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Position: Support staff member in the Office of
Visa Services, part of the Office of the General Counsel.
Working with faculty members from other countries who are
invited to teach and conduct research at Princeton each
year. Making sure they complete the proper paperwork for
Quote: "The best part of my job is interacting
with highly qualified and world renowned scholars from all
over the world."
Other interests: Cooking and spending time with
her husband and her 17-year-old son, whom she's currently
helping with his college search and application process.
John Conway, the John von Neumann Professor in
Applied and Computational Mathematics, has been named the
recipient of the Priestly Award by Dickinson College in
Conway, a world renowned mathematician, taught at the
University of Cambridge for 25 years before joining the
Princeton faculty in 1987. His fascination with games and
puzzles has led him to important discoveries in areas of
mathematics from number theory to geometry. He also is well
known as the inventor of the Game of Life, in which
checker-like objects replicate themselves and form patterns
on a grid.
The award honors a distinguished scientist who has made
discoveries contributing to the welfare of mankind. It is a
memorial to Joseph Priestly, a Pennsylvania scientist and
scholar who discovered oxygen.
Susan Fiske, professor of psychology, has been
elected president-elect of the American Psychological
Society. Her selection means that the society will be led by
a Princeton professor for a second consecutive year. The
current president is John Darley, the Dorman Warren
Professor of Psychology. Fiske's term begins in June
Fiske has been at Princeton since 2000. Her research
addresses how stereotyping, prejudice and discrimination are
encouraged or discouraged by social relationships, such as
cooperation, competition and power.
The American Psychological Society, which has 15,000
members, promotes, protects and advances the interests of
scientifically oriented psychology in research, application
and the improvement of human welfare.
Joyce Carol Oates, the Roger Berlind '52 Professor
in the Humanities, received the Public Humanities Award from
the New Jersey Council of the Humanities this fall. Her
short story collection, "Faithless: Tales of Transgression,"
won the Distinguished eBook Award for Fiction at the 2001
Frankfurt Book Fair.
November 12, 2001
Vol. 91, No. 9
Tilghman tells high school students of bright future in science
Time travel: Truth not always stranger than science fiction
Earth's light show is a clue to finding habitable neighbors
Freshman seminar looks at clothing as a social force
Tilghman charges groups with planning for future
By the numbers: Nassau Hall
United Way drive begins Nov. 15
Calendar of events
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