On Friday, February 19, at the traditional Annual Giving dinner prior to Alumni Day, more than 130 Annual Giving volunteers gathered at the mid-point of the 2015-16 campaign. During the evening, Annual Giving Chair Louise S. Sams ’79 presented several distinguished achievement awards to the leaders of last year's Annual Giving campaign.
Roughly 800 alumni, parents, and friends gathered in San Francisco on February 9, 2016, to hear President Eisgruber describe his vision for the University.
Laura Elbogen grew up in Indianapolis, Indiana, with an affinity for art and architecture from girlhood. Inspired by an art-loving grandmother, she sketched landmarks―houses, public buildings―from the age of five or six. She easily selected art and archaeology as her Princeton major. “I do believe in the power of design to transform our experience,” she says. “Spaces shape our lives.” She sometimes traded her sketchpad for a tennis racket; at Princeton she played varsity tennis for four years.
A technology to uncover how the infant brain learns language and a microscope that can image and manipulate the inner workings of a functioning cell have been awarded funding through the Eric and Wendy Schmidt Transformative Technology Fund.
Princeton's Global Health Program (GHP) serves as a hub for students interested in tackling some of the most pressing health-related issues of our time.
Jim Williamson volunteers for Princeton “for all the usual reasons: I’m grateful for all I learned here, how I grew as a student and continue to grow as an alum. But it’s deeper than that. Whatever big issues we face today―climate change, disease, world hunger―people at Princeton are working on these issues. To me, there is no more significant way to help make a difference in society than to support the University.”
Princeton University's Board of Trustees has adopted a strategic planning framework that aims to enhance the University's core commitments to excellence in teaching and research, and to such fundamental principles as affordability, diversity, inclusivity and service, while also strengthening its capacity to have "significant and lasting impact" at a time of transformative social and technological change.
Tim McGowan, who comes to Princeton University from Columbia University with more than 25 years of experience on Madison Avenue, has been named assistant vice president for strategic donor engagement in Princeton's Office of Development. His appointment is effective Jan. 18.
A growing number of Princeton faculty, students, and alumni are forging new paths, from developing software that facilitates the design and management of pharmaceutical trials to increasing access to solar power. Their successes demonstrate that embracing an entrepreneurial mindset can be the catalyst for turning fundamental research and creative ideas into products and services with social and economic impact.