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Archive – February, 2002

Four faculty members earn prestigious research awards

The National Science Foundation has given CAREER awards, its most prestigious early-career research grant, to four Princeton faculty members.

The five-year grants, which range in value from $300,000 to $1 million, will go to: David August ...

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John Stossel, ABC News correspondent, to speak, March 5

News correspondent John Stossel '69, will speak at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 5, in Whig Hall Senate Chamber. He appears regularly on "20/20" and anchors "The John Stossel Specials."

Stossel, the recipient of 19 Emmy Awards, is known for his inve...

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South Asian Students Association to hold annual banquet, March 7

Princeton's South Asian Students Association will hold its annual banquet at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 7, in Liberation Hall, Third World Center.

The association's incoming board members will be introduced. The banquet will feature authentic ...

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Louis Armstrong and early jazz years featured in performance, March 2

The Princeton University Concert Jazz Ensemble , directed by Anthony D. J. Branker, will perform the works of Louis Armstrong and others in "Hotter Than That: Louis Armstrong and the Early Years of Jazz" at 8 p.m. Saturday, March 2, in Richar...

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Black History Month closing ceremonies, Feb. 28

Princeton University will close out the month-long celebration of Black History Month at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28 in Frist Multipurpose Room. The ceremonies will feature a one-woman performance of the life of civil rights activist Fannie Lou Ham...

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Raks Odalisque dance troupe to perform, Feb. 28 - Mar. 2

Raks Odalisque , Princeton University's Middle Eastern dance troupe, will perform at 8 p.m Thursday through Saturday, Feb. 28 - March 2, the Frist Theater.

This year, the troupe is expanding its horizons and will be showcasing styles from Eg...

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Conference set on religion and the cities of colonial Peru, March 1-2

The diversity of religious experience in Peru's 16th and 17th-century colonial cities will be explored in a conference on Friday and Saturday, March 1-2. Scholars in fields such as history, anthropology and Latin American studies will gather at th...

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Panel discusses 'Talking With Children in Post-Sept. 11 World'

by Marion McParland Dont tell listen was noted pediatrician T. Berry Brazelton Jr.s advice on how to help children coping with Sept. 11. Brazelton was among four distinguished panelists who discussed "Talking With Children in a Post-Sept. 1...

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Attorney offers advice on women's legal issues, Feb. 27

and Answers on Some Legal Issues for Women," an informal discussion with local attorney Daniel Cantor, will take place Wednesday, Feb. 27, in the Whig Lounge.

There will be two sessions: from noon to 1 p.m. and from 1 to 2 p.m. Participants are...

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Former 'Real World' cast member, AIDS activist to speak, March 2

Judd Winick, cartoonist, AIDS activist and cast member of MTV's "The Real World: San Francisco," will speak at 4 p.m. Saturday, March 2, in 302 Frist Campus Center. The event, part of the Class of 2004 Lecture Series, is free and open to the publi...

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Karlan to discuss constitutional law, Feb. 28

Strategies in Constitutional Law: Lessons for Getting 'The Least Dangerous Branch' Out of the 'Political Thicket'" is the topic of a lecture to be presented at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, in 104 Computer Science Building.

Pamela Karlan, the Ke...

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Mansour to look at Palestinian question, Feb. 28

"The Future of the Palestinian Question" is the title of a talk to be presented Thursday, Feb. 28. Camille Mansour, professor of international relations at the University of Paris, will speak at 4:30 p.m. in McCosh 28.

Mansour is the author of ...

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Fanny Howe and Poet Laureate Billy Collins to read from work, Feb. 27

Collins, poet laureate of the United States, and Fanny Howe will read from their work in a program at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27, in the Stewart Film Theater, 185 Nassau St.

Collins began serving as poet laureate this past October. He has pub...

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Former ambassador to discuss "NATO After Sept. 11," Feb. 27

A lecture titled "NATO After Sept. 11" is scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 27, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall. Robert Hunter, senior adviser at the RAND Corp . in Washington, D.C., and former U.S. ambassador to NATO , will speak at 4:30 p....

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International oil specialist to discuss politics of energy, Feb. 25

A leading specialist and consultant on the commercial aspects of the international oil and gas sector will speak at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 25, in Bowl 1, Robertson Hall. Edward Morse, executive adviser at Hess Energy Trading Co., will discuss "Rus...

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Former parliamentarian to discuss future of Arab-Israeli citizens, Feb. 25

"The Past, Present and Future of Arab-Israeli Citizens" is the topic of an address to be given at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 25, in Betts Auditorium, School of Architecture.

Shmuel Toledano, an adviser on Arab-Israeli affairs to three prime ministe...

