Archive – April, 2003
SARS FAQs added to site, April 30
Posted April 30, 2003; 05:36 p.m.
A new page of frequently asked questions and answers about SARS has been added to the Emergency Preparedness site.
The page contains answers from University Health Services to common questions about SARS, including details about the vir...
Bernard Lewis to speak on 'The Judaeo-Islamic Tradition,' April 30
Posted April 30, 2003; 04:10 p.m.
Bernard Lewis, one of the West's leading authorities on the Arab world, will present the 25th Carolyn L. Drucker Memorial Lecture at 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 30, in McCosh 10.
Lewis, the Cleveland Dodge Professor of Near Eastern Studies Emerit...
Study reveals a price of prejudice
Posted April 30, 2003; 01:49 p.m.
People with racially prejudiced attitudes may suffer a previously unrecognized cost for their outlook: temporary impairment of some forms of mental functioning.
In a study to be published in the May issue of Psychological Science, Jennifer Ri...
BodyHype performs spring show, May 8-10
Posted April 30, 2003; 01:29 p.m.
The BodyHype student dance company will perform its spring show at 8 p.m. Thursday, May 8, and 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, May 9-10, at Theatre Intime .
The show will feature original choreography set to music from various a...
Princeton hosts Frisbee tournament, May 3-4
Posted April 30, 2003; 01:21 p.m.
Princeton will host the Ultimate Players Association Metro East Regional Frisbee championships from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, May 3-4, at the University's West Windsor fields.
The Princeton men's and women's teams will be a...
Author Chang asks 'What Does an American Look Like?' April 30
Posted April 30, 2003; 10:31 a.m.
Author Iris Chang will deliver a lecture titled "What Does an American Look Like?" as the closing event for Asian Pacific American Heritage Month at 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 30, in McCosh 50.
Chang is the author of the best seller "The Rap...
Salesman turned student seeks a prescription for change
Posted April 29, 2003; 06:07 p.m.
As a pharmaceutical salesman, Michael Oldani rarely thought about what happened after he convinced a physician client to prescribe his company's drugs. He would simply move on to the next deal, one step closer to making his quota.
After nine ...
'Title IX Bout' examines the future of college sports, May 6
Posted April 29, 2003; 11:24 a.m.
A panel discussion on Tuesday, May 6, will examine Title IX, the 1972 federal law that prohibits gender discrimination in college athletics, and its impact on the future of intercollegiate sports. The event will convene at 7:30 p.m. in McCosh 50...
Exhibition celebrates children's library collection, through Oct. 26
Posted April 29, 2003; 11:22 a.m.
The Cotsen Children's Library is celebrating its historical collection of illustrated children's books with an exhibition through Oct. 26. Eric Johnson, co-curator of the exhibition, will lead a tour of the show...
Quipfire improv troupe to perform May 1-3
Posted April 29, 2003; 11:19 a.m.
The Quipfire improvisational comedy troupe will perform at 9 p.m. Thursday, May 1, and 9:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, May 2-3, at Theatre Intime .
Admission is $5. For tickets, call (609) 25-UCALL and enter IMPROV.
For more informat...
Fristfest celebrates spring, May 1-3
Posted April 29, 2003; 11:18 a.m.
The third annual Fristfest spring celebration will run from Thursday, May 1, through Saturday, May 3, with a series of events at the Frist Campus Center .
Fristfest will begin with food, live entertainment and games on the south lawn and n...
Burnett wins Howard Foundation Fellowship
Posted April 28, 2003; 02:35 p.m.
Graham Burnett , assistant professor of history, is one of 13 recipients of a $20,000 fellowship by the George A. and Eliza Gardner Howard Foundation for 2003-04.
The award winners, representing the fields of history, history of science and ...
Oates receives Common Wealth Award of Distinguished Service
Posted April 28, 2003; 02:34 p.m.
Joyce Carol Oates , the Roger Berlind '52 Professor in the Humanities, has been named a recipient of a 2003 Common Wealth Award of Distinguished Service. The awards are presented annually to individuals who have enriched and advanced humanity th...
Rubenstein to be visiting professor at Oxford
Posted April 28, 2003; 02:32 p.m.
Daniel Rubenstein , chair of the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, has been selected as the George Eastman Visiting Professor at the University of Oxford for the 2003-04 academic year.
