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Archive – October, 2005

Scaring up fun for all ages

Dragons, princesses and superheroes took over the Forbes College dining room Monday as the University hosted a Halloween brunch that bridged generations of Princeton residents through food and fun.

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Princeton alumnus nominated to Supreme Court

Princeton alumnus Samuel Alito Jr. has been nominated by President Bush to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court. Alito earned an A.B. in 1972 from Princeton's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.

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Jahn honored at Princeton rocketry conference

Robert Jahn, professor emeritus of mechanical and aerospace engineering, received the Medal for Outstanding Achievement in Electric Propulsion at the 29th International Electric Propulsion Conference, which is taking place this week at Princeton University.

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Burton Singer named to Institute of Medicine

Burton Singer, a Princeton faculty member since 1994, has been named a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies.

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Four named fellows of science association

Three Princeton faculty members and a staff member in the development office have been named fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in recognition of their "efforts toward advancing science applications that are deemed scientifically or socially distinguished."

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Career Week scheduled for Nov. 14-18

The Office of Career Services will host its fall series of Career Week events Monday through Friday, Nov. 14-18, at the Frist Campus Center.

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Graduate and professional school fair set, Nov. 11

The Office of Career Services is hosting a graduate and professional school fair from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11, in Dillon Gymnasium.

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Triangle Club presents 'Excess Hollywood,' Nov. 11-12

The Princeton Triangle Club will present its fall show, "Excess Hollywood," at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 11-12, at the McCarter Theatre.

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'Prep' author to read from her work, Nov. 9

Curtis Sittenfeld, author of new novel "Prep," will read from her book at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 9, in McCosh 10. 

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Bhargava wins mathematics prizes

Manjul Bhargava, professor of mathematics, has been selected as the recipient of two prestigious prizes in the field of mathematics. 

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Hammoudi honored for literary reportage

Abdellah Hammoudi, professor of anthropology, has been honored with a Lettre Ulysses Award for the Art of Reportage. 

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Book by Small earns accolades

Mario Small, assistant professor of sociology, has won two awards for his book, "Villa Victoria: The Transformation of Social Capital in a Boston Barrio." 

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Diller honored for design work

Elizabeth Diller, professor of architecture, and her partners in the New York design firm of Diller Scofidio + Renfro, have received the 2005 Architecture Design Award from the Smithsonian's Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum.

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Wilentz wins award for Dylan liner notes

Sean Wilentz, the Dayton-Stockton Professor of History, has won a Deems Taylor Award from the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers for his liner notes for a recent Bob Dylan recording.

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Public safety to move to new offices Oct. 31

The Princeton University Department of Public Safety will move to new offices beginning Monday, Oct. 31, to better serve the University community and to accommodate evolving space needs.   

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Taking an arboreal tour of the campus

The Princeton University campus might be viewed as a vast arboretum -- a carefully planned garden that, with its mix of exotic imports and native species of trees, would never be duplicated in nature.

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Princeton Prize expands to 10 cities

The Princeton Prize in Race Relations, an awards program for high school students who are doing exceptional work in their schools or communities to advance the cause of race relations, has expanded to include 10 cities.

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Princeton Prize expanded to 10 cities

The Princeton Prize in Race Relations, an awards program for high school students who are doing exceptional work in their schools or communities to advance the cause of race relations, has expanded to include 10 cities.

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Shivers named associate University architect

Natalie Shivers, a Princeton graduate alumna with 20 years of experience in architecture, has been named to the new position of associate University architect. Her appointment was effective Oct. 3. 

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Faculty comment on Bush's choice of Bernanke for Fed chair

Several faculty from Princeton University had comments on the Monday, Oct. 24, announcement of President George Bush's selection of former University Professor Ben Bernanke to succeed Alan Greenspan as chairman of the Federal Reserve.

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Recounting the Wilson School's 75 years 'in the nation's service'

As part of this year's 75th anniversary celebration, the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs has published a book tracing its history.

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Task force recommends ways to improve residential college dining

A task force created to examine dining and social life in the residential colleges has recommended a broad series of changes aimed at significantly improving the quality of the food and dining atmosphere in the colleges.

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Library exhibition catalog wins award

The catalog for Princeton University Library's exhibition "Of Maps and Men: In Pursuit of a Northwest Passage" has won the 2005 Arline Custer Award of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference.

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Ensemble presents student works, Oct. 25

The Princeton Composers' Ensemble will present a performance of new music by graduate students in the Department of Music at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25, in Taplin Auditorium, Fine Hall.

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PPPL scientists win several honors

Researchers from the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory have been named as recipients of awards in recognition of their achievements in plasma science and fusion development.

