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Archive – June, 2007

Weekday campus tours departing from Clio

During this summer, the starting point for Orange Key tours of Princeton's campus has moved to Clio Hall from the Frist Campus Center on weekdays.

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Presentation at the NACUA Annual Conference

"Donors, Heirs, Desires and Academic Freedom: Perspective and Context Regarding Robertson v. Princeton University”

This presentation was given at the Annual Conference of the National Association of College and University Attorneys (NACUA) in  in San Diego, CA, June 29, 2007.

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New directors of student life join community

Six staff members who will be responsible for leading efforts to support and enhance the residential and extracurricular experience of undergraduates in Princeton's new college system are joining the University community this summer. 

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Exhibition highlights Princeton's Pop art collection

An exhibition celebrating the Princeton University Art Museum's permanent collection and promised gifts of Pop art will be on view through Sunday, Aug. 12. "Pop Art at Princeton: Permanent and Promised" highlights the museum's comprehensive collection -- acquired over the last 30 years through purchases, bequests and gifts, both past and promised -- of paintings, prints, drawings and sculpture by leading figures of the American Pop art movement.

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Chou recognized as nanotechnology pioneer

Stephen Chou, the Joseph C. Elgin Professor of Engineering, recently was honored for his contributions to the nanotechnology field with a Nano 50 award from Nanotech Briefs magazine.  

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Oates named Humanist of the Year

Joyce Carol Oates, the Roger S. Berlind '52 Professor in the Humanities, has been named the 2007 Humanist of the Year by the American Humanist Association. 

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Princeton student Lindsay Jacob dies

Lindsay Sara Jacob, a member of Princeton's class of 2008, died Friday, June 15, of cancer at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. She was 21.

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Yashar analyzes complex issues of citizenship in Latin America

As a young girl, Deborah Yashar was fascinated by the politics, languages and literatures of other places. Her mother's parents had come to the United States in the 1900s to escape the pogroms in the Ukraine, and her father had left Iran in the 1950s to pursue a better life for himself in this country. As a faculty member, Yashar has channeled that early interest in immigration and displacement into a specialization in the intersection of democracy and citizenship.

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Princeton senior strives to break the cycle of poverty in India

In the spring of her freshman year at Princeton, Julia Neubauer and two of her high school classmates established an orphanage in Pune, India. Now a senior, she has helped run the Ashraya Initiative for Children while pursuing a degree in economics. Over the course of weekly videoconferences and extended visits to manage the facility, Neubauer has expanded her goal from providing a home for a group of children into a lifelong commitment to improve the lives of people in this part of the world.

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Summer construction focuses on residential colleges

This summer will mark a culmination of the physical manifestation of the new residential college system on campus. Whitman College, the 255,000-square-foot complex between Dillon Gymnasium and Baker Rink, will be finished after four summers of intense construction work. The completion of the University's sixth residential college will make possible the launch of the new system.

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Class of 2011 welcome site available

Incoming students and their parents can find useful and important information about coming to Princeton on the class of 2011 website.

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Immigration reform roundtable set, June 25

Public officials, representatives of religious organizations, researchers and activists will participate in a roundtable discussion on immigration reform from 8:30 a.m. to noon Monday, June 25, in 300 Wallace Hall at Princeton University.

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Former Senator Frist to join Wilson School faculty

Dr. Bill Frist, former U.S. senator from Tennessee, Senate majority leader and a Princeton University alumnus, will join the faculty of Princeton's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs this fall.  

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Collection of Kahlil Gibran manuscripts donated to the library

Significant portions of the working manuscripts and notebooks of four well-known books, including "The Prophet," by Kahlil Gibran have been donated to the Princeton University Library. 

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Carillon concerts planned through Sept. 2

The University's 15th annual Summer Carillon Series -- featuring Princeton carillonneurs and guest performers from across the nation as well as Europe and Japan -- will be held at 1 p.m. each Sunday from June 24 through Sept. 2 at Cleveland Tower on the Graduate College campus.

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Pillars or politicos? Whittington examines high court justices

The Supreme Court frequently is viewed as an isolated fortress of thoughtful deliberation, where robe-clad justices ponder right and wrong far from the political maneuvering taking place in the White House. But Keith Whittington, the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Politics, doesn't see it that way. "The court is often portrayed as being above politics — there is an expectation that the court is specifically in conflict with political imperatives," Whittington said. "I tend to be skeptical of that way of thinking."

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Summer theater season runs June 14-Aug. 12

The Princeton Summer Theater's lineup of productions -- ranging from plays by Neil Simon and Agatha Christie to new interpretations of children's classics -- will run Thursdays through Sundays, June 14 through Aug. 12, at the Hamilton-Murray Theater.

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Six named to Board of Trustees

Princeton University has named six new members of its Board of Trustees.

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Williams named to post in executive VP office

Treby Williams has been named the director of planning and administration in the Office of the Executive Vice President. Her appointment is effective Sept. 1. 

