May 3, 1999 Volume 88, number 26 |
Adventure, physical and intellectual, is a way
of life for religion professor
John Gager, William H. Danforth Professor of
Religion, enjoys a good walk -- especially up a
sheer cliff face.
His love of rock climbing
isn't without some hazards, however, even beyond
the inevitable scrapes, sprains and occasional
Four years ago, on what he
describes as a "fairly easy" climb up Mont Blanc in
France, Gager experienced something "more
terrifying than any fall." While tethered to a
guide some 750 feet above flat ground, "I heard a
rumble, and an enormous rockfall came down the
couloir 15 feet to my right.
Senior searches for anxiety genes
Toshio Kimura's senior thesis taught him a thing
or two about stress.
That's not because of the
two weeks he spent holed up in his room not talking
to anyone or the two hours of sleep he got in the
last days before it was due. It's because he
discovered a possible genetic basis for
CPUC: forum on University issues
"A University-wide forum for all
the issues that come inevitably before a
university." That's how Professor of History Daniel
Rodgers describes the Council of the Princeton
University Community (CPUC), of which he is
currently a member.
secretary in Romance Languages and Literatures,
sees the CPUC as "a place to take questions,
suggestions and issues that are of a
University-wide nature -- rather than individual
issues that would be handled through the
ombudsperson, for instance. It brings together
diverse segments of the University as one body, to
listen and respond to each other."
Performer, choreographer Aleta Hayes combines
dance with singing, acting
I was premed at Stanford," says Aleta Hayes. "I
worked in a genetics lab, in an emergency room and
as a patient advocate. I did all the things you do
to get into medical school. And I liked science.
But I wasn't meant to do it."
Hayes, performer and
choreographer, is in her fifth year at Princeton as
lecturer in the Council of the Humanities and
Theater and Dance.
Even when she meant to be
a doctor, she says, "I was always doing arts
things, rushing from the lab to a dance class or a
cello lesson or a painting class."
Obituaries of retired employees
February: Philip Ciebiera, 80
(1974-1984, Machine Shop); Mildred Hann, 83
(1967-1977, East Asian Studies); Edward Walsh, 81
(1973-1985, Plasma Physics); and Rebecca Werkman,
87 (1955-1967, Mathematics).
Princeton's team of freshmen --
Jeff Hoppes, Mike Chiswick-Patterson,
Faith Hillis and David Sachs -- won
the third annual intercollegiate championship held
by the National Academic Quiz Tournaments (NAQT) at
the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
Edmund Keeley, Charles
Barnwell Straut Professor of English, Emeritus, has
been honored by the American Academy of Arts and
Letters with a special award in literature for his
"distinguished career as a translator."
Rabbi Edward Feld (c), who
directed Princeton Hillel from 1973 to 1992,
returned to campus with his family on April 18 for
a brunch reception at the Center for Jewish Life
(CJL). Nearly 200 people attended the event, which
marked the conclusion of CJL's yearlong celebration
of 50 Years of Hillel at Princeton. Speakers
included Aaron Lemonick, professor of physics and
dean of the faculty, emeritus; Joseph Williamson,
dean of religious life; Harmon Grossman '81 and
Mindy Horrow '76; and Feld's wife Merle, who read
from her newly published memoir, A Spiritual Life.
The event also celebrated the establishment of the
Rabbi Edward Feld Fund for program enrichment at
CJL. (photo by Ron Carter)
Baseball. With four wins
against Columbia, Princeton clinched its fourth
consecutive Gehrig Division Championship on April
25. (20-15, 12-4 Ivy)
Lacrosse. The men
defeated Cornell 9-6 on April 24 and Syracuse 15-14
on April 25, winning their fifth straight Ivy
title. Josh Sims '00 scored the game-winning goal
against Syracuse with 25 seconds remaining in the
fourth overtime. The women beat Pennsylvania 17-3
on April 21 but lost to Dartmouth 8-7 on April 24.
(Men: 7-3, 5-0 Ivy; women: 11-3, 5-1
Tennis. Both men and
women completed their regular season with wins over
Cornell on April 23 and Columbia on April 25. (Men:
16-7; women: 12-5 overall, 5-2 Ivy)