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Matt Winn ’03 took this photo of Sarah Curran ’02 (seated) and Ashley Frankson ’03, who perform in Harold Pinter's Old Times, directed by Nick Ordway ’02. The performance is Ordway's senior thesis project and runs March 7-10 at 185 Nassau. For ticket information, phone 609-258-1742.


President Tilghman is one of five winners of the international 2002 For Women in Science Award , which is sponsored by UNESCO and the L’Oréal cosmetics company. The women leaders in science were chosen by an international jury and were honored March 6 in Paris, at a ceremony which Tilghman was unable to attend. She was recognized for her role as a leading architect of the national effort to map the human genome and for her pioneering work on the first research team to isolate mammalian genes. The award also saluted her for being "a vocal advocate on behalf of women in science."

During a two-day trip packed with meetings, President Shirley M. Tilghman stopped at a Chicago high school March 6 to lead a spirited discussion with students about the genome project and opportunities that await those who continue to study science. Tilghman’s stop at Theodore Roosevelt High School was her second visit to an urban public school since she became president in June. She chose Roosevelt because of its 10-year partnership with Princeton alumni who provide tutoring, mentoring, job-shadowing, and other services to students. The following week, Tilghman checked in on a Washington, D.C. charter school started by Rajiv Vinnakota ’93.

Jewish women recently founded a new student organization, Nameret: Jewish Women of Princeton. Their inaugural event took place at the Armory’s rock climbing wall, reported the Daily Princetonian.

Robert George, the McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence, has been chosen for the 2002 Richard Weaver Award for Scholarly Letters. The award recognizes scholars who "cherish the ideals of civic order and human dignity," according to the Ingersoll Foundation, which presents it. George will receive $25,000, and a two-day symposium will be held in his honor at Belmont Abbey College in North Carolina on "Natural Law and Public Policy," the topic that George selected. Eight papers will be delivered during the October 18-19 conference by speakers chosen by George.

The university library’s treasure trove of photographs by Charles Lutwidge Dodgson — better known as Lewis Carroll — has been unearthed in a new book published by Princeton University Press. Lewis Carroll, Photographer: The Princeton University Library Albums is the first comprehensive publication of the library’s 407 photographs by Carroll, who pursued a love of taking pictures in addition to a career writing classics such as Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. Princeton’s collection of Carroll’s photographs is the largest in the world.

Diane Balestri, former assistant dean of the College, died of a brain tumor March 5 in Princeton. She was 58.

Senior Liz Bernier, an ecology and evolutionary biology major, was awarded the Henry Richardson Labouisse ’26 Prize to research organic farming in Peru. The prize goes to a senior who plans on pursuing an independent project serving the public good, reported the Daily Princetonian.

Orion Crisafulli ’03, who is majoring in mechanical and aerospace engineering, and math major Erez Lieberman ’02 were named to USA Today’s 2002 All-USA Academic Teams.

PAW seeks editor
Jane Chapman Martin '89, who has edited PAW since February 2000, announced that she will step down after the publication of the July 2002 issue because of family concerns. Martin and her husband, James K. Martin '89, have two young children. The position will be formally advertised in the April 10 issue. Applicants may see the complete job description at http://jobs.princeton.edu/openjobs/.

An Alternative to Alcohol Abuse: Housing Reform in the Residential Colleges by Brian Muegge ‘05

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Spring Break on campus March 18 through March 24

Tony Kushner, playwright
April 4, 8 p.m. at TBA

Sydney Brenner, Oxford University and Molecular Sciences Institute, Berkeley:Biology after the Genome Project
April 9-11, 8 p.m. at TBA

Timothy J. Clark, University of California, Berkeley: Poussin’s Mad Pursuit:
April 17, 4:30 p.m. at TBA

Timothy J. Clark, University of California, Berkeley: Bruegel in the Land of Cockaigne
April 18, 4:30 p.m. at TBA

Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory presents Science-on-Saturday talks

The lectures are free and open to the public, Heightened security measures are presently in effect at the laboratory because of the events on Sept. 11. For more information about the series or the forms of ID required for entrance to the laboratory, call the Science-on-Saturday Hotline at 609-243-2121

March 2 — "How the Brain Got Its Folds: Learning About Function by Looking at Structure," Samuel Wang, Princeton Department of Molecular Biology.

March 9 —"The Science of Radiowave and Microwave Probing of Ionospheric and Fusion Plasmas," Raffi Nazikian, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (laboratory tour following lecture).

March 16 — "Bioinformatics in the Post-Genomic Era," Mona Singh, Princeton Department of Computer Science.

Heightened security measures are presently in effect at the laboratory because of the events on September 11. For more information about the series or the forms of ID required for entrance to the laboratory, call the Science-on-Saturday Hotline at 609-243-2121.

Art Museum

"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 through June 9.

Two religious paintings by Flemish artist Anthony van Dyck will be reunited for the first time in 20 years at the Princeton University Art Museum in the small, focused exhibition, “Anthony van Dyck: Ecce Homo and The Mocking of Christ.” The show will remain on view through June 9.

Reunions 2002, May 30 - June 2, 2002

Reunions 2003, May 29 - June 1, 2002

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New York area events

Barnes & Noble Book event, Ralph Nader ’55, author of Crashing the Party, March 14, 7 p.m., Union Square, 33 East 17th Street, 212-253-0810

Barnes & Noble Book event, Sheldon Rampton ’82, author of Trust Us, We’re Experts, March 14, 7:30 p.m., Park Slope, Brooklyn, 267 Seventh Avenue at Sixth Street, 718-832-9066. (www.bn.com)

The photographs of Fazal Sheikh ’87, who went to Afghanistan after the Taliban had taken power, are on display at the Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum at the State University of New Jersey, at Rutgers, 71 Hamilton Street, New Brunswick, through March 31. (732-932-7237) The show is titled "The Victor Weeps: Photographs by Fazal Sheikh of Afghan Refugees, 1996-98."

Anton Chekhov’s "Three Sisters" by Prospect Theater Company (Cara Reichel ’96, Producing Artistic Director, and Melissa Huber ’96, Managing Director)
March, 12-16, 20-23, 8:00 p.m.
March 16-17, 23-24, 2:00 p.m.
The Sargent Theatre, American Theatre of Actors
314 West 54th Street, between 8th & 9th Avenues
$15 General Admission, $12 Students with ID
For reservations visit www.smarttix.com or call 212-206-1515.
For more info visit www.ProspectTheater.org.

Jill Sigman ’89 *96/thinkdance presents "Vision Begins," a multimedia dance/theater work created and performed by Jill Sigman. March 22 and 23, 8 p.m., March 24, 3 p.m., at Williamsburg Art Nexus, 205 North 7 Street, Brooklyn, NY 11211. For reservations and information call 718-599-7997.

Ellen Beckerman ’91directs the play Fanatics, about the life of Galileo Galilei and how his discovery that the world was actually hurtling through space placed him at a tragic intersection with science and religion. Staged by the EB&C company, the play runs Thursdays through Mondays through April 1 at HERE, located at 145 Avenue of the Americas (one block south of Spring Street) in New York City. Box office: 212-647-0202.

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A former student leader of the anti-apartheid campaign at Princeton, Larry Hamm ’78 spoke about his vision for current and future activism on campus on March 9 on the Princeton campus. Hamm heads the People’s Organization for Progress in Newark, fighting injustice and inequality, and working to end racial profiling.

Ashley Magargee ’95 and Naomi Weinberg ’95 have won Harvard Business School’s first ever social-entrepreneur track of its business plan contest. "Our idea, which recently gave rise to the founding of a company," says Magargee, "is to develop low-cost eyeglasses for people living in the developing world." The former roommates have designed new technology that would enable eyeglasses to be manufactured at a fraction of the cost.

Former L.A. mayor Richard Riordan ’52, who was running for governor of California, lost in a close primary race to fellow Republican candidate Bill Simon on March 5.

Jim Flaherty ’70 is running to be premier of Ontario, Canada, and leader of the Ontario PC Party. The election will take place on March 23.

Independent Counsel Robert Ray ’82, who succeeded Kenneth Starr in prosecuting Bill and Hillary Clinton, might try to unseat New Jersey Senator Robert Torricelli. Ray has never held office.

