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Synthetic gas would cut air pollution but worsen climate damage in China

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Synthetic gas would cut air pollution but worsen climate damage in China
Posted April 28, 2017; 09:34 a.m.
by Chris Emery for the Office of Engineering Communications

Severe air pollution has plagued China’s industrial regions in recent decades, a situation that has received worldwide attention thanks to photos of […]

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Eisgruber selects ‘What Is Populism?’ for Pre-read

This year’s Pre-read will feature “What Is Populism?” by Jan-Werner Mller, a professor of politics at Princeton.
Book cover image courtesy of the University of Pennsylvania Press

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Eisgruber selects ‘What Is Populism?’ for Pre-read
Posted April 27, 2017; 12:00 p.m.
by Karin Dienst, Office of Communications

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Jin Yun Chow named valedictorian, Grant Storey selected as salutatorian

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Jin Yun Chow named valedictorian, Grant Storey selected as salutatorian
Posted April 24, 2017; 04:38 p.m.
by Karin Dienst, Office of Communications

Jin Yun Chow, a comparative literature major from Hong Kong, has been selected as valedictorian of Princeton’s Class of 2017. Grant Storey, a computer science major from […]

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Fung Global Fellows to focus on the culture and politics of resentment

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Fung Global Fellows to focus on the culture and politics of resentment
Posted April 21, 2017; 02:23 p.m.
by Leda Kopach, Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies

Six exceptional early career scholars from around the world will come to Princeton University this fall to begin a year of […]

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Ten graduate students celebrated for excellence in teaching and service

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Ten graduate students celebrated for excellence in teaching and service
Posted April 21, 2017; 01:00 p.m.
by Katherine T. Rohrer for the Office of the Dean of the Graduate School

The Graduate School has presented nine graduate students with its annual Teaching Awards in recognition of their outstanding abilities […]

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Princeton supports Hawaii’s legal challenge to federal immigration order

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Princeton supports Hawaii’s legal challenge to federal immigration order
Posted April 21, 2017; 09:30 a.m.
by the Office of Communications

Princeton and the 30 other colleges and universities who filed a friend-of-the-court brief last month supporting a legal challenge to the Trump administration’s March 6 revised executive order on […]

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Princeton unveils preview of new main website design

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Princeton unveils preview of new main website design
Posted April 19, 2017; 02:00 p.m.
by the Office of Communications

Princeton University has made public a preview version of a new design for its main website, www.princeton.edu, and is seeking comment from the University community and other visitors to the […]

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Film director Baz Luhrmann selected as 2017 Class Day speaker

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Film director Baz Luhrmann selected as 2017 Class Day speaker
Posted April 19, 2017; 03:05 p.m.
by the Office of Communications

Academy Award-nominated film director, screenwriter and producer Baz Luhrmann has been selected to deliver the keynote address […]

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University opens new AccessAbility Center for students with disabilities

Global Accessibility Awareness Day
On April 24, the University will be celebrating Global Accessibility Awareness Day at 1:15 p.m. in 101 Friend Center and Atrium. The keynote speaker will be Haben Girma, who identifies as a person who is deafblind and who graduated from Harvard Law School. The event also will feature Michele Minter, vice provost for institutional equity and diversity, […]

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Three Ph.D. candidates and two alumni awarded fellowships for new Americans

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Three Ph.D. candidates and two alumni awarded fellowships for new Americans
Posted April 19, 2017; 09:30 a.m.
by Pooja Makhijani for the Office of Communications

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Biased bots: Artificial-intelligence systems echo human prejudices

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Biased bots: Artificial-intelligence systems echo human prejudices
Posted April 18, 2017; 12:00 p.m.
by Adam Hadhazy for the Office of Engineering Communications

In debates over the future of artificial intelligence, many experts think of these machine-based systems as coldly logical and objectively rational. But in a new study, Princeton […]

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Gerard Washnitzer, learned and spirited professor of mathematics, dies at 91

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View or share comments on a blog intended to honor Washnitzer’s life and legacy

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Gerard Washnitzer, learned and spirited professor of mathematics, dies at 91
Posted April 18, 2017; 11:00 a.m.
by Morgan Kelly, Office of Communications

Gerard Washnitzer, […]

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University considers potential sites for residential college, engineering, environmental studies

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University considers potential sites for residential college, engineering, environmental studies
Posted April 17, 2017; 02:00 p.m.
by the Office of Communications

