Monday, Jan 25, 2016
by the Office of Communications
Nine scholars and biographers with expertise about Woodrow Wilson have submitted letters outlining their perspectives on the former Princeton and U.S. president to a University trustee committee considering his campus legacy. The letters are available to read on the Wilson legacy website, where the trustee committee also invites the public to offer observations and opinions on Wilson.
Friday, Jan 22, 2016
by Gwen McNamara, Pace Center for Civic Engagement
Whether packing up donated food, working with nursery school children on a winter craft or tutoring middle school students after school, Princeton University students, staff and faculty have been busy this January engaging with the local community as a part of the Pace Center for Civic Engagement's Month of Service. Themed around the idea that "community matters," the Month of Service celebrates the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the 15th anniversary of the Pace Center.
Wednesday, Jan 20, 2016
by Emily Aronson, Office of Communications
In 2013, Princeton University adopted a comprehensive strategy to increase the diversity of faculty, staff, postdoctoral fellows and graduate students as part of broader goals to create a more diverse and inclusive community. Since then, the University has launched various initiatives focused on faculty hiring, graduate student recruiting and mentoring, and staff development and training. Provost David S. Lee and Dean of the Faculty Deborah Prentice recently spoke about the University's commitment to diversity and the progress of specific initiatives focused on faculty.
Monday, Jan 18, 2016
by Emily Aronson, Office of Communications
Princeton University honored Martin Luther King Jr. during a Jan. 18 ceremony featuring reflections on the civil rights leader's legacy, remarks on the continued quest for racial justice in the United States, musical performances from the Trenton Central High School Inspiration Choir, and a recognition of community and campus service efforts. In his introductory remarks, President Christopher L. Eisgruber said this year's event was especially meaningful because "the nation is once again in a period of heightened attention to questions of racial justice."
Tuesday, Jan 12, 2016
by John Greenwald, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory
From launching the most powerful spherical tokamak on Earth to discovering a mechanism that halts solar eruptions, scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory advanced the boundaries of clean energy and plasma science research in 2015.
Monday, Jan 11, 2016
by Michael Hotchkiss, Office of Communications
On the second floor of Lewis Thomas Lab at Princeton University, researchers are working to better understand the complex interactions between environmental conditions and human DNA. At the University of Michigan, researchers are using magnetic resonance imaging to study the brains of adolescents from disadvantaged backgrounds. And researchers at Stony Brook University are examining what affects sleep patterns among such teenagers. These projects and many others have been made possible by the Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study — a research project based at Princeton and Columbia University that has built an unmatched trove of data by following 3,700 children born to unwed parents in large U.S. cities from their birth in the last years of the 20th century well into adolescence.
Thursday, Jan 7, 2016
by Doug Hulette for the Office of Engineering
The next time a software maker tells you to update your favorite computer application immediately to fix serious defects or patch gaping security holes, don't lose faith. Help is on the way. A team led by Princeton computer scientist Andrew Appel aims to exterminate software "bugs," the maddening but unintended programming errors that can open our lives to hackers and thieves, mess up our cellphones, our cars and the growing list of electronic devices that we rely on in our daily lives, and cause inaccuracies in computers performing critical tasks such as tracking and tabulating election returns.
Wednesday, Jan 6, 2016
by Danielle Alio, Office of Communications
While driving across the country, Dan Steingart found his passion for researching sustainable energy storage. The Princeton University assistant professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering and the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment, who grew up on the East Coast, was on his way to graduate school at the University of California-Berkeley when he thought about a future without oil. "I was driving through the desert and I remembered 'Mad Max' and what happens when the oil runs out, what is going to happen to these towns," Steingart said.
Monday, Jan 4, 2016
by B. Rose Huber, Woodrow Wilson School
Curbing school bullying has been a focal point for educators, administrators, policymakers and parents, but the answer may not lie within rules set by adults, according to new research led by Princeton University researchers. Instead, the solution might actually be to have the students themselves, particularly those most connected to their peers, promote conflict resolution in school. A team of researchers from Princeton, Rutgers University and Yale University engaged groups of influential students in 56 New Jersey middle schools to spread messages about the dangers of bullying and school conflict.
Monday, Jan 4, 2016
by B. Rose Huber, Woodrow Wilson School
Distilling microeconomics research into direct policy implications will be the focus of a new website developed by researchers at Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs; Harvard University; London School of Economics; Northwestern University; University of California, San Diego; University College London; University of Manchester; and Yale University. “Microeconomic Insights” – which launched Jan. 4 while economists gather at the American Economic Association’s annual conference in San Francisco – will bridge the gap between academia and policy by publishing short, non-technical summaries of economic research for a public policy audience.