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Archive – May, 2001

Scholars gather for Darwin conference, June 8

Edward Larson, 1998 Pulitzer Prize winner in history, will deliver the keynote address to a conference, "Darwins Entangled Bank: The Cultural Legacy of Evolution," Friday, June 8.

Larson will speak at 2 p.m. in 10 Guyot Hall. The conference wi...

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Montaqo appointed first director of community service center

Salud Olessi Montaqo, currently the executive director of the YWCA of Trenton, N.J., has been selected as the first director of Princeton University's Center for Community Service.

She will join the staff in July as the Class of 1951 Director f...

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Muldoon at U-Store, June 3

The following author is scheduled to appear at the Princeton University Store:

Sunday, June 3, 11 a.m., Paul Muldoon, "Paul Muldoon Poems 1968-1998." Called "the most significant English-language poet born since the Second World War," Muldoon pr...

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U-Store features Gott, May 30

The Princeton University Store tonight will present J. Richard Gott at a 7 p.m. book signing of "Time Travel in Einstein's Universe." Gott, professor of astrophysical sciences, leads time travel into the realm of possibility with an exciting new t...

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Fellowships awarded

Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships have been awarded to five Princeton graduate students studying topics of ethical or religious values. Kimberly Bowes, John MacDougall, Nicole Sackley and Amanda Wunder will receive stipends t...

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Shapiro reception on Web

A Webcast of the May 24 staff reception honoring President Harold T. Shapiro and Vivian Shapiro can be heard by clicking here .

Several hundred people attended the reception outside the Frist Campus Center. The Shapiros were honored with tri...

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Reunions continues through June 3

More than 15,000 alumni and friends are participating in this year's Reunions, which began May 31 and end June 3. One alumnus (link by permisson of even bicycled from his home in New Hampshire for his 50th reunion. For a schedule ...

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Princeton names 2001 valedictorians, salutatorian

the first time since its founding in 1746, Princeton University has selected two valedictorians for Commencement. Jared Kramer, an engineering student in the Department of Computer Science, and Christine McLeavey, a physics major and award-winning...

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Commencement set for June 5

The University's 254th commencement ceremony will begin at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 5, on the lawn in front of Nassau Hall (Jadwin Gymnasium in case of severe weather).

President Shapiro will be the commencement speaker. In addition to the awar...

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James Broach named associate director of genomics institute

James Broach has been named associate director of the Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics and will oversee its operations as the University conducts a national search for a director to succeed Shirley M. Tilghman. Tilghman, who will be...

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Men's lacrosse team wins national championship

B.J. Prager scored four goals, including the game-winner in overtime, to lift the Tigers to a thrilling 10-9 win over Syracuse today at Rutgers Stadium.

The victory gave Princeton its sixth NCAA men's lacrosse title in the last 10 years, four o...

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Spanish drawings on view at Art Museum

A small but remarkable group of drawings by Spanish masters spanning five centuries will be on view at the Princeton University Art Museum through June 10.

The exhibition was organized in conjunction with "Old Master Drawings," a seminar ta...

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Two faculty members elected to American Philosophical Society

Michael Cook, Cleveland E. Dodge Professor of Near Eastern Studies and Burton Malkiel, Chemical Bank Chairman's Professor of Economics are among 38 newly elected resident members of the American Philosphical Society.

The society, founded by Ben...

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Exhibit showcases history and arts of the book

A new exhibition in the Milberg Gallery of Princeton University's Firestone Library celebrates the founding in 1940 of a unique collection at Princeton -- one that showcases the history and arts of the book through the finest examples of printi...

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Ostriker to leave provost's office, assume Cambridge professorship

After six years as Princeton University's second-ranking officer, Provost Jeremiah Ostriker will leave that office at the end of this summer and assume one of the most prestigious professorships at the University of Cambridge, the Plumian Professo...

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Friedberg named to Kissinger Chair

Friedberg, professor of politics and international affairs, has been named the first holder of the Henry Kissinger Chair in Foreign Policy and International Relations at the Library of Congress.

The program offers scholars the opportunity to sp...

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Three elected to National Academy of Sciences

Three Princeton faculty members were elected to the National Academy of Sciences at the academy's annual meeting May 1.

They are: Michael Bender, professor of geosciences; Robert Cava, associate director of the Princeton Materials Institute and...

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Summer theater schedule announced

After two summers in the dark, the lights will go up on Princeton Summer Theater this year.

The summer theater was cancelled in 1999 and 2000, allowing its home in Hamilton Murray Theater to undergo a million-dollar renovation.

The 2001 seas...

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Lee Silver on cloning, biotechnology

Lee Silver, professor of molecular biology and public affairs, is an authority on the subject of behavioral genetics. He also has become a leader in addressing the societal impacts of biotechnology, particularly in the area of reproductive medicin...

