July 3, 2002
Maria Klawe, a computer scientist and
dean of science at the University of British Columbia, has been
named dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Science, effective
January 1. She succeeds James Wei, who stepped down June 30 to return
to full-time teaching and research after 11 years in the post. James
Sturm, a professor of electrical engineering and director of the
Center for Photonics and Opto-Electronic Materials, will serve as
interim dean through December. Klawe has been a leader in both academia
and industry. She has held faculty positions in mathematics and
computer science at Oakland University in Michigan and the University
of Toronto in Canada, and later joined the IBM Almaden Research
Center in California. After eight years at IBM, she returned to
academia in 1988.
It's a common refrain: "I'm addicted
to sugar." Now a study by Princeton University psychologists
suggests that such urges really may be a form of addiction, sharing
some of the physiological characteristics of drug dependence. Although
the term "sugar addiction" often appears in magazines
and on television, scientists had not demonstrated that such a thing
as sugar dependency really exists, said neuroscientist Bart Hoebel,
who led the study. Hoebel and colleagues studied rats that were
induced to binge on sugar and found that they exhibited telltale
signs of withdrawal, including "the shakes" and changes
in brain chemistry, when the effects of the sweets were blocked.
These signs are similar to those produced by drug withdrawal. Their
findings are published in the June issue of Obesity.
In a discovery that could greatly reduce the
size and cost of computer chips, Princeton researchers, led by electrical
engineer Stephen Chou, have found a fast method for printing ultrasmall
patterns in silicon wafers. The method, described in the
June 20 issue of Nature, could allow electronics manufacturers to
increase the density of transistors on silicon chips by 100-fold
while dramatically streamlining the production process. Packing
more transistors onto chips is the key to making more powerful computer
processors and memory chips.
Perry Link, a professor of East Asian
studies, who was one of the editors of "The Tiananmen Papers:
The Chinese Leadership's Decision to Use Force Against Their Own
People," was detained by officials for questioning at an airport
in Hong Kong, reported the Associated Press. He had been refused
entry into mainland China in 1996. Link told the AP that he suspects
officials were on high alert in anticipation of the five-year anniversary
of Hong Kong's hand over to Chinese rule on July 1.
After a group of neoconservative scholars and
writers who had signed up as participants in a conference on the
legacy of Sidney Hook, a neoconservative philosopher, at the Graduate
Center of the City University of New York, dropped out when they
learned that Cornel West *80 would attend, they later changed
their minds. The organizers of the conference originally told the
Chronicle of Higher Education that the scholars thought West,
a philosopher who has left Harvard to return to Princeton, was "not
enough of a scholar" of Hook.
Images of Buddhist immortals, Daoist deities,
and Confucian sages are explored in a research exhibition
that focuses on 14 hanging scrolls, hand scrolls, and albums in
Princeton Art Museum's permanent collection. "Immortals, Deities,
and Sages in Chinese Painting: A Research Exhibition" is on
view at the museum from through September 1, 2002. The exhibition
provides a rare opportunity to examine examples of Chinese figure
painting not often seen in museum or private collections.
Robert Stengel *68, director of Princeton's
Program in Robotics and Intelligent Systems, has received the John
R. Ragazzini Education Award of the American Automatic Control Council.
According to the citation, he was recognized for his "outstanding
ability to motivate and educate undergraduate and graduate students
in optimal control, estimation and flight mechanics." The award
and honorarium were given at the American Control Conference in
May in Anchorage, Alaska.
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- The exhibition "Recent Acquisitions," on view from
June 22 through September 1 at the Art Museum, brings together
recent gifts and purchases that augment the strengths of the museum's
diverse holdings. East Asian, pre-Columbian and Latin American
objects are on view alongside Western drawings, prints, paintings
and sculptures dating from antiquity to the 20th century.
- 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 through July 21.
- "Guardians of the Tomb: Spirit Beasts in Tang Dynasty China."
Through Aug. 31.
Gallery at Firestone Library Woodrow Wilson at Princeton:
The Path to the Presidency May 5, 2002
- October 27, 2002
|Charles Risdon Day,
after the painting by Frederic Edwin Church
"Niagara (The Great Fall, Niagara)" (Chromolithograph,
published in London by Day & Son)
1857; Graphic Arts Division
Gift of Leonard L. Milberg, Class of 1953
Gallery at Firestone Library Heroic Pastorals: Images
of the American Landscape April 14, 2002 - October
G. Mudd Manuscript Library Take a Walk Along Nassau Street:
Celebrating the Classes of 1942, 1952, 1962, 1977, and 1982
exhibits at the Library
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FFR/Princeton btGALA Presents...
Another All-Ivy LGBT Blowout in Manhattan!
Well, we're back. Back in the night, and back at XL. And this time
they've promised us we won't be flooded out....
