Environmental/Energy/Sustainability

  • Government subsidies could be key to containing hospital-born infections

    Wednesday, Apr 3, 2019
    by Morgan Kelly, Princeton Environmental Institute

    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). 

  • ‘Migrations’ series continues exploration of peoples, cultures and borders

    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.

  • Andlinger E-ffiliates announces support for two carbon-capture projects

    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.

  • Ten Princeton faculty members awarded Sloan Research Fellowships

    Tuesday, Feb 19, 2019
    by Liz Fuller-Wright, Office of Communications

    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.

  • President Eisgruber discusses values and priorities in annual ‘State of the University’ letter

    Wednesday, Feb 6, 2019
    by Emily Aronson, Office of Communications

    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: 

  • Princeton delegation to spotlight diversity and inclusion, innovation, bioengineering at World Economic Forum in Davos

    Sunday, Jan 20, 2019
    by The Office of Communications

    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.

  • Andlinger Center Speaks: U.S. carbon dioxide emissions rise by 3.4 percent

    Monday, Jan 14, 2019
    by Molly Seltzer, Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment

    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.

  • Princeton University’s new biodigester makes food scraps sustainable

    Wednesday, Jan 9, 2019
    by Emily Aronson, Office of Communications

    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. 

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