Archive – December, 2002
BodyHype showcases student choreography, Jan. 9-11
Posted December 27, 2002; 11:23 a.m.
BodyHype , a student dance company, will present its Fall Show 2003 Thursday, Jan. 9, through Saturday, Jan. 11, at Theater Intime .
The show features student choreography set to the music of Eminem, Blink 182, Prince, Linkin Park and To...
American Physical Society names three Princeton fellows
Posted December 23, 2002; 10:24 a.m.
Two Princeton faculty members and a research physicist at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory have been named fellows by the American Physical Society.
The new fellows are Antoine Kahn , professor of electrical engineering; Stanley...
Plasma physics lab names research and engineering fellows
Posted December 23, 2002; 10:22 a.m.
John Krommes and Robert Parsells, researchers at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory , have been named as the laboratory's distinguished fellows in research and engineering, respectively.
The fellowship program, funded by the Departmen...
OIT launching 'ambassador' program
Posted December 18, 2002; 10:45 a.m.
The Office of Information Technology is launching the first phase of an "ambassador" program in January to improve communication and customer service between the office and the University community.
Under the new program, an OIT representa...
Chou's research named top nanotech breakthrough by Forbes
Posted December 18, 2002; 10:43 a.m.
Research conducted by Princeton's Stephen Chou , which could greatly reduce the size and cost of computer chips, has been named the top nanotechnology breakthrough of 2002 by the Forbes/Wolfe Nanotech Report.
The report, a joint publicatio...
Two receive Kaul Prize for plasma physics work
Posted December 17, 2002; 02:35 p.m.
Erik Perry and Ronald Strykowsky, engineers at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory , have received the Kaul Prize for Excellence in Plasma Physics Research and Technology Development, honoring their contributions to the dismantling of the...
Lehmann and Scoles honored by American Physical Society
Posted December 16, 2002; 05:52 p.m.
The American Physical Society has awarded its Earle Plyler Prize for Molecular Spectroscopy to Princeton faculty members Kevin Lehmann and Giacinto Scoles.
Lehmann and Scoles, both professors in the Department of Chemistry , received the a...
Yamada and Ji honored by American Physical Society
Posted December 13, 2002; 05:39 p.m.
Masaaki Yamada and Hantao Ji, scientists at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory , have received the American Physical Society's 2002 Award for Excellence in Plasma Physics Research.
Yamada and Ji were honored along with Troy Carter and...
Kwan wins inaugural psychology award
Posted December 12, 2002; 04:26 p.m.
Virginia Kwan, an assistant professor of psychology , is among the winners of the inaugural Theoretical Innovation Prize awarded by the Society for Personality and Social Psychology.
Kwan, who joined the Princeton faculty this year, was ho...
Simmons honored by mechanical engineering society
Posted December 12, 2002; 04:25 p.m.
Bob Simmons, an engineer at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory , has received the first Engineering and Technology Management Leadership Award from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.
The award was established to recognize S...
Holiday gifts sought for area children
Posted December 11, 2002; 02:31 p.m.
The Giving Tree Project is seeking donations of 200 holiday gifts for children living in low- and moderate-income communities in the Princeton area. The deadline for donations is Friday, Dec. 13.
Students, faculty and staff interested in dona...
Allen to present Moffett Lecture, Dec. 12
Posted December 11, 2002; 10:59 a.m.
Danielle Allen will deliver a lecture on "Talking to Strangers: On Rhetoric, Distrust and Citizenship" at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall. The lecture, which will be followed by a reception, is sponsored by the J...
Kahneman receives Nobel Prize at ceremony
Posted December 10, 2002; 02:09 p.m.
Daniel Kahneman at the award ceremony Princeton University psychology professor Daniel Kahneman was awarded the 2002 Nobel Prize in economic sciences a...
Live Webcast of Kahneman and other Nobel Prize winners receiving award online now
Posted December 10, 2002; 10:34 a.m.
