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Archive – February, 2005

Orchestra concert to feature soloist Carpenter, March 4-5

The Princeton University Orchestra, under the direction of Michael Pratt, will present a program of works by Alfred Schnittke, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Richard Wagner in performances at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, March 4-5, in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall.

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North Korea's nuclear threat assessed, March 3

A panel discussion on "North Korea and the Bomb: How Real the Threat?" is set for 4:30 p.m. Thursday, March 3, in McCosh 10.

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Artist Ellen Gallagher presents 'Orbus,' March 3

Artist Ellen Gallagher will discuss her work in a lecture titled "Orbus" at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, March 3, in the Stewart Film Theater, 185 Nassau St.

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Festival features fitness opportunities, March 3

Members of the University community will be able to get a massage, watch a tai chi demonstration and learn how to improve their golf game all under one roof on Thursday, March 3, in Dillon Gymnasium.

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Johnson to discuss Austen's popularity during war, March 3

Claudia Johnson, the Murray Professor of English Literature, will present the third and final talk in this year's President's Lecture Series when she discusses "Jane Austen and War" at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, March 3, in 101 Friend Center.

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Africa's security crises examined, March 2

Ibrahim Gambari, undersecretary-general and special adviser on Africa to the United Nations, will speak on "Death in Darfur: Can Africa Handle Security Crises on Its Own?" at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 2, in 16 Robertson Hall.

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Deepening the conversation on identity

Growing up in Ghana, studying in England and working in the United States, philosopher Kwame Anthony Appiah has shaped a life and a body of work that crisscrosses boundaries and re-imagines the idea of identity. Through an examination of the notions revolving around individuality and universality, he asks us to reconsider what it means to make a life of our own while being responsive to the needs of others.

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Princeton gives highest awards to top students

Princeton University recognized the winners of the highest honors it awards to students at Alumni Day ceremonies Saturday, Feb. 26. Senior Amy Saltzman received the University's Moses Taylor Pyne Honor Prize, and graduate students Paul Copp, Holly Sanders, Scott Shell and Lior Silberman were honored as co-winners of the Porter Ogden Jacobus Fellowship.

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Myhrvold reflects on 'Magic of Invention'

Success in inventing new technologies and products is the nation's greatest hope for prospering in the 21st century, but also is an under-supported endeavor, technology industry pioneer Nathan Myhrvold told a Princeton audience Saturday, Feb. 26.

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Kean: Partisan dissension hinders war on terrorism

Despite reforms in national security and intelligence operations, partisan strife in Washington remains a roadblock to success in the U.S. war on terrorism, 9/11 Commission Chair Thomas Kean said Saturday, Feb. 26, in an address at Princeton University's Alumni Day ceremony.

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Times reporter's lecture canceled, March 1

A lecture by New York Times reporter Fox Butterfield on the U.S. criminal justice system, scheduled for 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 1, in 1 Robertson Hall has been canceled due to illness.

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Montero honored by YWCA

Joy Montero, associate dean for student life in the Office of the Dean of the Graduate School, is among 14 women from local businesses, organizations and educational institutions who will be honored at the annual YWCA Princeton's Tribute to Women Achievement Awards dinner Wednesday, March 9.

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University to open at normal business hours, Feb. 25

The University will open at normal business hours today (Friday, Feb. 25), following the snowfall yesterday and overnight.

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Musician/improviser to discuss work, March 2

George Lewis, improviser-trombonist, composer and computer/installation artist, will discuss historiographical issues concerning the field of interactive music at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 2, in 102 Woolworth Hall.

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Noted filmmaker here for screenings, March 1-2

Noted filmmaker William Greaves will attend screenings of two of his works and participate in discussions Tuesday and Wednesday, March 1-2. Both will begin at 4:30 p.m. in the Stewart Film Theater, 185 Nassau St .

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ABC medical editor focuses on health care reform, March 1

Dr. Timothy Johnson, medical editor at ABC News and "Good Morning America," will discuss "The Media and U.S. Health Care Reform" at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 1, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.

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International court prosecutor lectures, Feb. 28

The chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court will present a lecture on "The ICC in the New World Order" at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 28, in 16 Robertson Hall.

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'Making Waves' in support for tsunami relief

Several campus groups have organized an effort based on the Japanese art of origami to raise funds for areas affected by the recent Indian Ocean tsunami.

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Rosen named chair of Bush's Council of Economic Advisers

Princeton economist Harvey Rosen has been promoted to chair of President Bush's Council of Economic Advisers, the White House announced Wednesday, Feb. 23.

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Stein awarded Bergman Prize

The American Mathematical Society has awarded its 2005 Stefan Bergman Prize to Princeton mathematician Elias Stein.

