Archive – September, 2005
Rice affirms vision for peaceful, democratic Middle East
Posted September 30, 2005; 07:14 p.m.
U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice offered a resolute defense of the U.S. war in Iraq during a Sept. 30 address at Princeton University, and evoked memories of the once-unimaginable fall of communism in projecting a future of peace and democracy in the Middle East.
Pioneering meteorologist Smagorinsky dies
Posted September 29, 2005; 10:35 a.m.
Pioneering meteorologist Joseph Smagorinsky, who developed influential methods for predicting weather and climate conditions and was affiliated with Princeton for many years, died Sept. 21 after a long struggle with Parkinson's disease. He was 81.
University selects Beyer Blinder Belle to develop campus plan
Posted September 29, 2005; 07:00 a.m.
Princeton University has chosen the award-winning firm of Beyer Blinder Belle Architects & Planners to lead the development of a long-term plan for its campus.
Petraeus, Chertoff to participate in WWS anniversary kickoff, Oct. 1
Posted September 28, 2005; 10:38 p.m.
Lt. Gen. David Petraeus, a Princeton alumnus who has been in charge of the Multi-National Security Transition Command in Iraq, and Michael Chertoff, secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, will speak at Princeton on Saturday, Oct. 1.
Community Day at Princeton Stadium set for Oct. 8
Posted September 28, 2005; 06:14 p.m.
Residents of the campus and local communities are invited to an annual celebration of arts, entertainment, sports and community service on Saturday, Oct. 8, at Princeton Stadium.
Symposium explores photography's limits, Oct. 7-8
Posted September 28, 2005; 06:10 p.m.
A two-day symposium, "Dark Rooms: Photography and Invisibility," is scheduled for Friday and Saturday, Oct. 7-8, in 101 Friend Center.
Conference to honor Frederick Mote, Oct. 7-8
Posted September 28, 2005; 06:05 p.m.
A conference to honor the memory of Princeton Professor Emeritus of East Asian Studies Frederick Mote is planned for Friday and Saturday, Oct. 7-8, in the Multipurpose Room of the Frist Campus Center.
Presidential debate adviser gives inside view, Oct. 6
Posted September 28, 2005; 05:58 p.m.
Robert Barnett, a Washington, D.C., lawyer who has advised several Democratic presidential candidates, will discuss "Presidential Debates: An Insider's View" at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6, in 16 Robertson Hall.
Steve Martin to read from work, Oct. 5
Posted September 28, 2005; 05:55 p.m.
Steve Martin -- perhaps best known as an actor and comedian -- will read from his work at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5, in McCosh 50. He will be introduced by Joyce Carol Oates, the Roger S. Berlind '52 Professor in the Humanities.
Energy crisis is focus of talk, Oct. 5
Posted September 28, 2005; 05:52 p.m.
Oil industry expert Edward Morse will deliver a lecture titled "Today’s Energy Crisis: It's Bigger Than 1973," at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5, in 16 Robertson Hall.
Chapel concert to aid Katrina efforts, Oct. 7
Posted September 28, 2005; 12:19 p.m.
Singing groups from the University and area schools will perform "Songs of Support: A Community Concert for Hurricane Relief" at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7, in the University Chapel.
Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates to visit Oct. 14
Posted September 28, 2005; 12:00 p.m.
Microsoft Corp. Chairman and Chief Software Architect William (Bill) H. Gates will visit Princeton University on Friday, Oct. 14, to engage students in a discussion about the evolving role of computer technology in today's world. He also will receive the Crystal Tiger award from students for his global leadership.
Campus community steps up Katrina relief efforts
Posted September 27, 2005; 03:47 p.m.
Growing numbers of University community members are offering their time and creativity to Hurricane Katrina relief initiatives, including Princeton's commitment to help Dillard University recover from the storm's destruction.
Staff members volunteer in Gulf Coast for hurricane relief
Posted September 27, 2005; 03:40 p.m.
As he watched the distressing images on television in late August of the victims of Hurricane Katrina, Chris Carter decided he needed to do something to help.
Film explores 'Legacy of Cotton,' Sept. 28
Posted September 27, 2005; 12:34 p.m.
"Lalee's Kin: The Legacy of Cotton," a documentary about poverty and education in the Mississippi Delta, will be screened at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28, in Betts Auditorium, Architecture Building.
Project aims to measure impact of diversity on campuses
Posted September 26, 2005; 10:02 a.m.
