Princeton University
Office of Communications
22 Chambers St., Suite 201

Princeton, NJ 08542 USA
Tel 609/258-3601   Fax 609/258-1301
Archive   Facts   Feedback



News from Princeton
Jan-Mar 2002

Jul-Sep 2001   Oct-Dec 2001   Jan-Mar 2002   Apr-Jun 2002

Choral Music to Complement Religious Paintings by van Dyck and Titian at Princeton University Art Museum
Concert Date: Sunday April 21, 2002
3/29/02 -- The Princeton Singers, under the direction of Artistic Director Steven Sametz, will present a rich variety of choral music at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 21, 2002, at the Princeton University Art Museum. The program, presented in conjunction with the museum's special exhibition "Anthony van Dyck: Ecce Homo and The Mocking of Christ," will reflect the music of the early seventeenth century, when Van Dyck created his masterpieces, as well as demonstrating The Singers' stylistic flexibility and range of repertoire.

McGreevey, Forbes, Krauthammer, Hochschild to speak at conference on Declaration of Independence
3/27/02 -- Distinguished scholars and public officials, including Gov. James McGreevey, Steve Forbes, Charles Krauthammer, Jennifer Hochschild and others will speak at a conference on the Declaration of Independence. April 5 and 6, Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall. Scholars, public officials and others will gather on campus Friday and Saturday, April 5 and 6, to reflect upon and debate the ideals of the Declaration of Independence as they relate to the challenges facing America today.

Canadian minister to speak on Charter of Rights
3/25/02 -- Stéphane Dion, Canadian minister of intergovernmental affairs will lecture on "The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms at Twenty: The Ongoing Search for Balance Between Individual and Community Rights." Monday, April 1, at 4:30 p.m. Friend Center, Room 004.

Princeton scientist wins 'Nobel Prize of water'
3/22/02 -- Princeton hydrologist Ignacio Rodriguez-Iturbe has been selected to receive the Stockholm Water Prize, a $150,000 award known informally as the "Nobel Prize of water." King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden will present the award on behalf of the Stockholm Water Foundation at a ceremony in the Stockholm City Hall on Aug. 15.

Students receive first ReachOut '56 Fellowships
3/18/02 -- Two Princeton seniors have been awarded inaugural fellowships by the class of 1956 that will fund their participation in programs working to improve our comprehension of the events of Sept. 11 and help heal the wounds created on that day.

Prints, Drawings, and Books by European Masters Accompany Anthony van Dyck Exhibition at Princeton University Art Museum
Exhibition Dates: March 9 through June 9, 2002
3/7/02 -- The dramatic story of Christ's Passion has been told, enacted, and imagined countless times in Christian culture. It is examined again in an exhibition entitled "In the Mirror of Christ's Passion: Prints, Drawings, and Illustrated Books by European Masters" on view through June 9, 2002, at the Princeton University Art Museum in conjunction with the exhibition "Anthony van Dyck: Ecce Homo and the Mocking of Christ."

Tilghman visit to high school fires excitement about science
3/6/02 -- During a two-day trip packed with meetings, President Shirley M. Tilghman stopped at a Chicago high school Wednesday to lead a spirited discussion with students about the genome project and opportunities that await those who continue to study science.

Tilghman wins For Women in Science Award
3/6/02 -- President Shirley M. Tilghman is one of five winners of the international 2002 For Women in Science Award. The distinguished women leaders in science were chosen by an international jury for the award, which is sponsored by UNESCO and the L'Oréal cosmetics company. They were honored March 6 in Paris at a ceremony which Tilghman was unable to attend.

Students earn scholarships for study in England
3/4/02 -- Three Princeton seniors have been awarded scholarships for study in England next year. They are: Natalie Deffenbaugh of Columbia, Md., who will receive the Daniel Sachs Class of 1960 Memorial Scholarship; Paul Hackwell of Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif., who will receive the Keasbey Scholarship; and Ann Kelly of New York City, who will receive one of the first Gates Cambridge Scholarships.

James Baker to be Class Day speaker
2/28/02 -- James A. Baker III, who has served as both U.S. secretary of state and secretary of the treasury, will be the keynote speaker at this year's Class Day ceremony June 3.

Employees honored for dedication and service
2/27/02 -- Six University staff members were recognized for their exceptional performance during the annual Service Recognition Luncheon Feb. 25 at the Frist Campus Center.

