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Archive – April, 2000

John B. Webb to Direct Program in Teacher Preparation

John B. Webb has been appointed director of Princeton University's Program in Teacher Preparation , effective July 1.

Webb will succeed Marue E. Walizer, who will retire from the directorship at the end of the June after 11 years.

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Graduate U-Council representatives elected

Five graduate students have been elected as representatives to the U-Council.

They are: Karthick Ramakrishnan (Chair), Tamar Friedmann, Mary "Betsy" Wheeler, Manish Vachharajani and Michiko Taga.

Contact: Justin Harmon (609) 258-3601

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Senior thesis production, April 20-30

A senior thesis production, "A Little Night Music," will be presented April 20-23 at 8 p.m., April 27-29 at 8 p.m., and April 30 at 2 p.m. The production features music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and is directed by Matthew Ferraro '00. Tickets...

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Governor Whitman to speak, April 27

New Jersey Gov. Christine Todd Whitman will speak on Thursday, April 27 at 5 p.m. in Dodds Auditorium of Robertson Hall. Gov. Whitman's lecture is entitled "Sewers: The Last Frontier of Smart Growth." This event is free and open to the public. Her...

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Art Museum Open House, April 30

The Friends of The Art Museum will hold an Open House in connection with the exhibition "A Window into Collecting American Folk Art: The Edward Duff Balken Collection at Princeton" on Sunday, April 30 from 1 to 5 p.m.

The event, planned as a fa...

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BodyHype Dance Company show, May 4-7

Dance Company will perform its Spring Show in Theatre~Intime on May 4 -7. All shows are at 8 p.m. except those on Saturday, which are at 7 and 10 p.m.

The show highlights the company's diverse choreographic talents with styles ranging from poin...

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Materials science lecture, April 24

Professor Robert Cava of the Department of Chemistry will speak on "A Brief History of High Temperature Superconductivity," April 24 at 12:30 p.m. in the Bowen Hall auditorium. Pizza will be served before the lecture, at noon.

This is the first...

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Comedian performs, April 20

Actor and comedian Rob Nash will perform 8 p.m. April 20 in McCormick 101 (art and archaeology building). Nash has performed on HBO, Comedy Central and VH1. He will be opening his critically-acclaimed solo show this summer off-Broadway.

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Governor Whitman to speak, April 27

New Jersey Gov. Christine Todd Whitman will speak on Thursday, April 27 at 5 p.m. in Dodds Auditorium of Robertson Hall. Gov. Whitman's lecture is entitled "Sewers: The Last Frontier of Smart Growth." This event is free and open to the public.

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Ira Fuchs, Vice President for Computing and Information Technology, to Join Mellon Foundation

Ira Fuchs, vice president for computing and information technology, has been appointed to the newly created position of vice president for research in information technology at the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, effective July 1. He will lead resear...

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Princeton Vice President Ira Fuchs Named to Post at Mellon Foundation

Andrew W. Mellon Foundation announced this week that Ira H. Fuchs has been appointed to the newly created position of Vice President for Research in Information Technology, effective July 1, 2000. Mr. Fuchs will lead a wide range of Foundation res...

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Trustees Approve Increase in Size of Undergraduate Body

Princeton's trustees on April 15 formally approved the report of a special trustee committee recommending that Princeton increase the size of its undergraduate student body by approximately 10 percent (from 4,600 to 5,100) to "enhance ...

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Web Lecture: His Excellency Isaias Afworki, president of Eritrea

Eritrean President Isaias Afworki spoke at Princeton April 10 on the war between his nation and Ethiopia, a conflict which has resulted in tens of thousands of casualties over the last year.

To see and hear his address, visit http://www.prin...

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Lecture on "dark side" of Christian history, April 17

Helen Ellerbe, writer, researcher and author, will lecture on "The Dark Side of Christian History" on April 17 at 8 p.m. in Betts Auditorium in the Architecture building.

With the Pope's recent apology and the Church's commitment to addressing ...

