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Two New Jersey Residents Among 2017 MacArthur Foundation’s ‘Genius Grants’

Newark, NJ, October 18, 2017 — The MacArthur Foundation announced October 11 the 2017 recipients of its fellowship program, a prestigious award that promotes creativity and innovation with $625,000 awards.

Two of the 2017 class of MacArthur’s “genius grants” will go to two New Jersey residents, Jess Mazzola reported in The Star-Ledger/NJ.com.

The foundation describes the awards as “no-strings-attached” funding that goes to “extraordinarily talented and creative individuals as an investment in their potential.” Continue reading

Princeton Neuroscience Institute Join with 19 Other Laboratories to Create Virtual Mega-Laboratory; Aims to Probe the Brain’s Deepest Secrets

Princeton, NJ, October 4, 2017Princeton Neuroscience Institute researchers are joining with scientists from 19 other laboratories around the world to create the $15 million International Brain Laboratory (IBL).

Two Princeton neuroscience labs — led by Jonathan Pillow and Ilana Witten — are joining forces with researchers from Europe and the United States to crack the code on how the brain makes choices, by studying the activity and interactions between individual neurons across its different areas.

IBL researchers come from the United States, Great Britain, Portugal, France and Switzerland. Continue reading

U.S. News & World Report Ranks 8 New Jersey Colleges Among Best; Princeton Again No. 1

Newark, NJ, September 15, 2017 — Payton Guion reports in The Star-Ledger/NJ.com that New Jersey has eight colleges ranked among the top schools in the country, according to the 2018 list from U.S. News and World Report, up from seven that made the grade in last year’s rankings.

Rowan University is the newcomer of the N.J. schools that made the list, coming in at 171 after not being ranked last year.

In ranking the top national universities, U.S. News considered 311 institutions. Continue reading

Princeton University Neuroscientists Show How the Brain Breaks Down Events

Princeton, NJ, August 9, 2017 — Research by Princeton University neuroscientists provides a new framework for understanding how the experience of life is accumulated, stored and recalled by the human brain.

“When you go about your day, you’re continuously assaulted with visual, auditory and other sensory information,” said Christopher Baldassano, an associate research scholar at the Princeton Neuroscience Institute (PNI).

“We don’t try to understand our world as the continuous stream that’s coming in, but we break it up into pieces we can understand and remember. The goal of this research was to look for the signatures of this kind of activity.” Continue reading

Five Princeton University Professors Receive Simons Investigators Awards

Princeton, NJ, July 30, 2017 — Five Princeton University professors have been selected to receive 2017 Simons Investigators awards, which are presented by the New York-based Simons Foundation.

The awards honor outstanding scientists nationwide that are engaged in mathematics, physics, astrophysics, theoretical computer science, mathematical modeling of living systems, and Math+X, which encourages novel collaborations between mathematics and other fields in science or engineering.

The awards provide $100,000 annually for an initial five years and can be renewed for an additional five years. Continue reading

Princeton University Ranks No. 1 on Money Magazine’s List of Best Colleges for Your Money

Princeton, NJ, July 16, 2017 — Eric Strauss reports in NJBIZ that Money Magazine is out with its ranking of the Best Colleges for Your Money, listing — appropriately for this week — 711 institutions of higher learning that provide strong value for their cost.

Among the 711 institutions on the new list, 18 from New Jersey made the cut, including three in the Top 50 and the No. 1 school overall.

Coming in at No. 1 was Princeton University, while The College of New Jersey in Ewing came in at No. 24 and Rutgers University-New Brunswick was ranked No. 49. Continue reading

Princeton University’s Annual Giving Campaign Raises Record-Setting $74.9 Million

Princeton, NJ, July 7, 2017 — Princeton University’s 2016-17 Annual Giving campaign raised $74,912,035, with 56.8 percent of undergraduate alumni participating.

This historic achievement — Princeton’s first-ever Annual Giving campaign in excess of $70 million — represents strong performances across all of Princeton’s constituencies: undergraduate alumni, graduate alumni, parents and friends.

“This year’s Annual Giving results are truly extraordinary,” said President Christopher L. Eisgruber.   Continue reading

New Jersey Health Foundation Awards $50,000 Innovation Grant to Princeton University Researchers Studying Metastatic Cancer Cells

New Brunswick, NJ, June 2, 2017New Jersey Health Foundation (NJHF) has awarded another $50,000 Innovation Grant to researchers at Princeton University, announced James M. Golubieski, president of NJHF.

Grant recipients Yibin Kang, Ph.D., Princeton’s Warner-Lambert/Parke-Davis Professor of Molecular Biology, and postdoctoral research associate Mark Esposito, Ph.D., are working to develop combination therapies that could target specific metastatic cancer cells to lower the chances of cancer’s spread, or metastasis, after treatment.

They will use the funding to identify and evaluate compounds that can target metastatic cells. Continue reading

Stevens and Princeton Among Top 15 U.S. Universities for ‘Best in Nation for ROI’

Trenton, NJ, April 28, 2017 — Emily Bader reports in NJBIZ that, when it comes to colleges with the best return on investment, parents and policymakers are all trying to get the best bang for their buck.

It turns out two New Jersey universities have scored high on PayScale’s 2017 College ROI Report: Best Value Colleges list, focused on a 20-year net return on investment.

The list also factors in financial aid, the difference between in-state and out-of-state tuition and more to rank more than 1,500 private and public institutions nationwide. Continue reading

Two New Jersey Business Schools Make U.S. News & World Report’s Grad School Rankings

Trenton, NJ, March 25, 2017 — Eric Strauss reports in NJBIZ that U.S. News & World Report revealed its 2018 rankings of the nation’s best graduate schools on Tuesday, rating 100 or more colleges and universities in a variety of programs.

Based on the rankings, New Jersey is well-represented in a number of fields, including business, law, medicine and more.

Among the nation’s best business schools, Rutgers Business School in Newark and New Brunswick tied for No. 50, tops among New Jersey colleges.

Stevens Institute of Technology ranked No. 83, the only other Garden State college to earn a numerical ranking. Continue reading