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Archive – February, 2001

John Milnor to discuss quantum cryptography and computation

Mathematician John Milnor will discuss quantum theory and its application to the fields of cryptography and computation in a public lecture on Thursday, March 1.

The talk, sponsored by the math club, will take place at 4:30 p.m. in Jadwin A01.

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Student group to sponsor student design competition

new student group, Prospect(s), is asking students to submit ideas about how Prospect Avenue can improve and diversify its role in the future of campus social life. The organization will offer $5000 in prizes to its winners.

To enter the compet...

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Derek Bok to speak on campaign reform, March 8

Derek Bok, chairman of Common Cause and president emeritus of Harvard University, will give a lecture entitled Setting New Jerseys Campaign Reform Agenda in 2001 on Thursday, March 8 at 4:30 p.m in Dodds Auditorium.

Common Cause is a nonprof...

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Census lecture canceled

lecture by Kenneth Prewitt, which was scheduled for 4:30 p.m. today in Robertson Hall, has been canceled because of the storm warning. It is expected to be rescheduled.

Prewitt is former director of the U.S. Census Bureau.

Contact: Maril...

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Panelists look at future of higher education

While federal funding for higher education through legislative and executive actions remains paramount, decisions in the judicial branch of the government could be more crucial for colleges and universities in the near future.

"I think that wha...

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Justice Scalia speaks on constitutional interpretation

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia on Friday delivered an impassioned defense of his approach to constitutional interpretation, capping a two-day Princeton conference on James Madison, the fourth U.S. president and framer of the Constitution.

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Michael McCurry speaks on politics and journalism

at Princeton's Woodrow Wilson School Wednesday, former presidential press secretary Michael McCurry decried the state of political journalism, lamenting that "we lurch from crisis to crisis, and that becomes the story of our national life."

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Women's Center honors two Princetonians

Donnica Moore '81 and Catherine Keyser '01 will be awarded the first Friends of the Princeton Women's Center's Women's Leadership Awards at a ceremony and reception Saturday.

Moore, a physician, is a highly regarded expert on women's health iss...

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Princeton lecturer wins Grammy

Phil Schaap, visiting lecturer in the American Studies Program, was one of the winners at last night's 43rd annual Grammy Award ceremonies in Los Angeles. Schaap was honored for his work as producer of "Louis Armstrong: The Complete Hot Five and H...

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Klezmerpalooza 2001, Feb. 25

Klezmerpalooza 2001, an intercollegiate festival of Klezmer music and dance, will take place at Chancellor Green Rotunda on Sunday, Feb. 25 at 3:00 p.m.

The Princeton Klez Dispensers present an afternoon of this exciting fusion of the old Easte...

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Klezmerpalooza 2001, Feb. 25

Klezmerpalooza 2001, an intercollegiate festival of Klezmer music, dance and Yiddish culture, will be at Chancellor Green Rotunda on Sunday, Feb. 25 at 3:00 p.m.

The Princeton Klez Dispensers present an afternoon of dancing and schmoozing to th...

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New Princeton program to explore constitutional law and government

A new Princeton University program aimed at exploring issues of constitutional law and government is sponsoring a series of lectures this spring, including a talk by John DiIulio Jr., the director of President Bushs new White House Office of Fait...

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Students host conference on reproductive technologies, Feb. 23, 24

Student Bioethics Forum will sponsor a national conference Feb. 23 and 24 on "The Ethics and Politics of Reproductive Technologies," featuring 13 experts from academia, clinical practice, industry and government. Lectures and panel discussions wil...

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Public symposium to be part of National Academy of Sciences meeting Feb. 20

Leading Princeton scientists will speak on subjects ranging from the structure of brains to the structure of the universe at a symposium on Tuesday, February 20.

The symposium, part of a regional meeting of the National Academy of Sciences, wil...

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Professor's book offers inside look at Chinese government

Princeton Professor Perry Link had before him either a smuggled trove of secret Chinese government documents or a masterful but brazen forgery.

