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Princeton-Fung Global Forum Looks at Liberty in the Digital Age
In a world filled with cyber hacks, communication silos, fake news and government surveillance, can liberty really survive the digital age? That question—which is playing out in real time across the globe—was the focus of the 2017 Princeton-Fung Global Forum held in Berlin on March 20 and 21. The event, established in 2012 through a generous gift from William Fung ’70, drew university leaders and policymakers from around the world.
Naoum Fares Marayati, student in the service of humanity
Sophomore Naoum Fares Marayati—who came to the University on a scholarship—is taking in as much of his Princeton experience as he can. When Marayati is not studying for his next class, you may find him guiding a tour in the Princeton University Art Museum, tutoring at the McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning, singing with the Umqombothi a cappella group or hosting a study break at Forbes College, his favorite community on campus.
Jacobus Fellows' research spans empathy to superconductivity
Earlier this year, the Graduate School named the winners of the Porter Ogden Jacobus Fellowship, Princeton University's top honor for graduate students. The fellows are Adam Lerner in philosophy, Alexander "Sasha" Philippov in astrophysical sciences, Henry Shapiro in history and Neereja Sundaresan in electrical engineering.
Computing A Cure for Cancer?
Ben Raphael first applied his computational muscle to the fight against cancer by accident. As a postdoctoral fellow studying genomes at the University of California, San Diego, Ben volunteered to help cancer biologists make sense of their data, thinking it would be a one-off project. Fifteen years later, he’s still studying what drives cancer.