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Archive – June, 2002

Stengel earns award for work with students

Princeton professor Robert Stengel has received the John R. Ragazzini Education Award of the American Automatic Control Council. According to the citation, he was recognized for his "outstanding ability to motivate and educate undergraduate a...

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Book catalogs images of King David

The first comprehensive survey of the thousands of images of King David, one of the pivotal figures in the Bible's Old Testament, has been published by the Index of Christian Art. The index, based in the Department of Art and Archaeology at Pri...

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Maria Klawe, computer scientist, to become engineering dean

Maria Klawe, a computer scientist and dean of science at the University of British Columbia, has been named dean of Princeton's School of Engineering and Applied Science , effective Jan. 1. She also will be appointed a professor in Princeton's...

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Research exhibition on Chinese painting on display May 10-Sept. 1

Images of Buddhist immortals, Daoist deities and Confucian sages are explored in a research exhibition that focuses on 14 hanging scrolls, handscrolls and albums in the Princeton University Art Museum's permanent collection.

"Immortals, Deities...

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Tierney named to U.S. Lacrosse Hall of Fame

Princeton men's lacrosse coach Bill Tierney has been selected to the U.S. Lacrosse Hall of Fame. He and nine others will be inducted during ceremonies Oct. 12 in Baltimore.

Since 1988, Tierney has guided the Tigers to six NCAA championships, ei...

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EQuad News earns honors

The EQuad News , a quarterly magazine published by the School of Engineering and Applied Science , recently has won three awards.

"Building Bridges Across Disciplines: Engineers Educate a University," a series that appeared in the summer ...

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Scholars go to the schools to teach science

a high school science teacher, Mark Volpe has attended his share of professional development programs and seminars. Few, however, have given him the chance to ask such big philosophical questions as, "What are the criteria for truth? How do we kno...

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Students take challenging class assignment to the wall

By the time he finished teaching the class "History of the Earth" last fall, geoscientist Hans-Peter Bunge had begun to see his own research in a new way -- quite literally.

As a class project, junior Aaron Sarfatti and senior Michael Newman co...

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Paper wins award for distinguished contribution

A paper co-written by Marion Fourcade-Gourinchas has been selected by the American Sociological Association as the winner of the 2002 Political Sociology Distinguished Contribution to Scholarship Award.

Fourcade-Gourinchas will be a research st...

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Russel named dean of the Graduate School

Longtime Princeton faculty member William B. Russel has been named to succeed John Wilson as dean of the Graduate School , effective Aug. 1. Wilson, who has served as dean since 1994, announced his retirement last October. Russel, the Arthur...

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Sociology doctoral student receives Dan David Prize Scholarship

Princeton graduate student Eszter Hargittai is one of 18 doctoral students from five universities around the world to receive the Dan David Prize Scholarship for Young Researchers .

The scholarships are intended to assist young scholars with...

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Discovery could lead to faster, smaller, cheaper computer chips

In a discovery that could greatly reduce the size and cost of computer chips, Princeton researchers have found a fast method for printing ultrasmall patterns in silicon wafers.

The method, described in the June 20 issue of Nature, could allow e...

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Rosenberg receives medical research medal

Princeton Professor Leon Rosenberg is the recipient of the 2002 Australian Society for Medical Research Medal.

Rosenberg is a lecturer with the rank of professor in the Department of Molecular Biology . He also teaches in the Woodrow Wilso...

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University names nine new trustees

Princeton University has named nine new members of its Board of Trustees, including a long-time community activist from Trenton, two federal legislators and the former president of Harvard University.

Stephen A. Oxman was elected by the board a...

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Class of 2006 Web site available

Incoming students and their parents now can find useful information about the University on a new Web site launched for the Class of 2006 .

The site was developed collaboratively by representatives from the Office of Information Technology, t...

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$7.5 million funds work in 'organic' electronics

Display Corp., a small publicly traded company in Ewing, N.J., has renewed its funding of Princeton engineers whose research could lead to brighter, cheaper, more versatile flat-panel electronic displays.

The company will provide $7.5 million o...

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Spence gift creates Ludwig endowment

A gift from a Nobel laureate and his wife will enable users of the Princeton University library to read the selected correspondence of a four-time British prime minister and other rare materials.

Michael Spence, a 1966 Princeton graduate and a ...

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Doctoral student receives Newcombe Fellowship

Princeton graduate student Hanoch Sheinman is one of 33 doctoral candidates from 17 universities across the country awarded a 2002 Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship.

