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Archive – May, 2004

Students honored at Class Day

The class of 2004 gathered on Princeton's Cannon Green Monday, May 31, to celebrate the conclusion of their undergraduate careers in a Class Day ceremony honoring their achievements and service.

The awards recognized seniors for their accompl...

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Graduate students honored for excellence in teaching

The Princeton Graduate School has given awards to five graduate students in recognition of their dedication and effectiveness in teaching.

The annual Association of Princeton Graduate Alumni Teaching Awards are sponsored by the graduate alumn...

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Engineering plan calls for greater focus on societal needs

The Princeton University School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS) announced its new strategic plan, describing a bold agenda for reshaping engineering teaching and research to better address the needs of society.

Recognizing the profo...

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Salutatorian Tsang did not rest on his laurels

Brian Tsang, a computer science major, is clear about why he took four semesters of Latin at Princeton: "I just felt that in order to get a complete education you need to know a little bit of Latin, at a very minimum," he said.

What he did no...

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Salutatorian Tsang did not rest on his laurels

Brian Tsang, a computer science major, is clear about why he took four semesters of Latin at Princeton: "I just felt that in order to get a complete education you need to know a little bit of Latin, at a very minimum," he said.

What he did no...

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Persistence pays off for valedictorian Tennen

Senior Ruth Tennen was ecstatic to hand in her thesis. As she walked out of the molecular biology laboratory where she had spent so many nights and weekends, she thought, "This is great. No more lab for four months." But two days later, Tennen w...

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Princeton salutes Gutmann

Princeton Provost Amy Gutmann, who will assume the presidency at the University of Pennsylvania in July, was saluted in a recent ceremony attended by members of the Princeton administration, faculty, staff and student body.

As part of the cer...

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PPPL plans open house, June 12

The Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory will hold an open house from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 12. The event is free and open to the public.

Visitors can tour fusion machines, see scientific demonstrations, find out about the science ...

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Princeton students win Fulbright grants to study abroad

Fourteen Princeton seniors have been awarded Fulbright grants to study abroad after graduation. They are: Meredith Arensman, Romania; Mary Fallon, Mexico; David Follette, Japan; Matthew Goldberg, Brazil; Hannah Haviland, Sweden; Emily Herchen, G...

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Medieval family fair set for Reunions, May 29

The Cotsen Children's Library and University Art Museum will host a medieval family fair during Reunions from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, May 29, in McCosh Courtyard.

Featuring Princeton students in medieval costumes, the fair w...

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Princeton honors outstanding secondary school teachers

Princeton will honor four outstanding New Jersey secondary school teachers at its 2004 Commencement on Tuesday, June 1.

This year's honorees are: Barbara Carr of Round Valley Middle School, Lebanon; Kathryn DeSantis of Lenape High School, Med...

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Quipfire! improv troupe to perform, May 27-29

The Quipfire! student improvisational comedy troupe will perform at 10 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, May 27-29, at Murray-Dodge Theater.

Tickets are $5. They can be reserved by calling (609) 25-UCALL and entering IMPROV or by visitin...

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Women's lacrosse team plays for national championship, May 23

Princeton's women's lacrosse team will compete for the national championship in the NCAA tournament at Princeton Stadium Sunday, May 23.

The top-seeded Tigers, the two-time defending champions, won the right to compete in the finals by defeat...

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Summer program news submissions welcome

University community members are welcome to submit information about summer programs taking place on campus to be considered for coverage on the Web by the Office of Communications.

Summer workshops, conferences, performances or other events ...

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Menard earns Presidential Early Career Award

Jonathan Menard , a scientist at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, received a Presidential Early Career Award at a White House ceremony May 4.

Menard was among 57 researchers to receive the award, which is the nation's highest honor ...

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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 202 leaders in scholarship, business, the arts and public affairs elected in recognition of contributions to their respective f...

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Scholars of ancient China, other disciplines to gather, May 21-22

Scholars of ancient China and other disciplines will gather for a conference on "Religion, Poetry and Memory in Ancient China" on Friday and Saturday, May 21-22.

The event, which will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and from 9 a.m. to 6:30 p...

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Conference explores 'Social Dimensions of Inequality,' May 20-21

A conference on "The Social Dimensions of Inequality" is set for 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday and Friday, May 20-21, in 16 Robertson Hall.