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David Bradford, Princeton economist and tax expert, dies

David Bradford, a professor of economics and public affairs and an authority on taxation issues, died Tuesday, Feb. 22, from extensive injuries sustained while escaping from a fire in his home two weeks earlier. He was 66.

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Weigel to discuss 'Theology of the Body,' Feb. 23

George Weigel, a Roman Catholic theologian and biographer of Pope John Paul II, will speak on "Body Language and God-Talk: The Theology of the Body" at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 23, in McCosh 10.

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Talk focuses on eliminating abuse, Feb. 22

Courtney Esposito, director of education and training for Womanspace Inc., a Lawrenceville, N.J.-based nonprofit agency serving victims of domestic and sexual violence, will deliver a talk titled "Is It Possible to Eliminate Sexual Assault and Relationship Abuse?" at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 22, in 101 McCormick Hall.

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'Lost ballet' by Prokofiev to have world premiere at Princeton

Scholars from Princeton University and other institutions are painstakingly re-creating the choreography, costumes and elaborate mechanical set of one of the great lost ballets of the 20th century, "Le Pas d'Acier" or "The Steel Step" by legendary Russian composer Sergei Prokofiev.

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David Bradford, Princeton economist and tax expert, dies

David Bradford, a professor of economics and public affairs and an authority on taxation issues, died Tuesday, Feb. 22, from extensive injuries sustained while escaping from a fire in his home two weeks earlier. He was 66.

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Princeton history lives through Goheen’s words

Years from now, those interested in Princeton’s history will be able to learn about the years between 1957 to 1972 from the man who was president of the University at that time.

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'Lost ballet' to have world premiere on campus April 7-9

Scholars from Princeton University and other institutions are painstakingly re-creating the choreography, costumes and elaborate mechanical set of one of the great lost ballets of the 20th century, “Le Pas d’Acier” or “The Steel Step” by legendary Russian composer Sergei Prokofiev. They will bring the ballet to life exactly the way Prokofiev intended it in three performances at the University in April.

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Showcasing University talent

Members of the University community showcased their talent in a benefit performance, "This Is Princeton," Feb. 17 in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall.

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First issue of Health and Well-Being News debuts

The inaugural issue of the Health and Well-Being News, a newsletter sponsored by the University's Task Force on Health and Well-Being, is being distributed.

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Artist Tony Oursler to discuss his work, Feb. 22

Contemporary artist Tony Oursler will discuss his work at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 22, in the Stewart Film Theater, 185 Nassau St.

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McGovern to lead off conference on hunger, Feb. 24-26

Former U.S. senator and presidential candidate George McGovern will deliver the keynote address at a conference on world hunger Thursday through Saturday, Feb. 24-26, in Robertson Hall.

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Noted astronomer to deliver three lectures, Feb. 23-25

World-renowned astronomer Alex Filippenko will present three lectures on campus Feb. 23-25 as part of the University's Public Lectures Series.

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Author to read from her work, Feb. 23

Jhumpa Lahiri, winner of the 2000 Pulitzer Prize for fiction, will read from her work at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 23, in the Stewart Film Theater, 185 Nassau St.

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'Women's Rights Under Attack' is topic, Feb. 22

A lecture titled "From Summers to Sistani: Women's Rights Under Attack in the 21st Century" is set for 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 22, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.

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Amadio named to USA Today all-academic team

Princeton senior Jordan Amadio has been named one of 20 members of USA Today's All-USA College Academic Team.

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Speakers to address interfaith conference, Feb. 17 and 19

Steve Waldman, editor-in-chief of Beliefnet.com, and Princeton Professor of Religion Jeffrey Stout will deliver lectures as part of a conference of collegiate interfaith councils hosted by Princeton's Religious Life Council.

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Former ambassador to discuss Sierra Leone, Feb. 21

Peter Chaveas, former U.S. ambassador to the Republic of Sierra Leone, will speak on "Peace in Sierra Leone: Not Yet Sustainable" at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 21, in 16 Robertson Hall.

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Old Web site still available

Princeton University's previous Web site will remain online during the transition period to the new site, which was officially launched Feb. 17. The old site will be available at a new address for a few weeks until it is permanently retired.

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University launches new Web site

The University officially launched its new online presence on Feb. 17, when a redesigned home page and core Web site went live. The new site represents the culmination of efforts started in 2001 by a Web Strategy Task Force that involved broad cons...

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Prentice studies social-rule violators to understand behavior

Deborah Prentice, professor of psychology, studies attitudes about gender as a means of gaining a greater understanding of how social norms, beliefs and values influence people’s perceptions and behaviors in social contexts.

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Two elected to engineering academy

Professors Robert Calderbank and Stuart Hunter have been elected to membership in the National Academy of Engineering, one of the highest distinctions among engineers.

