creates international institute for research and teaching
Latin American studies scholar Miguel Angel Centeno named director
6/30/03 -- Princeton University has launched the Princeton Institute
for International and Regional Studies (PIIRS) to conduct collaborative,
interdisciplinary research and teaching on issues of global importance.
Latin American studies scholar Miguel Angel Centeno has been appointed
the institute's first director.
Princeton University names
six new trustees
6/27/03 -- Princeton University has named six new members of its
Board of Trustees. The board elected Peter Lewis, James McDonnell
III and Louise O'Brien to four-year terms as term trustees. Princeton
alumni elected three board members, Eileen Guggenheim, Olivier Kamanda
and Rajiv Vinnakota, also to four-year terms.
offers range of summer learning opportunities
Students and teachers come to campus for workshops and cutting-edge
6/25/03 -- The academic year has concluded, but an important season
of learning and research at Princeton is just starting. Teachers
and students from the New Jersey region and beyond will be on campus
for a wide range of summer programs, which are led by University
faculty, students and staff and are designed to develop participants'
skills and expose them to cutting-edge research.
Evolving the Internet:
Experimental network allows testing of new global services
Princeton to host academic/industrial consortium of 'PlanetLab'
6/24/03 -- Princeton University is helping to develop an experimental
global network of computers that is expected to become a testing
ground for a future generation of the Internet.
Tilghman issues statement on
Supreme Court affirmative action decisions
6/23/03 -- Princeton President Shirley M. Tilghman's statement on
the Supreme Court's June 23 decisions on lawsuits challenging the
University of Michigan's affirmative action policies.
Aaron Lemonick, longtime
faculty member and administrator, dies at age 80
6/20/03 -- Aaron Lemonick, a physicist, gifted teacher and longtime
University administrator who played a pivotal role in building Princeton's
faculty, died Thursday, June 19, at age 80.
A bird in the
bush is worth … a lot
Study of energy costs in birds finds that resting places are
important during migration
6/17/03 -- Highway travelers know the relief of finding a great
place to stay after a long night on the road. Migrating birds are
no different. A study led by a Princeton researcher has shown that
birds expend more energy seeking food and shelter between the legs
of their journey than they do flying.
Carillon concert series kicks
off 11th season
First Sunday concert begins June 22
6/13/03 -- Princeton University announces its 11th annual Summer
Carillon Series beginning Sunday, June 22 through Sunday, Aug. 31,
at Cleveland Tower on the historic Graduate College campus on Springdale
Brain imaging study reveals interplay
of thought and emotion in economic decisions
6/12/03 -- For many people who follow America's financial markets,
it is clear that economic decisions people make are not always rational.
A study by Princeton psychologists now offers one neurological explanation.
Simple technique yields complex
Self-assembling materials could aid next-generation electronics
6/10/03 -- In a discovery with potential uses from electronics to
biology, Princeton engineers have invented a simple procedure for
making microscopically small particles assemble themselves into
Emeritus Professor Durbin
6/4/03 -- Enoch Durbin, who taught mechanical and aerospace engineering
at Princeton for nearly 40 years and whose eclectic mix of research
subjects included alternative fuels and tennis rackets, died May
27 at his home in Princeton. He was 80.
holds 256th Commencement
1,812 students awarded degrees
6/3/03 -- Princeton University awarded degrees to 1,117 undergraduates
and 695 graduate students at its 256th Commencement today. In addition,
the University conferred honorary doctorate degrees upon five individuals
for their contributions in the fields of education, science, human
rights law and the humanities.
awards five honorary degrees
6/3/03 -- Princeton University awarded honorary degrees
today to five distinguished individuals for their contributions
in the fields of education, science, international and human rights
law and the humanities at the 256th Commencement: Natalie Zemon
Davis, historian and professor emeritus of Princeton; South African
Constitutional Court Justice Richard J. Goldstone, human rights
and international lawyer; Claude M. Steele, social scientist and
Stanford University professor; Joan Argetsinger Steitz, scientist
and Yale University professor; and Harvard University President
Lawrence H. Summers.
2003 Commencement Address
President Shirley M. Tilghman
Four faculty members recognized
for outstanding teaching
6/3/03 -- Four Princeton faculty members received President's Awards
for Distinguished Teaching at Commencement ceremonies June 3: Robert
Gunning, professor of mathematics; Joshua Katz, assistant professor
of classics; Harvey Rosen, the John Weinberg Professor of Economics
and Business Policy; and Elaine Showalter, the Avalon Foundation
Professor of the Humanities.
Graduate students honored
for excellence in teaching
6/3/03 -- The Princeton Graduate School has given awards for excellence
in teaching to five graduate students: James Buchholz of the mechanical
and aerospace engineering department, Michael Lindsay of the sociology
department, Kimberly Oldenburg of the English department and Leyla
Valenick of the molecular biology department. Hafize Erkan of the
operations research and financial engineering department received
the 2003 Friends of the International Center Excellence in Teaching
2003 Valedictory Oration
Peggy Ping Hsu
2003 Latin Salutatory Oration
Jesse Isaac Liebman
Students honored for service
and achievement at Class Day
6/2/03 -- Members of the Class of 2003 celebrated the conclusion
of their undergraduate education Monday in a Class Day ceremony
that honored their achievements and reflected on their Princeton
experiences. The ceremony also featured the naming of four honorary
class members: Jerry Seinfeld, Heddye Ducree, The Rev. Sue Anne
Steffey Morrow and A. Scott Berg.
press passes available June 2-3
5/30/03 -- Reporters and photojournalists who plan to cover Princeton
University's 2003 Commencement on Tuesday, June 3, must pick up
a press pass and ticket prior to seating at 10:15 a.m.
secondary school teachers
5/29/03 -- Princeton University will honor four outstanding New
Jersey secondary school teachers at its 2003 Commencement on Tuesday,
June 3. This year’s honorees are: Michael Corcoran of William
L. Dickinson High School, Jersey City; Alan Feldman of Perth Amboy
High School, Perth Amboy; Ernest Read III of Middlesex County Vocational
and Technical High School, Perth Amboy; and Gary Whitehead of Tenafly
High School, Tenafly.
passes now available for commencement
5/19/03 -- Reporters and photojournalists who wish to cover Princeton
University's 2003 Commencement Exercises on Tuesday, June 3, must
call the University's Office of Communications no later than noon,
Thursday, May 22, to request a press pass.
