Archive – April, 2006
‘Funders and Founders’ forum set for May 4
Posted April 29, 2006; 04:59 p.m.
Longtime entrepreneur and teacher Ed Zschau and three other Princeton graduates will share their insights and expertise in raising venture capital at a forum from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 4, in the Friend Center auditorium.
Brazilian pop sensation to perform, May 4
Posted April 28, 2006; 04:59 p.m.
Brazilian singer, songwriter, guitarist and percussionist Vinicius Cantuária and his quintet will perform at 8 p.m. Thursday, May 4, in the University Chapel.
Water treatment expert to speak, May 4
Posted April 28, 2006; 04:47 p.m.
Marc Edwards, an author of a recent report concerning traces of lead in the drinking water of several metropolitan areas, will speak at 8 p.m. Thursday, May 4, in McCosh 50. His topic will be "Imminent Endangerment: 'Lead' Astray by the EPA."
Fifth Anniversary Fristfest Weekend set, May 4-6
Posted April 28, 2006; 03:35 p.m.
Faculty, staff, students and University family members are invited to celebrate spring and the conclusion of the academic year at the Frist Campus Center's Fifth Anniversary Fristfest Weekend Thursday through Saturday, May 4-6. This year’s celebration also marks the culmination of the Frist Campus Center's yearlong fifth anniversary observance.
Oregon senator Smith to speak, May 1
Posted April 27, 2006; 07:09 p.m.
U.S. Sen. Gordon Smith of Oregon will hold a policy discussion at 4:30 p.m. Monday, May 1, in 16 Robertson Hall.
Human Rights Watch head to speak, May 1
Posted April 27, 2006; 07:02 p.m.
Kenneth Roth, executive director of Human Rights Watch, will present the 2006 Donald Bernstein '75 Lecture at 4:30 p.m. Monday, May 1, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.
Immigration issues to be discussed, May 1
Posted April 27, 2006; 06:48 p.m.
"Undocumented Immigration in the United States: The Facts and Where We Go From Here" is the topic of a panel discussion set for 4:30 p.m. Monday, May 1, in 10 East Pyne.
Lecture examines religious groups and civil rights laws, May 4
Posted April 27, 2006; 06:12 p.m.
"Should Religious Groups Ever Be Exempt From Civil Rights Laws?” is the title of a lecture to be delivered by Harvard Law School professor Martha Minow at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, May 4, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.
Thai security expert to lecture, May 3
Posted April 27, 2006; 06:06 p.m.
Thai scholar Panitan Wattanayagorn will discuss security issues in Thailand and Southeast Asia at 3 p.m. (note time change from 4:30 p.m.) Wednesday, May 3, in 16 Robertson Hall. His talk is titled "Islam and Conflict in Southeast Asia: Terrorism in Southern Thailand."
Wired reindeer herders is topic, May 2
Posted April 27, 2006; 05:46 p.m.
Avri Doria, a research consultant with Luleå University of Technology in Sweden, will discuss the Sámi Network Connectivity project in a lecture at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 2, in the Friend Center auditorium.
NY Times' Risen speaks on CIA and Bush, May 2
Posted April 27, 2006; 05:42 p.m.
Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter James Risen of The New York Times will discuss the CIA and the Bush administration at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 2, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.
Challenging issues of identity in the art world
Posted April 27, 2006; 03:30 p.m.
As an artist and a student of art history, senior Temitayo (Tayo) Ogunbiyi is drawn to works that challenge conventional notions of categorizing people by appearance, gender, nationality or other easily accessible characteristics. These themes of identity and classification infuse Ogunbiyi’s senior thesis in the Department of Art and Archaeology, where she is completing her major, and the Program in Visual Arts, where she is a certificate candidate.
Fieldstone, limestone and slate: Work progresses on Whitman
Posted April 27, 2006; 10:15 a.m.
On any given weekday, some 200 workers from just about every trade group converge on the site of Whitman College. The University’s sixth residential college is quickly taking shape between Baker Rink and Dillon Gymnasium, involving crews of everyone from carpenters to masons to plumbers.
