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Archive – January, 2005

Firestone Library exhibition marks 75th anniversary of McCarter Theatre

An exhibition celebrating the 75th anniversary of the McCarter Theatre Center for the Performing Arts will be on display in the main lobby of Firestone Library from Monday, Jan. 31, through Monday, May 2.

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Princeton observes National Girls, Women in Sports Day, Feb. 5

The University's sixth annual celebration of National Girls and Women in Sports Day is set for Saturday, Feb. 5, at Jadwin Gymnasium.

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Religious paintings on exhibit through Feb. 20

New York artist Simon Carr will exhibit his religious paintings from Feb. 1-20 in the Princeton University Chapel.

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Gunn, Peebles to receive Crafoord Prize

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has chosen Princeton astrophysicists James Gunn and James Peebles to receive the 2005 Crafoord Prize, a rare honor in their field.

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George awarded Bradley Prize

Robert George, Princeton's McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence, has been named one of four recipients of the 2005 Bradley Prize for outstanding achievement by the Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation.

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Panel to explore Asian strategic thought, Feb. 4

Scholars from Princeton and other institutions will gather for a "Panel on Asian Strategic Thought in 2004" from 2 to 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 4, in 1 Robertson Hall.

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Program looks at bridging racial divide in politics, Feb. 3

The University's James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions will present a program on "Bridging the Racial Divide: Evangelical Christians in Contemporary Politics" on Thursday, Feb. 3, as part of the University’s observance of Black History Month. 

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Cava chosen for Carty Award

The National Academy of Sciences has selected Princeton professor of chemistry Robert Cava to receive the 2005 John Carty Award for the Advancement of Science.

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Religion professor examines 'salvation by diet' phenomenon

From biblical stories of Samson's muscular strength to the disciplined eating habits of Catholic monks -- Christianity has long espoused the benefits of a fit body.

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Supporters of Princeton wrestling successfully conclude campaign to raise endowment funds

The Friends of Princeton Wrestling -- an association of alumni, parents and other supporters of Princeton wrestling -- has successfully concluded a campaign to establish an endowment of more than $3 million for Princeton's varsity wrestling program, the University announced today. 

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Morrison honored with Coretta Scott King Award

Toni Morrison, the Robert F. Goheen Professor in the Humanities at Princeton, has been named a winner of the 2005 Coretta Scott King Award from the American Library Association.

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Additional support provided for health and well-being initiatives

The recommendations presented last fall by the Task Force on Health and Well-Being were a key consideration during recent discussions about the University's operating budget. About half of the $500,000 allocated for special funding for 2005-06 by the Priorities Committee of the Council of the Princeton University Community is designated for initiatives proposed by the task force. Because the committee's budget was quite limited this year, University administrators sought additional means for supporting the recommendations through repurposing existing funds and modest fee increases.

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Operating budget includes funding for priorities in health, compliance, recruitment/retention

University trustees Jan. 22 adopted a 2005-06 operating budget of nearly $950 million that includes special funding for health and well-being, compliance, and recruitment and retention.

The trustees acted on a budget proposal from President Shirley M. Tilghman, based on the recommendations of thePriorities Committee of the Council of the Princeton University Community. The group recommended a slight increase in the faculty and staff salary pools along with the allocation of approximately $500,000 to fund its highest priority programmatic requests in an overall balanced budget.

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Faculty from 13 departments pool talents to examine what it means to be human

Even at a time when multidisciplinary research and teaching are increasingly common, it would be hard to find a course with more contributing disciplines than the latest offering from the Department of Psychology...

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IMAP e-mail unavailable beginning at 7 p.m., Jan. 20

The University's standard IMAP e-mail and Webmail services -- used by faculty and staff members and graduate students -- will be unavailable beginning at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 20, while the Office of Information Technology performs maintenance on the system.

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Library showcases Beatrix Potter collection

An extensive collection of books, letters, manuscripts and artwork by Beatrix Potter, the author of “The Tale of Peter Rabbit” and other books adored by generations of children, has been presented to Princeton’s Cotsen Children’s Library.

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Plutz selected as principal University organist

Eric Plutz, a graduate of Westminster Choir College in Princeton, has been named principal University organist at Princeton University. His first Sunday playing in the University Chapel will be Feb. 6, according to Thomas Breidenthal, dean of religious life and of the chapel.

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Jaros receives Sachs scholarship for study in China

Princeton senior Kyle Jaros has been named the recipient of the 2005 Daniel M. Sachs Class of 1960 Graduating Scholarship.

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Princeton donates land for open space in central New Jersey

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Lauritzen family funds Whitman College dormitory

The Lauritzen family of Omaha, Neb., has made a $5.5 million gift to fund the construction of an imposing new gothic dormitory within Whitman College, Princeton University's newest residence complex.

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Segars: King's journey must live on in fight for economic equality

Americans must continue to embrace Martin Luther King Jr.'s spirit of compassion and fairness as the country struggles with a widening gulf between its richest and poorest citizens, Yvonne Smith Segars, the state of New Je...

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Two recognized for efforts to advance King's dream

Two members of the Princeton University community were honored Jan. 17 for their efforts to continue the journey to achieve Martin Luther King Jr.'s vision for America. Robert Durkee, vice president and secretary of the University and a 1969 Princeton graduate, and Dylan Tatz, a junior from New York City, were presented with the first MLK Day Journey Awards during ceremonies commemorating King's legacy in Richardson Auditorium of Alexander Hall.