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Tiger on silver medal-winning Olympic ice hockey team

When the U.S. women's ice hockey team won the silver medal in the Winter Olympics Thursday night, a Tiger was in the lineup. Andrea Kilbourne, who completed three seasons on Princeton's team before taking a break from school to join the natio...

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Professor of astrophysical sciences Harold P. Furth dies

Princeton University professor emeritus Harold P. Furth, a pioneer in the U.S. fusion program and the originator of the Tokamak Fusion Test Reactor (TFTR) project, died Thursday morning, Feb. 21, in Philadelphia at the age of 72. The cause ...

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Suleiman awarded Legion of Honor

President Jacques Chirac of France has awarded the Legion of Honor to Ezra Suleiman, the IBM Professor in International Studies and chair of the Committee for European Studies at Princeton.

The award recognizes the contributions Suleiman ha...

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Business plan contest, Feb. 23

The Princeton University Entrepreneurship Club will hold its fourth annual business plan contest Saturday, Feb. 23. The final round of the contest is open to the public and will be held 12:30 p.m. in Room 006 of the Friend Center for Engineer...

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Cotsen Players perform Sara Crewe, Feb. 23-24

The Cotsen Childrens Library will be transformed into Victorian London when the Cotsen Players present "Sara Crewe, or What Happened at Miss Minchin's" on Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 23-24. The Cotsen Players will give two performances that...

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Holocaust survivor returns to Princeton with memoir, Feb. 21

Ruth Kluger will deliver a lecture on "Still Alive: Memory, Memoir, and the Voice of a Survivor," at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, in Betts Auditorium of the School of Architecture.

Kluger is professor emerita at University of California at Ir...

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Tiger skates for Olympic gold, Feb. 21

When the U.S. women's hockey team skates onto the ice Thursday (Feb. 21) for the gold medal game at the Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, a Tiger will be in the lineup. Andrea Kilbourne, who completed three seasons on Princeton's team before...

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Local Motion, diversity through dance, Feb. 18-21

Local Motion 2002, a celebration of diversity through dance, is being presented by Mathey College Monday through Thursday, Feb. 18-21.

On Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, student dance groups showcase a variety of cultural dance forms in the Ma...

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Debate planned on fate of John Walker's citizenship, Feb. 21

"Should the U.S. Revoke John Walker's Citizenship?" will be the topic of a debate at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, in the Whig Hall Senate Chamber. Two legal scholars will discuss what should be the fate of Walker, the 21-year-old who went from Marin ...

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OIT fixing campus e-mail problems, Feb. 19

The campus is experiencing significant difficulty with e-mail. OIT is working to solve the problem as quickly as possible. We apologize for the inconvenience this is causing and appreciate your patience. Further details can be found on the OIT H...

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Princeton University Concert Choir to perform the Mozart Requiem, Feb. 23

The Princeton University Concert Choir will perform the Mozart Requiem at 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall. The presentation will feature soloists Monica Millan, Jennifer Borghi, Graeme Ramshaw and Ryan Tibbett...

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Kendo Club to hold demonstration, Feb.20

The Kendo Club will hold an open demonstration class from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20, on the double squash courts in Dillon Gym.

Kendo is the modern incarnation of Japanese fencing. It derives from the sword techniques of the samurai class ...

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Quipfire! comedy show scheduled, Feb. 21-23

Princeton's improv comedy group, will perform at 10 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, Feb. 21-23, at Murray-Dodge Theater. Tickets are $5 each and can be reserved by dialing (609) 25-UCALL and entering IMPROV. For more information, e-mail quipfire...

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Three elected to National Academy of Engineering

Three Princeton faculty members have been elected to the National Academy of Engineering , one of the highest distinctions in the field of engineering. The election brings the total number of academy members at Princeton to 14.

C.K. (Ed) Law...

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Graffiti being investigated

public safety officials and township police are actively investigating graffiti containing a hateful message directed at African-Americans and Jews. The message was discovered in a seldom-used storeroom in a University office building at 120 Alexa...

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Student Health Advisory Board plans information meeting, Feb. 18

The Student Health Advisory Board will hold a recruitment and information meeting at 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 18, in 247 Frist Campus Center. The student-run organization is committed to ensuring the quality and student satisfaction of health car...

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Experiential education panel planned for Alumni Day, Feb. 23

The Princeton's Outdoor Action Program is sponsoring a special panel discussion on education in American schools from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. 23, in the Whig Hall Senate Chamber.

The panel, titled "Expeditionary Learning: A Solution f...

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University League Nursery School plans book festival, Feb. 24

The University League Nursery School's annual book festival is set for noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24, at the Community Park Elementary School, 372 Witherspoon St.

