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2016

Posted: Sep 20, 2016 | Lenght: 00:53:13
Improving coastal resiliency, and the adoption of natural infrastructure as part of a multiple lines of defense strategy, relies on effective coastal flood hazards and risk assessment and risk management. Current flood hazards maps do not adequately consider geomorphological, physical and...
Posted: Jun 14, 2016 | Lenght: 00:04:48
In summer 2015, six students from the Princeton chapter of Engineers Without Borders traveled to northern Peru to close out a five-year partnership with the community of La Pitajaya. The students have constructed two water distribution systems for the upper and lower parts of the village,...
Posted: May 03, 2016 | Lenght: 01:05:35
Heat uptake by the ocean is slowing the greenhouse gas-driven warming of the atmosphere, and the ocean represents the dominant long-term sink for the carbon dioxide gas deriving from fossil fuel use. However, these beneficial roles of the ocean are tempered by the slowness with which surface...
The Bonds We Make and the Bonds We Break; A Chemist’s View of How Metals Drive Biology
Posted: Apr 05, 2016 | Lenght: 00:59:34
You may have learned in high school that covalent combinations of the CHNOPS elements comprise nearly all of biology. However, it is the family of less abundant elements, particularly iron, manganese, cobalt and copper, that mediate the most important life processes. This is the metallome....
Gut Reactions: The Microbiome and Human Nature
Posted: Mar 30, 2016 | Lenght: 01:19:03
Microbes living in human bodies can influence processes like digestion, immunity, and even cognition. Human nature is being reframed as a multispecies relationship. Departing from the fact that our bodies are environments for bacteria, fungi, and protists, we will ask: How has the human been shaped...
Goldilocks in Byzantium - Did More Rain Help a Struggling Empire Survive the Arab-Islamic conquest?
Posted: Mar 08, 2016 | Lenght: 00:54:43
John Haldon, Shelby Cullom Davis '30 Professor of European History. Professor of History and Hellenic Studies. Director, Sharmin and Bijan Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Iran and Persian Gulf Studies. The eastern Roman empire was the largest state in western Eurasia in the sixth century. Only a...
After The Spectacular Image-Technical Images
Posted: Feb 12, 2016 | Lenght: 2:11:11
Global environmental pressures solicit not only technological and policy innovations, but also social transformations. Over the past century, image making and visualization practices – in the arts, literature, and the sciences – have formed a cultural infrastructure focused on the relationship...
Posted: Feb 11, 2016 | Lenght: 2:21:20
Global environmental pressures solicit not only technological and policy innovations, but also social transformations. Over the past century, image making and visualization practices – in the arts, literature, and the sciences – have formed a cultural infrastructure focused on the relationship...
Posted: Feb 11, 2016 | Lenght: 01:58:11
Global environmental pressures solicit not only technological and policy innovations, but also social transformations. Over the past century, image making and visualization practices – in the arts, literature, and the sciences – have formed a cultural infrastructure focused on the relationship...
After The Spectacular Image-Concluding Discussion
Posted: Feb 11, 2016 | Lenght: 01:57:45
Global environmental pressures solicit not only technological and policy innovations, but also social transformations. Over the past century, image making and visualization practices – in the arts, literature, and the sciences – have formed a cultural infrastructure focused on the relationship...
Lead Exposure and the Black-White Test Score Gap
Posted: Feb 09, 2016 | Lenght: 00:55:21
We consider a new source of racial disparities in test scores: African American students’ disproportionate exposure to environmental toxins, and, in particular, lead. Using a unique individual-level dataset of children’s preschool lead levels linked with future educational outcomes for children...

