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Archive – November, 2002

University to open today at normal hours

Although it snowed overnight in the Princeton area, the predicted heavy amounts did not materialize. As a result, the University will open at normal hours today, according to Don Reichling, acting director of public safety, and Dan Scheiner, actin...

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Events planned for World AIDS Week, Dec. 2-6

University Health Services will sponsor events including panel discussions, movies, an arch sing and confidential HIV testing during World AIDS Week, Dec. 2-6. For more information, view the schedule online.

Programs are co-sponsored by the...

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Delegation to discuss trip to NATO summit in Prague, Nov. 26

A delegation from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs returned this week from the recent NATO summit in Prague, and will present a report on both the NATO and student summits on Tuesday, Nov. 26.

The presentati...

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Activist to speak on U.S. initiatives in Andean region, Dec. 5

Alexis Ponce, national spokesperson and executive director of the Permanent Assembly for Human Rights in Ecuador, will present a lecture on Thursday, Dec. 5. He will discuss "Ecuador and the Andean Region: The Effects of a Silent War" at 4:30 p.m....

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Human rights in China is topic, Dec. 4

A discussion on "New Approaches to Human Rights in China" is set for 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4, in 202 Jones.

Speakers will be: Wang Dan, a student leader of the 1989 Tiananmen Square pro-democracy demonstrations who was imprisoned in China; ...

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Geophysicist to look at causes of mass extinctions, Dec. 4

The role of catastrophes in mass extinctions will be explored in a lecture at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4, in McCosh 50. Vincent Courtillot, a geophysicist at the University of Paris, will present an address titled "Mass Extinctions in the Phanerozoi...

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Coleman to examine women's roles in traditional societies, Dec. 4

lecture on "The Role of Women in Economic and Political Development: Lessons From the Middle East and Southwest Asia" is scheduled for Wednesday, Dec. 4. Princeton alumna Isobel Coleman, a senior fellow on U.S. foreign policy and the director of t...

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Former war crimes ambassador to speak, Dec. 3

Scheffer, senior vice president of the United Nations Association of the United States of America, will present a lecture titled "The United Nations and International Law: Still Relevant?" at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3, in Dodds Auditorium, Roberts...

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Center of International Studies seeks undergraduate fellows

The Center of International Studies, a research arm of the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, is accepting applications for a new undergraduate fellows program that will begin next spring.

The center supports schol...

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University to 'redouble' diversity efforts with dialogue

        Fleurette King         Seeking to amplify discussions about diversity and increase the number of voices in this essential dialogue, the University has d...

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Project Match director to speak on leaving welfare, Nov. 25

The founder of a research and service welfare-to-work program will present a lecture on "Welfare Recipients' vs. Welfare Agencies' Barriers: A Chicken/Egg Debate" on Monday, Nov. 25. Toby Herr, director of Project Match, will speak at 4:30 p.m. in...

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Middle Eastern experts speak on peace process, Nov. 25 and Dec. 5

Two Middle Eastern experts will present the latest installments of the Program in Near Eastern Studies lecture series, "Israel-Palestine Peace Process: What Went Wrong and Can It Be Righted?"

At 8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 25, Nabil Shaath, ministe...

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Michael Cook chosen for Mellon award

Michael Cook , the Cleveland Dodge Professor of Near Eastern Studies at Princeton University, has been selected by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation as one of five winners of its Distinguished Achievement Award. The awards, in their second year...

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Art conservation is topic of slide lecture, Nov. 21

        Andrea di Bartolo's "Madonna and Child," Princeton University Art Museum         The techniques and importance of art conservation is the topic of a ...

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U.N. official to speak on Arab Human Development Report, Nov. 26

Rima Khalaf Hunaidi, U.N. assistant secretary-general, will deliver a lecture titled, "Forging a New Social Contract in the Arab World: The Arab Human Development Report 2002," at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 26.

The event, sponsored by the Wood...

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Sonia Sanchez featured in 'Poetry Slam,' Nov. 23

Poet, activist and educator Sonia Sanchez will be the featured reader in "Sex, Words and Rhythm," the Sexual Harassment/Assault Advising, Resources and Education (SHARE) Office's annual "Fall Poetry Slam," Saturday, Nov. 23, at 8 p.m. at Caf...