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Scientists Discover Most Distant Object Ever Observed

A team of scientists that includes Princeton astrophysics graduate student Xiaohui Fan has broken the record for the most distant object ever observed in the universe.

Working with data from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey, the scientists discover...

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Toni Morrison lecture, April 18

Nobel and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Toni Morrison will deliver the last lecture of the Princeton Millennium Project's lecture series on Tuesday, April 18 at 4:30 p.m. in Richardson Auditorium. Morrison, the Robert F. Goheen Professor in the Hu...

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Orchestra and glee club present final concert, April 14 and 15

The Princeton University Orchestra and Princeton Glee Club will perform Gustav Mahler's Symphony #2: "The Resurrection" and Edward Cone's "Now Let Us Praise Famous Men" Friday and Saturday, April 14 and 15 at 8 p.m. in Richardson Auditorium. Tick...

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A Walk through Time, April 13-15

A Walk Through Time . . . from stardust to us , a mile-long display of approximately 90 panels detailing moments from five billion years of Earth's history, will be set up through the Princeton campus from April 13 to 15. The panels are disperse...

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Body Acceptance Fair, April 14

The Eating Concerns Peer Educators are holding a Body Acceptance Fair, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. on April 14 in the courtyard of Dillon Gymnasium. There will be free food, chair massages, yoga and kick-boxing demonstrations, a raffle for prizes, plus many ot...

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Israeli and Egyptian Officials to Discuss Mideast Peace, April 17

Ambassador Ahmed Aboul Gheit, permanent representative of Egypt to the United Nations; and Ambassador Yehuda Lancry, permanent representative of Israel to the United Nations, will speak Monday, April 17 at 7:30 p.m. at the Harold Helm Auditorium, ...

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Austrian foreign minister to speak, April 18

Dr. Benita Ferrero-Waldner, Austria's federal minister for foreign affairs, will lecture on "Austria, the European Union and the United States," April 18 at 7:30 p.m. in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall. Ferrero-Waldner is Austria's top foreign-po...

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Lecture on racial preferences and white nationalism, April 20

Carol Swain, a professor of law and political science at Vanderbilt University, will lecture on "Demographic Change, Racial Preferences, and the Rise of White Nationalism" on Thursday, April 20 at 4:30 p.m. in Bowl 1 of Robertson Hall at the Woodr...

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A cappella concern, April 13

The a cappella group Shere Khan presents its Spring concert on Thursday, April 13 at 9 p.m. in McCosh 10. Tickets may reserved through Rich at 258-9148, or purchased at the door. Tickets cost $6 for students and $10 for non-students. U-Store Cards...

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Communiversity festival, April 15

Communiversity, the annual spring celebration of the arts, will be held in the streets of downtown Princeton, Saturday, April 15 between noon and 4 p.m. This year's events include performances by student groups, displays by organizations such as T...

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Sexual Violence Awareness events, April 14-15

Princeton is observing Sexual Violence Awareness Week with a series of events. On Friday, April 14 from 10-4 p.m., the Clothesline Project, a visual display of violence aimed at women, will be on view in the Hyphen at Chancellor Green. For more in...

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Janet Smith Dickerson Named Vice President for Campus Life

Janet Smith Dickerson , vice president for student affairs at Duke University since 1991 and previously dean of the college at Swarthmore College, has been appointed vice president for campus life at Princeton University, effective July 1.

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Professor C.K. Williams Wins Pulitzer Prize for Poetry

Poet C.K. Williams, a lecturer at Princeton University, has won the Pulitzer Prize for Repair , a collection of nearly 40 poems spanning such themes as love, memory, social disorder and the natural world.

Williams, a lecturer with the r...

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Applicants Offered Admission for Class of 2004

Princeton University has granted admission to 12.2 percent of undergraduate applicants for the Class of 2004, or 1,670 students. In total, 13,654 students had applied.

The admission rate is slightly higher than last year, when 11.3 percent ...

