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Jul-Sep 2001

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Shirley Tilghman installed as 19th president of Princeton University
9/28/01 -- Shirley M. Tilghman was formally installed as Princeton University's 19th president today, in a ceremony marked both by celebration and contemplation of the challenges ahead for the University and the nation.

Inaugural Address by President Shirley M. Tilghman
Installation, Front Lawn, September 28, 2001

Remarks by Diane deCordova
President of the Alumni Association
Installation, Front Lawn, September 28, 2001 

Remarks by Matthew J. Fouse
President of the Graduate Student Government
Installation, Front Lawn, September 28, 2001

Remarks by Joseph S. Kochan
President of the Undergraduate Student Government
Installation, Front Lawn, September 28, 2001

Remarks by Richard Levin
President, Yale University
Installation, Front Lawn, September 28, 2001

Remarks by Joann Mitchell
Associate Provost, Princeton University
Installation, Front Lawn, September 28, 2001

Remarks by Joseph H. Taylor
Dean of the Faculty, James S. McDonnell Distinguished Professor of Physics
Installation, Front Lawn, September 28, 2001

Women Photographers featured in University Art Museum Exhibition
-- Exhibition Dates: October 6, 2001, through January 6, 2002
9/27/01 -- "Camera Women," a selective survey of the history of photography from its inception to the present from the perspective of the woman photographer, will be on view at the Princeton University Art Museum from October 6, 2001, through January 6, 2002. The exhibition will travel to the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Vassar College, January 25 through March 24, 2002.

Media advisory: Li Shaomin to speak on detention, arrest in China
9/21/01 -- Li Shaomin, associate professor in the faculty of business at City University of Hong Kong, who was detained for six months in China will lecture on "Chinese Legality and My Experience Under Arrest," Oct. 1 at 4:45 p.m., 302 Frist Campus Center. Li Shaomin, a Princeton graduate alumnus and scholar of Chinese business management strategy, was detained in February during a visit to China and was held until he was charged, quickly tried, and sent abroad after his conviction in July. ...

Princeton names eight new trustees
9/20/01 -- Eight Princeton alumni will join the University's Board of Trustees Friday, Sept. 28. They are: Dennis Brownlee, Karen Magee, Peter Wendell, William Ford Jr., Elizabeth Duffy, Richard Krugman, Wesley Harris and P.J. Kim.

Media advisory: Installation of Shirley Tilghman as Princeton president, Sept. 28
9/20/01 -- The formal installation of Shirley M. Tilghman as the 19th president of Princeton University is set for Friday, Sept. 28. The ceremony will begin at 3:30 p.m. on the front lawn of Nassau Hall. ...

Media advisory: Former Irish prime minister to speak on Irish peace process
9/20/01 -- John Bruton, former prime minister of Ireland and current vice president of the European People's Party will lecture on "A First-Hand Report on the Irish Peace Process." Free and open to the public. Tuesday, Sept. 25 at 4:30 p.m. Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall. John Bruton was elected prime minister in 1994 and served until 1997. As prime minister, Bruton was responsible for the introduction of a corporate tax policy to which many attribute Ireland's current economic success. ...

Media advisory: Panel discussion on economic impact of terrorist attacks
9/18/01 -- Top scholars in economics including Ben Bernanke, Alan Blinder, Peter Kenen, Paul Krugman and José Scheinkman will participate in a panel discussion on "The Economic and Financial Aftermath of the Terrorist Attack on America," Thursday, Sept. 20, 2001 from 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m., McCosh 50. 

Remarks by President Shirley M. Tilghman
Memorial Service, Cannon Green, September 16, 2001

Remarks by James M. McPherson
Memorial Service, Cannon Green, September 16, 2001 

Remarks by Toni Morrison
Memorial Service, Cannon Green, September 16, 2001 

Poem delivered by Paul Muldoon
Memorial Service, Cannon Green, September 16, 2001

Remarks by Marta Tienda
Memorial Service, Cannon Green, September 16, 2001

Brain imaging study sheds light on moral decision-making
9/14/01 -- In a study that combines philosophy and neuroscience, researchers have begun to explain how emotional reactions and logical thinking interact in moral decision-making.

