Al Asali, Adriaenssens explore potential of combining traditional building crafts, engineering technology
June 21, 2023

In 2022, Fung Global Fellow, Wesam Al Asali, now assistant professor at IE School of Architecture and Design, and Sigrid Adriaenssens, professor of civil and environmental engineering and director of the Program in Mechanics, Materials and Structures at Princeton University, received a PIIRS Faculty Projects and Initiatives grant for "Structural Crafts: Developing Vernacular Construction for Sustainable Futures," the building of an unreinforced masonry pavilion on the IE campus in Segovia. 

Fung Global Fellows to focus on ‘Sustainable Futures’
June 19, 2023

Five exceptional scholars from around the world will come to Princeton University this fall to begin a year of research, writing and collaboration as the eleventh cohort of Fung Global Fellows.

Poet and French Resistance leader René Char is the focus of a course that builds on his archives here
June 8, 2023

This spring, students in the course “Poetry and War: Translating the Untranslatable” explored Char’s poetry in its historical context and its ongoing “afterlife” in translations around the globe. They explored the Char Papers, held in Princeton University Library’s (PUL) Special Collections. On a spring break trip to France, they met Char’s widow and editor, Marie-Claude Char, who guided them on a literary and historical journey exploring her husband as poet and Resistance leader. Back on campus, their work culminated in a dramatic public reading of the “notebook” in multiple languages, using the students’ own individual translations.

Fung Global Fellows Program celebrates 10 years
May 19, 2023

Alumni of Princeton University's Fung Global Fellows Program, its current cohort, students, faculty and friends marked the 10th year of the program on May 3, recognizing achievements and celebrating with academic, arts and social events.

Weber receives Patrick Suppes Prize in Psychology
May 8, 2023

Elke Weber, the Gerhard R. Andlinger Professor in Energy and the Environment, professor of psychology and public affairs, and director of the Fung Global Fellows Program, has been awarded the Patrick Suppes Prize in Psychology

Fung Global Fellows to focus on ‘Sustainable Futures’
Oct. 11, 2022

Five exceptional scholars from around the world have arrived at Princeton University this fall to begin a year of research, writing and collaboration as the tenth cohort of Fung Global Fellows.

Weber Named Director of Fung Global Fellows Program
Feb. 17, 2022

Elke Weber will be the next director of the Princeton Fung Global Fellows Program, an international effort based at the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies. She will serve a two-year term, effective July 1, 2022.

Princeton Fung Fellow wins 2021 RIBA President’s Medal for Research
Jan. 25, 2022

Wesam Al Asali, design and innovation lead at IWlab and a 2021-2022 Princeton University Fung Fellow, has been awarded the 2021 Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) President’s Medal for Research in the History and Theory category.