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Position: Information officer at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory. Answering media inquiries and writing news releases and newsletters. Ar-ranging for speakers and organizing public tours of the lab for professional groups and high school and college students.
Quote: "The thing I find the most gratifying is being able to communicate the importance of fusion energy and plasma science and technology to the outside world. I don't have a science background, but it's good to have a non-scientist here when we're trying to communicate the relevance of the lab's work to lay audiences."
Other interests: Attending readings and trying her hand at writing short fiction and screenplays. Seeing movies with her husband, Gregg Wielage.
December: Etta Blair-Best, 43 (1982-2002, Firestone Library).
January: Marva Clark, 64 (1994-2003, dining services).
December: Jeanette Dudash, 63 (1957-99, purchasing); Mildred Talarick, 74 (1961-93, Firestone Library).
January: Katie Blank, 87 (1956-78, dining services); Jacob Fracaroli, 87 (1955-77, Plasma Physics Lab); James Pickens, 71 (1965-94, building services).
Gabor Katona, a second-year graduate student in the Program in the History of Science, died Jan. 20 in an apparent suicide.
Prior to coming to Princeton, Katona, 32, received master's degrees in philosophy and aesthetics from the University of Pecs in his native Hungary. He already had published a book and several articles. At Princeton, his major field of interest was the history of psychology and psychoanalysis in the 19th century.
"The University community is saddened by this tragic loss and our sympathies go to his family," said William Russel, dean of the Graduate School.
Faculty members' resignations reported to Board of Trustees
The resignations of the following faculty members have been reported to the Board of Trustees:
Effective July 1, 2002: Alessandra Ponte, assistant professor of architecture, to accept a position at Cornell University.
Effective Aug. 1, 2002: Albert Bendelac, associate professor of molecular biology, to accept a position at the University of Chicago.
Effective Sept. 1, 2002: Xiuxiong Chen, assistant professor of mathematics, to accept a position at the University of Wisconsin; John Morgan, assistant professor of economics and public affairs, to accept a position at the University of California-Berkeley.
Effective Jan. 1, 2003: Konstantinos Skenderis, assistant professor of physics, to accept a position at the University of Amsterdam.
Effective Feb. 1, 2003: Frank Dobbin, professor of sociology, to accept a position at Harvard University; Michèle Lamont, professor of sociology, to accept a position at Harvard University; Christine Marran, assistant professor of East Asian studies, to accept a position at the University of Minnesota.
Effective July 1, 2003: Hans-Peter Bunge, assistant professor of geosciences, to accept a position at the University of Munich; Kathleen McNamara, assistant professor of politics and international affairs, to accept a position at Georgetown University; and Martinus Nooijen, assistant professor of chemistry, to accept a position at the University of Waterloo.
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