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February 2014

March 28 Deadline: New Applicants to the Princeton Climate and Energy Scholars (PECS) Program

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Friday, February 28, 2014 (All day)

The Faculty Board of Princeton Climate and Energy Scholars (PECS) is seeking applications from talented and highly motivated graduate students throughout the University who are conducting research within the broad area of climate and energy. PECS is designed to enhance the graduate research experience by encouraging students to transcend the boundaries of their fields. PECS fosters a common intellectual adventure.

PEI-STEP Fellowship Program Forges Crucial Link to the Policy World

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Tuesday, February 25, 2014 (All day)
Ning Lin
Ning Lin *10, an assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering at Princeton University, spent two years during her doctoral studies as a Fellow in the Princeton Environmental Institute and Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs interdisciplinary fellowship program in Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy (PEI-STEP). (Photo courtesy of Ning Lin)

Welcome to PEI CURRENTS - Winter 2014

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Tuesday, February 25, 2014 (All day)

Carbon Mitigation Initiative News - Winter 2014

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Wednesday, February 19, 2014 (All day)
 src=Paleoclimate" authored by Michael Bender, professor of geoscience at Princeton University

Center for BioComplexity News - Winter 2014

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Wednesday, February 19, 2014 (All day)

The Center for BioComplexity welcomes two new postdoctoral fellows: Andrew Hein and Thomas Van Boeckel.  Hein (PhD, University of Florida), a theoretical biologist with a background in statistics and applied mathematics, is using biomechanical models to predict migration distances of species ranging from dragonflies to whales.  He and his colleagues have discovered that walking migrants travel about the same number of body lengths, regardless of their sizes.  For example, a migrating lemming and migrating wildebeest both travel around 500,000 body lengths during migration.

Cooperative Institute for Climate Science News - Winter 2014

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Wednesday, February 19, 2014 (All day)
 

During the second half of 2013, some notable advances were made by Princeton University Cooperative Institute for Climate Science (CICS) researchers. Below is a highlight of recent research conducted by CICS Scientist Meiyun Lin.

Grand Challenges News - Winter 2014

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Wednesday, February 19, 2014 (All day)

Development Challenge News

Jonathan Choi
Last summer, Jonathan Choi ’15 researched the impact of fire and grazing on soil restoration in the Laikipia District of Kenya at Princeton University’s Mpala Research Center. (Image: courtesy of Jonathan Choi)

Puma Hunts Howler Monkey

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Monday, February 17, 2014 (All day)

FACULTY HONOR: Rexford and Schapire elected to National Academy of Engineering

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Tuesday, February 11, 2014 (All day)

Two Princeton University professors have been elected to the National Academy of Engineering, which honors significant contributions to engineering research and education. Jennifer Rexford, the Gordon Y.S. Wu Professor in Engineering and professor of computer science, was recognized for her contributions to the operational stability of large computer networks. Robert Schapire, the David M.

Students Explore the World

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Tuesday, February 11, 2014 (All day)

States of Waste: Ecologies of (Night) Soil

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Friday, February 7, 2014 (All day)

Elizabeth DeLoughreyThe rise of postcolonial ecocriticism has resulted in an expanded discussion about how we theorize the relationship between people and place. This talk addresses the depiction of soil in rather literal and material terms by exploring how Caribbean artists and writers have called attention to the political and the aesthetic implications of making dirt, or waste, visible.

PEI Welcomes Visiting Faculty Member Jenny Price as Barron Fellow

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Monday, February 3, 2014 (All day)

Jenny Price

The Princeton Environmental Institute (PEI) is delighted to share news that Jenny Price has been co-appointed by PEI and the Lewis Center for the Arts as the Currie C. and Thomas A. Barron Visiting Professor in the Environment and Humanities.

The Perfect Swarm

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Sunday, February 2, 2014 (All day)