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Archive – January, 2004

Alumna to discuss HIV/AIDS crisis, Feb. 4

A lecture on "The Mother of All Missed Opportunities: Human Rights and the Global HIV/AIDS Crisis" will be presented at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 4, in 2 Robertson Hall.

Speaking will be Joanne Csete, a 1977 Princeton graduate who is director o...

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Science on Saturday lectures continue until March 20

The Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory's annual "Science on Saturday" program, a series of talks geared toward high school students, runs through March 20.

The talks, with topics ranging from hydrogen fuel cells to the "dark side of the univ...

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Damond lecture canceled, Feb. 4

The lecture by Joseph Damond scheduled for 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 4, in 16 Robertson Hall has been canceled.

Damond is a Woodrow Wilson School alumnus who has served as deputy assistant U.S. trade representative. His lecture, "A Practical...

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Events scheduled for Black History Month

Lectures, films and live music and dance performances are among the numerous events planned for Black History Month at the University in February. An online calendar of events is available.

Highlights include:

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Student filmmaker's work shown, Feb. 5

a documentary by Princeton senior "Frankie" Tze Wei Ng, will be shown at 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 5, in the Stewart Film Theater, 185 Nassau St.

The film, Ng's first feature-length production, is a tender portrait of the filmmaker's grandmother, a...

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Nominations sought for President's Achievement Award

Nominations for the prestigious President's Achievement Award are being accepted by the selection committee through Wednesday, Feb. 18. To access the nomination form and the rules and regulations about the nomination process, visit the Presiden...

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Blanks elected president of ACURA

Deborah Blanks, associate dean of religious life , has been elected president of the Association for College and University Religious Affairs (ACURA). ACURA is a national collegium of deans of religious life, chaplains and directors of r...

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Snow delays opening until 10 a.m. for non-critical staff, Jan. 28

Due to the light snow and ice on the ground, Princeton University has delayed its opening until 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 28, for non-critical support personnel. Critical employees are expected to report at their normal hours, according to Donald ...

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Emeritus Professor of Architecture Jandl Dies

Henry Jandl, an emeritus professor of architecture who served on the Princeton faculty for 35 years, died Jan. 3 in Richmond, Va. He was 93.

Jandl, a graduate alumnus of Princeton and a faculty member in the School of Architecture from 1940 ...

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Communications staff wins CASE awards

Staff members in the Office of Communications have been honored in the Council for Advancement and Support of Education District II Accolades Awards Program.

Steven Schultz, senior writer, won a silver or second-place award in the "Excell...

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EQuad News earns Silver Quill awards

The staff of EQuad News has received two Silver Quill awards from the Philadelphia chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators.

EQuad News received the two highest awards presented in the feature writing category. Both ...

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Snow delays opening until 10 a.m. for non-critical staff, Jan. 26

Due to snowfall in the area, Princeton University will open at 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 26, for non-critical support personnel. Critical employees are expected to report at their normal hours, according to Donald Reichling, associate director of pub...

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Operating budget includes funding for critical staffing

The Board of Trustees Jan. 24 adopted a 2004-05 operating budget of $900 million that includes funding for critical staffing needs across the University.

The trustees acted on budget recommendations from President Shirley M. Tilghman, based o...

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Home study course offered on ethics of reading this spring

Do bad books produce bad behavior? Princeton faculty, staff, alumni, parents and friends are invited to explore this and other questions concerning the ethics of reading during a 12-week course offered this spring by the Princeton Alumni Associa...

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Provost Amy Gutmann slated as next Penn president

Princeton University Provost Amy Gutmann has been nominated to serve as the next president of the University of Pennsylvania, Penn officials announced today in a news release . Penn's full board of trustees is scheduled to approve Gutmann's a...

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Wuthnow earns Martin E. Marty Award

Robert Wuthnow, the Gerhard R. Andlinger '52 Professor of Social Sciences at Princeton, has received the American Academy of Religion's Martin E. Marty Award for the Public Understanding of Religion.

The award goes to those whose work has a r...

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Torquato selected to receive Prager Medal

Princeton chemist Salvatore Torquato has been named the 2004 recipient of the Society of Engineering Science William Prager Medal, which is given for outstanding research contributions in either theoretical or experimental solid mechanics or ...

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New dance group to debut, Feb. 6-7

Vivacity, a new modern dance group on campus, will perform in three shows Friday and Saturday, Feb. 6-7, at the Frist Campus Center theater.

The group, founded last year by junior Erin Langley, will present "Genesis: Vivacity's Debut" at 7 p....

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Vitale wins Sachs scholarship for study at Oxford

Princeton senior Vincent Vitale has been named the recipient of the 2004 Daniel Sachs Class of 1960 Graduating Scholarship.

The award, one of the highest honors given to Princeton undergraduates, was established in 1970 to provide a senior with...

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Health and well-being task force releases interim report

The University's Task Force on Health and Well-Being has issued an interim report summarizing its progress during the first four months of its work.

The 24-page report , which has been posted on the group's Web site identifies areas in ...

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Mental health screening offered, Jan. 20

Princeton University Health Services is offering private online mental health screenings for students and employees, as well as an in-person screening Tuesday, Jan. 20.

The online program is now available on the University Health Services W...

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University to open at normal hours, Jan. 15

Princeton University will open at normal hours Thursday, Jan. 15, following a light snowfall overnight.

