News at Princeton

Monday, April 24, 2017

Archive – March, 2001

Israeli analyst finds continued support for peace process

A large majority of Israeli Jews continue to support peace negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians, but fewer believe those efforts will succeed, an Israeli public-opinion expert said at Princeton's Woodrow Wilson School this week.


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Lindbergh documents opened to researchers

Detailed records that reveal more information about a controversial period in the lives of aviator Charles Lindbergh and his wife, Anne, were opened Thursday at Princeton's Firestone Library.

Six boxes containing writings relevant to the Lindbe...

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Newark City Council member speaks, April 7

Newark City Council member Cory Booker will discuss "Turning Philosophy into Action: New Perspectives on Urban Politics" at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 7, in McCosh 46. His address is sponsored by the Princeton University chapter of the American Civ...

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U.S. poet laureate to present Tanner lecture, April 5

Pinsky, former poet laureate of the United States, will continue the Tanner Lectures on Human Values on Thursday, April 5, in Helm Auditorium, McCosh 50. At 4:30 p.m., he will offer the second part of his lecture, "American Culture and the Voice o...

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N.J. secretary of state to speak, April 4

The Rev. DeForest Soaries Jr., New Jersey secretary of state and senior pastor of the First Baptist Church of Lincoln Gardens, will present a public lecture on "Church and State: Perfect Together?" at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 4, in Dodds Auditor...

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Lecture set on peace process, April 5

A lecture on "The End of the Peace Process: Oslo and After" is set for 4:30 p.m. Thursday, April 5, in McCosh 10.

Edward Said, University Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University, will be the speaker. Said writes a...

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International Festival celebrated, April 3-7 and April 28

The University's annual International Festival is expanding this year from its traditional half-day celebration.

Part one of the event will run from Tuesday through Saturday, April 3-7, and part two will take place in conjunction with Communive...

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Asian art on display during April

exhibit of 19th century and contemporary stoneware, porcelain, micro-engraved stone, and miniature carved and incised pieces will be on display during the month of April in the East Asian Library, 310 Frist Campus Center.

Works by micro-engrave...

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Wildlife activist to speak, April 5

Karl Ammann, wildlife activist, photographer and author, will present a lecture titled "Eating Ape: Primates on the Brink" at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, April 5, in Bowl 1, Robertson Hall.

His presentation will focus on the illegal bushmeat trade that...

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Theatre InTime to perform

"The House of Yes" by Wendy Macleod will be performed at Theatre Intime Thursday through Saturday, March 29-31, at 8 p.m. There also will be performances Thursday through Saturday, April 5-7, at 8 p.m. with a special matinee on Saturday, April 7, ...

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Nobel Laureate to give talk on climate change, March 29

J. Molina, Nobel Laureate in Chemistry, will speak on global climate change for the inauguration of the Princeton Environmental Institute/Princeton University Press Public Lecture Series.

His lecture, "Urban, Regional and Global Air Pollution,"...

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Andrew Wiles to speak, March 30

Professor Andrew Wiles will offer a "Retrospective" on Fermat's Problems on Friday, March 30, at 4 p.m. in Jadwin 111.

The lecture is sponsored by the Undergraduate Math/Physics Colloquium. The event is free and open to the public. For more in...

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Gathering fetes Italian poet, April 6-7

conference marking the 100th anniversary of the birth of Italian poet Salvatore Quasimodo is scheduled for Friday and Saturday, April 6-7, on campus.

The conference, "Salvatore Quasimodo: Nel Vento del Mediterraneo" (in the Mediterranean wind),...

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Bartels named to state post

Bartels, professor of politics and public affairs in the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, has been named to the state Apportionment Commission that is remapping New Jersey's 40 legislative districts. The appointment was m...

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Graduate symposium, "Authenticities East and West."

The Society for Intercultural Comparative Studies, a newly formed organization that seeks to foster the growing community of scholars in the field of cultural criticism, is hosting a graduate symposium "Authenticities East and West."

The Confer...

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Acappella performance, April 6

The all-female acappella group, the Wildcats, is presenting, "Jungle Jam," on April 6th at 8 p.m. in Richardson Auditorium.

The program also will feature Princeton dance group, Disiac, and the all-male acappella group from Brown University, the...

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Baroque recital, March 31

A recital devoted entirely to Baroque music, "A Musical Offering," will be offered in Taplin Auditorium, Fine Hall on Saturday, March 31 at 8 p.m.

