Archive – January, 2001
Princeton signs pledge on gender equality
Posted January 31, 2001; 05:24 p.m.
members and administrators from Princeton joined counterparts from eight other research universities Jan. 29 for a workshop aimed at ensuring equal treatment for women in science and engineering.
Participants in the workshop, held at the Massac...
CARE President Peter Bell to speak on poverty, Feb. 11
Posted January 31, 2001; 02:59 p.m.
Bell, president of CARE, one of the world's largest private international relief and development organizations, will speak at 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 11, in McCosh 50.
A 1964 alumnus of Princeton's Graduate School, Bell will present an address titl...
Randall Robinson to deliver keynote address for Black History Month, Feb. 8
Posted January 31, 2001; 02:43 p.m.
Robinson, founder of TransAfrica and author of "The Debt: What America Owes to Blacks," will present the keynote address for Black History Month activities in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 8. A reception will follow at ...
"Art of the Print" featured at Art Museum
Posted January 30, 2001; 11:52 a.m.
The Art Museum presents an exhibition on "Great Impressions: The Art of the Print in the Western World," through March 19.
Drawn from the collections of The Art Museum and Firestone Library, works in the exhibition were selected to represent a ...
John S. Reed to speak, Feb. 19
Posted January 29, 2001; 02:43 p.m.
Bendheim Center for Finance will present two public lectures on banking by John S. Reed, former chairman and chief executive officer of Citibank, Citicorp, and then Citigroup, the largest financial-services company in the world.
Reed will speak...
John Darley elected president of the American Psychological Society
Posted January 29, 2001; 02:11 p.m.
Darley, the Dorman T. Warren Professor of Psychology, has been elected president of the American Psychological Society. He will begin his one-year term in June.
The society was founded in 1988 to promote, protect and advance the interests of sc...
Grants to replace loans for undergraduates
Posted January 26, 2001; 05:58 p.m.
Princeton University will no longer require undergraduates on financial aid to obtain loans to help pay for their education. Beginning next fall, Princeton will eliminate its loan requirement, and replace it with additional scholarship support. Th...
Christopher Clarkson to speak on Kennicott Bible, Feb. 12
Posted January 24, 2001; 12:17 a.m.
Christopher Clarkson, an internationally renowned consultant on the care of medieval manuscripts and bindings, will speak on Monday, Feb. 12, at 5 p.m., in 101 McCormick Hall.
The title of his lecture is "The Kennicott Bible. A Description of i...
Manfred Halpern, politics professor, dies at 76
Posted January 22, 2001; 04:29 p.m.
Halpern, professor of politics, emeritus, at Princeton University, died Jan. 14 in his home in Princeton. He was 76. An expert on the politics of the Near East and Africa, Professor Halpern focused his later work on an original "theory of transfor...
Lloyd Axworthy, Stapleton Roy to receive alumni honors
Posted January 22, 2001; 04:06 p.m.
Two Princeton graduates who have served their countries with distinction in foreign affairs will receive the University's top alumni honors this year.
Lloyd Axworthy, former Canadian minister of foreign affairs, and Stapleton Roy, a three-t...
Alexander Nehamas is co-winner of Nietzsche Prize
Posted January 22, 2001; 03:29 p.m.
Alexander Nehamas, Edmund N. Carpenter II professor in the humanities and professor of philosophy and comparative literature, is co-winner of the Fifteenth International Nietzsche Prize.
The Prize is awarded by the Associazione Internazionale d...
Researchers solve long-standing quandary about water
Posted January 17, 2001; 03:08 p.m.
Water, despite its overwhelming importance to all life, remains deeply mysterious. Unlike other liquids, it expands as it cools, moves more freely as it is squeezed and exhibits a host of other odd behaviors that have eluded quantitative explanati...
Joseph Williamson to resign as dean of religious life
Posted January 16, 2001; 05:08 p.m.
After 12 years as head of the Chapel and Office of Religious Life, Dean Joseph Williamson plans to step down June 30.
He announced his resignation during Sunday's Chapel service, which he coordinates each week and helps lead.
Williamson said ...
Alexander Nehamas and Dimitri Gondicas honored by Academy of Athens
Posted January 16, 2001; 12:10 a.m.
Alexander Nehamas, the Edmund N. Carpenter II Professor in the Humanities and director of Princeton's Program in Hellenic Studies and Dimitri Gondicas, lecturer in Modern Greek and the program's executive director, were honored by the Academy of A...
Dance company celebrates 10 years with performances, Jan. 11-14
Posted January 11, 2001; 02:00 p.m.
BodyHype, Princeton's original jazz and hip-hop Dance Company will celebrate 10 years of innovative choreography and dance with its "Birthday Bash" performance at Theatre Intime.
This year's show features music by D'Angelo, Bush, Destiny's Chil...
Physicist David Wilkinson wins James Craig Watson Medal
Posted January 11, 2001; 12:55 a.m.
The National Academy of Sciences has awarded Princeton physicist David T. Wilkinson its James Craig Watson Medal in recognition of his major contributions to the field of astronomy.
Wilkinson, the Cyrus Fogg Brackett Professor of Physics, has b...
Amy Gutmann elected president of scholarly society
Posted January 10, 2001; 05:26 p.m.
Gutmann, the Laurence S. Rockefeller Professor of Politics and director of the Center for Human Values, has been elected president of the American Society for Political and Legal Philosophy (ASPLP).
The society was founded in 1955 to foster dis...
American Historical Association honors four Princeton scholars
Posted January 9, 2001; 04:39 p.m.
Four Princeton scholars were honored last week at the annual meeting of the American Historical Association, the oldest and largest professional historical organization in the United States.
Anthony T. Grafton, the Henry Putnam University Profe...
Princeton workshop brings together scientists, investors
Posted January 5, 2001; 05:17 p.m.
More than 250 investment professionals attended a workshop Friday to hear presentations by Princeton scientists whose research has potential commercial applications. The workshop focused on the burgeoning fields of photonics, nanotechnology, and b...
Middle Eastern Studies Association honors two Princetonians
Posted January 5, 2001; 04:12 p.m.
The Middle East Studies Association of North America has honored two recent graduate alumni for their dissertations.
Samer S. Shehata, a politics student who received his Ph.D. last year, won the 2000 Malcolm H. Kerr Dissertation Award in the s...
Science on Saturday
Posted January 3, 2001; 03:37 p.m.
The Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory will offer a series of "Science on Saturday" talks this winter geared toward high school students but open to all.
Students, teachers, parents and community members are invited to attend the free lectures...
Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration, Jan. 15
Posted January 3, 2001; 03:26 p.m.
University will observe the birthday of the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday, Jan. 15, with a tribute that will include a keynote address, a performance by a steel band and the presentation of awards to essay and poster contest winners fr...