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"Moy Sand and Gravel," the latest collection of poetry by Princeton's Paul Muldoon, has been selected for inclusion on the Griffin Poetry Prize shortlist for 2003. The Toronto-based Griffin is the most lucrative poetry prize in the world for a single volume of poetry, and is awarded annually for the two best books of poetry published in English the previous year anywhere in the world.
     The book by Muldoon, the Howard Clark '21 University Professor in the Humanities, is included among the four international shortlisted nominees. There also are three Canadian shortlisted nominees. The winners in each category will receive $40,000 (Canadian).
     The shortlisted poets will give a reading in Toronto at a Harbourfront Reading Series special event on June 11. The winners will be announced at a ceremony the following day. A selection of poems from the 2003 shortlisted books will be included in the Griffin Poetry Prize Anthology.

Philip Johnson-Laird, the Stuart Professor of Psychology, has been selected as the recipient of this year's Fyssen Foundation International Prize.
     The prize is awarded annually by the Paris-based foundation to a scientist who has conducted distinguished research in the areas supported by the foundation such as ethology, paleontology, archaeology, anthropology, psychology, epistemology, logic and the neurosciences.
     A leading cognitive scientist, Johnson-Laird has been on the Princeton faculty since 1989. His research interests include the psychology of reasoning and language.
     This is the second time that a Princeton psychology professor has received this award. George Miller, the James McDonnell Distinguished University Professor of Psychology Emeritus, won the prize in 1991.

Barbara White, assistant professor of music, is one of two recipients of the Charles Ives Fellowship, which is offered annually to established composers by the American Academy of Arts and Letters. The $15,000 award will be presented at a ceremony in May in New York City.
     White has been commissioned by the Chamber Music America Rural Residencies, the American Composers Forum and the National Endowment for the Arts' Continental Harmony initiative, the New York New Music Ensemble, the Boston Musica Viva and the Fromm Foundation.
     White joined the Princeton faculty in 1998. She spent the 2000-01 academic year as a Bunting Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study.

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has elected Princeton art historian Thomas DaCosta Kaufmann as a foreign member.
     Kaufmann, a professor of art and archaeology, is an authority on Central European art of the 16th to 18th centuries who also has written widely on subjects including the geography and historiography of art.
     He was elected to the Swedish academy to fill a position formerly held by art historian Sir Ernst Gombrich, who died in 2001. Kaufmann studied with Gombrich at the Warburg Institute in London.
     Kaufmann was one of three foreign members elected in January. The academy has 164 foreign members.

 
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April 7, 2003
Vol. 92, No. 22
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Contents

Page one
National leader named dean of admission
Rapelye looks forward to representing Princeton
Materials institute successfully competes for research funding

Inside
Hargraves was internationally known for his broad geological perspective
Emergency resources added to Web
Q&A: Are Americans for or against war? It all depends on how you ask the question
John Bahcall wins $1 million Dan David Prize
High-tech town takes over Frist

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