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May 29, 2002


Former Secretary of State James A. Baker III ’52 is donating the papers of his long career in politics and public service to Princeton. A ceremony to celebrate the gift will take place 4 p.m. Friday, May 31, in 50 McCosh Hall. Secretary Baker and Princeton President Shirley M. Tilghman will make remarks.

In a one-day display May 31, the university will exhibit the world’s first four printed Bibles: the Gutenberg Bible, the Mentelin Bible, the 36-Line Bible, and the 1462 Bible. The rare Bibles are owned by William H. Scheide ’36, who houses the collection in the Scheide Library at Princeton. He is only the third private collector to own all four Bibles, following King George III and the second Earl Spencer, the great-great-great-grandfather of the late Diana, Princess of Wales. The Bibles will be on display from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the lobby of Firestone Library. Princeton President Shirley M. Tilghman will make remarks about 11 a.m.

Marion J. Levy Jr., the Musgrave Professor of Sociology and International Affairs, emeritus, died May 26 of complications from Parkinson’s Disease. He was 83. A larger-than-life figure on the Princeton campus, Levy was known for his scholarly contributions, his passionate involvement in academic issues and some unusual nonacademic activities. He often was seen in the company of the Komondor dogs he loved and bred, and a self-published book, Levy's Laws of the Disillusionment of the True Liberal, became a classic often quoted far beyond Princeton.

Three juniors — molecular biology major Brad Barkin, aerospace engineering major Kristen Bethke, and physics major Adrienne Erickcek — have been named Goldwater scholars. The scholarship program, which provides up to $7,500 annually, is designed to encourage outstanding students to pursue careers in the fields of mathematics, the natural sciences, and engineering.

President Tilghman was among 150 women leaders who gathered in Washington, D.C., May 3 for the inaugural National Women’s Leadership Summit. An initiative of the White House Project, the summit brought together women from business, sports, philanthropy, academia, law, labor, communications, and the public sector to chart a new course for expanding women’s leadership.

The story of the people and events behind what is now known as the Forrestal Campus is chronicled in a new book, Princeton’s James Forrestal campus: 50 years of Sponsored Research, written by PAW’s former editor, J.I. "Jim" Merritt ’66. The university published the book in honor of the 50th anniversary of the James Forrestal Research Center, the 825-acre complex on U.S. 1, in Plainsboro, New Jersey. The book is available for $10 from the Office of Communications.

Novelist Joyce Carol Oates, the Roger Berlind ’52 Professor of the Humanities, has been selected by the Tulsa Library Trust as the recipient of the 2002 Peggy Helmerich Distinguished Author Award.

Professor of History Peter Lake, Professor of Electrical Engineering Vincent Poor *77, and Professor of Social Sciences and of Politics Howard Rosenthal have received Guggenheim fellowships, which recognizes exceptional achievement.

Professor English and Creative Writing James Richardson ’71 is one of eight writers to receive an Academy Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

An Alternative to Alcohol Abuse: Housing Reform in the Residential Colleges by Brian Muegge ’05

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"The Future of Internet Regulation: Open Access, Private Rights and Public Values,"
May 29, 9 a.m. to 5:15 p.m., Frist Campus Center Multipurpose Room. The conference will bring together leading lawyers, policymakers and academics to discuss legal responses to the Internet age.

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Commencement 2002, Tuesday, June 4

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Princeton University’s Alumni Careers Colloquim, May 30, 12:30 - 6:30 p.m., Frist Campus Center 302. Designed for alumnae who’ve plateaued in careers, want new options, are downsized, or ready for retirement. Cost: $40 for full day. Includes 5 key discussion panels, food and a big networking event at the end of the day. For more information, go to http://alumni.princeton.edu/~careers/ or call 703-918-9342/ (Contact:) Joe Loughran at joeloughran@earthlink.net.

Ain't Misbehavin’ by the Princeton University Players, May 30 through June 1, 8 p.m., Frist Film/Performance Theatre. The performance is a musical revue based on the compositions of Fats Waller and inspired by the jazz age. To purchase tickets, call the Frist Ticket Office at 609-258-1742.

Absurd to the Wise by the Triangle Club, May 31 and June 1, 8 p.m., McCarter Theatre. For tickets call 609-258-2787.

"A Celebration of high Temperature Plasma Physics," a 50th anniversary symposium hosted by the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, June 5-7. For information, go to www.pppl.gov.

Princeton Art Museum
Public tours, Saturdays, 2 p.m.

  • A collection of 23 works on paper are featured in the exhibition "American Drawings and Watercolors: Gifts of Leonard L. Milberg, Class of 1953," on view through July 21.
  • “Contemporary Views: Photographs by Paul Berger, Sarah Charlesworth, Barbara Ess, and Ray K. Metzker,” April 20-May 26
  • "Anthony Van Dyck: 'Ecce Homo' and 'The Mocking of Christ.'" March 9 through June 9.
  • "Guardians of the Tomb: Spirit Beasts in Tang Dynasty China." Through Aug. 31.
  • "Klinger to Kollwitz: German Art in the Age of Expressionism." Through June 9.
  • "In the Mirror of Christ's Passion: Prints, Drawings and Illustrated Books by European Masters." Through June 9.