The professorship makes it possible for hig...
Harnad to promote self-archiving to enhance research impact, May 1
Posted April 28, 2003; 02:29 p.m.
A talk on "Making One's Mark in the Post-Gutenberg World: How to Enhance Research Impact Through Self-Archiving" is scheduled for noon Thursday, May 1, in McCosh 28.
Stevan Harnad, who holds the Canada Research Chair in Cognitive Science at the...
Hermann to discuss Israeli public opinion on Middle East conflict, May 1
Posted April 28, 2003; 02:28 p.m.
"Neither Doves Nor Hawks: The Re-shuffling of Israeli Public Opinion on the Middle East Conflict 2000-2003" is the topic for a talk set for 4:30 p.m. Thursday, May 1, in 16 Robertson Hall.
The speaker will be Tamar Hermann, director of the Tami...
Communiversity canceled due to weather, other events to continue, April 26
Posted April 26, 2003; 08:01 a.m.
The annual Communiversity celebration scheduled for Saturday, April 26, has been canceled due to forecasts for rain. Three associated events will continue as planned.
Anyone interested in a morning architectural tour of the Princeton campus s...
Panel: Bush needs to extend strong leadership to domestic issues
Posted April 25, 2003; 06:25 p.m.
President Bush has grown more confident as a leader, especially in the patriotic environment after Sept. 11, 2001, while overcoming many of the early hurdles of his presidency, panelists in a two-day conference examining the Bush administrat...
Scholars debate on religion, poverty and welfare reform, May 1
Posted April 25, 2003; 05:53 p.m.
scholars will debate the causes and cures for poverty and explore various religious commitments that underlie discussions about poverty at 12:15 p.m. Thursday, May 1, in the Senate Chamber of Whig Hall.
The debate between Mary Jo Bane of Harvar...
PPPL plans Earth Day observance, May 1
Posted April 25, 2003; 05:52 p.m.
The Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory will observe Earth Day on Thursday, May 1, with a presentation on hydrogen.
Andrew Bocarsly , professor of chemistry, will speak on "Fuel Cells: Bringing Hydrogen to the Marketplace" and give a fue...
Martin Shapiro delivers annual Walter F. Murphy Lecture, April 29
Posted April 25, 2003; 05:48 p.m.
address titled "Can Judges Deliberate?" will be presented as the third annual Walter F. Murphy Lecture in American Constitutionalism on Tuesday, April 29. Martin Shapiro, the James W. and Isabel Coffroth Professor of Law at the University of Calif...
Rosner to describe the nuclear 'flame' in stars, April 29
Posted April 25, 2003; 05:46 p.m.
Rosner, a faculty member at the University of Chicago, will deliver this year's Plasma Science and Technology Distinguished Speaker Lecture at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 29, in the Bowen Hall auditorium.
Rosner, a distinguished service professor ...
Rosen to be nominated for President Bush's Council of Economic Advisers
Posted April 24, 2003; 06:24 p.m.
Harvey Rosen , an economics professor at Princeton since 1974 and co-director of the University's Center for Economic Policy Studies , will be nominated to serve on President Bush's Council of Economic Advisers. The White House announc...
Geller to retire in June after 35 years at Princeton
Posted April 24, 2003; 05:21 p.m.
Marvin Geller, director of the Counseling Center in Princeton University Health Services since 1968, has announced his intentions to retire at the end of the academic year in June. "I feel quite fortunate to have had the opportunity to...
John Keaney, emeritus professor of classics, dies
Posted April 23, 2003; 04:58 p.m.
John Keaney, an esteemed Greek and Latin scholar who taught in Princeton's Department of Classics for 41 years, died Monday, April 21, after a brief illness. He was 70. Services were held Thursday, April 24, in the University Chapel. K...
Tilghman to speak at diversity forum, April 24
Posted April 23, 2003; 02:31 p.m.
President Shirley M. Tilghman will be among the speakers at a forum titled "Diversity at Princeton: A Closer Look at Admissions, the Faculty and Academics," at 8 p.m. Thursday, April 24, in 302 Frist Campus Center .
The panel discussion wi...
Fundamentals of physics found in the sound of music
Posted April 23, 2003; 12:22 a.m.
It was the week after spring break and the freshman seminar hadjust finished a detailed discussion of the violin and the uniquequalities of its sound. Freshmen Lauren Carpenter, a violinist, andDaniela Smolov, a pianist, came to the front of the r...
