The National Academy of Sciences announced today that Thomas Griffiths has received one of the two Troland Research Awards issued this year “for his research into how people and machines make decisions.” The Troland awards recognize unusual achievement by young investigators (defined as no older than 40) working within the broad spectrum of experimental psychology.
- Wednesday, Jan 23, 2019
- Wednesday, Jan 9, 2019
Kruse, a professor of history, turns to Twitter to lay out the facts of history in a rapid-fire media cycle. He also occasionally takes on prevaricating online pundits.
- Monday, Jan 7, 2019
“When the horns started to blow and we saw the Statue of Liberty, I thought I was in heaven. Really. She’s up there and saying, ‘Come on in. From now on you are a free person.’”
These are the words of Turkish immigrant John Alabilikian, who came to the United States in 1922, collected by the Ellis Island Foundation in 1985 as part of its oral history library. In his interview, Alabilikian described escaping the Armenian genocide and journeying to America.
- Wednesday, Dec 26, 2018
Depending on who you ask, blockchain technology is poised to revolutionize the world — from creating a universal currency to building a free and truly private internet. Or, the new technology, built with a combination of encryption and transparency, is a solution in search of a problem.
The reality likely falls somewhere in between. While a growing number of startups and researchers are devoting themselves to exploring blockchain’s full potential, experts caution that a healthy dose of skepticism is needed to fully evaluate the technology and its eventual place in society.
- Monday, Dec 17, 2018
How many Americans are forced to leave their homes each year?
When Matthew Desmond began investigating evictions in America, it was impossible to answer that question.
“Imagine if we didn’t know how many people got cancer every year, or graduated from high school,” said Desmond, Princeton’s Maurice P. During Professor of Sociology. “This is a major American problem.”
- Friday, Nov 2, 2018
At the season premiere of TigerTalks in the City — the Princeton Entrepreneurship Council’s signature panel discussion and networking series — faculty and alumni discussed the behind-the-scenes connection between entrepreneurship and the arts.
- Wednesday, Oct 24, 2018
Hispanics make up about one-third of New York City’s population, with many spending half of their income on rent. That is, of course, if they can even find housing at all — in a city suffering from an affordable housing crisis.
Add to the mix that Hispanics experience significant levels of racial discrimination in the rental housing market, according to a new study. Compared to whites, they are 28 percent less likely to have a landlord return their calls and 49 percent less likely to receive an offer at all.
- Monday, Oct 22, 2018
While conventional wisdom suggests women reach a “tipping point” and are more likely to leave the workforce after having a second child, new findings by a Princeton University researcher show that, in fact, they are more likely to leave after their first child regardless of how many more times they give birth. However, women who ultimately have more children are always more likely to leave, even prior to having these later births.
- Tuesday, Oct 16, 2018
Tera Hunter, the Edwards Professor of American History and professor of history and African American studies at Princeton, has been awarded two prizes from the American Historical Association (AHA) — the Joan Kelly Memorial Prize (for women's history and/or feminist theory) and the Littleton-Griswold Prize (in U.S.
- Monday, Oct 8, 2018