When: Thursday, July 18, 8pm
NOTE: Different Day
Where: XL in the Upstairs Bar
357 W 16th St (JUST EAST OF 9TH AVENUE)
How much: $1 - a token really....
We will once again take over the upstairs bar at XL deep in the
heart of Chelsea. FFR/Princeton btGALA is again hosting and we invite
all of our Ivy League, Seven Sisters, Stanford, NYU, Duke and UVA
friends. For those of you who don't know it, XL is Chelsea's newest
lounge. Downstairs is a great lounge, with tables and chairs (not
to mention the aquarium in the bathroom, which has all new fish).
Tear yourself away from the happy hour downstairs - it ends at eight
anyway - head upstairs to the bar in the loft and mingle with us
while watching the somewhat surreal light show on the ceiling. As
with the previous events in XL, there will be a cash bar. For the
first time we are asking for a small donation at the door of one
dollar (yes, just one dollar). This helps defray our costs. Of course
you are welcome to donate more - anything more is a tax deductible
contribution. We're starting this one up at 8pm and going into the
late evening....This is our most popular venue - hope to see you
FFR/Princeton btGALA Presents
All-Ivy Women's Mixer at Open
---- Gwen Approved! ----
You read that right - we're shaking things up this month in the
big Apple! We've had a great turn-out of women at the last three
at Open, so we thought that it's time to give our ladies their own
When: Wednesday, July 24, 2002
6:30pm to 8:30pm
559 West 22nd Street
Corner of 22nd and the West Side Highway
Located at the corner of 22nd Street and the West Side Highway,
Open is a chic new bar with a lively mixed crowd. There's no cover
and there's a live DJ spinning. Bright and inviting, the southern
glass wall opens up to the outside on warm days. As with our previous
New York mixers, this is an all-Ivy affair. LGBT alumni from the
Ivy League and Seven Sisters, Williams, Stanford, UVA, Duke and
friends are invited to join in. Look for me at the front door and
come mix it up with us!
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FFR/Princeton btGALA and Yale GALA Present
An All Ivy Mixer
San Francisco, California
We're back in the city by the Bay! FFR member Clarence Wong '85
has corralled a group of folks from a couple of schools to provide
regular opportunities to mix it up with LGBT alumni from the Ivies,
Seven Sisters schools, Stanford, MIT and others in San Francisco.
These mixers will take place on the third Wednesday of the month
at Home and we're scheduled now for July 17, August 21, and September
When: Wednesday, July 17, 2002
7:00pm to 9:00pm
Where: Home (formerly John Frank)
2100 Market Street (at Church)
Home strives to live up to its name, with a homey atmosphere, a
patio, $5 cosmos, and large portions of comfort food. It's the casual
place to hang out in the Castro. This month's installment is being
co-hosted by Princeton alum Pankaj Amin '95 and Yale alum Jaime
Singson. They will be wearing name tags for easy identification,
so seek them out!
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Princeton has named nine new members of its
Board of Trustees. The board elected Stephen A. Oxman
'67, senior adviser at Morgan Stanley Dean Witter & Co.,
as a charter trustee for a 10-year term. The board elected five
alumni for four-year terms: Kathryn Hall 80, president
and chief investment officer of a San-Francisco-based investment
firm; Preston Haskell 60, founder and head of the Haskell
Company; Mellody Hobson 91, who helped build the nation's
first black-owned mutual fund group; Neil Rudenstine 56,
former president of Harvard and Princeton's former provost; and
U.S. Senator Paul Sarbanes 54. Alumni elected three
board members to four-year terms: Charles H. Brown 02;
Martin P. Johnson '81, president of Isles, Inc., the Trenton-based
nonprofit community development organization; and U.S. Representative
James A. Leach 64.
The 12th Street Academy, a small alternative
school for seventh and eighth graders in New York's East Village,
which was founded by Nancy Easton 88, has been ordered
to close its doors because of low student test scores, reported
the New York Times. From the Times: "To the partisans
of the 12th Street Academy, the decision to close it raises questions
about how a school should be judged whether primarily by
test scores or by more intangible factors, like the quality of relationships
between teachers and students, the enthusiasm of students for learning,
and how well students fare after graduating. By those measures,
they say, the academy has in its six years of operation scored high."
The academy caters to troubled students. Easton told the Times
that "as the school's reputation for engaging academically
troubled students spread, it became a magnet for difficult students,
depressing the test scores." She would like the school to be
given another three years to improve, but the Harold O. Levy, the
city's schools chancellor, says time's run out.
