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Archive – June, 2005

Carillon concerts performed through Sept. 4

The University's 13th annual Summer Carillon Series -- featuring Princeton carillonneurs and guest performers from across the nation and Europe -- will be held at 1 p.m. each Sunday from July 3 through Sept. 4 at Cleveland Tower on the Graduate College campus

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University offers range of summer learning opportunities

Although classes are no longer in session, the summer is a season of learning at Princeton University. Princeton students, faculty and staff will lead an array of on-campus programs for students and teachers from around New Jersey and beyond, with the goal of exposing them to cutting-edge research and building their skills in a variety of fields.

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Press and Lippincott reach significant milestones in 2005

In 1905, the New York publisher Charles Scribner donated $1,000 in seed money to establish a publishing company in Princeton. Scribner, a member of Princeton’s class of 1875 and a highly successful commercial publisher, saw the need for a publishing house whose sole mission was to publish books that sparked intellectual debate and exploration. A century later Princeton University Press is thriving, having published 8,000 titles that have provoked more than their share of educational and scholarly discoveries for readers.

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Students gain insight on children’s policy issues

Students got a rare opportunity to read and critique academic papers before they are published to learn about the process of formulating and refining an academic argument in a spring seminar in the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.

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Ziolkowski book receives Motherwell Award

A book by Theodore Ziolkowski, the Class of 1900 Professor Emeritus of German and Comparative Literature, has won a Robert Motherwell Book Award from the Dedalus Foundation.

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Construction pace heats up over the summer

Summertime is primetime for construction on the Princeton University campus. A total of 22 projects are included on a schedule compiled by the Office of Design and Construction in the facilities department. Highlights are: • Whitman College, the ...

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Orange Key launches virtual tour Web site

A Web site that takes visitors on a virtual tour of the campus has been launched by Orange Key, the University's volunteer student tour guide service.

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Tilghman honored for work as an educator and scientist

Princeton President Shirley M. Tilghman received several awards and honorary degrees this spring in recognition of her work as an educator and a scientist.

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Tilghman appoints working group to finalize child care improvements

Princeton President Shirley M. Tilghman has charged a working group with planning for a significant expansion and improvement of child care at the University.

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In focus: Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics

Princeton's Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics was established in 1998 under a mandate to develop new approaches to studying and teaching modern biology, with a high degree of collaboration between scientists from many departments.

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Anderson receives Luce Scholarship to live and work in Beijing

Recent Princeton graduate Jason Anderson has won a Luce Scholarship to spend next year in Beijing, China, working on urban architecture projects and teaching.

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President's office Web site redesigned and expanded

A redesigned and expanded Web site for the Office of the President was launched on Monday, June 20.

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Free concerts presented at Richardson through July 20

Princeton University Summer Concerts will present four performances this summer, each starting at 8 p.m. in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall.

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Bellos honored with international award for translation

David Bellos, Princeton professor of French and comparative literature, has won the Man Booker International Prize for Translation.

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Qin awarded two research prizes

Princeton scientist Hong Qin has won the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers as well as the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Science Early Career Scientist and Engineer Award.

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Sigma Xi recognizes Alison Williams, Princeton chapter

Sigma Xi has honored a Princeton faculty member and the Princeton chapter of the scientific research society.  

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Summer theater season runs through Aug. 14

The Princeton Summer Theater will perform six plays this summer, including two shows for children, Thursdays through Sundays until Aug. 14 in the Hamilton-Murray Theater.

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Class of 2009 welcome site available

Incoming students and their parents can find useful and important information about Princeton on the Class of 2009 Web site that was launched June 15. The Class of 2009 site is scheduled to be updated throughout the summer as new information become...

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Carillon concerts performed through Sept. 4

The University's 13th annual Summer Carillon Series -- featuring Princeton carillonneurs and guest performers from across the nation and Europe -- will be held at 1 p.m. each Sunday from July 3 through Sept. 4 at Cleveland Tower on the Graduate College campus.

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Frist hosts concert series through July 20

The Frist Campus Center will present six concerts this summer at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesdays on the south lawn.

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Wolff examines the substance behind the fluff in musical theater

Tamsen Wolff's class, called “Topics in Drama: The Curious Aesthetics of Musical Theater,” investigates the unique conventions of form and narrative in musicals. A 300-level English course, it has been popular with students.

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Frolic at Frist barbecue set for June 15

Frolic at Frist, a free outdoor barbecue, is set for 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 15, on the Frist Campus Center south lawn and patio.