The event is sponsored by the Russell Sage Foundation and the Carnegie Corporation in conjunction with...

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Commencement events scheduled, May 30-June 1

Several activities for undergraduate and graduate degree candidates are planned for Sunday through Tuesday, May 30-June 1:

Admission to all events is by ticket only.

The Baccalaureate service will be simulcast on a screen outsi...

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Princeton hosts women's lacrosse Final Four, kids' clinic, May 21-23

Princeton's women's lacrosse team will compete for the national championship in the NCAA tournament's Final Four at Princeton Stadium beginning Friday, May 21.

The top-seeded Tigers, the two-time defending champions, will face Vanderbilt at 6...

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New University home page to debut this summer

A new University home page and core Web site will be previewed this summer in preparation for a formal launch by the fall semester.

The joint effort of the Office of Communications and Office of Information Technology is intended to convey a ...

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Turner wins Luce award to study bioethics in Asia

Princeton senior Lauren Turner has been awarded a 2004-05 Luce Scholarship to spend a year either in Singapore or Japan working on issues related to bioethics.

Turner, of Berwyn, Pa., is an English major and a certificate candidate in Americ...

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Health and well-being task force conducts survey

The University's Task Force on Health and Well-Being is conducting a Web-based survey of students, faculty, staff and postdoctoral researchers.

The survey covers a broad range of health and well-being issues identified as topics of i...

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Capitol Steps to perform at benefit, May 21

The Capitol Steps will present its brand of song, parody and bipartisan political satire at 9 p.m. Friday, May 21, in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall.

This troupe of current and former Congressional staffers monitors events and persona...

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Filmmaker Sandra Kogut to show work, May 17

Brazilian filmmaker Sandra Kogut will show her work, "Passagers d'Orsay" ("Passengers of Orsay"), at 4:30 p.m. Monday, May 17, in 10 East Pyne.

Kogut, a visiting associate professor in Princeton's Department of Spanish and Portuguese Langu...

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Date set, volunteers sought for staff picnic, June 10

The University's annual staff picnic is planned for noon to 3:30 p.m. Thursday, June 10, at Princeton Stadium. The event, featuring food, music, door prizes and other activities, will take place rain or shine.

Volunteers are needed to help s...

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Quest symposium inspires science teaching

Teachers from local elementary and middle school schools spent the day on campus Wednesday, May 12, trading stories about magnetic boats, model mice and scores of other innovative science lessons that they devised with help from a Princeton Univ...

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Dale winner Bader to immerse herself in music

When Princeton University senior Kathleen Bader thought seriously about her most advantageous career move after graduation, she came up with a surprising answer: spending a year alone in a desert.

As the winner of this year's Martin Dale Fel...

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Labouisse Prize winners to work in Brazil, Afghanistan

Princeton University seniors Fernando Delgado and Karim Thomas each have been awarded the Henry Richardson Labouisse '26 Prize, which will allow them to pursue postgraduate projects in Brazil and Afghanistan, respectively.

The Labouisse fello...

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Cooper and Seawright receive Behrman Award

John Cooper, Stuart Professor of Philosophy, and James Seawright, professor of the Council of the Humanities and visual arts, have been honored with Princeton's Behrman Award for distinguished achievement in the humanities.

Cooper, a faculty ...

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'Day of Support' for Haiti to be held May 18

Community House will host "A Day of Support and Solidarity for Haiti," a series of events commemorating the island's national Flag Day holiday, on Tuesday, May 18.

The events, which are free and open to the public, are scheduled at the foll...

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Ensemble to perform qawwali concert, May 12

Farid Ayaz Qawwal and Brothers will perform a concert of Sufi Muslim devotional music, known as qawwali, at 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 12, at the University Chapel.

One of Pakistan's best-known ensembles, Farid Ayaz Qawwal and Brothers have perfor...

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'The Dreamers' to be screened, May 13-15

The Undergraduate Film Organization will present Bernardo Bertolucci's 2003 film, "The Dreamers," Thursday through Saturday, May 13-15.

It will be shown at 9 p.m. in the Frist Film/Performance Theatre. Michael Pitt, Eva Green and Louis Ga...