Books for children and parents will be for sale, and there will be book-relat...

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University League Nursery School plans book festival, Feb. 24

The University League Nursery School's annual book festival is set for noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24, at the Community Park Elementary School, 372 Witherspoon St.

Books for children and parents will be for sale, and there will be book-rela...

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Leader of Buddha reconstruction effort to discuss project, Feb. 22

The Swiss architect leading an effort to reconstruct two 1,700-year-old giant Buddha statues that were destroyed by the Taliban will speak on campus Friday, Feb. 22.

Paul Bucherer, who directs the Afghanistan Institute and Museum in Basel, Switz...

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'Pakistan and India Under the Nuclear Shadow' documentary to be presented, Feb. 21

A film on "Pakistan and India Under the Nuclear Shadow" will be shown at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, in Bowl 1, Robertson Hall.

The screening will be followed by a discussion with Zia Mian, research scientist with the Program on Science and Glo...

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Eisgruber to speak on terrorist rights, Feb. 20

"What Rights Do Terrorists Have?" is the title of a talk to be presented Wednesday, Feb. 20.

Christopher Eisgruber, the Laurance Rockefeller Professor of Public Affairs in the Woodrow Wilson School and the University Center for Human Values and...

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Memorial service for Ernest Gordon, longtime dean of the chapel, Feb. 16

A memorial service for Ernest Gordon, dean of the chapel at Princeton from 1955 to 1981, is scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, in the University Chapel. Gordon died Jan. 16 at age 85.

During his tenure at Princeton, Gordon was a frequen...

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Former diplomat to speak on Yeltsin and Putin, Feb. 19

Strobe Talbott, former deputy secretary of state, will discuss "Russia and the West under Yeltsin and Putin" at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.

Talbott currently is director of the Yale Center for the Study of Gl...

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Washington documentary to be shown, Feb. 18

Presidents Day will be marked at Princeton with the screening of a documentary on George Washington at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 18, in McCormick 101.

Rick Brookhiser, the on-screen host of the film "Rediscovering George Washington," and Michael Pack ...

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Hefner to focus on future of Indonesia, Feb. 18

Robert Hefner, professor of anthropology at Boston University, will give a lecture on "Religious Violence and the Future of Indonesia" at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 18, in Bowl 2, Robertson Hall.

Hefner is the associate director of the Institute for...

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Memorial service for Ernest Gordon, longtime dean of the Chapel, Feb. 16

A memorial service for Ernest Gordon, dean of the chapel at Princeton from 1955 to 1981, is scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, in the University Chapel. Gordon died Jan. 16 at age 85.

During his tenure at Princeton, Gordon was a frequen...

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Film of alumnus lecturer recognized at Sundance festival

A screening of "How To Draw a Bunny" will take place at 3:15 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26, at the Stewart Film Theater, 185 Nassau St.

Visiting lecturer Andrew Moore 79 devoted six years and some of his own funds to making a documentary about the li...

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WWII memorial book goes on display at Frist

The opening of the World War II memorial book display will be marked by a public reception at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 22, on the 100 level of the Frist Campus Center. The Rev. Thomas Breidenthal, dean of religious life and dean of the chapel, will g...

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Ivy League Sports celebrates Black History Month

Ivy League Sports 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 cont...

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Symposium on women and religion in Africa, African diaspora, Feb. 22

An interdisciplinary group of scholars from universities around the United States will take part in a symposium entitled "Purity, Power, and Praise: Revisioning Women's Religious Roles in Africa and the African Diaspora" on Friday, Feb. 22. The ...

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Frist Cafe concert series begins Feb. 16

The 2002 Frist Cafe Concert Series is being launched by the Trustee Initiative , Undergraduate Student Government and Frist Campus Center . The concerts will take place at Cafi Vivian in the Frist Campus Center on Thursdays and Saturda...

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Campus and local communities invited to 'Voices of Hope' discussion, Feb. 18

Members of the University and local communities are invited to attend "Voices of Hope: Finding Strength for the Struggle" on Monday, Feb. 18.

The program is one in a series of Princeton University/Community Dialogues designed to foster reflecti...

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Memorial service for Ernest Gordon, longtime dean of the chapel, Feb. 16

A memorial service for Ernest Gordon, dean of the chapel at Princeton from 1955 to 1981, is scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, in the University Chapel. Gordon died Jan. 16 at age 85.

During his tenure at Princeton, Gordon was a frequen...

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Sprinzak to discuss the rise of hyperterrorism, Feb. 11

The Rise of the Hyperterrorist" is the topic to be explored by Ehud Sprinzak, dean of the Lauder School of Government, Policy and Diplomacy at the Interdisciplinary Center, Herzliya, Israel, in a lecture at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 11, in Bowl 1, Ro...

