Oceanographer develops simplified model of ocean flows
250th professors focus on teaching
Board appoints, reappoints professors
Mind, Faith and Spirit, mod. by Bill Moyers
Women's Center: place and concept
Town meeting: MSNBC sets stage
Trustees vote to split CEOR
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What drives currents?

Oceanographer develops simplified model of ocean flows

Anand Gnanadesikan is never far from the flow of water.
    At home, he and his daughter Gita like to canoe on Cranbury Brook, which glides quietly past the backyard of their Plainsboro house. At work, Gnanadesikan studies ocean currents, the massive volumes of water that flow around the globe and regulate the world climate.

250th professors focus on teaching

Physicist Jocelyn Bell Burnell and computer scientist Brian Kernighan will hold the 250th Anniversary Visiting Professorships for Distinguished Teaching in 1999-00.



Mind, Faith and Spirit

On April 8, the University Center for Human Values sponsored a roundtable discussion in Richardson Auditorium moderated by broadcast journalist Bill Moyers.


Women's Center: place and concept

The Women's Center is both a place and a concept," says director Susan Overton.
    "It's a place where we plan and offer programming for women undergraduates and graduate students, and it's a focus for the collective voice of women on this campus."


Town meeting

Workers laid carpet to prepare McCosh 50 for "Crisis in Kosovo: An MSNBC Town Meeting," to be hosted by NBC anchor Tom Brokaw on April 20. The program was to feature a panel of experts commenting on the subject and fielding questions from an interactive audience of faculty, students and local residents.
    It was canceled less than five hours before the planned live broadcast, when the NBC crew was diverted to Colorado to cover breaking news of a massacre of high school students. •



Brother Righteous of the Universal Zulu Nation (right) was one of the presenters in a panel discussion at the conference "Bridging Education and Entertainment: Empowering the Hip-Hop Generation" in McCosh 50 on April 9. Seniors Maame Yiadom (l), Bynia Reed and Kasi Addison were among some 500 people who attended the program, sponsored by the Program in African American Studies and the Nubian Rhapsody Group. In addition to the panel discussion, the conference included an afternoon film screening and visual presentation on graffiti and an evening performance of freestyle dancing, rap and hip-hop. (photos by Ron Carter)


The Monk/Mingus Ensemble, under the direction of Anthony D. J. Branker, visiting associate professor of music, has been named cowinner of the prize for Best Jazz Instrumental Group, college division, in the Annual Down Beat magazine Student Music Awards. The members of the ensemble include Eli Asher '00; Charles Baxter and Dan Weiss, Class of '01; Vivek Mathew '99; graduate students Julian Rosse and Jeff Viaclovsky; Marissa Steingold '98 and Jason Widman.

Richard Curtis, director of the Outdoor Action Program, has received the program's 1999 Josh Miner '43 Experiential Education Award. •

Endowed chair


Michael Doyle
(photo by Denise Applewhite)

Michael Doyle, professor of politics and international affairs (right), has been named Edwards S. Sanford Professor of Politics and International Affairs, as of July 1. Doyle joined the Princeton faculty as assistant professor in 1977, went to Johns Hopkins in 1984 and returned to Princeton as associate professor in 1988. Promoted to professor in 1990, he has been director of the Center of International Studies since 1997. His current research focuses on civil wars and their resolutions, topics of the Sawyer Seminar he is directing in the Wilson School and Politics Department.

Nicholas Katz, professor of mathematics, and Paul Seymour, professor of mathematics and applied computational mathematics, have each been named Henry Burchard Fine Professor of Mathematics, Katz from September 1 to February 1, 2000 and Seymour from February 1 to July 1, 2000. •


Crew. On April 17, the men's heavyweight defeated Harvard and MIT to capture its 12th Compton Cup, and the lightweight outrowed Penn and Navy, and the women's open beat Yale for the Eisenberg Cup, and the lightweight won against Wisconsin. (Men: heavyweight: 6-0, 3-0 Ivy; lightweight: 5-0, 2-0 Ivy; women: open: 5-1, 4-0 Ivy; lightweight: 5-0)

Golf. The women won their first-ever Ivy League Championship on April 17. Four of the five Princeton players were named to the All-Ivy team: individual Ivy champion Julia Allison '01, Meagan Smith '00, Adrienne Gill '01 and Whitney Lamberson '02. (0-0)

Lacrosse. Both the men and the women beat Harvard on April 17 (men 12-8, women 17-5). (Men: 5-3, 4-0 Ivy; women: 10-2, 4-0 Ivy)

Water polo. The Tigers finished second in the CWPA Mid-Atlantic championships on April 17-18. (26-6-1, 8-0 CWPA)