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Rutgers Dean to Become Director of New Frist Campus Center
12/13/99 -- Paul Breitman, associate dean for student centers and student activities at Rutgers College, will become director of Princeton University's new Frist Campus Center, effective January 5.
Physicist Sam Bard Treiman Dies
12/3/99 -- Sam Bard Treiman, widely known for his contributions to the field of elementary particle physics, died Tuesday at Sloan-Kettering Memorial Hospital in New York after an extended battle with leukemia. He was 74.
Bristol-Myers Squibb Vice Chair to Speak on Help for HIV/AIDS Patients in Southern Africa
12/2/99 -- Kenneth E. Weg, vice-chairman of the Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, will give a talk titled "'Secure the Future': Building Public-Private Sector Partnerships for HIV/AIDS in Developing Countries" at Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs on Thursday, December 9, at 4:30 p.m. in Robertson Hall, Bowl 5. Weg is the architect of the Bristol-Myers Squibb-sponsored "Secure the Future" program, a $100 million public and private sector partnership that provides care and support for women and children with HIV/AIDS in southern Africa.
Author and Television Host Adam Smith to Offer PBS Program Preview and Discuss "Crossroads China 2001" at Princeton
12/1/99 -- Economic analyst George J. W. Goodman, also known as Adam Smith of Adam Smith's Money World, will speak on "Crossroads China 2001" at Princeton University's Center of International Studies on Thursday, January 6, at 4:30 p.m., in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall. Goodman will feature previews of a one-hour Adam Smith special that will air the following evening on WNET, Channel 13. Robert D. Hormats, vice chair of Goldman, Sachs International, and Minxin Pei, senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, will join Goodman in a discussion of the program and the issues it raises.
"Fifty Years of Democracy in Germany" to be Examined at Princeton Conference
11/23/99 -- A distinguished group of scholars and experts, many from Germany, will gather at Princeton University December 9 through December 12 for a conference titled "From the Bonn to the Berlin Republic: Fifty Years of Democracy in Germany," to be held in Robertson Hall, Bowl 1.
Woodrow Wilson School Art Exhibit Features Evocative "Dreamscapes"
11/23/99 -- "Dreamscapes," an exhibit of paintings by Woodrow Wilson School alumna Alexandra Isaievych, will be on display at Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, in Robertson Hall's Bernstein Gallery, from Monday, December 13, through Friday, January 14.
The Reverend John Neuhaus to Discuss Religion and Public Policy
11/22/99 -- The Reverend Richard John Neuhaus, president of the Institute on Religion and Public Life, will speak on "The Public Square: Naked, Sacred, or Civil?" at Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs on Thursday, December 9, at 4:30 p.m. in Robertson Hall, Dodds Auditorium.
Scientists Discover How to Make Nanostructures Assemble Themselves
Technique Could Yield New Generation of Miniature Electronics
11/18/99 -- Princeton researchers have created ultrasmall plastic structures with a method that is cheaper and more versatile than previous techniques. The discovery has yielded surprising insights into the behavior of materials at very small scales, while spawning many basic research questions. It also could pave the way to a new generation of miniature products, from computer memory chips and video components to devices for sorting DNA molecules.
Princeton University Library Celebrates GIS Day
Event Offers Information on Geographic Information Systems in Research and Everyday Life
11/12/99 -- Princeton University Library will celebrate GIS Day on Friday, November 19, 1999, the last day of Geography Awareness Week (November 15-19). A GIS, or geographic information system, is a rapidly growing technology for organizing geographical information. Such systems can be used to map customers to study demographics, look for patterns in the way a disease is spreading, model the path of atmospheric pollution, and much more.
Former Governor Michael Dukakis to Discuss "The Uninsured"
11/11/99 -- Former Massachusetts governor Michael Dukakis will give a talk titled "The Uninsured: 44 Million and Counting" at Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs on Monday, November 29, at 4:30 p.m. in Robertson Hall, Dodds Auditorium.
Third World Center Governance Board Presents Youth Conference
Afeni Shakur, Activist and Youth advocate, is Keynote Speaker
11/8/99 -- The Princeton University Third World Center will host Afeni Shakur on Friday, November 12, 1999 at 7:00 pm in McCosh 50 on the Princeton University campus.
Chilean Ambassador and Activist to Speak on "Democracy, Human Rights, and the Economy in Chile"
11/5/99 -- Mario Artaza, Chilean ambassador to the United States, and Andrés Allamand, a Chilean activist, will speak on "Democracy, Human Rights, and the Economy in Chile" at Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs on Monday, November 15, at 4:30 p.m. in Robertson Hall, Bowl 2.
President of Freedom from Hunger to Speak at Woodrow Wilson School
11/5/99 -- Christopher Dunford, president of Freedom from Hunger, a nonprofit group that provides sustainable self-help solutions to combat chronic hunger and poverty, will give a talk titled "A 'Perfect' Solution for an Imperfect World: Microcredit in the Garden of Good and Evil" at Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs on Wednesday, November 17, at 4:30 p.m. in Robertson Hall, Bowl 1.
Superior Court Judge to Speak on Police Profiling
11/5/99 -- New Jersey Superior Court Judge Travis L. Francis will give a lecture on "Police Profiling: Walking the Legal Tightrope" at Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs on Tuesday, November 30, at 4:30 p.m. in Robertson Hall, Bowl 1.
Journalist Robert MacNeil to Speak at Princeton on "JFK - JFK Jr.: The Age of Media Unbound"
11/5/99 -- Distinguished journalist Robert MacNeil, formerly of PBS's MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour, will deliver the Robert D. Stuart '37 lecture, "JFK- JFK Jr.: The Age of Media Unbound" on Monday, November 22, at 4:30 p.m. in McCosh Hall, room 50, on the Princeton University campus.
Scottish Parliament Member to speak at Princeton on Scottish Independence
11/5/99 -- Scottish National Party (SNP) Leader Alex Salmond will speak on "The Scottish Parliament -- Moving Onward to Independence" at Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs on Tuesday, November 16, at 4:30 p.m. in Robertson Hall, Bowl 6.
Conference to Discuss "Latin American Economies in the Long Run"
11/1/99 -- Princeton University will host a conference titled "Latin American Economies in the Long Run" on November 12 and 13. The symposium, organized by the Program in Latin American Studies, is designed to encourage an exchange of views among scholars, policy makers and private sector leaders on the longer-term economic issues confronting Latin America.
Hellenic Studies Program Hosts Greek Studies Symposium
11/1/99 -- The Program in Hellenic Studies at Princeton University will host the 30th anniversary symposium of the Modern Greek Studies Association from Thursday, November 4, to Sunday, November 7.
Slovak Ambassador to Speak on the "Rebirth of Civil Society"
11/1/99 -- Martin Butora, ambassador of the Slovak Republic to the United States, will speak on "Slovakia Ten Years After: Rebirth of Civil Society" at Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs on Thursday, November 11, at 4:30 p.m. in Robertson Hall, Bowl 1.
Blumenthal to Speak on "Presidents and Democracy"
10/26/99 -- Sidney Blumenthal, assistant to the president of the United States, will give a public lecture titled "Presidents and Democracy: An American History" at 8 p.m. on November 9 in the Helm Auditorium in McCosh Hall.
Austria's Minister of Foreign Affairs to Speak on International Diplomacy
10/26/99 -- Ambassador Albert Rohan, permanent undersecretary of state for the Austrian ministry for foreign affairs, will speak on "International Diplomacy at Work: The European Union, the Balkans, and Iran" at Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs on Wednesday, October 27, at 4:30 p.m. in Robertson Hall, Dodds Auditorium.
Creator of British Airways' Low-Cost Airline to Speak at Princeton
10/24/99 -- Barbara Cassani, the 39-year-old chief executive officer of Go, the low-cost airline owned by British airways, will speak on "The Gap, Inc., Meets Southwest Airlines - Starting Up a Low-Cost Airline for British Airways" at Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs on Monday, October 25, at 4:30 p.m. in Robertson Hall, Dodds Auditorium.
Icahn Family Foundation Gives $20 Million for New Genomics Laboratory
10/21/99-- The Icahn Family Foundation has made a gift of $20 million to construct a state-of-the-art laboratory building on the Princeton University campus. Carl C. Icahn, the founder and president of the foundation, is a member of Princeton's Class of 1957. The Carl C. Icahn Laboratory will be home to Princeton's new interdisciplinary Institute for Integrative Genomics, and its sophisticated facilities will be designed to support pioneering research on genomics -- the study of genes and their function -- and related biological studies.
