Archive – June, 2003
Princeton creates international institute for research and teaching
Posted June 30, 2003; 05:07 p.m.
Princeton University has launched a new institute to conduct collaborative, interdisciplinary research and teaching on issues of global importance and has appointed Latin American studies scholar Miguel Angel Centeno as the institute's first dir...
Gutmann awarded Centennial Medal by Harvard
Posted June 30, 2003; 10:38 a.m.
Princeton Provost Amy Gutmann has been awarded a Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Centennial Medal from Harvard University, which bestows the honor annually on graduate alumni who have made exceptional contributions to society.
Safety tips recommended for coping with the heat
Posted June 27, 2003; 04:28 p.m.
The staff of Princeton University Health Services has provided the following information and safety tips for University community members and visitors to follow during periods of high temperatures this summer:
Working or exercising outdoo...
University lifts SARS travel moratorium, June 27
Posted June 27, 2003; 03:54 p.m.
Following a new alert from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the University has lifted its moratorium on sponsored travel to Beijing and Taiwan, as the spread of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) in those areas appears t...
Princeton University names six new trustees
Posted June 26, 2003; 11:40 a.m.
Princeton University has named six new members of its Board of Trustees. The board elected Peter Lewis '55, James McDonnell III '58 and Louise O'Brien '82 to four-year terms as term trustees. Princeton alumni elected three board members, Eileen ...
University offers range of summer learning opportunities
Posted June 25, 2003; 10:42 a.m.
The academic year has concluded, but an important season of learning and research at Princeton is just starting. Teachers and students from the New Jersey region and beyond will be on campus for a wide range of summer programs, which are led by ...
Carillon concert series continues through Aug. 31
Posted June 24, 2003; 02:15 p.m.
Princeton's 11th annual Summer Carillon Series, which began June 22, continues each Sunday through Aug. 31 at Cleveland Tower on the Graduate College campus.
The 1 p.m. concerts feature acclaimed guest carillonneurs from across the nation and...
Evolving the Internet: Princeton to help develop PlanetLab network
Posted June 24, 2003; 09:59 a.m.
Princeton University is helping to develop an experimental global network of computers that is expected to become a testing ground for a future generation of the Internet.
The network, called PlanetLab, is designed to allow researchers to dev...
Tilghman issues statement on Supreme Court affirmative action decisions
Posted June 23, 2003; 04:45 p.m.
Princeton President Shirley M. Tilghman issued the following statement on the Supreme Court's June 23 decisions on lawsuits challenging the University of Michigan's affirmative action policies:
"We are very pleased that the Supreme Court has...
Lemonick, longtime faculty member and administrator, dies
Posted June 20, 2003; 05:47 p.m.
Aaron Lemonick, a physicist, gifted teacher and longtime University administrator who played a pivotal role in building Princeton's faculty, died Thursday, June 19, at age 80.
Lemonick, whose association with Princeton began as a graduate st...
Ivy League presidents modify athletic time commitments
Posted June 18, 2003; 03:43 p.m.
The Ivy League presidents have modified rules on off-season athletic practices, allowing each student to determine how to allocate his or her time off from required or coach-supervised practices.
For many years, the league has limited the num...
Levin chosen for landscape ecology award
Posted June 18, 2003; 09:01 a.m.
Simon Levin has been selected to receive the Distinguished Landscape Ecologist Award from the U.S. Regional Association of the International Association for Landscape Ecology .
Levin is the George Moffett Professor of Biology in the Dep...
A bird in the bush is worth -- a lot
Posted June 17, 2003; 04:22 p.m.
Highway travelers know the relief of finding a great place to stay after a long night on the road. Migrating birds are no different. A study led by a Princeton researcher has shown that birds expend more energy seeking food and shelter between th...
Pauly drafted by Cincinnati Reds
Posted June 17, 2003; 03:24 p.m.
Thomas Pauly, a junior pitcher who led Princeton to the Ivy League championship and the NCAA tournament, was selected by the Cincinnati Reds in the second round of the Major League Baseball draft.
Pauly, the 51st overall selection in the draf...
Engineering school in good hands with Klawe
Posted June 13, 2003; 05:53 p.m.
Of the many accomplishments that have prepared Maria Klawe for her new role as engineering dean, one that does not appear on her resume is her success in learning to juggle.
It's a skill she began developing in 1979 as a graduate student at ...
Carillon concert series kicks off 11th season on June 22
Posted June 13, 2003; 12:15 a.m.
Princeton's 11th annual Summer Carillon Series begins Sunday, June 22, and continues through Sunday, Aug. 31, at Cleveland Tower on the Graduate College campus.
The concerts, Sundays at 1 p.m. throughout the summer, will feature acclaimed gue...
