Princeton Weekly Bulletin

Volume 95 (Academic Year 2005-06)

1. September 11-18 ... Frist at five: Facility builds on success as campus epicenter; Princeton responds to help Hurricane Katrina victims; New director, new mission lead Pace Center in new directions

2. September 19-25 ... University community gathers to celebrate and reflect; Appiah issues ‘cosmopolitan challenge’ to freshmen; Linke uses skills as historian and teacher to curate holdings at Mudd

3. September 26-October 2 ... Results of new grading policy reported to faculty; Gmachl wins MacArthur ‘genius grant’; WWS launches University Channel

4. October 3–9 ... University selects Beyer Blinder Belle to develop campus plan; Volunteer efforts draw staff members to Gulf Coast; Princeton program revitalizes community college faculty

5. October 10-16 ... Rice affirms vision for peaceful, democratic future for Middle East; Study of women faculty cites successes, areas to improve; Pioneering meteorologist Smagorinsky dies

6. October 17-23 ... Rethinking engineering education; Library to make Islamic manuscripts more accessible; Students bring lessons learned in Ghana back to campus

7. October 24-November 6 ... Working group issues interim report on diversity; Task force recommends ways to improve college dining; New method for trapping light may improve communications technologies

8. November 7–13 ... Experimenting with new ways to make music; Fragile Families study spawns research and teaching opportunities; Finding the holy in everyday life through literature

9. November 14–20 ... Supercomputer to accelerate collaboration; Students hone Spanish skills as community volunteers; Engineers apply optimization to streamline work assignments

10. November 21–December 4 ... New neuroscience institute will bridge disciplines, take innovative approach; Jamal takes personalized approach to study of Middle East, Arab-American community; Hall at Whitman College will honor class of 1981

11. December 5-11 ... Center to address societal issues driven by technology; New building embraces neighborhood plan, engineering vision; Scholar conveys complex ideas clearly — in 10 languages

12. December 12, 2005–January 8, 2006 ... Students gain scientific savvy in popular biology course for humanities majors; Programs range from beginnings of universe to future of computing

13. January 9-February 5 ... Book chronicles life of Nobel laureate, Princeton’s first black professor; Dobkin keeps pace with faculty interests; Curriculum offers employees opportunities for professional and personal growth

14. February 6-12 ... Peter Lewis to give $101 million to advance the arts at Princeton; Pilgrimage takes anthropologist on journey of self-discovery; Klawe named president of Harvey Mudd, Tilghman appoints search committee

15. February 13-19 ... Record number of students apply for class of 2010; Q&A : Universities fill dual role as servant and critic; Betterton announces plans to retire, Moscato named financial aid director

16. February 20-26 ... Ashenfelter devises inventive real-world tests to illuminate labor economics; Hau unlocks secrets of tropical birds through field study on the Galápagos; Group continues efforts to improve child care

17. February 27-March 5 ... Center values exchange of ideas on ethical issues; Annan, global university leaders examine higher education’s benefits to society; Plans progress for reconstruction of Butler College dormitories

18. March 6-12 ... Muldoon to lead new creative, performing arts center; Bernanke: Stable prices key to economic growth; Christensen named to State Dept. post

19. March 13-26 ... Course offers aspiring professors firsthand insights from ‘master’ teachers; Anthropologist observes native academics in their natural habitat; West and Glaude launch national ‘Covenant Curriculum’

20. March 27-April 2 ... New satellite data illuminates universe’s earliest moments; Study exposes ‘movers and shakers’ behind the evangelical movement; Public opinion plays shifting role in presidential policy decisions

21. April 3-9 ... Fun side of science draws local students; Griffin selected as University’s new registrar; Designers chosen to give dining halls distinctive look

22. April 10-16 ... Researchers develop faster, inexpensive way to sequence genes; Self-invention is focus of course; Playwright Edward Albee named first recipient of Princeton/McCarter fellowship

23. April 17-23 ... Admission offers go to 10.2 percent of applicants; Challenging issues of identity in the art world; Renzo Piano selected to design neighborhood at University Place and Alexander Street

24. April 24-30 ... Searching for life elsewhere in the solar system — from campus; Chyba weighs in on topics ranging from planetary life to nuclear proliferation; Clinton named Class Day speaker

25. May 1-7 ... Poor selected as engineering dean; Cell action hinges on one-on-one communication; Course teaches ways to turn conflict into positive change

26. May 8-21 ... Princeton selected as home for NSF center on sensor technology; Four honored for their work mentoring graduate students; Myths distort true picture of the American dream

27. May 22-June 4 ... Tilghman implements changes to support diversity efforts; Book chronicles Princeton’s rise from small college to intellectual powerhouse; English professor gives voice to unknown women writers from the 1600s

28. June 5-18 ... 2006 valedictorian composes impressive record of achievement; Study of past sets salutatorian on course for future; Tilghman names committee to guide health and well-being

29. June 19-September 10 ... Tilghman to graduates: Carry the spirit of Princeton; Operating budget benefits from strong investment returns; Princeton to disassociate from Darfur investments