A baby's babbles start to sound like speech more quickly if they get frequent vocal feedback from adults. Princeton University researchers have found the same type of feedback speeds the vocal development of infant marmoset monkeys, in the first evidence of such learning in nonhuman primates. Princeton senior Ashmead receives Witherspoon Scholarship to study in Scotland 2017-05-24T15:02:00.000000000-04:00 Princeton University senior Claire Ashmead has been awarded a Witherspoon Scholarship to study writing at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland. The scholarship honors the historic ties between Princeton and Edinburgh, highlighting the role of John Witherspoon at both institutions. Senior thesis deepens the understanding of an architectural icon in Cuba 2017-05-24T12:00:00.000000000-04:00 Isabella Douglas, a civil and environmental engineering major, loves old buildings. Her senior thesis focuses on an architectural icon in Cuba — an old ballet school — which she examined on site to learn in particular about the construction of its dome. Lahiri receives PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in the Short Story 2017-05-23T16:41:55.000000000-04:00 Jhumpa Lahiri, professor of creative writing in the Lewis Center for the Arts at Princeton University, has received the 2017 PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in the Short Story. Kollár receives 2017 Shaw Prize in mathematics 2017-05-23T15:57:00.000000000-04:00 János Kollár, the Donner Professor of Science and professor of mathematics at Princeton University, is a co-recipient of the 2017 Shaw Prize in mathematical sciences. Awarded by the Hong Kong-based Shaw Foundation, the Shaw Prize honors recent breakthroughs by researchers in the fields of mathema... 2017 Commencement events 2017-05-23T12:40:15.000000000-04:00 Several University activities for undergraduate and graduate degree candidates and their families are planned for Sunday through Tuesday, June 4-6. Kleiner, two Princeton alumni receive 2017 Kimmel Scholar Award for cancer research 2017-05-23T10:24:00.000000000-04:00 Ralph Kleiner, an assistant professor of chemistry at Princeton and an undergraduate alumnus, and two other Princeton alumni, Hani Goodarzi of the University of California-San Francisco, a graduate alumnus; and Joseph Mancias of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, an undergraduate alumnus, have rec... Study identifies RNA molecule that shields breast cancer stem cells from immune system 2017-05-22T15:17:40.000000000-04:00 Researchers from Princeton University’s Department of Molecular Biology have identified a small RNA molecule that helps maintain the activity of stem cells in both healthy and cancerous breast tissue. The study, which will be published in the June issue of Nature Cell Biology, suggests that this ... 'A Bee, a Tree, What’s In It For Me?' Class examines environmental policy 2017-05-22T12:00:00.000000000-04:00 Climate change expert Michael Oppenheimer and ecologist David Wilcove teamed up to explore a range of environmental concerns through a policy lens in the spring course "The Environment: Science and Policy."