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Archive – March, 2002

Geologist to talk about prehistoric Wisconsin petroforms, April 5

Herman Bender, president of the Mid-America Geographic Foundation , will present a lecture on "Star Beings and Stones: Reflections of Ancient Native American Cosmology in Wisconsin" at 4:30 p.m. Friday, April 5, in 106 McCormick Hall.

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Evening with Kushner set for April 4

"An Evening With Playwright Tony Kushner" is scheduled for 8 p.m. Thursday, April 4, in McCosh 50.

The program will include an address by Kushner, who wrote the Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning work "Angels in America," followed by a pane...

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Faculty members discuss looking at photographs, April 4

A panel of four photographers and critics will show slides and reflect on the ways of looking at photographs at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, April 4, in 101 McCormick.

The four speakers, all faculty members at Princeton, are: Carol Armstrong, art and ar...

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Activist to discuss anti-racism in NYC since Sept. 11, April 4

Beyond Black and White: Post-Sept. 11 New York" will be the topic of a talk by John Kuo Wei Tchen at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, April 4, in 28 McCosh.

A historian and cultural activist, Tchen will discuss the changing cultural politics of the New York...

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Alumna to discuss 'meanings of lives,' April 4

Wolf, the Duane Peterson Professor of Ethics and chair of the Department of Philosophy at Johns Hopkins University, will deliver a lecture on "The Meanings of Lives" at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, April 4, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.

Wolf, wh...

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Presentations focus on protecting women from human rights abuses, April 4

head of a nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting women facing human rights abuses will give two presentations on campus on Thursday, April 4.

Layli Miller, director of the Tahirih Justice Center in Falls Church, Va., will discuss "Do...

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Lectures planned on economics and psychology, beginning April 3

six afternoons in April, Jean Tirole of the University of Toulouse will deliver a series of talks on "Egonomics: Explorations in Economics and Psychology." The lectures will cover some of the most significant developments in the newly emerging fie...

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Sports Illustrated writer to speak, April 3

Wolff, senior writer at Sports Illustrated, will speak on "Sports in a Cultural Context: Why Michael Jordan Is a Revolutionary Hero in China" at 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 3, in 008 Friend Center.

A 1979 Princeton graduate, Wolff is a Ferris Profe...

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Award-winning novelist to read from work, April 3

Ebershoff, author of "The Danish Girl," will read from his work at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 3, in the Stewart Film Theater, 185 Nassau St.

"The Danish Girl," published in 2000 by Viking, was the first novel by Ebershoff, who is publishing dir...

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Barton to speak on new world 'disorder,' April 3

Barton, former United Nations deputy high commissioner for refugees, will lecture on "Advancing Hope in the New World Disorder" at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 3, in Bowl 1, Robertson Hall.

Barton is the Frederick Schultz Class of 1951 Professor...

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Practice of faith in America is talk topic, April 2

A lecture titled "Real Religion: How Americans Actually Practice Their Faith" is set for 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 2, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.

Alan Wolfe, director of the Boisi Center for Religion and American Public Life and a profe...

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Labouisse Prize winner hopes to 'cross-pollinate' with her research

As an ecology and evolutionary biology major, senior Elizabeth Bernier has had a long-standing interest in insects and pollination. As the winner of this year's Henry Richardson Labouisse '26 Prize, she will have a chance to carry out some cros...

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University Players will present 'Chicago,' March 28-30 and April 4-6

Bob Fosse's satirical musical 'Chicago' will be presented by the Princeton University Players at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, March 28-30, and Thursday through Saturday, April 4-6, in the Frist Film/Performance Center. An additional matine...

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Wells announces plans to retire

Nan Wells, director of Princeton's Office of Government Affairs in Washington, D.C., has announced that she plans to retire from the University in December. She will remain as a senior consultant in government affairs until the end of 2003. "...

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Wells announces plans to retire

Nan Wells, director of Princeton's Office of Government Affairs in Washington, D.C., has announced that she plans to retire from the University in December. She will remain as a senior consultant in government affairs until the end of 2003. "...

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Theatre Intime presents 'Stop Kiss', March 28 - 30 and April 4-6

Theatre Intime will present "Stop Kiss," a play by Diana Son, at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, March 28-30, and Thursday through Saturday, April 4-6, in Murray Dodge Hall. A matinee performance will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 6.