2015

Posted: Dec 15, 2015 | Lenght: 00:56:58
Downtown Des Moines once lacking in its 9 to 5 downtown a residential presence, has been radically restructured through a process that I developed 25 years ago with the Des Moines Vision Plan of 1990. The plan has fostered the city’s urban transformation through several projects that reversed...
Spatio-temporal Dynamics of Childhood Infectious Disease
Posted: Nov 17, 2015 | Lenght: 00:53:11
"Spatio-temporal Dynamics of Childhood Infectious Disease: Predictability and the Impact of Vaccination" by Bryan Grenfell, Kathryn Briger and Sarah Fenton Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and Public Affairs, Woodrow Wilson School. Violent epidemics of childhood infections such...
CO2 Sequestration in Conventional and Unconventional Reservoirs
Posted: Oct 13, 2015 | Lenght: 01:01:12
Michael Celia, Theodora Shelton Pitney Professor of Environmental Studies. Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Director, Program in Environmental Engineering and Water Resources. Carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) is the only currently available technology that can...
Suburban Foraging: Acorn Mush
Posted: Sep 24, 2015 | Lenght: 01:24:53
The Multispecies Salon presents, Suburban Foraging: Acorn Mush, featuring a discussion with Kimberly Tallbear (University of Alberta), Linda Noel (Koyungkawi poet) & Henry Horn (Princeton University) and with Tom Boellstorff (UC Irvine) as a virtual guest. Native plants and peoples persist...
Posted: Sep 15, 2015 | Lenght: 00:54:01
Michael Oppenheimer, Albert G. Milbank Professor of Geosciences and International Affairs, Woodrow Wilson School. Director, Center for Science Technology and Environmental Policy Structural uncertainty in models presents a longstanding obstacle to estimating future sea level rise. The model-...
Fluvial Metropolis Workshop - Part 2
Posted: Mar 27, 2015 | Lenght: 02:33:01
The Fluvial Metropolis Workshop is the first in a series of activities to be organized as part of the University of São Paulo/ Princeton University Strategic Partnership for Teaching and Research Collaboration. Topics of discussion will include basic issues pertaining to megacities and water...
Posted: Mar 27, 2015 | Lenght: 02:36:25
The Fluvial Metropolis Workshop is the first in a series of activities to be organized as part of the University of São Paulo/ Princeton University Strategic Partnership for Teaching and Research Collaboration. Topics of discussion will include basic issues pertaining to megacities and water...
Muchebe Community Water Project 2014
Posted: Mar 19, 2015 | Lenght: 00:06:48
In 2014, the Princeton Engineers Without Borders Kenya team assessed for and implemented a rainwater catchment system at Muchebe Primary School located in Muchebe, Kuria District, Kenya.
Signals, Yardsticks, and Tipping Points
Posted: Jan 28, 2015 | Lenght: 00:06:53
During the 2014 fall break, 12 Princeton freshman took a trip to Bermuda to study the role of the ocean in global climate change. In this video, they share their experience. What are the most important signals, yardsticks, and tipping points for understanding the extent and impact of global...

2014

Posted: Nov 13, 2014 | Lenght: 01:07:12
Is the climate warming at a terrifying pace? Are toxins leaking into the groundwater? Do our cities have wide, gaping food deserts? In the third and final event of the What Arts & Humanities Are Good For series, we’ll ask how we can deploy the essential insights and methods of the Arts to...
What Literature Is Good For Panel
Posted: Oct 16, 2014 | Lenght: 01:33:14
Is the climate warming at a terrifying pace? Are toxins leaking into the groundwater? Do our cities have wide, gaping food deserts? In the second event of the What Arts & Humanities Are Good For series, we’ll ask how we can deploy the essential insights and methods of Literature to tackle...
What History Is Good For Panel
Posted: Oct 09, 2014 | Lenght: 01:37:47
Is the climate warming at a terrifying pace? Are toxins leaking into the groundwater? Do our cities have wide, gaping food deserts? In the first event of the What Arts & Humanities Are Good For series, we’ll ask how we can deploy the essential insights and methods of History to tackle...
Ten Days of Discovery and Exchange in India
Posted: May 02, 2014 | Lenght: 00:07:49
Climate and energy concerns feature prominently in the research interests of Princeton faculty. This is also the case for Ph.D. students many of whom focus their doctoral research on aspects of the energy and climate change puzzle. In 2008, the Princeton Energy and Climate Scholars Program (...
That's Not Funny! A Panel on Environmental Comedy
Posted: Apr 16, 2014 | Lenght: 01:28:07
How many environmentalists does it take to screw in a light bulb? That's not funny!—but why so serious? Join 3 irreverent environmentalists for a rollicking, knee-slapping, 83%-funny discussion of why environmentalism isn't funny—and why it so desperately (seriously!) needs to acquire a sense of...

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