Violinist Lillian Pierce '02 and oboist Andrew Braid '03, members of the Princeton University Orc...

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President Shapiro joins colleagues in supporting stem cell research

Harold T. Shapiro joined 111 other college and university leaders Monday in urging the Bush administration to allow continued federal funding of stem cell research under stringent guidelines developed last year.

Calling the discovery of human e...

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President Shapiro joins colleagues in supporting stem cell research

President Harold T. Shapiro joined 111 other college and university leaders Monday in urging the Bush administration to allow continued federal funding of stem cell research under stringent guidelines developed last year.

Calling the discovery ...

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Senior wins 2001 Luce Scholars competition

Craig Cornelius '01 has been named as one of this year's Luce Scholars Competition winners. The Luce Scholars Program provides stipends and internships to eighteen young Americans so that they may live and work in Asia for one year. Started in 197...

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Tree removal on Faculty Road, March 27

will face traffic delays on Faculty Road from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, March 27. Only one lane will be open between Alexander Street and Washington Road.

These delays are required because of work to remove two large trees around the boadhouse....

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Chapel restoration

largest stained glass project in the United States in the last quarter century is continuing in the University Chapel this spring.

The work involves removing, cleaning and releading 27 windows in the building -- the first full restoration attem...

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Help needed for volunteer day, April 7

staff of the Office of Community and State Affairs and the students of Community House are seeking participants in Campus Volunteer Day on Saturday, April 7.

The one-day outreach project offers the University community (faculty, staff and stude...

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Scholars present on literary fairy tales, March 30, 31

The enduring popularity of the literary fairy tale will be explored during a conference Friday and Saturday, March 30-31, in McCormick 101. The event, "Considering the Kunstmdrchen: The History and Development of Literary Fairy Tales," will run fr...

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Astronaut launches lecture series, March 29

astronaut Story Musgrave will inaugurate the 2001 Evnin Lecture Series with a talk titled "An Artist's View of the Universe" Thursday, March 29.

Musgrave, a veteran of six space flights, will speak at 7:30 p.m. in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Ha...

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Women leaders gather for conference, March 30, 31

World, One Fight," a conference intended to raise awareness about the oppression and violence that negatively impact women around the globe, is scheduled for Friday and Saturday, March 30-31, on campus. The conference, headquartered in the Frist C...

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Race, politics and census explored, March 26

"Whos Afraid of the Undercount? Race, Politics and the Census," is the title of a lecture to be presented at 4:30 p.m. Monday, March 26, in Bowl 2, Robertson Hall.

Peter Skerry, associate professor of government at Claremont McKenna College an...

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Librarian of Congress to speak, March 27

of Congress James Billington, a 1950 Princeton graduate, will speak at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 27, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall. His address is titled "A Christian View of History."

Billington was sworn in as the Librarian of Congress i...

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Forrester looks at fate of Freud, March 28

John Forrester, a noted Freud scholar, will lecture at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 28, in McCormick 101. Following his lecture, entitled " The Fate of Freud in the 21st Century?," Elaine Showalter will comment.

Forrester, a professor of...

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Medieval Colloquium, March 30, 31

graduate student medieval colloquium is hosting its annual interdisciplinary conference, devoted to the late middle ages, at 5 p.m. Friday, March 30, in 230 Dickinson and at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, March 31, in 106 McCormick. The conference is free an...

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Longtime Princeton coach Edward Donovan dies

Edward Donovan, 91, a longtime coach with Princeton University, died Thursday at home in Princeton.

Over a period of 55 years, Donovan coached baseball, football and basketball and taught squash, tennis and golf. He continued to work with stude...

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Betty Leydon to be vice president for information technology

Betty Leydon, the top-ranking information technology administrator at Duke University, will become vice president for information technology and chief information officer at Princeton in June.

She will replace Ira Fuchs, who is now the vice pre...

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Lecture on future of Middle East peace, March 28

Tamar S. Hermann will lecture on "Is There a Future for Peace? Israeli Public Opinion on the Negotiations with the Palestinians," Wednesday, March 28 at 4:30 p.m. in Dodds Auditorium. It is free and open to the public.

Hermann serves as directo...

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Conference on film and religious expression, March 30

Avant-garde filmmaker Nathaniel Dorsky will open a three-day conference on religious expression in film at 7 p.m. on Friday, March 30 with the screening of several of his short films.