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Lisa Beamer to speak, March 26

Lisa Beamer will discuss how her religious faith has helped her cope with the death of her husband, Todd Beamer, as he acted to foil terrorist plans on United Flight 93 on Sept. 11. The talk will be held at 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 26, in McCosh 10.

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Project creates 'global conversation' on religion

As she planned a major project on women, religion and the African diaspora, Marie Griffith reached out to dozens of scholars in different fields. Some studied Caribbean religion and history; others, African-American social history; and still oth...

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Three faculty members receive Sloan fellowships

The Alfred Sloan Foundation has awarded unrestricted research grants to three Princeton faculty members.

Computer scientist Amit Sahai, economist Robert Shimer and chemist Suzanne Walker each have been named Sloan Foundation research fellow...

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Nominations due April 17 for Spirit of Princeton Awards

The Office of the Dean of Undergraduate Students is accepting nominations for the seventh annual Spirit of Princeton Awards through Wednesday, April 17. Nomination forms are available online .

Since 1995, the Spirit of Princeton Awards h...

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Graduate student wins award from cancer research center

Melissa Miller, a Princeton graduate student in molecular biology, has been awarded a 2002 Harold Weintraub Graduate Student Award from the Basic Sciences Division of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle.

Miller, who works in t...

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Talk on 'Decoding Race, Religion and Difference' to be held, March 26

Tuesday, March 26, Jaideep Singh will discuss media issues that have faced Sikhs, Muslims and Arabs in the six months since Sept.11. The talk, entitled "Decoding Race, Religion and Difference," will begin at 7:30 p.m. in 302 Frist.

Singh is a v...

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Princeton scientist wins 'Nobel Prize of water,' March 22

Princeton hydrologist Ignacio Rodriguez-Iturbe has been selected to receive the Stockholm Water Prize, a $150,000 award known informally as the "Nobel Prize of water." The announcement was made Friday, March 22. King Carl XVI Gustaf of Swe...

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Accountability of nonprofit organizations to be subject of lecture, March 28

Cliff Landesman, founder of the Internet Nonprofit Center , will present a lecture titled "The Need for Nonprofit Transparency and Accountability" at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, March 28, in Bowl 1, Robertson Hall.

The Internet Nonprofit Center is a...

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U.N. adviser to discuss future of Afghanistan, March 26

Paula Newberg, special adviser to the United Nations Foundation, will discuss "Redesigning Babar's Empire: What is Happening in Afghanistan?" at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 26, in Bowl 1, Robertson Hall.

Newberg is an international consultant spec...

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Marcy to explore life in the universe, March 26

Pioneering planet hunter Geoffrey Marcy will inaugurate the 2002 Evnin Lecture Series with a talk on "Planets and the Prospects of Life in the Universe" at 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 26, in A02 McDonnell.

Marcy is a professor of astronomy and direct...

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Lecture set on decentralization in Southeast Asia, March 25

A lecture on "State Formation, State Reformation: Deciphering Decentralization in the Philippines and Thailand" will be presented on campus Monday, March 25.

Paul Hutchcroft, assistant professor of political science at the University of Wiscons...

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Expert on Middle East to discuss the intricacies of al Qaeda, March 25

"Pragmatic Fanatics: The Tension Between Tactics and True Belief in al Qaeda" is the title of a talk to be presented at 4:30 p.m. Monday, March 25, in Bowl 1, Robertson Hall.

The speaker will be Michael Doran, an assistant professor of Near Eas...

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Conjunctivitis update, March 22

With many students away from the Princeton campus for spring break, the outbreak of conjunctivitis appeared to have taken a break as well. No new patients were treated on Wednesday and Thursday, March 20-21, for the disease that is commonly know...

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French film series begins March 28

Five French films will be shown on campus starting March 28 as part of a film series sponsored by the Department of French and Italian. The films will be screened at 8 p.m. on five Thursdays in March, April and May at the Stewart Film Theater, 185...

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Wheeler honored at conference

More than 300 scientists from around the world gathered at a local conference center March 15-16 to honor Princeton physicist John Wheeler, who has been an important force in 20th-century physics and who is approaching his 91st birthday.

The co...

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MSNBC Webcast available to University users through June 4

As a pilot program, the Office of Information Technology is offering live streaming Webcasts from MSNBC, the cable television news channel, to users on the campus network through June 4.

This service is offered in response to re...

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Student group holds World TB Day event, March 25

The Princeton Tuberculosis Awareness Group will hold an information and education event from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, March 25, on the 10 level of the Frist Campus Center.

