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Archive – September, 2006

Panel to explore meaning of justice, Oct. 3

A panel discussion on the modern meaning of justice is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 3, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall, as the kickoff to a yearlong series of events on "The Just Society" organized by the Pace Center.Panelists are: Gary...

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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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Conway lecture series postponed, Oct. 2-Nov. 20

A series of eight lectures on the subject of science and free will by Princeton mathematician John Conway has been postponed. The lectures were to begin on Monday, Oct. 2, and end on Monday, Nov. 20.

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Black alumni come back to look forward

The largest gathering of black alumni in the University's history will take place this weekend, Sept. 28-30, on campus. Some 500 alumni, faculty, staff and guests are expected to attend "Coming Back and Looking Forward," a conference sponsored by the University in partnership with the Association of Black Princeton Alumni.

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'Understanding Comics' author to speak, Oct. 5

Scott McCloud, author of the 1993 groundbreaking book "Understanding Comics," will speak at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 5, in the Stewart Film Theater, 185 Nassau St. 

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Actors, scholars, playwrights highlight schedule of Irish theater symposium, Oct. 13-15

Distinguished Irish actors, theater directors and other luminaries well known for their award-winning roles on stage and screen will gather at Princeton University Oct. 13-15 for discussions, readings and performances highlighting the Players & Painted Stage Symposium. The symposium is being held to celebrate the donation of an expansive collection of Irish theater.

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Sunstein to speak on 'libertarian paternalism,' Oct. 5

Legal scholar Cass Sunstein will deliver a lecture titled "Libertarian Paternalism Is Not an Oxymoron" at 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 5, in McCosh 50.

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Talk examines failures of aid to Africa, Oct. 5

"The Trouble With Africa: Why Foreign Aid Isn't Working" is the subject of a talk by former World Bank official Robert Calderisi scheduled for 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 5, in 16 Robertson Hall.

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Former German presidential candidate to speak, Oct. 4

Former German presidential candidate Gesine Schwan will present a lecture on "Global Governance in the Age of American Supremacy" at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 4, in 16 Robertson Hall.

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Poet Adrienne Rich to give reading, Oct. 4

Award-winning poet and essayist Adrienne Rich will read from her work at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 4, in 101 McCormick Hall.

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Novelists Homes, Lipman to read from their work, Oct. 4

Novelists A.M. Homes and Elinor Lipman will read from their work at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 4, in the Stewart Film Theater, 185 Nassau St.

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'When Polls Mislead' is topic, Oct. 3

Gary Langer, director of polling at ABC News, will present a talk on "When Polls Mislead: Setting Standards for Media Reporting on Public Opinion Surveys" at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 3, in 16 Robertson Hall.

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Series focuses on presidential leadership in crisis, Oct. 3-Nov. 20

A lecture series on "Presidential Leadership in Times of Crisis" will include four talks between Oct. 3 and Nov. 20 examining how Woodrow Wilson, Franklin Roosevelt, Lyndon Johnson and Abraham Lincoln faced the country's challenges.

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Conway to speak on science and free will, Oct. 2-Nov. 20

Princeton mathematician John Conway will deliver a series of eight lectures on the subject of science and free will at 8 p.m. Mondays beginning Oct. 2 in McCosh 50. A question-and-answer period will follow the one-hour presentations, which run through Nov. 20.

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Three faculty selected to give President’s Lectures

Three distinguished Princeton faculty members have been chosen to make presentations as part of this year's President's Lecture Series. 

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Community/Staff Day goes ‘under the lights,’ Oct. 13

Residents of the campus and local communities are invited to Community and Staff Day, the annual celebration of sports, entertainment and community service, on Friday, Oct. 13, at Princeton Stadium.

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Hip-hop symposium joins academics and activists, Oct. 6

Princeton theologian and activist Cornel West will share a stage with rapper Talib Kweli, U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters of California, and some of the country's leading thinkers in the field of hip-hop music for the "Princeton Hip-Hop Symposium" on Friday, Oct. 6, at Princeton University. The Princeton student group "Hip-Hop: Art & Life," in cooperation with the national Center for American Progress, will present a panel discussion at 2 p.m. in McCosh 50 focusing on the role of hip-hop in post-9/11 America.      

