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Professor Christopher Eisgruber named Princeton's next provost
2/23/04 -- Christopher L. Eisgruber, the Laurance S. Rockefeller Professor of Public Affairs in the Woodrow Wilson School and the University Center for Human Values and the director of Princeton's Program in Law and Public Affairs, has been named the University's next provost, effective July 1.

Princeton gives highest awards to top undergraduate, graduate students
2/21/04 -- Princeton University recognized the winners of the highest honors it awards to students at Alumni Day ceremonies Saturday, Feb. 21. Seniors Katherine Linder and Steven Porter received the University's Moses Taylor Pyne Honor Prize, and graduate students Eric Brown, Min Hu, William Ristenpart and Jennifer Waldron were honored as co-winners of the Porter Ogden Jacobus Fellowship.

Media advisory: U.S. Secretary of State Colin L. Powell to discuss new security environment
2/13/04 -- U.S. Secretary of State Colin L. Powell will be the opening speaker at the George F. Kennan Centennial Conference on Friday, Feb. 20.

Sweet science: Common candies yield physics discovery
Research using M&M's sheds light on particle-packing problem
2/12/04 -- For most people, a regular lunch of M&M's and coffee would lead to no good. For Princeton physicist Paul Chaikin and collaborators, it spurred fundamental insights into an age-old problem in mathematics and physics.

Media advisory: Glaude offers commentary on Black History Month
2/6/04 -- Black History Month is an appropriate occasion to engage the African-American community in a meaningful dialogue on the unfinished business of American democracy, according to Eddie S. Glaude Jr., a Princeton University associate professor.

Emeritus Professor of Architecture Henry Jandl Dies
1/27/04 -- Henry Jandl, an emeritus professor of architecture who served on the Princeton faculty for 35 years, died Jan. 3 in Richmond, Va. He was 93.

Vitale receives Sachs scholarship for study at Oxford
1/15/04 -- Princeton senior Vincent Vitale has been named the recipient of the 2004 Daniel Sachs Class of 1960 Graduating Scholarship. The award, one of the highest honors given to Princeton undergraduates, will fund Vitale's tuition and living expenses for the next two years as he pursues an M.Phil. in philosophical theology at Oxford University in England.

Trustees name three faculty members to endowed chairs
1/14/04 -- The trustees of Princeton University approved the creation of several new professorships at their Nov. 15 meeting and named three faculty members to endowed chairs.

Conference explores Kennan's lasting influence on U.S. foreign policy
1/13/04 -- The nation's leading political and international affairs scholars will join current and former diplomats on Friday, Feb. 20, at Princeton University to discuss the legacy of the pre-eminent diplomat George F. Kennan and his lasting impact on U.S. foreign policy from the Cold War to the Iraq conflict. U.S. Secretary of State Colin L. Powell is scheduled to deliver opening remarks for the conference.

Two Princeton students named George Mitchell Scholars
1/11/04 -- Two seniors majoring in the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Robert Mulcare and Cynthia Romero, have been awarded 2004-05 George J. Mitchell Scholarships for a year of postgraduate study at universities in Ireland and Northern Ireland.

King Day celebration set for Jan. 19
1/7/04 -- Princeton University will commemorate the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. with its annual King Day celebration at 1:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 19, in Richardson Auditorium of Alexander Hall.

Princeton offers early admission to 581 students for the class of 2008
1/6/04 -- Princeton University offered admission to 581 students from a pool of 1,815 high school seniors who applied through early decision for the class of 2008, Dean of Admission Janet Rapelye announced.




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