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Archive – December, 2003

Health Services provides flu tips

Amid reports that the current flu season may become one of the worst in recent memory, Princeton University Health Services has provided tips for campus community members to identify and treat flu symptoms.

The tips are available on the Uni...

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Princeton research underlies 'Breakthrough of the Year'

The year 2003 was an extraordinary one in the field of astrophysics as decades of theoretical and experimental advances -- many with roots at Princeton University -- converged into a unified picture of the universe that is startling in both its ...

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Three Christmas services scheduled at chapel, Dec. 24-28

Three services celebrating Christmas are scheduled for the University Chapel this week.

A Christmas Eve service will begin at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 24. Principal University Organist David Messineo and harpist Elaine Christy will play an e...

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University responds to raised Homeland Security level, Dec. 21

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security on Sunday, Dec. 21, raised the national security threat level to "orange" (high) from "yellow" (elevated), citing an increased risk of an imminent attack during the holiday season. The level change marks th...

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NASA names major telescope after late Princeton astronomer

NASA has named a major new space telescope, one of three companions to the Hubble Space Telescope, after a Princeton scientist who first advocated placing observatories above the Earth's atmosphere.

The Space Infrared Telescope Facility, whic...

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'Gallathea' to be staged, Jan. 8-11

Princeton's Program in Theater and Dance will present John Lyly's play, "Gallathea," at 8 p.m. Thursday through Sunday, Jan. 8-11, at the Matthews Acting Studio, 185 Nassau St.

Written in 1592 during the English Renaissance, "Gallathea" ...

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Memorial service for Gordon to be held Jan. 24

A memorial service for Carrie Gordon, director of Princeton-in-Asia for nearly a decade, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 24, in the Princeton University Chapel.

The service will be followed by a reception at the Terrace Club. For ...

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Flu shots no longer available, Dec. 12

After providing flu shots for more than 5,000 students and employees, Princeton University Health Services no longer has vaccines available as of Friday, Dec. 12. Employees who have made appointments will receive their shots, but no new appointm...

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Flu shots no longer available, Dec. 12

After providing flu shots for more than 5,000 students and employees, Princeton University Health Services no longer has vaccines available as of Friday, Dec. 12. Employees who have made appointments will receive their shots, but no new appointm...

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Two Princeton students win Marshall Scholarships

Two Princeton students -- a senior geosciences major exploring the possible existence of life beyond Earth and a recent graduate now in Chile examining the legacies of the Pinochet dictatorship -- have been awarded 2004 Marshall Scholarships. Th...

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Krueger named fellow of academy

Professor Alan Krueger has been selected as a fellow of the American Academy of Political and Social Science.

The academy was founded in 1889, and began publishing The Annals in 1890. In 2000, the academy established the fellows progra...

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Yamada and Ji receive Kaul Prize

Masaaki Yamada and Hantao Ji, scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory , recently received the Kaul Prize for Excellence in Plasma Physics Research and Technology Development.

The award recognizes ...

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Brooks named PPPL Distinguished Engineering Fellow

Arthur Brooks, an engineer at the U.S. Department of Energy's Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory , is this year's PPPL Distinguished Engineering Fellow. In November, he was honored during a ceremony and reception at the laboratory.

The PP...

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Sinfonia to perform winter concert, Dec. 11

The Princeton University Sinfonia, a student-conducted chamber orchestra, will perform its annual winter concert at 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 11, at Taplin Auditorium in Fine Hall.

Sinfonia will perform Beethoven's Coriolan Overture, movements fr...

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Triangle presents free show, Dec. 9

The Triangle Club will hold a performance of its fall production, "For Love or Funny," at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 9, at the Berlind Theatre.

Admission is free, but charity donations of cash or non-perishable food items will be accepted.


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Sainsbury awarded Rhodes Scholarship

Willow Sainsbury, a Princeton senior from Auckland, New Zealand, has been awarded a Rhodes Scholarship, which will fund two or three years of study at the University of Oxford in England. Sainsbury, a painter, is an art history major and a ca...

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Seven new full professors named to faculty

The appointments of seven new faculty members as full professors have been approved by the Board of Trustees.

