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Archive – November, 2001

Jesse Jackson urges halt to Vieques bombing

The Rev. Jesse Jackson opened a two-day conference on Puerto Rico Friday with a talk that included a call for the United States to halt its military bombing exercises in the Puerto Rican island of Vieques.

"We took the land, moved the people ...

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Tilghman to open metabolic engineering symposium, Dec. 7

A one-day symposium on metabolic engineering will take place Friday, Dec. 7, at Lewis Thomas Auditorium 003.

University President Shirley M. Tilghman will deliver the opening remarks at 8:30 a.m., with seven speakers from universities around t...

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Quipfire! comedy show, Dec. 6-8

Quipfire!, the University's improvisational comedy group, will perform Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Dec. 6-8, at 9 p.m. at Theatre~Intime in Murray-Dodge.

The group sells out almost all of its shows, performing for approximately 3,000 student...

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Cheney calls for improved instruction in American history

Lynne Cheney, wife of Vice President Dick Cheney, urged American colleges and universities to strengthen their teaching of American history at an address on campus Thursday.

"We haven't given young people the knowledge they need in order to app...

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Former mayor of Bogota to speak on Third World cities, Dec. 3

Penalosa, former mayor of Bogota, Columbia, will present a public lecture titled "A New Model for the Third World City" at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 3, in Betts Auditorium, School of Architecture.

Penalosa served as mayor of Bogota from 1998 to 20...

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Judge to discuss 2000 election, Dec. 3

District Judget Martin Feldman of Louisiana will give a lecture titled "The Election of 2000: Has the Rule of Law Been Degraded?" at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 3, in 104 Computer Science Building.

Feldman is past chair of the Law Reform Committee o...

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Art Museum shop plans sale, Dec. 5

The Art Museum Gift Shop has scheduled a holiday sale for Princeton students, faculty and staff from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5.

A discount of 25 percent will apply to all merchandise. The gift shop sells art books, mugs, silk sca...

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Deaton to present second talk in President's Lecture Series, Dec. 5

Deaton, the Dwight Eisenhower Professor of International Affairs, will speak on "Inequality, Health and Wealth" at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5, in McCosh 50.

His talk is the second in the President's Lecture Series initiated by President Shirle...

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Award-winning poets to read, Dec. 5

poets Linda Gregg and Philip Levine will read from their work at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5, in the Stewart Film Theater, 185 Nassau St.

Gregg, a lecturer in the Council of the Humanities and the Creative Writing Program, has won the Jerome Sh...

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Lerner offers account of war on breast cancer, Dec. 6

"Fighting the War on Breast Cancer, 1900-2000: Medicine, Culture and Politics" is the title of a talk to be presented at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6, in 300 Wallace Hall.

Dr. Barron Lerner, the Angelica Berrie Gold Foundation Associate Professor...

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Symposium focuses on work of Claudia Tate, Dec. 7

A symposium on the work of Claudia Tate, Princeton professor of English and African-American studies , is scheduled for Friday, Dec. 7.

Titled "Black Intellectuals and the Academy: The Work of Claudia Tate," the event will run from 1 to ...

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Floudas earns chemical engineering award

Christodoulos Floudas, professor of chemical engineering , has received the Professional Progress Award for Outstanding Progress in Chemical Engineering. The prize is given annually by the American Institute of Chemical Engineers in recogni...

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Reiman, McCune honored for contributions at PPPL

Allan Reiman and Douglas McCune, researchers at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory , are this year's PPPL Distinguished Research and Engineering Fellows, respectively.

Reiman, a physicist at the PPPL, was cited for his numerous contribu...

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Grisham receives Kaul Foundation Prize

Larry Grisham, a physicist at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory , has received the Kaul Foundation Prize for Excellence in Plasma Physics and Technology Development.

The award recognizes Grisham "for his distinguished contributions to ...

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Mintzer performs with University jazz groups, Dec. 1

Grammy award winning saxophonist Bob Mintzer will take part in a performance of new jazz compositions at 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall.

Performing with him will be the Princeton University Concert Jazz Ense...

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University issues statement on release of student records to government agencies, Nov. 28

The University has received queries from members of the community about the potential release of student records to government agencies in light of the aftermath of the Sept. 11 attacks. In response, the University has released the following state...