Drummers Circle to perform at Terrace Club, April 27
Posted April 22, 2003; 03:40 p.m.
The Drummers Circle, an Israeli percussion group dedicated to promoting peace, will perform "King David's Peace Drummers" at 9 p.m. Sunday, April 27, at the Terrace Club.
The performance is sponsored by the Department of Near Eastern Studie...
Southeast Asia Society holds annual banquet, April 23
Posted April 22, 2003; 03:39 p.m.
The Southeast Asia Society will hold "Kenduri 2003," its annual spring banquet, at 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 23, in the Carl Fields Center for Equality and Cultural Understanding .
In addition to dishes from several nations, the event wi...
Conference examines women's songs from West Africa, May 2-4
Posted April 21, 2003; 03:45 p.m.
"Women's Songs From West Africa," a conference featuring scholars from Africa, Europe and North America, will convene Friday through Sunday, May 2-4, in Robertson Hall. Participants will examine women's use of songs to express themselves publicl...
Four selected as Goldwater Scholars
Posted April 21, 2003; 02:49 p.m.
Four Princeton students have been named Goldwater Scholars by the Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation.
They are: junior Anthony Miller of Hopewell, N.J., who is majoring in physics; junior Ruth Tennen of Collins...
Yohai honored by American Academy of Political and Social Science
Posted April 18, 2003; 06:26 p.m.
Senior Ian Yohai has been named a junior fellow by the Philadelphia-based American Academy of Political and Social Science, which also granted Yohai one of its undergraduate research awards for his paper, "Race and Redistricting: The Case of New...
L'Atelier performs 'Fragments' of classical theater, April 30-May 1
Posted April 18, 2003; 06:24 p.m.
L'Atelier , the French theater workshop, will perform "Fragments" at 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 30, and Thursday, May 1, at the Matthews Acting Studio, 185 Nassau St .
"Fragments" consists of scenes from classical French theater, including ...
Theatre Intime, University Players present 'The Fix,' April 24-26
Posted April 18, 2003; 06:23 p.m.
Theatre Intime and the Princeton University Players will present "The Fix," a rock musical, at 8 p.m. Thursday, April 24, through Saturday, April 26. A matinee performance will be held at 2 p.m. April 26.
Tickets are $6 for students, $1...
Sympoh performs 'Urban Sympohsium,' April 24-26
Posted April 18, 2003; 06:22 p.m.
Sympoh , the University's only breakdancing group, will perform "The Urban Sympohsium" at 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday, April 24-25, and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 26, in the Frist Campus Center theater. The show will combine elements of b...
Service in Style hosts charity fashion show, April 24
Posted April 18, 2003; 06:19 p.m.
Service in Style will present its second annual charity fashion show, with proceeds benefiting the Cancer Institute of New Jersey, at 8 p.m. Thursday, April 24, on the south lawn of the Frist Campus Center .
The show will feature a diverse...
Lecture focuses on Washington Irving and essay tradition, April 23
Posted April 18, 2003; 06:18 p.m.
A lecture titled "Acts of Reflection: Washington Irving and the English Essay Tradition" will be delivered by Richard Squibbs, a graduate student at Rutgers University, at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 23, in McCosh 40.
The lecture will focus on...
Death Penalty Awareness Week events to be held April 21-28
Posted April 18, 2003; 06:16 p.m.
Death Penalty Awareness Week at Princeton will take place Monday, April 21, through Monday, April 28, with a series of events sponsored by the Princeton Coalition Against Capital Punishment and the American Civil Liberties Union of Princeton U...
Admission video wins gold medal
Posted April 18, 2003; 06:06 p.m.
"Beginnings," a 17-minute video produced last year for the Office of Admission, has been selected for a gold medal in the Council for Advancement and Support of Education's annual Circle of Excellence Awards Program.
The video, which was named ...
Obeyesekere to receive Huxley Memorial Medal
Posted April 18, 2003; 06:05 p.m.
Gananath Obeyesekere , professor of anthropology emeritus, has been selected to receive the Huxley Memorial Medal for 2003.
The medal, the highest honor presented by the Royal Anthropological Institute, is awarded annually to a scientist, Br...
Italian filmmaker to visit for retrospective of his work, April 27-May 2
Posted April 18, 2003; 06:03 p.m.