Friedman wins Beinecke Scholarship for graduate study
Posted April 26, 2006; 02:17 p.m.
Princeton junior Joanna Friedman has been awarded a Beinecke Scholarship, which supports promising students in their graduate studies in the arts, humanities and social sciences.
Carpenter siblings to perform, May 12
Posted April 26, 2006; 11:35 a.m.
An award-winning trio of Princeton sibling musicians will be featured in a concert of classical favorites at 8 p.m. Friday, May 12, in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall.
Two named to American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Posted April 26, 2006; 11:32 a.m.
Two Princeton faculty members, geophysicist Guust Nolet and physicist Nai-Phuan Ong, have been named fellows of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Two named to National Academy of Sciences
Posted April 25, 2006; 05:22 p.m.
Two members of the Princeton faculty, Bonnie Bassler and Lyman Page Jr., were elected to the National Academy of Sciences during the academy's annual meeting April 25 in Washington, D.C.
University e-mail service is restored
Posted April 25, 2006; 03:41 p.m.
The University's e-mail service has been restored. All incoming and outgoing e-mails that were queued will be delivered within a few hours to user in-boxes.
Lectures focus on 'Surviving Death,' May 9-11
Posted April 25, 2006; 02:35 p.m.
"Surviving Death" is the theme of three lectures by Princeton philosopher Mark Johnston scheduled for 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, May 9-11, in 101 McCormick Hall.
Cromartie to speak on religious freedom, April 29
Posted April 25, 2006; 02:30 p.m.
Michael Cromartie, vice president of the Ethics and Public Policy Center in Washington, D.C., will deliver a lecture titled "Toward Global Religious Freedom" at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 29, in Betts Auditorium, School of Architecture.
'Take Back the Night' rally set, April 28
Posted April 25, 2006; 02:27 p.m.
"Take Back the Night," a rally to raise awareness of sexual violence, is set for 8 p.m. Friday, April 28, on the Frist Campus Center south lawn.
Author discusses Princeton history, April 28
Posted April 25, 2006; 02:23 p.m.
James Axtell, author of a new history of Princeton University, will discuss the history of the University and of higher education at 12:30 p.m. Friday, April 28, in 105 Chancellor Green.
'American Coal' producer to discuss film, April 27
Posted April 25, 2006; 02:19 p.m.
Independent film producer David Novack will screen clips from "American Coal," a work in progress that explores the intersection of public policy, energy demand and the environment, at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, April 27, in 2 Robertson Hall.
University e-mail is temporarily off-line
Posted April 25, 2006; 10:23 a.m.
The University's e-mail service has been temporarily taken off-line. All incoming and outgoing e-mail to Princeton.edu will be unavailable until further notice. Updates can be found on the Office of Information Technology Help Desk Web site.
Four juniors named Goldwater Scholars
Posted April 25, 2006; 09:42 a.m.
Four Princeton juniors have received Goldwater Scholarships, which are awarded to outstanding students interested in careers in mathematics, the natural sciences or engineering.
Fueling a start-up company
Posted April 24, 2006; 06:22 p.m.
When they met as freshmen, Nate Lowery and Sebastien Douville, both mechanical and aerospace engineering majors, soon discovered they shared an interest in alternative energies. They never dreamed, however, that by the time they were seniors they would not only have invented a new way to produce an alternative fuel but also would be launching a company based on their idea.
Vincent Poor, distinguished teacher-scholar, to become engineering dean
Posted April 24, 2006; 03:15 p.m.
H. Vincent Poor, a Princeton alumnus and professor of electrical engineering known worldwide as a distinguished researcher, teacher and innovator, has been named dean of the University's School of Engineering and Applied Science, effective June 1.
Degen wins Luce prize to work in China
Posted April 24, 2006; 12:19 p.m.
Princeton senior Natasha Degen has been awarded a 2006 Luce Scholarship to spend next year in China, where she will work as an arts and entertainment editor for China Daily, an English-language newspaper based in Beijing.
