Thirteen faculty members transfer to emeritus status


Jennifer Greenstein

Princeton NJ -- Thirteen faculty members were transferred to emeritus status in recent action by the Board of Trustees.

They are: Leland Allen, professor of chemistry; Willliam Branson, the John Foster Dulles Professor in International Affairs and professor of economics and international affairs; Gregory Chow, the Class of 1913 Professor of Political Economy and professor of economics; Richard Falk, the Albert Milbank Professor of International Law and Practice and professor of politics and international affairs; Fred Greenstein, professor of politics; Norman Itzkowitz, professor of Near Eastern studies; Pierre Piroué, the Henry Smyth Professor of Physics; Harold Powers, the Scheide Professor of Music History; Richard Ullman, the David Bruce Professor of International Affairs; Walter Wallace, professor of sociology; Peter Westergaard, the William Conant Professor of Music; Ying-shih Yü, the Gordon Wu '58 Professor of Chinese Studies and professor of East Asian studies and history; and Theodore Ziolkowski, the Class of 1900 Professor of Modern Languages and professor of Germanic languages and literatures and comparative literature.

All are effective July 1, 2001, except for these: Branson, effective Oct. 1, 2000; Piroué, effective Sept. 1, 2001; and Ullman, effective Feb. 1, 2002.
 

Allen has been introducing Princeton students to the wonders of inorganic chemistry, chemical thermodynamics and kinetic theory since 1960. Though he started his career in theoretical physics, he chose to become a professor of chemistry because he believed the field offered the greatest opportunity to explore complex electronic structure phenomena.

The focus of his research has been theoretical chemical physics and, in particular, the electronic structure and reactivity of solids and molecules. Allen has published numerous articles in various professional journals, and has won research grants from the National Science Foundation.

Allen earned his bachelor's degree from the University of Cincinnati and his Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He spent two years as a staff member at the Army Materials Research Laboratory at MIT before arriving at Princeton.
 

Branson has been a Princeton faculty member since 1966. A graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, he earned his M.A. from the University of California-Berkeley and his Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His fields of interest include international economics and finance, macroeconomics and economic development.

The author of numerous articles for professional journals, Branson also has written the books "Macroeconomic Theory and Policy" and "Macroeconomics." His current interests include continuing work on international capital movements and exchange rates, the analysis of trends in the structure of international trade and investments and their implications for U.S. policy, researching macroeconomic policy and financial structure in developing economies and following economic development in transition economies.

Branson has served on the senior staff of the U.S. Council of Economic Advisers, as deputy director of the international Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development Project Interfutures and as a consultant to the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and the U.S. Federal Reserve Board. He also has taught as a visiting professor at several European universities. In 1983, he received a Marshall Fellowship to support his research.
 

Chow has been teaching at Princeton for the last three decades. In addition to econometrics, he has contributed to dynamic economics, the theory and measurement of demand for durable goods, monetary theory and policy, and business cycle theory, among others. He was director of Princeton's Econometric Research Program for almost 30 years. At his retirement, it will be named the Gregory Chow Econometric Research Program.

Chow is the author of 11 books, including "Analysis and Control of Dynamic Economic Systems," "Econometrics" and "Dynamic Economics." His latest work, "The Transformation of China's Economy," will be published next year. His book "The Chinese Economy," published in 1985, has been translated into Chinese and is widely read in China. Chow has advised top government officials in Taiwan and mainland China on economic reform, economic policy and economic education.

Before his arrival at Princeton, Chow spent eight years doing economics research at the IBM Research Center. He also taught at Cornell and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology after earning his bachelor's degree from Cornell and his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago.
 

Falk has devoted his career to examining issues of justice and injustice in the relationships between peoples and nations. A professor of international law at Princeton since 1961, Falk has written and edited nearly four dozen books on topics including global politics, international law, human rights, nuclear weapons, terrorism, the United Nations, Israel and Vietnam. This year the United Nations Commission on Human Rights selected him to help investigate alleged human-rights violations in Israeli-occupied lands in the Middle East.

