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Archive – August, 2004

NIH creates Center for Quantitative Biology at Princeton

The National Institutes of Health has selected Princeton University as the home for a new research center devoted to using advanced computational methods to investigate complex biological systems.

The grant will provide $3 million in funding i...

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Information technology usage guidelines posted

The 2004-05 edition of the guidelines governing appropriate use of University information technology resources and Internet access has been posted online. Since these policies appear only on the Web, the site also offers a printer-friendly ver...

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Choueiri wins NASA competition to develop plasma rocket

NASA has selected engineers at Princeton University to develop an advanced rocket thruster that could send people or robots to other planets with far less propellant than conventional engines.

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration...

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Creativity flourishes in Writers Block Garden

An empty lot in the borough of Princeton has been transformed into a stunning garden filled with inventive structures that pay tribute to several University professors.

The Writers Block Garden is the brainchild of landscape architect Peter S...

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Triangle performs 'Frosh Week' show, Sept. 10

The Princeton Triangle Club will perform its annual "Frosh Week" show at 8 p.m. and 11 p.m. Friday, Sept. 10, at the McCarter Theatre.

The show, "Magic '08 Balls," will introduce members of the incoming class of 2008 to the student-run mu...

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Three Princeton rowers win Olympic medals

Chris Ahrens of Princeton's class of 1998 won a gold medal at the Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece, helping the U.S. men's eight rowing team win its first gold since 1964 by defeating the Dutch squad Sunday, Aug. 22.

Lianne Bennion-Nelson, a...

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Field study in living lab enriches course

For three Princeton students who spent June and July collecting ecological data at a lake near campus, their summer jobs hardly felt like work.

"We got to go out on the lake every day and have the kayak as our office," said Jennifer Austin, a...

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Mudd Library enhances Princeton history links

The Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library has added 23 new topics addressing Princeton's history to its "frequently asked questions" (FAQ) Web page.

The Mudd Library, which houses the University archives and Princeton's collection of public p...

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Library displays American Indian photos through Oct. 24

Photographs by Edward Sheriff Curtis (1868-1954), one of the most influential documentarians of American Indian life, customs and folklore, are now on display through Sunday, Oct. 24, in the main exhibition gallery of Firestone Library .


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Technology exists to stabilize global warming

Existing technologies could stop the escalation of global warming for 50 years and work on implementing them can begin immediately, according to an analysis by Princeton University scientists.

The scientists identified 15 technologies -- from...

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Princeton scientists win NSF Advance Awards

The National Science Foundation has awarded Advance Fellows Awards to Princeton scientists Elena Pierpaoli and Alison Williams. The awards are competitive grants designed to promote innovative science and to increase the participation of wome...

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Callan wins Dirac Medal

Princeton Professor of Physics Curtis Callan has been named a winner of the 2004 Dirac Medal for his fundamental contributions to particle physics and string theory.

The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics in Tries...

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Study: Technology exists to stabilize global warming

Existing technologies could stop the escalation of global warming for 50 years and work on implementing them can begin immediately, according to an analysis by Princeton University scientists.

The scientists identified 15 technologies -- from...

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Princeton students win film prize

Four Princeton students have been awarded second place in the short-film category at the Imagine Cup, an international student technology competition.

Andrew McConnon, Benjamin Eachus and Jessica Inocencio, who will be seniors this year, and ...

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Kotkin awarded ACLS Fellowship

Stephen Kotkin , professor of history and director of the Program in Russian Studies at Princeton, has been awarded a fellowship from the American Council of Learned Societies.

Kotkin was among 79 scholars in the humanities and social scien...

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Panel examines Asia's new regionalism, Aug. 14

Princeton faculty members will participate in a panel discussion on "Asia's New Regionalism and Implications for Japan" at 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 14, in 302 Frist Campus Center.

The panel will include Gilbert Rozman, the Musgrave Professor of ...

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Wheeler wins 2004 Iowa Poetry Prize

Susan Wheeler , lecturer in the Council of the Humanities and creative writing at Princeton, has been named one of two recipients of the 2004 Iowa Poetry Prize.

Awarded annually by the University of Iowa Press, the Iowa Poetry Pri...

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Stout earns major book award

Professor Jeffrey Stout has won an American Academy of Religion award for his book, "Democracy and Tradition."

Published this year by Princeton University Press, the book won in the category of constructive-reflective studies. It examine...

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OIT warns against new computer virus

The Office of Information Technology is warning University community members to avoid opening suspicious e-mail attachments, even from familiar e-mail addresses, following the emergence of a new virus.

Messages infected with the virus incl...

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Cotsen Library program nurtures young architects

The Cotsen Children's Library was filled with the sounds of crashing bricks, falling mortar and crumbling archways, but the noise had nothing to do with the construction around campus.

Eighteen local elementary school students were taking par...

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Campus hosts opera theater, Aug. 8-22

The Princeton Summer Theater will host the New Jersey Opera Theater Aug. 8-22, in the Hamilton-Murray Theater on campus.

The festival, which will feature music ranging from 20th-century opera to American musical theater, will offer op...

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Summer theater closes season with 'American Life,' Aug. 5-15

The Princeton Summer Theater will finish its 2004 season with performances of A.R. Gurney's "Scenes From American Life" Thursday through Sunday, Aug. 5-8 and Aug. 12-15, in the Hamilton-Murray Theater on campus.

The play is a generation-sp...

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Physics program promotes science across borders

High school students from Italy are studying physics at Princeton University this summer as part of a program designed to improve cross-cultural ties and promote interest in math and science.

The 20 students are visiting from several schools ...

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Leonard wins MacArthur Foundation 'genius grant'

Naomi Ehrich Leonard, a Princeton engineer who invents mathematical theories that allow underwater robots to coordinate their own behavior like schooling fish, has been selected to receive a 2004 MacArthur Fellowship. ...

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Spiro recognized for pioneering work

Princeton chemist Thomas Spiro has been selected to receive the 2005 Founders Award for outstanding achievement in biophysics from the Biophysical Society.

Spiro, the Eugene Higgins Professor of Chemistry , was chosen for his pioneeri...

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Events celebrate African culture, Sept. 30-Oct. 2

"Sankofa Weekend," a series of events celebrating various aspects of African culture, will be hosted by the Fields Center for Equality and Cultural Understanding and Akwaaba on Thursday through Saturday, Sept. 30-Oct. 2.

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Event to feature Colombian folk music and dance, Oct. 1

La Cumbiamba eNeYé will present an evening of Colombian folk music and dance styles at 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 1, in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall.

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Seymour is co-winner of Polya Prize

Princeton mathematician Paul Seymour has been awarded the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics' George Polya Prize for his work in the field of combinatorial theory.

Seymour and Neil Robertson of Ohio State University received t...

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