The work of Italian filmmaker Giuseppe Tornatore will be featured in a retrospective on campus April 27-May 2.
The event will include the screening of six films, all with English subtitles. Following a 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 29, showing of "C...
Communiversity set for April 26
Posted April 18, 2003; 05:42 p.m.
Town and borough residents, students, merchants, nonprofit organizations, musicians, performing and visual artists and food vendors will turn Nassau Street and the University campus into a colorful fairground from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 26...
'Good and evil' colloquium planned for April 25-26
Posted April 18, 2003; 05:40 p.m.
In his address at the West Point commencement in June 2002, President Bush declared America to be "in a conflict between good and evil," insisting that "America will call evil by its name." On April 25-26, the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and...
Presidency of George W. Bush to be examined, April 25-26
Posted April 18, 2003; 05:38 p.m.
Leading scholars of the U.S. presidency and journalists will gather for a conference on "The George W. Bush Presidency: An Early Assessment" Friday and Saturday, April 25-26. The event will run from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday and from 9 a.m. to no...
Franklin medalists honored at conference, April 25
Posted April 18, 2003; 05:36 p.m.
conference honoring this year's winners of the Benjamin Franklin Medal in Earth Science is planned for Friday, April 25, in 10 Guyot Hall. The "Conference on Numerical Weather Prediction," sponsored by Princeton and the Franklin Institute, will be...
Armstrong to talk about Afghan women's hidden power, April 23
Posted April 18, 2003; 05:25 p.m.
"Silence Is Consent: Lessons from the Women in Afghanistan" is the title of a talk to be presented Wednesday, April 23. Sally Armstrong, human rights activist and author of "Veiled Threat: The Hidden Power of the Women of Afghanistan," will speak ...
German poet to be visiting fellow, April 22-May 1
Posted April 18, 2003; 05:23 p.m.
Distinguished German poet Durs Gr|nbein will be on campus as a visiting fellow in the Council of the Humanities and the Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures between April 22 and May 1.
Lauded as the most inventive lyric poet...
N.J. secretary of state to discuss women in politics, April 22
Posted April 18, 2003; 05:18 p.m.
New Jersey Secretary of State Regena Thomas will discuss "Women in Politics" at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 22, in 016 Robertson Hall.
Thomas was sworn in as secretary of state in January 2002. Previously, she was a partner at IEM Message Manageme...
Krauss to speak on 'Einstein's Biggest Blunder,' April 22
Posted April 18, 2003; 05:17 p.m.
"Einstein's Biggest Blunder: A Cosmic Mystery Story." is the topic for the physics department's Donald Ross Hamilton Lecture to be presented at 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 22, in the A-02 Auditorium, McDonnell Hall.
Lawrence Krauss, the Ambrose S...
Theodore Weiss, professor, poet and literary critic, dies
Posted April 18, 2003; 05:14 p.m.
Theodore Weiss, an award-winning poet, editor, literary critic and emeritus professor at Princeton University, died Tuesday, April 15, at age 86 after a battle with Parkinson's disease. A celebration of his life and work will be held at a lat...
Castaqeda to discuss U.S-Mexico relationship, April 21
Posted April 18, 2003; 05:12 p.m.
Castaqeda, former foreign minister of Mexico, will present a lecture titled "The Future of the U.S.-Mexico Relationship" at 4:30 p.m. Monday, April 21, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.
Castañeda served as secretary of foreign affairs from J...
South Asian cultural show, 'Sangam,' set for April 19
Posted April 18, 2003; 11:22 a.m.
The South Asian Students Association will present its annual cultural show, "Sangam," at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 19, in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall.
The show will feature performances from Princeton groups such as Naacho , a...
FireHazards present 'Five Years of Flame,' April 30
Posted April 17, 2003; 01:01 p.m.
FireHazards , a student theater and a capella group, will perform its fifth anniversary show, "Five Years of Flame," at 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 30, in the Frist Campus Center theater.
Guest performers will include the New Jersey Gay Men...
P-Rides shuttle extends hours
Posted April 17, 2003; 09:44 a.m.
The P-Rides shuttle linking graduate student housing and the main campus has extended its service hours. P-Rides now runs from 7:55 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Friday.
In addition, P-Rides is now available every 20 minutes from the peak...
