News at Princeton

Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014

Archive – September, 2000

Details on tickets to President Clinton's address available

Information about the distribution of tickets for President Bill Clinton's address at Princeton Oct. 5 is now available at the website for the University's conference on "The Progressive Tradition: Politics, Culture and History."

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Trustees establish committee to lead search for a new president

The following is an excerpt of a letter to the Princeton University community from Robert H. Rawson, Jr., chairman of the Trustee Executive Committee. The letter is dated Friday, Sept. 22.

"Today Harold Shapiro informed the Board of Trustees th...

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Harold Shapiro announces intention to complete his presidency of Princeton next summer

Harold T. Shapiro, president of Princeton University since 1988 and one of the most respected leaders in American higher education for more than two decades, will complete his presidency next summer, after the end of the current academic year. Sha...

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Andrew Wiles elected to Royal Society of Canada

Mathematics Professor Andrew Wiles has been elected to the Royal Society of Canada, the Canadian Academy of the Sciences and Humanities. He will be inducted in a ceremony in Ottawa on Nov. 17.

Wiles, who joined the faculty in 1982 and is widely...

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New trustees on Board

Six alumni joined the Board of Trustees this weekend, when the Board held its first meeting of the academic year. The new members are:

7 Ruth L. Berkelman '73, assistant surgeon general and senior advisor to the director of the Centers for Dise...

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Professors discuss ethics and science of human genome sequencing, Sept. 25

Peter Singer, Decamp Professor of Bioethics; Shirley Tilghman, director of the Institute for Integrative Genomics; and Dan Notterman, professor of molecular biology, will address scientific and ethical implications of the completion of the human g...

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West Nile virus update

Last month, a dead crow found on the Princeton campus tested positive for the West Nile virus, which is transmitted to humans by mosquitoes. No infected mosquitoes have been found in Mercer County, home to the University. The county has had no rep...

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Angela Davis to speak, Sept. 29

Activist and author Angela Davis will speak on "Human and Economic Impacts of the Prison Industrial Complex," Sept. 29 at 7 p.m. in McCosh 10.

The author of several books, Davis is a professor at the University of California in Santa Cruz. Her ...

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Gift creates Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination

A $12 million gift to Princeton University from Prince Hans-Adam II of Liechtenstein will create the Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination, which will serve as a center for research, teaching and publication on issues concerned with sel...

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President Clinton to speak at conference on Progressive Era

President Bill Clinton will present the keynote address at an academic conference on "The Progressive Tradition: Politics, Culture and History" to be held at Princeton University Oct. 5 and 6.

The conference will be the occasion for a major...

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Ira Fuchs receives leadership award

Ira Fuchs, Princeton's former vice president for computing and information technology, has been selected by EDUCAUSE to receive its 2000 Leadership Award.

The award recognizes extraordinary effectiveness, influence, statesmanship and lifetime a...

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New Princeton grant supports research on public role of religion

a time when religion is taking a growing role on the public stage, the Center for the Study of Religion at Princeton University has received a major grant to create an interdisciplinary program on the public role of contemporary theology.

T...

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Students honored at Opening Exercises

At Opening Exercises Sunday, President Harold Shapiro encouraged Princeton's newest students to seek out the unfamiliar, take intellectual risks and take "full advantage of the new beginnings" that the University can offer.

The ceremony welc...

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West Nile Virus update

Last month, a dead crow found on the Princeton campus tested positive for the West Nile virus, which is transmitted to humans by mosquitoes. No infected mosquitoes have been found in Mercer County, home to the University. The county has had no rep...

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John Thompson named basketball coach

John Thompson, who was raised by one Hall-of-Fame coach and played for another in college, has been named the Cappon-Green head coach of men's basketball at Princeton University.

The 34-year-old Thompson, a 1988 Princeton graduate, will rep...

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President Clinton to speak at Princeton conference

President Bill Clinton will be the keynote speaker at a two-day academic conference on America's Progressive tradition. The conference on "The Progressive Tradition: Politics, Culture and History," will begin on Oct. 5 with Clinton's address and c...

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Lecture series brings back distinguished Graduate School alumni

A Princeton University lecture series featuring distinguished alumni of the Graduate School will begin Sept. 17 with an address by Paula Fredriksen, a scholar known for her research on early Christianity.

Fredriksen, a 1979 graduate alumna who ...

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Washington Road closed Wednesday

Washington Road between Nassau St. and Prospect Ave. will be closed Wednesday, Sept. 6 from 9 am to 4 pm to accommodate construction in Green Hall. The University apologizes for the inconvenience.

The construction project involves placing a brai...

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Princeton tops magazine's ranking

The latest U.S. News & World Report ranking of America's best colleges puts Princeton at the top of the list. While University officials were pleased with the recognition, they downplayed the significance of year-to-year fluctuations in the ran...

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