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Archive – November, 2000

Cultural comedy night, Dec. 2

Butler College is sponsoring "Cultural Comedy Night" on Saturday, Dec. 2 from 9 PM - 11 PM in Chancellor Green. The event will feature professional comedian Steve Burn and Student comedians Jennifer Lenore Schanbacher, Matt Ornstein, Nate Allard, ...

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Jazz ensemble to perform, Dec. 2

The Princeton University Concert Jazz Ensemble will perform Duke Ellington's Nutcracker Suite on Saturday, Dec. 2 at 8:00 p.m. at Richardson Auditorium. The Jazz Ensemble II will also perform.

Tickets are $5 for students when purchased prior to...

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Computer reception and lecture, Nov. 30

is holding a reception celebrating their new "hats" Linux public computing service on Thursday, Nov. 30 at 4:00 p.m. in the Wall Display Area of the Frist Campus Center.

Phil Copeland of Redhat Corporation will present the lecture "Why is Linux...

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Lautenberg reflects on senate career, Nov. 30

U.S. Senator Frank Lautenberg will offer "Reflections on a Senate Career," at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 30, 2000 in Dodds Auditorium, the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.

Lautenberg, who has a distinguished 18-year caree...

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Former Advisor to Boris Yeltsin to speak, Dec. 5

Emil Pain, a former advisor to Boris Yeltsin, will offer the lecture "From Yeltsin to Putin: The Evolution of Relations Between the Federal Government and the Regions of Russia" on Tuesday, Dec. 5 at 4:30 p.m. in 3 Robertson Hall.

His lecture i...

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Moral foundations of American democracy lecture, Dec. 4

Waldron will deliver the inaugural address of the John M. Olin Foundation Lectures on the Moral Foundations of American Democracy on Monday, Dec. 4 at 4:30 p.m. in 104 Computer Science Building.

Waldron's lecture is titled "Popular Sovereignty ...

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Author Peter Baker to speak on Clinton, Dec. 6

Baker, co-author of the original article that broke the Monica Lewinsky scandal, will present a lecture, "The Breach: Clinton, Impeachment and the Next President" on Wednesday, Dec. 6 at 4:30 p.m. in Bowl 1, Robertson Hall.

The lecture is spons...

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Blind orchestra auditions better for women, study finds

Efforts to conceal the identities of musicians auditioning for spots in symphony orchestras significantly boost the chances of women to succeed, a new study co-authored by a Princeton University economist suggests.

Traditionally, women have been...

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Wind Ensemble to perform, Nov. 30

Princeton University Wind Ensemble will perform its fall concert in Richardson Auditorium at 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 30. This is the first concert of the year for the ensemble, featuring works by Mendelssohn, Persichetti, Grainger, Ticheli, an...

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Jean Kilbourne to speak, Dec. 6, 7

Dr. Jean Kilbourne will present "The Naked Truth:Advertising's Image of Women" in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall on Wednesday, Dec. 6 at 7:00 p.m. and "Under the Influence:The Pushing of Alcohol via Advertising" in McCosh 10 on Thursday, Dec. 7 ...

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Electoral college debate, Nov. 28

Barbara Olsen, best-selling author of Hell to Pay, a biography of Hillary Clinton, will speak as part of a debate over the future of the electoral college, on Tuesday, Nov. 28 at 7:00 p.m. at the Whig Hall Senate Chamber. The debate will featu...

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Fred Greenstein honored for work in political psychology

Professor Fred I. Greenstein has received the Lasswell Award from the International Society of Political Psychology for his contributions to the field over many years.

The society cited Greenstein for having built "new roads rather than followi...

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Princeton researchers moderate chat on single dads

postdoctoral fellows in Princeton's Center for Research on Child Wellbeing will moderate a weeklong online chat about single fathers beginning Monday, Nov. 27.

Marcia J. Carlson and W. Bradford Wilcox will moderate the discussion about challeng...

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New program trains scientists at interface of physics and biology

A new program will give graduate students and postdoctoral scholars in the physical and mathematical sciences interdisciplinary training in the biological sciences, helping to fill a growing need in biology for researchers with strong quantitative...

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Stanley Cavell to deliver James A. Moffett '29 lecture in ethics, Dec. 14

Philosopher Stanley Cavell will address "The Good of Film" on Thursday, Dec. 14 at 4:30 p.m. in room 104 of the Computer Science Building.

Cavell is a recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship and a past president of the American Philosophical Associ...

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Panel: Electoral College likely to remain

When weeks of turmoil over the presidential election end, a longer debate over the Electoral College may begin. A panel of scholars at Princeton this week acknowledged shortcomings of the Electoral College system, but most favored amending the sys...

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Stainless-steel tigers stalk Princeton Stadium

Two new tigers are stalking the north entrance of Princeton Stadium.

