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Archive – September, 2004

Film, talk, exhibition planned on Siberia, Oct. 10-24

A series of events focusing on Siberian Russia are planned for Oct. 10-24 by the International Center .

The film "Siberian Dream" will be shown at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 10, in 302 Frist Campus Center. This one-hour documentary, directed by Ja...

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Al-Arabiya correspondent to discuss terrorism and Islam, Oct. 7

Nadia Bilbasey, Washington correspondent for the Dubai-based Al-Arabiya satellite television network, will speak on "Terrorism and Islam" at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 7, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.

Bilbasey covers U.S. foreign and de...

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Exhibition features FDR political cartoons, Aug. 2-Jan. 31

"Testing Boundaries: Cartoon Visions of Roosevelt's Third Term," an exhibition of political cartoons from Franklin Delano Roosevelt's 1940 presidential campaign, will be on view from Monday, Aug. 2, through Monday, Jan. 31, at the Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library

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Community Day at Princeton Stadium set for Oct. 16

Residents of the campus and local communities are invited to an annual celebration of arts, entertainment, sports and community service Saturday, Oct. 16, at Princeton Stadium.

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Ethicist to speak on liberalism and morals, Oct. 6

"Liberalism, Morals and the Supreme Law of the Land" is the topic of a talk to be presented at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 6, in 104 Computer Science Building.

Speaking will be Peter Berkowitz, an associate professor at George Mason University...

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Hollinghurst to read from his work, Oct. 6

British author Alan Hollinghurst will read from his work at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 6, in the Stewart Film Theater, 185 Nassau St.

Hollinghurst is serving this fall as an Old Dominion Fellow and as a lecturer in the Humanities Council and ...

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Dyson to speak on digital computing, Oct. 5

Author George Dyson will present a lecture titled "Barricelli's Universe: Digital Computing in Princeton, 1945-58" at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 5, in McCosh 10 as part of the University's Public Lectures Series.

Dyson is the son of Freeman Dyson, ...

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BP exec to deliver Taplin Lecture, Oct. 4

John Browne, group chief executive of the oil firm BP, will speak about "Powers and Responsibilities  the Role of Corporations in Human Progress" at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 4, in McCosh 50.

The talk is part of the Frank and Peggy Taplin Envir...

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Deaton to discuss poverty in India, Oct. 7

Princeton scholar Angus Deaton will discuss "Poverty in India: What Really Happened in the 1990s?" at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 7, in 2 Robertson Hall.

Deaton is the Dwight Eisenhower Professor of International Affairs and professor of eco...

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Events celebrate African culture, Sept. 30-Oct. 2

"Sankofa Weekend," a series of events celebrating various aspects of African culture, will be hosted by the Fields Center for Equality and Cultural Understanding and Akwaaba on Thursday through Saturday, Sept. 30-Oct. 2.

An opening banque...

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Lecture focuses on Sudan crisis, Sept. 29

Howard Adelman, a lecturer in the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, will deliver a lecture titled "Darfur: An African Tragedy," at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 29, in 302 Frist Campus Center.

Adelman, an expert on refug...

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Study: Smog emission from trees increasing rapidly

Changes in U.S. forests caused by land use practices may have inadvertently worsened ozone pollution, according to a study led by Princeton University scientists.

The study examined a class of chemicals that are emitted as unburned fuel from ...

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Mike Wallace to inaugurate Goodman Lectures, Sept. 28

Broadcast journalist Mike Wallace will deliver a talk titled "World Leaders on '60 Minutes'" at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 28, in McCosh 50. The speech will be the inaugural event in the Goodman Lectures on Media and Global Affairs, a series spons...

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Kolligian named director of counseling services

John Kolligian, director of Georgetown University's counseling and psychiatric service, has been named director of the counseling and psychological services unit of Princeton University Health Services.

Kolligian, whose appointment is effect...

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Painter Dorothea Rockburne to discuss her work, Sept. 28

Acclaimed abstract painter Dorothea Rockburne will present a slide lecture on her work at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 28, in room 219 at 185 Nassau St.

Titled "The Fourth Dimension: A Painter's Point of View," the lecture is being sponsored...

