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Saturday, March 9, 2019
Ecologists find a ‘landscape of fearlessness’ in a war-torn savannah
A team of Princeton ecologists took advantage of a rare opportunity to study what happens to an ecosystem when large carnivores are wiped out. “Large carnivores play a critical, and disproportionate, role in their ecosystems, and their populations are declining worldwide,” said Justine Atkins, a...
Saturday, March 9, 2019
Doctoral research helps develop tool to probe plastics’ behavior down to the molecular scale
Consider the humble tire. Sitting outside on a frigid winter day, it’s hard as a stone, yet when spinning under a drag racer, a tire becomes warmly pliable. For everyday materials, from glass to rubber to plastic, these fundamental changes in behavior are determined by the glass transition...
Thursday, February 28, 2019
Princeton teaching week
Friday, March 1 - Thursday, March 7 A new initiative from the McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning Princeton Teaching Week will focus attention on the University's commitment to the advancement of teaching and learning. The week of programs...
Thursday, February 21, 2019
Tokita receives Graduate Student Policy Award from Ecological Society of America
The Ecological Society of America has awarded Christopher Tokita one of 10 Graduate Student Policy Awards. Tokita, a graduate student in ecology and evolutionary biology (EEB), is partially funded by a fellowship from the National Science Foundation. He works with Corina Tarnita, an associate...
Tuesday, February 12, 2019
Princeton-Rutgers M.D.-Ph.D. program trains future physicians in scientific research
For Thomas Pisano, the motivation to become a doctor and scientist was personal. A skiing accident left his legs paralyzed, fueling his aspiration to become a physician and biomedical researcher who could both conduct scientific investigations and apply that knowledge to saving lives in the clinic...
Monday, February 4, 2019
Students explore technology policymaking through CITP’s Tech Policy Boot Camp
The three-day Tech Policy Boot Camp, organized through Princeton’s Center for Information Technology Policy (CITP) and held over fall break, introduced the students to governmental agencies, private organizations and key decision-makers that hold sway over how data and technology are used and...
Friday, January 25, 2019
Classics for All
The University’s classics department, responding to what some are terming a crisis in the field, is offering a new predoctoral fellowship seeking applicants who would contribute to diversity at Princeton. “If we are serious about the longevity and viability of the discipline, then we have to think...
Thursday, December 20, 2018
Graduate student Myefski, alumni win 2018 Best of Design awards
The Architects Newspaper has selected the work of Christopher Myefski, a first-year graduate student in Princeton’s School of Architecture, for a Best of Design Award. The sixth annual awards program showcases outstanding buildings, interiors and installations across 45 categories. Myefski’s “The...
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...
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. One of 17 recipients, Montaño López was recognized in the category of academic achievement. Other categories...

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