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July 3, 2002


Maria Klawe, a computer scientist and dean of science at the University of British Columbia, has been named dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Science, effective January 1. She succeeds James Wei, who stepped down June 30 to return to full-time teaching and research after 11 years in the post. James Sturm, a professor of electrical engineering and director of the Center for Photonics and Opto-Electronic Materials, will serve as interim dean through December. Klawe has been a leader in both academia and industry. She has held faculty positions in mathematics and computer science at Oakland University in Michigan and the University of Toronto in Canada, and later joined the IBM Almaden Research Center in California. After eight years at IBM, she returned to academia in 1988.

It's a common refrain: "I'm addicted to sugar." Now a study by Princeton University psychologists suggests that such urges really may be a form of addiction, sharing some of the physiological characteristics of drug dependence. Although the term "sugar addiction" often appears in magazines and on television, scientists had not demonstrated that such a thing as sugar dependency really exists, said neuroscientist Bart Hoebel, who led the study. Hoebel and colleagues studied rats that were induced to binge on sugar and found that they exhibited telltale signs of withdrawal, including "the shakes" and changes in brain chemistry, when the effects of the sweets were blocked. These signs are similar to those produced by drug withdrawal. Their findings are published in the June issue of Obesity.

In a discovery that could greatly reduce the size and cost of computer chips, Princeton researchers, led by electrical engineer Stephen Chou, have found a fast method for printing ultrasmall patterns in silicon wafers. The method, described in the June 20 issue of Nature, could allow electronics manufacturers to increase the density of transistors on silicon chips by 100-fold while dramatically streamlining the production process. Packing more transistors onto chips is the key to making more powerful computer processors and memory chips.

Perry Link, a professor of East Asian studies, who was one of the editors of "The Tiananmen Papers: The Chinese Leadership's Decision to Use Force Against Their Own People," was detained by officials for questioning at an airport in Hong Kong, reported the Associated Press. He had been refused entry into mainland China in 1996. Link told the AP that he suspects officials were on high alert in anticipation of the five-year anniversary of Hong Kong's hand over to Chinese rule on July 1.

After a group of neoconservative scholars and writers who had signed up as participants in a conference on the legacy of Sidney Hook, a neoconservative philosopher, at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, dropped out when they learned that Cornel West *80 would attend, they later changed their minds. The organizers of the conference originally told the Chronicle of Higher Education that the scholars thought West, a philosopher who has left Harvard to return to Princeton, was "not enough of a scholar" of Hook.

Images of Buddhist immortals, Daoist deities, and Confucian sages are explored in a research exhibition that focuses on 14 hanging scrolls, hand scrolls, and albums in Princeton Art Museum's permanent collection. "Immortals, Deities, and Sages in Chinese Painting: A Research Exhibition" is on view at the museum from through September 1, 2002. The exhibition provides a rare opportunity to examine examples of Chinese figure painting not often seen in museum or private collections.

Robert Stengel *68, director of Princeton's Program in Robotics and Intelligent Systems, has received the John R. Ragazzini Education Award of the American Automatic Control Council. According to the citation, he was recognized for his "outstanding ability to motivate and educate undergraduate and graduate students in optimal control, estimation and flight mechanics." The award and honorarium were given at the American Control Conference in May in Anchorage, Alaska.

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  • The exhibition "Recent Acquisitions," on view from June 22 through September 1 at the Art Museum, brings together recent gifts and purchases that augment the strengths of the museum's diverse holdings. East Asian, pre-Columbian and Latin American objects are on view alongside Western drawings, prints, paintings and sculptures dating from antiquity to the 20th century.
  • 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.
  • "Guardians of the Tomb: Spirit Beasts in Tang Dynasty China." Through Aug. 31.

LIbrary exhibits

Main Gallery at Firestone Library — Woodrow Wilson at Princeton:  The Path to the Presidency —   May 5, 2002 - October 27, 2002

Charles Risdon Day, after the painting by Frederic Edwin Church
"Niagara (The Great Fall, Niagara)" (Chromolithograph, published in London by Day & Son)
1857; Graphic Arts Division
Gift of Leonard L. Milberg, Class of 1953

 Milberg Gallery at Firestone Library — Heroic Pastorals:  Images of the American Landscape —  April 14, 2002 - October 6, 2002

Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library — Take a Walk Along Nassau Street: Celebrating the Classes of 1942, 1952, 1962, 1977, and 1982