Princeton University has identified a potential site for a new undergraduate residential college south of Poe Field and east of Elm Drive and potential sites for the expansion […]

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UPDATE: Campus IT services restored

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UPDATE: Campus IT services restored
Posted April 16, 2017; 10:50 a.m.
by the Office of Communications

12:15 p.m. — Campus information services were restored about noon today, with some residual delays in email delivery expected to clear up by early afternoon.
Anyone experiencing further probems should call the OIT Help […]

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UPDATE: Campus experiencing wide IT services outage

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UPDATE: Campus experiencing wide IT services outage
Posted April 16, 2017; 10:50 a.m.
by the Office of Communications

The Princeton University campus is experiencing a wide outage of information technology services today, Sunday, April 16.
The services that are affected include email, Blackboard, TigerHub, PeopleSoft, central authentication services and the […]

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Four Princeton Nobel laureates share wisdom, parting advice to graduating seniors

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Four Princeton Nobel laureates share wisdom, parting advice to graduating seniors
Posted April 14, 2017; 03:02 p.m.
by by Ethan Sterenfeld, Class of 2020

“When I was young, I didn’t think I wanted to be a scientist,” said Eric Wieschaus, Princeton’s Squibb Professor in Molecular Biology and the 1995 […]

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Twice as bright: Earth-sized planets with two suns could still be habitable

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Twice as bright: Earth-sized planets with two suns could still be habitable
Posted April 13, 2017; 04:00 p.m.
by the Office of Communications

With two suns in its sky, the planet Tatooine, home of Luke Skywalker, hero of the “Star Wars” films, is portrayed as an immense and parched […]

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Returning from Washington, Felten seeks dialogue between technology and policy

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Returning from Washington, Felten seeks dialogue between technology and policy
Posted April 13, 2017; 12:00 p.m.
by John Sullivan, Office of Engineering Communications

Edward Felten, the Robert E. Kahn Professor of Computer Science and Public Affairs, recently returned to Princeton as the director of the Center for Information Technology […]

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Mathematician Pardon receives top national award for young scientists

John Pardon
Photo by Denise Applewhite, Office of Communications

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Mathematician Pardon receives top national award for young scientists
Posted April 13, 2017; 01:00 p.m.
by Morgan Kelly, Office of Communications

John Pardon, a Princeton University professor of mathematics, has received a National Science Foundation Alan […]

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Princeton junior Rosen awarded Truman Scholarship for public service

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Princeton junior Rosen awarded Truman Scholarship for public service
Posted April 13, 2017; 09:45 a.m.
by Pooja Makhijani for the Office of Communications

Princeton University junior Miranda Rosen has been awarded a 2017 Truman Scholarship, which provides up […]

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Forty-six people become U.S. citizens at naturalization ceremony on campus

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Forty-six people become U.S. citizens at naturalization ceremony on campus
Posted April 12, 2017; 04:45 p.m.
by Michael Hotchkiss, Office of Communications

Forty-six people from 28 countries became citizens of the United States during a naturalization ceremony held Wednesday, April 12, at Princeton University.

Forty-six people take the […]

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Tool for checking complex computer architectures reveals flaws in emerging design

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Tool for checking complex computer architectures reveals flaws in emerging design
Posted April 12, 2017; 02:22 p.m.
by the Office of Engineering Communications

With backing from some of the largest technology companies, a major project called RISC-V seeks to facilitate open-source design for computer chips, offering the possibility of […]

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Andlinger Center panelists see routes to climate change progress despite political opposition

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Andlinger Center panelists see routes to climate change progress despite political opposition
Posted April 11, 2017; 02:42 p.m.
by Sharon Adarlo, Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment

Drastic changes in climate policy under the Trump administration should not cause environmental advocates to lose hope, a panel of experts […]

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Princeton’s annual financial aid budget grows 8.7 percent to $161.2 million

The Board of Trustees has adopted a budget for the 2017-18 fiscal year that includes an 8.7 percent increase in financial aid to $161.2 million in undergraduate financial aid to ensure that a Princeton education is affordable for every admitted student.(Photo by Nick Donnoli, Office of Communications)

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Senior Parnagian to focus on US underserved communities through fellowship

Melissa Parnagian
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Senior Parnagian to focus on US underserved communities through fellowship
Posted April 10, 2017; 09:00 a.m.
by Pooja Makhijani for the Office of Communications

Princeton University senior Melissa Parnagian has been awarded a Sheila C. Johnson […]