The live Webcast of the 2002 Nobel Prize Award Ceremony at the Stockholm Concert Hall, Sweden, Dec. 10, begins at 10:30 a.m. E.S.T. Among the recipients are Daniel Kahneman, Princeton University psychology professor and a winner of the 2002 Nob...
Hutchings taking leave to head National Intelligence Council
Posted December 10, 2002; 12:27 a.m.
Robert Hutchings, assistant dean of the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, is taking a public service leave of absence to serve as chairman of the U.S. National Intelligence Council. He is expected to assume his new r...
Holiday festival at Frist, Dec. 10-11
Posted December 9, 2002; 04:17 p.m.
The annual Winter Holiday Festival at the Frist Campus Center will take place Tuesday, Dec. 10, and Wednesday, Dec. 11. The event will feature traditional winter holiday food and drinks from various cultures, musical performances, an interfai...
Shackelton awarded Rhodes Scholarship
Posted December 9, 2002; 01:37 p.m.
Laura Shackelton, a senior majoring in molecular biology, has been awarded a prestigious Rhodes Scholarship , which provides funding for two or three years of study at the University of Oxford in England.
Shackelton, who is from Reno, Nev....
Arkes speaks on 'surprises' of the Constitution, Dec. 10
Posted December 9, 2002; 11:06 a.m.
A lecture titled "The Unsettling Surprises of a Constitution Long Settled" will be presented at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10, in 008 Friend Center.
Hadley Arkes, the Edward Ney Professor of Jurisprudence and American Institutions at Amherst College,...
Talk set on 'Southeast Asia's Boom and Bust,' Dec. 9
Posted December 6, 2002; 06:51 p.m.
A lecture titled "Markets and Mastery: State and Business in Southeast Asia's Boom and Bust" will be presented Monday, Dec. 9. Greg Felker, professor of political science at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, will speak at 4:30 p....
Glaude to keynote King observance, Jan. 20
Posted December 6, 2002; 06:37 p.m.
Eddie Glaude Jr., a new faculty member at Princeton known for his work in African-American religious studies, will be the keynote speaker at the University's annual tribute to Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday, Jan. 20.
Glaude, an associa...
CARE president, U.S. senator to receive top alumni honors
Posted December 6, 2002; 05:30 p.m.
Two graduates of the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs who have dedicated their careers to public service have been selected as the 2003 recipients of the University's top honors for alumni.
South Asian Theatrics holds open house, Dec. 8
Posted December 5, 2002; 03:43 p.m.
Princeton South Asian Theatrics is holding an open house at 9 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8, at Wilcox Commons in Wilson College.
The group is looking for actors, writers, technicians or anyone else interested in joining.
Princeton South Asian Th...
Author Lapham to discuss '21st Century Challenge,' Dec. 8
Posted December 5, 2002; 03:41 p.m.
Lewis Lapham, editor of Harper's Magazine and author of the new book "Theater of War," will deliver a lecture called "21st Century Challenge: American Empire or Democratic World Governance?" at 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8, in Dodds Auditorium, Roberts...
Concert explores 'What is Jazz?' Dec. 8
Posted December 5, 2002; 03:40 p.m.
The Princeton University Jazz Ensembles will present "What is Jazz?" at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8, at Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall.
The "jazz outreach" concert will include performances by the Princeton University Concert Jazz Ensemb...
Mitchell named new master of Butler College
Posted December 5, 2002; 03:22 p.m.
Lee Clark Mitchell, the Holmes Professor of Belles-Lettres in the Department of English, will succeed Edward Champlin, the Cotsen Professor of Humanities and professor of classics, as master of Butler College , effective July 1, 2003.
Kahneman receives Grawemeyer psychology award
Posted December 5, 2002; 01:52 p.m.
Daniel Kahneman, a Princeton University psychology professor and a recipient of the 2002 Nobel Prize in economic sciences, has earned the 2003 University of Louisville Grawemeyer Award for Psychology. Kahneman's former colleague, Amos Tversky, ...
Non-critical support personnel sent home due to weather; classes still open
Posted December 5, 2002; 12:27 a.m.
