Archive – July, 2005
New student records system fully available Aug. 2
Posted July 29, 2005; 06:17 p.m.
Faculty will be able to enter grades online and advisers will have Web access to student records starting Tuesday, Aug. 2, when the final components of the PeopleSoft Student Administration System will be in place.
Library acquires papers of scientist and author Velikovsky
Posted July 29, 2005; 03:06 p.m.
The papers of Russian-born American scientist and author Immanuel Velikovsky have a new home in the Princeton University Library. His daughter, Ruth Sharon of Princeton, has donated the papers for use by researchers.
Programs immerse students in language and culture
Posted July 28, 2005; 05:04 p.m.
Many Princeton students are spending their summers abroad in internship and language-study programs. Sophomore Stan Gabryszewski is working as a nursing assistant in a clinic for cancer patients receiving radiotherapy. Not only is he learning this challenging position, but he's conducting his work in a second language and in a different culture.
Mills to manage media services
Posted July 27, 2005; 05:58 p.m.
Mike Mills, a 20-year member of the Princeton staff, has been promoted to manager of media services.
Employers not as open to hiring ex-cons as they claim
Posted July 27, 2005; 05:28 p.m.
When it comes to hiring ex-offenders, employers will say one thing but do another, researchers from Princeton and Northwestern universities found in a new study.
Wilson School launches University Channel
Posted July 27, 2005; 10:04 a.m.
The Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs has launched the University Channel, a video project that makes public lectures from a consortium of universities available for viewing on TV and the Internet.
Friedberg: Universities play critical role in addressing security issues
Posted July 26, 2005; 02:21 p.m.
In June 2003, Professor Aaron Friedberg took a public service leave from the University to serve in Vice President Dick Cheney's office as a deputy national security adviser. Now he's back on campus, getting ready to teach a course this fall on "National Security Policy."
Community House camp builds more than computer skills
Posted July 25, 2005; 02:56 p.m.
Outside the Fields Center on a scorching morning last week, the topic of discussion was, naturally, the weather. Rather than complaining about the heat in Princeton, however, 11-year-old Sahmone was delivering a weather report for a newscast writte...
Baumol wins Italy's top scientific, cultural award
Posted July 25, 2005; 11:50 a.m.
Professor Emeritus William Baumol has been named the recipient of the 2005 International Antonio Feltrinelli Prize for Physical, Mathematical and Natural Sciences by the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei in Rome.
Learning to tell a story
Posted July 21, 2005; 12:34 p.m.
In "Bookcrafting: Animals in the Picture," a unique workshop at the Cotsen Children's Library taught by Princeton professor Henry Horn, 15 young students learned about Horn's hobby of photographing hand-crafted animal characters in natural environments. The children each received a wooden bear, which they sanded, stained and posed for photographs with other animals. By week's end, each youngster will have created a book of photographs connected by a story.
Cliatt appointed media relations manager
Posted July 19, 2005; 05:31 p.m.
Casundra (Cass) Cliatt, a Princeton alumna who has worked in journalism and public relations, has been named the University's media relations manager.
Unforeseen journey takes Miles from military to Princeton
Posted July 19, 2005; 02:29 p.m.
After 30 years of service in the U.S. Army, Paul Miles completed his Ph.D. at Princeton at the age of 61 and joined the University’s history department as a lecturer. Although this career switch, at first glance, may seem abrupt and delayed, it is because of — rather than in spite of — his extensive first career that he has become such a successful teacher of military and diplomatic history.
Science teachers become students again in summer workshop
Posted July 18, 2005; 04:39 p.m.
Wearing identical white lab coats, 20 high-school teachers huddled around bluish gels they just had subjected to electrophoresis, a process that enabled them to visualize and study DNA fragments. For two weeks every summer, teachers become students again in a Princeton workshop that helps spread enthusiasm for science.
In focus: Research at Princeton
Posted July 15, 2005; 10:43 a.m.
Princeton University is unique in combining the strengths of a major research university with the qualities of an outstanding liberal arts college. Pushing the frontiers of knowledge and addressing real-world problems, Princeton scientists and scholars publish research across the spectrum of intellectual inquiry.
In focus: WPRB radio station
Posted July 14, 2005; 01:04 p.m.
Broadcasting with 14,000 watts of stereo power, Princeton’s student-run radio station is one of the world’s strongest college stations, reaching Delaware, Philadelphia and New York's outskirts.
International Center hosts dialogue series
Posted July 12, 2005; 01:15 p.m.
The International Center will host a lunch discussion on "Economics and Diplomacy: The Case of U.S.-China Relations" at 12 p.m., Thursday, July 14 in 243 Frist. Gregory C. Chow, Princeton professor of economics emeritus, will moderate.
Annual Giving campaign raises nearly $37 million
Posted July 11, 2005; 09:00 a.m.
The 2004-05 Annual Giving campaign raised $36,976,959 -- the highest total in Princeton's history -- with 58.6 percent of undergraduate alumni participating. The results are notable for strong performances across Princeton's broad range of constituencies, including major Reunion classes, non-major Reunion classes, graduate alumni and parents.
Gunn awarded major cosmology prize
Posted July 8, 2005; 09:24 a.m.
Princeton astophysicist James Gunn has been awarded the 2005 Cosmology Prize of the Peter Gruber Foundation, which honors groundbreaking contributions in the field of cosmology.
In focus: Prospect House
Posted July 6, 2005; 06:02 p.m.
Prospect House, known for its picturesque gardens, is one of the University's most historic buildings and a major destination for Princeton campus community members and visitors alike.The magnificent Italianate Victorian mansion was built around 185...
Exhibition celebrates artist's gift to museum
Posted July 5, 2005; 12:00 p.m.
An exhibition celebrating the art of longtime Princeton resident Thomas George will be on view at the University Art Museum from June 25 through Sept. 11.
Quimby selected as associate dean of the college
Posted July 1, 2005; 03:55 p.m.
Peter Quimby, dean of a residential college and lecturer in political science at Yale University, has been named associate dean of the college at Princeton.
Book provides photographic journey through University's history
Posted July 1, 2005; 11:08 a.m.
A new book titled "Princeton University" presents a photographic journey through the school's 259-year history.