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News from Princeton, Jan-Mar 1997
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Expert on Women in Education to Speak on Career Concerns, Sexual Harassment
Dr. Bernice Sandler, a senior scholar with the National Association for Women in Education, will make two appearances on campus on April 15 to discuss the climate for women pursuing careers in higher education as well as the issue of sexual harassment on campuses and in work settings.
"Revolution in Energy Policy" to be Discussed in Princeton Lecture
Richard O'Neill, director of the Office of Economic Policy at the Federal Energy Regulation Commission, will give a talk titled "The Revolution in Energy Policy" at Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs on Tuesday, April 8.
Senator Torricelli to Speak at the Woodrow Wilson School
Senator Robert G. Torricelli, D-N.J., will give a lecture entitled "The American Community in the 21st Century" at Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs on Monday, April 14.
Congressman Owens of N.Y. Speaks on Corporate Power and Congress
Congressman Major R. Owens of New York's 11th Congressional District will give a lecture entitled "The Consolidation of Corporate Power in the 105th Congress" at Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs on Thursday, April 10.
Women and the Tax System to Be Discussed
Edward J. McCaffrey, professor of law at the University of Southern California and the California Institute of Technology, will give a lecture entitled "Taxing Women" at Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs on Tuesday, April 15. Former Congresswoman and current Woodrow Wilson School professor Patricia Schroeder will introduce McCaffrey.
NSF Grant Opens Research Opportunities for Undergraduates
A team of professors in the Electrical Engineering Department at Princeton University School of Engineering and Applied Sciences was awarded about $600,000 by the National Science Foundation to fund the Princeton Summer Institute--a summer program designed to give undergraduates an opportunity to work on advanced research projects with an internationally renowned faculty.
University of Massachusetts Professor Speaks on Women and Welfare at the Woodrow Wilson School
Nancy Folbre, professor of economics at the University of Massachusetts, will give a lecture entitled "Who Cares? Women, Welfare, and the Devaluation of Caring Labor" at Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs on Thursday, April 3.
Richard Modica, a Princeton University sophomore from Pleasantville, NY,
was killed Saturday, March 22, at about 7:40 p.m., when the car he was riding in was rear-ended on Interstate 95 near St. Augustine, Fla. He was 20 years old.
Princeton Appoints Nobel-Prize Winning Physicist Dean of Faculty
Princeton President Harold T. Shapiro announced today that Joseph H. Taylor, James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor of Physics, will become Princeton's dean of the faculty effective July 1. Taylor, who has been a member of the Princeton faculty since 1980, shared the 1993 Nobel Prize in Physics.
Christodoulou Offers Strong Support for Cosmic Censorship, Says Naked Singularities Can't Really Exist
Princeton Mathematician Demetrios Christodoulou says that British physicist Stephen Hawking shouldn't have conceded his bet on the cosmic censorship conjecture. In a paper to be published in the Annals of Mathematics, Christodoulou marshals what may be the strongest support to date for cosmic censorship.
Student Wins Fellowship for Postgraduate Project
Princeton University has created a new postgraduate fellowship that will enable the recipient to devote a year to an independent project meant to help him or her prepare for the next major phase of life, career, and intellectual endeavor. Cyrus Etemad, a senior from Tiburon, Calif., will be the first recipient of the Martin A. Dale '53 Fellowship.
German Scholar Speaks on German Unification and the U.S.
Detlev Junker, director of the German Historical Institute in Washington, D.C., will give a lecture, "The United States and German Unification in Historical Perspective," at Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs on Wednesday, April 2.
U.S. and Korean Ambassadors to Speak at Woodrow Wilson School
The state of U.S. Korea relations will be discussed by Korean Ambassador Kun Woo Park and U.S. Ambassador James T. Laney during a talk titled "U.S. Korea Relations: Security and Economic Issues" at Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs on Monday, April 7.
Micro-credit Is Subject of Lecture at the Woodrow Wilson School
Geoffrey Wood, director of the Centre for Development Studies at the University of Bath, will give a lecture entitled "Micro-credit: Another Development Fashion?" at Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs on Monday, March 24.