PPPL's Rosenberg awarded Congressional Science Fellowship
Posted April 17, 2003; 12:59 a.m.
Adam Rosenberg, a research assistant at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory , has been awarded the American Physical Society's Congressional Science Fellowship. Rosenberg will begin a one-year fellowship this September in Washington, D...
McDonald named Goldman Sachs Global Leader
Posted April 17, 2003; 12:58 a.m.
Sophomore Ryan McDonald has been named a Goldman Sachs Global Leader, which honors the academic and leadership achievement of 100 second-year students around the world. Each winner receives $3,000.
McDonald was cited for his work as the corpo...
Three students awarded A. Scott Berg Scholarship
Posted April 17, 2003; 12:56 a.m.
Three Princeton undergraduates have been awarded the annual A. Scott Berg '71 Scholarship by the Department of English .
The prize includes a $3,500 stipend designed to help meet the living, travel or research expenses of undergraduate Eng...
Lin awarded Labouisse Prize to study water resources in Chile
Posted April 17, 2003; 12:40 a.m.
As an environmental engineering major, senior Cynthia Lin is exploring issues of water management in destinations far from her hometown of Emmaus, Pa. The 2003 winner of the Henry Richardson Labouisse '26 Prize, Lin will spend next year in C...
Botstein wins Gruber Genetics Prize
Posted April 15, 2003; 01:59 p.m.
David Botstein, the incoming director of Princeton's Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics , has been selected to receive the 2003 Genetics Prize of the Peter Gruber Foundation .
Botstein, who is currently the Stanford Ascherm...
Tawada to read at Cafe Vivian, April 16
Posted April 15, 2003; 11:40 a.m.
Author Yoko Tawada, who writes in both Japanese and German, will read from her works at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 16, at Cafe Vivian in the Frist Campus Center .
Tawada was born in Tokyo and moved to Hamburg, Germany, at the age of 22. Sh...
Springer to address 'Failings of the War on Drugs,' April 16
Posted April 15, 2003; 11:36 a.m.
Edith Springer, a leading advocate for alternative methods to fighting drug addiction, will present a lecture titled "The Failings of the War on Drugs" at 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 16, in 302 Frist Campus Center .
Springer has helped found a...
Lecture focuses on Palestinian nonviolence movement, April 15
Posted April 15, 2003; 09:58 a.m.
Activist Patrick Connors will discuss the Palestinian nonviolence movement in a lecture at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 15, in McCosh 10.
Connors has been a volunteer with the International Solidarity Movement and has worked for organizations suc...
Faculty panel to discuss war in Iraq, April 15
Posted April 15, 2003; 09:56 a.m.
The Global Issues Forum is hosting a panel discussion, "Reflections on the War in Iraq: Looking Toward the Future," at 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 15, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.
Panelists will include Cornel West, the Class of 1943 Uni...
Lecture examines the supernatural in medieval Scotland, April 14
Posted April 14, 2003; 11:14 a.m.
Robert Bartlett, a professor of medieval history at the University of St. Andrews, will deliver a lecture titled "Supernatural Dangers and Supernatural Protectors in Medieval Scotland" at 4:30 p.m. Monday, April 14, in 28 McCosh Hall.
Dobkin named dean of the faculty
Posted April 12, 2003; 01:30 p.m.
David Dobkin, chair of Princeton's Department of Computer Science for the past nine years and a member of the Princeton faculty for 22 years, has been named dean of the faculty. His appointment is effective July 1. He will succeed Joseph Tay...
DeLooper wins DOE Distinguished Associate Award
Posted April 12, 2003; 12:36 p.m.
John DeLooper, associate director of external affairs at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory , has received the U.S. Department of Energy's Distinguished Associate Award. DeLooper was honored for his "valuable coordination of countless ed...
Hecht named winner of Protein Society award
Posted April 12, 2003; 12:32 p.m.
The Protein Society, an international scientific organization, has awarded its annual Emil Thomas Kaiser Award to Princeton chemist Michael Hecht . "Professor Hecht has made significant, original and creative contributions to our understandin...
Composer Maryanne Amacher to discuss her work, April 17
Posted April 12, 2003; 12:28 p.m.
Composer, performer and multimedia artist Maryanne Amacher will discuss her work at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, April 17, in 106 Woolworth as part of the Department of Music's Composers Colloquium series.
