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Media advisory: Princeton scholar available to comment on debates
9/30/04 -- Voters must evaluate which presidential candidate convincingly articulates the strengths of his own platform in the upcoming debates, rather than which tosses out the best one-liner, according to political scholar Brandice Canes-Wrone of Princeton University.

Community Day at Princeton Stadium set for Oct. 16
9/30/04 -- Residents of the campus and local communities are invited to an annual celebration of arts, entertainment, sports and community service Saturday, Oct. 16, at Princeton Stadium.

Leonard wins MacArthur Foundation 'genius grant'
9/28/04 -- Naomi Leonard, a Princeton engineer who invents mathematical theories that allow underwater robots to coordinate their own behavior like schooling fish, has been selected to receive a 2004 MacArthur Fellowship.

Study: Emission of smog ingredients from trees is increasing rapidly
Changes in forestry and agriculture affecting ozone pollution
9/27/04 -- Changes in U.S. forests caused by land use practices may have inadvertently worsened ozone pollution, according to a study led by Princeton University scientists.

Kolligian named director of counseling and psychological services
9/27/04 -- John Kolligian, director of Georgetown University's counseling and psychiatric service, has been named director of the counseling and psychological services unit of Princeton University Health Services.

Media advisory: Princeton scholar examines democracy-building in Arab world
9/22/04 -- High unemployment and lack of higher education among citizens in the Arab world are the major obstacles to gaining popular support for democracy in the region, according to the initial findings of a study by Amaney Jamal, a Princeton University politics professor.

Deceased sophomore identified, Sept. 6
9/6/04 -- A sophomore who was found deceased in her dorm room bed has been identified as Melissa M. Huang of Mechanicsburg, Pa. She was 19.

Students honored at Opening Exercises
9/5/04 -- The accomplishments of Princeton's students were celebrated with the awarding of four undergraduate prizes at Opening Exercises Sept. 5.

2004 Opening Exercises Address
President Shirley M. Tilghman

Princeton welcomes new students, classes begin Sept. 9
9/3/04 -- Princeton will welcome 1,175 freshmen in the class of 2008 and 541 new students in the Graduate School in activities and programs leading up to the 2004-05 academic year's opening day of classes on Thursday, Sept. 9.

Media advisory: Analysis of Venezuelan election does not substantiate fraud claims
9/2/04 -- An analysis of polling data from the Aug. 15 referendum in Venezuela to recall President Hugo Chávez indicates that certain forms of computer fraud were unlikely to have occurred during the electronic voting process, according to a study by computer science researchers from Johns Hopkins and Princeton universities.

Technology already exists to stabilize global warming
Analysis shows how to control carbon emissions for 50 years
8/12/04 -- Existing technologies could stop the escalation of global warming for 50 years and work on implementing them can begin immediately, according to an analysis by Princeton University scientists.

Reed named associate provost for institutional equity
7/23/04 -- Terri Harris Reed, assistant dean for graduate education in the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, has been named Princeton University's associate provost for institutional equity.

Breakthrough yields simple way to make microscopic electronics
Scientists achieve smallest-ever spacing in nanoscale structures
7/22/04 -- In a breakthrough that could lead to dramatically smaller memory chips and other electronic components, Princeton scientists have found a way to mass produce devices that are so small they are at the limit of what can be viewed by the most powerful microscopes.

Media advisory: Faculty experts available for comment on elections
7/8/04 -- Princeton University faculty members are available for media interviews on issues related to the November 2004 presidential elections.

Annual Giving campaign raises nearly $36.5 million
Total is the second highest in campaign's history
7/7/04 -- The 2003-04 Annual Giving campaign raised $36,488,569, with 59.2 percent of Princeton's undergraduate alumni participating. The total -- nearly $2 million more than last year -- is the second highest in Annual Giving's history, ranking behind only the $36,698,032 raised in 2000-01.




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