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Juan Maldacena Receives Galileo Galilei Medal

Princeton, NJ: Institute for Advanced Study reports - Juan Maldacena, Carl P. Feinberg Professor in the School of Natural Sciences, will be the first recipient of the Galileo Galilei Medal, established by the National Institute for Nuclear Physics (INFN) in collaboration with the Galileo Galilei Institute. The award recognizes Maldacena for “his pioneering ideas in theoretical physics, and in particular for the discovery of duality between gravity and quantum field theory, with far-reaching implications.” The award ceremony will take place on May 2, 2019 at the Galileo Galilei Institute in Florence. The Galileo Galilei Medal will be awarded every two years to scientists who have…
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e-cigarette Disaster Middle High School Users Surge! Progress Erased: Youth Tobacco Use Increases

Increased from 20 percent in 2017 to 28 percent in 2018 among current high school users. million middle and high school students used tobacco products in 2018 “The skyrocketing growth of young people’s e-cigarette use over the past year threatens to erase progress made in reducing youth tobacco use. It’s putting a new generation at risk for nicotine addiction,” said CDC Director Robert R. Redfield, “Despite this troubling trend, we know what works and we must continue to use proven strategies to protect America’s youth from this preventable health risk. Youth use of any tobacco product, including e-cigarettes, is unsafe.” Robert Redfield,…
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The Funeral of former President George HW Bush 41

    The funeral procession of former President George Bush passes in front of the White House Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018, en route to the Washington National Cathedral in Washington, (Official White House Photo by Tia Dufour) A man pauses to pay his respects in front of the casket of former President George H. W. Bush at St. Martin's Episcopal Church during the state funeral in Houston, Texas, Dec. 5, 2018. Nearly 4,000 military and civilian personnel from across all branches of the armed forces, including Reserve and National Guard components, provided ceremonial support during the state funeral of George…
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A Princeton Degree For a Yalie: George H.W. Bush Visits Princeton, 1991

Princeton,NJ: President George Bush dedicates the University Social Science Complex at Princeton University. UPI Photo by Stanley Brick. Princeton, NJ: by Princeton edu - On May 10, 1991, President George Bush came to Princeton’s campus to receive an honorary Doctor of Laws degree and dedicate the University’s Social Science Complex. This $20 million dollar project included the newly constructed Bendheim and Fisher Halls, as well as a renovation of Corwin Hall. President Bush’s visit was notable for several reasons. This ceremony was Bush’s first appearance outside of Washington DC after suffering atrial fibrillation while jogging at Camp David. In addition,…
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Princeton Medical Center Earns “A” Grade for Patient Safety

Princeton, NJ: PMC reports - Penn Medicine Princeton Medical Center (PMC) has earned an “A” in patient safety from The Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting safety, quality and value in health care. PMC’s grade was announced today as part of the Fall 2018 edition of the Hospital Safety Grade, a comprehensive rating published twice annually to evaluate approximately 2,600 hospitals nationwide on how well they protect patients from preventable errors, injuries and infections. The Leapfrog Group's peer-reviewed rating system factors in 28 separate measures from three sources: the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS); the voluntary…
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Repairing Pittsburgh and beyond

Princeton, NJ: dailyprincetonian opinion - How do we measure who we are through the lens of a national tragedy like the shooting at a synagogue in Pittsburgh? When these disasters happen, we often signal our solidarity by saying, “We are all Pittsburgh,” or Charlottesville, or Orlando, or others of the too many places where unspeakable hatred and ignorance combine to incite murder and mayhem, and to ignite tragedy and horror. This time, for me, the metaphor is too literally true. The Tree of Life synagogue is one block from the house where I lived as a teenager and where my…
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