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Editor of Einstein papers to speak, Feb. 17

The director of the Einstein Papers Project, the most comprehensive effort to publish the papers of Albert Einstein, will lecture Thursday, Feb. 17, as the inaugural speaker in a series of talks at Princeton celebrating the World Year of Physics. Diana Kormos-Buchwald, who serves as general editor of the project and is an associate professor of history at the California Institute of Technology, will speak on "Einstein's Legacy: The Challenges and Rewards of Editing the Collected Papers of Albert Einstein" at 4:30 p.m. in A02 McDonnell.

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Janus performs Composers' Ensemble concert, Feb. 15

Janus, a New York-based flute-harp-viola trio, will perform in a Composers' Ensemble concert scheduled for 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 15, in Taplin Auditorium, Fine Hall.

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Study offers insight into social impacts of terror attacks

Breaking new ground in the study of terrorism, researchers at Princeton University and Hebrew University have found a link between terrorist attacks and traffic accidents in the days following the attacks.

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Students to perform in Spring Dance Festival, Feb. 18-20

Thirty-three students will perform in the Program in Theater and Dance's annual Spring Dance Festival Friday through Sunday, Feb. 18-20, at the Berlind Theatre.

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Limited number of flu shots available

University Health Services has obtained a limited number of flu shots, which will be made available to students, faculty and staff members during the week of Feb. 14 while the supply lasts.

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Jazz pianist Omar Sosa to perform, Feb. 18

Renowned Cuban jazz pianist Omar Sosa and his quartet will perform at 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 18, in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall.

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Annual Spring Dance Festival planned, Feb. 18-20

The Program in Theater and Dance's annual Spring Dance Festival is scheduled for Friday through Sunday, Feb. 18-20, at the Berlind Theatre.

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Contributing architect of Patriot Act to speak, Feb. 17

A lecture on "The USA Patriot Act and Civil Liberties Since 9/11" is set for 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 17, in 16 Robertson Hall.

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University talent showcased, Feb. 17

Members of the University community will showcase their talent in a benefit performance, "This Is Princeton," at 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 17, in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall.

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Global Environment Fund president to speak, Feb. 16

The president and chief executive officer of Global Environment Fund will present a lecture on "Global Environmental Challenges: A Practical Policy Agenda" at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 16, in 16 Robertson Hall.

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Author to describe 'new kind of science,' Feb. 16

Stephen Wolfram, author of "A New Kind of Science," will speak at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 16, in McCosh 50.

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Oates to read 'The Falls,' Feb. 16

Joyce Carol Oates will read and talk about her work at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 16, in 101 McCormick.

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Times writer to assess Middle East reporting, Feb. 15

New York Times reporter and former Jerusalem bureau chief James Bennet will present a lecture on "Reporting From the Middle East: Whose Truth?" at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 15, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.

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Filmmaker to screen, discuss her work, Feb. 15

Filmmaker Jennifer Reeves will screen and discuss her latest work, "The Time We Killed," at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 15, in the Stewart Film Theater, 185 Nassau St.

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Free speech on campus is topic, Feb. 14

A lecture titled "Speech Codes, Censorship and Undue Process: Politics and the Restoration of Free Speech and Liberty on Campus" is set for 4:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 14, in 104 Computer Science Building.

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Panel planned on Ukraine, Feb. 14

A panel discussion on "What Happened in Ukraine and Why You Should Care" is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 14, in 16 Robertson Hall.

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Award-winning author to discuss work, Feb. 14

Author Ha Jin will read from his work and answer questions during a session at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 14, in the Stewart Film Theater, 185 Nassau St.

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'Making Waves' fund-raisers set through April 23

"Making Waves," an initiative organized by several campus groups to raise funds for areas affected by the recent Indian Ocean tsunami, will host several events on campus and in the local communities through April 23.

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New University Web site available to all

The University's redesigned home page and core Web site are now available to the general public by clicking on the icon in the bottom center of the current home page. The new site is expected to replace the current site on Thursday, Feb. 17. Campus users have been able to preview the new site since Jan. 14. The preview offers users the opportunity to provide feedback on the new design, audience pages, content groupings and navigational tools.

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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 through Monday, May 2.

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Career Week scheduled for Feb. 21-25

The Office of Career Services will host its spring Career Week Monday through Friday, Feb. 21-25, at the Frist Campus Center.

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Lectures examine health, economy, Feb. 12

Several Princeton faculty members will be among the speakers at a conference on "Health, Economy and the International Community" from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 12, at the Friend Center for Engineering Education.

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Quipfire! to perform, Feb. 10-12

The Quipfire! improvisational comedy troupe will perform at 9 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, Feb. 10-12, at the Murray-Dodge Theater.