Princeton gives highest awards to top undergraduate, graduate students
2/23/02 -- Seniors Abbie Liel and Lillian Pierce received the University's Moses Taylor Pyne Honor Prize, and graduate students Howard Keeley and Melissa Miller were named co-winners of the Porter Ogden Jacobus Fellowship at Alumni Day ceremonies Saturday, Feb. 23. These are the highest honors Princeton awards to students.

Afghan leaders available for interviews Feb. 25
2/22/02 -- Afghan government, civic and cultural leaders visiting Princeton University this weekend will be available to speak to reporters 10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 25 in 012 Bendheim Hall on the Princeton campus.

Pediatrician Brazelton on Alumni Day panel
2/20/02 -- Pediatrician T. Berry Brazelton Jr. will participate in a Princeton University panel discussion Saturday, Feb. 23 on "Talking with Children in a Post-Sept. 11 World." The discussion is part of Alumni Day events and so is not open to the general public, although journalists are welcomed.

The Cotsen Players perform "Sara Crewe" February 23 and 24
2/19/02 -- The Cotsen Children's Library tranforms into Victorian London this weekend when the Cotsen Players present "Sara Crewe, or What Happened at Miss Minchin's," a play by Princeton University playwright Robert N. Sandberg, based on the classic children's story of A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett. Princeton junior Adena Spingarn is directing this undergraduate production.

Study finds that decaying leaves contain chemicals in same class as DDT and PCBs
2/18/02 -- It has always seemed so natural: Autumn leaves turn beautiful colors, fall to the ground, then decay into the rich mulch that gardeners prize as the ultimate nourishment for a new season of plant life. A study by Princeton geochemist Satish Myneni, however, has revealed a new side to this ageless cycle. As leaves and other plant materials die and decay, they naturally develop increasing concentrations of chemicals that, while possibly harmless, belong to the same class that includes the toxic pollutants DDT and PCBs.

Leader of Bamiyan Buddha reconstruction project to speak at Princeton
2/18/02 -- In March 2001, the Taliban destroyed two giant Buddha statues in Bamiyan, Afghanistan. Carved in the limestone cliffs of the Bamiyan region almost 2,000 years ago, the statues were considered by the Taliban to be depictions of a false god, forbidden by the Taliban's strict interpretation of Islam, and were reduced to rubble in a public display.

Symposium on women and religion in Africa, African diaspora
2/11/02 -- An interdisciplinary group of scholars from universities around the United States will hold a symposium entitled "Purity, Power, and Praise: Revisioning Women's Religious Roles in Africa and the African Diaspora." Friday, Feb. 22 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Whig Hall Senate Chamber on the Princeton University campus. ...

James E. Crawford III named chair of Princeton University Annual Giving
2/7/02 -- James E. Crawford III has been appointed national chair of Princeton University's Annual Giving efforts. Crawford, a managing partner at Frontenac Company, a Chicago-based private equity investment firm, is a member of Princeton's class of 1968 and a longtime volunteer for Princeton.

Community House hosts Black History Month Extravaganza
2/7/02 -- Community House, a community service organization committed to helping Princeton residents who are in need, invites the entire community to its annual Black History Month Extravaganza.

Singh wins prestigious early career award
2/5/02 -- President Bush's Office of Science and Technology Policy has awarded Mona Singh, assistant professor of computer science, a 2001 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers.

Discovery of bacterial "touch sensor" could lead to biofilm treatments
2/5/02 -- A discovery by Princeton University scientists could lead to new ways to combat biofilms -- tough coatings of bacteria that form on everything from teeth and prosthetic devices to the hulls of ships.

Meg Whitman to support new residential college at Princeton
Gift from Whitman and family allows University to expand student body and provide new living options
2/4/02 -- Meg Whitman, president and chief executive officer of eBay, Inc., a Princeton University trustee and member of the class of 1977, is making a gift of $30 million toward the construction of a new residential college at the University. The new college, to be named Whitman College, will enable Princeton to expand its undergraduate student body and provide more varied educational and social opportunities for students.

Chinese Tomb Guardian Figures on View at Princeton University Art Museum
Exhibition Dates: February 9 through August 31, 2002
2/2/02 -- A recently acquired pair of Chinese tomb guardian figures from the Tang dynasty (618&emdash;907) is the focus of a small exhibition, "Guardians of the Tomb: Spirit Beasts of Tang Dynasty China," on view at the Princeton University Art Museum from February 9 through August 31, 2002.

