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Archive – May, 2003

Symposium planned in honor of Mislow, June 6

A symposium in honor of Kurt Mislow , the Hugh Stott Taylor Professor of Chemistry Emeritus, is scheduled for Friday, June 6, at the Princeton Club in New York. The event will run from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., and will be followed by a reception and d...

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Princeton honors secondary school teachers

Princeton University will honor four outstanding New Jersey secondary school teachers at its 2003 Commencement on Tuesday, June 3.

This year's honorees are: Michael Corcoran of William L. Dickinson High School, Jersey City; Alan Feldman of Pe...

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Intense field work in Panama transforms student researchers

Senior Jon Benner is graduating in June, but his transition to life after Princeton really started more than a year ago in the jungles of Panama.

It began on days like the one when he drove a pickup truck around a mountain rain forest and dis...

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Commencement events scheduled, June 1-3

Several activities for undergraduate and graduate degree candidates are planned for Sunday through Tuesday, June 1-3:

Admission to all events is by ticket only.

The baccalaureate service will be simulcast on a screen outside of the chapel...

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Moreen named Gilder Lehrman History Scholar

Raphael Moreen, a Princeton sophomore, is one of 12 students nationwide chosen to participate in an intensive summer program sponsored by the New York-based Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History.

As a Gilder Lehrman History Scholar, Mo...

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Two named undergraduate fellows by defense think tank

Two Princeton students, junior Matthew Schonfield and freshman Perla Amsili, have been named 2003-04 undergraduate fellows by the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies.

The Washington-based think tank analyzes global terrorist threats to ...

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Seawright honored by Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters

James Seawright , a professor in the Council of the Humanities and visual arts at Princeton, will be presented with a lifetime achievement award by the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters.

Seawright and his wife, dancer Mimi Garrard, ...

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Kaufmann awarded Rome Prize

Thomas DaCosta Kaufmann, a professor of art and archaeology at Princeton, has been awarded a Rome Prize, which allows American artists and scholars to study at the American Academy in Rome.

With the fellowship, Kaufmann will study 16th-cen...

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18,000 expected for Reunions, May 29-June 1

18,000 people -- alumni and their families -- are expected on campus Thursday through Sunday, May 29-June 1, for Reunions activities.

Highlights of the weekend will include: the annual P-rade throughout campus beginning at 2 p.m. Saturday; alum...

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Jordan receives Behrman Award

William Jordan, professor of history and director of the Program in Medieval Studies , has been honored with Princeton's Behrman Award for distinguished achievement in the humanities.

Jordan earned his Ph.D. in history from Princeton i...

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Senior thesis film to be screened, May 22

The premiere test screening of "The Instrument," a film written and directed by senior Adam Nemett, will be held at 8 p.m. Thursday, May 22, at the Frist Campus Center theater.

"The Instrument," Nemett's senior thesis project for the Pr...

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University responds to lower Homeland Security level, updated May 30

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security on Friday, May 30, lowered the national security threat level to "yellow" (elevated) from "orange" (high), citing a decreased risk of an imminent attack. The level had been raised to orange on May 20.

P...

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Rosenberg receives Kober Medal

Leon Rosenberg, a lecturer with rank of professor in molecular biology and the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs , has received the annual George M. Kober Medal from the Association of American Physicians.

The a...

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Walker selected for Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award

The Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation has selected Associate Professor of Chemistry Suzanne Walker to receive a Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award for 2003.

Walker is among 13 scientists selected for the honor, which provides funding...

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Kahneman to discuss the psychology of happiness, May 19

Nobel laureate Daniel Kahneman will deliver a lecture titled "Experience and Memory: The Cognitive Psychology of Happiness" at 5 p.m. Monday, May 19, in McCosh 10.

Kahneman is the Eugene Higgins Professor of Psychology and professor of public...

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Russian studies program celebrates 40th anniversary, May 30

The Program in Russian Studies will celebrate its 40th anniversary with a panel discussion involving past and current faculty members on Friday, May 30.

The event, titled "Russia and Eurasia: High Culture, Politics and Foreign Affairs," wil...

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Ducree to be honored at Fields Center reception, May 18

A reception in honor of Heddye Ducree, who is retiring as director of the Carl Fields Center for Equality and Cultural Understanding , will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday, May 18, at the center.

Students and other members of the Princeton campus...

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Task forces give students a chance at real-world policymaking

Before showing the next slide in her PowerPoint presentation, Rebecca Katz warned anyone with a weak stomach to turn away.

Several students gasped as the image of a child afflicted with smallpox appeared on the screen. Katz, a doctoral candid...

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Second annual Princeton women's football clinic coming June 1

Women can enhance their knowledge of football and help a worthy cause at the same time during the second annual Princeton women's football clinic on Sunday, June 1.

Tiger football coaches will lead the program, which will run from 1 to 4 p.m. a...

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Library acquires Welty collection with Ludwig fund

The Princeton University Library has acquired a collection of the works of Eudora Welty through the Richard Ludwig Endowment.

Welty received an honorary doctorate from Princeton in 1988 and served as the first Belknap Visitor in the Human...

