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Name: Kirsten Erwin.
Position: Undergraduate administrator in the chemistry department. Coordinating the undergraduate program -- everything from tracking individual student progress to designing T-shirts to choreographing "a very different kind of Class Day ceremony." Assisting students in choosing a career path "that truly excites them."
Quote: "Our department is small enough that I can have a great deal of personal contact with the students. I really enjoy working with young people. The department has a family-like atmosphere -- the faculty are very nurturing."
Other interests: Erwin, who has two grown children and a collie/shepherd named Woodrow Wilson, enjoys gardening and reading.
Seven Princeton faculty members are among the 184 artists, scholars and scientists who received a 2003 Guggenheim Fellowship, an honor that recognizes exceptional achievement and supports promising projects.
Charles Beitz, professor of politics, for research on "A Political Theory of Human Rights."
Roland Benabou, professor of economics and public affairs, for research on "Behavioral Political Economy."
Perry Cook, associate professor of computer science, for research on "Technology and Vocal Expression."
Sean Kelly, assistant professor of philosophy, for research on "Phenomenology, Consciousness and Embodiment."
M.V. Ramana, research staff member in the Program on Science and Global Security, for research on "The Present and Future of Nuclear Energy in India."
Barbara White, assistant professor of music, for research on "Music Composition."
Robert Wuthnow, the Gerhard Andlinger '52 Professor of Social Sciences, for research on "America's Historic Self-identity and the Challenges of Religious and Cultural Pluralism."
Daniel Rubenstein, chair of the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, has been selected as the George Eastman Visiting Professor at the University of Oxford for the 2003-04 academic year.
The professorship makes it possible for highly distinguished American scholars to serve as visiting professors at Oxford's Balliol College. Ruben-stein, who will be associated with Oxford's Department of Zoology, will participate in 24 academic functions arranged in accordance with his interests.
Joyce Carol Oates, the Roger Berlind '52 Professor in the Humanities, has been named a recipient of a 2003 Common Wealth Award of Distin-guished Service. The awards are presented annually to individuals who have enriched and advanced humanity through their exceptional lifetime achievements.
The Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation has selected Associate Professor of Chemistry Suzanne Walker to receive a Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award for 2003.
William Jordan, professor of history and director of the Program in Medieval Studies, has been honored with Princeton's Behrman Award for distinguished achievement in the humanities.
Thomas DaCosta Kaufmann, professor of art and archaeology, has been awarded a Rome Prize, which allows American artists and scholars to study at the American Academy in Rome.
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