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Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Forensic engineering preserves art treasures by saving historic buildings
Italian Renaissance frescos of the gods and goddesses of air, water, fire and earth enliven the ceiling and four walls of the Room of the Elements in Florence’s famed Palazzo Vecchio, but without structural engineers’ work to preserve such historic buildings, the world could eventually lose these...
Thursday, April 25, 2019
American Council of Learned Societies Dissertation Completion Fellowships
The American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) is pleased to announce the 2019 Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellows. The 67 fellows, who hail from 42 US universities, comprise one of the most institutionally diverse cohorts in the history of this fellowship. They were selected from a pool...
Tuesday, April 2, 2019
Princeton updates its policy regarding sexual and romantic relationships between faculty and graduate students
During the Faculty Meeting on Monday, April 1, faculty voted to approve a policy that prohibits all faculty from initiating or engaging in romantic or sexual relationships with graduate students. Previously, faculty were prohibited only from initiating or engaging in romantic or sexual...
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...

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