Archive – December, 2004
Graduate School to reimburse fee for newly admitted international students
Posted December 23, 2004; 11:56 a.m.
International students enrolling in a graduate degree program at Princeton University for the first time next fall will be reimbursed for the new $100 SEVIS fee required by the federal government, Dean William B. Russel announced this week.
Psychological association honors Gross
Posted December 20, 2004; 04:25 p.m.
The American Psychological Association has chosen Charles Gross as a recipient of its annual Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award. The association will present the award, which includes a $1,000 prize, at its annual convention in August.
Enquist receives Javits award
Posted December 20, 2004; 04:10 p.m.
Neurobiologist Lynn Enquist has received a Sen. Jacob Javits Award, which provides up to seven years of research funding from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.
Nassau Street entrance to be closed, Dec. 17-Jan. 3
Posted December 16, 2004; 10:44 a.m.
The Nassau Street entrance to campus for vehicles will be closed from 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 17, through 7 a.m. Monday, Jan. 3.
The Faculty Road entrance to campus will be open 24 hours a day, as usual.
Contact: Lauren Robinson-Brown (609)...
Study: Desires for fatty foods and alcohol share a chemical trigger
Posted December 15, 2004; 02:54 p.m.
A brain chemical that stokes hunger for food and fat also triggers thirst for alcohol and may play a role in chronic drinking, according to a study led by Princeton University scientists.
The study showed that rats injected with galanin, a na...
Frist festival celebrates winter holidays from around the world
Posted December 14, 2004; 10:59 a.m.
A celebration of holidays from around the world, hosted by the Frist Campus Center, offered a warm send-off for students about to leave for winter recess.
West defies classification to reach beyond the academy
Posted December 9, 2004; 03:28 p.m.
Cornel West believes he can't be true to his calling as a teacher and a scholar if his career is limited to classrooms, publishing houses or the traditional academic lecture circuit.
"People want to put you in boxes," West said. "But I don't ...
Wilentz receives Grammy nomination
Posted December 9, 2004; 02:54 p.m.
Professor Sean Wilentz has received a Grammy Award nomination for his album notes that accompanied Bob Dylan's two-CD set released in the spring.
Wilentz, the David-Stockton Professor of History and director of Princeton's Program in American ...
Chou cited for nanotechnology research
Posted December 8, 2004; 04:26 p.m.
The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers has selected Stephen Chou to receive its 2004 Cledo Brunetti Award for his invention of groundbreaking techniques in nanotechnology.
The institute will present the award Dec. 14 at its...
ABC News correspondent to discuss women in power, Dec. 8
Posted December 7, 2004; 09:56 a.m.
ABC News correspondent Lynn Sherr will speak at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 8, in Whig Hall's Stokes Lounge at a gathering for members of the University community sponsored by the Organization of Women Leaders .
Sherr is expected to talk ab...
Men's water polo faces UCLA in Final Four, Dec. 4
Posted December 3, 2004; 05:50 p.m.
The Princeton men's water polo team will face UCLA in the NCAA tournament Final Four at 5 p.m. PST Saturday, Dec. 4, at Stanford University's Avery Aquatic Center.
The Tigers set a school record with 25 victories season and qualified for the ...
Gently used clothing needed, Jan. 12-19
Posted December 2, 2004; 04:07 p.m.
Members of the University community will have the opportunity to share some holiday spirit through a drive to benefit the Hire Attire Boutique, an organization that collects "gently used" business clothes for men and women.
On weekdays from Jan.12 through Jan. 19, items may be taken to the OIT Training Room at the Armory (Washington Road side) between 8 and 9 a.m. and 12:30 and 1:30 p.m.
Nominations sought for teaching awards
Posted December 2, 2004; 03:49 p.m.
The Office of the Dean of the Faculty invites members of the University community to submit letters of nomination for the 2005 President's Award for Distinguished Teaching.
Signed letters of nomination should be sent by Friday, Feb. 4, to the Office of the Dean of the Faculty, 9 Nassau Hall.
Vietnamese official to speak on U.S. relationship, Dec. 8
Posted December 2, 2004; 03:44 p.m.
Ambassador Ton Nu Thi Ninh, vice chair of the foreign affairs committee of the Vietnamese National Assembly, will deliver a lecture on "Building a Strong Vietnam-U.S. Relationship: Unlikely Partners?" at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 8, in 1 Robert...
Winter Holiday Festival set for Frist, Dec. 8
Posted December 2, 2004; 03:40 p.m.
The Frist Campus Center will host its annual Winter Holiday Festival from 3 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 8. The festival will feature live music, a diverse collection of winter holiday desserts and drinks and a community knitting project as well a...
Lectures set on role of failure in success, Dec. 7-9
Posted December 2, 2004; 03:13 p.m.
The role of human error and failure in engineering design will be the topic of a series of lectures at 8 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, Dec. 7-9, in McCosh 50.
Henry Petroski, the A.S. Vesic Professor of Civil Engineering and professor of hi...
Inaction and genocide is topic for Dec. 7
Posted December 2, 2004; 02:37 p.m.
A lecture titled "Inaction in the Face of Genocide ... From Rwanda to Darfur" will be presented at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 7, in 16 Robertson Hall.
Speaking will be John Prendergast, special adviser to the president of the International Crisi...
United Way campaign closes Dec. 8
Posted December 2, 2004; 10:21 a.m.
The University's effort to help people in the local communities through the United Way of Greater Mercer County's annual fund-raising campaign will close on Wednesday, Dec. 8.
To date, the University has received pledges and donations totali...
Physician to speak on future of public health, Dec. 3
Posted December 2, 2004; 09:59 a.m.
Paul Farmer, renowned medical anthropologist and physician, will present a lecture titled "Global Equity and the Future of Public Health" at 3 p.m. Friday, Dec. 3, in 101 Friend Center.
Farmer is the founding director of Partners in Health, ...
Senior strives to strengthen families in Romania
Posted December 2, 2004; 12:14 a.m.
Senior year has a lot of pressures, but it typically does not include finding ways to help abandoned children thousands of miles away. For Clare Vierbuchen, a psychology major from Houston, Texas, her academic rigors often pale in comparison to ...
Audience invited to join in 'Messiah' sing, Dec. 6
Posted December 1, 2004; 05:15 p.m.
The University community is invited to celebrate the holiday season by singing Handel's "Messiah" at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 6, in the University Chapel.
Audience members will sing the Christmas portion and other selected choruses. Scores may ...
New online Faculty Face Book available
Posted December 1, 2004; 04:54 p.m.
Having difficulty connecting a new name and face from that last faculty gathering? Help is now available from the Office of the Dean of the Faculty. The office, with the assistance of the Office of Information Technology, has developed an online Faculty Face Book.
Gospel Ensemble to perform Christmas concert, Dec. 3
Posted December 1, 2004; 12:21 a.m.
The Princeton University Gospel Ensemble will present its annual Christmas concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 3, in McCosh 50.
The student-directed musical group will perform with special guest Culturally Yours.
Re-formed in 1983, the...