Weekly Bulletin
March 27, 2000
Vol. 89, No. 21
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Page one news and features
Thinking about architecture
Reality in wavelets
Senior thesis leads to Nature paper
"Ballet to literature to icons to onion domes"

Athlete wins Marshall Scholarship

Nassau Notes


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"Ballet to literature to icons to onion domes"

The Russian Studies Program is a Sputnik-era invention," says director Stephen Kotkin, who is also associate professor of history.
    "After Sputnik went up in 1957, there was a flurry of activity and investment of government funds to study the Russians, in order to compete more effectively." Expanding from language teaching into a broader study of the Soviet Union, Princeton's program was established in the early 1960s. [>>more]

Thinking about architecture

"Everything we do is a kind of anomaly," says MacArthur Fellow Elizabeth Diller
    The New York Times calls Associate Professor of Architecture Elizabeth Diller a visionary, and the Financial Times of London sees her as the darling of the American architectural avant garde -- but the hostess at the posh Brasserie in the Seagram Building in midtown Manhattan calls her Liz.
    When a fire destroyed Philip Johnson's original design for the Brasserie, Diller and her husband, Ricardo Scofidio, were chosen to create a new interior worthy of an architectural legend. [>>more]

Reality in wavelets

Making sense of the world is something professors (and most people, for that matter) spend lifetimes doing.
    But for Ingrid Daubechies, math professor and director of the Program in Applied and Computational Mathematics, this is a somewhat more literal calling. [>>more]


Senior thesis leads to Nature paper

In a finding that could benefit the manufacture of ultra-small electronic devices, Princeton scientists have discovered a simple and inexpensive way to make microscopic patterns with particles of plastic and other materials. [>>more]


    Basketball. In their final game of the season, the men lost to Penn State 55-41 in first round of the NIT on March 15. (19-11, 11-3 Ivy)
    Lacrosse. The women beat No.2-ranked Duke 11-10 on March 15 and Georgetown 8-6 on March 18, and the men defeated Hofstra 11-8 on March 18. (Men: 2-1; women: 3-1, 0-0 Ivy)
    Tennis. The men's team defeated the University of California, Santa Barbara on March 17 and Claremont Mudd-Scripps on March 18 but lost to Pepperdine on March 19. The women outplayed Washington State on March 15 and Loyola Marymount on March 18. (Men: 8-5, 0-0 Ivy; women: 8-2, 0-0 Ivy)