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Posted by Morgan Kelly on Sep 25, 2017
Princeton University faculty can submit up to two proposals for Campus as a Lab Innovation Funds through the Office of the Dean for Research by Nov. 20. Funding could start as early as Feb. 5, 2018. Guidelines are available on the Dean for Research website. Faculty from all four academic...
 
 
Posted by Morgan Kelly on Sep 18, 2017
Extreme ocean waves, severe thunderstorms and urban flooding, and a sophomore urban-design course make up the latest round of projects funded by the Princeton Environmental Institute (PEI) Urban Grand Challenges program. Totaling $348,000, the new awards are active from 2017 to 2019. The Urban...
 
 
Posted by Morgan Kelly on Sep 18, 2017
Predicting how climate change will affect the incidence of infectious diseases would have great public health benefits. But the relationship between climate and disease is extraordinarily complex, making such predictions difficult. Simply identifying correlations and statistical associations...
 
 
Posted by Morgan Kelly on Sep 14, 2017
The International Balzan Foundation has awarded Princeton University professor emeritus Robert Keohane the 2016 Balzan Prize for International Relations, History and Theory. The prize comes with an award of $790,000, half of which must be spent to finance research projects conducted by...
 
 
Posted by Morgan Kelly on Sep 13, 2017
Ashley Dawson, an English professor at the City University of New York's Graduate Center and the College of Staten Island, has been selected as the Princeton Environmental Institute's 2017-18 Currie C. and Thomas A. Barron Visiting Professor in the Environment and the Humanities. Dawson focuses...
 
 
Posted by Morgan Kelly on Sep 05, 2017
The case for carbon capture and storage — a promising method for reducing greenhouse gases — received a boost recently from a Princeton study that indicated the procedure would not be prone to significant leakage or high costs related to fixing leaks. Authors of the study included PEI associated...
 
 
Posted by Morgan Kelly on Aug 22, 2017
In the mid-1990s, 1,000 truckloads of orange peels and orange pulp were purposefully unloaded onto a barren pasture in a Costa Rican national park. Today, that area is covered in lush, vine-laden forest. A team led by Princeton University researchers — including David Wilcove, a...
 
 
Posted by Morgan Kelly on Aug 15, 2017
Princeton University researchers have uncovered a critical role for a new immune signaling pathway in controlling infection by the flavivirus Yellow Fever Virus (YFV), according to a paper published Aug. 15 in the journal mBio. The research, led by Alexander Ploss, an assistant professor...
 
 
Posted by Morgan Kelly on Aug 01, 2017
If climate change is not curbed, increased precipitation could substantially overload waterways in the United States with excess nitrogen and starve them of oxygen, according to a new study published July 28 in the journal Science. A team of researchers, including those from Princeton University,...
 
 
Posted by Morgan Kelly on Jul 21, 2017
Eight Princeton University graduate students were selected to receive a Mary and Randall Hack ’69 Graduate Award from the Princeton Environmental Institute. The award provides up to $8,000 in research funding to Princeton graduate students exploring water and water-related topics in various...
 
 
Posted by Morgan Kelly on Jul 21, 2017
Princeton University graduate students Xiaogang He and Kasparas Spokas have been awarded 2017 PEI-STEP Environmental Policy Fellowships from the Princeton Environmental Institute. Established in 2000, the PEI-STEP Fellowship Program provides Princeton doctoral students in departments outside of...
 
 
Posted by Morgan Kelly on Jul 21, 2017
Five Princeton University graduate students have been selected to receive Walbridge Fund Graduate Awards from the Princeton Environmental Institute to support their doctoral research. Established in 2009, the Walbridge Fund provides up to $10,000 to Princeton graduate students pursuing innovative...
 
 
Posted by Morgan Kelly on Jul 18, 2017
Peter Grant, the Class of 1877 Professor of Zoology, Emeritus, and professor of ecology and evolutionary biology, emeritus, and B. Rosemary Grant, senior research biologist, emeritus, ecology and evolutionary biology, have been named recipients of the Royal Medal in Biology. The Grants’...
 
 
Posted by Pooja Makhijani for the Office of Communications on Jul 17, 2017
Could the storms that once engulfed the Great Plains in clouds of black dust in the 1930’s once again wreak havoc in the U.S.? A new statistical model developed by researchers at Princeton University and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)’s Geophysical Fluid Dynamics...
 
 
Posted by Suleman Din for the Office of Engineering Communications on Jul 12, 2017
Finding an alternative vehicle fuel poses a difficult challenge: it has to be relatively cheap and able to reduce carbon emissions without using up valuable crop land or trees from forests. Now, researchers at Princeton’s Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment say one possible...
 
 
Posted by Morgan Kelly on Jul 10, 2017
Michael Celia, the Theodora Shelton Pitney Professor of Environmental Studies and professor of civil and environmental engineering, has been named director of the Princeton Environmental Institute effective July 1. Celia succeeds François Morel, the Albert G. Blanke, Jr., Professor of Geosciences...
 
 
Posted by Morgan Kelly on Jun 29, 2017
Unmitigated climate change could make the United States poorer and more unequal, according to a study published June 29 in the journal Science. The poorest third of counties could sustain economic damage costing as much as 20 percent of their income by the end of the century if warming proceeds...
 
 
Posted by Morgan Kelly on Jun 28, 2017
Gabriel Vecchi, Princeton University professor of geosciences and the Princeton Environmental Institute, was one of four scientists nationwide to receive a 2017 Atmospheric Sciences Ascent Award from the American Geophysical Union (AGU), the world’s largest Earth- and space-science society....
 
 
Posted by Holly Welles on Jun 27, 2017
The Princeton Environmental Institute selected 11 new graduate students to join the Princeton Energy and Climate Scholars Program (PECS) for a two-year fellowship commencing this fall. The new fellows bring the total number of PECS scholars to 20. The selected fellows and their academic programs...
 
 
Posted by Morgan Kelly on Jun 22, 2017
Mary Caswell Stoddard, an assistant professor in Princeton’s Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, proposes a far-ranging hypothesis regarding how and why bird eggs acquire their shapes. Her research, an interdisciplinary collaboration involving multiple authors, suggests that the shape...