force on women in the natural sciences and engineering issues report:
Princeton has made progress, but there is more work to be done
9/29/03 -- Princeton University has made considerable progress
in attracting and retaining women scientists and engineers during
the last decade, but should undertake a wide range of initiatives
to address imbalances that remain between women and men in these
fields, according to a study conducted by faculty members.
special assistant to dean of the faculty
New post will focus on matters of gender equity
9/29/03 -- Joan Girgus, who has served as a faculty member, department
chair and senior administrator at Princeton University, has been
named to the new post of special assistant to the dean of the faculty
to work on matters relating to gender equity.
genetic clues to causes of mysterious skin disease
Discovery of scleroderma's 'genetic profile' may aid diagnosis,
9/29/03 -- People suffering from scleroderma, a debilitating, sometimes-fatal
skin disease, may one day benefit from a study that gives doctors
their first look at the genes behind the poorly understood disease.
produces evidence for new theory on dinosaur extinction
9/25/03 -- As a paleontologist, Gerta Keller has studied many aspects
of the history of life on Earth. But the question capturing her
attention lately is one so basic it has passed the lips of generations
of 6-year-olds: What killed the dinosaurs?
D is for dedicated teacher
Kernighan trades front lines of technological revolution for
front of the classroom
9/24/03 -- Just a few hours after Opening Exercises on Sept.
7, members of the class of 2007 gathered in Richardson Auditorium
to hear Princeton computer scientist Brian Kernighan give his talk
on "D Is for Digital and Why It Matters."
Advisory: Afghan President Hamid Karzai delivers address at Princeton
9/22/03 -- The Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International
Affairs at Princeton University will host a lecture by Afghan President
Hamid Karzai on Friday, Sept. 26.
New Princeton prize to honor
high school students' work in race relations
9/22/03 -- Princeton University announced today an awards program
to recognize high school students who have done outstanding work
in their schools or communities to advance the cause of race relations.
Durkee to succeed Wright as vice
president and secretary
9/21/03 -- Robert K. Durkee, Princeton University's vice president
for public affairs, will succeed Thomas H. Wright as vice president
and secretary of the University when Wright retires, effective Jan.
1, 2004. Durkee also will retain his current oversight of the University's
public affairs activities.
Former Sen. Bill Bradley
keynote speaker at integrity assembly
9/16/03 -- The importance of integrity will be underscored during
a new event planned for Sunday, Sept. 21. Former Sen. Bill Bradley
will be the keynote speaker at the first "Assembly on Integrity,"
which will begin at 7 p.m. on Cannon Green.
Dedication of the Memorial Garden
President Shirley M. Tilghman
technique could lead to widespread use of solar power
Researchers envision mass-produced rolls of material that converts
sunlight to electricity
9/11/03 -- Princeton electrical engineers have invented a technique
for making solar cells that, when combined with other recent
could yield a highly economical source of energy.
2003 Opening Exercises Greeting and
President Shirley M. Tilghman
honored at Opening Exercises
9/7/03 -- The accomplishments of Princeton's students were
celebrated with the awarding of four undergraduate prizes at Opening
Exercises Sept. 7.
tell more about Fitzgerald's first love
Ginevra King was model for 'Gatsby' character and others
9/5/03 -- The Princeton University Library has acquired a rich
collection of documents that reveal previously unknown details
author F. Scott Fitzgerald and his first love, Ginevra King.
Record 52 percent of freshman
class receives financial aid
9/3/03 -- The financial aid improvements implemented at Princeton
several years ago are continuing to attract an economically diverse
group of students to the University: A record 52 percent of this
year's freshman class is receiving need-based financial aid.
Budding journalists get tips
on reporting the news and applying to college
8/22/03 -- Pulitzer Prize-winning newsman Jimmy Breslin was among
those helping to groom future journalists in The Daily Princetonian
Class of 2001 Summer Journalism Program. Run by Princeton alumni
who worked as journalists in college, the program is for students
from urban, disadvantaged school districts who are traditionally
underrepresented in the worlds of collegiate and professional journalism.
Princeton collections provide
rich resources for researchers
8/20/03 -- Scholars from around the world have descended on the
Princeton University Library this summer. Each summer more than
1,200 scholars use materials in Princeton's Seeley Mudd Manuscript
Library and in the Department of Rare Books and Special Collections
in Firestone Library, which have distinguished holdings of rare
books, manuscripts, prints, archives and maps.
First graduating class marks
success of Princeton Prep
8/18/03 -- The first class of the Princeton University Preparatory
Program will graduate this summer, completing an intensive academic
experience designed to help students get ready for college. This
summer the program has added a class to help them prepare for the
daunting task of applying to college.
Schools of vehicles seek
Month-long experiment is testing autonomous vehicles in Pacific
8/11/03 -- In research inspired by the graceful coordination
of fish schools, a team of Princeton University engineers is participating
in a month-long robotics experiment that involves launching fleets
of autonomous underwater vehicles into the Pacific Ocean. The work
could yield benefits for a wide range of fields from climate and
ecological research to military surveillance.
Science novices hunt for cancer
8/11/03 -- Trenton-area students are participating in three weeks
of intensive science education with the Princeton University Materials
Academy and the Mercer County Community College Upward Bound program.
The program brings 16 high school students to the Princeton campus,
where they learn primary concepts in math and science and simultaneously
apply that knowledge in ongoing research projects.
Music scholar pursues research
from Russia to the barre
8/4/03 - Simon Morrison, an assistant professor of music at Princeton,
has spent hours in the dead of winter in an unheated library in
St. Petersburg, on the trail of a lost choreography for his research
on Russian ballet music. Morrison's perseverance in his research
is what sets him apart as a scholar -- and what carries him through
some difficult situations.
Social mobility: Study shows
bacteria seek each other out
Findings could suggest new ways of attacking harmful bacteria
7/28/03 -- It turns out that bacteria are real social climbers.
Or at least social wigglers. A study by Princeton University scientists
has shown that bacteria actively move around their environments
to form social organizations.
Glassblower helps shape first-rate
7/21/03 -- Ensconced in a room cluttered with a dozen half-finished
glass creations, Michael Souza wields a torch with flames dancing
from it, custom making by hand many of the glass tubes used in experiments.
Souza is the University's only scientific glassblower, and his deft
hands and quick mind have made him essential to Princeton scientists.
Hands-on science: Quest program
lets teachers do the learning
7/18/03 -- More than 50 middle and elementary school teachers gained
hands-on learning experience in Princeton University's Quest program,
which ran through Friday, July 18. The Quest program brings local
teachers together with Princeton scientists and students in a series
of workshops aimed at enhancing their knowledge of science and inspiring
new ways to present the material to students.
Annual Giving campaign raises
nearly $34.6 million
as vice president for facilities
7/9/03 -- The 2002-03 Annual Giving campaign raised $34,562,041,
with 59 percent of Princeton’s undergraduate alumni participating.
Leading the classes in dollar amount raised was the class of 1963,
which set a 40th reunion record by contributing $5,000,063 from
76.5 percent of the class.
7/9/03 -- Veteran Princeton University administrator Michael McKay
has been promoted to vice president for facilities, effective July
1. He will play a key role in overseeing all aspects of the University's
physical plant, and in the planning, design and construction of