Robert H. Waterston 65, the
James S. McDonnell Professor of Genetics, head of the genetics department,
and director of the School of Medicine's Genome Sequencing Center
at Washington University, has been awarded the Dan David Prize,
which recognizes innovative and interdisciplinary research, reported
Washington University's weekly publication the Record. Waterston
will share the $1 million award with two other scientists. Waterston
and fellow awardee John Sulston collaborated to determine the order
of the genetic letters in C. elegans, a roundworm. That work laid
the groundwork for the international human genome project.
Robert Ehrlich 79, a four-term
Republican representative, faces Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, the
daughter of Robert Kennedy, in Maryland's gubernatorial election
in November. Ehrlich told Reuters: "The major advantage she
has is the Kennedy fundraising base. But this is Maryland, not Massachusetts."
Daniel Case 79, an investment banker
who "helped take public many of the highest-flying technology
companies in the 1980s and 1990s," died June 26 in San Francisco,
reported the New York Times. He was 44 and died of a brain
tumor. Case was chairman of J.P. Morgan H&Q, formerly Hambrecht
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Tierney gets call from the Hall
If you were recruited to play lacrosse at Princeton for Bill Tierney,
it means that you have experienced winning a national college championship.
Since he arrived at what the Tiger athletic department described
as a "lacrosse ghost town" in 1988, Tierney has coached
his teams to six NCAA titles, nine NCAA Final Four appearances,
and 10 Ivy League titles.
His achievements, which include a 204-60 career
coaching record (170-53 at Princeton), have earned Tierney membership
in the 2002 class of the U.S. Lacrosse Hall of Fame.
"It just means youre getting old,"
joked Tierney in a phone conversation after his induction was announced.
"I have so many people to share this with, especially my wife
and family. Im humbled by it. Weve had great things
happen here. Im blessed. Ive had the opportunity to
have two sons go through here and play for me. We graduated every
kid that came into the program. All of my recruits have won at least
one national title. I hope it all continues."
Tierney, who also coached the U.S. to the 1998
World Championship, will be inducted into the Hall of Fame on October
12 in Baltimore.
Tierney served as head coach at the Rochester
Institute of Technology from 1982 to 1984 and spent three seasons
at Johns Hopkins as an assistant coach, helping the Blue Jays to
the 1985 and 1987 NCAA championships.
Princeton was 12-46 in the four years prior to
Tierney's arrival, and his first team, in 1988, went 2-13. His first
recruiting class, the Class of 1992, arrived the following fall.
His former players sang his praises.
"We had our first team meeting, and Coach
Tierney kept the freshmen around when it was over," says Mike
Mariano 92, a first-team All-America defenseman in 1992. "He
looked at us, and he said whether you know it or not, you
guys are the ones who are going to win the national championship.
We were like, sure, whatever."
"Coach Tierney helped me reach beyond my
full potential as a lacrosse player," says Jon Hess 98,
the 1997 Ivy League Player of the Year and a member of three NCAA
championship teams. "Thats something hes done for
all of his players. His ability to do that is what makes him the
coach that he is, and Ill always be grateful to him for that."
Tierney has recruited and coached two winners
of the Lt. Raymond J. Enners Award as the national player of the
year (David Morrow 93 in 1993 and Scott Bacigalupo 94
He has coached 20 first-team All-Americas and
57 first-team All-Ivy League players at Princeton. He has also coached
15 USILA Scholar All-Americas and 14 winners of USILA national awards.
Tierney won the Morris Touchstone Award as the Division I Coach
of the Year in 1992. He also was named the 1983 Division III Coach
of the Year, and he earned Nassau County Coach of the Year honors
at both high schools. He was elected to the Long Island Lacrosse
Hall of Fame in 1997 and the New Jersey Lacrosse Hall of Fame in
All the accolades do not change his job, though.
"Each year, we start all over again with another group
of great kids and their families. It keeps you young," he says.
Current and former Tigers dominate U.S. national
mens lacrosse team vying for world title
Princeton will be well represented when the U.S. national mens
lacrosse team takes to the field in Perth, Australia this weekend
for the World Lacrosse Championship (July 5-14).
Five Tigers are featured on the U.S. team, which
has captured seven of the eight world championships that have been
held since 1967. Former All-American attackman Kevin Lowe 94,
who still holds the career points record at Princeton (247), heads
the group, which also includes three members of the Class of 2001:
goalie Trevor Tierney, defenseman Ryan Mollett, and midfielder Matthew
The 2002 Ivy League Player of the Year Ryan Boyle
04 rounds out the U.S. teams Tigers, who are part of
a young squad that is not favored this year even with the Americas
With the Major League Lacrosse season in full
swing, names like Jesse Hubbard 98 and Ryan Powell are needed
at home to keep seats filled in the six-team league, which was founded
by former Tiger David Morrow 93. Both Morrow and Hubbard played
on the 1998 U.S. team that Princetons Bill Tierney coached
to a world title.
