News at Princeton

Friday, April 18, 2014

Archive – February, 2003

Islamic law and feminism is focus of lecture, March 6

"Islamic Law and Feminism: Opening a Dialogue" is the title of a lecture to be presented at 8 p.m. Thursday, March 6, in McCosh 50.

The speaker will be Ziba Mir-Hosseini, a research associate in the Department of Social Anthropology at the Univ...

Full Story

Wendy Kopp to discuss educational inequity, March 5

Wendy Kopp, founder and president of Teach for America, will present a lecture titled "Eliminating Educational Inequity: What It Will Really Take" at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 5, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall. Kopp is a 1989 graduate of the...

Full Story

Poor to present third talk in President's Lecture Series, March 5

Vincent Poor , professor of electrical engineering, will present the third and final lecture in this year's President's Lecture Series at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 5, in 104 Computer Science Building.

His lecture, titled "Anytime, Anywhere: ...

Full Story

Novelist Sigrid Nunez to read from work, March 5

Novelist Sigrid Nunez will read from her work at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 5, in the Stewart Film Theater, 185 Nassau St.

Nunez is the author of the 2001 book, "For Rouenna," which tells the story of an unusual friendship between a writer and ...

Full Story

Crittenden to speak on the price of motherhood, March 4

journalist Ann Crittenden will speak on "The Price of Motherhood: Why the Most Important Job in the World is Still the Least Valued" at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 4, in 16 Robertson Hall.

She is the author of the 2001 book by the same title. Draw...

Full Story

Historian Hine to lecture on health care activist Evans, March 6

Darlene Clark Hine, the John A. Hannah Professor of History at Michigan State University, will deliver a lecture titled "To Heal the Body, Mind and Soul: Dr. Matilda A. Evans of South Carolina, 1870-1935," at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, March 6, in McCo...

Full Story

Seniors win ReachOut 56 Fellowships for 2003

Seniors Jessica Munitz and Daniel Stover have been awarded 2003 ReachOut 56 Fellowships, which provide each winner with a $25,000 grant to undertake a yearlong public service project after graduation.

ReachOut 56 is an effort by Princeton's c...

Full Story

Indian dance troupe Naacho performs at Frist, March 6-7

Naacho , an Indian dance troupe, will perform "Jalsa" (Celebration) at 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday, March 6-7, at the Frist Campus Center theater.

"Jalsa" is Naacho's first full production and will feature a variety of expressive Indian ...

Full Story

SHARE office presents 'Upbeat,' Feb. 27-28

Princeton's SHARE office will present a free production of "Upbeat," a play written and directed by Thema Bryant-Davis, at 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Feb. 27-28, in the Wilson Black Box Theater.

"Upbeat" is a play about the healing journey ...

Full Story

Tae kwon do club hosts regional tournament, March 1

The Princeton tae kwon do club will host a tournament for more than 300 competitors from colleges and universities in the Ivy League and throughout the northeast at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 1, in Dillon Gym.

For more information, contact G...

Full Story

Series focuses on women and sexuality in French cinema, Feb. 27-April 17

The University Film Organization will present its spring film series, "Women and Sexuality in French Cinema," Feb. 27-April 17, in McCosh 10.

Seven films will be shown on the following dates, all beginning at 10 p.m.: "La Femme Nikita," F...

Full Story

Princeton vs. Oxford debate set for Feb. 27

Members of the Princeton debate panel will face their counterparts from Oxford University in a debate, "Is England the Tool of America in Bush's War on Terror?" at 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27, in the Whig Hall Senate Chamber.

The debate is...

Full Story

Neuhaus discusses the 'Culture of Life,' Feb. 27

Princeton Pro-Life will sponsor a lecture by the Rev. Richard John Neuhaus, "Why the Culture of Life will Prevail," at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27, in McCosh 46.

The lecture, which is the final event in Princeton Pro-Life's first annual Res...

Full Story

Visitors section added to University home page

A new section with information for visitors to campus was added to the University home page on Wednesday, Feb. 26.

The section includes new and updated information about visitor parking, driving directions, train travel and access to int...

Full Story

Jewish history scholar reflects on contemporary anti-Semitism, March 4

Steven Zipperstein, a scholar of European Jewish history of the 19th and 20th centuries, will give a lecture titled "Past Revisited? Historical Reflections on Contemporary Anti-Semitism" at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 4, in Betts Auditorium, Archit...

