Archive – April, 2005
Walter Johnson, pioneer in engineering curricula design, dies at 92
Posted April 29, 2005; 07:06 p.m.
Walter Johnson, who was known for his devotion to teaching and his pioneering work in engineering curricula design, died April 22. He was 92.
Conference to examine ethics and philanthropy, May 5-6
Posted April 29, 2005; 06:41 p.m.
"Philanthropy, Ethics and International Aid," a conference that will look at some of the ethical issues raised by philanthropy in the international arena, is set for Thursday and Friday, May 5-6, on campus.
Holocaust remembrances planned, May 4-5
Posted April 29, 2005; 04:50 p.m.
The Center for Jewish Life, 70 Washington Road, is planning a Holocaust memorial program for 8:15 p.m. Wednesday, May 4.
Two to probe questions in sciences, May 4 and 10
Posted April 29, 2005; 04:08 p.m.
Talks on sustainable development and on the role of genes will be presented in the coming weeks as part of the University's Public Lectures Series.
'Values in Nature' workshop set for May 2
Posted April 29, 2005; 03:42 p.m.
A workshop on "Values in Nature: The Role of Ethics in Environmental Policy" is set for 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, May 2.
Robert Keohane wins Skytte Prize in Political Science
Posted April 28, 2005; 10:34 p.m.
Robert O. Keohane, an influential political scientist who recently joined the Princeton faculty, has been named the recipient of the prestigious Johan Skytte Prize in Political Science for 2005.
Tilghman: Investment needed to inspire innovation
Posted April 28, 2005; 02:52 p.m.
Revamping the K-12 education system and improving federal research funding are crucial to maintaining America's edge in innovation and competitiveness, Princeton President Shirley M. Tilghman said in a panel discussion Wednesday in Washington, D.C. The discussion on "The Importance of Innovation to the Future of the Nation" at the Library of Congress was organized by Microsoft to kick off its Tech Fair 2005.
Programmable cells: Engineer turns bacteria into living computers
Posted April 28, 2005; 01:07 p.m.
In a step toward making living cells function as if they were tiny computers, engineers at Princeton have programmed bacteria to communicate with each other and produce color-coded patterns
Princeton Gospel Ensemble performs, May 1
Posted April 28, 2005; 12:26 p.m.
The Princeton University Gospel Ensemble will present its annual spring concert at 6 p.m. Sunday, May 1, in the Nassau Christian Center, located at 26 Nassau St.
Graceful arches connect in concept for pedestrian bridge
Posted April 27, 2005; 11:57 p.m.
Drivers making their way north on Washington Road from Faculty Road travel under a canopy of trees before emerging into the more developed area of Princeton's campus. The concept for the new pedestrian bridge at that location, spanning the road between the Icahn Laboratory and Jadwin Hall, carries the arborescent theme a bit further.
Quipfire! comedy group will perform, April 28-30
Posted April 27, 2005; 05:10 p.m.
Quipfire!, Princeton's improvisational comedy group, will perform at 9:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, April 28-30, in Murray-Dodge Theater.
Study reveals how bacteria build barriers
Posted April 27, 2005; 01:18 p.m.
Scientists at Princeton and Harvard universities have identified genes responsible for building a protective membrane around bacterial cells, a finding that helps solve a long-standing mystery and may lead to new antibiotic drugs.
Four Princeton students selected as Goldwater Scholars
Posted April 26, 2005; 05:20 p.m.
Four Princeton students have been named Goldwater Scholars by the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation.
Students select majors in wider range of disciplines
Posted April 26, 2005; 12:23 p.m.
More students are opting to concentrate in smaller academic departments, particularly in the humanities and natural sciences, amid efforts by the University to encourage undergraduates to pursue a broader range of intellectual opportunities.
Symposium focuses on marine life history, April 29
Posted April 25, 2005; 05:20 p.m.