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Shackford named women's soccer coach of the year

Julie Shackford, the architect of Princeton's unprecedented run to the NCAA women's soccer Final Four, has been named the Division I coach of the year by the National Soccer Coaches' Association of America.

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Humanities building named Scheide Caldwell House

A gift to Princeton University from renowned bibliophile and music scholar William H. Scheide of the class of 1936 has funded a distinctive new humanities building located on the front campus. The facility, to be called the Scheide Caldwell House, provides offices and classrooms for several key humanities initiatives.

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New Health Services Web site launched

Members of the University community now can find important information about University Health Services and health issues on a new Web site launched this month.

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Free basketball tickets offered for tsunami aid donation, Jan. 24

The Department of Athletics, in conjunction with Princeton Tsunami Relief, is offering free tickets to the men's basketball game Monday, Jan. 24, against Haverford to raise funds for countries affected by the Indian Ocean tsunami.

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New University Web site available for preview

A month-long campus-wide preview of the University’s redesigned home page and core Web site began Jan. 14. The preview offers the campus community the opportunity to provide feedback on the new design, audience pages, content groupings and navigational tools. An explanation of how to use the new site as well as frequently asked questions about the project are available in the About this Site pages.

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Campus groups raise money for tsunami relief

A variety of campus organizations have been involved in fund-raising efforts to provide aid to countries affected by the Indian Ocean tsunami.

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Initiatives aim to boost global literacy

"Global awareness should be 'built into the DNA of Princeton,'" said President Tilghman at this year’s Opening Exercises, quoting a University trustee in her address to students. With recent high-level faculty appointments in international affairs and comparative politics and new globally focused courses and research projects, this "DNA" is being expressed in unprecedented ways at Princeton.

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A cappella groups to perform benefit concert, Jan. 14

Princeton's three all-female a cappella groups will take the stage at 9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 14, in Hamilton-Murray Theater for a benefit performance.

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Science on Saturday lectures run through March 19

The Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory's 20th annual "Science on Saturday" program, a series of talks geared toward high school students, begins Saturday, Jan. 15, and runs through March 19.

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Seymour Bogdonoff, high-speed aerodynamics pioneer, dies

Seymour Bogdonoff, a longtime Princeton engineering professor whose research and leadership in high-speed aerodynamics played a major role in the U.S. space program, died Jan. 10, his 84th birthday. 

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Brown wins translation award

Princeton professor L. Carl Brown has been named the winner of the 2005 Arkansas Arabic Translation Award by the University of Arkansas Press and the university's King Fahd Center of Middle East and Islamic Studies.

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Scholars gather to discuss heresy, Jan. 16-18

Internationally renowned scholars will gather at Princeton Sunday through Tuesday, Jan. 16-18, for a colloquium on "Making Selves and Marking Others: Heresy and Self-Definition in Late Antiquity."

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Lecture series focuses on art and culture, Feb. 2-28

What can the art and literature of a country tell you about its culture? A four-session lecture series in February will feature Princeton faculty members exploring that topic. Presented by the Alumni Council, the series is free and open to members of the University community. Each lecture will begin at 7 p.m. in 106 McCormick.

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Sarnak receives major mathematics award

Peter Sarnak has been awarded one of the highest honors in mathematics, the American Mathematical Society's Frank Nelson Cole Prize in Number Theory.

The award, which is given every three years, carries a $5,000 prize and was presented to Sar...

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Depression, smoking programs available, Jan 19-20

University Health Services is offering two health-related programs for Princeton employees this month. A free confidential depression screening session is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 19, in the Goheen Library at McCosh Health Center. A six-session smoking cessation program will begin at noon Thursday, Jan. 20, in G20 McCosh Health Center.

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TapCats dance troupe presents 'Tap That,' Jan. 6-8

The TapCats dance troupe will present its latest show, "Tap That" at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, Jan. 6-8, in the Frist Campus Center theater.

The performance will include a combination of hip-hop, swing, jazz, bebop and a capella ta...

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Davall named public safety deputy director of operations

Charles Davall, the Princeton Borough chief of police, has been named deputy director of operations for Princeton University's Department of Public Safety.

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Princeton, Smith launch engineering student exchange

Advancing its goal of increasing the number of women in engineering, Princeton's School of Engineering and Applied Science has partnered with Smith College to create a student exchange program. Smith, the nation's first women's college to have an engineering school, graduated its first class of engineers in 2004.

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Opera Theater to present 'Egisto,' Jan. 7-8

The Princeton University Opera Theater, in conjunction with the Department of Music , will present free performances of Francesco Cavalli's comedy "Egisto" at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Jan. 7-8, in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall.

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Early admission offered to 593 students for class of 2009

Princeton University has offered admission to 593 students from a pool of 2,039 high school seniors who applied through early decision for the class of 2009.

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Fund-raiser for tsunami victims set for Jan. 8

Princeton Tsunami Relief, a coalition of campus groups, will sponsor a fund-raising event from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 8, at the Frist Campus Center to provide aid to countries affected by the Indian Ocean tsunami.

The event, which wi...

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BodyHype Dance Company to perform, Jan. 6-8

The BodyHype Dance Company will present its fall semester show Thursday through Saturday, Jan. 6-8, in the Murray-Dodge Theater. The dance troupe will perform at 8 p.m. on Jan. 6 and at 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. on Jan. 7 and 8.

Founded in 1991, ...

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King Day celebration set for Jan. 17

The University will commemorate the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. with its annual King Day celebration at 1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 17, in Richardson Auditorium of Alexander Hall.

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