Full Story

Survivor gives account of 2001 Jerusalem pizzeria bombing, Feb. 24

Rabbi Binny Freedman, survivor of the August 2001 suicide bombing attack in Jerusalem, will present a lecture titled "Inside the Cauldron: A Survivor's Account of the Jerusalem Sbarro's Pizzeria Bombing" at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 24, in Dodds Auditor...

Full Story

Two elected to engineering academy

Professors Stephen Forrest and Dudley Saville have been elected to membership in the National Academy of Engineering, one of the highest distinctions in the field of engineering.

Forrest and Saville were among 77 new members elected to t...

Full Story

Princeton gives highest awards to top undergraduate, graduate students

Seniors Daniel Hantman and Christopher Wendell received the University's Moses Taylor Pyne Honor Prize, and graduate students Sarah-Jane Murray and Joshua Plotkin were recognized as co-winners of the Porter Ogden Jacobus Fellowship at Alumni Day...

Full Story

Sen. Frist, a physician first, calls for Medicare reform and AIDS research

William Frist's transition from surgeon to Senate majority leader -- a path forged from his dual concentration in science and public policy at Princeton -- brings a unique perspective to his new role, influencing his push for swift Medicare refo...

Full Story

Bell urges greater individual and government efforts in fighting global poverty

At a time when Iraq, terrorism and the domestic economy dominate the national agenda, the need to combat global poverty is more pressing than ever, humanitarian leader Peter Bell told a Princeton audience Saturday.

Bell, president of the inte...

Full Story

Lessig: 'We're in a copyright war'

In his day, Walt Disney was legally free to borrow and build upon others' good ideas. Stanford Law School Professor Lawrence Lessig says he is on a crusade to return this type of creative freedom to artists and writers so that they, too, may ext...

Full Story

Bell, Frist to speak at Alumni Day, Feb. 22

Princeton alumni Peter Bell, president of CARE USA, and William Frist, U.S. senator from Tennessee and Senate majority leader, will speak on campus Saturday, Feb. 22, as part of the annual Alumni Day and Parents' Program. Attendance at the Bell ...

Full Story

Bioethics conference explores boundaries of human life, Feb. 21-22

President Shirley M. Tilghman and former President Harold Shapiro will join scholars from around the country in exploring the boundaries of human life at the third annual National Student Bioethics Conference, Friday and Saturday, Feb. 21-22, on...

Full Story

Doyle to speak on new goals for the United Nations, Feb. 20

Professor Michael Doyle, currently on leave while serving as assistant secretary-general of the United Nations, will deliver a lecture titled "New Model U.N.? The Millennium Goals and Partnership Strategy" at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20, in 1 Ro...

Full Story

Concert Choir to perform Handel anthems, Feb. 22

The Princeton University Concert Choir will perform coronation anthems by George Friedric Handel at 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, in Richardson Auditorium.

The Concert Choir, an ensemble of about 55 undergraduate and graduate singers, will si...

Full Story

Quipfire! improv shows set for Feb. 20-22

The Quipfire! student improvisational comedy group will perform at Theatre-Intime at 9:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, Feb. 20-22.

Tickets are $5 and can be reserved by calling (609) 25-UCALL and entering IMPROV.

Contact: Er...

Full Story

Service in Style holds open house Feb. 20

Service in Style, a club organized to develop charity fundraising events on campus, will hold an open house for interested students at 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20, in Room 209, Frist Campus Center .

Events promoted by Service in Style will...

Full Story

More than 1,500 expected to attend Alumni Day, Feb. 22

More than 1,500 alumni and parents of current undergraduates are expected on campus for a day of lectures, ceremonies and other events Saturday, Feb. 22.

The annual Alumni Day and Parents' Program, coordinated by the Alumni Council, will begin ...

Full Story

University opened 10 a.m. Feb. 18; classes go on as scheduled

Following the snowstorm of the past two days, the University had a delayed opening Tuesday, Feb. 18, as non-critical support personnel reported to work at 10 a.m.

Classes and academic programs are going on as originally scheduled. Essential and...

Full Story

University launches skill-building program for biweekly staff members

Thirty-two biweekly staff members are participating in a new program intended to make them more effective in their current positions. Another objective of the program is to provide participants with additional skills that will allow them to be more ...

Full Story

University closed due to snowstorm, Feb. 17

Because of a major, ongoing snowstorm, Princeton University is closed all day Monday, Feb. 17, according to Don Reichling, acting associate director of public safety, and Maureen Nash, vice president for human resources.

Classes and academic pr...

Full Story

University closed at 11 p.m., Feb. 16 and all day Feb. 17 due to snowstorm

Because of a major, ongoing snowstorm, Princeton University closed at 11 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 16, and will remain closed through Monday, Feb. 17, according to Don Reichling, acting associate director of public safety, and Maureen Nash, vice president...

