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Archive – July, 2001

Senior wins first place with sociology paper

The Association of Black Sociologists (ABS) has selected a paper by Princeton senior Sabrina Pendergrass for its first-place award in undergraduate research.

The selection recognizes superior scholarship and research in Pendergrass paper, "The...

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Abbate awarded NEH grant

Carolyn Abbate, Princeton professor of music, has been awarded a national grant to support a summer seminar on opera.

The $135,422 award from the National Endowment for the Humanities will fund "Opera: Interpretation, Reading, Staging," a semin...

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Tsien leads study of learning and memory

A Princeton neurobiologist has assembled a genetic "parts list" for the brain region that controls most learning and memory. This catalog is a first step in drawing up complete plans and diagrams for how the learning and memory system works, said ...

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Findings help explain why matter exists

Princeton physicists are among the leaders of two international research collaborations that are answering one of the most fundamental questions in the universe: Why does matter exist?

They are uncovering a rare but critical loss of symmetry in...

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Muldoon gets trio of honorary degrees

Paul Muldoon, the Howard G.B. Clark '21 University Professor in the Humanities, has received three honorary degrees this summer.

Muldoon, who is also director of the creative writing program at Princeton, was presented with an honorary degree f...

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Gould featured in New Yorker

Princeton neuroscientist Elizabeth Gould, a pioneer in revealing the brains remarkable system for renewing its supply of neurons, is featured in an article in the July 23 issue of The New Yorker magazine.

Gould, a professor of psychology, came...

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Annual Giving campaign breaks records

This year's Annual Giving campaign raised a record-breaking $36,698,032, with 59.4 percent of Princeton's undergraduate alumni participating.

The members of the class of 1976, celebrating their 25th reunion this year, raised the highest amount ...

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A-Z listing added for administrative offices

The Administrative Offices Web page has been expanded to provide a full A-Z listing of all University administrative offices. To add additional offices, please send e-mail to .

Contact: Marilyn Marks (609) 258-3601

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Jurists announce "Princeton Principles"

Leading jurists and legal experts today announced principles to guide the prosecution of war crimes and other serious crimes under international law when there are no traditional jurisdictional links to the victims or perpetrators. If adopted by g...

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"Light of Ancient Athens" exhibition, through Oct. 7

An exhibition in the main gallery of Firestone sheds light on the ruins of ancient Athens -- as well as on a remarkable series of pictures by a famed photographer that recently were discovered in the library's collection and are being displayed fo...

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Tigertones return from European tour

The Tigertones, one of Princeton's premier all-male a cappella groups, recently completed a five-week tour of Europe. They visited England, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland and Scotland, singing for such distinguished audienc...

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Smithsonian taps biology professor for science commission

Professor of Biology Simon Levin has been appointed to a new advisory commission of the Smithsonian Institution. The panel will advise the institution on the direction of its future scientific research.

The commission will offer suggestions to ...

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Gross awarded honorary degree from Hebrew U.

David Gross, the Thomas D. Jones Professor of Mathematical Physics, Emeritus, recently received an honorary doctor of philosophy degree from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

A world leader in theoretical physics, Gross is one of the founders...

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Sara Curran receives mentoring award

for Women in Society has selected Sara Curran, assistant professor of sociology, to receive the group's mentoring award. The award is presented annually to a sociologist who offers outstanding academic, professional and personal mentoring to colle...

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Politics lesson: Bartels recalls role in redistricting fight

Professor Larry Bartels' research on politics and public affairs never included a close study of New Jersey politics. But when the chief justice of the state Supreme Court asked him to play a central role in the state's redistricting battle this s...

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Art Museum showcases recent acquisitions

The latest additions to the Princeton University Art Museum collection-- spanning 2,000 years and an array of forms -- will be on display through Sept. 16.

The exhibition features more than 30 additions to the museum's collection, including wor...

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Amy Gutmann named provost

Gutmann, a professor of politics at Princeton University since 1976 and the founding director of its University Center for Human Values, has been appointed by President Shirley Tilghman to succeed Professor Jeremiah Ostriker as provost, the second...

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Tour of "Light of Ancient Athens" exhibition, July 15

exhibition in the main gallery of Firestone sheds light on the ruins of ancient Athens -- as well as on a remarkable series of pictures by a famed photographer that recently were discovered in the library's collection and are being displayed for t...

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History Professor Gerald L. Geison dies

L. Geison, a history professor who was well known for his teaching and research on the history of medicine, was found dead in his home in Princeton Monday. He was 58 and died of an enlarged heart.

Professor Geison, a professor in the history de...

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