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Archive – August, 2001

DiMaggio earns theory prize

Paul DiMaggio, a professor of sociology, has won the 2001 Theory Prize of the American Sociological Association.

DiMaggio received the prize for his article "Culture and Cognition," published in the 1997 volume of the Annual Review of Sociology...

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Doctoral candidate selected for fellowship

Giorgio Biancorosso, a doctoral candidate in the Princeton music department, has been selected for a two-year fellowship at Columbia University.

He is one of four outstanding scholars chosen for Columbia's Society of Fellows in the Humanities...

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Earth's light show is a clue to finding habitable neighbors

Viewed from a star in some other corner of the galaxy, Earth would be a speck, a faint blue dot hidden in the blazing light of our sun.

Would there be any hint of that speck's amazing diversity of life? According to a paper in the Aug. 30 issue...

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Administrative reorganization will separate finance, administration

President Shirley M. Tilghman has announced that, effective Sept. 1, the responsibilities currently combined in the position of vice president for finance and administration will be separated.

The treasurer of the University, Christopher McCrud...

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Tilghman to be installed Sept. 28

formal installation of Shirley M. Tilghman as the 19th president of Princeton University is set for Friday, Sept. 28. The ceremony, open to all members of the University and local communities, will begin at 3:30 p.m. on the front lawn of Nassau Ha...

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Biologist flies with the birds

An important part of Martin Wikelski's research in ecology and evolutionary biology is bombing along back roads of Illinois in an old truck in the middle of the night.

A typical trip starts in the evening near the University of Illinois at Urba...

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William Street closed through Aug. 24

William Street on the Princeton campus will be closed to through traffic through Friday Aug. 24, for the relocation of a water line. The street will be open to local traffic only.

The stretch of the street affected is from Washington Road to th...

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Class of 2005 pre-orientation

Freshmen entering Princeton University next month can get more information about two popular pre-orientation programs through the Web. Click Community Action and Outdoor Action to get the details.

For the past 25 years more than 9,000 i...

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Economist thinks country will dodge the recession bullet

If the economy slides into recession, Professor Ben Bernanke will be among the first to know.

Bernanke, chair of the Princeton economics department, is the rookie member of the business cycle dating committee of the National Bureau of Economic ...

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Economist thinks country will dodge the recession bullet

If the economy slides into recession, Professor Ben Bernanke will be among the first to know.

Bernanke, chair of the Princeton economics department, is the rookie member of the business cycle dating committee of the National Bureau of Economic ...

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Children of recent immigrants face many challenges

Growing up as the child of parents who immigrated to the United States can be a challenging experience. Parents often put intense pressure on their children to succeed in the United States, which many see as a land of opportunity compared to the c...

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Rabitz pioneers 'editing' technique for molecules

Herschel Rabitz's office at Princeton University is loaded with the props and toys that so many chemistry teachers rely on to explain the sub-microscopic world -- rotating magnets, stacking blocks and the little Tinker-Toy balls and sticks that re...

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New program funds PPPL projects

The Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) will receive approximately $2 million over the next three years under a new U.S. Department of Energy program called Scientific Discovery through Advanced Computing.

The program is intended...

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Roads to be closed

Princeton University will close the following roads for 24 hours beginning at 11 p.m. Friday, Aug. 17:

--Roper Lane at Prospect Ave.

--Ivy Lane at Washington Road

--Western Way at FitzRandolph Road

--Faculty Road at Washington Road

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Hopfield awarded Dirac Medal

John Hopfield, who applies techniques of physics and mathematics to the study of the brain, has been awarded the 2001 Dirac Medal.

The medal is awarded annually to "an individual who has made significant contributions to theoretical physics and...

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PWB schedule set

The 2001-02 publication schedule for the Princeton Weekly Bulletin has been set. The first issue will cover Sept. 9-16. The deadline for that issue is Friday, Aug. 31.

For the complete schedule and an on-line form for the calendar of events, cl...

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Rabitz pioneers 'editing' technique for molecules

Rabitz's office at Princeton University is loaded with the props and toys that so many chemistry teachers rely on to explain the sub-microscopic world -- rotating magnets, stacking blocks and the little Tinker-Toy balls and sticks that represent a...

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Trenton students learn about energy at PPPL

In a quest for knowledge about energy and solar power, 17 high school students from the Trenton area are building solar-powered devices and shooting toy rockets at the U.S. Department of Energy's Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) .

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Conway receives honorary degree

John Conway, the John von Neumann Professor in Applied and Computational Mathematics at Princeton, was awarded an honorary degree by the University of Liverpool in England earlier this summer.

Conway, a world renowned mathematician, was born in...

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Study: Stereotypes of New York's unwed parents misplaced

A new study of "fragile families" in New York City concludes that most new unwed parents have stronger and more committed relationships than commonly believed, and that public policies should be adjusted to keep such families together.

Nearl...

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Cambridge awards Lewis honorary degree

David Lewis, the Class of 1943 University Professor of Philosophy at Princeton, was awarded an honorary degree by the University of Cambridge in England earlier this summer.

According to a Cambridge news release, the honorary degree is the high...

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Astronomers probe cosmic 'Dark Ages'

Using light from the most distant object known, astronomers have found traces of the first generation of atoms in the universe, 14 billion light years from Earth. The observations are the first of the cosmic "Dark Age" between the Big Bang and the...

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Katz works to preserve Cuba's archives

On a trip to Cuba five years ago, Professor Stanley Katz was taken to the archives of Cuba's Carlos J. Finlay Museum of Science to browse through centuries-old documents related to his hobby, studying the history of science. He was dismayed to dis...

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Graduate student receives Sigma Xi grant

Laura Spinney, a graduate student in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, has received a research grant from Sigma Xi, an honor society of scientists and engineers.

The $350 will support Spinney's study entitled "Timing of Breedi...

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Darnton earns honorary degree

Robert Darnton, the Shelby Cullom Davis '30 Professor of European History at Princeton, received an honorary degree this summer from the University of Warwick in Coventry, England.

Considered one of the most significant social and cultural hist...

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