University - Top Stories Economist Ashenfelter, historian Jordan recognized by British Academy 2018-07-20T09:16:15.000000000-04:00 Princeton’s Orley Ashenfelter, the Joseph Douglas Green 1895 Professor of Economics, and William Jordan, the Dayton-Stockton Professor of History, have been elected corresponding fellows of the British Academy. A physics treasure hidden in a wallpaper pattern 2018-07-19T15:33:49.000000000-04:00 A newly identified insulating material could one day enable more efficient electronics or even quantum computing. Princeton’s McComas will lead IMAP, a NASA mission to study the heliosphere 2018-07-18T15:01:00.000000000-04:00 Astrophysicist David McComas will be the principal investigator for the IMAP mission to study the heliosphere. Lewis Arts complex receives industry awards for redevelopment, construction 2018-07-18T13:43:41.000000000-04:00 Princeton University's Lewis Arts complex, which opened in October 2017, received two industry awards this month for its redevelopment focus and for construction of a cultural building. Employee obituaries: July 2018 2018-07-16T12:01:00.000000000-04:00 An updated list of University employee obituaries, as of July 2018. Nature Walks with Henry Horn 2018-07-16T12:00:02.000000000-04:00 In a new video series, ecologist Henry Horn shares his unique knowledge of Princeton's natural history and habitat, from black squirrels to tree burls. Employee retirements: July 2018 2018-07-16T09:07:20.000000000-04:00 An updated list of University employee retirements, as of July 2018. Robert George Gilpin Jr., expert on international political economy, dies at 87 2018-07-13T13:46:00.000000000-04:00 Robert George Gilpin Jr., the Dwight D. Eisenhower Professor of International Affairs, Emeritus, and professor of politics and international affairs, emeritus, in the Woodrow Wilson School and the Department of Politics, died June 20 at age 87. Historian Malkiel receives Phi Beta Kappa’s Sidney Hook award for academic distinction 2018-07-11T11:01:19.000000000-04:00 Nancy Weiss Malkiel, professor of history, emeritus, receives the Phi Beta Kappa Society’s Sidney Hook Memorial Award recognizing national distinction in scholarship, undergraduate teaching and leadership. Princeton updates requirements to make applying to University more accessible 2018-07-10T14:20:34.000000000-04:00 Princeton University will no longer require the writing section of the SAT or ACT. The change is the latest among efforts to make applying to Princeton more accessible to all students, regardless of financial background.