The 7,000-pound stainless steel tiger sculptures are gifts of investment banker William M. Weaver Jr., a 1934 Princeton graduate who donated the money to construct the nearby ...

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Paul Muldoon poems commemorate death of Oscar Wilde

Two poems by Paul Muldoon, director of Princeton's Program in Creative Writing, will be officially unveiled in England next month by the Reading Borough Council to mark the centennial of Oscar Wilde's death.

Wilde, the renowned 19th century Iri...

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Music under Construction concert, Nov. 18

The University Art Blakey Jazz Ensemble, with Anthony Branker conducting and organ improvisation by David Messineo, will perform Saturday, Nov. 18 at 8 p.m. at the Princeton University Chapel.

Admission is $10 and $8 for students. For more inf...

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New Jersey awards Princeton grant for genomics research

The state of New Jersey awarded Princeton University a $700,000 grant to help develop its genomics research program and to build the University's capacity to attract further grants in that field.

The grant is part of a $6.5 million package of a...

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Musical about Wiles opens Nov. 21

Wiles, the Eugene Higgins Professor of Mathematics, is the subject of a new musical that opens in New York City on Nov. 21

Wiles is widely celebrated for his proof of Fermat's Last Theorem. The musical by Joanne Sydney Lessner and Joshua Rosenb...

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John Gillham elected fellow of Society of Plastics Engineers

Gillham, professor of chemical engineering, emeritus, has been elected a fellow of the Society of Plastics Engineers in recognition of his long-term contribution to the industry.

He was one of 14 senior members to receive the honor this year, a...

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Dean of religious life receives lifetime achievement award

Joseph Williamson, dean of religious life and of the chapel, has received a lifetime achievement award from the Association of College and University Religious Affairs.

Williamson is one of three people presented with the award, the first ever ...

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Writer Kevin Phillips to speak, Nov. 30

2000 Elections and the Future of American Politics" is the subject of a lecture to be presented by writer and columnist Kevin Phillips on Thursday, Nov. 30 at 8 p.m. in 101 McCormick Hall.

"Mr. Phillips, is widely regarded as one of the leading...

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Faculty members to discuss Electoral College and the 2000 election, Nov. 15

Scholars from the Princeton University faculty will direct their attention to the debate concerning the Electoral College and the 2000 election at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 15 in Bowl 1, Robertson Hall.

Panelists will include Christopher L. ...

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New associate curator to join Art Museum

Laura M. Giles, research curator for Italian drawings at The Art Institute of Chicago, will join The Art Museum as associate curator of prints and drawings. Giles will begin her duties in December, succeeding Barbara T. Ross, who retired in 1999.

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Panel discussion on local hunger, Nov. 15

On Wednesday, Nov. 15, the Student Volunteers Council will hold a panel discussion on "Hunger in Our Community." Participants will be Bob Krisak, administrative supervisor of the Mercer County Food Stamp Program; Peter Wise, director of the Trento...

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Discussion on Middle East crisis, Nov. 16

A panel discussion on the "Crisis in the Middle East: Human Rights, International Law, and U.S. Foreign Policy," will take place at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 16 in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.

The discussion will feature Roger Normand, e...

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African-American studies lecture on manhood, Nov. 30

Nikol G. Alexander will speak on "'We Shall Have Our Manhood': Black Macho, Black Nationalism, and the Million-Man March," at 4:30 p.m. Nov. 30 in 211 Dickinson Hall.

Alexander is a postdoctoral fellow in African-American studies at the Univers...

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Lecture on black women and contradictions of race, class and gender; Nov. 28

Jacquelyn Grant, Fuller E. Callaway Professor of Systematic Theology at the Interdenominational Theological Center in Atlanta, will lecture on "Being Broad in the Concrete: Black Women and Race/Gender/Class Contradictions," Nov. 28 at 4:30 p.m. in...

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School reformer addresses teacher shortage

Efforts to improve America's school systems are greatly hindered by the shortage of qualified teachers throughout the nation, Baltimore education reformer John P. Sarbanes suggested at Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and Int...

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National Medal of Science awarded, Dec. 1

President Clinton was scheduled to award the National Medal of Science to this year's 12 laureates, including Princeton astrophysicist Jeremiah P. Ostriker, at a ceremony in Washington, D.C. on Dec. 1.

The ceremony was scheduled to take place in...

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Saxophonist Oliver Lake to perform, Nov. 11

Oliver Lake, playing his big band music as part of the Princeton University Jazz Ensembles Concert, will perform Saturday, Nov. 11 at 8 p.m. in Richardson Hall on the Princeton campus. Tickets are $10 for students and senior citizens, $20 for regu...

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Memory issues clearer to Princeton scientists

Princeton scientists have discovered a key mechanism the brain uses to transfer short-term memories into permanent storage, a finding that could have broad implications for understanding how the brain maintains long-term stability.

Researchers l...

