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Office of the Dean for Research
Welcome to the Office of the Dean for Research newsletter
July 2013
In This Issue:
  • Debenedetti begins term
  • Disaster plan update
  • Undergraduate internship policy
  • Study on learning styles
  • Science Action video
The Office of the Dean for Research administers and supports the University''s research activities by providing resources and guidance.

Pablo Debenedetti begins term as Dean for Research

Please join us in welcoming Pablo G. Debenedetti as Dean for Research, effective July 1, 2013. Debenedetti brings to the position years of experience as a researcher in thermodynamics and statistical mechanics of liquids and glasses. He formerly served as vice dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Science. Learn more about Debenedetti's academic interests and accomplishments.

Enhanced disaster plan for animal research

A new disaster plan is now in place for facilities that house animals on campus. The animal research program developed the enhanced disaster plan in response to new regulations in the Animal Welfare Act. Informational discussions will be held in August and September to review the enhanced plan with the University community. Contact Susie Chow to schedule an information session for your department or program now. Learn more.

New undergraduate internships and employment policy

Effective this summer, a new Policy on Undergraduate Internships and Employment establishes the criteria and requirements for offering training or research opportunities to Princeton and visiting undergraduate students. The Office of the Dean of the College provides central management for the approval process for academic internship or educational programs.

Pupil study reveals learning styles, brain activity

People are often said to have "learning styles" for example, some people pay attention to visual details while others grab onto abstract concepts and meanings. A new study from Princeton University researchers found that changes in pupil size can reveal whether people are learning using their dominant learning style, or whether they are learning in modes outside of that style. Read this and other research news articles on our blog, Princeton Journal Watch.


Featured Video: Cell Talk -- How Bacteria Communicate

Bacteria may be tiny, but they can do a lot of damage when they work together. A new video, Cell Talk, describes how bacteria communicate using chemical messages and features research by Princeton's Knut Drescher, Bonnie Bassler and Howard Stone. The video won first place among the six produced for Science Action 2013, an informal learning project that assists Princeton students in creating original online short science videos. Learn more about Science Action.

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