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July 17, 2002


Andrew Dobson, a professor of ecology and evolutionary biology and coauthor of a new study that was published in the journal Science, has found that "climate warming is allowing disease-causing bacteria, viruses and fungi to move into new areas where they may harm species as diverse as lions and snails, butterflies, and humans," reported the Associated Press. Dobson told reporters, "Climate change is disrupting natural ecosystems in a way that is making life better for infectious diseases. … It's not only going to be a warmer world, it's going to be a sicker world."

Princeton University Press recently published Dostoevsky: The Mantle of the Prophet, 1871-1881, by Professor of Comparative Literature, Emeritus, Joseph Frank. The book is the fifth and final volume of his biography of Dostoyevsky and "recounts the writer's last decade, in which he found domestic stability in his marriage to the much younger Anna Grigoryevna and saw his years of effort finally rewarded with prominence on the Russian literary scene," reported the Times Colonist.

Professor of American History Nell Irvin Painter has just published her latest book, Southern History Across the Color Line, a collection of six essays "that address a number of areas in which blacks and whites interacted in ways not usually chronicled in history books," reported the Post and Courier. "She attempts to dispel the myth that there was total physical and emotional separation of the races in the South."

Trevor Leitch ’02, an economics major, has been awarded a Rhodes scholarship. He plans to study philosophy, politics, and economics at Wadham College while at Oxford. A resident of Sandys, Bermuda, he is the recipient of the Sir Henry Tucker University Scholarship, which is awarded to students from Bermuda who demonstrate outstanding scholastic ability. Leitch has served as the captain of Bermuda’s National Debate Team. Lillian Pierce ’02 and Katherine Buzicky are also Rhode scholars.

Daniel Silverman, a physician with experience in health systems management, academic administration and medical education, has been selected to serve as chief medical officer and to lead University Health Services at Princeton. His appointment as chief medical officer of the university and executive director of University Health Services is effective August 15. He succeeds Pamela Bowen. Silverman is currently director of Evidence-Based Medicine Solutions and associate professor of clinical psychiatry at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.

Ung Lee ’02, a psychology major, has won this year's Stony Brook $1,000 Short Fiction Prize, an international literary contest for college undergraduates. Lee's story, "Accidents," was selected from about 200 entries by a panel of judges who are faculty members of the Department of English at the State University of New York. "Accidents" tells the story of a man trying to cope with the repercussions of an accident. Kathryn Jude Benson ’03 earned an honorable mention in the contest.

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10th annual Summer Carillon Series, Sundays at 1 p.m. from July 21 through September 1, Cleveland Tower of the Graduate college. Admission is free.
The dates and performers are:
July 21 — Marcel Siebers, Cuyk, the Netherlands
July 28 — Scott Parry '54, Princeton University
Aug. 4 — Robin Austin, Princeton University
Aug. 11 — Melissa Moyer '05, Princeton University
Aug. 18 — Ellen Espenschied, Yale University
Aug. 25 — Lisa Lonie, St. Thomas Church, Whitemarsh, Pennsylvania
Sept. 1. — Carlo van Ulft, Centralia Carillon, Centralia, Illinois
For more information, call Penna Rose at (609) 258-3654.

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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

Online exhibits at the Library




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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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On June 28, Heather Graham *99 was appointed one of 13 White House fellows. A program associate at the Annie E. Casey Foundation in Baltimore, she will work as an aide to senior White House staff or as a special assistant to a cabinet secretary.

Emerging Markets Online reported that Colombian President-elect Alvaro Uribe has named Robert Junguito *72 to become finance minister when his government takes office next month. Junguito was Colombia's finance minister from 1982 to 1986 and has been ambassador to the European Union.

Karl E. Meyer *56, who's doctoral thesis for the politics department was on the witch hunts of the McCarthy era, is editor of an obscure quarterly publication, The World Policy Journal, "which has become one of the voices of dissent in how the United States carries out the war on terror abroad," reported the New York Times. Meyer, a retired journalist for the Washington Post and the New York Times, and "many others who write for the magazine warn that America, especially after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, is flirting with its own demise."