They are: Manjul Bhargava, professor of mathematics, effective July 1, 2003; Jan Gross, the Norman B. Tomlinson '16 and '48 Professo...

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Dance workshop scheduled, Dec. 10

Works by faculty and guest choreographers will be presented during a performance workshop at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 10, in the Hagan Dance Studio, 185 Nassau St.

Featured will be pieces by Ze'eva Cohen, Meghan Durham, Jessica Lang and Rebecca...

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Children's library hosts 'Night Tree' event, Dec. 13

The Cotsen Children's Library will host a "Night Tree" celebration, allowing children to decorate trees on the Princeton campus with food for animals, at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13.

The celebration, named for the picture book by Eve Bunting,...

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Winter holidays celebrated at Frist, Dec. 8-11

A festival and exhibition celebrating winter holidays from various cultures, as well as a holiday charity drive, will be held Monday through Thursday, Dec. 8-11, at the Frist Campus Center.

The annual Winter Holiday Festival will begin at 12:...

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Shabazz to speak on Malcolm X, Dec. 9

Attallah Shabazz will speak on "Malcolm X Shabazz: The Man and Father Away From the Podium" at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 9, in McCosh 10.

Shabazz is the eldest of the six daughters of civil rights leader Malcolm X and Betty Shabazz. A producer, di...

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Gently used clothing needed for drive, Jan. 7-14

of the University community will have the opportunity to share some holiday spirit through a drive to benefit the Hire Attire Boutique, an organization that collects "gently used" business clothes for men and women.

On weekdays from Jan. 7 thro...

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Conference planned on civil rights and cultural memory, Dec. 11-12

The Program in African-American Studies will sponsor a conference titled "Civil Rights and Cultural Memory: Narrative, Music, History and Law" Thursday and Friday, Dec. 11-12.

It will begin at 4:30 p.m. Thursday with a screening of the film, "B...

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Phillips to speak on wealth and democracy, Dec. 11

and political commentator Kevin Phillips will deliver a lecture on "Wealth and Democracy in America" at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 11, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.

In 1968, Phillips was the chief political and elections analyst for the Re...

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Ally Project workshop set for Dec. 8

A training workshop for the Ally Project -- which supports the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community on campus -- will be held at 2:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 8, in the Frist Campus Center multipurpose room.

The workshop, sponsore...

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Appiah to present second talk in President's Lecture Series, Dec. 10

Kwame Anthony Appiah , the Laurance Rockefeller University Professor of Philosophy and the University Center for Human Values, will present the second talk in this year's President's Lecture Series on Wednesday, Dec. 10.

He will speak on "The...

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Kalmbach announces plan to leave senior vice president position

Charles F. Kalmbach, the first person to hold the position of senior vice president for administration at Princeton University, has announced his intention to leave in January.

"This has been a wonderful opportunity for me to serve a universi...

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McPherson selected as Baccalaureate speaker

Princeton history professor James McPherson has been chosen as the speaker for this year's Baccalaureate, the interfaith worship service that is one of Princeton's oldest traditions. The ceremony is scheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday, May 30.


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University reopens after earlier storm closing, Dec. 5

Princeton University reopened at 11 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5, after closing earlier in the day due to the severe snowstorm, according to Donald Reichling, acting associate director for technical services in the Department of Public Safety. A storm wa...

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Audience invited to join in 'Messiah' sing, Dec. 8

University community is invited to celebrate the holiday season by singing Handel's "Messiah" at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 8, in the University Chapel.

Audience members will sing the choruses from Part I as well as selections from Parts II and III...

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Concert celebrates African-American music and poetry, Dec. 8

Cook, the Israel Evans Professor of Oratory and Belles Lettres at Dartmouth College, will present a free concert at 8 p.m. Monday, Dec. 8, in Taplin Auditorium, Fine Hall.

The concert, titled "The Aim Was Song: The Poetry and Music of Paul Laur...

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Panel planned on Zionism, Dec. 8

A public discussion titled "Does Zionism Have a Future? Three Perspectives" is planned for 7:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 8, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.