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Lynne Cheney to speak on civic education, Nov. 29

Lynne V. Cheney, former chair of the National Endowment for the Humanities and wife of Vice President Richard B. Cheney, will lecture on "Teaching for Freedom" Thursday, Nov. 29 at 4:30 p.m. in 50 McCosh Hall. This event will be Webcast on thi...

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Lewis: Strong sense of history compels Muslims

Princeton professor Bernard Lewis, one of the Wests leading authorities on the Arab world, has been much in demand lately. He has appeared on NBCs Sunday talk show "Meet The Press," penned op-ed pieces for The Washington Post and The Wall Street...

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Fellbaum receives $1.6 million award for linguistics research

Christiane Fellbaum, a staff scientist in the Department of Psychology , has received a $1.6 million award to study linguistics in Germany.

She is one of 14 winners of the Wolfgang Paul Award, a one-time honor given by the Alexander von Humb...

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Prest presents paper on Blackstone's influential law book, Dec. 4

Wilfrid Prest will present a paper entitled "Blackstone as Architect: Constructing the Commentaries" at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4, in Wallace 300.

William Blackstone (1723-1780) wrote what is still the most influential law book in the Anglo-A...

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Olcott to speak on Central Asia's new geopolitics, Nov. 30

Martha Brill Olcott will give a talk on "The New Geopolitics of Central Asia" at 2:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.

Olcott is senior associate and director of the Project on Ethnicity and Politics in the Former Sovi...

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Weiss to discuss international law and terrorism, Nov. 29

Peter Weiss, president of the International Association of Lawyers Against Nuclear Arms, comes to campus on Thursday, Nov. 29, to give a lecture entitled "Can International Law Deal with Terrorism?" The event takes place at 7:30 p.m. in 302 Frist....

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Forum on ethics of military response to terrorism, Nov. 28

An open forum on "The Ethics of a Military Response to Terrorism" will be moderated by Peter Singer, professor of bioethics, at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28, in Dodds Auditorium of Robertson Hall.

The event is sponsored by Princeton Peace Net...

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DiFerdinando speaks on New Jersey's response to terrorism, Nov. 29

DiFerdinando Jr., acting health and senior services commissioner for the state of New Jersey, will present a public lecture titled "Policy Implications of New Jersey's Response to Sept. 11 and Anthrax" at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29, in Dodds Audi...

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DiFerdinando speaks on New Jersey's response to terrorism, Nov. 29

DiFerdinando Jr., acting health and senior services commissioner for the state of New Jersey, will present a public lecture titled "Policy Implications of New Jersey's Response to Sept. 11 and Anthrax" at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29, in Dodds Audi...

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Alumnus donates American Judaica to Firestone Library

Princeton University alumnus Sidney Lapidus has given Princeton's Firestone Library 35 significant books relating to the history of American Jews during the 18th and 19th centuries, including three books by Mordecai Noah, considered by some histor...

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Four seniors receive Marshall scholarships

Four Princeton seniors have been awarded prestigious Marshall scholarships for study in the United Kingdom following graduation. The students are Matthew Frazier, Abbie Liel, Courtney Mills and Lillian Pierce.

The Marshall Scholarship, which co...

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Trust in government conference, Nov. 30

A conference on "Trust in Government" will be held in 300 Wallace Hall on Nov. 30 and Dec. 1. Conference topics include "Community Heterogenity and Trust in Local Government," "The Generation of Trust: Confidence in the U.S. Military Since Vie...

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Physicists receive American Physical Society honors

Edmund Synakowski and Randy Wilson, both physicists at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory , recently received honors from the American Physical Society. The society gave Synakowski the 2001 Award for Excellence in Plasma Physics Research a...

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Ziolkowski awarded honorary degree in Germany

Theodore Ziolkowski, the Class of 1900 Professor of Modern Languages Emeritus, recently was awarded an honorary doctorate of philosophy by the Ernst-Moritz-Arndt University of Greifswald, the second-oldest university in Germany.

According to th...

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All test results negative on Lewis Thomas Lab substance

Note: This announcement was updated and reposted Nov. 27.

All test results show that no anthrax was contained in a substance reported on Nov. 16 by personnel at the Lewis Thomas Lab. University officials were notified on Nov. 27 that all tests...

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Symposium on global malaria epidemic, Nov. 27

symposium on "The Global Malaria Epidemic: New Peril, New Promise" will take place at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 27 in Wallace Hall 300.

Malaria is a tropical parasitic disease that exacts a vast toll in lives, medical costs and labor loss. The Wo...