Brain imaging study reveals interplay of thought and emotion in economic decisions
Posted June 12, 2003; 04:18 p.m.
For many people who follow America's financial markets, it is clear that economic decisions people make are not always rational. A study now offers one neurological explanation: people's choices can depend in part on what region of their brain e...
Public Safety hosts law enforcement conference
Posted June 10, 2003; 04:20 p.m.
Princeton University is hosting and co-sponsoring the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Mid-Atlantic Law Enforcement Executive Development Seminar (LEEDS), which began on Monday and concludes on Friday, June 13.
Simple technique yields complex structures
Posted June 10, 2003; 04:13 p.m.
In a discovery with potential uses from electronics to biology, Princeton engineers have invented a simple procedure for making microscopically small particles assemble themselves into complex materials.
The technique allows scientists to for...
Slaughter advances the Wilson School by reaching out
Posted June 10, 2003; 03:16 p.m.
If being in two places at once violates the laws of physics, Anne-Marie Slaughter may be on a personal mission that pushes those laws to the limits. Slaughter, a 1980 graduate of the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, ...
Class of 2007 Web site available
Posted June 9, 2003; 02:06 p.m.
Incoming students and their parents now can find useful and important information about Princeton on the Class of 2007 Web site that was launched Monday, June 9.
Other members of the University community also may find the site useful for ...
Becker wins national lacrosse award
Posted June 6, 2003; 02:40 p.m.
Becker, captain of Princeton's lacrosse team, was named the 2003 Tewaaraton Trophy recipient as lacrosse's most outstanding athlete.
The award, given annually to the sport's top male and female college lacrosse players in the nation, was given ...
Emeritus Professor Durbin dies
Posted June 4, 2003; 03:28 p.m.
Enoch Durbin, who taught mechanical and aerospace engineering at Princeton for nearly 40 years and whose eclectic mix of research subjects included alternative fuels and tennis rackets, died May 27 at his home in Princeton. He was 80. Durb...
Three elected to American Philosophical Society
Posted June 4, 2003; 03:01 p.m.
Three Princeton faculty members are among 51 scholars recently elected to the American Philosophical Society.
The Princeton honorees are: Ingrid Daubechies , professor of mathematics and applied and computational mathematics; Caryl Emerson...
Eight awarded fellowships and grants for cultural policy studies
Posted June 4, 2003; 02:41 p.m.
The Center for Arts and Cultural Policy Studies has selected eight graduate students for fellowships and grants for the 2003-04 academic year to support research and writing on cultural policy topics.
With support from the Andrew W. Mellon...
Princeton awards five honorary degrees
Posted June 3, 2003; 02:11 p.m.
University awarded honorary degrees today to five distinguished individuals for their contributions in the fields of education, science, international and human rights law and the humanities at the 256th Commencement.
Princeton University Presi...
Four faculty members recognized for outstanding teaching
Posted June 3, 2003; 02:07 p.m.
Four Princeton faculty members received President's Awards for Distinguished Teaching at Commencement ceremonies June 3.
They are: Robert Gunning, professor of mathematics; Joshua Katz, assistant professor of classics; Harvey Rosen, the John We...
Commencement events continue through June 3
Posted June 2, 2003; 02:13 p.m.
Activities for undergraduate degree candidates are continuing at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 3, with the University's 256th Commencement Ceremony on the lawn in front of Nassau Hall (Jadwin Gym in case of severe weather).
Admission to this ev...
Implementing the Mission of the Robertson Foundation
Posted June 2, 2003; 10:00 a.m.
The Robertson Foundation was created in 1961 as a result of the generosity of Marie Robertson and her husband, Charles, a member of the Princeton Class of 1926. The mission of the Foundation, as set forth in its Certificate of Incorporation, is “[t]o establish or maintain and support at Princeton University, as part of the Woodrow Wilson School, a Graduate School, where men and women dedicated to public service may prepare themselves for careers in government service, with particular emphasis on the education of such persons for careers in those areas of the Federal Government that are concerned with international relations and affairs.”
Four honored for their work mentoring graduate students
Posted June 2, 2003; 12:36 a.m.
Four Princeton faculty members have been named the recipients of Graduate Mentoring Awards by the McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning and will be honored during the Graduate School's hooding ceremony on Monday, June 2.
They are: John Coop...
Valedictorian looks forward to pursuits beyond Princeton
Posted June 1, 2003; 05:07 p.m.
When Peggy Ping Hsu handed in her molecular biology senior thesis this spring, she had mixed emotions. She experienced a sense of accomplishment, but also a feeling that the project was unfinished.
While her adviser praises the thesis as "a m...