Smith wins grant for race relations project
Posted April 24, 2006; 11:11 a.m.
Valerie Smith, the Woodrow Wilson Professor of Literature at Princeton, has been named an Alphonse Fletcher Sr. Fellow to pursue a research project that contributes to improving race relations in American society.
diSiac Dance Company to perform, April 27-29
Posted April 24, 2006; 10:23 a.m.
The diSiac Dance Company will perform its spring show, "Snapshot," Thursday through Saturday, April 27-29, in the Frist Campus Center theater. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Thursday and 6:30 and 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
Wind Ensemble to perform, April 25
Posted April 22, 2006; 04:37 p.m.
The Princeton University Wind Ensemble will perform at 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 25, in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall.
Conference to celebrate Caribbean influence, April 28-30
Posted April 22, 2006; 04:23 p.m.
A diverse array of activities is scheduled for the Princeton Caribbean Connection’s third annual A Taste of Carnival conference, “Modern Day Exodus: The Caribbean Presence in America,” scheduled for Friday through Sunday, April 28-30.
Youth hip-hop group to perform, April 26
Posted April 22, 2006; 03:56 p.m.
A freestyle performance by the Brooklyn-based Youth League of Hip-Hop Activism will take place at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 26, at Scudder Plaza near Robertson Hall.
Nobel laureate returns for talks, April 25-27
Posted April 22, 2006; 12:07 p.m.
Nobel laureate David Gross, the Thomas Jones Professor of Mathematical Physics Emeritus, will deliver the J. Edward Farnum lectures on "The Search for a Theory of Fundamental Reality" at 8 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, April 25-27, in McCosh 50.
Film festival focuses on Africa, April 24-28
Posted April 21, 2006; 10:58 a.m.
"Africa, Diaspora and Social Change" is the theme of a film festival scheduled for Monday through Friday, April 24-28, on campus.
Film, panel examine India's health system, April 26
Posted April 21, 2006; 10:45 a.m.
Problems in rural India's health system will be the focus of a film screening and panel discussion scheduled for 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 26, in 300 Wallace Hall.
Network for New Music to perform, April 25
Posted April 21, 2006; 12:10 a.m.
The Network for New Music will perform at 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 25, in Taplin Auditorium, Fine Hall. The concert, presented by the Composers' Ensemble at Princeton, will include pieces written by University faculty, students and guest composers.
Kurtzer to discuss Mideast peace process, April 26
Posted April 21, 2006; 12:00 a.m.
Daniel Kurtzer, former U.S. ambassador to Israel, will present a lecture on "Elections in Israel and Palestine: Is It Time for a New Peace Process Paradigm?" at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 26, in 16 Robertson Hall.
Madison's vision for America is topic, April 26
Posted April 21, 2006; 12:00 a.m.
"James Madison and the Spirit of Republicanism" is the subject of a lecture scheduled for 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 26, in 104 Computer Science.
Acclaimed flutist and pianist to perform, April 26
Posted April 21, 2006; 12:00 a.m.
Acclaimed flutist Eleonore Pameijer and renowned pianist Marcel Worms will perform at 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 26, in Taplin Auditorium, Fine Hall.
Wang to discuss Digital Study Hall, April 25
Posted April 20, 2006; 11:54 p.m.
Randolph Wang, an associate with Microsoft Research India, will speak at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 25, in the Friend Center auditorium about a project that seeks to help children living in poverty in India.
Communiversity 2006 set for April 29
Posted April 20, 2006; 11:49 p.m.
The Communiversity celebration, which annually brings the town and University together for a day of performances, food, games and more, is planned for noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 29.
Conference focuses on photography of American West, April 29
Posted April 20, 2006; 11:28 p.m.
An academic conference titled "Framing the Frontier: A Day of Lectures in Honor of Alfred L. Bush" is set for 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 29, in 101 McCormick Hall.
Orchestra to perform works of Mahler, Prokofiev, April 28-29
Posted April 20, 2006; 11:26 p.m.
