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Archive – September, 2001

Portion of Elm Drive closed, Oct. 1

Starting on or about Oct. 1, a portion of Elm Drive will be closed for about three weeks due to relocation of a steam line.

The road will be closed only in front of the MacMillan Building. Both drives around the building will be open. On weekda...

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Tilghman: Academy has great obligations in times of crisis

President Shirley M. Tilghman's installation address is available via Webcast by clicking here or in full text by clicking here .

Princeton University -- like all U.S. institutions of higher learning -- has an obligation to help this co...

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Installation speakers offer accolades, assurance, advice

The full text of the greetings from participants in the installation ceremony is available by clicking here .

Princeton University's new president, Shirley M. Tilghman, received accolades, assurance and a little advice from participants in ...

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Tilghman, Shapiro to speak on stem cell research, Oct. 1

Princeton University President Shirley M. Tilghman and Past President Harold T. Shapiro speak about the scientific and ethical debate over stem cell research Monday, Oct. 1.

The lecture, titled "Stem Cell Research: The Great Divide," will begin...

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Regional Admission information sessions resume

Princeton's Regional Admission Information Sessions resume in major metropolitan areas across North America on Sunday, Sept. 30. Following the events of Sept. 11, the sessions planned through Sept. 29 were canceled. The remaining schedule has been...

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Regional Admission Information Sessions begin again

Princeton's Regional Admission Information Sessions resume in major metropolitan areas across North America on Sunday, Sept. 30. Following the events of Sept. 11, the sessions planned through Sept. 29 were canceled. The remaining schedule has been...

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Conference focuses on Russian poet, Oct. 6-7

A conference on Russian poet Osip Mandelstam is scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 6-7, on campus.

"The Legacy of Osip Mandelstam" commemorates the 25th anniversary of the gift of the Mandelstam papers to Firestone Library. Most events wil...

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Philosophy of founding fathers is topic, Oct. 3, 10 and 24

Daniel Robinson, a Distinguished Research Professor of Psychology at Georgetown University and a Faculty Fellow at Oxford University, will deliver a three-part seminar on the philosophy of the American founders in October.

Robinson is this year...

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Scientist to discuss U.S. nuclear targeting, Oct. 3

"Dr. Strangelove Is Alive and Well: U.S. Nuclear Targeting Plans and Their Implications" is the title of a public lecture to be presented Wednesday, Oct. 3.

Matthew McKinzie, staff scientist at the Natural Resources Defense Council, will speak ...

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Chinese poet to read from work, Oct. 3

poet Bei Dao will read from his work at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3, in the Stewart Film Theater, 185 Nassau St. The reading is part of the Althea Ward Clark Reading Series.

One of Chinas leading contemporary poets, Bei Dao was exiled from Chi...

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Visiting lecturer to speak on Transcendental Meditation, Oct. 2

Visiting Lecturer Paul Roochnik will speak on "The Transcendental Meditation Technique: A Scientifically Validated Method to Eliminate Stress and Gain Enlightenment" at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2, 307 Frist.

Roochnik, who is teaching Arabic this ac...

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Former U.N. delegate from Bangladesh to discuss Security Council, Oct. 2

diplomat Anwarul Karim Chowdhury will present a public lecture titled "The U.N. Security Council: A Third World Perspective" at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.

Chowdhury was the permanent representative of Bangla...

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Lecture series explores American justice system, Oct. 1-4

A lecture series on "Crime and Justice: An Exploration of the American Justice System" will be presented in October on campus.

The series is being organized by Ideas in Action, a program dedicated to promoting issue awareness on campus through ...

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Tilghman establishes gender equity task force

President Shirley M. Tilghman has created a task force of faculty members who have been charged with developing "a long-term strategy to attract and retain highly talented women faculty in the natural sciences and engineering departments at Prince...

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Islamic political thought is topic, Oct. 2

"Fundamentalism and Modernism in Islamic Political Thought: A Historical Perspective" will be presented on Tuesday, Oct. 2, by Antony Black, a member of the politics faculty at the University of Dundee in Scotland.

Black, the author of "The His...

