Two teams of Princeton University students will spend the summer introducing chamber music to young people in New York City and bringing together budding entrepreneurs in the Philippines, thanks to $10,000 grants from the Projects for Peace initiative. The program, which supports new and creative ideas for promoting peace around the world, funded 127 proposals this year.
A Princeton alumnus and his wife have given $10 million for the Music Building that is part of the University’s arts complex under construction near University Place and Alexander Street. The building eventually will be named by the donors, who wish to remain anonymous for now.
President Christopher L. Eisgruber ’83 joined friends and family members of Trustee Emeritus Stephen Oxman ’67 and his wife, Patricia, on March 30 to dedicate the Oxman Family Room in 300 Wallace Hall.
A $4 million gift from technology entrepreneur and philanthropist Thomas M. Siebel has created the Thomas M. Siebel Professorship in the History of Science. “This generous gift from Tom Siebel will significantly advance our efforts to interpret the development of scientific ideas and to understand their historical importance,” said President Christopher L. Eisgruber.
A $10 million gift from Louis Simpson, an alumnus of Princeton’s Graduate School, has established the Louis A. Simpson Center for the Study of Macroeconomics in the University’s Department of Economics.
Musician, musicologist, bibliophile, and philanthropist William H. Scheide, a 1936 Princeton University alumnus who died in November at age 100, has left his extraordinary collection of some 2,500 rare printed books and manuscripts to Princeton University. With an expected appraised value of nearly $300 million, it is the largest gift in the University’s history.
The head coaching position for Princeton’s men’s squash team will be named for Bob Callahan ’77, who was inducted into the U.S. Squash Hall of Fame in 2012 for his contributions to the game as a Princeton player and as the University’s men’s squash coach for 32 years.
Princeton University’s 2013–14 Annual Giving campaign raised $58,748,900—the highest total in Annual Giving history—with 61.4 percent of undergraduate alumni participating. The results are notable for their strength and breadth across all of Princeton’s constituencies: undergraduate alumni, graduate alumni, parents, and friends.
President Christopher L. Eisgruber ’83 and a group of generous Princetonians and friends cut the ribbon to officially dedicate the Princeton Neuroscience Institute and Peretsman Scully Hall on April 25.
On April 25, 2014, a group of generous Princetonians and friends gathered to celebrate the dedication of the Princeton Neuroscience Institute, home to the Bezos Center for Neural Circuit Dynamics, the McDonnell Center for Systems Neuroscience, and the Scully Center for the Neuroscience of Mind and Behavior, and Peretsman Scully Hall, which houses the Department of Psychology.