New freshman parking rule
takes effect in September
Incoming students prohibited from bringing cars on campus
5/14/03 -- Princeton University announced today that freshmen
will no longer be permitted to park on campus beginning with the
class of 2007. The new policy will take effect at the beginning
of the 2003-04 academic year.
Ceremony to mark genomics
Event to celebrate innovative mix of research and teaching in
5/7/03 -- Princeton will celebrate on Thursday, May 8, the
start of an ambitious genomics program and the opening of an innovative
building whose dramatic and functional spaces were tailor-made to
support its research and teaching mission.
Richard Ludwig, professor,
librarian and expert in rare books, dies
5/2/03 -- Richard Ludwig, 82, emeritus professor of English at Princeton
University and the former associate University librarian for rare
books and special collections, died Monday, April 28, at his home
The price of prejudice: Interactions
with minorities can sap mental capacity
4/30/03 -- A study finds that people with racially prejudiced attitudes
may suffer a previously unrecognized cost for their outlook: temporary
impairment of some forms of mental functioning.
Geller to retire in June after
35 years at Princeton
4/24/03 -- Marvin Geller, director of the Counseling
Center in Princeton University Health Services since 1968, has announced
his intentions to retire at the end of the academic year in June.
John Keaney, emeritus professor
of classics, dies
4/23/04 -- John Keaney, an esteemed Greek and Latin scholar who
taught in Princeton's Department of Classics for 41 years, died
Monday, April 21, after a brief illness. He was 70.
Four Princeton students
selected as Goldwater Scholars
4/21/03 -- Four Princeton students have been named
Goldwater Scholars by the Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence
in Education Foundation. They are: junior Anthony Miller, junior
Ruth Tennen, junior Michael Tibbetts, and sophomore Darsh Ranjan.
Theodore Weiss, professor,
poet and literary critic, dies
4/18/03 -- Theodore Weiss, an award-winning poet, editor, literary
critic and emeritus professor at Princeton University, died Tuesday,
April 15, at age 86 after a battle with Parkinson's disease. A celebration
of his life and work will be held at a later date.
Lin awarded Labouisse Prize
to study water resources in Chile
4/17/03 -- As an environmental engineering major, senior Cynthia
Lin is exploring issues of water management in destinations far
from her hometown of Emmaus, Pa. The 2003 winner of the Henry Richardson
Labouisse '26 Prize, Lin will spend next year in Chile examining
a range of factors that impact water resources in that country.
Dobkin named dean of the faculty
4/13/03 -- David Dobkin, chair of Princeton's Department of Computer
Science for the past nine years and a member of the Princeton faculty
for 22 years, has been named dean of the faculty. His appointment
is effective July 1.
Princeton University names
new media relations manager
04/11/03 -- Patricia (Patty) Allen, a communications professional
with 16 years of experience in journalism and public relations,
has been appointed Princeton University’s media relations
manager, effective April 14.
Princeton offers admission
to 9.9 percent of applicants
4/9/03 -- Princeton University has offered admission to
9.9 percent of applicants for the class of 2007, or 1,570 of the
record 15,725 students who had applied.
Muldoon wins 2003 Pulitzer
Prize for poetry
4/7/03 -- Paul Muldoon, the Howard Clark '21 University Professor
in the Humanities at Princeton, today won the 2003 Pulitzer Prize
for poetry for his latest collection, "Moy Sand and Gravel.
Wild ape population undergoing
Study predicts animals most like humans may soon reach "brink
4/7/03 -- The population of apes in Western Equatorial Africa has
declined severely over the last 20 years and, without aggressive
intervention, may soon reach the "brink of extinction,"
a study has found.
George Shultz to address 'National Sovereignty' conference
4/3/03 -- Former Secretary of State George Shultz and leading
scholars in international affairs will gather for a conference on
"National Sovereignty and International Institutions"
on Friday and Saturday, April 11-12, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in 104
Computer Science Building.
Conference marks 50th anniversary of first Everest ascent
4/3/03 -- Mountaineering experts and historians, including
two climbers of Mount Everest, will gather for a conference titled
"On Top of the World: An Everest Anniversary Conference"
on Saturday, April 12, beginning at 9 a.m., in Dodds Auditorium,
Library, research center launch
arts and cultural policy data archive
4/2/03 -- The Princeton University Library and Princeton University’s
Center for Arts and Cultural Policy Studies today announced the
official launch of CPANDA (the Cultural Policy & the Arts National
Data Archive), the world's first fully interactive, Web-accessible
digital archive of policy-relevant data on culture and the arts.
Pace Center for Community Service dedication set for April 8
4/1/03 -- The ceremony will take place at 4 p.m. in 246
Frist Campus Center.
Two juniors win 2003
4/1/03 -- Princeton juniors Charlotte Lanvers and Carlos Ramos-Mrosovsky
are among 76 students from 63 U.S. colleges and universities named
2003 Truman Scholars by the Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation.