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Princeton University sustainability plan aims for net zero emissions by 2046

Princeton Strong news - Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Emily Aronson, Office of Communications reports Princeton University’s new Sustainability Action Plan sets bold targets to further reduce greenhouse gas emissions and outlines innovative strategies to engage all faculty, staff and students in creating a sustainable campus and future. Princeton will aim to achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2046, which is the University’s 300th anniversary. The plan builds on the University’s significant progress during the last 10 years in reducing greenhouse gas emissions, designing efficient buildings, encouraging alternatives to single-occupancy vehicles, and adopting award-winning practices in sustainable dining, construction and other University operations. All…
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Toni Morrison, Nobel-winning author and emeritus Princeton faculty member, dies at 88. Acting Governor Oliver Directs the Lowering of U.S. and New Jersey Flags in Honor of Toni Morrison

PRINCETON STRONG news - Princeton University Communication report - Princeton, NJ: World-renowned writer and Nobel laureate Toni Morrison, the Robert F. Goheen Professor in the Humanities, Emeritus, at Princeton University, died Monday, Aug. 5. She was 88. In 1993, Morrison became the first African American to be awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature. Morrison joined the Princeton faculty in 1989 and was a member of the University’s creative writing program until she transferred to emeritus status in 2006. “It is with profound sadness we share that, following a short illness, our adored mother and grandmother, Toni Morrison, passed away peacefully…
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Supreme Court to hear DACA cases – Princeton University, Microsoft issue statement

PRINCETON STRONG news - Princeton University Emily Aronson, Office of Communications reports Princeton University and Microsoft have issued statements on the Supreme Court’s decision to review cases regarding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. The Supreme Court announced June 28 that it will hear arguments during its next term, which starts in October. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Spokesperson Ben Chang said: “As we have said before, DACA is a wise and humane policy that benefits this country in multiple ways. It has allowed talented and motivated students — including plaintiff and Princeton graduate Maria Perales Sanchez — who…
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Princeton campus mourns victims of New Zealand mosque shootings

Members of the Princeton University community gathered Friday, March 15, on the lawn outside Murray-Dodge Hall to honor victims of the shootings at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand. Photo by Denise Applewhite, Princeton University Office of Communications Princeton, NJ: Office of Communications report - Nearly 100 members of the Princeton University community gathered Friday afternoon to honor the memory of those killed in the March 15 terror attack in Christchurch, New Zealand. The vigil was held following the killings of at least 49 people at two mosques during midday prayers.  Princeton faculty, staff and students stood in a circle…
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Juan Maldacena Receives Galileo Galilei Medal

Princeton, NJ: Institute for Advanced Study reports - Juan Maldacena, Carl P. Feinberg Professor in the School of Natural Sciences, will be the first recipient of the Galileo Galilei Medal, established by the National Institute for Nuclear Physics (INFN) in collaboration with the Galileo Galilei Institute. The award recognizes Maldacena for “his pioneering ideas in theoretical physics, and in particular for the discovery of duality between gravity and quantum field theory, with far-reaching implications.” The award ceremony will take place on May 2, 2019 at the Galileo Galilei Institute in Florence. The Galileo Galilei Medal will be awarded every two years to scientists who have…
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The Princeton Regional Chamber of Commerce presents the 23rd Annual Albert Einstein Memorial Lecture

Princeton, NJ – March 20, 2017 – The Princeton Regional Chamber of Commerce welcomes Nobel Prize Winner Princeton Professor F. Duncan M. Haldane for the 23rd Annual Albert Einstein Memorial Lecture. The event will take place at Princeton University’s Robertson Hall. This event is free and open to the public; however, individuals must register online at , due to limited seating.   Duncan M. Haldane is a Eugene Higgins Professor of Physics at Princeton University, where he has taught since 1990. He was born in London in 1951 and studied at Cambridge University, where his Ph. D. advisor was Philip…
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