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Princeton to Establish Program in Law and Public Affairs
A new Program in Law and Public Affairs at Princeton University will address ways in which various legal systems, legal practices, and laws can contribute to justice and order in societies and to the well-being of individuals.
A collaboration of the University's Department of Politics, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, and University Center for Human Values, the program will seek to create an intellectual forum for discussion of ways in which legal systems and practices can and should be shaped by changing human and social circumstances, as well as by new knowledge of the world around us. The program will sponsor research as well as conferences and lectures by Princeton faculty and distinguished visitors.
Foreign Minister from the Republic of Yemen to Speak at Princeton
Abdulkarim Al-Eryani, minister of foreign affairs and deputy prime minister for the Republic of Yemen, will speak on "Development in Yemen and Its Foreign Policy" at Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs on Tuesday, October 7.
Congresswoman Roukema to Speak on Campaign Finance Reform
U.S. Rep. Marge Roukema, a Republican from New Jersey's Fifth Congressional district, will speak on "Campaign Reform and Other Congressional Goodies As Seen by A Northeast Republican" at Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs on Monday, October 6.
Princeton Economist Finds Lotteries Helped by a Good Cause
If you've ever watched the nightly televised drawing for the Pennsylvania Lottery, you've probably heard the announcement, "Lottery proceeds benefit older Pennsylvanians." The statement may sound like simple public relations, but research by Assistant Professor of Economics and Public Affairs John Morgan shows why there's much more to it than that.
Higher Education in Australia Is Subject of WWS Lecture
Don Smart, associate professor of education policy at the University of Western Australia and Murdoch University, will give a lecture entitled "The Internationalization of Australian Higher Education" at Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs on Tuesday, September 30.
Sri Lankan Foreign Minister to Address Country's Ethnic Conflict
Lakshman Kadirgamar, MP, minister of foreign affairs of Sri Lanka, will give a lecture entitled "Ethnic Conflict in Sri Lanka Today" at Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs on Tuesday, September 30.
Princeton Professor Wins 1997 Balzan Prize
Charles C. Gillispie, Dayton Stockton Professor of History, emeritus, and professor of the history of science, emeritus, has been awarded the 1997 Balzan Prize in the History and Philosophy of Science. The International Balzan Foundation, based in Switzerland, cited Gillispie for "the extraordinary contribution he has made to the history and philosophy of science by his intellectually vigorous and exacting works."
Rampersad's Jackie Robinson Offers Most Complete Account Yet of Ballplayer's Life On and Off the Field
Campus Panel Discussion to Feature Robinson's Daughter
In 1951, four years after he broke Major League Baseball's color barrier, Jackie Robinson put his family on a rickety "colored" bus and headed for a second-rate, all-black hotel in Miami. The Brooklyn Dodgers were under new management, and moving the team headquarters to a posh hotel apparently mattered more than finding a place that would welcome the National League's Most Valuable Player of 1949, his black teammates, and their wives. Other Dodgers did not protest, and Robinson remained quiet. In Miami and across the South, Jim Crow was part of the landscape, as American as baseball itself.
Head of Fatherhood Institute to Address How to Return Fathers to Families
Charles A. Ballard, founder, president, and CEO of the Institute for Responsible Fatherhood and Family Revitalization, will speak on "The Status of Fatherhood in America: How Do We Return Fathers to Families?" at Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs on Tuesday, September 23.
U.S. Attorney Faith Hochberg to Speak on the Evolution of Community Justice
Faith Hochberg, U.S. Attorney for New Jersey, will give a lecture entitled "The Evolution of Community Justice within the American Judicial System" at Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs on Thursday, September 25.
Lecture to Address Privatization of Social Security
Eytan Sheshinski, Sir Isaac Wolfson Professor of Public Finance at The Hebrew University, Jerusalem, and a visiting professor at Harvard University, will give a lecture entitled "Privatization of Social Security" at Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs on Wednesday, October 8.
Woodrow Wilson School Inaugurates New One-Year Program for a Master's Degree in Public Policy
The Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University is offering a new master's degree in public policy (MPP), a one-year degree program, beginning with the 1997-98 academic year.
Outstanding Undergraduates Receive Prizes as Academic Year Begins
Six Princeton University undergraduates received academic prizes yesterday from Princeton University President Harold T. Shapiro during ceremonies opening the 1997-98 academic year. Outstanding members of each class received cash prizes honoring exceptional scholastic achievement.
Visiting Professor to Inaugurate Math Call-In Show at Princeton
Frank Morgan, a visiting professor of mathematics at Princeton University, will host a live math call-in show that will broadcast weekly on cable television on campus and in Princeton Borough, beginning September 15.
Six Join Princeton University Board of Trustees
Six new members joined Princeton's Board of Trustees effective July 1: charter trustee Anthony B. Evnin '62, term trustee Bill Bradley '65, and alumni trustees William J. Crowe Jr. *65, Regis Pecos '77, Suzanne Perles '75 and Sarah E. Stein '97. All will serve until 2001, except for Evnin, who will serve until 2007.
Mudd Library Completes Catalog, Preservation of Adlai E. Stevenson Papers
A recently completed preservation and cataloging project will give researchers improved access to the documentary legacy of Adlai E. Stevenson, a member of the Princeton Class of 1922 who served as governor of Illinois and U.N. ambassador and twice ran unsuccessfully for President of the United States. Stevenson gave portions of his papers to Princeton in 1963 and 1964, and most of his remaining papers were given to the University in 1969...
Mudd Library Display Chronicles Native American History
Seventy-five years of Native American history are vividly chronicled in a new exhibition at Princeton's Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library, located at 65 Olden St. "A Voice in the Wilderness: Selections from the Archives of the Association on American Indian Affairs" reveals the influential role this national voluntary organization has played in upholding the rights and promoting the welfare of America's first peoples. Through Feb 1, 1998.
Book by Princeton Professor Looks at Political Impact of Sports Teams on their "Home" Cities
The connections between professional team sports in North America and the places where the teams play is the subject of a new book, Home Team: Professional Sports and the American Metropolis (Princeton University Press, 1997) by Michael N. Danielson, the B. C. Forbes Professor of Public Affairs at Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.
200 to Cap Anniversary With Climb Up Colorado's Mt. Princeton
On July 18, a group of 200 alumni, students and friends of Princeton University will climb Mount Princeton, a 14,197-foot peak located outside Buena Vista, Colo., in a final salute to the University's 250th Anniversary.
Statement from Princeton University Regarding Jimmy Stewart, Class of 1932
We at Princeton University are deeply saddened by the death of Jimmy Stewart. He was one of our most beloved and ...
Gordon Wu Fellows in Engineering Named
Six students from four countries have received Gordon Wu Fellowships for graduate study in engineering at Princeton University's School of Engineering and Applied Science, starting in the fall of 1997. The 1997 Wu Fellowship winners represent the fields of chemical engineering, civil engineering and operations research, computer science, electrical engineering and mechanical and aerospace engineering.
Princeton Names Francis Upton Fellow
Limin Wang, a 1997 graduate of Peking University, China, has received a Francis Upton Fellowship for graduate study in engineering at Princeton University's School of Engineering and Applied Science, where he will study computer science.