Princeton Weekly Bulletin   October 22, 2007, Vol. 97, No. 6   prev   next   current

Report charts course for internationalization efforts

By Ruth Stevens

President Shirley M. Tilghman and Provost Christopher L. Eisgruber have proposed a set of initiatives that maps out an international vision for the University.

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Nobel Prizes in economics, peace have Princeton ties

The winners of this year’s Nobel Prizes in economics and peace have University connections.

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Cogeneration plant tests sustainable biodiesel fuel

As part of campus-wide sustainability and carbon dioxide reduction efforts, Princeton’s facilities department earlier this fall successfully operated its campus energy plant boilers and gas turbine cogeneration system using soy-based biodiesel.

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Two transfer to emeritus status

Robert Darnton and John Suppe were transferred to emeritus status in recent action by the Board of Trustees. Darnton’s transfer was effective July 1, 2007; Suppe’s transfer was effective Sept. 1, 2007.

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Novel semiconductor structure bends light the ‘wrong’ way

By Hilary Parker

A University-led research team has created an easy-to-produce material from the stuff of computer chips that has the rare ability to bend light in the opposite direction from all naturally occurring materials. This startling property may contribute to significant advances in many areas, including high-speed communications, medical diagnostics and detection of terrorist threats.

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Brain cell growth diminishes long before old age strikes

By Chad Boutin

Even early in adulthood, aging begins to slow the mind’s growth — but it does not have to stop it altogether, suggests a Princeton study on the brains of adult monkeys.

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