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Ecologist to present lectures on the environment, Feb. 14

Peter Vitousek of Stanford University will deliver a series of three lectures at 8 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, Feb. 12-14, in the large auditorium of the Computer Science Building.

Vitousek, who is Stanford's Clifford Morrison Professor in P...

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Jazz night set at Art Museum, Feb. 15

The Gordon James Quartet will perform "The Art of Jazz," from 8 to 10 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 15, at the Art Museum . The event is open to members of the University community and their families.

Admission is free, refreshments will be served ...

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Israeli novelist to reflect on writing, Feb. 14

novelist Ronit Matalon will speak at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14, in 202 Jones Hall. The title of her address is "Out of Place, Inside Time: Reflections on Place, Identity and Writing."

Matalon teaches literature at the University of Haifa and ...

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Ruth to speak on NYC's post-Sept. 11 fiscal challenge, Feb. 14

Heather Ruth, the former president and chief executive officer of the Bond Market Association will present a lecture titled "New York City's Fiscal Challenge Post-Sept. 11" at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14, in Bowl 1, Robertson Hall.

The Bond...

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Ruth to speak on NYC's post-Sept. 11 fiscal challenge, Feb. 14

Heather Ruth, the former president and chief executive officer of the Bond Market Association will present a lecture titled "New York City's Fiscal Challenge Post-Sept. 11" at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14, in Bowl 1, Robertson Hall.

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London to speak on freedom, Feb. 11

Herbert London, the John Olin Professor of the Humanities at New York University will discuss "Freedom: Past and Present" at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 11 in 104 Computer Science Building. A reception will follow.

London is a renowned scholar an...

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Community House hosts Black History Month Extravaganza, Feb. 15

Community House, a community service organization committed to helping Princeton residents who are in need, invites the entire community to its annual Black History Month Extravaganza on Friday, Feb. 15. The celebration will take place 4-7 p.m. ...

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Juggling comedy show, Feb 14-16

The Princeton Juggling Club will perform "From Jersey With Love" at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, Feb.14-16, in the Frist Campus Center theater. The performances will include juggling, sketch comedy, magic, stunts and a juggling-controlled...

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Chinese tomb guardian figures on display, Feb. 9 through Aug. 31

A recently acquired pair of Chinese tomb guardian figures from the Tang dynasty will be on display at the Princeton University Art Museum from Feb. 9 through Aug. 31. The figures are part of the "Guardians of the Tomb: Spirit Beasts of Tang Dyn...

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Black Arts Company to perform, Feb. 8 and 9

The Black Arts Company will perform "Special Delivery: BAC" at 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8, and at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, in Frist 301.

Performances will include dance, drama and humor, featuring music by Missy Elliot, Jill Scott an...

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Students present work on history of John-Witherspoon neighborhood, Feb. 10

University students will give a presentation about the history of Princeton's John-Witherspoon neighborhood at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb 10, at the Princeton Public Library. They will be accompanied by Kathryn Watterson, a lecturer in the University's ...

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Black History Month Committee presents panel discussion, Feb. 9

The University's Black History Month Committee will present a panel discussion of "Reflections on Responsibility in the African-American Community" on Saturday, Feb. 9. The event begins at 1 p.m. in the Third World Center.

The panelists inclu...

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Roll call: Study shows how bacteria signal a quorum

Finding could aid in development of antibacterial drugs

Princeton scientists have identified a molecule that bacteria use to communicate with each other, a discovery that may eventually lead to drugs capable of disabling the germs without t...

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Singh wins prestigious early career award

President Bush's Office of Science and Technology Policy has awarded Mona Singh, assistant professor of computer science, a 2001 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers. Singh, who joined the Princeton faculty in 1999, i...

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New Republic editor to discuss war on terror, Feb. 7

Peter Beinart, editor of The New Republic, will give a lecture on How Liberals Can Better Win the War on Terror at 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, in the Whig Hall Senate Chamber.

Beinart writes TRB, a column in The New Republic, and is a contributo...

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Meg Whitman to support new residential college at Princeton

Meg Whitman, president and chief executive officer of eBay, Inc., a Princeton University trustee and member of the class of 1977, is making a gift of $30 million toward the construction of a new residential college at the University. The new college...

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Tilghman to receive honorary degree from Oxford

The University of Oxford has announced that Princeton President Shirley M. Tilghman will receive an honorary degree at Oxford's annual honorary degree ceremony, known as Encaenia, on June 19. Tilghman will receive the degree of doctor of scienc...

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