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Center for Public Justice leader discusses Christianity, tolerance, Nov. 22-23

James Skillen, president of the Center for Public Justice, a Christian policy research group, will hold two upcoming talks: "Is Christianity too Politically Incorrect to be Politically Relevant?" at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22, and "Tolerance, Plu...

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Oscar-winning film explores Bosnian War, Nov. 22

The Oscar-winning film "No Man's Land," a comedy-drama that explores the Bosnian War, will be shown at 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22, in McCosh 10.

"No Man's Land" centers around a pair of Bosnian and Serbian soldiers who find themselves trapped tog...

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Initiatives implemented for post-enrolled graduate students

A committee charged with looking at issues related to the post-enrollment period for doctoral candidates has recommended a set of initiatives intended to ease the transition and help them finish their degrees.

"The University is committed to...

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Taylor to step down as dean of the faculty; search committee formed

Joseph Taylor, dean of the faculty at Princeton since 1997, will step down from that post at the end of the academic year in June.

Taylor, the James McDonnell Distinguished University Professor of Physics, will return to full-time teaching...

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Diplomats say Anti-American sentiment in Arab nations at all-time high

Anti-American public sentiment in Arab nations has reached a dangerous boiling point, according to Marjorie Ransom and David Ransom '60 , a wife-and-husband team of American diplomats with decades of service in the Middle East.

During a joint...

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McPhee honored by Geological Society of America

The Council of the Geological Society of America has named John McPhee as a recipient of the 2002 GSA Public Service Award.

The award honors "outstanding individual contributions to either public awareness of the earth sciences or the scien...

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Workshop, concerts explore folk and field recordings, Nov. 22-23

A one-day workshop on pre-war American folk and field recordings will take place on campus Saturday, Nov. 23. Titled "Tangled Roots," the event will explore blues, ballads, work songs, fiddle tunes, spirituals, Cajun, zydeco, field hollers, cowboy...

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Blairstown Center seeks volunteers for Woodcutter's Weekend, Nov. 22-24

The Princeton-Blairstown Center is seeking volunteers for its annual Woodcutter's Weekend, which runs Friday, Nov. 22, through Sunday, Nov. 24, to help prepare its outdoor facilities for the winter.

The nonprofit organization, which was foun...

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Oren to discuss book on 'Six Days of War,' Nov. 21

Princeton graduate alumnus Michael Oren will present a lecture on his recent book, "Six Days of War: June 1967 and the Making of the Modern Middle East," at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.

Oren, who earned his ...

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Colloquium looks at 'Instituting Hispanismo' in curriculum, Nov. 21-23

The Department of Spanish and Portuguese Languages and Cultures will hold a colloquium, "Instituting 'Hispanismo,'" Thursday through Saturday, Nov. 21-23. The sessions will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday and from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Satur...

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Cole to lecture on civil liberties and national security, Nov. 20

David Cole, author of "Terrorism and the Constitution: Sacrificing Civil Liberties in the Name of National Security" (2002), will speak on campus Wednesday, Nov. 20. He will discuss "Enemy Aliens and American Freedoms: Civil Liberties and the War ...

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Eisenberg to read from her short stories, Nov. 20

Writer Deborah Eisenberg will read from her work at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20, in the Stewart Film Theater, 185 Nassau St.

Eisenberg is the author of three short story collections, "Transactions in a Foreign Currency" (1986), "Under the 82...

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Steven Healy named director of public safety

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Spam filtering service introduced for University e-mail

The Office of Information Technology has introduced a filtering service to help manage the increasing amount of "spam" that floods the University e-mail system. Spam is unsolicited e-mail, often advertisements, sent to many addresses.

OIT has...

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Spam filtering service introduced for University e-mail

The Office of Information Technology has introduced a filtering service to help manage the increasing amount of "spam" that floods the University e-mail system. Spam is unsolicited e-mail, often advertisements, sent to many addresses.

OIT has...

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Exhibition salutes Princeton women as role models, through Dec. 2

"Read. Listen. Take chances. Learn something new. Be bold. Be brave." That's the advice imparted by politics faculty member Kiki Jamieson in an exhibition at the Frist Campus Center called "Women with Wings: Princetonian Rays of Light." The displa...

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Former Austrian diplomat to speak on current U.S.-Europe relationship, Nov. 19

Rohan, former permanent undersecretary of state for the Austrian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, will speak on "Europe and the U.S.A.: A Partnership in Crisis?" at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.

