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Zbigniew Brzezinski to Lecture on "The Transformation of Russia"
3/31/00 -- Former National Security Advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski will lecture on "The Transformation of Russia," on Wednesday, April 12, at 4:30 p.m., Room 101, McCormick Hall. Sponsored by the Center for International Studies. Brzezinski, who was national security adviser to President Jimmy Carter from 1977 to 1981, has remained active in political, academic and business affairs. He is a counselor at the Center for Strategic and International Studies and Professor of American Foreign Policy at the School of Advanced International Studies of the Johns Hopkins University.
Children curate exhibits on history of education
Exhibits on the history of education curated by local schoolchildren will be on display during two weeklong shows in the Cotsen Children's Library at Princeton University, beginning April 3. They are the culmination of a program called Young Curators, developed by the Cotsen Children's Library last fall and piloted this spring in five Princeton classrooms.
Princeton hosts Symposium on New Jersey Issues
3/28/00 -- New Jersey public officials, scholars and business leaders will participate in a symposium on the State's future "New Jersey's Landscape in 2050," on Friday, April 14, in Dodds Auditorium in Robertson Hall, at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. The purpose is to imagine New Jersey in 50 years and offer visions for what it could be. Participants at this symposium represent many sectors of New Jersey life, including politics, the arts and biotechnology. The program will be moderated by Princeton University Professor of Public Affairs Michael Danielson.
Lecture on "Two Elections: Taiwan and Russia"
3/24/00 -- James B. Steinberg, deputy national security adviser to President Clinton, will lecture on "Two Elections: Taiwan and Russia," 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 4 in Bowl 1, Robertson Hall on the Princeton University campus. Appointed deputy national security adviser in late 1996, Steinberg also served in a number of top positions in the U.S. Department of State during the Clinton administration. His talk is sponsored by the Center of International Studies at Princeton University.
Fellowship winner to travel coastlines, write book
3/24/00 -- When she graduates from Princeton University in May, Alaska native Lilith Wood will begin an unusual journey: a trip through America's fishing towns to write a book about women who fish for a living.
Former inspector general of the Central Intelligence Agency to speak
3/23/00 -- Frederick P. Hitz, former inspector general of the Central Intelligence Agency, will deliver the 1999-2000 John L. Weinberg/Goldman Sachs & Co. Lecture on "Washington Rejected: The Declining Appeal of U.S. Government Service," Tuesday, April 4, 2000 at 4:30 p.m., Bowl 1, Robertson Hall. Hitz began his career with the CIA in the late 1960s. He has served as deputy assistant secretary of defense for legislative affairs and director of congressional affairs at the Department of Energy. The lecture is free and open to the public.
Jared P. Schutz '96 to deliver the 2000 Beckwith Gilbert '63 Lecture
3/22/00 -- Internet Entrepreneur Jared P. Schutz '96, chairman and founder of Proflowers.com and the founder of numerous Internet businesses, will deliver rhe 2000 G.S. Beckwith Gilbert '63 Lecture. He will speak on Tuesday, March 28 at 8 p.m., in Rm 302 Frist Hall. Schutz began his entrepreneurial career while still in high school. Directly following his graduation from Princeton, he served as executive director of Bluemountain.com, the popular electronic greeting card site, which was sold to Excite@Home in 1999 for nearly a billion dollars.
Detroit Public Schools Chief To Speak
3/20/20 -- David Adamany, chief executive officer of Detroit Public Schools, will lecture on "Urban Education Reform," on March 30, 2000 at 4:30 p.m., Robertson Hall, Bowl 1 at Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. The lecture is free and open to the public. Adamany became chief executive officer of Detroit's public schools in May, 1999. He has written extensively on American politics, campaign finance, constitutional law and the judiciary.
Lecture on "Police Profiling: Walking the Legal Tightrope"
3/17/00 -- New Jersey Superior Court Judge Travis L. Francis to lecture on "Police Profiling: Walking the Legal Tightrope," Monday, March 27 at 4:30 p.m., Robertson Hall, Bowl 1, in the Woodrow Wilson School Public and International Affairs. Judge Travis L. Francis has served on the Middlesex County Criminal Court Bench since 1992. His talk is sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School.
