Focus on the future for success, says Amazon executive

April 23, 2007

Great leaders envision the future and create what they see by making decisions for the long run rather than short-sighted choices, senior vice president Jeff Wilke ’89 told a Princeton audience April 18.

Laser technique promises swift detection of bioterrorism agents

April 13, 2007

A new laser technique allows for instant detection of bioterrorism agents, permitting tests that previously were cumbersome or impossible, according to a report in the April 13 issue of Science.

Fall 2006 Commendation List for Outstanding Teaching

April 13, 2007

The School of Engineering and Applied Science has named 18 faculty members and 16 graduate students to its Commendation List for Outstanding Teaching for the fall 2006 semester.

Frontiers of health: Little lifesavers: Nanoparticles improve delivery of medicines and diagnotistcs

April 10, 2007

Tiny particles filled with medicine may also contain answers to some of the biggest human health problems, including cancer and tuberculosis. The secret is the size of the package. A team led by Robert Prud’homme, professor of chemical engineering and director of the Program in Engineering Biology, created the particles, which are only 100 to 300 nanometers wide — more than 100 times thinner than a human hair.

Study of coastal disasters yields surprising findings, arresting images

April 10, 2007

Two of the world’s worst natural disasters in recent years stemmed from different causes on opposite sides of the globe, but actually had much in common, according to researchers who are part of a large National Science Foundation-funded research initiative that has been studying both the Indian Ocean Tsunami of 2004 and the Hurricane Katrina of 2005.

Investment in innovation, talent will yield success in the long run, says CEO of Xerox

April 9, 2007

When handling a present-day crisis, don’t forget to invest in the future, Anne Mulcahy, the chairman and chief executive officer of Xerox Corp., told a packed house April 5 at Princeton.

CoBlitz poised to capture untapped market as online video burgeons

April 3, 2007

When Donna Liu established the Woodrow Wilson School’s University Channel — a downloadable feed of lectures by distinguished speakers — it became so popular that it quickly was using its maximum bandwidth.

Briskman ’54 wins award for outstanding contribution in the field of aerospace communications

April 2, 2007

In mid-April Robert Briskman will be presented with the 2007 American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Aerospace Communications Award at an international conference in Seoul, Korea.

Barak receives competitive Sloan Research Fellowship

March 27, 2007

The Alfred Sloan Foundation has chosen Boaz Barak, an assistant professor of computer science, to receive a Sloan Research Fellowship. The selective grants are awarded "to enhance the careers of the very best young faculty members in science."

Greg Olsen appointed engineering school’s ‘entrepreneur in residence’

March 15, 2007

Princeton University’s engineering school has named Greg Olsen, a pioneer in the sensors industry and in space travel, as its first "entrepreneur in residence."