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Pioneering seismologist Tony Dahlen dies

Francis Anthony (Tony) Dahlen, a Princeton professor of geosciences who was widely considered the top theoretical seismologist in his field, died of cancer June 3 at the University Medical Center at Princeton. He was 64.

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Outreach programs encourage summer learning at Princeton

Students of all ages and teachers from New Jersey and beyond will be engaged in a summer of learning on the Princeton campus, taking part in outreach programs on subjects ranging from basic computer skills to advanced scientific research.

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Mixing it up: Rankin uses range of methods to pique interest in German

Jamie Rankin, the coordinator of language teaching and pedagogy in the German department, takes a variety of pathways to immerse students in German language and culture. He teaches intensive language classes that cram a year's worth of the language into one semester; he accompanies students on study programs in Munich; and he offers demanding classes for graduate students that explore the theoretical aspects of second-language acquisition. But Rankin also uses some less formal approaches. He runs marathons with students, prepares German feasts at his home and eats dinner on Wednesday nights at Mathey College.  

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$30 million gift establishes McDonnell Center for Systems Neuroscience

James S. McDonnell III and John F. McDonnell have joined with the JSM Charitable Trust to make a $30 million gift to Princeton University to establish the McDonnell Center for Systems Neuroscience.  

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2007 Commencement video

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Tilghman: Federal proposals jeopardize strengths of higher education

During her June 5 Commencement address, Princeton President Shirley M. Tilghman said that the best way to measure the value of a college education is not by any standardized test, but by the ways graduates put their degrees to work once they leave the University.

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Graduates rejoice at 260th Commencement

Princeton University awarded degrees to 1,127 undergraduates and 716 graduate students at its 260th Commencement Tuesday, June 5.

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Princeton University holds 260th Commencement

Princeton University awarded degrees to 1,127 undergraduates and 716 graduate students at its 260th Commencement Tuesday, June 5.

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Princeton awards seven honorary degrees

Princeton University awarded honorary degrees during Commencement exercises June 5 to seven distinguished individuals for their contributions to humanitarian efforts and athletic achievements, aerospace and public service, science, literature, medicine, history and the arts. Princeton President Shirley M. Tilghman awarded degrees to Muhammad Ali, the legendary boxer and humanitarian; Norman Augustine, the former chief executive officer and chairman of the aerospace giant Lockheed Martin Corp.; Elizabeth Blackburn, a pioneering molecular biologist; Robert Fagles, a celebrated literary translator and Princeton's Arthur Marks '19 Professor of Comparative Literature Emeritus; LaSalle Leffall Jr., a leading cancer surgeon and researcher; Fritz Stern, a renowned historian of modern Germany; and Twyla Tharp, an award-winning choreographer and director.

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Four faculty members recognized for outstanding teaching

Four Princeton faculty members received President's Awards for Distinguished Teaching at Commencement ceremonies June 5. They are: Eric Gregory, assistant professor of religion; Sanjeev Kulkarni, professor of electrical engineering; Kenneth Norman, assistant professor of psychology; and Alexander Smits, professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering.

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2007 President's Commencement Remarks

2007 Commencement Remarks delivered by President Shirley M. Tilghman.

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2007 Valedictory Oration

2007 Valedictory Oration delivered by Glen Weyl.

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2007 Latin Salutatory Oration

2007 Latin Salutatory Oration delivered by Maya Maskarinec.

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UPDATE 7 a.m.: Commencement to be held outdoors

Princeton's 260th Commencement ceremony will be held at 11 a.m. today in front of Nassau Hall as originally scheduled, as severe weather is not expected.

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260th Commencement video transcript

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Seniors and their supporters recognized at Class Day

Members of the class of 2007 bid parents and teachers a fond thank you on Monday, June 4, marking their last days at Princeton with a lively Class Day ceremony that recognized students' accomplishments and saluted those who had helped the members of the class reach their goals. 

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Students honored for achievement and service at Class Day

Members of Princeton's class of 2007 gathered on Cannon Green Monday, June 4, to celebrate the conclusion of their undergraduate careers in a Class Day ceremony honoring their service and accomplishments.

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UPDATE 6:30 a.m.: Class Day will be held outdoors

Princeton's Class Day ceremony will be held outdoors on Cannon Green at 10:30 a.m. today as originally scheduled. Following the ceremony, the senior class lunch will be held in Dillon Gymnasium instead of on Alexander Beach due to expected heavy rainfall in the afternoon.

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Fleming honors 'Class of Destiny' at Baccalaureate

Baccalaureate speaker John Fleming urged members of the class of 2007 -- or the "Class of Destiny," as the beloved English professor dubbed them -- to recognize the privilege of a Princeton education and to use it to improve the world.

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2007 Baccalaureate address

2007 Baccalaureate address by John Fleming.

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Graduate students honored for excellence in teaching

The Princeton Graduate School has given awards to five graduate students in recognition of their dedication and effectiveness in teaching. 

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