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3 professors awarded National Endowment for the Humanities grants promoting digital scholarship

Three University Professors, Associate Professor of Spanish and Portuguese Christina Lee, Professor of History Ekaterina Pravilova, and Associate Professor of History Wendy Warren, were awarded funding from the NEH, which seeks to spearhead new research and make the humanities accessible to broad audiences.

The funding seeks to spearhead new research and make the humanities accessible to broad audiences.

NEWS | January 25

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Princeton lab’s research on elephant tusklessness brings public attention to human impact on evolution

More elephants in Mozambique have no tusks as a result of a painful, 15-year civil war. An ocean and thousands of miles away, assistant EEB professor Shane Campbell-Staton and his team are looking at why and how this example of remarkably fast evolution came to be. Their studies have attracted media attention from newspapers to Trevor Noah, and display how closely human activity can be tied up in the process of evolution.

More elephants in Mozambique have no tusks as a result of a painful, 15-year civil war. An ocean and thousands of miles away, assistant EEB professor Shane Campbell-Staton and his team are looking at why and how this example of remarkably fast evolution came to be. Their studies have attracted media attention from newspapers and Trevor Noah, and display how closely human activity can be tied up in the process of evolution.

FEATURES | December 23

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Kang Lab reports new experimental therapy with potential to stop cancer spread

Kang’s lab focuses on two central questions in cancer treatment: why do some patients develop metastatic disease, and why they are so difficult to treat?

Kang’s lab focuses on two central questions in cancer treatment: why do some patients develop metastatic disease, and why they are so difficult to treat?

NEWS | December 2

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Futuristic Nostalgia with Yeon Soon Shin and Rolando Masís-Obando

In this episode of The Highlights, we’re joined by Yeon Soon Shin and Rolando Masís-Obando. We discuss their paths to graduate work in psychology, their research on how environmental context affects memory, and the virtual reality environments they created to test their ideas.

In this episode of The Highlights, we're joined by Yeon Soon Shin and Rolando Masís-Obando. We discuss their paths to graduate work in psychology, their research on how environmental context affects memory, and the virtual reality environments they created to test their ideas.

PODCAST | December 1

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Princeton researchers develop world’s purest sample of gallium arsenide

“The new samples/materials have only about 1 part per 10 billion impurities, meaning there is only one unwanted atom (impurity) for every 10 billion wanted atoms,” ECE Professor Mansour Shayegan wrote. “This is like having only one bad person on Earth!”

“The new samples/materials have only about 1 part per 10 billion impurities, meaning there is only one unwanted atom (impurity) for every 10 billion wanted atoms,” ECE Professor Mansour Shayegan wrote. “This is like having only one bad person on Earth!”

NEWS | 11/18/2021

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Economics Professor Ellora Derenoncourt discusses new center on inequality

In this Q&A, The Daily Princetonian sits with Professor Ellora Derenoncourt to discuss the new center on inequality, the racial wealth gap in America, and her research in labor economics. 

In this Q&A, The Daily Princetonian sits with Professor Ellora Derenoncourt to discuss the new center on inequality, the racial wealth gap in America, and her research in labor economics.  

NEWS | 11/11/2021

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3 Princeton faculty win ‘High-Risk, High-Reward’ grants for bacteria research

Princeton professors Coleen T. Murphy, Mohamed Abou Donia, and Zemer Gitai were awarded the grant for their research in microbiology. The grant typically funds projects which would otherwise struggle to receive grant money through traditional means due to the risks associated with conducting them. 

Princeton professors Coleen T. Murphy, Mohamed Abou Donia, and Zemer Gitai were awarded the grant for their research in microbiology. The grant typically funds projects which would otherwise struggle to receive grant money through traditional means due to the risks associated with conducting them. 

NEWS | 11/11/2021

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Julia Berndtsson ’23 co-authors paper presenting possible planet beyond Milky Way

A group of physicists and researchers, including Julia Berndtsson ’23, reported finding evidence of the existence of a planet transiting a star in an external galaxy, marking the first such potential ‘exoplanet’ ever detected outside the Milky Way.

A group of physicists and researchers, including Julia Berndtsson ’23, reported finding evidence of the existence of a planet transiting a star in an external galaxy, marking the first such potential ‘exoplanet’ ever detected outside the Milky Way.