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BodyHype and Jette Performance Company dance, Nov. 16-17

BodyHype dance company will present Standing in Motion, a show of hip-hop and jazz dance, at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 16-17, in Richardson Auditorium.

The program features original student choreography set to the music of artists rang...

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Sociology faculty win ASA posts

Professors Viviana Zelizer and Sara Curran from Princeton's Department of Sociology have won leadership positions in the American Sociological Association as a result of the 2001 elections.

Viviana Zelizer was elected Chair of the new section o...

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Panel planned on effects of Sept. 11 attacks on media, public opinion, Nov. 19

Three media representatives will participate in a panel discussion titled "Ten Weeks After: The Media and Public Opinion Since Sept. 11" at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 19, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.

The panel, moderated by Tom Goldstein, a...

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Gandhi to speak on 'Terrorism, Nonviolence and Justice,' Nov. 19

Arun Gandhi, grandson of the legendary spiritual leader and peace advocate Mohandas Gandhi, will speak on "Terrorism, Nonviolence and Justice" at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 19, in McCosh 10.

Gandhi, founder of the M.K. Gandhi Institute for Nonviole...

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Advocate to discuss human rights and arms in Afghanistan, Nov. 26

Joost Hiltermann, executive director of the arms division of Human Rights Watch, will present a public lecture at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 26, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.

His lecture, titled "Arming Afghanistan: A History of Arms and Hum...

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Times correspondent to speak on religious tolerance, Nov. 28

national religion correspondent at The New York Times will present a public lecture titled "Toleration for What Purpose? A Perspective on American Religious Pluralism" Wednesday, Nov. 28.

Gustav Niebuhr will speak at 4:30 p.m. in Dodds Auditori...

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'Living Our Lives After Sept. 11' session, Nov. 28

Up the Pieces: Living Our Lives After Sept. 11" is the title of a session scheduled for noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28, in 243 Frist Campus Center.

The session is intended to help members of the University community come to grips with their ...

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Scholar to discuss military operations in Afghanistan, Nov. 29

Michael O'Hanlon, senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, will present a lecture on "U.S. Military Operations in Afghanistan: Where Are We Going?" at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29, in McCosh 28.

O'Hanlon, who earned his bachelor's, master's a...

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Lecture to focus on justification for war, Nov. 29

A lecture on "Jihad, Just War, Holy War" is set for 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29, in McCosh 10.

Carl Brown, the Garrett Professor in Foreign Affairs Emeritus and professor of Near Eastern studies emeritus, will trace the justification for going ...

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Panel planned on effects of Sept. 11 attacks on media, public opinion, Nov. 19

media representatives will participate in a panel discussion titled "Ten Weeks After: The Media and Public Opinion Since Sept. 11" at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 19, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.

The panel, moderated by Tom Goldstein, a forme...

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Gandhi to speak on 'Terrorism, Nonviolence and Justice,' Nov. 19

Arun Gandhi, grandson of the legendary spiritual leader and peace advocate Mohandas Gandhi, will speak on "Terrorism, Nonviolence and Justice" at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 19, in McCosh 10.

Gandhi, founder of the M.K. Gandhi Institute for Nonviole...

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Advocate to discuss human rights and arms in Afghanistan, Nov. 26

Joost Hiltermann, executive director of the arms division of Human Rights Watch, will present a public lecture at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 26, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.

His lecture, titled "Arming Afghanistan: A History of Arms and Hum...

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Performance and workshop on Chinese opera offered, Nov. 26

Noted Chinese opera actress and teacher Susan Chik will present a performance and workshop on Chinese opera at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 26, in Multipurpose Room B of the Frist Campus Center.

The event is free and will be conducted in English. Fol...

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Times correspondent to speak on religious tolerance, Nov. 28

national religion correspondent at The New York Times will present a public lecture titled "Toleration for What Purpose? A Perspective on American Religious Pluralism" Wednesday, Nov. 28.

Gustav Niebuhr will speak at 4:30 p.m. in Dodds Auditori...

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Martin Amis to read from work, Nov. 28

novelist Martin Amis will read from his work at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28, in the Stewart Film Theater, 185 Nassau St.

Amis is the author of novels including "The Rachel Papers," which won the Somerset Maugham Award in 1974, "Money: A Suicid...

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'Living Our Lives After Sept. 11' session, Nov. 28

"Picking Up the Pieces: Living Our Lives After Sept. 11" is the title of a session scheduled for noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28, in 243 Frist Campus Center.

