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  • Princeton’s Mellon Fellows are bringing fresh perspectives to research and teaching in architecture, urbanism and the humanities

    Wednesday, Apr 6, 2022
    by Jamie Saxon, Office of Communications

    Since 2014, this interdisciplinary program housed in the School of Architecture has brought together students and faculty with an interest in cities and the built environment through public programming and a series of undergraduate and graduate courses.

    A critical component of the initiative is a fellowship program that brings a small select cohort of scholars to campus annually.                              

  • VP of PPPL David McComas receives the 2022 Distinguished Scientist Award

    Monday, Apr 4, 2022
    by Liz Fuller-Wright, Office of Communications

    The Scientific Committee on Solar-Terrestrial Physics (SCOSTEP), part of the International Science Council, announced today that they are honoring Princeton’s David McComas with the 2022 Distinguished Scientist Award “for original research, technical leadership and wide-ranging discoveries that have significantly advanced our knowledge and understanding of the global structure and evolution of the solar wind and revolutionized our unde

  • 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.

  • What climate choices should cities prioritize? A Princeton data tool does the carbon math.

    Thursday, Mar 31, 2022
    by Liz Fuller-Wright, Office of Communications

    To get to net-zero carbon dioxide emissions, what actions should cities prioritize?

    A new tool for city planners helps them design a portfolio of actions that encompasses compact development, smart electric mobility, electric heating systems, mass timber construction, urban reforestation, and technologies that allow resources to circulate efficiently through the food, waste and energy sectors.

  • Bacteria prompt a new look at the dynamics of collective behavior

    Wednesday, Mar 30, 2022
    by Tom Garlinghouse

    A study led by Princeton researchers has revealed how bacteria navigate obstacles to ensure cohesive group movement. The finding has implications for understanding the general processes of collective migration, from cancer cells responding to chemical stimulus to wildebeest moving across the savanna.

  • DOE extends University PPPL contract

    Monday, Mar 21, 2022
    by The Office of Communications

    On March 21, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and Princeton University extended the contract for Princeton’s management and operation of the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL), located on Princeton University’s Forrestal Campus in Plainsboro, New Jersey.

  • 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.

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