An innovator in exploring sonic teleprese...
Composer Maryanne Amacher to discuss her work, April 17
Posted April 12, 2003; 12:24 p.m.
Composer, performer and multimedia artist Maryanne Amacher will discuss her work at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, April 17, in 106 Woolworth as part of the Department of Music's Composers Colloquium series.
An innovator in exploring sonic teleprese...
Stanford president to discuss computer architecture, April 15
Posted April 12, 2003; 12:20 p.m.
John Hennessy, president of Stanford University, will speak on "Perspectives on High-Performance Computer Architecture: History and Challenges" at 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 15, in McCosh 50.
A pioneer in computer architecture, Hennessy drew toget...
Gary Hart to discuss restoration of the republic, April 15
Posted April 12, 2003; 12:16 p.m.
Former U.S. presidential candidate Gary Hart will speak on "Restoration of the Republic" at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 15, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall. The lecture is sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Aff...
Department of Politics sponsors seminar and lecture, April 14
Posted April 12, 2003; 12:12 p.m.
The Department of Politics , in conjunction with the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions , is sponsoring two events Monday, April 14.
The first, a seminar convened by Robert George, the McCormick Professor of Juris...
Pincus speaks on media oversight of government, April 14
Posted April 12, 2003; 12:00 p.m.
"Oversight of Government in Peace and War -- Where Is the Media?" is the topic of a lecture set for 4:30 p.m. Monday, April 14, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall. Walter Pincus, writer for the national news staff of The Washington Post, will p...
Former Israeli justice minister to speak, April 14
Posted April 11, 2003; 11:55 p.m.
Yossi Beilin, former minister of justice for Israel and architect of the Oslo Accord, will discuss "Israel and the Palestinians on a Crossroad to the Road Map" at 4:30 p.m. Monday, April 14, in McCosh 10.
Beilin served as Israel's minister of j...
University names new media relations manager
Posted April 11, 2003; 03:17 p.m.
Patricia (Patty) Allen, a communications professional with 16 years of experience in journalism and public relations, has been appointed Princeton University's media relations manager, effective April 14. Working in the Office of Communicat...
Materials institute successfully competes for research funding
Posted April 10, 2003; 05:02 p.m.
Following a long and highly competitive selection process, the Princeton Materials Institute has won a $17.4 million federal grant for wide-ranging research in electronics, nanotechnology, biology and other areas.
The grant, awarded by t...
Spirit of Princeton nominations due April 18
Posted April 10, 2003; 10:21 a.m.
Nominations for the eighth annual Sprit of Princeton Awards, which honor undergraduates for their positive contributions to campus life, are due by noon Friday, April 18.
Nomination forms are available online . They can be submitted to the...
Shakespeare Co. presents 'Two Gentlemen of Verona,' April 10-12
Posted April 10, 2003; 10:20 a.m.
The Princeton Shakespeare Company will present "Two Gentlemen of Verona," directed by junior Cara Marsh Sheffler, at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, April 10-12, with a 2 p.m. matinee performance April 12. The performances will be held at t...
Author to recount his imprisonment in Cambodia, April 10
Posted April 10, 2003; 10:18 a.m.
French scholar and author François Bizot will recount his experiences as a prisoner of the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia, the subject of his critically acclaimed book "Le Portail" (The Gate), at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, April 10, in the 1915 Lounge, Butl...
Conference to address challenge posed by George Shultz, April 11-12
Posted April 9, 2003; 11:51 a.m.
A conference on "National Sovereignty and International Institutions" is scheduled for Friday and Saturday, April 11-12, in 104 Computer Science Building. The program will run from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day. No registration is required, and the c...
Sneh to speak on Israel and U.S. shared democracies, April 10
Posted April 9, 2003; 11:38 a.m.
Ephraim Sneh, a leading figure in the Labor Party in Israel, will speak on "Shared Democracies: Israel and the U.S. in the 21st Century" at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, April 10, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.
Sneh served as the Israeli minister o...
Wind Ensemble to perform spring concert, April 11
Posted April 8, 2003; 01:22 p.m.
The Princeton University Wind Ensemble will present its spring concert at 8 p.m. Friday, April 11, in Richardson Auditorium .
The concert, conducted by Bruce Yurko, will feature a rendition of Rossini's "Barber of Seville."
