Research

Wednesday, Oct 1, 2014
by Eric Wilkens, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs
Sixty years after the historic Supreme Court decision Brown v. Board of Education, how far has the United States come in offering equal educational opportunities? In her new book, “Place, Not Race: A New Vision of Opportunity in America,” Sheryll Cashin, a professor of law at Georgetown University Law Center, rethinks affirmative action and argues for place-based policies.
Monday, Sep 29, 2014
by B. Rose Huber, Woodrow Wilson School
While it is largely understood that birth rates plummet when unemployment rates soar, the long-term effects have never been clear. Now, new research from Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs shows that women who were in their early 20s during the Great Recession will likely have fewer children in both the short and long term. Past recessions have resulted in an increase in the number of women who remain childless at age 40.
Tuesday, Sep 23, 2014
by John Sullivan, School of Engineering
Princeton University researchers have developed a new method to increase the brightness, efficiency and clarity of LEDs, which are widely used on smartphones and portable electronics as well as becoming increasingly common in lighting.
Monday, Sep 22, 2014
by B. Rose Huber, Woodrow Wilson School
If scientists want the public to trust their research suggestions, they may want to appear a bit "warmer," according to a new review published by Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. In particular, Americans seem wary of researchers seeking grant funding and do not trust scientists pushing persuasive agendas. Instead, the public leans toward impartiality.
Monday, Aug 11, 2014
by B. Rose Huber, Woodrow Wilson School
Using new data from the Measuring American Legislatures project, Wilson School Professor Nolan McCarty shows that while Congress continues to diverge, many state legislatures are actually far more polarized. His analysis examines what causes party systems to polarize and what happens to governance when they do.
Wednesday, Jul 30, 2014
by the Office of Communications
New Jersey Senate President Stephen Sweeney visited a laboratory on the Princeton University campus Monday, July 21, where researchers are trying to understand how cancer spreads in the human body.
Tuesday, Jul 22, 2014
by Teresa Riordan, Office of Engineering Communications
The "Art of Science 2014" exhibit in the Friend Center on the Princeton University campus showcases 44 images and 12 videos of artistic merit created during the course of scientific research. Images in the exhibit span research topics including fruit fly gestation, tropical fungi, silicon crystals in computer chips, Tanzanian wildebeest and crystallized Vitamin C.
Tuesday, Jul 22, 2014
by Daniel Day, Office of Communications
Princeton University has established the Center for Statistics and Machine Learning. John Storey, a professor of molecular biology and the Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics, has been named the center's director. Statistics and machine learning center around developing and understanding data analysis tools.

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