Name: John Washington
Position: Staff member in shipping and receiving
in the Department of Physics. Handling all the outgoing and
incoming shipments for the department.
Quote: "There's always something exciting going on
here. I like to talk to the professors about their
experiments -- I'm always learning something."
Other interests: Works part-time as a janitor at
the University League Nursery School.
Andrew Wiles, the Eugene Higgins Professor of
Mathematics, has been elected to the Royal Society of
Canada, the Canadian Academy of the Sciences and Humanities.
He will be inducted in a ceremony in Ottawa on Nov. 17.
Wiles, who joined the faculty in 1982 and is widely
celebrated for his proof of Fermat's Last Theorem, was
elected as a Fellow of the Academy of Science. He is one of
only five Foreign Fellows named this year to Canada's senior
national body of eminent scientists and scholars. Sixty new
Fellows and one Specially Elected Fellow also will be
"The work and research accomplished by each of these
distinguished men and women have had a profound impact on
sciences and humanities in Canada," said William Leiss,
Royal Society president. "The Society is proud to welcome
them as Fellows, and in so doing to recognize and salute
their outstanding contribution to their disciplines."
England, France, Germany and Israel are among other
countries that have recognized Wiles for his outstanding
Music faculty members Paul Koonce and Paul
Lansky have been chosen as recipients of 2000-01
ASCAPLUS Standard Awards from the American Society of
Composers, Authors & Publishers. The cash awards reflect
the organization's continuing commitment to assist and
encourage writers of serious music. They are granted by an
independent panel and are based on the unique prestige value
of each writer's catalog of original compositions as well as
recent performances of those works.
Effective Oct. 1: in finance, assistant to the
payroll manager Bruce Davis, after 28 years; in the
residential colleges, office support staff member Evelyn
Malyszka, after 14 years; in annual giving, associate
director Judith McCartin, after 16 years; in
philosophy, office support staff member Bernice
Romano, after 25 years; and in astrophysical sciences,
office support staff member D. Wrae Tankins, after 18
September: Hugh Gilliard, 58 (1977-2000,
September: Daniel Klinger, 69 (1982-1992,
Plasma Physics Lab); and John Opperman, 86
October 9, 2000
Vol. 90, No. 5
of the future
Shapiro looks forward to the next
trustees named to board
with Yale, Stanford, Oxford paves the way for life-long
heats up in Princeton Materials
strings together ideas to explain
archives a treasure
lectures kick off Oct. 14
honored as scholar-athletes
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