Panelists will include: Michael Walzer, political scientist at the Institute for Advanced ...

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Gospel ensemble to perform annual Christmas concert, Dec. 7

The Princeton University Gospel Ensemble will perform its annual Christmas concert at 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 7, in Murray-Dodge Theater.

The performance by the student-directed ensemble will include songs such as "Silver and Gold," "Oh Com...

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Lecture set on Palestinian refugees, Dec. 9

A lecture titled "Between Morality and Pragmatism: The Palestinian Refugees and Peace in the Middle East" will be presented at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 9, in 1 Robertson Hall.

Dan Rabinowitz, a visiting associate professor of Near Eastern stud...

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Imaging project offers view inside Earth

Like doctors taking a sonogram of a human body, Princeton geoscientists have captured images of the interior of the Earth and revealed structures that help explain how the planet changes and ages.

The scientists used tremors from earthquakes ...

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Event focuses on 30 years after co-education, Dec. 9

An event titled "The First Class: Princeton 30 Years After Co-Education" is scheduled for 8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 9, in the Whig Hall Senate Chamber.

Sponsored by the Organization of Women Leaders , it will feature a discussion by five member...

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Pak to speak on MTV News career, Dec. 5

SuChin Pak, a correspondent with MTV News, will speak on her experiences as an Asian-American woman in the entertainment industry at 8:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5, in 101 McCormick Hall.

The event is sponsored by the Korean American Students Ass...

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Orchestra to perform under guest conductor, Dec. 5 and 7

The Princeton University Orchestra , under the direction of guest conductor Hobart Earle, will perform at 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5, and at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 7, in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall.

Earle , a 1983 Princeton graduate, i...

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Expressions to perform 'X-Factor,' Dec. 4-5

Expressions Dance Company will perform "X-Factor" at 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 4, and 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5, in the Frist Campus Center theater.

Expressions, founded in 1970, is Princeton's oldest dance company and only all-female d...

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AIDS fund-raiser features dance, a capella groups, Dec. 4

Princeton student performing arts groups will be featured in a fund-raiser for the Ghana-based West African AIDS Foundation at 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 4, in 101 Friend Center.

The event will include performances by the DiSiac Dance Company ;...

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Nadda's short films to be screened, Dec. 4

A retrospective of Ruba Nadda's award-winning short films will be shown at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 4, in the Rocky-Mathey Theater in Rockefeller College. A discussion with the director will follow the screening.

Nadda, selected as a "Trailbl...

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Capoeira performances highlight 'Taste of Brazil,' Dec. 6

"A Taste of Brazil: Princeton Capoeira Batizado 2003," featuring performances of the Afro-Brazilian art form, will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6, in Jadwin Gymnasium.

Capoeira combines acrobatics, music, martial arts and dance. According...

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Residents discuss relationship with University, Dec. 3

"The John Witherspoon Community and Princeton" will be the topic for a luncheon discussion from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 3, in the West Room of Murray-Dodge Hall.

Two residents of the John Witherspoon neighborhood in Princeton, Albert H...

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College masters play defining role at Princeton

The college master is a pivotal figure in the lives of incoming students at Princeton. Those who serve as head of one of the University's five residential colleges welcome freshmen to their new home, get to know them over meals and at gatherings...

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'Z' and 'Thirteen' to be shown at Frist, Dec. 4-6

The Undergraduate Film Organization will show "Z" as the final screening of its fall film series, "Conspiracy, Real and Imagined," at 10 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 4, in McCosh 10.

The group also will show "Thirteen" at 11:15 p.m. Thursday throug...

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CNN journalist's lecture canceled, Dec. 3

A lecture by Maria Ressa, CNN's bureau chief in Jakarta, Indonesia, has been canceled due to illness. The talk was scheduled for 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 3, in the Whig Hall Senate Chamber.

Contact: Eric Quinones (609) 258-3601

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Quipfire! improv troupe to perform, Dec. 4-6

The Quipfire! improvisational comedy troupe will perform at 10 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Dec. 4-5, and 9 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6, at Theatre~Intime .

Audience members are encouraged to bring props.

Admission is $5. For tickets, call...

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