On July 2 the New York Times ran a Q&A with former President Harold Shapiro *64, who headed the National Bioethics Advisory Commission from 1996 to 2001. The NYT asked him "While many areas of scientific advancement raise compelling ethical issues, something that gets less attention is access to health care, especially for the nation's poorest children. How do we strike a balance?" He answered: "We have done a horrible job of prioritizing our health care expenditures and have allowed the market to determine too much. Now, I am an economist, and I believe in the market a lot, how it mobilizes resources and generates creativity, but it doesn't do everything and it is often wrong. That's one of the reasons we need governments, because the market often generates inappropriate solutions. It is a scandal that we spend so much on very expensive medical products or procedures when we have these basic needs that are completely unattended to for a very large number of children and that we can fix for a far smaller investment. Reproductive cloning is little more that a dot on the wall compared with these problems. Taking care of tuberculosis or immunizing children may not be nearly as energizing to the public as the possibility that science fiction might come true, but we must change that orientation."

Samuel Elliott, who plays the shady attorney Trey Kenyon on the soap All My Children, recently made People magazine's Top 50 Bachelors list. Elliott, who played baseball for Princeton and majored in ecology and evolutionary biology, lives in New York City. He told People: "A great way to live in New York is with a job on a show, to be young and not have to worry about where your next check is going to come from."

A new PBS series, Benjamin Franklin, which premiers on November 19, features experts Willard S. Randall *84, a professor at Champlain College in Burlington, Vermont, and Barbara Oberg, editor of the papers of Thomas Jefferson at Princeton. Randall is a prolific writer on early Americans, including Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, and Benedict Arnold.

The democrat from Maryland and chairman of the Senate Banking Committee Paul S. Sarbanes ’54 "now finds himself riding herd on some of the most sweeping corporate and securities proposals in almost 70 years," reported the New York Times. His proposal to change accounting laws was passed 97-0 by the Senate this week.

Frederick Schultz ’76 *83 was sentenced June 11 to 33 months in federal prison and fined $50,000 "for his role in a conspiracy to sell antiquities stolen from Egypt," reported the New York Times. The judge "ordered Mr. Schultz to return to the government of Egypt an Old Kingdom bas relief depicting a family with geese. … According to testimony at the trial, the relief had been illegally acquired from corrupt members of Egypt's antiquities police and was offered for sale by Mr. Schultz for $60,000." His attorney will file an appeal.

The New York Times reported that John Mosler ’54, a former chairman and chief executive of the Mosler Safe Company, "which made vaults used for guarding the nation's wealth at Fort Knox and protecting the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights in Washington" died on July 7 in Manhattan. He was 79.

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U.S wins world title in men's lacrosse as Tigers shine in Australia
The U.S. needed a second-half rally, including two goals from Princeton’s Ryan Boyle ’04, to defeat Canada 18-15 and capture the 2002 International Lacrosse Federation World Championship.
For the Americans, who featured five Tigers in all, it was their sixth straight crown. Despite having to overcome a lack of international experience and Canada’s status as favorites this year, the U.S. stormed into the finals with a 4-0 mark after defeating the Canadians, the Iroquois Nationals (twice), and Australia in the preliminary rounds.
Former Princeton stars Kevin Lowe ’94, who scored one goal in the final, Matt Striebel ’01, who scored twice, and goalie Trevor Tierney ’01, who stopped seven shots in the opening half, helped keep the U.S. in the game as the Canadians took a 9-7 lead at intermission. Defenseman Ryan Mollett ’01 also scored a goal.
But Boyle and Hofstra’s Doug Shanahan carried the offense in the second half as the Americans pounded Canada for 11 goals. Shanahan finished the game with four goals to lead all scorers.
Lowe, who currently plays for the Long Island Lacrosse Club, finished with 19 goals in six games. Boyle, the reigning Ivy League Player of the Year, finished the tourney with 14 goals and nine assists.