Firestone LIbrary exhibits
"Seamus Heaney: Irish Poet in Greece" through April 20

Reunions 2002, May 30 - June 2, 2002

Reunions 2003, May 29 - June 1, 2003

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Solo improvisation by dancer Jill Sigman ’89 *98 at the following performance festivals:
First Williamsburg International Dance Festival, May 31 and June 1, 8 p.m., Williamsburg Art and Historical Center, 135 Broadway, Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
(718/486-7372 or 6012, www.wahcenter.org)
Oasis — A Free Festival of Theater, Dance Film, Music, Sideshow, June 8, 12-4 p.m.,
Chashama, 135 W. 42nd Street (between Times Square and 6th Avenue)
Subways: all trains to Times Square or F to 42nd Street

Gwen (composed of women alumni from Princeton and other ivy league and seven sisters Schools) in cooperation with FFR/Princeton btGALA, are hosting an event at the Women's National Basketball Association game between New York Liberty and Detroit Shock. June 5, 7:30 p.m., Madison Square Garden. Tickets are $13.50 per person. For more information, visit FFR’s Web site at http://alumni.princeton.edu/~ffr-gala/ or send an e-mail to cowlss@towers.com.

At Princeton Reunions:
An LGBT Twist on Princeton University Reunions Weekend, May 31, June 1:
Cocktail Party, 9-11 p.m., Whig Hall Lounge
LGBT Princetonians Serving our Community, June 1, 10 a.m., Betts Auditorium
Reception, 5-7 p.m., Library of Bendheim Hall,
Annual Meeting, post reception, Library of Bendheim Hall
Dance at after hours dance party, Midnight-4 a.m., Terrace Club

Upcoming Princeton Women’s Network events:

Tap-artist Roxane Butterfly’s BeauteeZ ’N the Beat, May 23, 9 p.m., Leonard Nimoy Thalia at the Peter Norton Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway @ 95th Street, New York. Discounted tickets are $15. RSVP to Hadley Owen ’00 (hadley.owen@symphonyspace.org, (212) 864-1414 x211)

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Dean Cain ’88 plays a lead role in the new drama Out of Time, about extramarital affairs and betrayal, starring Denzel Washington, reported Variety.com. Washington plays a small-town cop who gets involved with a married woman, played by Sanaa Lathan. Cain, a former pro football player and star of the TV show Lois & Clark, plays the woman’s husband.

Charles Roll Jr. ’50, a polling expert, died on May 12 in Trenton, reported the New York Times. "A political polltaker for prominent leaders like Gov. Nelson A. Rockefeller of New York and coauthor of a classic text on polling," Roll was 73 and lived in Lawrenceville, New Jersey.

Marc Fisher ’80, a columnist for the Washington Post, has a midday call-in show once a week on the Post’s Live Web site. The show, called Potomac Confidential, "fills the midday lull with discussion of the latest news and a rigorous slicing and dicing of the issues that define who we are and where we live," according to washingtonpost.com. For the Live Online site, go to

The Historical Society of Princeton recently presented its Historic Preservation Award to Jon Hlafter ’61 *63, director of the university’s Office of Physical Planning for his leadership in building and landscape preservation.

Kanayo Agbodike ’01, Karen Emmerich ’00, Kathryn Everett ’99, and Julia Lee ’98 won Andrew W. Mellon Fellowships in Humanistic Studies. The fellowships go to "college graduates of outstanding promise to encourage doctoral studies in humanistic fields." They provide the fellows financial support for the first year of study in a Ph.D. program at any U.S. or Canadian graduate school as well as a stipend of $17,500.

Rachel Allen ’91 *96
and Jennifer Clarvoe ’83 won Rome Prize fellowships, which provide American artists and scholars the opportunity to live and work at the American Academy in Rome’s 11-acre site atop Rome’s highest hill, the Janiculum, for six months to two years. Allen, an architect in Los Angeles, was awarded the Mercedes T. Bass Rome Prize Fellowship in Architecture. Clarvoe, a poet and associate professor of English at Kenyon College, was awarded the John Guare Writer’s Fund Rome Prize Fellowship in Literature.