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African American Studies site redesigned

A redesigned Web site for the Center for African American Studies was launched on Wednesday, Sept. 27. 

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Progress on grading policy continues, data show no drawbacks for graduates

Efforts to establish a common grading standard across the University are continuing to make progress, according to a report issued by the Faculty Committee on Grading. In addition, the committee announced that these efforts have not put Princeton students at a disadvantage when it comes to finding jobs or getting into graduate schools.

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Committee issues report on grading results for 2005-06

Following the Monday, Sept. 18, faculty meeting, the Faculty Committee on Grading issued this report on grading results for 2005-06.

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Carter, Russel to receive ACS awards

Princeton faculty members Emily Carter and William Russel will be honored by the American Chemical Society this spring. 

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A vision for Princeton: Five years into her presidency, Tilghman charts path for the University’s future

During her first year as Princeton’s president, Shirley M. Tilghman was constantly asked to detail her vision for the University. Her answer was always at the ready: “Ask me later.” Tilghman set out to identify areas where the University needed to make progress and could enhance its time-honored strengths in teaching and research. Five years later, her vision has taken shape.

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Faculty, staff give back to the community through volunteer work

Across Princeton’s campus, many members of the faculty and staff volunteer their time with not-for-profit organizations, some with local groups and others with national and international organizations. Much of that work consists of service on boards, where Princeton employees can offer expertise in everything from Russian culture to fund-raising strategies. In many cases the agencies benefit from the skills these staffers have honed on the job at Princeton.

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Proposals addressing alcohol-related issues due, Sept. 29

The deadline for faculty, students and staff to submit proposals for projects that address alcohol-related issues on campus is set for Friday, Sept. 29.  

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Floudas wins computing in chemical engineering award

The American Institute for Chemical Engineers has selected Princeton's Christodoulos Floudas to receive its 2006 Computing in Chemical Engineering Award. 

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Princeton coaches and athletes to speak, Oct. 12

The head coaches of four Princeton sports teams will discuss their programs at a luncheon set for noon Thursday, Oct. 12, in the Class of 1956 Lounge, Princeton Stadium. 

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Sagnier introduces new language for learning

Christine Sagnier came to Princeton last September with a mission: Refresh and enliven the way undergraduates learn the French language. She started by redesigning a training course for graduate students who teach introductory French classes, penning her own textbook for them.

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Composers' Ensemble presents concert, Oct. 3

The Princeton Composers' Ensemble will present a performance of works by Princeton faculty and graduate students at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 3, in Taplin Auditorium, Fine Hall.  

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Weber selected as sustainability manager

Shana Weber has been named to the newly created position of sustainability manager in the University's facilities department.

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Collaboration with start-up company aims to improve efficiency of solar power

Solar panels that are slated to be installed this fall on the roof of Princeton's Engineering Quadrangle will shave only about $60 off the University's monthly electricity bill. But the technology that emerges from this unique industry-academia research collaboration may eventually save New Jersey households millions of dollars in energy costs.

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Team benefits from demands of interdisciplinary science

Studying the human brain has taught a team of Princeton researchers a thing or two about interdisciplinary science. Researchers in the Center for the Study of the Brain, Mind and Behavior have been gathering in the basement of Green Hall for the past several years to confront an ongoing problem: how to take better "snapshots" of the brain's activity as it functions. As technology for exploring the mind improves, it demands individuals who can step outside the training they received from their own field in order to speak together, think together and act together. 

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Early admission, campus plan on agenda, Sept. 25

A discussion of the University's recent decision to end early admission is on the agenda for the Monday, Sept. 25, meeting of the Council of the Princeton University Community. 

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'Intelligent Design' is focus of lecture, Sept. 29

Bioethicist and medical historian Ronald Numbers will deliver this academic year's first Princeton Lecture on Religion and History at 4:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 29, in 10 Guyot Hall.

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Journalist offers view of life in Iraq, Sept. 28

Washington Post journalist Rajiv Chandrasekaran will present a talk on "The Emerald City: A Discussion of Life Inside America's Occupation Headquarters in Iraq" at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 28, in 16 Robertson Hall.