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Fisch wins Maxwell Prize for Plasma Physics

Nathaniel Fisch, professor of astrophysical sciences and director of the Program in Plasma Physics, has been named the recipient of the American Physical Society's 2005 James Clerk Maxwell Prize for Plasma Physics.

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Working group issues interim report on staff diversity

The Diversity Working Group has issued an interim report that describes several initial steps the University can take to increase the diversity of its staff. The report also recommends efforts to ensure a long-term commitment to supporting a staff t...

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Annual Vendor Fair scheduled, Nov. 1

The purchasing department will sponsor the 11th annual Vendor Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 1, in Dillon Gym. 

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Lecture examines purpose of WTO, Oct. 27

Bruce Malashevich, an expert on international trade issues, will examine the role of the World Trade Organization in a lecture scheduled for 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27, in 2 Robertson Hall.

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Washington Post VP speaks on First Amendment, Oct. 27

"The First Amendment in the 21st Century" is the focus of a talk by Patrick Butler, a vice president of the Washington Post Co., scheduled for 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27, in 16 Robertson Hall.

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Former NSC official to speak, Oct. 26

Frank Miller, a former senior director for defense policy and arms control in President Bush's National Security Council, will speak on "Nuclear Nonproliferation in an Age of Terror" at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26, in 16 Robertson Hall.

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Influence of Carr's work to be discussed, Oct. 25

International affairs scholars will gather for a panel discussion on the influence of British historian E.H. Carr's book, "The 20 Years' Crisis, 1919-1939," at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25, in 1 Robertson Hall. 

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Panel explores human identity, Oct. 25

A panel discussion on "How We Look" will explore the secrets of human identity at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.

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Pulitzer-winning playwright speaks, Oct. 25

Paula Vogel, who won the 1998 Pulitzer Prize for drama, will discuss "The Playworld and the Empire: The 21st Century and the American Playwright" at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.

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Talk focuses on evangelicals and politics, Oct. 24

A lecture on "Evangelicals and American Politics: Assessing the Past, Scouting the Future" is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 24, in 16 Robertson Hall.

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Library to make Islamic manuscripts more accessible

The University library is embarking on a four-year project that will make its extensive collection of Islamic manuscripts more accessible to patrons and scholars. The manuscripts, which make up the largest such collection in North America and one of the finest collections in the world, will be cataloged and digitized through an undertaking funded by the David A. Gardner ’69 Magic Project.

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University Orchestra to open 2005-06 season, Oct. 21-22

The Princeton University Orchestra will open its 2005-06 concert season at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Oct. 21-22, in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall. 

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West and Jakes to discuss issues facing churches, Oct. 26

Renowned evangelist and author Bishop T.D. Jakes and Princeton professor Cornel West will discuss “Preachers, Profits and the Prophetic: The New Face of American Evangelicalism” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26, in the Princeton University Chapel.

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Princeton to launch home mortgage program for low- to moderate-income employees

Princeton University is launching a new program to help low- to moderate-income employees purchase a home.

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Online vehicle registration delayed

The Web site for faculty and staff members to use for registering their vehicles for University parking has been experiencing technical problems. A revised announcement will be posted when the site is again functioning.

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L'Atelier presents 'Andromaque,' Oct. 20-21

L'Atelier, a French theater workshop, will perform Jean Racine's "Andromaque" at 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Oct. 20-21, at the Matthews Acting Studio, 185 Nassau St.

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'Joy of Toys' set for Chemistry Week, Oct. 21

The Department of Chemistry will mark National Chemistry Week with demonstrations and hands-on activities from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21, in Frick Laboratory.

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Purchasing department wins national award

Princeton's purchasing department has been awarded the 2005 Achievement of Excellence in Procurement Award by a group of leading industry associations.

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Former Afghan interior minister to speak, Oct. 20

Ali Ahmad Jalali, the former interior minister of Afghanistan, will speak on "Afghanistan: Post-Elections" at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.

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Gates: Today's students will drive 'golden age' of technology

Today's college students are poised to influence a "golden age" of technology that will change the way billions of people worldwide communicate, work and play, Microsoft Corp. founder Bill Gates told Princeton University students Friday, Oct. 14.

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Manet masterpiece to be discussed, Oct. 20

A discussion centered on one of the treasures of the Princeton University Art Museum, Edouard Manet's "Gypsy with a Cigarette," is set for 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20, in 101 McCormick Hall. 

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Nominations accepted for MLK Day Journey Award until Nov. 16

Nominations for the MLK Day Journey Award will be accepted until Wednesday, Nov. 16. The award recognizes a member of the Princeton faculty, staff or student body who best represents the continued journey of Martin Luther King Jr.