South Asian Theatrics presents 'Kiss Me Kavitha,' April 11-12
Posted April 8, 2003; 01:21 p.m.
Princeton South Asian Theatrics will perform a student-written comedy, "Kiss Me Kavitha," at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 11-12, at the Forbes College Black Box Theater.
Tickets are $5 and are available at the Frist Campus Center ...
Concert Choir to perform Bach, April 18
Posted April 8, 2003; 01:05 p.m.
The Princeton University Concert Choir will perform Bach's "Johannes Passion" at 8 p.m. Friday, April 18, in Richardson Auditorium .
The performance will be preceded by a lecture on "Johannes Passion" by John Gager, the William Danfort...
Cornel West to speak at civil rights conference, April 12
Posted April 8, 2003; 01:03 p.m.
Cornel West will be among the speakers at "Civil Rights and Resolutions: How to Repair the Next Generation," a conference scheduled for 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 12, at the Frist Campus Center .
The conference will be preceded by po...
Panel to discuss Arab-Israeli conflict, April 9
Posted April 8, 2003; 01:01 p.m.
Professor Stanley Katz will join members of the Seeds of Peace nonprofit organization, including two Princeton students, in a panel discussion titled "Hope and Dialogue in the Arab-Israeli Conflict" at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 9, in Dodds A...
'Hezbollah and the War on Terror' is topic of April 9 lecture
Posted April 8, 2003; 01:00 p.m.
Middle East expert Avi Jorisch will present a lecture titled, "Hezbollah and the War on Terror," at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 9, in 2 Robertson Hall.
Jorisch is a research fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, specializing in...
University reopens after snow storm April 7
Posted April 8, 2003; 12:42 p.m.
University reopened at 11 p.m. Monday, April 7, following a snow storm that sent non-critical personnel home at 3 p.m. earlier that day. Students were advised that classes were to proceed as scheduled.
As with other weather emergencies, critic...
Non-critical support personnel sent home due to snow April 7; classes open
Posted April 7, 2003; 03:47 p.m.
Due to heavy snowfall during the day, the University's non-critical support personnel have been sent home at 3 p.m. Monday, April 7. The University will reopen at 11 p.m. Monday, according to Don Reichling, acting associate director of public safe...
Crisis in Chechnya to be topic of Akhmadov talk, April 9
Posted April 7, 2003; 11:53 a.m.
Ilyas Akhmadov, minister of foreign affairs for the Chechen Republic, will present a lecture on the current conditions inside Chechnya and the ramifications of the situation for the greater international community on Wednesday, April 9. The lectur...
Muldoon book selected for poetry prize shortlist
Posted April 7, 2003; 11:42 a.m.
"Moy Sand and Gravel," the latest collection of poetry by Princeton's Paul Muldoon , has been selected for inclusion on the Griffin Poetry Prize shortlist for 2003. The Toronto-based Griffin is the most lucrative poetry prize in the world for a...
Raboteau to read from his new book, April 8
Posted April 7, 2003; 11:37 a.m.
Albert Raboteau , the Henry Putnam Professor of Religion, will read from his new book, "A Sorrowful Joy," at 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 8, in the African-American Studies Reading Room in Firestone Library.
In the book, published last fall by Pauli...
Wild ape population undergoing 'catastrophic' decline
Posted April 7, 2003; 09:15 a.m.
The population of apes in Western Equatorial Africa has declined severely over the last 20 years and, without aggressive intervention, may soon reach the "brink of extinction," a study has found.
In a process that went largely unnoticed, year...
DiIulio to speak on religious revival in universities, April 9
Posted April 7, 2003; 12:01 a.m.
DiIulio Jr. will speak on "God and Man at Yale Revisited: The Coming Religious Revival at Elite Universities" on Wednesday, April 9.
His lecture at 4:30 p.m. in 302 Frist Campus Center is part of the Charles Test, M.D., Distinguished Visiting S...
Exhibition, symposium focus on Japan's Sugamo Prison, April 6-June 4
Posted April 4, 2003; 06:22 p.m.
An exhibition and symposium sponsored by the Program in East Asian Studies and the East Asian Library will focus on Sugamo Prison, where accused Japanese war criminals were held from 1945 to 1952.
The exhibition, "Encounters: Sugamo P...