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Eisgruber tackles transition to new role as provost

Twenty-five years after he arrived at Cuyler Hall to begin his freshman year at Princeton, Christopher Eisgruber is in the midst of another major transition.

Eisgruber spent this summer settling into an office in Nassau Hall and his new role ...

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University provides studio for innovative A.R.T. group

Twelve years ago, artist Tim Lefens visited a residential rehabilitation center in New Jersey to talk about painting with a roomful of students who had cerebral palsy and other conditions that confined them to wheelchairs.

Lefens was so moved...

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Community Day at Princeton Stadium set for Oct. 16

Residents of the campus and local communities are invited to an annual celebration of arts, entertainment, sports and community service Saturday, Oct. 16, at Princeton Stadium.

Community Day consists of pre-football game festivities featurin...

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Terrain to dance, lead discussion, Oct. 2

Artistic Director Rebecca Lazier and her dance company Terrain will perform and participate in a discussion at 8 pm. Saturday, Oct. 2, in the Hagan Dance Studio, 185 Nassau St.

Lazier, who also is a lecturer in the Council of the Humanit...

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Event to feature Colombian folk music and dance, Oct. 1

La Cumbiamba eNeYé will present an evening of Colombian folk music and dance styles at 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 1, in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall. The New York-based ensemble performs music emanating from the mix of African, Native Indian ...

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International broadcasting is topic of talk, Sept. 30

"U.S. International Broadcasting: Meeting Tomorrow's Public Diplomacy Challenges" is the title of a talk to be presented at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 30, in 16 Robertson Hall.

Speaking will be Kenneth Tomlinson, a veteran journalist who chair...

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Christie to speak on political corruption, Sept. 29

U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey Christopher Christie will speak on "The Problems and Challenges of Political Corruption" at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 29, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.

As the chief federal law enforcement...

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Biographer to discuss writing and reading life stories, Sept. 27-29

Biographer Hermione Lee of Oxford University will make three presentations Sept. 27-29 as part of the University's Public Lectures Series .

Lee, a fellow of New College, Oxford, and the first woman Goldsmiths' Professor of English Literatu...

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Tilghman informs students of medical examiner results, Sept. 23

Princeton University President Shirley M. Tilghman informed undergraduates this morning of the Mercer County medical examiner's determinations related to the death of Melissa M. Huang. According to the medical examiner, Huang died on Sept. 5, 20...

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Lecture set on 'Changing the Politics of Hunger,' Sept. 27

The Rev. David Beckmann will present a lecture on "Changing the Politics of Hunger" at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 27, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.

Beckmann is president of Bread for the World, a nationwide, nonpartisan, ecumenical Christ...

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MLK student contest entries due by Nov. 19

The deadline for submissions for Princeton University's annual poster, essay and video contests honoring Martin Luther King Jr. Day is Friday, Nov. 19.

New Jersey students in grades 4-12 are invited to submit entries. Anyone with questions ca...

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Fisch wins Department of Energy award

Princeton physicist Nathaniel Fisch has been named one of seven winners of the U.S. Department of Energy's 2004 E.O. Lawrence Award, which honors outstanding contributions in the field of atomic energy.

Fisch is a professor of astrophysical s...

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Smoking cessation course offered for employees

Princeton University Health Services is offering a free smoking cessation course for University employees.

Anyone interested in attending should contact Employee Health Services at (609) 258-5035. Dates will be scheduled after enough empl...

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Chudnovsky, Gmachl named to 'Brilliant 10' list

Popular Science magazine has named two Princeton faculty members -- mathematician Maria Chudnovsky and electrical engineer Claire Gmachl -- to its "Brilliant 10" list of young scientists.

The annual list consists of "10 scientists to ...

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Voter registration information available

Princeton University is providing voter registration information to undergraduate and graduate students in the weeks leading up to the Nov. 2 national election.

This is in compliance with federal law, which mandates that all colleges and uni...

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University introduces new graphic identity for athletics

Princeton University has unveiled a distinctive new graphic identity system for its athletics program, which is intended to provide student-athletes, coaches, alumni and fans with a strong and consistent look for this aspect of campus life.

T...