Rohan held a varie...

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Biographer to speak on Primo Levi, Nov. 19

British freelance writer and journalist Ian Thomson will present a talk, "A Masterpiece Completed: The Writing of 'If This Is a Man'" at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19, in 16 Joseph Henry House.

Thomson is the author of "Primo Levi" (2002), a biogr...

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U.S. security goals and the U.N. is talk topic, Nov. 19

A lecture titled "Selling the Security Council on U.S. Security Goals: Challenges for American Leadership at the U.N." is set for 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19, in 016 Robertson Hall. Richard Williamson, a 1971 Princeton graduate and alternate repres...

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Author explores 'Jews and Sports,' Nov. 18

Adam Shandler will discuss his latest book, "Coaching Ira," in a lecture called "Jews and Sports" at 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 18, at the Center for Jewish Life .

"Coaching Ira" deals with the author's experiences on a United Synagogue Youth baske...

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Journalist to discuss ramifications of war with Iraq, Nov. 18

Fallows, national correspondent for The Atlantic Monthly, will present a lecture titled "So We Win the War: What's Involved in Occupying Iraq?" at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 18, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.

Fallows has been with The Atlanti...

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DiIulio to present three seminars, Nov. 18, Nov. 20 and Dec. 2

John DiIulio, the Frederick Fox Leadership Professor of Politics, Religion and Urban Society at the University of Pennsylvania, will present three Charles Test, M.D., Distinguished Visiting Scholar Seminars this month.

All will begin at 4:30 p....

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'Why Do We Hate Us?' is topic for talk, Nov. 18

Edward Rothstein, critic-at-large for The New York Times, will speak on "Why Do We Hate Us? Democratic Culture and Its Discontents" at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 18, at the Center for Jewish Life.

He will discuss why, in democratic culture, the tra...

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DiSiac Dance Company to perform, Nov. 21-23

The DiSiac Dance Company will give five performances of "Becoming . . ." Nov. 21-23 at Murray-Dodge Theater.

For its annual fall performance, the company of high-energy student dancers will present various ways of "becoming," such as be...

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Memorial service for Richard Modica '99, Nov. 17

A memorial service and Chapel stone dedication for Richard Modica '99 will take place at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17 in the University Chapel.

The service will include reflections by President Shirley M. Tilghman; David Grossman '98; Gregory Paul...

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Ende's new job in Africa sustains Princeton ties

The packed boxes around Howard Ende's office at 120 Alexander St. signified the close of one chapter in his life. But his black tie with the gold elephants marching across it suggested the opening of another.

Ende, a member of Princeton's leg...

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McPherson: Civil War battle provides lessons for today

His 1988 Pulitzer Prize-winning book, "Battle Cry of Freedom," has become the classic text on the Civil War, and now James McPherson has a new book out that focuses on a single battle of that war. "Crossroads of Freedom: Antietam" tells the stor...

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Engineers and biologists design wireless ZebraNet

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Emeritus professor Richard Jeffrey dies at age 76

Richard Jeffrey, professor of philosophy emeritus, died Nov. 9. He was 76.

An expert in probability and decision theory, Jeffrey joined the faculty at Princeton in 1974 and was granted emeritus status in 1999. He also taught logic and the p...

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Lecture on nuclear diplomacy, Nov. 13

Leon Sigal will discuss "North Korea is No Iraq: Approaches in Nuclear Diplomacy," at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, in Bowl 1, Robertson Hall.

Sigal is the director of the Northeast Asia Cooperative Security Project at the Social Science Resear...

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'West Side Story' to be performed, Nov. 14-16

The Princeton University Players will present "West Side Story" at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, Nov. 14-16 in Richardson Auditorium.

Directed by hip-hop choreographer and break dancer Daeil Cha '03, this production will feature an inn...

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Panel to discuss 'Tolerance in Christianity, Islam and Judaism,' Nov. 14

Rumi Club for Interfaith Dialogue will present "Harmony in Difference: A Panel on Tolerance in Christianity, Islam and Judaism" at 4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14 in McCosh 46.

The panel will discuss how tolerance is taught in these communities and wi...

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Perry to discuss African-American literature and law, Nov. 13

Perry of the Rutgers University School of Law will discuss "Embodying the Universal, Occupying the Representative: A Theorization of African-American Literature and Law" at noon Tuesday, Nov. 13 in 210 Dickinson Hall.