Roll call: study shows how bacteria signal a quorum
Finding could aid development of antibacterial drugs
1/30/02 -- Scientists have identified a molecule that allows bacteria to send signals between species, a discovery that may eventually lead to new drugs designed to disrupt bacterial communication.

Peter McDonough appointed Princeton University general counsel
1/29/02 -- Peter McDonough, a member of Princeton's legal staff for 12 years, has been promoted to lead that office as general counsel. His appointment, effective Feb. 1, was approved Jan. 26 by the University's trustees.

Arts Alive program kicks off with visits to museum, Broadway
Program benefits children most affected by Sept. 11 attacks
1/29/02 -- Arts Alive, a program created and funded by Princeton University to provide cultural experiences in New York for up to 10,000 schoolchildren affected by the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, begins this week with visits to the American Museum of Natural History, the Hayden Planetarium and two Broadway shows.

Princeton appoints Anthony Appiah, James Haxby as senior faculty members
Grants tenure to Thomas Duffy; promotes Giovanni Maggi to full professor
1/26/02 -- Princeton University's Board of Trustees today appointed two scholars to the faculty as full professors, effective Sept. 1, 2002. They are: Kwame Anthony Appiah, named as the Laurance S. Rockefeller University Professor of Philosophy and the University Center for Human Values; and James Van Loan Haxby, appointed as professor of psychology.

German Art in the Age of Expressionism Exhibited at Princeton University Art Museum
Exhibition Dates: January 29 through June 9, 2002
1/25/02 -- "Klinger to Kollwitz: German Art in the Age of Expressionism," an overview of late-nineteenth-and early-twentieth-century German art, will be on view at the Princeton University Art Museum from January 29 through June 9, 2002.

South American forests offer glimpse of U.S. ecosystems before industrial revolution
1/23/02 -- A study of ancient and unpolluted South American forests promises to upend longstanding beliefs about ecosystems and the effects of pollution in the Northern Hemisphere.

Ernest Gordon, longtime dean of the chapel, dies
1/21/02 -- A memorial service for Ernest Gordon, dean of the chapel at Princeton from 1955 to 1981, is scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, in the University Chapel. Gordon died Jan. 16 at age 85.

Princeton University Orchestra to give benefit performances
Concerts benefit victims of Sept. 11 attacks
1/18/02 -- The Princeton University Orchestra will give four performances in New York, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. this winter to benefit people affected by the Sept. 11 attacks.

Dr. Louis Pyle, former health services director, dies
1/18/02 -- A memorial service for Dr. Louis Pyle Jr., a 1941 Princeton graduate who formerly served as director of the University Health Services and director of athletic medicine, is scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, at the Trinity Church in Princeton.

Princeton University Art Museum Exhibition Examines Surveillance and Contemporary Culture
Exhibition Dates: January 19 through March 31, 2002
1/18/02 -- "Anxious Omniscience: Surveillance and Contemporary Cultural Practice," on view at the Princeton University Art Museum through March 31, 2002, is a multi-media exhibition that examines questions of surveillance at a time when issues of security and civil liberties are increasingly urgent.

Artist-in-residence Lynne Cherry draws on Princeton for inspiration
1/17/02 -- No one walking into Lynne Cherry's office in Guyot Hall would mistake it for one of those belonging to the scientists and administrators all around her. The textbooks-on-a-shelf style of décor common to academics has given way to rows of brightly colored children's book covers, sketchpads and colored pencils.

Bowen to step down as health services director
1/11/02 -- Dr. Pamela Bowen will be stepping down as director of University Health Services at the end of the academic year in June. Bowen, who has been in that position since 1991, plans to leave the University to undertake a new project addressing issues in health care and health education for domestic and foreign students from diverse cultural backgrounds.

Firestone labor strife contributed to faulty tires, study suggests
1/11/02 -- Labor strife and poor morale on the factory floor can take a heavy toll on product quality, two Princeton economists suggest in a new paper that reviews the production of defective Firestone tires during the mid-1990s, when managers and workers were battling.

Princeton University Art Museum Offers Look at New German Photography
Exhibition Dates: January 19 through March 24, 2002
1/7/02 -- "New German Photography," an exhibition on view from January 19 through March 24, 2002, at the Princeton University Art Museum, features fifteen photographic works made in Germany during the past two decades by such artists as Dieter Appelt, Andreas Gursky, Candida Höfer, Thomas Ruff, and Thomas Struth.

top     back     home