planned on property tax reform, April 11
3/28/03 -- Princeton University’s annual Symposium on New
Jersey Issues: “Property Tax Reform: Where Have We Been? Where
Are We Going? How Will We Get There?” will take place Friday,
April 11, from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson
Sachs scholarship for study in England and India
3/28/03 -- Princeton senior Rafil Kroll-Zaidi has been named the
recipient of the 2003 Daniel Sachs Class of 1960 Graduating Scholarship.
Janet Lavin Rapelye named
dean of admission at Princeton
3/27/03 -- Janet Lavin Rapelye, dean of admission at Wellesley College
for the past 12 years and a highly respected national leader in
the field of college admission, has been named dean of admission
at Princeton University, effective July 1.
Robert Hargraves, professor
of geosciences emeritus, dies
3/27/03 -- Robert B. Hargraves, a member of the Princeton University
geosciences faculty from 1961 to his retirement in 1994, died March
21 at age 74.
Princeton faculty experts available for comment on war in Iraq
3/21/03 -- The following Princeton University faculty members may
be available for media interviews on subjects related to the war
appointed director of planning and administration for campus life
3/20/03 -- Steve LeMenager, a member of the Princeton administration
since 1983, has been appointed to a new position, director of planning
and administration for campus life, in the office of the Vice President
for Campus Life Janet Dickerson.
of Swiss engineering revealed in exhibition celebrating most innovative
structural designers of the 20th Century
3/17/03 -- This spring, the Princeton University Art Museum is celebrating
the contributions of a group of influential Swiss engineers who
are widely recognized as the most innovative structural designers
of the 20th century in "The Art of Structural Design: A Swiss Legacy"
(March 8-June 15).
Ordinary PCs create high-performance
Central resource will foster computational science across disciplines
3/17/03 -- The Office of Information Technology has announced plans
to build a high-performance computer system that will be available
this spring to members of all departments for teaching and research.
wins Churchill Scholarship for study at Cambridge
3/11/03 -- Senior Adrienne Erickcek has been awarded a Churchill
Scholarship for graduate work at Churchill College, Cambridge University,
next year. She is one of 11 students who received the scholarship,
which pays for a year of tuition, fees and living expenses.
Senior Daniel Pastor
receives Dale fellowship for additional study in Chile
3/11/03 -- Exploring an interest sparked by studying abroad in Chile,
Princeton senior Daniel Pastor will spend next year in that country
examining the legacies of the Pinochet dictatorship and the role
historical memory plays in Chilean politics.
Four seniors, one alumnus
receive Gates Cambridge Scholarships
3/11/03 -- Four Princeton seniors and one recent graduate have been
awarded Gates Cambridge Scholarships to study at the University
of Cambridge in England next year. They are: Nathan Arrington of
Westport, Conn.; Louis Ballezzi of Havertown, Pa.; Nicole Basta
of New Kensington, Pa.; Ryan Brandau of North Canton, Ohio; and
Adam Nebesar of Canaan, N.Y.
56 Fellowships for 2003 awarded to Princeton seniors
2/28/03 -- Seniors Jessica Munitz and Daniel Stover have been awarded
2003 ReachOut 56 Fellowships, which provide each winner with a $25,000
grant to undertake a yearlong public service project after graduation.
gives highest awards to top undergraduate, graduate students
2/22/03 -- Seniors Daniel Hantman and Christopher Wendell received
the University's Moses Taylor Pyne Honor Prize, and graduate students
Sarah-Jane Murray and Joshua Plotkin were recognized as co-winners
of the Porter Ogden Jacobus Fellowship at Alumni Day ceremonies.
Frist, a physician first, calls for Medicare reform and AIDS research
2/22/03 -- William Frist's transition from surgeon to Senate majority
leader -- a path forged from his dual concentration in science and
public policy at Princeton -- brings a unique perspective to his
new role, he said in his Alumni Day address.
Bell urges greater individual and government efforts in fighting
2/22/03 -- At a time when Iraq, terrorism and the domestic economy
dominate the national agenda, the need to combat global poverty
is more pressing than ever, humanitarian leader Peter Bell told
a Princeton audience Saturday.
than 1,500 expected to attend Alumni Day Feb. 22
Peter Bell and William Frist to give lectures
2/19/03 -- The annual Alumni Day and Parents' Program, coordinated
by the Alumni Council, will begin at 9 a.m. with a variety of lectures,
workshops and tours and end with a 6:30 p.m. dinner honoring the
winner of the University's James Madison Medal this year.
Rao stepping down as University
2/18/03 Anuradha (Anu) Rao, University ombuds officer,
will step down as of Thursday, Feb. 20. Rao, who has served in the
position since 1998, has accepted a job as ombudsperson for Atlanta-based
Vice President Kathleen Mulligan announces plan to leave in June
2/18/03 -- Kathleen Mulligan, vice president for facilities
for the past four years, has announced her intention to leave her
position, effective June 30, to pursue other interests.
joins amicus brief asking the Supreme Court to uphold the Bakke
standards for the consideration of race in admissions decisions
2/17/03 -- Princeton has joined with seven other leading private
colleges and universities in asking the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold
affirmative action policies at the University of Michigan that have
been challenged in two cases that the Court will be considering
later this spring.
