Archive – October, 2004
Funeral services for Alan Ebersole held this week in Vicksburg, Miss.
Posted October 30, 2004; 04:01 p.m.
Events honoring the life of Princeton sophomore Alan Ebersole will be held this week in Vicksburg, Miss. Visitation will be between 3 and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 2, at Riles Funeral Home, 5000 Indiana Ave. The funeral Mass will be at 2 p.m. Wednesd...
Documentary on India to be shown, Nov. 8
Posted October 29, 2004; 11:36 a.m.
"Final Solution," a documentary about political unrest in India, will be shown at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 8, in McCosh 46.
The film screening will be followed by a discussion with director Rakesh Sharma. The film examines the changing face of pol...
Chef to give healthy cooking tips, Nov. 3
Posted October 29, 2004; 11:34 a.m.
Cary Neff, a noted chef who helped design the menu for the University's new Healthy Eating Lab, will give a demonstration of healthy cooking techniques at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 3, in the 100-level lounge in the Frist Campus Center.
Symposium features graduate student research, Nov. 5
Posted October 29, 2004; 10:33 a.m.
Members of the campus and area community will have a chance to learn more about graduate student research at Princeton during a Graduate Research Symposium from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 5, in Whig Hall.
A student initiative in its first ...
Conference examines work of noted filmmaker, Nov. 5-6
Posted October 28, 2004; 09:16 p.m.
A two-day conference about Hollis Frampton, a filmmaker and photographer known for his witty insights into the cultural landscape, will take place Friday and Saturday, Nov. 5-6, at 185 Nassau St.
"Gloria! The Legacy of Hollis Frampton" will ...
'Pentagon's New Map' is topic of lecture, Nov. 4
Posted October 28, 2004; 08:56 p.m.
A military analyst and strategy expert will present a lecture on war and peace in the next century at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 4, in 16 Robertson Hall.
Thomas Barnett, professor and senior strategic researcher at the U.S. Naval War College's...
Artist Toshiko Takaezu to give slide talk, Nov. 4
Posted October 28, 2004; 08:52 p.m.
Toshiko Takaezu, renowned potter and creator of the bronze Remembrance Bell in Princeton's Memorial Garden near Chancellor Green, will present a film retrospective and talk about her life and work at 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 4, in the Stewart Film...
Kushner to read from his work, Nov. 4
Posted October 28, 2004; 08:43 p.m.
Award-winning playwright and author Tony Kushner will speak at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 4, in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall.
"An Evening With Tony Kushner" is being presented as the Biderman Lecture by the Program in Judaic Studies ...
Congressional economist to speak, Nov. 3
Posted October 28, 2004; 12:42 a.m.
A lecture on "Deficits, Taxes and Social Policy: What Will Happen During the Next Four Years?" is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 3, in 16 Robertson Hall.
Speaking will be Wendell Primus, minority staff director of the Joint Economic...
Lecture set on free speech in wartime, Nov. 1
Posted October 28, 2004; 12:29 a.m.
"Perilous Times: Free Speech in Wartime" is the title of an address to be presented at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 1, in 16 Robertson Hall.
Geoffrey Stone, the Harry Kalven Jr. Distinguished Service Professor of Law at the University of Chicago, ...
Scholars to debate Bush's ethics, Nov. 1
Posted October 27, 2004; 05:57 p.m.
"The President of Good and Evil? Debating the Ethics of George W. Bush" is the title of a session scheduled for 8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 1, in McCosh 10.
Sponsored by the University Center for Human Values and the James Madison Program in America...
Theatre Intime performs 'The Real Thing,' Nov. 4-6, 11-13
Posted October 27, 2004; 05:06 p.m.
Theatre Intime will present Tom Stoppard's "The Real Thing" at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, Nov. 4-6 and 11-13, in Hamilton-Murray Theater. A matinee performance also will be held at 2 p.m. Nov. 13.
Junior Greg Taubman will direct the...
NCAA president to speak on fiscal responsibility, Nov. 1
Posted October 27, 2004; 02:47 p.m.
Myles Brand, president of the National Collegiate Athletic Association, will speak on "Achieving Fiscal Responsibility in Athletics" at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 1, in McCosh 50.
Prior to joining the NCAA in 2003, Brand served as president of I...
Premiere of 'Moby Dick' opera set for Oct. 27
Posted October 27, 2004; 11:52 a.m.
"Moby Dick: Scenes from an Imaginary Opera," a collaboration between composer Peter Westergaard and conductor Michael Pratt, will be performed at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 27, in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall.
