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November 2017

Responding to urban design challenges: Students explore architecture in Brazil

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Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 3:15pm

This semester, 12 Princeton undergraduates explored architectural and urban design through a course that took them to Brazil over fall break to gain firsthand knowledge of the topics discussed on campus. The course, “The Interdisciplinary Design Studio,” was developed by PEI associated faculty member Mario Gandelsonas, professor of architecture and the Class of 1913 Lecturer in Architecture, with support from a PEI's Urban Grand Challenges program.


Study of Darwin’s finches reveals that new species can develop in as little as two generations

Publish Date: 
Tuesday, November 28, 2017 - 1:45pm

Princeton University researchers B. Rosemary Grant and Peter Grant, along with researchers from Uppsala University in Sweden, have found that a new species of Darwin’s finches developed in as little as two generations, which provides direct genetic evidence of a novel way in which new species arise. The Grants have been studying the evolution of Darwin’s finches on the small island of Daphne Major in the Galápagos Islands for the last four decades.