Archive – August, 2005
Jeremiah S. Finch, longtime faculty member and administrator, dies at age 95
Posted August 30, 2005; 04:40 p.m.
Jeremiah S. Finch, a professor emeritus of English at Princeton who made an indelible mark on the University through his service in two key administrative roles, died Thursday, Aug. 25, in Jamesburg, N.J. He was 95.
Media advisory: Flooding expert warns of inland hazards days after hurricane's landfall
Posted August 30, 2005; 11:02 a.m.
While much of the attention surrounding hurricane Katrina has focused on the danger of storm surges in coastal areas, the majority of deaths from hurricanes in recent decades has occurred hundreds of miles inland, according to Princeton Professor James Smith, who studies extreme flooding.
Architecture school builds reputation on academic, practical training
Posted August 29, 2005; 02:37 p.m.
Princeton's School of Architecture engages students in contemporary and emerging issues in architecture through teaching and research in design, history and theory.
Ceremony on Sept. 11 marks beginning of year
Posted August 29, 2005; 08:09 a.m.
The University will mark the beginning of the academic year with Opening Exercises at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 11, in the University Chapel.
Networks of Princeton alumni span the globe
Posted August 25, 2005; 03:06 p.m.
With the Princeton student body taking on an increasingly international flavor over the years, networks of Princeton alumni around the globe have expanded significantly.
Carty promoted to director of printing and mailing
Posted August 22, 2005; 04:40 p.m.
Marion Carty, a Princeton staff member since 1983, has been promoted to director of the University's printing and mailing department.
Engineering enthusiasm: Workshops add variety to summer research experience
Posted August 22, 2005; 11:19 a.m.
As a student in mechanical and aerospace engineering at Princeton, Phillip Kang has been captivated by the modern technologies of hypersonic flight and robotics. But when offered the chance to spend part of his summer working on an 80-year-old car w...
News magazine puts Princeton at top of list
Posted August 19, 2005; 01:00 a.m.
The latest college ranking conducted by U.S. News & World Report has again placed Princeton University at the top of the list. Princeton tied with Harvard in "U.S. News 2006 America's Best Colleges" in the category "Best National Universities--Doctoral," which includes research universities offering a full range of undergraduate majors, in addition to master's and Ph.D. programs.
Eminent astrophysicist John Bahcall dies at 70
Posted August 18, 2005; 04:11 p.m.
John Bahcall, a renowned astrophysicist and faculty member of the Institute for Advanced Study who also was a visiting lecturer with rank of professor at Princeton, died Wednesday, Aug. 17, in New York City. He was 70.
Psychology department provides window to the brain
Posted August 18, 2005; 01:28 p.m.
At both the undergraduate and graduate levels, Princeton's Department of Psychology offers students an array of innovative courses as well as ample opportunities for research. To ensure undergraduate majors understand the main trends in contemporar...
New method for trapping light may improve communications technologies
Posted August 18, 2005; 12:12 p.m.
A discovery by Princeton researchers may lead to an efficient method for controlling the transmission of light and improve new generations of communications technologies powered by light rather than electricity.
Tenure policy aims to make Princeton more family friendly
Posted August 17, 2005; 10:46 a.m.
Princeton University has adopted a new policy that automatically grants male and female faculty extra time to pursue tenure after welcoming a new child. According to the American Council on Education's Office of Women in Higher Education, Princeton is the first university in the country to adopt such a policy.
Student journalists grow with program
Posted August 15, 2005; 04:17 p.m.
A once-fledgling summer journalism camp has grown up. Born in the summer of 2002, the Daily Princetonian Class of 2001 Summer Journalism Program has diversified and matured into a working partnership between its founders and the former high school ...
Materials camp lets science teachers bring real-world lessons to students
Posted August 11, 2005; 12:49 p.m.
Teachers in a new program at Princeton are learning about the fundamentals of materials science through experiments with some fundamental items: pennies, paper clips and sand.
Hopfield earns Einstein World Award of Science
Posted August 11, 2005; 11:00 a.m.
Princeton Professor John Hopfield has been selected to receive the 2005 Albert Einstein World Award of Science by the World Cultural Council.
Undergraduates get a jump on graduate school
Posted August 4, 2005; 02:38 p.m.
Eleven undergraduates from around the country have been selected to spend this summer on Princeton University's campus in a program intended to give them a taste of life as a graduate student. Each student works with a Princeton faculty member, either as a research assistant in a laboratory project in the sciences and engineering or as an advisee in editing and writing research papers in the humanities and social sciences.
Princeton program puts high school students on pathway to college
Posted August 4, 2005; 01:57 p.m.
From intensive lab work to SAT training to a tour of the United Nations, students in the Princeton University Preparation Program (PUPP) are on an excursion of learning that will help lead them to a college education.
Mudd Library exhibit commemorates 1945
Posted August 3, 2005; 03:14 p.m.
A new exhibition at the Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library, "1945: A World United and Divided," highlights the epochal year that marked the end of World War II and the establishment of the United Nations.
Williams wins Cooke Foundation Graduate Scholarship
Posted August 2, 2005; 12:19 p.m.
Robin Williams, a 2004 graduate who has spent the past year on a public service fellowship sponsored by Princeton alumni, has been awarded a Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Graduate Scholarship. The scholarships provide each winner with up to $300,000 for the length of their graduate or professional degree programs.
Princeton is home to significant archive of medieval art
Posted August 1, 2005; 03:07 p.m.
The Index of Christian Art, which makes its home at Princeton University, is one of the most important archives of medieval art in existence and the most specialized resource for the iconographer.