Lord Windlesham To Speak on Criminal Justice Policy at the Woodrow Wilson School
Lord Windlesham, principal of Brasenose College, Oxford University, and president of Victim Support, will give this year's John L. Weinberg/Goldman Sachs & Company Lecture, "Responding to Crime: Politics and Populism," at Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs on Tuesday, March 25.
Former French President Giscard d'Estaing to Speak at Princeton
Valery Giscard d'Estaing, former president of France, will speak on "The European Monetary Union: The Making of a Global Currency" at Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs on Wednesday, April 9 at noon in Robertson Hall, Dodds Auditorium.
Executive Director of Human Rights Watch/Asia to Speak at Princeton
The executive director of Human Rights Watch/Asia, Sidney Jones, will speak on "Facts and Fallacies About the Impact of Economic Growth on Human Rights: A Look at Asia" at Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs on Wednesday, April 16.
Australia's Former Deputy Prime Minister to Speak on Social Policy
Brian Howe, former deputy prime minister of Australia, will speak on "Good Social Policy: Good Politics?" at Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs on Monday, April 7.
Assistance to Post-conflict Regions to be Discussed at Princeton
Frederick Barton, director of USAID's office of Transition Initiatives, will speak on "Making a Difference: Post-conflict Political Development in Perspective" at Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs on Monday, April 14.
Princeton Physicist Robert Dicke Dies
Robert H. Dicke, Princeton University physicist, died today of complications from Parkinson's disease at his home in Princeton. Dicke, 80, was the Albert Einstein Professor of Science, emeritus, at Princeton University.
Bioethics Forum Sponsors Faculty/Student Discussion on Cloned Sheep
The Student Bioethics Forum of Princeton University is sponsoring a discussion among two faculty experts and students tonight, March 3, on "Dolly the Cloned Sheep." The discussion with be held at 9:30 p.m. in the Whig Hall Senate Chamber.
2/26/97 Princeton Senior Wins Award to Conduct Research in India and Nepal
Sangita Shresthová, a member of Princeton University's Class of 1997, was recently awarded the Henry Richardson Labouisse '26 Fellowship for 1997.
Joint U.S.-Russia Environmental Protection Efforts to be Discussed
Gary Waxmonsky, the U.S. executive secretary for the Gore-Chernomyrdin Commission (GCC) of the Environmental Protection Agency, will discuss his experiences in a lecture.
Consumer Price Index to be Topic of Princeton Lecture
The deputy commissioner for the Bureau of Labor Statistics, William Barron, will speak on "The Consumer Price Index Controversy."
Ambassador to Speak on India's Role
Prakash Shah, India's permanent representative to the United Nations, will speak on "India: Leader or Loner in the Post-Cold War World?"
Davis McCallum, Andrea Rolla Named Winners of 1997 Pyne Prize
Davis McCallum of Atlanta, Ga., and Andrea Rolla of Dover, Mass., are the 1997 winners of the M. Taylor Pyne Prize, Princeton's highest honor for a graduating senior.
Hari Manoharan Recognized as Top Graduate Scholar
The Jacobus Fellowship is an honorific fellowship awarded by the Graduate School and conferred annually upon the graduate student who, in the judgment of the University faculty, displayed the highest scholarly excellence.
Michael W. Doyle Appointed Director of Princeton's Center of International Studies
Michael W. Doyle, professor of politics and international affairs, has been appointed director of the University's Center of International Studies in the Woodrow Wilson School.
'China After Deng': A Panel Discussion at Princeton to be held at Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs on Wednesday, February 26.
Princeton Names First Visiting Professors for Distinguished Teaching
A professor of mathematics from Williams College and a professor of history from Brooklyn College and the City University of New York's Graduate Center will be...
Stanford Psychologist Claude M. Steele to Lecture on"How Societal Stereotypes Shape Intellectual Identities"
Professor Steele is engaged in pioneering research on the academic aspirations and achievements of minority students. Among his current research interests are the role of self-evaluation and...
Florio, Zimmer to Debate Balanced Budget Amendment at Princeton's Woodrow Wilson School
Former New Jersey Governor Jim Florio and former Congressman Dick Zimmer will participate in ``The Great Debate Over the Balanced Budget Amendment: Necessary Discipline or Excessive Restriction?''
