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Archive – October, 2000

Evening of solo dances, Nov. 11

Alumna Jill Sigman will return to campus to perform "Bodies of Knowledge: An Evening of Solo Dances," at 8 p.m. Nov. 11 in Hagan Dance Studio, 185 Nassau St.

Sigman, who has a doctoral degree in philosophy, will perform "Vision Begins," a mixed...

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Former Sen. Eugene McCarthy to highlight celebration of Adlai Stevenson, Nov. 9

Former Sen. Eugene McCarthy will join a panel of historians, biographers, and political scientists Thursday, Nov. 9 to answer the question, "Whatever Happened to Adlai Stevenson?" The discussion - the final event in Princeton University's year-lon...

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Art Museum photography exhibit explores theme of survival

An exhibition exploring the relationship between survival and photography, entitled "Surviving the Photograph," is on view at The Art Museum through Nov. 19.

The 39 photographs exhibited address the theme of survival directly through the su...

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U.S. Energy Secretary Bill Richardson gives positive outlook for PPPL

U.S. Energy Secretary Bill Richardson brought welcome news to the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) Wednesday, announcing a five-year extension of the contract between Princeton University and the U.S. Department of Energy for the operati...

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Research aims to save crumbling monuments

George Scherer, professor of civil and environmental engineering, does not see the Princeton campus as others do.

Among the meticulously maintained buildings and the treasured stone carvings, Scherer's eye seeks out the problems, the flaking st...

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Princeton receives $20-million grant to address greenhouse problem

Princeton University has started a long-term partnership with BP and Ford Motor Company to develop solutions to the greenhouse problem.

BP has pledged $15 million and Ford $5 million over 10 years to fund a project called the Carbon Mitigation ...

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Princeton awarded Henry R. Luce Professorship in Information Technology, Consciousness and Culture

Princeton University has received a grant from the Henry Luce Foundation to create the Henry R. Luce Professorship in Information Technology, Consciousness and Culture. A wide-ranging search to fill the position will begin this fall.

The Lu...

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Housing vouchers work, new study finds

A bold social experiment that aims to transform peoples lives by moving them out of poor neighborhoods appears to be succeeding, with families enjoying more safety, fewer behavior problems among boys, and even better health, according to a new st...

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Frist Campus Center dedicated

Calling it the "the absolute epicenter of campus life," President Harold T. Shapiro presided over the dedication of the Frist Campus Center today (Oct. 20) and honored those involved in the "milestone in Princeton's history." Speakers praised the ...

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PPPL engineer receives American Nuclear Society award

Michael Williams, an engineer at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, received this year's Outstanding Achievement Award from the Fusion Energy Division of the American Nuclear Society.

Williams is head of PPPL's Engineering and Technic...

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PPPL engineer receives American Nuclear Society Award

Michael Williams, an engineer at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, received this year's Outstanding Achievement Award from the Fusion Energy Division of the American Nuclear Society.

Williams is head of PPPL's Engineering and Technic...

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Art deco exhibition opens at Princeton University Library

One of Art Deco's most vivid legacies, the printmaking technique known as pochoir, is the subject of an exhibition running through April 8, 2001 in the Leonard L. Milberg Gallery for the Graphic Arts at Princeton University's Firestone Library....

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Friends of the Princeton University Library offer "Meet the Curator" series

The Friends of the Princeton University Library is again sponsoring its fall "Meet the Curator" series. Each event features a distinguished curator or librarian discussing his work and showing important materials he has worked on or acquired for t...

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Tiger conservationist to speak, Oct. 21

Princeton Conservation Society and the Princeton Save the Tiger Campaign will host Dr. Ullas Karanth, director of wildlife conservation in India, to speak Oct. 21 at 5 p.m. in Guyot 10.

Karanth has devoted his life to tiger conservation in Indi...

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Gore to be next president, professor predicts

Despite the slight edge of George W. Bush in the polls, a Princeton political scientist predicted at a forum Tuesday that Al Gore will win the presidential election.

Larry Bartels said he -- and most political scientists -- believe Gore will be...

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Gore to be next president, professor predicts

Despite the slight edge of George W. Bush in the polls, a Princeton political scientist predicted at a forum Tuesday that Al Gore will win the presidential election.

Larry Bartels said he -- and most political scientists -- believe Gore will be...

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Professor, colleagues call for strengthened HIV prevention

United States is not doing enough to thwart the spread of HIV, according to a recent report issued by a national committee co-chaired by James Trussell, associate dean of the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.

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Tiger conservationist to speak, Oct. 21

The Princeton Consrvation Society and the Princeton Save the Tiger Campaign will host Dr. Ulas Karanth, Director of Wildlife Conservation in India and one of the world's leading tiger conservationists, to speak in Guyot Hall on Saturday, October 2...

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Senior wins national playwrights competition

Catherine Keyser, a Princeton University senior, has been named a winner of the National Young Playwrights Festival. Her play, "Welcome Home, Virginia Woolf," will be performed at the Miranda Theater in New York on Nov. 3 at 2 p.m.

Keyser, who ...

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Speakers to address "The Promise of Genomics for New Medicine," Nov. 1

Tilghman, Princeton's Howard A. Prior Professor of Life Sciences, will be among three speakers addressing "The Promise of Genetics for New Medicine" at a public seminar Nov. 1 at 7:30 p.m. in Richardson Auditorium.

Tilghman is founding director...