This event is part of the ...

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U.S. policy in the Middle East is topic, Nov. 17

"The U.S. State Department and U.S. Policy in the Middle East" is the topic of a lecture to be presented at 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17, in 302 Frist Campus Center.

Speaking will be David Ransom, a 1960 Princeton alumnus who is the former U.S. ambas...

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Warhol film to premiere at conference on 'pop,' Nov. 15-16

A film by Andy Warhol that has never been screened for the public will have its world premiere at 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15, at the Stewart Film Theater, 185 Nassau St.

The 66-minute excerpt of the movie, titled "Since," is a farcical re-enactment...

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Priorities Committee to hold public meeting, Nov. 12

The University's Priorities Committee will hold a public meeting from 8 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12, in McCosh 62.

This charter committee of the Council of the Princeton University Community is charged with reviewing the current University op...

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"Fast Food Nation" author to speak, Nov. 14

Eric Schlosser, author of "Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal," will present a lecture on his national bestseller at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14, in McCosh 50.

A 1981 Princeton graduate, Schlosser details the rise of the f...

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Colombian ambassador to discuss security and development issues in developing nations, Nov. 14

Andrés Franco, deputy permanent representative of Colombia to the United Nations, will speak at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14, in 016 Robertson Hall. His lecture is titled "The Foreign Policy of Developing Countries: Security and Development Dilemma...

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DeMuth delivers inaugural lecture on America's founding and future, Nov. 13

DeMuth, president of the American Enterprise Institute, will deliver the inaugural lecture on Wednesday, Nov. 13, of a new series that explores fundamental principles underlying American democracy and their application to current social, political...

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Lecturer to respond to debate on gender in Yoruba religious traditions, Nov. 12

lecture on "Imagining the Power of the Goddess: Gender in Yoruba Religious Traditions and Modernity" will be presented at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12, in McCosh 28.

The speaker will be Jacob Olupona, director of the Program in African-American a...

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Activist to discuss his experiences fighting for Palestinian independence, Nov. 12

Shapiro, an activist with the International Solidarity Movement, will lecture as an "Eyewitness from Palestine" at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12, in 016 Robertson Hall.

The International Solidarity Movement is a Palestinian-led initiative working...

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Levinson to speak on 'Bernstein, Rorty and West,' Nov. 12

Levinson, professor of religious studies at the University of North Carolina-Greensboro, will present a lecture titled "Bernstein, Rorty and West: Reflections From a Festive Jewish Naturalist" at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12, in Dodds Auditorium, Ro...

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Language is topic for Nunberg talks, Nov. 11, 13 and 14

Geoffrey Nunberg, a visiting fellow in linguistics and in the Council of the Humanities, will present three lectures on campus.

He will discuss "What Makes Proper Names Proper?" on Monday, Nov. 11, in McCosh 62. Then Nunberg will speak on "Lang...

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Author to discuss art looting by the Nazis, Nov. 12

Hector Feliciano will discuss his book "The Lost Museum: The Nazi Conspiracy to Steal the World's Greatest Works of Art" at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 12 in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.

Feliciano researched classified and recently declassi...

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Expressions Dance Co. performs, Nov. 14-16

The student-run, all-female group Expressions Dance Co. will perform "eX-appeal" at 8 p.m., Thursday through Saturday, Nov. 14-16, in the Film and Performance Theatre, Frist Campus Center.

Founded in 1970, the dance company is known for ...

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Engineering Council honors teaching excellence, Nov. 14

The Engineering Council and President Shirley Tilghman will present the School of Engineering and Applied Science Excellence in Teaching awards at 4:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 14, in the Friend Center Convocation Room.

The faculty receivin...

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South Asian Theatrics debuts 'Sex and Sensibility,' Nov. 8-9

Princeton South Asian Theatrics will debut "Sex and Sensibility" at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8, and 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9 in the Frist Film/Performance Theatre. The performance group is the nation's first and oldest South Asian student theater trou...

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Lewis discusses 'What Went Wrong' in Middle East

The future of the Middle East hinges upon whether Muslim nations choose to view modernization as a necessary pursuit to keep up with the West, or reject it as the root of their problems and an obstacle to their return to authentic Islam.

Both si...

