Archive – May, 2000
Graduate students awarded Newcombe Fellowships
Posted May 31, 2000; 04:37 p.m.
Four Princeton University graduate students have received Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships, awarded to 35 students nationwide studying topics relating to ethical or religious values. More than 400 graduate students applied f...
Commencement, Baccalaureate service on the web
Posted May 31, 2000; 10:00 a.m.
Those who missed Princeton University's 253rd Commencement or Baccalaureate service may still view them on the web. Click on special events and select the event you wish to view.
Contact: Justin Harmon (609) 258-3601
University confers 1,730 degrees at 253rd Commencement
Posted May 30, 2000; 01:51 p.m.
Princeton University conferred a total of 1,730 bachelor and advanced degrees at its 253rd Commencement May 30.
During the ceremony, the University awarded five
, honored four secondary school
and bestowed th...
Commencement will be webcast
Posted May 30, 2000; 09:19 a.m.
Princeton University's 253rd Commencement can be viewed by webcast . Click here for the commencement program.
Contact: Justin Harmon (609) 258-3601
Centennial CD released
Posted May 26, 2000; 05:17 p.m.
compact disc has been released in celebration of the Centennial of the Princeton University Graduate School, with selections recorded during a concert performance at the Graduate College in February.
The CD features university organist Joan Lip...
Five receive honorary degrees at Princeton University Commencement
Posted May 26, 2000; 04:37 p.m.
Princeton University President Harold Shapiro today awarded honorary degrees to five individuals who have made major contributions in science, education, technology and public service.
The degree recipients are: Val Logsdon Fitch, a Nobel P...
James A. Baker to deliver lecture, May 27
Posted May 24, 2000; 09:38 a.m.
Former Secretary of State James A. Baker, III '52 will deliver a public lecture entitled "Third-World Debt Relief: No Easy Answers; No Simple Solutions," on Saturday, May 27th at 9 a.m. in AO2 McDonnell Hall. Professor Alan S. Binder will be intro...
Interim leadership named at CIT
Posted May 23, 2000; 05:06 p.m.
the search for a new vice president of computing and information technology, Provost Jeremiah Ostriker will assume more direct responsibility for CIT leadership along with two CIT directors.
CIT Vice President Ira Fuchs has announced he is join...
Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama featured at Art Museum
Posted May 23, 2000; 03:12 p.m.
An exhibition of more than 60 works on paper and two sculptures by Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama is on view at The Art Museum through July 30.
"Yayoi Kusama: Early Drawings from the Collection of Richard Castellane, Class of 1955" surveys th...
Princeton honors secondary school teachers
Posted May 19, 2000; 02:42 p.m.
Princeton University will honor four outstanding New Jersey secondary school teachers at its 2000 Commencement May 30.
This year's honorees are: Agnes Colaneri of Emerson High School, Union City; Julius Gottilla of Cranford High School, Cra...
Warning: New computer worm
Posted May 19, 2000; 10:17 a.m.
A new destructive worm, "NEWLOVE," has been reported which, like the variants of the "ILOVEYOU" virus, attacks those who use Microsoft Outlook for e-mail.
While there have been no sightings reported on the Princeton University campus, those who...
Research associate wins grant
Posted May 18, 2000; 04:35 p.m.
Kroger, a research associate in psychology, was awarded a Young Investigator grant from the National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression. The $60,000 award will support his use of neuroimaging to study cognitive processes, such a...
E-mail service interrupted
Posted May 18, 2000; 08:57 a.m.
CIT central e-mail server currently is not operating. CIT is working to restore service by 10 a.m. Outgoing mail is being delivered normally.
CIT apologizes for the inconvenience.
Contact: Justin Harmon (609) 258-3601
Senior wins national rugby honor
Posted May 17, 2000; 08:50 a.m.
senior Katherine Stewart won the 2000 Woodley Award, considered the Heisman Trophy of rugby, at the national championships May 14. Stewart, who played fullback for Princeton, also won the tournament's Most Valuable Player award. The Woodley is awa...
Posted May 17, 2000; 12:03 a.m.
central e-mail service will experience a 30-minute emergency outage beginning today at 12:15 pm. CIT apologizes for the inconvenience and will restore e-mail service as quickly as possible.
During the outage, you will be able to send e-mail mes...
Computer divide between white, black students narrows; Internet gap remains wide
Posted May 16, 2000; 11:42 a.m.
Although black students are catching up to their white peers in using computers at school, research by a Princeton University economist suggests a gap has opened in use of the latest technology, such as accessing the Internet.
A study by Al...
Study: Multiple Race Option in Census May Be More Popular Than Expected
Posted May 15, 2000; 04:47 p.m.
A study by Princeton researchers suggests that many more people are likely to identify with more than one race in the 2000 census than previously thought. The results of the count, the first to allow respondents to mark more than one race, may ...
Emeritus Professor receives PEN honor
Posted May 12, 2000; 05:07 p.m.
Edmund Keeley, Charles Barnwell Straut Class of 1923 Professor of English, Emeritus, has been honored by the PEN American Center with a 2000 Career Achievement Award, the Ralph Manheim Medal for Translation.
PEN cited Keeley for "an exceptional...
