Princeton Weekly Bulletin   April 28, 2008, Vol. 97, No. 25   prev   next   current

Project goes high-tech to unearth ancient history

by Karin Dienst

There is a small hill in a remote part of Turkey that looms large in the mind of John Haldon, a professor of history at Princeton. It likely is the ruin of an ancient fortress, but for Haldon the site is an inspiration to find new ways to unearth the history of a particular landscape.

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Early whale debate inspires Burnett to dive deeper into history of natural order

by Jennifer Greenstein Altmann

Eight freshmen gathered in a classroom in Blair Hall recently with history professor D. Graham Burnett to debate a fiery controversy from the early 19th century: Is a whale a fish or a mammal?

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Six new faculty members approved

The Board of Trustees has approved the appointment of six new faculty members, all with the rank of assistant professor.

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Two win Gates Cambridge Scholarships

A Princeton senior and an alumnus of the University have been awarded Gates Cambridge Scholarships, which give outstanding students from outside the United Kingdom an opportunity to pursue postgraduate study at the University of Cambridge.

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Researchers map the math in music

by Kitta MacPherson

The connection between music and mathematics has fascinated scholars for centuries.

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Conference caps yearlong environmental justice initiative

A conference on environmental justice scheduled for Monday and Tuesday, April 28-29, will cap a yearlong collaboration between the Princeton Environmental Institute (PEI) and the Center for African American Studies that has enabled Princeton students and scholars to thoroughly explore the topic.

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A look at chemistry building’s future

As work on the new chemistry building south of Jadwin Hall proceeds, a mock-up representing proposed facades for the building has been erected for reference at the construction site. The 17-foot-high structure is composed of granite panels, which will be used primarily on the north and south facades; aluminum framing carrying high-performance glazing; and cast aluminum sunscreens that will shade the windows.

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