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Princeton University Orchestra concerts, Oct.19, 21

The Princeton University Orchestra will open its season with concerts on Thursday, Oct. 19 and Saturday, October 21 at 8 p.m. in Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall.

Michael Pratt will lead the orchestra in the music of Dvorak and Hindemith...

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U.S. Energy Secretary Bill Richardson to speak, Oct. 25

U.S. Energy Secretary Bill Richardson will speak on "Comprehensive Energy Policy" Wednesday, Oct. 25 at 4:30 p.m. in Dodds Auditorium in Robertson Hall.

Before becoming energy secretary on August 18, 1998, Richardson served as U. S. ambassador ...

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ACLU president to speak, Oct. 18

Nadine Strossen, New York Law School professor and president of the American Civil Liberties Union, will lecture on "Current Changes in Civil Liberties." The lecture will take place 4:30 p.m. Oct. 18 in Bowl 1 of Robertson Hall.

Strossen was el...

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Lecture on Buddhism and science, Oct. 24

Michigan University Professor Donald S. Lopez, Jr. will lecture on "Buddhism and Science," 4:30 p.m. Oct. 24 in Multipurpose Rooms A and B in the Frist Campus Center.

Lopez is the Carl W. Belser Professor of Buddhist and Tibetan Studies and cha...

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Presidential search update

The remaining members of the committee that will conduct the search for President Harold Shapiro's successor have been selected. Faculty and staff representatives were chosen by their respective constituencies in elections held this month.

The s...

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Paul Kurtz to speak on secular humanism, Oct. 17

Kurtz, philosophy professor emeritus at the State University of New York at Buffalo, will lecture on "Secular Humanists: The Last Repressed Minority in America," Oct. 17 at 8 p.m. in 46 McCosh. Kurtz is founder and chairman of the Committee for th...

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Author Jerry Reiter to speak on religious right, Oct. 19

Reiter, author and development officer for the Center for Inquiry-International, will speak on his experience with the Christian Coalition and the pro-life movement on Oct. 19 at 8 p.m. in McCosh 46.

A supporter of the Christian Coalition in it...

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Ralph Nader to speak, Oct. 15

The time of Presidential candidate and consumer advocate Ralph Nader's address Oct. 15 has been changed to 8 p.m. He will speak in Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall, in a visit sponsored by Campus Greens, a student organization.

Those wit...

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Professor proposes theory of depression

Depression, an illness that affects about 10 million Americans a year, may be caused by a lack of nerve cell generation in the brain, according to Princeton neuroscientist Barry Jacobs.

This novel theory, which Jacobs proposed in papers this ye...

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Ralph Nader Visiting Princeton

Ralph Nader visiting Princeton- On Sunday, October 15, at 8:30 pm, presidential candidate Ralph Nader will be speaking in Alexander Hall at Princeton University. For people with Princeton University I.D. doors open at 7:45, and for the general pub...

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Forum on presidential election, Oct. 16

Two Princeton professors will speak on "The Election and Why It Matters," Monday, Oct. 16 at 4:30 p.m. in Dodds Auditorium in Robertson Hall. The forum will feature Larry M. Bartels, professor of politics and public affairs, and Fred I. Greenstein...

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Community Day/Staff Day/Stadium Day

The University will celebrate its third annual Community Day/Staff Day/Stadium Day at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 14 at the Stadium. The event will feature a full day of activities including live entertainment, an Arts and Crafts show and a track me...

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Graduate alumnus wins Nobel Prize in economics

James J. Heckman, who received his Ph.D. from Princeton in 1971, has won the Nobel Prize in economics. Heckman is now the Henry Schultz Distinguished Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago, where he has served since 1973.

Heckma...

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Frist Campus Center dedication, Oct. 20

The University will welcome back volunteers and Anniversary Campaign donors Oct. 20 to dedicate the Frist Campus Center. The ceremony on 1879 Green begins at 11 a.m. and includes remarks by University President Harold T. Shapiro, architect Robert ...

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Toulouse-Lautrec lithographs featured at Art Museum

at the Fin de Sihcle: Lithographs of Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec" will be on view at The Art Museum at Princeton University through October 29.

The exhibition includes both posters and prints from the museum's rich holdings. The works survey Toul...

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President Clinton's Princeton address available online

President Clinton's address at Princeton is available online. Clinton was the keynote speaker at a two-day conference on The Progressive Tradition: Politics, Culture and History, on Oct. 5.

Scholarly panels on the Progressive Era, which took ...

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Juan Maldacena will discuss "Gravity, Black Holes and Strings," Oct. 15

Juan Maldacena, who earned his Ph.D. in physics from Princeton in 1996, will speak on "Gravity, Black Holes and Strings" as part of the Graduate School Centennial lecture series. Maldacena, a professor of physics at Harvard, has played a major rol...

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Princeton, Oxford, Stanford, Yale to invest $12 million in distance-learning initiative

Oxford, Princeton, Stanford and Yale universities announced Thursdaythat they would each provide $3 million to launch their "distancelearning" venture to provide on-line courses in the arts andsciences to their combined 500,000 alumni.

Herbert M. ...

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President Bill Clinton's Keynote Address

Watch the Webcast of President Bill Clinton's Keynote Address at the Conference on "The Progressive Tradition: Politics, Culture and History".

Contact: Justin Harmon (609) 258-3601

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Lecture series to address international issues of religion and politics

A Princeton University lecture series about the role of religion in public life begins Oct. 2 with a talk on Catholics in China, reflecting a focus on international topics.

Richard Madsen, professor of sociology at the University of California ...

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