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End-of-the-year celebrations

 
 
The bright orange 2003 sign is ready to be mounted on Nassau Hall for the June 3 commencement ceremony. Electrical shop staffers, from left, Renato Carazzai and Dave Shannon, worked on this project and helped out with the traditional display of the numerical lighted signs that designate class headquarters on campus for Reunions. The two are shown here in a University facility where the signs are stored until they are brought out for the end-of-the-year celebrations. Carazzai has been helping to make the signs since he joined the Princeton staff 44 years ago.


Commencement events scheduled

Princeton NJ -- Several activities for undergraduate and graduate degree candidates are planned for Monday and Tuesday, June 2-3:

• The Class Day ceremony for seniors is set for 10:30 a.m. Monday on Cannon Green (Dillon Gym in case of severe weather).

• The hooding ceremony for advanced degree candidates will begin at 5 p.m. Monday in McCarter Theatre.

• The University's 256th commencement ceremony is slated for 11 a.m. Tuesday on the lawn in front of Nassau Hall (Jadwin Gym in case of severe weather).

Admission to all events is by ticket only. The commencement ceremony will be simulcast in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall; no tickets are required at the simulcast site.
    All three events will be broadcast live on TigerNet Channel 7 on campus and on Channel A11 on Princeton cable television. In addition, the ceremonies will be Webcast live at <www.princeton.edu/webmedia/>; they also will be archived for later viewing at the same site.

Mislow will be honored at June 6 symposium

A symposium in honor of Kurt Mislow, the Hugh Stott Taylor Professor of Chemistry Emeritus, is scheduled for Friday, June 6, at the Princeton Club in New York.
    The event will run from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., and will be followed by a reception and dinner. Presenters at the sessions will include former students.
    Mislow came to Princeton in 1964 and transferred to emeritus status in 1988. The recipient of numerous awards, he is known for his work in developing theoretical concepts in stereochemistry.
    The symposium is being organized by Jay Siegel, who was one of Mislow's students when he received his Ph.D. from Princeton in 1985. He is now a professor of chemistry at the University of California at San Diego.
    For more information, contact the Department of Chemistry at 258-3900 or visit http://chem-faculty.ucsd.edu/ siegel/mislow/.

Works on display

"Nantucket Lane," a watercolor by artist Patrice Sprovieri, is among the works on display through June 30 in the Program in the Study of Women and Gender Lounge, 113 Dickinson Hall. Hours for the exhibition are 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays.

McCarter Theatre

Mikhail Baryshnikov will return for his fourth consecutive appearance at McCarter Theatre in "Solos With Piano and Not ... An Evening of Music and Dance" at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, June 6-7. Baryshnikov will perform with pianist Pedja Muzijevic (or Koji Attwood) in a program of choreography by Lucinda Childs, Michael Clark, Cesc Gelabert, Ruth Davidson Hahn, Tere O'Connor and Eliot Feld. Proceeds will benefit the Baryshnikov Arts Center, currently under construction in New York. For ticket information, call 258-2787 or visit http://www.mccarter.org.

Event focuses on 'posthuman' era

Prehistory of the Posthuman" is the subject of a three-day conference sponsored by the Center for the Study of Religion on Friday through Sunday, June 6-8, in the seminar room at 5 Ivy Lane.
    Conference participants will discuss theories about the development of a "posthuman" era over the last 20 years amid advances in prosthetic, imaging and cloning technologies.
    Speakers will include Princeton faculty members Joanna Picciotto and Mark Hansen, assistant professors of English, and Eileen Reeves, associate professor of comparative literature. Other participants will include scholars from universities around the country.
    The conference was organized by Picciotto and Julie Park, a research associate in the Center for the Study of Religion. It will run from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Friday, June 6; 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Saturday, June 7; and 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sunday, June 8.
    For the complete conference schedule, visit: http://web.princeton.edu/ sites/CSRelig/ Posthuman_ Conference/index.html.

 
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June 2, 2003
Vol. 92, No. 28
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Contents

Page one
Valedictorian looks forward to continuing pursuits beyond Princeton
Latin salutatorian: Mythical fascination leads to odyssey with classical languages
Slaughter advances the Wilson School by reaching out

People
New faculty members appointed
Labouisse winner gets 'in the flow' of research
Four seniors, one alumnus receive Gates Cambridge Scholarships
Four honored for their work mentoring graduate students
Spotlight, briefs

Inside
Admission video wins gold medal
Provenance research subject of exhibition at art museum
Library acquires collection of Eudora Welty

Sections
Calendar of events
Nassau Notes
By the numbers


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