The Princeton University Orchestra, under the direction of Michael Pratt, will present the annual Stuart B. Mindlin Memorial Concerts at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 28-29, in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall.
Albright to address colloquium, April 28-29
Posted April 20, 2006; 11:17 p.m.
Scholars, public officials, journalists and authors will discuss Woodrow Wilson's legacy in a Princeton colloquium set for Friday and Saturday, April 28-29, featuring a keynote address by former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright.
L'Atelier to present French comedy, April 27-29
Posted April 20, 2006; 11:07 p.m.
L'Atelier, the French Theater Workshop at Princeton, will present a comedy by French playwright Georges Feydeau at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, April 27-29, at the Matthews Acting Studio, 185 Nassau St.
Hammoudi to discuss Muslim pilgrimage, April 27
Posted April 20, 2006; 10:55 p.m.
Abdellah Hammoudi, Princeton professor of anthropology, will discuss the Muslim pilgrimage or hajj in a lecture at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, April 27, in 219 Burr Hall. His talk, titled "Portrait of Pilgrimage: The Individual and the Collective," will be based on his most recent book, "A Season in Mecca: Narrative of a Pilgrimage."
Murphy Lecture set on 'Constitutional Virtues,' April 24
Posted April 20, 2006; 10:00 p.m.
H. Jefferson Powell, a Duke University professor of law and divinity, will discuss "Constitutional Virtues" at 8 p.m. Monday, April 24, in 104 Computer Science.
Everglades and politics is topic, April 24
Posted April 20, 2006; 06:22 p.m.
Michael Grunwald, an award-winning environmental reporter for the Washington Post, will discuss "The Everglades, Florida and the Politics of Paradise" at 4:30 p.m. Monday, April 24, in 16 Robertson Hall.
Researchers find nerve cells talk in pairs
Posted April 20, 2006; 03:05 p.m.
William Bialek and his research team have found that retinal ganglion cells, the nerve cells along the back of our eyes that transmit visual signals to the brain, organize their actions based on communications they have with other individual cells rather than on group-style discussions. The findings, derived from experiments with and mathematical models of groups of 40 cells in the retinas of salamanders, could shed light on how brain cells work as a team.
Balancing act: Chyba weighs in on topics ranging from planetary life to nuclear proliferation
Posted April 20, 2006; 03:04 p.m.
Christopher Chyba readily admits that there is little apparent common ground between his two career tracks: astrophysics and international policy studies. Over the years, his diverse interests have led to some unusual tasks, including calculating the saltiness of an ocean on one of Jupiter’s moons and drafting the Clinton administration’s response strategy for infectious diseases.
Surveying views on work-family balance
Posted April 20, 2006; 03:02 p.m.
Concerned with how young professionals — especially women — often struggle to balance work and family life, Amy Sennett has used her senior thesis to assess the expectations of her classmates as they prepare for lives after Princeton.
Justice Breyer to discuss liberty, April 30
Posted April 20, 2006; 12:22 p.m.
Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer and Princeton professor Robert George will discuss the evolving concept of liberty in an event titled "Active Liberty: A Conversation" at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 30, in McCosh 50 on the Princeton campus. The free discussion is a ticketed event open primarily to University students, faculty and staff, with a limited number of tickets available to the general public. The deadline for advance media registration is 11:30 a.m. Monday, April 24.
University learns of death of senior, April 19
Posted April 19, 2006; 06:00 p.m.
Princeton officials learned today from the family of senior Manzili J. Davis of Chicago that he was found deceased in California.
Exiled Iranian author to speak, April 22
Posted April 19, 2006; 05:40 p.m.
Shahrnush Parsipur, an author who has been jailed four times in her native Iran, will read from her work and discuss her experiences at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, April 22, in Whig Hall.
Event highlights Native American traditions, April 21
Posted April 19, 2006; 11:42 a.m.
Native Americans at Princeton, a student group, will present a performance of traditional drumming, singing and dancing at 8 p.m. Friday, April 21, in a tent outside West College.
Jazz concert to support Katrina initiative, April 20
Posted April 19, 2006; 11:20 a.m.
