Princeton Weekly Bulletin   May 1, 2006, Vol. 95, No. 25   search   prev   next

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Poor selected as engineering dean
Cell action hinges on one-on-one communication

Course teaches ways to turn conflict into positive change
Library acquires archives of prominent literary magazine
Fifth Anniversary Fristfest Weekend to include food, music, films and fun
Wristbands needed for Reunions

Spotlight, briefs

Nassau notes
Calendar of events
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Photo of: Craig Morris

Craig Morris (photo by Denise Applewhite)




Name: Craig Morris.

Position: Associate director for operations and facilities in the Frist Campus Center. Supervising daily operations, services, programs and facilities for Frist and serving as the center’s liaison with dining services, facilities, building services, public safety, media services and the Office of Information Technology.

Quote: “Working at the Frist Campus Center has been a rewarding and challenging experience. The expectations are high, as is the reward of learning a new place, meeting new people and being in an exciting environment. I look forward to coming in each day and seeing what challenges each day will hold.”

Outside interests: Family activities with his wife, Tenesha, and their 7-year-old daughter, Adia, and 2-year-old son, Miles. Taking Adia to dance class and Miles to the park. Traveling throughout the United States and internationally.


The Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation has selected Manuel Llinas to receive a 2006 Beckman Young Investigators Award, a program that provides research support to the nation’s most promising young faculty members in the chemical and life sciences.

Llinas, an assistant professor of molecular biology and member of the Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics, was among 24 scientists selected for the award. His research project is titled “Identifying Key Regulators of the Plasmodium Falciparum Transcriptome Using Whole-Genome Approaches.”

Llinas earned a 1999 Ph.D. in molecular and cell biology at the University of California-Berkeley and did postdoctoral work in the lab of Joseph DeRisi at the University of California-San Francisco. He joined the Princeton faculty in 2005.

Two Princeton faculty members are among the 187 artists, scholars and scientists selected from some 3,000 applicants for 2006 Guggenheim Fellowships.

Diana Fuss, professor of English, earned an award for research on a project titled “Poetry and the Art of Resuscitation.” Daniel Trueman, assistant professor of music, will receive support for music composition.

Each Guggenheim Fellow, appointed on the basis of distinguished achievement in the past and exceptional promise for future accomplishment, receives a grant to support his or her work. The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation selected this year’s recipients for awards totaling $7.5 million.

Valerie Smith, the Woodrow Wilson Professor of Literature at Princeton, has been named an Alphonse Fletcher Sr. Fellow to pursue a research project that contributes to improving race relations in American society.

Smith, who also directs Princeton’s Program in African American Studies, received a $50,000 grant from the Fletcher Foundation to complete a book tentatively titled “Remembering Civil Rights.” The book will examine how the struggle for racial equality associated with the period from the mid-1950s through the late 1960s has been recalled and interpreted in cinematic and literary works produced from the 1980s to the present.

The Fletcher Fellows program was established in 2004 to mark the 50th anniversary of the Brown vs. Board of Education school desegregation case and to advance its broad social goals. The foundation and fellowship program were created by Alphonse Fletcher Jr., who runs the Wall Street firm Fletcher Asset Management.

Also among the 11 new Fletcher Fellows is Harvard Law School professor Randall Kennedy, a 1977 Princeton graduate who currently serves as a University trustee. Kennedy will use his fellowship for a project titled “Where Do We Go from Here? Explorations of Race, Law and Politics in 21st-Century America.”