Princeton stars in elite summer field hockey league

Summer time means taking it easy for many Tiger athletes. But for the last five years some of Princeton’s top field hockey players have been honing their skills in the summer heat as part of the United Airlines Field Hockey League.
Under the auspices of the U.S. Field Hockey Association, the league gathers the country’s top high school, college, and Olympic-level players so the elite level athletes can compete against one another.
This summer, Princeton coach Beth Bozman once again led the Princeton-based Metro Rush, which featured 11 current Tigers. Representing New York, New Jersey and Delaware, the Rush has consistently been among the league’s top teams.
This year was no exception as the Rush reached the semifinals before falling to the Midwest Cyclones. Princeton’s Ilvy Friebe ’03, a 2001 All-American and ECAC Player of the Year, led the team offensively, finishing the short season with eight goals in 12 games and placing second on the league scoring list.
Cory Picketts ’05 scored three goals. The other Tigers on the squad included Rachel Becker ’03, Elizabeth Black ’05, Kelly Darling ’05, Jennifer Elliot ’05, Natalie Matirosian ’03, Claire Miller ’04, who was also named a 2001 All American, Lauren Quinn ’05, Nicole Riner ’05, and Ashley Sennett ’05 on the squad.

Softball coaches Maureen Davies ’97 and Jen Sewell receive regional coaching honors

Head softball coach Maureen Davies ’97 and assistant Jen Sewell were recently named the Speedline/National Fastpitch Coaches Association Northeast regional coaches of the year. The regional coaches were selected by their coaching peers and entered into the running for the national coaches of the year honor presented by the NFCA.
Davies and Sewell led the Tigers to their first Ivy League championship since 1996. Princeton posted a 34-18, 13-1 Ivy record, setting the Princeton and league record for most league victories in a single season. The Tigers earned the No. 4 seed at the No. 2 Regional in their first post-season appearance since advancing to the 1996 Women's College World Series. Princeton's 34 wins were 14 more than the previous year.

Tiger baseball’s closer Pauly ’04 named ABCA/Rawlings All-American
Pitcher Thomas Pauly ’04 was selected to the 2002 American Baseball Coaches Association/Rawlings Division I third-team All-America. Pauly is the lone Ivy League representative on this year's All-America teams.
The ABCA All-America teams are collegiate baseball's oldest selections, dating to 1949. All Division I coaches have the opportunity to nominate and vote on these selections.
Pauly became Princeton's closer in 2002 while giving up 30 hits in 41.2 innings. He notched 45 strikeouts, while walking only 15 batters. In his 20 appearances, he gave up just six earned runs and closed out the year with a 2-2 record.
Pauly tied the Princeton single-season record for saves in 2002 when he closed out the 7-5 win over St. John's on April 30 to record his ninth save of the season. He is tied with David Boehle ’03, who posted nine saves in 2000, for first in the Tiger record books.
Princeton earned its seventh-consecutive Gehrig Division title and advanced to the Ivy League Championship Series, where it lost to Harvard 5-1 and 2-1. The Tigers closed out the season with a 22-23 record.

Kongslie ’03 receives honorable mention on preseason All-America football squad

Princeton safety Kevin Kongslie ’03 was the only Tiger to get a nod on the 2002 Sports Network Preseason All-America team for Division I-AA.
Kongslie, who earned All-Ivy honors last year, picked off five interceptions, deflected 10 passes and made 43 tackles last season.

Princeton helps Ivy League place sixth in Sears Cup rankings of college sports conferences

Princeton’s women’s lacrosse title, Tora Harris ’02’s high jump dominance, the women’s lightweight crew’s national title, wrestler Greg Parker ’03’s NCAA glory, and Final Four appearances from the Tigers’s men’s lacrosse and women’s field hockey teams helped put the Ivy League among the elite college sports conferences this year.
The Ancient Eight ranked sixth in the Sears Directors Cup standings. The top five conferences were the Pac-10, Big 10, SEC, ACC, and the Big XII. The Ivy League finished ahead of the Big East.
Other Tiger efforts that helped the Ivy League cause: fencer Soren Thompson ’04’s national final appearance; Lauren Simmons ’02’s second-place finish at the NCAA outdoor track championships; NCAA appearances from the men’s and women’s soccer teams; men’s basketball’s invitation to the NIT; and the men’s swimming and diving team’s EISL title.

Feature: Two-sport Tiger Chris Young ’02 mowing ‘em down on the farm


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