Historian Noll to lecture on 'Lincoln's God,' April 22
Posted April 4, 2003; 02:42 p.m.
Mark Noll, the McManis Professor of Christian Thought and Professor of History at Wheaton College, will deliver a lecture titled "Lincoln's God" at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 22, at Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.
The lecture will present key...
Oxford professor to discuss impact of the laws of war, April 10
Posted April 4, 2003; 12:30 a.m.
Sir Adam Roberts, the Montague Burton Professor of International Relations at Oxford University, will speak on "The Impact of the Laws of War in Contemporary Conflicts" at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, April 10, in 28 McCosh.
A member of the Oxford fac...
Chapel Choir to perform 'Serenade to Music,' April 5
Posted April 3, 2003; 04:59 p.m.
The University Chapel Choir will perform Ralph Vaughan Williams' "Serenade to Music" at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 5, in the University Chapel.
Admission is free. For more information, contact Penna Rose .
Contact: Eric Quinones (6...
Pat McGee Band headlines spring concert, April 5
Posted April 3, 2003; 04:58 p.m.
The Pat McGee Band will headline the Class of 2005 and Class of 2006 spring concert, which begins at 3 p.m. Saturday, April 5.
The concert will be held in the U-Store courtyard. Matt Whipple is the opening act.
For more information,...
Art Museum presents children's concert, April 5
Posted April 3, 2003; 04:57 p.m.
The Princeton University Art Museum will present "Spring Songs," a children's concert by the Princeton Pro Musica Chamber Chorus, at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 5.
The performance, part of the museum's regular "Children's Talk" series, will i...
'Shuffling the Deck' artists to speak at museum, April 4
Posted April 3, 2003; 04:55 p.m.
Four artists who were invited to create new works inspired by paintings, sculptures, and other objects from the Princeton University Art Museum 's vast holdings will discuss their work at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 4, at the museum.
Films document struggles with disabilities, April 4 and 6
Posted April 3, 2003; 01:20 p.m.
Two documentary films will be shown on Friday, April 4, and Sunday, April 6, as part of Disability Awareness Week.
"Sound and Fury," about a family coping with two deaf children, is set for 7 p.m. April 4 in McCosh 50. "When Billy Broke His H...
Discussions to focus on diversity at Princeton, April 3 and 24
Posted April 3, 2003; 11:52 a.m.
Two panel discussions on diversity at Princeton, sponsored by the Carl Fields Center for Equality and Cultural Understanding , will be held Thursday, April 3, and Thursday, April 24.
The April 3 discussion, "Social Life, 'Self'-Segregation...
SARS update issued, June 18
Posted April 2, 2003; 11:04 p.m.
Following a new alert from federal officials, the University has removed the provinces of mainland China, except for Beijing, from its temporary travel moratorium as the spread of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) in those areas appears to ...
The ants go marching -- and manage to avoid traffic jams
Posted April 2, 2003; 02:37 p.m.
Princeton biologist Iain Couzin has found a society in which hundreds of thousands of travelers speed along densely packed roadways, transporting huge amounts of materials, all without a bit of congestion.
If they don't sound like the kind...
Pace Center dedication set for April 8
Posted April 2, 2003; 11:53 a.m.
A dedication ceremony for the Pace Center for Community Service will be held at 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 8, at 246 Frist Campus Center .
Speakers will include President Shirley M. Tilghman; Vice President for Campus Life Janet Dickerson; ...
Class of 2004 spring concert set for April 3
Posted April 2, 2003; 11:38 a.m.
The Class of 2004 will hold its spring concert, featuring California-based rock band Brightlife, at 10:30 p.m. Thursday, April 3, on the south lawn of the Frist Campus Center .
Fabled, a group composed of Princeton students, will be t...
Banquet kicks off Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, April 3
Posted April 2, 2003; 11:36 a.m.
Asian Pacific American Heritage Month will kick off with a banquet at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 3, in the atrium of the Carl Icahn Laboratory.
The keynote speaker, retired Gen. John Fugh, will discuss the Committee of 100, a national nonparti...
Two juniors win 2003 Truman Scholarship
Posted April 1, 2003; 11:32 a.m.
Princeton juniors Charlotte Lanvers and Carlos Ramos-Mrosovsky are among 76 students from 63 U.S. colleges and universities named 2003 Truman Scholars by the Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation. The award recognizes their leadership potenti...