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e-cig Disease Disasters

Washington, DC: CDC reports - If anyone can speak firsthand about the significant rise in e-cigarette use by kids, teens, and young adults, it’s someone who works with them every day. Lauren W., a high school teacher in Pennsylvania, often hears her students talking about using e-cigarettes. But when it comes to the dangers of nicotine and addiction for young people, she does not believe they really understand how dangerous e-cigarettes are for their health. “I talk to them about the risks all the time,” she says, “and those talks reveal that they have never really thought about it.” As someone…
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CLIMATE DISASTERS – At the frontline: Princeton University Environmental Forum addresses climate crises

PRINCETON STRONG news - Princeton, Mercer (A Coastal Flood Plain) Capital County, NJ: Princeton University Denise Valenti and Tom Garlinghouse, Office of Communications report - In response to the urgent environmental challenges facing the planet, Princeton faculty and alumni who are working to protect the environment gathered for the Princeton Environmental Forum held on campus Oct. 24-25. They came with knowledge, questions and an eagerness to share ideas from the frontlines of science leadership and environmental advocacy. Nearly 700 people attended the event, which centered around a series of discussions featuring 40 speakers in Richardson ;These scientists, policymakers, scholars, authors, and artists and…
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Water Disasters – Cancer-Linked Contaminants In Princeton’s Tap Water

Princeton Strong news - Princeton, NJ: PATCH .com Alexis Tarrazi reports - A new study found drinking water is often less safe than what the federal government may deem legal. Most Americans don't think twice about drinking a glass of water. A report released Wednesday, though, found more than 270 harmful contaminants in local drinking water across the nation, including in Princeton. The substances are linked to cancer, damage to the brain and nervous system, hormonal disruption, problems in pregnancy and other serious health conditions. The ... Share More:
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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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