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Community leader to discuss U.N. racism conference, Oct. 1

Princeton area community leader will present her views on the recent United Nations World Conference Against Racism on Monday, Oct. 1.

Darlene McKnight, a member and the former chair of the Coalition for Peace Action Steering Committee, will pr...

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Hitz: World must act together to fight terrorism

Hitz, lecturer in public and international affairs in the Woodrow Wilson School, spoke recently with a staff member of the University Communications Office about the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11. Hitz was the first presidentially appointed inspec...

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Pig Iron Theatre Co. in residence

Philadelphia's Pig Iron Theatre Co. will be in residence in Princeton's Program in Theater and Dance through Oct. 6 as Short-Term Fellows of the Council of the Humanities .

Pig Iron was founded in 1995 as "a dance-clown-theatre ensemble ...

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Bipartisian discussion to address terrorist attacks, Sept. 23

Princeton University College Democrats and College Republicans will sponsor a panel discussion on terrorism at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 23, in 302 Frist.

The event will feature three members of the University faculty who are experts in the fiel...

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Bipartisan discussion to address terrorist attacks, Sept. 23

Princeton University College Democrats and College Republicans will sponsor a panel discussion on terrorism at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 23 in 302 Frist.

The event will feature three members of the University faculty who are experts in the field...

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Economists see slowdown because of attacks

Five Princeton economists agreed Thursday that the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11 are likely to depress the weak American economy, although the length and severity of the downturn are unclear because of uncertainty about consumer response and gover...

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Economists see slowdown because of attacks

Five Princeton economists agreed Thursday that the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11 are likely to depress the weak American economy, although the length and severity of the downturn are unclear because of uncertainty about consumer response and gover...

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Former Irish prime minister to speak on Irish peace, Sept. 25

Bruton, former prime minister of Ireland and current vice president of the European Peoples Party, will present "A First-Hand Report on the Irish Peace Process" at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 25, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.

Bruton, pr...

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Peace network events, Sept. 21 & 23

The Princeton Peace Network has organized two events: "Global Citizens Against War," Friday, Sept. 21, 5:30 p.m., Frist Campus Center (south lawn), and an open forum, Sunday, Sept. 23, 5 p.m., McCosh 50.

The Sept. 21 rally plans to feature ...

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Young alum recounts WTC escape

Dozens of Princeton alumni worked in or near the World Trade Center and the Pentagon during the Sept. 11 attacks. An account of the experiences of survivor Dan Swingos '99 that day, as told to Jerry Price in the Department of Athletics, is availab...

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Admission office suspends travel

light of the devastating events of Sept. 11 and the unpredictability of the days just ahead, Princeton's Office of Admission has suspended all admission-related travel that had been planned between now and Sept. 28. This includes school visits, ev...

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Princeton postpones athletic events

Princeton University has postponed all of its weekend athletic events, it was announced today by Gary Walters, director of athletics.

Athletic competition will resume Wednesday, Sept. 19, when the men's and women's soccer and field hockey teams...

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Teach-in to understand tragedy, Sept. 20

A Universitywide teach-in titled "Informed Decisions: An Effort to Understand 9/11 and the Future" will take place Thursday, Sept. 20, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in McCosh 50. Professors Carl Brown, Richard Falk, Robert Gilpin and Robert Tignor will spea...

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Crisis response Web site reorganized

The Web site "Princeton responds to Sept. 11 tragedy" has been reorganized in an attempt to make information more readily available. As of Tuesday, 9/18/01, the site is still being developed and some links may not be live. To access the site, c...

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Volunteers provide help at response center

For information about response center services and other resources, click here .

Princeton graduate student Tim Aubry spent much of Tuesday wondering if his sister, who works near the World Trade Center, was OK. That afternoon he learned t...

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Ullman: "Part of the price we pay for modernity..."

Richard Ullman, the David K.E. Bruce Professor of International Affairs in the Woodrow Wilson School, spoke recently with staff members of the Princeton University Communications Office about the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11. Ullman has served as...

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Tilghman: University community has responsibility in responding to tragedy

Click Webcast to access the videotaping of the memorial service.

