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Oct-Dec 2002

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Nash selected as vice president for human resources
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 history.

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. 20
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 Psychology Award
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 of psychology.

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. 3.

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 safety
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 public safety.

Nineteenth-century Landscapes 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 security issues.

University suspends service of Wampler meat products
10/18/02 -- As a precautionary measure, University Dining Services announced today that it has suspended service of Wampler Foods meat products, some of which have been recalled out of a concern about food illness related to listeria.

Special Exhibition to Focus on Cézanne at Princeton University Art Museum
Exhibition Dates: October 19, 2002, through January 12, 2003
10/19/02 -- Despite Paul Cézanne’s apparently fine disregard for his watercolors -- which he is said to have discarded, or stacked haphazardly in his studio -- over six hundred of these delicate and translucent works on paper have survived. This number includes the sixteen outstanding examples featured in the exhibition “Cézanne in Focus: Watercolors from the Henry and Rose Pearlman Collection,” which will open at the Princeton University Art Museum on Saturday, October 19, and remain on view through January 12, 2003. On loan to the museum since 1976 but rarely shown due to their sensitivity to light, this small yet extraordinary group is considered to be one of the finest assemblies of Cézanne watercolors anywhere.

Kahneman gets warm reception after winning Nobel
10/9/02 -- In an auditorium filled with colleagues, students, reporters and staff who roared with applause as he was introduced, Daniel Kahneman talked on Wednesday about the pioneering work he has done integrating psychological research into economics, for which he was awarded the 2002 Nobel Prize in economic sciences.

Daniel Kahneman wins Nobel Prize
10/9/02 -- Daniel Kahneman, a psychologist who has pioneered the integration of research about decision-making into economics, today was awarded the 2002 Nobel Prize in economic sciences.

Princeton University to hold symposium on bioterrorism
10/3/02 -- An academic symposium entitled ''Bioterrorism: Science, Security, and Preparedness,'' will be held on Friday, Oct. 11 at the Lewis Thomas Laboratory on the campus of Princeton University. The symposium will run from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., with registration starting at 8 a.m.

Arts Alive program adds New Jersey schools; returns to New York Program benefits children affected by Sept. 11 attacks
10/2/02 -- Arts Alive, a program created and funded by Princeton University to provide cultural experiences for more than 10,000 school children affected by the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, launches a new phase this week with visits to the Newark Museum in New Jersey and the American Museum of Natural History in New York.