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Archive – September, 2002

Scholars to discuss possibility of war with Iraq, Oct. 1

"War with Iraq?" is the topic of a panel discussion set for 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 1, in 302 Frist Campus Center.

The panelists will be:

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Keynote address at conference on Islam describes diversity of views

Iranian scholar and teacher Abdolkarim Soroush emphasized the distinction between an "Islam of ideas" and an "Islam of identity" and the ongoing struggle to find a balance between the two during the keynote address this morning at a conference on ...

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Public Safety posts campus reports

The Department of Public Safety has posted its annual report online. The report contains crime statistics for the previous three years.

A printed brochure containing this data may be requested by visiting the department's office at Stanho...

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Hit the classroom before the stadium

The Alumni Council is once again offering Tiger football fans a chance to hit the classroom before they hit the stadium.

The council has organized a series of lectures this fall that precede each home football game. The lectures are free an...

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Special Screening of "Beginnings," Oct. 2-3

Special screenings of the University's new Admission video, "Beginnings," will be held in the Frist Film/Performance Theatre on Wednesday and Thursday, Oct. 2-3 on the 300 level.

The 17-minute video will be shown every half hour starting at...

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Tiger football games to be broadcast on radio, TV and Web this season

The Princeton Tigers will play their home opener against the Lafayette Leopards 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28 at Princeton Stadium. For those who can't attend each one of this season's Tiger football games, the events will be presented on radio, cab...

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Symposium on "Black Resistance in Historical Perspective" set for Oct. 7

A symposium titled "Black Resistance in Historical Perspective" will concentrate on the place of resistance and protest in the history of African Americans. It will be held in the Frist Campus Center,Multipurpose Room, at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 7.

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Musicians, historians explore cultural life in the post-civil rights era, Sept. 27

The Black Bohemia Roundtable Program will present "Elvis is Dead: Music, Literature, Culture and Historical Memory in the Post-Civil Rights Era" at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27, at the Princeton University Museum of Art .

The participants in...

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Richard Challener '44, scholar of American history, dies at 79

Richard Challener, a specialist in American diplomatic and military history and a professor at Princeton for 51 years, died Sept. 23 after a long battle with cancer. He was 79.

"Dick Challener was a splendid and supportive colleague, a devo...

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Biologist Bonnie Bassler receives MacArthur Fellowship

Bonnie Bassler, a biologist whose research has revealed surprisingly sophisticated methods of communication among bacteria, has been awarded a 2002 MacArthur Fellowship.

Bassler is among 24 scientists, artists, scholars and activists who eac...

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Tate memorial service is Sept. 27

A memorial service for Claudia Tate, professor of English and African-American studies, is scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27, in the University Chapel.

Tate, who was known for her innovative contributions to African-American literary critic...

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Economist Alan Krueger examines pricing of concert tickets

If it seems that rock concert tickets have become substantially more expensive lately, that's because they are. Ticket prices have been escalating for the last five years, and the plateau is nowhere in sight, said Princeton economist Alan Kruege...

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Community/Staff Day set for Oct. 12

Staff members at Princeton and residents of the local community are invited to an annual celebration of arts, entertainment, sports and community service Saturday, Oct. 12, at Princeton Stadium.

Community/Staff Day consists of two hours of pr...

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Nursery school holds open house, Sept. 25

The University League Nursery School at 171 Broadmead will hold an open house from 4 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25.

The school operates from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., offering a variety of programs on a cooperative basis. They include two-, t...

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Hunter 'Patch' Adams to discuss 'Humor and Health,' Sept. 24

Hunter 'Patch' Adams, M.D., will discuss the relationship between "Humor and Health," at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 24, in McCosh 50.

Adams is the founder and director of the Gesundheit! Institute, a holistic health care center which has provided...

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Second 'Legacies of Sept. 11' panel to look at effects on domestic front, Sept. 24

The Woodrow Wilson School will offer the second of a two-part public discourse on the effects of Sept. 11 at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.

Titled "Legacies of Sept. 11: Domestic Policy and Politics," the even...

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Living in a glass house: Ocean organism's novel dwelling helps Earth's atmosphere

Why live in a glass house? For diatoms -- tiny ocean-dwelling organisms that live in exquisitely ornate glass cases -- the benefit turns out to be enormous.