Statement to the University community from President Shirley M. Tilghman
September 11, 2001

Lecture by U.S. Surgeon General David Satcher
9/11/01 -- Dr. David Satcher, U.S. surgeon general, will lecture on "Reflections: The Surgeon General Reports on Surgeon General's Reports." Free and open to the public. Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001 at 4:30 p.m. Room 300, Wallace Hall. U.S. Surgeon General David Satcher will speak on the significance of reports issued by his office over the years to focus attention on important public health issues.  CANCELLED

Remarks by President Shirley M. Tilghman
Opening Exercises, September 9, 2001

University welcomes 1,185 freshmen, 550 new grad students
9/6/01 -- Princeton University will welcome about 1,185 members of the Class of 2005 when the 2001-2002 academic year officially begins this weekend. Approximately 550 new graduate students are expected to enroll. Opening Exercises will be held Sunday, Sept. 9 and classes begin Sept. 13.

Earth's light show is a clue to studying habitable neighbors
8/29/01 -- Viewed from a star in some other corner of the galaxy, Earth would be a speck, a faint blue dot hidden in the blazing light of our sun.

Biologist flies with the birds
8/27/01 -- An important part of Martin Wikelski's research in ecology and evolutionary biology is bombing along back roads of Illinois in an old truck in the middle of the night.

Study: Stereotypes of New York's unwed parents misplaced
Researchers call for adjustments in welfare, social-service programs
8/6/01 -- A new study of "fragile families" in New York City concludes that most new unwed parents have stronger and more committed relationships than commonly believed, and that public policies should be adjusted to keep such families together.

Annual Giving campaign breaks records
7/24/01 -- This year's Annual Giving campaign raised a record-breaking $36,698,032, with 59.4 percent of Princeton's undergraduate alumni participating.

Jurists demand end to impunity
Announce "Princeton Principles" on universal jurisdiction for heinous crimes
7/23/01 -- Leading jurists and legal experts today announced principles to guide the prosecution of war crimes and other serious crimes under international law when there are no traditional jurisdictional links to the victims or perpetrators. If adopted by governments around the world, the principles would go far to bring war criminals to justice.

Bartels recalls role in redistricting fight
7/10/01 -- Political lesson: Professor Larry Bartels' research on politics and public affairs never included a close study of New Jersey politics. But when the chief justice of the state Supreme Court asked him to play a central role in the state's redistricting battle this spring, Bartels was given a front-row seat to one of the fiercest turf wars in Jersey politics.

Professor Amy Gutmann named Princeton University's provost
7/6/01 -- Amy Gutmann, a professor of politics at Princeton University since 1976 and the founding director of its University Center for Human Values, has been appointed by President Shirley Tilghman to succeed Professor Jeremiah Ostriker as provost, the second-ranking officer of the University, effective September 1. The appointment was enthusiastically approved today at a special meeting of the executive committee of the Board of Trustees.

Gerald L. Geison, scholar of history of medicine, dies at 58
7/5/01 -- Gerald L. Geison, a history professor who was well known for his teaching and research on the history of medicine, was found dead in his home in Princeton Monday. He was 58 and died of an enlarged heart.

Princeton University Art Museum to Showcase Recent Acquisitions
-- Exhibition Dates: July 7 through September 16, 2001
7/2/00 -- An exhibition of recent acquisitions will open Saturday, July 7, 2001, at The Art Museum, Princeton University. "The summer exhibition, 'Recent Acquisitions,' features an exciting selection of over thirty recent gifts and purchases, all of which enhance and expand on the tremendous breadth and diversity of the Museum's collections," says Laura Giles, associate curator of prints and drawings, who organized the exhibition.

Nassau Hall grounds spruced up
7/2/01 -- Princeton University's "front yard" is getting a facelift this summer. On June 18, engineering and arborist crews began a project to spruce up the grounds surrounding Nassau Hall.

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