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Thursday, December 13, 2018

Biologists turn eavesdropping viruses into bacterial assassins

Princeton molecular biologist Bonnie Bassler and graduate student Justin Silpe have identified a virus, VP882, that can listen in on bacterial conversations — and then, in a twist like something out of a spy novel, they found a way to use that to make it attack bacterial diseases like E. coli and... Read More
Friday, November 30, 2018

Graduate student Montaño López awarded Mexico’s top honor for academic achievement

First-year graduate student José de Jesús Montaño López has received Mexico’s 2018 National Youth Award, the highest honor given by the government to its citizens under 30 years old.
Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Cutting-edge firms join Princeton’s new startup immersion program in Shanghai

When Yi Wang rang the New York Stock Exchange opening bell on September 27, Princeton Dean of Engineering Emily Carter and computer science professors Jennifer Rexford and Kai Li cheered along with his other invited guests. Wang, co-founder of the Shanghai-based LAIX Inc., received his doctorate in... Read More
Friday, November 16, 2018

Pumpkin DNA, biology of beer: Graduate students make science accessible

The Graduate Molecular Biology Outreach Program is dedicated to fostering enthusiasm for scientific inquiry and increasing scientific literacy in the Greater Princeton community.
Sunday, November 11, 2018

Princeton launches computing bootcamp for graduate students and postdocs

Princeton University held its first computing bootcamp for graduate students and postdocs on October 29 to November 1, four days of short introductory-level lectures and hands-on exercises on a variety of topics, tools and techniques necessary for modern computational research careers. Some 80... Read More
Saturday, October 27, 2018

New animation tool streamlines the creation of moving pictures

It’s often easy to imagine balloons soaring or butterflies fluttering across a still image, but realizing this vision through computer animation is easier said than done. Now, a team of researchers has developed a new tool that makes animating such images much simpler.
Friday, October 19, 2018

Community Conversation: Graduate Students meet with local Civil Rights Commission

In the warm and neighborly atmosphere of Conte’s Pizza on Witherspoon Street, six Princeton University graduate students met with the town of Princeton’s local Civil Rights Commission on Tuesday.
Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Grad school summer offers time to explore

For many grad students, summer means a quiet campus, relentless humidity, and time to finally focus on their work. However, it doesn’t always mean long days in the library or lab — for Justine Atkins, a fourth-year Ph.D. student in ecology and evolutionary biology, summer meant fitting antelope... Read More
Sunday, September 30, 2018

2018-19 Humanities Council Interdisciplinary Reading Groups

Open to the entire Princeton community, the Council's interdisciplinary reading groups "examine approaches, assumptions, and methods of inquiry; explore new practices of reading across archives; and consider how objects and texts encounter diverse publics."
Monday, September 17, 2018

Raj wins graduate student fellowship from DOE to study lithium ion batteries

Abhi Raj, a Ph.D. candidate in electrical engineering, has been selected by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) as one of 47 recipients of a fellowship from the Office of Science Graduate Student Research Program. The awards support doctoral-thesis research and allow students to work for up to 12... Read More

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