P E O P L E
Name: Sam Formica.
Position: Surplus assistant in the purchasing
department. Managing the day-to-day operations. Arranging
for the removal of surplus, including computer equipment,
furniture and specialized equipment, to the warehouse where
it is stored until it is redistributed to University
departments, donated to schools, churches and other
nonprofit organizations or sold to employees.
Quote: "I like helping the University departments.
Instead of purchasing new items, they can come to surplus
when a like item is available and get it at no cost. I also
like helping churches, schools and other nonprofit
organizations with our donations."
Other interests: Spending time with his
girlfriend, watching sports and lifting weights.
Fusion Power Associates, a nonprofit group promoting
research and education in the field of fusion energy, has
given its 2001 Leadership Award to Robert Goldston,
director of the Princeton Plasma Physics Lab.
"You have provided forceful and effective guidance to a
wide spectrum of fusion scientific topics and have helped
put fusion back on the U.S. national political agenda," the
award citation states.
Goldston was a co-recipient of the award along with Ron
Parker, former director of the Massachusetts Institute of
Technology Plasma Fusion Center and former leader of the
International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor Co-center
in Garching, Germany.
In addition to recognizing Goldston's leadership in the
broader fusion research community, Fusion Power Associates
praised his "outstanding leadership" of the Princeton
The Plasma Physics Lab is funded by the U.S. Department
of Energy and is managed by the University. Its primary
mission is to develop the science and technology for
harnessing the power of nuclear fusion as a safe and
abundant source of energy.
Goldston, who came to the Plasma Physics Lab as a
graduate student in 1972, was named the laboratory's fifth
director in 1997. He is a member of the board of directors
of the Fusion Power Associates.
Jeffrey Herbst, professor of politics and international
affairs, has won the 2000 Gregory Luebbert Prize from the
American Political Science Association.
Herbst earned the prize for his book, "States and Power
in Africa: Comparative Lessons in Authority and Control,"
published by Princeton University Press. The Luebbert Prize
recognizes the best book in comparative politics published
in the award year.
The world's largest professional organization for
political study, the American Political Science Association
has more than 13,500 members.
Herbst has taught at Princeton since 1987, and his
research has focused on African politics, international
political economy and economic policies in the Third World.
He received his bachelor's degree from Princeton, summa cum
laude, in 1983.
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