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Archive – January, 2006

Expo offers information on summer camps, Feb. 2

Faculty, staff and graduate students can learn more about area summer camps for all ages of children at the first Summer Camp Expo from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 2, in Dillon Gymnasium.

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Book chronicles life of Nobel laureate, Princeton’s first black full professor

W. Arthur Lewis was a man who broke boundaries. An economist who focused on the developing world, Lewis was the first black full professor at Princeton when he arrived in 1963. Sixteen years later, he became the first person of African descent to win a Nobel Prize in a field other than literature or peace.

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Search company founder to speak on entrepreneurship, Feb. 9

Princeton alumnus Steve Papa, founder and chief executive officer of Endeca, an information-technology search company, will speak at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9, at the Friend Center Auditorium. His talk is titled "Building a Pre-IPO Company in the Face of Recession, War and Google." 

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From Quonset huts to dancers: Scientists solve a nanotech mystery

Princeton researchers have untangled the mystery behind a puzzling phenomenon first observed more than a decade ago in the ultra-small world of nanotechnology.  

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Students build instant messaging system -- instantly

Nineteen high school students from Trenton and Lawrence arrived on the Princeton campus Thursday with a mission: to assemble cutting-edge optics devices under a tight deadline so that by the end of the day they could instant message each other using computers connected by nothing more than two beams of light.

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Search committee appointed for engineering dean

President Shirley M. Tilghman has appointed a nine-member committee to search for a new dean of Princeton's School of Engineering and Applied Science. 

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Paczynski wins astronomical society's highest honor

Princeton astrophysicist Bohdan Paczynski has been awarded the American Astronomical Society's highest honor, the Henry Norris Russell Lectureship, in recognition of "a lifetime of eminence in astronomical research."

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Researchers discover smallest planet outside solar system

Astronomers from Princeton and other institutions have discovered the smallest planet found outside of our solar system using a technique that researchers believe will uncover others that potentially harbor life.

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Forum explores career choices for women in science, Feb. 10

Women engineers from industry and academia will speak about their career choices and offer advice on balancing work and family life at a Friday, Feb. 10, conference hosted by Princeton graduate students. 

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Operating budget includes funding for key priorities

Princeton University trustees on Jan. 21 adopted a 2006-07 operating budget of more than  $1 billion that includes special funding for key initiatives in several areas. 

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Peter Lewis to give $101 million to advance the arts at Princeton

Peter B. Lewis, a 1955 graduate and trustee of Princeton University, will contribute $101 million to support a major new initiative to enhance the role of the creative and performing arts in the life of the University and its community. The gift was announced by President Shirley M. Tilghman following Jan. 20 meetings of the University's Board of Trustees.  

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Clinton calls for 'new vision' in Middle East

U.S. Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, delivering a speech at Princeton University on Middle East issues, called for the United Nations to sanction Iran for pursuing nuclear weapons. In an appearance Wednesday, Jan. 18, to celebrate a new professorship in Middle East policy studies at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Clinton warned that "a nuclear Iran is a danger to Israel, to its neighbors and beyond." She urged the United States to "move as quickly as feasible for sanctions in the United Nations."

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Troian named APS fellow

Sandra Troian, professor of chemical engineering, has been elected a fellow of the American Physical Society. 

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TigerCard office returns to New South, Jan. 25

The TigerCard and parking office will return to improved space in New South on Wednesday, Jan. 25. The office will be closed that day, and will re-open for business on Thursday, Jan. 26.

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University community welcomes Corzine on inauguration day

The Princeton campus community welcomed Jon Corzine on the day of his inauguration as New Jersey's 54th governor. Hours before his inauguration on Jan. 17, Corzine spoke in the University Chapel at a morning prayer service, which featured remarks b...

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Klawe to become president of Harvey Mudd College

Maria Klawe, dean of Princeton University's School of Engineering and Applied Science for the past three years, has been selected to become president of Harvey Mudd College, effective July 1. A liberal arts college focusing on engineering, science and mathematics education, Harvey Mudd was founded in 1955 as one of The Claremont Colleges in Claremont, Calif.

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Raboteau recognized for efforts to advance King's dream

Princeton Professor Albert Raboteau, one of the nation's foremost authorities on African-American religious history, was honored Jan. 16 for his efforts to continue the journey to achieve Martin Luther King Jr.'s vision for America.

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Hope and achievement mark MLK Day celebration

Messages of hope and celebrations of achievement marked Princeton University's annual ceremony in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Jan. 16 in Richardson Auditorium. The Rev. Charles G. Adams, a renowned pastor and activist, delivered an impassioned address urging people to emulate King and embrace the "dynamics of hope." The University also recognized Marvalene Hughes, the president of Dillard University, and Albert Raboteau, a longtime Princeton faculty member, for their inspirational leadership.

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Kollar receives American Mathematical Society prize

Janos Kollar, professor of mathematics, has been awarded the 2006 Frank Nelson Cole Prize in Algebra by the American Mathematical Society.

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Brentano String Quartet to perform, Feb. 23

The Brentano String Quartet will perform the works of Princeton faculty members and graduate students in a Composers' Ensemble concert scheduled for 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23, in Taplin Auditorium, Fine Hall.

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Composers' Ensemble Feb. 7 show postponed

A Composers' Ensemble concert featuring So Percussion that had been scheduled for 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 7, has been postponed until 8 p.m. Saturday, April 8, in Taplin Auditorium, Fine Hall.

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Funding available for diversity-themed events

Proposals are now being accepted for grants through the Fund for Intergroup Collaboration, which supports student-organized events that promote diversity on campus.

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Inaugural events planned on campus, Jan. 17

On Tuesday, Jan. 17, two New Jersey inaugural events for Gov.-elect Jon Corzine will take place at the University that will affect traffic around the campus. 

