Tuesday, Jan 10, 2017
by Susan Promislo, Office of Communications
Princeton University has a substantial impact on the New Jersey economy, generating an annual total of $1.58 billion in economic output as an employer, research and innovation leader, sponsor of construction projects, purchaser of goods and services, and financial and civic contributor to local communities. That total supports an estimated 13,450 jobs with $970.7 million in earnings. The economic and other benefits the University generates within the town of Princeton and neighboring communities, Mercer County and the state of New Jersey are presented in a new report, "Education, Innovation and Opportunity: The Economic Impact of Princeton University."
Thursday, Feb 15, 2018
by Julian Zelizer & Sam Wang
As the earth continues to warm, life - both in cities and rural areas - will undoubtedly change. Urban centers, which contribute the lion’s share of carbon into the atmosphere, are at a greater risk, especially those in coastal zones where sea levels are rising. In this episode, Julian Zelizer and Sam Wang discuss the future of cities in an age of climate change with eco-justice scholar and author Ashley Dawson.
Thursday, Feb 15, 2018
by Jon Wallace, Office of Population Research
A lot of pro-environmental messages suggest that people will feel guilty if they don’t make an effort to live more sustainably or takes steps to ameliorate climate change. But a recent study from Princeton University finds that highlighting the pride people will feel if they take such actions may be a better way to change environmental behaviors.
Wednesday, Feb 14, 2018
by Liz Fuller-Wright, Office of Communications
Alexander Ploss, an assistant professor of molecular biology at Princeton University, has been awarded an Innovation Grant from New Jersey Health Foundation (NJHF), a not-for-profit corporation that supports health-related research and education programs in New Jersey.
Tuesday, Feb 13, 2018
by Gwen McNamara, Pace Center for Civic Engagement
Month of Service provided the opportunity for Princeton University faculty, staff, students and alumni to participate in service with a wide range of community organizations in New Jersey, including: the Pace Center’s Community House program; Habitat for Humanity of Burlington County and Greater Trenton-Princeton; HomeFront; Mercer Street Friends; Princeton Nursery School; Trenton Area Soup Kitchen; and the Trenton Digital Initiative.
Monday, Feb 12, 2018
by Denise Valenti, Office of Communications
Princeton University seniors Isaac Treves and Natalie Tung have been awarded fellowships from ReachOut 56-81-06, an alumni-funded effort that supports year-long public service projects after graduation. Each student will receive a stipend of $30,000 to pay for living expenses during their fellowship year. Treves will use his fellowship for AtentaMente, a Mexico City-based nonprofit. Tung will use her fellowship for HomeWorks Trenton.
Friday, Feb 9, 2018
by Jamie Saxon, Office of Communications
Danny José Navarette, a member of the Class of 2019 and a first-generation student at Princeton, is majoring in ecology and evolutionary biology and is also pursuing a certificate in Latin American studies. He applied to Princeton through the QuestBridge College Match Program, a nonprofit that links high-achieving, low-income students with partner universities.
Friday, Feb 9, 2018
by Office of Communications, Princeton University
Princeton University President Christopher L. Eisgruber sent a letter to members of Congress on Thursday, Feb. 8, urging them to pass legislation that would provide legal status for immigrants from El Salvador, Haiti, Nicaragua and Sudan living in the United States under Temporary Protected Status (TPS).
Thursday, Feb 8, 2018
by Molecular Biology Staff, Princeton University
Lorestani and Ouzounov met in Zemer Gitai’s laboratory, while Lorestani was an M.D.-Ph.D. student in the Princeton-Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School program and Ouzounov was a graduate student. The pair began discussing recent advances in synthetic biology, and how these techniques could be used to produce complex animal proteins in microbes, thereby reducing the use of animal products in the manufacture of a variety of consumer staples, from candies to cosmetics. Just two years later, Geltor, the biotech startup prepares to launch its first product onto the market.
Thursday, Feb 8, 2018
by Julian Zelizer & Sam Wang
2018 has started off with a bang under President Trump, especially with the release of a controversial memo about the Russia investigation by Rep. Devin Nunes (R- Calif.) The three-and-a-half-page memo, written by Nunes' congressional aides, accused the F.B.I and Justice Department of using their surveillance powers to spy on Carter Page, a former Trump campaign adviser suspected of being an agent of Russia. Julian Zelizer and Sam Wang discuss the memos and their influence on the country’s government institutions in this episode.