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May 13, 2022

WHAT TO DO IF YOU SUSPECT YOU HAVE COVID-19 OR HAVE BEEN EXPOSED

The first thing to do if you suspect or have confirmed you have COVID-19 is to submit a COVID-19 Reporting Form using this link.  COVID-19 Reporting Form | Forms (ias.edu)

The submission goes to a secure location that is only accessible to the COVID-19 Response Team.  You will be contacted by a member of the COVID-19 Response team on next steps.

PLEASE DO NOT COME TO THE ACADEMIC CAMPUS IF YOU ARE ILL OR HAVE BEEN EXPOSED TO SOMEONE WHO TESTS POSITIVE FOR COVID-19.

If you have any questions or concerns related to COVID-19 please contact the COVID-19 Response team at covid19response@ias.edu

CAMPUS STATUS

The Institute campus is open for all faculty, members, staff and occasional visitors who are sponsored by a member of our community. We continue to remain closed to the public.

The Institute requires trustees, faculty, staff, and members to provide proof of having completed a COVID-19 vaccination before gaining on-campus access to offices, libraries, seminars, meetings, meals and other resources.  In addition, on or before March 7, 2022, all individuals must provide proof of having received a booster for the COVID-19 vaccine. Click here for details.

Individuals at IAS:

  • Do need to use this link to report exposure or illness: COVID-19 Reporting Form | Forms (ias.edu)
  • Do need to carry an IAS ID card at all times.
  • Do need to stay home if sick with symptoms of COVID-19 or otherwise.
  • Do not need to wear a mask in indoor public spaces, unless requested by another individual when gathering.
  • Do need to be considerate to individuals who continue to wear a mask.
  • May not need to quarantine after having close contact with someone with Covid-19, as long as they remain asymptomatic but should be tested 5 -7 days after exposure.
  • Do not need to quarantine or get tested before/after domestic travel unless otherwise required by their destination.

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Shelby White Awarded IAS Bamberger Medal

On May 6, 2022 the IAS Bamberger Medal was presented to Shelby White, IAS Trustee Emerita and Founder of the Leon Levy Foundation, at a celebration on the Institute’s campus in Princeton, NJ. Shelby has championed the Institute throughout the four decades since her late husband Leon Levy’s appointment to the Board of Trustees in 1988.

David Nirenberg Named 10th Director of IAS

*Update (01/14/22): David Nirenberg to become IAS Director on February 1, 2022

The Institute for Advanced Study has appointed David Nirenberg as its 10th Director and Leon Levy Professor, effective July 1, 2022*. Currently dean of the Divinity School at the University of Chicago and professor of medieval history, Nirenberg will assume leadership of one of the world’s preeminent centers for theoretical research in the sciences and humanities.

Institute Letter, Fall 2021

Read articles by and featuring IAS scholars and scientists exploring the intertwining architecture of Rubenstein Commons; puzzling galaxies devoid of dark matter; and the intellectual journey of Polish mathematician Stanislaw Ulam (1909–84). Meet the Institute’s new Director and Leon Levy Professor David Nirenberg and Wendy Brown, UPS Foundation Professor in the School of Social Science. Also included are Q&As with Zachariah Cherian Mampilly, Member in the School of Social Science, and Nadia Zakamska, Member in the School of Natural Sciences.

Click to download a PDF of the Fall 2021 Letter—or read the digital edition here