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Archive – June, 2004

Wireless service unavailable July 7 during expansion

The Office of Information Technology's wireless service will be unavailable from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, July 7, during a network expansion.

In response to increased demand for wireless Internet access, OIT is expanding the Princeton...

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Summer theater presents 'Proof,' July 8-18

Princeton Summer Theater will present David Auburn's "Proof" Thursdays through Sundays, July 8-18, in the Hamilton-Murray Theater on campus.

Princeton Summer Theater is a summer stock company of young professionals and university students...

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Development communications projects earn CASE awards

The Council for Advancement and Support of Education has recognized Princeton's Office of Development Communications for a range of materials designed to celebrate Princeton and inform alumni about important University initiatives.

CASE'...

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Carillon concerts performed through Sept. 5

The University's 12th annual Summer Carillon Series -- featuring Princeton carillonneurs and guest performers from across the nation and Europe -- will be held at 1 p.m. each Sunday from June 27 through Sept. 5 at Cleveland Tower on the Graduate...

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Three art museum galleries closed, to reopen Aug. 20

Three galleries in the University Art Museum will be closed for renovation and are scheduled to reopen Friday, Aug. 20.

The medieval, Renaissance and baroque galleries will be closed while newly acquired works are integrated into the coll...

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Bear sighting reported on campus

The Department of Public Safety reported a sighting of a small black bear on the rear lawn of Forbes College on the evening of Monday, June 21. There have been no reports of the bear coming into contact with anyone on campus.

Local and state ...

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First students graduate from Princeton Prep

The first students to complete the Princeton University Preparatory Program, an intensive, three-year academic experience for high school students, are heading to 16 colleges and universities in the fall.

"When Miguel Centeno and I first laun...

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Summer theater opens season with comedy, June 17-July 4

Princeton Summer Theater will open its 31st season with "The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)" Thursdays through Sundays, June 17-July 4, in the Hamilton-Murray Theater on campus.

Princeton Summer Theater is a summer stock ...

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Six new trustees named

The University has named six new members of its Board of Trustees. They are:

C. Kim Goodwin , managing director and chief investment officer for equities at State Street Research Management in Boston. She earned her A.B. in politics from Pr...

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Gifted musician, University organist dies

David Messineo, a gifted musician who was principal University organist at Princeton, died Friday, June 11, of an apparent heart attack at his home in Shohola, Pa. He was 45.

Messineo began playing the piano at age 4 and took up the organ a...

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Class of 2008 Web site available

Incoming students and their parents now can find useful and important information about Princeton on the Class of 2008 Web site that was launched June 14.

Other members of the University community also may find the site useful for inform...

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Hlafter earns national architectural honor

University Architect Jon Hlafter has been honored for his significant contributions to the profession by selection to the American Institute of Architects College of Fellows.

He was invested during the AIA 2004 National Convention and Design ...

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Tuition grant increased for employees' children

The University's Benefits Committee has reviewed the Children's Educational Assistance Plan and has increased the amount of the annual tuition grant for the 2004-05 academic year.

The Tuition Grant Program provides assistance for an eligible ...

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Changes made to staff tuition plan

The Staff Educational Assistance Plan has been reviewed and the following changes will be made effective July 1, 2004, according to the Office of Human Resources :

The maximum reimbursement amount has been increased from $3,000 to $5,250 ...

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Human Resources to open Solution Center, June 28

Employees and retirees with questions about issues ranging from benefits to employee relations now will be able to get most answers within one business day by making one contact. The Office of Human Resources is opening a new one-stop HR Solutio...

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Facilities reorganization responds to project growth

The facilities department recently has undergone a reorganization in order to respond to new demands for managing an increasingly growing and complex set of capital projects. Anne St. Mauro, a member of the facilities staff since 2000, has...

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Graduate School launches revamped Web site

Princeton's Graduate School has launched a completely redesigned Web site .

The site is intended to reach current and prospective graduate students, staff, faculty and alumni with news of activities, academic opportunities, accessible re...

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Princeton president awarded Radcliffe medal

Shirley M. Tilghman has been named the 2004 Radcliffe Institute Medalist for her work as Princeton's 19th president as well as her achievements in the field of molecular biology.

The medal has been presented annually since 1987 to honor th...