In its 2003 ruling on the University of Michigan’s affirmative action policies, the Supreme Court reaffirmed the idea that a diverse student body creates educational benefits. Now researchers from Princeton and five other institutions are trying to gauge the value of efforts to foster diversity on their campuses.
George to receive liberal arts award
Posted September 23, 2005; 10:11 a.m.
Robert George, a political and legal scholar at Princeton, has been named the first recipient of the Philip Merrill Award for Outstanding Contributions to Liberal Arts Education.
Documentary festival runs Sept. 26-Oct. 7
Posted September 23, 2005; 09:24 a.m.
The third edition of the Princeton Documentary Festival, which highlights Latin American and Spanish films, is scheduled for Monday, Sept. 26, through Friday, Oct. 7, in various locations around campus.
Health Services offers cholesterol screenings
Posted September 22, 2005; 05:57 p.m.
In recognition of National Cholesterol Awareness Month in September, University Health Services is encouraging faculty and staff members to have cholesterol screenings.
Author discusses 'Invention of World Religions,' Oct. 7
Posted September 22, 2005; 05:54 p.m.
Author Tomoko Masuzawa will discuss her new book, "The Invention of World Religions: Or, How European Universalism Was Preserved in the Language of Pluralism," at 3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7, in McCosh 50.
Events mark Gandhi's birthday, Oct. 1
Posted September 22, 2005; 05:51 p.m.
Lectures, photo exhibitions and a classical Indian dance and music performance are part of events scheduled to mark the anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi's birthday.
Hit the classroom before the stadium
Posted September 22, 2005; 05:47 p.m.
The Alumni Association is once again offering Tiger football fans a chance to hit the classroom before they hit the stadium.
Fukuyama to discuss U.S. foreign policy, Sept. 28
Posted September 22, 2005; 05:43 p.m.
Political economist Francis Fukuyama will deliver a lecture on "Development, Democracy and American Foreign Policy" at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28, in 16 Robertson Hall.
Fallows to offer views on Iraq, Sept. 27
Posted September 22, 2005; 05:40 p.m.
James Fallows, national correspondent for The Atlantic Monthly, will speak on "After Iraq: What's Ahead for America" at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 27, in McCosh 50.
Single parents are focus of talk, Sept. 27
Posted September 22, 2005; 05:38 p.m.
"Not Married With Children: Should the Government Intervene?" is the topic of a lecture scheduled for 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 27, in 16 Robertson Hall. Kathryn Edin, a University of Pennsylvania sociologist, and Robert Doar, commissioner of the New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance, will deliver the talk.
Biographer examines Galbraith's legacy, Sept. 26
Posted September 22, 2005; 05:33 p.m.
Economist and author Richard Parker will discuss the legacy of John Kenneth Galbraith at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 26, in 16 Robertson Hall.
Physics department home to pioneering researchers, committed teachers
Posted September 22, 2005; 05:01 p.m.
Princeton's Department of Physics has a long history of pioneering research in experimental and theoretical physics conducted by distinguished faculty members who also share the University's strong commitment to teaching at all levels.
Rosen named first master of Whitman College
Posted September 21, 2005; 07:00 a.m.
Economics professor Harvey Rosen has been named the first master of Whitman College, which will open as Princeton's sixth residential college in fall 2007.
Information technology policy document posted
Posted September 20, 2005; 02:57 p.m.
The 2005-06 edition of the guidelines governing appropriate use of University information technology resources and Internet access has been posted online.
Class of 2009 reflects success of Princeton's diversity efforts
Posted September 20, 2005; 02:53 p.m.
Princeton's class of 2009 represents continued success in the University's efforts to diversify its undergraduate student body. This year's freshman class includes record totals and percentages of financial aid recipients, low-income students and minorities.
Gmachl wins MacArthur 'genius grant'
Posted September 20, 2005; 12:15 a.m.
Princeton engineer Claire Gmachl has been selected as a 2005 MacArthur Fellow for her research on highly versatile lasers that could be used in fields ranging from environmental monitoring to medical diagnostics and homeland security.
Panel explores Katrina impact, Sept. 21
Posted September 19, 2005; 08:46 p.m.
Three Princeton faculty members will examine the political, social and environmental impact of Hurricane Katrina in a panel discussion set for 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 21, in McCosh 10.
Pakistan's foreign minister to speak, Sept. 20
Posted September 19, 2005; 08:04 p.m.
Khurshid Kasuri, foreign minister of Pakistan, will deliver a lecture on "Pakistan's Role in a Changing World" at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 20, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.
U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to speak, Sept. 30
Posted September 19, 2005; 07:23 p.m.
