To learn more about the delicate balance needed for coral to survive, Princeton University ecology and evolutionary biology major, Elizabeth McKenna embarked on an 11-week study last summer to research the effects of varying light and sedimentation conditions on the growth rates of juvenile corals at the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS) in St. George's, Bermuda.
Research News Features
Archive – April 2014
President Christopher L. Eisgruber and six other Princeton faculty members have been named fellows of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. They are among leaders in scholarship, business, the arts and public affairs elected this year in recognition of their contributions to their respective fields.
Princeton University researchers report that smaller groups actually tend to make more accurate decisions, while larger assemblies may become excessively focused on only certain pieces of information.
Guenther interweaves her training as a physician, neuroscientist and historian to study the history of modern medicine and the mind sciences.
A research project focused on understanding fiscal stimulus payments and household balance sheets discovered that to maximize the amount of the stimulus payments spent, you may want to pay out to people at middle-class levels of income as well as the lowest levels.
The Princeton University Board of Trustees has approved the appointments of one full professor and five assistant professors.
Court’s Gutting of Campaign Finance Laws May Enhance Influence of Corporations and Wealthy Americans
Affluent individuals and business corporations already have vastly more influence on federal government policy than average citizens, according to recently released research by Princeton University and Northwestern University.
Devin Fore, Robert Kaster and Judith Weisenfeld recieve fellowship awards from the Amercian Council of Learned Societies.
A conference was held on April 4 at Princeton University, to examine how big data can transform health care and help clinicians improve care and patient outcomes.
Without wolves, deer populations have exploded and altered the landscape in a way that is inhospitable to songbirds. This short film explores the problems facing songbirds and potential solutions.
Studies examining the interactions between genes and social environments using telomeres as a biomarker have shown that African American boys at nine years of age who have experienced a stressful social environment have accelerated aging or stress-mediated wear and tear on the body, which can make them more vulnerable to all kinds of illnesses and diseases.
Nannerl Keohane, senior scholar at the Woodrow Wilson School, on the value of a liberal arts education
Nannerl Keohane, senior scholar the Woodrow Wilson School and former president of both Wellesley College and Duke University, argues that a liberal arts education provides students with exposure to different disciplines, and helps them make wiser choices about their profession because they will have understood something about the intellectual foundations on which some of the alternative professions rest.
David Botstein, named AACR distinguished lecturer, will deliver his lecture "Evolution and Cancer" April 5 at the AACR's Annual Meeting in San Diego.
The hackathon opened Friday evening at Jadwin Gym on the Princeton University campus and continued for 36 hours ending Sunday afternoon, March 30. Some 500 undergraduates from more than 40 universities, packed the gym working furiously on programming and hardware projects.
The challenges facing women in sciences, mathematics and engineering — be it discouragement, or balancing the obligations of work and family — can be overcome with confidence, support and tenacity.
The Fung Global Fellows Program, administered by the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies, brings together international faculty members from the social sciences and humanities around a common theme.
The combination of over-harvesting by the medical and fishing industry along with the effects from Hurricane Sandy have caused huge declines in the population of the Horseshoe Crab in the Delaware Bay.
Performance artist Aaron Landsman and poet Dora Malech were chosen from a pool of almost 450 applicants as Princeton's 2014-16 Fellows in the Creative and Performing Arts.
Research shows that parents who hold their baby and lovingly respond to the baby's needs form a secure attachment with the child and provide a base for stronger cognitive, social and emotional development.