Friday, Apr 27, 2018
by Office of Communication, Princeton University
A technology-focused committee of the New Jersey Legislature held a hearing on blockchain technology Thursday, April 26, at the Princeton Innovation Center Biolabs. The Assembly Science, Innovation and Technology Committee discussed bills that would advance and promote the development of blockchain technology, which is used to facilitate the...
Thursday, Apr 26, 2018
by Samvida Venkatesh, The Daily Princetonian
In February 2004, the anti-cancer drug Alimta, developed by late chemistry Professor Emeritus Edward Taylor in collaboration with pharmaceutical giant Eli Lilly, was approved by the FDA for the treatment of several forms of deadly lung cancer. “Collaboration between academia and industry is really a win-win situation for both sides,” Dean for...
Tuesday, Apr 24, 2018
by Morgan Kelly, Princeton Environmental Institute
Birds and flowers out of sync, the integration of built and natural flood-control features, and frozen methane deep beneath the ocean are among the five projects recently funded by the Princeton Environmental Institute (PEI) as part of its Climate and Energy Challenge program. Totaling $515,000, the newly awarded research projects will run from...
Tuesday, Apr 24, 2018
by Catherine Zandonella, Office of the Dean for Research
Several new research projects that promise to expand the bounds of knowledge have been selected to receive funding through Princeton’s Office of the Dean for Research. The Dean for Research Innovation Funds are awarded annually to promising and forward-looking research across various subject areas and disciplines. This year’s funded projects range...
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...
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...
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...
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.