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Spotlight

 

Name: Walter Rice

Position: Shuttle driver. Driving the tram from parking lot 16 to the University Chapel and back from 5:30 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. each day.

Quote: "I like meeting the people, especially the students and parents. The employees are very friendly. For many people, I'm the first person at Princeton they meet. They ask me questions about the campus, and I answer them to the best of my ability."

Other interests: Spending time with his wife of 40 years and their four children. Watching football and track.
 


People

 

Sankar Suryanarayan has joined the Office of General Counsel as assistant University counsel.

Previously, he was a staff attorney at American University and a litigation associate at Chadbourne & Parke, a law firm with offices in New York City and Washington, D.C.


Briefs

Two Princeton faculty members have received Fulbright Scholar grants to conduct research abroad this year.

Heath Lowry, the Ataturk Professor of Ottoman and Modern Turkish Studies and professor of Near Eastern studies, received the grant for work at Bilkent University in Ankara, Turkey. He is working on two projects: "A Study of the Ozal Years (1983-93) and Their Impact on Contemporary Turkey"; and a monograph on "The Social and Economic History of Ottoman Bursa, 1326-1600."

Todd Burke Porterfield, assistant professor of art and archaeology, received the grant for research on "After Iconoclasm: Art History and the Resacralization of the French Body Politic" at the Philosophie Universite de Paris X, in Paris, France.
    About 800 U.S. faculty and professionals received Fulbright grants to lecture or conduct research in 140 countries around the world.

Chelsea Honigmann, a graduate student in Princeton's Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, has won the 2001 Structural Engineering Traveling Fellowship from the Skidmore, Owings & Merrill Foundation.
    Her essay and travel proposal for the $7,500 award builds on her thesis, a pioneering study on the conceptual design of bridges that explores how the greatest engineers have developed their ideas.
    The fellowship will enable Honigmann, who will finish her master of science in engineering degree this year, to travel to Europe to study significant bridges first-hand. Upon completion of her travels, she will be given the opportunity through additional stipends to deliver public lectures on her research at various colleges and universities. She will present a public lecture at Princeton during the 2001-02 academic year.
 


Retired employees

October: Elizabeth Clifford, 82 (1971-1987, building services).

January: Joseph Zuba, 84 (1961-1981, maintenance).

February: Harry Christian, 86 (1963-1980, building services); and Bernett Lane, 85 (1966-1977, public safety).

Effective March 1: In housing, housekeeper Gertrude Cruser, after 33 years.

Effective April 1: In building services, janitor Melvin Smith, after 15 years.
 


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April 2, 2001
Vol. 90, No. 22
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Contents

Senior ready to launch his career and a company
Club encourages enterprising students
Event celebrates Goheen Fellowship
Lights, camera, action!
Recipient uses fellowship to give back
Princeton Project 55 gets new home

People
Dickerson connects with University community
Ellis creates opportunities to share experiences
Spotlight, People, Briefs

Sections
By the numbers: Orange Key Tours
Nassau Notes
Calendar of events


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