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August 2016

United Nations to Address Antimicrobial Resistance

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Wednesday, August 31, 2016 - 11:30am

Ramanan LaxminarayanIn 1941, Albert Alexander, an off-duty Oxford policeman, became the first critically ill patient to receive antibiotic treatment, starting a global trend of antibiotics being used for everything from treating infection to promoting agriculture. Enthusiastic and untampered use has come at a cost, however, and antimicrobial resistance (AMR) now threatens the global community.

Four Graduate Students Awarded 2016 PEI-STEP Environmental Policy Fellowships

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Monday, August 29, 2016 - 2:00pm

Four graduate students have been awarded 2016 PEI-STEP Environmental Policy Fellowships by the Princeton Environmental Institute (PEI). The recipients are: Alexander Berg from electrical engineering, Michelle Frazer from atmospheric and oceanic sciences, and Da Pan and Siyuan Xian from civil and environmental engineering.

Nine Students Have Been Selected To Join PECS

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Monday, August 29, 2016 - 1:45pm

Nine graduate students have been selected to join the Princeton Energy and Climate Scholars Program (PECS) for the 2016-2017 academic year.

Hurricanes Are Worse, but Experience, Gender and Politics Determine if You Believe It

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Thursday, August 25, 2016 - 11:30am

Objective measurements of storm intensity show that North Atlantic hurricanes have grown more destructive in recent decades. But coastal residents' views on the matter depend less on scientific fact and more on their gender, belief in climate change and recent experience with hurricanes, according to a new study by researchers at Princeton University, Auburn University-Montgomery, the Louisiana State University and Texas A&M University.

Mother Nature Can Teach Us about Managing Financial Systems

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Tuesday, August 23, 2016 - 11:00am

During a half-hour interval on May 6, 2010, stock prices for some of the largest companies in the world dropped precipitously, some to just pennies a share. Then, just as suddenly and inexplicably, shares recovered to their pre-crash prices.

With Droughts and Downpours, Climate Change Feeds Chesapeake Bay Algal Blooms

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Thursday, August 11, 2016 - 10:15am

Nitrogen-rich agricultural runoff into the Chesapeake Bay presents an ongoing environmental and economic concern for the bay's massive watershed. Pollution from fertilizer application feeds algal blooms that poison humans and marine life, and devastate fisheries.

While efforts to restore the bay have been successful during the past several years, a study led by Princeton University researchers shows that weather patterns tied to climate change may nonetheless increase the severity of algal blooms by changing how soil nutrients leach into the watershed.

Craig Arnold: Perspective on the Allure and Reach of Materials Science

Publish Date: 
Tuesday, August 9, 2016 - 3:30pm

Name: Craig Arnold

Title: Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering; Director of the Princeton Institute for the Science and Technology of Materials (PRISM)

Two Undergraduates Join PEI Environmental Scholars Program

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Tuesday, August 9, 2016 - 2:00pm

Two undergraduates have been selected to join the Environmental Scholars Program by the Princeton Environmental Institute (PEI). This two-year award was given to geosciences majors William Atkinson ’18 and Joshua Murray ’18.