At a Sunday afternoon memorial service for victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, Princeton President Shirley M. Tilghman called for members of the University community to...

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University posts "in memoriam" site for alumni lost in the Sept. 11 attack

The University has established an "in memoriam" Web site in honor of alumni who are confirmed to have lost their lives in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. To visit the site click here . Confirmed information about other alumni who should be ho...

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Financial aid improvements help achieve increased diversity

Princetons improvements in financial aid over recent years and its enhanced recruitment efforts are having their intended effects of increasing both the quality and the diversity of the undergraduate student body, Dean of the College Nancy Malkie...

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Panel on economic impact of attacks, Sept. 20

economists will lead a discussion on "The Economic and Financial Aftermath of the Terrorist Attack on America," Thursday from 1:30 to 4 p.m. in McCosh 50.

Panelists will be professors Alan Blinder, Paul Krugman, Jose Scheinkman, Ben Bernanke, a...

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University posts "in memoriam" site for alumni lost in the Sept. 11 attack

The University has established an "in memoriam" Web site in honor of alumni who are confirmed to have lost their lives in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. To visit the site click here . Confirmed information about other alumni who should be ho...

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Hollinger to speak on human rights, Sept. 20

David Hollinger, the Chancellors Professor of History at the University of California-Berkeley, will deliver a lecture on "The Missionary Past, the Human Rights Present and the Ethics of Solidarity" at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20, in 101 McCormi...

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Tilghman: University community has responsibility in responding to tragedy

The University is planning to Webcast a tape of the memorial service on Tuesday.

At a Sunday afternoon memorial service for victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, Princeton President Shirley M. Tilghman called for members of the Univer...

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President Tilghman's remarks at memorial service

text of the remarks by President Shirley M. Tilghman at Sunday's memorial service for victims of the terrorist attacks Sept. 11 is available here.

Contact: Marilyn Marks (609) 258-3601

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Ullman: "Part of the price we pay for modernity..."

Richard Ullman, the David K.E. Bruce Professor of International Affairs in the Woodrow Wilson School, spoke recently with staff members of the Princeton University Communications Office about the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11. Ullman has served as...

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Saturday discussion planned on compassion

An open discussion titled "In the Wake of Sept. 11: Diverse Voices for Compassion" is scheduled for 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, in 302 Frist Campus Center.

The session, sponsored by a wide range of University offices and student organizations, w...

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Service of prayer and remembrance set for Friday

will be a non-denominational quiet prayer and meditation service sponsored by the Office of Religious Life at 12:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14, in the University Chapel to honor President Bush's call for the nation to pray.

Contact: Marilyn Marks (6...

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Volunteers provide help at response center

For information about response center services and other resources, click here .

Princeton graduate student Tim Aubry spent much of Tuesday wondering if his sister, who works near the World Trade Center, was OK. That afternoon he learned t...

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Brain imaging study sheds light on moral decision-making

In a study that combines philosophy and neuroscience, Princeton University researchers have begun to explain how emotional reactions and logical thinking interact in moral decision-making.

The researchers reported in the Sept. 14 issue of Scien...

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Response center moves but remains available

The special response center that was established to provide information and assistance following Tuesday's tragic events has moved from Multipurpose Room A at the Frist Campus Center to the Center for Community Service, which is located in Room...

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Princeton-Lafayette game postponed

The Princeton-Lafayette football game scheduled for 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15 at Princeton Stadium has been postponed as Lafayette has suspended all of its athletic contests through Sunday.

For more information, click here .

Contact: Ma...

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Sept. 14 panel planned on 'What Does It Mean To Be American?'

A panel discussion titled "What Does It Mean To Be American?" is set for 12:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14, in 127 Corwin.

Speakers will reflect on the values that underlie America, the American ideals that were symbolically attacked on Sept. 11 and ...

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Youth to speak on peace in Colombia, Sept. 17

or seven leaders (ages 15-21) of the Children's Movement for Peace, a coalition of young people working together for a future of peace, along with their biographer, Sara Cameron, will speak at 4:45 p.m. Monday, Sept. 17, in 302 Frist Campus Center...

