Word of the Week: delectable (di-ˈlek-tə-bəl) Definition (Adjective) Highly pleasing; delicious In Context Marsha made a delectable meal for her honored guests.
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Community of Writers: Anita Kline Anita Kline Anita Kline manages Princeton’s Center for the Study of Religion. She has a background in English education and academic publishing and has been a keen participant in the Writing Space community author group since its creation in 2015. In a conversation with Princeton Writes, she reflected on the experience of being a writer working at a university in a non-academic setting, and offered up a short piece of her own, entitled “Running Amok with Art.” What draws you to writing? I’ve wanted to be a writer ever since I was a little [...]
February 5 "Tell Me More" Conversation: Professor William Gleason On February 5, William Gleason, Hughes-Rogers Professor of English and American Studies, turned the second session of the “Tell Me More: Humanizing Our Research” dinner conversation series into an interactive workshop on “Writing Transparently.” “Have any of you ever been told,” he asked the assembled graduate students, that “your writing is either too transparent or too opaque?” On a disarming note of self-deprecation, he shared that “I’ve been told both those things! In graduate school, I wrote a seminar paper [and] one of the comments I got back [was]: ‘You write like [...]
January 15 "Tell Me More" Conversation: President Emerita Shirley Tilghman The “Tell Me More: Humanizing Our Research” dinner conversation series kicked off on January 15 with a rousing call from Shirley Tilghman, President Emerita and Professor of Molecular Biology and Public Affairs, to “Share the Wonder of What We Do.” Arguing that “science is under assault right now,” she invited the graduate student audience into a robust discussion of how best to manage the “responsibility to articulate your research” to an increasing, and increasingly heterogeneous, number of publics. “Making the case for what we do,” she emphasized, “is immensely important,” so [...]
New University Administrative Fellow: Elizabeth Durham My parents are journalists. They prize clear, concise writing and disdain jargon. Years ago, flush with excitement, I called them to say that I had been admitted for a PhD in anthropology at Princeton University. For a while, they cooed and congratulated me, but then my mother, who is delightfully incapable of being earnest for too long, laughed despite herself. “Academia’s really great,” she chuckled, “if you want to become a professional bad writer.” That joke stayed with me. It came with me when I attended the Princeton-Fung Forum on Ebola in Dublin, Ireland in [...]