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October 2016

PEI Faculty Seminar Series Video: Competition, Hydraulic Damage, and the Universal Rules Regulating Plant Water Use

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Tuesday, October 11, 2016 - 2:30pm

300 Million Children Breathe Highly Toxic Air, Unicef Reports

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Monday, October 31, 2016 - 11:30am

MUMBAI, India — About 300 million children in the world breathe highly toxic air, the United Nations Children’s Fund said in a report on Monday that used satellite imagery to illustrate the magnitude of the problem.

Provost Lee Visits Mpala Research Centre, Alumni in Kenya

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Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 10:00am

NANYUKI, Kenya — The small airplane bobbed and tilted in the midday heat rising off the Kenyan bushland as it quickly dropped onto the short red-dirt airstrip. Zebras grazed in the runway's grassy margins alongside gazelles and hulking, spear-horned oryx. Elephants milled about the dense trees and shrubs at the narrow end of the landing strip just before the escarpment plunges into the deep valley below.

Researchers Predict Growing Number of Hurricane Sandy-Like Storm Surges in Future

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Monday, October 10, 2016 - 5:00pm

In the wake of historic destruction wrought by Hurricane Sandy in 2012, residents of New York and other coastal cities were left wondering whether Sandy-scale storm floods are the new normal. 

Princeton Undergraduates Share Their Summer of Learning Experiences

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Thursday, October 6, 2016 - 10:45am

Alana Reynolds ’18 (left), ecology and evolutionary biology, and Jacqueline Jones ’18, mechanical and aerospace engineering, explained their research on plant mycorrhizae.

Princeton Racing Electric Students Design Sustainable Race Car

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Friday, October 7, 2016 - 12:30pm

When Ben Sorkin put on his racing suit and helmet, he knew the moment he waited over two years for had finally come. His teammates helped strap him into the driver's seat. For the first time, he would be energizing their electric car for its very first run around a race track.

Sorkin, a mechanical and aerospace engineering major and rising senior, is a member of the student organization Princeton Racing Electric.