Monday, Feb 12, 2018
by Denise Valenti, Office of Communications
Princeton University seniors Isaac Treves and Natalie Tung have been awarded fellowships from ReachOut 56-81-06, an alumni-funded effort that supports year-long public service projects after graduation. Each student will receive a stipend of $30,000 to pay for living expenses during their fellowship year. Treves will use his fellowship for AtentaMente, a Mexico City-based nonprofit. Tung will use her fellowship for HomeWorks Trenton.
Friday, Feb 9, 2018
by Jamie Saxon, Office of Communications
Danny José Navarette, a member of the Class of 2019 and a first-generation student at Princeton, is majoring in ecology and evolutionary biology and is also pursuing a certificate in Latin American studies. He applied to Princeton through the QuestBridge College Match Program, a nonprofit that links high-achieving, low-income students with partner universities.
Friday, Feb 9, 2018
by Office of Communications, Princeton University
Princeton University President Christopher L. Eisgruber sent a letter to members of Congress on Thursday, Feb. 8, urging them to pass legislation that would provide legal status for immigrants from El Salvador, Haiti, Nicaragua and Sudan living in the United States under Temporary Protected Status (TPS).
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.
Thursday, Feb 8, 2018
by Karin Dienst, Office of Communications
President Christopher L. Eisgruber has selected “Speak Freely: Why Universities Must Defend Free Speech” by Princeton politics professor Keith Whittington as the book for this year’s Pre-read.
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.