Researchers have discovered the potential to use light as a messenger to connect quantum bits of information.

A silicon-based quantum computing device could be closer than ever due to a new experimental device that demonstrates the potential to use light as a messenger to connect quantum bits of information — known as qubits — that are not immediately adjacent to each other.

#TellUsTigers: "One day during my first year, I got the worst call I have ever received. Princeton, papers and everything else paled in comparison. I lost a friend. Even today, I think about where my friend would be: the day she would have returned from her semester abroad, the day she would have graduated and started the next chapter of her life. Losing her shattered my perception of what struggling with mental health looks like. I thought a struggle was something you could ...see, but I learned it could be hidden behind a smile, a big laugh and awesome combat boots. The production of the musical "Next to Normal" at the Lewis Center for the Arts is dedicated to her and friends we have lost during our time at Princeton. Katie Frorer '18 (right) and I perform in the show and Magda Stankowska '18 (center) is the stage manager. "Next to Normal" chronicles the ripples that a struggle with mental illness sends through a family. The show deals with not only bipolar disorder but also high expectations, caretaking and what love can look like. Katie, Magda and I are drawn to the show for distinct reasons yet united in our belief that its themes make it important to perform now. We believe it can open the doors to the conversation the Princeton community needs to have. In conjunction with Mental Health Week at Princeton, performances take place Feb. 16, 19 & 20. After the Feb. 19 performance, Sabine Kastner, professor of psychology and the Princeton Neuroscience Institute, will lead a talkback. I want to share with everyone - incoming and current students, faculty, staff, community members - that, truly, everyone is struggling. This does not preclude you from being happy. In fact, realizing this may actually make you happier. Accept that you will make mistakes and recognize that your best is good enough. Self-care may not have a deadline or a grade but must be a priority. I will leave Princeton with a degree, network and plans to attend law school, but this will always be the most valuable lesson Princeton has taught me." - Kat Giordano '18; 📸: Justin Goldberg Lewis Center for the Arts #Princetagram For mental health concerns, call University Health Services at 609-258-3141.

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Celebrating the end of Dean’s Date!
New Free Course: Global History of Capitalism
Happy Holidays from Princeton University

Earlier this month, Princeton professor and Nobel Laureate Duncan Haldane met with Prince William and Crown Princess Victoria during a visit to the Nobel Museum. When asked about the secret of winning a Nobel Prize, Professor Haldane responded, "You have to be in the right place to see something strange. All the really interesting discoveries were made by accident."

Photo: Fanny Trang – Kensington Palace

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Artist Walter Hood has been commissioned for an installation on Woodrow Wilson that will educate the community on the positive and negative aspects of the University’s 13th president.

A new installation about Woodrow Wilson’s legacy by acclaimed artist Walter Hood has been commissioned to be placed on Scudder Plaza beside Robertson Hall, home of the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.

Congratulations to graduate students Chantal Berman, Cole Bunzel, Matthew Edwards and Georgios Moschidis on being awarded the Jacobus Fellowship, Princeton University’s top honor for graduate students:

Attriblt is a new 3-D model software that requires no programming experience. Created by a team that includes professor Thomas Funkhouser, users give instructions for how they want their model to look, such as “scarier” or “more dangerous.”

A NEW SOFTWARE PROGRAM MAKES IT EASY for novices to create computer-based 3-D models using simple instructions such as “make it look scarier.” The software could be useful for building models for 3…

Princeton University joins other institutions across the country in celebrating the legacy of Frederick Douglass, born 200 years ago today. As part of the celebration, volunteers are transcribing nearly 2 million image files from the Freedmen’s Bureau Papers:

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Form organizing donated clothes to sorting school supplies, Princetonians share their experiences volunteering during the University's annual Month of Service.

More than 160 staff, faculty, students and alumni served in the community, learned new skills and reflected on their impact as part of the University’s annual Month of Service.

New research from an international team of researchers that includes Princeton ecologists shines a light on how infectious diseases interact with each other and the human body.

By looking at co-infecting malaria and hookworms as competitors battling over a key resource — red blood cells — Princeton ecologists Andrea Graham and Sarah Budischak resolved a key public health issue.

Congratulations to Princeton seniors Isaac Treves and Natalie Tung on being awarded ReachOut fellowships to continue their service work after graduation.

Seniors Isaac Treves and Natalie Tung have been awarded public service fellowships from ReachOut 56-81-06.

Deborah Berke and Maitland Jones '87 of Deborah Berke Partners will spearhead the design for Princeton's next residential colleges.

Deborah Berke Partners, an award-winning architecture practice, has been selected for a new residential college project at Princeton University.

#TellUsTigers: "I started to fall in love with basketball as soon as I could walk. Having an older brother who played and a dad [Craig Robinson '83] who played and coached, it was in my DNA. With my dad being a coach, we moved around the country a lot as he worked for different teams. With that, I played a lot of basketball with a lot of different people. It was hard at first, but once kids find common ground, it is pretty easy to make friends and share the sport we all loved... to play. I chose Princeton because of the family feel I got every time I came to campus or talked to the coaches here. The women's basketball team all made me feel as though I was a part of the team even when I was a junior in high school. At first, I was worried about the pressures of following in the footsteps of my dad (who works for the New York Knicks) and my aunt (Michelle Obama '85). But I quickly realized that I would have a completely different experience and be able to make my own memories. With that being said, it is a great feeling to wear the same jersey number 45 as my dad when he played for Princeton and to be able to have that connection on and off the court. A lot of people say that I mirror the way he plays and that means a lot, especially because he was so good! One piece of advice my dad gave me before starting college was to not worry about grades and to continue to put my all into both my basketball and my schoolwork. He reassured me that no matter the outcome, if I put my all into it, he would always be proud of me. That has been the biggest trait that I take with me off the court and apply to life outside of basketball. As long as I am putting forth my 100% effort, I try not to focus on the grades I get and instead continue to learn from my experiences and put my best foot forward. If I had one takeaway from my time at Princeton it would be, to allow yourself to be the most authentic version in all that you do and to not let yourself think you are not good enough." - Leslie Robinson '18; 📸: Sofija Singer #princetagram On February 13, the women's basketball team will play Penn in Jadwin Gym for a first place Ivy League matchup.

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Danny José Navarette '19 reflects his path to Princeton as a first-generation student and shares his hopes for prospective students who come from backgrounds similar to his.

In this Q&A, Danny José Navarette, a member of the Class of 2019 and a first-generation student, reflects on his path to Princeton, his inspiration for pursuing a career in science, and his hopes for prospective students who come from backgrounds similar to his.

The Princeton Catalysis Initiative will bring researchers across the university together to share updates and innovate new collaborations.

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