- Page One
- • Economics major reaches top of senior class, with Ph.D. nearly complete
- • Whittington examines high court justices
- Graduating students
- • Roman decay helps salutatorian to thrive
- • Princeton senior strives to break the cycle of poverty in India
- • Programs create opportunities in global health
- • Princeton scientists to study group decision-making by the numbers
- • Rankin uses range of methods to pique interest in German
- The Bulletin is published weekly during the academic year, except during University breaks and exam weeks, by the Office of Communications. Second class postage paid at Princeton. Postmaster: Send address changes to Princeton Weekly Bulletin, Office of Communications, Princeton University, 22 Chambers St., Suite 201, Princeton, NJ 08542. Permission is given to adapt, reprint or excerpt material from the Bulletin for use in other media.
- Subscriptions. The Bulletin is distributed free to faculty, staff and students. Others may subscribe to the Bulletin for $30 for the 2006-07 academic year (half price for current Princeton parents and people over 65). Send a check to Office of Communications, Princeton University, 22 Chambers St., Suite 201, Princeton, NJ 08542.
- Deadlines. In general, the copy deadline for each issue is the Friday 10 days in advance of the Monday cover date. The deadline for the Bulletin that covers June 18-Sept. 9 is Friday, June 8. A complete publication schedule is available at www.princeton.edu/ pr/ pwb/ deadlines.html; or by calling (609) 258-3601.
- Editor: Ruth Stevens Calendar editor: Shani Hilton Staff writers: Jennifer Greenstein Altmann, Eric Quiñones Contributing writers: Chad Boutin, Hilary Parker Photographers: Denise Applewhite, John Jameson Design: Maggie Westergaard Web edition: Mahlon Lovett
Two selected for Behrman Award
Princeton NJ — Robert Kaster, the Kennedy Foundation Professor of Latin Language and Literature, and Ulrich Knoepflmacher, the William and Annie S. Paton Foundation Professor of Ancient and Modern Literature, have received Princeton’s Behrman Award for distinguished achievement in the humanities. They were honored at a May 5 dinner.
Kaster joined the classics faculty in 1997 after teaching for 22 years at the University of Chicago. He has taught and written primarily in the areas of Roman rhetoric, the history of ancient education and Roman ethics.
His book “Guardians of Language: The Grammarian and Society in Late Antiquity” earned the Goodwin Award of Merit for its outstanding contribution to classical scholarship from the American Philological Association in 1991. Kaster’s other books include “The Tradition of the Text of the ‘Aeneid’ in the Ninth Century,” “Suetonius: ‘De Grammaticis et Rhetoribus,’” “Emotion, Restraint and Community in Ancient Rome” and “Cicero: The Speech on Behalf of Publius Sestius.”
Knoepflmacher earned a Ph.D. in English from Princeton in 1961. He returned to teach in the University’s English department in 1979 after 18 years at the University of California-Berkeley. His interests include Victorian literature and culture, 19th-century poetry, the English novel, and English and American children’s books.
Knoepflmacher is the author of seven books on Victorian subjects, including “Emily Bronte’s ‘Wuthering Heights’: A Study” and “Ventures Into Childland: Victorians, Fairy Tales and Femininity.” He also edited or co-edited 10 other books, including “The Endurance of ‘Frankenstein’” and “Forbidden Journeys: Fairy Tales and Fantasies by Victorian Women Writers.” He recently has finished an illustrated children’s book and is completing a memoir called “Oruro: Growing Up Jewish in the Andes.” Knoepflmacher, who plans to transfer to emeritus status this summer, will receive a lifetime achievement award from the Children’s Literature Association in June.
Bestowed annually, the Behrman Award was established in 1975 by a gift from the late Howard Behrman, a physician and book collector.