News

Friday, Nov 21, 2014
by Michael Hotchkiss, Office of Communications
In a conversation peppered with humor and warmth, Elena Kagan, an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court and a member of Princeton's Class of 1981, offered insights into her time at the University, the workings of the court and her legal philosophy on Thursday, Nov. 20, at Richardson Auditorium.
Thursday, Nov 20, 2014
by B. Rose Huber, Woodrow Wilson School
An Amazon purchase here, a Zappos buy there. Individually, such simple online actions seem to carry little identifying information. But, when combined with other online behaviors, a "mosaic effect" can emerge, painting a specific — and traceable — picture of an online user's life.
Monday, Nov 17, 2014
by Catherine Zandonella, Office of the Dean for Research
A method for discovering antibiotics, a device for studying developing lungs and a fuel-efficient engine design were three of the innovations displayed at Celebrate Princeton Invention. The annual event, held Thursday, Nov. 13, honors Princeton faculty, staff and students whose research has the potential to improve lives and benefit society.
Friday, Nov 14, 2014
by Molly Sharlach, Office of the Dean for Research
Post-Hurricane Sandy, coastal planners have been rethinking how to cope with the increasing risk of hurricane-induced flooding over the coming decades. Now, a team of researchers, led by Princeton University, aim for no less than a reinvention of flood hazard planning for the East Coast.
Friday, Nov 14, 2014
by B. Rose Huber, Woodrow Wilson School
The next open enrollment period for the Affordable Care Act begins Nov. 15. What can we expect to happen over the next year? And how many more uninsured Americans will gain access to care? Heather Howard, director of the State Health Reform Assistance Network and lecturer in public affairs at Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, discusses these issues in a Q&A.
Monday, Nov 10, 2014
by Susannah Sharpless, Class of 2015
In a lively twist on the academic tradition of festschrift — a collection of writings published in honor of a scholar — colleagues and former students celebrated Joyce Carol Oates with stories and remembrances in Chancellor Green Rotunda on Friday, Nov. 7, before an audience of about 300 Princeton students, faculty and staff, and community members.
Monday, Nov 10, 2014
by the Office of Communications
Princeton University has created a website that will serve as a source of information about the University's strategic planning process that President Christopher L. Eisgruber announced earlier this year. The website, www.princeton.edu/strategicplan, explains the strategic planning effort, identifies the task forces studying a wide range of issues and provides an area for submitting comments.
Monday, Nov 10, 2014
by Catherine Zandonella, Office of the Dean for Research
The inspiration for a new research project came on a summer day when the humidity — a staple of summer in New Jersey — was so high that it was interfering with the results of Princeton professor Daniel Steingart's experiments. The problem sparked a project that would encourage his students to learn skills in setting up sensor networks while providing information to facilities managers that could lead to more efficient ways to control indoor climates.
Thursday, Nov 6, 2014
by B. Rose Huber, Woodrow Wilson School
Life satisfaction dips around middle age and rises in older age in high-income, English-speaking countries, but that is not a universal pattern, according to a new report published in The Lancet as part of a special series on aging. In contrast, residents of other regions — such as the former Soviet Union, Eastern Europe, Latin America and sub-Saharan Africa — grow increasingly less satisfied as they age.
Wednesday, Nov 5, 2014
by the Office of Communications
The U. S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has concluded its investigation of Title IX complaints against Princeton University that were filed in 2010 and 2011, and has released a resolution agreement which, according to OCR, "addresses the compliance concerns identified in OCR's investigation and, when fully implemented, will resolve the University’s non-compliance" with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 as it applies to sexual harassment and violence.

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