Westergaard, the William Sh...
Austin wins American Physical Society award
Posted October 26, 2004; 10:32 a.m.
The American Physical Society has awarded its 2004 Lilienfeld Prize to physicist Robert Austin for his work combining physics and biology.
The society gives the Lilienfeld Prize, which includes a $10,000 award, "for outstanding contributi...
Edward Cone, music professor, pianist and composer, dies
Posted October 26, 2004; 12:47 a.m.
Edward T. Cone, an esteemed music scholar, pianist and composer who was a member of the Princeton faculty since 1946, died Saturday, Oct. 23, following complications from open heart surgery. He was 87.
Cone, a Princeton alumnus, was a profes...
Student groups to perform benefit for Sudan, Nov. 6
Posted October 25, 2004; 01:30 p.m.
A variety of student performance groups will present "An Evening for Darfur," a benefit to aid relief efforts in war-torn Sudan, at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 6, in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall.
The groups performing include Bodyhype...
New book promotes choice of majors
Posted October 25, 2004; 10:37 a.m.
With approximately 43 percent of Princeton juniors and seniors concentrating in just five academic departments, the Office of the Dean of the College is highlighting the successes students have realized by majoring in one of the University's 29 ...
Eyeing the eclectic, Brooks explores pop culture's roots
Posted October 21, 2004; 05:24 p.m.
More than a century before Sidney Poitier shared Hollywood's first interracial kiss in "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner" and Jimi Hendrix reinvented "The Star-Spangled Banner" as an incendiary guitar solo, a fugitive slave named Henry "Box" Brown s...
Hollinghurst wins Britain's Man Booker Prize
Posted October 20, 2004; 03:06 p.m.
Author Alan Hollinghurst, who is teaching at Princeton this fall, has won the 2004 Man Booker Prize, Britain's premier fiction award.
Hollinghurst is serving this semester as an Old Dominion Fellow and as a lecturer in the Humanities Counc...
Scholars explore legacy of Augustine of Hippo, Oct. 21-22
Posted October 20, 2004; 11:22 a.m.
Scholars from across North America will explore new approaches to the life, writings and influence of Augustine of Hippo (354-430 A.D.) in an interdisciplinary conference scheduled for Thursday and Friday, Oct. 21-22, in McCosh 50.
Five scholars join Society of Fellows in Liberal Arts
Posted October 20, 2004; 11:00 a.m.
Five new postdoctoral scholars have joined the Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts this year.
The society, created in 2000 by a gift from Charter Trustee Lloyd Cotsen, is an interdisciplinary community that seeks to bring innovative ap...
Princeton, Harvard glee clubs to perform, Oct. 22
Posted October 19, 2004; 02:44 p.m.
The Princeton and Harvard glee clubs will perform their annual fall concert at 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 22, in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall.
The concert is held annually the night before the Princeton vs. Harvard football game. This ye...
Documentary focuses on Kashmir conflict, Oct. 21
Posted October 19, 2004; 02:43 p.m.
"Crossing the Lines," a documentary on the Kashmir conflict, will be shown at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 21, in 105 Computer Science Building. Princeton researcher Zia Mian, who co-produced the film, will lead a discussion after the screening.
Colloquium explores 'cannibalism' in Caribbean text, Nov. 3
Posted October 19, 2004; 02:41 p.m.
A colloquium titled "Feasting on Words: Cannibalism and the Caribbean Text" is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 3, at Theatre Intime, Murray-Dodge Hall.
The colloquium will bring together top scholars from around the country to...
Standard e-mail, WebMail unavailable during upgrade, Oct. 23
Posted October 19, 2004; 02:39 p.m.
The University's standard IMAP e-mail and WebMail services will be unavailable from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 23, as the Office of Information Technology upgrades the system. Users of the Exchange e-mail service will not be affected.
Diplomats to discuss Afghan election, Oct. 21
Posted October 19, 2004; 02:25 p.m.
Diplomats and scholars will discuss Afghanistan's presidential election and the country's future at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 21, in 16 Robertson Hall.
Afghanistan held its first popular presidential election Oct. 9, and current interim leader...
Mulder to address voting security, Oct. 27
Posted October 18, 2004; 05:30 p.m.
"Electronic Election Systems: E-voting Security and Paper Trails" is the title of a presentation set for noon Wednesday, Oct. 27, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.
Michelle Mulder, counsel to Congressman Rush Holt, will speak. An expert...
Conference examines religion and American public life, Oct. 22-23
Posted October 18, 2004; 05:28 p.m.