Tierney, who saw the team play in some of its
East Coast exhibitions, said it is an interesting year, but he expects
his Tigers and the rest of the U.S. team to do well against the
likes of Canada and Australia, who are among the favorites.
"We had a much older team, that was before
the professional league. This year, its opened doors for some
of the younger guys," said Tierney. "Its a fantastic
opportunity for them and I could not be prouder to be represented
by those guys, on the field and off. Theyre all good people,
Endurance will play a role in the tourney since the
international game calls for 20 minute periods, as opposed to 15
in the college game. The teams also carry fewer players than the
average college team.
Matt Striebel, who plays for the MLLs Bridgeport
Barrage, has never played internationally, but he is looking forward
to playing with his old Tiger teammates and some of the talented
opponents he competed against at Princeton.
"Im excited to go to Australia to represent
the country," he added. "This year there is a special
meaning to competing for the country."
Princeton places 21st in annual rankings
of U.S. athletic departments
On the strength of several national tournament appearances and a
national championship in womens lacrosse, Princeton finished
21st in the final 2001-02 Sears Cup rankings, which rate the countrys
top athletic departments. Princeton is the only non-scholarship
school to ever crack the Sears Cups Top 25, accomplishing
the feat in 1996, 1998, and 2001.
Stanford won its eighth consecutive Sears Cup,
outpacing the University of Texas, University of Florida, North
Carolina, and UCLA. Harvard was the only other Ivy League school
to finish in the top 50, placing 49th.
Womens basketball coach Richard Barron
brings in first recruiting class
Richard Barron wasted little time in showing he could bring in some
top notch talent to the womens basketball program. After starting
the programs turnaround this past season, the second-year
coach recently announced his first recruiting class, which includes
a Tennessee Miss Basketball honoree and All-State performers from
California and Montana.
Becky Brown 06, Tennessees Division
II Miss Basketball, averaged 16 points and nine rebounds in her
senior year at Harpeth Hall High School. The 6-3" center
hails from Nashville, where she also competed in track and volleyball.
"The balance between athletics and academics
was the one thing that really brought me to Princeton," says
Brown. "The athletic program at Princeton is very strong and
I recognized a strong competitiveness and will to win in the athletes
that really got me excited about playing basketball at Princeton
Katy OBrien 06 averaged 15.4 points, 5.4
assists and 3.5 steals per game and made 86 3-point field goals
for the Ventura Cougars in California. The 5-7" guard
won player of the year honors in the states Division 2AA.
Lauren Nestor 06, a 6-foot forward, also
hails from California, where she helped Marin Catholic high school
win its first state title.
Two guards from Montana round out the list. Ali Smith
06 (5 10") averaged 9.3 points a game for Bozeman
High School. Ariel Overstreet (5 7") earned first-team
Class C All-State honors as her team took the district and divisional
championships last season. A 1,000-point scorer in high school,
she totaled 1,350 points at Reed Point. Overstreet also lettered
in track four years and volleyball three years.
Barron is set for next year after completing his
first season with an 11-16 overall record that equaled Princeton's
win totals in the previous two years combined. Barron lost Lauren
Rigney 02 to graduation, but returns last season's leading
scorer and distributor in Allison Cahill 03, leading rebounder
Kelly Schaeffer 04 and the teams top three-point shooter,
Maureen Lane 03.
Princeton wrapped up last season by winning three of
its last four games and will open the 2002-03 campaign at Baylor
on November 22.
Former lacrosse and soccer star Julie Shaner
01 joins coaching staff at Penn
Julie Shaner 01, who earned All-Ivy honors in both soccer
and lacrosse, will be on the other sideline when the Tigers face
Penn next spring. Shaner has accepted an assistant coaching position
with Penns womens lacrosse team. She served as an assistant
womens soccer coach at Princeton this past year.
On the lacrosse field, Shaner helped take the Tigers to the NCAA
Final Four in 2001 and was a finalist for the Tewaaraton Trophy,
which is given to the finest women's lacrosse player in the country.
She is a two-time All-American. Shaner will be working with Penns
head coach Karin Brower, who served as assistant coach at Princeton
Armond Hill 85s Columbia Lions to
play in preseason NIT
Mens basketball fans will get an early look at Armond Hill
85s Columbia Lions this fall when the Tigers Ivy
League rivals take on Rutgers in the first round of the preseason
National Invitational Tournament on November 18.
Columbia is the only Ivy League school that will be competing in
the tournament. Hill is not stranger to the NIT. He led Princeton
to the postseason 1975 NIT championship. Hill was drafted in the
first round of the NBA draft by the Atlanta Hawks after winning
the Ivy Player of the Year Award in 1976. Hill served as an assistant
to Pete Carril at his alma mater before taking over the Columbia
program in 1995.
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