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Archive – January, 2002

Princeton students bring 'Arts Alive' to NYC school children

About 130 enthusiastic New York City school children and their parents joined a group of Princeton University students at theaters and museums Wednesday for the kickoff of the Universitys Arts Alive program. Arts Alive is providing live arts ...

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Elm Drive detour began Feb. 4

On Monday, Feb. 4, the Engineering Facilities department set up a detour on Elm Drive. This detour is for the relocation of a storm drain and waterline for the new dormitory that will be located west of Scully Hall. The project is expected to last...

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Journalist to discuss search for justice in Bosnia and Rwanda, Feb. 4

Award-winning journalist Elizabeth Neuffer will present a public lecture titled Seeking Justice in Bosnia and Rwanda at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 4, in Bowl 1, Robertson Hall.

Neuffer, a foreign correspondent for The Boston Globe, is the autho...

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Leading Israeli poets to read in February

Four Israeli poets will present readings and discussions of their work on Wednesdays in February on campus.

Scheduled to speak are:

 Aharon Shabtai at 4:30 p.m. Feb. 6 in 102 Jones Hall. The author of 15 books of poetry, Shabtai is a fore...

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Edward Albee to discuss state of theater, Feb. 7

Award-winning playwright Edward Albee will speak at 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, in McCosh 10. He will discuss "The Playwright vs. the Theater," focusing on the state of American theater, its problems, its strengths and its future. Albee has w...

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U.S. surgeon general to speak, Feb. 7

U.S. Surgeon General David Satcher will present a free public lecture titled Preventing and Decreasing Overweight and Obesity: Opportunities and Challenges for Public Health at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall. ...

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Comedian shares life as 'stooge,' Feb. 7

Ninety-two-year-old comedian Mousie Garner, a member of the legendary "Three Stooges" of vaudeville fame, will speak on campus Thursday, Feb. 7.

Garner and Jeff Forrester, author of a new book, "The Three Stooges: The Triumphs and Tragedies o...

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Chapel rededication service planned, Feb. 10

The University Chapel will be rededicated in a service at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 10.

Since February 2000, workers have been restoring the stained glass windows and repointing and repairing the stonework and masonry. The project was completed in ...

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Ground Zero chaplain to speak, Feb. 10

Rabbi Jacob Goldstein, chief chaplain at Ground Zero, will speak on "Faith Under Fire" at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 10, in McCosh 10.

Goldstein is expected to talk about his 25 years a colonel and chaplain in the New York Army National Guard and...

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Library relaunches its Web site

On Monday, Jan. 28, the University's library launched a redesigned version of its Web site .

The goal of this redesign project was a more intuitive, flexible, and attractive home page which would provide easier access to heavily used li...

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Board approves operating budget for 2002-03

The Board of Trustees Jan. 26 adopted a 2002-03 operating budget of $800 million that includes special funding for a number of areas ranging from campus life and facilities to the library and information technology.

Among the areas receiving ...

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Arts Alive program kicks off today

Arts Alive , a program created and funded by Princeton University to provide cultural experiences in New York for up to 10,000 schoolchildren affected by the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, begins today with visits to the American Museum of Natural ...

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'Crisis Response' link removed from University's home page

Due to the decreased need to post new information on the University's Post-Sept. 11 Preparedness and Response Web pages in recent weeks, the "Crisis Response" link has been removed from the University's home page. The link may reappear on the h...

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'German Art in the Age of Expressionism' opens at Art Museum, Jan. 29

"Klinger to Kollwitz: German Art in the Age of Expressionism," an overview of late-19th-and early-20th-century German art, will be on view at the Princeton University Art Museum from Tuesday, Jan. 29, through Sunday, June 9.

Organized by ...

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McDonough promoted to general counsel

Peter McDonough, a member of Princeton's legal staff for 12 years, has been promoted to lead that office as general counsel. His appointment, effective Feb. 1, was approved Jan. 26 by the University's trustees. He will succeed Howard Ende, wh...