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FFR/Princeton btGALA Presents...
Another All-Ivy LGBT Blowout in Manhattan!
Well, we're back. Back in the night, and back at XL. And this time they've promised us we won't be flooded out....
When: Thursday, July 18, 8pm
NOTE: Different Day
Where: XL in the Upstairs Bar
How much: $1 - a token really....
We will once again take over the upstairs bar at XL deep in the heart of Chelsea. FFR/Princeton btGALA is again hosting and we invite all of our Ivy League, Seven Sisters, Stanford, NYU, Duke and UVA friends. For those of you who don't know it, XL is Chelsea's newest lounge. Downstairs is a great lounge, with tables and chairs (not to mention the aquarium in the bathroom, which has all new fish). Tear yourself away from the happy hour downstairs - it ends at eight anyway - head upstairs to the bar in the loft and mingle with us while watching the somewhat surreal light show on the ceiling. As with the previous events in XL, there will be a cash bar. For the first time we are asking for a small donation at the door of one dollar (yes, just one dollar). This helps defray our costs. Of course you are welcome to donate more - anything more is a tax deductible contribution. We're starting this one up at 8pm and going into the late evening....This is our most popular venue - hope to see you there!

FFR/Princeton btGALA Presents
All-Ivy Women's Mixer at Open
---- Gwen Approved! ----
You read that right - we're shaking things up this month in the big Apple! We've had a great turn-out of women at the last three mixers
at Open, so we thought that it's time to give our ladies their own night.
When: Wednesday, July 24, 2002
6:30pm to 8:30pm
Where: Open
559 West 22nd Street
Corner of 22nd and the West Side Highway
Located at the corner of 22nd Street and the West Side Highway, Open is a chic new bar with a lively mixed crowd. There's no cover and there's a live DJ spinning. Bright and inviting, the southern glass wall opens up to the outside on warm days. As with our previous New York mixers, this is an all-Ivy affair. LGBT alumni from the Ivy League and Seven Sisters, Williams, Stanford, UVA, Duke and friends are invited to join in. Look for me at the front door and come mix it up with us!

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FFR/Princeton btGALA and Yale GALA Present
An All Ivy Mixer
San Francisco, California
We're back in the city by the Bay! FFR member Clarence Wong '85 has corralled a group of folks from a couple of schools to provide
regular opportunities to mix it up with LGBT alumni from the Ivies, Seven Sisters schools, Stanford, MIT and others in San Francisco.
These mixers will take place on the third Wednesday of the month at Home and we're scheduled now for July 17, August 21, and September 18.

When: Wednesday, July 17, 2002
7:00pm to 9:00pm
Where: Home (formerly John Frank)
2100 Market Street (at Church)
Home strives to live up to its name, with a homey atmosphere, a patio, $5 cosmos, and large portions of comfort food. It's the casual place to hang out in the Castro. This month's installment is being co-hosted by Princeton alum Pankaj Amin '95 and Yale alum Jaime Singson. They will be wearing name tags for easy identification, so seek them out!

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Princeton has named nine new members of its Board of Trustees. The board elected Stephen A. Oxman '67, senior adviser at Morgan Stanley Dean Witter & Co., as a charter trustee for a 10-year term. The board elected five alumni for four-year terms: Kathryn Hall ’80, president and chief investment officer of a San-Francisco-based investment firm; Preston Haskell ’60, founder and head of the Haskell Company; Mellody Hobson ’91, who helped build the nation's first black-owned mutual fund group; Neil Rudenstine ’56, former president of Harvard and Princeton's former provost; and U.S. Senator Paul Sarbanes ’54. Alumni elected three board members to four-year terms: Charles H. Brown ’02; Martin P. Johnson '81, president of Isles, Inc., the Trenton-based nonprofit community development organization; and U.S. Representative James A. Leach ’64.

The 12th Street Academy, a small alternative school for seventh and eighth graders in New York's East Village, which was founded by Nancy Easton ’88, has been ordered to close its doors because of low student test scores, reported the New York Times. From the Times: "To the partisans of the 12th Street Academy, the decision to close it raises questions about how a school should be judged — whether primarily by test scores or by more intangible factors, like the quality of relationships between teachers and students, the enthusiasm of students for learning, and how well students fare after graduating. By those measures, they say, the academy has in its six years of operation scored high." The academy caters to troubled students. Easton told the Times that "as the school's reputation for engaging academically troubled students spread, it became a magnet for difficult students, depressing the test scores." She would like the school to be given another three years to improve, but the Harold O. Levy, the city's schools chancellor, says time's run out.

Robert H. Waterston ’65, the James S. McDonnell Professor of Genetics, head of the genetics department, and director of the School of Medicine's Genome Sequencing Center at Washington University, has been awarded the Dan David Prize, which recognizes innovative and interdisciplinary research, reported Washington University's weekly publication the Record. Waterston will share the $1 million award with two other scientists. Waterston and fellow awardee John Sulston collaborated to determine the order of the genetic letters in C. elegans, a roundworm. That work laid the groundwork for the international human genome project.

