Monday, Apr 16, 2018
by Benjamin Ball, The Daily Princetonian
A team of computer science majors and entrepreneurs from the University are the winners of the TigerLaunch competition, the nation’s largest student-run entrepreneurship competition. The team of Felix Madutsa ’18, Avthar Sewrathan ’18, and Richard Adjei ’18 are the founders of the company BlockX, whose primary product is Afari, a decentralized social network meant to protect users’ data and information and maintain privacy by using technology called blockchain.
Monday, Apr 16, 2018
by B. Rose Kelly, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs
“Poverty in America,” an undergraduate course at Princeton, is examining the central aspects of poverty, spanning joblessness, housing and neighborhoods, crime and punishment, and survival and protest. The class is co-led by sociologists and poverty experts Matthew Desmond and Kathryn Edin.
Thursday, Apr 12, 2018
by Chris Emery for the Office of Engineering Communications
Sewage treatment may be an unglamorous job, but bacteria are happy to do it. Sewage plants rely on bacteria to remove environmental toxins from waste so that the processed water can be safely discharged into oceans and rivers. Now, a bacterium discovered by Princeton researchers in a New Jersey swamp may offer a more efficient method for treating toxins found in sewage, fertilizer runoff and other forms of water pollution.
Tuesday, Apr 10, 2018
by Brett Johnson, ROI-NJ
Pablo Debenedetti, who was named the prestigious university’s dean for research five years ago, handles a great deal. It’s just not a job that comes with a lot of publicity or notoriety. But even though Debenedetti is scarcely quoted in media, he’s busy behind the scenes — working directly with Princeton’s provost and other senior leaders in encouraging the sort of innovation that has long made Princeton a world-renown campus for research. The longtime Princeton engineering professor spoke to ROI-NJ about the school’s own research as well as the prevailing trends directing the course of research efforts overall today.
Tuesday, Apr 10, 2018
by Benjamin Ball, The Daily Princetonian
An elite team of computer science majors from the University are taking their project to the finals of TigerLaunch, the nation’s largest student-run entrepreneurship competition. Their company’s mission is to help people reclaim their privacy and data on the internet using blockchain technology.
Tuesday, Apr 10, 2018
by Aaron Nathans, Office of Engineering Communications
The business model of American social media allows foreign adversaries to exploit our open society by spreading disinformation and amplifying disagreements, turning citizens against one another, speakers said at a Princeton University forum on Saturday.
Monday, Apr 9, 2018
by Joseph Goedert, Health Data Management
Princeton University's Operations Research and Financial Engineering Department has teamed up with data aggregation and analytics vendor ODH to develop new machine learning techniques to help health insurers assess and prioritize mental and social factors underlying members’ conditions, and then propose appropriate interventions.
Friday, Apr 6, 2018
by Ruby Shao '17, Princeton University
Documentary filmmaking and history combine in The Trenton Project. In April 2018, the city of Trenton will mark the 50th anniversary of violence that followed the assassination of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. To examine the civil unrest through two disciplines, documentary film and history, Woodrow Wilson School Documentary Film Specialist Purcell Carson and History Professor Alison Isenberg are leading an initiative called The Trenton Project.
Thursday, Apr 5, 2018
by Princeton University Humanities Council
This Spring, the Program in American Studies launches The American Studies Collaboratory — Col(LAB)—a site for a new kind of intellectual engagement, where critical thinking and collaboration converge to nurture connections and discoveries at the edges of our research practice.
Thursday, Apr 5, 2018
by Liz Fuller-Wright, Office of Communications
Do smart kids make more friends? If others see their cleverness paying off, then yes — at least, that seems to be true for our primate cousins, ring-tailed lemurs (Lemur catta), report a team of Princeton University researchers.