Roughly 80 percent of the world’s fresh water use is devoted to agriculture. As countries such as China stretch their water supplies, they turn to countries with more abundant water supplies for food. Ignacio Rodríguez-Iturbe, the James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, is studying the effects of the globalization of water usage. Read more about Eating habits in China spur global shift in water use.
Historian Jeremy Adelman is spending this fall teaching “A History of the World since 1300” to more than 50 students at Princeton University — and 80,000 students across the globe. Adelman is among seven professors debuting classes on the educational website Coursera as the University explores online technology to enhance learning at Princeton and extend its educational resources beyond campus. Read more about Princeton extends learning through online Coursera classes.
Under a new $3 million grant from the Glenn Foundation for Medical Research, Princeton University researchers will study the biology of aging and healthspan. Read more about “Glenn Foundation grant launches Princeton lab for research on aging.”
On Oct. 2, Nobel laureate Toni Morrison, the Robert F. Goheen Professor in the Humanities Emeritus, returned to Princeton, where she previously taught literature and writing for 17 years, as the Belknap Visitor in the Humanities. She read from her new novel, “Home,” and answered questions from the audience. Read Story