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Grants available for diversity-oriented programs

Applications for grants under the Bildner Fund for the Advancement of Diversity on Campus are available for the 2004-05 academic year. Guidelines for submissions and application deadlines are available online .

The Bildner Fund will provid...

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Work of Princeton scientists on NOVA, Sept. 28-29

The work of Princeton scientists will be featured prominently in an upcoming series of NOVA television documentaries to be aired on public television stations from 8 to 10 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, Sept. 28-29.

The four-part series, titled...

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Wang named Distinguished Young Scholar

Sam Wang , assistant professor of molecular biology , has been named a Distinguished Young Scholar in Medical Research by the W.M. Keck Foundation.

Wang was one of five scientists chosen for the honor, which provides up to $1 million in...

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Pig Iron performs new work, Sept. 23-25

Princeton's Theater and Dance Program will present Pig Iron Theatre Company's new work, "Hell Meets Henry Halfway," at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, Sept. 23-25, in the Matthews Acting Studio at 185 Nassau St.

The show is a collaborat...

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Lecture planned on 'Overcoming Apartheid,' Sept. 23

A lecture on "Overcoming Apartheid: Can Truth Reconcile a Divided Nation?" is set for 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 23, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.

James Gibson, the Sidney W. Souers Professor of Government in Arts and Sciences at Wash...

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Relief official to discuss situation in Sudan, Sept. 23

"Sudan: The Crisis in Darfur" is the title of a lecture to be presented at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 23, in 16 Robertson Hall. Emily Fries, a management support specialist in the Children in Emergencies and Crisis Unit of the non-governmental o...

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Prize-winning writers to read from their work, Sept. 22

Poet Henri Cole and novelist and playwright Edna O'Brien will read from their work at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 22, in the Stewart Film Theater, 185 Nassau St.

Cole's volumes of poetry include "Middle Earth," "The Visible Man," "The Look of...

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Marr to discuss Iraq's prospects for democracy, Sept. 22

Middle East expert Phebe Marr will present a lecture titled "Iraq: Prospects for Democracy, Peace and Stability" at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 22, in 16 Robertson Hall.

A leading specialist on Iraq, Marr has lived and worked in Iraq, Saudi Ar...

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Time editor to speak on balancing election coverage, Sept. 20

Jim Kelly, a 1976 Princeton graduate and the managing editor of Time magazine, will speak on "Covering Politics in the World of Michael Moore and Rush Limbaugh" at 6 p.m. Monday, Sept. 20, in the Whig Hall Senate Chamber.

Kelly's presentation...

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Student treated for viral meningitis in good condition, Sept. 17

A Princeton University student who has been diagnosed with viral meningitis -- a much less severe and dangerous illness than bacterial meningitis -- is in good condition and is being treated at the University Medical Center at Princeton.

Alth...

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Davis Center selects new fellows

The Shelby Cullom Davis Center for Historical Studies has appointed seven scholars as visiting fellows for the 2004-05 academic year.

The Davis Center was established in 1968 to provide a focal point for historical research at Princeton a...

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Nordenson engineers niche through creativity, collaboration

In some quarters structural engineering is seen strictly as a pragmatic field, populated by people who possess a ''let's get the job done'' attitude. But others approach the profession as a highly creative endeavor, one that involves close colla...

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Memorial service planned for Melissa M. Huang, Oct. 17

A memorial service for Princeton sophomore Melissa M. Huang is being planned for 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 17, at the University Chapel.

Huang, 19, of Mechanicsburg, Pa., was found in her Wilson College dorm room on Sunday, Sept. 5. The cause of d...

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Murley family gives gift to fund Whitman College tower

An alumni couple has made a significant gift to the Whitman College complex to commemorate their 25th wedding anniversary and the start of coeducation at Princeton 35 years ago. The gift, from Charter Trustee Robert S. Murley, a member of the cl...

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TigerCard office opens in New South

The University's TigerCard office is now open on the A level of New South and has launched a new Web site .

The office, formerly called the OneCard office, was created earlier this year to provide centralized management of the operations ...

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Tickets to campus events offered online

University Ticketing , a department of University Services , is now offering tickets online for a variety of campus events.

The department provides support for ticket services for various events and performances sponsored by: athletics,...

