Weekly Bulletin
May 1, 2000
Vol. 89, No. 26
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Page one news and features
Nuts, bolts of who we are
Course examines literature on law
Back to school at over 80

Webb to head Teacher Prep Program
Four move up to full professor
Preceptorships, reappointments
Guggenheim Memorial Fellowships, Goldwater Scholarships, retirements, obituaries

Nassau Notes



Guggenheim Memorial Fellowships

Four Princeton professors were among the 182 artists and scholars who won John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowships this year: April Alliston, associate professor of comparative literature; Jennifer Hochschild, William Stewart Tod Professor of Politics and Public Affairs; and professors Peter Jeffrey of Music and Claudia Johnson of English. Alliston expects to use the fellowship in 2004-05 to study "Character and Plausibility: Gender and the Genre of Historical Narrative, 1650-1850." Hochschild intends to complete a book on "Madison's Constitution and Identity Politics." Jeffrey means to finish a book on the origins of Gregorian Chant. Johnson plans to travel to England to work on a project called "Jane Austen: Cults and Cultures."

Patricia Brown, professor of art and archaeology, has been elected president of the Renaissance Society of America.

David Dobkin, Phillip Y. Goldman '86 Professor in Computer Science, is spending the first six months of 2000 as a Fulbright Scholar at the Technion in Israel, where he is doing work on computational geometry, computer graphics and visualizations.

Robert George, McCormick Professor of Jusrisprudence, received an honorary doctorate and gave the Annual Convocation Address at the University of Steubenville on April 12. The topic of his talk was "Conscience and its Counterfeit."

Professor of Sociology, Emeritus, Norman Ryder has been named Laureate for 2000 by the International Union for the Scientific Study of Population. He was cited for "outstanding contributions to the advancement of the population sciences and distinguished services rendered to the Union and the profession."

Students receive Goldwater Scholarships

Juniors Eileen Higham, who is majoring in chemical engineering, Christine McLeavey (physics), Thomas Peterson (electrical engineering) and Mark Tygert (mathematics) have been awarded Goldwater Scholarships for the coming year. The Goldwater program gives scholarships of up to $7,500 to approximately 300 students a year in math, natural sciences and engineering.


Effective March 1: In the Office of the Controller, assistant to the director Lois Holly, after 16 years.

Effective April 1: In History, administrative assistant Jean Babey, after 13 years; in the Art Museum, director Allen Rosenbaum, after 26 years; and in the Garage, lead maintenance technician Angelo Zullo, after 30 years.

Effective May 1: In Facilities, scheduler and planner Ralph Foose, after 27 years; and in Public Safety, patrol officer Bobby Marshall, after 23 years.

Effective June 1: In the Office of the Vice President for Development, administrative assistant Tse Hwa Crawford, after 20 years.

Obituaries of retired employees

January: Allison DeLarue, 97 (1954-68, Maintenance); and Warren Elmer, 79 (1949-64; 1977-87, Annual Giving).

February: June Bliss, 75 (1982-90, Art and Archaeology); Marjorie Dunn, 77 (1977-91, Library); and Elizabeth Ziegler, 73 (1977-1988, Dean of Student Life).

March: Louis Bellamy, 73 (1958-1989, Building Services); Nancy Bennett, 69 (1974-86, Plasma Physics Lab); Henry Brown, 76 (1965-1991, Maintenance); and Roy Kline, 77 (1964-84, Engineering and Applied Science).

April: Julius Kardos, 80 (1960-81, Maintenance); and Walter Sokolowski, 78 (1967-87, Housing).