The prospects were both tantalizing and alarming.

"Of course I am aware of the possibility of doc...

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Professor's book offers inside look at Chinese government

Princeton Professor Perry Link had before him either a smuggled trove of secret Chinese government documents or a masterful but brazen forgery.

The prospects were both tantalizing and alarming.

"Of course I am aware of the possibility of doc...

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Two students honored by newspaper

Two Princeton students have been honored by USA Today for their outstanding intellectual achievement and leadership.

Lillian Pierce, a Princeton University junior from Fallbrook, Calif., has been named to USA Today's All-USA College Academic Fi...

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Doyle named to U.N. post

Professor Michael W. Doyle, director of Princeton's Center of International Studies, has been named special advisor to United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan.

Doyle will concentrate on policy analysis and strategic planning, and will hold ...

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Civility lunch, Feb. 20

A brown bag lunch on "Civility, Community and Problem Solving" will be presented by the Ombuds Office Tuesday, Feb. 20, in 101 McCosh Health Center. There will be two sessions: from noon to 1 p.m., and from 1 to 2 p.m.

"Princeton is a large and...

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Filmmaker Wim Wenders to speak, Feb. 23

Wim Wenders, the creator of such films as Wings of Desire and Paris, Texas, will be the Belknap Visitor in the Humanities on Friday, Feb. 23 at 4 p.m. He will show film clips and talk about his work in the James Stewart Theater at 185 Nassa...

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Book festival, Feb. 25

The Cat in the Hat will make a special appearance at the University League Nursery School's third annual Family Book Festival, Sunday, Feb 25.

The event will run from noon to 4 p.m. at Community Park School. It offers children and their parents...

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Professors named Fulbright Scholars

Two Princeton University faculty members have received Fulbright Scholar grants to conduct research abroad this year.

Heath Lowry, director of the Department of Near Eastern Studies, received the grant for work at Bilkent University in Ankara, ...

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Spring dance festival 2001, Feb. 16, 17

Students will perform new works choreographed by student, faculty and guest choreographers in the Spring Dance Festival 2001 in Richardson Auditorium, Friday, Feb. 16 and Saturday, Feb.17 at 8 p.m.

For reservations and ticket information call (...

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Falk in Middle East with U.N. team

Professor Richard Falk, who has devoted his career to issues of humane governance, has taken that concern to the Middle East, where he is serving on a three-person team sent by the U.N. Commission on Human Rights to investigate alleged human-right...

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Peter Bell, president of CARE, speaks on world poverty

Bell, president of the international relief organization CARE, gave a Princeton audience a personal account of the growing gulf before poor and prosperous nations Sunday, and outlined a five-component strategy to attack poverty.

"It is jarring...

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Activist Randall Robinson kicks off Black History Month activities

Randall Robinson, author of "The Debt: What America Owes to Blacks," kicked off Princeton's Black History Month activities Thursday, reminding listeners that minority-group members soon would make up the majority of the U.S. population and calling...

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Gutenberg's role reviewed

In a discovery that could prompt a major reassessment in the history of books and bookmaking, two Princeton University researchers have concluded that 15th century German printer Johannes Gutenberg did not, as has been long believed, invent conven...

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The Princeton Roaring 20 competes in a cappella competition

The Princeton Roaring 20 competed in the second round of the National Championship of College a Cappella competition on Saturday, Feb. 3.

Roaring 20 came in third and won the award for Best Arrangement for Graham Sheldon's arrangement of the Be...

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Symposium on black women's spiritual narratives, Feb. 20

symposium entitled "What Shall We Do With These Proverbs? Black Women's Spiritual Narratives in Africa and Diaspora" will take place in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall on Tuesday, Feb. 20 at 3:30 p.m.

The three featured speakers are Mercy Amba...

