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  • Women most likely to leave labor force after first child, not later births

    Monday, Oct 22, 2018
    by Denise Valenti for the Office of Communications

    While conventional wisdom suggests women reach a “tipping point” and are more likely to leave the workforce after having a second child, new findings by a Princeton University researcher show that, in fact, they are more likely to leave after their first child regardless of how many more times they give birth. However, women who ultimately have more children are always more likely to leave, even prior to having these later births.

  • Board approves 22 faculty appointments

    Friday, Oct 12, 2018
    by Susan Promislo, Office of Communications

    The Princeton University Board of Trustees has approved the appointment of 22 faculty members, including seven full professors, one associate professor and 14 assistant professors.

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  • Inaugural Princeton Day of Optimization convenes researchers at forefront of data science and machine learning

    Tuesday, Oct 9, 2018
    by James Bronzan, Office of Communications

    How should society decide who gets a liver transplant? Should there be marketplaces for data in the near future and how should these markets be run? If a driverless car kills someone, who is at fault? And how can randomness help optimize algorithms used in machine learning?

    These questions and others, from the highly technical to the broadly applicable, were discussed at the inaugural Princeton Day of Optimization, a day-long conference on Friday, Sept. 28.

  • Princeton faculty Brangwynne, Sly; arts fellow Okpokwasili awarded MacArthur Fellowships

    Thursday, Oct 4, 2018
    by by Jamie Saxon, Steven Schultz and Molly Sharlach

    Two Princeton professors — one who explores the interior structures of cells, and another who mathematically defines thresholds between shifting, complex systems — have been awarded 2018 MacArthur Fellowships. Choreographer and performer Okwui Okpokwasili, a Hodder Fellow in the Lewis Center for the Arts, also received an award.

  • Five faculty members named to endowed professorships

    Thursday, Oct 4, 2018
    by Princeton University

    Five faculty members have been named to endowed professorships, effective July 1, 2018, except where noted.

    Rachael DeLue, the Christopher Binyon Sarofim ’86 Professor in American Art Matthew Desmond, the Maurice P. During Professor of Sociology, effective Sept. 1, 2018 Eddie Glaude Jr., the James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor Tera Hunter, the Edwards Professor of American History Alexandre Mas, the William S. Tod Professor of Economics and Public Affairs

  • Princeton engineering alumna Frances Arnold wins Nobel Prize in Chemistry

    Wednesday, Oct 3, 2018
    by Liz Fuller-Wright, Office of Communications

    The 2018 Nobel Prize in Chemistry was awarded today to Princeton alumna Frances Arnold "for the directed evolution of enzymes." She received half of the award, while the other half was divided between George Smith of the University of Missouri-Columbia and Sir Gregory Winter of the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology at the University of Cambridge "for the phage display of peptides and antibodies."

  • Andlinger Center conference tackles challenges of a changing climate

    Monday, Oct 1, 2018
    by Molly Seltzer, Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment

    Hurricane Sandy sent a clear message on climate change, Tammy Snyder Murphy, the first lady of New Jersey, told the audience in her keynote speech at a Princeton climate conference Friday, Sept. 21.

    “We’re not looking at Sandy as just some part of our history, but something that we know will happen again unless we take action,” said Murphy, who plays a key role in the governor’s administration on climate and environmental policy. “We are accepting the challenge that climate change has presented. We are committed to making this state the magnet for innovative solutions.”

  • In the tissues of a tiny worm, a close-up view of where genes are working

    Tuesday, Sep 25, 2018
    by Molly Sharlach, School of Engineering and Applied Science

    Scientists have long prized the roundworm Caenorhabditis elegans as a model for studying the biology of multicellular organisms. The millimeter-long worms are easy to grow in the lab and manipulate genetically, and they have only around 1,000 cells, making them a powerful system for probing intricacies of development, behavior and metabolism.

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