Full Story

Theatre-Intime presents Mamet's 'Water Engine,' Feb. 27-March 8

Theatre-Intime will present a student performance of David Mamet's drama, "The Water Engine," at 8 p.m. Feb. 27-March 1 and March 6-8, with a matinee performance at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 8.

"The Water Engine," set in Chicago in 1934 durin...

Full Story

Panel discussion planned on 'Sex and the City,' Feb. 20

"Sex and the City: A Panel Discussion of TV, Romantic Comedy, and Women and Men" is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20, in the Stewart Film Theater, 185 Nassau St .

Panelists will include: Lee Siegel, television critic for The New R...

Full Story

Eisenman to give 'Reflections on Ground Zero,' Feb. 19

Architect Peter Eisenman will give a lecture titled "Reflections on Ground Zero" at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19, in McCosh 10. The School of Architecture is sponsoring the event.

Eisenman is on one of the seven architectural teams that unve...

Full Story

Students perform Shakespeare's 'Measure,' Feb. 14-15, 20-22

A student production of William Shakespeare's "Measure for Measure" will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Feb. 14-15, and Thursday through Saturday, Feb. 20-22, at the Matthews Acting Studio, 185 Nassau St .

The production, featur...

Full Story

Wilson School presents South Asian documentaries, Feb. 14-April 4

The Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs is sponsoring free showings of five South Asian documentary films from Friday, Feb. 14, through Friday, April 4.

The films will be shown at 4:30 p.m. on the following dates: "Bo...

Full Story

Princeton University issues update on heightened security measures

In response to the federal governments elevated Homeland Security threat level to "condition orange" (high), the University today issued an update on its heightened security measures. The update followed a meeting of the Emergency Preparedness ...

Full Story

Study: High-density storage of nuclear waste heightens terrorism risks

A space-saving method for storing spent nuclear fuel has dramatically heightened the risk of a catastrophic radiation release in the event of a terrorist attack, according to a study initiated at Princeton.

Terrorists targeting the high-densi...

Full Story

Foreign relations experts to discuss security challenges in Asia, Feb. 18

Challenges in Asia: Views From Washington" will be the focus of a discussion by two Woodrow Wilson School alumni at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 18, in 16 Robertson Hall. Robert Orr, M.P.A. '91, vice president of the Council on Foreign Relations and di...

Full Story

Professor to speak on impact of Israeli elections, Feb. 17

Tel Aviv University political science professor Gideon Doron will analyze the results of the recent Israeli elections in a talk at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 17, in 1 Robertson Hall. The title of his address is "Post 2003 Elections: The Future of the ...

Full Story

University issues update on heightened security measures

In response to the federal government's elevated Homeland Security threat level to "condition orange" (high), the University today issued an update on its heightened security measures. The update followed a meeting of the Emergency Preparedness Ta...

Full Story

Presentation to feature works by Mozart, Schubert and others, Feb. 15

The Program in Musical Performance and the Program in Theatre and Dance will present the graduation recital of senior Robert Accordino at 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, in Taplin Recital Hall in Fine Hall.

The presentation will feature works by M...

Full Story

'Bell Curve' author to speak on limited government, Feb. 11

Charles Murray, author of "The Bell Curve" and a noted conservative commentator, will deliver a lecture on the role of a limited federal government at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11, at McCosh 50.

The lecture, sponsored by the American Whig-Clioso...

Full Story

Ellsberg to speak on 'Lying the Country Into War,' Feb. 13

Anti-war activist Daniel Ellsberg will discuss his new book in a lecture titled "Secrets: Lying the Country Into War in Vietnam and Iraq" at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.

A former Marine company commander and...

Full Story

Scholar of Iranian history and politics to speak, Feb. 12

David Menashri, senior research fellow at Tel Aviv University's Moshe Dayan Center for Middle Eastern Studies, will present a lecture titled "Iran and Israel: A Couple at Odds" at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12, in 1 Robertson Hall.

His research ...

Full Story

Guelzo to discuss question of Lincoln as racist, Feb. 12

A lecture titled "Was Lincoln a Racist?" is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12, in 008 Friend Center. James Madison Program Fellow Allen Guelzo will discuss the topic, which is much debated among scholars of Abraham Lincoln and American hi...

Full Story

USAID official to discuss post-Sept. 11 development issues, Feb. 12

Andrew Natsios, the administrator of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), will speak on "Terrorism, Poverty and Democracy: Issues in Development Post-9/11" at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12, in 16 Robertson Hall.

