News

Thursday, Oct 18, 2018
by Catherine Zandonella, Office of the Dean for Research
Those pesky bees that come buzzing around on a muggy summer day are helping researchers reveal the genes responsible for social behaviors. A new study published this week found that the social lives of sweat bees — named for their attraction to perspiration — are linked to patterns of activity in specific genes, including ones linked to autism.
Thursday, Oct 18, 2018
by Sophie Helmers and B. Rose Kelly, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs
Technological innovations have fundamentally altered the landscape of illicit trade. From war lords to state actors, top-down forces have harnessed technology to expand illicit trade in everything from pesticides to rhino horns. In this episode, Julian Zelizer and Sam Wang discuss the current state of the global illicit economy with expert Louise...
Wednesday, Oct 17, 2018
by Patrick Jones, Trenton Daily
The Princeton University PACE Center offers various programs that engage University students in the Trenton community. Assistant Director, and native Trentonian, David Brown was born in South Trenton and has been involved in the community throughout his entire life. David is focused on having students partner with some of the organizations here...
Tuesday, Oct 16, 2018
by B. Rose Kelly, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs
As the global population continues to increase, so will food production. This means increased use of fertilizers, and many on today’s market are not environmentally friendly. To reduce pollution and save billions of dollars in damages, the United States and other national governments should require manufacturers to sell nitrogen fertilizer with...
Tuesday, Oct 16, 2018
by Denise Valenti for the Office of Communications
“War of the Worlds” turned out to be a prank — Welles’ “news bulletin” was actually an adaptation of an H.G. Wells story — but it had real repercussions, sparking a debate about the consequences of “fake news” that has direct relevance today.
Tuesday, Oct 16, 2018
by Steven Schultz, Office of Engineering Communications
The Princeton Start-up Immersion Program places undergraduates at early-stage companies and nonprofit ventures for summer internships in New York, Tel Aviv and — starting next year — Shanghai. Last summer Princeton senior Hannah Waxman (left) and sophomore Allison Huang (right) worked at Emma’s Torch, a nonprofit culinary school and restaurant...
Monday, Oct 15, 2018
by Emily Aronson, Office of Communications
Princeton University classrooms, and the technology inside them, are getting a makeover. Nearly 240 classrooms scheduled by the Registrar will be improved over the next five years as part of a Learning Spaces Initiative. The project will upgrade and standardize audiovisual technology as well as refresh furniture, lighting, acoustics and other...
Friday, Oct 12, 2018
by Steven Schultz, Office of Engineering Communications
The U.S. Senate confirmed on Thursday the appointment of Professor of Computer Science and Public Affairs Ed Felten to the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board, a bipartisan agency within the executive branch.
Friday, Oct 12, 2018
by The Office of Communications
Princeton University is contributing $50,000 to Habitat for Humanity toward construction of a new home in the town’s historic Witherspoon-Jackson neighborhood near campus.
Friday, Oct 12, 2018
by Wright Seneres, Princeton Entrepreneurship Council
Niko Fotopoulos, Shrewsbury, NJ native and a Princeton sophomore, is a co-founder of Blackwell, a medical technology startup. The Blackwell team spent this past summer at Princeton Innovation Center BioLabs, the first undergraduate team to do so.

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