Princeton Weekly Bulletin   March 31, 2008, Vol. 97, No. 21   prev   next   current

Seeking the magic of poetry: Acclaimed writer encourages students to take creative risks in their work

by Karin Dienst

Like many of her students, Tracy K. Smith started writing poetry in earnest as an undergraduate. Now a fast-rising star in American poetry, she is leading intensive workshops at Princeton — knowing from her own experience how important it is to inspire students as they develop as writers.

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University hosts annual Science and Engineering Expo

More than 1,000 middle school students mixed with Princeton researchers to do hands-on science at the University’s annual Science and Engineering Expo on March 19.

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University to begin radon testing protocol in April

As part of a new schedule for radon testing, the University in April will begin measuring radon levels in the basement and below-grade levels of all its administrative buildings on campus and all University-owned housing. Testing is expected to take place over the next year, and building occupants will be notified of the assessment schedule for their building in advance of testing.

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Four new faculty members approved

The Board of Trustees has approved the appointment of four new faculty members, including two full professors, one associate professor and one assistant professor.

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Employees honored for dedication and service

Five University staff members were recognized for their exceptional performance during the annual Service Recognition Luncheon on March 27 in Jadwin Gymnasium. In addition, two staff members were honored for their leadership potential.

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Course builds leadership skills for diverse work force

by Jennifer Greenstein Altmann

In a training room on the top floor of New South, 13 Princeton staff members put aside the daily tasks associated with their positions in offices and departments all over campus to talk about a subject that is essential to understanding the workplace: diversity.

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