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Spotlight

Name: Michael Andal.

Position: Center manager for the Princeton Materials Institute, a multidisciplinary center for education and research in materials science. Managing grants, the budget, human resources issues and building operations in Bowen Hall. He started at the institute as assistant to the director seven years ago and was promoted to his present position in January.

Quote: "This new job is more complex, and I enjoy it because I get to think a lot about understanding systems and strategic planning. I also like the vast exposure to people in all areas at Princeton."

Other interests: Andal, who got married earlier this month, has a wide range of interests -- reading literature, studying Eastern religions and playing poker. He also wrote, directed, produced and acted in a 92-minute feature film, which takes place on a university campus and is about "people coming to terms with their inner demons."


Search committee appointed for new admission dean

Princeton NJ -- President Tilghman has appointed a 14-member committee to search for a new dean of admission. Fred Hargadon, dean of admission since 1988, announced this summer that he intends to retire in June.

The Dean of Admission Search Committee is being chaired by Dean of the College Nancy Malkiel. It is expected to begin meeting in early November. The plan is to begin advertising the position nationally later this fall, with an early January deadline for applications and nominations.

The other members of the committee are:

Faculty -- Jeremy Adelman, the Walter Samuel Carpenter III Professor in Spanish Civilization and Culture and professor of history; Scott Burnham, professor and chair of music; Christopher Eisgruber '83, the Laurance S. Rockefeller Professor of Public Affairs in the Woodrow Wilson School and the University Center for Human Values and director of the Program in Law and Public Affairs; Peter Meyers, professor of physics; Valerie Smith, the Woodrow Wilson Professor of Literature, professor of English and director of the Program in African American Studies; and James Sturm '79, professor of electrical engineering and interim dean (until January 2003) of the School of Engineering and Applied Science.

Students (listed with their home states) -- Adam Frankel '03, New York; Jacqueline Perlman '05, Florida; and Lauren Phillips '04, South Carolina.

Administrators -- Janet Dickerson, vice president for campus life; Ann Halliday GS '78, associate secretary and special assistant to the president; Robert Durkee '69, vice president for public affairs; and Katherine Rohrer GS '80, vice provost for academic programs.

The charge to the search committee is to present two or three names to Tilghman for her consideration. Those finalists also will be interviewed by the following trustees: Spencer Merriweather '00, North Carolina; Nancy Newman '78, Georgia, chair of the Committee on Student Life, Health and Athletics; Robert Rawson '66, Ohio, chair of the Executive Committee; John Wynne '67, Virginia, chair of the Committee on Academic Affairs; and Paul Wythes '55, California, vice chair of the Executive Committee and clerk of the board.

The appointment of the dean of admission will be made by the Board of Trustees on the recommendation of the president. The hope is that Tilghman will be ready to make a recommendation by March, and that the new dean will be in place next summer.

 


October 21, 2002
Vol. 92, No. 7
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Contents

Page one
Kahneman reaches across boundaries to win Nobel
A mug in the hand is worth . . . Experiment shows how consumers make 'myopic' choices
A study in contrasts: Initial plans revealed for Whitman College, science library

Research
Unique approach opens up realm of research
Discovery of chromosome-capping acivator could aid cancer research

Sections
People, spotlight, Search committee appointed for new admission dean
Nassau Notes
Calendar of events
By the numbers


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