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Finance lectures, May 21-23

The Bendheim Center for Finance is presenting "Arbitrage and Finance" as part of a new lecture series, The Princeton Lectures in Finance.

The lecture will be given by Professor Stephen Ross of MIT, on Monday, May 21, Tuesday, May 22 and Wednesd...

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Graduate student to attend annual meeting of Nobel Laureates

Tom Karnack, a graduate student in the department of astrophysical sciences, program in Plasma Physics, has been selected by the Department of Energy as one of 31 outstanding research participants to attend the 51st annual meeting of Nobel Laureat...

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Special funds boost biweekly salary pools

In response to a recommendation from the Priorities Committee, President Harold T. Shapiro will use up all of his remaining discretionary funds for this year to provide approximately $400,000 so the University can begin increasing salaries in 2001...

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Research associate named Carnegie scholar

Sharon Weiner, a post-doctoral member of the Woodrow Wilson School's Research Program on Science and Global Security , will receive a grant of $100,000 from the Carnegie Corporation to continue her research over the course of two years.


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Student teaching builds bridges

seventh graders huddled eagerly around Christy Sander '03 as she placed weights along a bridge made from Popsicle sticks, masking tape and corrugated plastic.

"It's still standing," reported 12-year-old Carley Moseley as she admired her creation...

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AIDS activist to lecture, May 11

Rae Lewis Thornton, a well-known AIDS activist, will speak at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 11 in the Multi-Purpose room of the Frist Campus Center.

Thornton, who has been featured on "Oprah" and "Nightline," as well as in Essence, Ebony and Emerge mag...

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Olympic gold medalist Marion Jones to appear, May 11

Princeton University's Athletics department will be hosting two press conferences on Friday, May 11.

At 1:30 p.m. at the Weaver Track and Field Stadium, the press conference will feature the Golden Spike Tour with Olympic gold medalist Marian ...

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Olympic gold medalist Marion Jones to appear, May 11

The University's Athletic communications office will be host two press conferences on Friday, May 11.

at 1:30 at the Weaver Track and Field Stadium, the press conference will feature the Golden Spike Tour with Olympic gold medalist Marian Jones...

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Study sheds light on evolution of the brain

Princeton and Bell Labs scientists have devised a simple but powerful method for analyzing brain anatomy, providing the first reliable measure of how brains of humans and other mammals are related to one another across evolution.

In a paper in ...

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Money management workshop, May 12

personal finance management workshop, "Your Money: Handle With Care," will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 12, in room 307 of the Frist Campus Center.

The workshop will cover general money management, banking services, debt management including...

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Tilghman receives warm reception

Incoming President Shirley Tilghman basked in hugs, handshakes and congratulations as several hundred members of the University community greeted her at a reception in her honor Sunday.

Tilghman is "a blue bird of happiness found in our midst,"...

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Vivian Shapiro and Ernestine Bradley book signings

The Princeton University Store will present Ernestine Schlant Bradley, wife of Senator Bill Bradley, to read from "The Language of Silence" at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 8. Mrs Bradley, a Montclair State professor of German and Comparative Literature, wi...

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Roche honored with Behrman Award

Thomas P. Roche, Jr., the Murray Professor of English Literature, has been honored with Princeton University's Behrman Award for distinguished achievement in the humanities.

Roche joined the Princeton faculty in 1960 after teaching at Williams ...

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Tilghman thrilled; ready to lead

Speaking at a news conference to announce her election as Princeton's 19th President, Shirley M. Caldwell Tilghman described the thrill of having the opportunity to lead an institution that she said has become part of her blood.

"It is a deep h...

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Reception for Tilghman, May 6

President Harold T. Shapiro and Vivian Shapiro will host an informal reception to greet President-elect Shirley M. Caldwell Tilghman on the south lawn of the Frist Campus Center on Sunday, May 6, from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m.

In a message to me...

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Shirley Tilghman named Princeton University's 19th President

To view the press conference held Saturday, May 5, click here .

Shirley M. Caldwell Tilghman, a member of the Princeton University faculty since 1986, an exceptional teacher, and a world-renowned scholar and leader in the field of molecul...

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George to receive honorary degree

Robert George, McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence and Director of the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions , will offer the Commencement Address at Spring Arbor University in Michigan on Sunday, May 6, 2001 and will recei...

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Concert jazz ensemble, May 12

World Music Percussionists Guilherme Franco and John Arrucci will be featured as guest soloists with the Princeton University Concert Jazz Ensemble, Avant Garde Ensemble and Jazz Ensemble II at 8 p.m. Saturday, May 12, in Richardson Auditorium in ...

