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Forty-six people from 28 countries took the OATH OF CITIZENSHIP during a naturalization ceremony April 12 in Robertson Hall. In his welcome, President Eisgruber ’83 reflected on the oath he took when he became University president, saying: “If you and I are to fulfill our shared promise to support the Constitution, we must dedicate ourselves to the ideals that animate it.” The new citizens included one undergraduate and two faculty members.

Mathematics professor John Pardon ’11 has received a five-year, $1 million grant as a recipient of the NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION ALAN T. WATERMAN AWARD, the nation’s highest honor for scientists and engineers under age 35. Pardon, the University’s valedictorian in 2011, was recognized for “revolutionary, groundbreaking results” in geometry and topology. He joined the Princeton faculty in 2016. 

Film director, screenwriter, and producer BAZ LUHRMANN, who directed the 2013 film adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald 1917’s The Great Gatsby, will speak at the Class Day ceremony June 5. Luhrmann’s other films include Strictly Ballroom, Moulin Rouge!, and Romeo and Juliet. 

Princeton students, faculty, and staff participated in the MARCH FOR SCIENCE, an April 22 event in cities across the country to “call for science that upholds the common good and for political leaders and policy makers to enact evidence-based policies in the public interest.” Members of Princeton Citizen Scientists, Princeton Advocates for Justice, and Princeton Graduate Students United attended the march in Washington, D.C., as did affiliates of the departments of geosciences and chemistry. Faculty, students, and postdocs also participated in a satellite event in Princeton.