Princeton Weekly Bulletin   February 27, 2006, Vol. 95, No. 17   search   prev   next

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Center values exchange of ideas on ethical issues
Macedo’s interests mesh well with center’s emphasis

Annan, global university leaders examine higher education’s benefits to society
Professorship established in honor of Williams
Plans progress for reconstruction of Butler College dormitories
History of Reunions wear on display through July 28

Benchmarking a notable career
Board approves appointments of four new faculty members
Spotlight, briefs

Nassau notes
Calendar of events
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Linda Hodges



Name: Linda Hodges.

Position: Director of the McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning. Designing programs, developing resources and providing consultations for anyone on campus who teaches, including graduate students, postdoctoral research fellows and faculty members. Providing programs and resources for undergraduates to develop their academic skills. Overseeing instruction to international graduate students who need additional development of their English-language speaking skills.

Quote: “The people who use the center are so thoughtful and reflective about teaching. It’s wonderful to see them take the ideas we introduce and run with them.”

Other interests: Going on hiking trips with her husband, George, and their two grown children, David and Rebecca. Reading mystery novels.


Stanley Katz, lecturer with the rank of professor in public and international affairs, has been awarded the American Historical Association’s Troyer-Steele Anderson Prize.

The prize is presented every five years to an individual deemed to have made an exemplary contribution to the advancement of the mission of the association, the largest historical society in the United States.

An authority on American legal and constitutional history, Katz is president emeritus of the American Council of Learned Societies, the leading organization in humanistic scholarship and education in the country. His recent research focuses upon the relationship of civil society and constitutionalism to democracy, and upon the relationship of the United States to the international human rights regime.

Katz, a Princeton faculty member since 1978, chairs the undergraduate program in the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and directs the Center for Arts and Cultural Policy Studies.


James Trussell, professor of economics and public affairs, has received the Carl S. Schultz Award of the Population, Family Planning and Reproductive Health Section of the American Public Health Association.

The award recognizes distinguished service in the field of population and family-planning health.

Trussell also is director of Princeton’s Office of Population Research, a leading demographic research and training center. He has written or co-written more than 200 scientific publications, primarily in the areas of reproductive health and demographic methodology. His recent research has focused on three areas: emergency contraception; contraceptive failure; and the cost-effectiveness of contraception.

Trussell earned his Ph.D. in economics from Princeton in 1975 and joined the faculty that year.


Janos Kollar, professor of mathematics, has been awarded the 2006 Frank Nelson Cole Prize in Algebra by the American Mathematical Society.

Presented every three years, the Cole Prize is one of the highest distinctions in mathematics. Kollar, who specializes in algebraic geometry, is being honored “for his outstanding achievements in the theory of rationally connected varieties and for his illuminating work on a conjecture of Nash,” according to the society.

Kollar was on the faculty of the University of Utah before joining the Princeton faculty in 1999. He was elected to the Hungarian Academy of Sciences in 1995 and to the U.S. National Academy of Sciences in 2005.


Sandra Troian, professor of chemical engineering, has been elected a fellow of the American Physical Society.

The society’s fellowship program was created to recognize original research and publication, contributions in the application of physics to science and technology, contributions to the teaching of physics, or service and participation in the society. The honor is a lifetime appointment.

The society cited Troian, who specializes in fluid dynamics, for “pioneering theoretical, experimental and molecular simulation studies of micro-hydrodynamic flows.”

At Princeton since 1993, Troian received the Frenkiel Award from the American Physical Society in 1999 and was named a Moore Distinguished Scholar by the California Institute of Technology in 2004.