RODNEY PRIESTLEY, professor of chemical and biological engineering, will become the University’s first vice dean for innovation, effective Feb. 3. He will oversee efforts to expand ties between faculty and students with industry, entrepreneurs, and other partners.
JHUMPA LAHIRI, a member of the faculty since 2015, is the new director of the creative writing program. She has won numerous awards and fellowships, including the Pulitzer Prize in 1990 for Interpreter of Maladies.
JO DUNKLEY, professor of physics and astrophysical sciences, is a recipient of the New Horizons in Physics Prize, awarded by the Breakthrough Prize Foundation. She shares the $100,000 award with two other researchers, including former Princeton postdoc Kendrick Smith, for developing “novel techniques to extract fundamental physics from astronomical data.”
BAINBRIDGE HOUSE next to the Garden Theatre on Nassau Street, one of Princeton’s oldest structures, has reopened as a gallery of the Princeton University Art Museum that will highlight emerging contemporary artists. Previously the home of the Historical Society of Princeton, the building is now called Art@Bainbridge.