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President Eisgruber becomes founding member of higher education immigration group

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 14:38:00 -0500

Princeton President Christopher L. Eisgruber and 28 other college and university presidents and chancellors have joined a new Presidents' Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration as founding members.

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Hydraulic fracturing negatively impacts infant health

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 14:17:09 -0500

Health risks increase for infants born to mothers living within 2 miles of a hydraulic fracturing site, according Princeton researchers. 

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Princeton offers early action admission to 799 students for Class of 2022

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 13:00:18 -0500

Princeton University has offered admission to 799 students from a pool of 5,402 candidates who applied through single-choice early action for the Class of 2022. The pool was the largest in the last seven years, representing an 8 percent increase over last year’s early applicant pool and a 57 percent increase from 2011.

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Luke Gamble, finding growth and community through tennis

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 12:00:02 -0500

In his four years as a member of the varsity tennis team, Princeton senior Luke Gamble has achieved in the classroom, succeeded on the court, and served in the community.

Coffee physics: Layering in café lattes yields insights for engineering, medicine and environment

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 11:47:22 -0500

In the lab of Howard Stone, researchers are honing techniques for yielding sought-after layers by flowing liquids into each other could reduce costs and complexity in a range of applications. 

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Dark side of the moon: Motorcycle deaths linked to full moons

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 10:22:22 -0500

Princeton researchers have found that on nights illuminated by a full moon, fatal motorcycle accidents increased by 5 percent compared to nights without a full moon.

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Wampole receives book prize from Modern Language Association of America

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 10:14:01 -0500

Christy Wampole, associate professor in the Department of French and Italian, has been awarded the annual prize for a first book from the Modern Language Association.

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Department of Energy honors Nat Fisch for plasma breakthrough

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 08:50:00 -0500

To mark its 40th anniversary, the DOE’s Office of Science has compiled 40 research highlights, including the work of Professor Nathaniel Fisch.

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Slobodan Ćurčić, international expert on Byzantine art and architecture, dies at 76

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 13:08:25 -0500

Slobodan (Danny) Ćurčić, professor of art and archaeology, emeritus, at Princeton University, and a global authority on Byzantine art and architecture, died Dec. 3. He was 76.

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A new weapon against bone metastasis? Princeton lab develops antibody to fight cancer

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 12:00:02 -0500

A new antibody developed by Princeton researchers fights bone metastasis by undermining cancer's defense strategy and allowing chemotherapy to work.

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Freshman seminar asks students to envision their future in a changing climate

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 12:00:02 -0500

For his freshman seminar this year, Robert Socolow is asking his class to think about the future, not just for themselves but for the entire planet.

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Princeton seniors Hanley and Silver; Oxford graduate student Barnett, named Sachs Scholars

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 10:35:57 -0500

Princeton seniors Hans Hanley and Jennifer Silver, and University of Oxford graduate student Samuel Barnett have been named recipients of the Daniel M. Sachs Class of 1960 Graduating Scholarship, one of Princeton University's highest awards.

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New silicon structure opens the gate to quantum computers

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 10:23:33 -0500

In a major step toward making a quantum computer using everyday materials, a team led by researchers at Princeton has constructed a key piece of silicon hardware capable of controlling quantum behavior between two electrons with extremely high precision.

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Police officers highly motivated by supervisor scrutiny

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 10:36:40 -0500

Police officers are highly responsive to the scrutiny of their superiors, a Princeton study shows, and the findings suggest that rules and supervision can be effective at reforming police behavior.

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New task force to continue work on relationships between University and eating clubs

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 13:14:00 -0500

A new task force has assembled to continue work on the relationships between the University and the 11 eating clubs, building on progress over the last seven years since a task force under the same name convened and made recommendations.

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Seltzer recognized for innovative presentation of classical chamber music

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 11:34:42 -0500

Marna Seltzer, director of Princeton University Concerts, has been recognized by Musical America Worldwide as one of its "Movers & Shapers: Top 30 Professionals of the Year."

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Princeton, Stockholm University team up to explore 'Earth in 2050' global environment

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 10:26:00 -0500

Princeton University welcomed researchers from the Stockholm Resilience Centre of Stockholm University from Nov.12-14 to collaborate on key areas related to the environment in the global context.

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Lee appointed to endowed chair

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 15:37:34 -0500

David S. Lee, director of IDEAS for Higher Education and former Princeton University provost, has been named Chemical Bank Chairman's Professor of Economics and Public Affairs, effective Sept. 1, 2017.

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Trustees approve three faculty promotions

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 13:25:48 -0500

Three faculty members have been promoted effective July 1, 2017, unless otherwise noted.

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Board approves five faculty appointments

Tue, 05 Dec 2017 15:53:00 -0500

The Princeton University Board of Trustees has approved the appointment of five faculty members, including one professor and four assistant professors.

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Employee obituaries: December 2017

Tue, 05 Dec 2017 14:42:00 -0500

An updated list of University employee obituaries, as of December 2017.

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Two Princeton students, two alumni awarded Schwarzman Scholarships for study in Beijing

Tue, 05 Dec 2017 14:18:00 -0500

Princeton seniors Rebecca Singer and Michael Shin, and alumni Shefali Jain and Joseph Tobin, have been named Schwarzman Scholars.

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From a spaghetti-like jumble of microfibers and water comes a promising new material

Tue, 05 Dec 2017 12:34:28 -0500

Princeton researchers are researching hydrogels that form through the shearing effect of fibers sliding against each other when forced through a syringe. This chemical-free method points toward a new class of injectable hydrogels that perform tasks such as plugging and treating wounds.

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Princeton issues planning framework to guide campus development

Tue, 05 Dec 2017 10:00:00 -0500

Princeton University has issued a planning framework to guide campus development over the next 10 years in the context of potential needs and developments over the next 30 years.

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Senior Rajasekar awarded Marshall Scholarship for graduate study in the UK

Mon, 04 Dec 2017 12:46:00 -0500

Princeton senior Shruthi Rajasekar has been named a 2018 Marshall Scholar. The scholarship covers the cost of two years of graduate study in the UK at a university of the recipient’s choice.

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Princeton scientists share Breakthrough Prize for mapping the early universe

Mon, 04 Dec 2017 10:21:00 -0500

Seventeen past and present Princeton astrophysicists share in the $3 million Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics for their detailed maps of the early universe.

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Application opens for presenters at 2018 Princeton Research Day

Fri, 01 Dec 2017 10:00:00 -0500

Applications are being accepted for presenters at 2018 Princeton Research Day, the third annual campus-wide celebration of research and creative endeavors by the University’s undergraduates, graduate students, postdoctoral researchers and other nonfaculty researchers.

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Whitman College celebrates 10 years

Fri, 01 Dec 2017 09:00:02 -0500

In this video, residents share the highlights of living in Whitman College, one of Princeton's six residential colleges, 10 years after the college began housing students.