Archive – October, 2005
Scaring up fun for all ages
Posted October 31, 2005; 04:47 p.m.
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.
Princeton alumnus nominated to Supreme Court
Posted October 31, 2005; 09:37 a.m.
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.
Jahn honored at Princeton rocketry conference
Posted October 30, 2005; 06:41 p.m.
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.
Burton Singer named to Institute of Medicine
Posted October 30, 2005; 06:23 p.m.
Burton Singer, a Princeton faculty member since 1994, has been named a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies.
Four named fellows of science association
Posted October 30, 2005; 06:19 p.m.
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."
Career Week scheduled for Nov. 14-18
Posted October 30, 2005; 06:11 p.m.
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.
Graduate and professional school fair set, Nov. 11
Posted October 30, 2005; 06:09 p.m.
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.
Triangle Club presents 'Excess Hollywood,' Nov. 11-12
Posted October 30, 2005; 06:06 p.m.
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.
'Prep' author to read from her work, Nov. 9
Posted October 29, 2005; 12:50 p.m.
Curtis Sittenfeld, author of new novel "Prep," will read from her book at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 9, in McCosh 10.
Bhargava wins mathematics prizes
Posted October 28, 2005; 06:48 p.m.
Manjul Bhargava, professor of mathematics, has been selected as the recipient of two prestigious prizes in the field of mathematics.
Hammoudi honored for literary reportage
Posted October 28, 2005; 06:39 p.m.
Abdellah Hammoudi, professor of anthropology, has been honored with a Lettre Ulysses Award for the Art of Reportage.
Book by Small earns accolades
Posted October 28, 2005; 06:35 p.m.
Mario Small, assistant professor of sociology, has won two awards for his book, "Villa Victoria: The Transformation of Social Capital in a Boston Barrio."
Diller honored for design work
Posted October 28, 2005; 06:30 p.m.
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.
Wilentz wins award for Dylan liner notes
Posted October 28, 2005; 06:14 p.m.
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.
Public safety to move to new offices Oct. 31
Posted October 27, 2005; 06:53 p.m.
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.
Taking an arboreal tour of the campus
Posted October 27, 2005; 03:46 p.m.
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.
Princeton Prize expands to 10 cities
Posted October 26, 2005; 02:40 p.m.
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.
Princeton Prize expanded to 10 cities
Posted October 26, 2005; 01:35 p.m.
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.
Shivers named associate University architect
Posted October 25, 2005; 05:05 p.m.
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.
Faculty comment on Bush's choice of Bernanke for Fed chair
Posted October 24, 2005; 06:45 p.m.
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.
Recounting the Wilson School's 75 years 'in the nation's service'
Posted October 24, 2005; 03:30 p.m.
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.
Task force recommends ways to improve residential college dining
Posted October 20, 2005; 07:44 p.m.
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.
Library exhibition catalog wins award
Posted October 20, 2005; 05:39 p.m.
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.
Ensemble presents student works, Oct. 25
Posted October 20, 2005; 05:36 p.m.
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.
PPPL scientists win several honors
Posted October 20, 2005; 11:51 a.m.
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.
Fisch wins Maxwell Prize for Plasma Physics
Posted October 20, 2005; 11:47 a.m.
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.
Working group issues interim report on staff diversity
Posted October 20, 2005; 09:30 a.m.
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...
Annual Vendor Fair scheduled, Nov. 1
Posted October 19, 2005; 10:24 p.m.
The purchasing department will sponsor the 11th annual Vendor Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 1, in Dillon Gym.
Lecture examines purpose of WTO, Oct. 27
Posted October 19, 2005; 10:21 p.m.
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.
Washington Post VP speaks on First Amendment, Oct. 27
Posted October 19, 2005; 10:18 p.m.
"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.
Former NSC official to speak, Oct. 26
Posted October 19, 2005; 10:14 p.m.
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.
Influence of Carr's work to be discussed, Oct. 25
Posted October 19, 2005; 10:10 p.m.
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.
Panel explores human identity, Oct. 25
Posted October 19, 2005; 10:06 p.m.
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.
Pulitzer-winning playwright speaks, Oct. 25
Posted October 19, 2005; 10:01 p.m.
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.
Talk focuses on evangelicals and politics, Oct. 24
Posted October 19, 2005; 09:55 p.m.
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.
Library to make Islamic manuscripts more accessible
Posted October 18, 2005; 05:40 p.m.
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.
University Orchestra to open 2005-06 season, Oct. 21-22
Posted October 18, 2005; 05:09 p.m.
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.
West and Jakes to discuss issues facing churches, Oct. 26
Posted October 18, 2005; 02:29 p.m.
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.
Princeton to launch home mortgage program for low- to moderate-income employees
Posted October 17, 2005; 02:00 p.m.
Princeton University is launching a new program to help low- to moderate-income employees purchase a home.
Online vehicle registration delayed
Posted October 17, 2005; 10:47 a.m.
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.
L'Atelier presents 'Andromaque,' Oct. 20-21
Posted October 16, 2005; 10:20 p.m.
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.
'Joy of Toys' set for Chemistry Week, Oct. 21
Posted October 16, 2005; 10:14 p.m.
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.
Purchasing department wins national award
Posted October 16, 2005; 10:11 p.m.
Princeton's purchasing department has been awarded the 2005 Achievement of Excellence in Procurement Award by a group of leading industry associations.