The awards are intended to support original and significant study of e...

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Lacrosse players named Academic All-America

Psychology majors Rachael Becker and Kim Smith were named 2002 Academic All-America by the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA). Princeton's women's team won the NCAA national title in May and also has several All-American ...

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Graves to be recognized as 'Indiana Living Legend'

Graves, the Robert Schirmer Professor of Architecture Emeritus, will be recognized as an "Indiana Living Legend" by the Indiana Historical Society in ceremonies July 26.

Graves, who was born in Indianapolis, joined the Princeton faculty in 1962...

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Frankfurt selected for study in Germany

Frankfurt, professor of philosophy, will be a Distinguished Visitor this fall at the American Academy in Berlin, a privately funded institution that provides a unique bridge between Germany and America. Visitors pursue projects in their areas of e...

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Lamont elected to organization leadership

Michele Lamont, professor of sociology, has been elected to the executive committee of the Council for European Studies, the North American association of social scientists specializing in the study of Europe and European societies.

Contact: Ma...

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Keeping it short: Richardson distills wit in aphorisms

a world flooded with marketing slogans, sound bytes and self-help lists, Professor of English and Creative Writing James Richardson admits to having had moments of concern about how his own book of one-liners -- a collection of 500 aphorisms -- wo...

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Book marks 50th year of Forrestal Campus

years ago last month, 450 people gathered in Plainsboro, N.J., to dedicate Princetons new James Forrestal Research Center. The acquisition of the 825-acre complex on U.S. 1 marked a critical juncture in the Universitys history, enabling it to be...

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Portes receives Pitirim Sorokin Award

"Legacies: The Story of the Immigrant Second Generation," a book by Alejandro Portes and Rubin Rumbaut, has received the Pitirim Sorokin Award for the best book published in 2001. The Sorokin award is the highest recognition of scholarly publicati...

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Anderson earns Herbert Simon Award

The New England Complex Systems Institute has awarded its 2002 Herbert Simon Award to physicist Philip Anderson for his contributions to the study of complex systems.

The institute cited Anderson for being the "originator of studies on spin gla...

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Cotsen Children's Library closed until October for new installation

The Cotsen Children's Library will be closed until October for refurbishing. When it reopens, the Cotsen gallery will have been transformed into an imaginary "Bookscape" with picture-book-inspired hideaways for readers of all ages.

James Bradbe...

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Nehamas to lead American Philosophical Association

Alexander Nehamas, the Edmund Carpenter II Class of 1943 Professor in the Humanities, professor of philosophy and professor of comparative literature, has been elected vice president of the Eastern Division of the American Philosophical Associatio...

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Shapiro to be honored June 13

President Emeritus Harold T. Shapiro will be honored June 13 at the National Conference for Community and Justice-New Jersey Region Princeton Area Capital Chapter Humanitarian Awards Dinner. He will be recognized for his efforts on behalf of indiv...

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Low-level oil spills can cause serious damage

The ecological effects of low-level oil spills may be more serious than previously thought, according to a Princeton-led study that documented the widespread death of marine iguanas on a Galapagos island.


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Wireless course a hit with students and NSF

As an engineer of wireless communications, Vince Poor knows he is at the front lines of a revolution. What he didnt know was how many others want to be there too.

His course, "The Wireless Revolution: Telecommunications for the 21st Century," ...

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Student helps transform tin shack into school

From her room in Blair Hall on Princetons campus, Jacqui Perlman 05 has been overseeing a fund-raising effort to build a school nearly 8,000 miles away in South Africa.

The school is located in Joe Slovo Township, a post-apartheid informal se...

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Class of 2006 Web site launched, June 10

Incoming students and their parents now can find useful information about the University on a new Web site launched for the Class of 2006 .

The site was developed collaboratively by representatives from the Office of Information Technology, t...

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Princeton holds 255th Commencement

Princeton celebrated its 255th Commencement Tuesday, awarding degrees to 1,091 undergraduates and 611 graduate students.

Honorary degrees were awarded to eight individuals who have made significant contributions in the sciences, arts and huma...

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Non-essential personnel to be dismissed at noon Tuesday, June 4

All non-essential University personnel will be dismissed at noon Tuesday, June 4.

This early dismissal is an experiment necessitated by Commencement activities and the current high level of construction on campus. It is intended to help allevia...

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