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Feedback on sixth residential college sought

The committee charged with making recommendations on the composition and program for a sixth residential college is seeking feedback on its interim report.

The report concludes that the addition of 500 undergraduates to the student body, as app...

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Twerrampon, Ghana druming and dancing group to perform, Feb. 8

Ghana Education Project with Akwaaba and Echoes D'Afrique present Twerrampon, a world renowned drumming and dancing performance group from Ghana, performing at Richardson Auditorium, Thursday, Feb. 8 at 10:00 p.m.

This is a black history month ...

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Professor wins highest computer science award

Chi-Chih Yao, a professor of computer science and the William and Edna Macaleer Professor of Engineering and Applied Science, has received the 2000 A.M. Turing Award, the highest prize in the field of computer science.

Yao received the award "i...

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Garrison Keillor to be Baccalaureate speaker

Garrison Keillor, who developed the live radio show "A Prairie Home Companion" more than 25 years ago and created a mythical hometown dear to millions of listeners, will be the speaker at this year's Baccalaureate service, the interfaith worship s...

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Professor Victor Preller, philosopher of religion, dies at 69

Preller, a teacher and scholar noted for his knowledge of St. Thomas Aquinas and Ludwig Wittgenstein, died of pneumonia Friday, Jan. 19, at the Medical Center at Princeton. He was 69.

Professor Preller taught philosophy of religion in Princeton...

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Lecture on Edna St. Vincent Millay, Feb. 14

and author Nancy Milford will speak on "Oh, Savage Beauty: A Biography of Edna St. Vincent Millay," Feb. 14 at 8 p.m. in Bowl 1, Robertson Hall.

Milford is best known for her book "Zelda," a biography of Zelda Fitzgerald. Her most recent biogra...

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Michael E. Veal to lecture, Feb. 8

Michael E. Veal, assistant professor of music at Yale University, will lecture on Thursday, Feb. 8 at 4:30 p.m. in 211 Dickinson Hall.

His talk, "Dub Music and the Acoustic of Diaspora," is part of the Works-in-Progress lecture series presented...

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National Girls and Women Sports Day, Feb. 10

Jadwin Gym will host National Girls and Women Sports Day on Saturday, Feb. 10.

The event will feature an interactive sports fair from 6 to 7 p.m., hosted by female student-athletes. The fair will introduce girls and women of all ages to the spo...

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First exhibition of Le Corbusier drawings, Feb. 7 - June 17

Drawings by the French architect Le Corbusier will be shown to the public for the first time at The Princeton University Art Museum, in the exhibition "Le Corbusier at Princeton: 14-16 November 1935," on view from Feb. 7 through June 17.

Organi...

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Bulgarian film festival, Feb. 24 - March 3

Princeton University Slavic Society and the International Center are pleased to present eight Bulgarian films during the months of February and March. All films are in Bulgarian with English subtitles and are free and open to the public.

All fi...

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Tenth anniversary celebration of the Hallelujah, Feb. 10-11

Office of Religious Life is sponsoring a Tenth Anniversary of the Hallelujah! worship community the weekend of Feb. 10-11. Hallelujah is a student-led service in the African-American church tradition.

The celebration will begin with a Gospel Ex...

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Ivy league sports celebrates Black History Month

Ivy League celebrates Black History Month with a web presentation of stories, anecdotes, photos and memories. These materials highlight both the rich history of African-Americans' achievements in Ivy League athletics, and the diverse contributions...

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Volunteerism forum draws hundreds to campus

deep commitment to volunteerism stands as a critical part of our democracy, one that burgeoning nations often fail to replicate, New Jersey Secretary of State DeForest "Buster" Soaries told more than 230 community leaders who attended a confer...

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Community House to sponsor Black History Month celebration

Community House will sponsor its annual Black History Month celebration Friday, Feb. 16 from 4 to 7 p.m.

The event will take place at The Third World Center, 86 Olden St., and will include entertainment, craft projects and free food for childre...

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