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Friday, July 11, 2014

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FACULTY AWARD: Klebanov receives Tomassoni Prize for physics

Igor Klebanov, Princeton University's Eugene Higgins Professor of Physics, was awarded the 2014 Caterina Tomassoni and Felice Pietro Chisesi Prize for outstanding achievements in physics. He received the prize during a June 19 ceremony at the Sapienza University of Rome in Italy.

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Harold Kuhn, Princeton mathematician who advanced game theory, dies at 88

Harold Kuhn, a Princeton mathematician who advanced game theory and brought mathematical approaches to economics, died of congestive heart failure in New York City on July 2. He was 88 years old.

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FACULTY AWARD: Petry, Seyedsayamdost named 2014 Pew Scholars

Princeton University faculty members Sabine Petry, an assistant professor of molecular biology, and Mohammad Seyedsayamdost, an assistant professor of chemistry, have been selected as 2014 Pew Scholars in the Biomedical Sciences by The Pew Charitable Trusts.

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FACULTY AWARD: Yu receives inaugural Tang Prize in Sinology

Ying-shih Yu, the Gordon Wu '58 Professor of Chinese Studies, Emeritus, and professor of East Asian studies and history, emeritus, was awarded the inaugural Tang Prize in Sinology.

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A. Walton Litz, Princeton 'high modernist' scholar of literature, dies

A. Walton Litz, the Holmes Professor of Belles Lettres, Emeritus, and professor of English, emeritus, at Princeton University, died of respiratory failure at the University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro, New Jersey, on June 4. He was 84.

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FACULTY AWARD: Korennykh receives early-career award for infectious-disease research

Alexei Korennykh, a Princeton University assistant professor of molecular biology, was selected for a 2014 Investigators in Pathogenesis of Infectious Disease Award from the Burroughs Wellcome Fund. The award provides $500,000 over five years.  

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FACULTY AWARD: Chou receives IEEE 2014 Pioneer Award in Nanotechnology

Stephen Chou, Princeton University's Joseph C. Elgin Professor of Engineering, has received the 2014 Pioneer Award in Nanotechnology from the IEEE, the top professional society in electrical engineering. Chou will receive the award in August at the IEEE NANO 2014 conference in Toronto.

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FACULTY AWARD: Witten receives 2014 McKnight Scholar Award for neuroscience

Ilana Witten, an assistant professor of psychology and the Princeton Neuroscience Institute, received one of six 2014 McKnight Scholar Awards, which are granted to young scientists with a demonstrated commitment to neuroscience. Witten will receive $225,000 over three years for her project, "Deconstructing Working Memory: Dopamine Neurons and Their Target Circuits." The award is supported by the McKnight Foundation's Endowment Fund for Neuroscience, which supports research designed to one day accurately diagnose, prevent and treat brain diseases.

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FACULTY AWARD: Foster named Cullman Center Fellow

Hal Foster, the Townsend Martin, Class of 1917, Professor of Art and Archaeology, and co-director of the Program in Media and Modernity, has been named a 2014-15 Fellow by the New York Public Library Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers.

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FACULTY AWARD: Stone, Verdú named National Academy of Sciences members

Two Princeton University professors are among the 84 new National Academy of Sciences members announced April 29. The Princeton inductees are Howard Stone, the Donald R. Dixon '69 and Elizabeth W. Dixon Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, and Sergio Verdú, the Eugene Higgins Professor of Electrical Engineering.

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