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May 30, 2000

Four Graduate Students Honored for Excellence in Teaching

Princeton, N.J. -- The Association of Princeton Graduate Alumni (APGA) has given its 2000 awards for excellence in graduate student teaching to Virgil Moorefield of the Department of Music, John Naud of the Department of Physics, Roman Shimanovich of the Department of Chemistry and Kimberlee Weaver of the Department of Psychology.

In addition, the Friends of the International Center have made possible a new prize to be awarded each year to an international graduate student. This year’s prize goes to Andromache Karanika of the Department of Classics.

Moorefield, who earned his bachelor’s degree in comparative literature and an MA in English and comparative literature at Columbia University, was previously at the Juilliard School and the Mannes College of Music. He has been an assistant in instruction for a number of courses, including computer and electronic music composition.

Naud, a fourth-year student, came to Princeton from the California Institute of Technology with a National Science Foundation fellowship. While working on his dissertation in theoretical condensed matter physics, he has been a teaching assistant in thermal physics.

Shimanovich is a third-year student. He came to Princeton from MIT, where he received bachelor’s degrees in both chemistry and biology. Of his work as assistant in instruction in biochemistry, one of his students said, "He loves teaching, and it shows."

Weaver, a third-year student, received her bachelor’s degree at the University of Colorado in Boulder. She has precepted for several courses, most recently abnormal psychology.

Karanika, a fifth-year student, received her bachelor’s degree in classics at the Aristotelian University in Greece and her master’s at Washington University in St. Louis. Her name will appear as coauthor on a new textbook and reader of modern Greek recently written by a Princeton-Dartmouth team.