Weekly Bulletin
April 24, 2000
Vol. 89, No. 25
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Page one news and features
Human Values Center celebrates 10 years
Trustess accept Wythes Report recommendations
A concrete what?
Auditing Princeton courses: "It's a privilege"

Board names eight to tenured faculty
Fuchs to join Mellon Foundation

Nassau Notes


Nassau Notes



Exhibit, gallery talk
"Polly Maxon of Stephentown, New York" is part of the exhibit "A Window Into Collecting American Folk Art: The Edward Duff Balken Collection at Princeton" on display at the Art Museum through June 18. There 0will be a Gallery Talk on this exhibit at 12:30 pm on April 28 and 3:00 pm on April 30 presented by museum docent Frances Lange.

Student exhibit
Paintings, drawings and prints by Maria Hamm '00 will be on display in the Lucas Gallery, 185 Nassau St., from April 25 through 28. There will be an opening reception on April 25 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm.


Drummers, Noh troupe perform
Two ensembles from Japan will perform at Richardson Auditorium on April 28 at 8:00 p.m., with a special children's performance on April 29 at 3:00 p.m.
    A theatrical troupe will perform the classical Japanese art form known as Noh, which was developed in the 13th and 14th centuries to entertain the warrior and aristocratic classes.
    In addition, there will be a drumming performance using taiko--large Japanese drums. The three women drummers are noted for the vitality and energy of their performance.
    Both troupes are from Kanazawa, in Ishikawa Prefecture. The events are sponsored by the East Asian Studies Program and the Ishikawa Prefectural Government, to celebrate the language exchange program, Princeton in Ishikawa, which is now in its eighth year.
    The events are free and open to the public.


Habiger talks on US-Russian nuclear security
Eugene Habiger will deliver a lecture entitled "Russia and the USA: Nuclear Perspective" at 4:30 pm on April 24 in 1 Robertson Hall.
    Director of security and emergency operations in the Department of Energy, Habiger oversees all security functions, including safeguards and security policy, cybersecurity, critical infrastructure protection, and emergency operations functions.
    As commander in chief of the US Strategic Command until 1998, he was responsible for US Air Force and Navy strategic nuclear forces supporting strategic deterrence.
    His lecture is sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School.


Cohen delivers final Evnin lecture
Jonathan Cohen will deliver a lecture on "Dynamic Imaging of the Human Brain: A Window on the Mind" at 7:30 pm on April 25 in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall. This is the final lecture in the Evnin Lecture series on New Vision of Science at Princeton.
    At Princeton since 1998, Cohen is professor of psychology as well as director of the Center for the Study of Brain, Mind and Behavior. He also holds an appointment as professor at the University of Pittsburgh, where he has been involved in both research and clinical activities in the Schizophrenia Treatment and Research Center.
    Cohen received a medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania and pursued his residency training in psychiatry at Stanford University. He earned a PhD from Carnegie Mellon University.
    His research has been published in more than 130 scientific publications and featured in the New York Times, Scientific American and Science.
    The lecture is sponsored by the Council on Science and Technology.

Chemistry prof gives lecture in organic synthesis
Scott Denmark will give the Bristol-Myers Squibb Lecture in Organic Systhesis on "Asymmetric Catalysis With Chiral Lewis Bases" at 4:30 pm on April 26 in the DuPont Seminar Room, 324 Frick.
    Reynold C. Fuson Professor of Chemistry at the University of Illinois, Denmark is interested in the invention of new synthetic reactions and the origin of stereocontrol in fundamental carbon-carbon bond forming reactions.
    Denmark is associate editor of the Encyclopedia of Reagents for Organic Synthesis and Organic Letters and editor of Topics in Stereochemistry.

Whitman discusses smart growth in sewers
Christine Todd Whitman will give a lecture entitled "Sewers: The Last Frontier of Smart Growth" at 5:00 pm on April 27 in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.
    Elected governor of New Jersey in 1993 and reelected in 1997, Whitman has been active in welfare reform, deregulation of public utilities, energy tax reform and reform of the juvenile justice system.
    In her second term she has focused on sustainable development issues. Whitman's Open Space initiative provides over a billion dollars to preserve an additional one million acres of land over the next decade for agriculture, recreation, greenways and watershed protection.
    Her lecture is sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School.



Taichi Club
Master Chen Peishan will give a taichi demonstration at 2:00 pm on April 29 at the Suzanne Patterson Center behind Borough Hall.

Pension Plan holders must make decisions
Final distribution of the assets from the Pension Plan for the Biweekly Payroll Employees of Princeton University ("Princeton Pension Plan") will be made in June. Participants in the Princeton Pension Plan must make a final election on how they wish to receive their benefit from the plan. Final Pension Benefit Election forms were mailed on April 19, and plan participants must complete, sign and return these forms to Benefits in Clio Hall no later than May 19.
    Plan participants are encouraged to attend one of the special Sign Up Meetings listed below and to bring their Final Pension Benefit Election forms and their spouse or partner, so that they can complete and return their forms immediately. Benefits Administrators and a representative from TIAA- CREF will be available to answer questions or assist plan participants in completing the form and to witness the signing of the spousal consent forms. Active employees who do not work standard business hours may call to schedule a time.

Main Campus
10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Last names A to H: April 25, May 1 and 8, Whig Hall
Last names I to P: April 26, 111 West College, and May 2 and 9, Whig Hall
Last names Q to Z: April 27, Whig Hall; and May 3 and 10, 111 West College

Library Staff
10:00 am to 2:00 pm
May 4, Cotsen Conference Room

10:00 am to 2:00 pm
April 28, 111 West College; May 5, 7th Floor New South; May 11, Whig Hall; and May 12, Schultz Building

Plasma Physics
10:30 to 11:30 am
April 25 through May 12, PPPL Office of Human Resources