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News from Princeton, Oct-Dec 1996

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Bill Bradley's Senate and Basketball Papers Coming to Princeton
Bill Bradley's papers from his 18 years representing New Jersey in the U.S. Senate and from his earlier basketball career will be coming to the Princeton University Library

Swiss Government Names Princeton Professor to Commission That Will Study World War II Banking Practices
Harold James, Professor of History at Princeton University, was today named to a nine-member independent commission that will study practices by Swiss banks that provided banking services to the Nazis during World War II.

Schmidt Appointed Interim Director of Plasma Physics Laboratory
Schmidt succeeds Ronald C. Davidson, who has served as director of PPPL since 1991, and who will return to research and teaching on a full-time basis. Schmidt's appointment will last until a permanent director can be found.

Departing Congressman Dick Zimmer to Teach at Princeton's Woodrow Wilson School
The Hon. Dick Zimmer, who will conclude his third term as New Jersey's 12th District representative in Congress on January 3, 1997, will have an appointment at Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.

Princeton Faculty Win Wolf Prize in Both Mathematics and Physics
Yakov Sinai, professor of mathematics, has been named one of two winners of the Wolf Prize in mathematics for 1997, and John Wheeler, Joseph Henry Professor of Physics, Emeritus, has won the prize in physics.

U.N. Special Envoy to Speak on Bosnia-Herzegovina
Soren Jessen-Petersen, special envoy for the former Yugoslavia for the United Nations' High Commissioner for Refugees, will give a lecture entitled "Bosnia-Herzegovina: Returning to Peace?"

Virtual Cheesecake, Eggs and Bananas for Beginning German
Your assignment: Go shopping for Käsekuchen, Eier, Bananen. No problem. That shopping list is one of the computer assignments for German 101, Beginner's German.

Asbestos Remediation to Force Closure of Portions of Firestone Library
Asbestos remediation will force the closure of portions of Firestone Library this afternoon. While all asbestos levels measured in the building fall well below the federal safety standard for long-term exposure, the University plans...

New Translation of Homer's Odyssey Designed for Ear as Well as Eye
For years at 7:30 a.m., anyone crouching with ear to the door of Robert Fagles' East Pyne office would have heard the Arthur W. Marks '19 Professor of Comparative Literature "mumbling and muttering" to himself...

Prosecution of War Crimes to be Topic of Princeton Lecture
Payam Akhavan, the legal adviser to the Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Tribunals for the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda in the Hague, will speak on...

Princeton's Dale Fellowships Help Students Follow Their Dreams
Last summer, Trinh Huynh, a Vietnamese-American who 17 years ago fled her native land aboard a small boat, retraced her roots to her mother's village near Saigon. Huynh was among seven Princeton juniors who benefited this year from...

Ambassador Reports on the "New" South Africa
Ambassador Sonn's political career began officially when he was asked by former President Jimmy Carter to serve on the team that monitored the 1992 general elections in Zambia. The following year, he campaigned for the ANC...

Urban Agriculture Around the Globe to Be Discusssed at the Woodrow Wilson School
Jac Smit, president of The Urban Agriculture Network (tuan), will give a lecture titled "Urban Agriculture: A Contribution to Ecologically Sustainable Cities and Food Security"

The Role of Consumers in Managed Health Care to be Discussed
John Rother, director of the Legislation and Public Policy Division of the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) will speak on "Where Goes Managed Care? And What Role for Consumers?"

Foreign Service Director General to Speak on "Diplomacy in a New World Order"
Director General of the Foreign Service Anthony Quainton, a member of Princeton's Class of 1955, will speak on "Diplomacy in a New World Order"

Former Ambassador to Russia Jack Matlock to Speak at Princeton
Jack Matlock, U.S. ambassador to Moscow during the Gorbachev period, will deliver the inaugural Cyril Black Lecture, on "Russia: Where to Next?"

Paintings by Gilda Aronovic on Display at the Woodrow Wilson School
Paintings by Gilda Aronovic, a longtime resident of Princeton, will be on display at Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School at the Marver and Sheva Bernstein Gallery

"The Forces Re-Shaping America's Health Care": A Lecture
Gail Wilensky, chair of the Physician Payment Review Commission (PPRC) will speak on "The Forces Re-Shaping America's Health Care"

New Book Offers Students' Perspectives on Affirmative Action
That question is the subject of a recently published book, Race versus Class: The New Affirmative Action Debate, written largely by students at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.

Lectureship to Honor First Japanese Graduate of Princeton
A group of alumni of the former Third National College of Japan, known as Sanko, will visit campus Tuesday to establish a lectureship honoring Hikoichi Orita, the college's former president.

