Health care-associated infections — illnesses that people contract while being treated in a hospital or other health care facility — sicken millions of people each year and cost billions of dollars in additional treatment. While there has been some improvement over the years, on any given day, about 3 percent of the hospitalized population in the United States has at least one health care-associated infection, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
- Wednesday, Apr 3, 2019
- Wednesday, Mar 6, 2019
Widespread use of autonomous vehicles (AVs) could either massively increase or drastically cut greenhouse gas emissions depending, in large part, on public policy, according to new research from Princeton University.
- Wednesday, Feb 27, 2019
This spring term, Princeton University and community partners are engaged in the second year of a three-year public program around the theme of migrations through “Global Migration: The Humanities and Social Sciences in Dialogue.” A full list of events is available online.
Through lectures, conferences, performances and panel discussions, the public is invited to learn more about the movement of peoples over time and the consequences of those shifts.
- Monday, Feb 25, 2019
The Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment has announced that its Princeton E-ffiliates Partnership will support two projects this year, both focused on optimizing the capture and storage of carbon, which would otherwise contribute to climate change as atmospheric carbon dioxide.
- Tuesday, Feb 19, 2019
Ten Princeton scientists have been selected to receive 2019 Sloan Research Fellowships, highly competitive grants given to outstanding young scholars working at the frontiers of their fields.
The 10 fellows are among 126 biologists, chemists, computer scientists, economists, mathematicians, neuroscientists, ocean scientists and physicists chosen for the award from 57 colleges and universities in the United States and Canada. Princeton earned the most fellowships of any single-campus institution, with at least one winner from each field.
- Wednesday, Feb 6, 2019
Princeton University President Christopher L. Eisgruber recounted highlights of the past year and outlined progress on key priorities in his annual “State of the University” letter to faculty, students and staff on Wednesday, Feb. 6.
Eisgruber will summarize his third annual letter (.pdf) and answer questions from the University community at two town hall meetings:
- Sunday, Jan 20, 2019
President Christopher L. Eisgruber and three Princeton faculty members are participating in the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, from Jan. 20-25. The delegation will be focused on diversity and inclusion across higher education as well as Princeton’s leading role in bioengineering, data science and artificial intelligence.
- Friday, Jan 18, 2019
Vertical farms in post-industrial America, origami-based noise-pollution barriers and cement made from burned waste make up the latest round of projects funded by the Princeton Environmental Institute (PEI) Urban Grand Challenges program. Totaling $509,000, the new awards are active through September 2020 and are described below.
- Monday, Jan 14, 2019
Carbon dioxide emissions rose in the U.S. by 3.4 percent in 2018, according to preliminary estimates released this week. Increased electricity demand and economic growth are among the contributing factors the report cites. Interestingly, electricity production from coal actually dropped last year.
Experts Judi Greenwald, Eric Larson and Michael Oppenheimer from Princeton University’s Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment comment on the news.
- Wednesday, Jan 9, 2019
Princeton University’s latest sustainable innovation can be found along the edge of campus just behind FitzRandolph Observatory. There, under a white tent, hums a new biodigester that turns food waste into nutrient-rich compost. Since operations began in fall 2018, more than 16 tons of food scraps have been converted into compost.