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McDonough promoted to general counsel

Peter McDonough, a member of Princeton's legal staff for 12 years, has been promoted to lead that office as general counsel. His appointment, effective Feb. 1, was approved Jan. 26 by the University's trustees. He will succeed Howard Ende, wh...

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Princeton appoints Anthony Appiah, James Haxby as senior faculty members; promotes others

Princeton University's Board of Trustees today appointed two scholars to the faculty as full professors, effective Sept. 1, 2002. They are: Kwame Anthony Appiah, named as the Laurance S. Rockefeller University Profess...

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PPPL presents Science-on-Saturday talks this winter

The Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory will offer a series of "Science-on-Saturday" talks this winter geared toward high school students but open to all.

Students, teachers, parents and community members are invited to attend the free lect...

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South American forests offer glimpse of U.S. ecosystem's past

study of ancient and unpolluted South American forests promises to upend longstanding beliefs about ecosystems and the effects of pollution in the Northern Hemisphere.

The study focused on nitrogen, a plant nutrient that plays a critical role i...

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Gossman book awarded Mosse Prize

A book by Lionel Gossman, the M. Taylor Pyne Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures Emeritus, has won the American Historical Association's George L. Mosse Prize.

The book, "Basel in the Age of Burckhardt: A Study in Unseasonable Id...

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Ernest Gordon, longtime dean of the chapel, dies

A memorial service for Ernest Gordon, dean of the chapel at Princeton from 1955 to 1981, is scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, in the University Chapel. Gordon died Jan. 16 at age 85.

A native of Scotland, Gordon decided on a career in the...

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Dr. Louis Pyle, former health services director, dies

A memorial service for Dr. Louis Pyle Jr., a 1941 Princeton graduate who formerly served as director of the University Health Services and director of athletic medicine, is scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, at the Trinity Church in Prince...

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'Surveillance' exhibit at Art Museum, Jan. 19-March 31

A multimedia exhibition that examines questions of surveillance at a time when issues of security and civil liberties are increasingly urgent opens at the Princeton University Art Museum Saturday, Jan. 19.

"Anxious Omniscience: Surveillance a...

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University Orchestra to give performances to benefit victims of Sept. 11 attacks

The Princeton University Orchestra will give four performances in New York, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. this winter to benefit people affected by the Sept. 11 attacks.

The concert tour was conceived by the orchestra's student members, s...

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Jury experience is trial for Burnett

As a historian of science, Graham Burnett has devoted much of his time to studying the relationship between science and European expansionism in the 19th century. When last year he found himself serving as the foreman of a jury hearing a murder...

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Chapel Service of Recommitment for Martin Luther King Jr., Jan. 20

The University will host its Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Service of Recommitment at 11 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 20, in the University Chapel.

The Rev. Henry A. Hildebrand, senior pastor, retired, of Mount Zion AME Church in New Brunswick, N.J., will...

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McGreevey holds interfaith service in chapel, Jan. 15

James E. McGreevey, who will be sworn in as New Jersey's governor at 11 a.m., held an interfaith prayer service at 8:30 a.m. this morning in the University chapel on campus.

More information and a Webcast of inaugural ceremonies are available ...

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Triangle Club prospective members meeting Jan. 16

The Triangle Club will hold an introductory meeting for all prospective members at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 16 in their McCarter Theatre office. The meeting is open to all comic writers, lyricists and composers. No experience is necessary. For...

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Bowen to step down as health services director

Dr. Pamela Bowen will be stepping down as director of University Health Services at the end of the academic year in June. Bowen, who has been in that position since 1991, plans to leave the University to undertake a new project addressing...

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Nominations sought for teaching award

The Office of the Dean of the Faculty invites members of the University community to submit letters of nomination for the 2002 Presidents Award for Distinguished Teaching.

The awards, presented annually at commencement, are intended to recog...