Robert Ehrlich ’79, a four-term Republican representative, faces Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, the daughter of Robert Kennedy, in Maryland's gubernatorial election in November. Ehrlich told Reuters: "The major advantage she has is the Kennedy fundraising base. But this is Maryland, not Massachusetts."

Daniel Case ’79, an investment banker who "helped take public many of the highest-flying technology companies in the 1980s and 1990s," died June 26 in San Francisco, reported the New York Times. He was 44 and died of a brain tumor. Case was chairman of J.P. Morgan H&Q, formerly Hambrecht & Quist.

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Tierney gets call from the Hall
If you were recruited to play lacrosse at Princeton for Bill Tierney, it means that you have experienced winning a national college championship. Since he arrived at what the Tiger athletic department described as a "lacrosse ghost town" in 1988, Tierney has coached his teams to six NCAA titles, nine NCAA Final Four appearances, and 10 Ivy League titles.
   His achievements, which include a 204-60 career coaching record (170-53 at Princeton), have earned Tierney membership in the 2002 class of the U.S. Lacrosse Hall of Fame.
   "It just means you’re getting old," joked Tierney in a phone conversation after his induction was announced. "I have so many people to share this with, especially my wife and family. I’m humbled by it. We’ve had great things happen here. I’m blessed. I’ve had the opportunity to have two sons go through here and play for me. We graduated every kid that came into the program. All of my recruits have won at least one national title. I hope it all continues."
   Tierney, who also coached the U.S. to the 1998 World Championship, will be inducted into the Hall of Fame on October 12 in Baltimore.
   Tierney served as head coach at the Rochester Institute of Technology from 1982 to 1984 and spent three seasons at Johns Hopkins as an assistant coach, helping the Blue Jays to the 1985 and 1987 NCAA championships.
   Princeton was 12-46 in the four years prior to Tierney's arrival, and his first team, in 1988, went 2-13. His first recruiting class, the Class of 1992, arrived the following fall. His former players sang his praises.
   "We had our first team meeting, and Coach Tierney kept the freshmen around when it was over," says Mike Mariano ’92, a first-team All-America defenseman in 1992. "He looked at us, and he said ‘whether you know it or not, you guys are the ones who are going to win the national championship.’ We were like, ‘sure, whatever.’"
   "Coach Tierney helped me reach beyond my full potential as a lacrosse player," says Jon Hess ’98, the 1997 Ivy League Player of the Year and a member of three NCAA championship teams. "That’s something he’s done for all of his players. His ability to do that is what makes him the coach that he is, and I’ll always be grateful to him for that."
   Tierney has recruited and coached two winners of the Lt. Raymond J. Enners Award as the national player of the year (David Morrow ’93 in 1993 and Scott Bacigalupo ’94 in 1994).
   He has coached 20 first-team All-Americas and 57 first-team All-Ivy League players at Princeton. He has also coached 15 USILA Scholar All-Americas and 14 winners of USILA national awards. Tierney won the Morris Touchstone Award as the Division I Coach of the Year in 1992. He also was named the 1983 Division III Coach of the Year, and he earned Nassau County Coach of the Year honors at both high schools. He was elected to the Long Island Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 1997 and the New Jersey Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 1999.
   All the accolades do not change his job, though. ‘"Each year, we start all over again with another group of great kids and their families. It keeps you young," he says.

Current and former Tigers dominate U.S. national men’s lacrosse team vying for world title
Princeton will be well represented when the U.S. national men’s lacrosse team takes to the field in Perth, Australia this weekend for the World Lacrosse Championship (July 5-14).
   Five Tigers are featured on the U.S. team, which has captured seven of the eight world championships that have been held since 1967. Former All-American attackman Kevin Lowe ’94, who still holds the career points record at Princeton (247), heads the group, which also includes three members of the Class of 2001: goalie Trevor Tierney, defenseman Ryan Mollett, and midfielder Matthew Striebel.
   The 2002 Ivy League Player of the Year Ryan Boyle ’04 rounds out the U.S. team’s Tigers, who are part of a young squad that is not favored this year even with the America’s past dominance.
   With the Major League Lacrosse season in full swing, names like Jesse Hubbard ’98 and Ryan Powell are needed at home to keep seats filled in the six-team league, which was founded by former Tiger David Morrow ’93. Both Morrow and Hubbard played on the 1998 U.S. team that Princeton’s Bill Tierney coached to a world title.
   Tierney, who saw the team play in some of its East Coast exhibitions, said it is an interesting year, but he expects his Tigers and the rest of the U.S. team to do well against the likes of Canada and Australia, who are among the favorites.
   "We had a much older team, that was before the professional league. This year, it’s opened doors for some of the younger guys," said Tierney. "It’s a fantastic opportunity for them and I could not be prouder to be represented by those guys, on the field and off. They’re all good people, too."
  Endurance will play a role in the tourney since the international game calls for 20 minute periods, as opposed to 15 in the college game. The teams also carry fewer players than the average college team.
   Matt Striebel, who plays for the MLL’s Bridgeport Barrage, has never played internationally, but he is looking forward to playing with his old Tiger teammates and some of the talented opponents he competed against at Princeton.
  "I’m excited to go to Australia to represent the country," he added. "This year there is a special meaning to competing for the country."