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FACULTY AWARD: Eight win Guggenheim Fellowships

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FACULTY AWARD: Eight win Guggenheim Fellowships
Posted April 7, 2017; 04:36 p.m.
by Office of Communications

Eight Princeton faculty members have received 2017 Guggenheim Fellowships — they are among 173 fellowships from a group of almost 3,000 applicants awarded on the basis of prior achievement and exceptional promise. […]

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Princeton announces plan to have ‘bubble’ over Powers Field each winter

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Princeton announces plan to have ‘bubble’ over Powers Field each winter
Posted April 5, 2017; 03:00 p.m.
by the Department of Athletics

A $3.5 million gift from an anonymous donor will now allow Powers Field to be covered by a climate-controlled seasonal air structure, or “bubble,” that will […]

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Four Princeton students named Goldwater Scholars for STEM study

Lamia Ateshian

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Sally Jiao

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Four Princeton students named Goldwater Scholars for STEM study
Posted April 4, 2017; 02:30 p.m.
by Karin Dienst, Office of Communications

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Luijendijk, Rowley appointed college heads

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Luijendijk, Rowley appointed college heads
Posted April 4, 2017; 09:00 a.m.
by the Office of Communications

AnneMarie Luijendijk, professor of religion, has been named head of Wilson College, and Clancy Rowley, professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, has been named head of Rockefeller College. Both will begin their […]

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¡Adelante Tigres! conference celebrates Princeton’s Latino alumni

More than 750 Princeton University alumni and guests returned to Princeton Thursday through Saturday, March 30-April 1, for the alumni conference “Adelante Tigres! Celebrating Latino Alumni at Princeton University.” In a packed Richardson Auditorium on Saturday afternoon, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, Class of 1976, spoke to conference attendees. (Photo by Denise Applewhite, Office of Communications)

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RESEARCH HONOR: Coverdale receives ESA Graduate Student Policy Award

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RESEARCH HONOR: Coverdale receives ESA Graduate Student Policy Award
Posted April 3, 2017; 12:54 p.m.
by the Office of Communications

Tyler Coverdale, a graduate student in Princeton University’s Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, was one of six graduate students nationwide to receive a Graduate Student Policy Award […]

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President Eisgruber sends letter of support to Central European University in Hungary

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President Eisgruber sends letter of support to Central European University in Hungary
Posted April 1, 2017; 02:45 p.m.
by the Office of Communications

Princeton President Christopher L. Eisgruber on Saturday sent a letter of support to the head of the Central European University, expressing concern over legislation proposed […]

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"¡Adelante Tigres! Celebrating Latino Alumni at Princeton University" conference includes video premiere

The conference “Adelante Tigres! Celebrating Latino Alumni at Princeton University” is taking place on campus this week. In a video that premiered at the conference, alumni describe their academic and social experiences, as well as their opportunities for activism and leadership. (Graphic by Isometric Studio for the Office of Alumni Affairs)

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Princeton and other universities support challenge to second executive order travel ban

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Princeton and other universities support challenge to second executive order travel ban
Posted March 31, 2017; 12:45 p.m.
by the Office of Communications

Princeton and 30 other colleges and universities filed a friend-of-the-court brief Friday, March 31, supporting a legal challenge to the Trump administration’s March 6 revised executive […]

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Brain’s ‘GPS’ does a lot more than just navigate

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Brain’s ‘GPS’ does a lot more than just navigate
Posted March 30, 2017; 01:00 p.m.
by Catherine Zandonella, Office of the Dean for Research

The part of the brain that creates mental maps of one’s environment plays a much broader role in memory and learning than was previously thought, […]

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Princeton offers admission to 6.1 percent of Class of 2021 applicants

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Princeton offers admission to 6.1 percent of Class of 2021 applicants
Posted March 30, 2017; 02:00 p.m.
by Office of Communications

Princeton University has offered admission to 1,890 students, or 6.1 percent of the record
31,056 applicants for the Class of 2021, in what is the University’s most selective admission […]

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Vehicles, not farms, are likely source of smog-causing ammonia

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Vehicles, not farms, are likely source of smog-causing ammonia
Posted March 30, 2017; 11:30 a.m.
by John Schoonejongen for the Office of Engineering Communications

Agriculture has long been blamed for smog-causing ammonia in the atmosphere, but vehicle tailpipes actually are a more important source of ammonia’s contribution to the […]