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Volcker, Meyer to discuss 'oil-for-food,' Sept. 28

Princeton alumnus Paul Volcker and Jeffrey Meyer, both former members of the United Nations Oil-for-Food Independent Inquiry Committee, will speak at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 28, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.

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MoMA presents Friedrich retrospective, Sept. 27-30

The films of Su Friedrich, professor of visual arts, will be the focus of a midcareer retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City Sept. 27-30.

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'Freakonomics' author to speak, Sept. 27

Steven Levitt, co-author (with Stephen Dubner) of the best-selling book "Freakonomics," will discuss his latest research at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 27, in McCosh 50.

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Kinsella reading canceled, Sept. 27

A reading by Australian poet John Kinsella, which had been scheduled for 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 27, has been canceled. The reading was scheduled as part of the Althea Ward Clark Reading Series sponsored by the Program in Creative Writing.

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Artist Takaezu to discuss her work, Sept. 26

Toshiko Takaezu, renowned ceramist and creator of the bronze Remembrance Bell in Princeton's Memorial Garden near Chancellor Green, will speak about her work at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 26, in Room 207 of 185 Nassau St.

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Role of faith-based groups is topic, Sept. 26

"The Role of Faith-Based Initiatives in Community Development" is the topic of a lecture by the Rev. Herbert Lusk II, a Philadelphia pastor and an adviser to President Bush, set for 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 26, in 16 Robertson Hall.

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'AWOL' authors discuss book, Sept. 25

The authors of "AWOL: The Unexcused Absence of America's Upper Classes From Military Service -- and How It Hurts Our Country" will discuss their book at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 25, in 16 Robertson Hall.

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Daubechies to receive Pioneer Prize

Princeton's Ingrid Daubechies has been named a co-recipient of the Pioneer Prize by the International Council for Industrial and Applied Mathematics. 

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Former Lockheed CEO to discuss leadership, Oct. 19

Norman Augustine, former chairman and chief executive officer of Lockheed Martin Corp., will deliver the inaugural talk in a new lecture series titled "Leadership in a Technological World." His lecture, "The Elements of Leadership," is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19, in the Friend Center Auditorium.

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Princeton to end early admission

Princeton University will end its early admission program and admit all undergraduates through a single process, beginning next year with students applying for the class that will enter Princeton in September 2008.  

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Class of 2010 is most diverse in Princeton's history

Princeton's efforts to build a multicultural undergraduate student body have yielded their strongest results with this year's freshman class. 

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Exhibition celebrates Goheen's legacy

President Emeritus Robert F. Goheen's 70-year association with Princeton is celebrated in an exhibition titled "Student, Scholar, President: Robert F. Goheen at Princeton, 1936-2006," on view in the Firestone Library lobby.  Princeton President Shirley M. Tilghman and other speakers lauded Goheen at the exhibition's opening reception for leading the University through a period of rapid change and great tension on the campus with vision, tenacity, compassion and humility.

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Princeton establishes new Center for African American Studies

Building on a strong core of faculty with a history of distinguished contributions to African American studies, Princeton University is establishing a new center to serve as a model for teaching and research on race in America. President Shirley M. Tilghman launched the Center for African American Studies in a statement announcing that historic Stanhope Hall on the University's front campus is being renovated to serve as its home.     

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Aschheim teaches visual arts students to trust their instincts

When Eve Aschheim enters a classroom at the beginning of the semester, she wants to get her students thinking about the relationship of ideas to paper. She wants them to express those thoughts not with words, but with the tip of a pencil or a paintbrush. "My class is about the kinds of questions you can ask in a work of art, and being on the edge of your own intuition. I want to open up some of the more conventional notions they might have about art."

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Renovated Campus Club to become new gathering place for students

Plans are under way to turn Campus Club, a former eating club that has been donated to the University, into a gathering space for Princeton undergraduate and graduate students.  

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Massey study shows rapid loss of Spanish language among Mexican immigrants in the United States

A new study co-written by Douglas Massey, the Henry G. Bryant Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs at the Woodrow Wilson School, refutes claims that Latin American immigrants to the United States are jeopardizing the country's English-speaking identity.  

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Murphy to deliver Constitution Day lecture, Sept. 19

Walter Murphy, Princeton's McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence Emeritus, will deliver a Constitution Day lecture titled "The Constitution, Dead or Alive?" at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.