Lecture on "Economic Development: New York City Style"
3/17/00 -- Kei Hayashi, vice president for financing initiatives for the New York City Economic Development Corporation, will lecture on "Economic Development: New York City Style," Thursday, March 23 at 4:30 p.m., Bowl 5, Robertson Hall, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. Hayashi assists businesses and not-for-profit organizations obtain financing for their capital needs through the issuance of Industrial Development Bonds.
Photographs by Barbara Bosworth at Princeton University Art Museum
3/17/00 -- "Photographs by Barbara Bosworth," the first survey of the artist's panoramic landscapes from the past decade, is on view at The Art Museum, Princeton University, through June 18, 2000.
Alison Des Forges to speak on Rwandan Genocide
3/15/00 -- MacArthur Fellow Alison Des Forges, author of Leave None to Tell the Story: Genocide in Rwanda, will lecture on "Ignoring Genocide: The International Community and Rwanda, 1994," Thursday, March 30, at 4:30 p.m., Bowl 2, Robertson Hall, Princeton University. Alison Des Forges directs research on Rwanda and Burundi for Human Rights Watch. The lecture is free and open to the public.
The Birth of Pleasure
3/15/00 - Writer and psychologist Carol Gilligan, named one of the 25 most influential people in the United States by Time Magazine, will lecture on "The Birth of Pleasure, "April 6, 2000 at 4:30 p.m., in Wood Auditorium (McCosh 10). Her lecture at Princeton is sponsored by the Program in the Study of Women and Gender.
Insuring New Jersey's Families: Choices and Trends
3/15/00 - Margaret A. Murray, director of the New Jersey Division of Medical Assistance and Health Services, will lecture on "Insuring New Jersey's Families: Choices and Trends," Monday, March 20, at 4:30 p.m., in Bowl 1,Robertson Hall. Her lecture is sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs
Princeton Conference Examines Russia's Nuclear Complex
3/13/00 -- Policymakers from the U.S. and Russia will gather at Princeton University March 14 and 15 to discuss the conversion of Russia's nuclear weapons complex, a critical issue for both the Russian economy and for international efforts to stem nuclear weapons proliferation.
Julian Bond To Speak
3/13/00 -- Civil rights activist Julian Bond, chairman of the NAACP, will lecture on "2000: A Race Odyssey," on March 22, 2000 at 8 p.m. in McCosh 50 (west of Washington Road on the Princeton University campus). The event, which is free and open to the public, is to mark the 30th anniversary of Princeton University's Program in African-American Studies.
Bond's leadership in the civil-rights movement dates to his student days at Morehouse College, when he co-founded a student organization which directed three years of non-violent protests to integrate Atlanta's movie theaters, lunch counters and parks. He also helped form the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) in 1960 and became its communications director.
Wellesley Museum Director to Lead The Art Museum, Princeton University
3/10/00 -- Susan Taylor has been named director of The Art Museum, Princeton University. Taylor, who is currently director of the Davis Museum and Cultural Center at Wellesley College, will take up the position in August, succeeding Professor Peter Bunnell, who has served as acting director since the retirement of Director Emeritus Allen Rosenbaum.
Princeton University will host a conference entitled "War and Peace in Africa"
3/9/00 -- Princeton University will host a conference entitled "War and Peace in Africa" on March 13 and 14, bringing together about 50 senior policymakers from around the world to discuss security challenges in Africa and potential regional and international responses.
Scientists Disprove Age-Old Notion of Particle Packing
Proposed Alternative Could Yield New Approaches to Materials Science
3/3/00 -- Princeton scientists have toppled the standard way of thinking about a problem that has engrossed mathematicians since biblical times: how spheres, whether oranges or molecules, stack up when poured randomly into a vessel.
"Assessing Thomas Wolfe's Place in Literary History": A Panel Discussion at Princeton University
"A Stone, a Leaf, an Unfound Door..."
