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Three seniors win Labouisse Prize for international civic engagement projects
May 13, 2019
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Written by Pooja Makhijani, Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies
Princeton University seniors Jazmyn Blackburn, Mariachiara Ficarelli and Isabel James have been awarded the Henry Richardson Labouisse ’26 Prize to pursue international civic engagement projects for one year following graduation.

Sara McLanahan and Kathryn Edin elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
April 26, 2019

Sara McLanahan and Kathryn Edin have been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences!  They will be inducted alongside Sociology department alum Michelle Obama ‘85! Congratulations to Sara and Kathy!…

Learning From NASA's Robotic Planetary Missions
Nov. 27, 2018
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Written by Janet Vertesi
The scientist at the front of the room hunched over and splayed his arms out to his sides. Waddling a bit like a penguin, he shuffled his feet over to one side, then the other as he described how the Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity had recently explored a part of the planet Mars. Suddenly he looked up, his eyes searching for the ethnographer in the back of the room. “Janet, get your camera!” he exclaimed, “I’m doing the Rover dance!”
Sociologist Wherry: Studying money and human values
May 10, 2018
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Written by Kristin Qian, Class of 2018
Frederick Wherry, a professor of sociology at Princeton, calls himself an “accidental sociologist.”
Dalton Conley elected to National Academy of Sciences
May 3, 2018
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Written by The Office of Communications
The National Academy of Sciences has elected six Princeton faculty members, including our very own Dalton Conley, as new members. They are among 84 new members and 21 foreign associates in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research.
‘60 Minutes’ features Princeton’s transformative efforts to increase socioeconomic diversity
April 29, 2018
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Written by The Office of Communications
The CBS program “60 Minutes” featured Princeton President Christopher L. Eisgruber and several students Sunday evening, focusing on how Princeton and other colleges and universities are increasing college access and success for first-generation and low-income college students.
WWS Reacts: Cuba’s New President
April 19, 2018
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Written by B. Rose Kelly
Miguel Díaz-Canel was named president of Cuba, marking a historic shift in power. This is the first time in nearly six decades a Castro isn’t leading the country. We discussed the announcement with Princeton University experts Miguel Centeno and Stanley N. Katz.
Featured Faculty Book: Money Talks
March 4, 2018
The world of money is being transformed as households and organizations face changing economies, and new currencies and payment systems like Bitcoin and Apple Pay gain ground. What is money, and how do we make sense of it? Money Talks is the first book to offer a wide range of alternative and unexpected explanations of how social relations, emotions, moral concerns, and institutions shape how we create, mark, and use money.
Featured Faculty Book: Evicted
March 4, 2018
From sociologist and MacArthur "Genius" Matthew Desmond, a landmark work of scholarship and reportage that will forever change the way we look at poverty in America. In this brilliant, heartbreaking book, Matthew Desmond takes us into the poorest neighborhoods of Milwaukee to tell the story of eight families on the edge.