Tuberculosis: A Global Emergency
A panel of health experts, along with Princeton graduate and consumer advocate Ralph Nader, will discuss the global spread of tuberculosis, which killed 3 million people in 1995.
Paremvasi Arts Group to Dance "The Touch of Zeus"
Paremvasi Arts Group will give a dance presentation, "The Touch of Zeus," at 8:00 p.m. on February 27 in the Acting Studio, 185 Nassau St., at Princeton University.
Harvard Professor to Discuss "The Economic Impact of Immigration" -- George Borjas, professor of public policy at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government, will discuss "The Economic Impact of Immigration."
FTC Economist to Discuss Consumer Protection Policy
Jonathan Baker, director of the Federal Trade Commission's Bureau of Economics, will discuss "Reinventing Competition and Consumer Protection Policy."
World Leader on Geometry of Soap Bubbles and Snowflakes Dies
A pioneer and major figure in the fields of geometry, geometric measure theory, and the calculus of variations, [Frederick] Almgren did research on the geometry of surfaces of least area, including those modeling soap films and soap bubble clusters.
Justin Pope Named Winner of Sachs Scholarship
Justin Pope '97, a history major from Richmond, Va., has been named this year's winner of the University's Daniel M. Sachs Class of 1960 Scholarship.
"Women & Welfare: Policy, Practice and People"
Retired Congresswoman Patricia Schroeder, now a member of the faculty at Princeton University, and William Waldman, commissioner of the Department of Human Services for the State of New Jersey, will be the featured speakers...
Cost of Undergraduate Education Rises 3.9 Percent For Lowest Rate of Increase in 30 years
The cost of a Princeton undergraduate education will rise 3.9 percent for 1997-98 (FY98) -- the first time in 30 years that the increase has been below 4.0.
Professor of Politics and Public Affairs Donald E. Stokes Dies; Led Woodrow Wilson School for 18 Years
Donald E. Stokes, a distinguished political scientist who served for 18 years as dean of Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and international Affairs, died of acute leukemia.
Founder of Grameen Bank to Speak on Creating a Poverty-free World
Muhammad Yunus, the founder and director of the Grameen Bank in Bangladesh, will give a lecture entitled "Towards Creating a Poverty-free World"
Germany without the Wall is the Subject of WWS Lecture
Freimut Duve, a member of the German parliament (Social Democratic Party), Hamburg, will give a lecture entitled "Germany and Europe -- Seven Years without the Wall."
German Minister Speaks on the Environment
Monika Griefahn, minister of the environment, Lower Saxony, Germany, will give a lecture entitled "Ecology and Economy: How to Get It, How to Keep It."
Health Care Lecture Series Continues at the Woodrow Wilson School
The Health Care Lecture Series, begun in the spring 1996 at Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, continues this semester and will feature...
Former Congresswoman Schroeder Speaks on Her Work in the Federal Government
Patricia Schroeder, the former member of Congress who this month joins the faculty of Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, will give a lecture...
NSF Grant Funds Pilot Graduate Program to Add Environmental and Policy Component to Science and Engineering Education
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has funded a pilot program that will enable selected Princeton graduate students to add an environmental and public policy component to graduate studies based in science and engineering departments.
Rachel Robinson to Speak at King Day Ceremony
Rachel Robinson, widow of baseball great Jackie Robinson and founder of the Jackie Robinson Foundation, will be the featured speaker at the Princeton University's annual commemoration.
Princeton Works to Make Study of Racial, Ethnic, and Cultural Diversity Integral to Undergraduate Program
An effort to make the study of racial, ethnic, and cultural diversity an integral part of undergraduate education at Princeton University continues...
Princeton Senior Named Rhodes Scholar; Two Receive Marshall
Davis McCallum, an English major who will graduate in June, has been named a winner of the Rhodes Scholarship, which provides full expenses and a stipend for two years of study at Oxford University.
New England Students Receive Scholarships from Alumni
Six first-year students at Princeton University have received $1,000 scholarships funded by Princeton alumni from the New England region.