The session is intended to help members of the University community come to grips wi...

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Scholar to discuss military operations in Afghanistan, Nov. 29

Michael O'Hanlon, senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, will present a lecture on "U.S. Military Operations in Afghanistan: Where Are We Going?" at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29, in McCosh 28.

O'Hanlon, who earned his bachelor's, master's a...

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Lecture to focus on justification for war, Nov. 29

A lecture on "Jihad, Just War, Holy War" is set for 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29, in McCosh 10.

Carl Brown, the Garrett Professor in Foreign Affairs Emeritus and professor of Near Eastern studies emeritus, will trace the justification for going ...

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Conference on Puerto Rico, Nov. 30-Dec. 1

Rev. Jesse Jackson will give the opening keynote address at a conference on Puerto Rico Friday and Saturday, Nov. 30-Dec. 1, on the Princeton campus.

Scholars, activists and students will participate in the conference, which is titled "Puerto R...

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DiBattista book explores quick-witted movie heroines of the 30s and 40s

When she was growing up, Maria DiBattista often stayed up past her bedtime so she could watch Katharine Hepburn or Rosalind Russell sling clever comic lines over their shoulders at Spencer Tracy and Cary Grant. She was enchanted and emboldened by ...

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Robert Wuthnow honored for book

Wuthnow, the Gerhard R. Andlinger '52 Professor of Social Sciences and director of the Center for the Study of Religion, has won the Award for Outstanding Book in Nonprofit and Voluntary Action Research from the Association for Research on Nonprof...

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Vazquez speaks on 'Queer Kinship in Times of War,' Nov. 15

Carmen Vazquez, public policy director of the Lesbian and Gay Community Center of New York, will discuss "Queer Kinship in Times of War," at 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, in Frist Multipurpose Room A.

The lecture is part of the University's Les...

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Princeton receives MacArthur grant

Princeton was one of 37 grant winners in the annual research and writing competition of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation's Program on Global Security and Sustainability.

The $75,000 grant will fund work by Pavel Podvig, a visi...

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Richard Quandt receives George Washington Award

Richard E. Quandt, senior research scholar and emeritus professor of economics, has received the George Washington Award from the American Hungarian Foundation.

Quandt was a member of the Princeton faculty from 1956 until 1995, serving as profe...

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Time travel: Truth not always stranger than science fiction

In his new book about time travel, astrophysicist Richard Gott has plenty of science to explain, but first he makes sure that his readers are up to speed on science fiction.

The first chapter of "Time Travel in Einstein's Universe" walks reader...

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Discussion on civil liberties during wartime, Nov. 14

The Woodrow Wilson School's Program in Law and Public Affairs will sponsor a discussion 4:30 p.m. today, Nov. 14, on the military order issued Tuesday by President Bush. The order authorizes the use of military courts to try non-citizens suspec...

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Additional training session on mail handling, Nov. 19

An additional mail-handling training session is scheduled for noon Monday, Nov. 19, in Frist 302. University members who handle bulk mail and have yet to attend a training session are required to receive training before handling bul...

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No anthrax found in envelope received at Woodrow Wilson School

University was notified by local authorities at noon Nov. 13 that tests showed no anthrax contamination in a suspicious letter that was received at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs on Tuesday, Nov. 6. At this point, th...

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Priorities committee meeting, Nov. 14

The University Priorities Committee is scheduled to meet 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, in McCosh 62.

The committee is charged with reviewing the current University operating budget and recommending a balanced budget for the subsequent academic ...

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Katz talk: "Universities After September 11," Nov. 13

Professor Stanley Katz is scheduled to lecture on "Universities After September 11" at noon Tuesday, Nov. 13, in the Center for Jewish Life on Washington Road. The talk is part of the center's Very Interesting Professors series.

Katz is a ...

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Film series explores foreign policy, Nov. 12-16

The Princeton Peace Network will launch a film series exploring American foreign policy and the current crises in the Middle East and South Asia on Monday, Nov. 12, and Wednesday through Friday, Nov.14-16. All films are at 8 p.m. in McCosh 46. ...

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Counseling offered following New York plane crash on Nov. 12

assistance is available for members of the University community who might have been affected by the jet airliner crash in New York on Monday, Nov. 12.

Students may contact the Counseling Center for help at 258-3285. Faculty and staff can ca...

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Pinker lecture canceled, Nov. 12

Tonight's lecture by Massachusetts Institute of Technology psychology professor Steven Pinker has been canceled due to travel restrictions imposed after today's American Airlines jetliner crash in New York.

His talk was to be part of the Univer...

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Peter Lewis gift to support Frank Gehry-designed science library at Princeton

Peter B. Lewis, a member of the Princeton Class of 1955 and a trustee of the University, is making a gift of $60 million to support the construction and the programs of a new science library at Princeton that will be designed by the internationall...

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Forum on entrepreneurship, Nov. 15

Five Princeton alumni will discuss their experiences as entrepreneurs in a program entitled "Forum on Entrepreneurship: Progress, Problems, Prospects, Policies" at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, in McCosh 10.

The forum is designed to increase awaren...

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Lecture on eldercare for the 'sandwich generation,' Nov. 15

Marmor, executive director of the Princeton Senior Resource Center, and Vivian Greenberg, a social worker in private practice in New Jersey, will lead a seminar titled "Eldercare -- The Faces of Aging for the Sandwich Generation" at noon Thursday,...

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Web survey online through Dec. 31

The Web Strategy Task Force has posted a survey that is open to all users of the Princeton University Web site. Click here to add your input and help shape the site's future. The survey will remain online through Monday, Dec. 31.

Contact:...

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Religion and development World Bank lecturer, Nov. 13

The Center for Study of Religion presents its fall lecture, "Development and Religion: Harmony or Discordance?" by Katherine Marshall of the World Bank on Tuesday, Nov. 13, 4:30 p.m. in Multipurpose Room A, Frist Campus Center. The lecture is f...

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Sen. Frist: Boosting consumer confidence not easy in time of fear and uncertainty

Boosting consumer confidence is the key to an economic recovery, but achieving it wont be easy when the recent terrorist attacks are scaring people into staying home and not spending, U.S. Sen. William Frist said Friday in a speech on campus.

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Amnesty International USA executive director to discuss human rights, Nov. 12

William F. Schulz, executive director of Amnesty International USA , will give a talk entitled "In Our Own Best Interest: How Defending Human Rights Benefits Us All." The event, which begins at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 12, in Frist 301, will be foll...

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Childress: Religion has important role in bioethics debate

This conference will be Webcast; for viewing information, click here .

Religious views about what it means to be human have an important role in public policy decisions about bioethical issues, ethicist James Childress told a conference of ...

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Triangle Club presents show, Nov. 16-18

The Princeton Triangle Club will present its 111th performance, "Absurd to the Wise," at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 16-17, and at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18, at McCarter Theatre.

Audiences are invited to come and enjoy the laughter, the music...

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Presidential authority to examine impact of terrorism attacks on Bushs leadership, Nov. 13

Fred Greenstein, professor emeritus of politics and chair of the Program in Leadership Studies at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, will discuss "The Political Leadership of George W. Bush: What a Difference Sept. 11 M...

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Sessions scheduled on terrorism and the arts, Nov. 16

Two sessions exploring the effects of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks and the subsequent U.S. military action in Afghanistan on the arts and humanities are scheduled for Friday, Nov. 16.

The panel discussions, titled "Terrorism and War, the Arts...

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Dwyer to discuss technologys impact on diplomacy, Nov. 12

John Dwyer, coordinator for international information programs at the U.S. Department of State, will discuss "The Impact of Technology on Diplomacy," at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 12, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.

A foreign service officer s...

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Pinker to explain the nature of language, Nov. 12

Bestselling author and psychologist Steven Pinker will discuss his latest book, "Words and Rules: The Ingredients of Language," at 8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 12, in McCosh 10.

In the book, Pinker, a professor of psychology at the Massachusetts Institu...

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Executive director of Amnesty International to speak, Nov. 12

William Schulz, executive director of Amnesty International USA , will present a public lecture titled "In Our Own Best Interest: How Defending Human Rights Benefits Us All" at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 12, in 301 Frist Campus Center.

Schulz will ...

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Presidential authority to examine impact of terrorism attacks on Bushs leadership, Nov. 13

Fred Greenstein, professor emeritus of politics and chair of the Program in Leadership Studies at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, will discuss "The Political Leadership of George W. Bush: What a Difference Sept. 11 M...

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Smith to discuss bioethics, euthanasia, Nov. 14

Smith, a prominent public advocate and writer, will speak on "Bioethics and Euthanasia" at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, in Computer Science Building 104. A reception will follow.