The work of George Thomas ’57 was recently featured in a show at The Cooley Gallery in Old Lyme, Connecticut, titled "Revealing the Artist’s Hand: American Pastels — Then and Now." (www.georgethomasart.com)
Editor Charles Henderson ’63’s latest volume of CrossCurrents (www.crosscurrents.org) features articles that reflect on the September 11 tragedy. The volume is organized around the theme "Reconsidering Scripture."

Norman Augustine ’57 *59, chairman emeritus of Lockheed Martin, will receive the General James E. Hill Lifetime Space Achievement Award, the Space Foundation’s highest individual award, on April 11.

Louise Hutner ’74, a landscape architect turned "life coach," has created the Princeton Coaching Company. She gives people advice on dating, relationships, and work life. "it is not therapy, though it does help to look at where one has been in terms of the past," Hutner told a writer for the Times of Trenton. "It’s about self-awareness, knowing who you are, your values in life, what kind of life you want to live and steps to achieve that. There is no judgement. We look at the positives and focus on each person’s strength." She charges $100 for a 60-minuted session.

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Princeton ends season in Louisville thriller

Well, they don’t call it March Madness for nothing.

In a matter of seconds, the 2001-02 Princeton Tigers went from pure adulation to total lamentation in Louisville on Tuesday, March 12, as the Louisville Cardinals squeaked out a 66-65 win in the first round of the NIT on a basket in the closing seconds of a postseason thrill ride.

The Tigers, who were down by 10 with six minutes left in the game, shot the lights out in the second half from three-point range, connecting on 8 of 13 to take the lead with under 12 seconds left in the game. Ed Persia ’04, who hit three straight shots from behind the arc in the final six minutes, and Mike Bechtold ’02, who finished his Princeton career with a game-high 24 points, led the late-game surge.

Persia’s backdoor lay-in on a pass from Dominick Martin ’05 with 11.7 seconds on the clock gave the Tigers a 65-64 lead. But on the ensuing inbounds play, Louisville’s Reece Gaines raced down court and sliced into the lane before connecting on an off-balance shot to give Louisville a one-point lead.
Left with no timeouts and 5.3 seconds on the clock, Princeton got the ball to senior Ahmed El-Nokali whose final shot in a Tiger uniform hit the front of the rim as time ran out and fell to the Freedom Hall floor, ending the Tigers’ season.

"We came down here to compete and win," said Princeton coach John Thompson ‘88. "I thought we played well. The kid just made a really tough shot to win it."

Princeton's season ended at 16-12, a share of the Ivy League title with an 11-3 conference record and a seventh-straight postseason berth.

Ray Robins ’03 finished with 15 points, including two big free throws down the stretch. Bechtold, who sank three big free throws near the end of the game, connected on 6 of 11 three-pointers and grabbed a team-high seven rebounds. Martin, who was a no show in the loss to Penn last week, had eight points and game-high seven assists after having 16 assists for the season prior to this game. Persia finished with 11 points.

For Patrick Sullivan's Varsity Typewriter column, about the game, click here.

Tora, Tora, Tora! Princeton’s national track champ
Senior Tora Harris’s 2.26-meter high jump at the NCAA indoor championships earned him the 2002 NCAA national title, Princeton’s first individual champion since Dave Pellegrini ’80 in 1980.
Harris, a seven-time heptagonal champion, outdistanced North Carolina’s Adam Shunk (2.23 m) at this weekend’s competition in Arkansas. Harris and Shunk were the only two college high jumpers in the nation who cleared 2.25 meters this year.
"I came here to compete," says Harris. "I knew if I did what I had to, it wouldn't matter who I was up against. I'm happy to be here representing Princeton, as well as the Ivy League, competing against some of the best athletes in the world."
Harris’s winning jump broke his own Princeton record, which he set earlier this year. He is a three-time All-America at the 1998, 1999, and 2001 outdoor championships.
"Tora is a great NCAA champion, an unbelievable athlete and a wonderful representative of Princeton," said head coach Fred Samara. "He's worked so hard for four years and now he's achieved this."
Pellegrini captured the 35lbs. weight throw national title in 1980 with a distance of 69'-3.5"; a distance that remains the Princeton record to this day.
The only other Tiger at the 2002 NCAA championships, Josh McCaughey ’04, earned his second All-America selection by placing ninth in the 35-lbs.weight throw with a distance of 20.56 meters.