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Award-winning author visits children's library, Nov. 10

Allen Say, an award-winning children's author and illustrator, will speak at the Cotsen Children's Library at 1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10.

Say will give a slide presentation about an upcoming picture book and talk about his other works, which ha...

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Campus intellectual climate is topic of talk, Nov. 7

Revisiting the subject of academic and social life at America's top universities, David Brooks will speak on "You and Your Souls: The Organization Kid Reconsidered," at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, at Whig Hall Senate Chamber.

Brooks wrote t...

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Emeritus professor Ansley Coale dies

Ansley Johnson Coale, the William Church Osborne Professor of Public Affairs and Professor of Economics, emeritus, died Tuesday, Nov. 5. He was 85.

Coale was educated at Princeton University (B.A., M.A. and Ph.D.) and spent his entire academi...

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Minor fire damages roof of Lewis Thomas Lab, Nov. 5

A malfunction in a generator caused a small fire in the roof of Lewis Thomas Laboratory Tuesday afternoon. The building was temporarily evacuated, and no one was injured.

Fire departments from the Princeton area responded shortly after 3 p.m. an...

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Jezierny selected to lead new institute focusing on regional issues

Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs is creating a new institute that will focus on regional issues, and has named an administrator with experience at the University and in state government as its dire...

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Apathy in New Jersey to impact nation, panelists say

New Jersey may be leading the nation in terms of politics and policy yet may be dangerously close to setting the tone as well for an apathetic political climate, several panelists agreed during an election eve discussion, "As Goes New Jersey, So G...

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U-Store sponsors events with noted authors, Nov. 6-Dec. 10

The University Store is sponsoring a number of events in the late 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 ...

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Two poets to read from their work, Nov. 6

Garrett Hongo and Kay Ryan will read from their work at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6, in the Stewart Film Theater, 185 Nassau St.

Hongo is the author of two books of poetry, "Yellow Light" and "The River of Heaven," which was the 1987 Lamont Poe...

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Bernard Lewis speaks on new book, Nov. 7

Bernard Lewis , the Cleveland Dodge Professor of Near Eastern Studies Emeritus, will present a lecture on the subject of his recent book, "What Went Wrong? Western Impact and Middle Eastern Response," at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, in Dodds Au...

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Symposium to focus on immigration, Nov. 7

Princeton's Center for Migration and Development will sponsor a symposium intended to promote dialogue between immigration experts and policy makers on Thursday, Nov. 7. The event will begin at 5 p.m. in 104 Computer Science Building.

Titled "B...

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'Failure of Humanity in Rwanda' is topic, Nov. 5

Romeo Dallaire, former force commander of the United Nations mission to Rwanda, will present a lecture titled "Shake Hands With the Devil: The Failure of Humanity in Rwanda" at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 5, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.

Dal...

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'Failure of Humanity in Rwanda' is topic, Nov. 5

Romeo Dallaire, former force commander of the United Nations mission to Rwanda, will present a lecture titled "Shake Hands With the Devil: The Failure of Humanity in Rwanda" at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 5, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.

Dal...

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Response filed by University in Robertson Foundation lawsuit

Responding to a lawsuit filed by William Robertson and other members of the Robertson family in July 2002, the University joined President Shirley M. Tilghman and three other University-appointed trustees of the Robertson Foundation in filing a motion in New Jersey Superior Court today asking that the lawsuit be dismissed.

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Steve Forbes to speak on possibility of war with Iraq, Nov. 5

Steve Forbes, editor-in-chief of Forbes Magazine and a director of the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies, will speak on "What Happens After Iraq?" at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 5, in McCosh 50.

Forbes, a 1970 Princeton graduate and two-time c...

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Panel to look at N.J. Senate race, Nov. 4

On the eve of one of the most widely debated senatorial elections in the nation, the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs will present a panel discussion titled "As New Jersey Goes, So Goes the Nation? A Conversation on the...

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Film explores lives of contemporary Afro-Russians, Nov. 8

"Black Russians," a feature-length experimental documentary by filmmaker Kara Lynch that investigates the lives of contemporary Afro-Russians aged 10 to 65, will be shown at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8, in McCosh 64.

Lynch, an assistant professor o...

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Princeton architects reimagine World Trade Center site

How do you build a future from a horrific past? This question is occupying the minds of five faculty members and two alumni of the School of Architecture currently developing plans for the World Trade Center site.

The architects are on three ...

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