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News from Princeton, Oct-Dec 1995

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Arms Control Seminar Series to be Presented at Princeton University -- A series of six seminars on issues related to arms control will be given at Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. The series begins on Monday, October 2, and extends into December. [9/27/95]

Women's Conference in Beijing to be Discussed at Princeton -- Gracia Hillman, senior coordinator for international women's issues in the Department of State, will speak on ``Human Rights Are Women's Rights, and Women's Rights Are Human Rights: The Fourth World Conference on Women'' at Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs on Thursday, Oct. 12. [9/22/95]

Director of the Institute for Women's Policy Research to Speak at Princeton -- Heidi Hartman, director of the Washington-based Institute for Women's Policy Research (IWPR) and a 1994 recipient of the MacArthur fellowship award, commonly referred to as the ''genius grant,'' will speak on ``Welfare Reform and Other Women's Economic Issues on the National Agenda'' at Princeton's Woodrow Wilson School on Monday, Oct. 2. [9/22/95]

Financier Ronald O. Perelman Endows Institute for Jewish Studies at Princeton -- Financier and philanthropist Ronald O. Perelman has given Princeton University $4.7 million to create a multidisciplinary institute focusing on Jewish studies, the University announced today. The Ronald O. Perelman Institute for Jewish Studies will bring together leading scholars to examine Jewish history, religion, literature, thought, society... [9/21/95]

EPA Administrator to Speak at Princeton University -- Carol Browner, administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, will speak on ''Environmental Protection: Reform, Not Repeal'' at Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs on Tuesday, September 26. [9/21/95]

Library Exhibit Focuses on Victorian Women Writers -- The exhibition "Telling Her Story: British Women of Letters of the Victorian Era" will open to the public on Oct. 2 and will run through Jan. 7, 1996, in the Main Gallery of Princeton University's Firestone Library. This exhibition will focus on the life and work of 31 Victorian women, including novelists, poets, children's book writers, travelogue writers and essayists... [9/18/95]

Geologist Discovers Deep Structure of Agates Natural System Provides Example of Self-Assembly -- Peter J. Heaney, an assistant professor of geological and geophysical sciences at Princeton University, has discovered that the iris banding pattern of agates (rocks that are semi-precious jewels) arises from the alternation of two crystal configurations of silica. His discovery about the structure of agates is published in the Sept. 15 issue of Science magazine... [9/14/95]

Gerald Breese -- Gerald Breese, age 83, Princeton University professor of sociology, emeritus, died August 25 at Meadow Lakes in Hightstown, N.J. The cause of death, according to his son James, was leukemia. [8/29/95]

''Threatened, Endangered, Extinct'' Paintings by Dallas Piotrowski on Display at Woodrow Wilson School -- ''Threatened, Endangered, Extinct,'' a series of paintings by Hamilton resident Dallas Piotrowski, will be on display at Princeton's Woodrow Wilson School in the Marver and Sheva Bernstein Gallery on the lower level of Robertson Hall... [8/25/95]

Stephen Goldfeld -- Stephen Goldfeld, 55, former provost of Princeton University, died of cancer at his home in Princeton Township on August 25. He was a professor of economics at Princeton for more than 30 years and served as a member of the President's Council of Economic Advisers under Jimmy Carter. [8/25/95]

David A. Morse, Who Accepted Nobel Peace Prize for International Labour Organisation, Featured in Princeton Library Exhibition -- The life and career of David A. Morse, long-time Director-General of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) is commemorated in a recently-opened exhibition at Princeton's Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library. Entitled "Labor of Love: Selections From the David A. Morse Papers," the exhibit traces the path of this son of immigrants from his boyhood... [8/4/95]