The conference, "Religion and Cinema," will bring together v...

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Art Museum exhibition on "Seeing Double: Copies and Copying in the Arts of China"

An overview of the way Chinese artists have traditionally copied, imitated, and alluded to earlier works in the technical production and aesthetic appreciation of art is the focus of the exhibition "Seeing Double: Copies and Copying in the Arts of...

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Program on eldercare and the working caregiver, March 21

lunchtime program on "Eldercare and the Working Caregiver" will be held on Wednesday, March 21 in Room 101 McCosh Health Center. There will be two sessions, from 12 noon until 1 p.m. and 1 p.m. until 2 p.m.

Presenters Martha Nielsen of the Merc...

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Danspeckgruber to address Indian research council

Wolfgang Danspeckgruber, founder and director of the Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination at Princeton University, is leaving for New Dehli and Islamabad to give two weeks of lectures.

In New Dehli, Danspeckgruber will address members ...

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Study supports novel theory of memory formation

Scientists have found the first direct evidence to support a new theory of how the brain forms memories, an insight that may lead to novel strategies for treating memory disorders.

In an experiment with rats, neuroscientists Elizabeth Gould of ...

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Pandora's Box: A Performing Arts Cabaret, March 14,15

Muse presents "Pandora's Box: A Performing Arts Cabaret" on Wednesday, March 14 at 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. and Thursday, March 15 at 8 p.m. at Theatre-Intime.

Admission is $5. Please call 609-258-4950 for reservations.

Contact: Marilyn Marks...

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Asian American emergence lecture, March 28

Helen Zia '73 will present "The Asian American Emergence: A Third World Center Alumna's Journey from Olden Street to Main Street" on Wednesday, March 28 at 7:30 p.m. in Dodds Auditorium, Richardson Hall.

Zia, a long-time activist for social jus...

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Family heirlooms workshop slated for March 24

workshop on the care and preservation of family heirlooms is scheduled for 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 24, at the Firestone Library on the Princeton University campus. Advance registration is required.

The event is presented jointly by the H...

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Dutch tapestry on view through June 10

A large and detailed Dutch tapestry from the late 16th century is on view at Princeton University's Art Museum through June 10. The exhibition, "A Tapestry by Karel van Mander," coincides with "Vermeer and the Delft School," a major showing of Dut...

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Tree removal planned for Faculty Road postponed

Work to remove two large trees around the boathouse, scheduled for March 16 has been delayed.

A follow-up announcement will be posted to advise motorists of anticipated delays when new dates have been set.

Contact: Marilyn Marks (609) 25...

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Banff Festival of Mountain Films, March 14

The best of the Banff Festival of Mountain Films will be shown on Wednesday, March 14 from 7-10 p.m. in McCosh 10.

Tickets are $8 in advance for faculty and staff, $12 at the door, and $8 for students. Tickets are on sale at the Frist Campus Ce...

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Lecture on mental health of children, March 13

Steven E. Hyman, director of the National Institute of Mental Health, will speak on "The Mental Health of Children: Illness, Medication, and the Developing Brain," on Tuesday, March 13 at 8 p.m. in 302 Frist Campus Center.

Hyman will explain wh...

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Economist to speak on AIDS, March 13

Over, senior economist in the Development Research Group at the World Bank, will speak on "AIDS, Inequality and Poverty in Developing Countries: Policy Options for Escaping the Viscious Circle" at noon on Tuesday, March 13, in 300 Wallace Hall.


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Conference examines CIA's Cold War analysis

United States has entered an era in which the "potential for unwelcome surprise" is greater than at any time since the end of World War II, Deputy Director of Central Intelligence John E. McLaughlin said at Princeton Friday.

McLaughlin spoke du...

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Wallace Hayes, pioneer of supersonic flight, dies

Wallace D. Hayes, an emeritus professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at Princeton University who made numerous fundamental contributions to the understanding of supersonic flight and supersonic aircraft design, died March 2 in Hightstow...

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Princeton receives grant to create national arts data archive

Princeton University has received a $1.9-million grant from The Pew Charitable Trusts to create a national data archive for policy and the arts, the country's first electronic archive of research data on the arts and culture.

This new reposi...

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Friends of Library host talk on early European printing, March 15

Paul Needham and Blaise Ag|era y Arcas will present their recent research on early European printing on Thursday, March 15 at 5 p.m. in McCormick 101.

In their lecture, How Were the Earliest European Printing Types Made? Needham, librarian of...