Smith is an attorney and consultant for the International Anti-E...

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Session planned on 'Citizenship and Democracy,' Nov. 14

A discussion of "Citizenship and Democracy" is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, in Murray Dodge West.

The speaker will be Pedro Caban, associate professor of Puerto Rican studies at Rutgers University. The session is intended as a le...

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Southeast Asia Lecture Series opens, Nov.15

"Democracy, Capitalism and the Crisis: Thailand after 1997" is the title of the inaugural talk of the Southeast Asia Lecture Series at Princeton, set for Thursday, Nov. 15.

Professor Pasuk Phongpaichit of Chulalongkorn University in Thailand an...

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World Bank changing policies lecture, Nov. 15

The World Bank's senior spokesperson on gender issues will present a lecture titled "Changing Policies and Strategies at the World Bank: The Example of Gender and Development" on Thursday, Nov. 15.

Karen Mason, director of gender and developmen...

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'Comfort woman' to share experiences, Nov. 15

Hwang, a Korean woman who was forced into sexual labor for Japanese soldiers in China during World War II, will discuss her experiences as a "comfort woman" at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, in McDonnell A01.

Her talk, titled "Lessons of Courage:...

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Danny Glover to discuss death penalty, Nov. 15

Actor and activist Danny Glover will speak on "State Execution: The Death Penalty in America" at 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, in McCosh 50.

His public lecture is being sponsored by the University and the Mercer County chapters of Amnesty Interna...

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Sessions scheduled on terrorism and the arts, Nov. 16

Two sessions exploring the effects of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks and the subsequent U.S. military action in Afghanistan on the arts and humanities are scheduled for Friday, Nov. 16.

The panel discussions, titled "Terrorism and War, the Arts...

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Electroacoustic music festival set, Nov. 17-18

A festival of electroacoustic music will be presented Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 17-18, at Taplin Auditorium, Fine Hall, and the Woolworth Center for Musical Studies.

The event will feature concerts of compositions by faculty members and graduat...

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Oates earns accolades

Carol Oates, the Roger Berlind '52 Professor in the Humanities, received the Public Humanities Award from the New Jersey Council of the Humanities this fall. Her short story collection, "Faithless: Tales of Transgression," won the Distinguished eB...

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Brown, Nehamas chosen for new Mellon Foundation awards

Two Princeton professors are among the first five recipients of the Andrew Mellon Foundation s new Distinguished Achievement Awards for scholars in the humanities.

They are Peter Brown, the Philip and Beulah Rollins Professor of History ...

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Princeton decides not to continue in the Alliance for Life-Long Learning

Princeton University, one of the founding members of the University Alliance for Life-Long Learning, has decided not to continue as a member of the alliance beyond the current first phase of the organizations development.

"Our work with the al...

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Sky survey lowers estimate of asteroid impact risk

The odds of Earth suffering a catastrophic collision with an asteroid over the next century are about one in 5,000, which is less likely than previously believed, according to research published this month.

Astronomers using data from the Sloan...

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Documentary on Holocaust survival stories to be screened, Nov. 8

The Academy Award-winning documentary, "Into the Arms of Strangers," will be shown at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, in McCormick 101. The film tells the stories of European Jewish children whose lives were spared when they were placed in foster home...

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Community development theorist to speak, Nov. 9

community development theorist and practitioner John Kretzmann will present a lecture at 3 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9, in McCosh 4.

Kretzmann, a 1966 Princeton graduate, is co-director of the Asset-Based Community Development Institute at Northwestern...

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Nassoons and Katzenjammers perform after Yale game, Nov. 10

A cappella singing groups from Yale and Princeton universities will face off during two performances in Richardson Auditorium of Alexander Hall, Saturday, Nov. 10. The Princeton Katzenjammers will present "Katzenjam 2001: Who Let The Katz Out?...

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No test results yet from Woodrow Wilson School incident, <font size="-1">11/12/01, 8:30 p.m.</font>

A hazmat team last Tuesday removed a suspicious letter from Robertson Hall in the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, and law enforcement authorities sent it for testing at a state laboratory. An enclosed office on the first...

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Held mail has been released

The university's incoming mail that was held the last week of October -- after the discovery of a very small amount of anthrax at the main Princeton post office in West Windsor -- is no longer on hold, as of Tuesday, Nov. 6. The United States Post...