Falk has penned hundreds of articles for journals and newspapers, and has testified before the U.S. Senate on several occasions. He received a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1985 and a Ford Foundation Fellowship in 1958. He was appointed the Albert Milbank Professor of International Law and Practice in 1965, and served as acting director of the Center for International Studies in 1975 and again in 1982.

Falk received his bachelor's degree from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, his law degree from Yale University and his doctorate from Harvard University.
 

Greenstein is one of the nation's leading experts on the American presidency. His 1982 book "The Hidden-Hand Presidency: Eisenhower As Leader" permanently altered the public perception of Eisenhower's governing style by revealing Ike's extensive behind-the-scenes political maneuvering. Last year, Greenstein wrote "The Presidential Difference: Leadership Style from FDR to Clinton," which analyzes the leadership qualities of the modern presidents. He is the author or editor of close to a dozen other books and hundreds of articles.

Greenstein arrived at Princeton in 1973 as the Henry Luce Professor of Politics, Law and Society. His significant early scholarship includes "Children and Politics" and "Personality and Politics." Greenstein earned his bachelor's degree from Antioch College and his Ph.D. from Yale University. He taught at Wesleyan, Yale and the University of Essex in England before arriving at Princeton in 1973.

In addition to serving as a professor of politics, Greenstein is the director of the Research Program in Leadership Studies at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. He has been a Guggenheim fellow, a fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, and a winner of the Louis Brownlow Award, the Richard Neustadt Award and the Nevitt Sanford Award. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and past president of the International Society for Political Psychology.
 

Itzkowitz is an expert in Ottoman history. Also trained as a psychoanalyst, he has been a member of the Princeton faculty since 1958. He served for 14 years as master of Wilson College, where he was regarded with affection by students for his easygoing manner and approachability.

Itzkowitz married his training in psychoanalysis and his expertise in Turkey to write "The Immortal Ataturk: A Psychobiography," published in 1986. He is also the editor of "Elementary Turkish" and co-author with Vamik Volkan of "Turks and Greeks: Neighbours in Conflict."

Itzkowitz served for several years as the director of summer seminars for high school and college teachers that were funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities. He graduated from City College of New York and earned his Ph.D. from Princeton.
 

Piroué, a Swiss-born physicist, has been teaching at Princeton since 1961. His research has focused on high energy experimental physics, and he has conducted experiments under the sponsorship of the Department of Energy. He has been the Henry Smyth Professor of Physics since 1992.

A fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Piroué has conducted research at Brookhaven National Laboratory, Berkeley Radiation Laboratory, Fermi National Laboratory and CERN, the European Laboratory for Nuclear Research. He has written numerous articles for the Physical Review and other scientific publications.

Piroué received undergraduate degrees in chemistry and physics, as well as his doctorate, from the University of Geneva.
 

Powers has been a faculty member in Princeton's music department since 1973. He earned his Ph.D. in musicology from Princeton in 1959. After teaching at Harvard for two years and the University of Pennsylvania for 12, Powers returned to Princeton, where he was appointed the Scheide Professor of Music History in 1995.

The numerous fellowships Powers has won during his career include two Fulbrights, grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities and a Guggenheim Fellowship awarded for the study of Giuseppe Verdi. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a corresponding fellow of the British Academy, and has been visiting professor at several American and European universities.

Powers spent several years studying music in India, and has done research in Italy as well. He has published widely in Indic and comparative musicology, and on Italian opera, music and language, and the history of music theory.
 

Ullman has devoted a lifetime to studying and writing about foreign and defense policy -- not only as a teacher, but also as a journalist and a policy adviser. In addition to spending three decades as a professor at Princeton, he has also served as a member of the editorial board of The New York Times, as editor of the journal Foreign Policy and on the staffs of the National Security Council and the Defense Department during the Johnson administration. During 1999 and 2000 he again worked in Washington, this time as a member of the State Department's policy planning staff and director of its Kosovo History Project.

