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July 2016

Five Princeton Students Awarded Walbridge Fund Graduate Award

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Wednesday, July 20, 2016 - 4:30pm

Five graduate students were selected to receive the Princeton Environmental Institute (PEI) Walbridge Fund Graduate Award in support of their dissertation research at Princeton.

This year’s recipients include: Cara Brook, Victor Charpentier, Jennifer Kasbohm, Anna Trugman, and Yuzhen Yan. Their research addresses important issues in climate change including emergence of zoonotic diseases, dynamics of boreal forest carbon sinks, biomimetic building design, and perturbations in Earth’s climate history.

UN High-Level Meeting on Antimicrobials—What Do We Need?

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Monday, July 18, 2016 - 10:00am

Global access to effective antimicrobials is under threat.1 Over 700 000 deaths worldwide, including 214 000 neonatal sepsis deaths, are attributable to resistant bacterial pathogens each year.2,3 Currently, insufficient access and delays in access to antibiotics cause more deaths than antibiotic resistance, but more resistance-related deaths are being reported in all countries irrespective of income level.3 The key is to promote universal provision of antimicrobials while ensuring continued effectiveness.

Seven Princeton Students Receive Hack Graduate Awards

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Thursday, July 14, 2016 - 11:45am

Seven graduate students were selected to receive this year’s Mary and Randall Hack ’69 Graduate Award in support of their innovative research on water and water-related topics with implications for the environment.

Freshman Seminar Bridges Food, Environment and Culture

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Wednesday, July 6, 2016 - 2:15pm

For decades, Craig Shelton has been one of the country's top chefs. This spring, he took on an additional job: instructor at a Princeton University freshman seminar.

After years in restaurants including Le Bernardin and Bouley in New York City and his own Ryland Inn in New Jersey, Shelton found himself shuttling between home-size electric ranges as he faced Princeton students and a barrage of questions: "Excuse me, chef, is this hot enough? Chef, what order do we cook these in? How do I slice this?"

Shelton was thrilled.

Q&A with AOS Graduate Student Jane Baldwin

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Wednesday, July 6, 2016 - 11:15am

The Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment (ACEE) recently released its latest Energy Technology Distillate, a report titled, “Fusion Energy via Magnetic Confinement.”  AOS Graduate Student Jane Baldwin is one of 10 members of the Princeton Energy and Climate Scholars (PECS) who researched, synthesized, and wrote, along with their faculty mentor Robert Socolow, the Distillate, the third Energy Technology Distillate from ACEE designed to provide succinct yet substantive information to policymakers, educators, students, and

PECS: A Program Worth Emulating

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Wednesday, July 6, 2016 - 10:45am

Imitation may indeed be the sincerest form of flattery for the Princeton Energy and Climate Scholars (PECS) group whose goal is to encourage communication and scholarly exchange among doctoral candidates and faculty working on a broad range of energy and climate change related questions. Over the course of the 2015-2016 academic year, thirteen talented and engaged Princeton Day School (PDS) high school students eagerly followed in the footsteps of their PECS counterparts in a program with a similar aim.