With extremely low temperatures expected through Friday, Jan. 16, the National Weather Service has issued winter weather and wind chill ...

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Three faculty members named to endowed chairs

The trustees of Princeton University approved the creation of several new professorships at their Nov. 15 meeting and named three faculty members to endowed chairs.

"These professorships recognize extraordinary faculty members who are importa...

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Ceremony to honor Robeson, Jan. 20

Princeton University will host a U.S. Postal Service ceremony on Tuesday, Jan. 20, honoring Princeton native Paul Robeson, whose image will appear on a commemorative postage stamp in the Black Heritage series.

President Shirley M. Tilghman, P...

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Conference explores Kennan's lasting influence

The nation's leading political and international affairs scholars will join current and former diplomats on Friday, Feb. 20, at Princeton University to discuss the legacy of the pre-eminent diplomat George F. Kennan and his lasting impact on...

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Student vocal recital planned, Jan. 16

Three Princeton juniors will present an evening of arias, opera scenes and Lieder at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 16, in McAlpin Auditorium, Woolworth Center of Musical Studies.

Jennifer Greenlief, Nicole Muller and Jeff Bozman will perform in the ...

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Deford to address Friends of the Library dinner, Jan. 24

Writer and commentator Frank Deford will discuss "Sports: The Hype and the Hurrah" at the annual winter dinner held by the Friends of the Princeton University Library on Saturday, Jan. 24. The reception will begin at 6 p.m., followed by dinne...

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Smoking cessation course for employees begins Jan. 15

Princeton University Health Services is offering a free smoking cessation course for University employees. The course will meet from noon to 1 p.m. every Thursday from Jan. 15 through Feb. 19 in Room G20, McCosh Health Center.

To register, ...

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Drum celebration marks end of reading period, Jan. 13

"Release Yourself," a drum celebration marking the end of reading period, will be held at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 13, in the University Chapel.

Students will be given hand drums and are encouraged to participate in the performance, which will be...

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Two Princeton students named Mitchell Scholars

Two Princeton University seniors majoring in the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs have been awarded 2004-05 George J. Mitchell Scholarships for a year of postgraduate study at universities in Ireland and Northern Ireland...

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Gabai honored by American Mathematical Society

David Gabai, a professor of mathematics at Princeton, has been awarded the 2004 Oswald Veblen Prize in Geometry. The prize, one of the highest distinctions for work in geometry, is presented every three years by the American Mathematical Soci...

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University responds to lowered national threat level, Jan. 9

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security on Friday, Jan. 9, lowered the national security threat level from "orange" (high) to "yellow" (elevated), noting that an urgent risk of an attack has passed.

The threat level had been elevated Dec. 21...

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U-Store sponsors author events, Jan. 27-Feb. 24

The University Store is sponsoring a number of events in the early spring featuring authors with Princeton connections or those of interest to the University community.

The authors usually present a short talk at the store, answer questio...

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Jazz program reschedules concert of love songs, Jan. 17

The Princeton University Jazz Program has rescheduled its concert titled "What's Love Got To Do With It? Songs of Romance and Desire" for 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 17, in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall. The concert, originally scheduled fo...

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BodyHype dancers present winter show, Jan. 9-10

The BodyHype Dance Company will present its winter show at 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 9, and at 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 10, in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall.

Student dancers will perform to the music of Misst Elliot, Tatu, Micha...

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King Day celebration set for Jan. 19

Princeton University will commemorate the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. with its annual King Day celebration at 1:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 19, in Richardson Auditorium of Alexander Hall.

The event, which is free and open to the public, will in...

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McLendon named dean at Duke

Duke University has announced that it has selected George McLendon, chair of Princeton's department of chemistry, as dean of the faculty of Arts and Sciences, which is Duke's core academic unit. Duke reported that his appointment will begin J...

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Mental health screenings offered, Jan. 8 and 20

Princeton University Health Services is offering private online mental health screenings for students and employees, as well as in-person screenings on Thursday, Jan. 8, and Tuesday, Jan. 20.

The online program is now available on the Univers...

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Princeton offers early admission to 581 students

Princeton University offered admission to 581 students from a pool of 1,815 high school seniors who applied through early decision for the class of 2008, Dean of Admission Janet Rapelye announced Tuesday, Jan. 6.

Notification letters were mai...

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Exhibition showcases figure skaters, Jan. 8

Princeton's Figure Skating Club will present its winter exhibition at 9 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 8, at Baker Rink.

The free event will include individual and group performances. The University's synchronized skating team will present its competiti...

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Ocean study raises questions about impact of climate change

A study has shown that marine life around the world is surprisingly dependent on a single ocean circulation pattern in the Southern Hemisphere where nutrient-rich water rises from the deep and spreads across the seas.

The results suggest that...

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TapCats to perform, Jan. 8-10

The TapCats, Princeton's new tap troupe, will present its debut performance, "Journey," at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, Jan. 8-10, in Murray-Dodge Theater.

The performance will include a combination of classical, modern and rhythm tap da...

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Black Arts Company presents show, Jan. 16-17

Princeton's Black Arts Company will perform at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Jan. 16-17, in Murray-Dodge Theater.

The student organization, founded in 1990, is dedicated to performing from the experience of the people of the African diaspor...

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