A free jazz concert featuring New Orleans pianist Wilson "Willie Tee" Turbinton will be held at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 20, in the Firestone Library courtyard as part of a student initiative to aid the city devastated by Hurricane Katrina.
President Clinton to be Class Day speaker
Posted April 17, 2006; 06:07 p.m.
William Jefferson Clinton, who served as president of the United States from 1993 to 2001, will deliver the keynote address at Princeton’s Class Day ceremony on Monday, June 5.
Free skin cancer screening offered, April 21
Posted April 17, 2006; 02:56 p.m.
A free skin cancer screening is available to University employees from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Friday, April 21, in G07 McCosh Health Center.
Faculty, staff blood drive set for May 10-11
Posted April 17, 2006; 02:37 p.m.
An American Red Cross Spring Faculty and Staff Blood Drive is set for 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, May 10, and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, May 11, in Multipurpose Rooms A and B of the Frist Campus Center.
Opportunities in Tibet open doors for novel doctoral seminar
Posted April 17, 2006; 02:25 p.m.
The recent opening of Tibet, long inaccessible to scholars, offers unprecedented opportunities for researchers to explore its treasures and expand the study of Buddhism and Tibetan culture. To pursue these possibilities, a Princeton faculty member is leading an effort to create a novel on-site seminar for doctoral candidates in Tibet for the summer of 2007.
Thesis production of 'Romeo and Juliet' presented, April 20-22
Posted April 17, 2006; 01:55 p.m.
A new production of "Romeo and Juliet" will be presented by seniors Jed Peterson and Tarryn Chun as part of their thesis projects at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, April 20-22, at the Berlind Theatre.
Actor/director David Duchovny to speak, April 27
Posted April 15, 2006; 08:32 p.m.
Actor and director David Duchovny, a 1982 Princeton alumnus, will discuss his work at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, April 27, in the Stewart Film Theater, 185 Nassau St.
Exhibition commemorates Sinai expeditions
Posted April 15, 2006; 06:46 p.m.
An exhibition titled "The Monastery of St. Catherine at Mount Sinai," is on view through Friday, July 28, in the first floor lounge of the Department of Art and Archaeology in McCormick Hall.
Sympoh presents spring show, April 20-22
Posted April 14, 2006; 06:05 p.m.
Sympoh Urban Arts Crew, a student breakdancing group, will perform its annual spring show, "Mission: Sympossible," at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, April 20-22, at the Frist Campus Center theater. A matinee performance also is scheduled for 2 p.m. April 22.
Thesis production features dance and poetry, April 28-29
Posted April 14, 2006; 06:02 p.m.
"Fugue State," a senior thesis production by Silas Riener featuring dance and poetry, is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 28-29, in the Chancellor Green rotunda. A matinee performance is set for 1 p.m. April 29.
Princeton debaters win national championship
Posted April 14, 2006; 05:56 p.m.
Senior Dan Greco and junior Michael Reilly of the Princeton University Debate Panel won first prize at the American Parliamentary Debate Association National Championship.
University to host four 'Pub Nights' for faculty, students and staff
Posted April 14, 2006; 04:50 p.m.
Four "Pub Nights" hosted at the Chancellor Green Café beginning Friday, April 14, will give Princeton faculty members, students and staff an opportunity to come together to enjoy conversation, alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages, food and music.
'Can God Answer Back?' is topic, April 20
Posted April 14, 2006; 04:40 p.m.
A lecture titled "Can God Answer Back?" is set for 4:30 p.m. Thursday, April 20, in 101 Friend Center.
Condensed version of new course offered, April 22
Posted April 13, 2006; 03:44 p.m.
Members of the University community are invited to attend a one-day alumni symposium titled "Human Self-Identity in the Age of Neuroscience and Artificial Intelligence" from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 22.
Symposium planned on Proust, April 21-22
Posted April 13, 2006; 03:33 p.m.
An international symposium on Marcel Proust is set for Friday and Saturday, April 21-22, in Betts Auditorium, School of Architecture. The event, sponsored by the Department of French and Italian, will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.