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Talk explores expanding role of EU, Sept. 20

"Europe as Empire: The Nature of the New EU" is the subject of a lecture by Oxford University political scholar Jan Zielonka scheduled for 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 20, in 16 Robertson Hall.

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Rwandan president Kagame to speak, Sept. 21

Rwandan President Paul Kagame, a central figure in ending the African country's 1994 genocide, will discuss Rwanda's progress in a lecture scheduled for 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 21, in McCosh 50.

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Kurtzer to discuss Israel-Lebanon crisis, Sept. 21

Daniel Kurtzer, former U.S. ambassador to Israel and Egypt and a visiting professor at Princeton, will present a lecture titled "Arabs and Israelis: 'The Summer Vacation War,'" at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 21, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.

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Researchers reveal 'extremely serious' vulnerabilities in e-voting machines

In a paper published on the Web today, a group of Princeton computer scientists said they created demonstration vote-stealing software that can be installed within a minute on a common electronic voting machine. The software can fraudulently change vote counts without being detected.

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Researchers reveal 'extremely serious' vulnerabilities in e-voting machines

In a paper published on the Web today, a group of Princeton computer scientists said they created demonstration vote-stealing software that can be installed within a minute on a common electronic voting machine. The software can fraudulently change vote counts without being detected.

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Emergency planning is key as more students travel abroad

University sophomore Callie Lefevre’s plans to spend the summer learning Arabic and immersing herself in the culture of a city she loves, Beirut, were shattered in mid-July when Israeli forces launched attacks against Hezbollah in Lebanon.

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Summer construction brings two major projects near completion

After three summers of intense construction work, two major projects on the Princeton campus are nearing completion. 

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Parking changes intended to provide improved service

The University has made several changes in its parking regulations that will be effective Sept. 15.

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Law receives Egerton medal for combustion research

The Combustion Institute has awarded its 2006 Alfred Egerton Gold Medal to Chung K. (Ed) Law, Princeton's Robert Goddard Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering.  

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Tilghman offers five-point plan for success at Princeton

Before classes even began, Princeton President Shirley M. Tilghman gave the University's newest students some "homework." In her address at Opening Exercises on Sept. 10, Tilghman presented a syllabus of sorts for the class of 2010, featuring the five keys to a successful undergraduate experience.  

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Students honored at Opening Exercises

The accomplishments of Princeton's students were celebrated with the awarding of four undergraduate prizes at Opening Exercises Sept. 10.

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Edward Stiefel, chemist who bridged domains, dies at age 64

Edward Stiefel, a gifted Princeton chemist who bridged the fields of industry and academia, died Sept. 4 in New Brunswick, N.J., from pancreatic cancer. He was 64.

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Moneo chosen as architect for neuroscience/psychology buildings

José Rafael Moneo Arquitecto, the Madrid-based firm headed by award-winning architect José Rafael Moneo, has been chosen to design Princeton University's new neuroscience and psychology buildings. 

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Frist open house set for Sept. 13

The campus community is invited to attend the Frist Campus Center's annual open house on Wednesday, Sept. 13. The activities are free and open to all students, faculty and staff. 

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Taylor to receive Heroes of Chemistry award

Princeton chemist Edward C. Taylor has been named a recipient of the 2006 Heroes of Chemistry award from the American Chemical Society for his contributions to the development of a groundbreaking cancer drug.

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Freshmen enjoy bonding and learning through adventure and service

Forging bonds with their new classmates, more than 700 freshmen are spending their first week as Princeton students embarking on outdoor adventures and tackling hands-on community service projects. Some 60 percent of the members of the class of 2010 are taking part in Outdoor Action and Community Action, experiential learning programs designed to build teamwork and leadership skills.

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Panel, service to mark Sept. 11 anniversary

The University will mark the five-year anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks with a panel discussion in Washington, D.C., and an interfaith service on campus. 

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Frist offers moonlight movie, Sept. 9

The University community is invited to join in welcoming the class of 2010 at a Moonlight Movie Double Feature at 10:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, on the south lawn of the Frist Campus Center. 

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Princeton ranks among top schools for African Americans

Black Enterprise magazine has named Princeton as one of the country's top colleges for African-American students. 

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