• Remote possibilities: Virtual internships connect Princeton students to academic, service opportunities

    August 20, 2020 Community, Education, Research

    Remote possibilities: Virtual internships connect Princeton students to academic, service opportunities

    This summer, the University helped students pivot from their original plans to a wide variety of internships that are 100% digital. These opportunities span academic disciplines. Others include a service component, reflecting the University’s informal motto, “In the nation’s service and the service of humanity.” Some are focused on issues related to racial and social justice, and helping those affected by the pandemic, through the Pace Center for Civic Engagement’s RISE fellows and COVID-19 Response Grant programs.

  • Home-Based Global Health Internships: Persevering during the Pandemic

    August 14, 2020 Education, Research

    Home-Based Global Health Internships: Persevering during the Pandemic

    As the university transitioned to distance learning, CHW worked with its partners to reimagine its 2020 internship program. Many internships were successfully modified to virtual formats, while faculty members stepped in to create additional health-focused opportunities. In total, CHW funded nearly 30 remote global health internships along with 20 remote senior thesis research projects.

  • Preventing the next pandemic

    July 24, 2020 Health Care, Research

    Preventing the next pandemic

    “How much would it cost to prevent [COVID-19] happening again? And what are the principal actions that need to be put in place to achieve this?” asked Andrew Dobson, a professor of ecology and evolutionary biology at Princeton. He and colleague Stuart Pimm of Duke University assembled a team to seek answers.

  • For Evan Harrel ’83, Compassion Is About Action

    July 15, 2020 Health Care, Policy, Research

    For Evan Harrel ’83, Compassion Is About Action

    Evan Harrel ’83 is chief operating officer of the nonprofit Center for Compassionate Leadership, which is dedicated to helping workplace leaders see the power behind kindness. The Center recently conducted a study to understand the feelings of team members and leaders during COVID-19. “We wanted to know: How are leaders responding?” said Harrel.