Joseph Stiglitz, Chair of President Clinton's Council of Economic Advisers, to Discuss "What Lies Ahead"
Joseph E. Stiglitz, chairman of President Clinton's Council of Economic Advisers, will give a public lecture, "What Lies Ahead for the Economy"

Princeton Gives Invention Factory Project a Boost
The renaissance of the John A. Roebling Sons industrial complex in Trenton is under way, with Princeton faculty, students, administrators and alumni taking part in the transformation

A German View of Europe's Future
Angelika Volle, executive editor of Internationale Politik, will speak on 'How Europe Should Develop: A German View"

Dean of the Faculty Amy Gutmann to Step Down
President Harold T. Shapiro announced today that Amy Gutmann, Laurance S. Rockefeller University Professor of Politics and Dean of the Faculty, has decided to step down as Dean of the Faculty

Harold Gulliksen, Expert in Psychometrics, Dies at 93
Harold Gulliksen, a professor emeritus of psychology at Princeton University and a retired research advisor with the Educational Testing Service, died

Harold T. Shapiro remarks at Princeton's 250th Anniversary Convocation -- Good afternoon. Members of the Board of Trustees, members of the Faculty, students, alumni, citizens of the Borough and Township of Princeton, honored guests, and friends of the University. It is my great pleasure to...

The Place of the Idea; The Idea of the Place
Toni Morrison, Robert F. Goheen Professor in the Humanities. Speech at Princeton's 250th anniversay convocation, October 25, 1996.

Bio: Toni Morrison, Robert F. Goheen Professor in the Humanities
Toni Morrison, the 1993 winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature, was appointed Robert F. Goheen Professor in the Council of the Humanities at Princeton University in 1989.

Greetings on the Occasion of Princeton's 250th Birthday
Neil L. Rudenstine '56, President, Harvard University. Speech at Princeton's 250th Anniversary Convocation, October 25, 1996.

Greetings on the Occasion of Princeton's 250th Birthday
Richard C. Levin, President, Yale University. Speech at Princeton's 250th Anniversary Convocation, October 25, 1996

Center for Community Service to Form Lasting Legacy of Princeton University's 250th Anniversary Celebration
A new Center for Community Service will be among the major, lasting legacies of Princeton's 250th Anniversary celebration, it was announced at today's campus convocation

Laurance Rockefeller Gift to Support Teaching, Study at University Center for Human Values
Laurance S. Rockefeller '32, whose gifts to Princeton have touched virtually every aspect of the life of the University, has given $5 million to further the work of the University Center for Human Values

Speeches, Fireworks and Feasts: A Party in the Princeton Tradition
The celebration of the 250th Anniversary of Princeton University, including today's Charter Day convocation, draws on elements that date to the Centennial celebration of the College of New Jersey, which took place on June 29, 1847.

Hubert Alyea, Innovator in Science Teaching, Dies at 93
Hubert N. Alyea, a professor emeritus of chemistry at Princeton University who innovated in the teaching of science and served as the inspiration for Walt Disney's movie The Absent-Minded Professor , died in his sleep at his home

Film Creatively Celebrates 250th
You're invited to the Garden Theater at the corner of Nassau and Vandeventer Sts. in Princeton to view Gerardo Puglia's two-hour cinematic celebration of Princeton's 250th birthday.

Satellite Broadcast Offers Glimpse of Princeton University Anniversary Festivities
Princeton alumni across the United States and around the world have been invited to come to campus to help the University celebrate its 250th Anniversary at a convocation and birthday party on Friday, October 25. For those who cannot make the trip...

Nobel Laureate Toni Morrison to Give Keynote Address as Princeton University Celebrates 250th Anniversary
The nation is invited to help Princeton University celebrate its 250th Anniversary with a convocation, birthday party and open house October 25 through 27.

University Invites Community to Celebrate 250th Birthday; Nobel Laureate Toni Morrison to Give Keynote Address
Members of the University community and the surrounding communities are invited to help Princeton celebrate its 250th Anniversary at a convocation, birthday party and open house October 25 through 27.

ADVISORY for media representatives planning to cover Princeton's 250th anniversaryconvocation on October 25 at 1:30 p.m.
Princeton University will celebrate the 250th anniversary of the granting of its original charter with three days of events, October 25 through 27.

Director of Plasma Physics Laboratory Will Return to Full-time Research and Teaching
Ronald C. Davidson, a professor of astrophysical sciences at Princeton University who has served as director of the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) since 1991, has decided to step down

Princeton Marks 250th Birthday with Retrospective Exhibition
One hundred years of Princeton University history is captured in a colorful new exhibition running from October 14 to January 12 in the main gallery of Firestone Library.

UNICEF Director Carol Bellamy to Speak at Princeton
Carol Bellamy, executive director of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), will speak on "What Rights for Children in a Turbulent World?"

Nuclear Agreement With North Korea to be Discussed at Princeton
"The Nuclear Agreement With North Korea at Two Years: A Status Report" will be the topic of a lecture by Mitchell Reiss

Gregory Wetstone to Speak on Politics and the Environment
Gregory S. Wetstone, legislative director of the National Resources Defense Council (nrdc), will give a lecture titled "Environment and the 104th Congress: Policy and Politics"

"The Company of Writers: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1846-1996"
What did the writers F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, and Thomas Wolfe have in common? The same publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons.

Alan S. Blinder, Former Federal Reserve Vice Chair to Speak on Politicizing of Government
Former Vice Chair of the Federal Reserve's Board of Governors Alan S. Blinder will address the question ``Could/Should Government Be Made Less Political?''