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Adlai Stevenson celebrated

As part of a celebration marking the 100th anniversary of the birth of Adlai Stevenson Jr. '22, former Sen. Eugene McCarthy joined a panel of historians, biographers and political scientists yesterday to discuss the life and impact of the former g...

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Torricelli speaks to students on democracy

Senator Robert G. Torricelli heralded America's democracy but told Princeton students the debate over the role of the federal government has not changed much in the last 220 years. Citing the chaos from Tuesday's presidential election and also the...

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Torricelli to speak to students; hold book signing, Nov. 9

U.S. Senator Robert G. Torricelli is scheduled to lecture to students on Thursday, Nov. 9 during an afternoon class at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University. Later, at 7 p.m., Sen. Torricelli is schedu...

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Project_55, in the nation's service

Back in 1989, members of the class of 1955 dreamed big about what they could accomplish by creating an organization that would mobilize Princeton alumni and students to attack problems of public interest.

"Somebody suggested then that our goal s...

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Serra sculpture dedicated, Nov. 10

Internationally renowned artist Richard Serra joined Princeton University officials at a dedication ceremony on campus today for his dramatic new sculpture, "The Hedgehog and the Fox."

The sculpture, three vast ribbons of rust-colored steel, was...

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Distinguished Fellows named by Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

Francis "Rip" Perkins and Charles Neumeyer, researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL), have been named the 2000 PPPL Distinguished Research and Engineering Fellows. (Full details, PPPL News Release...

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Akbar Ahmed studies differences but seeks unity

Visiting scholar Akbar Ahmed enjoys cultivating friendships, a habit that probably suited him well while he was Pakistan's ambassador to the United Kingdom and Ireland.

Even on the most informal of occasions (a brief conversation with a guest), ...

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Dance Theater of Nepal to perform, Nov. 18

Dance Theater of Nepal will perform at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 18 in the Film and Dance Theatre of the Frist Campus Center, Princeton University. The concert will feature master Nepali dancer, musician, teacher, and Dance Theater of Nepal co-dire...

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Former U.S. Ambassador to Moscow to speak, Nov. 16

Jack F. Matlock, the George F. Kennan Professor of Historical Studies at the Institute for Advanced Studies and former U.S. ambassador to Moscow, will lecture on "Putin and Russia's Future," on Thursday, November 16 at 4:30 p.m., Bowl 1, Robertson...

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Minnesota law professor to speak on regionalism and civil rights, Nov. 14

John A. Powell, University of Minnesota Law School professor and executive director of the Institute on Race and Poverty, will lecture on "Regionalism and Civil Rights," Tuesday, November 14, 4:30 p.m. at Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall on the Pr...

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Political philosopher to lecture on "Next Liberal Agenda," Nov. 16

of America's leading political philosophers and constitutional lawyers will present a lecture on "The Next Liberal Agenda" at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16, in 104 Computer Science Building. Bruce Ackerman, the Sterling Professor of Law and Politica...

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Greenstein says Gore/Bush styles differ greatly

Princeton University political scientist Fred I. Greenstein, the author of The Presidential Difference: Leadership Style from FDR to Clinton (The Free Press, 2000), offers the following Election Day commentary:

Are there only cosmetic differe...

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Princeton students turn to teaching

Jason Booher, a 1999 Princeton graduate, looks forward to teaching English to high school students, watching them get inspired by books and gain confidence in themselves and their ideas. Devon Keefe, a member of the class of 2001, is excited by th...

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Princeton University wins 2000 Thomas Alva Edison Patent Award

Princeton University has been selected as a winner of the 2000 Thomas Alva Edison Patent Award from the Research and Development Council of New Jersey. The award will be presented at the 21st annual New Jersey Science/Technology Medal Dinner Nov. ...

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Debenedetti inducted into National Academy of Engineering

Pablo Debenedetti, the Class of 1950 Professor in Engineering and Applied Science and chair of the Department of Chemical Engineering, was inducted last month into the National Academy of Engineering, a private institution whose mission is to prov...

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Sarbanes, attorney and education reformer, to Lecture on Nov. 8

John P. Sarbanes, special assistant for the Baltimore City-State Education Reform Partnership and partner in the law firm of Venable, Baejter, Howard and Civiletti, will deliver the lecture "Where Have All the Teachers Gone?: A View from Ground Ze...

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Research aims to save crumbling monuments

George Scherer, professor of civil and environmental engineering, does not see the Princeton campus as others do.

Among the meticulously maintained buildings and the treasured stone carvings, Scherer's eye seeks out the problems, the flaki...

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Arthur Winfree to speak on sudden heart attacks in Graduate School lecture series, Nov. 12

Winfree, a 1970 alumnus of Princeton's Graduate School and the recipient of a MacArthur Foundation's "genius" award, will return to Princeton on Sunday, Nov. 12 to speak on "Total Eclipse of the Heart: Electrical Vortices and Fatal Heart Attacks."...

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