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Frosh bring economic diversity, stronger academic credentials

Princeton has enrolled the largest number of freshmen from low-income families in its history this fall and, for the second consecutive year, is awarding need-based financial aid to a record 52 percent of the class.

While continuing to achie...

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Initiative integrates science, technology, policy expertise

The challenge is daunting: How can humanity slash the worldwide emission of greenhouse gasses and curb global warming? Since it began four years ago, Princeton's Carbon Mitigation Initiative has tackled the problem head-on, pursuing a wide r...

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Poet, critic Susan Stewart earns Truman Capote Award

Poet and critic Susan Stewart has been chosen for the 2004 Truman Capote Award for Literary Criticism in Memory of Newton Arvin.

Stewart, a professor of English at Princeton, won the award for "Poetry and the Fate of the Senses," publ...

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Lansky wins ASCAP award

Paul Lansky , the William Shubael Conant Professor of Music at Princeton, has been chosen to receive an award from the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers.

The awards are granted by an independent panel and are based ...

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Muldoon to receive Shakespeare Prize

Princeton poet Paul Muldoon has been named the recipient of the 2004 Shakespeare Prize.

The prize, one of the oldest awarded by Alfred Toepfer Stiftung Foundation of Hamburg, Germany, is given every year for outstanding contributions to ...

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Memorial fund created for Melissa M. Huang

The University's Wilson College community has established a fund in memory of Princeton sophomore Melissa M. Huang, who died over the weekend.

Huang, 19, of Mechanicsburg, Pa., was found in her Wilson College dorm room on Sunday, Sept. 5. Th...

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Tilghman: Connect education with world issues

President Shirley M. Tilghman offered a syllabus of sorts to new students, outlining a course of study on making the most of their four years at Princeton. She also urged them, even as freshmen, to begin thinking about connecting their education...

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Deceased sophomore identified, Sept. 6

A sophomore who was found deceased in her dorm room bed yesterday afternoon has been identified as Melissa M. Huang of Mechanicsburg, Pa. She was 19.

Huang was found at 1:28 p.m. yesterday by a University custodian and her parents, who had ...

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Sophomore found deceased in dorm room, Sept. 5

Princeton University sophomore was found deceased this afternoon in the student's room in Wilson College. The parents of the student have been notified and an investigation is being conducted by University and local authorities. Counselors are ava...

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Students honored at Opening Exercises

The accomplishments of Princeton's students were celebrated with the awarding of four undergraduate prizes at Opening Exercises Sept. 5.

"Among the qualities that matter to us at Princeton, none is more important than intellectual engagement...

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Rapelye: Class of 2008 'the very best'

The anticipation experienced by many of those on campus as a new class enters the University is especially intense for Janet Rapelye this fall.

The class of 2008 is the first group of Princeton students she has been in charge of selecting. Ra...

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Windows users must obtain virus and worm protection

The Office of Information Technology requires that all arriving students using Windows-based computers take steps to protect their computers from viruses and worms before connecting to the University network. Also, students, faculty and staff...

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Analysis of Venezuelan election refutes fraud claims

An analysis of polling data from the Aug. 15 referendum in Venezuela to recall President Hugo Chavez indicates that certain forms of computer fraud were unlikely to have occurred during the electronic voting process, according to a study by comp...

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Q&A: Betterton addresses financial aid concerns

With high school seniors now embarking on the college application process, many families are dealing with price shock amid rising costs for higher education.

While the cost of attending Princeton has risen for students who pay full tuition --...

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Memorial service planned for Messineo, Sept. 11

A memorial service for David Messineo, a gifted musician who was principal University organist at Princeton, is planned for 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 11, at the University Chapel .

Messineo died June 11 of an apparent heart attack at his ho...

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Frist open house scheduled, movie moved inside, Sept. 8

The campus community is invited to attend the Frist Campus Center's fifth open house on Wednesday, Sept. 8. The activities are free and open to all faculty, staff and students.

From 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on the center's 100 level, the...

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Ceremony marks beginning of year, 3 p.m. Sept. 5

The University will mark the beginning of the academic year with Opening Exercises at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 5, in the University Chapel.

The annual interfaith service will include an address by President Shirley M. Tilghman and the recognitio...

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