Innovation Forum to feature early business ventures, April 20
Posted April 13, 2006; 03:27 p.m.
Fifteen Princeton scientists and engineers will talk about their early-stage entrepreneurial ventures at an Innovation Forum at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 20, in the Friend Center Convocation Room.
Tanner lectures focus on 'empires,' April 19-20
Posted April 13, 2006; 03:15 p.m.
Emma Rothschild, director of the Centre for History and Economics and a fellow of King's College at the University of Cambridge, will deliver the Tanner Lectures on Human Values Wednesday and Thursday, April 19-20.
White shares skill with words in new book and in the classroom
Posted April 13, 2006; 01:04 p.m.
In his latest work, professor of creative writing Edmund White transports us to his childhood in Illinois in the 1950s — and to a world in which being gay was commonly viewed as something reproachful.
Renzo Piano selected to design University Place/Alexander Street neighborhood
Posted April 13, 2006; 07:00 a.m.
Renzo Piano Building Workshop, a world-renowned architectural firm, has been selected to develop a "neighborhood design" for Princeton University's property at the intersection of University Place and Alexander Street. The firm, with offices in Gen...
Sexual morality is topic, April 19
Posted April 13, 2006; 12:20 a.m.
"Sexual Morality, Justice and Healing: Faith and Sexuality in America" is the title of a talk set for 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 19, in 46 McCosh Hall.
Former homeland security chief Ridge to speak, April 19
Posted April 13, 2006; 12:11 a.m.
Tom Ridge, the former U.S. secretary of homeland security and Pennsylvania governor, will present a lecture titled "The Best Prize in Life" at 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 19, in McCosh 10.
Panel explores religious voices at Princeton, April 19
Posted April 13, 2006; 12:01 a.m.
A panel discussion titled "Ethics on the Edges of Life: Religious and Secular Voices at Princeton" is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 19, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.
Faculty to read Bishop poems, April 19
Posted April 12, 2006; 11:54 p.m.
Faculty members in the Program in Creative Writing will read from a new collection of work by poet Elizabeth Bishop at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 19, in the Stewart Film Theater, 185 Nassau St.
Former U.S. adviser discusses Iraq war's lessons, April 18
Posted April 12, 2006; 11:41 p.m.
David Gompert, a former adviser to the U.S.-led coalition government in Iraq, will address lessons from the war in a talk at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 18, in 16 Robertson Hall.
U.N. envoy discusses tsunami recovery, April 18
Posted April 12, 2006; 06:17 p.m.
Eric Schwartz, the United Nations' deputy special envoy for tsunami recovery, will address reconstruction efforts following the 2004 Indian Ocean disaster in a lecture set for 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 18, in 1 Robertson Hall.
Journalist compares FDR, Bush, April 18
Posted April 12, 2006; 06:08 p.m.
Newsweek senior editor and columnist Jonathan Alter will speak on "FDR, Bush and the Requirements of Presidential Leadership" at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 18, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.
Federal budget deficit examined, April 17
Posted April 12, 2006; 04:48 p.m.
The dangers of continued federal budget deficits will be explored in a session at 5 p.m. Monday, April 17, in McCosh 64. Speaking will be: Alan Blinder, the Gordon S. Rentschler Memorial Professor of Economics at Princeton; and Ed Lorenzen, policy director at the Concord Coalition.
HUD secretary addresses smart growth, April 17
Posted April 12, 2006; 03:45 p.m.
The head of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development will present a talk on urban growth at 4:30 p.m. Monday, April 17, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall. HUD Secretary Alphonso Jackson's lecture is titled "Smart Growth: Toward a New Urban Policy."
Service in Style hosts charity fashion show, April 21
Posted April 12, 2006; 10:43 a.m.
Service in Style will present its fifth annual charity fashion show, with proceeds benefiting Operation Smile, at 10 p.m. Friday, April 21, on the south lawn of the Frist Campus Center.
Jazz groups from Princeton, Juilliard perform, April 22
Posted April 11, 2006; 06:39 p.m.