The tiny diatom. ...

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David Botstein, pioneer of modern genetics, named director of genomics institute

Princeton University has named David Botstein, a renowned geneticist, educator and pioneer of the Human Genome Project, as the new director of the Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics.

Botstein will succeed Shirley M. Tilghman, ...

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Ethiopian dance theatre troupe to perform, Sept. 24

Eskesta, an Ethiopian dance theatre troupe, will perform at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24, at Frist 301. The event is free and open to the public.

The troupe consists of 10 dancers of Ethiopian origin who are studying at the University of Haifa, ...

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Lecture series on religion and politics starts, Sept. 25

A lecture series titled "The Crossroads of Religion and Politics" will begin on Wednesday, Sept. 25, with a talk on "Quakers and the Search for Pacifist Realism in the 20th Century." Each of the lectures are scheduled for 4:30 p.m. in Roberston ...

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NASA turns to universities for research in space-age materials

NASA has selected a consortium of research institutions to develop new generations of materials that could revolutionize civil aviation and space travel. The award will establish an Institute for Biologically Inspired Materials to investigate an...

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Committee proposes program for four-year residential colleges

A report recommending changes that Princeton should consider as it implements a plan to strengthen and expand the University's residential college system was presented to the Board of Trustees Sept. 20.

The Report of the 21-member Four-Year C...

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Chinese moon festival celebration to be held, Sept. 21-22

This year's moon festival, starting Saturday, Sept. 21, with the main party on Sunday, Sept. 22, will feature traditional moon cakes, movies, dancing, karaoke, a photo gallery, and games and competitions. Activities will take place at Frist Camp...

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Economist to discuss 'rockonomics,' Sept. 23

"Rockonomics: Economics and Public Policy in the Rock and Roll Industry" is the topic of a lecture set for Monday, Sept. 23. Economist Alan Krueger will speak at 4:30 p.m. in 016 Robertson Hall.

Krueger is the Bendheim Professor of Economic...

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Conference focuses on issues confronting Islam, Sept. 27-28

Scholars and journalists -- most of them from the Islamic world -- will gather at Princeton for a major conference on issues confronting Islam Friday and Saturday, Sept. 27-28.

The conference, titled "Understanding and Responding to the Isla...

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Faculty members recognized by political science organization

Four Princeton faculty members have been presented awards by the American Political Science Association.

Fred Greenstein , professor of politics emeritus, received the Frank Goodnow Award for Distinguished Service. Named for the association's...

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Fields Center to be dedicated, Sept. 20

The new Carl A. Fields Center for Equality and Cultural Understanding will be dedicated in a ceremony at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20.

The former Third World Center is located at 86 Olden St. Its name was changed this summer to more accurate...

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Constitutional scholar to speak on 'The New Originalism,' Sept. 19

Fleming, professor of law at Fordham University, will speak Thursday, Sept. 19, about a theory of constitutional interpretation that is the subject of much debate among legal scholars and Supreme Court watchers.

He will discuss "The New Origina...

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U-Store sponsors fall events with noted authors

The University Store is sponsoring a number of events this fall featuring authors with Princeton connections or those of interest to the University community. The authors usually present a short talk at the store, answer questions from the audie...

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Researchers tally the value of human life

What is the value of a human life? About $1.54 million, according to economists Orley Ashenfelter of Princeton University and Michael Greenstone of the University of Chicago. At least, that is what it appears to be in the context of setting p...

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New Admission video online

The Office of Admission has released a new 17-minute admission video, "Beginnings," that focuses on students as they embark on the Princeton experience. Drawing on conversations with students, faculty members, and President Shirley M. Tilghman as ...

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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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Baltz photographs on view at Art Museum, through Jan. 19

The exhibition "Lewis Baltz: 'Nevada' and Other Photographs," is on view from Sept. 14 through Jan. 19, 2003, at the University Art Museum. Highlighting a significant recent acquisition of work by the American photographer, the exhibition includ...

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Laurel Harvey named general manager for administration

Laurel Harvey, a member of the Princeton administration since 1981 and most recently associate treasurer and director of the Office of Risk Management, has been appointed to a new position, general manager for administration, in the office of S...

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Outdoor jazz concert on Cannon Green, Sept. 13

A jazz concert entitled "Born Free 2002" will be given on Cannon Green at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13.

