Friday, Mar 16, 2018
by Emily Bader, ROI NJ
Two teams from Rutgers University and two teams from Princeton University have made it into the Hult Prize Regional Competition for 2018, with a chance to win $1 million in seed money at the finals, according to Sophia Zhou, campus director at Rutgers. The Hult Prize, sometimes called the “Nobel Prize for Students,” according to Zhou, is a global, yearlong competition that launches startups emerging from universities. This year’s competition focuses on “Harnessing the Power of Energy,” or how energy can transform clean water, foods, jobs and connectivity, with a specific focus on impoverished areas such as Puerto Rico, Zhou said.
Friday, Mar 16, 2018
by Ethan Sternfeld '20, Princeton Alumni Weekly
As Congress debated the future of immigration reform and the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program last month, PAW sat down with three of the 15 DACA recipients, also known as Dreamers, who are enrolled at Princeton.
Friday, Mar 16, 2018
by John Sullivan, Office of Engineering Communications
Craig Arnold welcomed participants to PRISM’s annual research symposium March 13 by recognizing the University’s efforts to translate fundamental scientific research into technological achievements. “There is definitely a renaissance, if you will, of recognizing the importance of not just foundational science but also the technological innovations that can lead to changes that impact the world,” said Arnold, a professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering and the director of the Princeton Institute for the Science and Technology of Materials (PRISM).
Thursday, Mar 15, 2018
by Francesca Billington ’19, Princeton Alumni Weekly
For children who enter school behind, catching up is very difficult. Sarah Walzer ’82, the CEO of the Parent-Child Home Program, is working to eliminate this “preparation gap.” The intensive home visiting program gives families skills and materials to get their child ready for school and helps create a robust learning environment at home. For families who confront the challenges of poverty, the program is often a first exposure to this access of knowledge and learning tools.
Thursday, Mar 15, 2018
by Alan Yu, NPR WHYY
Apple advertises its new iPhone X as having an OLED display screen. That technology came out of research from Princeton University in the 1990s, and it’s part of an increasing trend of universities partnering with companies to turn research into new patents and products.
Thursday, Mar 15, 2018
by Catherine Zandonella, Office of the Dean for Research
In Ilana Witten’s laboratory at the Princeton Neuroscience Institute, researchers use pulses of light to turn on or off brain activity to learn how complex networks of neurons work to accomplish astonishing feats of learning, memory and social interaction. Her research has applications for a range of disorders, including Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease, autism, learning disabilities and addiction.
Thursday, Mar 15, 2018
by Julian Zelizer & Sam Wang
This episode features Mike Cooley and Patterson Hood of the Drive-By Truckers, a Southern rock band whose music has tackled a number of contentious political issues from class to race and even partisan politics.
Monday, Mar 12, 2018
by B. Rose Kelly, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs
Losing a job often leads to lower earnings that stretch long beyond the time of unemployment. Yet it’s hard to know exactly what causes these lower lifetime earnings. For displaced workers in Washington state during the Great Recession, earnings dropped suddenly and had still not fully recovered five years later, according to a working paper by labor economists at Princeton University, Michigan State University and the W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research.
Friday, Mar 9, 2018
by Julian Zelizer & Sam Wang
Is President Donald Trump a threat to American democracy? This is explored in a new book by The Washington Post’s E.J. Dionne Jr., a regular on MSNBC, NPR’s All Things Considered and ABC News’ This Week. He joins this week’s episode to discuss this new era of politics and what it means for American democracy.
Thursday, Mar 8, 2018
by Office of Communications, Princeton University
In a letter sent Thursday to U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen, Princeton President Christopher L. Eisgruber expressed “deep concerns” over changes the departments are considering on immigration rules.