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Minicourses provide 'continuing education'

is light, fruity and can be served chilled. Pinot noir is "smoky on the nose" - a function of the soil in which it is grown. Barbera d'Alba, on the other hand, has a classic medium body and can be drunk with pasta or duck, but not steak. And do yo...

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Le Monde correspondent to lecture, May 3

Sylvain Cypel, special correspondent for international affairs at Le Monde newspaper in France, will present "The French Press and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict," today at 4:30 p.m. in Bowl 6, Robertson Hall, Woodrow Wilson School, on campus.


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Russian-US relations lecture, May 3

"The Current State of Russian-US Relations: Conflict or Conciliation?" will be presented at 4:30 p.m. today by Igor Neverov, Bowl 5, Robertson Hall.

Neverov is the deputy chief of mission for the Embassy of the Russian Federation. The lecture ...

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Smithsonian photo curator lectures, May 3

Mary Panzer, curator of photographs in the national portrait gallery of the Smithsonian Institution from 1992-2000 and a fellow at the Gilder Lehrman Institute of the New York Historical Society, will lecture today at 4:30 p.m. in 106 McCormick Ha...

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Shapiro presidency showcased

exhibition chronicling the leadership of President Shapiro at Princeton is on display through Sept. 30 in the Firestone Library lobby.

"The Presidency of Harold T. Shapiro, 1988-2001" includes publications, photographs and other memorabilia tha...

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Blood drive set for May 15-16

American Red Cross Spring Faculty and Staff Blood Drive is set for 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 15, and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 16, in Multipurpose Rooms A and B of the Frist Campus Center.

The drive is by appointment only, and times a...

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South African documentary to be shown, May 8

Wilson, one of South Africa's leading documentary producers, will show her film, "The Guguletu Seven," and answer questions in a program Tuesday, May 8.

The event will begin at 7:30 p.m. in 302 Frist Campus Center.

The film is the story of a...

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Three receive Guggenheim Fellowships

Princeton faculty members are among the 183 artists, scholars and scientists who received a 2001 Guggenheim Fellowship, an honor that recognizes exceptional achievement and supports promising projects.

Each Guggenheim Fellow will receive a gran...

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Four named Goldwater Scholars

Four Princeton juniors have been named Goldwater Scholars by the Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation.

Daniel Babich of the physics department, Robert Lipshitz and Lillian Pierce of the mathematics department, and ...

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Sophomore named first A. Scott Berg '71 scholar

Princeton University sophomore Adena T. Spingarn has been named the first recipient of the new A. Scott Berg 71 Scholarship, an award created by the noted biographer to support independent research by an undergraduate English major.

Berg, a mem...

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Water advisory lifted, May 3

The Elizabethtown water company has lifted the "water boiling advisory". They have posted recommendations on their site following the lifting of this advisory.

Contact: Marilyn Marks (609) 258-3601

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Summer theater reopens, June

The board of trustees of Princeton Summer Theater, Inc. has approved the proposal of a team of undergraduate managers to reopen Hamilton Murray Theater on the University campus for a season of summer stock. The Princeton student administrators, le...

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New fellows elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Six faculty members were elected new fellows to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. They are Dilip Abreu, Ben Bernanke, Demetrios Christodoulou, John Cooper, Michael Doyle, and Froma Zeitlin.

The members of the new class were chosen ...

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Leakey to speak on conservation, May 18

Richard Leakey will present a lecture on "Conservation Realities in Eastern Africa" at 8 p.m. Friday, May 18, in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall.

Leakey has made international headlines for his work in Kenya for more than 30 years. He is ...

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Paper: Exam medically unnecessary to prescribe birth-control pills

women to have a pelvic exam before they can obtain birth-control pills usually is unnecessary and causes delay that can lead to unintended pregnancy, according to a new paper co-authored by Professor James Trussell, associate dean of the Woodrow W...

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Feminism: the next generation?

In an essay that appeared in The New Republic, "Girlie, Interrupted: The Generational Progress of Feminism," Professor Christine Stansell reviewed several new books about feminism. A specialist in the history of gender in the U.S. who will teach a...

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Precautionary boil water advisory continues

A precautionary advisory to boil drinking water issued Tuesday for parts of New Jersey, including the Princeton campus, continues for another 24 hours.

The advisory was issued after the Elizabethtown Water Co. experienced a break on a major tra...

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Lecture on neonatology, May 3

The Student Bioethics Forum of Princeton is co-sponsoring a lecture titled "Baby! Oh Baby! A Lecture on Neonatology: The Medical Practice and Ethics of Newborn Care" at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 3, in McCosh 46.

Three neonatologists will address...

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Precautionary boil water advisory issued

A precautionary advisory to boil drinking water has been issued for parts of New Jersey, including the Princeton campus.

The advisory was issued after the Elizabethtown Water Co. experienced a break on a major transmission main last night. The ...

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