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Jan-Mar 2001

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Lindbergh documents opened to researchers
3/29/01 -- Detailed records that reveal more information about a controversial period in the lives of aviator Charles Lindbergh and his wife, Anne, were opened Thursday at Princeton's Firestone Library. Six boxes containing writings relevant to the Lindberghs' views on American neutrality before World War II, as well as more than 1,500 letters in response to their opinions, were opened. The action officially makes the materials available to researchers using Firestone's Department of Rare Books and Special Collections.

New Associate Director Joins Princeton University Art Museum
3/27/01 -- Rebecca E. Sender, former chief development officer at the American Federation of Arts, a national art museum service organization in New York City, has joined The Art Museum, Princeton University, as associate director. She is responsible for the daily operations of the Museum.

Lindbergh papers to be opened March 29
3/23/01 -- Princeton University library officials will unseal six boxes of writings by Charles and Anne Morrow Lindbergh, March 29 at 3:30 p.m., in Firestone Library on the Princeton University campus. In 1941, aviator Charles Lindbergh and his wife, Anne Morrow Lindbergh, gave Princeton University thousands of letters, manuscripts and other documents with the stipulation that they be unsealed after both had died. With the death of Anne Morrow this year, six boxes of documents are being opened and the materials made available to researchers.

Longtime Princeton coach Edward Donovan dies
3/19/01 -- Edward Donovan, 91, a longtime coach with Princeton University, died Thursday at home in Princeton. Over a period of 55 years, Donovan coached baseball, football and basketball and taught squash, tennis and golf. He continued to work with student athletes until he was 88.

Princeton names Betty Leydon vice president for information technology
3/16/01 -- Betty Leydon, the top-ranking information technology administrator at Duke University, will become vice president for information technology and chief information officer at Princeton in June. She will replace Ira Fuchs, who is now the vice president for research and information technology at the Andrew Mellon Foundation.

Librarian of Congress to discuss history from a Christian perspective
3/16/01 -- James H. Billington, Librarian of Congress, will lecture on "A Christian View of History," Tuesday, March 27, 2001 at 4:30 p.m., Dodds Auditorium. Free and open to the public. Dr. James H. Billington was sworn in as Librarian of Congress in 1987, the 13th person to hold the position. He has championed the library's outreach efforts by putting on line, free of charge, five million important primary documents of American history.

Lecture on future of Middle East peace
3/16/01 -- Tamar S. Hermann, director of the Tami Steinmetz Center for Peace Research, Tel Aviv University; and chairperson of the Department of Sociology and Political Science, The Open University of Israel, will lecture on "Is There a Future for Peace? Israeli Public Opinion on the Negotiations with the Palestinians." Free and open to the public. Wednesday, March 28, 2001 at 4:30 p.m. Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.

Lecture on racial and political issues in U.S. census
3/16/01 -- Peter Skerry, associate professor, Department of Government, Claremont McKenna College; nonresident senior fellow, Governmental Studies, Brookings Institution, will lecture on "Who's Afraid of the Undercount? Race, Politics, and the Census." Monday, March 26, 2001 at 4:30 p.m., Bowl 2, Robertson Hall. Free and open to the public. Peter Skerry's research at the Brookings Institution focuses on immigration policy and...

Wallace Hayes, pioneer of supersonic flight, dies
3/8/01 -- Wallace D. Hayes, an emeritus professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at Princeton University who made numerous fundamental contributions to the understanding of supersonic flight and supersonic aircraft design, died March 2 in Hightstown, New Jersey after a long struggle with Parkinson's disease. He was 82.

Statement by VP Richard R. Spies, on WROC issues
3/7/01 -- Over the past few months, the University has carefully considered the issues that have been raised by the Workers' Rights Organizing Committee. ... Today we are announcing two steps that begin to address issues that have been raised with respect to casual workers and the wage levels of our lower-paid staff.

Friends of Library host talk on early European printing
3/7/01 -- Paul Needham and Blaise Agüera y Arcas will present their recent research on early European printing on Thursday, March 15 at 5 p.m. in McCormick 101. In their lecture, "How Were the Earliest European Printing Types Made?" Needham and Agüera y Arcas will discuss their finding that contrary to popular belief, Johann Gutenberg did not invent moveable type, and will speak about the implications of their work.

Princeton receives grant to create national data archive for policy and the arts
3/7/01 -- Princeton University has received a $1.9 million grant from The Pew Charitable Trusts to create a national data archive for policy and the arts, the country's first electronic archive of research data on the arts and culture. This rich new source of information, a repository of a vast range of research data that was previously difficult to access, will be available to policymakers, researchers, journalists and the public through the Internet.

Dutch Tapestry On View at Princeton University Art Museum
... Exhibition Dates: March 6 through June 10, 2001
3/5/01-- A large and detailed Dutch tapestry from the late sixteenth century is the focus of the exhibition "A Tapestry by Karel van Mander," on view at The Art Museum, Princeton University, through June 10, 2001.