Former Afghan interior minister to speak, Oct. 20
Posted October 16, 2005; 10:07 p.m.
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.
Gates: Today's students will drive 'golden age' of technology
Posted October 14, 2005; 05:08 p.m.
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.
Manet masterpiece to be discussed, Oct. 20
Posted October 14, 2005; 09:04 a.m.
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.
Nominations accepted for MLK Day Journey Award until Nov. 16
Posted October 13, 2005; 06:12 p.m.
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.
MLK student contest entries due Nov. 18
Posted October 13, 2005; 05:57 p.m.
The deadline for submissions for Princeton University's annual poster, essay and video contests honoring Martin Luther King Jr. Day is Friday, Nov. 18.
Dance concert to feature one-of-a-kind work, Oct. 22
Posted October 12, 2005; 07:02 p.m.
"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.
Conference focuses on the contemporary city, Oct. 21-22
Posted October 12, 2005; 06:58 p.m.
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.
Interfaith gathering supports hurricane victims, Oct. 20
Posted October 12, 2005; 06:54 p.m.
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.
Former treasury secretary to discuss economic outlook, Oct. 19
Posted October 12, 2005; 06:50 p.m.
Former U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Robert Rubin will speak at 8:15 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19, in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall.
Lecture explores eugenics and bioethics, Oct. 19
Posted October 12, 2005; 06:46 p.m.
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.
Hull to assess war on terror, Oct. 19
Posted October 12, 2005; 06:42 p.m.
"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.
Concerts planned in Cone's memory, Oct. 18 and 23
Posted October 12, 2005; 06:38 p.m.
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.
Glass artist to discuss his work, Oct. 18
Posted October 12, 2005; 06:31 p.m.
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.
School vouchers are topic of talk, Oct. 18
Posted October 12, 2005; 06:26 p.m.
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.
Iran's U.N. ambassador addresses nuclear issue, Oct. 17
Posted October 12, 2005; 06:21 p.m.
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.
Bassler to present first talk in series, Oct. 17
Posted October 12, 2005; 06:18 p.m.
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.
Mammography screening program starts Oct. 24
Posted October 12, 2005; 03:36 p.m.
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.
Postdoctoral scholars join interdisciplinary community
Posted October 12, 2005; 03:20 p.m.
Four new postdoctoral scholars have joined the Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts this year.
Online vehicle registration begins Oct. 17
Posted October 12, 2005; 03:06 p.m.
Faculty and staff members will be able to register their vehicles for University parking through a convenient online form beginning Monday, Oct. 17.
Bernasek selected to receive award
Posted October 12, 2005; 02:56 p.m.
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.
New center inspires and prepares students to be leaders in a technological age
Posted October 11, 2005; 01:28 p.m.
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.
New space provides welcome to prospective students
Posted October 7, 2005; 04:11 p.m.
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.
Two join development staff
Posted October 7, 2005; 12:18 p.m.
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.
Student team advances to finals in self-driving vehicle contest
Posted October 6, 2005; 08:12 p.m.
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.
Study of women faculty in the humanities and social sciences cites successes, points to areas for improvement
Posted October 6, 2005; 07:00 a.m.
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.
Klez Dispensers to perform, Oct. 16
Posted October 5, 2005; 04:54 p.m.
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.
Irish painters to discuss their work, Oct. 14
Posted October 5, 2005; 04:50 p.m.
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.
Miller to present Jones Lectures, Oct. 13-14
Posted October 5, 2005; 04:47 p.m.
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.
Conference honors German playwright Schiller, Oct. 13-16
Posted October 5, 2005; 04:44 p.m.
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.
African development is lecture topic, Oct. 11
Posted October 5, 2005; 04:33 p.m.
"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.
NEH chair to speak, Oct. 10
Posted October 5, 2005; 04:28 p.m.
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.
Author explores war's effect on women and children, Oct. 10
Posted October 5, 2005; 04:14 p.m.
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.
Conceptual artists to give illustrated talk, Oct. 10
Posted October 5, 2005; 04:10 p.m.
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.
Princeton program revitalizes community college faculty
Posted October 5, 2005; 10:53 a.m.
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.
This is a test
Posted October 4, 2005; 06:27 p.m.
PRISM hosts videoconference with space station, Oct. 6
Posted October 4, 2005; 03:09 p.m.
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.
Students compete in self-driving vehicle challenge
Posted October 4, 2005; 03:05 p.m.
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.
Students bring lessons from Ghana back to campus
Posted October 4, 2005; 12:12 p.m.
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.
'New Jersey 101' explains state politics, Oct. 7
Posted October 3, 2005; 08:36 p.m.
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.
Career Fair scheduled for Oct. 7
Posted October 3, 2005; 08:34 p.m.
The annual Career Fair for students is scheduled for 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7, in Dillon Gymnasium.
Israeli parliament member to speak, Oct. 6
Posted October 3, 2005; 08:28 p.m.
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.
Arch sing to benefit Gulf Coast schools, Oct. 8
Posted October 3, 2005; 08:25 p.m.
"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.
Information available on November child care options, Oct. 5
Posted October 3, 2005; 05:14 p.m.
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.
Ceaser to present Vaughan Lecture, Oct. 6
Posted October 3, 2005; 10:35 a.m.
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.
Struggle between theocracies, democracies is topic, Oct. 4
Posted October 3, 2005; 10:19 a.m.
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.
Kane named director of housing
Posted October 3, 2005; 07:00 a.m.
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.