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Archive – May, 2002

James Baker donates papers to Princeton in ceremony May 31

In a ceremony that took place Friday afternoon, May 31, former Secretary of State James A. Baker III donated the papers of his long career in politics and public service to Princeton University. This rich collection of material documenting the ...

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President Tilghman receives six honorary degrees

Hailed for her leadership and scientific contributions, President Shirley M. Tilghman has recently received honorary doctor of science degrees from Yale University, Bard College, Dickinson College, Westminster Choir College and Queen's Universit...

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255th Commencement live Webcast, June 4

A live Webcast of Princeton University's 255th Commencement Celebration is available now at the WebMedia page, beginning at 10 a.m. The academic procession starts at 10:20 a.m.and the ceremony begins at 11 a.m. The event includes award...

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Princeton to honor secondary school teachers, June 4

Princeton University will honor four outstanding New Jersey secondary school teachers at its 2002 Commencement June 4.

This year's honorees are: Helen Aslanides of Ridgewood High School, Ridgewood; Helen Bryce of Lakewood High School, Lakewo...

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Washington Road to be closed briefly, June 1

On Saturday, June 1, Washington Road will be closed between Prospect Avenue and Faculty Road from 8:30 to 10 p.m.

The closing is meant to assure pedestrian safety during Reunions activities at Princeton University. Emergency vehicles are not...

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Japanese woodblock prints on view at Art Museum, through Sept. 1

A small but remarkable group of Japanese woodblock prints, selected from gifts of Anne van Biema, are on view from May 10 through Sept. 1 at the University Art Museum .

The 16 prints are organized to show the development of woodblock prin...

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Pierce to be valedictorian, Dru to be salutatorian

Lillian Pierce, an accomplished violinist who has won many of Princeton University's top honors and will study mathematics as a Rhodes Scholar next fall, has been named valedictorian for Princeton's 2002 Commencement June 4. The salutatorian wil...

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Marion J. Levy Jr., scholar of modernization, dies at 83

Marion J. Levy Jr., the Musgrave Professor of Sociology and International Affairs, emeritus, died Sunday, May 26 of complications from Parkinson's Disease, from which he had suffered for several years. He was 83.

A larger-than-life figure on t...

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Workshop to highlight "organic and plastic" electronics research

Princeton's Center for Photonics and Optoelectronic Materials will host a workshop Tuesday, May 28, featuring research into plastic and organic materials that could replace the conventional silicon components of many electronic devices and usher...

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James Baker, 61st secretary of state, donates papers to Princeton

Former Secretary of State James A. Baker III is donating the papers of his long career in politics and public service to Princeton University, where the rich collection of material documenting the end of the Cold War and other events in his dist...

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Triangle show, May 31 and June 1

The Triangle Club will present "Absurd to the Wise" at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, May 31 and June 1, in McCarter Theatre.

The production is the club's 111th annual show and is entirely student written. For more information, visit the Triang...

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University Players show, May 30 - June 1

Princeton University Players will present "Ain't Misbehavin'" at 8 p.m. Thursday, May 30, through Saturday, June 1, in the Frist Film/Performance Theatre.

The performance is a musical revue based on the compositions of Fats Waller and inspired ...

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16,000 expected for Reunions, May 30-June 2

Some 16,000 people -- alumni and their families -- are expected on campus Thursday through Sunday, May 30-June 2, for Reunions activities.

Highlights of the weekend will include: the annual P-rade throughout campus beginning at 2 p.m. Saturd...

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Access road re-opens, May 28

The access road between parking lot 20 and Washington Road is scheduled to be partially re-opened on Tuesday, May 28.

The road has been closed for the past year due to the site work at the Carl Icahn Laboratory, which will house the Lewis-Sigl...

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Campus computer networking fees reduced

The Office of Information Technology has announced that the fees to plug into the Tigernet computer network have been reduced. Due to an increasing number of activated network ports across campus, the shared expenses of network installation a...

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New digital slide service offered to faculty

The Educational Technologies Center has begun offering two new services related to the use of digital images and slides for teaching.

Faculty members may request that a batch of slides be digitized and placed online on a Princeton Intern...

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Hlafter receives historic preservation award

The Historical Society of Princeton recently presented its Historic Preservation Award to Jon Hlafter, director of the Office of Physical Planning .

