P E O P L E
Position: Office support staff member for the Society of Fellows and the Humanities Council. Processing applications, arranging meetings, preparing informational packets for candidates, and assisting with interview and travel preparations.
Quote: "I take pride in my work and whatever assignment I accept. I feel compelled to perform with grace and dignity. The University has enabled me to grow, raise a family and develop my interests."
Other interests: Traveling (especially visiting Cape May) and researching family history.
Frederick Huffman, a carpenter in facilities, died Jan. 29 at age 53.
A University employee since 1973, Huffman was a life-long resident of Lambertville, N.J. He was a member and past captain of the Columbia Fire Co. in Lambertville and was a contributing member of the Union Fire Co. and Fleetwing Fire Co., also in Lambertville. He was a member of the Rambler Bowling League and an avid fisherman.
Survivors include his wife, Sandra Lindsley Huffman; and daughters Denise DiPatrizio and Dawn Huffman. Memorial contributions may be made to the Lambertville-New Hope Rescue Squad, Box 237, Lambertville, NJ 08530.
By the numbers
A total of 325 University staff members with a collective 5,800 years of service were honored for their dedication Jan. 31 at the annual Service Recognition Luncheon. They included:
Two employees with 40 years of service, who received Tiffany watches with the design of the University mace on the dial.
Six employees with 35 years of service, who also received the Tiffany watches.
27 employees with 30 years of service, who received service recognition pins set in an orange sapphire with the mace design.
58 employees with 25 years of service, who received chairs bearing a copy of the University shield.
59 employees with 20 years of service, who received certificates of recognition embossed with a copper-engraved shield and banner.
68 employees with 15 years of service, who received certificates.
105 employees with 10 years of service, who received certificates.
Ned Sauthoff, principal research physicist and head of off-site research at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, became president of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers-United States of America on Jan. 1.
IEEE-USA is an organizational unit of the IEEE created in 1973 to promote the careers and public-policy interests of the more than 230,000 electrical, electronics, computer and software engineers who are U.S. members of the IEEE, the world's largest technical professional society.
John Darley, the Dorman Warren Professor of Psychology, has been elected president of the American Psychological Society. He will begin his one-year term following the organization's annual meeting in June.
The APS was founded in 1988 to promote, protect and advance the interests of scientifically oriented psychology in research, application and the improvement of human welfare. The society's nearly 15,000 members include the nation's foremost psychological scientists and academics.
Alexander Nehamas, the Edmund Carpenter II Professor in the Humanities and professor of philosophy and comparative literature, is co-winner of the 15th International Nietzsche Prize.
The prize is awarded by the Associazione Internazionale di Studi e Ricerche Federico Nietzsche in recognition of overall intellectual accomplishment. Previous winners include sociologist Henri Lefebvre, novelist Roberto Calasso, historian Eric Hobsbawm and philosophers Emmanuel Levinas, Hans-Georg Gadamer, Paul Ricoeur, Jacques Derrida, Sir Karl Popper and Richard Rorty.
The award ceremony will take place in Palermo, Sicily, on April 20.