Archive – January, 2003
Conference marks 50th anniversary of first Everest ascent, April 12
Posted January 31, 2003; 06:25 p.m.
"On Top of the World: An Everest Anniversary Conference," commemorating the 50th anniversary of the first ascent of Mount Everest by Sir Edmund Hillary and Nepalese mountaineer Tenzing Norgay, is scheduled for Saturday, April 12, in Dodds Audito...
Art Museum displays abstract photography, Feb. 4 through March 23
Posted January 31, 2003; 06:23 p.m.
The Princeton University Art Museum will play host to an exhibition, "Seeing the Unseen: Abstract Photography, 1900-1940," from Tuesday, Feb. 4, through Sunday, March 23.
The exhibition will explore the rich history of visual experimentati...
Tang Center for East Asian Art plans dedication events, Feb. 15-16
Posted January 31, 2003; 06:21 p.m.
The P.Y. and Kinmay W. Tang Center for East Asian Art will sponsor a conference and film Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 15-16, to mark the official dedication of the center, which supports research and activities to promote understanding of East A...
Chapel exhibit honors Gandhi, King and Ikeda through Feb. 7
Posted January 31, 2003; 05:16 p.m.
"Gandhi, King, Ikeda: A Legacy of Building Peace," an exhibit honoring three leaders in promoting peace and justice around the world, will be on display from Friday, Jan. 31, through Friday, Feb. 7, at the University Chapel. The exhibit is spons...
Israeli professor to speak on Arab-Israeli conflict, Feb. 5
Posted January 31, 2003; 03:26 p.m.
A lecture on"The Islamization of the Arab-Israeli Conflict" is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 5, in Bowl 1, Robertson Hall. Meir Litvak, senior research fellow at the Moshe Dayan Center for Middle Eastern and African Studies and senior le...
Russian policy expert to discuss Putin, Feb. 4
Posted January 31, 2003; 03:24 p.m.
Dmitri Trenin, deputy director of the Carnegie Moscow Center, will speak on "Putin as Partner: Russian Foreign Policy in Transition" at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 4, in Bowl 1, Robertson Hall.
One of Moscow's most influential policy specialists, T...
Odyssey Seminar Series starts Feb. 6
Posted January 31, 2003; 11:19 a.m.
of the University's professional research, technical and library staffs with expertise in a wide range of disciplines will participate in a 14-part lecture series this semester.
The lectures, which have subjects ranging from the conservation of ...
New shuttle links graduate student housing and main campus
Posted January 29, 2003; 03:51 p.m.
A new Princeton University shuttle to serve as a link between graduate student housing and the main campus will make its inaugural trip on Monday, Feb. 3.
The shuttle, dubbed "P-Rides," will be free and open to all members of the University c...
Magic-lantern show lights up Frist theater, Feb. 7
Posted January 28, 2003; 11:35 a.m.
The American Magic Lantern Theater will present a "Victorian Valentine Show" in the Frist Campus Center Theatre at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7.
The performance will recreate theatrical Victorian productions using a lantern from the 1890s and an...
Board approves operating budget for 2003-04
Posted January 24, 2003; 10:33 a.m.
The Board of Trustees Jan. 25 adopted a 2003-04 operating budget of $850 million that includes special funding for a number of areas ranging from University Health Services to the library to information technology.
The trustees acted on budg...
Study shows how the brain pays attention
Posted January 23, 2003; 06:05 p.m.
With so many visual stimuli bombarding our eyes -- cars whizzing by, leaves fluttering -- how can we focus attention on a single spot -- a word on a page or a fleeting facial expression? How do we filter so purely that the competing stimuli neve...
U-Store sponsors events with noted authors, Jan. 28-March 12
Posted January 22, 2003; 10:43 a.m.
The University Store is sponsoring a number of events in the early spring 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 t...
Glaude: King Day is a reminder of democracy's unfinished experiment
Posted January 20, 2003; 05:50 p.m.
Commemorating the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is an opportunity not just to celebrate past triumphs of the civil rights movement, but also to address America's lingering struggles with racism, poverty and arrogance, Eddie Glaude Jr. s...
MLK chapel service features Carter, Jan. 19
Posted January 17, 2003; 12:36 a.m.
Richard Carter, program administrator for the Teacher Preparation Program , will serve as the guest preacher at 11 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 19, during the Martin Luther King Jr. Service of Recommitment in the Princeton University Chapel on campus...
MLK Day contest winners to receive prizes at Jan. 20 observance
Posted January 16, 2003; 12:09 a.m.
A record number of students from Princeton area schools submitted entries in the annual essay and poster contests sponsored by Princeton University in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day .
Prizes will be presented at a ceremony that beg...
PPPL's Science on Saturday lecture series begins Jan. 18
Posted January 15, 2003; 02:49 p.m.
Princeton Plasma Physics Lab's annual Science on Saturday lecture series, with topics ranging from cryptography to climate change, begins this Saturday, Jan. 18.
The series of seven talks, which run through March 15, are geared toward high schoo...
Assessment, planning under way in Graduate School
Posted January 15, 2003; 09:20 a.m.
been a faculty member, director of graduate studies, department chair, University committee member, researcher and Ph.D. adviser. William Russel has a background that seems tailor-made for his latest challenge -- serving as dean of Princeton's G...
Romeo pays more than lip service to raising awareness of dating violence
Posted January 15, 2003; 09:17 a.m.
Lorin Romeo, office coordinator for the Sexual Harassment/Assault Advising, Resources and Education (SHARE) office, has a motto she lives by: "Share your dreams with each person you meet. If the person can't help you, he or she may know someon...
Morrow to step down as associate dean of religious life
Posted January 13, 2003; 10:30 a.m.
The Rev. Sue Anne Steffey Morrow, associate dean of religious life and of the chapel, will step down from her post at the end of the academic year in June. "For more than two decades, Sue Anne has served this University with distinction. ...
Bildner Fund grant applications due Feb. 10
Posted January 13, 2003; 10:23 a.m.
Applications for grants under the new Bildner Fund for the Advancement of Diversity on Campus are being accepted by the Office of the Campus Life through Feb. 10. Guidelines for submissions are available on the Campus Life Web site .
Symposium marks opening of genomics lab and institute, Jan. 17
Posted January 10, 2003; 10:24 a.m.
Some of the world's top scientists in biology and medicine will gather Friday, Jan. 17, for a symposium to mark the opening of the Carl Icahn Laboratory and the Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics .
The symposium, "Genomics: Conne...
Stress-Busters Study Break offered, Jan. 9
Posted January 8, 2003; 10:27 a.m.
The University Health Services Peer Health Educators will offer a Stress-Busters Study Break from 10 p.m. to midnight Thursday, Jan. 9, in Multipurpose Rooms B and C in the Frist Campus Center.
The event will include relaxation techniques, food...
Anxiety Screening Day scheduled, Jan. 9
Posted January 8, 2003; 10:22 a.m.
University Health Services has scheduled an Anxiety Screening Day for 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 9, in the Goheen Library of McCosh Health Center.
Participants will receive a free and confidential anxiety screening and meet privately with...
Opera Theater presents 'La Calisto,' Jan. 10-11
Posted January 7, 2003; 09:52 a.m.
The Princeton University Opera Theater will perform Francesco Cavalli's opera "La Calisto" at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Jan. 10-11, in Richardson Auditorium , Alexander Hall.
The performances will be sung by students enrolled in the musi...