The role of religion in American public life will be debated at a conference Friday and Saturday, Oct. 22-23, in 104 Computer Science Building.
Titled "How Naked a Public Square? Reconsidering the Place of Religion in American Public Life," ...
Coeducation and sex-blind admissions is topic, Oct. 21
Posted October 18, 2004; 05:21 p.m.
A lecture on "The Origins of Coeducation at Princeton, and the Battle for Sex-Blind Admissions" will be presented at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 21, in 16 Robertson Hall.
The speaker will be Jerome Karabel, a senior fellow at the Rockridge In...
Photojournalist to present on Arctic wildlife refuge, Oct. 20
Posted October 18, 2004; 05:16 p.m.
Photographer and conservationist Subhankar Banerjee will give a slide lecture on his work in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 20, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall (note change in location from 16 Robertson)...
Panel to offer commentary on critical book, Oct. 20
Posted October 18, 2004; 05:10 p.m.
Princeton faculty members will present "An Examination of F.A. Hayek's 'The Road to Serfdom'" at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 20, in 1 Robertson Hall.
The panel discussion, the first event in a planned series on "60 Years Later: Critical Books o...
Symposium will inaugurate new materials institute, Oct. 21-22
Posted October 14, 2004; 10:20 p.m.
Leading researchers in fields from electrical engineering to architecture are scheduled to speak at the inaugural symposium of the Princeton Institute for the Science and Technology of Materials ( PRISM ) Thursday and Friday Oct. 21-22.
Forum to address environmental policy in presidential race, Oct. 19-20
Posted October 14, 2004; 10:14 p.m.
Environmental policy and the presidential campaign will be the subject of a forum scheduled for 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, Oct. 19-20, in 101 Friend Center.
The forum, which is open to the public, will feature talks by leading...
University Art Museum showcases vast collection
Posted October 14, 2004; 05:52 p.m.
A major exhibition of American drawings and watercolors -- all from the Princeton University Art Museum's collection -- will open this month, showcasing important works by Mary Cassatt, John Singer Sargent, Georgia O'Keeffe, Winslow Homer, Be...
Keohanes to join Princeton faculty in 2005
Posted October 14, 2004; 04:54 p.m.
Nannerl Keohane, former president of Duke University, and her husband, Robert O. Keohane, the James B. Duke Professor of Political Science there, will join the faculty of Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International...
Scholars offer perspectives on neoliberalism, Oct. 15-16
Posted October 14, 2004; 02:52 p.m.
Scholars and activists will discuss "Neoliberalism: Historical Perspectives and Critical Possibilities" in a workshop scheduled for Friday and Saturday, Oct. 15-16, at Princeton.
Speakers from disciplines such as sociology, anthropology and p...
Study: Brain battles itself to delay gratification
Posted October 14, 2004; 02:09 p.m.
You walk into a room and spy a plate of doughnuts dripping with chocolate frosting. But wait: You were saving your sweets allotment for a party later today. If it feels like one part of your brain is battling another, it probably is, according t...
NPR's Hagerty discusses culture wars, faith, election, Oct. 19
Posted October 14, 2004; 10:14 a.m.
Barbara Bradley Hagerty, religion correspondent for National Public Radio, will present a lecture on "Culture Wars, Faith and the Race for the Presidency: Stories From a Reporter's Notebook" at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 19, in 16 Robertson Hall.
Lecture to focus on war on terror and foreign policy, Oct. 18
Posted October 14, 2004; 10:09 a.m.
"Iraq, the War on Terror and the Marginalization of American Foreign Policy" is the title of a lecture set for 4:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 18, in 16 Robertson Hall.
Sherle Schwenninger, a senior fellow at the New School University's World Policy I...
University Scheduling helps with campus space requests
Posted October 14, 2004; 10:05 a.m.
Those seeking to reserve space on campus for their activities now have a centralized resource.
University Scheduling, a department of University Services, will provide a single access point for authorized non-course related space requests at ...
Humanities Council lines up distinguished visitors
Posted October 13, 2004; 02:50 p.m.
A prominent North African author, a well known choreographer, a major historian, a leading Mayan intellectual and a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist will be on campus this year as guests of the Council of the Humanities .
The council, fou...
Method offers quick check for chromosomes
Posted October 13, 2004; 02:43 p.m.
In a boost to cancer research, Princeton scientists have invented a fast and reliable method for identifying alterations to chromosomes that occur when cells become malignant. The technique helps to show how cells modify their own genetic makeup...
