Archive – August, 2000
Two major grants launch Partners in Science program
Posted August 28, 2000; 09:45 a.m.
Princeton has received $745,000 in grants to co-direct a program that allows high-school teachers to work side-by-side with research scientists at six universities in New York and New Jersey.
Princeton and Columbia University are leading the ...
Phillip James Peebles wins cosmology prize
Posted August 21, 2000; 04:57 p.m.
Princeton physicist Phillip James Peebles has been named one of the first two recipients of the Cosmology Prize of the Peter Gruber Foundation.
Peebles, Albert Einstein Professor of Science Emeritus, was recognized for his work in explaining the...
Bookbinding expert to lecture at Princeton Aug. 24
Posted August 21, 2000; 04:14 p.m.
Mirjam Foot, an international authority on bookbinding, will lecture on "Bookbindings: Purpose, Use, and Content; a Historical View" at 5 p.m. August 24 in Room 104 of Princeton's Computer Science building, 35 Olden Street. Foot's lecture is spons...
Computing services unavailable Thursday morning
Posted August 16, 2000; 11:59 a.m.
Most computing services will be unavailable Thursday, Aug. 17 from 3 to 7 a.m. as repairs are made in the CIT machine room. For information on what services will be affected, visit CIT's website.
Contact: Justin Harmon (609) 258-3601
Lin A. Ferrand named associate dean of the faculty
Posted August 16, 2000; 12:15 a.m.
Lin A. Ferrand, former associate professor of civil engineering at the City University of New York, will become associate dean of the faculty at Princeton on Sept. 1.
Until recently, Ferrand served as associate director of CUNY's Center for Wat...
Carillon concert, reception to honor Graduate School
Posted August 15, 2000; 03:06 p.m.
The Graduate School at Princeton University invites the public to a free carillon concert and reception, Sunday, Aug. 27 at 1 p.m. in celebration of the Graduate School's Centennial.
The performance, at Cleveland Tower of the Graduate College, ...
Computing services unavailable Sunday morning
Posted August 9, 2000; 03:03 p.m.
computing services will be unavailable Sunday, Aug. 13 from 5 to 10 a.m. The CIT machine room will have a scheduled power outage to allow for electrical upgrades and repairs.
For information on what will not be available, read CIT's full anno...
Princeton gets grant to study self-government crises
Posted August 9, 2000; 09:31 a.m.
Princeton's Liechtenstein Research Program on Self-Determination has received a $308,000 grant from the Carnegie Corporation of New York to develop strategies to prevent and manage crises of self-government -- strategies which may help avoid the b...
Theodore Ziolkowski honored by Federal Republic of Germany
Posted August 3, 2000; 05:31 p.m.
Theodore Ziolkowski, professor of Germanic Languages and Literatures and Comparative Literature, was awarded the Order of Merit (First Class) by President Johannes Rau of the Federal Republic of Germany.
"Like few other scholars, you have succe...
University to renovate Garden Theatre
Posted August 3, 2000; 04:54 p.m.
The Princeton Garden Theatre will close today for renovation, according to Princeton University, the owner of the property, and Theater Management Corporation, which leases and operates the movie theater.
The renovation will keep the theate...
"Century for the Millennium" exhibition features 100 treasures; tours offered through November
Posted August 3, 2000; 03:20 p.m.
The most intriguing treasure in a collection of masterworks on display at the Princeton University Library may be the one that cannot be seen: 1,131 letters written by the poet T.S. Eliot to his secret muse, Emily Hale. The letters -- given to the...
Study on chromosome ends may aid cancer research
Posted August 3, 2000; 10:20 a.m.
A Princeton scientist has discovered a mechanism that cells use to control the length of their chromosome ends, or telomeres , a process that is thought to go awry in cancer.
The finding, reported in the August 4 issue of Science by Professor...