The top jazz musicians from two educational institutions -- New York's Juilliard School and Princeton University -- will join forces for a big band doubleheader at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 22, at the McCarter Theatre Center.
Appelget named director of community and regional affairs
Posted April 10, 2006; 01:01 p.m.
Kristin S. Appelget, president and chief executive officer of the Princeton Regional Chamber of Commerce, a member and former president of West Windsor Township Council, and a fourth-generation resident of the Princeton area has been named Princeton University's director of community and regional affairs.
Princeton senior Leroux wins Hockey Humanitarian Award
Posted April 10, 2006; 11:01 a.m.
Princeton senior and men’s ice hockey goaltender Eric Leroux has won the 2006 Hockey Humanitarian Award, which recognizes an outstanding college hockey player for his or her strong commitment to community, team and academics.
Book reveals influence of white philanthropy on founding and future of black studies
Posted April 10, 2006; 10:56 a.m.
In 1969 following a student strike at San Francisco State College, the first black studies program was created at an American institution. Over the next four years, hundreds of such programs popped up at universities across the country. The story of black studies and its roots in the turbulent 1960s may seem one of the “establishment” bowing to demands of militant black protesters. But there’s a broader account — involving the key role white philanthropy played in creating these programs — revealed in a new book by Princeton’s Noliwe Rooks.
Expressions to perform, April 13-15
Posted April 8, 2006; 04:59 p.m.
The Expressions Dance Company will perform its 30th anniversary show at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, April 13-15, in the Frist Campus Center theater.
Rechtschaffen named director of government affairs
Posted April 7, 2006; 05:00 p.m.
Joyce A. Rechtschaffen, minority staff director and counsel for the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs and a 1975 graduate of Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, has been named the University's director of government affairs.
Two receive Guggenheim Fellowships
Posted April 7, 2006; 12:22 p.m.
Two Princeton faculty members are among the 187 artists, scholars and scientists selected from some 3,000 applicants for 2006 Guggenheim Fellowships.
Poverty in America to be discussed, April 10
Posted April 6, 2006; 09:38 p.m.
A panel discussion to address poverty issues in America is set for 4:30 pm Monday, April 10, in 2 Robertson Hall.
Symposium marks Beckett centenary, April 14
Posted April 6, 2006; 09:23 p.m.
A symposium celebrating the life and work of Irish writer Samuel Beckett is set for 2:30 to 9 p.m. Friday, April 14, in the Stewart Film Theater, 185 Nassau St.
Self-invention is focus of alumni studies course
Posted April 6, 2006; 09:17 p.m.
"Born Again: Self-Invention and Imposture in America," a six-week online study course that begins Monday, April 17, is being offered to members of the University community by the Alumni Association.
Panel to discuss impact of Chávez regime, April 13
Posted April 6, 2006; 09:04 p.m.
Three leading experts on Venezuela will discuss the national and regional implications of President Hugo Chávez’s rise to power at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, April 13, in 219 Aaron Burr Hall.
'Conversation with James Baker' set for April 13
Posted April 6, 2006; 08:58 p.m.
"A Conversation with James Baker," a talk with the former U.S. secretary of state, is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 13, in McCosh 10.
Writer/editor Dave Eggers to speak, April 12-13
Posted April 6, 2006; 08:53 p.m.
Fiction writer and editor Dave Eggers will make two presentations at 185 Nassau St. Wednesday and Thursday, April 12-13.
Sokel to discuss Nietzsche, April 12
Posted April 6, 2006; 08:46 p.m.
Walter Sokel, a professor emeritus of German and English at the University of Virginia, will speak on “The Dionysian in Nietzsche” at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 12, in 205 East Pyne.
Improv musicians to perform, April 11
Posted April 6, 2006; 08:41 p.m.
Clogs, four international improvisational musicians, and QQQ, a Princeton area musical performance group, will present a concert at 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 11, in Taplin Auditorium, Fine Hall.
'Economic Hit Man' author here, April 11
Posted April 6, 2006; 08:37 p.m.
