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A ‘joy ride’ of a career: Peebles wins Nobel Prize in Physics for tackling big questions about the universe

Princeton Strong news - Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Office of Communications Tom Garlinghouse reports Early in the morning on Tuesday, Oct. 8, Princeton physicist James Peebles got a call from Sweden. His first thought was, “When you receive a phone call that early in the morning, it’s usually something horrible — or it’s this!” The “this” turned out to be the 2019 Nobel Prize in Physics. Peebles, the Albert Einstein Professor of Science, Emeritus, and professor of physics, emeritus, had won the prize for “theoretical discoveries in physical cosmology.” Peebles, who received his doctorate in physics from Princeton in 1962, shares the prize with…
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University dedicates marker addressing the complex legacy of Woodrow Wilson

Princeton Strong news - Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Office of Communications Denise Valenti reports Rising 39 feet above Scudder Plaza and standing adjacent to Robertson Hall, the home of Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Relations, “Double Sights,” a marker that addresses Wilson’s complex legacy, was dedicated Saturday, Oct. 5. Designed by 2019 MacArthur Fellow and Gish Prize winner Walter Hood, the installation is intended as a “stimulus to reflection and an invitation to dialogue,” said University President Christopher L. Eisgruber. “It is disruptive by design,” Eisgruber said. “‘Double Sights’ exposes the profound contradictions in Wilson’s life and character,…
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Princeton University Art Museum Celebrates the Dedication of its New Gallery Space, Art@Bainbridge, with Neighborhood Block Party

Art@Bainbridge Nassau Street Princeton hours are Sunday to Wednesday, 11 to 5 and Thursday to Saturday, 11 to 8 Princeton Strong news - Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Art Museum reports Work by contemporary artist Jordan Nassar to be featured in first installation at Art@Bainbridge in historic downtown Princeton PRINCETON, – Following extensive restoration and preservation efforts, storied Bainbridge House, one of the few remaining 18th-century structures in downtown Princeton, has been transformed into a compelling public venue being programmed by the Princeton University Art Museum. Called Art@Bainbridge, the new gallery space will feature the work of contemporary artists in an…
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Princeton University sustainability plan aims for net zero emissions by 2046

Princeton Strong news - Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Emily Aronson, Office of Communications reports Princeton University’s new Sustainability Action Plan sets bold targets to further reduce greenhouse gas emissions and outlines innovative strategies to engage all faculty, staff and students in creating a sustainable campus and future. Princeton will aim to achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2046, which is the University’s 300th anniversary. The plan builds on the University’s significant progress during the last 10 years in reducing greenhouse gas emissions, designing efficient buildings, encouraging alternatives to single-occupancy vehicles, and adopting award-winning practices in sustainable dining, construction and other University operations. All…
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PRINCETON BOARD OF HEALTH ADOPTS CLIMATE ACTION PLAN

Princeton Strong news -Princeton, NJ: Princeton Board of Health reports PRINCETON BOARD OF HEALTH RESOLUTION OF THE PRINCETON BOARD OF HEALTH SUPPORTING THE ADOPTION OF THE DRAFT CLIMATE ACTION PLAN BY PRINCETON COUNCIL WHEREAS, Sustainable Princeton has drafted a climate action plan for the municipality outlining Princeton’s goals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions contributing to our planet’s warming; and WHEREAS, the Climate Action Plan continues the critical process of considering Health in All Policies by outlining processes to protect the health of all who live and/or work in Princeton during extreme weather events; and WHEREAS, recognizing climate change is contributing…
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‘100-year’ floods will happen every one to 30 years, according to new coastal flood prediction maps

PRINCETON STRONG news - Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Jen A. Miller for the Office of Engineering Communications reports A 100-year flood is supposed to be just that: a flood that occurs once every 100 years, or a flood that has a 1% chance of happening every year. But Princeton researchers have developed new maps that predict coastal flooding for every county on the Eastern and Gulf Coasts and find 100-year floods could become annual occurrences in New England; and happen every one to 30 years along the southeast Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico shorelines. “The historical 100-year floods may change…
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NJ Governor Murphy Orders Flags to Fly at Half-Staff in Observation of 9/11 Anniversary

Princeton 9/11 Garden dedicated to 13 Alumni Lost September 11th NEW JERSEY STRONG news – TRENTON, NJ: Office of the Gov reports– Today, Governor Phil Murphy ordered that and New Jersey flags be flown at half-staff at all state buildings and facilities on Wednesday, September 11, 2019, in remembrance of the nearly 3,000 innocent people, almost 700 of whom were residents of New Jersey, who lost their lives in the 2001 terrorist attacks.“Eighteen years ago, our nation endured the most devastating attack our country has ever seen,” said Governor Murphy. “Today, and every day, we honor the lives that were taken from us far too soon…
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