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Archive – June, 2001

Lamont honored for book

The Society for Comparative Research has named sociology professor Michele Lamont winner of the Mattei Dogan Award for the best comparativist book in 2001. The honor is for her book "The Dignity of Working Men," published by the Russell Sage Found...

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Scholars selected for distinguished teaching program

Three scholars have been selected to hold 250th Anniversary Visiting Professorships for Distinguished Teaching in 2001-02 at Princeton University.

They are: David Colander, the Christian Johnson Distinguished Professor of Economics at Middlebur...

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Witherspoon statue unveiled

Former President Harold T. Shapiro and Vivian Shapiro represented Princeton Friday at the unveiling of a statue of John Witherspoon at Scotlands University of Paisley. A twin copy of the 9-foot-tall, bronze statue will be erected on the Princeton...

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Robeson Jr. to speak at U-Store

Paul Robeson Jr., author of a new biography of his father, Paul Robeson, will speak at the Princeton University Store at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 23. He will be reading from and signing copies of his new book, "The Undiscovered Paul Robeson."

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Scientists reconcile opposing views of U.S. role in greenhouse gas problem

international consortium of scientists has issued a revised estimate of the U.S. role in the worldwide accumulation of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, a major cause of global warming.

The study, published in the June 22 issue of Science, reco...

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Aizenman selected for Brouwer Prize

Michael Aizenman, Princeton professor of physics and mathematics, has been selected to receive the Brouwer Prize by the Dutch Mathematical Society. The award is the Netherlands' most prestigious award in mathematics.

Every three years, the soci...

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Evans named to Royal Society

Anthony Evans, director of the Princeton Materials Institute and the Gordon Wu Professor of Engineering, has been named a fellow of the Royal Society .

Each year up to 42 new fellows are elected to the Royal Society, which was founded in...

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Peebles awarded Harvey Prize

James Peebles, the Albert Einstein Professor of Science, Emeritus, has been awarded the Harvey Prize in Science and Technology.

The prize is given by the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology , a prominent research university in Israel, to...

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Space probe to glimpse infancy of universe

Their pride and joy is about to leave home, travel far and, if all goes well, send back reports of great sights.

It's not a graduation. It's a satellite launch.

On June 30, Princeton scientists will participate as NASA launches a satellite ...

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Chemistry workshop, June 15-18

An international workshop on "Recent Developments in Electronic Structure Algorithms" is being held June 15-18 in McDonnell Hall.

The workshop, organized by the Department of Chemistry and is being sponsored by the Department of Physics, the Pr...

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Tilghman takes the reins as president

Shirley M. Caldwell Tilghman officially took the reins as Princeton University's 19th president today (June 15). She succeeds Harold T. Shapiro, who retired from the presidency following more than 13 years of service.

A member of the Princeton ...

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Princeton selected for "Responsive Ph.D." program

Princeton is one of 14 universities selected by the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation to participate in a program to develop innovative approaches to graduate education.

The program, called the "Responsive Ph.D." initiative, aims to...

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Komunyakaa wins Lilly Poetry Prize

Komunyakaa, professor of the Council of the Humanities and creative writing, has been awarded this year's Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize. The $100,000 award is one of the largest poetry prizes in the United States and recognizes extraordinary literary ac...

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Neumeyer named Engineer of the Year

Charles Neumeyer, who works at the Princeton Plasma Physics Lab, was named Engineer of the Year by the New Jersey Society of Professional Engineers.

Neumeyer is the lead project engineer for the National Spherical Torus Experiment, a fusion ene...

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Young receives Department of Energy award

The U.S. Department of Energy has selected Ken Young, a physicist at the Princeton Plasma Physics Lab, as the recipient of its Distinguished Associate Award.

The award cites Young for his role as "the leader of diagnostics development for the T...

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Morgan awarded national fellowship

John Morgan, assistant professor of economics and public affairs, is one of 12 scholars awarded a W. Glenn Campbell and Rita Ricardo-Campbell National Fellowship for the 2001-02 academic year.

The fellowships provide junior scholars with a year...

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Art Museum reaches agreement on painting sold during World War II era

The Art Museum at Princeton University has reached an agreement with the heirs of the Nazi-era owner of St. Bartholomew , an Italian Renaissance painting by Bernardino Pinturicchio. The agreement with the heirs of Federico Gentili di Giuseppe e...

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Home for the humanities

A construction project slated to begin this summer not only will renovate two 100-year-old University buildings, but is expected to transform the environment for the humanities on campus.

East Pyne Hall will be renovated and expanded to become t...

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Kripke to receive Schock Prize

Saul Kripke, the McCosh Professor of Philosophy, Emeritus, has been selected to receive the 2001 Rolf Schock Prize for Logic and Philosophy.

The prize is being given to Kripke "for his creation of the modal-logical semantics that bear his name ...

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Lerner stepping down as architecture dean

Ralph Lerner, dean of the School of Architecture, has announced that he is stepping down as dean effective July 1, 2002, following an academic leave of absence that he has been granted during the the 2001-02 academic year. Architecture Professor M...

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Postdoctoral Fellowships announced

The Woodrow Wilson Fellowship Foundation has awarded Postdoctoral Fellowships in the Humanities to two Princeton Graduate School alumni. Kristi Copeland *01 and Daniel Tanaka *01 will begin full-time appointments this fall. According to Robert Wei...

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Space probe to glimpse infancy of the universe

pride and joy is about to leave home, see great sights and, if all goes well, send back reports that will change humankind's view of the universe.

It's not a graduation. It's a satellite launch.

On June 30, a team of Princeton scientists wil...

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Heinz Foundation awardees

Two Princeton doctoral candidates, Ricardo Holdo and Joshua Plotkin, are among 16 people chosen to be 2001 Teresa Heinz Scholars for Environmental Research. Each will receive a $10,000 award to conduct research on emerging environmental problems. ...

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Center for the Study of Religion names fellows

Princeton's Center for the Study of Religion has named eight fellows for the 2001-2002 year. The fellows' work spans a wide range of topics related to religious life, including women in the church, religion and social activism, and Tibetan Buddhis...

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Princeton University holds 254th Commencement

Princeton University awarded degrees to 1,084 undergraduates and 648 graduate students at its 254th Commencement today. Honorary degrees were awarded to seven distinguished leaders in the sciences, arts, humanities and public affairs.

In a ...

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Seniors celebrate at rousing Class Day ceremony

At a rousing celebration of Class Day Monday, Princeton's senior class members reflected on their experience at the University and bestowed honorary membership on four of their heroes.

The four awarded honorary membership in the class of 2001 w...

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Keillor urges grads to seek fun, adventure -- and failure

Author and comedian Garrison Keillor, weaving funny anecdotes with irreverent but heartfelt advice, urged seniors at Sundays Baccalaureate service to take risks and have fun.

"Todays grievous mistake is tomorrows humorous anecdote," said Kei...

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Rally for graduate alumnus, June 2

Princeton University Amnesty International and Friends of Li Shaomin are sponsoring a rally to secure Li Shaomin's release from detention in China. The event will be held 5:30 p.m. Saturday, June 2 at Firestone Plaza.

A U.S. citizen, Li was arr...

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Lieb to receive Schock Prize in Mathematics

Elliott Lieb, the Eugene Higgins Professor of Physics and professor of mathematical physics, has been selected to receive the 2001 Rolf Schock Prize in Mathematics.

The prize, which will be presented in a ceremony Oct. 25 in Stockholm, is being...

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