"Lives of the Sea," a symposium on the history of marine life, is scheduled for 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, April 29, in 101 Icahn Lab. The event will bring together scientists and historians who are concerned with the changing character of marine environments.
Day focused on eliminating racism, April 29
Posted April 25, 2005; 05:13 p.m.
The University will join with the YWCAs of Princeton and Trenton to observe the National Day of Commitment to Eliminate Racism from 9 a.m. to noon Friday, April 29, at the Fields Center for Equality and Cultural Understanding.
Communiversity brings town and gown together
Posted April 25, 2005; 03:19 p.m.
The campus and downtown areas were transformed into a colorful fairground during the annual Communiversity celebration Saturday, April 23. Sponsored by students at the University and the Arts Council of Princeton, the event each year brings the tow...
C.K. Williams wins Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize
Posted April 25, 2005; 12:36 p.m.
Princeton faculty member and prolific poet C.K. Williams has been awarded the 2005 Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize, one of the highest honors given to American poets.
Choreographer Paul Taylor to participate in dialogue, April 29
Posted April 22, 2005; 01:44 p.m.
Celebrated choreographer Paul Taylor will participate in a conversation with dance historian Maura Keefe on Friday, April 29, as part of the University's Public Lectures Series.
Artist to discus L.A. paintings and film, April 25-26
Posted April 22, 2005; 01:41 p.m.
Painter and filmmaker Sarah Morris will discuss her latest work, based on the city of Los Angeles, at 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 26, in Betts Auditorium, School of Architecture. In addition, her new film, "Los Angeles," will be shown at 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 25, in the Stewart Film Theater, 185 Nassau St.
2004 Nobel winner to discuss future of physics, April 29
Posted April 22, 2005; 01:37 p.m.
Nobel laureate David Gross, the Thomas Jones Professor of Mathematical Physics Emeritus, will speak on "The Future of Physics" at 8 p.m. Friday, April 29, in A02 McDonnell Hall.
Fristfest celebrates spring, April 28-30
Posted April 22, 2005; 01:29 p.m.
Faculty, staff, students and University family members are invited to celebrate the spring season and the close of another academic year at the Frist Campus Center's annual Fristfest weekend Thursday through Saturday, April 28-30.
Democracy is topic, April 26-27 and May 3-4
Posted April 22, 2005; 01:24 p.m.
Legal scholar Ronald Dworkin will deliver four lectures around the theme, "Is Democracy Possible Here? Principles for a New American Political Debate," Tuesdays and Wednesdays, April 26-27 and May 3-4, on campus.
'Prophetic Religion in America' is topic, April 26
Posted April 22, 2005; 01:20 p.m.
A lecture titled "God's Politics: The Role of Prophetic Religion in America" is set for 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 26, in McCosh 50.
Talk set on separation of church and state, April 25
Posted April 22, 2005; 01:16 p.m.
A lecture titled "Facts and Fictions of the Separation of Church and State: There Is No Wall" is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. Monday, April 25, in 16 Robertson Hall.
Alumni discuss producing for Broadway, April 25
Posted April 22, 2005; 01:08 p.m.
Tony Award-winning producer Roger S. Berlind will discuss the art and business of "The Great White Way" in a conversation with Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer A. Scott Berg at 8 p.m. Monday, April 25, in the Berlind Theatre.
L'Atelier's 'Le Tartuffe' set for April 27-28
Posted April 22, 2005; 12:06 p.m.
L'Atelier, the French Theater Workshop, will perform Molière's "Le Tartuffe," at 8 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, April 27-28, in Matthews Acting Studio, 185 Nassau St. The play will be the student troupe's first full-length production in French verse.
Documentary reveals Haiti’s health-care crisis, April 25
Posted April 22, 2005; 11:59 a.m.
“Once There Was a Country: Revisiting Haiti,” a documentary chronicling the health-care crisis in the West Indian nation, will be screened at 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 25, in 4 Friend Center.
