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Wednesday, Feb 24, 2021

COVID-19 can be thought of as a game of chicken, except instead of driving head-on towards each other and betting the other person will swerve at the last minute, we’re going out when we should be staying home and foregoing social distancing, masks and hygiene measures.

Monday, Feb 22, 2021

In 2018, when Ruha Benjamin created the Ida B. Wells JUST Data Lab, her goal was to shrink the space between data and interpretation by providing context.

Monday, Feb 22, 2021

Ancient serrated coins, reverse immigration, quantum spin liquids and Winston Churchill’s WWII speeches: These are some of the diverse topics that Princeton’s students and early career researchers bring to life at Princeton Research Day, the University’s celebration of research, scholarship and...

Thursday, Feb 18, 2021

In research that may eventually help crops survive drought, scientists at Princeton University have uncovered a key reason that mixing material called hydrogels with soil has sometimes proven disappointing for farmers.

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Thursday, Feb 18, 2021

If you’ve ever listened to “The Moth,” “Radio Diaries” or “This American Life,” you know the power of hearing real stories told by real people. If you’ve ever listened to a podcast, watched a YouTube video or read an online news article and immediately texted a link to your friend, you know how fast you can feel connected to others with the tap...

Monday, Feb 15, 2021

For centuries, mapmakers have agonized over how to accurately display our round planet on anything other than a globe. Now, a fundamental re-imagining of how maps can work has resulted in the most accurate flat map ever made, from a trio of map experts: J....

Thursday, Feb 11, 2021

The recent killings of Black Americans have reignited calls for policing reform, including proposals to diversify police departments, which have historically been made up of primarily white, male officers. Yet, few studies have examined whether deploying minority and female officers actually changes police-civilian interactions or reduces...

Thursday, Feb 11, 2021

Princeton University seniors Paige Allen, Amy Jeon and James Packman have been named co-winners of the 2021 Moses Taylor Pyne Honor Prize, the highest general distinction conferred on an undergraduate. The University is looking into ways to celebrate the honorees as a community later in the semester.

Wednesday, Feb 10, 2021

The University has launched a new Community Advocates Program (CAP) to promote wellbeing on campus and reinforce public health expectations for the spring semester. Community Advocates are stationed inside campus buildings and outdoors to remind students, faculty and staff about face coverings, physical distancing and other guidelines to limit...

Tuesday, Feb 9, 2021

Wintertime outbreaks of COVID-19 have been largely driven by whether people adhere to control measures such as mask wearing and social distancing, according to a study published Feb. 8 in Nature Communications by Princeton University researchers.