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MLK student contest entries due Nov. 18

The deadline for submissions for Princeton University's annual poster, essay and video contests honoring Martin Luther King Jr. Day is Friday, Nov. 18.  

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Dance concert to feature one-of-a-kind work, Oct. 22

"From the Horse's Mouth: Magical Tales of Real Dancers," a work created by Jamie Cunningham and Tina Croll, will be featured in a performance at 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, in the Hagan Dance Studio, 185 Nassau St. 

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Conference focuses on the contemporary city, Oct. 21-22

Architects and scholars will gather for a conference, "In Search of the Public: The Architecture of the Contemporary City," Friday and Saturday, Oct. 21-22, in the Architecture Building. 

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Interfaith gathering supports hurricane victims, Oct. 20

The Office of Religious Life is co-sponsoring an interfaith gathering to honor victims of Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Rita at 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20, in the University Chapel. 

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Former treasury secretary to discuss economic outlook, Oct. 19

Former U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Robert Rubin will speak at 8:15 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19, in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall.

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Lecture explores eugenics and bioethics, Oct. 19

Christine Rosen, a fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center in Washington, D.C., will deliver a lecture on "Rehabilitating Eugenics" at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19, in 104 Computer Science Building. 

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Hull to assess war on terror, Oct. 19

"The War on Terror: Who's Winning?" is the topic of a lecture by former U.S. ambassador and counterterrorism expert Edmund Hull scheduled for 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19, in 16 Robertson Hall.

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Concerts planned in Cone's memory, Oct. 18 and 23

Two concerts in memory of Edward T. Cone, noted pianist, composer, author and longtime member of the Princeton music faculty, are scheduled for the coming week. Cone died Oct. 23, 2004, at age 87.

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Glass artist to discuss his work, Oct. 18

Josh Simpson, an internationally known glass artist, will give a presentation about his work at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18, in Kresge Auditorium, 120 Frick Laboratory.

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School vouchers are topic of talk, Oct. 18

Clint Bolick, a leading proponent of school voucher programs, will present a lecture titled "School Choice: Fulfilling the Promise of Brown v. the Board of Education" at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18, in 16 Robertson Hall. 

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Iran's U.N. ambassador addresses nuclear issue, Oct. 17

Mohammad Javad Zarif, Iran's ambassador to the United Nations, will discuss "Iran, the West and the Nuclear Issue" at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 17, Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall. 

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Bassler to present first talk in series, Oct. 17

Bonnie Bassler, professor of molecular biology, will present the first talk in this year's President's Lecture Series on Monday, Oct. 17. She will speak on "How Bacteria Talk to Each Other" at 4:30 p.m. in 101 Friend Center.  

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Mammography screening program starts Oct. 24

The University once again will be offering a mammography screening program for female faculty and staff members who are 35 years of age or older. The screening will be done at University Medical Center at Princeton, 253 Witherspoon St., on Oct. 24, 25, 27, 31 and Nov. 1.  

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Postdoctoral scholars join interdisciplinary community

Four new postdoctoral scholars have joined the Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts this year. 

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Online vehicle registration begins Oct. 17

Faculty and staff members will be able to register their vehicles for University parking through a convenient online form beginning Monday, Oct. 17. 

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Bernasek selected to receive award

Steven Bernasek, professor of chemistry, has been named the recipient of the Arthur W. Adamson Award for Distinguished Service in the Advancement of Surface Chemistry. 

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New center inspires and prepares students to be leaders in a technological age

Responding to a national need to rethink the teaching of engineering, Princeton University has created the Center for Innovation in Engineering Education, an initiative to better prepare all students -- both engineers and non-engineers -- to be leaders in an increasingly complex, technology-driven society.

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New space provides welcome to prospective students

Prospective students and their families now can begin their introduction to the Princeton campus in one of the University's most distinctive buildings. The Admission Office has established a reception area for prospective students on the second floor of Clio Hall, which is one of the two marble buildings south of Cannon Green that are modeled after Greek temples. The new space, which opened Monday, Oct. 3, can accommodate more than 90 people.

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Two join development staff

Two staff members have been named to leadership positions in Princeton's Office of Development. They are: John Martin as director of the Office of Development Administration; and Elizabeth Boluch Wood as director of the Office of Principal Gifts.

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Student team advances to finals in self-driving vehicle contest

The U.S. military has selected a team of Princeton undergraduates to compete in the final round of a $2 million contest to engineer a self-driving vehicle that can negotiate 150 miles of rugged desert terrain.

