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Researchers use light to turn yeast into biochemical factories

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 16:56:43 -0400

Researchers at Princeton are using light to controlling the metabolism, or basic chemical process, of a living cell.

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Two-billion-year-old salt rock reveals rise of oxygen in ancient atmosphere

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 14:13:56 -0400

Salts left over from ancient seawater reveal new information about the oxygenation of the Earth's atmosphere more than 2 billion years ago.

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Readying for research: Classes bring cutting-edge equipment into the hands of undergrads

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 09:30:02 -0400

From state-of-the-art theater lighting to microscopes that can visualize the delicate vascular system of a fruit fly, Princeton students are learning to use sophisticated technology in their courses.

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The future of flow: Innovators pitch research ready to move from lab to market

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 09:17:59 -0400

The Keller Center's annual Innovation Forum engages teams of competitors in pitching ideas that can help move Princeton basic research into innovative products. 

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University closed overnight; normal operations resume at 8 a.m. Thursday

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 19:24:00 -0400

Princeton University will resume normal operations at 8 a.m. Thursday. The University was closed Wednesday because of heavy snowfall.

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Langlands receives Abel Prize for 'visionary' mathematics discovery made at Princeton University

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 16:09:00 -0400

The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters will award the Abel Prize for 2018 to Robert Langlands for work he did while an associate professor at Princeton University.

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Wolovick: Geoengineering polar glaciers to slow sea-level rise

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 12:18:00 -0400

Postdoctoral researcher Michael Wolovick argues in a Nature Comment that targeted approaches could prevent glaciers from melting, thereby forestalling some of the most expensive effects of global climate change.

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Pratt named honorary member of Royal College of Music

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 11:02:22 -0400

Michael Pratt, conductor of the Princeton University Orchestra and director of the Program in Musical Performance at Princeton, has been named an honorary member of the Royal College of Music in London.

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Gold! Princeton student Farmer scores winning sled hockey goal at 2018 Paralympics

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 10:03:33 -0400

For his second consecutive Paralympic Games, Princeton sophomore Declan Farmer wins gold in sled hockey.

Princeton men's hockey team to face Ohio State in NCAA playoffs

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 09:31:55 -0400

The Princeton men's hockey team will play Ohio State in the NCAA Midwest Regional tournament in Allentown, Pennsylvania, on Saturday, March 24.

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Historians to climate researchers: Let’s talk

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 16:08:00 -0400

Princeton historian John Haldon is working to bring historians into dialogue with climate change researchers and archaeologists, to bring nuance to the discussion of how societies react to environmental stress.

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Symposium celebrates materials institute's role as engine of innovation

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 14:48:56 -0400

The Princeton Institute for the Science and Technology of Materials hosted its annual symposium March 13-14 by recognizing the University's efforts to to translate fundamental scientific research into technological achievements.

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Employee retirements: March 2018

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 12:24:00 -0400

An updated list of University employee retirements, as of March 2018.

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First plasma for new machine to study process that occurs throughout the universe

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 09:38:00 -0400

A millisecond burst of light on a computer monitor on March 4 signaled production of the first plasma in a powerful new device for advancing research into magnetic reconnection — a critical but little understood process that occurs throughout the universe.

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Illuminating the brain: Neuroscientist Ilana Witten

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 09:30:00 -0400

Studying how brain cells communicate to enable learning, memory and socialization inspires Princeton neuroscientist Ilana Witten.

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The world Gerry Andlinger wanted

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 10:48:47 -0400

Princeton alumnus and benefactor Gerhard “Gerry” R. Andlinger died Dec. 22, 2017, at age 86.

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Jacobus Fellow Chantal Berman studies social protest in Tunisia and Morocco

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 09:30:02 -0400

Chantal Berman, a doctoral student in politics, is one of four winners of this year's Porter Ogden Jacobus Fellowship, Princeton University’s top honor for graduate students. 

Princeton women's basketball team to face Maryland in NCAA tournament

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 21:22:00 -0400

After winning the Ivy League championship Sunday, the Princeton women's basketball team learned Monday night that they will face Maryland to open the NCAA tournament.

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Historian of science Milam traces evolutionary theory through time

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 12:00:02 -0400

Princeton historian Erika Milam explores how evolution has been understood scientifically and culturally.

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Radio documentaries: Exploring American culture through sound

Fri, 09 Mar 2018 12:00:02 -0500

Students in the seminar “Audio Journalism: Storytelling for Radio Documentaries and Podcasts” traveled the country in service of the imagination.

So much depends on the velocity of tiny droplets cast upward

Thu, 08 Mar 2018 16:14:00 -0500

Research published by Princeton's Luc Deike and colleagues  describes the "jet velocity" of droplets, or aerosols, as they occur in liquids such as seawater and sparkling wine.

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City mouse-country mouse study shows link in environment, worm infections

Thu, 08 Mar 2018 14:00:02 -0500

When laboratory mice moved to the countryside where they could burrow in dirt, forage for food, and generally live like ordinary mice, they became more susceptible to infection with parasitic whipworms than mice that stayed in the lab, a new study has found.

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Princeton LGBTQIA Oral History Project connects students to the past

Thu, 08 Mar 2018 14:00:00 -0500

Launched in 2017, the project allows students to interview and learn from LGBTQIA alumni, faculty and staff.

Eisgruber expresses ‘deep concerns’ over proposed changes on non-immigrant visas and training

Thu, 08 Mar 2018 13:28:00 -0500

In a letter sent Thursday to U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen, Princeton President Christopher L. Eisgruber expressed “deep concerns” over changes the departments are considering on immigration rules.

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'Defending Democracy': Princeton conference to address civil, military responses in an age of disinformation

Thu, 08 Mar 2018 11:00:02 -0500

A daylong conference, “Defending Democracy: Civil and Military Responses to Weaponized Information,” on Saturday, April 7, at Princeton University, will examine disinformation and the widespread digital dispersion of propaganda. Registration, which is required, is open to the public.

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Going for gold, again: Declan Farmer to compete in 2018 Paralympics

Thu, 08 Mar 2018 09:30:02 -0500

Sophomore Declan Farmer, who won a gold medal in sled hockey in 2014, will represent Team USA again in Pyeongchang.

Storm delays classes, opening of offices until 10 a.m. today

Thu, 08 Mar 2018 05:53:00 -0500

Because of severe weather, Princeton University will delay opening today until 10 a.m. Classes scheduled to begin before that time will not be held.

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Eisgruber and other higher education leaders urge repeal or amendment of endowment tax

Wed, 07 Mar 2018 14:00:02 -0500

Princeton President Christopher L. Eisgruber joined 48 other college and university presidents in signing a letter urging leaders in Congress to repeal or amend a tax on endowment earnings included in a tax bill that President Trump signed into law.  The college and university presidents highlighted how the tax threatens the ability of Princeton and other institutions to use their endowments to support increased affordable access to their institutions while maintaining their commitments to world-class teaching and research.

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