NEWS | 11/09/2021

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Economics Nobel laureate Joshua Angrist GS ’89 discusses causal inference, his time at Princeton

Joshua Angrist GS ’89 was awarded the 2021 Nobel Prize in Economics. He won half of the prize jointly with Guido Imbens “for their methodological contributions to the analysis of causal relationships.”

Joshua Angrist GS ’89 was awarded the 2021 Nobel Prize in Economics. He won half of the prize jointly with Guido Imbens “for their methodological contributions to the analysis of causal relationships.” 

NEWS | 10/27/2021

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A 'bird's-eye' view with Professor Cassie Stoddard

In this episode of The Highlights, we're joined by Mary Caswell Stoddard, a professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (EEB). We discuss her career in sensory ecology and color vision in birds, her field experiments in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, and the science of nonspectral colors.

In this episode of The Highlights, we're joined by Mary Caswell Stoddard, a professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (EEB). We discuss her career in sensory ecology and color vision in birds, her field experiments in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, and the science of nonspectral colors.

PODCAST | 10/20/2021

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Nobel-Prize-winning economist David Card GS ’83 discusses labor markets and Princeton influences

A graduate alumnus and former University faculty member, David Card was awarded the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences “for his empirical contributions to labor economics.” He sat with the ‘Prince’ to discuss his prize, his career, and Princeton’s influence on his work.  

A graduate alumnus and former University faculty member, David Card was awarded the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences “for his empirical contributions to labor economics.” He sat with the ‘Prince’ to discuss his prize, his career, and Princeton’s influence on his work. 

NEWS | 10/14/2021

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Card GS ’83, Angrist GS ’89 win Nobel Prize in Economics

Card and Angrist join fellow Nobel laureates Professor Syukuro Manabe, Professor David MacMillan, and Maria Ressa ’86, who won this year’s Nobel Prize in Physics, Chemistry, and Peace, respectively.

Card and Angrist join fellow Nobel laureates Professor Syukuro Manabe, Professor David MacMillan, and Maria Ressa ’86, who won this year’s Nobel Prize in Physics, Chemistry, and Peace, respectively.

NEWS | 10/11/2021

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Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor wins 2021 ‘Genius Grant’

Princeton African American Studies Professor Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor was awarded a 2021 MacArthur Fellowship. An award winning published author, she is currently working on an investigation of civil rights in the 1980s — among other projects.

Princeton African American Studies Professor Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor was awarded a 2021 MacArthur Fellowship. An award winning published author, she is currently working on an investigation of civil rights in the 1980s — among other projects.

NEWS | 10/10/2021

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Princeton professor David MacMillan awarded Nobel Prize in Chemistry

David W. C. MacMillan, the James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor of Chemistry, was awarded the 2021 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his work in asymmetric organocatalysis.

David W. C. MacMillan, the James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor of Chemistry, was awarded the 2021 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his work in asymmetric organocatalysis. 

NEWS | 10/06/2021

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Princeton meteorologist Syukuro Manabe awarded Nobel Prize in Physics

Syukuro Manabe was one of three recipients of the 2021 Nobel Prize in Physics, awarded for his work in physical modeling of global climate with Klaus Hasselmann.

Syukuro Manabe was one of three recipients of the 2021 Nobel Prize in Physics, awarded for his work in physical modeling of global climate with Klaus Hasselmann.

NEWS | 10/05/2021

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Two Princeton professors, two alumni appointed to serve on White House science committee

The White House describes PCAST as “the sole body of external advisors charged with making science, technology, and innovation policy recommendations to the President and the White House.”

The White House describes PCAST as “the sole body of external advisors charged with making science, technology, and innovation policy recommendations to the President and the White House.” 

NEWS | 10/05/2021

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‘Which side are you on?’ with Patricia Hoyos

In this episode of The Highlights, we're joined by Patricia Hoyos, a graduate student in the Princeton Neuroscience Institute. We discuss her work on the development of spatial biases, working with children, and her experiences building a graduate project out of undergraduate independent work.

In this episode of The Highlights, we're joined by Patricia Hoyos, a graduate student in the Princeton Neuroscience Institute. We discuss her work on the development of spatial biases, working with children, and her experiences building a graduate project out of undergraduate independent work. 

PODCAST | 09/29/2021