The award recognizes Hlafter's leadership in building and landscape preservation. "The Pr...

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Klainerman elected to French Academy of Sciences

The French Academy of Sciences has elected Princeton professor of mathematics Sergiu Klainerman as a foreign associate. He was elected to the academy's division of physical and applied mathematics.

The academy cited Klainerman for his "spec...

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Paczynski earns astronomy award

The Astronomical Society of the Pacific has awarded its annual Catherine Wolfe Bruce Gold Medal to Princeton astrophysicist Bodhan Paczynski .

The society recognized Paczynski for his "revolutionary" work in many areas of astronomy. Early in...

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Wood honored with Behrman Award

Michael Wood, the Charles Barnwell Straut Class of 1923 Professor of English and professor of comparative literature, has been honored with Princeton University's Behrman Award for distinguished achievement in the humanities.

Wood joined the Pr...

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Two sophomores selected to Harriman Foreign Service Fellowship Program

Sophmores Katherine Linder and Carlos Ramos-Mrosovsky were recently selected to the Pamela Harriman Foreign Service Fellowship Program.

Linder will be posted at the U.S. Embassy in Paris. She served last summer as an intern for the Business Cou...

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University-wide events calendar is launched on Web site, May 15

Princeton's first University-wide, Web-based events calendar is now available, as a prototype, online and will be tested throughout the summer.

The calendar, which has been much anticipated, will serve as a one-stop public events resource...

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Art exhibition on 'American Drawings and Watercolors' through July 21

A collection of 23 works on paper are featured in the exhibition "American Drawings and Watercolors: Gifts of Leonard L. Milberg, Class of 1953," on view at the Princeton University Art Museum through July 21.

Beginning in the early 1980s, Milb...

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Conference planned on Internet regulation, May 29

A conference on "The Future of Internet Regulation: Open Access, Private Rights and Public Values" will be presented Wednesday, May 29, in the Frist Campus Center Multipurpose Room by the Program in Law and Public Affairs .

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Anne-Marie Slaughter named Woodrow Wilson School dean

Anne-Marie Slaughter, a law professor and scholar of international affairs, will join the Princeton University faculty as dean of the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs , effective Sept. 1. She also will hold faculty p...

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Grammy Award winning saxophonist to perform at Jazz concert, May 11

Grammy Award winning saxophonist Antonio Hart will perform with the University Concert Jazz Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble II and Wayne Shorter Ensemble at 8 p.m. Saturday, May 11, in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall.

Hart gained international at...

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Stein chosen to receive National Medal of Science

Princeton University mathematician Elias Stein has been selected to receive the National Medal of Science in recognition of his contributions to harmonic analysis, an area of mathematics that has applications throughout the sciences. Stein, t...

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Bernanke nominated to Federal Reserve Board

President Bush has nominated Princeton economics professor Ben Bernanke to the seven-member Federal Reserve Board . Bernanke is the Howard Harrison and Gabrielle Snyder Beck Professor of Economics and Public Affairs and the chair of th...

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Artists actually pioneered optical science, physicist says

Optical instruments were used by artists -- not scientists -- nearly 200 years earlier than previously thought possible, according to prominent physicist Charles M. Falco. Falco addressed an audience of about 150 in McCosh Hall on campus last ni...

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Tilghman participates in women's leadership summit

Princeton President Shirley M. Tilghman was among 150 women leaders who gathered in Washington, D.C., last Friday for the inaugural National Women's Leadership Summit.

An initiative of The White House Project , the summit brought together wo...

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McCarter Theatre and University hold topping-off ceremony for new theater

A topping-off ceremony was held on Monday, May 6, at the construction site of the $14.1 million Roger S. Berlind Theatre, which is being built adjacent to the McCarter Theatre. The new structure, slated to open in spring 2003, will serve both M...

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Forum encourages frank talk about difficult ethical issues

The dinner plates were cleared, and the discussion about the conflict in the Middle East reached its second hour. Katharine Roberts 04 and Vanessa Wills 02 were trying to sort out how the notion of justice fits in with the recent actions of th...

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Senior class checkout planned, May 7-9

A mandatory checkout event is planned for Princeton seniors May 7 to 9 in Dillon Gymnasium. Checkout takes place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, and 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Thursday.

Seniors will receive their caps and gowns, senior ...

