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Princeton Weekly Bulletin   May 21, 2007, Vol. 96, No. 27   prev   next   current

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  • Editor: Ruth Stevens

    Calendar editor: Shani Hilton

    Staff writers: Jennifer Greenstein Altmann, Eric Quiñones

    Contributing writers: Emily Aronson, Chad Boutin, Ushma Patel

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Dale winner to take musical journey across America

By Eric Quiñones

From the hum of a massive incinerator in Harrisburg, Pa., to the tonal distinctions of Chinese languages, Daniel Hawkins has found musical inspiration in atypical places. Now the Princeton senior plans to spend the next year traversing America’s highways, taking his search for muses onto the open road.

Berry ‘completes the circuit’ to find a home in neuroscience

By Chad Boutin

Neuroscientist Michael Berry spends much of his time pondering circuits — not the electronic sort that appear on a computer chip, but the biological sort that brain cells form to accomplish the still poorly understood calculations involved in thinking.

Four honored for their work mentoring graduate students

Four Princeton faculty members have been named the recipients of Graduate Mentoring Awards by the McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning and will be honored during the Graduate School’s hooding ceremony on Monday, June 4.

University to consolidate points accounts

The University this summer will consolidate its existing declining balance “points” accounts — Dining Points and Paw Points — which are available to purchase food and library photocopying services on campus.

Students put classroom learning to work for Honduran legislators

By Ushma Patel

A series of meetings between a Princeton graduate student and a world-renowned musician has resulted in a training program that provided a group of Honduran legislators with a new set of tools for governing.

Library acquires papers of Sir Frank Kermode

The papers of one of the most important and influential British literary critics of the 20th century have been acquired by the University Library’s Department of Rare Books and Special Collections.

Princeton team advances to next stage in ‘urban challenge’

By Teresa Riordan

The Princeton Autonomous Vehicle Engineering team has advanced to the next stage in the Pentagon’s “urban challenge” competition, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency announced May 11.

Tilghman joins in discussion on ‘Women at the Top’

President Tilghman participated in a discussion hosted by the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University on May 2 titled “Women at the Top: The Changing Face of the Ivies.”

Wu gifts promote excellence in engineering and across campus

By Steven Schultz

Business leader and alumnus Sir Gordon Wu returned to campus Monday, May 14, to celebrate 25 years of extraordinary support to the University, including funds to construct buildings, provide financial aid, endow faculty positions and support innovative research.

Wilmerding leaves a legacy of Pop art to Princeton

Renowned curator, collector, art historian and professor of American art John Wilmerding revealed May 4 at a reception and dinner in honor of his retirement that he is the previously anonymous donor of a major gift of Pop art to the Princeton University Art Museum.


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