Writer speaks on Armenian Genocide, April 25
Posted April 22, 2005; 11:54 a.m.
Peter Balakian, an award-winning writer and a professor of English and humanities at Colgate University , will deliver the keynote address at a Monday, April 25, event commemorating the 90th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide. The event will be held at 4:30 p.m. in 302 Frist.
Physicist George T. Reynolds, foundation builder and researcher, dies at age 87
Posted April 21, 2005; 08:06 p.m.
George T. Reynolds, a physicist whose foresight laid the groundwork for successful research efforts at Princeton University and many other institutions, died of cancer Tuesday, April 19, at his home in Skillman, N.J. He was 87.
Rabinowitz receives young investigator award
Posted April 21, 2005; 07:08 p.m.
The Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation has selected Joshua Rabinowitz to receive a 2005 Beckman Young Investigators Award, a program that provides research support to the nation's most promising young faculty members in the chemical and life sciences.
Dale fellow's interests coalesce in project gauging how Chinese view the environment
Posted April 21, 2005; 06:57 p.m.
Senior Kyle Meng describes the opportunity to spend a year studying Chinese perceptions of their environment as "the perfect confluence." Meng will combine interests in his native country, environmental engineering and public policy next year as the 2005 recipient of the University's Martin Dale Fellowship.
Connecting music, language and literature
Posted April 21, 2005; 03:06 p.m.
Senior Margaret Meyer is a professional-level opera singer who chose to major in comparative literature — a field in which she could combine her musical affinities, her aptitude for languages and her interest in literature.
Vincent Poor to receive education medal
Posted April 20, 2005; 08:09 a.m.
The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) has selected Vincent Poor to receive its 2005 James Mulligan Jr. Education Medal in honor of his leadership in engineering education.
Faculty, staff blood drive set for May 11-12
Posted April 19, 2005; 02:36 p.m.
The American Red Cross Spring Faculty and Staff Blood Drive is set for 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, May 11, and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, May 12, in Multipurpose Rooms A and B of the Frist Campus Center.
Sympoh dance group will perform, April 21-23
Posted April 19, 2005; 12:43 p.m.
Sympoh Urban Arts Crew, a student dance group, will perform "The Sympoh Life" Thursday through Saturday, April 21-23, in the Frist Campus Center theater. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday.
diSiac Dance Company to perform, April 21-23
Posted April 18, 2005; 03:16 p.m.
The diSiac Dance Company will perform its spring show, "diSiac Dance Company presents ... SENSES," Thursday through Saturday, April 21-23, at Murray-Dodge Theater. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Thursday and 7 and 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
International Festival set for April 22
Posted April 18, 2005; 02:02 p.m.
A variety of activities intended to promote cross-cultural understanding are planned for Princeton's 31st annual International Festival, set for Friday, April 22.
Shapiro to chair state panel on stem cell research
Posted April 18, 2005; 08:58 a.m.
Acting New Jersey Gov. Richard J. Codey has named Princeton President Emeritus Harold T. Shapiro the chair of a newly established ethics advisory panel on stem cell research.
Chou elected to New Jersey High-Tech Hall of Fame
Posted April 17, 2005; 02:48 p.m.
Stephen Chou, Princeton's Joseph Elgin Professor of Engineering, has been elected to the New Jersey High-Tech Hall of Fame. He will be honored with the other inductees at a ceremony and dinner in Iselin, N.J., on April 21.
Communiversity 2005 set for April 23
Posted April 15, 2005; 03:44 p.m.
The Communiversity celebration, which annually brings the town and University together for a day of performances, food, games and more, is planned for noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 23.
Composer to present workshop, concert, April 22
Posted April 15, 2005; 03:37 p.m.
Daniel Bernard Roumain, also known as DBR, will present a workshop and concert on campus Friday, April 22. Often described as "Beethoven meets Lenny Kravitz," this African-American composer/musician of Haitian descent seamlessly blends funk, rock, hip-hop and classical music.