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Two seniors honored by Pace Center

The Pace Center for Community Service has honored two seniors, Cynthia Casazza and Robin Williams, for their leadership and commitment to service.

The Pace Center presented Casazza with its Service Award and Williams with its Leadership A...

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Starr investigates creation of American media

The media, with its scandals, oversized personalities and power, has become an institution that Americans both revere and despise, often in the same breath. In his new book, sociology professor Paul Starr investigates the history of this complex...

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Starr investigates creation of American media

The media, with its scandals, oversized personalities and power, has become an institution that Americans both revere and despise, often in the same breath. In his new book, sociology professor Paul Starr investigates the history of this complex...

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Blood pressure screenings available, May 11-25

In recognition of National Blood Pressure Education Month, University Health Services is offering free blood pressure screenings for faculty and staff members on several dates in May.

Screenings are available at Employee Health Services a...

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Symposium to focus on beauty and the arts, May 14

Is it necessary for works of art to be beautiful? Is it even acceptable? Artist Frank Stella, composer Milton Babbitt and poet C.K. Williams will address these and other questions at a symposium on "Beauty in Art, Music, Literature and Philosoph...

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Princeton emeritus professors receive Mellon fellowships

Princeton emeritus professors have been awarded three of 16 fellowships through a program inaugurated this year by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

The faculty members receiving the Mellon Emeritus Fellowships are: Wen Fong, the Edwards S. Sa...

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Composers' Ensemble to perform, May 11

The Composers' Ensemble at Princeton will present new works by graduate students in the Department of Music at 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 11, in Taplin Auditorium, Fine Hall. A reception will follow the performance.

The concert, titled "Th...

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Panelists debate Bush policy on detaining war prisoners

Arguments recently heard by the U.S. Supreme Court on the Bush administration's detention of "enemy combatants" received a partial and lively airing on the Princeton campus on Wednesday, May 5, by panelists who represented opposing viewpoints on...

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Gadowsky named men's hockey coach

Guy Gadowsky, who helped lift the hockey program at Alaska Fairbanks to new levels, has been named the head coach of the Princeton men's hockey team.

"We are delighted to appoint Guy as our new men's hockey coach," said Director of Athletics ...

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'Dr. Ruth' leads ethics discussion, May 6

Sex educator Ruth Westheimer will lead a discussion on ethics at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 6, in the 1915 Room, Butler College. The forum is open to the University community.

It is the final ethics forum in a series called "Do the Right Thing,"...

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Spring blood drive set for May 13-14

The American Red Cross spring blood drive for faculty and staff members is set for 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, May 13, and from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, May 14, in Multipurpose Rooms A and B of the Frist Campus Center.

The drive is by appointm...

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Donations sought for clothing drive, May 14-26

The Student Volunteers Council will hold its annual clothing drive from Friday, May 14, through Wednesday, May 26.

Boxes for donations will be available in the residential colleges, the Frist Campus Center and Dillon Gymnasium. Donations ...

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L'Atelier presents 'Fragments II,' May 5

L'Atelier , the French theater workshop, will present "Fragments II" at 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 5, in the Firestone common room in Rockefeller College.

The event features students performing scenes from classical French theater by Moliere, Ma...

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Film, lecture examine sexuality and urban life, May 6

Rutgers University sociologist Winnifred Brown-Glaude will deliver a lecture titled "Sex in the Postcolonial City" and introduce a screening of the film "Dancehall Queen" at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 6, in the Rocky-Mathey Film Theater, Rockefelle...

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Oliver Stone to discuss Castro film, May 7

Academy Award-winning filmmaker Oliver Stone will speak following a screening of "Comandante," his first documentary on Fidel Castro, at 8 p.m. Friday, May 7, in McCosh 10.

Stone's most recent film on Castro, "Looking for Fidel," will be show...

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Films to be screened, May 6-8

The Undergraduate Film Organization will present two films Thursday through Saturday, May 6-8.

"Mystic River" will be shown at 11:15 p.m. May 6-8 in the Frist Campus Center theater. The 2003 film, directed by Clint Eastwood, tells the sto...

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Adviser and archaeologist: Bogucki finds balance

By day, Peter Bogucki keeps pace with the academic progress of some 750 undergraduates in the School of Engineering and Applied Science. By night, on weekends and on holidays, he delves into his own academic interest: early farming societies in ...

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