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Season-long rally ends for men’s lacrosse as they fall to Syracuse in the NCAA final
It was an uphill climb all year for Princeton’s men’s lacrosse, but they could not get over the final hump as they fell to arch rival Syracuse in the NCAA final, a 13-12 thriller on Memorial Day.
After a slow start this season, there was talk that the Tigers, who beat Syracuse last year to win the national title, would not make the tournament. But Princeton used an eight-game winning streak, including an 11-9 win over top-seeded Johns Hopkins in the semifinals, to reach the final for the third straight season – all against Syracuse. The two teams have now combined to win 13 of the last 15 NCAA titles.
On Monday, Princeton trailed 12-7 early in the third quarter before making a run. The Tigers twice cut Syracuse’s lead to one goal, at 12-11 and 13-12, and had three chances down a goal in the fourth quarter.
Princeton (10-5) had its chances, but Syracuse’s goalie made key saves against Sean Hartofilis ’03 and Dan Clark ’02. A strange play gave Princeton a final chance to tie. As time appeared to expire, setting off a Syracuse celebration, the Orange were called for an illegal substitution penalty with six seconds remaining, giving the Tigers possession right at midfield.
Hartofilis fed Brad Dumont ’03, but Princeton could not get a shot off as time expired – this time for real — giving Syracuse another chance to storm the field.
"I told my team that if they were going to determine if they were successful young men based on one lacrosse game, they were out of their minds," said Princeton coach Bill Tierney. "I felt they showed so much heart against an unbelievably great and well-coached team like Syracuse."
At halftime of the championship game, Ryan Boyle ’02, Dumont, and Damien Davis ’03 were named second-team All-Americas by the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association. It’s the first time since 1991 that Princeton did not have a first-team selection.
B.J. Prager ’02 was a third-team All-America, while Scott Farrell ’02, Kyle Baugher ’02, and Owen Daly ’03 received honorable mention honors.
Princeton also had three players on the Final Four all-tournament team. Prager, last year’s Most Outstanding Player, was joined by Dumont and Davis.

Three Tigers earn NCAA first-team, All-America honors in women’s lacrosse

Senior Lauren Simone, junior Rachael Becker, and sophomore Theresa Sherry were all named first-team All-America for the 2002 season. This year’s national championship team also placed seniors Charlotte Kenworthy and Brooke Owens on the second team.
Simone earns first team honors after leading Princeton to its 19-1 overall record with a team-high 50 goals and 27 assists for 77 total points. She also led the Tigers in ground balls with 57 and ended her Princeton career third on both the all-time points list (205 points) and goals list (143 goals). Her 62 career assists tie her for second-all time and she twice recorded a school record five assists in a game this season. Simone was a second-team All-America in both 2000 and 2001 and was named the 2002 NCAA Tournament MVP.
Becker earns first-team All-America honors for the second straight year after leading a Tiger defense that allowed Princeton to finish with the nation’s best scoring margin (+8.05). She led Princeton in minutes played and marked the opposition’s top offensive threat all season long.
Sherry finished second on the team in both goals and points despite missing three games this season. She had 42 goals and 56 points to earn her first All-America award. She scored a career-high five goals in Princeton’s win over North Carolina in the NCAA semifinal.

Harris ’02 and Simmons ’02 lead Princeton track and field into NCAAs
Princeton track phenom Tora Harris ’02, seniors Lauren Simmons (800m) and Ryan Smith (800m), and Josh McCaughey ’04 will compete for national titles and All-America status at the NCAA Track & Field Championship in Baton Rouge, Louisiana., from Wednesday, May 29, to Saturday, June 1.
Harris (College Park, Georgia) has broken several records this season and will enter the meet as the nation’s top seed in the high jump. He won the NCAA Indoor title already and set new records at the Penn Relays and at the 2002 Outdoor Heptagonals. If he were to claim the national title, he would become the first Tiger to win an outdoor championship in track and field since William Bonthron ’34 won the mile in 1934, according to IvyLeagueSports.com.
On May 24, the U.S. Track Coaches Association named Harris and Simmons the male and female Athletes of the Year for the Mid-Atlantic region. Both are now eligible to receive the national Athlete of the Year award, which will be named at the conclusion of the NCAAs.

Women’s open crew heads to Indiana for the NCAA championships
Princeton’s women’s open crew team will race at the NCAA Division I Women's Rowing Championships in Indianapolis on Friday, May 31, and Saturday, June 1.
The Tigers were one of four Ivy League teams (2002 Ivy champs Brown, Yale, and Radcliffe-Harvard) to receive an automatic bid to the championship. Cornell received an at-large bid.
In last year's NCAAs, Princeton placed fifth overall. On May 12, the Tigers took fourth at the Eastern Sprints, while winning the Willing Point Trophy for most points overall.

Softball places three on NCAA All-Regional teams
Seniors Brie Galicinao and Kim Veenstra, and sophomore Kristin Del Calvo were named to the second-team of the northeast’s NCAA All-Regional softball team after leading Princeton to a 32-18 season, which included an appearance in the NCAA tournament and the team’s first Ivy title since 1996.
Galicinao was selected as the Ivy League Pitcher of the Year for the second straight season after leading the Tigers to 13-1 Ivy record. Overall, Galicinao went 17-9 with a 1.34 ERA in 172.0 innings pitched, striking out 172 batters. Galicinao pitched a perfect 7-0 against Ivy opponents. Last season, Galicinao was the first athlete in history to be named the Ivy League Player and Pitcher of the Year in the same season.
Del Calvo hit at a .340 clip this season with team-high and school-record 12 homers and 42 runs batted in. She was a unanimous first-team All-Ivy selection. She also tied the NCAA record for most homeruns in a single game when she hit three against Yale on April 20.
Veenstra was second on the team with 164 at-bats, 10 stolen bases, eight home runs and a .573 slugging percentage. She was third on the team with a .329 batting average. Veenstra started in 187 of Princeton's 190 games over the past four years.

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