The event is being held in recognition of World TB Day , which ann...

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Science writer tells of Galileo's modern-day struggles

Sixteenth-century astronomer and mathematician Galileo Galilei faced problems that would ring familiar with today's scientists, including finding funding, securing patent protection and dealing with publishing pressure. And, while he did most th...

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Conjunctivitis update, March 21

Physicians at University Health Services are working with officials from the Centers for Disease Control and state and local health agencies to learn more about the outbreak of conjunctivitis on the Princeton campus and to try to stop its spread...

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'Green' initiatives are a go in campus facilities

Walk up to a soda machine on campus these days and you might think it saw you coming.

In a sense, it has. The machine, at first dark and quiet, seems to wake up; the lights turn on; the refrigerator starts humming. Its nothing spooky -- just...

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Sinai wins prestigious mathematics award

Northwestern University has awarded its Frederic Esser Nemmers Prize in Mathematics to Princeton professor Yakov Sinai. The award, which is given every two years and carries a stipend of $125,000, recognizes Sinai for his major contributions to ...

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Stanley Katz elected to board of directors of the Social Science Research Council

Stanley Katz, director of the Center for Arts and Cultural Policy Studies and faculty chair of the undergraduate program at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs , recently was elected to a three-year term on the bo...

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Human rights activist to discuss workers' rights, March 14

Michael Posner, executive director of the Lawyers Committee for Human Rights , will present a public lecture titled, "Workers' Rights: A Human Rights Perspective," at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, March 14, in Bowl 1, Robertson Hall.

Posner becam...

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'Pink eye' hits campus, March 13

University Health Services today alerted students about a high number of cases of conjunctivitis on campus and issued important tips for prevention and self-care.

"One hundred and eleven students were diagnosed with this problem in the firs...

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Camera lens was Lewis Carroll's looking glass

The University library's treasure trove of photographs by Charles Lutwidge Dodgson -- better known as Lewis Carroll -- has been unearthed in a new book published by Princeton University Press . "Lewis Carroll, Photographer: The Princeton U...

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Human rights expert decries U.S. response to genocide

Speaking to a capacity audience at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs Tuesday, Harvard University lecturer Samantha Power related a hair-raising account of the startling absence of American response to the 1994 genoci...

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Turkish festival continues with movie series, March 12-14

"Turkiye," a month-long cultural festival, continues with a free series of Turkish-language movies March 12-14 in Robertson Hall. All three movies have English subtitles.

The films include:

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Visiting fellow to discuss 'Time Travel, Counterfactualisms and Affirmative Action,' March 13

Time Travel, Counterfactualisms and Affirmative Action' is the topic of talk to be given at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 13, in McCosh 28. The lecture will be given by Catherine Gallagher, the Eggers Professor of English Literature at University of ...

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Outdoor Action to showcase best of Banff Mountain Film Festival, March 13

Outdoor Action and Blue Ridge Mountain Sports will present the winning films from the 2001-02 Banff Mountain Film Festival at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 13 in McCosh 10.

For 26 years, the film festival has celebrated the spirit of adventure and th...

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Activist Larry Hamm '78 to discuss Princeton's process of change, March 9

Larry Hamm will reflect on his experiences as a community organizer at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, March 9, Betts Auditorium, Architecture Building.

In April 1978, Hamm led more than 100 students as they occupied Nassau Hall as part of a campaign to pr...

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Series celebrates Widor and organ reopening, March 15-16

A series of organ concerts honoring the work of Charles Marie Widor is planned for Friday and Saturday, March 15-16, at the University Chapel . "Widor -- Beyond the Toccata" will begin with a concert at 8 p.m. Friday. Performances and a lecture...

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'Galileo's Daughter' author to speak, March 14

Dava Sobel, author of an award-winning book on early scientist Galileo Galilei, will speak at 8 p.m. Thursday, March 14, in A02 McDonnell Hall.

She will discuss "Galileo: Working Scientist," describing how Galileo faced many of the same problem...

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Robert George chosen for Weaver award

George, the McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence, has been chosen for the 2002 Richard Weaver Award for Scholarly Letters. The award recognizes scholars who "cherish the ideals of civic order and human dignity," according to the Ingersoll Foundati...

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'American Bystanders in the Age of Genocide' is topic for talk, March 12

"A Problem From Hell: American Bystanders in the Age of Genocide" is the title of a talk set for Tuesday, March 12.