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William Graessley, emeritus chemical engineering professor and polymers expert, dies at 83

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William Graessley, emeritus chemical engineering professor and polymers expert, dies at 83
Posted March 29, 2017; 11:30 a.m.
by John Sullivan, Office of Engineering Communications

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Four seniors win Labouisse Prize for international civic engagement projects

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Four seniors win Labouisse Prize for international civic engagement projects
Posted March 28, 2017; 04:00 p.m.
by Leda Kopach, Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies

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From elegy to lyric, poet Stewart explores nature, love and memory in ‘Cinder’

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From elegy to lyric, poet Stewart explores nature, love and memory in ‘Cinder’
Posted March 28, 2017; 10:40 a.m.
by Jamie Saxon, Office of Communications

Susan Stewart is the Avalon Foundation University Professor in […]

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Senior Wenger awarded Keasbey Scholarship for study in Britain

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Senior Wenger awarded Keasbey Scholarship for study in Britain
Posted March 27, 2017; 01:50 p.m.
by Jamie Saxon, Office of Communications

Senior Ayelet Wenger has been awarded the Keasbey Scholarship, which provides the opportunity to study at selected […]

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Princeton Profiles: Camden Olson, training service dogs to change lives

Camden Olson — shown with Snoopy, a service dog in training — is pursuing a major in ecology and evolutionary biology and a career working with service animals. She took a gap year before coming to Princeton, during which she trained her first service dog. (Video still from Danielle Alio, Office of Communications)

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University to administer third ‘We Speak’ sexual misconduct awareness survey

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University to administer third ‘We Speak’ sexual misconduct awareness survey
Posted March 27, 2017; 10:00 a.m.
by the Office of Communications

Completing a three-year effort, Princeton University will again survey undergraduate and graduate students about their knowledge and experiences of inappropriate sexual behavior and about their awareness of University […]

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Labyrinth Books: How a vibrant bookstore connects campus and community

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Labyrinth Books: How a vibrant bookstore connects campus and community
Posted March 24, 2017; 12:55 p.m.
by Susan Promislo, Office of Communications

For nearly a decade, Princeton University has worked with Nassau Street retailer Labyrinth Books to offer an independent community bookstore for students, faculty, staff and local residents […]

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Religious Life conference responds to international refugee crisis

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Religious Life conference responds to international refugee crisis
Posted March 23, 2017; 01:40 p.m.
by Maya Wahrman, Office of Religious Life

The recent conference “Seeking Refuge: Faith-Based Approaches to Forced Migration” was organized by Princeton University’s Office of Religious Life and the international Catholic organization Community of Sant’Egidio. The […]

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Bridge Year Program to offer new program in Indonesia

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Bridge Year Program to offer new program in Indonesia
Posted March 23, 2017; 11:00 a.m.
by Mary Cate Connors, Office of International Programs

Princeton University’s Bridge Year Program will launch a new program site in Indonesia in the 2017-18 academic year. The site, based in the Special Region of […]

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Dean for Research Innovation Funds awarded to highly exploratory projects

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Dean for Research Innovation Funds awarded to highly exploratory projects
Posted March 22, 2017; 02:15 p.m.
by Catherine Zandonella, Office of the Dean for Research

A number of innovative research projects ranging from the sciences to the arts and engineering have been granted funding through Princeton’s Office of the […]

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Alumnus Kemeny receives Hertz Fellowship for graduate study in geochemistry

Preston Cosslett Kemeny
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Alumnus Kemeny receives Hertz Fellowship for graduate study in geochemistry
Posted March 22, 2017; 11:30 a.m.
by Karin Dienst, Office of Communications

Preston Cosslett Kemeny, a 2015 Princeton graduate, is one of 12 college seniors and first-year graduate […]

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Fung Forum ends with a call for critical thinking in the digital age

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Fung Forum ends with a call for critical thinking in the digital age
Posted March 20, 2017; 03:25 p.m.
by Ryan Maguire, Office of Communications

On day two of the 2017 Princeton-Fung Global Forum, Tuesday, March 21, in Berlin, policy experts, journalists and academics continued conversations about democracy in […]

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Neurons deep in brain during learning reveal surprising level of activity

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Neurons deep in brain during learning reveal surprising level of activity
Posted March 21, 2017; 11:15 a.m.
by Catherine Zandonella, Office of the Dean for Research

It’s the part of the brain that makes sure you cannot tickle yourself. The cerebellum, an apple-sized region near the base of the […]

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