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Study of women faculty in the humanities and social sciences cites successes, points to areas for improvement

Princeton continues to make gains in the hiring and retention of female scholars in the humanities and social sciences, but substantial recruiting efforts will be necessary to further increase the representation of women in the decade to come, according to a recent faculty study.

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Klez Dispensers to perform, Oct. 16

The Klez Dispensers, a klezmer band that includes several Princeton alumni, will present "Kleztravaganza 2!" at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 16, in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall.

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Irish painters to discuss their work, Oct. 14

Irish painters Alice Maher and Dermot Seymour will give an illustrated talk on their work at 4:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14, in the Stewart Film Theater, 185 Nassau St.

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Miller to present Jones Lectures, Oct. 13-14

Stanford University professor Dale Miller will present two talks for the Department of Psychology's annual Edward E. Jones lecture series Thursday and Friday, Oct. 13-14.

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Conference honors German playwright Schiller, Oct. 13-16

An international, interdisciplinary group of scholars will mark the 200th anniversary of the death of German playwright Friedrich Schiller in a conference scheduled for Thursday through Sunday, Oct. 13-16, in various locations on campus.

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African development is lecture topic, Oct. 11

"Hope in Central Africa" is the topic of a lecture by international development expert Anthony Gambino scheduled for 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 11, in 16 Robertson Hall.

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NEH chair to speak, Oct. 10

Bruce Cole, chair of the National Endowment for the Humanities, will deliver a talk on "American Ideals and National Memory" at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 10, in 104 Computer Science Building.

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Author explores war's effect on women and children, Oct. 10

War correspondent and author Janine DiGiovanni will present a lecture titled "Other Than Collateral Damage: The Effect of the War on Women and Children (Iraq, Afghanistan, Africa)" at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 10, in 16 Robertson Hall.

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Conceptual artists to give illustrated talk, Oct. 10

New York conceptual artists Bradley McCallum and Jacqueline Tarry will show slides and discuss their work at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 10, in Room 219 at 185 Nassau St.

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Princeton program revitalizes community college faculty

Mercer County Community College's Robin Schore has been in school for most of his life, both as a student and professor. Of all the courses he has taken or taught over the past 40 years, he credits a program at Princeton with providing his "fondest educational experience." Schore is among more than 250 community college educators who have participated since 1977 in the Mid-Career Fellowship Program.

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PRISM hosts videoconference with space station, Oct. 6

The Princeton Institute for the Science and Technology of Materials (PRISM) is hosting a brief videoconference Thursday, Oct. 6, with one of its industrial partners, local businessman Greg Olsen, who is on board the International Space Station.

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Students compete in self-driving vehicle challenge

A team of Princeton University students is competing in a military-sponsored contest to create a full-size, self-driving vehicle that negotiates rugged terrain with no human input. The students and their vehicle, a salvaged pickup truck dubbed "Prospect 11," are currently in California for several days of intensive trials along with 42 rival teams.

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Students bring lessons from Ghana back to campus

For a group of Princeton undergraduates, a trip to Ghana over the summer has not really ended, even though the students are back on campus. This fall, the 11 students are continuing to explore what they learned, and are sharing their experiences with the wider University community through various cultural programs.

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'New Jersey 101' explains state politics, Oct. 7

Legislators and other experts will discuss major issues in New Jersey politics at an event titled "New Jersey 101" at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7, in 302 Frist Campus Center.

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Career Fair scheduled for Oct. 7

The annual Career Fair for students is scheduled for 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7, in Dillon Gymnasium.

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Israeli parliament member to speak, Oct. 6

Azmi Bishara, a member of the Israeli parliament, will discuss "War, Occupation and Democracy: U.S. Strategy in the Middle East" at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.

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Arch sing to benefit Gulf Coast schools, Oct. 8

"Raise the Roof," a benefit performance for schools damaged by Hurricane Katrina, is set for 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, in the Blair Hall arch.

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Information available on November child care options, Oct. 5

Faculty and staff members can find out about child care options available during the early November school holidays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5, in the lobby of Dillon Gymnasium. 

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Ceaser to present Vaughan Lecture, Oct. 6

James Ceaser, professor of politics at the University of Virginia, will deliver the second Herbert W. Vaughan Lecture on America's Founding Principles at 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6, in 104 Computer Science Building. 

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Struggle between theocracies, democracies is topic, Oct. 4

Rémi Brague, a professor of philosophy at the Sorbonne in Paris, will address the struggle between theocracies and democracies in a lecture scheduled for 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 4, in 4 Friend Center. 

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Kane named director of housing

Andrew Kane, director of housing at Cornell University's Weill Medical College and Graduate School of Medical Sciences for the past six years, has been named director of housing at Princeton. His appointment is effective Oct. 10. 

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