Princeton places 21st in annual rankings of U.S. athletic departments
On the strength of several national tournament appearances and a national championship in women’s lacrosse, Princeton finished 21st in the final 2001-02 Sears Cup rankings, which rate the country’s top athletic departments. Princeton is the only non-scholarship school to ever crack the Sears Cup’s Top 25, accomplishing the feat in 1996, 1998, and 2001.
   Stanford won its eighth consecutive Sears Cup, outpacing the University of Texas, University of Florida, North Carolina, and UCLA. Harvard was the only other Ivy League school to finish in the top 50, placing 49th.

Women’s basketball coach Richard Barron brings in first recruiting class
Richard Barron wasted little time in showing he could bring in some top notch talent to the women’s basketball program. After starting the program’s turnaround this past season, the second-year coach recently announced his first recruiting class, which includes a Tennessee Miss Basketball honoree and All-State performers from California and Montana.
   Becky Brown ’06, Tennessee’s Division II Miss Basketball, averaged 16 points and nine rebounds in her senior year at Harpeth Hall High School. The 6’-3" center hails from Nashville, where she also competed in track and volleyball.
   "The balance between athletics and academics was the one thing that really brought me to Princeton," says Brown. "The athletic program at Princeton is very strong and I recognized a strong competitiveness and will to win in the athletes that really got me excited about playing basketball at Princeton next year."
  Katy O’Brien ’06 averaged 15.4 points, 5.4 assists and 3.5 steals per game and made 86 3-point field goals for the Ventura Cougars in California. The 5’-7" guard won player of the year honors in the state’s Division 2AA.
   Lauren Nestor ’06, a 6-foot forward, also hails from California, where she helped Marin Catholic high school win its first state title.
  Two guards from Montana round out the list. Ali Smith ’06 (5’ 10") averaged 9.3 points a game for Bozeman High School. Ariel Overstreet (5’ 7") earned first-team Class C All-State honors as her team took the district and divisional championships last season. A 1,000-point scorer in high school, she totaled 1,350 points at Reed Point. Overstreet also lettered in track four years and volleyball three years.
   Barron is set for next year after completing his first season with an 11-16 overall record that equaled Princeton's win totals in the previous two years combined. Barron lost Lauren Rigney ’02 to graduation, but returns last season's leading scorer and distributor in Allison Cahill ’03, leading rebounder Kelly Schaeffer ’04 and the team’s top three-point shooter, Maureen Lane ’03.
  Princeton wrapped up last season by winning three of its last four games and will open the 2002-03 campaign at Baylor on November 22.

Former lacrosse and soccer star Julie Shaner ’01 joins coaching staff at Penn

Julie Shaner ’01, who earned All-Ivy honors in both soccer and lacrosse, will be on the other sideline when the Tigers face Penn next spring. Shaner has accepted an assistant coaching position with Penn’s women’s lacrosse team. She served as an assistant women’s soccer coach at Princeton this past year.
On the lacrosse field, Shaner helped take the Tigers to the NCAA Final Four in 2001 and was a finalist for the Tewaaraton Trophy, which is given to the finest women's lacrosse player in the country. She is a two-time All-American. Shaner will be working with Penn’s head coach Karin Brower, who served as assistant coach at Princeton from 1996-98.

Armond Hill ’85’s Columbia Lions to play in preseason NIT

Men’s basketball fans will get an early look at Armond Hill ’85’s Columbia Lions this fall when the Tigers’ Ivy League rivals take on Rutgers in the first round of the preseason National Invitational Tournament on November 18.
Columbia is the only Ivy League school that will be competing in the tournament. Hill is not stranger to the NIT. He led Princeton to the postseason 1975 NIT championship. Hill was drafted in the first round of the NBA draft by the Atlanta Hawks after winning the Ivy Player of the Year Award in 1976. Hill served as an assistant to Pete Carril at his alma mater before taking over the Columbia program in 1995.

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