Archive – July, 2000
Professor John Rupert Martin dies at 83
Posted July 31, 2000; 11:39 a.m.
John Rupert Martin, an emeritus professor of art who was an authority on the painter Peter Paul Rubens and had a large student following during his 40 years of teaching, died Wednesday night in Princeton.
The cause of death was Alzheimer's d...
Statistician John W. Tukey dies
Posted July 28, 2000; 09:42 a.m.
John Wilder Tukey , an emeritus Princeton professor considered to be one of the most important contributors to modern statistics, died Wednesday. He was 85.
Tukey developed many important tools of modern statistics and introduced concepts tha...
Anniversary Campaign raises record $1.14 billion for Princeton
Posted July 19, 2000; 11:40 a.m.
The Anniversary Campaign for Princeton - launched in commemoration of the University's 250th anniversary - raised a total of $1.14 billion from alumni, parents and friends, with 78 percent of all undergraduate alumni participating in the effort. T...
Princeton scientist wins Volvo Environment Prize
Posted July 19, 2000; 12:48 a.m.
Robert H. Williams, senior research scientist at Princeton's Center for Energy and Environmental Studies, has been named a co-winner of the 2000 Volvo Environment Prize .
Williams shares the prize with Jose; Goldemberg of Brazil, Thomas Johan...
Princeton neuroscientist wins Keck young investigator award
Posted July 19, 2000; 12:42 a.m.
Princeton neuroscientist Joe Tsien, whose creation last year of a "smart mouse" was hailed as a breakthrough in neuroscience, has received a young investigator award that provides major new funding for his research.
The W. M. Keck Foundation...
Princeton, Morgan Library to catalog medieval manuscripts
Posted July 18, 2000; 10:51 a.m.
Princeton University's Index of Christian Art and the Morgan Library in New York have received a $1 million grant from the Homeland Foundation to create a catalog of 1,000 years of Western iconography in the library's collection, allowing rese...
Joseph Greenberg named as University registrar
Posted July 12, 2000; 01:19 p.m.
Joseph L. Greenberg, the University's acting registrar since October 1999, has been appointed registrar for a five-year term.
Greenberg, who earned a doctorate in English literature at Princeton, was a lecturer in the University's English depar...
Jeffrey Carbeck selected for Frontiers of Engineering Symposium
Posted July 10, 2000; 11:43 a.m.
The National Academy of Engineering has selected assistant professor of chemical engineering Jeffrey Carbeck to participate in its 2000 Frontiers of Engineering Symposium.
The annual event, to be held Sept. 14-16 in Irvine, CA, brings togeth...
Professor's musical composition performed at Independence Day celebration
Posted July 10, 2000; 11:40 a.m.
River, Rolling Stone," a composition by Assistant Professor of Music Barbara White, had its premier performance at the Fourth of July celebration in Fitchburg, Mass.
The eight-minute piece was performed by the Thayer Symphony Orchestra during a...
President Shapiro to receive honorary degree from University of Edinburgh
Posted July 7, 2000; 02:30 p.m.
Princeton University President Harold Shapiro will receive an honorary degree from the University of Edinburgh on July 20.
Among the other recipients will be Bernard Shapiro, President Shapiro's twin brother. Bernard Shapiro is principal and vi...
Drawings unveiled for new theater at McCarter
Posted July 5, 2000; 02:10 p.m.
Architectural drawings have been unveiled for a new $10.5 million building at McCarter Theatre which will provide space and flexibility for Princeton University's Program in Theater and Dance.
The new Berlind Theatre building, to be located on ...
Registrar's Office puts transcript requests on the web
Posted July 5, 2000; 11:44 a.m.
The Princeton University Registrar's Office has launched a new service for students and alumni: an easy-to-use transcript request process using the Web, coupled with the elimination of transcript fees.
Students and alumni needing transcripts ...
Museum of Natural History to close Labor Day weekend
Posted July 5, 2000; 11:34 a.m.
The Museum of Natural History in Guyot Hall will close to the public Labor Day weekend in preparation for renovation of the building. The exhibit will re-open in a new and better space when the renovation project is complete.
Contact: Justin Ha...