Archive – June, 2000
Natural History Museum to close on Labor Day
Posted June 26, 2000; 04:37 p.m.
The Natural History Museum in Guyot Hall will close to the public on Labor Day, Sept. 4. The collection of biological, geological and archeological exhibits will be preserved during a renovation of Guyot Hall. Articles from the collection will be ...
Actress Halle Berry to speak at Princeton conference on race, women and film
Posted June 20, 2000; 02:12 p.m.
Actress Halle Berry will give the keynote address in a free, two-day program at Princeton University that examines Hollywood's portrayal of issues of race and gender.
The conference, "Imitating Life: Women, Race, Film, 1932-2000," will be he...
Center for the Study of Religion wins Ford Foundation grant
Posted June 19, 2000; 10:25 a.m.
The Center for the Study of Religion at Princeton University has received a $120,000 grant from the Ford Foundation to explore the vital connections between religion, race and gender.
The grant will be used to host meetings on the topic, br...
Recent climate changes probably not a fluke
Posted June 15, 2000; 05:27 p.m.
Recent changes in the frequency and intensity of the global climate event El Niqo may be a trend and not just a statistical fluke, according to Princeton scientists.
Over the past 20 years, scientists have observed longer intervals between ...
Princeton University appoints communications director
Posted June 15, 2000; 05:21 p.m.
Lauren Robinson-Brown, a former award-winning journalist and communications director for the New Jersey Department of State and now that agency's second-ranking official, has been appointed Princeton University's director of communications , ef...
Three named to American Philosophical Society
Posted June 14, 2000; 04:43 p.m.
Princeton professors have been elected to the American Philosophical Society: William Jordan, professor of history, Shirley Tilghman, Howard A. Prior professor in the life sciences; and Frederick Mote, professor of East Asian studies, emeritus.
University names new trustees
Posted June 12, 2000; 05:17 p.m.
Six alumni have been named to Princeton University's Board of Trustees . They are: Dennis J. Keller '63, Henry H. Kennedy Jr. '70, Margaret C. Whitman '77, T.R. Reid '66, Ruth L. Berkelman '73 and Spencer Merriweather '00.
Keller, chairman a...
Traffic delays on Elm Drive
Posted June 9, 2000; 10:25 a.m.
will be traffic delays on Elm Drive Thursday, June 8 through Wednesday, June 14, due to contruction on the water line there. Construction will begin at the crosswalk by West College and move south toward Faculty Road.
Flagmen will be working in...
History professor honored for medieval studies
Posted June 7, 2000; 09:41 a.m.
William Chester Jordan, a Princeton University professor of history, has received the Charles Homer Haskins medal from the Medieval Academy of America.
The medal is awarded annually for an outstanding book in the field of medieval studies. Jord...
Princeton inaugurates Society of Fellows
Posted June 7, 2000; 09:31 a.m.
This fall, Princeton University will inaugurate the Princeton Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts, a program designed to bring to campus some of the best recent Ph.D. recipients in the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences. Six po...
University contributes $300,000 for Monument Drive redevelopment
Posted June 5, 2000; 05:33 p.m.
Princeton University is giving the Borough of Princeton $300,000 toward the redevelopment of Monument Drive. The gift enables the Borough to proceed with the $1.1 million project that had been stalled because of a $300,000 funding gap.
Princeton scientists describe genetics of blood stem cells
Posted June 1, 2000; 01:51 p.m.
Princeton scientists have outlined the molecular genetics behind a great mystery of biology: how blood cells replenish themselves. The results - a database of more than 2,000 genes - give biologists their first comprehensive picture of the working...