Updated 2:40 p.m.: With snow accumulations expected to reach several inches, the University's non-critical support personnel were sent home at 2 p.m. today (Thursday, Dec. 5). However, students are advised that classes remain open, as scheduled...
University increases its voluntary annual contribution to Princeton Borough
Posted December 4, 2002; 10:01 a.m.
Princeton University will quadruple its voluntary annual contribution to Princeton Borough over the next four years under an agreement approved by Borough Council on Tuesday night, Dec. 3.
Under the agreement, the University's contribution will...
Panel to discuss U.S. involvement in Iraq, Dec. 4
Posted December 4, 2002; 12:34 a.m.
"Perspectives on Intervention: Panel Discussion on Iraq" is the topic of a forum that will be held at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4, at Wilcox Commons in Wilson College , which is sponsoring the event.
The discussion will cover practical, ph...
Orchestra features Brentano Quartet members, Dec. 6-7
Posted December 3, 2002; 08:07 p.m.
The Princeton University Orchestra will hold concerts at 8 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 6, and Saturday, Dec. 7, in Richardson Auditorium.
Michael Pratt will lead the orchestra in the music of Brahams and Shostakovich. Pratt and the orchestra wil...
Gospel Ensemble performs 'Soulful Christmas,' Dec. 8
Posted December 3, 2002; 08:06 p.m.
The Princeton University Gospel Ensemble will perform "A Soulful Christmas Celebration" at 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8, at McCosh 10.
The student-directed ensemble's annual Christmas concert will feature a variety of musical styles, including a...
Chapel Choir presents 'Christmas Vespers,' Dec. 8
Posted December 3, 2002; 08:03 p.m.
The Princeton University Chapel Choir will present "Christmas Vespers," a concert of poems and seasonal music, at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8, in the University Chapel.
The concert includes the Russian choral music of Chesnokov, Kastalsky an...
Black Arts Company presents 'Talented Tenth,' Dec. 5-7
Posted December 3, 2002; 07:52 p.m.
The Black Arts Company will present "The Talented Tenth," an original play by Yves Lola St. Vil, Thursday, Dec. 5, through Saturday, Dec. 7, at the Frist Film/Performance Theater, Room 301, Frist Campus Center.
The play, which borrows its ...
Majors Fair for University students, Dec. 6
Posted December 3, 2002; 07:49 p.m.
The annual Majors Fair, designed to help freshmen and sophomores consider their courses of study and career options, will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, in Dillon Gym.
Professors and juniors and seniors from all departments and several cer...
Forum to address alcohol use on campus, Dec. 4
Posted December 3, 2002; 07:25 p.m.
Students and administrators will discuss alcohol use on campus in a forum called "What Steps Can We Take this Year to Improve the Social Scene on Campus?" at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4, at the Frist Campus Center in the lounge area near Cafe Vivi...
Study captures cytomegalovirus dormant in human cells
Posted December 2, 2002; 03:39 p.m.
Princeton scientists have taken an important step toward understanding a virus that infects and lies dormant in most people, but emerges as a serious illness in transplant patients, some newborns and other people with weakened immune systems.
DiIulio lecture cancelled, Dec. 2
Posted December 2, 2002; 11:12 a.m.
The lecture by John DiIulio scheduled for 4:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 2, has been cancelled.
DiIulio, the Frederick Fox Leadership Professor of Politics, Religion and Urban Society at the University of Pennsylvania, was to present the last of three ...
French Theater Workshop to perform, Dec. 4
Posted December 2, 2002; 12:33 a.m.
The French Theater Workshop will present "L'Atelier: Cours Public," at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4, in the Rockefeller College Common Room.
The workshop offers students a combination of linguistic and dramatic training by rehearsing classical...
Public Events Calendar update in progress
Posted December 1, 2002; 12:41 a.m.
Because the Public Events at Princeton online calendar is being upgraded, it may be unavailable at times in the next few days while it is being transfered to a new, faster computer.
Contact: Lauren Robinson-Brown (609) 258-3601