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Dobkin keeps pace with faculty interests

Much of what you might want to know about David Dobkin is available on his Web site. His biography, his guiding philosophy, his legendary collection of photographs of Princeton people and even his catalog of 600 snow globes are all there.

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BodyHype show embraces variety of dance forms, Jan. 12-14

The BodyHype Dance Company will present its fall semester show Thursday through Saturday, Jan. 12-14, in the Murray-Dodge Theater. The dance troupe will perform at 8 p.m. on Jan. 12, at 10 p.m. on Jan. 13 and at 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. on Jan. 14.Founded...

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Trussell earns APHA award

James Trussell, professor of economics and public affairs, has received the Carl S. Schultz Award of the Population, Family Planning and Reproductive Health Section of the American Public Health Association. 

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Katz named recipient of AHA prize

Stanley Katz, lecturer with the rank of professor in public and international affairs, has been awarded the American Historical Association's Troyer-Steele Anderson Prize. 

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Quattro Mani performs Composers' Ensemble concert, Jan. 20

Quattro Mani, a piano duo, will perform in a Composers' Ensemble concert scheduled for 4 p.m. Friday, Jan. 20, in McAlpin Auditorium, Woolworth Center for Musical Studies.  

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U.S. Sen. Clinton to speak at WWS, Jan. 18

Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs has announced that U.S. Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-NY) will deliver a policy address on the Princeton campus on Wednesday, Jan. 18, at 7:30 p.m. in Alexander Hall’s Richardson Auditorium.

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New curriculum offers employees opportunities for professional and personal growth

A new curriculum of learning and development classes for managers and employees across the campus will be launched in February by the Office of Human Resources. 

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Students perform Gilbert and Sullivan opera, Jan. 13-14

A student performance of Gilbert and Sullivan's "Patience" is scheduled for 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Jan. 13-14, in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall.

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Writer Dujack to discuss Alito and CAP, Jan. 13

Stephen Dujack, a writer and Princeton alumnus, will discuss Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito Jr. and the Concerned Alumni of Princeton group at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 13, in 101 McCormick Hall.

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King Day speakers to deliver message of hope Jan. 16

Dillard University President Marvalene Hughes of New Orleans and the renowned Rev. Charles G. Adams of the Hartford Memorial Baptist Church of Detroit will be the guest speakers at 1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 16, at Princeton University's commemoration of the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

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Programmatic initiatives by Dean Anne-Marie Slaughter

Initiatives undertaken by Woodrow Wilson School Dean Anne-Marie Slaughter.

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Excerpts from the University's motions seeking summary judgment

In 1961, Marie Robertson donated $35 million in A&P stock "to and for the use of" Princeton University. The assets were placed in a foundation and, at Mrs. Robertson's request, dedicated to the development and expansion of the graduate program of Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.

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Former governor Whitman to speak, Jan. 11

Christine Todd Whitman, former governor of New Jersey and former head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, will speak at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 11, in the Whig Hall Senate Chamber.

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University seeks summary judgment on three key Robertson litigation issues

Attorneys representing Princeton University and four University-designated trustees of the Robertson Foundation today asked New Jersey Superior Court Judge Neil H. Shuster to grant summary judgment on three key issues in the lawsuit regarding the Foundation that was filed by members of the Robertson family in July 2002. The Robertson Foundation is organized as a “supporting organization” of the University for the purpose of supporting the graduate program of the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.  

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Thesis production offers new take on Greek tragedy, Jan 12-15

Princeton students will present a fresh take on a classic Greek tragedy, Euripides' "Hippolytos," at 8 p.m. Thursday through Sunday, Jan. 12-15, in the Matthews Acting Studio at 185 Nassau St. The play is Senior Zachary Woolfe's senior thesis production for the Program in Theater and Dance.

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Martha Stewart Living executive Marino to speak, Jan. 11

Robin Marino, president of merchandising at Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, will speak about her role with the company at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 11, in 101 McCormick Hall. 

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'Science on Saturday' lectures run through March 11

The Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory's annual "Science on Saturday" program -- a series of eight talks on topics including forensics, evolution, undersea volcanic eruptions and synthetic biology -- is scheduled for Jan. 14 through March 11.

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Chapel service honors King, Jan. 15

A service honoring the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. is scheduled for 11 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 15, in the University Chapel.

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Princeton University to contribute $1 million to Princeton Borough

Princeton University has agreed to increase its voluntary contribution to Princeton Borough to $1 million in 2006, some $200,000 more than it would have contributed under its existing agreement with the borough.  

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TapCats present 'Untapped,' Jan. 12-14

The TapCats dance troupe will present its latest show, "Untapped," at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, Jan. 12-14, in the Frist Campus Center theater.

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Katrina relief efforts include helping Dillard reopen, welcoming jazz musician to campus

Efforts by members of the University community to aid victims of hurricanes Katrina and Rita are continuing both in the Gulf Coast region and on campus, while an upcoming concert will feature a major New Orleans jazz figure who has brought his talents to Princeton following the disaster.

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Watson named director of admission

Christopher Watson, a member of the Princeton staff since 2000, has been named director of admission.

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Edmund King, scholar of Spanish literature, dies at age 91

A memorial service for Edmund King, a noted teacher, scholar and translator of Spanish literature, is set for 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 9, at All Saints' Church in Princeton. King, the Walter S. Carpenter Jr. Professor in the Language, Literature and Civilization of Spain Emeritus, died Dec. 25 at his home in Laredo, Texas, at age 91.

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Nanotech discovery could have radical implications

It has been 20 years since futurist Eric Drexler daringly predicted a world where miniaturized robots would build things one molecule at a time. The world of nanotechnology is beginning to come to pass, with scientists conjuring new applications daily. 

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