3/1/00 -- Professor of English William Howarth will moderate a panel discussion about Thomas Wolfe on March 6, 2000, at 4:30 p. m. in McCormick 101 at Princeton University. The panel is in conjunction with the current exhibition, "'The Story of a Novelist.' Thomas Wolfe (1900-1938)," on display in the Leonard L. Milberg Gallery of the Graphic Arts in Firestone Library through April 9th.
Former Secretary of State James Baker III to Speak on "U.S. Relations with Russia"
3/1/00 -- Former U.S. Secretary of State James Baker III will speak on "U.S. Relations with Russia" at Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs on Friday, March 3, at 4:30 p.m. in McCosh 50.
"What's at Stake in Chechnya" Features Keynote Address by James Baker III '52
3/1/00 -- Former Secretary of State James Baker III '52 will deliver the keynote address at an event titled "What's at Stake in Chechnya: Causes, Prospects, Solutions" at Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs on Thursday, March 2, at 7:30 p.m. in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall. Baker's remarks will be followed by comments from diplomats, experts on Russia and Chechnya, and policymakers.
Former New Zealand Ambassador to Speak on Nationalism Down Under
3/1/00 -- Denis McLean, formerly New Zealand's ambassador to the United States, will speak on "Australia vs. New Zealand: The Nationalism Virus Down Under" at Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs on Thursday, March 2, at 4:30 p.m. in Robertson Hall, Bowl 1.
Seniors Michael Bosworth, Benjamin Sommers Receive Top Princeton Honor
2/28/00 -- Seniors Michael Bosworth and Benjamin Sommers were named winners of the Moses Taylor Pyne Prize, the highest honor conferred on a Princeton undergraduate, at Alumni Day ceremonies held on the Princeton University campus February 26.
Harry Frankfurt Named Romanell-Phi Beta Kappa Professor of Philosophy; to Deliver Public Lectures
2/28/00 -- Professor of Philosophy Harry G. Frankfurt has been named the Romanell-Phi Beta Kappa Professor for 1999-2000, an honor recognizing both distinguished achievement and potential contributions to public understanding of philosophy.
Nobel Prize Winner to Deliver Annual Physics Department Lecture
2/25/00 -- Nobel Prize winner Charles H. Townes, a professor at the University of California at Berkeley, will speak on "The Sociology of Science Illustrated by the Laser" in the annual Donald Ross Hamilton Lecture in physics March 2.
Scientists Develop New Material for Efficient Flat-Panel Displays
Discovery Could Accelerate Development of Better Laptops and Other Compact Displays
2/17/00 -- Princeton scientists have created a variety of light-emitting materials that could greatly accelerate the development of flat-panel computer screens and other compact video displays. The discovery, a feat of engineering materials at the level of quantum mechanics, also may yield insights into the basic properties of light-emitting substances.
Princeton Students Go to Cuba
Will "Listen To the Cuban People"
2/8/00 -- Twenty Princeton undergraduate students and three University faculty will go to Havana, Cuba, for 10 days of research, travel and "listening to the Cuban people" during Princeton's annual spring break (March 9-20), as part of the student-initiated Princeton in Cuba program, just begun on campus. Led by an unofficial "junta" -- as they are whimsically called -- of student leaders, they plan to stay at a converted convent in Old Havana and to do field work in such areas as Cuban approaches to public health, AIDS prevention and treatment, public education, environmental protection, the economy, and religions, including the Cuban-Jewish community which remains active in Havana.
Kathleen Hall Jamieson to Deliver James A. Moffett '29 Lecture in Ethics
2/8/00 -- Kathleen Hall Jamieson, Professor of Communication and Dean of The Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania, will deliver a lecture on "Deliberation, Democratic Politics, and Journalism" in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 17, 2000 at Princeton University.
University Art Museum Receives Gift of Contemporary Art
Norton Collection Donates Group of Contemporary
2/7/00 -- The Art Museum, Princeton University, has been named one of twenty-nine museums in the United States and abroad to receive gifts of contemporary art from the well-known collection of Peter and Eileen Norton.
