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Archive – December, 1999

BodyHype to Perform Millennium Show January 6 and 8

BodyHype Dance Company will perform a Millennium Show on January 6 at 8 p.m. and January 8 at 3:30 and 8 p.m. at Richardson Auditorium. The performance will feature a special appearance by the band Calico and guest choreography by Jay T. Jenkins, ...

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Nassau Street Entrance to Be Closed December 17 to January 3

The Nassau Street entrance to campus will be closed 24 hours a day from 6:45 p.m. on December 17, 1999 until 7 a.m. on January 3, 2000. The faculty road entrance will be open 24 hours, as usual, during this period.

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Y2K Contingency Plan to Close Most Facilities Over New Year's Weekend

Princeton has developed a Y2K contingency plan that involves closing the University from from 1 p.m. on December 31 to 1 p.m. on January 2, 2000--with certain exceptions. The closing does not apply to residential facilities such as undergraduate d...

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British Early Music Ensemble to Perform

The acclaimed British early music ensemble The Binchois Consort will perform music from the High Renaissance at the Princeton University Chapel on Saturday, October 30, at 8 p.m.

The program is centered around the composer Josquin des Prez ...

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Blumenthal to Speak on Presidents and Democracy

Sidney Blumenthal, assistant to the president of the United States, will give a public lecture titled " Presidents and Democracy : An American History" at 8 p.m. on November 9 in the Helm Auditorium in McCosh Hall.

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Former Secretary of State Shultz to Speak November 13

Former U.S. Secretary of State George Shultz will give a public lecture titled "The Road Ahead" at 9:30 a.m. on November 13 in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall.

A member of Princeton's Class of 1942, Shultz will be on campus as part of ...

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Orchestra to Offer First Concerts of Season

Princeton University Orchestra will offer their first concerts of the season this weekend: Friday, October 22, and Saturday, October 23, at 8 p.m. in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall.

Contact: Justin Harmon (609) 258-3601

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President of Somaliland to Speak October 13

In a rare U.S. appearance, the president of Somaliland, Muhammad Ibrahim Egal , will give a public talk in Dodds Auditorium of Robertson Hall at 4:30 p.m. on October 13.

Somaliland (the portion of Somalia previously ruled by the British) dec...

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Cronin to Discuss Crisis in Timor

Patrick M. Cronin, director of research and studies for the United States Institute of Peace, will speak on " The Crisis in Timor : Strategic Consequences" at Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs on Mo...

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Halloween Ball Planned at Graduate College

The Graduate College will host a Halloween Ball on Thursday, October 28, in Procter Hall. The event is open to all members of the campus community.

Featured will be a DJ dance party from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m., a costume contest, and a drag conte...

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Hindustani Vocal Concert October 8 at Taplin

Banerjee Bhawmik will offer a classical Hindustani vocal concert on Friday, October 8, at 8 p.m. in Taplin Auditorium of Fine Hall.

Born in Nogoan, India, Bhawmik has studied under violinist Padmabhushan Pandit V.G. Jog since 1984. She specializ...

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South Asian Students Present First Film in Series

The South Asian Students Association will present the first film in its annual series on Saturday, October 2, at 7 p.m. "Kuch Kuch Hota Hai" (Something, Something Is Happening), a Hindi movie with English subtitles, will be shown in Betts Auditori...

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MacArthur Foundation President to Speak on Urban Poverty

Adele Smith Simmons , outgoing president of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, one of the nation's largest philanthropic foundations, will speak on "Tackling Urban Poverty: Can a Regional Strategy Work?" at Princeton University's...

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Journalist Robert MacNeil to Address 'Age of Media Unbound'

Journalist Robert MacNeil , formerly of PBS's MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour, will deliver the Robert D. Stuart '37 lecture, "JFK-JFK Jr.: The Age of Media Unbound" on Monday, November 22, at 4:30 p.m. in McCosh Hall, room 50, on the Princeton Univers...

