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  • 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.

  • Provost Prentice honored in 2022 ROI-NJ Influencers: Women in Business list

    Wednesday, Mar 30, 2022
    by Jonathan Garaffa

    Deborah Prentice, provost of Princeton University and the Alexander Stewart 1886 Professor of Psychology and Public Affairs, has been honored in ROI-NJ’s ROI Influencers: Women in Business 2022 list. According to ROI-NJ, the Women in Business list was compiled to prove that New Jersey is “overflowing with qualified female leaders who are ready, willing and eager” to serve in top leadership roles.

    As provost, Prentice has been a leader in the University’s research partnership and innovation efforts.

  • Biofuels expert José Avalos wins young investigator award for biochemical technology

    Tuesday, Mar 1, 2022
    by Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering

    The American Chemical Society’s Biochemical Technology (BIOT) division has honored José Avalos with its 2022 Young Investigator Award, recognizing Avalos’s contributions to engineering microbial systems for the production of advanced biofuels and other chemicals that are key to a sustainable future.

  • Energy leaders are convening at the White House for a summit on the commercialization of clean fusion energy

    Thursday, Mar 17, 2022
    by Jeanne Jackson DeVoe, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

    Steve Cowley, director of the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL), is among a group of national leaders in fusion energy scheduled to meet in Washington, D.C., today for a White House summit hosted by the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).

  • Hultmark team honored at 42nd Annual Edison Patent Awards

    Thursday, Mar 10, 2022
    by Jonathan Garaffa

    Marcus Hultmark, associate professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, and his colleagues Clayton Byers, Yuyang Fan and Matthew Fu, received a 2021 Edison Patent Award from the Research and Development Council of New Jersey (RDNJ). The Council presented thirteen awards to New Jersey inventors and companies to honor the year’s best patented innovations.

  • Fefferman and Levin receive BBVA Frontiers of Knowledge Awards

    Tuesday, Mar 8, 2022
    by Morgan Kelly, High Meadows Environmental Institute; Liz Fuller-Wright, Office of Communications

    Two Princeton professors, mathematician Charles Fefferman and ecologist Simon Levin, have received Frontiers of Knowledge Awards from the BBVA Foundation.

  • Spinout from Zemer Gitai lab announces seed funding and hiring of CEO

    Thursday, Mar 3, 2022
    by Wright Señeres, Princeton Entrepreneurship Council

    ArrePath, a drug discovery spinout founded by Zemer Gitai, the Edwin Grant Conklin Professor of Biology and professor of molecular biology, has announced a seed round of $20 million to advance its proprietary, machine learning-based platform for discovering new classes of anti-infectives. The startup is addressing the global need for new antibiotics that more effectively treat drug-resistant infections and overcome antimicrobial resistance. 

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