Ullman, who joined the Princeton faculty in 1965, has been the David Bruce Professor of International Affairs in the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs since 1988. Ullman's scholarship primarily has been devoted to exploring how nations get along with each other. He is the author of a three-volume work on Anglo-Soviet relations during the years following World War I. His most recent books have been a study of the dynamics of European security in the post-Cold War period titled "Securing Europe" and an edited collection, "The World and Yugoslavia's Wars."

A former Rhodes scholar, Ullman taught for five years at Harvard, where he was an undergraduate, before arriving at Princeton. He holds a doctorate from Oxford University. He was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1974.
 

Wallace (photo not available) has been a professor of sociology at Princeton since 1971. In his writings, Wallace has explored, in addition to sociological theory, topics such as the socialization of college freshmen and the effects of the college campus on students. He is the author of eight books, including "The Future of Ethnicity, Race and Nationality," published in 1997, and "A Weberian Theory of Human Society: Structure and Evolution," published in 1994.

Before arriving at Princeton, Wallace taught at Northwestern University for nine years and at Spelman College for two years. He earned his bachelor's degree from Columbia University and his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago.
 

Westergaard has been a member of the Princeton music faculty since 1968. His compositions have been performed everywhere from Berlin, Germany, to Tuscaloosa, Ala., and dozens of other locations in North America and Europe.

Westergaard conducted one of Princeton's most memorable concerts in May 1973, when the University Orchestra performed Beethoven's Ninth Symphony before a lively audience in Alexander Hall. He also founded the Opera Festival of New Jersey with Michael Pratt.

In 1990, Westergaard was awarded a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to assist in the editing of the final score of his three-act opera "The Tempest." He has also won Guggenheim and Fulbright fellowships. Westergaard earned his bachelor's degree from Harvard and his master's degree from Princeton.
 

has been a member of Princeton's East Asian studies department since 1987, after serving as a full professor at Yale and Harvard. A native of China, Yü is a scholar of Chinese political, economic and intellectual history.

In addition to holding the position of the Gordon Wu '58 Professor of Chinese Studies, Yü is a professor of history. But Yü prefers to call himself a sinologist rather than a historian, and he describes sinology as the interdisciplinary study of the Chinese and their language, history, thought and culture. Yü believes studying China's past can teach us about contemporary China's struggles to marry traditional values with Western attitudes.

Yü earned his B.A. from New Asia College in Hong Kong, and his Ph.D. from Harvard. He taught at the University of Michigan before becoming a professor at Harvard.
 

Ziolkowski is an authority on German and European literature from Romanticism to the present. A former president of the Modern Language Association, Ziolkowski joined Princeton's Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures in 1964 and served as dean of the Graduate School for 13 years, a term of service exceeded only by the school's first dean, Andrew Fleming West.

Ziolkowski's scholarship focuses on the history of literary themes, the reception of classical literature, and the interdisciplinary relationships of literature with religion and law. He is the author of 16 books, for which he has received several awards, including the Christian Gauss Award of Phi Beta Kappa.

A graduate of Duke University, Ziolkowski received his Ph.D. from Yale University after studying in Austria on a Fulbright Fellowship. A member of many U.S. and European academies, he was recently awarded the Commander's Cross of the German Order of Merit.
 


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May 21, 2001
Vol. 90, No. 28
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Contents

New president
Professor named 19th president
Time is right for Tilghman
Reaction enthusiastic for new leader
Family comes first for new president
Shirley Tilghman bio

Life sciences
Search is on for genomics institute head
Silver: Doubling not necessarily troubling
Landweber tracks changes in genetic code
Virus leaves trail in brain for researchers

Students and alumni
Thesis sparks thriving teacher corps
Recent grad's first novel attracts attention
Student teaching builds bridges
New program preps local students for success

Other news
Merck funds professorship to honor alumnus
Hair colors literary, artistic representations
Class size makes a difference

People
Remaining discretionary funds to increase staff salaries
Doig announces retirement
Barron is new women's hoops coach
Spotlight
Briefs
Thirteen faculty members transfer to emeritus status

Sections
By the numbers: Reunions
Nassau Notes
Calendar of events


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