Senator Eduardo Bhatia '86 of Puerto Rico on the U.S. Navy Bombing of Vieques
2/4/00 -- The Honorable Eduardo Bhatia, senator for the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, will give a lecture titled "Enough is Enough: Popular Opposition to the U.S. Navy Bombing of Vieques, Puerto Rico" at Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs on Thursday, February 24, at 4:30 p.m., Bowl 1.
Ashoka Founder Discusses Social Policy Entrepreneurship
2/4/00 -- William Drayton, the founder of Ashoka: Innovators for the Public and a 1984 winner of the MacArthur "genius" fellowship, will speak on "Promoting Social Policy Entrepreneurship Worldwide" at Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs on Wednesday, February 23, at 4:30 p.m. in Robertson Hall, Bowl 1.
"Bringing Human Rights Home": A Lecture at Princeton
2/4/00 -- Catherine Powell, the acting executive director of Columbia University's Human Rights Institute, will speak on "Bringing Human Rights Home" at Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs on Wednesday, February 16, at 4:30 p.m. in Robertson Hall, Bowl 1. Her talk will focus on U.S. compliance with human rights standards.
New Jersey Planning Commission Director to speak on "Smart Growth, New Jersey Style"
2/4/00 -- Herbert Simmens, executive director of the New Jersey State Planning Commission, will speak on "Smart Growth, New Jersey Style" at Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs on Tuesday, February 22, at 4:30 p.m., Bowl 2.
Professor to discuss uprooting poverty
2/4/00 -- Francis Wilson will speak on "Uprooting Poverty in South Africa"at 4:30 pm on February 22 in Robertson Hall, Bowl 1. Visiting professor in public and international affairs at the Woodrow Wilson School this year, Wilson has been a faculty member in the School of Economics at the University of Cape Town for 30 years. He was the founder of the Southern African Labour and Development Research Unit, of which he is now director.
Bobst Foundation Gift to Establish Center for Peace and Justice
2/1/00 -- Princeton University today announced that a $10 million gift from the Elmer and Mamdouha Bobst Foundation will be used to create the Mamdouha S. Bobst Center for Peace and Justice, a new academic center at the University. The Center will be devoted to advancing the causes of peace, of mutual understanding and respect for all ethnic traditions and religious faiths, and of justice, both within countries and across national borders.
Trustee Committee Recommends Increasing Size of Undergraduate Body
1/31/00 -- A special trustee committee has recommended that Princeton University increase the size of its undergraduate student body by approximately 10 percent (from 4,600 to 5,100) to "enhance the quality of the overall educational experience at Princeton and make more effective use of the University's extraordinary resources." The increase would be phased in over four years, probably beginning three or four years from now after additional dormitory and dining space has been constructed.
"The Story of a Novelist": Thomas Wolfe (1900-1938), A Centennial Exhibition
1/31/00 -- To honor the centennial of the birth of the writer Thomas Wolfe (1900-1938), the Princeton University Library has mounted an exhibition, "The Story of a Novelist," which will open to the public in the Milberg Gallery for the Graphic Arts on the second floor of the Harvey S. Firestone Memorial Library on February 7.
Works by Contemporary African-American Artists on view at Princeton University Art Museum
Exhibition Dates: February 1 through March 5, 2000
1/31/00 -- "Selections: Contemporary Art by African-American Artists," an exhibition of works in all media drawn primarily from the permanent collection, will be on view through March 5, 2000 at The Art Museum, Princeton University, in recognition of Black History Month.
Princeton Increases Student Fees by Lowest Percentage in Three Decades
Budget Includes Further Improvements in Financial Aid
1/31/00 -- The Trustees of Princeton University have adopted an operating budget that increases student fees for the 2000-01 academic year by 3.3 percent, a drop from last year's 3.5 percent increase and the lowest percentage increase in more than 30 years. The $661 million budget is projected to be in balance.
Princeton University Further Increases its Support for Students on Financial Aid
1/31/00 -- On the recommendation of President Harold T. Shapiro, the Trustees of Princeton University will further increase the scholarship portion of many of Princeton's undergraduate financial aid awards by further reducing the amount that students are required to borrow and by entirely removing the value of the family home from its financial aid calculations. These actions build on initiatives begun in 1998 to increase Princeton's affordability for students from lower- and middle-income families.
