Archive – August, 2003
New Marquand Library joins historical collections and technology
Posted August 27, 2003; 02:00 p.m.
After 18 months of renovations, a more spacious and high-tech Marquand Library of Art and Archaeology -- one of the oldest art libraries in the country -- reopened Monday, Aug. 25, in McCormick Hall.
The new design has enhanced the librar...
Budding journalists get tips on reporting and college admissions
Posted August 26, 2003; 05:37 p.m.
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jimmy Breslin looked out at the roomful of aspiring reporters gathered in Wilcox Hall at Princeton University this summer and told them there was only one way to be a good reporter: Use your feet.
OIT opens one-stop Solutions Center in Frist
Posted August 25, 2003; 10:27 a.m.
The Office of Information Technology has opened a new "Solutions Center" on the 100 level of the Frist Campus Center.
The facility, which will operate from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays, is intended to be a one-stop shopping center for IT se...
Princeton collections provide rich resources for researchers
Posted August 22, 2003; 10:22 a.m.
Scholar John Hench spent several days this summer in the quiet confines of the Princeton University Library's Special Collections poring over the letters of William Sloane, the director of Rutgers University Press i...
Centeno discusses mission of new international institute
Posted August 21, 2003; 03:23 p.m.
This summer the University established the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies (PIIRS), which will bring together faculty and students in research and teaching projects to enrich the University's established international ...
Ashenfelter receives 2003 IZA Prize in Labor Economics
Posted August 21, 2003; 11:46 a.m.
Princeton University economist Orley Ashenfelter has been selected to receive the 2003 IZA Prize in Labor Economics for his outstanding contributions to the field.
With support from the Deutsche Post Foundation, the Bonn-based Institute f...
First graduating class marks success of Princeton Prep
Posted August 20, 2003; 10:29 a.m.
It was late in the afternoon on a warm summer day, and two dozen high school students were assembled in a Princeton University classroom to listen to a presentation that dealt with financial figures. You might reaso...
Princeton to offer free sports Webcasts
Posted August 14, 2003; 11:29 a.m.
Webcasts of Princeton sporting events on the University's official athletics site will no longer require a fee this year.
In addition, Princeton football radio broadcasts will return to 1350 WHWH-AM for the 2003 season. Eight of 10 Tiger ...
Three honored by American Council of Learned Societies
Posted August 12, 2003; 04:40 p.m.
Two members of the English department faculty and a graduate student in history from Princeton have been awarded fellowships from the American Council of Learned Societies, which funds humanistic research.
Assistant Professor Jeff Dol...
New department intended to improve University services
Posted August 12, 2003; 03:28 p.m.
Princeton University administrators have created a new department intended to improve services in the areas of event planning, utilization of campus facilities, hospitality options and visitor experiences.
The new Department of University S...
Home study course offered on power of Supreme Court this fall
Posted August 12, 2003; 10:24 a.m.
Princeton faculty, staff, alumni, parents and friends are invited to explore the theoretical and practical issues raised by the U.S. Supreme Court's power of judicial review. The Princeton Alumni Association is offering a 12-week course this fal...
Schools of vehicles seek ocean data
Posted August 11, 2003; 10:57 a.m.
In research inspired by the graceful coordination of fish schools, a team of Princeton University engineers is participating in a month-long robotics experiment that involves launching fleets of autonomous underwater vehicles into the Pacific Oc...
Miller earns APA award for lifetime contribution
Posted August 7, 2003; 05:11 p.m.
Princeton's George Miller , a pioneer in cognitive science, was presented with the American Psychological Association's 2003 Outstanding Lifetime Contribution to Psychology Award. He received the honor Aug. 7 at the APA's annual convention in...
'PagodaFest' to celebrate history of tennis courts, Sept. 12-13
Posted August 7, 2003; 10:14 a.m.
"PagodaFest," a two-day celebration of Princeton's pagoda tennis courts -- which have been used by the University and local communities for more than 40 years -- is set for Friday and Saturday, Sept. 12-13.
The outdoor courts will be relocate...
Music scholar pursues research from Russia to the barre
Posted August 6, 2003; 11:07 a.m.
Princeton faculty member Simon Morrison is willing to suffer for his scholarship. The assistant professor of music has spent hours in the dead of winter in an unheated library in St. Petersburg, on the trail of a lo...
Graduate student named to Supreme Court clerkship
Posted August 4, 2003; 12:43 a.m.
Christina Burnett, a doctoral candidate in Princeton's Department of History , has been appointed as a law clerk to Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer. Her one-year appointment will begin in July 2004.
Burnett graduated from Princeton in...
Summer theater to perform 'Star-Spangled Girl,' Aug. 7-17
Posted August 1, 2003; 02:04 p.m.
The student-run Princeton Summer Theater will present Neil Simon's "The Star-Spangled Girl" at the Hamilton Murray Theater. Performance times are 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday on the following dates:
Tickets for Thur...
Azcarate to become University ombuds officer
Posted August 1, 2003; 01:20 p.m.
Camilo Azcarate, an award-winning mediator and specialist in conflict resolution, will join Princeton University's staff as ombuds officer. Azcarate, whose appointment is effective Aug. 18, has been at Florida Gulf Coast University since ...