Chapel Choir to sing in Carnegie Hall, April 22
Posted April 15, 2005; 03:36 p.m.
The University's Chapel Choir with soloists and orchestra will perform in Carnegie Hall at 8 p.m. Friday, April 22.
Concerts feature student standouts, April 21-22
Posted April 15, 2005; 03:13 p.m.
Two outstanding musicians -- one a graduate student and the other an undergraduate -- will be featured in the April 21-22 performances by the Princeton University Orchestra.
Panel to address 'Civilizing War,' April 21
Posted April 15, 2005; 03:07 p.m.
A panel discussion on "Civilizing War" is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. Thursday, April 21, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.
Wilson to speak on foreign policy challenges, April 20
Posted April 15, 2005; 03:02 p.m.
A lecture on "New Foreign Policy Challenges in the Post-9/11 World: The Imperatives of Cultural Competence" is set for 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 20, in 16 Robertson Hall.
Mars explorer to discuss rover project, April 20
Posted April 15, 2005; 02:57 p.m.
Steven Squyres, a principal investigator on NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Project, will discuss that mission during the 2005 Evnin Lecture at 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 20, in Reynolds Auditorium, McDonnell Hall.
Hotel Rwanda manager speaks on unlearned lessons, April 21
Posted April 15, 2005; 11:46 a.m.
Paul Rusesabagina, the former hotel manager who saved 1,200 Tutsis during the Rwandan genocide of 1994, will deliver a lecture titled "Hotel Rwanda: A Lesson Yet to Be Learned" at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 21, in McCosh 50.
Theologian dissects 'The Da Vinci Code,' April 18
Posted April 15, 2005; 11:35 a.m.
Luke Timothy Johnson, a professor in the Candler School of Theology at Emory University, will discuss Dan Brown's best-seller "The Da Vinci Code" at 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 18, in McCosh 10.
Hosting weekend for admitted students set for April 14-16
Posted April 15, 2005; 11:28 a.m.
Princeton University's hosting weekend for admitted students to the class of 2009 is scheduled for Thursday through Saturday, April 14-16. The weekend is designed to showcase the Princeton campus through a range of events, such as student and alumni panels, open houses, performances and social activities.
Gott talk to mark Einstein anniversary, April 18
Posted April 14, 2005; 05:21 p.m.
Princeton astrophysicist Richard Gott will be the speaker at a Monday, April 18, event organized by physics students to celebrate the work of Albert Einstein and to commemorate the World Year of Physics.
Human rights agenda is topic, April 18
Posted April 14, 2005; 05:13 p.m.
A lecture on "Shaping Global Sympathy: The Transnational Human Rights Agenda" is set for 4:30 p.m. Monday, April 18, in 1 Robertson Hall.
Panelists to debate stem cell research, April 18
Posted April 14, 2005; 05:07 p.m.
Two distinguished panelists will participate in a debate on embryonic stem cell research at 4:30 p.m. Monday, April 18, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.
Creative collaboration produces original opera
Posted April 14, 2005; 04:13 p.m.
Students in Princeton's Atelier program, which brings guest artists to campus to collaborate with students and faculty, will direct and perform "The Antient Concert," an original chamber opera written by Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Paul Muldoon and composer Daron Hagen. The performance, which is free and open to the public, is scheduled for 8 p.m. Sunday, April 17, in the Berlind Theatre.
Compliance program provides information, resources to University community
Posted April 14, 2005; 12:20 p.m.
The University's Institutional Compliance Program -- begun last fall with the appointment of a chief compliance officer -- has launched a new Web site that will serve as a repository of information about compliance and will direct members of the University community to resources available on this issue.
Staff picnic set, T-shirt entries due
Posted April 14, 2005; 12:14 a.m.