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Latino Heritage Month Features Panels, Celebration

Princeton's observance of Latino Heritage Month begins Friday, November 12. The theme this year is 'Que crezcan las raices' which means, 'That the roots may grow' A calendar of events follows. For additional information, contact Noemi Garcia, ng...

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Dukakis to Discuss 'The Uninsured'

Former Massachusetts governor Michael Dukakis will give a talk titled " The Uninsured : 44 Million and Counting" at Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs on Monday, November 29, at 4:30 p.m. in Robertso...

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Superior Court Judge to Speak on Police Profiling

New Jersey Superior Court Judge Travis L. Francis will give a lecture on " Police Profiling : Walking the Legal Tightrope" at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs on Tuesday, November 30, at 4:30 p.m. in Robertson Hall, ...

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Conway to Lecture on Philosophical and Historical Aspects of Math

Mathematician John Conway is giving a series of eight public lectures on Wednesday evenings, called " Thinking About Mathematics (And Many Other Things)." The series addresses philosophical and historical aspects of math.

The lecture dates ar...

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Lear Watercolors on Exhibit at Art Museum

" Edward Lear's Greece : Watercolors from the Gennadius Library, Athens" will be on view at The Art Museum, Princeton University, through January 2.

Guest curator, Fani-Marie Tsigakou, curator of prints and drawings at the Benaki Museum in Ath...

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Disiac Dance Company to Perform December 14 to 16

DiSiac Dance Company will perform on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, December 14 through 16, at 8 p.m. in Hamilton Theater of Murray Dodge Hall.

Ticket prices are $5 for students, $8 for senior citizens, faculty and staff, and $10 general ad...

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Library Exhibition Honors George Frideric Handel

The world of the great eighteenth-century composer, George Frideric Handel (1685-1759), is captured in a new exhibition at Princeton University's Firestone Library. Entitled "Il Caro Sassone: George Frideric Handel at Princeton."

The exhibit...

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Adam Smith to Describe China at 'Crossroads 2001'

Economic analyst George J. W. Goodman, also known as Adam Smith of Adam Smith's Money World, will speak on " Crossroads China 2001 " at Princeton University's Center of International Studies on Thursday, January 6, at 4:30 p.m., in Dodds Auditor...

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19th Century British Art Featured at Art Museum

The Art Museum, Princeton University, will present a selection of paintings, sculptures, drawings, prints, and photographs from its holdings in nineteenth-century British art from October 9, 1999, through January 2, 2000.

Organized by the Mu...

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German Democracy Subject of Conference

A distinguished group of scholars and experts, many from Germany, will gather at Princeton University December 9 through December 12 for a conference titled "From the Bonn to the Berlin Republic: Fifty Years of Democracy in Germany ," to be hel...

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'Dreamscapes' Featured in Wilson School Exhibit

" Dreamscapes ," an exhibit of paintings by Woodrow Wilson School alumna Alexandra Isaievych, will be on display in Robertson Hall's Bernstein Gallery from Monday, December 13, through Friday, January 14.

Contact: Justin Harmon (609) 258-3601

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Library Exhibition Celebrates Hemingway Centennial

A centennial exhibition on Ernest Hemingway , entitled "'one true sentence': Hemingway and the Art of Fiction," opens October 4th in the Main Exhibition Gallery of Firestone Library at Princeton University. The exhibition focuses on the Nobel P...

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Flu Shots Available to Students

Flu shots are available to students through McCosh Health Center. Shots are given by appointment only. Call 258-5357. The $10 cost can be charged to your student account.

Further information is available at the Health Services Web page.

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Blood Drive Scheduled October 20-21

The Office of Human Resources and Princeton Univeristy Health Services are sponsoring a campus blood drive on October 20 and 21. The American Red Cross is experiencing a shortage. Members of the campus are invited to respond to the need of the...

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Bendheim Center Introduces Undergraduate Certificate in Finance

This fall the Bendheim Center for Finance introduces the Undergraduate Certificate in Finance. Information and applications for the certificate program can be obtained at the Bendheim Center website.

