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Charles F. Westoff Prize in Demography for 2021

Ian Lundberg has been selected as the recipient of the Charles F. Westoff Prize in Demography for 2021

Alícia Adserà elected to the Austrian Academy of Sciences

Alícia Adserà elected to the Austrian Academy of Sciences

Christine Jang-Trettien 2021 Best Article in the Journal of Urban Affairs Award

Her work appears, or is forthcoming, in Social Problems, Journal of Urban Affairs, and City & Community.

Emily Miller receives Prize Fellowship in the Social Sciences

The fellowship is designed to encourage intellectual exchanges between graduate students and faculty across the social sciences. 

Princeton Researchers Awarded Funding for Cross-Disciplinary Education Research Projects

Researchers based at Princeton University will receive funding from the Overdeck Innovation Fund to work on innovative, cross-disciplinary education research projects over the next two years.

COVID-19 is spreading in schools, teachers may be at risk

New York state numbers tell the story confirming there is coronavirus spread in schools and teachers are at risk, according to one education policy expert.

Outbreak of a Rare, Polio-like Syndrome Likely Prevented or Postponed by Non-Pharmaceutical Interventions

Social distancing not only helped slow the spread of COVID-19 — it also may have prevented the transmission of an outbreak of a rare polio-like syndrome, according to Princeton University researchers.

Tech Policy Clinic Builds ‘Virtuous Loop’ of Real-World Research and Learning

Wikipedia’s wealth of cited information comes from a global community of more than 250,000 editors who contribute content each month. Upholding community standards and fostering diversity and inclusion are major goals for the Wikimedia Foundation — goals that depend on creating software that reflects and reinforces the community’s values.

Tienda Named Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar

Professor Marta Tienda is among the 13 academics who are part of the 2021-2022 Phi Beta Kappa Society’s Visiting Scholars Program. These scholars travel to more than 100 colleges and universities each year, immersing themselves in the academic life of each institution.

Evidence of Son Preference in the Child Trafficking Market for Illegal Adoption in China

Wanru  Xiong's article in Journal of Human trafficking, presents evidence of son preference in the child trafficking market for illegal adoption in China, where son preference is explicitly revealed by choice and quantified by the price premium of a boy.

Covid-19 Reduced U.S. life Expectancy, Especially Among Black and Latino Populations

Noreen Goldman, co-author states, “The generally good health of Latinos prior to the pandemic, which should have protected them from Covid-19, has laid bare the risks associated with social and economic disadvantage.” 

Princeton University’s new COVID-19 in-house clinical laboratory facilitates increased testing capabilities with faster results.

Housed in Princeton’s Department of Molecular Biology. Dr. Daniel Notterman is one of the team members responsible for setting up the campus testing laboratory.