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Order wristbands for Reunions by May 17

All alumni and University representatives once again will be required to have some sort of identification to participate in Reunions activities, which this year fall on May 30, May 31 and June 1.

For faculty and staff, that identificatio...

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Blood drive set for May 15-16

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

The drive is by appointment only, and t...

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Building Services suspends moving services, May 13-June 14

All departments are asked to postpone requests for moving services between May 13 and June 14. This is Building Services' busiest time of the year because of student dormitory check-out, commencement and Reunions. Every effort will be made to...

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Conference planned on animals in the 18th century, May 11

An interdisciplinary conference titled "Pet Theories: Animals in the 18th Century" will be presented from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 11, in 113 Friend Center.

The keynote speaker will be Aaron Garret, assistant professor of philosophy at Bo...

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Concert Choir to perform, May 10

Princeton University Concert Choir, conducted by Richard Tang Yuk, will present Arthur Honegger's "Le Roi David" and Poulenc's "Le Bal Masqui" at 8 p.m. Friday, May 10, in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall.

Featured soloists will be: Christ...

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BodyHype presents spring show, May 9-12

BodyHype , Princeton's jazz/hip hop dance company, will present its spring show Thursday through Sunday, May 9-12, in the Frist Theatre.

Shows will begin at 8 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Sunday, and at 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. Saturday.

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Talks set on bias and conflict resolution, May 9-10

Lee Ross, a professor of psychology at Stanford University and co-founder of the Stanford Center on Conflict and Negotiation, will deliver two lectures on campus.

He will discuss "Understanding Misunderstanding: Some Perspectives on Perceptio...

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Conference planned on poverty and charity, May 9-10

A conference on "Poverty and Charity: Judaism, Christianity, Islam" is planned for Thursday and Friday, May 9-10, in the Whig Hall Senate Chamber. It will run from 9:15 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. Thursday and from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday.

Nine lect...

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JPL leader to speak on future of space and Earth exploration, May 8

Charles Elachi, a pioneer in the development and use of spaceborne imaging radar for scientific studies of Earth and other planets, will present a lecture at 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 8, in McDonnell Auditorium.

Elachi, who was named director of ...

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Kennedy School dean to speak on American power, May 8

Joseph Nye Jr., dean of the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, will speak on "The Paradox of American Power" at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 8, in 46 McCosh.

Nye, who received his bachelor's degree summa cum laude from Pr...

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Physicist to discuss painting, motorcycles, May 7-8

Physicist Charles Falco, whose interests range from optical sciences to Renaissance painting to motorcycles, will present two lectures on campus Tuesday and Wednesday, May 7-8.

He will speak on "Through a Looking Glass: The Art of the Science...

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Ashenfelter elected president of Society of Labor Economists

professor Orley Ashenfelter has been elected president of the Society of Labor Economists. The society is the primary academic association of U.S. labor economists.

Ashenfelter is the Joseph Douglas Green 1895 Professor of Economics , and fo...

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Colloquium honors Victor Hugo, May 3-4

An international colloquium marking the 200th anniversary of the birth of Victor Hugo will take place Friday and Saturday, May 3-4, at Princeton.

The event, titled "Hugo et lHistoire," will run from 10 a.m. to noon and 2 to 5 p.m. both days in...

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Quipfire to perform May 2-4

Quipfire! , Princeton's improv comedy group, will perform Thursday through Saturday, May 2-4, at Murray-Dodge Theater. The show will begin at 9 p.m. Thursday and at 9:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Tickets are $5 each and can be reserved by dia...

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Sophie Meunier: Managing globalization the French way

Sophie Meunier, Princeton research associate and co-author of the recent book "The French Challenge: Adapting to Globalization" (Brookings Institution Press, 2001), spoke with writer and Woodrow Wilson School graduate student Amanda Ableidinger ab...

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Brenner discusses turning data into knowledge

The next great task of biology will be to convert its quickly accumulating supply of data into a broad understanding of the way organisms work, biologist Sydney Brenner told an audience at Princeton Tuesday.

Brenner opened a three-day series ...

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Media experts explore response to war on terrorism

Even seven months after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, journalists are frustrated by the reality that some complex aspects of the war on terror continue to be impenetrable, according to Steve Coll, managing editor at The Washington Post.


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