• A Princeton-Microsoft project is tracing the digital fingerprints of disinformation

    Friday, Apr 1, 2022
    by Daniel Day for Princeton Research/CEFR

    As the 2018 U.S. mid-term elections approached, a group of Princeton alumni military veterans pitched an idea to the School of Public and International Affairs to host a conference on national security.

    With reports of foreign interference during the 2016 presidential election campaign still circulating in the media and in political and academic circles, Princeton professor of politics and international affairs Jacob Shapiro recommended a conference focusing on Russian disinformation campaigns.

  • Work of ‘technical visionary’ underpins modern wireless communications

    Wednesday, Feb 2, 2022
    by Molly Sharlach

    As a master’s student at Auburn University in the 1970s, H. Vincent Poor switched on an oscilloscope and tweaked its knobs to reveal a pattern of bright, undulating lines on a gridded screen — a visual measurement of background noise picked up by a radio receiver, and an example of the real-world relevance of the communication theory he was learning.

  • A.J. te Velthuis studies why some viruses are deadly while others are harmless

    Thursday, Jan 6, 2022
    by Liz Fuller-Wright, Office of Communications; Catherine Zandonella, Office of the Dean for Research

    Viruses outnumber humans by about 400 trillion to one, and yet pandemics are rare. Why? Why do a few viruses inflict so much damage, when the vast majority are harmless or even helpful?

    Those questions drive A.J. te Velthuis, a virologist who joined Princeton’s molecular biology faculty in January 2021.

  • Princeton Research Computing introduces new security system for handling sensitive research study data

    Friday, Sep 10, 2021
    by Jonathan Garaffa, adapted from original story by Eoin O’Carroll

    Princeton Research Computing (PRC), a consortium spearheaded by the Princeton Institute for Computational Science and Engineering and OIT Research Computing, has introduced Citadel, a new secure and compliant research data infrastructure environment. Remotely accessible, the new system enables researchers from anywhere in the world to handle sensitive study data while taking strict measures to prevent unauthorized access.

  • President Eisgruber shares personal lessons of resilience with the Class of 2025

    Monday, Aug 30, 2021
    by Denise Valenti, Office of Communications

    At Opening Exercises on Sunday, Aug. 29, Princeton University President Christopher L. Eisgruber welcomed the Class of 2025 and shared with them lessons from a personal health challenge for facing moments of difficulty.

    Eisgruber disclosed he was diagnosed with an acoustic neuroma, a type of benign, non-cancerous brain tumor that can cause loss of hearing, balance or the ability to control facial muscles.

  • Science Center QED entrepreneurship program supports Ploss Lab in fight against hepatitis B virus

    Wednesday, Jan 27, 2021
    by Catherine Zandonella, Office of the Dean for Research

    When Alexander Ploss’ team discovered a compound that blocks the cancer-causing hepatitis B virus in lab experiments, the Princeton associate professor of molecular biology immediately grasped the potential benefit for society. He also knew that laboratory findings typically require additional research before they are ready for testing in patients.


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