Press conference on Princeton University gift to Board of Education
3/2/01 -- President Harold T. Shapiro, Princeton Regional School Superintendent Claire Sheff Kohn, and members of the Princeton Regional Board of Education will hold a press conference to discuss a $500,000 gift from Princeton University to the Princeton Regional Board of Education, Monday, March 5 at 9:30 a.m. Maclean House (facing Nassau St., opposite PNCBank).

Princeton awards highest awards to top undergraduate, graduate students
2/28/01 -- Senior Adam Friedman received Princeton University's Moses Taylor Pyne Honor Prize, and graduate students Kristine Haugen and Yueh-Lin "Lynn" Loo were named co-winners of the Porter Ogden Jacobus Fellowship at Alumni Day ceremonies Saturday, Feb. 24. These are the highest honors Princeton awards to students.

Princeton, CIA co-host conference on Cold War intelligence
... Conference to examine newly declassified documents
2/28/01 -- Top policymakers, intelligence officials and scholars will examine newly declassified information about CIA analysis during the Cold War years at a major conference at Princeton University, March 9 and 10. The conference is expected to provide new insights about the quality of U.S. intelligence during those years and its impact on U.S. policymaking, said Frederick Hitz, a Princeton lecturer in public affairs.

Common Cause chairman tackles campaign reform
2/23/01 -- Derek Bok, chairman of Common Cause and president emeritus of Harvard University will lecture on "Setting New Jersey's Campaign Reform Agenda in 2001," Thursday, March 8, 2001 at 4:30 p.m., Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall on the Princeton campus. Free and open to the public.

Former head of Census Bureau to discuss Census 2000
2/23/01 -- Kenneth Prewitt, former director of the United States Census Bureau, will lecture on "What I Learned about America from Census 2000," Monday, March 5, 2001 at 4:30 p.m., Bowl 1, Robertson Hall on the Princeton campus. Free and open to the public.

Copying and Imitation in the Arts of China on View at the Princeton University Art Museum
... Exhibition Dates: February 13 through July 1, 2001
2/20/01 -- An overview of the way Chinese artists have traditionally copied, imitated, and alluded to earlier works in the technical production and aesthetic appreciation of art is the focus of the exhibition "Seeing Double: Copies and Copying in the Arts of China," on view through July 1, 2001, in the Asian galleries of The Art Museum, Princeton University.

James Madison Exhibit Opens in Princeton's Firestone Library
2/20/01 -- An exhibit in the lobby of Princeton University's Firestone Library commemorates James Madison's role in drafting the United States Constitution and highlights some of the fourth president's Princeton connections. The exhibit is one of several events marking the 250th anniversary of Madison's birth and coincides with a conference titled "A Constitution for the Ages: James Madison the Framer," sponored by Princeton University's Graduate School.

New Princeton program to explore constitutional law and government
... John DiIulio, head of White House office on faith-based initiatives, to speak
2/20/01 -- A new Princeton University program aimed at exploring issues of constitutional law and government is sponsoring a series of lectures this spring, including a talk by John DiIulio Jr., the director of President Bush's new White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives.

University makes major contribution to rescue squad
... Donation allows purchase of ambulance
2/19/01 -- Princeton University has agreed to donate $155,000 to the Princeton First Aid and Rescue Squad, which will allow the vital volunteer organization to acquire a fully equipped ambulance. The donation is the largest single gift in the squad's history.

Former Clinton press secretary to speak
2/14/01 -- Michael McCurry, CEO of and former press secretary to President Bill Clinton will deliver the Robert D. Stuart '37 Lecture in the Media in American Culture, Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2001 at 4:30 p.m. "All News, All the Time: Reflections on America's Political Information System," Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall. Free and open to the public.

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia to speak at Princeton
... Gives concluding address in major conference on James Madison
2/3/01 -- United States Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia will be the concluding speaker at a Princeton University conference Feb. 22 and 23 examining the historic role and legacy of James Madison, the fourth president of the U.S. and "Father of the Constitution."

Lecture on Muslim women's rights
2/1/01 -- Ann Elizabeth Mayer, assistant professor of legal studies at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania will give a public lecture, "Transcending the Local: A Global Framework for Assessing Muslim Women's Rights," Thursday, Feb. 8 at 4:30 p.m. in Bowl 1, Robertson Hall. Free and open to the public.

First Exhibition of Le Corbusier Drawings at Princeton University Art Museum
1/31/01 -- Remarkably well-preserved drawings by the French architect Le Corbusier will be shown to the public for the first time at The Art Museum, Princeton University, in the exhibition "Le Corbusier at Princeton: 14-16 November 1935," on view from February 7 through June 17, 2001.