Best-selling author John Perkins will speak on his provocative memoir, “Confessions of an Economic Hit Man,” at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 11, in McCosh 10.
Reporter discusses 'Fight Club Politics,' April 11
Posted April 6, 2006; 08:31 p.m.
Washington Post reporter Juliet Eilperin will deliver a lecture titled "Fight Club Politics: Fear and Loathing Inside the Beltway, and How It's Ruining Congress" at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 11, in 16 Robertson Hall.
Historian examines Army recruitment, April 11
Posted April 6, 2006; 08:26 p.m.
Beth Bailey, professor of history at Temple University, will examine the history of Army recruitment in the United States at noon Tuesday, April 11, at 210 Dickinson Hall. She will deliver a paper titled, "The Army in the Marketplace: Recruiting an All-Volunteer Force."
Newman gives President's Lecture, April 10
Posted April 6, 2006; 03:44 p.m.
Katherine Newman, the Malcolm Stevenson Forbes, Class of 1941, Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs, will present the final talk in this year's President's Lecture Series on Monday, April 10. The talk, titled "School Shootings: Why Terrible Things Happen in 'Perfect' Places," will begin at 4:30 p.m. in 101 Friend Center.
Exhibition celebrates 100th anniversary of Lake Carnegie
Posted April 6, 2006; 01:37 p.m.
"O, what a place for a lake!” Those were Andrew Carnegie’s words, according to contemporary reports, when he saw Princeton’s Millstone River Valley. That phrase also is the title of an exhibition marking the centennial of Lake Carnegie that opens Sunday, April 9, in Firestone Library’s Milberg Gallery.
Playwright Edward Albee named first recipient of Princeton/McCarter fellowship
Posted April 6, 2006; 12:15 p.m.
Award-winning playwright Edward Albee has been named the first recipient of the Princeton University/McCarter Theatre Playwriting Fellowship.
Morley Safer to discuss impact of images, April 10
Posted April 5, 2006; 04:55 p.m.
CBS News correspondent Morley Safer will deliver the third Goodman Lecture on Media and Global Affairs at 4:30 p.m. Monday, April 10, in McCosh 50.
Princeton offers admission to 10.2 percent of applicants
Posted April 5, 2006; 07:00 a.m.
Princeton University has offered admission to 1,792 students, 10.2 percent of the record 17,563 students who applied for the class of 2010. Acceptance letters were mailed March 29 to 1,193 students who applied through the regular decision process. Another 599 students who applied through early decision were admitted in December.
Q&A: Public opinion plays shifting role in presidential policy decisions
Posted April 4, 2006; 09:55 a.m.
The specter of public opinion hangs over all decisions made by the U.S. president, but how much weight does potential popularity carry in the policy-making process? Do presidents or the public drive the policy agenda? Princeton presidential scholar Brandice Canes-Wrone examines these and other key questions about the relationship between presidents and the public in her book “Who Leads Whom? Presidents, Policy and the Public,” published in 2005 by the University of Chicago Press.
A cappella group to present 'KatzenJam 2006,' April 8
Posted April 3, 2006; 03:25 p.m.
The Princeton Katzenjammers, one of the country's oldest coed collegiate a cappella groups, will present "KatzenJam 2006" at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 8, in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall.
Llinas receives young investigator award
Posted April 3, 2006; 10:44 a.m.
The Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation has selected Manuel Llinas to receive a 2006 Beckman Young Investigators Award, a program that provides research support to the nation's most promising young faculty members in the chemical and life sciences.
Princeton coaches and athletes to speak, April 13
Posted April 1, 2006; 12:41 p.m.
The head coaches of four Princeton sports teams will discuss their programs at a luncheon set for noon Thursday, April 13, in the Class of 1956 Lounge, Princeton Stadium.
Spirit of Princeton nominations due April 17
Posted April 1, 2006; 12:33 p.m.
Nominations for the 11th annual Spirit of Princeton Awards, which honor undergraduates for their positive contributions to campus life, are due by noon Monday, April 17.