U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has accepted an invitation to deliver the keynote address on Friday, Sept. 30, opening a year of celebrations marking the 75th anniversary of Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.
Committee issues message on grading results for 2004-05
Posted September 19, 2005; 06:07 p.m.
Following the Monday, Sept. 19, faculty meeting, Dean of the College Nancy Malkiel issued a message on behalf of the Faculty Committee on Grading regarding grading results for 2004-05.
Year-long concert series showcases Mander organ
Posted September 19, 2005; 01:08 p.m.
A year-long series of organ concerts highlighting the renowned Mander organ in the University Chapel will begin on Wednesday, Sept. 21.
Faculty, staff blood drive set for Oct. 5-6
Posted September 16, 2005; 09:43 p.m.
An American Red Cross Fall Faculty and Staff Blood Drive is set for 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5, and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6, in Multipurpose Rooms A and B of the Frist Campus Center.
Massey addresses decline of liberalism, Sept. 22
Posted September 16, 2005; 09:38 p.m.
Douglas Massey, Princeton professor of sociology and public affairs, will address the subject of his newest book in a lecture titled "Liberalism and Its Discontents" at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22, in 16 Robertson Hall.
'Evening With Elie Wiesel' set for Sept. 21
Posted September 16, 2005; 09:33 p.m.
"An Evening With Elie Wiesel" is scheduled for 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 21, in McCosh 50.
Series to explore Weimar films of Fritz Lang
Posted September 16, 2005; 09:27 p.m.
A series showcasing all of the surviving German films by Fritz Lang prior to his emigration to the United States in the mid-1930s is planned for this semester.
Author offers inside view of NSC, Sept. 21
Posted September 16, 2005; 09:23 p.m.
David Rothkopf, a former Clinton administration official and an expert on international economics, security and intelligence, will discuss his new book, "Running the World: The Inside Story of the National Security Council," at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 21, in 16 Robertson Hall.
Poet to read from work, Sept. 21
Posted September 16, 2005; 09:21 p.m.
Poet Galway Kinnell will read from his work at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 21, in McCosh 10. He will be introduced by Paul Muldoon, the Howard G.B. Clark '21 University Professor in the Humanities.
EQuad Café grand opening is Sept. 21
Posted September 15, 2005; 10:56 p.m.
The School of Engineering and Applied Science will host a grand opening from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 21, to introduce the campus community to the new EQuad Café, which is now open for business.
Constitution Day events set for Sept. 20 and 22
Posted September 15, 2005; 10:44 p.m.
A panel discussion involving constitutional scholars from Princeton and a lecture on the Supreme Court will be held Tuesday, Sept. 20, and Thursday, Sept. 22, in recognition of Constitution Day.
Filmmaker Kubelka to show work, Sept. 20-21
Posted September 15, 2005; 10:21 p.m.
Austrian avant-garde filmmaker Peter Kubelka will lecture about and present his films at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, Sept. 20-21, in the Stewart Film Theater, 185 Nassau St.
Panelists discuss migrant workers, Sept. 19
Posted September 15, 2005; 10:13 p.m.
Two Princeton faculty members will be among participants in a panel discussion, "Migrant Workers: Global Citizens in a Local Economy," set for 4:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 19, in 16 Robertson Hall.
Library staff helps new students scout the stacks
Posted September 15, 2005; 12:23 p.m.
Art Miller turned to the five freshmen and one graduate student assembled before him in the lobby of Firestone Library. "This place is huge," he said soberly, "and it can be confusing, but we have a lot here for you." His audience, all new arrivals to Princeton, followed Miller inside the cavernous entranceway to Firestone for their library tour.
Faculty selected to give President's Lectures
Posted September 14, 2005; 10:04 a.m.
Three distinguished Princeton faculty members have been chosen to make presentations as part of this year's President's Lecture Series.
Princeton partners with Brown to aid Dillard, welcomes visiting students as part of relief efforts
Posted September 13, 2005; 05:05 p.m.
Princeton and Brown universities are partnering to help Dillard University restore operations after the New Orleans institution was devastated by flooding from Hurricane Katrina. The initiative comes amid expanding efforts by Princeton community members to aid relief organizations working in the Gulf Coast region and to help those in the University's family and others affected by the disaster.
Princeton University Players perform, Sept. 17
Posted September 13, 2005; 01:00 p.m.
The Princeton University Players, a student musical theater troupe, will perform a revue of its 2004-05 shows at 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, at the Matthews Acting Studio, 185 Nassau St.
Appiah issues 'cosmopolitan challenge' to freshmen
Posted September 13, 2005; 12:35 p.m.