Senior David Tannenbaum wins Princeton's Sachs Scholarship
1/31/01 -- David Tannenbaum, a senior from Great Neck, N.Y., has won the 2001 Daniel M. Sachs Class of 1960 Graduating Scholarship awarded by Princeton University. The award will provide tuition and expenses for two years while Tannenbaum studies economic and social history at Worcester College, Oxford University.

CARE President Peter Bell to speak on poverty
1/31/01 -- Peter Bell, president of CARE, one of the world's largest private international relief and development organizations, will give a free public lecture at 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 11, in Helm Auditorium (50 McCosh Hall) on the Princeton University campus.

Chester Rapkin, urban planner and Princeton University professor, dies at 82
1/31/01 -- Chester Rapkin, a leading urban planner and scholar, died Sunday from pneumonia at the age of 82. Rapkin was professor of architecture, emeritus, at Princeton University, and was well known for his efforts to apply new research findings to solve practical problems of the metropolitan region.

Strong growth in Princeton's endowment allows major increases in support for graduate students, financial aid, educational initiatives, building renovation
1/27/01 -- Princeton University's trustees today approved a significant increase in endowment income spending that will be used to fund major increases in support for graduate students, undergraduate financial aid, important educational initiatives and building renovations. The increase, adding approximately $57 million to the University's operating budget, also will provide substantial additional funding for library acquisitions, academic departments and a range of student life programs.

Three percent tuition and fee increase is lowest in 34 years
1/27/01 -- Undergraduate tuition and fees at Princeton University will rise by 3 percent next year -- the lowest rate of increase in 34 years. The tuition increase was part of an operating budget of nearly $760 million adopted today by the Board of Trustees for 2001-02.

Grants to replace loans for all students on financial aid
-- Changes in financial aid reduce burden on students and families
1/27/01 -- Princeton University will no longer require undergraduates on financial aid to obtain loans to help pay for their education. Beginning next fall, Princeton will eliminate its loan requirement, and replace it with additional scholarship support. The plan is one of several initiatives designed to ease the financial burden on students and their families, and builds on other significant improvements made in recent years.

Princeton to provide fellowships for all doctoral students in sciences and engineering; summer support for all doctoral students in humanities and social sciences
1/27/01 -- Princeton University is significantly strengthening its support for graduate students through a variety of initiatives slated for implementation during the next year.

Media advisory: Princeton to announce major improvements in financial aid, graduate student support
... Press conference scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 27
1/25/01 -- Princeton University will hold a press conference at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 27 to announce major improvements in financial aid and support for undergraduate and graduate students, as well as other initiatives. The University's 2001-02 budget, fees and endowment spending also will be discussed.

Endowment Spending Policy Fact Sheet
January 2001 -- Objective: The primary objective of Princeton's endowment spending policy is to achieve a proper balance between ...

Princeton to honor alumni Lloyd Axworthy, Stapleton Roy
1/22/01 -- Two Princeton graduates who have served their countries with distinction in foreign affairs will receive the University's top alumni honors this year.

Manfred Halpern, politics professor, dies at 76
1/22/01 -- Manfred Halpern, professor of politics, emeritus, at Princeton University, died Jan. 14 in his home in Princeton. He was 76. An expert on the politics of the Near East and Africa, Professor Halpern focused his later work on an original "theory of transformation" that explained the creation of fundamentally new and better relations between people.

The Art of the Print in the Western World Featured at Princeton University Art Museum
1/19/01 -- The Art Museum, Princeton University, is presenting "Great Impressions: The Art of the Print in the Western World" from January 10 through March 19, 2001. The exhibition accompanies "The Art of the Print," a course taught by Assistant Professor Al Acres in the Department of Art and Archaeology. It is open to the public.

Researchers solve long-standing quandary about water
1/17/01 -- Water, despite its overwhelming importance to all life, remains deeply mysterious. Unlike other liquids, it expands as it cools, moves more freely as it is squeezed and exhibits a host of other odd behaviors that have eluded quantitative explanation for centuries.

Martin Luther King Day Program Schedule
1/9/01 -- Monday, January 15, 2001, Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall. Featured speaker: Janet Smith Dickerson, vice president for campus life.

University announces winners of essay, poster contests honoring Dr. King
1/9/01 -- As part of its celebration of Martin Luther King Day on Jan. 15, Princeton University will award prizes to area students who participated in essay and poster contests. The event begins at 1 p.m. Jan. 15 in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall, on the Princeton campus.

Excerpts of winners of essay, poster contests honoring Dr. King
1/9/01 -- Excerpts from many of the essays submitted to the contest

Reporters invited to attend investment workshop
1/4/01 -- The University has organized a workshop to introduce members of the private investment community to the latest advances in the burgeoning field of photonics, nano-technology, and biotechnology. The workshop, scheduled for Friday, Jan. 5, is expected to draw more than 250 investment professionals from many of most prominent investment and venture capital companies.

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