Samantha Power, lecturer in public policy and executive director of the Carr Center for Human Rights at Harvard University's Joh...

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Limited government is topic of talk, March 13

lecture titled "Is Limited Government a Lost Cause?" will be presented at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 13, in 104 Computer Science Building.

Charles Kesler, director of the Henry Salvatori Center for the Study of Individual Freedom in the Modern ...

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Lecture set on U.S. electoral reform, March 13

A lecture on "Electoral Reform for a Changing America" will be presented at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 13, in Bowl 1, Robertson Hall. Robert Richie, executive director of the Center for Voting and Democracy, will give the address, which is sponsor...

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Deadline for residential college design competition is March 10

The deadline for a design competition for Princeton's sixth residential college is Sunday, March 10.

In fall 2000, a group of students formed Prospects, an organization that sponsored a design competition seeking creative ideas about the future...

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Author to discuss Canadian health care reform, March 11

Browne, senior researcher at the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, will discuss "Globalization and Social Policy: The Care of Health Care Reform in Canada" at 4:30 p.m. Monday, March 11, in Bowl 2, Robertson Hall. The centre is a non-profit...

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Conference to celebrate 'Women's Day,' March 8

A conference entitled "Gender, Community and Citizenship -- France and Canada Compared" to celebrate Women's Day will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, March 8, in 127 Corwin. Scholars from Canada, France and the United States will explore ...

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Turkish cultural festival takes place on campus, March 4-31

"Turkiye," a festival of Turkish culture, takes place on campus March 4-31. The events are presented by the Council of International Graduate Students, the International Center and the Turkish Students' Association. The festival started with ...

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Former TV news executive bemoans state of election coverage

The three major television networks are not very interested in covering political elections these days because Americans are not very interested in watching, a former television news executive told a Princeton audience Wednesday.

Speaking t...

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Princeton challenges Yale in basketball playoff, March 7

Tonight at 8 p.m., Princeton's men's basketball team will play against Yale in a game to determine who will challenge the University of Pennsylvania for the right to go to the NCAA men's basketball tournament. Tonight's playoff game takes pla...

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Tilghman visit to high school fires excitement about science

During a two-day trip packed with meetings, President Shirley M. Tilghman stopped at a Chicago high school Wednesday to lead a spirited discussion with students about the genome project and opportunities that await those who continue to study scie...

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'What Matters to Me and Why' to be topic of dinner discussion, March 7

Daniel Kahneman will discuss "What Matters to Me and Why" at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, March 7, in East Room, Murray-Dodge. Kahneman is the Eugene Higgins Professor of Psychology and professor of Public Affairs in the Woodrow Wilson School .

The e...

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Tilghman wins For Women in Science Award

Princeton President Shirley M. Tilghman is one of five winners of the international 2002 For Women in Science Award.

The distinguished women leaders in science were chosen by an international jury for the award, which is sponsored by UNESCO and...

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Life of documentarian of Nazi-occupied Poland to be discussed, March 13

Samuel Kassow, the Northam Professor of History at Trinity College, will discuss the focus of his upcoming book, Polish-Jewish historian Emmanuel Ringelblum (1900-1944), at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 13, in Bowl 2, Robertson Hall.

At the outset...

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University Orchestra features student soloist, Russian works, March 8-9

The Princeton University Orchestra under the baton of conductor Michael Pratt, will open its spring series of path-breaking Russian works on Friday and Saturday, March 8 and 9, at 8 p.m. in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall. The concert ...

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'Environmentally Preferable Purchasing' to be discussed, March 8

The Nature and Culture discussion group will hold a presentation and discussion on environmentally preferable purchasing at noon Friday, March 8, in Frist 212.

The guest speaker will be Kevin Lyons, head of purchasing at Rutgers University and ...

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Israeli reserve officers to discuss refusal to serve, March 6

Several Israeli reserve officers who have signed the "Refusenik" petition and refused to serve in the occupied territories of the West Bank and Gaza will discuss the Israeli-Palestinian conflict at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 6, in McCosh 10. Af...

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Founder of Kinko's to tell his story, March 7

Paul Orfalea, founder and chairperson emeritus of Kinko's Inc., will speak about his experiences leading the world's leading business services chain at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, March 7, in McCosh 50.

The lecture, which is free and open to members of...

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Tilghman named co-chair of state initiative

New Jersey Governor James McGreevey Monday named President Shirley M. Tilghman co-chair of Prosperity New Jersey, a state initiative aimed at strengthening the economy.

