Weekly Bulletin
November 22, 1999
Vol. 89, No. 10
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News and features
Each day brings diversity: Visitor and Conference Services
Pillars in perfect order: LISA technique of nanofabrication
University outlines Y2K contingency plans
Princeton Athletics moves to FANSonly
Nassau Notes
Arts & Exhibits
Page one
United Way kickoff

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Sally Freedman
Associate editor:
   Caroline Moseley
Calendar and
production editor:
Carolyn Geller
Contributing writers:
   Justin Harmon,
   Ken Howard,
   Steven Schultz
   Denise Applewhite
Web edition:
Mahlon Lovett



Each day brings diversity


Visitor and Conference Services provides for academics, photographers, soccer players

What University office spends its time meeting the needs of visiting academics, models and photographers, investment managers, teenage soccer players and high school students from Japan?
    Those are just a few of the recent clients of the Center for Visitor and Conference Services. Founded in 1976 as the Events Office, the center supports faculty and administrators in organizing conferences and special events. In addition, it coordinates use of campus facilities by outside organizations, especially during breaks and in the summertime. [>>more]

Pillars in perfect order


LISA technique of nanofabrication may lead to new generation of products

In the world of Stephen Chou, J.C. Elgin Professor of Engineering, a speck of dust can be enormous.
    For a man who routinely creates objects that are measured in billionths of meters, specks that are just visible to the naked eye--or even to a common microscope--are like boulders on the beach.
    So it's fitting that one autumn day in 1997, a speck of dust changed Chou's world. [>>more]

Princeton Athletics moves
to FANSonly

On the Athletics Office homepage at you'll find a cartoon Tiger hanging over an empty locker and a sign that declares "We've moved."
    Athletics has indeed moved, from a modest site designed and maintained in-house to a site maintained by an outside vendor at
    Under a dynamic orange and black banner ... [>>more]


University outlines Y2K contingency plans

Princeton has developed a Y2K Contingency Plan that involves closing the University from from 1:00 pm on December 31 to 1:00 pm on January 2, 2000--with certain exceptions, including the facilities involved in the town-gown New Year's celebration, Curtain Calls. [>>more]


United Way

Beth Siwy of Development helped set up for the United Way kickoff luncheon, held in the Third World Center on November 10. The luncheon was attended by 110 volunteers and United Way officials, as well as President Shapiro, campaign chair Robert Durkee, vice president of public affairs, and faculty chair physics professor Joseph Taylor, dean of the faculty. The campaign runs through December 10. (Photo by Denise Applewhite)


• Professor of Computer Science Richard Lipton has been inducted into the National Academy of Engineering in recognition of his "application of computer science theory to practice."
• Professor of Astrophysical Sciences, Emeritus, Thomas Stix has received the 1999 Distinguished Career Award from Fusion Power Associates for his "important contributions to fusion energy research and development."
C.K. Williams, lecturer with rank of professor in the Council of the Humanities and Creative Writing, has been named a National Book Award finalists in poetry for Repair.
Marius Jansen, professor of history and East Asian studies, emeritus, was named bunka korosha, "a person of cultural merit," by the government of Japan on Culture Day, November 3. He is the first non-Japanese to be so honored since the program began in 1951.
George Miller, James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor of Psychology, Emeritus, has been selected by the American Association for the Advancement of Science as 2000 John P. McGovern Award Lecturer in the Behavioral Sciences.



Soccer. The men defeated Adelphi 5-2 November 10 and tied Yale 0-0 November 13, clinching the Ivy League championship, their first outright Ivy title since 1960 and a place in the NCAA tournament.
   The women lost to Hartford 2-1 in the first round of the NCAA championship November 10. Cocaptain Julie Shaner '01 and Heather Deerin '03 were named first-team All Ivy. (Men: 11-4-2, 5-1-1 Ivy; women: 12-5-1, 4-2-1 Ivy)
    Volleyball (women). The Tigers beat Cornell November 12, Yale November 12 and Harvard November 13 and 14 to win their 11th Ivy League championship and a spot in the NCAA tournament. (23-6, 6-1 Ivy)