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Talk on breakdown of the family, April 13

Psychologist Patrick Fagan will speak April 13 at 4:30 p.m. in McCosh 46 on "Alienation of the Sexes and Breakdown of the Family: Should We Care?" This event will be hosted by the Jacques Maritain Society. For more information, contact Mike McClan...

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Egyptian, Israeli UN representatives to speak April 17

Ambassador Ahmed Aboul Gheit, permanent representative of Egypt to the United Nations, and Ambassador Yehuda Lancry, permanent representative of Israel to the UN, will speak April 17 at 7:30 p.m. in McCosh 50. The lecture is entitled "Light at the...

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Eritrean President to speak Today

His Excellency Isaias Afworki, president of Eritrea, will speak on Monday, April 10 at 4:30pm in McCosh 50. In a talk entitled "Conflict and Challenge of Development in Africa: The Case of the Horn of Africa," he will discuss the ongoing war betwe...

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Performing Arts Cabaret, April 7

Muse, a performing arts cabaret, will be presented at Chancellor Green on April 7 at 10 pm. The performance will feature comedy sketches, rhythmic gymnastics, Irish dance, kung fu, singing, juggling, live music and more. Admission is free. This ev...

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Book signing by children's author

Jane Yolen, an award-winning children's author, will read from her new book, Not One Damsel in Distress, April 8 at 2 p.m. in the Cotsen Children's Library in Firestone Library. Following her reading, the author will sign books at Micawber Books o...

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Talk on managed care

Uwe E. Reinhardt, Princeton University's James Madison Professor of Political Economy and a leading expert on the economics of health care, will lecture on "Is Managed Care Dead?" on April 10 at 4:30 p.m. in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall. His t...

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Figure skating show

The Princeton University Figure Skating Club will be hosting its third annual show on Saturday, April 8 at 8pm at Baker Rink. Come dance through the decades with solo programs, group numbers and our nationally ranked synchronized skating team! Adm...

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Conference on Religious Chant

The Center for the Study of Religion will sponsor a conference, "Chant in World Religions: Modern Perspectives on Traditional Practice," April 11-13 in Taplin Auditorium. Exploring the diversity of chant traditions from a comparative perspective...

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Ortschaften (Localities) Colloquium

The Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures under the auspices of the Humanities Council of Princeton University will present the Eberhard L. Faber Class of 1915 Memorial Colloquium on Ortschaften (Localities) on April 15. Professor Susan...

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The Surreal War: Film Series

The Program in European Cultural Studies is presenting "The Surreal War," a film series of non-conformist, thoroughly surreal and seriously distorted World War II films. Shows take place Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. in McCormick 106. Films include: "Th...

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Future entrepreneurs compete

Amazon.com was once a business plan written by a Princeton student. Who knows where the next great company will begin? Watch five teams of Princeton students compete for $10,000 in cash prizes as they present ideas to a panel of venture capitalist...

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Former U.S. Senator speaks on First Amendment

Former Senator Alan K. Simpson, director of the Institute of Politics at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government, will speak on "The First Amendment Belongs to Me, Too!" 4:30 p.m. on April 13 at Dodds Auditorium in Robertson Hall...

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Dr. King remembered

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in Memphis, Tenn. on April 4, 1968. Thirty-two years later, his vision and dream live on. Come to the University Chapel today, April 4, at 4:30 p.m. to hear recordings of two of his most famous speeches:...

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Internet pioneer to speak

Internet pioneer John Little '80, the founder and CEO of Portal Software, Inc., will deliver the G.S. Beckwith Gilbert '63 Lecture on Wednesday, April 5 at 7 p.m. in McCosh 10. His lecture is titled "All I Needed to Know in Business I Learned at P...

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Campus Volunteer Day

Princeton University staff, faculty and students are invited to assist at non-profit community organizations during Campus Volunteer Day, April 8 from 9:15 a.m. to 4 p.m. Participating agencies include the Borough Housing Authority, Princeton Comm...

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