Ethics and Public Policy Center President Elliott Abrams to Speak on Religion and Foreign Policy
1/28/00 -- Elliott Abrams, president of the Washington, DC-based Ethics and Public Policy Center and a former assistant secretary of state during the Reagan administration, will speak on "Church, State, and the National Security Council: Religion and the Making of American Foreign Policy" at Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs on Tuesday, February 8, at 4:30 p.m. in Robertson Hall, Dodds Auditorium.
Princeton University Art Museum Docents Plan Special Tours for Black History Month
1/28/00 -- The Docent Association of The Art Museum, Princeton University, will offer a special day of tours of the exhibition "Selections: Contemporary Art by African-American Artists" on Thursday, February 3, 2000, to celebrate the beginning of Black History Month.
Family and Friends of Adlai Stevenson to Speak at Princeton University
1/28/00 -- A group of Adlai E. Stevenson's family and friends will mark the one hundredth anniversary of his birth by sharing their memories of the man who carried the Democratic standard in the presidential elections of 1952 and 1956. On Friday, February 4, from 4 to 6 p.m., five men who knew him well will reflect on his life, his world, and his legacy in Dodds Auditorium in Princeton University's Robertson Hall (corner of Prospect Avenue and Washington Road). The public is welcome to attend this event, which will include a question and answer period.
Princeton University Exhibition Celebrates Life of Adlai Stevenson
1/28/00 -- Adlai E. Stevenson, the Democratic party's nominee for President of the United States in 1952 and 1956, is the focus of a new exhibition at the Princeton University Library. Entitled "A Voice of Conscience: The Legacy of Adlai Stevenson," the exhibition marks the one hundredth anniversary of Stevenson's birth and explores the life of a principled politician who, in the words of Alastair Cooke, "remains the liveliest reminder of our time that there are admirable reasons for failing to be president." The exhibition runs from February 6 through April 9 in the Main Exhibition Gallery of Firestone Library and is open to the public without charge from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and from noon to 5 p.m. on weekends.
Statement by President Harold T. Shapiro
1/27/00 -- I am very sorry to have to report that Nelson Mandela has had to cancel the trip to the United States that would have brought him to Princeton University on February 25 to receive an honorary degree. Because of his continuing international obligations, Mr. Mandela will have to travel to the Middle East and West Africa at that time.
Former Governor James Florio to speak on "A New Public Policy Framework"
1/27/00 -- Former New Jersey Governor James Florio will speak on "A New Public Policy Framework for a Changing World Economy" at Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs on Wednesday, February 9, at 4:30 p.m. in Robertson Hall, Dodds Auditorium.
Columbia Professor and Author Anthony Marx to Discuss "South African Nationalism Before and After Mandela"
1/27/00 -- Anthony Marx, an associate professor of political science at Columbia University, will speak on "South African Nationalism Before and After Mandela" at Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs on Tuesday, February 8, at 4:30 p.m. in Robertson Hall, Bowl 2.
Elite Colleges Not Necessarily Best Ticket to High Earnings
Study Shows Students Attending Next Tier Gain About the Same
1/26/00 -- Going to an academically elite college does not necessarily boost your earnings potential compared to a less elite college, according to a study by Princeton University economist Alan Krueger. In his paper "Estimating the Payoff to Attending a More Selective College," published by the National Bureau of Economic Research, a school's selectivity, as measured by matriculants' average SAT scores, does not correlate with students' later income, once the abilities of the students upon entering college are taken into account.
Community House Seeks Nominations for Legacy of Service Award
1/25/00 -- Community House, a community service organization committed to helping people in need in the Princeton Borough and Township communities is seeking nominations for its Legacy of Service Award.
Director of Kuwait Information Office on the Future of the Arab World
1/24/00 -- Shafeeq Ghabra, director of the Kuwait Information Office, will speak on "Is the Arab World Coming in from the Cold War? Possibilities for Democratization" at Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs on Monday, February 7, at 4:30 p.m. in Robertson Hall, Bowl 1.