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Ziolkowski book honored

A book by Theodore Ziolkowski, the Class of 1900 Professor Emeritus of Modern Languages, has won an award from the International Conference on Romanticism.

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Tilghman, faculty call for efforts to support women in science

The recent debate about the underrepresentation of women in science and engineering has been too focused on old, previously settled questions and has avoided forward-looking discussions of how to fix the problem, according to a statement prepared jointly by President Tilghman and the presidents of Stanford University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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Assembling the framework for a career in engineering

High school students Celeste Abou Negm and Blair Ligelis had just succeeded in building fragile towers from nothing but spaghetti-stick beams and gumdrop fasteners. But what really caught their imaginations on a recent Friday afternoon was the idea of engineering as an exciting career choice that goes far beyond clever construction projects.

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Appiah, Pettit lauded as 'great thinkers'

The French-language weekly news magazine Le Nouvel Observateur has named Princeton professors Kwame Anthony Appiah and Philip Pettit two of the 25 greatest thinkers in the world today.

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CPUC meeting to include conversation with president, Feb. 14

Princeton President Shirley M. Tilghman will lead an informal conversation with faculty, staff and students as part of the Monday, Feb. 14, meeting of the Council of the Princeton University Community. The meeting, which is open to all, begins at 4:30 p.m. in 101 Friend Center.

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In focus -- Visual arts

Whether students are interested in a program of study leading to a special major in studio arts or a certificate program -- or desire to take just one or two courses -- Princeton's Program in Visual Arts provides them with an atmosphere of serious intellectual inquiry and excellent facilities.

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Anti-slavery activist to speak, Feb. 8

"My Escape From Slavery: A Young Man's Journey From Captivity to Freedom" is the title of a presentation set for 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 8, in 302 Frist Campus Center.

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Conference showcases Renaissance magic, Feb. 10-11

Internationally renowned scholars will gather at Princeton Thursday and Friday, Feb. 10-11, for a conference on "Renaissance Magic: Performance, Technology, Theater." The event, sponsored by the Humanities Council and the Renaissance Studies Committee, and with support from the David A. Gardner '69 Magic Project, starts with a lecture at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, and continues from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, in 106 McCormick.

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Author to read from her work, Feb. 9

Susan Choi, author of the 2004 Pulitzer Prize finalist "American Woman," will read from her work at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 9, in the Stewart Film Theater, 185 Nassau St.

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Scholar discusses Constitution, Feb. 9

Should we expect the government to follow the same constitutional principles during periods of crisis as periods of calm? Kathleen Sullivan, the Stanley Morrison Professor of Law and former dean at the Stanford University School of Law, will look at this and other questions during a lecture at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 9, in McCosh 50.

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Eberly speaks on religion, civil society, Feb. 9

Don Eberly, founder of both the National Fatherhood Initiative and the Civil Society Project, will speak at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 9, in 16 Robertson Hall. His topic will be "Religion and Civil Society: Common Ground for America and the Developing World?"

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Lund discusses court decision, Feb. 7

Constitutional scholar Nelson Lund will discuss the issues surrounding the right to sexual privacy in a lecture titled "Lawrence v. Texas: The Worst Supreme Court Opinion in History?" at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 7, in 104 Computer Science Building.

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Flocking together: Study shows how animal groups find their way

A study led by Princeton biologists has revealed a remarkably simple mechanism that allows flocking birds, schooling fish or running herds to travel in unison without any recognized leaders or signaling system.

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Networking event strengthens University ties to local business community

Entrepreneurs, from beginners to veterans, gathered on the Princeton campus Feb. 2 to network and trade stories in an event intended to promote entrepreneurship and forge closer ties between the local business community and the University.

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Society awards Gunn its highest honor

The American Astronomical Society has awarded its highest honor, the Henry Norris Russell Lectureship, to Princeton astrophysicist James Gunn for "a lifetime of eminence in astronomical research."

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University seeks resolution of key issues in Robertson lawsuit

Attorneys for Princeton University Feb. 2 filed papers in New Jersey Superior Court seeking a judicial declaration that the University, and through it the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, is and will remain the sole beneficiary of the Robertson Foundation. The foundation was established in 1961 to expand and support the graduate program in the Woodrow Wilson School.

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Health concerns prompt smoking ban in undergrad dorms

Concerned about the effects of second-hand smoke and following peer institutions, Vice President for Campus Life Janet S. Dickerson announced that she has accepted student recommendations to prohibit smoking in undergraduate dormitories.

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Princeton receives record number of applications for class of 2009

Princeton University has received 16,077 applications for admission to the class of 2009, a record number for the University and a 17 percent increase from the previous year.

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