The annual Princeton Staff Picnic is set for Tuesday, June 7. The event will run from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. between Alexander Hall and Blair Arch. Employees and their family members are invited to submit designs for a T-shirt for the event through Friday, April 22.
Origami wave creator to speak, April 15
Posted April 13, 2005; 09:11 p.m.
A talk on "The Science and Math of Origami" will be presented at 4 p.m. Friday, April 15, in the Cotsen Children's Library in Firestone Library.
eXpressions dance company to perform, April 15-16
Posted April 12, 2005; 06:28 p.m.
The eXpressions Dance Company will perform its spring show, "Let's Talk About X," on Friday and Saturday, April 15-16, in the Frist Campus Center theater. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Friday and 7 and 9:30 p.m. Saturday.
Students and NY pianist to give recital, April 15
Posted April 12, 2005; 11:15 a.m.
Siblings Lauren Carpenter, a junior violinist, and David Carpenter, a freshman violist, will collaborate with Cullen Bryant, a pianist from New York City , in a recital at 8 p.m. Friday, April 15, in Fine Hall’s Taplin Auditorium.
Merck exec to examine state of industry, April 14
Posted April 12, 2005; 11:02 a.m.
"Drugs and Money: A Financial Analysis of the Current State and a Forecast of the Pharmaceutical and Health Industry" will be the subject of a talk on Thursday, April 14. Judy Lewent, executive vice president, chief financial officer and president for Human Health Asia at Merck & Co., will speak at 4:30 p.m. in the main library of Cloister Inn, located at 65 Prospect Ave.
Native American artists collaborate on installation
Posted April 11, 2005; 04:50 p.m.
Wilcox Hall in Princeton's Wilson College was filled with the sights and sounds of graffiti, music, poetry and skateboarding on Friday, April 8.
Noted guitarists to perform free concert, April 15
Posted April 11, 2005; 12:31 p.m.
Grammy Award-winning jazz guitarist Bill Frisell and accompanying guitarist Greg Liesz will perform a free concert at 8 p.m. Friday, April 15, in the University Chapel.
Nigerian novelist keynotes workshop, April 15
Posted April 11, 2005; 12:26 p.m.
Distinguished Nigerian novelist and poet Chinua Achebe will deliver the keynote address for a workshop at 4:30 p.m. Friday, April 15, in 101 Friend Center.
Alumnus to speak on world consensus, April 14
Posted April 11, 2005; 12:19 p.m.
"High Noon at the United Nations: Will the World's Leaders Agree to a New Consensus on Development, Security and Human Rights?" is the title of an address set for 4:30 p.m. Thursday, April 14, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.
Seven receive Guggenheim Fellowships
Posted April 9, 2005; 03:23 p.m.
Seven Princeton faculty members are among the 186 artists, scholars and scientists selected from more than 3,000 applicants for 2005 Guggenheim Fellowships.
Two faculty named Carnegie Scholars to study Islam
Posted April 8, 2005; 05:48 p.m.
Princeton faculty members Amaney Jamal and Lawrence Rosen have been named Carnegie Scholars by the Carnegie Corporation of New York, a philanthropic organization that is launching a major effort to support the study of Islam
Scholar discusses post-Zionism, April 13
Posted April 8, 2005; 05:17 p.m.
"Forgotten Histories of Post-Zionism: Universalism, Judaism and the Messianic" is the title of the second annual Edward Said '57 Memorial Lecture, which will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 13, in McCosh 50.
Scholar discusses ecclesiastical sex scandals, April 28
Posted April 7, 2005; 04:25 p.m.
Sarah Coakley, a professor at Harvard Divinity School, will deliver a lecture on "Ecclesiastical Sex Scandals: The Lack of a Contemporary Theology of Desire" at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, April 28, in McCosh 50.
Making time for old-fashioned engineering
Posted April 7, 2005; 02:49 p.m.