"I am pleased to have been asked to co-chair Prosperity New Jersey and to w...

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Students earn scholarships for study in England

Three Princeton seniors have been awarded scholarships for study in England next year. They are: Natalie Deffenbaugh, who will receive the Daniel Sachs Class of 1960 Memorial Scholarship; Paul Hackwell, who will receive the Keasbey Scholarship; ...

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Nobel winner to discuss sustainability, March 5

Arrow, winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics in 1972, will speak on "Some Paradoxes of Sustainability: Empirical and Theoretical" at 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 5, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.

Arrow is the Joan Kenney Professor of Economics ...

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Ambassadors of Slovakia, Poland to discuss current status of Central Europe, March 7

The ambassadors of Slovakia and Poland to the United States will present a joint lecture titled "Rejoining the West: Central Europe 10 Years After the Revolutions" at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, March 7, in Bowl 1, Robertson Hall.

Martin Bútora, a soci...

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Smith to present third talk in President's Lecture Series, March 7

Stewart Smith, the Class of 1909 Professor of Physics, will speak on "Imperfect Opposites: Matter vs. Antimatter at Accelerators and in the Universe" at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, March 7, in McCosh 10. It will be the third and final talk this year in th...

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Lilith editor to present Bowen Lecture, March 6

Weidman Schneider, founder of Lilith, the award-winning Jewish women's magazine, will speak at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 6, in A01 McDonnell. Her address, the annual Bowen Lecture, is titled "Jewish Women's Eggs: What the Growing Market Tells Us Abo...

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Two poets to read from work, March 6

Mark Doty and Albert Goldbarth will read from their work in a program at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 6, in the Stewart Film Theater, 185 Nassau St.

Doty is the author of six books of poetry and a memoir, "Heaven's Coast," which won the PEN/Marth...

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Former television executive to discuss TV's role in presidential elections, March 6

Plissner, former executive political director of CBS-TV News and author of "The Control Room: How Television Calls the Shots in Presidential Elections," will present a lecture at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 6, in Bowl 1, Robertson Hall. His address...

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Marsh named associate provost

Jed Marsh, associate dean of the Graduate School at Northwestern University, has been appointed associate provost at Princeton. He will be responsible for special projects and institutional research, according to Provost Amy Gutmann. He starts ...

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Architect Gehry to speak on recent work, March 6

Architect Frank Gehry , whose bold, sculptural buildings have attracted worldwide attention, will deliver a lecture at 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 6, in McCosh 50. His lecture is titled "Current and Recent Work."

Princeton recently commissioned ...

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Young woman to give lecture on life under Taliban regime, March 5

A young woman who escaped from Afghanistan and the Taliban regime will speak about her experiences at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 5, in 202 Jones Hall. "Latifa" will present an address titled "My Forbidden Face: Life Under the Taliban" and sign copie...

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'Identity, Loyalty and Politics' is topic of talk, March 5

Loyalty and Politics" is the title of a talk to be presented Tuesday, March 5, on campus. Jean Elshtain, the Laura Spelman Rockefeller Professor of Social and Political Ethics at the University of Chicago Divinity School, will speak at 4:30 p.m. i...

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Ehrenreich to speak on women, work and poverty, March 5

author and social critic Barbara Ehrenreich will speak on "Women and Work in Post-Welfare America" at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 5, in 101 McCormick Hall.

Ehrenreich is the author of "Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America" (2001), a sp...

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Biodefense expert to discuss readiness of U.S. public health system, March 4

A lecture on "Bioterrorism and the U.S. Public Health System" will be presented at 4:30 p.m. Monday, March 4, in Bowl 1, Robertson Hall.

Tara O'Toole, director of the Center for Civilian Biodefense Strategies at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg Scho...

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Taiwanese officials to speak, March 1

Two Taiwanese officials will discuss U.S. foreign policy toward Taiwan at 7 p.m. Friday, March 1, in the Whig Hall Senate Chamber.

The speakers will be Wen-yen Chen, the overseas adviser to Taiwan President Chen Shui-bian, and Chien-jen Chen, t...

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Visiting lecturer nominated as ambassador to Afghanistan

President Bush has nominated Robert Finn, a visiting lecturer in Near Eastern studies at Princeton, as ambassador to Afghanistan.

Finn was ambassador to Tajikistan from 1998 to 2001. He served at the U.S. Embassy in Croatia, opened the U.S...

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