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David Rubenstein Strong Donation $20 Million for New Building at the Institute for Advanced Study

Princeton, NJ - Monday, November 9, 2015: Rubenstein Commons will be a Vital Catalyst for Intellectual and Social Exchange on the Institute Campus A $20 million gift to the Institute for Advanced Study from businessman and philanthropist David M. Rubenstein, a Trustee of the Institute, will have a transformative impact on intellectual and communal life at one of the world’s leading centers for fundamental research. This donation from Mr. Rubenstein, Co-Founder and Co-CEO of The Carlyle Group, will support the creation of a new building on the Institute campus to be known as the Rubenstein Commons. The Commons is conceived as a welcoming and flexible environment…
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Quiet ‘epidemic’ of drugs, alcohol and suicide

Quiet 'epidemic' of drugs, alcohol and suicide has killed half a million middle-aged white Americans. Princeton, NJ: 11/2/2015. Despite advances in health care and quality of life, white middle-aged Americans have seen overall mortality rates increase over the past 15 years, representing an overlooked "epidemic" with deaths comparable to the number of Americans who have died of AIDS, according to new Princeton University research. The results are published in a new paper in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences from Anne Case, the Alexander Stewart 1886 Professor of Economics and Public Affairs, and Angus Deaton, the 2015 Nobel…
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Cancer Awareness

Princeton,NJ: Pink Ribboned trees seen across the Princeton Theological Seminary campus raise awareness for cancer. Princeton, NJ: Members of The College of NJ Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity college collect donations on Nassau Street for AEP national organization's philanthropic efforts raising awareness of breast cancer. Princeton Strong photos / Stanley Brick      
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Alert on increased reports of IRS Scams in the area

In recent weeks, Princeton Police have received a striking increase in reported IRS scams. Specifically, victims are told they owe money to the IRS and it must be paid promptly through a pre-loaded debit card or wire transfer. If the victim refuses to cooperate, they are threatened with arrest, deportation or suspension of a business or driver’s license. In many cases, the caller becomes hostile and insulting. The Internal Revenue Service has issued many alerts to the public advising this is an on-going scam authored by unknown sources. In a recent alert, the IRS messaged: " we do not and…
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UN climate summit can’t overlook coal-power financing from emerging countries

Princeton, NJ: Princeton University. When global leaders converge on Paris on Nov. 30 for the 2015 United Nations climate change conference, their goal will be to deliver an agreement that, for the first time, seeks to safeguard the Earth's climate by having all nations that are significant sources of carbon dioxide rein in their emissions. A threat to that plan might be the unchecked growth of coal power in the world's developing nations — a dangerous and ongoing trend most recently accelerated by the expansion of Chinese firms seeking business internationally, according to researchers from Princeton University, Tongji University in…
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Angus Deaton receives Nobel Prize in economics

Princeton, NJ: 10/12/2015 via princeton .edu. Princeton University professor Angus Deaton has been awarded the2015 Nobel Prize in economics for his contributions to understanding consumption at the individual level and in aggregate. Deaton, the Dwight D. Eisenhower Professor of International Affairs and a professor of economics and international affairs in Princeton's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, has been a faculty member at Princeton since 1983. A news conference and receptions were held today on the Princeton campus. Deaton was honored with the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences for his work in "consumption, poverty and welfare," the Royal Swedish…
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