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
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 Bermudas 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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Public tours, Saturdays, 2 p.m.
- 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.
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
Gallery at Firestone Library Heroic Pastorals: Images
of the American Landscape April 14, 2002 - October
G. Mudd Manuscript Library Take a Walk Along Nassau Street:
Celebrating the Classes of 1942, 1952, 1962, 1977, and 1982
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
357 W 16th St (JUST EAST OF 9TH AVENUE)
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
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
at Open, so we thought that it's time to give our ladies their own
When: Wednesday, July 24, 2002
6:30pm to 8:30pm
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
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 Princetons
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 Canadas 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
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
But Boyle and Hofstras 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
Summer time means taking it easy for many Tiger athletes. But for
the last five years some of Princetons 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 countrys 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
leagues top teams.
This year was no exception as the Rush reached the semifinals before
falling to the Midwest Cyclones. Princetons 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
Tiger baseballs 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
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
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
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
Princetons womens lacrosse title, Tora Harris 02s
high jump dominance, the womens lightweight crews national
title, wrestler Greg Parker 03s NCAA glory, and Final
Four appearances from the Tigerss mens lacrosse and
womens 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 04s national final appearance; Lauren Simmons
02s second-place finish at the NCAA outdoor track championships;
NCAA appearances from the mens and womens soccer teams;
mens basketballs invitation to the NIT; and the mens
swimming and diving teams EISL title.
Tiger Chris Young 02 mowing em down on the farm
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