From Nj.com: Princeton and Rutgers universities will join two health care giants in becoming the first tenants of The Hub, a technology and innovation complex planned for downtown New Brunswick. https://bit.ly/338n1rZ
From The Daily Princetonian: New regulations allow for a minimum of 125 square feet of laboratory space per occupant, down from 160 square feet per occupant. https://www.dailyprincetonian.com/article/2020/11/princeton-covid19-research-reopening-level-2
From ABC 7: Features The Poll Hero Project, founded in part by a group of Princeton students. Quotes students Kai Tsurumaki and Olivia Cao. https://abc7ny.com/politics/meet-the-poll-heroes-americas-next-generation-of-election-workers–/7358454/
From Popular Mechanics: Scientists say that while “domestication syndrome” has been theorized since the days of Charles Darwin, a new study is the first concrete data to show a link between group behaviors and physical signs of individual domestication. In the new paper, Princeton University researchers study the combination of a specific facial fur patch on marmosets with a vocal pattern they say corresponds to the patch. https://www.popularmechanics.com/science/animals/a34484237/monkeys-self-domestication-theory-experiment/
The High Meadows Foundation, a philanthropic organization co-founded by Judy and Carl Ferenbach III, a member of the Class of 1964, has made a transformative gift to Princeton University that will support environmental research and educational initiatives through the Princeton Environmental Institute (PEI), the University’s interdisciplinary center for environmental research, education and outreach. PEI has been renamed the High Meadows Environmental Institute (HMEI).https://www.princeton.edu/news/2020/10/29/major-high-meadows-gift-renames-princeton-environmental-institute
Additional coverage by Axios: Higher ed’s expanding climate push Princeton University yesterday announced a “transformative gift” from the High Meadows Foundation, a philanthropy co-founded by an alum.
The money will expand the school’s interdisciplinary environmental institute, with a focus on climate change, energy, biodiversity, food and water.
The amount was not disclosed, but spokesperson Ben Chang said, “the gift will ensure that environmental research at Princeton will be supported into the next half-century and beyond.”
Cookies: Tech Security & Privacy: Guests on the podcast’s first season finale episode are Yan Shvartzshnaider and Colleen Josephson. They recently wrote a fascinating piece for Princeton’s Center for Information Technology Policy blog, Freedom To Tinker, about how a new technology embedded in the most recent generation of Apple iPhones has the technology to track the owner’s movements, down to the inch, indoors. https://engineering.princeton.edu/news/2020/10/21/your-movements-are-being-tracked-down-inch-colleen-josephson-and-yan-shvartzshnaider
From Politics & Polls: As the election inches closer, polling data seems favorable to the Democrats, especially in a number of Senate races. Yet some say the Democrats are being too optimistic and overly confident, mirroring some of the sentiments from 2016. In this episode of Politics & Polls, Julian Zelizer and Sam Wang discuss what will happen next — and the problems that are different from 2020. They go into the uncertainty not just on Election Day, but after — even in the new Congress. https://spia.princeton.edu/news/politics-polls-206-what-happens-next
From Centraljersey.com: Princeton’s Clifford Brangwynne has won America’s largest unrestricted scientific prize for his discovery that upends previous understandings of the internal organization of cells. https://centraljersey.com/2020/10/22/princeton-university-professor-discovers-clues-to-alzheimers-disease-wins-largest-unrestricted-scientific-prize/
Deana Lawson, professor of visual arts in the Lewis Center for the Arts, and renowned photographer, has been awarded the Hugo Boss Prize. Sponsored by Hugo Boss and presented by the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, the prize has been awarded biannually since 1996 and is considered among the most prestigious awards within the contemporary art world. https://www.princeton.edu/news/2020/10/22/princeton-professor-visual-arts-deana-lawson-wins-hugo-boss-prize-first
A new study led by Princeton’s Julien Ayroles and Mpala’s Dino Martins supports the “mismatch” hypothesis. They found that obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular illnesses increased among Turkana people whose diet changed from animal-based to carbohydrate-based. https://www.princeton.edu/news/2020/10/21/princeton-and-mpala-scholars-link-obesity-and-disease-dramatic-dietary-changes
Two Princeton researchers, architect Stefana Parascho and engineer Sigrid Adriaenssens, dreamed of using robots to simplify construction, even when building complex forms. So the professors partnered with architecture and engineering firm Skidmore, Owings and Merrill (SOM) to create a striking and unique installation for the SOM exhibition “Anatomy of Structure” in London last March. https://www.princeton.edu/news/2020/10/21/robots-and-humans-collaborate-revolutionize-architecture
From Reuters: Cites data from the Eviction Lab at Princeton. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-housing-eviction-insight/times-up-after-a-reprieve-a-wave-of-evictions-expected-across-u-s-idUKKBN27415U