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Friends of Library host talk on early European printing

Paul Needham and Blaise Ag|era y Arcas will present their recent research on early European printing on Thursday, March 15 at 5 p.m. in McCormick 101.

In their lecture, How Were the Earliest European Printing Types Made? Needham, librarian of t...

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WROC debate, March 8

the University accept the Workers Rights Organizing Committee (WROC) platform? Professor Elizabeth Bogan of the economics department will be a guest debater at a Whig-Clio debate, Thursday, March 8 at 9 p.m. in the Senate Chamber.


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Steps announced on staff issues

In response to issues raised by the Workers' Rights Organizing Committee, University officials have advanced two measures concerning casual workers and wage levels.

Richard Spies, vice president for finance and administration, explained the mea...

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Ivy League champs

Princeton's men's basketball team clinched the Ivy League championship last night, beating the University of Pennsylvania 68-52. With the win, the Tigers earned an automatic bid to the NCAA tournament -- Princeton's first NCAA tournament bid in th...

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Queer Articulations film festival, March 8-10

Queer Articulations, Princeton's independent film festival, will run Thursday, March 8 through Saturday, March 10.

The festival features cutting-edge independent films selected by student curators, and presentations and discussions by Princeton...

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Summer staff needed at Community House

House needs graduate and undergraduate students to work as support staff for its computer summer camp. Support staff will help instruct 12 middle school students in Word, Excel, Power Point, Web Design, Introduction to Stock Stimulation, Digital C...

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Princeton Experience survey

An online student survey is now being conducted to solicit views and ideas for improving the campus climate.

The Princeton Experience survey is the culmination of the first phase of an assessment effort that started in June 1999 and has include...

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Storm update, 5:30 a.m. Tuesday

Classes and academic activities continue on a normal schedule today, but there will be a delayed opening in other areas of the University. Most employees should report to work at 10 a.m. Employees who are needed to provide critical and essential s...

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"Environmental Considerations" discussion canceled

The discussion on "Environmental Considerations: Princeton's Practices and Policies," which was scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Monday, has been canceled because of the threat of severe weather.

Contact: Marilyn Marks (609) 258-3601

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Storm update: Classes in session, most offices closed

Because of severe weather conditions, the University will be open only for critical services on Monday, March 5. Employees who have been told they are needed to provide critical and necessary services should report to work as usual. All other Univ...

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Richard Epstein to speak on prosperity and moral degradation, March 7

Richard A. Epstein, interim dean of the law school and James Parker Hall Distinguished Service Professor of Law at the University of Chicago, will lecture on "Is Moral Degradation the Inevitable Result of the Prosperity Generated by Capitalism?" a...

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Lecture on early European printing, March 15

Paul Needham and Blaise Ag|era y Arcas will present their recent research on early European printing at 5 p.m. on Thursday, March 15 in McCormick 101.

In their lecture, "How Were the Earliest European Printing Types Made?" Needham, librarian of...

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Nepalese activists to speak, March 8

In celebration of International Women's Day, Renu Sharma and Tara Upreti will speak on "Standing at the Crossroads: The Changing Status of Women's Rights in Nepal" at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 8, in 28 McCosh Hall.

Sharma and Upreti, who wer...

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Elizabeth Bailey to speak, March 11

Bailey, a Princeton graduate alumna, will present "A Regulatory Framework for the 21st Century" at 4 p.m. Sunday, March 11, in Helm Auditorium, 50 McCosh Hall.

Bailey chairs the Department of Public Policy and Management at the Wharton School o...

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Lecture on stereotypes, March 8

Claude Steele, chairman of the Department of Psychology at Stanford University, will give a lecture titled "How Stereotypes Can Shape Intellectual Performance and Identity" at 8 p.m. Thursday, March 8, in 50 McCosh Hall.

The talk, this year's S...

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Students' software could increase reliability of computer chips

Computer chips are so complicated these days that more than half the time it takes to design them is devoted to checking for errors, and even then designers can't be sure they've caught all the flaws. Entire businesses are built around developing ...

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Hallelujah! worship service to celebrate Brotherhood Sunday, March 4

Brotherhood Sunday will be celebrated at the Hallelujah Service on March 4 at 1 p.m. in the East Room of Murray-Dodge Hall. The Rev. Kenyatta R. Gilbert will preach. All are welcome.

For more information contact Dean Deborah Blanks at 609-258-3...

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