NEWS: Slaughter to leave U. but maintain residence at Princeton

By JAMES EVANS
Staff Writer

Wilson School professor Anne-Marie Slaughter will not be moving to Washington, D.C. following her appointment as president of the think tank New America Foundation. Slaughter will be leaving her post in academia but will continue to reside in Princeton with her family. Continue reading

NEWS: Chiang wins Waterman award for study of networks

BY LILY DATILLO
Contributor

Electrical engineering professor Mung Chiang has been awarded the Alan T. Waterman Award, the National Science Foundation’s most prestigious award for young researchers.

Chiang studies economic, technological and social networks, using innovative mathematical methods to analyze these networks and ultimately design better, more powerful ones. According to an NSF press release, Chiang’s efforts to connect theory with practice made him an impressive candidate for the prize, which recognizes a researcher’s originality, innovation and impact on his or her field. The award, which is given each year to one person under the age of 35 working in any scientific or engineering field, comes with a $1 million research grant to be used in any field the recipient finds exciting.

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NEWS: Financial Times editor Tett speaks on future of anthropology

BY DANNY JOHNSON
Staff Writer

Gillian Tett, assistant editor and columnist at the Financial Times, spoke about the inspirational career of French anthropologist Pierre Bourdieu and about a modern-day lack of respect for anthropology as a field in a talk titled “Joining Up the Dots: Why An Anthropologist Helps to Make Sense of the World” on Wednesday afternoon.

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NEWS: U. study finds new methods to increase antibiotic effectiveness

BY ANGELA WANG
Staff Writer

A study published in Nature Biotechnology this January led by chemical and biological engineering professor Mark Brynildsen has developed new methods to increase the effectiveness of antibiotics in killing harmful bacteria. The findings of this study help address ongoing concerns that bacteria are becoming increasingly resistant to existing antibiotics, a problem Brynildsen called a “public health crisis.”

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News: Slaughter ’80 to leave U. for D.C. think tank

By JAMES EVANS
Staff Writer

Wilson School professor and former Wilson School dean Anne-Marie Slaughter ’80 will leave the University to become the next president of the New America Foundation, a nonpartisan think tank based in Washington, D.C. Continue reading