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Kulkarni selected as master of Butler College

Sanjeev Kulkarni , associate professor of electrical engineering , has been named master of Butler College , effective July 1, succeeding Lee Mitchell.

Kulkarni, a Princeton faculty member since 1991, currently serves as associate d...

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Campaign earns CASE accolades

A campaign that addresses high-risk alcohol consumption by students has been selected for a bronze medal in the national Council for Advancement and Support of Education's annual Circle of Excellence Awards Program.

The campaign, which won th...

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Burstein named vice president for administration

Mark Burstein, Columbia University's vice president for facilities management, has been appointed Princeton University's vice president for administration, effective Aug. 2. Burstein previously served as Columbia's vice president for student ser...

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Peebles wins major new astronomy prize

P. James Peebles , the Albert Einstein Professor of Science Emeritus, has won the 2004 Shaw Prize in Astronomy, a major new prize administered by the Shaw Foundation of Hong Kong.

The prize, which was given for the first time this year and...

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Invention sorts microscopic particles with speed and precision

In a remarkable collaboration between engineers, physicists and biologists, Princeton scientists have invented a device that rapidly sorts microscopic particles into extremely fine gradations of sizes, opening a range of potential uses.

The r...

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Invention sorts microscopic particles with speed and precision

In a remarkable collaboration between engineers, physicists and biologists, Princeton scientists have invented a device that rapidly sorts microscopic particles into extremely fine gradations of sizes, opening a range of potential uses.

The r...

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Stout, Wuthnow examine intersection of politics and religion

With debates raging on the U.S. war on terrorism, gay marriage, abortion, federal funding for faith-based charities and other issues that mix religion and politics, two Princeton scholars have written new books examining the relationship between...

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Minter named director of development

Michele Minter, who has played key leadership roles in the University's fund-raising efforts for nine years, has been named director of development , effective July 1.

In her new role, Minter will oversee the offices directly responsible ...

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Troian named Moore Distinguished Scholar

Sandra Troian , professor of chemical engineering, has been named a 2004 Moore Distinguished Scholar by the California Institute of Technology.

The program, named for Intel co-founder Gorden Moore, allows scholars to reside at Caltech for ...

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Exhibition on role of ACLU in Brown v. Board runs through Oct. 15

An exhibition at the Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library highlights the key role of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) in the U.S. Supreme Court's historic Brown v. Board of Education decision. Several important documents from the case a...

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Frist hosts summer concert series, June 16-July 21

The Frist Campus Center will present six concerts this summer at 5 p.m. on the following Wednesdays on the south lawn:

June 16: Girlyman (rock/folk); June 23: Sunday Allstars (rock/pop); June 30: Ben Arnold (folk/pop); July 7: Reed Ken...

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Frolic at Frist celebration set for June 10

Frolic at Frist, a celebration featuring live music, food and ice cream, will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, June 10, on the Frist Campus Center south lawn.

The event is sponsored by Frist, the Graduate Student Government, the Gradua...

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New ID cards available beginning June 8

The University ID card office is preparing approximately 17,000 new ID cards that will replace those held by students, faculty, staff, spouses, dependents, domestic partners, trustees, retirees and affiliates. The new cards will be available beg...

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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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Princeton holds 257th Commencement

Princeton graduates received more than their degrees during the University's 257th Commencement on Tuesday, June 1. In her address to the students, President Shirley M. Tilghman reminded the class of 2004 that their diplomas carry with them a re...

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Princeton awards five honorary degrees

Princeton University awarded honorary degrees on June 1 to five distinguished individuals for their contributions in the fields of education, science, arts and humanities, philanthropy and civil rights.

Princeton President Shirley M. Tilghman...

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Four faculty members recognized for outstanding teaching

Four Princeton faculty members received President's Awards for Distinguished Teaching at Commencement ceremonies June 1.

They are: Jeremy Adelman, the Walter Samuel Carpenter III Professor in Spanish Civilization and Culture and professor of ...

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Commencement ceremony will be held outdoors, June 1

Princeton University's 257th Commencement ceremony will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday on the lawn in front of Nassau Hall.

Admission is by ticket only.

The Commencement ceremony will be broadcast live on TigerNet Channel 7 on campus and ...

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