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Levin wins Kyoto Prize for work in environmental science

Princeton ecologist Simon Levin has been named a recipient of the Kyoto Prize in honor of his contributions to environmental science.

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Candidates' 'face value' could influence voter behavior

Taking politicians purely at "face value" can frequently predict their success in elections, according to a study by Princeton researchers published in the June 10 issue of Science.

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Studio presses students into exploring the creative process

It would have been much quicker to copy and paste their names into a Word document and run off a page on a laser printer. But an important part of this class involved learning about the creative process.

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'An Evening of Jazz' set for June 10

Princeton Summer Theater will present "An Evening of Jazz" at 8 p.m. Friday, June 10, in Hamilton-Murray Theater.

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Students in five cities win Princeton Prize in Race Relations

Eight high school students in five cities -- Atlanta, Boston, Houston, St. Louis and Washington, D.C. -- have been awarded the 2005 Princeton Prize in Race Relations for their exceptional efforts to improve race relations in their schools and local communities.

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Students in five cities win Princeton Prize in Race Relations

Eight high school students in five cities -- Atlanta, Boston, Houston, St. Louis and Washington, D.C. -- have been awarded the 2005 Princeton Prize in Race Relations for their exceptional efforts to improve race relations in their schools and local communities.

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Ending affirmative action would devastate most minority college enrollment

Princeton University researchers have found that ignoring race in elite college admissions would result in sharp declines in the numbers of African Americans and Hispanics accepted with little gain for white students.

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Study: Ending affirmative action would devastate most minority college enrollment

Princeton University researchers have found that ignoring race in elite college admissions would result in sharp declines in the numbers of African Americans and Hispanics accepted with little gain for white students.

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Public safety department hosts leadership conference

Princeton University is hosting dozens of law enforcement executives from the tri-state area this week during the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Mid-Atlantic Law Enforcement Executive Development Seminar (LEEDS), which begins Sunday and concludes with a graduation ceremony on Friday, June 10.

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New anti-spam service to launch June 7

A new anti-spam service that will significantly reduce the number of unwanted e-mail messages clogging inboxes and allow users to have more control over how messages are processed is slated to go live for the University community on June 7.

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Wiles selected to receive Shaw Prize

Andrew Wiles, the Eugene Higgins Professor of Mathematics at Princeton, has been chosen to receive the 2005 Shaw Prize in Mathematical Sciences, a major award administered by the Shaw Foundation of Hong Kong.

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West receives Lannan Prize for Cultural Freedom

Princeton Professor Cornel West has won the 2005 Lannan Prize for Cultural Freedom. The $350,000 award is intended to recognize those who promote and protect the human right to freedom of imagination, inquiry and expression.

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Lupton earns award for work on sky survey

Robert Lupton, senior research staff member in the Department of Astrophysical Sciences, has been selected to receive the 2005 Maria and Eric Muhlmann Award by the Astronomical Society of the Pacific.

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Princeton to serve as home for new student leadership institute

Princeton University will be the home this summer for a new program intended to develop the leadership potential of promising high school students from racial, ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds that are underrepresented in the national leadership pool. Leadership Enterprise for a Diverse America's LEDA Scholars Program will launch its Aspects of Leadership Summer Institute on the campus between June 18 and Aug. 14.

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Labouisse winner to work with homeless children

Alina Rekhtman has been awarded the Henry Richardson Labouisse '26 Prize, which will allow her to pursue a postgraduate project working with homeless children in Bahia, Brazil. 

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Oxman to chair trustee executive committee

Beginning July 1, the Princeton University Board of Trustees will have new leadership. Stephen Oxman of Short Hills, N.J., a trustee since 2002, will succeed Robert Rawson as chair of the executive committee.

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Princeton names eight new trustees

Princeton University has named eight new members of its Board of Trustees.

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Sullivan-Crowley selected as vice president for human resources

Lianne Sullivan-Crowley, a human resources professional with 20 years of experience in higher education, has been named vice president for human resources at Princeton University. Her appointment is effective Aug. 1, 2005.

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Board approves VP title changes

The Board of Trustees has approved title changes for two Princeton vice presidents. Mark Burstein, vice president for administration since 2004, has been named executive vice president. Christopher McCrudden, treasurer of the University since 2001, will become vice president for finance and treasurer.

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A.J. Stewart Smith to chair University Research Board

A.J. Stewart Smith, a longtime Princeton faculty member and leading researcher in high-energy particle physics, has been selected to chair the University Research Board.

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