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<b>Hazmat team called to Woodrow Wilson School,</b> <font size="-1">11/6/01, 12:05 p.m.</font>

safety officials are reporting that no one is being allowed to leave or enter Robertson Hall in the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, as a suspicious letter was received today.

Those inside the building have been notifi...

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Larger than life twin statues honor Witherspoon's towering contributions; unveiling Nov. 10

Events marking the installation of the John Witherspoon statue will begin at 4:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9, with a public lecture by Scottish sculptor Alexander Stoddart in McCosh 46. He will discuss his work on the project in a lecture titled "John W...

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University remains flexible with early admission deadline

Since mail processing in parts of the United States, including New Jersey, has slowed down, the University Admission Office plans to be flexible with respect to the early admission application deadline of Nov. 1.

Early admission applicants who ...

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Nov. 2 update issued on safety and security measures

The following memo was sent to all students, faculty and staff on Nov. 2 from Vice President for Finance and Administration Richard Spies, who chairs the University's emergency response and emergency preparedness task f...

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Tilghman tells high school students of bright future in science

On her first major trip as Princetons president, Shirley M. Tilghman addressed high school students from three Los Angeles science magnet schools Thursday, telling the students of a great future in genetic research and medicine and encouraging th...

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U.N. undersecretary general to discuss peacekeeping, Nov. 8

Guihenno, undersecretary general for the United Nations Department of Peacekeeping Operations, will present a lecture titled "Peacekeeping: Lessons Learned and Current Challenges" at 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.

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Former CIA officer to speak, Nov. 7

An operations officer in the CIA for almost four decades will speak on "Sept. 11: The Challenge of Hard-Target Operations" at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7, in McCosh 46.

Burton Gerber, former director of the European and the SovietEast European ...

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Frist to speak on Sept. 11 impact, Nov. 9

Sen. William Frist will speak on "The Impact of Sept. 11 on the U.S. Economy and Beyond" at 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.

Frist, who graduated from Princeton in 1974, is the ranking member of the Senate Subcommitte...

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Library hosts tours of Jewish-American writers exhibit, April 7

Exhibition tours of "Not For Myself Alone: Celebrating Jewish-American Writers" will be held in the main exhibition gallery of Firestone Library at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 7. The exhibition will remain on view until April 21.

Visit the library's ...

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Library hosts tours of Jewish-American writers exhibit, March 3

tours of "Not For Myself Alone: Celebrating Jewish-American Writers" will be held in the main exhibition gallery of Firestone Library on the following Sundays at 3 p.m.: March 3 and April 7. The exhibition will remain on view until April 21.

Vi...

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Library hosts tours of Jewish-American writers exhibit, Feb. 3

tours of "Not For Myself Alone: Celebrating Jewish-American Writers" will be held in the main exhibition gallery of Firestone Library on the following Sundays at 3 p.m.: Feb. 3, March 3 and April 7. The exhibition will remain on view until April 2...

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Library hosts tours of Jewish-American writers exhibit, Jan. 6

tours of "Not For Myself Alone: Celebrating Jewish-American Writers" will be held in the main exhibition gallery of Firestone Library on the following Sundays at 3 p.m.: Jan. 6, Feb. 3, March 3 and April 7. The exhibition will remain on view until...

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Library hosts tours of Jewish-American writers exhibit, Dec. 2

tours of "Not For Myself Alone: Celebrating Jewish-American Writers" will be held in the main exhibition gallery of Firestone Library on the following Sundays at 3 p.m.: Dec. 2, Jan. 6, Feb. 3, March 3 and April 7. The exhibition will remain on vi...

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Library hosts tours of Jewish-American writers exhibit, Nov. 4

tours of "Not For Myself Alone: Celebrating Jewish-American Writers" will be held in the main exhibition gallery of Firestone Library on the following Sundays at 3 p.m.: Nov. 4, Dec. 2, Jan. 6, Feb. 3, March 3 and April 7. The exhibition will rema...

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Free flu shots for University students, faculty and staff

The University has decided to provide free flu shots for all interested students, faculty and staff. Any student who received and was charged for a flu shot at McCosh Health Center recently will be reimbursed. Any student who needs a flu shot shou...

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Freshman seminar looks at clothing as a social force

Jenna Weissman Joselit looks over the roomful of freshmen in front of her and asks them to perform a warm-up exercise: Chart the major moments of your lives through clothes. "If you pop open your closet, can you recall your lives?" she posits on t...

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