Applications are due Wednesday, September...

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Football Tickets Can Be Ordered Online

Tickets to Princeton football games now can be ordered online. The Department of Athletics has posted an order form as well as a stadium seating map. All submitted information, including credit card number, name, and address, is encrypted upon...

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Registrar Posts Classes to Be Rescheduled Due to Yom Kippur

The Office of the Registrar has posted a list of classes that will be rescheduled due to the occurrence of Yom Kippur on Monday, September 20.

Contact: Justin Harmon (609) 258-3601

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University Home Page Features Modest Design Changes

Over the course of the summer, the Office of Computing and Information Technology and the Office of Communications made a number of design modifications to the University home page. These changes are intended to better organize the information on ...

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United Way Campaign to Run Through December 10

Princeton University's annual fund drive to benefit the United Way runs from November 10 through December 10. The University contributes 15 cents per dollar for gifts given through payroll deduction and 10 cents per dollar for gifts by cash or che...

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Journalist Robert MacNeil to Address 'Age of Media Unbound'

Journalist Robert MacNeil , formerly of PBS's MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour, will deliver the Robert D. Stuart '37 lecture, "JFK-JFK Jr.: The Age of Media Unbound" on Monday, November 22, at 4:30 p.m. in McCosh Hall, room 50, on the Princeton Univers...

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Dukakis to Discuss 'The Uninsured'

Former Massachusetts governor Michael Dukakis will give a talk titled " The Uninsured : 44 Million and Counting" at Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs on Monday, November 29, at 4:30 p.m. in Robertso...

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Water Supply Declared Ample to Meet Demand

Elizabethtown Water Company has announced that its current water supply is more than sufficient to meet normal demand for this time of year. Accordingly, it has lifted any restrictions on the use of water. Members of the campus community are free ...

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Society of Fellows to Bring Postdoctoral Scholars in the Liberal Arts

Princeton University will inaugurate a Princeton Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts , which will bring outstanding postdoctoral scholars to campus on three-year appointments.

The new society, which will ultimately number as many as 24 pos...

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Classes to Proceed as Scheduled

Classes are expected to meet according to their regular schedules today, Friday, September 17.

University offices delayed opening until 10 a.m.

Contact: Justin Harmon (609) 258-3601

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Offices Close But Classes Continue as Hurricane Nears

Due to worsening road conditions associated with the severe weather caused by Hurricane Floyd, University offices closed at 11 a.m. today, Thursday, September 16, and non-essential staff are being sent home.

However, the academic schedule remain...

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Society of Fellows to Bring Postdoctoral Scholars in the Liberal Arts

Princeton University will inaugurate a Princeton Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts , which will bring outstanding postdoctoral scholars to campus on three-year appointments.

The new society, which will ultimately number as many as 24 pos...

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Adam Smith to Describe China at 'Crossroads 2001'

Economic analyst George J. W. Goodman, also known as Adam Smith of Adam Smith's Money World, will speak on " Crossroads China 2001 " at Princeton University's Center of International Studies on Thursday, January 6, at 4:30 p.m., in Dodds Auditor...

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Scientists Discover How to Make Nanostructures Assemble Themselves

Princeton researchers have created ultrasmall plastic structures with a method that is cheaper and more versatile than previous techniques. The discovery has yielded surprising insights into the behavior of materials at very small scales, while...

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German Democracy Subject of Conference December 9 to 12

A distinguished group of scholars and experts, many from Germany, will gather at Princeton University December 9 through December 12 for a conference titled "From the Bonn to the Berlin Republic: Fifty Years of Democracy in Germany ," to be hel...

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Icahn Foundation Gives $20 Million for Genomics Lab

The Icahn Family Foundation has made a gift of $20 million to construct a state-of-the-art laboratory building on the Princeton University campus. Carl C. Icahn, the founder and president of the foundation, is a member of Princeton's Class of 1957...

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