Rebecca Gillespie’s senior research project has taught her a lot about keeping track of time — not due to the rapidly approaching deadline, but because of the months she spent restoring the intricate workings of an old grandfather clock.
Expert examines Palestine in post-Arafat era, April 7
Posted April 7, 2005; 02:42 p.m.
A lecture titled "Palestinians in the Post-Arafat Era: What Direction?" is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. Thursday, April 7, in 1 Robertson Hall. Khalil Shikaki, a political science professor at Birzeit University and the director of the Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research in Ramallah, will examine Palestinian politics and the peace process in the wake of Yasser Arafat’s death. He also will make projections based on the public opinion trends of the last decade.
Gender and competition is talk topic, April 13
Posted April 6, 2005; 05:31 p.m.
Accomplished athlete, coach and athletic administrator Kathy DeBoer will speak on "Gender and Competition: How Men and Women Approach Work and Play Differently" at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 13, in 302 Frist Campus Center.
Artist to discuss printmaking, April 12
Posted April 6, 2005; 05:09 p.m.
Painter and mural artist Cavin Jones will present a slide lecture and talk about printmaking at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 12, in Room 219, 185 Nassau St.
Al Jazeera is focus of presentation, April 12
Posted April 6, 2005; 04:54 p.m.
Al Jazeera, the influential Arabic broadcasting service, will be the focus of a lecture at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 12, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.
Times reporter to discuss welfare reform, April 11
Posted April 6, 2005; 04:27 p.m.
New York Times senior writer Jason DeParle will speak on "American Dream” at 4:30 p.m. Monday, April 11, in 16 Robertson Hall.
'State of the Nation' panel set for April 7
Posted April 6, 2005; 12:45 p.m.
A "State of the Nation" panel will examine the media, politics, the Iraq war and the Bush administration on Thursday, April 7, in McCosh 50. The event will run from 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Because seating is limited, anyone interested in attending should arrive early. Doors will open at 7:30 p.m.
ALLY Project training offered to faculty and staff, April 13
Posted April 4, 2005; 09:18 p.m.
Faculty and staff members who wish to identify themselves as allies to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered community at the University are invited to participate in ALLY Project training on Wednesday, April 13.
Re-creating a lost ballet
Posted April 4, 2005; 03:03 p.m.
Final rehearsals are under way for "Le Pas d'Acier" ("The Steel Step"), one of the great lost ballets of the 20th century, which will be performed at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, April 7-9, at the Berlind Theatre.
Bush chooses Bernanke to head economic council
Posted April 4, 2005; 01:14 p.m.
Princeton economist Ben Bernanke, currently a member of the Federal Reserve Board of Governors, has been nominated as chair of President Bush's Council of Economic Advisers.
Bassler selected as Howard Hughes investigator
Posted April 4, 2005; 11:20 a.m.
Princeton biologist Bonnie Bassler has been chosen to become a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator, one of the highest honors in biomedical research.
Food is on the menu for alumni studies course
Posted April 3, 2005; 01:05 p.m.
"Let's Eat: Food in Contemporary American Culture," a six-week home study course that begins April 4, is being offered to members of the University community by the Alumni Association.
'Lost ballet' exhibition on display through Sept. 25
Posted April 3, 2005; 12:56 p.m.
The exhibition "'Le Pas d'Acier' ('The Steel Step'): Re-Creating a Lost Ballet" will be on display at the Milberg Gallery for the Graphic Arts in Firestone Library through Sept. 25.
Many New York employers discriminate against minorities, ex-offenders
Posted April 1, 2005; 10:56 a.m.
Black applicants without criminal records are no more likely to get a job than white applicants just out of prison, according to a Princeton University study of nearly 1,500 private employers in New York City.
Princeton offers admission to 10.9 percent of applicants
Posted April 1, 2005; 10:08 a.m.
Princeton University has offered admission to 1,807 students, or 10.9 percent of the record 16,516 applicants for the class of 2009.