Princeton Weekly Bulletin   March 10, 2008, Vol. 97, No. 19   prev   next   current

Hlafter spends 40 years making connections on the campus

by Ruth Stevens

After earning his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in architecture from Princeton, Jon Hlafter was completing an internship at a firm in Boston. A friend recommended him for an opening in the University’s campus planning office.

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Mentoring program aims to keep women in math

by Ushma Patel

When Rhodes Scholar Lillian Pierce met Queen Elizabeth II at a reception at Buckingham Palace, Pierce introduced herself as a mathematician — and found herself in a familiar situation.

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First look: Princeton researchers peek into deepest recesses of human brain

by Kitta MacPherson

A team of scientists from Princeton has devised a new experimental technique that produces some of the best functional images ever taken of the human brainstem, the most primitive area of the brain.

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A plea for peace in the Middle East

King Abdullah II of Jordan delivered a public address (top left) at the University on Feb. 29, urging the United States to take a stronger role in helping to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and secure the future of the Middle East. Warning that time is running out to achieve peace in the Middle East, he stressed that the United States must help to reach an accord by the end of 2008. 

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Committee to conduct search for art museum director

President Tilghman has appointed a committee to conduct the search for a new director of the Princeton University Art Museum.

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For geoscientist Simons, Earth’s deepest secrets may come from the ocean

by Chad Boutin

Princeton Earth scientist Frederik Simons believes the answers to questions about such unpredictable and destructive acts of nature as earthquakes and volcanoes might best be found floating in the ocean.

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