Orchestra opens concert season, Oct. 16-17
Posted October 12, 2004; 01:11 p.m.
The Princeton University Orchestra will open its concert season at 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16, and 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 17, in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall.
The orchestra, conducted by Michael Pratt, will perform an all-Russian prog...
Nader to speak on campus, Oct. 14
Posted October 11, 2004; 05:10 p.m.
Independent presidential candidate Ralph Nader will speak at 9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 14, in McCosh 50.
Nader, a member of Princeton's class of 1955, will deliver an address titled "Princetonians in the Nation's Service: Breaking up the Two-Part...
Harvey named University's chief compliance officer
Posted October 11, 2004; 03:50 p.m.
Laurel Harvey, a member of the administration since 1981 and currently general manager for administration, has been named the University's chief compliance officer, effective Nov. 1.
As a member of the president's cabinet, she will be respon...
Online exhibition highlights hand bookbindings
Posted October 11, 2004; 11:40 a.m.
A new online exhibition will allow viewers to closely examine historic bookbindings from the Department of Rare Books and Special Collections at Firestone Library.
"Hand Bookbindings From Special Collections in the Princeton University Lib...
Chinese art symposium focuses on family, Nov. 6-7
Posted October 11, 2004; 11:38 a.m.
Scholars from around the world will discuss "The Family Model in Chinese Art and Culture" in a symposium scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 6-7, in McCosh 10.
The symposium will focus on multifaceted aspects of the family model as an end...
Forum addresses 'Abuse of Science in Policymaking,' Oct. 12
Posted October 11, 2004; 11:21 a.m.
U.S. Rep. Rush Holt and Princeton faculty members Eric Wieschaus and Stephen Pacala will participate in a roundtable discussion on "Abuse of Science in Policymaking" at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 12, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.
Oates chooses fresh identity, familiar setting for novel
Posted October 11, 2004; 10:50 a.m.
A fellow at a research institute in Princeton receives a cream-colored envelope in her mailbox. Inside is a ticket for a concert of chamber music at the University's Richardson Auditorium. There is no note and no explanation for this gift.
Former Lockheed CEO Augustine discusses aerospace, Oct. 13
Posted October 8, 2004; 05:51 p.m.
Norman Augustine, former chairman and chief executive officer of the Lockheed Martin Corp. and a Princeton alumnus, will discuss the aerospace industry at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 13, in 101 Friend Center.
The talk is sponsored by the Prince...
Princeton admission viewbook available online
Posted October 8, 2004; 10:44 a.m.
The University's 2004-05 Admission Information viewbook is now available online, offering prospective students a valuable look at undergraduate life at Princeton.
"Our residential college experience allows students to live in an academic ...
Choreographer Twyla Tharp to speak on creativity, Oct. 15
Posted October 7, 2004; 05:56 p.m.
Twyla Tharp, choreographer of more than 125 dances -- including several Broadway shows and many films -- will speak at 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 15, in the Stewart Film Theater, 185 Nassau St. She will discuss "How To Tap the Creativity Within Each of...
LA Times foreign editor to speak, Oct. 13
Posted October 7, 2004; 05:49 p.m.
Marjorie Miller, foreign editor of the Los Angeles Times, will discuss "Media and Conflict: War Reporting in Iraq, Israel and Other Hotspots" at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 13, in 16 Robertson Hall.
The lecture is part of a series, "Journalist...
Windsor to discuss working for freedom, Oct. 12
Posted October 7, 2004; 05:43 p.m.
The executive director of Freedom House, a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that seeks to promote democracy and freedom around the world, will speak at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 12, in 16 Robertson Hall.
Noted sculptor to discuss work, Oct. 12
Posted October 7, 2004; 05:39 p.m.
Acclaimed sculptor Nancy Rubins will present a slide lecture on her work at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 12, in room 219 at 185 Nassau St.
Rubins is known for her menacing, yet humorous, large-scale sculptural installations made of objects such a...
Lecture set on consumption and human future, Oct. 11
Posted October 7, 2004; 04:57 p.m.
A lecture titled "One With Nineveh: Politics, Consumption and the Human Future" is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 11, in 16 Robertson Hall.
Speaking will be Paul Ehrlich, the Bing Professor of Population Studies and professor of biologi...
Judge to speak on religion and the American founding, Oct. 11
Posted October 7, 2004; 04:51 p.m.
U.S. Circuit Court Judge Michael McConnell will deliver the inaugural Herbert W. Vaughan Lecture on America's Founding Principles at 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 11, in 104 Computer Science.