University issues update on heightened security measures
2/13/03 -- In response to the federal government’s
elevated Homeland Security threat level to "condition orange" (high),
the University today issued an update on its heightened security
measures. The update followed a meeting of the Emergency Preparedness
Task Force (EPTF) on Wednesday to review procedures that ensure
the security of students, faculty and staff.
High-density storage of nuclear waste heightens terrorism risks
2/13/03 -- A space-saving method for storing spent nuclear
fuel has dramatically heightened the risk of a catastrophic radiation
release in the event of a terrorist attack, according to a study
initiated at Princeton.
produces dramatically sharp 'baby picture' of the universe
Results from NASA/Princeton partnership
herald 'a turning point for cosmology'
2/11/03 -- NASA announced Tuesday that a satellite built
in partnership with Princeton scientists has captured a high-resolution
snapshot of the universe in its infancy and produced dramatic insights
into astronomy and physics.
Photographs by Edward Ranney on
View at Princeton University Art Museum
Exhibition Dates: February 15 through June 7, 2003
2/7/03 -- "Photographs by Edward Ranney: The John B. Elliott
Collection," an exhibition that opens February 15, 2003, at
the Princeton University Art Museum, will present an overview of
the internationally renowned artist's career between 1970 and 1999.
The State of Black Studies:
National scholars to chart new course at historic conference
2/6/03 -- For only the second time in history, academicians at all
stages of their careers will join together this week to examine
critically the history, the current state and the future of Black
Studies. More than 100 speakers and panelists will participate in
"The State of Black Studies: Methodology, Pedagogy and Research"
Feb. 6-8. The conference kicks off this evening at the Schomburg
Center for Research in Black Culture in Harlem.
Energy secretary announces
U.S. participation in international fusion research effort
1/30/03 -- U.S. Secretary of Energy Spencer Abraham, speaking at
the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory Thursday, announced that
the United States will rejoin the planning and funding of a major
international fusion energy initiative called ITER.
New shuttle links graduate
student housing and main campus
1/29/03 -- A new Princeton University shuttle to serve as a link
between graduate student housing and the main campus will make its
inaugural trip on Monday, Feb. 3.
Abstract Photography on View at
Princeton University Art Museum
Exhibition Dates: February 4 through March 23, 2003
1/24/03 -- "Seeing the Unseen: Abstract Photography, 1900-1940,"
an exhibition that opens February 4, 2003, at the Princeton University
Art Museum, will explore the rich history of visual experimentation
that characterized the mediums development under the influence
of the emerging modernist aesthetic of the twentieth century.
Study: Texas '10 percent plan'
fails to sustain diversity at flagship universities
Law is 'not an alternative to affirmative action,' says
1/23/03 -- The Texas "10 percent plan," promoted as a
tool to ensure diversity in higher education following a ban on
affirmative action, has failed to sustain minority admissions and
enrollment at the state's flagship universities, according to a
new study led by Princeton University sociologist Marta Tienda."Although
Texas is rapidly becoming a 'majority minority state,' the demographic
profile of the two public flagships has failed to keep pace with
the growth of minority groups among college-age students,"
according to the study...
Study shows how the brain pays
Neural circuits that control eye movements play multiple roles
in visual attention
1/23/03 -- With so many visual stimuli bombarding our eyes -- cars
whizzing by, leaves fluttering -- how can we focus attention on
a single spot -- a word on a page or a fleeting facial expression?
How do we filter so purely that the competing stimuli never even
register in our awareness?
Area students win prizes in
Princeton University's Martin Luther King Jr. Day essay and poster
1/16/03 -- A record number of students from Princeton area schools
submitted entries in the annual essay and poster contests sponsored
by Princeton University in observance of Martin Luther King Jr.
Day. Prizes will be presented at a ceremony that begins at 1:30
p.m. on Monday, Jan. 20, in Richardson Auditorium of Alexander Hall
on the campus. The featured speaker will be Eddie Glaude Jr., an
associate professor of religion and a member of the committee that
oversees Princetons Program in African-American Studies.
Morrow to step down as associate
dean of religious life
1/12/03 -- The Rev. Sue Anne Steffey Morrow, associate dean of religious
life and of the chapel, will step down from her post at the end
of the academic year in June.
Computer program reveals optimum
microstructure for new materials
Technique could help bring efficiency of biology to man-made
1/7/03 -- A Princeton chemist has developed a general mathematical
system for designing materials that perform two functions at once,
even when the desired properties sometimes conflict with each other.
Salvatore Torquato and colleagues used computers to calculate the
optimum structure for any material that is a composite of two substances
with differing properties. The achievement is the first simple example
of a mathematically rigorous method for optimizing the design of
multifunctional composites, which are an increasingly common kind