Greg Parker ’03 captures Tigers first EIWA crown in 16 years

Junior Greg Parker is heading home at the end of March to battle for the NCAA wrestling championship thanks to his win at 174 lbs. at this weekend’s Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association championships. The title is Princeton’s first individual crown since Dave Crisanti ’86 won one 16 years ago.
The Clifton Park, New York, native will be the Tigers’ lone representative when he travels to the NCAAs in nearby Albany, March 22-23.

Women’s lacrosse bounces back
Leading scorer Theresa Sherry ’04 carried the Tigers to a 10-6 win over Loyola in Baltimore on Sunday. Sherry scored three goals and assisted on two others as Princeton improved to 2-1. The Tigers defeated Lafayette 18-7 at home last week.
The team’s difficult opening schedule does not get any easier as they take on Virginia at home on Sunday, March 17 at 1 p.m. The Tigers are currently ranked third in the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Association poll. Duke leads the poll, followed by Georgetown, which beat Princeton in the season opener. Loyola is ranked fourth and Virginia is eighth.

Men’s lacrosse falls to 0-2 at Virginia
The road woes continued for the defending NCAA men’s lacrosse champions as they fell to sixth-ranked Virginia 13-11 on Saturday. The Tigers have not won in Virginia since 1994. They opened the season with a loss at Johns Hopkins.
The Tigers will play their home opener on Saturday at 1 p.m. against Hofstra.

Women’s and men’s hockey seasons end in playoffs

Hockey season closed out earlier than anticipated for the women’s team thanks to Harvard and a late-season flourish for the men’s squad was cut short at Rensselear.
On the women’s side, the Tigers (15-11-3) had the benefit of home ice against Harvard (18-10-2) but were swept in the first round of the ECAC playoffs. Harvard came back to win the first game 3-2 and ended the Tigers’ season with a 3-1 win on Saturday.
Princeton goalie Megan Von Beusekom stopped 78 Crimson shots, earning her ECAC Goalie of the Week honors for the fourth time this season. Her .920 save percentage this year is tops for a single season in Princeton women’s hockey history.
The men’s team (11-17-2) traveled to Troy, New York and lost two straight to Rensselear, 5-3 and 6-0. They had not lost in five straight games as they stormed into the first round of the ECAC playoffs.
"They sprinted, we just skated," said Princeton head coach Len Quesnelle ’88 of the series. "I thought that we were ready to play and RPI just came out hungrier then us. We made too many mistakes and they capitalized on them. We put together a pretty good run the last five weekends but going into this weekend we just couldn't sustain it or take it to another level."

Softball improves to 4-2 in Kansas

The Tigers spilt four games this weekend at the Holiday Inn Invitational in Lawrence, Kansas. Princeton’s strong freshman class played a big role in a 3-2 win over Portland State and sophomore Wendy Bingham picked up her second win of the year in a 6-2 win over Indiana State.
The Tigers lost to host Kansas 3-0 and dropped a rematch with Portland State 3-2. The team will start a spring break trip through Georgia on Sunday with a doubleheader against Georgia Tech.

Women’s water polo remains undefeated in CWPA; 11-1 overall

Junior Jennifer Edwards scored 14 total goals in the Tigers three wins over George Washington, Villanova, and Bucknell.
Offense was the name of the game as Princeton notched 9-4, 15-7, and 19-4 wins during the College Water Polo Association competition weekend. The Tigers were ranked 15th last week in the CWPA national poll.

Baseball opens season at 1-3
The Tigers' baseball season opened on a down note in Virginia as they dropped three out of four games against Old Dominion.
In the lone win, Princeton broke open a close game with five runs in the top of the sixth inning en route to the 10-3 win. Adam Balkan ’05 was 3-6 for the Tigers with three RBI and Ryan Reich ’04 was 3-5 with two RBI.

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