Nash selected as vice president for
12/17/02 -- Maureen Nash, a human resources professional with
more than 20 years of experience in the field, has been named vice
president for human resources at Princeton University. Her appointment
is effective Jan. 1, 2003.
New honor marks record-breaking campaign:
58,358 donors named on plaque in Frist
12/11/02 -- Princeton University has installed a monumental
plaque honoring the contributors to the 250th Anniversary Campaign
for Princeton. The expansive orange-and-black tribute, located in
the Frist Campus Center, lists the names of 58,358 donors to the campaign,
which raised a total of $1.14 billion for Princeton's programs of
teaching, research and campus life. The five-year campaign that concluded
in 2000 was the most successful fundraising effort in the University's
Shackelton awarded Rhodes Scholarship
12/9/02 -- Laura Shackelton, a senior majoring in molecular
biology, has been awarded a prestigious Rhodes Scholarship, which
provides funding for two or three years of study at the University
of Oxford in England.
Stung by success: Intensive farming
may suppress pollinating bees
12/09/02 -- Intensive, industrial-scale farming may be damaging
one of the very natural resources that successful crops require: pollinating
bees. A study by Princeton scientists found that native bee populations
decline dramatically as agricultural intensity goes up.
Glaude to keynote King observance, Jan.
12/6/02 -- Eddie Glaude Jr., a new faculty member at Princeton
known for his work in African-American religious studies, will be
the keynote speaker at the University's annual tribute to Martin Luther
King Jr. on Monday, Jan. 20.
CARE president, U.S. senator to receive
top alumni honors
12/6/02 -- Two graduates of Princeton's Woodrow Wilson School
of Public and International Affairs who have dedicated their careers
to public service have been selected as the 2003 recipients of the
University's top honors for alumni.
Daniel Kahneman receives Grawemeyer
12/5/02 -- Daniel Kahneman, a Princeton University psychology
professor and a recipient of the 2002 Nobel Prize in economic sciences,
has earned the 2003 University of Louisville Grawemeyer Award for
Psychology. Kahneman's former colleague, Amos Tversky, who was a professor
of psychology at Stanford University, shared the 2003 award posthumously.
The $200,000 prize recognizes outstanding contributions to the field
University increases its voluntary
annual contribution to Princeton Borough
12/4/02 -- Princeton University will quadruple its voluntary
annual contribution to Princeton Borough over the next four years
under an agreement approved by Borough Council on Tuesday night, Dec.
Caught sleeping: Study captures virus
dormant in human cells
12/2/02 -- Princeton scientists have taken an important step
toward understanding a virus that infects and lies dormant in most
people, but emerges as a serious illness in transplant patients, some
newborns and other people with weakened immune systems.
Michael Cook chosen for Mellon Foundation
Distinguished Achievement Award
11/21/02 -- Michael Cook, the Cleveland Dodge Professor of
Near Eastern Studies at Princeton University, has been selected by
the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation as one of five winners of its Distinguished
Achievement Award. The awards, in their second year, are intended
to honor scholars who have made significant contributions to the humanities
and to provide the recipients and their institutions with resources
to deepen and extend humanistic research.
Taylor to step down as dean of the
faculty; search committee formed
11/19/02 -- Joseph Taylor, dean of the faculty at Princeton
since 1997, will step down from that post at the end of the academic
year in June. Taylor, the James McDonnell Distinguished University
Professor of Physics, will return to full-time teaching and research.
Steven Healy named director of public
11/15/02 -- Steven Healy, chief of police at Wellesley College,
has been named director of public safety at Princeton University.
Healy, who has worked in law enforcement for 18 years, will replace
Jerrold Witsil, who retired Oct. 31 after 27 years as director of
on View at Princeton University Art Museum
Exhibition Dates: October 5, 2002, through January 12, 2003
11/8/02 -- A selection of nineteenth-century European paintings, drawings,
prints, and photographs from the museum's collection is now on view
at the Princeton University Art Museum. The exhibition traces the
rise of the landscape genre, the many forms it took, and artists who
devoted their lives to rendering this subject matter.
Jezierny selected to lead new institute focusing on regional issues
11/6/02 -- Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs is creating a new institute that will focus on regional issues, and has named an administrator with experience at the University and in state government as its director. Karen Jezierny, associate dean for administration in the Woodrow Wilson School, will direct the new Policy Research Institute for the Region (PRIOR), effective Jan. 1.
Princeton-appointed trustees and
the University file for dismissal of Robertson lawsuit
11/4/02 -- Responding to a lawsuit filed by William Robertson
and other members of the Robertson family in July 2002, the University
joined President Shirley M. Tilghman and three other University-appointed
trustees of the Robertson Foundation in filing a motion in New Jersey
Superior Court today asking that the lawsuit be dismissed.
Scaturro named University information
technology security officer
10/23/02 -- Anthony Scaturro has been named University information
technology security officer in Princeton's Office of Information Technology.
His appointment is effective Nov. 1. Scaturro will be responsible
for overall technical policy direction on University information technology