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.
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.
Wednesday, Feb 7, 2018
by Morgan Kelly, Princeton Environmental Institute
Fishadelphia, a new community-based fishery program in Philadelphia initiated by Talia Young from Princeton's Ecology and Evolutionary Biology department, will launch its pilot program Friday, Feb. 9, to help provide city residents with access to fresh seafood from Jersey Shore fisheries.
Monday, Feb 5, 2018
by Pooja Makhijani and Denise Valenti, Office of Communications
What are the meanings of “sanctuary?” Why has sanctuary become a key term in current debates about immigration? Is there an ethics of hospitality? Does citizenship determine human rights? A small group of first-year students spent their first semester at Princeton last fall seeking answers to these questions as part of “Sanctuary,” the Dean Eva Gossman Seminar in Human Values.
Friday, Feb 2, 2018
by Michael Blanding, Princeton Alumni Weekly, Princeton University
Rising sea levels, intensifying hurricanes, and persistent droughts: We are witnessing the effects of climate change in our own lifetimes. But if the world temperature continues on its trajectory to rise a predicted 2 to 3 degrees Celsius by the end of the century, the vast majority of the effects of climate change will be borne by future generations.One conundrum for policymakers has been deciding how to develop climate-change policies now for a population that is growing.
Friday, Feb 2, 2018
by Meg Fry, ROI-NJ
Princeton University and Biolabs have teamed up to open a business incubator for high-tech startups that require access to lab space. The 31,000-square-foot space in Princeton will offer a total of 68 lab benches, entrepreneurs will be able to expand across multiple benches or move into private spaces as their project scales in size. The center will offer events where entrepreneurs can speak to experts who can guide them through early business challenges such as filing for patents or handling intellectual property.
Thursday, Feb 1, 2018
by Julian Zelizer & Sam Wang
Best-selling author and radio host Charlie Sykes is among the leading conservative voices standing in opposition to President Donald Trump and the alt-right. His latest book, “How the Right Lost Its Mind,” presents an impassioned, regretful and deeply thoughtful account of how he believes the American conservative movement lost its values. In this episode, Sykes discusses his book and the state of conservatism with professors Julian Zelizer and Sam Wang. Sykes visited the Princeton University campus in December 2017 through the Woodrow Wilson School’s Christian A. Johnson Endeavor Foundation Leadership through Mentorship Program.