Three earn Rhodes Scholarships, Solis wins Mitchell award

by Eric Quiñones

Princeton senior Stephen Hammer and two 2008 graduates, Scott Moore and Timothy Nunan, have been awarded Rhodes Scholarships for graduate study at the University of Oxford. They are among the 32 American college students or recent graduates who won the prestigious fellowships, which fund two or three years of study at Oxford. Princeton’s three winners represented the most from any U.S. institution this year.

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Report details University’s economic impact on region, state

by Emily Aronson

Princeton University is a major economic force in the region and state, boosting the New Jersey economy by more than $1 billion through construction activity, purchases of goods and services, taxes, visitor and student spending, and other financial contributions. The economic value of the University to its neighboring communities, Mercer County and the state of New Jersey is detailed in a new report, “Education and Innovation, Enterprise and Engagement: The Impact of Princeton University.”

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Capital plan cut by $300 million amid downturn

by Ruth Stevens

University officials have decreased Princeton’s 10-year, $3.9 billion capital plan by $300 million, delaying construction on some projects and scaling back on others. The action was taken in response to the current economic climate.

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Students plan green makeover for old factory

by Chris Emery

A group of Princeton engineering students is reimagining a 19th-century textile factory as a modern, energy-efficient headquarters for a Trenton nonprofit. Their goal: Save money; save the planet. As part of a class taught by Robert Harris, the co-founder of the New Jersey-based environmental consulting firm Environ International, a dozen students are helping to renovate the decrepit factory by looking for ways to reduce the building’s use of water, electricity and fossil fuels.

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Grand Challenges Program focuses on development, energy, health solutions

by Ushma Patel

Coming from Uganda, junior Yolisa Nalule has seen the devastating impact of AIDS and other diseases on her country. Last summer, through Princeton’s ambitious Grand Challenges Program, she was able to return to her hometown of Kampala to conduct research focused on improving local health conditions while furthering her own studies in health policy. As part of a global project on AIDS treatment begun by anthropology professor João Biehl, Nalule visited hospitals, church-organized programs and government-owned treatment centers, talking to health professionals about how and why they changed AIDS patients’ treatments.

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Proposals sought for global research projects

Princeton faculty members are invited to submit grant proposals for projects to facilitate global research initiatives through the Council for International Teaching and Research. The council’s Global Collaborative Research Fund is intended to support scholarly networks that engage Princeton with centers of learning worldwide through collaborative research on significant global issues and scholarship, and to promote career development of scholars at all stages.

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