Shultz to Speak at Princeton University
10/14/99 -- Former U.S. Secretary of State George Shultz will give a public lecture titled "The Road Ahead" at 9:30 a.m. on November 13 in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall. A member of Princeton's Class of 1942, Shultz will be on campus as part of a Campaign Relations Leadership Assembly. An economist, he has combined academics and government service in a long and distinguished career.
Scientists Discover Addition of New Brain Cells in Highest Brain Area
Finding reverses long-held beliefs and has implications for designing therapies
10/14/99 -- In a finding that eventually could lead to new methods for treating brain diseases and injuries, Princeton scientists have shown that new neurons are continually added to the cerebral cortex of adult monkeys. The discovery reverses a dogma nearly a century old and suggests entirely new ways of explaining how the mind accomplishes its basic functions, from problem solving to learning and memory.
President of Somaliland to Speak at Princeton
10/11/99 -- In a rare U.S. appearance, the president of Somaliland, Muhammad Ibrahim Egal, will give a public talk at Princeton University on Oct. 13. Somaliland (the portion of Somalia previously ruled by the British) declared its independence from Somalia in 1991. While the government, based in Hargeysa, has not been recognized, it receives international aid, provides security for its population, and carries on many of the functions of a sovereign state. Somaliland is appealing for international recognition given that the Somali state, based formally in Mogadishu, has collapsed.
Conway to Lecture on Philosophical and Historical Aspects of Math
10/7/99 -- Mathematician John Conway will give a series of eight public lectures on Wednesday evenings, starting on October 13 with a talk entitled "The Archimedes Palimpsest: Why Should We Care?"
Singer, Asch to Discuss Ethics, Health Care, Disability
10/7/99 -- The Bioethics Forum of Princeton University will sponsor a public event, "Ethics, Health Care and Disability: A Discussion with Peter Singer and Adrienne Asch," on Tuesday, October 12, at 8 p.m. in McCosh 50.
NOTE: Media representatives planning to cover this event must contact the Office of Communications at (609) 258-3601 by Monday, October 11. No reporters or photographers will be admitted who have not contacted the Communications Office in advance.
"Crisis in Timor" to be Discussed at Princeton University
10/7/99 -- Patrick M. Cronin, director of research and studies for the United States Institute of Peace, will speak on "The Crisis in Timor: Strategic Consequences" at Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs on Monday, October 11, at 4:30 p.m. in Robertson Hall, Bowl 1. The United States broke off military relations with Indonesia in early September in response to violence in East Timor, which was triggered by an August 30 referendum vote in favor of independence from Indonesia.
Nineteenth-Century British Art Featured at Art Museum
10/7/99 -- The Art Museum, Princeton University, will present a selection of paintings, sculptures, drawings, prints, and photographs from its holdings in nineteenth-century British art from October 9, 1999, through January 2, 2000. Organized by the Museum to accompany the exhibition of watercolors of Greece from the Gennadius Library, Athens, the works on view offer an opportunity to study major and more obscure artists, to explore various artistic and social themes, and to enjoy the very diverse accomplishments of this group of artists.
Former Polish President Lech Walesa to Speak
10/4/99 -- Lech Walesa, former president of Poland, will deliver the inaugural lecture of the Millennium Lecture Series at 3:30 p.m. on October 8 in McCosh 50, Helm Auditorium. Winner of the 1983 Nobel peace Prize, Walesa spearheaded the Solidarity movement that brought Communist rule to an end in Poland in the 1980s, and in 1990 he became his country's...
Professor of Philosophy, Emeritus, James Ward Smith Dies
10/1/99 -- Professor of Philosophy, Emeritus, James Ward Smith died on September 26. Smith, a professor of political philosophy, was known as a dramatic and uninhibited lecturer. His course "Philosophy and the Modern Mind," which he taught for 30 years, was the most popular course in the philosophy department.
Edward Lear's Watercolors on Exhibit at Princeton University Art Museum
10/1/99 -- On October 1, 1999, "Edward Lear's Greece: Watercolors from the Gennadius Library, Athens" will open at The Art Museum, Princeton University. Guest curator, Fani-Marie Tsigakou, curator of prints and drawings at the Benaki Museum in Athens and an expert on the British artist Edward Lear, has selected thirty-five watercolors, painted by Lear during his travels in Greece between 1848 and 1864, from a collection of some 200 Lear watercolors in the Gennadius Library of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens.