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March 2016

PEI Faculty Seminar Series Video: Goldilocks in Byzantium - Did More Rain Help a Struggling Empire Survive the Arab-Islamic conquest?

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Tuesday, March 8, 2016 - 10:45am

Partnerships Yield Global Impact for Engineers Without Borders

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Tuesday, March 29, 2016 - 9:30am

When Josh Umansky-Castro joined Engineers Without Borders as a freshman, he traveled to the remote mountain town of La Pitajaya, Peru, to help build and maintain two water distribution systems serving 21 families.

The pipe systems that carry water downhill from a distant spring were designed by Princetonians who came before him, and who left a lasting impact on the community they came to serve.

Two years later, Umansky-Castro, a junior majoring in mechanical and aerospace engineering at Princeton University, is making his own mark.

Princeton Expert to Help Brazil With Electricity Supply Problems

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Friday, March 18, 2016 - 9:15am

The historic drought that parched Brazil over the last two years was not just a water-supply problem — it was also a power problem. The nation's heavy use of hydroelectricity, which had made it a model of renewable energy, contributed to an increased risk of rolling blackouts in some of Brazil's largest cities during severe droughts. Now, Princeton researchers are joining with colleagues at a Brazilian university to help the operator of Brazil's electric grid and the country's major utilities develop a system to better manage their electric system when hydropower dries up.

Princeton Studies Water

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Thursday, March 17, 2016 - 9:00am

Kelly Caylor: Sensing the field for the world’s farmers

Princeton Researchers Go to the End of the Earth for the World's Oldest Ice

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Tuesday, March 15, 2016 - 5:15pm

When one is already in possession of the world's oldest chunk of ice, perhaps it's only natural to want to go older.

Interview with Postdoc Gauthier on Plants and Climate Change

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Tuesday, March 8, 2016 - 5:15pm

Plant physiologist Dr. Paul Gauthier is interviewed by WPRB's Brian Kraus on "These Vibes are too Cosmic" (TVR2C), a science and music radio show. WPRB Princeton community-run radio station features this program on Tuesday evenings between 5-7 p.m. (EST)  at radio dial FM 103.3. The show is hosted by Stevie Bergman and Brian Kraus.