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Library acquires Welty collection with Ludwig fund

The Princeton University Library has acquired a collection of the works of Eudora Welty through the Richard Ludwig Endowment.

Welty received an honorary doctorate from Princeton in 1988 and served as the first Belknap Visitor in the Human...

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Three-man improv show to be performed, May 15-17

"BearClaw Club: Long-form Improvisation" will be performed at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, May 15-17, at the Matthews Acting Studio, 185 Nassau St.

The improv production by seniors Brian Barrett, Thomas Crowley and Scott Eckert is a seni...

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New freshman parking rule takes effect in September

Princeton University announced today that freshmen will no longer be permitted to park on campus beginning with the class of 2007. The new policy will take effect at the beginning of the 2003-04 academic year.

"Due to space constraints the Un...

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Frank Taplin, alumnus and donor, dies

Frank Taplin Jr., a member of Princeton's class of 1937 and a longtime donor, neighbor and friend of the University, died Sunday, May 11, of heart failure. He was 87.

A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday, June 8, in the Universi...

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Soroush to deliver lecture on Rumi's message, May 14

Islamic scholar Abdolkarim Soroush will deliver a lecture titled "Rumi's Reed," discussing the message of 13th-century Islamic philosopher and mystic Mawlana Jalaleddin Rumi, at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 14, in 302 Frist Campus Center .

Sorous...

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Princeton remains committed to aid in tight economy

The rising cost of higher education -- a contentious topic even in the best of times -- has become a more pressing issue among colleges, parents, students and the media amid a tighter economy and intensifying competition to attend the nation's t...

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Symposium celebrates genomics opening, May 9

Faculty members of the Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics will discuss their work in a series of talks between 2 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. today, May 9. The talks will take place in 3 Lewis Thomas Lab.

The symposium follows the official...

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Krueger named Carnegie Scholar

Alan Krueger, the Bendheim Professor of Economics and Public Policy at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs , was named a 2003 Carnegie Scholar. Krueger, director of the Survey Research Center, will receive up to $10...

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Ceremony, talks to mark genomics dedication, May 8-9

Princeton will celebrate on Thursday, May 8, the start of an ambitious genomics program and the opening of an innovative building whose dramatic and functional spaces were tailor-made to support its research and teaching mission.

A receptio...

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Morrow named new chaplain at Lawrenceville School

The Rev. Sue Anne Steffey Morrow, associate dean of religious life and of the chapel, will become Protestant chaplain and religion master at the Lawrenceville School after leaving the University in June.

Morrow, who came to Princeton in 19...

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Five named American Academy of Arts and Sciences fellows

Five Princeton faculty members have been named fellows of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. They are among 216 scholars, scientists, artists, business leaders, educators and public officials elected in recognition of contributions to th...

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Library acquires papers of eminent mathematician

The papers of an eminent Princeton mathematician have arrived on campus for preservation in the University Library.

Correspondence, editorial files, notes and other materials that document the long and distinguished career of Alonzo Church wi...

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Friedberg to serve as deputy national security adviser to Cheney

Aaron Friedberg, a professor at Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs , will join Vice President Dick Cheney's staff as a deputy national security adviser and director of policy planning. Friedberg, ...

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Richard Ludwig, professor, librarian and expert in rare books, dies

Richard Ludwig, 82, emeritus professor of English at Princeton University and the former associate University librarian for rare books and special collections died, Monday, April 28, at his home in Princeton. An authority on American literatu...

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Soroush to deliver lecture on Rumi's message, May 14

Islamic scholar Abdolkarim Soroush will deliver a lecture titled "Rumi's Reed," discussing the message of 13th-century Islamic philosopher and mystic Mawlana Jalaleddin Rumi, at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 14, in 302 Frist Campus Center .

Sorous...

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Faculty and staff blood drive set for May 15-16

American Red Cross Spring Faculty and Staff Blood Drive is set for 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, May 15, and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, May 16, in Multipurpose Rooms A and B of the Frist Campus Center.

The drive is by appointment only, and times are...

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Gospel Ensemble to perform, May 4

The Princeton University Gospel Ensemble will perform its spring concert at 7 p.m. Sunday, May 4, in Taplin Auditorium, Fine Hall.

The University ensemble will be joined by a children's choir and a Christian rap group. The performance is ...

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University jazz program wins Down Beat magazine national award

The Princeton University Ensemble X, part of the University's jazz program, has been named one of the winners of Down Beat magazine's award for outstanding performance by a jazz instrumental group at a college, university or conservatory.

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Two Princeton scientists elected to National Academy of Science

Princeton scientists were elected in April to the National Academy of Science, one of the highest honors in American science.

Jeanne Altmann , professor of ecology and evolutionary biology, and Isaac Held , lecturer with rank of professor ...

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Valdés to discuss the Security Council and Iraq, May 5

Valdés, Chilean ambassador to the United Nations, will present a lecture titled "Chile: The Security Council and Iraq" at 4:30 p.m. Monday, May 5, in 302 Frist Campus Center.

Valdés, who earned a Ph.D. in political science from Princeton in 197...

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