Renowned Author Doris Kearns Goodwin to Speak at Princeton
1/24/00 -- Renowned author and presidential historian Doris Kearns Goodwin will give a talk titled "A Journey through the Century: Reflections of a Biographer and Historian" at Princeton University on Tuesday, February 8, at 3:00 p.m. in McCosh 50.
Jordan's Ambassador to the U.S. to Speak on His Country's Future
1/24/00 -- Ambassador Marwan Muasher, Jordan's ambassador to the United States, will speak on "Jordan's Political and Economic Challenges for the Millennium" at Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs on Tuesday, February 1, at 4:30 p.m. in Robertson Hall, Bowl 1.
Photos by Princeton Photography Club on Display at Woodrow Wilson School
1/24/00 -- An exhibit of color and black-and-white photographs taken by the members of the Princeton Photography Club is on display at Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, in Robertson Hall's Bernstein Gallery, through February 26.
South African Scholar to Speak on Nelson Mandela's Influence
1/24/00 -- Professor Annette Seegers of the Political Studies Department of the University of Cape Town, South Africa, will give a talk titled "Madiba: How South African Political Scientists See President Mandela" at Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs on Thursday, February 3, at 4:30 p.m. in Robertson Hall, Bowl 1.
Large format prints of the 1960s and 1970s at Princeton University Art Museum
1/18/00 -- "Transfer," an exhibition of large format prints of the 1960s and 1970s, will be on view at The Art Museum, Princeton University, through April 2, 2000. Acting Museum Director Peter C. Bunnell, David Hunter McAlpin Professor of the History of Photography and Modern Art, organized the exhibition with Hal Foster, professor of art and archaeology, Princeton University. ... Exhibition Dates: January 18 through April 2, 2000
Journalist, Playwright William McCleery Dies in Princeton
1/18/00 -- William Thomas McCleery, 88, of Princeton, died January 16 at the Medical Center at Princeton. Mr. McCleery was a playwright, editor and journalist whose career included the authorship of two Broadway plays; editorial positions with Hearst Newspapers, the Associated Press, Life magazine, the World War II newspaper P.M., and the Ladies Home Journal.
Queen Noor to Deliver Baccalaureate Address
1/17/00 -- Her Majesty Queen Noor of Jordan, a member of the Princeton class of 1973, will deliver this year's Baccalaureate address. Baccalaureate, the interfaith worship service that marks the end of the school year, will take place on Sunday, May 28, in the University Chapel.
Scientists Create RNA Computer
1/14/00 -- Princeton University researchers have developed a kind of computer that uses the biological molecule RNA to solve complex problems. The achievement marks a significant advance in molecular computing, an emerging field in which scientists are harnessing molecules such as DNA and RNA to solve certain problems more efficiently than could be done by conventional computing.
Alumni Council to Assume Administrative Responsibility for Princeton Alumni Weekly
1/13/00 -- A special Princeton Alumni Weekly (PAW) review committee has recommended a structure for transferring administrative responsibility for the PAW from Princeton Alumni Publications, Inc. (PAP), a corporation formed in 1991 when the PAW left the auspices of the Princeton University Press, to the Alumni Council, and for ensuring its continuing editorial independence.
Eggleston, Tien to Receive Alumni Honors
1/13/00 -- Forrest Eggleston '42 and Chang Lin Tien *59 will receive Princeton University's top alumni honors and deliver addresses on campus on Alumni Day, February 26.
Andrea S. LaPaugh to Become Master of Forbes College
1/7/00 -- Professor of Computer Science Andrea S. LaPaugh will become master of Forbes College, effective July 1, 2000. LaPaugh received an A.B. in 1974 from Cornell University and an M.S. in 1977 and a Ph.D. in 1980 from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. After a year's appointment as visiting assistant professor of computer science at Brown University, she joined the Princeton faculty as assistant professor of electrical engineering and computer science in 1981. She was promoted to associate professor of computer science in 1987 and to professor in 1995.