The title of the lecture, sponsored by the James Madison ...
Shapiro named to USOC board
Posted October 7, 2004; 04:46 p.m.
President Emeritus Harold T. Shapiro has been named to the U.S. Olympic Committee board of directors.
He is one of four independent directors on the 11-member board, which is chaired by Peter Ueberroth, president of the Los Angeles Olympi...
Panel discusses religion and politics, Oct. 12
Posted October 7, 2004; 10:32 a.m.
A panel of Princeton faculty members and students will discuss "Religion in Politics: How Much is Too Much?" at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 12, in Whig Hall.
The panel will include professors Jeffrey Stout of the Department of Religion and Sta...
Flu shots limited to students most at risk
Posted October 6, 2004; 03:19 p.m.
Due to a nationwide shortage of the influenza vaccine, University Health Services will not be able to offer flu shots this year to the general population of the University community as it has in previous years.
The vaccine will be made availa...
Composers' Ensemble to perform, Nov. 9
Posted October 6, 2004; 11:35 a.m.
The Princeton Composers' Ensemble will present "Alchemy" at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 9, in Taplin Auditorium, Fine Hall.
Guest musicians will perform three piano trios and a piano solo by Princeton composers Dmitri Tymoczko, an assistant prof...
Duo performs works by Princeton composers, Oct. 19
Posted October 6, 2004; 11:34 a.m.
The DoublePlay Percussion Duo will perform works by Princeton faculty and students and other composers at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 19, in Taplin Auditorium, Fine Hall.
The duo includes Dominic Donato and Stephen Paysen.
The concert is free and...
Alumnus discusses 'Iraq at the Crossroads,' Oct. 13
Posted October 5, 2004; 10:13 a.m.
Brad Swanson, a 1976 Princeton graduate who served in the U.S.-led occupational government in Iraq, will deliver a lecture on "Iraq at the Crossroads" at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 13, in the Whig Hall Senate Chamber.
Swanson served as deputy dir...
Freshman Parents Weekend set for Oct. 8-10
Posted October 5, 2004; 10:12 a.m.
Freshman Parents Weekend, which will feature a variety of lectures, campus tours and other activities, is scheduled for Friday through Sunday, Oct. 8-10.
The weekend will include an assembly led by Princeton President Shirley M. Tilghman and ...
Nobel goes to emeritus faculty member, graduate alumnus
Posted October 5, 2004; 08:50 a.m.
David Gross, the Thomas Jones Professor of Mathematical Physics Emeritus, and Frank Wilczek, one of his former graduate students, have been awarded the 2004 Nobel Prize in physics for a discovery they made while working together at Princ...
Comedian Lewis Black to perform, Oct. 17
Posted October 5, 2004; 12:12 a.m.
Comedian Lewis Black of Comedy Central's "The Daily Show" will perform at 8:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 17, at Jadwin Gymnasium.
Black is a commentator on the news satire show and winner of the American Comedy Award for best male stand-up comedian. ...
Jazz Ensemble to present 'Big Band Dance Party,' Oct. 9
Posted October 4, 2004; 06:51 p.m.
The Princeton University Concert Jazz Ensemble will kick off its 2004-05 concert season with a "Big Band Dance Party" at 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 9, in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall.
The celebration will feature music of the orchestr...
Course crosses disciplines to educate future scientists
Posted October 4, 2004; 04:30 p.m.
In an age when many scientific discoveries result from the infusion of ideas from one discipline to another, faculty members at Princeton have created a unified science class for freshmen that breaks down barriers between fields without sacrific...
Princeton Prize in Race Relations program expands
Posted October 4, 2004; 10:34 a.m.
The Princeton Prize in Race Relations , an awards program for high school students who are doing exceptional work in their schools or communities to advance the cause of race relations, has expanded to three new cities.
Launched as a pilot...
Morrison named recipient of Ohioana Book Award
Posted October 4, 2004; 12:02 a.m.
Toni Morrison , the Robert F. Goheen Professor in the Humanities at Princeton, has been selected to receive a book award from the Ohioana Library Association for her eighth novel, "Love" (Alfred A. Knopf, 2003).
These awards have been given...
Leonard wins MacArthur Foundation 'genius grant'
Posted October 1, 2004; 10:30 a.m.
Naomi Ehrich Leonard , a Princeton engineer who invents mathematical theories that allow underwater robots to coordinate their own behavior like schooling fish, has been selected to receive a 2004 MacArthur Fellowship.
The John D. and Cathe...