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Wages increased faster for lower-paid staff

Wage improvements for lower-paid Princeton employees will be implemented faster than promised last spring, as the University moves to bring the average pay of staff members in all non-exempt positions to the market average or higher.

All non-un...

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University community tries to understand, cope with tragedy

For more information on Princeton's response to the tragedy, click here .

Princeton University responded to Tuesday's terrorist attacks on the United States with prayer, support and activities meant to help the community understand the tr...

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WWS convenes town meeting

The Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs will hold a "town meeting" on terrorism and its aftermath, today at 4:30 p.m. in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall. The meeting will be convened by Dean Michael Rothschild and will inclu...

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Satcher lecture cancelled

Due to the ongoing emergency situation, Surgeon General Satcher's lecture has been cancelled.

Contact: Marilyn Marks (609) 258-3601

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Memorial service scheduled for 3 p.m. Sunday

A University-wide memorial service for all victims of Tuesday's terrorist attacks will be held Sunday afternoon at 3 p.m. on Cannon Green, behind Nassau Hall. All students, faculty, staff, alumni and members of the local community are invited to a...

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Information technology changes announced

Computing and Information Technology has changed its name to the Office of Information Technology . But the transformation taking place within the unit runs much deeper than shifting a word or two.

"This marks a new beginning for us," said ...

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Coverage of today's tragic events

Live CNN coverage of the tragic events that have occurred today at the World Trade Center and in Washington, D.C., is available at WebMedia . Because of heavy traffic, Internet users may find it difficult to get information about the tragedy at...

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'Learning should be an act of discovery,' Tilghman tells students

In her first Opening Exercises address as president of Princeton on Sept. 9, Shirley Tilghman told students that "learning should be an act of discovery" and provided an example from her own life.

Tilghman said she was a "bored" undergraduate c...

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Online sign-up begins for freshman writing seminars

As part of a revamped undergraduate writing requirement, all freshmen this year will take a one-semester writing seminar offered by the Princeton Writing Program. For the first time, freshmen will sign up for these seminars online.

Each writing...

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Wisdom and cheers for new undergrads

They were told that they are the brightest collection of young minds in the world today. They were told that they are the newest members of a strong tradition, and with tradition comes responsibility. They were told that they are the great class o...

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Taping to begin for admission video

A camera crew will be on campus this weekend to begin taping for a new admission video, tentatively scheduled for completion in the fall of 2002. The video will be produced by Andrew Greenspan, who also produced Princeton's last admission vide...

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U.S. surgeon general to speak Sept. 11

U.S. Surgeon General David Satcher will present a free public lecture titled "Reflections: The Surgeon General Reports on Surgeon Generals Reports" at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.

A physician, scholar and l...

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Jiminez succumbs to cancer

Funeral services were held on Sept. 5 for Michael Francis Jiminez, a distinguished scholar of Latin America who specialized in the history of Colombia. Known for his inspiring classroom lectures as well as for his scholarly articles and dedicated ...

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University welcomes 1,185 freshmen, 550 new grad students

Princeton University will welcome about 1,185 members of the Class of 2005 when the 2001-2002 academic year officially begins this weekend. Approximately 550 new graduate students are expected to enroll.

Opening Exercises will be held Sunday, S...

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Stephen Macedo named director of University Center for Human Values

Professor Stephen Macedo has been named director of the University Center for Human Values, effective September 1.

Macedo joined the Princeton faculty in 1999 as Laurance S. Rockefeller Professor of Politics and the University Center for Human ...

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Scoles takes top chemistry honor

Chemistry professor Giacinto Scoles has won the 2002 American Chemical Societys Peter Debye Award in Physical Chemistry, the highest honor for physical chemistry given by the ACS.

The prize recognizes outstanding experimental and theoretical r...

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Sociologist lands book award

Society for the Study of Social Problems has selected a book by sociology professor Michele Lamont for its 2000 C. Wright Mills Award.

The society honored Lamonts book, "The Dignity of Working Men: Morality and the Boundaries of Race, Class an...

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