Trustee actions

Department of Romance Languages and Literatures

The Board of Trustees has approved the division of the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures into two departments, effective July 1, 2001. Faculty members will be transferred either to the Department of French and Italian or the Department of Spanish and Portuguese Languages and Cultures.
 


Endowed professorships

The Board of Trustees has approved the naming of 12 faculty members to endowed professorships. They are:

Jeremy Adelman as the Walter Samuel Carpenter III Professor of Spanish Civilization.

Paul Chaikin as the Henry DeWolf Smyth Professor of Physics.

Peter Jeffrey as the Scheide Professor of Music History.

Sergiu Klainerman as the Thomas Jones Professor of Mathematics Physics.

Simon Kochen as the Henry Burchard Fine Professor of Mathematics.

Janos Kollár as the Henry Burchard Fine Professor of Mathematics.

Paul Lansky as the William Shubael Conant Professor of Music.

Ignacio Rodriguez-Iturbe as the Theodora Shelton Pitney Professor of Environmental Studies.

Dudley Saville as the Stephen Macaleer '63 Professor of Engineering and Applied Science.

Paul Steinhardt as the Albert Einstein Professor of Science.

James Trussell as the John Foster Dulles Professor in International Affairs.

Christopher Wren as the Stuart Professor of Communications and Public Affairs.

All appointments are effective July 1, 2001, except Kollár's, which is effective Feb. 1, 2002; and Wren's, which is effective Sept. 1, 2001.
 


Resignations

The following faculty members have submitted their resignations:

Effective July 1, 2001: Professor of Religion Davíd Carrasco, to accept a position as the inaugural Neil Rudenstine Chair in the Study of Latin America at Harvard University; Assistant Professor of Philosophy Delia Graff, to accept a position at Cornell University; Assistant Professor of Politics and International Affairs Jeffrey Lewis, to accept a position at the University of California-Los Angeles; Assistant Professor of Economics Alessandro Lizzeri, to accept a position at New York University; Assistant Professor of Classics John Ma, to accept a position at the University of Oxford; Professor of Anthropology Emily Martin, to accept a position at New York University; Assistant Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures Luiza Moreira; Assistant Professor of Germanic Languages and Literatures Sarah Roff; Assistant Professor of Politics and International Affairs Kenneth Schultz, to accept a position at the University of California-Los Angeles; and Assistant Professor of Classics Ruth Webb.

Effective Sept. 1, 2001: Professor of Mathematics Demetrios Christodoulou, to accept a position at ETH-Zurich; Assistant Professor of Mathematics Giovanni Forni; Senior Lecturer in Romance Languages and Literatures Pascale Hubert-Leibler; Professor of Physics and Molecular Biology Stanislas Leibler; and Assistant Professor of Psychology and Public Affairs Penny Visser, to accept a position at the University of Chicago.
 


Goldman transfers to emeritus status

 

The Board of Trustees has approved the transfer to emeritus status of Michael Goldman, professor of English, effective July 1, 2001.

One of the most distinguished voices in American dramatic criticism, Goldman first served as an instructor in the English department from 1961 to 1963 while he was earning his doctorate from Princeton. He holds undergraduate degrees from Columbia University and Cambridge University. He returned to the Princeton faculty in 1975 after teaching at Columbia and Queens College, City University of New York.

Goldman has written a number of books, including two volumes of poetry and several works of dramatic criticism. His 1973 book, "Shakespeare and the Energies of Drama," was nominated for the National Book Award.

Goldman is one of three people to have twice received the prestigious George Jean Nathan Award for Dramatic Criticism: in 1976 for "The Actor's Freedom: Toward a Theory of Drama"; and in 2000 for "Ibsen: The Dramaturgy of Fear." In addition, he has been awarded fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Guggenheim Foun-dation and the American Council of Learned Societies.
 



June 18, 2001
Vol. 90, No. 30
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Contents

Pomp, circumstance - and a little levity
Four faculty honored for outstanding teaching
Shapiro bids farewell to graduates, presidency

Project to provide new home for the humanities
Space probe to glimpse infancy of the universe
Tuition grant increased for 2001-02

People
Spotlight
Christy to head ORPA
Service center director named
Harper appointed to humanities post

Faculty news
Trustee actions
New full professors to join the faculty
New scholars join Society Fellows
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