Not long after being welcomed to the Princeton campus, members of the class of 2009 were exhorted by one of the world's leading philosophers to look beyond their new surroundings to examine and uphold their obligations to fellow citizens of the world. "You may or may not like strangers or their ways. But the very essence of morality requires that you should accept that we have a shared responsibility for the human fate," Princeton professor Kwame Anthony Appiah said in delivering the annual Freshman Assembly lecture on Sunday, Sept. 11, in McCarter Theatre.
Student groups present Katrina relief show, Sept. 15
Posted September 13, 2005; 11:40 a.m.
A variety of student performing arts groups will be featured in a concert to raise funds for victims of Hurricane Katrina at 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 15, at Quadrangle Club, 33 Prospect Ave.
University community gathers to celebrate and reflect
Posted September 11, 2005; 06:08 p.m.
Amidst the customary celebration marking the start of a new academic year, Princeton President Shirley M. Tilghman asked the University community to reflect on recent somber events.
Students honored at Opening Exercises
Posted September 11, 2005; 04:00 p.m.
The accomplishments of Princeton's students were celebrated with the awarding of four undergraduate prizes at Opening Exercises Sept. 11.
Student musicians to perform Katrina benefit, Sept. 13
Posted September 10, 2005; 06:00 p.m.
Current and former members of the Princeton University Orchestra will perform a benefit concert to raise funds for victims of Hurricane Katrina at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 13, at Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall.
Peter and Rosemary Grant win Balzan Prize
Posted September 8, 2005; 10:42 p.m.
Peter and Rosemary Grant of Princeton's Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology have been selected to receive the Balzan Prize for their work in population biology.
Kobayashi to receive leading tech award
Posted September 8, 2005; 10:03 p.m.
Princeton professor of electrical engineering Hisashi Kobayashi has been selected to receive the 2005 Technology Award of the Eduard Rhein Foundation for his role in inventing techniques that allowed dramatic increases in the storage capacity of computer hard disks.
Conference focuses on post-colonial theory, Sept. 23
Posted September 8, 2005; 10:00 p.m.
Scholars from Princeton and several other universities will gather for a conference on "The Ends of Post-colonial Theory" from 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23. Sessions will be held in the Chancellor Green rotunda and East Pyne 010.
Triangle Club performs 'Frosh Week' show, Sept. 16
Posted September 8, 2005; 09:53 p.m.
The Princeton Triangle Club will perform its annual "Frosh Week" show at 8 p.m. and 11 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16, at the McCarter Theatre.
Frist builds on success as campus epicenter
Posted September 8, 2005; 03:34 p.m.
Marking its fifth anniversary this fall, the Frist Campus Center is still a relatively new addition to Princeton’s venerable campus. But it has quickly earned the ultimate compliment from campus community members: They can’t imagine life here without Frist.
Frist open house scheduled for Sept. 14
Posted September 8, 2005; 11:00 a.m.
The Frist Campus Center will kick off a year-long celebration of its fifth anniversary at its annual open house on Wednesday, Sept. 14.
New director, new mission lead Pace Center in new directions
Posted September 7, 2005; 07:03 p.m.
Princeton University's Pace Center has a new director and a clarified mission for getting students, faculty, staff and alumni involved in public service.
Class of 2009 arrives at Princeton
Posted September 7, 2005; 12:15 p.m.
With vehicles jammed full of suitcases, bookshelves, pillows and even couches, members of the Princeton class of 2009 began arriving on campus last weekend.
Princeton responds to help Hurricane Katrina victims
Posted September 7, 2005; 12:00 p.m.
Princeton has joined the nation in extending support to those in the University's family and others who have been affected by Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath.
Online forum features 'tiger tomes'
Posted September 7, 2005; 08:33 a.m.
The Alumni Association is launching an online book club this fall focusing on works by Princeton authors, both alumni and faculty.
President Tilghman issues statement on Hurricane Katrina
Posted September 2, 2005; 10:06 a.m.
Princeton University President Shirley M. Tilghman issued a statement on Friday, Sept. 2, regarding the response to Hurricane Katrina.
New book highlights expressions of diversity at Princeton
Posted September 1, 2005; 01:07 p.m.
A new book, "Defining Diversity," highlights people and programs that help Princeton maintain a distinctive educational environment for students from a broad range of cultural, ethnic and economic backgrounds. The book includes profiles of 15 Princeton students and recent alumni representing an array of backgrounds and academic and extracurricular interests. It also focuses on Princeton's academic and cultural resources, residential and social life and opportunities for civic engagement.