Nats...

Full Story

George to represent U.S. at ethics event in Paris, Feb. 23

Robert George , the McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence and director of the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions, will serve as U.S. representative to the 20th anniversary of the French Consultative Committee on Ethics in...

Full Story

Baumol honored by Swedish business groups

Two groups that promote business development in Sweden have honored Emeritus Professor William Baumol with their annual International Award for Entrepreneurship and Small Business Research.

The Swedish Foundation for Small Business Research a...

Full Story

Staff members, supervisors encouraged to schedule 'informal conversations'

As part of an effort to make Princeton University a better place to work, staff members and supervisors are being encouraged to strengthen communication in the workplace.

In a Feb. 10 e-mail message to staff, Senior Vice President for Administr...

Full Story

West to discuss U.S. response to Middle East suffering, Feb. 12

Cornel West will give a talk entitled "What is an appropriate response to the suffering in the Middle East?" at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12, in McCosh 10. His talk will address the suffering resulting from the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and h...

Full Story

West to discuss U.S. response to Middle East suffering, Feb. 12

Cornel West will give a talk entitled "What is an appropriate response to the suffering in the Middle East?" at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12, in McCosh 10. His talk will address the suffering resulting from the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and h...

Full Story

French film series runs Feb. 13-27

Five French films will be shown on campus starting Thursday, Feb. 13, as part of a film series sponsored by the Department of French and Italian .

The films will be shown at 8 p.m. at the James Stewart Theater, 185 Nassau St . The title...

Full Story

Theatre-Intime presents 'Six Degrees,' Feb. 7-8 and 13-15

A student production of the Tony Award-winning play "Six Degrees of Separation" will be performed at Theatre-Intime at 8 p.m., Feb. 7-8 and Feb. 13-15, with a matinee performance at 2 p.m. Feb. 15.

Tickets are $12 for general admission, $...

Full Story

Black Arts Company to hold auditions, Feb. 9 and 13

The Black Arts Company , an on-campus organization dedicated to the performance of the experiences of the peoples of the African diaspora, is holding auditions for its dance and drama groups.

The dance audition will be held from 4 to 7 p.m...

Full Story

Robinson: Human rights efforts need globalization too

If economic globalization is going to benefit everyone, and not just a select few, it is time to start forming new paradigms for global cooperation and human rights activism, according to Mary Robinson, former United Nations high commissioner fo...

Full Story

Miss America to speak on anti-harassment policies in schools, Feb. 12

America 2003, Erika Harold, will discuss her work on anti-harassment policies in schools at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12, in McCosh 50.

The event, sponsored by the Sexual Harassment/Assault Advising, Resources and Education (SHARE) office, is ...

Full Story

Glover to deliver Tanner Lectures on Human Values, Feb. 12-13

Humanism in Psychiatry" will be the theme of the two Tanner Lectures on Human Values to be delivered at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, Feb. 12-13, in McCosh 10. Jonathan Glover, professor of ethics and director of the Centre for Medical Law and...

Full Story

Glover to deliver Tanner Lectures on Human Values, Feb. 12-13

Humanism in Psychiatry" will be the theme of the two Tanner Lectures on Human Values to be delivered at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, Feb. 12-13, in McCosh 10. Jonathan Glover, professor of ethics and director of the Centre for Medical Law and...

Full Story

Einhorn to discuss 'The Axis of Evil and the Bomb,' Feb. 10

Einhorn, senior adviser in the International Security Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, will discuss "The Axis of Evil and the Bomb" at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 10, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.

The Center for ...

Full Story

Fields Center events will honor Black History Month

The Carl Fields Center for Equality and Cultural Understanding is sponsoring a series of events celebrating Black History Month, starting with an opening ceremony on Friday, Feb. 7.

The events will include readings by alumni authors Christ...

Full Story

Hargadon chosen to deliver baccalaureate address

Fred Hargadon, who will retire in June as Princeton's dean of admission after 15 years, will deliver the address at this year's baccalaureate service on June 1. The service marks the beginning of three days of commencement-related activit...

Full Story

Photo exhibition focuses on West Africa's mentally ill people

An exhibition of work by French photographer Vince Fougere, focusing on mentally ill people in West Africa, is open to the public through Friday, March 21, at the Bernstein Gallery in Robertson Hall.

A reception marking the opening of the exh...

Full Story

Nugent named president of Kenyon College

Dean Georgia Nugent has been named the 18th president of Kenyon College, the Ohio-based institution announced today. Nugent, a member of Princeton's first four-year coeducational class and a former associate provost, faculty member and assi...

Full Story