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  • University staff work 24/7 to support on-campus community during coronavirus pandemic

    April 9, 2020 Community, Education,

    University staff work 24/7 to support on-campus community during coronavirus pandemic

    During the coronavirus pandemic, the Princeton campus might look like a ghost town in the bloom of springtime. But in fact, hundreds of essential staff members are practicing social distancing while working around the clock to support the on-campus community, and hundreds of other staff members are working from home to provide support.

  • Particle physicists design simplified ventilator for COVID-19 patients

    April 9, 2020 Health Care, News, Research, Technology

    Particle physicists design simplified ventilator for COVID-19 patients

    An international team of particle physicists led by Princeton’s Cristian Galbiati paused their search for dark matter to focus on the growing demand for ventilators, needed for patients with serious cases of COVID-19. While it may sound odd for a dark matter researcher to have taken up medical manufacturing, it makes more sense when put another way: an expert in constructing sensitive instruments for compressed argon decided to experiment with compressed oxygen and nitrogen. The first 1,000 units will be constructed within the week.

  • Invading the Screen: The New Urgency of Distance Learning

    April 7, 2020 Education, Podcasts

    Invading the Screen: The New Urgency of Distance Learning

    When coronavirus forced Princeton to close its campus classrooms in favor of remote teaching, Professor Jeremy Adelman drew upon a decade of pioneering work in distance education. As director of the “Global History Lab,” Adelman has experimented for years with ways to keep students connected and engaged online. His spring undergraduate course at Princeton is on-topic, too, focusing on globalization since 1820 and offering historical observations of human and environmental interdependence.

  • Bringing Students Home: Navigating an Unprecedented Crisis

    April 7, 2020 Education, Podcasts

    Bringing Students Home: Navigating an Unprecedented Crisis

    As coronavirus spread beyond China, and Princeton recalled its overseas students, another kind of crisis emerged when several countries interrupted commercial air traffic. Peru, where seven Princeton students were studying this spring, blocked even emergency charter flights from taking off and landing. Kara Amoratis, Princeton’s associate director of International Travel Safety and Security, describes the unfolding events as she led efforts to bring Princeton’s students home from abroad.

  • Taking the Long-View of History: COVID-19 Through the Lens of Ancient Pompeii

    April 7, 2020 Arts/Cultural, Podcasts

    Taking the Long-View of History: COVID-19 Through the Lens of Ancient Pompeii

    Like college seniors across the nation, Princeton classics concentrator Kirsten Traudt ’20 is finishing her coursework online under the ‘new normal’ rules of social distancing. It’s an unprecedented situation. At the same time, she’s finding a 2,000-year-old account of the eruption of Mount Vesuvius provides thought-provoking perspective.

  • Q&A: Laura Kahn *02 on COVID’s Spread and How We Defeat It

    April 3, 2020 News, Policy

    Q&A: Laura Kahn *02 on COVID’s Spread and How We Defeat It

    Laura Kahn *02, a physician and research scholar at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, studies the politics of infectious disease, including how leaders can make better decisions during outbreaks and how global-health policy can better prevent and mitigate zoonotic diseases, which are transmitted from animals to humans. In this article, she answers questions about how governments should respond to such pandemics and how the world can stop them from happening again.

  • NSF RAPID grant awarded for study of how anxiety affects the spread of COVID-19 information

    April 2, 2020 News, Research

    NSF RAPID grant awarded for study of how anxiety affects the spread of COVID-19 information

    Princeton researchers have been awarded a National Science Foundation RAPID grant to study how anxiety about COVID-19 influences how we learn and share information about the pandemic.

  • Alumni create online directory to support local businesses

    March 30, 2020 Community

    Alumni create online directory to support local businesses

    Maggie Zhang ’16 and Daniel He ’16 created Local for Later, an online directory to promote local businesses through gift cards. “Whether it’s buying a gift card, donating to a fundraiser, or sharing a story, we can all do our part to support our local businesses,” they wrote on their site, which has grown to include 11 U.S. cities.

  • Coronavirus Advice From America’s Foremost Ebola Doctor

    March 27, 2020 Health Care, News

    Coronavirus Advice From America’s Foremost Ebola Doctor

    Bruce Ribner ’66, a physician who successfully treated multiple Americans with Ebola in 2014 and professor of medicine in Emory University, offers perspective on Covid-19.

  • Writing in the time of coronavirus: John McPhee’s legendary course goes virtual

    March 26, 2020 Education

    Writing in the time of coronavirus: John McPhee’s legendary course goes virtual

    After 45 years of teaching his legendary “Creative Nonfiction” course on campus, Professor John McPhee, the Ferris Professor of Journalism in Residence and a Pulitzer Prize-winning author, has started teaching his class remotely.

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