Professors elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Posted May 11, 2000; 05:10 p.m.
The American Academy of Arts and Sciences has elected five Princeton faculty members as new fellows. They are: Anthony Evans, Gordon Y.S. Wu Professor of Engineering; Paul Muldoon, Howard G.B. Clark '21 University Professor in the Humanities; Dani...
Installation Art project, May 12-26
Posted May 11, 2000; 11:48 a.m.
The Installation Art project, which brings together the work of students from disciplines ranging from anthropology to architecture, opens to the public on May 12. The project at 13-15 Olden St., which is part of the Atelier Program, explores q...
Commencement, Baccalaureate to be webcast
Posted May 10, 2000; 11:17 a.m.
Those unable to attend Princeton's 2000 Commencement on May 30 and Baccalaureate service on May 28 may view the events on the web. For information, visit http://www.princeton.edu/WebMedia/webannounce.WebMedia_Home.shtml#1 .
For more informat...
President Shapiro honored for leadership on ethical issues
Posted May 9, 2000; 04:01 p.m.
The Council of Scientific Society Presidents has awarded its 2000 Leadership Citation to Princeton University President Harold T. Shapiro, honoring him for "stellar leadership toward resolution of the most complex ethical issues."
The Council s...
"Flee Youthful Lusts"
Posted May 9, 2000; 03:54 p.m.
A 185-year-old pamphlet purchased recently by the Princeton University Library suggests that nostalgia for the discipline and values believed to hold sway on college campuses years ago may be misplaced.
"Questions and Counsel for the Student...
Physicist honored at White House
Posted May 9, 2000; 12:59 a.m.
Gennady Shvets, staff research physicist in the Plasma Physics Lab, is among 60 young researchers who have received the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers this year. The grant, which supports up to five years of research,...
Princeton Names 2000 Valedictorian, Salutatorian
Posted May 8, 2000; 05:17 p.m.
Andrew Houck, whose research blends electrical engineering and physics, will be the valedictorian at Princeton University's 2000 Commencement on May 30. The salutatorian, who will give his address in Latin, will be Classics major Kenneth Shaitelma...
"Educated Guesses" symposium, May 27
Posted May 8, 2000; 04:22 p.m.
A forecast for the 21st century -- in society, science, technology, the arts and other areas -- will be the focus of a Princeton University symposium Saturday, May 27 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in Richardson Auditorium. "Educated Guesses: Cross-...
Sound Kitchen posts Internet Radio Show
Posted May 5, 2000; 03:17 p.m.
The Princeton Sound Kitchen has posted its fourth Internet Radio Show. The music is available in RealAudio, RealAudio G2, Windows Media and MP3 formats.
This show includes "the mind's fear, the heart's delight," by Barbara White, "anthem [r...
Princeton Professors Named to National Academy of Sciences
Posted May 5, 2000; 11:11 a.m.
Three members of the Princeton faculty were elected to the National Academy of Sciences during the academy's annual meeting May 2 in Washington D.C.
The scholars are: Francis A. Dahlen Jr., professor of geosciences; Simon A. Levin, professo...
CIT warns of new virus dangers
Posted May 4, 2000; 11:17 a.m.
New, more destructive variations on the "love bug" computer virus are appearing, and CIT has issued a special appeal for caution.
The University's central e-mail services can no longer filter for all new variations because doing so could have a...
Lost and Found: Scientists Uncover Much of the Universe's Missing Hydrogen
Posted May 4, 2000; 08:50 a.m.
For the past decade astronomers have looked for vast quantities of hydrogen that was cooked up in the big bang but somehow managed to disappear into the empty blackness of space.
Now, a team of scientists led by researchers at Princeton has...
Sloan Fellows named
Posted May 3, 2000; 01:49 p.m.
Four Princeton assistant professors have been named research fellows by the Alfred P Sloan Foundation: Adam Finkelstein in computer science, John Morgan in economics, Giovanni Forni in mathematics and Samuel S.H. Wang in molecular biology.
Study on Religion and Politics Finds Widespread Interest in Progressive Issues
Posted May 3, 2000; 12:01 a.m.
Although religious involvement in politics is often associated with the right wing, a new study by Princeton University suggests the contrary: that Americans affiliated with religious organizations tend to be interested in liberal and moderate ...
Senior Janelle Wright Wins Labouisse Fellowship
Posted May 2, 2000; 05:19 p.m.
Princeton, N.J. -- Senior Janelle Wright will receive Princeton University's Labouisse Fellowship, awarded to support research by a graduating senior or first-year alumnus planning a career devoted to problems of development and modernization.
New Research Center Will Investigate the Biology of the Mind
Posted May 2, 2000; 05:13 p.m.
Princeton has established an interdisciplinary research center to investigate the biology behind such elusive and quintessentially human aspects of our being as consciousness, moral behavior and logical thought.
The consortium, called the Cen...
Princeton, Boston Public School Celebrate Mentoring Program
Posted May 1, 2000; 04:10 p.m.
Ten years ago, Princeton University alumni began mentoring low-income students at Boston's Muriel S. Snowden International School, hoping to expose the students to a broad range of academic and non-academic opportunities. On May 2, Princeton Pr...