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'Russian Winter Fest' lectures scheduled for February and March

A six-session program titled "Russian Winter Fest" will be presented on Thursdays in February and March by the Alumni Council.

The program, which is open to members of the University community, will focus on Russian poetry, literature, cultur...

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U.S. foreign policy before and after Sept. 11 is topic of talk, Jan. 20

A talk entitled "Before and After: U.S. Foreign Policy and Sept. 11" will be given by Phyllis Bennis at 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 20, in Frist 302.

Bennis is fellow and director of the New Internationalism Program of the Institute for Policy S...

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'New German Photography' show opens at Art Museum, Jan. 19

New German Photography, an exhibition on view from Saturday, Jan. 19, through Sunday, Mar. 24, at the Princeton University Art Museum, features 15 photographic works made in Germany during the past two decades by artists such as Dieter Appelt,...

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'New German Photography' show opens at Art Museum, Jan. 19

New German Photography, an exhibition on view from Saturday, Jan. 19, through Sunday, Mar. 24, at the Princeton University Art Museum, features 15 photographic works made in Germany during the past two decades by artists such as Dieter Appelt,...

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Krueger wins Mahalanobis Memorial Medal

Professor Alan Krueger is co-winner of the Mahalanobis Memorial Medal for 2000 from The Indian Econometric Society, along with Abhijit Banerjee of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

This prestigious award is presented for "outstandin...

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Labor strife affects product quality, economists conclude

Labor strife and poor morale on the factory floor can take a heavy toll on product quality, two Princeton economists suggest in a new paper that reviews the production of defective Firestone tires during the mid-1990s, when managers and workers we...

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King observance planned for Jan. 21

The University will observe its Martin Luther King Day Celebration on Monday, Jan. 21, with a tribute that will include a keynote address, a choir performance and the presentation of awards to essay and poster contest winners from area school...

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Sigmund receives order of merit for Chilean scholarship

Paul Sigmund, professor of politics, has received the Bernardo O'Higgins Order of Merit in recognition of his contributions to Chilean scholarship. Sigmund has written three books and 80 articles on Chilean history and politics. He is the first ...

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Stein and Lieb honored by mathematical society

Two Princeton faculty members have been honored by the American Mathematical Society.

Elias Stein , the Albert Baldwin Dod Professor of Mathematics, has received the 2002 Leroy Steele Prize for Lifetime Achievement. It recognizes Stein's "f...

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Engineering Council to present talk on amateur radio, Jan. 9

The Engineering Council will present a hands-on session on "Amateur Radio and Emergency Communication" at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 9, in Friend Center 006.

Distinguished members of the David Sarnoff Radio Club , a general-interest amateur...

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Donald Spencer, mathematics professor emeritus, dies

Donald Spencer, a prize-winning mathematician who was a Princeton faculty member for 23 years, died Dec. 23 in Durango, Colo. He was 89. Spencer was well known for developing the modern theory of deformation of complex structures with colle...

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Students perform 'The Magic Flute,' Jan. 11 and 13

Mozart's opera, "The Magic Flute," will be presented by The Princeton University Opera Theatre in Richardson Auditorium at 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 11, and 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 13.

The fully staged opera will be sung in German with English dialogue...

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Trussell appointed acting dean of WWS

James Trussell , associate dean of the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, has been named acting dean of the school, effective Feb. 1.

Michael Rothschild, who announced last fall that he would be completing his s...

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Sociologists win awards

Two Princeton sociologists, Scott Washington and Scott Lynch, have received honors for their graduate research.

Lynch, assistant professor of sociology, has received the 2001 Dissertation Research Award from the Behavioral and Social Sciences S...

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BodyHype dancers present fall semester show, Jan. 10-13

BodyHype presents its fall semester show from Thursday through Sunday, Jan. 10 to 13, at the Hamilton-Murray Theater. Shows are at 7 and 10 p.m. Saturday, and at 8 p.m. the other three days.

The jazz and hip hop dance company will perform to...

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