The event, which is sponsored by the International Center, features the group's only performance in New Jersey. The ensemble's cultural outr...

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Marion J. Levy Jr. memorial day to be held, Sept. 21

A memorial service and seminars in honor of Marion J. Levy Jr., Musgrave Professor of Sociology and International Affairs emeritus who died on May 26, will take place Saturday, Sept. 21.

A service of appreciation in the Princeton University Ch...

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Marion J. Levy Jr. memorial day to be held, Sept. 21

A memorial service and seminars in honor of Marion J. Levy Jr., Musgrave Professor of Sociology and International Affairs emeritus who died on May 26, will take place Saturday, Sept. 21.

A service of appreciation in the Princeton University C...

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Scientists identify "genetic signature" of stem cells

Princeton University scientists have taken a major step toward identifying the "genetic signature" of stem cells, discovering a subset of genes whose products may give these cells their unique traits.

The results promise to become an importan...

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Wilson School faculty members describe Sept. 11 legacies

Faculty members of the Woodrow Wilson School analyzed the ways in which Sept. 11 has affected civil liberties, foreign policy and the relationship between the United States and Europe at a panel discussion held on the first anniversary of the...

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University community reflects on year of responding to Sept. 11 tragedy

At a commemorative assembly Wednesday evening, Princeton President Shirley M. Tilghman asked each member of the University community "to find your own way to contribute your particular talents and en...

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Remarks by President Tilghman at Commemorative Assembly

I want to welcome all of you to this commemorative assembly on this historic green, where many of us gathered last fall just a few days after the tragic events of September 11. I want to say a special word of welcome to new members of our Univ...

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Tilghman urges students to become thoughtful leaders

Princeton President Shirley M. Tilghman encouraged students to become more "cosmopolitan" during their years at the University in her address today for Opening Exercises.

      Students filled the ...

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Remarks by President Shirley M. Tilghman at Opening Exercises


Good afternoon. It is a great pleasure for me to extend a warm and enthusiastic welcome to all the members of the University who are joining us for the first time.

To the 1,166 members of what I am sure will become of the Grea...

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University remembers Sept. 11 by helping with recovery

Last December, Princeton announced a set of programs designed to help people affected by Sept. 11 and to support New York City's renewal and recovery.

At the one-year anniversary of the tragedy, those initiatives have resulted in the awardi...

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Festival of faiths planned, Sept. 19

The Religious Life Council will host a festival of faiths on Thursday, Sept. 19, on the south lawn of Frist at 7 p.m. The celebration will include presentations and musical selections from various religious groups and student organizations.


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Students honored at Opening Exercises

Student award recipients (from left) Ruth Tennen, Adrienne Erickcek, Varun Phadke, James Stillwagon and Peggy Hsu. Photo: Denise Applewhite The accomplishments of Princeton's students were celebrated with the awarding of four undergradu...

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Interfaith prayer service set for Sept. 11 at 9 a.m.

The Office of Religious Life will hold an interfaith prayer service at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11, in the University Chapel. All members of the University community are welcome. The service should last approximately 30 minutes.

Contact: Mari...

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Physicist David Wilkinson, explorer of Big Bang afterglow, dies

David T. Wilkinson, a professor of physics whose research helped shape scientists' understanding of the structure of the universe and whose open and friendly manner made him a beloved colleague and teacher, died Thursday after a long bout with cance...

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'A Beautiful Mind' to be shown outdoors, Sept. 7

The University community is invited to attend an outdoor screening of the film "A Beautiful Mind" at 10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7.

Ron Howard's Academy Award-winning film, inspired by the book about Princeton senior research mathematician John Nas...

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Panel planned on legacies of Sept. 11 at 4:30 p.m.

The Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs has scheduled a panel discussion on "Legacies of Sept. 11: Priorities and Challenges" for 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.

The panel, moderate...

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Diane Auer Jones to be Princeton's director of government affairs

Diane Auer Jones, a professional staff member for the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Science and a former program director in the National Science Foundation's Division of Undergraduate Education, ...

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Commemorative assembly scheduled for 7 p.m. Sept. 11

A commemorative assembly focusing on the tragic events of one year ago is scheduled for 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11, on Cannon Green, behind Nassau Hall. All students, faculty, staff, alumni and members of the surrounding communities are invited ...

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